Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 28, 1967 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 28, 1967
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AIM STEM BY JULIAN CHRISCHILLES MMfM If State HIGH SCHOOL wrestling has come under a great deal of fire in the past couple of weeks with the practice of extreme weight-cutting being the major point of contention ... the recent uproar began down in Muscatine where the recommendation was made that the school drop the sport . . . there is probably some basis to the controversy according to Algona high school wrestling coach Champ Martin, a veteran in the field who has coached the sport here since World War 2, a period of over 20 years. "I think there probably ere seme abuse* in weight- cutting," Mertin told this writer, "and from personal experience I know of some. Generally, however, I think most coaches use good judgment on the matter." ' . v ' • Martin thinks it is up to the coaches to decide what height class a boy should wrestle in because sometimes the kids become a little over ambitious in their desire to cut weight, particularly when it means a chance to wrestle on the varsity . . . as an example, a young man that should be wrestling in say the 145-pound class finds there is a man that can beat him in that division so he attempts to shed another seven pounds to make the 138-pound class where he can be a first stringeri . "We had such a case this year and we just told the boy to forget it — he'd have to stay in. the higher weight even though it meant wrestling on the junior varsity." Martin said there are some schools who violate the wrestling code and added that some of the schools are on the Algona schedule. ' . • r. "Most boys can lose six or seven pounds in a week and many of them up to 10 pounds without any danger to their health. Actually, they don't really lose that much because they usually 'garbage' up on the weekend after a match and thus are losing only the weight they put on from heavy eating." ' Martin said he keeps a close check on the weight of his boys to make sure they are not trying to lose too much. The suggestion that doctors make the final decision as to what weight a boy should wrestle in has merits, according to Martin, particularly since it would take the pressure off coaches . . . but the idea has drawbacks, too. Maybe a doctor is extremely strict in, one town and advises boys to cut very little weight even though the youths may have lots of excess fat . . . but in the next town, all of the boys go to a doctor who is an ardent wrestling fan and allows them to cut as much weight as they like. Outside of wrestling circles, it is not generally known that allowances are made for overweight as the season progresses to keep the wrestlers from having to lose weight constantly ... A boy can be two pounds overweight in his class as of Dec. 1, four pounds as of Jan. 1, and six pounds as of Feb. 1 ... which would mean a 138-pounder can weigh 144 pounds in meets after Feb. 1. • . • - ' • „ I •';.'}.•;. • ';: • ; . In addition, weigh-ins Jor^matches are; usually held at 11 a.m. and since the matches are around 8 -p.m. at hijht, this allows a boy nine hours to get his strength back with food prior to the match at no penalty ... wrestling, like any other sport, has its inherent health dangers but we're sure the permanent injuries incurred in football far outnumber those in wrestling. AND PERMANENT INJURIES BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A CAR FAR OUTNUMBER ALL SPORTS COMBINED! Wife to husban'd: "One of the trout you were fishing for last weekend phoned and left her number." Bulldog wrestlers lose to Ft. Dodge The Algona high school wrestlers dropped their second dual meet of the season at Fort Dodge Friday night, 22-18. Their dual meet record now reads three won and two lost. Down 17-5 after the 138- Ib match, Algona needed wins the rest of the way, but one defeat and a draw spelled victory for the Dodgers. Only winners for Algona were Russ Bird (103), Don Camp (145), Bruce Bennett (180), and Steve Fitzpatrick (heavyweight). Lance Rutledge (133) and Phil Bode (154), drew in