School: Neillsville Athletic Banquet (1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Lamphear, Hauge, Van Gorden,
Ylvisaker, Schoengarth, Lauscher, Allen Crissinger, Giese,
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 17, 1958
Neillsville Athletic Banquet
George Lamphear, widely known assistant
football coach of the University of Wisconsin, will be the
principal speaker at the annual Athletic banquet in the high school
gymnasium Saturday evening.
Former freshman coach, Lamphear is the
father of one of last year’s stand-out gridders on the
university squad. With the spring training season under way,
he is expected to assess the prospects for the Badgers in the fall
Big 10 season.
With five outstanding prospects from last
year’s freshman squad, observers have tagged the Wisconsin
squad as vastly improved.
Lamphear also is bringing a motion
picture showing highlights of last year’s Big 10 football
season, and will give commentary on that.
Locally, one of the highlights of the
fourth annual banquet honoring high school athletes will be the
naming of the "Athlete of the Year." The selection of the
outstanding senior already has been made by a committee of the
Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the affair each year. They are
aided in their selection by teachers of the high school.
Selection of the winner is based on 10
basic points encompassing character, effort, citizenship and
others, as well as athletic prowess. On that basis every
student who has tried his hand at some sport conceivably could be
selected for the honor.
Announcement of the "Athlete of the Year"
and the presentation of the trophy will be made by James Hauge,
president of the sponsoring group. The trophy is kept in the
trophy case in the high school, with the winners’ names
engraved on it. A gold medal is given to the youth as a
The dinner will start at 7:15 p.m., and
the affair is expected to conclude promptly at 9:15 p.m.
Co-chairman of the general committee in charge is Richard H. Van Gorden, and Joseph Ylvisaker. Arrangements for the program were made by Judge Lowell D. Schoengarth and Prin. Ivan Lauscher of the high school. The awards committee is composed of Willard H. Allen, B. H. Crissinger and H. O. Giese. The banquet committee includes Mr. Hauge, Arthur Drescher and Henry Thomsen.
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