1984-85                                 Return to Year-by-Year                 HOME                                     Update: 12/15/2007

STATE CHAMPIONS  6A: Wyandotte  5A Washburn Rural  4A Atchison  3A: Hesston  2A: Linn  1A: Garden Plain    

Topeka C-J Thad Alton photo 12-8-1984  Coach Ben Meseke and Assistant Coach Bob Taul

      This team recorded the fewest wins for a Coach Meseke team during his time at Hayden. The team was lacking a go-to offensive threat.  A review of the season record shows a team that never gave up and was praised by opposing coaches for their patient offense and persistent defense.  Atchison won the 4A State this year and Coach Chic Downing was quoted by TCJ reporter Rick Dean after that game. " I have never had an easy game against Hayden", he told him after Atchison's 45-37 win in early February.  That was not only a  good compliment to the current coaches (Meseke & Taul), but to all the previous coaches and players who built the Hayden tradition. 

     Seaman won the Centennial League in 1985 and they put up a big score on the team both times they played. Topeka High and a few others won by large margins, but most games were within reach until the team's lack of size and offense would cause them to fade down the stretch.  Coach Meseke often praised their hard work on the court and in practice. After the OT loss to Highland Park he told TCJ reporter Alan Quakenbush, "They have played hard all year... they're going to be rewarded somewhere - either on the floor or later on in life." Current Girl's Coach Wes Meier made the winning shot against Hiawatha that gave hope that the boys might return to state tourney play for the fifth consecutive year. Holton gained revenge for an earlier loss to end Hayden's season.

1984-85  COACH:  Ben Meseke      WON  5   LOST  18

11/29/1984 Perry-Lecompton W 56 40 Perry-Lecompton Tri-County
11/30/1984 Silver Lake L 45 49 Silver Lake Tri-County
12/1/1984 Holton W 35 26 Bueltel A.C. Tri-County
12/4/1984 Topeka High L 44 66 Topeka High
12/7/1984 Highland Park L 42 44 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
12/14/1984 Shawnee Heights L 48 54 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
12/18/1984 Topeka West L 45 48 Bueltel A.C.
1/4/1985 Emporia W 48 47 Emporia Centennial
1/11/1985 Washburn Rural L 49 59 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
1/16/1985 KC-Ward L 46 59 Topeka High Topeka Inv
1/18/1985 SM South L 48 51 Topeka High Topeka Inv
1/19/1985 KC-Washington L 42 60 Topeka High Topeka Inv
1/25/1985 Seaman L 50 76 Seaman Centennial
1/29/1985 Highland Park L * 51 53 Highland Park Centennial
2/1/1985 Atchison L 37 45 Atchison
2/2/1985 KC-Hogan L 42 47 Bueltel A.C.
2/8/1985 Shawnee Heights L 40 53 Shawnee Heights Centennial
2/12/1985 Washburn Rural L 45 58 Washburn Rural Centennial
2/15/1985 Emporia L 41 51 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
2/22/1985 Seaman L 46 70 Bueltel A.C. Centennial
2/26/1985 Hiawatha W 51 50 Hiawatha 4A Sub-State
2/28/1985 Perry-Lecompton W 42 41 Perry-Lecompton 4A Sub-State
3/2/1985 Holton L 34 50 Perry-Lecompton 4A Sub-State
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State Champions that Hayden played

PLAYERS Games FG FT TP
Tom Jaramillo 23 89 40 218
Sheldon Bryan 23 63 40 166
Paul Reilly 23 67 16 150
Steve Custenborder 22 54 36 144
Jeff Meier 23 37 13 87
Pete Ritchey 23 32 18 82
Cale Miller 13 27 8 62
Tom Konrade 22 15 18 48
Wes Meier 19 18 12 48
Lance Meier 10 6 6 18
Marc Fry 3 2 0 4
Kevin Walstrom 1 0 0 0
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