BELLWOOD PLAYER FORGOT HIS PANTS
Tom Anderson, Bellwood basketball
player, knows life's most embarrassing moment.
Tom was all ready to go into the Stockham
game Saturday night. When he started to strip off his sweat
suit he suddenly realized he had forgotten to put on his
He hurried to the dressing room to correct
THE BELLWOOD GAZETTE
GARRETT H. BURT
STATE TOURNAMENT SIDELIGHTS
Did You Know That:
That Bellwood is the only team in the
state of Nebraska that has not tasted defeat this year?
You can't play or rather the Nebraska
Athletic Ass'n will not allow players to appear before
Coliseum crowds without pants? Ask Tom Anderson;
People can live years in just a few
seconds. Ask Ike Brandenburgh and Lloyd Anderson the
feelings they experienced in the last twenty seconds of the
Bellwood High, by annexing four trophies
this year, either must build an addition on the school or
get a larger trophy case;
The games have been played over and over
again, around the stove in Pecks store;
A rabbit's foot played a part in
Bellwood's victory, Bob Raric carried a "bunny hoof" with
him during the tourney;
That Bellwood was referred to by some
followers from other sections as "Splinterville" - We wonder
Our boys were the recipients of many
telegrams while in Lincoln, from Bellwood followers, all of
which had the desired effect of spurring the team on to
Bellwood is mighty proud of her boys and
we again salute you!
1947 Pep Club
Back row: Leola Baer, Joyce
Raric, Mildred Klein, Mildred Rerucha, Joyce Stemper, Mrs.
Middle row: Maxine Mais, Mary
Margaret Peters, Lucille Rerucha, Beth Jacobs, Merlene
Front row: Lila Jean Kruse,
Claryce Ebel and Jackie Demuth, Cheer
1940 Baseball Team.
Front row: Virgil Smith,
Virgil Graves, George Dworak, Bob Connell, and Richard
Second row: Richard Smith, Ray
Hough, Harold Kreizinger, Allen Baer, Dick Bouton, and
Third row: Murray Weyand,
Harold Kirchner, Orsie Adams, Jim Jacobs, Leo Stohler, and
Fourth row: Audrey Kreizinger,
Ben DePauw, Bob Bouton and Ralph Yanike.
The Bellwood community has always been
involved in baseball and softball. The town team played in
what was known as Bock's pasture in the 1920's through the
early 1930's. In 1934 and 1935 they played in the Butler
County League and in 1936 they joined the Mid-State League
until 1942. For three years during World War 11 there was no
team but in 1946 they reorganized and entered the Mid-State
league. In the 1930's there were also girl's and men's
softball teams playing in the community.
The Little League was organized by Frank
Benedict in 1957 with three teams. In 1959, two more teams
were added so that the town had five active Little League
teams. In 1963 the Legion and Midget teams were organized
for boys moving on from Little League. The new lights were
installed for the 1963 season. Three years later the Pony
League team was organized.
In 1969 the girls softball team was
organized with a team for younger girls, about three years
later. At that time there were also a men's softball team
and a town baseball team. At the peak of activity, there
were 12 teams in Bellwood with an average of five home games
every week on the ball field.
For several years Little League football
was also played on the field.
The town has had several ball fields. In
the 1920's and 1930's they played in Bock's pasture, later
moving to the northeast part of Bellwood in the late 1930's.
In the early 1940's it was moved to the southwest corner of
town. On October 3, 1951, Jesse Bell deeded the ground for
the new athletic field and in 1978 an addition was made to
the park and a softball field added.
The Ball Association was organized in 1959
with a 7-man board and all the youth teams were placed under
the direction of the Ball Association.
August 25, 1949
David City is throwing a 'Night for Bud
Kreizinger' when Fremont comes to David City for the last
appearance of the season. Kreizinger will be presented a
watch and purse by David City fans. Bud had been a key man
of the championship before the war and is featured performer
of the Pioneer Night League.