212 ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HISTORY

1947 - 1974

 

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Conference Standings

Year
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
 
 
 
Football
7-0-0
7-0-0
7-0-0
5-2-0
6-1-0
5-3-0
5-3-0
7-0-1
8-0-0
4-4-0
8-0-0
5-3-0
8-0-0
6-2-0
6-1-1
5-2-1
8-0-0
4-4-0
7-1-0
9-0-0
8-1-0
9-0-0
6-3-0
6-3-0
7-2-0
8-1-0
3-6-0
174-42-3
.759
Basketball
  8-10
  9-  9
10-  8
  8-12
11-  6
  9-10
  8-10
  3-16
  8-11
15-  6
16-  5
  4-15
12-10
16-  5
15-  5
  9-12
  9-13
  6-12
  4-16
17-  5
21-  1
20-  2
  9-10
11-  9
12-  8
12-  8
14-  6
296-240
.552
Wrestling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
nd
3
rd
2
nd
4
th
2
nd
1
st
2-2
2-2
6-5
5-3
3-3
6-6
6-5
6-6
5-3
Track
 
 
 
 
 
6
th
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7
th
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3
rd
3
rd
3
rd
4
th
4
th
2
nd
1
st
4
th
1
st
1
st
2
nd
2
nd
2
nd
2
nd
2
nd
2
nd
3rd
 
 
 
Baseball
 
 
 
 
2
nd East
2
nd East
1
st East (2)
1
st East (2)
1
st East (1)
2
nd East
3
rd East
1
st East (2)
1
st East (2)
4
th
4
th
1
st
3
rd
6
th
6
th
4th
2
nd
1
st
5
th
5
th
1
st
2
nd
4
th
 
 

 

Football-13 Championships (3 Ties) and 2 Runner Ups
Basketball-3 Championships (1) and 1 Runner Up
Wrestling-1Championship and 4 Runner Ups
Track-3 Championships and 7 Runner Ups
Baseball-3 Championships (1 Tie) and 5 Runner Ups


Wrestling Champions
 
Gary Abel, 70-C-127
Mark DeGroat, 70-C-165
Tim DeGroat, 65-C-D-165, 66-C-175
                        67-C-175
Barry Fosland, 60, C-165
Dave Fosland, 61-C-154,62-C-165
Roger Hennessey, 62-D-R-103,63-C-D-R
                     120,64-120-C-D
Jay Johnson, 67-C-165                          
Steve Johnson, 62-D-95, 65-C-145
Larry Kivioja, 67-C-D-R-145
Gary Leff, 62-C-Hwt.
Grant Leff, 60-C-145
Walter Milbrandt, 64-C-165, 65-C-D-175
Mark Miller,66-C-133, 68-C-154
Mike Ness, 66-C-165
Mark Peterson, 70-C-D-154
Larry Radloff, 62-C-D-175, 63-C-D-
                        64-C-D-R
Bill Roepke, 60-C-175
Mike Roepke, 60-C-165
Mike Walter, 69-C-165
Wayne Walter, 71-C-154
Track Champions
 
John Barry, 74-D-Mile
Steve Blad, 63-C-D-Shot Put
Ken DeGroat, 72-C-HH, 74-C-HH&HJ
Rick Estenson, 73-C-HH, 74-C-HJ, C-D-      
                         LH&HH
Harlan Hallquist, 64-65-66-HJ
Tom Haspert, 61-C-LJ
Harold Heller, 67-C-220
Dennis Johnson, 63-C-LJ
Elton Johnson, 59-C-D-100&220,
                          60-C-D-100&220
Greg Kragenbring, 68-C-LH
Todd Macik, 63-C-D-R-100, 64-C-D-100&220
Lee Raitz, 58-C-D-100&220
Keith Rusk, 65-C-LH
Bob Schwiderski, 66-C-LJ
Neil Sing, 67-C-100, 68-C-100&220
                 69-C-220&440
Steve Washechek, 63-C-Discus

C = Conference

D = District

R = Region

 

 

Most Wrestling Wins
Jack Miller (+1975)
Roger Hennnessey, 1964
Tim DeGroat, 1967
Mark DeGroat, 1970
Larry Radloff, 1964
Larry Kivioja, 1967
 
73-31-0
70-24-2
54-18-3
48-15-1
47-  8-0
33-  9-0
 
Most Basketball Points in One Career
Mike Dahlheim, 1961-1965
Neil Sing, 1969
Ken DeGroat, 1974
Harold Witte, 1952
Shawn Specht, 1971
Greg Kragenbring, 1968
Rick Estenson, 1972
Steve Sprieter, 1956
Jeff Johnson, 1958
 
