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STATE CHAMPIONS  5A: Hutchinson  4A: McPherson  3A: Winfield  2A: St. John  1A: Little River

                  Neil Bartley took over as Hayden's head coach this season. Coach Bartley attempted to run a deliberate offense in the first part of the season with mixed results. Hayden switched to a "run and gun" game during the Topeka Invitational tournament. Hayden won 8 of their last 11 games with this style of play. Steve Schmidt, Kevin Lutz and Joe Cassidy led a very balanced offense - Dan Chavez and others provided a tenacious defense that nearly upset Highland Park at the end of the year. Highland Park was just too much for Hayden - they beat Hayden by thirty, eight and finally by three points - and went to the State 4A tournament with a 20-1 record. Salina Central upset Randy Springs team in the first round. These contests set the stage for a pretty good rivalry between the two teams and their coaches for the next few seasons

 

^ Topeka Capital-Journal states Hayden 92-63 over Wichita East. Official scorebook says 94-63

1973-1974 COACH Neil Bartley Centennial
WON  13  LOST   8
TEAM TEAM W/L HAYDEN OPPONENT PLACE LEAGUE/TOURNEY
11/30/73 Atchison W 45 32 Atchison Centennial
12/7/73 Seaman W 55 48 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
12/14/73 Highland Park L 26 56 Highland Park Centennial
12/18/73 Topeka West L 44 49 Topeka West
1/4/74 Washburn Rural W 84 40 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
1/8/74 Wamego W 58 53 Bueltel A.C.
1/11/74 Leavenworth L 39 41 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
1/12/74 Shawnee Heights W 50 39 Shawnee Heights
1/18/74 Atchison L * 52 53 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
1/23/74 Junction City L 44 50 Municipal Auditorium Topeka Inv
1/25/74 Lawrence W 60 40 Highland Park Topeka Inv
1/26/74 Wichita East ^ W 94 63 Municipal Auditorium Topeka Inv
2/1/74 Seaman W 78 59 Seaman Centennial
2/5/74 Shawnee Heights W 72 63 Bueltel A.C.
2/8/74 Highland Park L 47 55 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
2/12/74 Topeka High W ** 70 69 Bueltel A.C.
2/15/74 Washburn Rural W 69 54 Washburn Rural Centennial
2/19/74 Topeka West W 85 58 Bueltel A.C.
2/22/74 Leavenworth L 67 77 Leavenworth Centennial
2/28/74 Seaman W 59 49 Bueltel A.C. 4A Regional
3/1/74 Highland Park L 42 45 Bueltel A.C. 4A Regional
1240
* Overtime
PLAYER No G FG FT TP
Kevin Lutz 21 94 60 248
Steve Schmidt 21 94 36 224
Joe Cassidy 21 82 38 202
Dan Chavez 21 61 29 151
Larry Russell 21 52 41 145
Ron Faught 16 31 21 83
Mike Halpin 17 26 25 77
Randy Volz 18 16 6 38
Pat Finan 13 9 4 22
Bob Zimmerman 10 6 5 17
Doug Weber 6 3 7 13
Rick Strecker 3 3 2 8
John Cassidy 3 2 0 4
Joe Geist 4 1 2 4
Mike Christian 2 2 0 4
Kevin Sloan 3 0 0 0
1240

January 23, 1974 JCHS box score from JCDU