After five years of frustrating and disappointing efforts in basketball, Camp Ranger finally made it to the top in 1974. Playing in the Camp Kewanee Invitational Tournament, Ranger captured first place in the Senior tournament and second place in the Junior tourney.
In one of the most remarkable comebacks in Ranger hoops history the Senior squad, down 38-22 at half-time, came on strong to halt Ta-go-la, 66-65, for the championship. Bob Eiss and Harvey Mutterperl, each finishing with 18 points, led the second half charge. Elliot Schwartz and Bob Appenzeller tossed in 15 and 10 respectively.
Ranger reached the finals by way of a 67-44 romp over Raleigh. Mutterperl put on the finest show of his career with 22 points and 30 rebounds. Other high scorers were: Eiss-12, Schwartz-10, and Christie-10.
In the junior tournament, Gary Gableman and Cheeks Klugman each tossed in 10 points as Ranger held on to pull out a 43-33 win over Raleigh. Steve Ganedes, with 6 points, and Howie Haber, with four, had key buckets for Ranger.
The final round saw Ranger bow to a tall and talented Kewanee squad. Klugman and Gableman led the scoring again with nine and seven points, respectively.


Arts & Crafts the summer of '74 has been an all around success. All the girls from the youngest inter to the oldest Aide showed creativity and turned out beautiful projects.
The Seniors led the way in turning out beautiful ceramic vases and bowls. New to the division was string Art and embroidering jeans. Of course the girls had candle making, wood burning and plaster of paris opened to them as always.
Following along were the Deb-teens with their adorable furry friends and beautiful mosaic trivets. They also practiced the art of braiding with their yarn octopi.
Last but not least came the inters. Their projects consisted of paper bag puppets, plaster of paris, ceramics, leather crafts and furry friends.
In reviewing this summer we find ourselves totally satisfied with the final results. We wish to thank all of you for your cooperation and enthusiasm.