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The Coe Cosmos from Cedar Rapids, Iowa • Page 3

The Coe Cosmosi
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 1952 THE COE COLLEGE COSMOS PAO1 Despite Losses, 1951-52 Sports Season Interesting By Harold Lagerstrom While not as successful in many respects as the 1950-51 season, the past year has been an interesting one as far us the sports picture Coe is concerned. Head Coach Dick Clausen's loot- ball team, primed for defense of its Midwest conference championship, ran into trouble in the form of rain, injuries to key players and lack of scoring punch and was able to defeat only Cornell and Grinnell in loop play. The Kohawks had their best day of the season against Simpson in a non-league tilt, winning 48-6. Building his hopes on a promising array of sophomores, Coach Harris Lamb looked forward to the past basketball campaign with a little apprehension and a lot of hope. The Kohawks compiled a record of four victories and seven defeats in conference play, good for sixth place, and an over-all season's mark of 8-12.

Seniors Dick Case and Wally Warner were named co-captains for the season while Jack Fulton who led the team in scoring and, along with Guard Bill Fitch, was given honorable mention on the all-conference team, was chosen by his leammaies as tne most valuable player. Coe's major spring sports program was a mixture of pleasant surprises and disappointments. The baseball team, strengthened by several promising newcomers, was supposed to improve upon last season's 4-5 record but inexperience and shaky fielding combined to plunge the Coe nine into an eight game losing streak ended only by a double victory over Upper Iowa in the final games of the season. Coach Lamb's track team, on the other hand, presented some talented individuals and showed a marked improvement over the 1951 team. Showing power in the middle distance events, Coe captured third place in the Iowa college division mile relay at the Drake Relays and shaved a full seven seconds off the old record of 8:25 in winning the two- mile relay at the Coe Relays.

None of Coe's other sports faired too well in 1952 with cross country, golf and tennis all experiencing losing seasons. Forrest Cobb brought some prestige to the former learn by winning almost all of the dual meets and placing third in the Midwest conference cross country meet in Chicago. One group of men who deserve mention, although not officially listed as a major sports team, is the AFROTC rifle team. Directed most of the season by John K. Ling, the Coe marksmen placed ninth in the nationwide Randolph Hearst trophy firing and twenty- third in the nation among all colleges and universities.

That record gamed Coe's team first place among small liberal arts colleges In the country. The team was composed of Dave Rosenberg, Paul Kosek, Stan Kosek, Bob Strand and -Jung Lowe and among them they captured about a boxcar full of medals. There it is--the 1951-52 sports picture. Here's to a better season in 1952-53! Sports Awards Go To Fisher, Fulton, Jack Fulton, Wayne Fisher and Herb Krakora were given the "most valuable player'' awards lor basketball, baseball, track and football respectively at the annual President's All-Sports banquet in Yoorhees hall May 26 Fulton received the award for both basketball and basebalL The choosing of the players was done by their teammates and the trophies were presented by Clan of Prexy Bob Ellis. Boy Ray, director of the Insti- niitiHc affairs at Iowa university, was the principal speaker.

He reminded the athletes of their civic responsibilities and added that others would be looking to them for leadership in public affairs after their graduation. Gus Schrader, Cedar Rapids Ga- zette sports editor, was master of ceremonies and introduced the coaches who made the awards. Awards went to: CHEERLEADERS Mary Gill, Marilyn Gullicksen. Rita Biddick, Luanne Dunn, Mary Dewey. Janet Harper, Jean Simmons, Harriet Brooks.

TRACK Letters--Hans Andresen. Verne Busse, Frosty Cobb, Wayne Fisher, Doug Hamilton, Bruce Trevor. TENNIS Sweaters Seddie Cogswell, Henry Tamaki. Numerals--Bob Marschik, Ross Penne, Jerry Shott. GOLF Jacket --Carl Buchner.

Sweater--Chris Johnston. Letter --Kirk Hansen. Numerals --Dean Kruse, John Peters. BASEBALL Sweaters --Don Dusanek, Christensen, Farrell Gay, Ray hannsen, Duane Kopecky, Bob Lagerstrom, Jim Schultz, Earl Selzer, Curt Yarwood (manager). Blanket --Wally Warner.

Numerals--Jerry Bolgren, Jim a i Paul Kemmerling, Chuck Metcalf. TBY OUB Home Made Italian SPAGHETTI FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP BUTTER-FRIED HAMBURGERS DELICIOUS CHILI and many other specialties. CHUCK- WAGON 1330 1st Ave. N.E. Phone 9552 Toman's Flower Shop A Complete Floral Service Mello'D'Milk iftcfefeiow DAIRIES Thru the KOSCOPE with LAG Well, you lucky people, the old Lag is about to bow out of the Coe picture for good.

Since this is the last issue of this rag that I'll have anything to do with I thought I'd jot down some of the things I have remembered since I hit these hallowed portals three years ago. Collins going 60 yards for a TJ. against "Busty" Waggoner's (injuries) Lee Schmidt leading the 1950 Kohawks to a share of the loop crown George Dostal's 37-yard gallop against Bipon to win the 1950 Jerry Franklin grabbing a pair of payoff pitches from Schmidt against Lawrence to sew up the Davenport's defensive play and how mad I was when the coaches neglected to mention him on the all-conference defensive platoon the ram in 1952 Wally Ford's 93-yard run against Cornell this Galvin (skinny old Jim) hacking up the middle of the the Bonnie Scbirm's great line play in the Cornell game and THE BAIN. Basketball--The small crowds at Coe's home games (got to get that in The excitement when Coe finally won a game three years Frank LaBarbera's new scoring record set last murderer's row (Bontemps, Proctor, Baptist, Stahr and company) the improvement this year. Other things that stick in my mind are Bill Day almost winning the cross country title in 1950...

Ernie Atkinson placing first in the javelin at last year's conference track Wayne Fisher and his prodigious high jumping and pole Coe's two-mile relay team this Pete Pantos' long home run at the Wartburg game last Coe's double win over Upper Iowa to close the 1952 season. That's it, children. You are just about to say goodbye to one more worn out sports writer. Don't applaud, please, just throw money. From the bottom of my black heart I would like to wish all of Coe's athletes and even you bookworms good luck in the coming years.

Especially good luck to Dick "Bud Wilkinson would do it this way" Clausen, Harris "just three more miles to run tonight" Lamb and Chuck "Yeah, all the backs down here" Elias. And as I end my refrain THRUST Letters-- Jack Elgin, BUI Fitch, Jack Fulton, Tom Johnson, Dave Johnston, Jim Redel, Win Watson- Jacket Harold Bernie Papierski. Numerals Howard Laurie Lorienzo. Lagerstrom, Eichorn, Phonograph ART'S RADIO DOC 409 Second Avenue S.E. Thanks for your patronage during the past year.

George Henry CORSAGES A SPECIALTY DIAL 8139 320 Third ArmiM S.E. Congratulates the 1952 Graduating Class of Coe College You have our sincere hopes for your success during the coming years..

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