212 ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HISTORY

1947 - 1974

 

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BIHS Football and Basketball Records

Year
1947-48
1948-49
1949-50
1950-51
1951-52
1952-53
1953-54
1954-55
1955-56
1956-57
1957-58
1958-59
1959-60
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69
1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74
 
Football
5-3-0
6-2-0
0-7-0
2-5-0
4-4-0
6-2-0
6-1-0
2-6-0
3-3-2
4-4-0
2-5-1
3-4-1
4-3-1
2-5-1
1-7-0
8-0-0
5-2-1
7-1-1
1-7-0
5-4-0
6-3-0
6-1-2
6-3-0
6-1-2
6-3-0
5-4-0
9-1-0
 
113-98-13
.531
 
Basketball
  7-11
10-  9
  1-15
  6-11
11-  7
16-  6
15-  6
11-10
14-  7
15-  5
  2-16
  5-14
  8-11
  5-13
  3-16
10-  9
  6-13
10-  8
12-  7
  9-10
15-  5
13-  7
16-  3
17-  3
  5-15
12-10
  7-12
 
253-259
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Conference Placings

 
1947-48
1948-49
1949-50
1950-51
1951-52
1952-53
1953-54
1954-55
1955-56
1956-57
1957-58
1-58-59
1959-60
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69
1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74
Football
4th
1st T
8th
7th
4th
2nd
2nd
7th
5th
4th
6th
5th
3rd
6th
7th
1st
2nd
1st
8th
5th
4th
8th
4th
2nd
1st T
3rd
1st
Basketball
4th
4th
8th
5th
4th
3rd
3rd
5th
4th
1st
8th
7th
5th
6th
8th
4th
6th
4th
3rd
4th
3rd
3rd
1st
2nd
6th
2nd
4th
Wrestling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5th
3rd
5th
5th
5th-5th
4th-4th
1st-1st
1st-1st
1st-2nd
2nd-2nd
1st-1st
2nd-1st
1st-1st
Track
 
 
 
 
1st
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
4th
6th
7th
7th
5th
5th
6th
4th
1st
2nd
5th
4th
5th
3rd
4th
3rd
3rd
4th
Baseball
 
 
 
 
1st
1st
3rd-West
3rd-West
2nd West
1st West
1s t West
3rd West
3rd West
5th
6th
3rd
4th
3rd
5th
4th
4th
2nd
1st
1st
1st T
6th
1st
 

 

Football-2 Championships and 2 Ties, 4 Runner Ups
Basketball-2 Championships and 2 Runner Ups
Wrestling-4 Championships and 2 Runner Ups
Track-3 Championships and 2 Runner Ups
Baseball-5 Championships (1 Tie) and 3 Runner Ups

 

Bird Island High School All Conference Players

Rick Aaseth, FBHM-62
Greg Bauman, FB-69
Dick Bjur, FB-62, BB-63
Ken Bratsch, FB-59
Keith Buboltz, FB-71
Keith Christensen, FB-73
Mark Coil, FB-69
Don Collins, FB-58, BB-59
John Collins, FBHM-61
Chuck Dahlgren, FBHM-69
Brad Danielson, FB-64,65,66, BB-65,66,67
Erling Danielson, FBHM-54
Roger Deleeuw, FB-54,55
Rod Deleeux, FB-56,57, BBHM-58
Keith Eastman, FBHM-47, FB-48
Vick Eastman, FB-47
Daryl Enzenauer, FB-48
Bob Erickson, FB-69
Bryan Flann, BB-70
Terry Frazee, BBHM-55. BB-56-BB-57, FBHM-55,FB-56
Tom Frazee, BB-68
Ray Foesch, FB-62, FB-63
Dennis Garberich, FB-65, BBHM-66
Joe Holloway, FB-72, BB-72
Glen Hopman, FB-67
Dave Jaeger, FB-71
Dale Johnson, FB-48, FB-49
Gayle Johnson, BB-64
Bob Kienholz, FB-69
Chuck Kienholz, FB-60, BB-61
Harvey Kienholz, FB-51, FB-52, FB-53
Luverne Kienholz, FBHM-54, FB-55
Gordon Klemp, FB-55, FB-56, BB-56, BB-57
Steve Koehler, FB-71
Dave Lundquist, FBHM-64
Dale Mahlow, BB-74, Fb-74
Brad Manderscheid, FB-73
Gary Melin, FB-72
Gerald Meuleners, FBHM-52
John Naujokas, FB-63, FB-64, BB-65
 
