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1967-1968 School Year
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1967-1968 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: S. Anderson, C. Lumbly, F. Duda, J. Vasseur, M. Colich, T. Grice, K. Johnson. Back Row: Head Coach Mr. Mona, H. Wenngatz, J. Hovey, D. Albrecht, H. Bonrud, K. Pieh, M. Kulka, J. Jolsten, Assistant Coach E. Magdanz, J. Nault.

Over the last few season, the Tigers have languished near the bottom of the conference standings.  Coaches Luther Mona and Eric Magdanz were hoping the Tigers would take a giant leap and content for the conference title.

South opened the conference season against Vocational.  This was a good victory for the Tigers.  South completely dominated Vocational winning 81-56.  In the second game, South again came out hot, completely out-classing Marshall in their win 62-43.

The third game, against Southwest, was an old-fashioned barn-burner.  Both team worked hard, playing a good defense.  South won on a last-minute shot, 59-57. The next two games, against Roosevelt and North, were just like the first two games.  South dominated both teams winning against Roosevelt 84-57, and beating North 78-63.

The Tigers took a break from conference play to take on St. Paul Central.  This game was the closest game the Tigers played all season.  In the end, South won by a slim 71-70 score.

The game against Henry pitted the two top teams in the conference.  South entered the game undefeated.  Henry had only one loss.  Henry completely dominated the game and earned a tie for the conference lead.  The final score was 70-48.

South returned to the win column against Central.  The Tigers 10-point win, 64-54, kept them in a first place tie.  The Tigers then defeated Washburn.  The game was close, but South won 55-49. 

Against Edison, the Tigers stumbled and lost 60-57.  This loss dropped the Tigers into second place, one game behind Henry with one game to play.  In order to grab a share of the conference crown, the Tigers would have to defeat West and hope Henry would lose to Central the next day.

Against West, the Tigers played like champions, winning 67-43.  Now, South had to wait.  Would they share the title or finish second.  Henry, 8-1, played Central, 7-2. Central was playing to make a three-way share for the title.  This game had the fans roaring.  In the end, Henry won 63-59 and claimed the title.  South finished 8-2 in second place.

South was one of the favorites in the District 17 tournament.  The first game saw the Tigers take on North, who finished 2-8.  North played extremely well and upset the Tigers 58-52, ending South’s season.

After the season was over, Tim Grice was named to the All-Conference team.