It is hard for me to believe that it was 66 years ago that I entered Del Norte High School as a freshman and got to meet senior Dick Moen and eventually became a teammate of his when baseball season came that spring.
While I was at Crescent Elk I watched Dick as he performed for the Warriors in whatever sport was in season. I remember how impressed I was with his speed.
It is interesting that back in those days, with the way league schedules were made, a boy could participate in football, basketball, baseball and track in the same year. Dick Moen did all of these.
It is also interesting that when the high school hired a coach he was expected to coach all four sports.
Even more interesting, Dick played for different coaches.
In Dick’s freshman year, Ed Fraser was finishing a 20-year career as the Warriors head coach. In Dick’s sophomore year Clarence Kruger took over for one year, then left. He was followed by Phil Crawford for one year, then by Talmud Kramer for one year. Kramer was my first Warrior coach.