 
Otto Naujokas,FB-70, BB-71
Bob Nordin, FB-59
Dave Nordin, BBHM-64
Ron Nordin, FB-58
John Norskog, FB-71
Brad Olson, FB-67
Mark Olson, FB-70, BB-70, BB-71
Bruce Pagel,FBHM-51, FB-52, BB-51,52,53
Duane Peterson, FB-59
Allen Peris, FBHM-60, FB-61
Lyle Portinga, BB-69
Bob Robinson, BB-53, 54, FB-53
Dick Robinson, BB-60, BB-61
Rolf Rodmeyer, BBHM-57
Dave Rouna, FBHM-57
Mike Sagness, FB-73
Tom Saunders, FBHM-64
John Schultz, Bb-74
Don Schwarzrock, FBHM-63
Rob Schwarzrock, FB-66, FB-67, BB-68
Bruce Scott, BB-62
Norm Seehusen, BBHM-55, BB-57
Craig Sharpe, FB-66
Keith Sharpe, FB-69, FB-70, BB-70, BB-71
Bruce Sherwood, FBHM-51, FB-53
Bob Siedel, FB-70
Dick Toren, FBHM-57
John Vanderhagen, FB-73
Mike Vanderhagen, FB-73, BB-74
Marv Weihr, FBHM-48
Brent Wertish, FB-71
Mike Wertish, FB-72, BB-73
Roger Wolf, FBHM-52, FBHM-53
Jack Wright, FBHM-57
Ken Youngkrantz, FB-62
 
 
 HM = Honorable Mention
                        
 

 

Conference Wrestling Champions

Frank Adams, 103-62
Greg Bauman, 138-63
Jeff Beckler, 120-69,70
John Beckler, 127-69
Larry Beckler, 127-69, 95-68
Rick Beckler,103-71,112-72, 112-73, 119-74
Gary Billmeier, 138-65
Greg Buboltz, 133-69, 120-68
Keith Buboltz, 126-72
Perry Caspers, 180-73
Bob Erickson, 138-69
Jeff Erickson, 180-72
Glen Hopman, 175-68
Bob Kienholz, 154-69
Doug Klevos, 133-65
Brad Manderscheid, Hwt.-74
Tom McDonald, 112-63
Larry Plumley, 112-70
Lynn Plumley, 95-74
Paul Setzephant, 95-64, 112-66, 103-67
Scott Setzephant, 95-71,103-72,103-73
Bob Siedl, 175-71
Jim Stein, 98-72, 98-73, 103-74
John Wittman, 103-68
Ken Youngkrantz, 165-62
 
District 12 Champions
Rick Beckler, 112-73, 112-74
Bob Siedl, 180-71
Ken Youngkrantz, 165-63
 
Region 3 Champ
Rick Beckler, 105-72, 103-73

 

BIHS Top Basketball Scorers
Brad Danielson, 1967
Bob Robinson, 1954
Mark Olson, 1971
Terry Frazee, 1957
Bruce Pagel, 1953
Dick Robinson, 1961
Gordon Klemp, 1957
Rod Schwarzrock, 1968
Tom Frazee, 1968
Otto Naujokas, 1972
Dale Mahlow, 1974
Joe Holloway, 1970
Bryan Flann, 1972
Keith Sharpe, 1972
Chuck Kienholz, 1961
John Naujokas, 1965
Norm Seehusen, 1957
 
BIHS Season Scorers
Brad Danielson, 1966
Brad Danielson, 1967
Joel Holloway, 1970
Gordon Klemp, 1957
 
Most Points in One Game
Rod Schwarzrock, 1968 vs. Renville
Brad Danielson, 1967 vs. Stewart
 
1311
1182
1084
1026
  903
  884
  837
  785
  748
  707
  662
  619
  572
  552
  541
  459
  480
 
 
452
447
409
404
 
 
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BIHS Top Football Scorers
John Naujokas, 1964
Dick Bjur, 1962
Bob Robinson, 1953
Bob Robinson, 1952
John Naujokas, 1963
Roger Wolf, 1952
 
 
 
 
 
BIHS Top Yardage Leaders
Luverne Kienholz, 1955
John Naujokas, 1964
Dick Bjur, 1962
 
John Naujokas gained over
1800 yards and scored 25 TDs in his career.
 
Otto Naujokas scored 17 TDs in his BIHS career.
 
Bob Robinson scored 24 TDs and scored 163 points in his career.
 
Most Rushing Yards in One Game
Luverne Kienholz vs. Brownton, 1955
 
15 TDs
11 TDs
11 TDs
11 TDs
10 TDs
  9 TDs
 
 
 
 
 
 
1229 (8)
1221 (8)
1080 (9)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 240

 

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Bruce Pagel (53) was Valedictorian of his class and one of the best all around athletes in the 212 Conference in the early 1950s. The son of the BIHS Superintendant of Schools, he was a three time All Conference selection in basketball.

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Harvey Kienholz (54) was voted to the 212 All Conference football team for three years. The 510, 235 pound center-middle linebacker dominated conference play for three years. Kienholz went on to a successful football career at Gustavus Adolphus.

 

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1952 880 Relay Champions:  Left to Right:  Don Liendecker, Bruce Pagel, Bob Robinson and Roger Wolff.  Liendecker was the first sprint champion in the conference.  Robinson excelled in every sport he played.  The 1952 relay team won the 212 Conference and District 12 Championships.

