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Schoolboys on horseback...

March 20, 1961
March 20, 1961

Table of Contents
March 20, 1961

Table of Contents
Yesterday
Drama In Miami
  • The third fight between Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johansson had four knockdowns and a disputed count (left, as Referee Billy Regan signaled the end over a dazed but rising Ingemar). Though it was not sophisticated theater, it had as much suspense as an Agatha Christie thriller.

World Hockey
Jones & Jones
Dogs
Horse Racing
Skiing
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Schoolboys on horseback...

...play a man's game

They call eachother Kit, Townie, Ted and Buzz, and they swing wicked mallets for the ValleyForge Military Academy in Pennsylvania, one of only four U.S. secondary schoolsthat play polo. Lacking competition in their own age group, the hard-ridingteen-agers take on grownups, frequently give them a rough time. Here the youngpoloists demonstrate their skill and daring by riding Wilmington's veteranBrandywine polo club to a 4-4 tie.

This is an article from the March 20, 1961 issue Original Layout

Action is fast andcontinuous as Valley Forge (dark jerseys) battles the Brandy-winers in school's$400,000 riding hall, one of the nation's best for indoor polo.

Attrition ofpunishing game sidelines Valley Forge Captain Kit Kerns after injury by acompetitor's rearing pony. Teammate Townie Vogel comforts him.

Reversion to typecharacterizes even polo-playing schoolboys, who are not too proud to bust looseat almost any time in an impromptu game of touch football.

FOUR PHOTOSJAMES DRAKE