The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 7, 1967 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 7, 1967
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AHS JV Team Has 13-2 Record Junior Varsity basketball teams at Algona High School have been winning games at a record pace for the past five years under Coach Keith Christie. During that stretch, Christie- coached clubs have won 68 and lost only 12, posting an amazing .850 percentage of wins. This year's club, shown above with Coach Christie, won 13 of 15 starts- and the Sophomore team, which played two opponents for the JVs, chalked up another pair without a defeat. Members of the squad are, front row, left to right, Roger Barr, Bruce Olson, Paul Bell, Dale Pedersen, Rich Black and Rod Rogert. Back row, left to right, Coach Christie, Jeff Allen, Neal Smith, Denny Richter, Steve Voyles, Mike Belts and Craig Taylor. (UDM Graphic-Polaroid Flashfoto) Afgeno, (la.) Upper De< Molne«—13 Tuesday, March 7, 1967 Boer, Ledyard, second team. Charlene Lappe and Linda Becker, Burt; Karen Ricklefs and Carmen Beenken, Titonka; honorable mention. Boys selected were Terry Kro- mlnga, Lakota, andRogerMayne, Ledyard, first team; Bill Johnson, Ledyard, and Jim Gelt- zenauer, Sentral, second team; and Dean Koppen, Lakota; Wayne Logemann, Ledyard; Owen Kerber and Les Luedtke, Sentral; Mike Johnson and Craig Larson, Swea City; and Phil McFarland, Burt, honorable mention. Emmetsburg Eliminates Armstrong ALGONA - A five point lead proved too great to overcome at Emmetsburg shaded Armstrong 57-55 In the Iowa basketball tournament. Victory minded Armstrong oatscored Emmetsburg both periods of the first half to leave the floor with the lead 32-24. E'ville 'Come- From-Behind' 28 From County Surge Eliminates Bears, 67-64 On State Line All-Loop Teams Garrigan High School's most successful basketball season in history ended abruptly Saturday night at Spencer when a red- hot Estherville club posted a come-from-behind, 67-64 victory that sent the locals out of the Sub-State Tournament, one game short of a possible State Tournament bid. Not even the heroics of big Dick Muller, Garrigan's all-time career scoring leader, who was never greater, could salvage the win. Muller was the whole show for the Bears, who ended with an 18-3 record, in the final round. He canned 13 of his team's 16 points, winding up with 30 in the game, and glommed enough rebounds to run his total to 20, almost half the Bears' output. Estherville's win, second of the season over Garrigan, pushed the Midgets into the finals of the Sub- State Meet against Sioux City Heelan this Wednesday night - and the winner of that one will travel to Des Moines. Actually, the difference between the Bears and Midgets was in shooting percentage. The winners hit 25 of 50 tries for a blazing 50 percent mark, while the Bears managed 27 of 81 for 33 percent in the fray. The clubs were about even in free throw percentage and Garrigan held the upper hand, 43-34, in rebounds and 9-3 in steals during the night. Cheers rolling from the sellout crowd were deafening most of the time - and the Garrigan section got its best workout during the first period when the locals, after falling behind 3-0, came back on the shooting of Brian LaBarre, Muller and Bill Reding to hold leads of 5-3, 7-4, 11-6 and 17-7. To this point, the Bears were decidedly the better club. Estherville, however, with Barry Loos, Roger Guge and Nelson Lee hitting the points, chopped the lead to 17-13 at the buzzer. It was tied, 19-19, soon after the start of the second stanza, but the Bears then managed leads of 23-19, 25-21 and 29-23 as Muller, Reding and Joe Becker found the range and Muller cleaned the boards, nabbing eight rebounds. The margin moved to 31-25 before the Midgets closed it to 35-33 at the half. With Muller again showing the way, Garrigan upped the count to 43-36 halfway through the third round, but the pesky Midgets, getting points from about everyone, came back and knotted the count at 48 at the three- quarter mark. Garrigan held a 51-48 edge, then trailed, 54-51, right after the final period got underway. However, a couple of goals by Muller made it 55-54, but a goal by Loos made it 58-55. It was 