212 ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HISTORY

1947 - 1974

 

YEAR BY YEAR:
1973 - 1974

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Wrestling

Basketball

Track

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Football        Back To Top

1973 212 Conference Football Champions:  Bird Island Panthers

Front Row: Mike Knisley, Randy Billmeier, Keith Hauer, Roger Kienholz, Mark Sing, Robin Buboltz, Jon Lingl, Rick Beckler, Todd Aaseth, Dean Schulte, Bruce Bunker, Mgr. John Clouse. 
Back Row:
Coach Jack Gomarko, Jerry Keemper, Rick Meyer, Brad Aaseth, Jeff Anderson, Paul Herrly, Mike Sagness, Keith Christensen, Mike Vanderhagen, Bob Ryan, Tom Wertish, John Schultz, Brad Manderschied, Jon Vanderhagen, Asst. Coach Don Hughes.

     The Bird Island Panthers won the 1973 football championship by going a perfect 7-0 in conference play and 9-0 during the whole season.  The Panthers upset Renville 22-0 in the 5th conference game of the season.  Renville finished the season with an 8-1 record.  The Sacred Heart Vikings finished 3rd in the conference and 6-3 over all. It was their first winning season since the fall of the 1955.  Bird Island clinched the championship on the last conference game of the schedule when they beat Sacred Heart, 26-12.  They also had close encounters with Stewart, 16-14, and Buffalo Lake, 16-12.  Bird Island scored 152 points on offense for a 21.7 point per game average. On defense they gave up 44 points in conference play for 6.3 points per game average.  Renville scored 150 on offense for a 21.4 average, and gave up only 28 points on defense for a 4.0 average. Bird Island would go on to meet the Tomahawk Champion, Gaylord, for the right to advance to Class C State Tournament Play Offs.  Both teams were 9-0 on season and would meet at Redwood Falls.  Gaylord was the defending Class C State Champion.  Both the Panthers and Spartans played an excellent game with Gaylord winning, 29-12. Gaylord's Bob Bandemir scored all 29 points for Gaylord.  He scored 63 touchdowns in his brilliant career at Gaylord.  Gaylord went on to win the State Championship.

1973 Conference Standings
Bird Island
Renville
Sacred Heart
Brownton
Stewart
Hector
Buffalo Lake
Danube
 
1973 All-Conference Team
Brad Manderscheid, BI
Mike Sagness, BI
Keith Christensen, BI
Jon Vanderhagen, BI
Mike Vanderhagen, BI
Greg Mulder, Renville
Don Dolan, Renville
Curt Raske, Renville
Ken Haug, Renville
Paul Nester, Sacred Heart
Lon Holien, Sacred Heart
Howard Johnson, SH
Randy Zaske, Brownton
Lonnie Lade, Brownton
Dave Knick, Brownton
Mike Blum, Stewart
Bob Windschitl, Stewart
Jeff Heerdt, Hector
Rick Estenson, Hector
Paul Moritz, Buffalo Lake
Ken Schaan, Buffalo Lake
Jack Breitkruetz, Danube
 
9-0
8-1
6-3
5-4
3-6
3-6
2-7
0-9
 
 
12
12
11
11
11
12
12
12
11
12
12
11
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
 
7-0
6-1
4-3
4-3
3-4
3-4
1-6
0-7
 
 
DT
E
G
FB
HB
DE
QB
HB
G
G
G
HB
G
LB
HB
T
HB
FB
QB
T
HB
HB
Leading Scorers
Brad Peterson, Renville
Jon Vanderhagen, BI
Howard Johnson, SH
Dave Knick, Brownton
Jeff Heerdt, Hector
Bruce Feldman, Renville
Joel Schraan, BL
 
Leading Rushers
Jon Vanderhagen BI
Dave Knick, Brownton
 
Leading Passers
Don Dolan, Renville
Parry Syverson, Stewart
Rick Estenson, Hector
 
Dolan passed for 8 Touchdowns
 
7  14
7    8
6    0
5    2
4    6
4    0
4    0
 
 
637
550
 
 
723
603
389
 
56
50
36
32
30
24
24
 
 
 
 
 
 
117  60

 

 

 

Wrestling        Back To Top

1974 212 Conference Wrestling Champion:  Bird Island Panthers

Front Row: Lynn Plumley, Jim Stein, Rick Beckler, Keith Hauer, John Lingl, Gary Youngkrantz.
Second Row:
Asst. Coach Ron Pool, Head Coach Tom Campanaro, Dean Youngkrantz, Mark Bauman, Dennis Erickson, Randy Billmeier, Jerry Kuemper, Brad Manderschied, Keith Christensen.

