The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 28, 1967 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 28, 1967
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Two State Champs; Team Is Second AHSGrapplers - M ~ i~~ Nainlain lop °™ Man ' One Blfle Spot In State Algona High School's wrestlers, unaccustomed to anything worse than a third place finish in the State Class A Wrestling Tournament for the past five years and State Champions in 1966, got stellar performances from Steve Claude, unheralded 127 pounder, and Clint Young, unbeaten at 145 pounds, to nab second in the State Meet at Waterloo Friday and Saturday. Claude and Young, two of five Bulldogs in the meet, tightened their belts and went to work after seeing their three team nates defeated in the first round and came up with a pair of individual titles to give the charges of Coach Champ Martin a top-flight finish. Algona tied for second with Janesville, coming up with 24 points to trail Harlan's new champs, who topped with field with 31. Harlan, however, failed to win an individual title — and Algona was the only team in Class A with more than one. The second place finish provided another jewel for Martin's already crowded crown. His teams have finished second, third, second, first and second in the State Meet in the past five years - making AHS the ranking capital of Class A wrestling in Iowa. Claude and Young were nothing short of sensational I Young was expected to do well in tournament action due to an unbeaten dual meet and invitational record this season - but Claude, who had a so-so regular season, sparkled all the way to his title. Steve wound up second in the Sectional Meet at Clarion, losing to Stoltz of Hampton in the finals. However, he came back to notch first at the District at Urbandale, taking the crown by downing the Hampton grappler in the finals then proved he was no flash in the pan by stringing three straight decisions at Waterloo to become champion. His record was 11-8 when the Sectional started - and his great finish pushed his season mark to 20-9. He's a junior and will be back to defend his crown next year. Young was great all season- undoubtedly one of the best wrestlers Martin has ever turned out in almost 20 years at the helm. He whistled through the regular slate with a 20-0 mark and won three each in the three tourneys to wind up 29-0 after a less-than mediocre season last year. Clint got his toughest test in the finals of the State when he ran headlong into Mick Snodgress of Mt. Vernon, a former AHS grappler who placed second in the State last year. When they met, their combined records totaled 55 wins without a defeat, with Young at 28-0 and Snodgress 27-0. Young won the crowu in an overtime. Meanwhile, Algona's chances for the state title dimmed in the first round as Don Camp, 133, Randy Riedinger, 138, and Bruce Bennett, 154, "met their Waterloo." Camp fell to Terry Eyberg, Oakland, 6-5, in a toughie; Riedinger fell to Ron Grr,--.jam, Pleasant Valley, on a referee's decision, 7-7, after holding a 7-1 lead early; and Bennett was _ 4 '; ". vj! !V • iVJjAi I w p4 '- ' " " ' ^k. 7 Committees 10-Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moinei Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1967 flipped by John Johnson of Logan- Magnolia 14 seconds from the end of their 154 pound match with the- score tied at 2-2 when the finish came. Claude got off to a 5-1 first period lead over Jerry Steenlage of Britt and went on to a 7-2 victory in the first round; posted a win on riding time in a 3-3 match with Ted Grenis, Linn- Mar, in the semi-finals; then dumped Jerry Blank, Vinton, 4-2, in the finals as all points were scored in the first two periods of action. After an easy, 7-0 victory over Rick Boethke, Riceville, in his opener, Young's way to the title was not easy. He got a point in the second period of his match with Jim Schumacher, Pleasant Valley, in the semi- finals for a 1-0 win, and climaxed his drive to a title with the thrilling referee's decision in overtime against Snodgress. Young dropped behind 1-0 when Snodgress escaped during the second period, knotted the count at 1-1 with an escape in the third, then won when he managed a cradle hold in the overtime, giving him the nod. Young scored 93 points on the mat this year and Claude got 66. Algona High has produced five state champions in the past two seasons, and a total of nine in the past five. Quite a record and prospects for another good club next winter are fine, with many of the current crop due back for another go on the mat. Boys' District BB Here During The Entire Week Boys' District Basketball Tournament play got underway at Garrigan Fieldhouse here last night when Algona and Forest City tangled in the first round of class AA competition at 7:30 p. m. Garrigan's Golden Bears and Humboldt will meet at the same hour tonight (Tuesday), also in first round action. Winners of those two games will meet in the finals at 7:30 p. m. Thursday. Meanwhile, District class A action will be featured Wednesday and Friday nights. Buffalo Center belted Lakota, 63-39, Armstrong