1956-57                                 Return to Year-by-Year               HOME                         Update: July 19,2007

STATE CHAMPIONS  CLASS AA: Wyandotte  CLASS A: Clay Center  CLASS B: Pretty Prairie  CLASS BB: Tescott

                    Another mediocre year - but Hayden did well against old Jayhawk League foes. Coach Bueltel was hoping to gain entry to the NEKL - but they were annually snubbed by that organization.  It was during this period that some discussion of a Catholic League circulated with some Hayden and Ward people. Travel and complications of interstate competition (ROCKHURST,CHRISTIAN BROS and others) kept this idea in the rumor mill only.

                          The fast break was utilized to substitute for the team's lack of size. Early season victories were accomplished with the speed on offense and some long range bombs from Ortiz. He was known for his high arching heaves - he would have been an excellent 3 point shooter had that rule been in place. Jim Rangel was another weapon - usually off the bench - who provided some streaks of long range shooting. 

                         Tom Gannon , Sil Meier and Chello Anguiano provided decent play - but the lack of size was too much to overcome. This was the deciding factor in Hayden's loss to Atchison in the first round of the Regional tournament. Lee Flaschbarth scored 25 points for Atchison in a very hotly contested finale. Ortiz was recovering from the flu and his totals were way down for this contest or the result could easily been in Hayden's favor. 

 

1956-1957 COACH Ken Bueltel Independent
WON  10   LOST  10
DATE TEAM W/L HAYDEN OPPONENT PLACE LEAGUE/TOURNEY
12/7/56 Holton W 61 41 Hayden East
12/9/56 Christian Bros-SJ W 60 56 Christian Bros.-St. Joseph
12/14/56 Seaman W 57 50 Seaman
12/18/56 Highland Park W 59 42 Hayden East
12/21/56 Ottawa L 57 65 Ottawa
12/27/56 Emporia L 54 75 Highland Park HPHS Xmas Inv
12/28/56 Manhattan L 44 48 Highland Park HPHS Xmas Inv
12/29/56 Independence L 42 50 Highland Park HPHS Xmas Inv
1/8/57 Highland Park L 62 73 Highland Park
1/15/57 Haskell - LA W 55 46 Haskell - Lawrence
1/18/57 Olathe W 65 56 Olathe
1/25/57 Seaman W 78 65 Hayden East
1/29/57 Hogan - K.C. L 57 60 Hayden East
2/1/57 Wamego W 48 47 Hayden East
2/3/57 Christian Bros-SJ W 89 42 Hayden East
2/8/57 Ward - K.C. L 49 61 Hayden East
2/12/57 Ottawa L 64 76 Hayden East
2/15/57 Haskell - LA L * 64 65 Hayden East
2/23/57 Rockhurst - K.C. W 58 46 Hayden East
3/5/57 Atchison L 56 57 Lawrence AA Regional
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TDC on all          NEKL Teams    Jayhawk League Teams

PLAYER No G FG FT TP
Tom Ortiz 20 122 82 326
Tom Gannon 20 97 48 242
Chello Anguiano 20 62 59 183
Sil Meier 19  44 52 140
Jim Rangel 17  33   8   74
Larry Huerter 19  12 33   57
Don Laird 13   17 14   48
Fred Schapker 17   17 14   48
Jerry Gannon 13   10   6   26
Pete Serrano 13    3  4  10
John Landon   5     2   5    9
Joe Stevens 11     2   2    6
Evans   1     2   2     6
Charles Laird   5      1   2     4
Gene Smith   2     0   0     0
   
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