     The Bird Island Panthers walked away with the 212 Conference Tournament held at Renville High School.  They also won the dual meet conference championship with a 7-0 record.  The Panthers scored 91 points compared to runner up Renville's 68 points. Lynn Plumley, Jim Stein, Rick Beckler and Brad Manderscheid won championships for the Panthers.  Six wrestlers were repeat champions from 1973; Jim Stein, Rick Beckler, Gary Carnes, Bob Windschitl, Keith Holien and Lon Holien.  Rick Beckler of Bird Island won his 5thth straight conference championship.  Beckler went on to place 2nd in the State Meet.

212 Conference Tournament
Standings
Bird Island
Renville
Sacred Heart
Danube
Hector
Brownton
Buffalo Lake
Stewart
 
 
91
68
58
50
37
36
30
20 1/2
Dual Meet Standings
 
Bird Island
Renville
Sacred Heart
Danube
Hector
Brownton
Buffalo Lake
Stewart
 
 
7-0
6-1
5-2
4-3
3-4
2-5
1-6
0-7

212 Conference Tournament Place Winners
98-1st-Lynn Plumley, Bird Island pinned Jim Nyquist, Danube 4.43
    3rd-M.Ashburn, Sacred Heart
103-1st-Jim Stein, Bird Island dec. Anthony Krandt, Buffalo Lake 9-4
    3rd-R.Sampson, Hector
112-1st-Kapseon Kim, Renville dec. K.Hauer, Bird Island 3-0
    3rd-G.Spiering, Brownton
119-1st-Rick Beckler, Bird Island dec. Doug Allen, Sacred Heart 4-0
    3rd-Paul Windschitl, Stewart
126-1st-K.Fischer, Buffalo Lake dec. Dick Eekhoff, Renville 3-0
    3rd-T.Sindelir, Danube
132-1st-Bob Windschiitl, Stewart dec. Scott Katzenmeyer, Brownton 8-0
    3rd-K.Rosaasen, Renville
138-1st-Gary Carnes, Renville pinned Brad Meyers, Danube 5.19
    3rd-K.Augeson, Hector
145-1st-Arlen Freiborg, Renville dec. Randy Zaske, Brownton 6-4
    3rd-M.Bauman, Bird Island
155-1st-Keith Holien, Sacred Heart pinned Martin Koepp, Brownton 3.30
    3rd-B.Voelz, Danube
165-1st-Lon Holien, Sacred Heart pinned Jack Miller 2.12
    3rd-R.Billmeier, Bird Island
180-1st-Paul Anderson, Sacred Heart dec. Gary Link, Renville 6-4
    3rd-J.Heerdt, Hector
Hwt.1st-Brad Manderscheid, Bird Island pinned Phil Standfuss, Danube >45
    3rd-G.Wiehr, Hector
 

Hutchinson was the repeat District 12 champion as they edged runner up Olivia, 85-83.  Norwood finished 3rd with 74 points, Bird Island 4th with 62, Sacred Heart 5th with 48 , Renville 6th with 38 points.

212 Conference Place Winners
98-Jim Stein, Bird Island, 4th
105-Kapeseon Kim ,Renville, 1st
105-Allen Kandt, Buffalo Lake, 2nd
112-Rick Beckler, Bird Island, 1st
119-Russ Nere, Danube, 4th
119-Doug Allen, Sacred Heart, 2nd
126-Gary Youngkrantz, Bird Island, 4th
132-Gary Carnes, Renville, 2nd
132-Bob Windschilt, Stewart, 3rd
138-Brad Myers, Bird Island, 2nd
138-Randy Augeson, Hector, 4th
145-Mark Bauman, Bird Island, 2nd
145-Randy Zasske, Brownton, 3rd
155-Keith Holien, Sacred Heart, 1st
155-Martin Koepp, Brownton, 2nd
167-Lon Holien, Sacred Heart, 1st
167-Jack Miller, Hector, 2nd
180-Paul Anderson, Sacred Heart, 2nd
Hwt.-Brad Manderscheid, Bird Island, 2nd
Hwt.-Gene Wiehr, Hector, 3rd
Clarkfield won the 1974 Region 3 Wrestling meet held at Montevideo with 54 points.  Runner up Olivia finished with 49 points. Bird Island finished in fourth place and Sacred Heart finished in sixth place.
212 Conference Place Winners
98-Jim Stein, Bird Island, 2nd
105-Kapeseon Kim, Renville, 1st
112-Rick Beckler, Bird Island, 2nd
132-Bob Windschitl, Stewart, 3rd
145-Mike Bauman, Bird Island, 4th
155-Keith Holien, Sacred Heart, 2nd
167-Lon Holien, Sacred Heart, 1st
167-Jack Miller, Hector, 3rd
Hwt.-Brad Manderscheid, Bird Island, 3rd

