|O||R a number of years the Anamosa High School has had basketball and track athletics, and the present year is no exception.
Last spring the interest in track athletics was not so general as it night have been, but a few of the boys worked faithfully and won many medals in the meets given by the neighboring schools. Representatives entered the invitation meets at Coe, Upper Iowa University, Marion, Iowa State University, and the University of Chicago. In every case the showing made was very creditable. No dual meets were held.
When the basketball season opened in the fall the prospects for a winning team were not very flattering. With only two veterans, Dutton and Van Kirk, eligible, and the latter only for the first semester, few expected the team to show the form it did. The schedule was one of the hardest ever played by an A. H. S. team. Some of the best teams of the state were met, and while we were not always successful, the final record of eleven victories to five defeats shows that the team was the best in the vicinity. The teams that defeated us were from a distance and were teams not usually on the Anamosa schedule.
The first game was played at Springville Oct. 21 and resulted in a victory, 33 to 12. Tho’ the playing was ragged at times, we were encouraged, and by the time of the second Springville game the team work was so much improved that we won 78 to 12. Van Kirk starred in basket throwing in both games.
Dec. 1, a rough and exciting game at Monticello resulted in a 35 to 21victory. The Monticello boys were strong in the scrimmage but could not break up our team work. The next week Manchester was defeated 65 to 21. Tho’ the score was large, the playing was ragged and fumbles were far too numerous. We felt that our team must do better to win the hard games. Dec. 22 the trip was made to Toledo.