FEB. 11, 1963
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 44 years ago:
Norwalk rolls over Port Clinton, 68-32
The Norwalk High Truckers served notice Saturday night that they are now back on the beam and ready to take on all comers for the rest of the season and in the tournaments.
The Truckers literally toyed with visiting Port Clinton and handed them a lopsided 68-32 defeat. Only the night before the Redskins rolled up over 80 points in dropping Anthony Wayne, but Saturday night it was a different story as the locals' defense told the tale. John Schroeder again led the Big Blue in scoring with 29 points. Rick Kohlmyer had another good night, tapping in 12 markers on six of 11 tries.
But Dave Battles turned in the best all around performance in the little time that he was in the game. He scored just five points but hit on two for two from the field, had seven rebounds and six recoveries.
Butch Meagrow had six assists.
Flyers edged by Attica 55-52
ATTICA a disputed foul call with slightly more than a minute to play put the finger in the broken dike of Attica defenses Saturday night, leading to a 55-52 defeat of Norwalk St. Paul's. The Flyers apparently out of contention and trailing by 14, 49-35 midway in the final period, suddenly came alive and were in control at the time of the foul call.
Bob Spettle was the scoring leader for the contest with 23, his highest total of the season. He was followed by Mike Hickey's 12.
Rim explosion injures man
A tire rim exploded in the face of a young Norwalk service station attendant last night, seriously cutting his jaw and face and resulting in shock.
Rushed to Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital by Kubach-Smith Ambulance, Charles Cooper, 20, of 110 State St., is listed in fair condition today suffering from lacerations of the face, jaw and nose and mild shock.
Recording the year
A photo inside the paper showed three Norwalk High seniors are among those busily at work to wrap up the 1963 edition of the "Signal," the school's award winning yearbook. Helping to select just the right pictures are Barbara Columbus, editor, Dick Pohl, business manager, and Joan Stiver, art editor. They are members of Kendall Falke's journalism class.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok