Junior High Grapplers Unbeaten Algona's seventh and eighth grade wrestlers, unbeaten in their first two outings so far, travel to Humboldt Dec, 17 for their next dual meet. Members of the squad are shown above with Coach Nielsen. Seventh graders are in the front row, left to right, Dave Simpson, Dan Menneke, Don Sindelar, Larry Samp, Mike Putney, Jim Sigsbee and Phil McBride. Eighth graders in the second row, left to right, are Mgr. Mike Ruhnke, Gary Gade, Wayne Taylor, Russell Bird, Randy Grail, Gary Simpson, Eddie Bennett, Buzz Fairbanks and Denny Petersen. Also eighth graders in the back row, left to right, are Robbie Claude, Darrell Miller, Tom Laing, Dave Dettman, Mike Devine, Duane Hunt, Steve Willrett, Pat Elbert, Bruce Marshall and Coach Fritz Nielsen. A couple of the lads were sick the day the photo was snapped, so are not pictured. The squad works out daily in the old Bryant gym, right alongside their high school counterparts, the varsity and B-team. Several of the boys are unbeaten so far. (UDM Flashfoto) Grapplers Lose Despite Very Strong Finish Lakota Gets Double Win Clarion's strong wrestling team built up a 27-5 lead through the first nine matches, dropping only one decision, then hung on to post a 27-16 victory over Algona Bulldogs before a large crowd here Wednesday night. The loss gave Coach Champ Martin's team a 1-3 season record in dual meets. Algona's three unbeaten regulars, Larry Monger, 112, Dave Martin, 165, and Tom Fitzpatrick, heavyweight, remained that way, with the latter getting Algona's only fall of the night in the final match. Tom Kain, junior 138-pounder, sustained a dislocated knee and was forced to default as the B- team dropped a 32-14 decision in the curtain-raiser. The Bull- pups forfeited three weights, 103, 165 and 180, and coupled with the default by the injured Kain, who was taken from the mat on a stretcher, gave 20 points to the winners. Only Algona varsity grappler to post a win besides the big three was Bob Bradford, who took the mat for the first time at 180 - and the win in that class was the first in four meets for the locals! Bradford, who had to drop 10 Ibs. in two days to make the weight (he had been wrestling heavyweight on the B* team)! indicated with the win that he might take up some of the slack at 180, Clarion got off to an 8-0 lead with a fall and decision at 95 and 103, then Munger counted two points in the first period to down Gary State at 112, The Cowboys then won at 120, 127, 138, 145 and 154 and got two points when Randy Riedinger of the Bulldogs and Daryl Howell drew at 133 to zip to a 27-5 bulge, with three matches remaining. The Bulldogs closed out the night by winning all three. First, Martin decisioned Mike Studer, who refused to be thrown, 5-1, Bradford got past Jim Hardinger, 5-4 when strategy backfired for the Clarion grappler as he let Bradford out at the start of the third period, hoping a go-behind to win, andFitzpatrick flipped Kent Brooks in 4;37. Practically all of the Bulldogs turned in creditable jobs, with the work of Martin and Fitzpatrick perhaps gaining the most plaudits from the Algona crowd. At least half the matches featured very evenly-matched opponents from the two teams as the power-laden Cowboys indicated they are again a team which must be highly- rated this season. Results: 95 - Larry Olson (A) thrown by Harvey Blackman, 1:41, 103 - Bill Carlson (A) lost to Gary Woodley, 9-0. 112 - Larry Munger (A) beat Gary State, 2-0. 120 - Steve Claude (A) lost to Phil Kerstein, 10-1, 127 - Tom Samp (A) lost to Dwight Reiland, 4-1 133 - Randy Riedinger (A) and Daryl Howell drew, 0-0. 138 ~ Clint Young (A) lost to Tom Blecker, 2*1, 145 - Russ Shaw (A) thrown by Larry Benson, 5:16, LAKOTA —Lakota had double cause for a happy homecoming Friday night as the Lakota boys raced by Hurt 63-48, and the Lakota girls gained a 76-71 victory. The Lakota boys jumped to an early first quarter lead of 19-9, and remained out of reach for the remainder of the contest. Three Lakotans scored In double figures, Mark Hamilton, 19; Jim Junkermler, 15; and Larry Hlppen, 12. Although Hurt bounced back after the lagging first period to match Lakota, the gap was too great to bridge. Efforts by Bob Lovstad, who garnered 17 points and Doug Black with 16 weren't sufficient to overcome the deficit. It was a different story for the girls as they left the court at halftlme ten points behind but returned to dominate the second half. Each team recorded three players in double figures, with the game high of 36 going to Cranston of Burt. Others lead- Ing Burt were Lappe who garnered 25 and Fairbanks who contributed 11. On top for Lakota was Sue Karels who hit 35, followed by Joanne Junkermier and Joyce Leonard, 25 and 11. BURT BOYS (48) FG FT PF TP Redemske 001 0 Cunningham 2024 Prestus 1032 Black 6 4 4 16 Ortman 1345 Fries 0030 Lovstad 7 3 2 17 Peter 2115 TOTAL 18 11 21 48 LAKOTA BOYS (63) FG FT PF TP Hippen 5 2 0 12 Hamilton 7 5 4 19 Werlnga 3046 154 - Bruce Bennett (A) lost to Clair Cramer, 5-0. 