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1915 Westfield High School Yearbook - Page 55
(Marquette Co., Wisconsin)
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Basket Ball Team:

Of recent years, athletics in the Westfield High School have been limited almost exclusively to basket ball. Of course, the boys have engaged in soccor [as spelled] football, baseball, and other outdoor sports. But the only interscholastic contests which have taken place were those arranged with basket ball teams of other secondary schools.

The basket ball team has been very successful during the 1914-15 season, having won eight of the nine games scheduled. Its record was such that it was invited to compete in the tournament at Stevens Point for the championship title of central Wisconsin. So formidable was the Westfield team regarded that it was scheduled deliberately to play against the strongest quintet -- Weyauwega High -- in the initial game, which was lost by the score of 12 to 33.

In the second contest against the Waupacas, after leading most of the way, the team lost on a fluke, by the close score of 24 to 25. The Stevens Point Journal, in commenting on the records of the twelve contestants in the tournament, noted: "Westfield has, in some respects, the most remarkable record of all. The team piled up a total of 303 points to 80 for their opponents, lost but one game and that by a margin of but three scores, and defeated one team -- Friendship Highs -- 108 to 0."

The Line-Up: Walsh, R. F.; Miller, L. F.; Krentz, L. G.; Collins, Sub.; Mishelow, R. G.; Brown, C. [see image -- WINNER is spelled out the way they line up the names]

SCHEDULE, 1914-15

December 18, 1914 - Westfield High School...41 - Endeavor Academy...13
January 15, 1915 - Westfield High School...23 - Plainfield High...8
January 22, 1915 - Westfield High School...25 - Plainfield High...13
January 29, 1915 - Westfield High School...3 - Endeavor Academy...6
February 5, 1915 - Westfield High School...108 - Friendship High...0
February 12, 1915 - Westfield High School...19 - Stevens Point Normal 2nds...13
February 26, 1915 - Westfield High School...2 - Friendship High (Forfeited)...0
March 12, 1915 - Westfield High School...51 - Portage Selects...4
March 19, 1915 - Westfield High School...31 - Portage High...23

Total.... [Westfield High School] 303 - [Others] 80

Other high school teams challenged but which failed to respond were Grand Rapids, Stevens Point, Wautoma, Neshkoro, and Poynette.

"So while we sing and while we cheer, the story will be told.
How Westfield High downed many a team in those brave days of old."

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