 

 

Basketball        Back To Top

1974 212 Conference Basketball Champions:  Renville Indians

Front Row: Asst. Coach Rick Toso, Head Coach Rob Anderson.
Back Row: mgr.J.Zaske, M.Eckstrom, D.Dolan, F.Fischer, R.Santjer, R.Mulder, K.Mulder, G.Mulder, D.Wolter, K.Prodoehl, B.Zaske, B.Peterson, K.Proddoehl, T.Eekhoff, mgr. J.Wacholz.

     The Renville Indians once again dominated the 212 Conference with a 14-0 record and an 18-0 regular season record.  Led by the Mulder boys, Greg, Kevin and Roger, and the steady play of veteran point guard Don Dolan, the Indians sailed through the season with relative ease.   The Sacred Heart Vikings finished the season with a 12-2 record in the conference and 17-3 for the season.  It was the best record in SHHS basketball history. In District 12 action Renville beat Bird Island, Norwood and Olivia in the district finals.  Sacred Heart was upset by Olivia, 49-48 in the semi final round.  In the first game of the Region 3 tournament at Montevideo, Renville was upset by Clara City, 66-65.  Both teams were undefeated going into the region tournament.  The game was considered to be one of the all time classic games in Region Three history.  Marshall beat Clara City in the finals to win the region.  Senior, Greg Mulder, finished his career with 1,480 points, the most points scored by any Renville basketball player in school history.  Senior point guard, Don (Skip) Dolan finished his career with 1,017 points.  In the four years that Dolan and Mulder competed at the varsity level, Renville had an 89-8 record.

212 Final Standings
Renville
Sacred Heart
Hector
Bird Island
Buffalo Lake
Brownton
Stewart
Danube
 
1974 All-Conference Team
Don Dolan, Renville
Greg Mulder, Renville
Kevin Mulder, Renville
Roger Mulder, Renville
Rick Estenson, Hector
Lee Beske, Hector
Dan Freiborg, Sacred Heart
Brian Bergstrom, SH
Mark Jacobitz, Buffalo Lake
Dale Mahlow, Bird Island
Parry Syverson, Stewart
 
14-0
12-2
10-4
  6-7
  6-8
 3-11
 2-12
 2-11
 
 
12
12
11
11
12
10
12
12
11
12
12
 
21-1
17-3
14-6
 7-12
 8-11
 5-14
 5-14
 4-14
 
 
59
64
65
64
62
61
60
61
62
60
59
Leading Scorers
Rick Estenson, Hector
Greg Mulder, Renville
Mark Jakobitz, BL
Kevin Mulder, Renville
Dale Mahlow, BI
Brian Bergstrom, SH
Jack Breitkruetz, Danube
Roger Mulder, Renville
Don Dolan, Renville
Parry Syverson, Stewart
Lee Beske, Hector
Dan Freiborg, SH
Joe Ahrends, SH
Bruce Antonsen, BL
Rick Pichotta, Stewart
Roger Kienholz, BI
Paul Knapper, SH
Kent Scharmer, BL
 
 
388
382
381
377
372
328
309
304
294
277
265
256
242
241
230
226
220
200
 
 
19.4
18.2
19.1
17.7
19.1
16.4
16.2
14.5
14.0
13.8
13.9
12.8
12.1
12.1
11.5
11.9
11.0
10.0

 

 

Track             Back To Top

1974 212 Conference Track Champion:  Renville Indians

First Row: B.Peterson, T.Mullaney, T.Smith, T. Rothchild, K.Rosaasen, D.Wolter. 
Second Row:
K.Prodoehl, R.Zaske, K.Sturlaugson, T.Raske, B.Derksen, T.Smith, N.Wohlman, L.Nemitz, mgr. J.Bach. 
Third Row:
T.Rosaasen, C.Raske, T.Berger, K.Mulder, G.Mulder, T.Feldman, T.Sturlaugson, Coach Dave Sorenson.

     The Renville Indians won their seventh straight 212 Conference Track meet by once again dominating the annual meet held at Winthrop's all weather track.  No conference records were broken in the meet.  Hector's Rick Estenson was the leading point scorer in the meet by placing first in the High and Low Hurdles, and also winning the High Jump.

