S-Algona (la.) Upper D«$ Moin«t Tuesday, Dee. 5, 1967 'Dogs Win Bruiser From E-Grove Friday, 71-62 It was shoot-out at the OK corral night Friday in the Algona High School gym as the Bull "logs squared off against Eagle 0 ove in the opening North Central Conference game of the young season — and when the smoke had cleared and the dust settled, the locals posted a 71-62 victory in about as rugged a contest as you ever want to witness. Victory number three without a defeat for the hustling 'Dogs was also the toughest so far and set up a trip by Coach Howie Stephenson's club to Humboldt for another loop fray this Friday nib-lit. Humboldt edged Clarion, 66-60, in a conference contest Friday night and lias a big club, witli a couple of lads in the G-8 category. Clear Lake, loop favorite, downed Webster City, 67-55, and Iowa Falls belted Hampton, 7248, in other conference games Friday. The results put the four winners in first place and the four losers inlastafter one game. Now, back to Friday's duel in the lights. The prediction, "It should be an interesting evening," in a story on the Bulldogs in the Upper Des Moines a day before the game hit it right on the head. It was touch (or hit) and go all the way to the final buzzer. The tackling was a bit sloppy at times, but the downfield blocking seemed to work well for both clubs. As a result, caution was thrown to the winds, several players were wrestled to the floor. Before the hassel ended, a player from each team had been thrown out of the fray and five had fouled out as 53 personals and one technical were called. On many of the foul calls, it appeared a flip of a coin determined the guilty party. The first period was see-saw as the teams traded points most of the way. The score was tied at least four times and each team had a shot at holding the lead. The shooting of Rich Black, Rog Meyer and Tom Jones allowed the locals to score 13 points, so it was 13-13 after eight minutes. And only seven fouls had been called. Meyer and Black were joined by Mike Betts on the firing range for the Bulldogs as the teams were tied 15-15, 17-17, 19-19, and 21-21 before the locals managed to ease into a 32-27 edge at halftime. Two buckets at the start of the third round upped Algona's lead to 36-27 and for the first time, it appeared the 'Dogs were on their way to victory. The hope was short-lived, however, as the Eagles, getting balanced scoring, closed the gap to 48-47. Algona bounced back and it was 52-47 at the buzzer after buckets by Rod Rogert and Smokey Barr. Halfway through the final stanza, the edge was cut to 56-54 and Algona sputtered. Fearfully (but hopefully), Algona fans wished for the best - and the best (in the form of Rog Meyer) occurred. Meyer, who was never greater, stole an Eagle pass and dribbled the length of the court for a lay- up - and a moment later, stole another pass near mid-court and went in for another rapid-fire two-pointer. From that point on, Meyer, Jones and Black nipped in the points that stitched it up. It was a bruising, hard-fought battle. The jam-packed crowd in the gym got a look at Stephenson's stall offense the last few minutes, and while it worked, apparently needs smoothing out for the long season ahead. Algona outscored the visitors from the field and free throw line and with Meyer leading the way, also held a 38-24 bulge in rebounds. Meyer nabbed 14, with Denny Richter, Rod Rogert and Jones also helping out. The furious play resulted in numerous errors and steals. Algona was credited with 15 steals, the visitors 14. Meyer got six, Black and Pederson three each and Richter two. Betts and Richter each blocked a shot. Meyer also led the scoring with 25 points, another career high, while Black hammered in 19, a new high for him, also. Jones and Betts added eight each, with the former 6-for-6 from the free throw line. BUI Smith led the Eagles in scoring with 24 points (including 14 free tosses) and in rebounds with six. Mark Hogenson added 14 and Bruce Rholl 10 to the total. Box score: ALGONA (71) FG FT F Richter 00-2 5 Meyer 8 9-12 4 Jones 16-6 3 Black 5 9-11 5 Pederson 2 1-4 2 Betts 40-4 5 Barr 10-0 2 Rogert 20-0 0 Voyles .Q Q-Q i 23 25-39 27 EAGLE GROVE (62) FG FT F Smith 5 14-19 4 Christenson 1 2-2 4 Odland 30-02 Asche l 0-3 2 Hogenson 6 2-3 4 Rholl 42-45 Blackman l 0-2 4 Buelt Q 0-10 21 20-34 26 The Bulldogs once again played without the services of Craig Taylor, number one reserve, who is expected back next week. He has been out with a leg injury. The Junior Varsity game was also a rough one, with the Bull- pups coming out on top, 58-37. Outstanding shot in the contest, which saw 29 fouls called on Algona and 20 on Eagle Grove, caem from the fingers of Tim Black, who flipped one in from mid-court at the buzzer ending the first period. Steve Chris- chilles led the scoring with 20 points, followed by Paul Christiansen with 11, Greg Allen, 7, Dale Briggs and Black, 6 each, and Dave Lowman and Max Laird, 4 each.. Thompson, Titonka split THOMPSON - Thompson won its second game of the season and the first in conference play with a 70-49 victory over Tttoaka in Friday night boys' basketball action. John Harlson led Thompson with 37 points followed by 13 points by Lynn Anderson and 12 points by Mike Hamlin. Gary Ludwig had 12 points for Titonka. John Kiley added 11 and Darrel Harms had 10 points. In girls' action, Titonka edged Thompson 43-42. TITONKA Boys (49) FG FT PF TP Harms 3 4 4 10 Kiley 3 5 5 11 Baojing 4058 Isebrand,B. 2024 Heyer l 0 a 3 Ludwig 5 2 5 12 Giesking 0202 'TOTAL IB 13 24 49 Sentral Boys Win As Girls