edged St. John's of Bancroft, 61-59, and Goldfield got past Boone Valley of Ren wick, 72-62, in Sectional finales at Lake Mills, Armstrong and Britt Friday night. Lakota stayed with Buffalo Center pretty well during the first half of action, trailing only 10-8 at the quarter and 24-17 at halftime, then fell as the Bison got real warm in the third period. The winners led 45-26 with eight minutes left and won handily. Terry Krominga topped Lakota in scoring with 18 points, while Sherman Sleper added 11. Pete Wessels led the winners with 16, followed by Pat Orthel and Paul Gray with 10 each. Buffalo Center enters district play against Goldfield (21-1) at Mason City Wednesday at 7 p. m. with an 18-2 record. Lakota went to the sidelines with a 13-7 mark. Armstrong came from behind to down St. John's and run its record to 16-3. St. John's took a 15-13 lead at the end of the first period and the score was knotted at 29-29 at halftime. Armstrong held a one point edge at the three-quarter FENTON - Pictured is Edwin Luedtke of Lotts Creek with the 43 foxes he shot this winter. Forty-two are red and one is of the rare grey or silver fox. Mr. Luedtke hunts alone, using the very accurate 244 caliber rifle with a telescopic sight. He said this was the most foxes he had shot in one year in all his years of hunting. This should help the pheasant population in this area. Ed farms 160 acres near Lotts Creek and hunts in his spare time. mark. The Johnnies were back on top by one point with less than a minute to play, but Duane Von Bank hit a pair of free throws, and John Luscombe one to win it for the Tigers. Luscombe finished with 33 counters and Von Bank got 14, while Dick Diers slammed in 34 for St. John's and Chuck Farrow added 12. Armstrong will tangle with Emmetsburg Catholic in district play at Garrigan Fieldhouse here Wednesday at 7:30 p. m'. Goldfleld led by four points at the quarter and 36-30 at halftime on the way to its win over Boone Valley. Mike Brown flipped in 25 points for Goldfield, while Dave Berkenes got 18 for the losers. Goldfield edged LuVerne 52-50 in the semi-finals at Britt Wednesday night. The victory marked the fourth straight by Goldfleld over the Lions this season and sent the Kossuth entry to the sidelines with a 15- 6 mark. Goldfield upped its record to 20-1. LuVerne led, 11-10, at the quarter and the teams were knotted at the half 24-24. At the three-quarter mark, Goldfield held the upper hand, 42-33. A Goldfield stall, coming with five minutes left in the final period and with the winners on top by six points, nearly misfired, but the Lions couldn't quite pull out the win. Doug Nelson led LuVerne with 17 points, while BUI Huisman topped Goldfield with 18. Gets Watch Mrs. Clifford Teeter, rural Algona , who was first in line after waiting for the store to open, purchased the George Washington special watch at Sharp's Jewelry for a dollar. She was one of many area shoppers who visited Algona stores Named For Parade Show The Kossuth County "Corn Belt" Barbershop chorus is starting to get into high gear with plans and practices pointing toward the forthcoming Parade Show, April 29 at the AlgonaHigh School auditorium. A last call and invitation is being issued for men in the surrounding area who wish to sing with the chorus to come to the Tuesday evening meetings at the Algona Legion Hall. Members of the chorus come from distances up to 50 miles. Chapter officers recently attended a chapter officers training conference at Lincoln, Nebraska and brought home a number of new ideas useful to the local barbershoppers. Attending were the local president Ed Ruhnke, and directors Corwin Peer, Jerry Helmke and Ron Schultz, both of Humboldt, and Art Olson. Two of the more popular quartets that have appeared in the past eight years have been rescheduled, the Gay 90*8, and the Vigortonesj and the committee promises a number of surprises during the show. The Parade show committees are as follows: Dr. J. B. Harris, Jr. General chairman; Ed Ruhnke, co-chairman. Programs: Roland Bode, Dr. Harold Erickson, Glenn Graham. Tickets: Jim Cowan, Corwin Peer. After-glo: Dick Moen, Gary Everist. Publicity: Gene Hutchins, Bill Faulstich, Jerry Helmke, Dave Kollasch, Oscar Kallestad, Ron Schultz, Bill Schram. Stage and Scenery: Art Olson, Bill Holldorf, Clarence Isebrand Loren Englund, Bill Welsh, Russ Cole, Dick Schultz. Chorus Director: Steve George, and assistant Jerry Helmke. Algona Junior High Slates Concert March 1 The music department of the Algona junior high school will present a concert of music March 1 at 8 in the high school auditorium. It will be under the direction of William Castle and Steve R. George, instrumental and vocal instructors. The program will feature the junior high school concert Band, eighth grade mixed chorus and the seventh grade mixed chorus. The numbers performed by the groups will vary from ones of serious nature to some just plain enjoyable to listen to. The public is cordially invited to attend with no admission FOR INCOME TAX SERVICE CALL Charles Bloom 2*5-3 JJ 2

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