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“The track team while not a world beater was for the most part rather successful in the sport this year. The team was built around the following; Virgil Klopfer, half-miler; Herbert Houser and Don Yenney, milers; Don and Leonard Woods, weightman and pole-vaulter, respectively; and Bill Stillwell, dash-man.”

“Piqua’s schedule consisted of dual meets with Greenville, Troy, Wapakoneta, West Milton, and Lima Central, while a triangular meet was held with Sidney and Troy. Piqua was also host to the Miami Valley League meet. The first meet, with Wapakoneta, Piqua lost 53 to 65. The second meet was held at Roosevelt Park with Greenville, the latter proving to be too rough for our Redskins. The score was Greenville 65 ¼, Piqua 51 ¾.”

“This year a new form of competition was introduced into the annual May-day celebration, the purpose being to show physical developments brought about by proper training. This was shown by the following tests: pull-ups, board jump, football throw, high jump, and 50 yd. dash, each class being rated according to age and physical strength. In this competition the freshmen proved to be superior (probably because of their large numbers) by scoring 53 points, the sophomores being third with 29 points and the proud seniors being forced to take last place with a mere 25 points.”


“Another sport gaining more enthusiasm yearly is tennis. This year’s team has prospects of being one of the best representing Piqua for many a year. With this good material Piqua should have a good chance in the Miami Valley League meet in May.”

“With three lettermen from last year and other good material the tennis team went into action on the first warm day of spring. Mr. Mote had a hard time in arranging the schedule with other schools but was able to obtain four matches, two with Troy and two with Sidney. The team won its opening game scalping Troy 3 – 2, and on account of bad weather the other game with Troy was postponed. The strong Sidney tennis team defeat the Indians’ twice on April 21 and April 27 by the score of 6 to 0. Robert May, John Ketchum, and Bob Thoma were the singles players while Dale Carey and Bill Heater were the doubles.”


“The golf team should not be overlooked because every year they show improved ability and this year’s team is made up entirely of last year’s veterans. The team is made up of Leo Wilcox, Ralph Kerns, Bill Davis and Ed Reynolds

“With the coming of spring there came also the swinging of golf clubs. The 1933 golf squad went into action with four lettermen back on the team. Mr. Mote secured a good schedule of matches with such strong teams as Fairview, Troy, and Sidney.

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