Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 24, 1966 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 24, 1966
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The big one Monday BOASTING ONE of its finest seasons, Garrigan high school will be after victory No. 3 over the Bulldogs here Monday night in their series which dates back to 1960. Each team has won two games. Starting for Coach Bulldogs and Bears open district here Steve McCall's crew, which compiled a 16-4 record this winter, are left to right, Bob Smith, Bill Reding, Dick Muller, Don Potthoff and Dick Bleich. Photo by Mike Stillman. f« p.' ALGONA'S BULLDOGS will take . one pf their finest record, a 16-2 mark, into district competition next Monday against Garrigan. They finished second in the Nfftith Central Conference behind Clear Lake. Starters for Coach Howie Stephenson are. left to right, Dan Merryman, Dave Walker, Dale Teeter, Craig Espe and Tom Photo by Mike Stillman. THE LINEUPS ALGONA Ht. Year Pts. Dale Teeter 6'4'/2" Sr. 428 Dan Merryman 5'10" Sr. 185 Dave Walker ...... 6'2" Sr. 159 Craig Espe: - 5'9" Jr. 188 Tom Claude . . 5'8" Jr. 79 GARRIGAN Ht. Year Pts. Dick Muller 6'4" Jr. 343 Bill Reding 6'3" Jr. 267 Don Potthoff 6'4" Sr. 282 Bob Smith 5'8" Sr. 147 Dick Bleich 5'7" Sr. 117 GAME TIME 7:30 P.M. Ave. 25.2 11.6 9.4 11.1 7.9 Ave. 17.1 13.4 14.1 7.2 5.9 awaiting -for 'the past six weeks enfolds Monday night when Garrigan and Algona high school lock horns in the first round of the district tournament at Garrigan. Game time is 7:30 p.m. and although this is the only game scheduled Monday night, the confines will be jammed to the rafters by tip-off time. Both teams enter the game with excellent records—in fact, this is the first time both clubs have had crack outfits in the series. Garrigan has a 16-4 mark while the Bulldogs are slightly better at 16-2. The series between the teams, always played in district tournament action, now stands at 2- each. Here are the scores: I960—Garrigan 67 Algona 52 1961—Algona 70 Garrigan 41 1962—Garrigan 74 Algona 69 1965—-Algona 49 Garrigan 40 1966— ? ? ? ? i ' PRECEDENT favors the Bears since neither team has ever won two straight and it is their turn. Likewise, they'll have the home-floor advantage which is always worth a few points. But Algona's better record against slightly tougher opposition should make up this paper difference and the clubs should be rated virtually even, with just a shade of a nod to the Bulldogs. But in the game of took at home, and -point decisions 4—ALGONA (Iowa) ADVANCE THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 1966 basketball, either club could fin- Algona whipped Esthcrville 5243 while Garrigan .finished on top, 69-60. Key personnel on both club will play an important part in the decision. For the Bulldogs, all-state candidate Dale Teeter will have to rebound at his best, along with Dave Walker, if the Bulldogs are to stay close. The pair have had good nights and bad under the boards this season. Teeter will enter the game with a 25.2 per game average. The Bears have no one to match him but they have better balance. Closest to Teeter in Bulldog scoring are Craig Espe and Dan Merryman with 11-point averages and Dave Walker with nine points per game. On the Bear side of the ledger, Dick Muller is tops with an 17-point mark, while Bill Reding has nearly 13.4 points per game, Don Potthoff has 14 and Bob Smith seven. GARRIGAN will have a distinct height advantage with Muller at near 6'4", Reding, Potthoff and Jim Youngwirth all at the 6'3" mark. Coaches Stephenson and Me Call use much the same offeiv ses and defenses. With good rea son too. They are good friends and help each other out during the season. McCall has usod some of Stephenson's success ful offensive patterns and the ind harass the offense. Both have small, fast guards but Espe and Claude are probably the better shooters over Smith and Bleich. Each team has some strong points working for it. The winner will be the club that presses this advantage to the utmost. Both teams have posted victories over neighboring conference champions. Algona defeated Spencer on its home court Jan. 8, 69-51 