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Bob Robinson (54)was the first player in the 212 Conference to score over 1000 points.

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1957 BIHS Cheerleaders. Left to Right: C. Beckman, D. Schwarzrock, D. Greiner, D. Rassmusson. C. Robinson

 

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Roger Deleeuw (54) was an All Conference guard in 1954 and 1955.

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Luverne Kienholz (56) was the best half back in the conference in 1955. He gained 1229 yards in 8 games, scored 6 TDs and played in the 1957 All-Star Football game.

 

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Norm Seehusen (57) was a 65 center and Gordon Klemp was a 64 forward on the 1957 Championship team. Seehusen went on to play basketball at St.Cloud State, and Klemp went on to have a successful career in football at Gustavus Adolphus

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Rod Sandy Deleeux (58) was a two time All Conference linemen in football in 1956 and 1957. The 59, 170 pound guard, also started on the 1957 basketball team. He was the younger brother of Roger Deleeuw.

 

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Brothers Don (59) and John Collins (62) were outstanding student-athletes at BIHS.  Both boys were all conference athletes, honor roll students, played in the band, sang in musical groups, participated in class plays, and were student leaders on the student council.
 

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Dick Robinson (61) was one of the best basketball players in the conference in the early 1960s. The younger brother of Bob Robinson, Dick made the all conference team in basketball in 1960 and 1961.

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Chuck Kienholz (61) was one of the outstanding all around athletes in the 212 conference in 1961. Chuck was the younger brother of Harvey and Luverne Kienholz.

 

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Dick Bjur (63) led the Panthers to the greatest turn around in 212 history. He rushed for 1138 yards and scored 12 TDs in 1962. Bjur was selected to the All-Conference football and basketball teams.

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Linemen Ray Foesch (64) was a two time all conference player. John Naujokas (65) was an outstanding football, basketball and track athlete in the mid-1960s.

 

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Outstanding players on the 1964 Championship football team were: Back Row: Willie Sing, Brad Danielson, John Naujokas. Front Row: Dave Lundquist and Tom Saunders.

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Paul Setzephant (67) was the first three time 212 Conference Champion at BIHS.

 

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Glen Hopman (68) was a outstanding football-wrestling athlete at BIHS in the mid 1960s.

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Tom Frazee(68) was the younger brother of BIHS legend Terry Frazee. Tom was a All Conference player in 1968.

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Rob Schwarzrock (68) was a two time football all conference players in 1966 and 1967. He was also on the all conference basketball team in 1968.

 

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1969 outstanding football players.  Keith Sharpe, Bob Kienholz, Mark Coil, Bob Erickson and Greg Bauman.

 

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1970 BIHS All Conference Football players.

Front Row: Tackle Bob Siedl, QB, Mark Olson, HB, Otto Naujokas, HB, Keith Sharpe. Olson was the best quarterback ever to play for the Panthers.

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1971 BIHS All Conference Basketball players.

Called gym rats by the coaching staff, these four set the all time scoring average for a team in conference play with an 88.4 per game average.Front Row: Otto Naujokas and Keith Sharpe. Back Row: Brian Flann and Mark Olson.

 

Larry Beckler (69) was an outstanding wrestler and conference champion in the late 1960s.

Greg Buboltz (69) was a two time conference champion in the late 1960s.

Scott Setzephant (73) was an outstanding wrestler in the early 1970s. The younger brother of Paul he was a 3 time conference champion.

 


John Becker (70) was the oldest of the three Beckler brothers that were wrestling champions. John won a 212 conference championship in 1969.

Jeff Beckler (72) was a two time conference champion in the early 1970s. He was the middle brother of John and Rick.

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Jim Stein (74) was one of the outstanding wrestlers in BIHS history. He was a three time champion in 1971, 1972 and 1973.

 


Rick Beckler (74) was the outstanding wrestler in BIHS history.  The younger brother of John and Jeff, Rick won five straight 212 Conference Championships from 1970 through 1974.  He finished second in the state tournament at 112 in 1973 and third place in 1974.   Along with the Beckler brothers, Larry Beckler and Greg Buboltz were first cousins.

 


Coach Jack Gomarko was the Football and Baseball coach at BIHS in the early 1970s. His teams were always at the top of conference in both sports.

1971 action picture looking toward the North East of the diamond..

Joe Holloway (72) was an all conference football and basketball player in 1971 and 1972.

 


Jerry Lingl (71) was an outstanding Wrestler and Baseball catcher in the early 1970s.


Brad Manderscheid (74) was one of the outstanding Football-Wrestler combination athletes in conference history.

Dale Mahlow (74) was an all conference Basketball and Baseball player in 1974.

 

1973 All Conference Football Players: K.Christenson, J.VanDerHagen, B.Manderschied, M.VanDerHagen and Mike Sagnes.

1974 All Conference Baseball Players: Dale Mahlow, John Schultz and Mike VanDer Hagen.

 

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