Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 2, 2013, 12:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Yes, Louie passed early 2000', maybe, 03?. It was about the year before they did the wall dedication for the Beach Boys.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 2, 2013, 11:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Interesting article on the Beach Boys. My lifelong friends Lois & Louis(Louie Jr) Marotta lived just around the corner from the Wilsons. They had an old uprite piano & Brain used to come over & bang on it often. When he would leave Louie Sr. would comment that kid will never amount to anything! Lois a couple years older would drive her Dads 56 Chevy wagon, loaded up with surf boards & take Dennis, Carl, & David down to the beach & surf. She was for sure one of the first girls to surf. Louie Jr. was close friends with Dennis & Carl & they took him with them when they toured in the early days. I had got into Go Kart racing in the early 60's & Jr. called me up one day & said Carl was thinking of buying a Kart & could they go out with me next time. I picked them up one afternoon & we headed to Monza kart track out behind Ascot Raceway. It was a dual Mac 6 engine McCulloch kart & Carl thought it really fun. Louie Jr. who we lost early 90's told me of going to recording sessions & Brian always knew exactly what he wanted to hear on the record & would over ride anything the producer had in mind. A true musical genius. Lots of Beach Boys Stories from HHS for sure.
Thanks Tom, I think Louie Jr died in the late 90s early 2000s. He actually showed up at one of the early Cruise Nights. Louie Marotta was a fun guy.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 2, 2013, 10:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Mr. McClure was the Indians coach 52,53 but can't come up with his first name?
Thanks Tom
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Oct 2, 2013, 9:16 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: Here is something written in the Harvard Crimson about the Beach Boys, by Linda McVeigh HHS63 back in November 1965, called Surf's Out for the Beach Boys. Interesting to look back and read this as I've never seen this article before. Thanks to Glenn Crist for the heads up.
Name: Ron Treat ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 1, 2013, 8:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Holly Glen Park

Message: I played on the National Dodgers 64-66 for Royal and Dennis Lord. Improved a lot, thanks to them. Seems like many Middle League players paid it forward by becoming coaches too.
Yep, lots of HHS athletes became parks and rec, coaches, etc. Thanks Ron.
Name: Jim Cherry ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 1, 2013, 11:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: san juan capistrano, ca

Message: I played on the Yankees in '60 '61 and '62. I think we were sponsered by the VFW. Bill Shultz, Gerry Cass, Tom Meyers, Gary Gibson, Jim Coons, Dickie Agustus, Bill Lee, Perry Ray and Rodger Clark were Yankees also. Rodger Clarks' dad managed in '61 & '62.
Thanks Jim.
Name: Kevin Young ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 1, 2013, 9:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Newbury Park CA

Message: Regarding Middle League Coaches. I played on the 1970 and 1971 Yankees. Manager was Bob Durnan. Coaches were Ron Treat and Pat Mack with Rick Carden helping out. We won the league title in 1971, then lost to Hawthorne American in the City Series. The same staff coached the Phillies in 1969 (Middle League minors). Learned a lot of baseball from those guys, then coached a number of teams myself over the years.
Thanks for the help Kevin.
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 1, 2013, 8:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: In 1957, the head coach for the Lloyd Dennees Cardinals was Mr. Wilson. Don't remember who it was in 1958.
Thanks John
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 1, 2013, 8:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Dennis, see you in two weeks. The Red men were run by Mr Joe Adams sr. My Dad, John Bickers was a coach. Trying to remember which team had the Peterson brothers on it. The brothers were Ron and Pete.
Thanks for the info, Gary.
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Oct 1, 2013, 6:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan,Ga.

Message: Does anyone remember the coaches on their Middle League team? Our Exchange Club coach was Mr De Francisco.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 30, 2013, 5:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Leigh NE

Message: Speaking of buses, last weekend when "our" friend the Cougar stalker came to Solvang-boy do I have stories including finding him walking up and down the stairs yelling "we're from Hawthorne, etc., at 3 Am and yes he had on the 70's cheerleader uniform, but I digress. At 11:30 am Saturday he shows up with this scarlet and gold bus with 45 people whose names have been mentioned here as a sighting. The bus was straight out of Hoosiers, the greatest sports movie of all time. Fortunately the group could not stay and none could produce any ID's to substantiate that they were who they said they were, and stalker sent them off with the driver-I suspect to the one of the many vineyards minutes away. So if that is the bus of which you speak, I may wait for the cab.
That IS the bus, Jim
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 30, 2013, 10:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: oregon city, oregon

Message: Did anyone notice that Lane Kiffin is no longer the coach at USC. Okay, who cares. Stanford Indians fans and Cal Bears fans had little to say on sports threads. USC football will not go away soon.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 30, 2013, 6:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: hawthorne

Message: The Dodgers sponsored by the plumbing company was an american league team the national dodgers were just the dodgers have no idea who sponsored them, in other words there was a Dodger team in both leagues
OK back on the bus. Thanks Jim
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 29, 2013, 7:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: hawthorne ca

Message: The national league had the braves, dodgers, pirates, Yankees tigers redmen cardinals and angels the Dodgers you have on the national side is an American league team.
Hey man, look at what you wrote above, "The national league had the braves, dodgers....". Now you're saying the Dodgers are AMERICAN? What is wrong with this picture. Get it straight Jimbo or we're throwing you off the team bus man.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 29, 2013, 2:05 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Oro Valley, AZ

