1969-70                            Return to Year-by-Year                         HOME                  Update: 8-14-2007

STATE CHAMPIONS  5A: Wyandotte  4A: Junction City  3A: Colby  2A: Hill City  1A: Logan

                      Hayden finally had a true home court to play on since Hayden East had last been used against Haskell in 1963. Coach Bueltel had held out for a larger gym when plans for Hayden West originally called for a 1,700 seat capacity gym. This larger gym was put into use for the first time 2-3-70 and Hayden finished off old foe Seaman with Dick Michaelis leading the defense that fueled, at one point,  a 22-0 run.

                       Hayden seemed to be improving and beat the Centennial League champion Highland Park late in the year. They finished 10-2 in league play for second place. Coach Bueltel said the victory over Highland Park was a big boost for the team. The TCJ quoted Coach saying "This team needed confidence. They're the kind of guys who look both ways at a one-way street."  Mike Hunninghake was injured in this game and was lost for the upcoming Regional.

                       If they could beat Topeka West in the semi-final regional, they would likely play Highland Park for the fourth time that year in the hopes of evening the series and moving on to the state tournament. But, Topeka West dismantled Hayden's press by playing one of their best games of the year. Hayden lost on their new home court 71-55. Coach told the underclassmen to stay out on the floor and let the loss sink in. He said they were all sky high after beating Highland Park but needed "to realize how fickle the world can be."

1969-1970 COACH Ken Bueltel Centennial League
WON  14 LOST  6
12/5/69 Olathe W   69 55 Municipal Auditorium
12/12/69 Leavenworth L   47 49 Leavenworth Centennial
12/13/69 Topeka West W   39 37 Topeka West
12/19/69 Highland Park L   46 58 Municipal Auditorium Centennial
1/9/70 Shawnee Heights W   93 73 Shawnee Heights Centennial
1/10/70 Atchison W **   63 61 Atchison Centennial
1/16/70 Washburn Rural W   87 61 Washburn Rural Centennial
1/21/70 Lawrence W   65 50 Municipal Auditorium Topeka Inv
1/23/70 Highland Park L   60 66 Municipal Auditorium Topeka Inv
1/24/70 Junction City L   43 56 Municipal Auditorium Topeka Inv
1/30/70 Miege - K.C. W   68 57 Miege - Kansas City
2/3/70 Seaman W   89 66 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
2/6/70 Leavenworth W   73 64 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
2/7/70 Atchison W   62 54 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
2/13/70 Shawnee Heights W   73 52 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
2/14/70 Topeka High L   52 75 Bueltel A.C.
2/20/70 Washburn Rural W 102 48 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
2/24/70 Seaman W   73 64 Municipal Auditorium Centennial
2/27/70 Highland Park W   55 54 Topeka High Centennial
3/3/70 Topeka West L   55 71 Bueltel A.C. 4A Regional
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TDC, TSJ on all   

 

Player G FG FT TP
Richard Torrez 20 107 56 270
Jim Wempe 20 75 104 254
Pat Weissbeck 20 82 68 232
Mike Hunninghake 19 44 21 109
Mike Shamburg 20 37 30 104
Ed Clark 19 33 18 84
Dan Didde 20 29 9 67
Gordon Walls 19 19 18 56
Dick Michaelis 18 19 13 51
Marion Carver 6 7 11 25
Tim Morrisey 12 6 9 21
Dave Zerngast 12 5 9 19
Bill Zimmerman 10 6 6 18
Roger Howard 5 2 0 4
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