AIM STEM Cagers win, matmen lose JULIAN CHRISCHILLIS "Tito Mid to State HERE'S A Once In a Million coincidence ... the Gordon Winkel and Cliff Skogstrom families are traveling to California on the same train this holiday season but quite by accident . . . neither knew the other was going and they made separate reservations a month apart. When they compared notes they fotfhd both families were leaving THE SAME DAY, had been booked on the SAME TRAIN and even were in THE SAME CAR — both going and returning letter this month! IT USED TO be a novelty when a Kossuth county boy made good in athletics in college but now it's almost commonplace . . . considerable ink was given Whittemore's Craig Espe and Algona's Dave Martin for their recent successes . . . Craig as a starting guard for the University of Iowa freshmen and Dave as a standout on the Iowa State University wrestling team. But there are others . . . Rob Flatten, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hatten of Bancroft, is burning up the nets in the Junior College basketball circuit thus far at Eagle Grove. Want proof: he 'hit 28 points against Marshalltown recently and followed with 25 against Estherville. Next he potted 25 against Ellsworth and 19 in a win over Waldorf. Good touch, we'd say. . Over at Emmetsburg JC, ex-Garrigan star Don Potthoff is pacing the scoring of that club . . . Don hit 28 points the other night against North Iowa JC and followed with 28 more against Webster City . . . one of his teammates is Mike Carpenter, another St. John's of Bancroft graduate . . . Carpenter is a starter also and got 10 points in the Webster City game. Down at Simpson, Sig Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Wood of Algona, has lettered two years for the varsity cage team and was one of the club's top scorers for several seasons. He's now a senior there . . . don't forget Bruce Sundet up at Luther, whose track exploits have been highly pub- lisized. Max Miller, f-on of tbo "Pudge" Millers of Algona. has earned a spot on the Wartburg college wrestling team . . . Dick Muller, likewise, brought credit to his school (Garrigan) when he was elected co-captain of the Air Force freshman football team this fall. Lenny Funk, ex-Algona high school athlete and son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Funk, had a fine football season at the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse . . . there must be others but these young men come to mind at this writing. And then there is Tom Elliott, the Swea City boy who was one of four lowans named to the ALL-AMERICAN Junior College football team announced last week ... he played at Estherville JC and was a former Swea City high school great . . . Tom won his berth at end. Bill Reding had a fine start at Iowa State College as a freshman quarterback and will probably see some varsity action next year.' WE DIDN'T hear the broadcast but a reader informed us that ex-St. Joe resident, Del Insko, was the featured puest on Joe Garogiola's "Monitor" sports show a week ago Sunday . . . Del has done extremely well in the harness racing field and the fact he was chosen as a guest on this national show attests to his notoriety. ! APPARENTLY "CHAMP" Martin's building reputation has impressed the small fry around Algona . . . there was a discussion in our house about the new high school building and when it was explained that the bids had to be let, our 12-year old inquired: "Will Mr. Martin build it?" With all do credit to Champ, I'm afraid the job would be a little more than he'd want to handle in a summer! Beat Hampton here Friday; Lakers next Heilskov 2 14 1 Mejin 0 14 0 Sogard 24-52 Lukensmeyer.