59-55 when Dick Muller got a fielder- and Jack Muller a free toss, cutting the lead to one. Then Loos hit again and LaBarre canned a longie, so it was 61-60. Reserve John Fitzgibbons canned a close-in shot and Dick Muller retaliated and it was 63-62. Another 2-pointer by Fitzgibbons ran the count to 65-62 and Muller slammed in another to make it 65-64. A possible winning bucket never arrived for the Bears and when the ever-present Loos canned two free shots, the verdict was sealed. Estherville stalled out the final 25 seconds of the fray. Not enough can be said about Muller's effort, especially in the dying minutes of action. He almost single-handedly got the Bears into the finals of the meet. The Bears, who committed 19 fouls to 12 by winners, hit all eight of their free throws in the first three periods, then failed on five of seven coming down the stretch. In fact, Estherville was whistled only three times for fouls in the first half and seven times in three quarters in a contest that was no Sunday School picnic. Reding, Garrigan's second best career scorer, got 14 points, running his total to 824, and LaBarre, who turned in a good job, got 13. Muller finished his car- eer with 936 points in four years. LaBarre got four of Garrigan's nine thefts and Jim Youngwirth was second to Muller in rebounds with six. For the winners, Loos counted 22 points, Craig Ross 15 and Tom Bezdicek 10, while Roger Guge got 14 rebounds and Bezdicek 12. Box score: Garrigan (64) FG M F Becker 2 0-0 3 J. Muller 0 1-2 4 D. Muller 12 6-9 3 Reding 6 2-3 0 LaBarre 6 1-1 4 Youngwirth 1 0-0 5 27 10-15 19 A total of 28 Kossuth county basketball players were honored with selection on the State Line Conference all-loop teams this week. Girls feted included Jo Anne Junkermeier, Kathy Christ and Rhonda Sleper, Lakota; Betty Wehrspann, Susan Blanchard and Renae Douglas, Sentral; and Eugenia Klocke, Ledyard; first team. Glenda Hertzke, Lakota; Vicki Elmers, Teresa Voigt and Holly Krause, Sentral; Nancy Ackerman, Burt; and Gretchen De- Emmetsburg rallied In the third with 20 points, taking the lead 44-42. In the fourth, Emmetsburg went ahead by five but Armstrong managed to close the gap to only one. With seconds left Armstrong drew a foul and Emmetsburg took the point and the game by two 57-55. Larry Hand led the way for Emmetsburg with 10 field goals and two free throws for 22 tallies, while Jim Blsenlus was good for 15. Duane Von Bank sparked Armstrong with 20 tallies, Jack Rooney helped with 16, and John Luscwnbe added 13. EMMETSBURG (57) Player FG FT PF TP Blsenlus 7 1 2 15 Gehllng 1103 Sebern 0141 Brennan 3046 Hand 10 2 3 22 Weir 1406 Neary 2034 TOTALS 24 9 19 57 ARMSTRONG (55) Laffey 2054 Rooney, Ja. 643 16 Luscombe 6 1 0 13 Rooney, Ji. 1032 Von Bank 9 2 4 20 TOTALS 24 7 15 55 Estherville (67) FG FT F Bezdicek Loos Guge Ross Lee Fitzgibbons 4 8 4 3 4 2 2-4 6-6 0-3 9-10 1-3 0-0 3 0 2 5 2 0 25 18-26 12 Garrigan wound up with two more wins and several less losses than any prior Golden Bear team since the school opened in 1959. Jolly Neighbors The Jolly Neighbors Club of Lotts Creek met for their February meeting last Wednesday afternoon with Viola Wichtendahl as hostess. A report on the Bussiness Affairs meeting was given by Gladys Fuerstenau and Joanne Hackbarth. The next meeting will be March 15 with Ruby Wolter as hostess. HONOR Wes Ritchie, former news writer for the Storm Lake Newspapers and now of Ankeny, was elected, president of the National Electric Cooperative Editorial Assn. at the annual meeting of the group in Seattle, Wash, last month. Wes is editor of the Iowa Rural Electric News. GIVE YOUR FIELDS A BREAK! And, cut your workload in half! A quick trip over your plowed fields with a BRADY Field Cultivator gives you the finest seedbed you've ever known. Why not attach the dolly and planter and do the entire job in one trip? Then, also use it for summer fallowing—stuble mulching—pasture and hayland renovation. You get exact 6" or 9" shank spacings and hydraulically adjustable depth control. 3 models, each expandable. Sizes from HVz' to 33>/2' wide. BRADY FIELD CULTIVATORS See them today at: BUSCHERBROS. IMPLEMENT 1015 NO. MAIN ALGONA

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