The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 7, 1965 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 7, 1965
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Youngwirth's Late Shot Puts GHS Past Johnnies, Record Now 3-0 Local Grappler Hurt A 10-foot jump shot from the right side by reserve Jim Young- wlrth In the final seconds of play allowed Garrigan's Golden Bears' to remain unbeaten with a 68-67 victory over St. John's in a slam-bang battle before a crowd of screaming fans at Bancroft Saturday night. The win was the third straight for Coach Steve McCall's outfit, which will meet Newman at Mason City this Friday night, and the loss was the first for Coach V. J. Meyer's Johnnies. It was a rough fray all the way and fouls threatened to removed the Bears from contention. However, reserves, thrown Into the heat of battle when regulars reached the four and five foul mark, came through with fine performances to rescue the locals- from the brink of defeat. . Both teams were fired up to a point of being over-tense and there were times when play threatened to become overheated. Inaccuracy of the Johnnies at the free throw line (they hit only 11 of 34 as the Bears were whistled for 28 fouls and the home club 18) cost them tho game. Brian LaBarre's shooting furnished the driving force for the locals during the first half. Time and time again he fired, mostly from long range, to get buckets that kept Garrigan in contention. He canned seven points during the first period as the teams traded the lead at various times, off-setting the work of Bob Batten, Steve Vaske and Rog Becker of the Johnnies. Becker sustained a leg injury about two minutes after the start of action, returned soon to the struggle, then re-injured his leg and sat out the rest of the contest. Meanwhile, the teams wound up in a 15-15 tie after eight minutes. It was tied during the second round at 21-21 and 27-27 before St. John's zipped away to a 3529 bulge. LaBarre, Don Potthoff and Bill Reding then fired a Garrigan rally, with the former hitting a real long one at the buzzer as the Bears came up with 10 straight points and a 39-35 halftlme edge. Garrigan had been assessed 17 fouls, the Johnnies seven at intermission time. The Bears clung to 44-40 and 48-44 leads during the early minutes of the third stanza, but the Johnnies rolled ahead 50-49 before the count was knotted at 50-all. By the end of the quarter, the home club was on top, 5552, and Potthoff and Bob Smith, two Garrigan starters, were on the bench with five fouls each. From Garrigan's standpoint, things looked dark as the final quarter got underway - but perhaps the strength of the reserves had not been properly evaluated. Youngwirth and Reding joined with big Dick Muller, LaBarre, Dick Bleich and Joe Becker to pull the game out. LaBarre, Bleich and Becker didn't score down the stretch, but their ball- hawking tactics kept the Johnnies from pulling away. Meanwhile, Muller and Youngwirth each tossed in six points and Reding added four as the Bears came from a 67-64 deficit with slightly more than a minute remaining to the surprising victory on Youngwirth's bell-ringer. LaBarre got only one point the last half, but led the Bears in scoring with 16 points - and also gobbled up six St. John's passes and five rebounds as he had a real good night. Muller got 15 points and 10 rebounds, Reding 15 points and six rebounds, Potthoff got 10 points and six rebounds and Youngwirth six points and eight rebounds, as he proved a very capable performer. Bob Hatten led St. John's with 22 points, while Dick Diers got 18. Diers led all rebounders in the game with 18 and Hatten got 10 as Garrigan nabbed a total of 41 to 40 for the losers. The Bears also came up with 15 steals and interceptions to seven for the losers. GARRIGAN (68) FG FT F Bleich 1 1-04 Potthoff 4 3-25 Muller 4 7-7 4 Smith 20-05 LaBarre 6 7-4 