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1903-1904 School Year
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Sophie Brown Ida Davis, Mabel Lyman, Sarah Riedell, Grace Law, Bernice O’Connell, Ruth Banker

Girls basketball played an important part in athletic during this year.  The girls were fortunate in securing Irving Robitshek as their coach.  Robitshek is well-known in athletic circles.  Although many difficulties were encountered, Robitshek worked faithfully for the team, and made as good a coach as could have been found.  After a month’s delay, practiced finally began at the YWCA.  Practice was regular and well attended.

Victory over Anoka was an easy matter.  The Lyndale girls were beaten after a game which was somewhat rough owing to conflicting rules.  South was beaten by St. Paul Central early in the season.  The St. Paul team displayed teamwork that is seldom seen so early in the season.

The trip to Hudson, WI resulted in victory for South.  The team then played the ladies from the “U.”  The 1904 South Yearbook said, “the result of the game is left unmentioned.”  This leads the reader to believe that the South girls lost very badly.

In the only game against a Minneapolis school, Central defeated South.  The girls took their defeat philosophically.

The team played a post-season contest against Stanley Hall.  This may have been the best game of the season, although Stanley Hall won by one point! 

The season ended with defeat, but there are bright spots for next year as most of the players were Juniors.  With a year’s experience, the team should be very competitive and bring home a championship.