while the Bears opened the season with a win over Fort Dodge, 73-69. Spencer was the Lakes Conference champion and Fort Dodge, recently rated No. 1 in the northwest, was co-champion of the Bix Six with East Waterloo. When the coaches need- reserves, most likely to,,be called on by McCall are Brian LaBarre, Jim Youngwirth and Joe Ringsdorf. Stephenson probably will look for Brad Kraft, Bill Boldridge and Brock Laws. THE OTHER six teams in this district move into action this week also. The Armstrong class "A" sectional winner will meet St. John's of Bancroft at Armstrong Monday also. Tuseday night, Buffalo Center, winner of the North Iowa loop, meets hapless Env metsburg at 7 p.m. here while the Lakota "B" sectional winner faces Sentral of Fenton at 8:30 p.m. here. The semifinals will be playec Thursday night here at 7 and 8:30 p.m. and the finals will be Friday night at Garrigan UN Algona stumbles to final win Tuesday, 60 48 NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE (Final) W L Clear Lake 13 vl ALGONA —. 1.2 32 Clarion :__ 7 8 7 Humboldt 6 8 Iowa Falls 6 8 Webster City"___r_4 <T 8 Hampton -3 Eagle Grove 3 latter has ish 10 or 15 points in front, al though this is unlikely. Most fans look for a close game all the way with ju*t a couple of points difference at the end. They have played only one GARRIGAN 16 Wins 4 Losses Off. Ave. 68.9 Def. Ave. 60.4 Garrigan 73 Fort Dodge 69 Garrigan 87 Emmetsburg (Cath.) 59 Garrigan 68 Bancroft (St. John's) 67 Mason City (Newman) 82 Garrigan 71 Garrigan 62 Pocahontas (Cath.) 54 Garrigan 56 Fort Dodge (St. Ed's) 52 Garrigan 57 Gilbertville (D. B.) 42 Garrigan 63 Alumni 49 Garrigan 68 Pocahontas (Cath.) 50 Garrigan 63 Bancroft (St. John's) 50 Garrigan 81 Austin (Pacelli) 59 Garrigan 77 Mason City (Newman) 62 Garrigan 58 Pocahontas (Cath.) 48 Fort Dodge (St. Ed's) 62 Garrigan 57 Garrigan 66 Remsen (S. M.) 62 Carroll (Kuemper) 80 Garrigan 78 Garrigan 69 Estnerville 60 Garrigen 92 Granville (Sp.) 62 Fort Dodge (St. Ed's) 77 Garrigan 64 Garrigan 69 Emmetsburg (Catholic) 62 borrowed pressing from Me defensive Call's fine tactics. Both clubs press all over the court. Generally, Garrigan i the more effective because the Bears go after the ball more Alqona bids foi state mat title ^^^^^ .• .. . ' !__!_.. .J.n.r.nni-nj-l*** LESS Garrigan is one of the participating teams. If the Bears make it to the finals, thai game will be at Spencer. Snodgress boys both in state wrestling The two sons of Mr; and Mrs Bill Snodgress, Dana and Mick, both will be wrestling in the state Class A tournament this weekend at Waterloo. The Snod- gresses moved from Algona last year to Mt. Vernon, where he went into partnership in a dairy company. Dana will wrestle in the 138- pound class and Mick will compete in the 145-pound division. Both were top wrestlers while Algona high school playea its poorest game of the season bu t was good enough to down Hampton here Friday night, 6048 in the final game of the regular campaign. The Bulldogs ended 16-2. The win, tarnished as it was, marked the 100th victory for Coach Howie Stephenson since taking over the head coaching job seven years ago. Coach Howie Stephenson started five seniors and they quickly built a 10-1 lead off the shooting of Dan Merryman, who got three buckets, Dale Teeter and Bill Kraft. The Bulldogs finished the half in front 28-24 and at one- time in the final quarter led, ;58-38. Dale Teeter finished as top scorer with 17 points. THE JUNIOR varsity put on quite a show in the preliminary contest, breaking the / school scoring record with a 99>32 victory. The Bullpups finished their conference season with a 12-1 record to win the title. They led 43-18 at the half and narrowly missed the century mark on a final second shot, Four boys got into double figures. Greg Belts was tops with 16 points while Tom Jones and Bob Farnham had IS each and Rich Black bagged ten. Coach Keith Christie used his entire squad of 12 men and 11 got into the scoring column. The JV's finished their season with a fine 15-1 record and end- Hopes brightened for a state championship in wrestling here this week as Coach Champ Martin sends four men to the State lass A finals at the Waterloo Auditorium this weekend, Friday and Saturday. All four — Larry Monger, Tom Samp, Dave Martin and Tom Fitipatrick — were winners last Saturday in the district tournament at Urbandale and they came within an eyelash of defeating Britt for the team title. Britt won the meet 58 to 54 over Algona but the locals had only four men entered in the meet to Britt's nine. Britt lost three of their top men in the second round and finished wi;th only one district title, four seconds and a third. Coach Martin was overjoyed at the performance of his men and the result. ,.