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Dale News Jan 20, 1961: Aces to Host Petersburg and Crown New Net Queen

Queen Sandy Clark and her court, From Left to right: Carol Evans, Ruthie Gogel, Dorothy Scmitt, Beverly Helm, Vicki Holmes, Queen Sandy Clark, Nicky Smith, Irma Mehling, Mary Billart, Joanie Eble and Judy Reinke.
Photo from 1961 Dale High School Yearbook

Church Lawrence Prusz and his Golden Aces will crown their basketball queen Miss Sandy Clark before varsity activity gets under way here tonight when they host Petersburg in the third-last home game of the season.

Petersburg will be invading to retrieve the 58-48 loss suffered from Dale last season. Coach Charles Parkinson and his Indians are scoring a 4-7 record this season with wins over Cannelton, Winslow, Otwell and Stendal. They lost to Loogootee by 5 points, Ft. Branch by 3 points, Huntingburg by 14 to mention the highlights.

The Indians have been ahead of all the teams they played this season, only to lose out in the final stage of the game. They consistently start strong. This should be an interesting contest as the Golden Aces seem to get stronger as the game progresses. Tacked on to the pair of recent losses by Dale, this game should be an action-packed scalp-raiser!

Coach Parkinson will probably start four seniors and one junior. In the forward slots will be seniors Dave Fiscus and Jim Cox. Both stand about 6 feet. At center is a high-jumping 5-10 senior who can move extremely fast for a center. Bringing the ball down court will be senior Don Warner 5-7 and Tom Dorcey, a junior and also 5-7.

Lawrence Prusz will probably go with Pat Arnold, Gary Flamion, Bill Winkler, Bill Smith and Stan Guth. Senior Tom Schum may be a possible starter in place of Guth.

Coach Jim Giovanetti will set the stage with his Deuces in the reliminaryh tilt at 6:45 p.m. with the varsity contest to follow the crowning.

Photo from 1961 Dale High School Yearbook

Miss Sandy Clark, daughter of Mrs. Catherine Clark, Route 1, Dale Indiana, will be crowned basketball queen Friday night at 7:45 immediately before the Dale Petersburg game. The queen was elected by popular vote of all high school students.

Her court was chosen by the senior class and is composed of Judy Reinke, Dorothy Schmitt, Mary Billart, Beverly Helm, Irma Mehling, Carol Evans, and Ruthie Gogel. The queen and her attendants will wear formals. They will be escorted by members of the varsity basketball team.

Photo from 1961 Dale High School Yearbook

Honors are not new to Sandy. She was a member of the Student Council 3 years and an officer 2 years; a varsity cheerleader for 3 years and captain of the squad for 2 years and an officer one year; member of junior play; member of annual staff and editor of the Comet.

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