The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 13, 1960 · Page 12
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 13, 1960
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BULLDOGS BEAT WEBSTER CITY; TIE FOR 2ND First Victory Since '55 Over Vaunted Lynx Algona hich school broke a long, dry s"c!1 of about six year.*, last Saturday nis?ht at Webster City, when the- Bulldog basketball team turned in a well-deserved 54 to 53 cage victory over" the Lynx. The win put Algona in a second place tie in Noith Central Conference starmings. This. Friday nifi.u Algona travels to Hampton lor another conference tut with the hope that it can take a stronger hold on second place, and might even bounce into a iirst place tie, snould Webster City happen to knock off Iowa Falls. 'Hie latter two teams meet Friday night at Webster City. One Of Bcii Games The small band of Algona rooters at Webster City saw one of the finest basketball games in a long time, and telt as jubilant as the Algona squad and its coach, Howie Stephenson. The opening lipolt got Algona off to a good start. Funk wound up with Percival's tip and scored a fast basket. Bo=n teams played a somewhat cautious game the rest of the quarter, which found Webster City holding a 13-10 lead." But in the second quarter Algona bejgan to pierce the Lynx defense, with Streit, Percival and FunkVffective in play under the nets, and Peer and Waller posing a threat from outside which forced Webster City to loosen its defense. Algona Edges Ahead But in the second half Algona edged into a lead that held up most of the way to the climax. The Bulldogs led 38 to 37 at the third quarter, and upped the margin to four and five points at times in the final stanza. But Webster City, led by the sharp- shooting of Ades who connected for 22 points, matched the Bulldogs, basket for casket, and with 57 seconds left sank two free throws to take a one point lead. Algona swept down' the floor as the seconds ticked off and with 19 left on the clock, Waller lofted a swisher from outside the foul circle that connected. Webster City frantically raced back down the floor and made one last des- 'perate but unsuccessful toss as the game ended. Not since 1955 when Bob King's conference champions met Webster City, have the Bulldogs defeated a Webster City team. It was a team victory all the way. Stephenson used only six men,' Denny Waller relieving Lenny Funk for a spell after the latter drew his fourth foul in the third quarter. Funk had the best basketball game of his 'career, connecting with accuracy, dhd played a powerful game under the nets. Streit and Percival, Algona's tall men, teamed up beautifully on offense and defense, and Peer played his usual effective game, and Tom Waller's long baskets came at opportune times. The Bulldogs richly deserved the game. They connected for 24 field goals as against 19 for the Lynx, but had some trouble in the free throw department, making only six out of 22 chances, otherwise the contest might not have been so close. There were lapses, to be sure, .and a few miscues, but the Red and Black played a game to be proud of from the opening whistle. They may not win the conference title, but they'll make it a ball game for every opponent from here on out. Summary: ALGONA (54) "fg Streit 4 Funk 5 Percival , 5 Peer 5 T. Waller 5 D. Waller 0 Bode Man National Champion Driver Delmer Insko, 29, son of a once-famous harness racing driver, Mark Insko, also of bode, gained wide acclaim in racing circles last week when he was named National Champion Harness Racing Driver by the United States Trotting Association. Delmer, who drove on the Kossuth County Fair track when harness races were held here several years ago, is shown in the above photo on a sulky behind Dandy Do, an Inskq-owned horse. The photo was snapped at Sp6rts man's Park this summer. Delmer was driver in 934 starts during the current season and wound up with 156 firsts, 158 secinds and 131 thirds to gain the coveted title. The season finished at Yonkers Raceway, N. Y. las t week and Delmer drove two