Sunday, August 31, 2014

1973-1974: The Original Powder Puff, Girls Volleyball Makes Varsity & 2 Hall of Famers



The 1974 Cavalier yearbook describes Coach Don Crimin "as one of the best Cross Country coaches around" as the team wins another Golden League championship. 

Girls Volleyball becomes a varsity sport for the first time as a result of a new C.I.F. ruling. The team is coached by Miss Thomas, who is also new to the valley. That would be Twyla Thomas (pictured: top photo, far left), 2014 Hall of Fame inductee and 30+ year member of the QHHS teaching staff. A future entry will highlight each of our Hall of Fame inductees and the public ceremony honoring our inaugural class of inductees will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:15 p.m. at Nicholson field, prior to the QHHS vs. HHS football game. 
First time Varsity sport: Girls Volleyball competing in the newly formed Desert League.
Coached by Miss Thomas (top picture, far left)
Wrestling continued to dominate the Golden League under Coach Gillins. They completed their season undefeated and five wrestlers: Tim Feickert, Jim Platts, Mike Miller, Ron Priestley and Don Crouse made it to the C.I.F. finals. 

We learn that Boys' Tennis won their first-ever Golden League Crown during the previous season.

And Varsity football continued their quest to beat cross-town rival AVHS, but ended up unsuccessful in that attempt, although they ended the season with a 6-3 record. 
1973 Football Scores

Student Life

A long-standing tradition originated during the 1973 football season which lasted about 25 years until the AVUHSD was forced to ban the activity due to out of control behavior by participants in the late 90's. That activity was Powder Puff Football, in which the girls donned the football jerseys and the guys jumped into the cheerleader role! The first game was played at halftime of the last home football game of the year and the seniors won with an 8-0 victory over the juniors. 
The first Powder Puff game at QHHS!

Homecoming Week is described in the yearbook as starting on "Tuesday, with rain so people went 'underground.' The 200 quad provided an arena for ballooning, as everyone seemingly lost 10 years of age. Wednesday began with "Be-Bop Day," and continued through wheel barrow races at lunch.  QHHS's 2nd annual 'Frizz Day' let students display their true colors. The traditional QHHS vs. Alumni football game brought back people and memories Thursday night. And capping a week of spirit was the Seniors vs. Underclassmen 'Tug O' War.' The Seniors, were of course...Undefeated!"

Highlights from Homecoming Week, including Tug-O-War, top.
Homecoming Queen Shelly Mariot, bottom right. 
Mascot Lori Nelson
After traveling south to The Odyssey restaurant last year, the Junior Class had planned Prom at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, but the crunch of the energy crisis caused the price of transportation to become prohibitive. Instead, Prom remained in town at the new Ramada Inn in Lancaster. 

1974 Prom Court, including Queen Susie Rubio
The Yearbook lists FFA: Future Farmers of America as "the largest single
club on campus boasting a membership of over 140 members. 

The list of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees includes Class of 1974 graduate Steve "Cosmic" Miller, being recognized for his achievement in Athletics. Unfortunately, Steve's senior photo was not included in the 1974 Cavalier, but here is his Junior year school photo!  The Hall of Fame public ceremony will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:15 p.m. at Nicholson Field prior to the QHHS vs. HHS football game. 

Steve "Cosmic" Miller, Junior year 1972-1973.


Today, we refer to them as Campus Security, but back in the day they were referred to as "Bouncers."  Here is the yearbook photo of the protectors of campus in 1974.

Mr. Schramm, Mr. Nicholson, Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Stuart.
Staff At Play
Staff At Play

Principal's Message

The Editor-In-Chief of the 1974 Cavalier Yearbook was Carolyn Carter.

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