Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 8, 1976 · Page 7
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Defensive Battle Expected in Lake View-Auburn's Tournament Opener By Dennis O'Grady (Sports Editor) DES MOINES - Defending state champion Lake View- Auburn opens its.state girls tournament bid here Tuesday night, facing No. 4' and 26-0 West Burlington in an 8:45 p.m. match-up. The contest shapes up as a defensive battle as lOth-ranked LV-A was the state's best defensive club this season at 38.6, while West Burlington ranked second, giving up only an average of 40.1 points per game. "I'm expecting a very tough defensive game," commented Black Hawkette coach Louis "Bud" McCrea whose team comes into the contest with a 24-3 mark. "It should be low-scoring. I'd be very surprised if the score is in the 60s," he added. Coach Delmer Walker, who is bringing the Falconettes to thq.state tournamtint for the first time, echoed McCrea's thoughts. "It will probably be a defensive battle. They're •strong in that department and so are we." The game features two of the state's premier guards in LV-A's Kay Pick, an all-stater a year ago, and West Burlington's Karry Crafton, a 6-1 sophomore. Pick's statistics are Timei Herald, Carroll, la. w Monday, March I, 1976 / IMttflltOllMMIIIIIMMIMMIIHlttlMMIItftlMI amazing. She has pulled down 205 rebounds and has added 130 steals to go along with 78 blocked shots. Among the guards in the state tournament. Crafton ranks first in blocked shots with an average of slightly over six a game. About West Burlington, McCrea added, "we have a real fine scouting report on them. I'm not sure they can stand the pressure. We'll come up with a few things." Walker said he was concerned about Lake View-Auburn's tournament experience since this is the first trip for his girls. "We may have the jitters," continued Walker who added that LV-A's record is not indicative of their play. "They lost twice to Manilla and once to Ida Grove early in the season," the West Burlington coach recalled. Balance is Lake View-Auburn's strong point offensively as JoAnn Tjaden, a sophomore, leads in scoring with a 23.5 mark. She also is the eighth best field goal shooter in the state at 63.7. Helping Tjaden in scoring are senior Micki Olberding with a 21.7 mark and freshman Sara Wernimont at 14.6. West Burlington's top scorers are 6-0 junior forward Tammy Crafton with a 23.5 average and Cindy Gaule, another junior, at 22.2. Probable Starters: Lake View-Auburn: F — Micki Olberding. 5-8, Sr. F — JoAnn Tjaden, 5-10, Soph. F — Sara Wernimont, 5-9, Fresh. G —Kay Pick, 6-0, Sr. G —Diane Buse, 5-11, Sr. G — Gloria Olberding, 5-8, Soph. West Burlington: F — Shelli Scranton, 5-6, Sr. F — Tammy Crafton, 6-0, Jr. F — Cindy Gaule, 5-10. Jr. G — Sue Hockett, 5-6, Sr. G — Karry Crafton, 6-1, Soph. G — Nancy Schnarr, 5-5, Jr. Sport Glances Possible Pairing If Ames beats Des Moines Hoover and Marshalltown gets by Oskaloosa in Class 3A sub-state action tonight in Des Moines, pairings for the boys' state tournament next week would look like this: Ames vs. Bettendorf Kuemper vs. Cedar Rapids Washington . Fort Madison vs. Marshalltown Sioux City Heelan vs. Waterloo Cojumbus Girls' BB Banquet The Carroll High School girls' basketball banquet will be Monday, March 15th at 6; 30 p.m. at the Elk's Lodge. Ttie public is invited. Tickets are on sale at Al Molitor's office at the high school through Thursday of this week. Boys' BB Banquet The Carroll High School boys' basketball banquet will be Monday, March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Elk's Lodge. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased through March 18th from Al Molitor at the high school. All-District Team Lake View's Phil Maynard has been named to the NAIA District 15 basketball team. The 6-6 senior played for Buena Vista College which won the Iowa Conference title this year. Gaining honorable mention honors was Glidden's Randy Braden. Who's Who Randy Braden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Braden, Glidden, has been named to the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges list from Buena Vista College. Storm Lake. He has been on the dean's list regularly during his four years at Buena Vista College. Randy is a four-year letterman in basketball and was the Most Valuable member of the 1973 squad. He was honorable mention All-Iowa Conference in 1973 and 1975. He lettered two years in baseball. President of the Men's Hail council, Randy has served as a resident advisor and is a member of the Student Senate, and the Student Affairs committee. H^e is majoring in elementary education and physical education, with a minor in biology. Takes World Cup The United States won its first World Cup of tennis since 1971. beating Australia 6-1 in the best-of-seven series, with Jimmy Connors clinching the victory with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over John Newcombe. Top Seeds Fairmont State College of West Virginia and Grand Canyon College of Phoenix, Ariz., are the No. 1 and 2 seeds heading into first-round action today in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics basketball tournament. Young Sweeps Shelia Young