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Olympians Pierce Knights

Red general, Mike Brod, and his Gray opponent, Steve Goodman led their teams well in the 1960 Color War. At the close of the opening morning of competition, which included a thrilling Senior softball encounter, Head Judge Mark Levey informed all that the Red with their previous nights' rope-burning contest victory and the mornings' play, had piled up a 27 point advantage.

In the afternoon however, the tide began to turn. The Gray Olympians, as they were later to be known, with a tremendous degree of spirit, rapidly reduced the Knights' lead to 15 points. The following mornings' announcements showed that with sportsmanship, decorum and inspection, 14 points separated the foes.

The coming day proved to be the downfall of the Red Knights. The morning victories went all to the Gray, with the exception of a few. By noon, the Gray Olympians were down by 5 points. Spirit drove the Olympians further in the afternoon. They picked up 20 points at the waterfront, 9 at the tennis courts, and with many cheers won the Inter softball game in which they had been down 7-4.

When the time came for the counselor volleyball game, the Gray were ahead by 13 1/2 points. They swept the match, 2-0, gaining a 23 1/2 lead sending the Red team down on their backs. The Round Robin Baseball Tournament and the waiter volleyball game were the two remaining hopes for the Red in the morning. They gained 5 points in volleyball and as they took the field, they led by 11 points. Down, Down off their horses went the Knights as Lenny Guedalia's double on the closing play of the game gave the Olympians a 33 1/2 point lead going into Color War's final event-the sing.

A splendid Alma Mater was the desperation play of the Knights', but it proved to be a futile attempt. After one of the best Color Wars ever seen in Ranger, the Gray defeated the Red by 261 1/2 to 236.

Ira Liebowitz