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1963-1964 School Year
1963-1964 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: B. Bulander, R. Petrich, T. Capra, C. Ronnander, D. Oland, H. Hardaman. Back Row: C. Johnson, D. Larson, S. LaBelle, C. Wogsland, G. Vikan, P. Perkins, D. Huggins, G. Petrich.

A new season always brings hope to the players and coaches.  This season was no different.  Coach Luther Mona had to deal with new players and the players had to deal with a new assistant coach, Jerry Thayer.

The Tigers opened with a non-conference game against St. Thomas Academy.  The team from Mendota Heights showed discipline and experience in beating South 49-28.

South then played their first conference game, against Edison.  Edison played hard and handed the Tigers their first conference loss, 63-47.

South played two non-conference games, against Eden Prairie and Minnehaha Academy.  Both team defeated the Tigers, Eden Prairie 62-52, and Minnehaha Academy 53-47.

Against Vocational, the Tiger earned their first victory of the season. Unfortunately, it was also their last win too!  It was a close game, with South winning 38-36.

Two more non-conference games handed the Tigers two more losses.  Against Albert Lea, the Tigers played a relatively close game, 69-56.  Austin destroyed the Tigers, almost doubling up South, 100-53.

South returned to conference play against Roosevelt.  The Teddies won 57-42.  West then beat the Tigers 58-31.  The Tigers then fell to Central 47-30.  The closest the Tigers came to being competitive was against Southwest, although South fell 50-39.

The Tigers played their last non-conference game against Montevideo and lost 77-62.

South finished off the conference season with four games, all losses.  North won 64-48.  Washburn beat the Tigers 71-56.  Marshall won by 19, 58-39.  The regular season ended with a loss to Henry, 65-47.

The last game of the season was against North in the District 17 playoffs.  North doubled South’s score and ended the Tigers season with a 70-35 score.  The Tigers finished tied with Vocational with a 1-9 conference record in last place.

The future does look bright for the Tigers.  The Sophomore team finished with an 8-2 record in second place.