Sports in Ellsworth
Baseball, Basketball, and Football Teams

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The Ellsworth Baseball Team of 1909

Back row - Gordon Osborne, Arthur Peterson, Sam Severson, Tto....., Otto Satter, Myron Blair, Con. Tjetland
Front row - Ed Ward, Scott Brinton, Bert Olson, Theo. Kallem

Ellsworth High School basketball team of 1911

1923 Ellsworth High School Basketball squad

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Back row - Laverne Peterson, ***** Thompson, Ted Monsager
Front row - Ray Thoreson, Verdis Miller, Bernice Hold, Coach Roy Johnson, Supt.

1925 EHS Football Team

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The following rticle from the September 17, 1925 Ellsworth News:

Coach A. R. Johnson is having a real time to get his football team into shape.

Last year's quarterback, fullback, right halfback and right end were left vacant by graduation, and these positions seem to be hardest to get into shape.   The line this year will be heavier than last with a few big men in it Captain Sexy, C. Ringstad, possibly Merlin Westwick,M. Allen, C. Kullberg,  A. Ringstad, G. Prescott, H. Pearson and others. The back field will probably be made up of 0. Hamre, L. Olson, C Ringstad, M. Westwick, L. C. Johnson.

In spite of the fact that a few heavies graduated last year we expect to have a heavier team this year, so come out and see the Webster City-Ellsworth game on Saturday.


Ellsworth High school was downed in the first game of the season at Webster City Saturday by the mighty aggregation at the county seat town.   The score was 45 to 7.   While Ellsworth had a much lighter team than Webster City, most of their defeat is laid to poor passing, the opponents making four touchdowns on intercepted passes.  The game gave the local highschool men a good workout as only the eleven regular men were used in the game.

The squad this year is composed of but fourteen men, while Webster City had better than fifty men to choose from, and played twentyeight in the game Saturday.   Ellsworth got its touchdown in the last quarter at which time they were going strong and making long gains.  The first home game was played Tuesday at Oak Park as a feature of the I. O. O. F. celebration.   Jewell was the opponent and the teams were evenly matched, the game resulting in a scoreless tie, 0-0.

EHS Basketball Team of 1929

This article is from the March 29, 1929 Ellsworth News

Sioux City wins over Ellsworth - Ellsworth High School's basketball team was defeated last Thursday evening by the East Sioux City High School team in the first round of the state championship meet at Iowa City.  The final score was 24 to 17, in favor of the Sioux Cityites.

The local boys put up a mighty good scrap during the game, but as Sportswriter Peterson of Webster City says, "Fate walked in," and fate decreed that Ellsworth should lose at this stage of the game.  The Ellsworth fans, and the many outside friends of the team, are, however, very will pleased with the seaston's record of the team.  Losing only two games of regular season's schedule, the team set up a mark that speaks well of the playing ability of the members of the team.

EHS Boys Basketball Team of 1938-1939

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The 1938-1939 Ellsworth High School Boys Basketball team
To learn more about this team, visit Page 3C

EHS Girls Basketball Team of 1938-1939
To learn more about this team, visit the bottom of  Page 3B

EHS Basketball Team of 1942

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This picture of the Ellsworth High School basketball teams includes, from left:
Wayne Caudle, Earl Farwell, Paul Valde, Mervin Hanson, Victor Brock, Robert Sogard,
Duane Danielson, and Mervin Marcus.  Their record was 19 wins, and 8 losses.



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The Ellsworth High School
Girls Basketball team
from 1942-1943


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The Ellsworth High School
Girls Basketball team
from 1943-1944

Pictured above from left,

Marilyn Sogard, Freda Ward,
?,   ?,  Joan Hovda, 
Shirley Voga, Avis Honda,
Ruth Hanson, Kathryn Sogard, 
Ruth Thoreson, Dorothy Johnson,
and Charlene Loux, holding the ball.



EHS Basketball Team of 1952

More photos and the after tournament story are on page 5B.

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