of Detroit won the 500 and 1.000 meters to give her a sweep of all four races in the women's world sprint speed skating championships. Rosi Triumphs Rosi Mittermaier of West Germany took the slalom event and won the women's World Cup ski over-all points championship, dethroning Austria's AnnemarieJ>rbell who held the title for five straight years. £ »' 4 Micki Olberding Gloria Olberding Debbie Cole -Stall Photos 57th Annual Girls' State Tournament Wide Open DES MOINES, Iowa (API- There's often a darkhorse to add the fun-chill specter of uncertainty to a sporting event. But that may not the case at the 57th annual Iowa Girls' High School Basketball Tournament. l ' True, some team among "The Sweet Sixteen" could assume the spoiler's role, but based on season records, they've all got a charice. Obviously, there are favorites. But there are only three unbeatens in this year's classic — an unusually low number — and that could result in a wide open scramble for the crown. ** The five-day tournament begins at i p.m. Tuesday in Veterans Memorial Auditorium hereV' 1 : ,'';• "^ ' ''Th'e' final 'fo'u'r 'sessions Friday and Saturday were sold out by Jan. 26. the earliest date ever, says E. Wayne Cooley. executive secretary of the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union. / "Last year it took until Feb. 21. and Thursday's games are also sold out," said the pleased Cooley. Two nationally-known personalities will be on hand. Meredith Willson, composer of the musical "The Music Man," will direct an all-state band Friday evening. Ara Parseghian, former Notre Dame football coach, will film the final two days of action for his new television show. "Ara's World of Sport." "We have blended the game competition with show production." said Cooley.. "The competition attacts the loyal team followers, and the show production attracts the 13.000 marginal spectators (for each performance) that-we must reach some way. "From time to time, we've invited nationally-known personalities without any advance notice to the public; "We've done this on the, assumption that people will say. 'You mustn't miss the girls' tournament because you never know who you might not see'." Cooley said the athletic- union "doesn't rely on the teams" to draw the crowds. but relies instead "on the whole festival surrounding the tournament." A record turnout of more than 90.000 is guaranteed, he said "because of the early sell- puts of the last four sessions." Auditorium seating is .arranged to handle 14',900 persons each session. Friday and Saturday night games will be televised into nine states, with the union handling everything from filming and production to selling TV rights, "It's very, very lucrative." said Cooley. He praised the caliber of the players. "They play beautiful ball. They're highly skilled. • "You can't see anywhere a basketball game played the way it's played in Iowa by the girls. We play six players on two courts. Our rules are tailored to make very high-scoring games. "And the fans are totally knowledgeable...even in coaching procedures. It's a way of life." Even more, the girls' state gymnastics meet will be held in the auditorium beginning at 9:45 a.m. Saturday. The tournament boasts a balanced field: three unbeatens, four with only one defeat each, none with more than four losses. Belmond. the state's 17th- ranked team, bumped off No. 1 Hampton in regional tournament action and might be that unknown quantity — the dark- horse. The favorites are probably be the unbeatens: No. 2 Manilla (27-0). No. 3 Aplington (26-01 and No. 4 West Burlington (26-0). The teams are rated by the athletic union's Mike Henderson. Ten of his top 20 squads, picked during the season, qualified for the tournament. Henderson predicted, "very shakily.'' that the championship game would be between Manilla 'and defending champion and No. 10 Lake View-Auburn (24-3). Lake View Coach Bud McCrea believes the Black- hawkettes, swept along by a 14game victory streak, are playing better than last season. The benefits of previous tournament action can't be discounted, and that helps boost teams such as No. 6 Mediapolis (26-1), appearing for its 12th consecutive year: Manilla, showing for the eighth time; No. 13 Farragut (27-1). here for its 15th tourney: and unrated Runnells Southeast Polk (20-4). a 1975 tournament team. Also back is teg-school Cedar Rapids Washington (26-1). rated fifth and the only team to topple Mediapolis this season; and perennially tough No. 16Adel-DeSoto(24-2). a^ Mr. Businessman N'T MISS THE BOAT * The Annual PROGRESS EDITION off the Times Herald Will Be Published Friday, March 26 Make sur* your advertising message is included in this special issue that will bo read by over 20,000 regular Times Herald readers. It will also be used throughout the year to acquaint businessmen seeking new locations and prospective residents with what Carroll has to offer. SO GET ABOARD THIS SPECIAL PROGRESS EDITION AND MAKE BIG "WAVES" AMONG POTENTIAL BUYERS OF YOUR PRODUCTS OR USERS OF YOUR SERVICES. Be Part Of PROGRESS '76 Call The Times-Herald Advertising Department Today At 792-3573 Carroll Daily Times Herald X . . . • «

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