Most Basketball Points in One Year
Neil Sing, 1969
Steve Spreiter, 1956
Rick Estenson, 1972
Shawn Specht, 1971
Greg Kragenbring, 1968
Neil Sing, 1968
Ken DeGroat, 1973
 
1007
  967
  802
  738
  734
  732
  698
  658
  610
 
 
466
399
388
380
357
357
340
 

 

Football Records
Most TDs in One Year
Neil Sing, 1968
John Jurisch, 1959
Jim (Todd) Macik, 1963
Tom Haspert, 1960
Larry Radloff, 1963
Dale Clark, 1966
Most Career TDs
John Jurisch, 1957-1960
Jim (Todd) Macik, 1960-1963
Tom Haspert, 1958-1960
Larry Radloff, 1961-1963
Keith Klawitter, 1970-1971
Neil Sing, 1966-1968
Most Rushing Yards in One Season
Jim (Todd) Macik, 1963
Rick Gunderson, 1972
Larry Radloff, 1963
John Jurisch, 1959
Tom Haspert, 1960
Most Rushing Yards in One Career
John Jurisch, 1957-1960
Jim (Todd) Macik, 1960-1963
Larry Radloff, 1961-1963
Tom Haspert, 1958-1960
 
 
19
18
18
16
14
14
 
41
36
30
28
25
21
 
1243
1090
1047
1044
1028
 
2909
2730
2515
1703
Football Records
Most Passing Yards in One Game
Steve Hage vs. Cosmos, 1970
Most Passing Yards in One Season
Steve Hage, 1970
Most Passing Yards in One Career
Steve Hage, 1970-1971
Dave Hauer, 1966-1968
Mike Dahlheim, 1961-1964
Most Pass Receptions in One Game
Scott Johnson vs. Cosmos, 1970
Most TD Receptions in One Game
Keith Klawitter vs. Stewart, 1971
Most Yards Receiving in One Game
Keith Klawitter, 2 times
Most Pass Receptions in One Year
Keith Klawitter, 1970
Scott Johnson, 1970
Most Career Pass Receptions
Keith Klawitter, 1970-71
Most TDs in One Game
Tom Haspert vs. Bird Island, 1960
Neil Sing vs. Fairfax, 1968
 
 
299
 
1425
 
2320
1769
1512
 
9
 
3
 
141
 
44
43
 
79
 
 5
 5
 

 

All-Conference Players

Dennis Ackerman, FB-57
Corky Ahl, FB-54
Harley Anderson,FB-53
Lee Anderson, FB-68
Lowell Anderson, FB-48
George Beske, FB-57
Lee Beske, BB-74
Forest Broderius, FB-54
Malcom Broderius, FB-51
Steve Broderius, FBHM-60
Gene Buboltz, FB-63
Howard Caldwell, FB-64
Richard Carlson,FBHM-61
Dale Clark, FB-67, BBHM-68
Don Cunningham, FB-66
Mike Dahlheim,FBHM-63,FB-64BB-63-64-65
Ken  DeGroat, FB-72, BB-73
Mark DeGroat, FB-69
Tim DeGroat, FBHM-65,FB-66
Karl Dickman, FBHM-65, FB-66, BB-66,BB-67
Glen Dovenmuehle, FBHM-55
Randy Edgar, BBHM-63
Gail Ehlers, BBHM-61
Rick Estenson, BB-72, BB-73
Bill Enright, FB-47
Bruce Fahlberg, FB-58
Larry Fahlberg, FB-70
Barry Fosland, FB-59
Steve Frank, FB-69
Garland Graves, FB-52
Rick Gunderson, FB-71, FB-72, BB-72
Steve Hage, FB-72
Harlan Hallquist, FB-64, BBHM-66
Tom Haspert, FB-59, 60 BBHM-60, BB-61
Dave Hauer, FB-68, BB-69
Duane Hauer, FB-68
Ted Hauer, FB-57
Jeff Heerdt, FB-72, FB-73
Harlod Heller, FB-66
Don Hennessey, FB-55
Hardel Holm, FB-48
Elton Johnson, FB-59
Jay Johnson, FBHM-66
Jeff Johnson, FB-57, BB-57&58
Scott Johnson, FB-70, BBHM-71
Steve Johnson, FB-65
Jim Jurisch, FB-52, FB-54, BB-53, BB-54
John Jurisch,FBHM-61, FB-59, FB-60
 
