Connie Bandy Hodge
Connie was a 1977 graduate of Senior. She won four letters in softball, four in tennis, three in volleyball, and two in basketball. She won All-State honors in volleyball twice, and was named as the pitcher on the All-State softball team two years. She also had the distinction of serving as team captain in each of the four sports she participated in. She was selected as Senior’s outstanding female athlete in 1977. She went on to continue her education at Loras College where she was also in the Hall Of Fame.
Fred Gloden, class of 1937, starred on the 1936 Ram football team that lost just once and tied for the Mississippi Valley Conference Championship. He was named to the Association first-team All-State. Following graduation, Fred went on to Tulane University in New Orleans, La. He was named to several All-American teams and earned All-Southwest Conference honors.
“Ike”, as he was affectionately called, was a member of the first class to graduate from the current school building at Senior in 1923. He was captain of the football team and he made All-State honor roll. Carl also starred in track and basketball, and was active in several clubs and organizations. Both local newspapers of the time referred to him as one of the greatest athletes in history.
A three sport star at Senior, Larry McCready, class of 1965, was a standout in football and basketball, but his greatest accomplishments were in track and field. Larry still holds school records at Senior in the 120-yard high hurdles and the 180-yard low hurdles. As a tight end in football, he was selected second team All-Conference. In basketball, he was the starting center for three years. He went on to the University of Northern Iowa, where he was called the finest track and field performer in Northern Iowa History.
Jim lettered three years in football and two years in both basketball and track at Senior High, graduating in 1961. In football he was named All-Conference and second team All-State as a quarterback as well as being selected Most Valuable by his teammates. Captain of the Ram’s basketball team, he was selected to the All-City team as a senior. He went on to play college football at the University of California where he lettered for three years, captained the ’65 team, and was named 2nd team All-Pac 10.
A graduate from Senior in1952, Wayne earned 9 letters in football, basketball, and track. In 1951-52, he was named All-State second team as a running back. He was also selected All-Conference in basketball and was the Mississippi Valley Conference sprint champion in track and field. Wayne was the leading scorer on the first Senior team in history to go to the state basketball tournament.