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Postville High School Sports

Miscellaneous Records & photos over the years .....

1907 Football

The High School football team is now organized with Walter Kluss, manager, and John Schultz, captain.
Two games have been scheduled with McGregor, at McGregor the 16th and here the 28th.

The lineup will be as follows: 
Right End - James McNiel
Right Tackle - Harry Beedy
Right Guard - Ralph Davis
Center - Hewitt Williams
Left Guard - Leo Gordon
Left Tackle - Godfry Nickola
Left End - Eli Garms
Quarterback - Harry Cole
Fullback - Walter Kluss
Left Halfback - Earle Abernethy
Right Halfback - John Schultz 
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 21 Nov. 1907. Postville column
~contributed by Reid R. Johnson




Postville Basketball team ca1916
Postville Basketball team
ca 1916

On the back is written...

Right side top: Earl Miller, Victor Williams, Ralph Bactell (surname crossed out and Bachtell written underneath)
Left top: Jim McCullock, Joe Koevenig, Harry LaVall

There is no date on this photo, but all of the players except Ralph Bachell / Bactell were in the class of 1916, according to graduation records of Postville High School.

~contributed by John Orr



Postville Basketball team ca1918-1922
Postville Basketball team
ca 1918-1922

This photo of the Postville High School Boys Basketball team was taken sometime between 1918 and 1922 when my dad, Louis Benjegerdes, was in HS.  He is not in the picture, and I don't have names of anyone who is in the pic. Thought it might be a good one to put on the website to see if anyone knows who is in the picture.
~contributed by Grace Benjegerdes Keir

The coach in both photos looks to be the same man, does anyone know who he is? Are any of the players faces familiar? Let the Allamakee co. coordinator know.


1927 Football

Postville High School starting line-up for their last game that year against New Hampton.
Left end, Willard Schutte
Left tackle, Harry Davis
Left guard, Richard Schultz
Center, James Lennon
Right guard, Harvey Gruel
Right tackle, Elmer Sander
Right end, Ralph Pliester
Left half back, Eldo Gordon
Right half back, Edward Neff
Full back, Jacob Hangartner (C)
Quarter back, La Verne Kluss

N. B., our end, Hein, will be out of the game due to appendicitis. Hangartner is team captain. Seniors, for whom this game is their last of their high school careers, are Neff, Hangartner, Gruel and Sanders.

~Postville Herald, Thursday, November 17, 1927
~contributed by Reid R. Johnson


1966 Football

Postville Junior High School Football Team, 1966
The undefeated Postville Junior High football team ended their season with a total of 146 points to their opponents' 18. They started by defeating Waukon 45-0. Then they downed Monona 41-12. Valley didn't stand a chance with the final score 33-0. Decorah was the closest game with a score of 27-6. Coach Chandler said that the success of this season was due to the hard work, good attitude, and the desire to win on the part of the entire squad. He cited Cliff Marlow, Bob Radloff, and Dick Mohs as outstanding players. Cliff Marlow lead the team with 16 touchdowns for the season; Dick Mohs was next with four, and Doug Lenth had one.

Starting line up for the team was: quarterback, Larry Moore; left half, Cliff Marlow; right half, Doug Lenth; fullback, Dick Mohs; on the line were Bob Radloff, Scott Snitker, Grant Mork, Loren Brandt, Ted Hughes, Dennis Anderson, Dennis Koenig, Mike Miene, and Terry Szabo.

Other members of the overall team were: Dale Troester (manager). Joey Duwe, Reid Koenig, John Meade, Blaine Schultz, Bobby Benson, Mike Reinhardt, Lynn Sanders, Bradley Harris, Wyatt Schultz, Wayne Haltmeyer, Bradley Rekow, Dwight Bacon, Loren Johnson, Ronnie Wendel, Tennis Foels, Terry Hangartner, David Anderson, Randy Suckow, John Schroeder, Bradley Schutte, Kevin Krambeer, Leslie Livingood and Fransis Livingood.

The Pirate victory wagon was lead by cheerleaders Marsha Smith, Nancy Rosberg, Mary Chris Owen and Konnie Brandt.
Our congratulations to the Little Pirate team for the outstanding record.

~the text & names were extracted from a picture and article in the Postville Herald, Wednesday, November 2, 1966. The picture did not copy adequately to display here.
~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1975-76 PHS Girls Basketball team

The members of the varsity squad of the Postville Girls basketball team are:
Front row, L-R: Barb Kleve, Gloria Hager, Jenny Bacon, Annette Schultz, Brenda Shafer, Carol Gunderson & Shirley DeCook
Second row: Asst. coach Jim Bossom, Lisa Landt, Diann Lechtenberg, Rhonda Rathje, Debbie Bruns, Rhonda Brainard, Brenda Rekow & Cindy Kleve
Back row: Coach Lynn Philliber, Susan Turner (manager), Cheryl Imoehl, Cathy Brainard, LuAnn Shutte, Debbie Courtney (manager) & Julie Turner (manager)
~Postville Herald, Wed., November 12, 1975
~contributed by Reid R. Johnson

1975-76 PHS westling squad

The Postville Pirate Wrestling team will open their season Saturday with a tournament at Starmont. Members vying for starting spots include:
Front row, left to right: Galen Heying, Justin Harris, Dan White, Kendal Jarms and Gordon Snitker
Second row: Lewis Meyer, Collin Cook, Corey Cook, Bill Huinker and Stan Schultz
Back row: Stuart Schultz, Dave Hartley, Milt Olson, Dennis Burns, Noel Knight and Leo Tehel.
Not present (for the photo) were: Jerry Hofer, Randy Schultz, Chris Schultz, Rick Hughes, John Curnow and Jeff Huinker.
Postville Herald, Wed., November 19, 1975
~contributed by Reid R. Johnson

1975-76 PHS varsity basketball team

The Postville Pirate Boys Basketball team will start their season here Friday when they take on a good Waukon team. shown here are the members of the varsity team with their coach.
Front row, left to right: Coach Paul Jungblut, Blake Radloff, Chuck Deering, Dave Heins, Gary Lechtenberg, Kent Schultz and Larry Downing.
Back row: Jeff Olson, Jerry Marlow, Dave Bruns, Kelly Livingood, Steve Martins, Steve Marlow and Jamie Ash, manager.
Postville Herald, Wed., November 19, 1975
~contributed by Reid R. Johnson


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