-• "I GAVE US little hope after the sectionals when we got only four boys through," he said. "But now we've got a chance, a good chance. "If we could get all four through the first round Friday, we'll be even better," Martin added. He looks for Osage, Britt and Jesup to be the strong teams in the state besides his team. Algona will have a distinct advanr tage over Britt since all of the locals will wrestle district run- nerups. Champions from one district always meet runnerups from another in the first round of the state. There is no "wrestle-back" in the state meet, as there is in the sectional and district. In other words, when a man loses in the first round, he is out, rather than getting a chance for second if his first round oppon ent wins the weight class. THE CLASS A first round will be Friday night, with the semi finals on Saturday afternoon and the finals at night. Quite a num- jer of local fans will accompany •he team. Final results in the district: 112 — Larry Munger defeated Matern, Britt, in the finals, 4-3. 127 — Tom Samp defeated Larry McClanathon, Grundy Center, 3-2. McClanathon had a record of 22 victories in a row prior to his defeat by Samp. 154 — Dave Martin defeated Lee Johnson, Britt, 5-0. Johnson had a draw with Martin in the first dual meet of the year, the only blemish on Dave's perfect season. Hwt. — Tom Fitzpatrick pinned Carl Tiffany, Urbandale, in 3:15. The individual season's rec ords for the four Algona district champions are: Martin — 24 won, No losses and one draw. Fitipatrick — 22 won, 3 los ses. (The losses were to AA wres lers, so he is undefeated in class A competition. Samp — 18 won, 6 losses. Five of these defeats were by one-point margins in a tough weight class this year.) Munger — 19 won, 4 losses. (Munger's only class A loss was venged when he beat Matern of Britt in the district finals.) FIRST ROUND pairings will pit Munger against John Larsen of Mt. Ayr; Samp against Jim Fisher of Turkey Valley; Martin against John Spearing, Harlan; and Fitzpatrick versus Darrell Gates, Missouri Valley. Ankeny advanced three men to the state from the district at Urbandale while the host school and Alden moved up two each. Algona won second place in the state meet last year, a note* behind Champion Osage. Britt was third. Denny Miller and Dave Martin were state champions a year ago while Fitzpatrick was runnerup as heavyweight. while the Bulldogs press much 1 in Algona, although still under- of the time to cause mistakes I Classmen. ALGONA 16 Wins Off. Ave. 66.7 2 Losses Def. Ave. 55.7 Algona 73 Emmetsburg 57 Algona 53 Swea City 43 - , Eagle Grove 65 Algona 64 Algona 61 Humboldt 41 Algona 64 Webster City 56 Algona 69 Clear Lake 58 Algona 56 Clarion 48 Algona 80 Iowa Falls 51 Algona 69 Spencer 51 Algona 64 Eagle Grove 54 Algona 68 Humboldt 62 Algona 63 Webster City 48 Algona 69 Hampton 65 Clear Lake 68 Algona 53 Algona 52 Estherville 43 Algona 97 Clarion 6.8 Algona 86 Iowa Falls 6.8 Algona 60 Hampton 48 ed in style, showing good rebounding, fine teamwork and a scrappy defense. All girls teams out of cage tournaments Ledyard, Lakota and Sentral went to the sidelines in girl's district play Saturday night, leaving Kossuth County without a girls entry in the tournament field. Ledyard trailed by just a 1311 margin after one quarter and then Grand Community roared away to a 28-18 half time lead and were never in trouble after that. Eugenia Klocke hit 19 and Vicki Thilges 15 for the losing Ledyard girls in the Fort Dodge Fieldhouse. Lakota likewise sprawled before Alden, 85-62 despite 32 points by Sue_ Karels and 21 by Jo