212 ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HISTORY

1947 - 1974

 

BASEBALL

 

All-Time Team Records

Conference Champions and Runners-Up

Conference Individual Records

Who Was the Best Team

 

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All-Time Team Records        Back To Top

Renville-Four Championships with Two ties. Five Runner Ups.
Hector-Three Championships with One tie. Seven Runner Ups.
Bird Island-Four Championships with One tie. Five Runner Ups.
Stewart- Three Championships with One tie. Three Runner Ups.
Brownton-Two ties for the Championship.  Four Runner Ups.
Danube-Three Championship and One tie. Two Runner Ups.
Sacred Heart-One tie for the Championship.
Buffalo Lake-One tie for Runner Up.

Most Wins in One Year-Rick Ziegleman, Renville, 11, 1966,
Most Wins in One Career-Rick Zielgleman, Renville, 20, Dick Barnes, Stewart, 19
Most Strike Outs in One Year-Rick Ziegleman, Renville, 103 Strike Outs in 76 Innings.
Most Strike Outs in One Career-Dick Barnes, Stewart, 211 Strike Outs in 211 Innings.

 

Conference Champions and Runners-Up        Back To Top

Year
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
 
Champion
Bird Island
Bird Island
Danube
Renville
Hector
Stewart
Stewart
Renville
Renville
Stewart
Danube
Hector
Danube
Dan/Ren
Renville
Brow/Ren
Danube
Hector
Bird Island
Bird Island
BI/Hec/SH/Stew
Renville
BI/Brownton
Runner-Up
Hector
Stewart
Hector
Hector
Renville
Bird Island
Bird Island
Hector
Hector
Bird Island
Brow/Stewart
Danube
Bird Island
Bird Island
Brownton/BL
Danube
Hector
Bird Island
Brown/Renville
Renville
Renville
Brow/Hec/Stew
Renville
District Champion
 Norwood
 Danube
 Norwood
 Glencoe
 Hutchinson
 Norwood
 Hector
 Norwood
 Hutchinson
 Stewart
 Brownton
 Glencoe
 Norwood
 Norwood
 Renville
 Norwood
 Glencoe
 Glencoe
 Norwood
 Olivia
 Hector
 Glencoe
 Glencoe
 
 
     

 

Conference Individual Records        Back To Top

Top Ten Pitchers in Conference History

Red Reetz, Danube, (54) An outstanding all around athlete, Red and brother George formed the battery that led DHS to the conference championship in 1954.
Roger Duinnick, Renville, (55) An outstanding pitcher, Duinnick led the Indians to a conference championship in 1955
Steve Sprieter, Hector, (56) An outstanding right handed pitcher, Spreiter led the Bulldogs to a conference championship in 1956
Bobby Werner, Steweart, (58) An outstanding right hander led the Gophers to conference championships in 1957 and 1958. Werner was a hard thrower with a great curve ball.
John Waller, Renville, (60) Waller dominated the conference in 1959 and 1960. He led the Indians to two conference championships.
Dick Barnes, Stewart, 1961 The best all around baseball player ever to come out of the conference, Barnes was a six year starter for the Gophers. After a stellar career at South Dakota State, he signed a professional contract with the Minnesota Twins.
Roger Roepke, Brownton, (61) One of the premier left handed pitchers in early 60ís, Roepke led the Bears to a District 12 Championship in 1962. Roepke went to Winona State College where he was a four year starter.
Dennis Peterson, BL, 1963 An outstanding all around athlete, Peterson threw exceptionally hard and was known for his long home runs.
Rick Ziegleman, Renville, (67) Ziegleman led the Indians to three straight conference championships. A left handed pitcher, he led RHS to a Region 3 runner up in 1966 with a 11-1 record.
Chuck Kosek, Stewart, (73) A hard throwing right handed pitcher, Kosek won 16 games in his career at SHS. He took Stewart to the finals of District 12, in 1973.

 

Who Was the Best Team        Back To Top

Stewart, 1957-1962
Led by pitchers Bobby Werner and Dick Barnes, the Gophers won three conference championships, one District 12 championship and were runner up two times from 1957-1962.

Renville, 1965-1967
Led by pitcher Rick Ziegleman and shortstop Rob Anderson, the Indians were a dominant force in the Conference and District in the mid 1960ís.

Bird Island, 1970-1974
The Panthers won or tied for the conference championship four of the five years in the early 1970ís.  Their best team came in 1970 when their only loss came to New Ulm in the Region 3 tournament.

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