winners in three starts. Small as a harness racing driver, Delmer, who is 5-5, 120 Ibs., is also the youngest driver ever to be national champion. He has been driving harness horses since 1947 and was trained for the jo b as a youngster by his father,' who was the best known driver in this area for many years. Since becoming an active driver, Delm er has won 623 races. , '^ Delmer finished the season well ahead of the defending champion, Bud Gilmour and Billy Haughton, who ruled the roost from 1952 through 1958. . Mark Insko also remains the harness game. He train s horses the year around, during the winter months on his farm near Bode and during the rest of the 12 months in northern Illinois. M ark, now 67, began driving in 1915. Horses driven by Delmer won about $250,000 this season. Broth ers Danny, 32, and Delbert, 20, are also interested in the raising, training and selling of harness race horses. (UDM Engraving). Garrigan Splits Two Games; Holy Family Here Friday ft 0-5 2-9 2-3 2-5 0-0 0-0 24 6-22 16 Webster City (53) fg ft pf Reinhardt 4 0-1 2 Ades 9 4-5 4 Johnson 1 1-4 5 Berg 2 l-l 1 Soncrant _ _ 2 5-6 3 Crawford 1' 4-6 1 54 tp 8 22 3 5 9 6 19 15-23 16 53 FROSH-SOPH WALLOPED IN PRELIM, 52-22 Webster City defeated the Algona freshman-sophomore team, JJ2 to 22, in a onesided contest theV first half. Bill Wetzel the Bulldogs with 11 points. Garrigan's Golden Bears re-j mained 50-50 for the season by splitting a pair of basketball games during the weekend. The Bears dropped a hearl-breaking, 54-52, decision to Pocahontas Catholic before a large crowd in the Garrigan gym Friday night, then posted a 72-63 win over St. John's of Bancroft at Bancroft Saturday night before another large crowd, and are now 2-2 for the year. The Bears, coached by Leon Vann, will be attempting to rack up their second straight win here Friday night when they host Holy Family of Mason City. Garrigan got off to an early lead at Bancroft -and held the upper hand by five to 13 points most of the night, despite a late rally by Coach V. J. Meyer's Johnnies. The Bears held the upper hand, 20-14, at the end of the first period and with Lyle Loebach, Oscar Froehlich, Art Becker and Bob Goeckc handling the shooting and Goecke, Loebach and Becker the rebounding, built the margin to 36-25 by halftime. The lead stayed at 11 points until the end of the third quarter, and the Bears took a 55-44 bulge into the final eight minutes of action. Despite late scoring by Alan Menke, the Bears managed to hang on and win by nine points. The all-around defensive play of the Bears was improved over the showing in the Pocahontas contest a night earlier, and the rebounding was definitely belter. Goecke, although held below-his 11 point average in scoring, proved valuable all night as he came up with 21 rebounds. Loebach snared 11 and Becker 10. Top scorers for the Bears were Loebuch with 18 points, Froehlich with 15, Dick Heinen, 14, and Becker, nine. Egan, who hit from way out, led the Johnnies with 16 points, followed by Nemmers, 15, Donahue, 11, and Smith and Menke, 10 each. Garrigan hit 28 of 81 shots for 34 percent and the losers canned 27 of 62 for a hot 44 percent average. Mike Cink assured the Bears' victory by hit- ling six of seven free losses late in the contest. Box score: Garrigan {72} FG FT F Goecke 303 D. Heinen 623 Loebach i 825 Froehlich '. 712 Becker 252 Cink 061 Fandel --_ 001 L. Heinen 200 28 16 17 St. John's (63) FG FT F. Garry 0 1 Smith 424 Menke 503 Donahue 4,3 4 Egan 8 0 Nemmers 6 3 27 9 21 • Garrigans Fresh-Soph quintet dropped a 41-38 decision to the little Johnnies in _ the opener Lampe led the winners with 18 points, while LeRoy Heinen go 14 and Tony Bradley 10 for Garrigan. It was the first loss in four starts for Garrigan. * * * Last-Second Goal Downs Bears 54-52 A goal 4 o the visilors. Three or four imes during* the game, Heinen, vho led Ihe locals with 16 points, grabbed rebounds under the Pocahontas hoop and went all the way to flip in important jump shots to keep his team in the ead. Loebach grabbed 14 rebounds and Heinen got 