MARCH 17, 1974
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago:
The last hurrah
A eulogy is sounded by Norwalk cheerleaders Lisa Laube, Betsy Downer and Carrie Simon in the waning moments of the Trucker's regional basketball game Friday night against Genoa at Bowling Green. The Truckers ended their most successful tournament season by losing to the Comets 72-55.
Fisher, Holtz get mat awards
Two underclassmen were honored with major wrestling awards at an assembly at Norwalk High School this morning.
Junior Lyle Fisher was presented with the Most Valuable Wrestler Award and sophomore Dan Holtz received the Most Improved Wrestler Award.
Fisher won 25 bouts this season and lost only six. Holtz fashioned an 11-10 record as a sophomore after losing all four bouts as a freshman.
Four Norwalk wrestlers earn freestyle crowns
TOLEDO - Four Norwalk wrestlers ruled as champions at a freestyle wrestling tournament at Toledo Start High School over the weekend.
Junior Lyle Fisher took the title at 143 pounds in the 15-18 age group. He rolled to seven wins, including four by pins.
All other Norwalk champions came in the 13-14 age group. Greg Westervelt won five bouts at 85 pounds; Chris Bouck four at 112; and Mark Lane four at heavyweight.
Also wrestling in the younger age bracket were Dave Peabody (100), Doug Peabody (105), Jim Allen (170), Jeff Schaffer (126) and Mark Hester (119).
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Longjahr were pictured in the paper inspecting the Eagle Scout badges their sons Allen and Michael received in award ceremonies Sunday. Allen. 14, has been a Boy Scout three years, and is a student council representative at St. Paul's High School. Michael, 18, a scout six years, is a Junior Achievement president and president of St. Paul's French Club. Troop 234 Scoutmaster Steve Wright said it is the first time in the history of the troop and possibly of the Firelands Council that brothers became Eagle Scouts at the same time.
- Compiled by Andy Prutsok