The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 1, 1967 · Page 13
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Tuesday, August 1, 1967
Page 13
Start Free Trial

S-Alo<ma (la.) Upper DM Meiiml Tuetday, August 1, 1967 Spartans Take Senior Crown The Spartans, coached by rookie mentor Gary Barr. ran away with the crown in the Senior Little League here this summer, posting a record of eight wins and one loss. They outdistanced the remainder of the five clubs in the loop. Members of the club are shown here. They are, front row, left to right, Lance Mueller, Jim Cubit, Randy Smith, Joe Bestenlehner, Craig Erpelding and Steve Skilling. Back row, left to right, Don Sindelar, Gary Penning, Steve Armstrong, Jim Harris, Mike Skilling, Mike Cooper and Coach Barr. (UDM Newsfoto) in their Little League Shirts and caps and that coaches and volunteers from Algona service clubs will serve. The Recreation Commission also expressed appreciation to all coaches, umpires and others who have worked with the boys this summer. Thanks to these men, the season was one of the most successful to date. Johnnies Lose; Newman Wins Way To State Meet Jim Sallee hurled Mason City Newman past Ft. Dodge, 1-0, in Sub-State action at Garrigan Field Saturday evening, advancing the Knights into the State Baseball Tournament this week. The winners managed only one hit, while the losers got four. Jerry Spittal hurled for Ft. Dodge as the losers committed two errors. The win gave Newman a 17-0 record this summer. Ft. Dodge gained the Sub-State with a thrilling 2-1 victory over St. John's of Bancroft at Fonda Wednesday night. St. John's scored first, getting Its run in the bottom of the third inning as Steve Vaske belted a double after a walk to Ed Farrow. Ft. Dodge came back with its pair of tallies in the top of the fourth and the issue was settled. Vaske went all the way for St. John's, while Spittal did the same for the Dodgers. Vaske whiffed seven, walked four and allowed seven hits, while Spittal struck out nine, walked three and gave up four blows. Schneider, Vaske, Hatten and Kissner each got one hit for the Johnnies, who lost their second game of the season. Meyer Is Top AHS Sticker; Espe Captain Algona's Bulldogs, who finished the recent summer baseball season with a 19-3-1 record, were led at the plate by hard- hitting Rog Meyer, third baseman, who managed 25 hits in 58 official trips to the plate for a fine .431 average. Members of the squad elected Craig Espe, who posted a 13-1 mark as a hurler, with five no- hitters included, captain and most valuable player at the conclusion of the season. Espe had a 15-0 record a year earlier, witli four no-hitters, and was 6-6 as a sophomore, so had a career mark of 34-7 (greatest in history here) for the locals. Many sources recently stated his 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bancroft St. John's in the District Tournament was the first in his career, which of course was untrue. Other pitchers of record were Dale Pedersen 2-1, Bill Boldridge 1-0 and Dave Roeber 0-1. Espe struck out 179 hitters in 98 innings, nearly two each frame, and gave up only 20 hits and 32 walks. Other stickers over .300 were Craig Taylor .356, Espe .308 and Tom Claude .302. Espe scored the most runs, 23, and was second in hits with 20 as Algona collected 126 hits to 61 by the opposition. The team batting average was .246. All Algona Little League baseball players and their parents were issued an invitation to attend an event which will be the official windup of the current season this Wednesday evening, Aug. 2, at the Athletic Park on East Call Street, beginning at 6 p.m. Miles Sloniker of the Recreation Commission announced the event Saturday. First off, there will be a 45- minute PeeWee League exhibition between a team made up of players from the Colts and Mets and a team consisting of players from the Astros, Saints andCubs. At 6:45, a one hour exhibition game between the Spartans, coached by Gary Barr, champions of the Senior League, and a team composed of players from the other teams in that loop, coached by Brocke Laws, will be featured. After the two _ games, free watermelon, furnished by the Recreation Commission, will be served to all Little Leaguers present. Sloniker pointed out that the players should come attired In Little League action during the week, the Mets downed the Cubs, 31-26, in the PeeWee League; Yankees 17, Twins 4, American League; Braves 6, Phillies 1, and Reds forfeit to Cards, National League; and Spartans 5, Chiefs 3, Senior League. Three games were rained out Thursday and will be made up this week. NATIONAL LEAGUE (Final) W L Braves 6 1 Giants 6 1 Cards 5 2 Phillies 3 4 Pirates 3 4 Reds 1 6 Dodgers 0 6 Edgingfon Is Top Man In Feature Here Jim Edgington easily won the feature during the weekly super stock car program at the fair- grounds before a large crowd here Friday night Earlier in the thrilling show, he had won the third heat. Edgington managed to out-distance two other drivers who had good nights at the wheel of their cars, Butch Householder and Bill Holder, to post his big win in the finale, which was well-driven, with no re-starts necessary. Re-starts were numerous the rest of the night, though, as spin- outs, minor crack-ups and a flip by Jack Piper, Mason City, during the running of the B-feature, made the red flag a most familiar sight during the program. Del Stokey zipped to the best time, a :19.72 clocking (and he was the last car of 31 entered to roar out of the chutes); then Householder grabbed the trophy dash; Leo Christensen the first heat; Holder the second heat; and Les Friden took the B- feature. Piper's roll in the number four turn badly damaged his car, but he was not hurt. Clay Stapleton Of ISU Will Speak Aug. 7 The Kossuth Cyclone Club is holding a buffet meal Monday, August 7, at 7:00 p.m. at Van's Cafe in Algona, according to president Dr. Jerry Shey of gona. CLAY STAPLETON Clay Stapleton, football coach and new athletic director at Iowa State University will be the featured speaker. ISU alumni, Cyclone Club members and friends are invited to attend. Reservations for the meeting can be made with Dr. Shey or any of the board members: Don Budlong, Titonka; Jim Everds, Algona; James Rock, Swea City; Owen Curry, LuVerne; Jim Mullins, Corwith; and Galen DeValois, Algona. "It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice." ; w -»| YLOU l FORD-MERCUU ONLY $1195 BUYS THIS BEAUTIFUL 1963 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 4 DOOR SEE THIS ONE TODAY ! Nicely equipped with regular V8 engine, power- glide transmission and radio. Beautiful bronze color with white top . . . AND TOP TRADE-IN DOLLAR FOR YOUR CAR. TAYLOR MOTOR CO. "On The Spot Financing" FORD, MERCURY, LINCOLN SALES & SERVICE Phoqe 5-3504 ALGONA "John broke a leg offoneofourchairs. HALF OF WHAT YOU SAY GETS LOST if'you don't keep the phone close to your lips. Be considerate of theperson you're talking to... speak up and speak into the phone! (X) Northwisttrn Btll

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free