their matches. Algona's . only defending state champion this year, Steve Claude, dropped his second match of the season to Brown of Fort Dodge, 2-1. The same lad had defeated Claude in the Eagle Grove Invitational earlier this year. Russ Bird got a penalty point and a reversal in the second period of his match to beat Larson, 3-0 in the 103-lb. class. Don Camp got the only fall of the night, in 5:43. •• gain«t McMannut of Fert Dodge, Camp was ahead by a 4-0 count after two periods. After Duane Hunt dropped a 5-2 decision to Olsen the score read 22-12 with only two matches remaining, so the best Algona could hope for at that point was a tie. Bruce Bennett and Steve Fitzpatrick won the remaining two matches for the Bulldogs, but both by decision. Bennett got an impressive 7-0 decision of Morris, who was the Eagle Grove Invitational iao-pound champion, and Fjt?paJLrick did everything tort pis Perry of the Dodgers in the 14-0 finale. Algou teason ROW at 3-2; Clarion next Algona, CLEAR LAKE (76) f fl ft pf THURSDAY, DEC. 21,1967 Algona (lew*) Advance—S A tail and talented Clear. Lake high school basketball team made Algona its seventh straight victim as the Lions outclassed the Bulldogs before a capacity house here Friday night, 76-62. There wes little doubt et the finish thet the visitors had too much height end shooting ability for the Bulldogs* who had just one starter get more then six points. bale Pedersen turned in another stellar scoring role with 23 points — that was six more than his other four starting mates could bag. Reserves Tom Jones and Mike Belts came on to notch 13 and ,10 points to help carry the load. Clear Lake broke away from the Bulldogs at 12-12 and were clearly in control. With the Grabinski brothers, Ken and Steve 'at 6'6" and 6'4") clearing the boards and Wolfgang Meier pitching in 28 points, .the Lions moved to a 23-16 first period lead. ALGONA got the difference chopped to seven at 29-22 and 36-29 a couple of times in the second quarter but never could get any closer and the Lions iced it with 11 straight points to. close out the first half with a whopping 51 : 31 lead. The Bulldogs did come within three field goals of the visitors for the game but they were positively deadly from the charity line, firing home 20 of 24 tries While Algona could notch just 60%. of 20 attempts. Neither team lost a man on fouls in the cleanly- played game. Ken Grabinski, the conference scoring leader, finished with 18 points, far below his average while Meier's 28 points were more than twice his average thus far. Steve Grabinski warmed up in the second half to get all 11 of his points While guard Hankenson connected for 17 Falls, the latter this year's Algona Invitational champs by a one-point margin over the Bulldogs. Cedar Falls will be a slight favorite Saturday, but this should be a close four-team race. There will be two sessions beginning at 1:30 p m. and 6:30 p.m., with varsity and Junior varsity teams both competing. NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE W L Clear Lake _ 5 0 Iowa Falls 4 1 Humboldt ____ 4 1 ALGONA 3 2 Webster City 3 3 Eagle Grove 1 4 Hampton 1 5 Clarion 0 5 Results Dec. 16 Clear Lake 60 Eagle Grove 52 Tuesday Fort Dodge 75 Humboldt 38 Webster City 67 Eagle Grove SO/ Friday Iowa Falls 70 Humboldt 52 Fort Dodge 66 Eagle Grove 52 Clear Lake 76 Algona 62 Webster City 80 Hampton 35 Saturday Hampton 69 Clarion 50 » points. THE BULLDOGS had a great number of turnovers in the game, throwing the ball away many times. For a while, Craig Taylor and Denny Richter led a rebounding charge that held the visitors even during the early minutes but they gave away four and five inches and couldn't keep up the pace. Algona is now 5-2 for the season and after the Clinic game Wednesday are idle until getting back in action at Clarion Friday night, Jan. 5. The Bulldogs are currently in third place in the conference with a 3-2 mark. THE JUNIOR Varsity also lost their second game in seven starts by a 67-61 count. With three regulars on the bench in the closing moments, the reserve - studded club made two terrific bids to pull WINNERS for the Junior Varsity, who beat the