Message: I want to thank the Cougars who have sent us prayers and positive thoughts regarding my husband's recent cancer surgery. No chemo or radiation necessary and he is doing very well. Thanks also for the birthday wishes. What a great family of friends we have here, God bless you.
You are welcome Ricki
Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 29, 2013, 1:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
City & State: Lawndale, CA

Message: Really enjoyed Tony's Friday night!! HHS Alumni are friendly and fun. So glad I went!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 29, 2013, 9:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Middle League was a gap filler between little kids playing Little League and almost grown men playing Pony League. When the National League was formed they built the teams around brothers. The Redmen had the Adams brothers and Bickers brothers. The Braves had Dennis and Royal Lord. My memories were watching Joe Moeller pitch both games of a double header. I saw my brother Bob hit a home run off Joe Moeller in an all-star game. But by far my most lasting memory was those hot, itchy wool uniforms in the middle of summer.
Thanks Gary, Now we have a new team, The Braves. Who was the sponsor, do you remember, and were they American or National?
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 28, 2013, 9:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: hawthorne ca

Message: Clarification, the Redmen were a Hawthorne National middle league [holly glen] team the rest are Hawthorne American, prairie and cordary parks. American seemed to be known by their sponsors national by team names
OK thanks Jim. Who were the National Middle League teams?
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 28, 2013, 7:12 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: I attended the gathering last night at Tony's at 119th and Aviation for the classes of '70-'73. It was a good group with about 65 Cougars at the peak. I went with my brother Ray'71 and got to see some of his friends I don't see very often. The classes of 70 & 71 were well represented and I think I was the youngest there being from '76. The highlight of my night was getting to chat with four of the campus goddesses from my era, Kim Stembler(hot blonde), Sally Upegui(hot cheerleader), Anna Nicocia(victory queen) and Teri Dowell(varsity cheerleader). A pleasant night had by all!
Clark, stay away from the early 70s HOTTIES man, remember your ticker. Glad all had a great time last night.
Name: Barbara Lewis ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 28, 2013, 12:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kmieciak
Class: 1968
City & State: Fulshear, TX

Message: My husband Max says the Redmen were sponsored by "the Benevolent order of Redmen". Can't really contribute more than that quick response from him, but it may trigger a memory for someone who knows more than we do. On another note, my family has owned property in Hawthorne for about 80 years near the bottom of the water tower on Truro Ave. My mom's Visa card from Bank of America says "customer since 1932". My dad had one of those school savings accounts that he contributed to when a student at St. Joseph's. When Mom and Dad married in 1947, her name was added and she has the account today. At some point 1964-68, my dad attended the City Council meeting to speak against the installation of a camera on the top of the water tower, a proposal that was defeated at that time. One of the reasons given for the installation was to help with flood control in an emergency. My dad, all 5'3" of him, told them he had been able to walk through any flooding that had occurred since 1932. John, Max and I read CT nearly every day. Thank you for all your hard work.
Well Barbara, thank you for the great stories, helping with the middle league question and for just having family around Hawthorne for so dog gone long. Stories from people like the Kmieciaks, Scheligas, and many more should be preserved for the future generations of Haytowners. Thanks again.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Sep 28, 2013, 10:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: I played my first year for McCullough Motors & I can't remember having a name other than that. David Dennee obviously played for the Cardinals. I can only remember 5 of the teams listed in 1953, Dennee's, McCullough, 7UP, Paramount Sands & the Optimist. This memory hiccup really has nothing to do with my age. With the brain trust on this site I know we will get to the bottom of this!!
Teams may have been added through the years Tom. I'm sure someone can straighten this one out. Thanks
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 27, 2013, 4:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: For what it's worth looking at the missing list for 58 Harry Foreman same person as Mike Foreman on Allum. list. Also Bob Taylor 58 passed away 2001.
Thanks for this info Tom, It seems we never get caught up on these.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 27, 2013, 4:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Yes Paramount Sands was the Indians, I was on the 7up team called the 7upers. Really clever aye? Seems like David Dennee played for Dodgers along with John Massey, Ronnie Bar & I think Terry Birdsall who later went to LHS. Long tall Gorden Martin I think was also Optimist? Sloan will know.
Name: Roger Richmond ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 27, 2013, 1:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Whitehall, Montana

Message: In middle league, I played for Eddie Markel's Dodgers and I think our sponsor was Richard Berry plumbing...That was a long time ago...
That helps a bunch, Thanks Richard
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 27, 2013, 12:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Richard Sloan was the shortstop for the Optimist, maybe he will see this & chime in?
Rich doesn't do much feedbacking. I will call him. Thanks Tom
OK talked to Rich, he said the Indians were sponsored by Paramount Sand and he mentioned another team too The Sox (Black or White). He and Mary are out and about now but he'll think about it and let us know more when he gets home.
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 27, 2013, 12:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan,Ga.

Message: I don't remember our Exchange Club team being called anything but that. The only home run I ever hit was off Tommy Long. The game I recall the best was when the National League from Holly Glen came to play our all star team at Prairie Park. The pitcher was Ty Goodman. I struck out three times. Luckily I never had to face Ty again.
Ty was THE MAN, MAAANN!! Thanks Dennis.
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 27, 2013, 12:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: In 1957, I played on the Lloyd Dennee's Cardinals. John Blankenship, Gary Persinger were other Cougars on that team.
Thanks John