__ 0 0-3 1 Borcherding 1 0-0 0 Fowler 1 0-0 0 Aaron 1 3-5 2 Kekecek 0 2-5 0 TOTALS 19 13-28 11 THE CLARION wrestling team and coach were not the most popular people around Algona high school the other night . . . each year, the Booster Club plans a coffee following one meet and each year, the opponent and coach are given a special written invitation to be our guests on that night. The invitation went to Clarion this year but team and coach failed to show up. Fans thought maybe Dale Brand felt the taste of defeat couldn't be washed down by a cup of coffee! Algona Bulldogs stumbled to their fifth victory in six starts and their third in North Central Conference play here Friday night as they smothered a hapless Hampton crew, 72-51 before a sparse crowd. Coach Howie Stephenson's club will have their biggest test of the ••••on here Friday night when they take on unbeaten Clear Lake, odds-on-favorite to take the North Central title. A win i» almost a necessity for the local* if they are to have any title aspirations. Certainly, they didn't pick up any steam in beating Hampton, probably one of the worst clubs ever to appear on the local floor. Despite Algona's inability to hit from the field and losing the rebounding battle to the taller visitors, Hampton was never in the game. Algona broke a 2-2 knot on four free throws by Hog Meyer and Denny Richter's short shot and this one was never close. THE BULLDOGS led 14-8 after one period and that included an accidental rebound that Richter tipped in the Hampton basket. Algona led at the half, 33-18 and 55-26 after three periods. Stephenson cleared the bench in the final quarter and Hampton almost equaled their entire f ir»t 24 minute* production with 25 points in the last eight minutes. Twenty-three boys saw action for the two teams and all but two got in the scoring column. Tom Porter of Hampton led all scorers with 21 points while guards Dale Pedersen and Rich Black pitched in 19 and 14 respectively. Reserve Mike Betts added ten on five field goals. , THE ALGONA Junior Varsity had an even easier time as they cruised to a 65-19 win in the opener for their fifth win in six starts. Coach Keith Christie used reserves most of the last half. Hampton didn't score a point during a 10-minute stretch which included the entire second period and it was 54-8 after three periods. Paul Christensen led Algona's scoring with 14 while Steve Chrischilles had 12 as did Dave Lowman. Greg Allen added 11. Others: Dennis Meyer 8, Dale Briggs 4, Paul Sohn and Jerry Whittemore 2 each. NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE W L Clear Lake 3 0 Humboldt _ 3 1 Algona 3 1 Iowa Falls .__ 3 1 Eagle Grove 2 1 Webster City _i___ 1 3 Clarion.— 0 4 Hampton 0 4 Results Friday Algona 72 Hampton 51 Clear Lake 92 Clarion 61 Iowa Falls over Webster City Eagle Grove 60 Humboldt 53 Game* this week Tuesday Fort Dodge at Humboldt Eagle Grove at Webster City Friday Iowa Falls at Humboldt Fort Dodge at Eagle Grove Hampton at Webster City Gear Lake at Algona NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE TOP TEN •Av. per Game K. Grabinski, Clear Lake 25 Smith, Eagle Grove 24 McCoy, Iowa Falls 23.3 McKinney, Webs. City 21.5 Roger Meyer, Algona 19.5 Scott Sims, Clarion 15.6 Paul Peglow, Iowa Falls 15 Hooenson, Eagle Grove 14.5 S. Grabinski, Clear Lake 14.5 Rich Black, Algona 14 Tim Shelton, Webs. City 14 N. Silbaugh, Humboldt 14 CLASSIFIED ADS IN THE ADVANCE GET QUICK RESULTSI Mankato slips past Bancroft BANCROFT - In inter-state basketball action Tuesday night, Mankato Loyola defeated St. Johns of Bancroft 78-63. Mankato led 37-32 at the end of the' first half. ' Holmstrom scored 22 points to lead Mankato. Terry Carpenter scored 19 points with Bill Wolf adding 15 points. The Mankato Bombers also won their game, defeating Bancroft 56-42 in preliminary play. BANCROFT (63) Wrestlers lose 20-19 Friday at Humboldt The Algona .high school wrestlers dropped their first dual meet of the season Friday night at Humboldt, 20-19. The Bulldogs now have a 3-1 record for the dual season. This was a thrilling meet, with good wrestling all the way, a tough one to lose. A small break anywhere along the line for Algona would have made quite a difference in the outcome of this one. Humboldt remains undefeated in dual meets with a record of 6-0. Down 14-5 with half the matches wrestled, Larry Taylor started things rolling for Algona in the 138-lb. class with a 2:57 pin to bring the team count to 14-10. Up until this the only local points scored were by Russ Bird