Conference Standings
Renville
Buffalo Lake
Hector
Bird Island
Sacred Heart
Stewart
Brownton
Danube
 
78
52
42
30
24
14
  9
  7

 

Conference Place Winners
Long Jump
Pichotta, Stewart                       195
Peterson, Renville
Smith, Renville
Schraan, Buffalo Lake
Kuemper, Bird Island
High Jump
Estenson, Hector                       57
K.Mulder, Renville
Kuemper, Bird Island
G.Mulder, Renville
Hubin, Buffalo Lake
Pole Vault
Kuemper, Bird Island                90
Swartz, Sacred Heart
Krogman, Danube
Plath, Buffalo Lake
Buehler, Buffalo Lake
Discus
G.Mulder, Renville                   1436
Berger, Renville
Feldman, Renville
Broderius, Hector
Rodel, Bird Island
Shot Put
Berger, Renville                        501
Feldman, Renville
Schultz, Bird Island
Knutson, Sacred Heart
G.Mulder, Renville
100 Yard Dash
Michelson, Buffalo Lake          10.5
Roschild, Renville
Knick, Brownton
Schraan, Buffalo Lake
Sing, Bird Island
120 High Hurdles
Estenson, Hector                      16.3
Smith, Renville
Piehl, Hector
Wokash, Buffalo Lake
Hoffman, Danube
Mile Relay
Renville                                    3.44.1
Bird Island
Stewart
Buffalo Lake
Sacred Heart
 
 
Mile Run
Ashburn, Sacred Heart             4..51.0
Barry, Hector
Windschitl, Stewart
Potter, Danube
Prodoehl, Renville
880 Yard Relay
Buffalo Lake                            1.37.7
Renville
Sacred Heart
Bird Island
Danube
180 Yard Low Hurdles
Estenson, Hector                        21.7
Piehl, Hector
Neubauer, Bird Island
Kuemper, Bird Island
Smith, Renville
440 Yard Dash
Hubin, Buffalo Lake                 53.7
Rosaasen, Renville
Serbus, Hector
K.Rosaasen, Renville
Sagness, Bird Island
880 Yard Run
Wolter, Renville                       2.05.8
Seehusen, Sacred Heart
Karg, Brownton
Koenig, Buffalo Lake
Johnson, Hector
Sprint Medley Relay
Renville                                    3.54.0
Buffalo Lake
Hector
Stewart
Bird Island
220 Yard Dash
Michelson, Buffalo Lake            23.5
Schrann, Buffalo Lake
Knick, Brownton
Sing, Bird Island
Wolter, Renville

Two Mile Run
Schafer, Buffalo Lake             10.43.8
Barry, Hector
Nemitz, Renville
Anare, Sacred Heart
Skalbeck, Sacred heart

 

Norwood won the District 12 Class B track meet that was held at Winthrop.  Renville held a nine point lead with three events remaining, but were out scored, 16-6 in the last three events.  Rick Estenson of Hector, led the meet in scoring by winning the High and Low Hurdles and the High Jump.

District 12 Team Scores
Norwood                        55
Renville                           54
Hector                            38
Buffalo Lake                   34
Lester Priarie                  23
Silver Lake                    17
Bird Island                     12
Sacred Heart                 10
Brownton                        8
Stewart                           5
 
212 Conference Place Winners
100-2nd,Schraan, Buffalo Lake
100-3rd,Knick, Brownton
100-4th, Schraan, Buffalo Lake
100-5th, Roschild, Renville
220-2nd,Michelson, Buffalo Lake
220-3rd,Knick, Brownton
220-4th-Schraan, Buffalo Lake
440-2nd,Hubin, Buffalo Lake
440-3rd,Serbus, Hector
440-4th,Rosaasen, Renville
880-1st, Seehusen, Sacred Heart       2.05.4
880-2nd,Wolter, Renville
880-4th, Karg, Brownton
Mile-1st, Barry, Hector                      4.42.3
Mile-2nd, Ashburn, Sacred heart
Mile-5th,Windschitl, Stewart
Two Mile-1st,Gueningsman, Les.Pr. 9.40.0  NR
Two Mile-4th, Barry, Hector
Two Mile-5th, Schafer, Buffalo Lake
LH-1st, Estenson, Hector                       21.8
LH-3rd,Piehl, Hector
LH-4th, Neubauer, Bird Island
LH-5th, Kuemper, Bird Island
HH-1st, Estenson, Hector                       16.1
HH-3rd, Piehl, Hector
HH-4th, Smith, Renville
HH-5th, Wokash, Buffalo Lake
SP-1st, Berger, Renville                         481
SP-2nd, Feldman, Renville
SP-3rd, Schultz, Bird Island
SP-4th, Rodel, Bird Island
Dis.-1st, G.Mulder, Renville                     1479
Dis.-2nd, Berger, Renville
Dis.-3rd, Schultz, Bird Island
Dis.-4th-Jakobitz, Buffalo Lake
LJ-2nd, Smith, Renville
LJ-3rd, G.Mulder, Renville
LJ-4th, K.Mulder, Renville
PV-5th, Kuemper, Bird Island
880 Rel.-1st, Buffalo Lake                        1.35.4
880 Rel.-2nd Renville
Sprint Med. Rel.-1st, Renville                  3.51.8
Sprint Med. Rel.-2nd, Buffalo Lake
Sprint Med. Rel.-3rd, Hector
Mile Relay-1st, Renville                             3.38.0
Mile Relay-4th, Stewart 
 
