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 STATE CHAMPIONS  CLASS AA: Wyandotte  CLASS A: Russell  CLASS B: Haven  CLASS BB: Montezuma               Update Dec 1 2007

                Pre-season reviews of Hayden's basketball team stressed the loss of all starting five players from 1954's CLASS A State third place squad. Coach Bueltel cited the lack of experience - but hoped that the varsity might actually run the floor a little better than the '54 team.  Top reserves from the previous year were Bob Turgeon and Carl Strecker and they provided most of the scoring punch for this team. Both flirted with the single game scoring record for the school. Carl Strecker ended up establishing a new record with 28  points (Osage City 2-25-55). 

                  Turgeon was known as "little Bobby Turgeon" in the press. He was a team leader in scoring and probably many other categories not reported in newspaper box scores. He had great games against Wamego in the Jayhawk Christmas Tournament and against Lawrence in the AA Regional (27 points). 

                  Junior transfer from Chicago, Joe Ramos, helped Hayden when he became eligible for play in the second semester. He was part of the push that gave Hayden a tie for the Jayhawk League Championship. Two transfers from East Topeka Jr High (Chello Anguiano & Tom Ortiz) provided bench strength for the fast breaking offense of the Wildcats. In general, the team was playing at a high level in the second half of the season with 10 straight victories before the Lawrence game. Turgeon said several years ago that he had regrets that Hayden was not able to spend one more year in CLASS A where the team probably would have had a legitimate shot at the state championship in 1955. 

                   This was Hayden's last year in the Jayhawk League.

                                                                           

         

1954-1955 COACH Ken Bueltel Jayhawk League Co-Champion
WON  16  LOST 4
DATE TEAM W/L HAYDEN OPP PLACE LEAGUE/TOURNEY
12/3/1954 Holton W 58 47 Hayden East Jayhawk
12/7/1954 Highland Park W 70 61 Hayden East
12/10/1954 Seaman W 58 42 Seaman Jayhawk
12/17/1954 Wamego L 69 83 Wamego Jayhawk
12/28/1954 Seaman W 54 42 Municipal Auditorium Jayhawk Xmas Tourney
12/29/1954 Wamego W 62 58 Municipal Auditorium Jayhawk Xmas Tourney
12/30/1954 Haskell - LA L 50 54 Municipal Auditorium Jayhawk Xmas Tourney
1/4/1955 St. Agnes - K.C. W 58 41 Hayden East
1/11/1955 Highland Park L 56 58 Highland Park
1/14/1955 Washburn Rural W 86 44 Hayden East Jayhawk
1/18/1955 Haskell - LA W 59 52 Haskell - Lawrence Jayhawk
1/21/1955 Osage City W 68 61 Hayden East Jayhawk
1/25/1955 Holton W 71 64 Holton Jayhawk
1/28/1955 Seaman W 76 59 Hayden East Jayhawk
2/1/1955 St. Agnes - K.C. W 75 57 St. Agnes - Kansas City
2/11/1955 Washburn Rural W 58 55 Washburn Rural Jayhawk
2/18/1955 Haskell - LA W 59 56 Hayden East Jayhawk
2/24/1955 Wamego W 74 57 Hayden East Jayhawk
2/25/1955 Osage City W 68 53 Osage City Jayhawk
3/10/1955 Lawrence L 68 77 Lawrence AA Regional
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Sources: Topeka Daily Capital, Topeka State Journal

 

 

PLAYER No G FG FT TP
Bob Turgeon 20 113 85 311
Carl Strecker 20 109 88 306
Larry Berberick 20 59 32 150
Tony Meier 20 29 64 122
Joe Ramos 9 38 30 106
Tim Fink 20 23 25 71
Ed Oswald 19 23 22 68
Tom Ortiz 18 25 10 60
Paul Valdivia 18 14 13 41
George Holvey 17 12 10 34
Chello Anguiano 9 7 5 19
Sil Meier 10 3 3 9
Jerry Sanderson 6 0 0 0
Larry Huerter 2 0 0 0
Danny Flowers 1 0 0 0
Jim Rafferty 1 0 0 0
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