at 103 with a 4-2 decision, and by Steve Claude who got a 5-5 draw at 127. Don Camp followed Taylor with an action-packed 17-9 win over Mike Oberman at 145. Camp held Oberman in a pinning position for 45 seconds in the first period, and added two more near falls, but had to settle for the deci- Vaske Wolf Carpenter Klsner Hatten Welp TOTAL MANKATO FG FT PF TP 2 6 9 4 4 3 28 1 3 1 2 0 1 8 1 3 4 4 4 3 17 5 15 19 10 8 7 63 16 21 16 25 78 TO BE NAMED on an all-state sports team is a great honor but the Iowa Daily Press Association has made it even more so with their annual football banquet, inaugurated this year and held at Iowa City the other night. The "Big 55", all eleven gridders chosen on the five all-state teams were invited and 51 appeared . . . Garrigan's Jack Mul'.er came down with the flu and was unable to attend. The event was termed the finest of its kind ever held ... the first team was seated at the head table and the other players, parents and coaches were scattered throughout the room. Each boy was individually introduced and brought to the podium where a short sketch of his feats was read by MC Bob Brooks, sports director of KCRG of Cedar Rapids ... as he left, the University of Iowa marching band played one of the Big Ten fight songs . . . the fabled Old Gold singers of SUI also sang. There were a lot of proud parents with "wet" eyes when their sons were introduced and then returned to their table amid the din of the fight songs. Those moments, I'm sure, made up for some years of sacrifice by both parent and son! SYMBOLS OF Christmas are many . . . besides the religious, there is mistletoe and holly, the Christmas tree and yes, electric trains ... the nostalgia that our dads felt at the passing of the regular passenger trains must be felt by many of us at the demise of the little electric train, which made Christmas such a big event when we unwrapped one on Christmas Eve ... no other gift mattered so much or so involved Dad on Christmas. But we are told that for today's youngsters, the electric train has lost its magic . . . what with space shipi and slot-car racing sets, the youngsters just don't get the kick out of the train that we did 25 years ago or even our sons 10 years ago ... Lionel, which absorbed the American Flyer some time age, if felling off its inventory and even the mail order catalogs are devoting less and less space to the electric train. So mode it be! WE'VE ALL received those ties and pens in the mail, supposedly sent by some Veteran's or charity organization quite, often, we are being suckered by some outfit that claims' to be helping the handicapped but their definition of someone handicapped is anyone with less than 20-20 vision. If you won't want the junk, return it marked "Refused" to the post office. If you open it and mislay it and then get a bill, you are advised to send the bill back with a note saying, "I charge $500 p*r day storage fee for unsolicited merchandise. When you psy my pill, j'Jl pay yours!" You'll hear no more. ALGONA (72) fg Meyer 2 Taylor 1 Richter 2 Black - 7 Pedersen 9 Jones 3 Barr 2 Betts 5 Rogert 0 Voyles 0 Allen __- 1 Smith -v 0 TOTALS 32 HAMPTON (51) fg Porter - 10 Barkmeier - 1 Winslow 1 ft 4-4 0-3 0-2 0-0 1-3 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 8-16 ft 1-5 1-3 0-0 P» 0 1 4 3 3 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 22 pf 3 0 2 BANCROFT 16 16 16 15 63 Garrigan places four members on DYO team Two Garrigan high school football players were placed on the first All Diocesan CYO football team and two others were named to the second by officials and coaches who selected the team recently. Jack Muller, senior fullback, and Dave McCarthy, senior end, were selected to the first team while Jerry Plathe and Mike Schiltz, both also seniors, were named to the second unit. sion. Phil Bode dropped his first match of the season . against State Champ Keith Abens, 7-3. Abens had a 4-3 lead after two periods, when Bode let him up to make it 5-3, but the strategy didn't work as Abens got a take-down to bring the count to 6-3, the team score to 17-13, Humboldt. Duane