The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 30, 1965 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 30, 1965
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Bui/pups Roar To Opening Wins Algona high's junior varsity basketball team roared to easy wins its first two times out this season, downing Emmetsburg, 59-36, and Swea City, 52-19, using a pressing defense to advantage. Members of the squad are shown here with Coach Keith Christie, left. They are, left to right, Bob Farnham, Dale Peterson, Dean Meyer, Greg Belts, Denny Richter, Tom Jones, Steve Voyles, Rog Meyer, Don Hagen, Craig Taylor, Rich Black, Bruce Olson and Roger Barr. Including the opening wins this season, Christie-coached teams have won 42 while losing only nine times during the past four seasons, an amazing .823 won-lost percent. The Bullpups opened their North Central Conference slate here Saturday night against Eagle Grove. (UDM Flashfoto by Don Smith) Fine Balance Lets Garrigan Win Opener Garrigan's Golden Bears got strong first-game performances from five starters and a group of reserves in posting a 73-68 victory over the Ft. Dodge Dodgers here before a huge crowd Tuesday night, Nov. 23. The win was the first by Garrigan over Ft.-Dodge high in three meetings of the schools. The work of Dick Muller, who led the club in scoring with 24 points, the result of deft out- shooting and a rugged job under the boards, Brian LaBarre, who canned 13 points, five more than his output in five games last season, Don Potthoff, whose hustle and 14 points were a big help, and Dick Bleich, Bob Smith, Bill Reding, Denny Long, Jim Youngwirth and Joe Becker, who all came through with their share of outstanding play; allowed the Bears to post the win. * l; The Dodgers hit their first five shots and held a 10-6 lead, but the locals came back and with Muller and Potthoff hitting, went ahead, 24-20, at the quarter. Garrigan led, 41-34, late in the second period, but by halftime Ft. Dodge had closed the gap to 41-38, setting up a real tug-of-war in the final 16 minutes. Ft. Dodge edged into a 56-55 lead at the three-quarter mark, but LaBarre canned a long jumper with 4:33 left in the contest to give Garrigan a 66-64edge. Five points by Reding then stitched the win as the lead went to 71-64, The Bears, expected to make plenty of fouls with their pressing defense, committed 22 to 13 by the visitors. Ft, Dodge actually stayed in the contest with free tosses, hitting 22 of 29, being out-shot, 33-23 from the field. However, the Dodgers hit 52per- cent, but got to launch only 44 shots all night. The Bears hit 4 4 5 4 5 0 1 0 23 2-1 7-6 5-4 4-1 7-6 2-2 2-2 0-0 29-22 1 2 2 4 2 1 0 1 13 42 percent of 78 tries. Ft. Dodge was led in scoring by Gary Bellingtier's 16 points. Jerry Spittal and Jim Miller each got 14. Box score: Garrigan (73) FG FT F Muller 11 5-2 3 LaBarre 6 2-11 Potthoff 70-04 Bleich 1 4-3 4 Smith 3 0-0 3 Reding 3 2-11 Long 0 0-0 1 Youngwirth 2 1-0 2 Becker 0 0-0 2 33 14-7 22 Ft. Dodge (68) FG FT F Tyler Spittal Miller Egge BeUingtier Allen Magnusson Forbes lyle Loebach, Ex-GHS Star, In NFL Draft Lyle Loebach, former grid great at tackle and fullback for the Garrigan Golden Bears, was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers during the National Football League's player draft, which lasted until 4 a. m. Sunday at Miami, Fla. Loebach, 6-5 and 240 pounds, was drafted as a tackle by the west coast club. He is attending Simpson College at Indianola and at last reports was a member of the basketball squad there. He was a center for the Golden Bears during his high school days. He is from Whittemore. He is the first area football player chosen In a modern era player draft by an NFL team. ARCHER Leonard Allard, KnoxvUle, bagged the first deer reported taken in Marion county this year by bow and arrow when he felled a deer with his first arrow while hunting upstream from Red Rock Garrigan Press Downs E'burg Catholic 87-59 BY DON SMITH A pressing defense that throttled Emmetsburg Catholic for three quarters allowed the Garrigan Golden Bears to post an easy 87-59 verdict over the Irish here before another huge crowd Saturday night. Coach Steve McCall's cagers upped their record to 2-0 with the simple win, and at the same time broke the school's single-game scoring mark of 84 sft during the 1960-61 season. Next outing for the Bears is a big one. They travel to