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Historical Sports: 1951-52 Douglas Huskies

Posted: October 21, 2012 - 12:04am
The 1951-52 Douglas Huskies: Back row left-to-right are Henry Stevens, Tony McCormick (Returning Letterman), John Jensen (RL), Tom Cashen (RL), Herb Riley (RL), coach Bob Isaac. Front l-r are Richard Isaak (RL), Bill Andrews, Pat Wellington (RL), Louie Pusich, Bob Johnson and Don Niemi. According to The Gastineau Breeze and The Huskie Scoreboard a new electric scoreboard was installed this season through donations solicited through the efforts of Mr and Mrs Guy A Russo. The old scoreboard, also electric and built by the shop class, was donated to the University of Alaska. Bios - "Tone" McCormick (5-foot10) left-handed soph forward, highscorer last season, started off this year with 15 points. "Shadow" Jensen (6-foot3) junior pivot man, play-maker and backboard artist, good with the books as well as the hooks. "Cash" Cashen, junior, basketball runs in the Cashen clan and Tom Ed is no exception, hard driver and an excellent shot. "Pat" Wellington, junior, so far Pat hasn't been a sensational scorer but his steady play was a big factor in the last game. "Dick" Isaak, junior guard with a good set-shot, should really begin to hit in a game or two. "Herb" Riley, only senior on the squad, aggressive with plenty of finesse, will be a high scorer with more practice. "Henry" Stevens, reserve forward from last year, a good shot and aggressive, small stature is a handicap. Bob Johnson, plays a steady game, a hard worker who will come into his own when he acquires more experience. Billy Andrews, frosh forward of whom a lot is expected, may develop into one of the best in a couple of years. Louis Pusich, one of a long line of Pusichs, plays with reckless abandon. Don Niemi, a soph without previous experience, shows promise and should come along fast the last of the season. WANTED: Artists to design a good heading for The Huskie Scoreboard. See daily historical photos on page A2 and in Sports. For more historical photos go to Juneauempire.com. The Juneau Empire is celebrating a "C                Photo Courtesy of Tony McCormick
Photo Courtesy of Tony McCormick
The 1951-52 Douglas Huskies: Back row left-to-right are Henry Stevens, Tony McCormick (Returning Letterman), John Jensen (RL), Tom Cashen (RL), Herb Riley (RL), coach Bob Isaac. Front l-r are Richard Isaak (RL), Bill Andrews, Pat Wellington (RL), Louie Pusich, Bob Johnson and Don Niemi. According to The Gastineau Breeze and The Huskie Scoreboard a new electric scoreboard was installed this season through donations solicited through the efforts of Mr and Mrs Guy A Russo. The old scoreboard, also electric and built by the shop class, was donated to the University of Alaska. Bios - "Tone" McCormick (5-foot10) left-handed soph forward, highscorer last season, started off this year with 15 points. "Shadow" Jensen (6-foot3) junior pivot man, play-maker and backboard artist, good with the books as well as the hooks. "Cash" Cashen, junior, basketball runs in the Cashen clan and Tom Ed is no exception, hard driver and an excellent shot. "Pat" Wellington, junior, so far Pat hasn't been a sensational scorer but his steady play was a big factor in the last game. "Dick" Isaak, junior guard with a good set-shot, should really begin to hit in a game or two. "Herb" Riley, only senior on the squad, aggressive with plenty of finesse, will be a high scorer with more practice. "Henry" Stevens, reserve forward from last year, a good shot and aggressive, small stature is a handicap. Bob Johnson, plays a steady game, a hard worker who will come into his own when he acquires more experience. Billy Andrews, frosh forward of whom a lot is expected, may develop into one of the best in a couple of years. Louis Pusich, one of a long line of Pusichs, plays with reckless abandon. Don Niemi, a soph without previous experience, shows promise and should come along fast the last of the season. WANTED: Artists to design a good heading for The Huskie Scoreboard. See daily historical photos on page A2 and in Sports. For more historical photos go to Juneauempire.com. The Juneau Empire is celebrating a "C

According to The Gastineau Breeze these are the players on the team. Bios - “Tone” McCormick (5-foot10) left-handed soph forward, high scorer last season, started off this year with 15 points. “Shadow” Jensen (6-foot3) junior pivot man, play-maker and backboard artist, good with the books as well as the hooks. “Cash” Cashen, junior, basketball runs in the Cashen clan and Tom Ed is no exception, hard driver and an excellent shot. “Pat” Wellington, junior, so far Pat hasn’t been a sensational scorer but his steady play was a big factor in the last game. “Dick” Isaak, junior guard with a good set-shot, should really begin to hit in a game or two. “Herb” Riley, only senior on the squad, aggressive with plenty of finesse, will be a high scorer with more practice. “Henry” Stevens, reserve forward from last year, a good shot and aggressive, small stature is a handicap. Bob Johnson, plays a steady game, a hard worker who will come into his own when he acquires more experience. Billy Andrews, frosh forward of whom a lot is expected, may develop into one of the best in a couple of years. Louis Pusich, one of a long line of Pusichs, plays with reckless abandon. Don Niemi, a soph without previous experience, shows promise and should come along fast the last of the season. The cheerleader awards, two Major “D” letters, were given to Maria Worobec and Judy Niemi for leading the Douglas cheering section. In town, the ‘51 DeSoto was going to be on display at Commerical Motor Co. on 115 Front Street, phone 57 for more informatiion. Summer activities for D-Hi students included: Bob Kolhase is again gillnetting on the “Mabel;” John Jensen has a job with the Road Commission near Anchorage; Tom and Pat say they are going to work on a trail crew; Della will be working on the fishing grounds and Elsie is going to take a trip to Europe and visit relatives in Sweden; Pat Means, Frances, Marilyn, and Moni, all plan on working in offices this summer; Dorothy Tassel is going to work at the Hawk-Inlet cannery again; Fred Wittanen is planning on taking a trip to Seattle on the 17th of May.

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