West Linn High School Sports - 1937

  • 1937 Boy's Baseball

    This year's baseball team has shown much promise, considering the fact that it is composed of inexperienced Sophomores and Juniors this season. The boys lost several early season games by close scores principally because they lacked the sufficient experience to carry them through.




    With only four lettermen back from last year's team, Coach Brown and Coach Nixon went to work and built a team of youngsters who should produce a championship team within a year or two. Graduation will take only four lettermen, which leaves experienced men for every position.


    Meisner, MacMurren, Toal, Brobst, Staben, Nunn, Wilson, Daggett, Nealiegh, Eckerson, Dennis, Boeckman

    1937 Boy's Basketball 
    The starting of the season found our team invading eastern Oregon. They had three encounters, one with Pendleton, White Salmon, and Milton-Freewater. They ran all over Pendleton and White Salmon, but Milton-Freewater (Mac Hi) proved too tough for our squad. They lost to Mac Hi 21-26, which proves that playing basketball games at night and traveling in the day time does not win games. Three days after arriving home the boys had their first feud with Woodburn, on the latter's court, winning by a score of 27-25. 

    WLHS 1937 Basketball


    Earle Stone - Center, Bill Tuor - Forward, Marvin Peters - Forward, Robert MacLean - Guard, Ralph Davis - Forward, Wayne Blair - Forward, Dean Barnes - Guard, Ted Freeman - Guard, Jack Kent - Guard

    1937 Girl's Basketball 
    The inter-class basketball tournament filled noon hours with keen excitement for a time. The junior girls were champions for the year. 

    WLHS 1937 Girls Basketball


    The all-star team selected by Miss Marshberger from the four classes consisted of Lillian Young, Mildred Boeckman, Luella Blank, Lavena Meten, Maxine Hill, and Margaret Milliken.


    1937 Girl's Tennis

    This year's girls' Tennis team, coached by the physical education instructor, Miss Moshberger, represented the school in interscholastic matches. Tennis letters were awarded to the five best players. 


    Those who were outstanding in tennis included Lois Fromong, Betty White, Virginia Wells, Lola Moore, Carlos Wells, Betty Nock, Margaret Milliken, and Wenda Laub. All but two of these girls will be back next year.


    1937 Girl's Volleyball 
    After a series of inter-class volleyball games, Miss Moshberger selected an all-star team of the most capable players. Each star received a school volleyball letter. 


    Members of the team were: Virginia Wells, Margaret Milliken, Luella Blank, Mildred Boeckman, Ruth Bietsheck, Maxine Hill, Wenda Laub, and Yvonne Thompson.

    1937 Boy's Golf

    The Golf Team, under the able guidance of Mr. Howard and Mr. Richmond, has had a very successful year. The team consists of one letterman Harold Haines first man and manager.


     Other members of the team are: Bob Coble second man, Kent Beuersfeld third man, and Elmo Cash fourth man.

    1937 Boy's Swimming 


    The Swimming Team, under the able instruction of Mr. Richmond, made a very good showing this year with Frank Albers, Stanley Kilpatrick, Marvin Peters, Stanley Cissman, Winston Smith and alternates Leroy Wheeler, Bill Benz, Harold Hughes, Jack Taunton and Manager Larry Ray composing the team.

    1937 Boy's Tennis

    This years tennis team, under the direction of Mr. Richmond, had a very successful year with several lettermen back to aid them.

    The team was composed of Everett Gurley, Bob MacLean, Gordon McKennett, Bob Knoll and Manager Melvin Campbell.

    1937 Boy's Track

    The adverse weather conditions of this Spring have caused a serious delay to the training and conditioning of the West Linn track aspirants by keeping the field in an extremely muddy state. Though since the weather has cleared Coach Fors has high hopes that the team will be in full stride by the time of the country track meets where the competition will be strongest.


    To the "cinder circle" this season are: John Gould, captain; Earle Stone, discus record-holder for the district; Bob Evans, pole vaulter; "Red" participated in the Limited State meet; Bob Richards, miler; Doyle Seely, half-miler; and Stanley Karbonkhy, javelin.

    The other men who were on the team were: Aden, Ballieu, Barnes, Bladsmay, Brush, Cable, Cox, R. Davis, Draper, Hellburg, Jones, Rogers, Thomas, Titus, Ulsky, Wiedman, Ray, Day, J. Davis, Thomes, Anderson, Mohr, Umbras, and Tripp.

    The members of the relay team are: 1, Gould; 2, Davis; 3, Aden; 4, Williams, in the order named.


    1937 Boy's Varsity Football



    Brown                La Salle                   Nixon



    Aden, Emery - Guard, Milliken, Wes - Half, Barnes, Dean - End, Meisner, Jack - Guard,

    Daggett, Cam - Half, Pozzi, Frank - Tackle, Dennis Dale - Quarterback, Stone, Earl - Fullback

    Eckerson, George - Guard, Tuor, Bill - Half, Freeman, Ted - End, Thein, Ed - Tackle, Meldrum, Frank - Center, Trieber, Walt - Tackle, Moore, Frank - End, Williams, Bob - Guard


    The West Linn Lions passed through a schedule of eight games without defeat, piling up a total of 212 points to their opponents' 12.
    On the night of September 26 the grand opener held on Sweetland field in Salem, in which the eight Willamette Valley League teams participated, four teams from the west side of the river and four from the east side, West Linn piled up the bulk of the points, making more than all the other teams combined.
    On October 2, West Linn journeyed to Woodburn for their first game of the season.  The Lions ran wild, making three touchdowns and two conversions in the first quarter.  West Linn's power was especially noticeable as all touchdowns were made on line bucks.  Lions 33, Woodburn 0.
    the Lions then trekked to Silverton where due to the long runs of Daggett and the power drives the Lions walloped the Silver Foxes 19-0.  Dagget scored in the first and fourth quarter with Stone scoring in the third.
    Independence then was taken into camp and cleaned to the tune of 36-6.  The team showed up well both on the offensive and defensive.
    October 31 found the West Linn team a little cocky, consequently, they barely nosed out Canby 7-6.  Worthington's interception of a pass and a lateral to Daggett, netting the score.
    Then on November 6, the Lions scalped the Indians, defeating Molalla by a score of 37-0.
    West Linn on November 13 played a scoreless tie with the Oregon City Pioneers.  All during the first half West Linn repeatedly threatened the Pioneer goal and in the second half with the tables turned withheld seven Oregon City goal threats.
    West Linn, after the Oregon City game, had a breather with Dallas, easily defeating them 57-0.
    Milwaukie, the next victim of the Lions, fell to the tune of 12-0.  A 40-yard pass to Tuor in the first quarter netted the first score, the second score was gained on an interception by Stone.
    Although the Lions lose most of their veterans, they look forward to a successful season next year.