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.
Month: April 2018
The Suburban Triple
To my knowledge, winning the Suburban Triple (winning three individual events in the Suburban Indoor or Outdoor) 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 … Continue reading The Suburban Triple
Bob Nicolet: Nic Is Tops In The State
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 three 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 — Where Is Your License To Do That?
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.
Short Lads Who Can Run Fast
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
Just The Facts, Part I
Below are team scores and 880 Relay results from the 1966 State Meet at Monona Grove. Which do you like better, the Wisconsin State Journal or Milwaukee Journal? Wisconsin State Journal: Milwaukee Journal: Me? I like the Milwaukee Journal's results much better. They also have the advantage of being correct. The Bay got a monster … Continue reading Just The Facts, Part I