Bancroft for a meeting with the unbeaten St. John's Johnnies this Saturday night, Dec. 4, and the tall home club is expected to give the vaunted Garrigan defense a severe test. It took a few minutes Saturday night for the Bears to get going, but once underway, the onslaught was terrific! Garrigan got the first basket, a pusher by Dick Muller, but the Irish came back to lead 3-2 moments later. Don Potthoff then pitched one home for the Bears and the lead never changed hands again. Garrigan got seven straight points for a 9-3 lead and the score went to 16-6 and 25-7 before the quarter ending buzzer sounded with Garrigan on top, 27-9. Muller had a great quarter, hitting 11 points and grabbing six rebounds, while Brian LaBarre came up with four steals and Dick Bleich two, setting up buckets. Denny Gehling and Hand of the visitors kept the Irish in the fray during the second period with their scoring, but with Bleich getting six points, Potthoff five, Joe Ringsdorf four and LaBarre three, the Bears had no trouble leading 49-24 at the half. Thirteen of Garrigan's 30 fouls during the fray were called during the hectic third quarter.- Bleich, Bob Smith, who also contributed steals to the defense, and Jim Youngwirth ran their foul totals to four and Potthoff had three when the three-quarter mark arrived. However, the Irish hit only 10 of 18 free tosses, so Garrigan upped the bulge to 72-44 with eight minutes left. Coach McCall, who had used 12 men through the first three periods, let reserves play the entire final quarter, and while Tuesday, November 30, 1965 _Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines the locals were held to a 15-15 stand-off, the game had already been sacked, so valuable game time was chalked up by the Garrigan bench. Eleven players saw action for the visitors. Statistically, the game was won on field goals and steals and interceptions. Garrigan out-shot the Irish, 34-19, 'from the floor and came up with the unbelievable total of 25 steals and interceptions to 13 for the Emmetsburg club on the way to the win. Eleven Garrigan players wound up scoring points - and while the starters hit 11 of 14 free throws, tfie team hit just 19 of 32 for the night, a percentage that beat Catholic's 21 of 42. Potthoff counted 18 points to lead the scoring, while Muller canned 17, Bleich 10, LaBarre nine, Don Courtney eight, Ringsdorf six, and Smith, Bill Reding and Denny Long five each. Hand led the Irish with 15, followed by Jim Bisenius and Gehling with 10 each. Potthoff led the rebounding, also, with 11 grabs, while Muller and Ringsdorf added nine each to the Bear total. Bisenius got 10 and Mike Sebern nine for Catholic. The Bears out-rebounded the visitors, 43-33, during the night. Bleich and LaBarre each got six steals and Smith four for Garrigan, while Mike Foy got four and Bisenius and Hand three each for the losers. A total of 54 fouls were called on the two teams, with 30 on Garrigan, The play of the Bears, who edged Ft. Dodge, 73-68, in their opener, once again was based on a potent press and rugged- rebounding. The ability of the reserves to take over when the starters get into foul trouble could be the key to a successful season. If the bench comes through, the club will be tough to beat. Garrigan 1 s B-team raced away to a 32-9 first quarter lead and went on to even its season mark at 1-1 with a 66-38 victory in the curtain-raiser. Coach Duane Kramer's club featured balanced scoring, with Kevin O'Brien topping the list with 10. The B-team also features a spirited pressing defense, which forces the opposition into mistakes. Box score : Garrigan (87) Bleich Potthoff Muller Smith LaBarre Youngwirth Reding Ringsdorf Becker Long Courtney Nitchals FG 4 7 7 2 4 0 2 3 1 2 1 1 FT 2-2 4-4 5-3 1-1 2-1 0-0 1-1 3-0 1-0 3-1 8-6 2-0 F 4 3 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 2 1 0 34 32-19 30 E'Burg (59) Bisenius J. Brown Foy Gehling Sebern Hand Leonhardt Wier D. Brown Brink Brennan FG 4 2 3 3 .0 5 0 1 0 1 0 FT 5-2 5-2 2-0 9-4 6-5 5-5 1-0 8-3 0-0 0-0 1-0 F 4 5 2 1 4 2 3 1 2 0 0 .19; 142-21 24 '63 DODGE 300 X dr. 6' cyl., $t. stick, radio. Be- 'ige color. Low miles & I has partial New Car) [Warranty left. PERCIVAL'S DODGE-CHRYSLER ALGONA '61 CHEVROLET Impala' 4 dr., qir conditioning, 8 cyl., auto trans., pwr. strg., pwr. brakes. PiRCIVAl'S DODGE-CHRYSLER AIGONA

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