Larry Kivioja, FBHM-65, FB-66
Doug Kramer, FBHM-52
Gene Kirgiss, FBHM-52
Jim Kossek, BB-62
Greg Kragenbring, FB-67, BB-68
Franncis Krentz, FB-55
Gary Leff, FB-61
Jim (Todd)Macik,FB-62&63
Gene McDonald, FB-49
Curt Melberg, FB-47&48
Walt Milbrandt, FB-64
Ken Nicolai, FB-60&62
Loren Novotny, FB-53
Neil Novotny, FB-56
Ted Nelson, BB-57
Howard Olson, FB-49-50
Richard Penkert, FBHM-69
Neil Person, FB-48&49
Mark Peterson, FB-69
Bob Phillips, FB-68
James Radloff, FB-51
Larry Radloff, FBHM-61, FB-62, FB-63
Curt Radloff, FB-72
Gary Raitz, FB-55
Lee Raitz, FB-57, BBHM-57
Richard Rick, FBHM-52
Jim Roepke, FB-68
Mike Roepke, FB-61
Robin Rouna, FB-67
Bruce Rueber, BBHM-57, BB-58, FB-57
Keith Rusk, FBHM-64
Gail Ryberg, FBHM-53
Mark Schwiderski,FBHM-69
Don Silker, FB-47
Neil Silker, FBHM-47
John Sing, BBHM-68
Neil Sing, FB-68, BB-68&69
Dennis Sorenson, FBHM-63
Dave Sprieter, FB-51, BB-53
Mike Specht, BBHM-BB
Shawn Specht, BB-70&71
Ted Sprieter, FB-51
Steve Sprieter, FB-55, BB-56
Arden Torbert, FB-58
Gary Torbert, FB-54, FB-56
Morris Torbert, FBHM-58, FB-59
Steve Waller, FB-72
Harold Witte,  BB-52   

HM = Honorable Mention

 

The Early Years

 

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Howard Olson (50) was an all conference halfback for the Bulldogs in the late 1940s.

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Neal Person (50)was an two time All Conference End in 1948 and 1949. He made the All State team in 1949.

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Gene McDonald was an All Conference Quarterback in 1949.

 

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Undefeated1949 Hector Bulldogs Starting Line Up.

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Starting Line Up for the last Bulldog football team to play Six Man Football in 1950.
RE-Clayton Torbett, C-Forest Broderius, LE-Don Hagquist, RHB-Jim Radloff, QB-Curt Sampson, LHB-Howard Olson.

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A Stewart-Hector game at Stewart in the fall of 1950.  Number 22 is Clayton Torbert, Dale Dean is 28 and Howard Olson is 25.

 

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Jim Radloff (52) and Harold Witte (52) were outstanding all around athletes for Hector High School in the early 1950s.

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1952 Hector High football cheerleaders:
Left to Right: Barb Rueber, Evie Polesky, Darlene Niels.

 

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Left to Right: Dave Spreiter (52), Ted Spreiter (54) and Steve Spreiter (56).  The Spreiter boys of the early 50s were outstanding all around athletes at Hector High School. Dave and Ted played on the 1952 District 12 Runner Up team. Steve was an All Conference selection in football for their undefeated football team, led the conference in scoring and made All Conference in basketball, and was one of the outstanding pitchers in the area for the conference champion baseball team.

 

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Left to Right: Harley Anderson, Dave Spreiter and Loren Novotny were football All Conference selections in 1953.

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Gary Raitz (56) was a All Conference football player for the undefeated Bulldogs and a outstanding player on the Conference Champion Baseball Team.

 

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1954 All Conference Football players. Left to Right:Ian (Corky) Ahl, Jim Jurisch, Gary Torbert and Forrest Broderius.

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All State Halfback, Don Hennessy receives his All State award from Hector High School coaching legend, Wayne Dietz.

 

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The Torbert Brothers were outstanding linemen for the Bulldogs in the mid and late 1950s.  All of the brothers were built low to the ground and were known for their strength and quickness.  Left to Right:: Gary (55), Gene (57), Arden (59), and Morris (60).

 

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1959 All Conference Football players. Left to Right:Barry Fosland, Tom Haspert, Elton Johnson, John Jurisch and Morris Torbert. Fosland, Johnson, and Torbert were part of the best set of linemen in conference history. Halfbacks, Haspert and Jurisch, were first and second in the conference in scoring.

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1957 All Conference Bulldogs. Front Row: Lee Beske, Lee Raitz and Ted Hauer. Back Row: Coach Hage, Jeff Johnson, Dennis Ackerman and Bruce Rueber. Johnson, Beske, Raitz and Rueber were also outstanding basketball players.