10. Loebach also scored 14 poinls, including 10 in the third period. Garrigan's Fresh-Soph team took a thrilling 41-32 win in the opener as LeRoy Heinen tossed in 20 points. A hot streak near t,he end of the fray sewed up the win s the litlle Bears led 31-30 wilh aboul Iwo minules of play re maining. II was Ihe Ihird wir without defeat for Coach Beani Cooper's team. irst period round action. Armtrong outscored Swea City, 162, in the third slanza, but the winners came back strong to win. Jim Elliott tossed in 16 points ary Snyder 15 and Roger Con^ay 11 for the Trojans, while ary Schumacher got 18 and Lowell Cassem 13 for Armstrong, which is now 3-1 in the loop Swea Cily has a 2-2 league mark. Algona Blasts Humboldt In 70-41 Fray Algona high school turned in its second conference basketball win Friday night on the home court in a surprisingly easy win over Humboldt high, 70 to 41. Algona never traned after scoring an initial free throw. The locals led 1!) 1c> 10 at the first quarter, 31 to 15 at the half, and 53 to 29 at the three-quarter mark. It was a tight ikilldog defense that frustrated the invading Humboldt quint. They tallied only 14 field -oals. However, their attack suffered when their high-scoring center, Lane, gathered three personal fouls in the first quarter and fouled out after the start of the second half. This, in turn, * allowed Algona Coach Howie Stephenson to vary his floor team, and no matter what combination he used the margin of 20 or more points held up*lhe entire last quarter. A Team Victory This was a team victory. Slreil led the Algona scoring with 10, and was especially clfective on tipping in rebounds for buckets an art that he has developed within the past week. After Funk and Percival had each collected four personal fouls, Stephenson used just about every combination he had on his squad, including a team that contained neither Percival ur Streit, his tall men. Lenny Funk also displayed an aggressive basket attack that added with Percival and Funk, made a three-way punch, while Peer and Tom Waller poised an ever-present outshooting threat. Hit On Free Throws In the final quarter Algona never had its five starters in at the same time, but held and widened the scoring gap. From the free > throw line the locals had a better average than in previous games, hitting 22 out of 32 gift shots. Box score: Algona (70) fg ft pf tp Streit G 4-6 1 16 J?unk r -.-_ 32-34 8 Percival 5 0-0 4 10 Peer 3 6-8 2 12 T. Waller 2 6-7 3 10 D. Waller 20-22 4 4~Aigona (In.) Upper DM MainM Tueiday, Dee. 13, 1960 KOSSUm COUNTY Klein , 1 Willrctt _ 1 Knock I WeUel 0 2-2 2-4 0-0 0-0 Humboldt (41) NerviR Maasson Lane Ilondrickson Kennedy __________ Anderson ___________ 1 Denda ______ ..... . _ 2 24 22-32 19 fg ft pf 0-4 2 1-1 3-5 1-2 3-3 3-7 2-3 0-0 70 tP 8 1 5 3 7 9 4 4 14 13-25 24 41 FROSH-SOPH TEAM LOSES, 44-35 Humboldt clowned the Algona freshman-sophomore team, 44, in a preliminary. The contest was close until the third quarter when the visitors opened up a 19 point lead. A recharged last quarter found Algona pulling to within nine points, but short of victory. Wetzcl with 12 points led local scoring. Maynard Shackelford fouled out near the end. Basketball Result! Boys Bancroft St. John's 48, Woden- Crystal Lake 33 La kola 5!), Ti tonka 50 Graettinger 46 Hiiicsted 44 Swea City 58, Armstrong 44 Burl 50, Sehtral 29 Thompson 45. Lcdyard 36 Corwilh-Wcsley 50, Fertile 34 Cylinder 62, huthven 59 Klemme 75. LuVerne 39 Lakota 60, Armstrong 54 Rodman 46, Mallard 33 Senti'fil 09, RinKstcd 40 Swea City 63, BOrt 55 Titonlca 46, Lcdynrd 37 Girls Lakota 52, Ti tonka' 42 Gracttinger 74, Ringsted 55 Sentral 5ii, Bun 34 Lcdyard 61, Thompson 22 Cylinder 61, Ruthven 58 Ledyard 49, Titonka 33 Lakota 62, Armstrong 34 Mallard 63, Rodman 56 61, Ringsted 33 Twin Rivers 58, Pocahontas 41 NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE W L Iowa Falls 4 0 ALGONA 3 1 Webster City 3 1 Humboldt 2 2 Clear Lake 1 2 Hampton 1 3 Eagle Grove 0 2 Clarion 0 "3 Friday-Saturday results: Hampton 51, Eagle G:uve 36: Algona 70, Humboldt 41; Iowa Falls 