Here is the fact sheet on the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association website for Tom Dakin's well-deserved and long overdue Hall of Fame induction in 2013. I'm very thankful to the person who put forth the time and effort related to Tom's nomination. But things have a way of getting mucked up over time. Let's go … Continue reading Just The Facts, Part II
Indoor practices were a challenge in the days prior to the construction of the Memorial Gym. They had the hallways and dungeon. And it's not like the Memorial Gym was all that big a help, either.
To my knowledge, winning the Suburban Triple Crown has been accomplished seven times during the years the Bay was in the Suburban Conference. 1936 Outdoor Al Schilder South Milwaukee: Schilder won the 100 (10.2), 220 Hurdles (25.6) and Broad Jump (21-3) at Waukesha's Haertel Field, leading South Milwaukee to its only Suburban track title. He … Continue reading The Suburban Triple Crown
Bob Nicolet, class of 1955, is one of the giants of Whitefish Bay athletics. Simply one of the best ever Bay athletes. He amassed an amazing 14 letters in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf and Tennis. He's one of two Bay guys in the Suburban era that I'm aware of that were named 1st Team All-Suburban … Continue reading Bob Nicolet: Nic Is Tops In The State
Buzz Humke moved into the Bay in the early 1950's for his junior year. Anybody that had his father Bob for Freshmen Algebra over the next couple of decades knows all about the necessity of having a proper license. (Mr. Humke passed away in 2007 at age 98.) Buzz was an outstanding pole vaulter, winning … Continue reading Buzz Humke — Where Is Your License To Do That?
Everyone knows you can run faster, jump higher and throw farther if you know you look bitchin' out there. I think we can all agree that no Bay track team has ever had it goin' on quite like the 1936 squad.
From the Wisconsin State Journal after the 1951 State Meet: Allen Butler and Jim Englander at Camp Randall in 1948 after the Bay doubled up runner-up Richland Center 43 - 20 1/2: Five-time State Champion Bill Eichfeld winning the 200 in 1951: Three-time Badger track letterman Jim Englander from the 1951 Badger: … Continue reading Short Lads Who Can Run Fast