 

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1958 District 12 Champions.
Back Row: Jerome Carlson, Lowell Grimm, Lee Raitz, Jeff Johnson, George Beske. Second Row: Mike Dahlheim, mgr., Ray Gunderson, Steve Broderius, Ted Hauer, Armand Peterson, Coach Bob Hage.

In the Region 3 Tournament the Bulldogs lost to Sanborn 2-1.  During the Region Tournament, the HHS senior class trip took place.  Only senior pitcher Ted Hauer stayed behind. The Bulldogs played the game with five B squad players.

 

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Legendary Coach Bob Hage coached baseball at HHS from 1956 until 1972.

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Armand Peterson (59) was an outstanding catcher in the conference in the late 50s. He caught for the 1958 District Champions and for the 1959 Conference Runner Ups.

 

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1959 Conference Runner Up.

 

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Curt Halverson (58), was a outstanding center on the 1958 District 12 runner up basketball team.

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Jeff Johnson (58) was one of the best all around athletes in the area. Johnson was an offensive linemen for most of his football career, but filled in at quarterback for one game when Lee Raitz was injured.

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Ted Hauer (58) was an All Conference halfback in 1957, but was better known as a hard throwing pitcher for the Bulldogs.

 

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1961 Hector Bulldog Cheerleaders: Left to Right: Karen Butler, Elouise Anderson, Vereen Peterson, Maureen Dahlheim, Barb Raitz, Karen Heil.

 

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Action picture from the 1960 Homecoming game against Stewart. Both teams were undefeated in conference play. Stewart won 26-0. Gary Leff (23), Roger Hackbarth (27) and Larry Scholla (28) are pictured

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1961 Hector All Conference football players. L to R: Ken Nicolai, Gary Leff and Mike Roepke. The three boys were dominant players in the conference for two years.

 

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1963 212 Conference All Conference football players. Halfback, Larry Radloff, Linebacker Eugene Buboltz, and Halfback Jim (Todd) Macik. Radloff and Macik are considered to be the best pair of halfbacks ever to play in the 212 Conference. Both gained over a 1,000 yards and scored over 100 points in their senior year.

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Larry Radloff (64) won 85% of his wrestling matches in the early 60s. He was the Region 3 Champion in the 175 pound weight class in 1963 and 1964.

 

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Roger Hennessy (64) was one of the outstanding wrestlers is HHS history. He won 70 matches in his career and was a two time Region 3 Champion

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1964 Bulldog All Conference Football players. Left to Right: Walt Milbrandt, Dennis Sorenson, Mike Dahlheim and Harlan Hallquist.

 

The Hauer Brothers

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Ted (58) was an All Conference halfback in 1957. In baseball, he was one of outstanding pitchers in the area.

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Jon (65) was a member of the football, wrestling, track and baseball teams in the mid 1960s

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Tom (67) was a member of the football, basketball, track and baseball teams in the mid 1960s.

 

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Twin brothers Duane and Dave (69) were excellent four sport athletes who excelled in all sports. Both were All Conference Football and Basketball players, standouts on the championship baseball team, and ran on the record setting Mile Relay Team. They were key members of the Class of 1969 athletic teams which dominated 212 Conference athletics.

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Gary (75) was a member of the football, basketball, track and baseball teams in the early 1970s.

 

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Tim DeGroat (67) was the oldest of the three brothers (Mark and Ken) that completed for HHS. Tim was an All Conference football player and a conference and district wrestling champion.

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Karl Dickman (67) was a two time All Conference football and basketball player. An outstanding passer, he was best known for great punting.

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Don Cunningham (67) was an All Conference guard on the undefeated Bulldog football team in 1966.

 

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Coach Perry Doney, Greg Kragenbring and Neil Christensen moments after their District 12 victory in 1968. Doney was a 1926 graduate of HHS. A veteran coach of many years, he returned home and led the Bulldogs to three straight 212 Conference Championships in 1967, 1968 and 1969.

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Neil Sing (69) is one of the elite athletes in conference history. Sing scored 19 touchdowns his senior year, six against Fairfax in the first game of the season.

 

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Mark Peterson (70) was an All Conference football player in 1969. In wrestling he was the 212 Conference, District 12 and Region 3 Champion.

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Football captains, Jeff Heerdt and Rick Estenson.  Heerdt was a two time All Conference Football Player and Estenson was one of the leading passers in football and scorers in basketball in the conference


 

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Shawn Specht (71) was one of the top basketball scorers in the Conference in 1970 and 1971.  He was a two All Conference selection in Basketball. 


 

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