Lose Friday Sentral sharedapair of basketball wins with Woden-Crystal Lake at the latter site Friday night, the boys winning, 81-53, after the girls went down to their first loss of the year, 6159. The boys remained undefeated, taking their third win, while the girls are now 4-1. A last-half rally, led by the shooting of Kirschbaum andStef- fen, allowed W-CL to take the girls game. Sentral led, 18-14, at the quarter and 36-28 at halftime, then the Woden club roared back and led 48-45 at the three- quarter mark, hanging on to take the verdict. Cindy Lockwood topped Sentral scoring with 24 points, with Betty Wehrspan notching 18 and Teresa Voigt 17. Lockwood, Wehrspan, Susan Blanchard and Nancy Geitzenauer were tops under the boards for Sentral. Kirschbaum got 30 points and Steffen 23 for the winners. The boys game was close only through the first period, which saw Sentral holding a slim 1312 edge. With everyone getting hot during the second stanza, the Satellites bombed away for 30 points, while giving up only five to take an overwhelming 43-17 halftime lead. It was 65-36 at the three-quarter mark. Jim Geitzenauer led Sentral's scoring with 22 points, followed by Owen Kerber, 20, Howard Mueller, 19, and Ken Marlow, 10. Mueller had 13 rebounds and Marlow 10, while Mueller, Kerber and Geitzenauer each managed five steals. Larson led the losers with 23 points. LuVerne Wins Another Pair Of BB Games LuVerne, off to one of the finest basketball starts in history, added another pair of wins to the record at Renwick Friday night as the girls posted a 56-52 victory and the boys a 68-62 win over Boone Valley. The girls upped their season mark to 5-0, while the boys, now winners of four straight, are 4-1. Both contests were dandies. The girls held leads of 12-11, 28-22 and 45-38 at the quarter stops on the way to their victory. They were led by the shooting of Linda Wilhelm, 27 points, Michele Coyle, 19 points, and Connie Hefty, 10, while Boone Valley was topped by Roxanne Barracks with 24. LuVerne nabbed an 18-7 lead in the first period of the boys' contest and led by 34-25 at the half and 51-42 at the end of three periods, then hung on to win. Five men wound up in double scoring figures for Coach Bryce Wickett's club, Doug Nelson getting 19 points, Duane Will, 16, and Don Bristow, Paul Swanson and Lee Schipull 10 each, Dave Berkenes led the losers with 19. LuVerne box scores; Boys (68) FG FT F Nelson 75-82 Will 6 4-4 0 Brjstow 42-54 Swanson 5 0-13 Schipull 50-04 Wolf i M o 28 12-J913 Ringsdorf Is Honored A former Garrigan High School star, Joe Ringsdorf, was one of six members of the Centerville Community College football team selected for All-Conference recognition by coaches in the Tri-State loop. Ringsdorf, shown at the left in the photo above, missed selection on the first team by a single vote. He was center for the Golden Falcons, who won nine of 10 games and wound up ranked number nine in the nation. According to his coaches, he is being sought by several 4-year colleges and will attend one after his two years are completed at Centerville. He is a sophomore. Standing with Ringsdorf in the photo are, left to right, Jerry Cato, all-conference fullback, Ed Dooley, all-conference tackle, Boyce Wooley, all-conference tackle, Tom Gruening, all-conference linebacker, and BUI Thompson, honorable mention linebacker SPORTS Girls (56) L. Wilhelm M. Coyle Hefty L. Coyle Meyers B. Coyle J. Wilhelm 7 3 FG FT F 10 7-12 0 5-9 1 4-6 0 00-03 00-04 0 0-0 6 00-00 20 16-2714 Early, But Boys' Tourney Pairings Out Boys high school basketball tournament pairings were announced this week by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. They are for the 401 class A schools, with play to be held Feb. 26-27 and 29. Here are sites for sectionals which have area schools involved : At Armstrong- Armstrong vs. St. John's of Bancroft; Burt vs bye. At Ringsted- Lincoln-Central vs. Ringsted; Sentral vs. Swea City; with finals at Armstrong and winner advances to district play at Garrigan, Algona. At Buffalo Center - Buffalo Center vs. Lake Mills; Lakota vs. bye; Ledyard vs. Rake; winner plays Britt champion In district at Buffalo Center. At Britt - Britt vs, Woden. Crystal Lake; Klemme vs. Titonka; winner plays Buffalo Center champion in district at Buffalo Center. FRIDAY NIGHT AREA CAGE RESULTS Lincoln-Central Boys 61; Ringsted 49. Lincoln-Central Girls 49; Ringsted 29. Thompson Boys 70; Titonka 49. Thompson Girls 42; Titonka 43. Rake Boys 59; Swea City 57. Sentral Boys 81; Woden-Crystal Lake 53. Woden-Crystal Lake Girls 61- Sentral 59. Lakota Boys 80; Burt 62. Lakota Girls 46; Burt 37. Armstrong Boys 52; Ledyard 87. Armstrong Girls 71; Ledyard 68. At Corwith - Twin Rivers vs. Corwith-Wesley; Kanawha vs. LuVerne; Boone Valley vs. bye; winner plays CAL winner in district at Mason City. The 128 largest schools in the state are in class AA and will not play in sectionals. They will get into action at the district level, with pairings slated to be released in a few days. There will again be a district meet at Garrigan as in past years. Named Captain, AFA Football Dick Muller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Muller, Algona, was elected a tri-captain of the Air Force Academy's freshman football team last week. Muller, a 1967 graduate of Garrigan High School, played both offense and defense on the team, which lost its final game of the season to the frosh team from Colorado State, 20.6. The loss was toe first for the young Falcons, who are highly regarded.
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