Junkermeier. Lakota was behind 45-17 at the half. Sentral went down before Manson at Rolfe, 92-65; and ended its season: with an 18-4 record. Manson was in front by only a 46-40 count at the half aut pulled away steadily in Jie third period. Theresa Voigt led the losers with 24 points. Armstrong also went to the sidelines Tuesday night, bowing to Manson 97-70 at Rolfe. Sentral girl breaks state free throw mark Teresa Voigt, Sentral's fine sophomore forward, broke the state girl's free throw record Friday night at Rolfe, sinking 69 straight before missing. She was competing in the annual district free throw contest competition. Miss Voigt hit all 25 of her free throws and tournament official Alan Gilbertson of Rolfe had her shoot until she missed, which she did on her 70th shot. It went in and then popped out, She performed before a full house prior to the Manson-Sentral district game won by Manson, 92-65. She scored 24 in her team's defeat. The state record was 41 in a row, according to Jack North, statistician for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic St. John's ends season, 10-7 Bancroft — St. John's high school finished its regular season with a 10-7 record here Monday night by defeating Klemme, 87-59. Pacing the Johnnies, who led 37-22 at the half, were Rob Hatten with 23 points and Steve Vaske with 19. Bancroft will play in the Garrigan district tournament next week. TERESA VOIGT ALGONA (60) fg Teeter ___________ 7 Merryman ________ 4 Walker ___,. ______ 2 Kraft _____ _ ______ 1 Briedert _________ 0 Barr _____________ 0 Espe ______ ____ --- 1 Claude ___'_' ____ '—. 4 Boldridge ________ 0 Waller ___________ 0 Laws ____________ 0 TOTALS ______ 19 ft 3-6 1-3 5-6 1-3 0-0 0-0 6-7 6-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 pf 22-31 17 pf HAMPTON (48) fg ft Simmer 6 6-9 3 Paton 2 0-1 3 Heilskov 5 1-2 5 Douglas 2 4-9 Missildine 0 1-1 Smith 1 2-2 3" Sogard 1 0-0 0 TOTALS 17 14-34 21 LEDYARD (45) fg Klocke J— 7 M. Johnson — 0 Lloyd — 3 Menke 0 Thilges 2 Schroeder 0 C. Johnson 0 MacKinnon 0 Beck 0 DeBoer 0 Totals 12 LAKOTA (62) fg Karels 10 Junkermeier „ 8 Hertake — ° Boyd 0 Leonard 4 G. Hertzke 0 Steper 0 Christ 0 Rusher 0 T»**ls _ 22 ft 5-10 0-0 5-6 0-1 11-15 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 21-33 ft 12-17 5-11 0-0 1-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 19-34 18 Pf 17 Union. Mary bou miger 01 i ; Hamburg set the mark in the mate Vicki Eimers of Sentral 1961 state tournament. Team- was runnerup with 21 of 25. Garrigan nip Irish 69-62 to finish season Garrigan finished up its regular season with a 164 record Saturday night by coming from behind to stop Emmetsburg Catholic, 69-62 at Emmetsburg. The Bear B .team also won, 58-35 to finish at 12-4 for the year. Garrigan trailed most of the second half after the game was tied at the half, 37-37. The Irish went ahead 45,41 midway in the period and were in front 5547 at one point in the period. Garrigan had the margin trimmed to 55-52 at the end of the quarter. Bob Smith hit from far out to give Garrigan its first second half lead, 56-55 and the winners moved ahead to stay Don Potthoff continued his ate season scoring splurge as he hit 23 points to pace the winners. Bill Reding was close behind with 15 while Dick Bleich added 11 and Smith 10. GARRIGAN (69) fg ft pf Potthoff 9 5-7 2 Reding 71-12 Muller 1 1-3 4 Smith _ . 5 0-0 2 Bleich 3 5-5 2 Youngwirth ___ 1 0-0 1 LaBarre 2 0-1 2 Ringsdorf 0 1-4 0 Totals _— W 13*1 15 EMMETSBURG (6?) fg ft pi Brown 6 10-14 1 Hand - _ 40-04 Bisenius _ 70-02 Foy . 51-32 Brennan 3 0-1 J Weir 0 1-3 2 Totals ____ 25 12-31 IS 102 — Mrs. Myrtle Paislej McClure was 102 years o!4 or Feb. 21st. She was born ir Louisa county and has mad< her home in Earlham for manj years. Ottosen Mrs. Donald Usher ••••••••*•••*••*•••••••• The Leo Toftebergs were Tuesday guests at Chris Anderson's. The Jake Koehls, Hancock, Minn., were Wednesday callers at James Banwart's. They were enroute to Morton, 111, Gloria Tofteberg, Ft. Dodge, spent the weekend with her pa- ents, the Leo Toftebergs. They ,vere all Sunday guests at Wes- ey Gravlund's, Curlew. 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