Gaylord won the the Region 3 Class B track meet that was held in Marshall.  Gaylord and Ortonville were tied at 27 going into the last event of the meet, the mile relay.  Gaylord placed 3rd to gain the region victory.
Region 3 Scores
Gaylord              29
Ortonville           27
Norwood           25
Ivanhoe              20
Renville              20
 
212 Conference Place Winners
LH-4th,Rick Estenson, Hector
220-5th, Paul Michelson, Buffalo Lake
440-5th, Phil Hubin, Buffalo lake
880-5th, Jalen Seehusen, Sacred Heart
Mile-2nd, Jim Barry, Hector
880 Relay-1st, Buffalo Lake
(Paul Michelson, Dan Jakobitz, Mark Jakobitz
and Joel Schraan)                                1.35.4
Sprint Medley Relay-5th, Renville
HJ-3rd, Rick Estenson, Hector
SP-1st, Tim Berger, Renville                496
SP-2nd, Bruce Feldman, Renville
Disc-1st, Greg Mulder, Renville           1441
Disc.-4th, Tim Berger, Renville
 
 
Gaylord would go on to win the Class B State Championship with hurdler Al Asmus winning both the high hurdles and low hurdles and pole vaulter, Scott Agre, placing second.

 

 

Baseball        Back To Top

1974 212 Conference Baseball Co-Champions:  Bird Island Panthers-Brownton Bears

Front Row: Tood Aaseth, Mike Vanderhagen, John Lingl, Roger Kienholz, Mark Bauman, Dale Mahlow, Rick Beckler.
Second Row: Coach Jack Gomarko, Brad Schmoll, Dan Nuebauer, John Schultz, Kevin Brettin, Paul Spreeken, Brad Aaseth, Dan Billingmeier.

Front Row: J.Hochsprung, D.Vollmer, R.Kujas, M.Schuette, A.Koepp, R.West, J.Zaske.
Second Row: D.Polzin, S.Katzenmeyer, G.Schwartz, D.Karg, T.Hardel, D.Schuette, J.Todd
Third Row: Coach Wendlandt, T.Hochsprung, L.Lade, M.Schuette, M.Koepp, B.Todd, W.Kujas, M.Schwarze, M.Dohmeier, Coach West.

     The Bird Island Panthers and Brownton Bears tied for the 212 Conference Championship with 5-1 records.  Brownton won the head to head game against Bird Island, 2-1.  Brownton's only loss in the conference was to third place Renville, 14-13.  The Bears held a 10-14 lead going into the bottom of the 8th inning, but Renville scored five runs to win the game.  On a make up game, Bird Island defeated Danube, 11-1, on the last game of regular season action. Glencoe won their second consecutive District 12 Championship by defeating arch rival, Hutchinson, in the championship game held before a packed crowd at Brownton.  In the quarter final round of the tournament, co-champions Bird Island and Brownton met at the ball park in Plato.  Bird Island scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Brownton, 3-2.  The Panthers were defeated by Glencoe in the semi finals.  Glencoe would go on to win the Region 3 tournament and advance to the state tournament.

1974 Conference Standings
Bird Island
Brownton
Renville
Hector
Danube
Sacred Heart
Stewart
 
5-1
5-1
4-2
3-3
2-4
1-5
1-5
1974 All Conference Team
(First Year of Baseball All Conference)
Dale Mahlow, Bird Island
John Schultz, Bird Island
Mike Vanderhagen, Bird Island
Wayne Kujas, Brownton
Bob Todd, Brownton
Doug Karg, Brownton
Greg Mulder, Renville
Don Dolan, Renville
Terry Moore, Hector
Mark Adleman, Danube
Terry Kjersten, Sacred Heart
Mike Blum, Stewart
 
 
12
10
11
12
12
10
12
12
12
12
12
12
 
 
P
P/1B
3B
OF
P
C
C
SS
C
OF
OF
P/OF