Harry Morton, 6-5 Ottawa Cyclone... Fakes .. . Shoots . . . Rebounds . . . Basketball Reigns King Basketball is beginning Its 4- month reign. Ottawa baskeball squads began training this week for the 1961 campaign which opens Dec. 1 with Ottawa University and Warrensburg meeting here and Ottawa High journeying to Emporia. Both Ottawa schools are looking forward to winning seasons with better balance and more experience than last year. Bill Frear, who plans to cut the Ottawa University Braves to 17, has seven returning lettermen, one squad member and two very promising transfers battling for spots on the varsity. Returning lettermen are John McAninch, Mike Brown, Ed Hampton, Tom Kinder, Dean Erwin, Tom Watson and Bill Schoonover. On top of this, Frear feels that he has the most promising crop of freshmen in years. At Ottawa High School things also seem to be looking up. The Cyclones, who finished second in the Northeast Kansas League last year, lost four regulars including all-stater Bob Lewis, but have a well rounded scoring punch in five returning lettermen led by Mickey Reed and Gary Prager, seniors, Harry Morton and Roy Dunn, juniors. Vic Shanes, the other Cyclone letterman, was the leading scorer on the "B" squad last year. Yes, a new reign is here with its nevr royalty. IN HIS NINTH YEAR as head basketball coach of the Ottawa High School Cyclones is II. K. Stevens. During the past eight yean Stevens-coached teams had only one losing season. LONE LETTERMAN on the Ottawa Junior High School basketball squad is 6-1 Bonnie Lloyd, eighth grader shown here with Whirlwind Coach Don Kornhaus. PAPPY to his boys is Bill Frear, head basketball coach HUNGRY BASKETBALLERS must eat, and Dean Erwin, at Ottawa University. M center (or the Ottawa Braves, is no exception. IN* BASKETBALL PLAYERS NEED STRONG ANKLES, and 'the Ottawa University Braves applies tape to Richard Beeler tape helps provide that strength. Jerry Freeman, manager of while Ed Hampton assists with the cutting.
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