165 - Dave Martin (A) beat Mike Studer, 5-1, 18Q - Bob Bradford (A) beat Jim Hardinger, 5-4. Hwt. - Tom Fitzpatrick (A) threw Kent Brooks, 4:37. Don Camp at 127 got the only fall for the B-team, with Roger Menneke, 133, Calvin Haahr, 154, and Phil Bode, 154, getting decisions, In a 180-Jb, exhibition match, Kevin Hoover also posted a decision, Junkermler Sleper Smldt Brass Koppen TOTAL 6 3 3 15 3339 0020 0 0 1 0 0222 25 15 22 63 BURT GIRLS (71) FG FT PF TP Lappe, Charlotte 8 7 2 25 Grans ten 12 12 3 36 Fairbanks 4 3 5 11 Lappe, Charlene 0101 Ackerman 0060 Becker, N. -0030 Meyer 0050 Heyes 0010 TOTAL 24 23 25 71 LAKOTA GIRLS (76) FG FT PF TP Karels 12 11 1 35 Junkerraeier 9 7 6 25 Boyd 1325 Leonard 3 5 0 11 Coy 0050 Rusher 0030 Hertzke 0010 Christ 0060 Sleper 0 0 1 0 TOTAL 15 26 26 76 Burt Girls 19 20 16 16 71 LakoU Girls 18 11 22 25 76 Bulldogs Thump Humboldt 61-41 In Loop Fray Algona's Bulldogs bested Humboldt in every statistical department while chalking up an easy 61-41 North Central Conference win on the Wildcat floor Friday night. Except for shooting percentage, the showing was probably the best of the young season by the locals, who ran their season mark to 3-1 and loop record to 1-1. Except for a very brief moment soon after the start of the fray, the Bulldogs of Coach Howie Stephenson led all the way. A quick bucket by Dan Merry man, who hit his first three shots and turned in his best game of the year, made it 2-0, but three free throws by big Gary Lewellyn of the Wildcats put the home club on top 3-2, Algona got the next six points to build an 8-3 lead, then employed a close but cautious defense while upping the margin to 19-9 after eight minutes. Dale Teeter counted nine points and grabbed eight rebounds during the flurry, while Merry- Algona (la.) Upper Del Molnni Tuesday, December 7, 1965 man canned three buckets and Tom Claude and Dave Walker one each. After the Bulldogs pushed the lead to 22-9 early in the second stanza, the Wildcats staged a minor comeback, with five players getting into the act. However, Algona righted itself after the count got to 26-16, and by halftime held a 34-20 lead. By this time, Teeter had 16 points and 16 rebounds and Merryman had 11 points. Doug Marso was Humboldt's top point producer with seven. The final half proved to be more of a contest than the first 16 minutes, but the outcome was never in doubt. The Bulldogs, who shot 30 percent from the field during the night, weren't pressed by the home club, which hit only 27 percent of its shots. Algona could muster only 12 points during the third round, with Merryman and Teeter getting four each and Claude and Bill Boldridge two each, while Humboldt came up with 11 - so it was 46-31 with eight minutes left. Teeter had another good eight minutes under the boards, glomming another eight rebounds. A semi-stall offense by the Bulldogs wrapped it up in the last period - and the final 20- point margin might have been much larger IF several lay-ups had dropped instead of refusing to go in. Teeter's 25 points, which topped both clubs, gave him 62 in two conference contests and an average of 31. His total of 28 rebounds (only three less than the Humboldt team captured) was his best ever. Merryman did a fine job, contributing 15 big counters to the Algona attack, while also coming up with some vital rebounds and teaming with Craig Espe and Claude to stir up the Humboldt offense. Claude added eight points to the winning total, while Marso topped the losers with 11. As a team, Algona held a 5231 bulge in rebounds, a 23-16 edge in field goals, a 10-2 margin in steals and interceptions and committed only 12 fouls to 17 for the home team. Both teams committed more than that, but the others weren't called. Tom Jones, moved up from the B-team to the varsity, made his first appearance a good one when he grabbed seven rebounds for the locals. Box score: ALGONA (61) FG FT F Merryman 72-12 Teeter 9 9-7 3 Walker 2 3-2 4 Espe 1 3-3 2 Claude 3 2-20 Jones 0 0-0 1 Boldridge 1 0-00 23 19-15 12 HUMBOLDT (41) FG FT F Kuhlman 0 3-2 4 Marso 5 1-13. Lewellyn 3 4-3 0 Lee 3 3-1 .3 Blanchard 3 4-24 Torgerson 2 1-02 Coddington 0 1-0 0 Granner 00-01 16 17-9 17 Algona's unbeaten B-team stayed that way, getting its fourth straight win, 50-26, in the curtain-raiser, pasting the first loss of the season on Humboldt's club. Rich Black and Rog Meyer got 10 points each, Greg Betts and Bob Farnham, eight each, Dean Meyer seven and Craig Taylor five for Coach Keith Christie's outfit. Wishing For A Buyer Won't Make That Sale!
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