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 - John Prokos To Coach Smallest Cage School...
John Prokos To Coach Smallest Cage School MICHIGAMME — When they give out medals at the end of the season, one marked “PERSEVERANCE” “PERSEVERANCE” should be reserved for little Michigamme High School Despite a drop in enrollment to s4he point where the school now is the smallest in the Upper Peninsula, Peninsula, the Eagles — under a new ' coach — will continue interscholastic interscholastic competition and have lined up a tentative 12-game schedule schedule that finds them opening at National Mine. Michigan High School Athletic Fumbles Hurt U-M Gridders ANN ARBOR fAP>—Michigan's loss to Indiana Saturday in an epidemic of fumbles and interceptions interceptions today left the Wolverines on the brink of becoming one of the first two teams in Big Ten history ever to finish last with victories. But Michigan’s 26-7 loss to Ind- sna. which saw the Wolverines lose the ball eight times on misplays. misplays. combined with a handful of other surprises in the loop, made ; this rare but unwanted distinction a possibility for both Michigan and Minnesota. To occur. Michigan would have to lose its finale to Ohio State here this weekend, while Minnesota upsets Assn. figures show that Michigamme Michigamme has only 16 students this year. The next smallest school — Rockland — has 26 and reportedly reportedly will play few, if any varsity teams this winter. John Proko* of hscanaha, 1959 graduate of Northern Michigan Michigan College, will be the Eagles' coach. lie succeeds Robert (Pappy) Ellis, ulio compiled a 65-50 record in six years at Michigamme and who now is coaching at Mnniving High School. Prokos will be without the services services of Harold Plattenberg, who graduated last year after gaining 1he U.P. individual scoring crown Also gone are Randy Luke and i Charles Kerranen. Jim Pelto, a senior, and juniors j Vince and Clarence Perry are the only members of the six-man squad back from last year. Other | candidates for the team are John Olson and freshmen Jalmer Lakonen, Lakonen, Gerald Plattenberg, Tom ! Perry and Jim Lovelace. Eight of Michigamme** oppon- ! ents will be Class D schools. The schedule follows: Nov. 18 — At National Mine 25 — At All I — Amasa, home II — Republic, home 15 — At Champion 8 — Perkins, home Nev. lire Dec, Dec. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. F( ’ Feb. Feb. 19 — Doelle, home 21 — National Mine, home 27 — Champion, home 5 —- At Republic 10 — At Amasa 18 — At Docile

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  1. The Escanaba Daily Press,
  2. 16 Nov 1959, Mon,
  3. Page 11


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