The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 12, 1967 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

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Hang On! Two wrestlers who did their darndest to help Algona High post a win over Clarion, 26-16, here Friday night are shown in the photos above. Larry Taylor of the Bulldogs, top picture, is working his opponent over pretty good on the way to a decision, while Rob Claude, going at 127 Ibs., is shown fighting off the pinning attempt by his opposition in the bottom photo. Claude wound up with a draw. The win over Clarion, possibly the first over the Cowboys on the local mat in history, ran the Algona record to 3-0 in dual meets so far this season. (Dave Riley Photos) I \ Comeback Gives Locals ) 3rd Straight Mat Win I Algona High School's wrestling team showed plenty of strength in scattered weights to post a 25-16 dual meet victory over Clarion in a North Central Conference struggle here Friday night. The win (which may have been the first in history by Algona matmen in the local premises) was the third straight for Coach Champ Martin's outfit without a defeat. The locals will go after number four tonight (Tuesday) in another loop meet at Humboldt. And the meet promises to be one of the best of the season. The Wildcats are led by Geoff Mickelson, All-State footballer, who is a real fine heavyweight. Four days later, Saturday, the Bulldogs will host the annual Algona Invitational. Phil Bode, wrestling at 165, and Steve Fitzpatrick, freshman heavyweight, actually capped Algona's successful bid for victory over the Cowboys here Friday. Bode, a junior, went after his sixth straight win without a defeat this season, and posted a lop-sided 11-0 victory over Drury, while Fitzpatrick, who has been competing at 180, moved up a notch to replace Brad Farnham, regular heavyweight who is out of action while recovering from an appendectomy. Young Fitz responded by posting a fall in 2:46 over Meinders. Prior to those late wins, the meet was touch-and-go all the way. The visitors got off to a quick 8-0 bulge, getting a forfeit at 95 and a decision at 103. Algona's first win was a 7-6 decision by Denny Petersen over John Nelson at 112. The victory upped Peter sen's record to 3-3 and cut Clarion's lead to 8-3. Then Parrell Miller, 120, managed a 2-0 decision over Larry Tillman, making the score 8-6 as the Algona grappler ran his mark to 3-1. • Rob Claude and Lyle Blackman grappled to a 6-6 stand-off at 127, so Clarion clung to a 10-8 edge. Not for long, however, as brother Steve Claude decisioned Knute Watne at 133. The win upped Claude's mark to 5-1 and gave Algona an 11-10 lead, first of the night. Larry Taylor, 13.8, getting his second shot at a varsity match this year, walloped Hoyt, 10-4 (which was also Taylor's second win) before Randy Riedinger lost, 4-2, to Mike Roberts of the Cowboys at 145. Riedinger's season recond went to 2-2 and Algona's lead was chopped to 14-13. That's as close as the visitors could get, however, as Algona wrapped up the win by taking three of the final four matches. Don Camp, 154, ran his record to 5-1 with a 5-0 decision over Mike Borel, then Bode won and the Bulldogs led, 20-13. .Mike Studer kept Clarion's hopes alive when he decisioned Bruce Bennett at 180, putting the latter's record at 4-2- but Fitzpatrick then flipped his opponent to sack it. Team-wise, the Algona victory was gratifying, and one of the best balanced close wins in recent years. The Junior Varsity also kept its record unsullied, posting a 26-22 victory in the curtain-raiser. The win was number three. The JV's started off just like the varsity, then came back to win a see-saw meet, with Duane Hunt and Simpson gaining falls and Tom Laing and Aldrich decisions. Many of the points in the meet were scored on forfeits by the teams, Scores Eight Craig Espe, freshman at the University of Iowa and 1967 graduate of Algona High where he starred for three years in basketball and baseball, was a starter for theHawkeye freshmen Senfral Cops Two Wins The Sentral boys won their fifth game without a loss when they defeated Armstrong 76-54 in State Line Conference basketball action Friday night at Sentral. The Sentral girls also won their contest, defeating the Armstrong girls, 73-44. The Sentral boys are 3-0 in the conference and the girls are 5-1 for the season and 2-1 in the conference. With Jim Geitzenauer leading the way with 25 points, Sentral powered to a 46-18 halflime lead and coasted in for the win. Owen Kerber had 16 points and Ho ward Mueller added 11 points for Sentral. Sentral sent 12playersinto the ball game and saw nine players scoring. Dean Barrett paced Armstrong with 14 points followed by Dennis Helgason with 13 and Dan Laffey with 12. The Sentral girls outscored Armstrong 22-3 in the second f ! Morton Tuetday, Dec. 12, 1967 Atgona, (la.) Upper Des Molnet-15 Ledyard Downs Burt In Pair Winning a pair of State Line Conference games, the Ledyard girls won their first game of the season with a 77-66 victory over Burt, and the boys rolled to a season high point total when they defeated the Burt boys 104-46. Leading the way for Ledyard were Bill Johnson and Tom Nau- inan with 18 points each. George Walker added 13. High scorer for Burt was Wayne Lavrenz with 13 points. The Ledyard girls won their game with a second half comeback. Burt led 16-11 in the first quarter and held a 38-36 lead at the end of the first half. Ledyard rallied in the third quarter to take a 58-54 lead. Leading scorer for Ledyard was Shirley Menke with 32 points. Marlene Johnson got 28. Sandra Ortman scored 33 points to lead Burt. quarter to break their ball game wide open. Cindy Lock wood sank 34 points to lead the Sentral offense. Betty Wehrspan added 26. SENTRAL boys (76) FG FT F Kerber 804 Nerem 2 1 4 Marlow 435 Geitzenauer 11 3 1 Voigt 0 0 1 Laabs 022 Gerhart 003 Jentz 1 0 0 Duncan 020 Mueller 432 Kennedy 1 0 2 Brekke 0 0 1 31 14 25 SENTRAL girls (73) Lockwood 15 4 3 Voigt 030 Wehrspann 10 6 2 Ditsworth 003 Blanchard 002 Geitzenauer 002 Uthof 1 4 1 Johnson 121 Kern 002 Luedtke 003 27 19 19 Buildings x z f i i X i Shown above is the 42 X 72 MORTON Machine shed erected on the farm operated by Jim Spear 4 miles east and 3 miles north of Algona. This machine shed is turquoise with white roof, white trim and white doors. The large 18X13 split end door and 18X11 split side door meets requirements of todays big machinery. Factory made wood truss rafters from 24' to 70' wide offer big clear span interiors. Beautiful silicone colors give attractive appearances and lasts 50 ( /( longer than acrylics or vinyls. 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