2 Reding 66-3 4 Youngwirth 3 1-0 3 Ringsdorf 0 0-01 26 25-16 28 ST. JOHN'S (67) Carpenter Diers Hatten Vaske Becker McCarthy Murray Farrow 3 4-0 2 6 10-6 3 10 7-2 4 3 4-2 4 2-1 0 0-0 1 5-0 3 2-0 1 28 34-11 18 Garrigan's B-team posted a 56-32 victory in the opener after racing away to a 14-2 first period lead as Jack Muller canned 16 points and Kevin O'Brien 12. The Little Bears now have a 2-1 mark. Bulldogs Hand Webster City A 64-56 Defeat In Close Battle Webster City has a tendency to dominate the North Central gridiron picture, but the same cannot be said for basketball. Algona high school's Bulldogs sent the Lynx home, Saturday night, on the short end of a 64-56 count. But the win didn't come without a strong second half effort. The invaders led at halftlme, 28 to 22. The first half was a comparatively cautious contest, with Teeter the main cog in rebound- Ing for Algona, and Williams and Wilson doing the same for Webster City. Jerde contributed several nice steals along the way, and the Bulldogs had trouble working the ball inside the tight Lynx defense. Algona, which employed a pressing offense early in the game, shifted tactics in the second, going to a zone defense, while the Lynx were using man to man. It wasn't until well along in the third quarter that Coach Howie Stephenson's crew began to roll, with Teeter finally putting the Bulldogs ahead, 36-35 via free throws. Whatever Coach Stephenson told his boys at halftime was effective. Espe, Walker, Claude and Merryman combined in a good defensive show, including some ball stealing at crucial moments, that kept the tide turning In Algopa's favor, despite a bucket by Simpson Just as* the third quarter ended to tie it again, 42-all. Simpson scored for Webster City, but Walker evened the count a moment later with a nice jump shot, and from there on the Bull- dogs moved to a slim lead that widened to the eight point margin with 40 seconds left. The late Algona offensive rush kept the visitors on defense to the extent that their offense collapsed, and Algona didn't hesitate to take full advantage. Stephenson used only six men, Tom Jones being the sixth man. Jones, a sophomore, was moved up from the junior varsity only last week and his size is adding considerable to the Bulldog Box Score: ALGONA (64) Teeter' Merryman Walker Claude Espe Jones 10 2 5 1 4 1 23 ft 6-7 1-1 3-3 , 3-3 3-4 2-2 18-20 2 3 1 0 3 1 10 WEBSTER CITY (56) Simpson Williams Wilson Jerde Bruner Marvel Carson fg ft pf 3 4-5 4 7 0-0 4 6 1-1 1 4 0-1 3 1 0-0 2 2 5-6 1 0 0-0 0 23 10-13 15 The next conference game of the Bulldogs is with Hampton, here, Friday, Dec, 10, A close race Is developing in the conference, with Clear Lake looming as the "team to beat" at the moment. It was the third conference loss for Webster City here Saturday, giving them undisputed last place in the standings. ALGONA RESERVES ARE ALSO WINNERS The Algona Junior Varsity took a 48-44 contest from the Webster City reserves, in the preliminary game Saturday. At the half, Algona was 35-19. Seeing action for the Algona reserves were Rich Black, Bob Farnham, Greg Betts, Dale Peterson, Denny Richter, Steve Voyles, Roger Meyer.' The latter led his team in scoring with 17 points. Hazelhoff Sparks Swea Mike Hacelhoff pumped In 20 points for the Swea City cause and led the Trojans to a 68-35 whitewash of Rake Friday night. Swea's torrid shooting was evident In the Trojan's 28-11 difference In field goals. Excepting Haxelbotrs standout effort, the final tally was spread relatively even among the Trojans. Tom Anderson and Steve Peterson were other standouts for Swea City, contributing 12 and 11 points respectively. Roger Hove who garnered 13 for Rake's best effort was alone with double flftureson his squad. SWEA CITY (68) FG FT PF TP Hazelbott 9 2 3 20 Elliott 3046 Peterson 5 l a 11 Larseo, L. 3117 Larson, J. 0 z \ % Anderson 4 6 I 12 Skaar 4 t 0 9 