Dodger JV's 22-20, were Tom Laing, 8-2; Rob Claude, 4-0; Steve Schultz, 1-0; Les Simpson, 7-5; and Al Aldrich by default. •Mike Putney won by a forfeit, MEET SUMMARY Fort Qodgi n, Alton* II M — John Tabol, FD, dec, Gary Gade, 6-2 101 — Russ Bird, A, dec. Mark Lar. son, 3-0 111 — Bob Tague, FD, dec, Dennis Peterson, 4-1 120 — Tim Frlederlchs, FD, dec. Parrell Miller, 11-2 111 — Keith Brown, FD, dec. Stevt Claude, 2-1 UJ — Jerry Irvine, FO, and Lanct Rutledge drew, 1-1 1M —John Cuckie, FD, die. Larry Taylor, »-3 14S — Don 'Camp, A, pinned Waynt McAAannus, 5:43 1S4 — Brian Farrrell, FD, and Phil Bode drew, 4-4 . US — Dennis Olson, FD,' dec. Quant Hunt, 5-2 1U — Bruce Bennett, A, dec. Pali Morris, 7-0 HWT - Steve Fltzpatrick, A, dec. Gary Perry, 14-0 JUNIOR VARSITY SUMMARY Aigon* it, Fort Potfjo 30 15 — Dennis UaFollelt*, FD, won by tortelt 103 — Mike Putney, A, won by forfeit 112 T- Joe Sestak, FD, dec, Ed Bennett, 4-1 120 — Tom Lalng, A, dec. Jack Ullckl, 9-2 127 — Rob Claude, A, dec. Davt Lir- sen, 4-0 13} - Steve Schulti, A, dec. Al Bop way, 1-0 131 - Nick Conrad, FD, dec. Bob Cox, 2-0 145 — 'Rick Merlcje, FD, dec. $t«v» Willrott, 5-0 154 - Bob Llvasy, FD, dec. Pat Elbert, 9-3 1*5 — Les Slropspn, A, dec. Jerry Ulickl, 7-5 1M — Jeff Gunderspn, FD,'dec. Eldon Meyer, 4-3 H*T - Al Aldrich, A, won by default ever John Ferguson SATURDAY will find the grapplers at Qsage for the always tough Invitational there. The Bulldogs are defending champions, having upiset a powerful West Waterloo team last year for the title. Other teams are Osage and Cedar We're circling 'off on the calendar as the year sparked with good luck for our friends and patrons. MONTGOMERY WARD A CO. Best way we know tp celebrate the New Year if to greet and thank all our friends. KAJIWSKI CHAMPUN the game out. Algona was behind 32-29 at the half. Steve Chrischillcs paced all scorers with 23 points. Others: Paul Christensen 10, Dave Lowman 8, Tim Black 6, Dale Briggs and Bruce Mueller 4 each, Greg Allen and Denny Meyer three each. ALGONA (62) fg ft pf Meyer _ ___ 1 3-4 4 Taylor 2 0-1 3 Richter 1 0-0 1 Black 30-02 Pedersen 9 5-80 Jones 44-64 Belts 50-14 K. Orabinski S. Grabinski Meier Budolfson Hankenson Martin Pike ._ TOTALS „ . 5 __ 5 — 12 1 _ 5 0 -. 0 _ 21 8-9 4 1-1 1 4-6 3 0-0 3 7-8 0 0-0 1 0-0 1 20-24 13 60TM — Former residents of Westfield, Mr. and Mrs. John William Lawrence cele< braled their 60th wedding anniversary in Sioux City with an open house Dec. 10 at their home. WINNf II - Mike of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Victor, exhibited (he place junior yearling.... ford steer at the 1967 int national Livestock ExposiU in Chicago. TOTALS 25 12-20 18 CENTENNIAL PLANS—The town of Minlnirn will be celebrating its lOOtli birthday'the weekend of Aug. 1-2-3, 1969. The town is hopeful of a big number of former residents to return to Minburn to help celebrate its centennial. SISTERS — Three daughters of 'Mr. and Mrs. John T. McCabc, rural Storm Lake, are all in the acnpclla choir this year at Bucna Vista college. They are Susan, a senior; Diane, a junior: and Ruth, a freshman. GREETINGS fortht EW YEAR picture a bright New Year, we with you the very best of everything. Warmly we thank you for your loyally and good will. HARRIS'S DIAGONAL CAFE 1968 We've a trunkful of good wishes for our friends. And we'll never forget your loyal patronage. Have a big year! JOE'S TEXACO Join me for Sundav Crunch State Farm brings you NFL football on CBS-TV ! (And a better deal on car insurance, too. See me.)' N, Tfcprington St. Over 1 A-million in earnings paid Home Federal Savers prove SAVINGS serve the needs of the whole community! The invested cash reserves of our savers work hard. We place these millions of dollars in prime quality first mortgage loans to folks who want to buy or build a home. As a result our savers' funds earn top returns, safely; are always "at par" and ready whenever needed. Monthly loan repayments, strong reserves and ample cash holdings make sure of that. Join the folks who know that savings serve their needs as well as those of the whole community. 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