This book was researched by Anne Wallestad Erickson from the Roseau Times-Region articles regarding the Junior Winter Sports Meets held from 1950-1970. These hockey meets took place between Country Schools and the Roseau School. 76 pages with write-ups and pictures from across the area.
Below are a couple of articles from the book.
Junior Winter Sports Event This Weekend
Roseau Times-Region, March 20, 1952, Page 1
The Third Annual Junior Winter Sports meet is scheduled to be held in the Roseau Arena Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, with school-age youngsters from all parts of the area competing, according to Charles Christianson.
The big two-day affair will begin at 7:00 P.M. on Friday when the opening whistle sounds on the girls’ junior hockey game between Roseau and Ross-Duxby-Pinecreek. Following this game, the boys representing Roseau and Salol will have their first junior hockey game.
The speed skating eliminations will follow the hockey game with he competitions grouped into four groups: Nine-year-old and under, between 10 and 12 years, 12 to 14 years, and those 15 years of age and up. The same will be true of the speed skating relay races which follow the speed skating event. The last event on the Friday schedule – a junior hockey game between Ross-Duxby-Pinecreek and Wannaska.
The winners of the various events will be given ribbons in honor of their achievements, and in addition, there will be a number of merchandise prizes awarded.
The Saturday schedule also begins at 7:30 P.M. with a girls’ junior hockey game between the winners of the Friday game and the Wannaska team. Following that, the consolation game between the losers of the Friday hockey play will be held, The speed skating finals will be held immediately after the consolation game.
The relay finals will follow the speed skating as the fourth event on the program. A new feature will be introduced this year in that figure skating and stunt skating champion will be chosen from among the schools represented.
The final event of the two-day winter carnival will be the boy’s junior hockey championship game between the winners of the two games played on Friday.
There has been a great deal of activity among the youngsters who plan to participate in this two-day sports Carnival, competition is expected to be keen. This will about wind up winter events in the arena.
Area Jr. Winter Show Highly Successful
Roseau Times-Region, March 27, 1952, Page 1
The Third Annual Area Junior Sports Meet held Friday and Saturday in the Roseau Arena was the most successful yet, with participants from the surrounding schools taking full advantage of excellent ice. The two-day affair afforded at least 50 youngsters an opportunity to win a ribbon or merchandise prize.
Friday’s session started with the Roseau Junior hockey Championship from the Wannaska in a well played 6-0 shutout. The Wannaska Junior Girls turned the tables by beating the Roseau girls 1-0, in a thriller.
The rest of Friday night was spent in eliminations for the skating races in the four age groups.
Saturday night, following the finals of the hockey games, when Salol beat Ross-Duxby-Pinecreek 6-0, the speed skating took the spotlight with some spectacular skating on the part of both the boys and girls.
Class A Girls
In Class A, Joyce Ness, School Dist. 41, took first with Katherine Soltau, No. 10, second; Virginia Grafstrom, 81, third, and Judy Erikson, 10, fourth. Others in the finals of this group were Carol Larson, 3, and Joan Evans, 3.
In Class B, first place was taken by Jeanette Swanson, 3, Carl Ness, 41, took second; Sandra Johnson 3, took third, and Bonita Elton, 10, took fourth. Also competing were Adelee Kvien, 10, and Genevieve Grafstrom, 81.
In Class C, first place went to Sadie Carlson, 20-Jt, with second to Deloris Kjear, 20-Jt; third, to Eloise Wold, 10, and fourth to Rosemarie Zuberbier, 10.
Marjorie Larson, 20-Jt 20-Jt won first place in Class D.
In the boys’ division, Class A was won by Donald Ross, 41, with second going to Paul Wallestad, 3; third to Michael Roseen, 3, and fourth to Phillip Johnson, 41. Gary WOld, 10, and Darvin Jonson, 10, also competed.
Class B was won by Larry Anderson, 31, with second going to Gordon Reinhart, 81; third to Gerald Rygh, 20-Jt, and fourth to Mitchell Vacura, 41. Orin Lee, 10 and Luverne Gislason, 10, were the others in the race.
Class C was won by Stanley Hegstad, 41, with Donald Burress, 81, second; James Evans, 3, third, and Mike Robertson, 41, fourth. Glenn Espe 20-Jt, and Verland Orvis, 20-Jt were also competing.
Lyle Larson won first place in Class D.
a new event, four-man relays was added this year, and created a lot of excitement. Wimming was the Roseau school team, composed of Mike Robertson, Dick Johnson, Stanley Hegstad, and Dale Trortsen, who nosed out second place Salol, who had Donald Burress, Leland Olson, Duane Olson, and Ronald Mellstrom on their roster. Third place went to Wannaska with Glenn Espe, Verland Orvis, Lyle Larson, and Allan Dallum doing the skating. Pencer finished fourth with David Wallestad, Percy Erickson, Virgil Johns, and James Evans in the racing harness.
Colorful figure skating routines much improved over last year, were appreciated by the crowd. The first-place winner was Rosemarie Meyer, with Ann Skogstad a close second. In the third place was a comedy team of Lois Senson and Geraldine Miller.
The committee in charge of arrangements, Paul J. Buran, chairman; Norman Flagstad, Charles Christianson, and Oscar Almquist awarded ribbons and merchandise prizes to all the winners. The Roseau hockey team won a beautiful trophy. Referees at the games where Mylo Anderson and Jack Grahn.
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