Hunt made his varsity debut at 145-lbs., and came through with a big 7-3 decision over Wayne Miner, and Algona trailed by one, 17-16. Algona took the lead for the only time during the evening when Bruce Bennett won at 180, 11-8. Bennett was ahead 7-0 after the first period on a take-down, predicament and near fall, but could not pin Cliff Erickson, and was out-scored 8-4 in the last two periods. . ' Steve Fitzpatrick did a good job of staying away from giant Geoff Mickelson in the heavyweight match. The Alg6h/i freshman, actually a 180- pounder, lost 1-0 with Mickelson's only point coming on an escape in the second period, , and the meet ended 20-19. Things might have been different with regulars Denny Petersen, Randy Riedinger and Brad Farnham in the lineup,, but it would be hard to improve on Taylor's performance, the only fall of the evening, and Ed Bennett and Fitzpatrick filled in well at 112 and heavyweight, though a win or draw in either of these weights would have changed the outcome of the meet considerably. THE JUNIOR Varsity easily won the preliminary, 3313. Humboldt got 10 points on two forfeits, and won one match by decision. Winning by fall were Ferris Fett, 3:49; Leslie Simpson, 3:35; and Al Aldrich, 5:40. By decision were Mike Putney, 4-3; Tom Laing, 6-0; Jerry Simpson, 2-0; Steve Willrett, 4-0; Pat Etbert, 4-2; and Eldon Meyer, 5-2. VARSITY SUMMARY 95 —, Gary Cade, Algona, lost a 6-0 decision to lion Bygness, a highly-rated Humboldt 95-pounder. 103 — Russ Bird, Algona, dec. Jim Taute, 4-2. This match was tied at 2-2 after the second period, when Bird got a reversal to clinch the decision. 112 — Ed Bennett, Algona, in his first varsity action of. the season, lost 6-2 to "Terry Daggy, one of Humboldt's better grapplers. 120 — Darrell Miller, Algona, lost 6-2 to Butch Laird, who is undefeated so far this year. 127 — Steve Claude, Algona, and Ray Stockdale drew, 5-5. Claude had to come from behind 5-3 with a take-down in the final periqd for the draw. 133 — Lance Rutledge, Algona, lost to Larry Fevold, 4-1. This was Rutledge's first varsity action of the season. 138 — Larry Taylor, Algona, pinned Terry Dillinger, 2:57. Taylor had a 5-0 lead at the time. 145 — Don Camp, Algona, dec. Mike Oberman, 17-9, in a great match. 154 — Phil Bode, Algona, lost to Keith Abens, 7-3. 165 — Duane Hunt, Algona, dec. Wayne Miner, 7-3. 180 — Bruce Bennett, Algona, dec. Cliff Erickson, 118. Hwt. — Steve Fitzpatrick, Algona, lost to Geoff Mickelson, 1-0. < COMING UP Friday is an- 4-Algona (lew.) Advance MONDAY, DEC. 18,1967 other tough dual meet at Ft. Dodge against the team that won the Eagle Grove Invitational this year. The Dodgers had four champions at Eagle Grove, and have a strong overall team. This will be a real test for the Bulldogs. * # * The junior varsity dropped one at Spencer Wednesday evening, 32-19, to the varsity team there. Algona forfeited the 95-lb. weight, won only three matches, and got three draws. Winning were Jerry and Les Simpson, both by falls, and Duane Hunt by a 7-0 decision. Getting draws were Mike Putney, Steve Willrett and Al Aldrich. v Eight boys took part in a preliminary meet at Spencer with six of these, winning} Wayne Taylor, Larry Samp, Curtis Camp and E. Friedrich by decision, and Dave Simpson and Ferris Fett by falls. HIT AND RUN When Gloria Jean Penning, Algona, left the Algona Bowling Lanes at 11:30 Friday night, the 1956 Buick she had parked in front of the building had been hit and no information left at the scene of the accident. There was $55 damages to the right front door. The car was owned by Betty Penning, and the Algona Police investigated. Swea City defeats Armstrong ARMSTRONG - In State Line basketball action Tuesday night, Swea City defeated Arm strong 67-42* The Trojans were lead- Ing 32-19 at the end of the first half of play. Swea Cltyoutscored the Tigers 48-23 in the second half. Mike Johnson scored 20 points toleadtheSweaCityTro- jans with Randy Newlln scoring 16 points. SWEA CITY (67) FO FT PF TP Johnson Berg Newlln, . Newlln, J. 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