47,' Clear Lake 45; Webster City 65, Clarion 43; Alfiona 54. Webster City 53; Iowa Falls 55, Clarion 48; and Humboldt 45, Hampton 43. Swea City 63-55 Winner In Burt Swea City came up with a rally in the last couple; of minutes to snare a 63-55 victory from Burt in a State Line Conference game at Swea City Friday night. The Trojans are no\v 3-2 in the league and Burt is 2-3. Swea City led, 16-10, at the end of the first .period, 30-28 at the half and 47-44 at the three- quarter mark. The Trojans then put the game away with their late rally. • ' ,'• ' Gary Snyder topped,Swea City with 21 points. Roger Conway got 18 and Jim Elliott 12 for the winnelrs, while Meister got 16, Phone CY 4-3535 - Your Newspaper Cooper Names tetterwinners i}(4f Heinen was Elected presi- t 4 Mike SlnnweJl, vice presi- . CJub at Garri. G 'OW letter win- ners at Garrigan. Coach Beanie Cooper of the football team also announced his letter winners for the season recently completed. They are Oscar Froehlich, Lloyd Schilmoeller, Bob Reed, Bill JUggins, Dick Heinen, Steve Studer, LeRoy Heinen, John Fandel, Bill Reed, Lyle, Loebach, Phil Kinsey, Jerry Krieps, Mike Sinnwell, Mark Elbert,. BilJ Rahm, Dave HilbeiT, Jerome EnpelcJing, -John Murphy mid Joe lltinon. last-second (literally) field under impossible circum stances gave Pocahontas Catholic a Ihrilling 54-52 win over th Bears Friday night in Ihe Garri gan gym. The siluation preceding th fielder by Shoemaker of the Eagl es, who wound up with 24 points, was this: A jump ball was called a't the Pocahontas free throw line, slopping Ihe clock wilh one second showing. In such cases, the clock is started again when either or both of the players jumping touches the ball. In this case, the ball was tipped to the far edge of the free throw circle to Shoemaker, who had time to get the shot away before Ihe buzzer sounded ending the game. . One second is as long as it takes a person to say "one thousand", Iherefore, it is impossible, physically, for one palyer to tip the ball behind him and have the second man gel a shol away in that length of lime. At any rate, the shot settled the game The Bears were out-rebounded regularly throughout the night by Pocahontas, but Ihe visitors, who are normally hot shooters, missed many shots during the game and the Bears, at times, took advantage of the mis-fired pokes, grabbed the ball and went down court for one shot that resulted in two points. Pocahontas led, 15-14, at the end of the first period, but trailed, 25-23 and 44-42 at the half and three-quarter marks. Garrigan held Ihe upper hand, 52-48, with one minute remaining, but baskets by Shoemaker and Scott lied the count and set the- stage for the game winner. Outstanding performers for the Bears, were Dick Heinen, Lyle Jjoeba,ch ^nd Oscar JVoehsUefc, who combined tu tany the -battle Sentral, Burt Share Pair Of Games In Loop Sentral and Burl split a basketball doubleheacler at Burl Dee. 6. .Sentral's girls took the curtain-raiser, 56-34, and Burt romped to, a 50-29 win in the boys contcjst. Sentral took a nine point lead in the first quarter of the opener and the outcome was .never in- doubt. The winners led, 15-6, 2916 and 42-22 at the quarter buzzers. Linda Tomlinson got 36 points and Barbara Tomlinson hit 18 for the winners, while Pat Long got 22 for Burt. The boys game was a real cozy affair during the first half. Sentral got off to a iU-7 lead in the first period, but Burt came back to hold the edge, 21-20, at halftime. The Satellites couldn't hit the basket during the final 16 minutes and Burt walked away with the verdict. Burt lead, 3622, at the three-quarter mark. Geitzenauer led Senlral with 11 poinls, while Jay Hoppus got 21 and Meisler 11 for the winners. Swea City Hands Armstrong First Defeat, 58-44 Swea City's improving Trojans, who showed plenty of ability in .a one-point loss to Algona three nights earlier, came up with the biggest upset of the season in State Line action when they belted previously unbeaten Armstrong, 58-44, at Swea City Dec-. 0. 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