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Dale News Nov. 19, 1969: Dale Aces To Open Season at Home Friday Against Castle

1969-70 DALE GOLDEN ACES — Kneeling in center at left, varsity coach Bernie Burk and at right, assistant coach Pat Arnold. Standing from left: Jack Tuley, Student Mgr., Ken Dauby, Alan Spayd, Jay Guth, Rick Hufnagel, Rick Graman, Nick Hart, David Walker, Robert Hagedorn, Rick Rosbottom and Wallace Schaaf, Student Mgr. (Missing from the photo is Wayne Hobbs).

Friday night, the Dale Golden Aces will open their 1969-70 Basketball season at home when they host the Castle Knights.

Coach Larry Erwin lost his pair of snappy guards, David Ransom and Lin Fischer through graduation route. They were 3-year veterans an accounted for much of the Castle strength. Returning is their rangy senior center, Terry Lindenschmidt 6-4, and stepping into varsity action is another 6-4 lad, Chris Reinbrecht, a junior, who did very little scoring last season, but probably will add to the board strength, if nothing else. Also on the roster are seniors, Steve Newcom 5-8, Kenny White 5-11, Tim Katter 5-10, George Smith 6-1; and juniors, Jeff Wallace 5-7, Mark Last 5-9, Don King 5-9, Brian Slade 5-9, Richard Hurt 5-8 and a very familiar name around Dale… Kaiser, (Gregg), who is 6-2. They finished last season with a 7-13 record.

Dales Golden Aces should be stronger this season, with returning starters. Nick Hart, Rick Graman, Rick Rosbottom and Ken Dauby; plus letterman Bob Hagedorn, and David Walker.

Rick Graman 6-3 and Nick Hart 6-2 provide the size factor for Dale. They are both seniors and seasoned veterans. Ken Dauby a 5-7 senior and Rick Rosbottom 5-9 junior will return at guard. Others who may see action this season are seniors David Walker 5-10 and Alan Spayd 5-9; juniors, Bob Hagedorn 5-10, Wayne Hobbs 5-8 and sophomores Rick Hufnagel 5-11 and Jay Guth 5-10.

Coach Bernie Burk will be heading the Aces for the first time this season and brings with him a successful coaching career. Things look bright for the Aces this season, and if facts on paper mean anything, they should be a formidable foe.

Game times are 6:30 and 8 p.m. CST

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