Lwsoo,C. 0 J l i TOTAJ, 88 14 13 68 Tom Kain, 138-lb. wrestler on the Algona high school B-team, suffered a dislocated knee during his match against Clarion here last Wednesday night and as a result will be lost for the rest of the season. He is shown above on a stretcher which was used to take him from the mat to a doctor where the knee could be examined. Clarion downed the Bulldogs in both the varsity and B-team meets. Other Algona wrestlers in the photo, left to right, are Calvin Haahr, Kevin Hoover, Don Camp, Bill Carlson and Brad Farnham. (Photo by Matt Frankl) Algona (la.) Upper Des Molnes- Tuesday, December 7, 1965 Grapplers Are Sixth, Eagle Grove Tourney Dave Martin and Tom Fltz- patrick remained unbeaten as they claimed individual championships in the annual Eagle Grove invitational Saturday afternoon and evening. As a result of results Saturday, they are now the only two Algona Bulldog matmen without a loss this season. The Bulldogs also had two fourth place finishers, Tom Samp and Bruce Bennet, and would up sixth In the 8-team meet. STANDINGS Eagle Grove 84 Brltt 68 Ft. Dodge 53 Clarion 47 Hampton 36 ALGONA 30 Mason City 29 Iowa Falls 14 Martin took the 154-lb. crown with a cozy 2-1 decision over Lee Johnson of Brltt, getting the nod - and the championship for riding time as the hard-working Algona lad met one of the finest 154-pounders in the state in the finals. Fitzpatrick claimed the heavyweight crown by rapping up an 8-1 decision over Roger Weingard of the host Eagles. The wins on the way to the title gave Fitzpatrick seven, while Martin has six victories and a draw this year. Samp placed fourth in the .127- pound division, having to forfeit in the consolation to Dwight Reiland, Clarion, due to injured ribs. Bennett, freshman 165- pounder, dropped a 5-0 decision to Scott Thompson, Eagle Grove, In the consolation match in that weight. Other individual champions Saturday night were: 95 - Joe Cody, Mason City. 103 - Dennis Knudson, Ft. Dodge. 112 - Vern Allison, Ft, Dodge. 120 - Tegg, Ft. Dodge. 127 - Marvin Reiland, Eagle Grove, 133 - Irwin Nelson, Britt. 138 - Les Steenlage, Britt. 145 - Benson, Clarion, 165 - McDowell, Hampton. 180 - Burns, Hampton. Coach Champ Martin's team, 1-3 so far In dual meets this season, is slated to travel to Rockwell City tomorrow (Wednesday) night and to Humboldt Friday night for meets, then will host the first annual Algona Invitational, with four varsity and four B-teams entered, here Saturday, with first round matches slated at 12:30 p. m. and consolation and final round matches at 7 p. m. Twin Rivers Is 44-43 Loser In Last 2 Seconds A 12-foot jump shot with two seconds remaining in the game gave Rolfe a 44-43 upset victory over Twin Rivers at Rolfe, Friday night. The Twin River Pirates were undefeated in three games prior to the Rolfe contest. Rolfe trailed, 29-24, going into the fourth quarter. Kirk Holland paced Twin Rivers with 12 points and Mike Christensen had 10. The Twin Rivers girls won their game, 68-43, with SueErd- mann and C. Christensen each firing 19 points. Titonka, Thompson Teams Share Wins THOMPSON — Titonka and Thompson split a pair of State Line conference victories here Friday night. Iris Michaelson's 18 points sparked the Titonka girls to a 38-30 win over Thompson with Faye Wlrth scoring 20 for the losers. In boys' action Thompson won 47-38. Tom Smith scored 16 points for the winners and Ted Isebrand finished with 11 points for Titonka. Wins Shoot Rich Groen, Algona policeman, placed first with a 340 out of a possible 350 score in a peace officers' pistol shoot at Ft, Dodge Thursday night. -100- Mrs, Mary Ellen Allison Benton of Maquoketa observed her 100th birthday Nov. 26 at the home she has lived in the past 47 years, Mrs.Benton is believed to be Jackson county's oldest resident and has, kept quite active,

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