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1960-1961 School Year
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1960-1961 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: D. Larson, J. Nyenhuis, G. Kubitschek, D. Meyers, S. Magnell. Back Row: G. Anderson, J. Newsom, J. Reinke, J. Bolin, P. Freeman, H. Johnson, H. Evans, G. Lund.

The 1960-1961 season hoped to continue to build on the success of the past two year.  Coaches Luther Mona and Walt Butterwick hoped to guide the players to another successful campaign.

The team opened with two non-conference games.  First was against St. Paul Humboldt.  The Tigers played excellent defense as well as a great offense winning 58-35.  The second game was much the same.  South faced off against Minnehaha Academy.  Again, South won.

South opened the conference schedule against Vocational.  At halftime, the Volts were winning, causing the Tigers to have to mount a comeback on their way to a 51-45 victory.

South then took on Washburn.  Dan Meyers let the Tigers to a 61-47 victory, scoring 25 points.

Henry was the next opponent.  Dan Meyers and John Bolin almost beat the Patriots by themselves, scoring 46 of the team’s 66 points.  Henry scored 57 in a losing effort.

In the next two games, South came away with two more conference victories.  Using 10 players (of the 11 on the roster), the Tigers beat Marshall 63-48.  Against North, the team played a total game.  Meyers scored 36 points and was named High School Player of the Week.  Bolin contributed 18 points and Kubitscheck tossed in 12 leading the Tigers to a 72-55 win.

The game against Roosevelt would be for the conference lead.  Both teams were undefeated in conference play.  Roosevelt showed why they won the conference taking the game in convincing style 71-50.

South ended the regular season winning their next four games and finishing in second place.  Edison was the first victim.  Meyers, 24 points, and Bolin, 23 points, led the Tigers to a 68-50 win.  Against Southwest, the Tigers won 78-64 behind the hot shooting of Kubitschck who scored 20 points.  Central, 68-49, and West, 74-44, both fell to the Tigers to end the season.

Finishing second, South played the St. Paul second place team, Harding,  in the Twin City Championship. Harding outscored the Tigers to win 64-56.

Before entering District play, the Tigers took on Winona in a non-conference contest.  South set two team records in winning 93-88.  First, it was the highest scoring game in the history of the school.  Second, the 93 points was the most ever scored by a Tiger team.

South then entered District 17 play.  The first game was against Washburn.  The Tigers again defeated the Millers, this time 59-51. Bolin scored 23 and Meyers 221 to lead the Tigers. A second game against Henry was next on the schedule and again the Tigers beat the patriots, 61-53.  The District 17 championship came down to the two best teams in Minneapolis, Roosevelt and South.  This game had more suspense than the earlier game, but unfortunately the Teddies came away with the win, 50-42.

At the end of the season, Dan Meyers was named All-Conference first team.  John Bolin and George Kubitscheck were named All-Conference Honorable Mention.