The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 4, 1968 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 4, 1968
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Bears, Bulldogs Both Win Clinic Contests Algona High and Garrigan proved to be great hosts at their second annual Holiday Coaching Clinic Wednesday, Dec. 27, until the finale of the day-long event when both posted victories over visiting clubs in a pair of basketball games. Cdach Steve McCall's Golden Beats got past Forest City, 6460, despite a late rally by the Indians, while Coach Howie Stephenson's Bulldogs romped past Spencer, 59-40, in a fray- that surprised many present. the twin victories upped Garrigan's season mark to 6-1, while Algona's record went to 6-2 and the Bears' win was the fifth straight. Both clubs get back into action after a short break this Friday night when the Bears travel to Pocahontas and a meeting with Catholic and the Bulldogs go to Clarion for a North Central Conference contest. The locals are 3-2 in the loop. Garrigan blasted Catholic, 89-66, here Dec. 16 and Algona and Clarion will meet for the first time this season, with a second game slated here Feb. 16. The following night, Saturday, Garrigan will host Austin Pacelli. With an estimated 87 coaches from a large area of north Iowa among the fans in the stands, Garrigan and Forest City met in the opener. The clubs practically traded points during the first eight minutes, with Jack Muller, Dave McCarthy and Jim Walker carrying the load for the Bears and Dan Schmidt, who turned out to be the top scorer in both games, Ron Albertson and Jeff Nissen hitting for the Indians. The count was tied 2-2, 4-4, 8-8, 1313 and finally 15-15 at the buzzer. With the same six players scoring most of the points during the second stanza, Garrigan quickly moved to a 23-17 lead and with four minutes gone, held the upper hand, 31-20, indicating the fray could become a romp. Such was not the case. Forest City banged in nine straight counters, chopping the Bears' lead to 31-29, and suddenly it was a ball game again. The McCallmen held the upper hand at the half, 35-31, a far from comfortable edge. Steve Wingert and Jim Fickbohm took over the scoring duties for the locals during the third stanza, while Muller hauled in most of the rebounds. The Bears tO-Algona la.) Upper Des Moinet Thursday, Jan. 4, 1968 GRID GUESSERS By 'OL MAN MOSE An Algona woman, Mrs. Leonard Goecke, won the football Grid Guessers contest for Bowl games over the holidays, and the $15 cash award that went with it. She had six of the seven games correctly picked for winners, the only entry that did. From there on the total points scored in all seven games becomes a factor as five entries had five of the seven games correct. There were a total of 251 points scored in all seven games. Second place and $10 goes to Barbara Baumann, Lakota, who had five right and a point total for all seven games of 165. Third place and $5 went to Mrs. Tom Kissner of Algona, five games right and a point total for all games of 119. You will note that the guessers were way low on total points scored. Honorable Mention goes to Albert Granzow (114), Algona; W. W. Gillespie (78), Algona; and John Hanselman (69), Algona, each with five winners correct. Those having four game winners correct were Larry Sorensen, Nicky Mueller and Oscar Sorensen, all Fenton; Mark Dale, Bode; Vincent Goecke, Ruth Bay, Ron Nichols, Dave Chrischilles, and Brett Bartlett, Algona; Mrs. Robert Kain and Mrs. J. P. Bisenius, Whittemore; and Mrs. Geo. Baumann, Lakota. held leads of 43-35 and 49-40 along the way— and it was 51-44 at the three-quarter mark. Muller warmed again in the fourth period and with less than four minutes remaining, the locals led, 61-48, for their largest bulge during the fray. Schmidt, who counted 15 of his team's 16 last quarter points, then got downright hot and slammed in the points (from all distances) that cut the margin to four at the end. Schmidt's shooting was outstanding. Without him and his 28 game-leading points, the Indians never would have been in it. He canned eight fielders and hit 12 of 14 free tosses along the way. Muller topped his average by about three points, winding up with 23, while McCarthy, with 12, and Walker and Wingert, with 10 each, gave him plenty of help. Albertson got 13 and Nissen 10 for the losers. Big Jack also controlled the boards, coming down with 16 rebounds, while McCarthy nabbed 11 and Wingert seven as the locals held the upper hand, 3823, during the game. Walker got seven of Garrigan's 11 steals and the locals held the upper hand, 11-2, in that category, with Muller blocking two shots. Box score: GARRIGAN (64) FG FT F Muller 10 3-5 1 O'Brien 00-02 McCarthy 6 0-24 Walker 3 4-52 Elbert 1 1-3 5 Fickbohm 3 0-03 Wingort 3 4-4 2 26 12-19 19 FOREST CITY (60) Albertson Schmidt Haugen Heeren Nissen Langerud FG FT F 5 3-6 5 8 12-14 3 0 0-01 1 2-3 2 5 0-2 2 2 1-3 1 21 18-28 14 BULLDOGS HUMBLE SPENCER, 59-40 Algona slowed Spencer's Tigers to a purr after the visitors looked like the best club of the four during the early going. Spencer appeared to be a smooth operating machine, but as soon as the Bulldogs found the range much of the smoothness disappeared. The Tigers led early, 6-3, with big Chuck Schmidt (apparently no relative of the Forest City dandy) hitting well. The Stephensonmen managed a 12-9 edge at the buzzer on the scoring of Rich Black, Tom Jones, Rog Meyer and Craig Taylor. Schmidt had two-thirds of Spencer's first period points. Black, Taylor and Meyer led a second quarter Algona surge by accumulating a batch of steals — and Jones came up with several rebounds to also set up buckets as the locals managed leads of 19-11 and 31-17 on the way to a 10-point, 31-21, bulge at intermission time. Balance, which proved to be the difference in the two teams, was also the big point in the first 16 minutes. By halftime, Black had eight points and Taylor seven, while Schmidt had pumped in a dozen for Spencer. He also did most of the shooting. The third stanza was see-saw, with the Bulldogs outscoring the losers, 13-9, and taking a 44-30 lead into the final eight minutes of action. Five different men hit for Stephenson, while Denny Drake and Schmidt got most of Spencer's points. Fans, who had been quite amazed at the turn of events during the first 24 minutes, were perhaps more surprised in the final eight. Two quick buckets gave Algona its biggest lead, 50-30, with less than six minutes remaining - and many wondered if the visitors would make it out of the thirties. It took some doing, but with Dick Vetter, sophomore guard, hitting four points, Spencer managed to chop the lead to 52-40 before Algona, with reserves doing the work, canned the final seven points of the night for a 19-point victory. All of the 10 men who saw action for the Bulldogs got into the scoring column — and as a result, only two wound up in double figures. Yes, Virginia, it was a team win I Black led the brigade with 12 points (and he missed two or three lay-ups at 60 MPH after coming up with steals), while Meyer, who probably never had a better all-around performance, notched 11. He was all over the place. Taylor finished with nine (and was also outstanding) and Jones counted eight. Not enough can be said for Tom's play - which was also the best of his career. - Schmidt topped Spencer with 17 counters. 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Box score: ALGONA (59) FG FT F Meyer 5 1-1 1 Betts 2 0-02 Jones Black Pederson Taylor Richter Lowman Rogert Barr SPENCER (40) FG FT F Drake 32-34 DeLoss 1 0-0 2 Schmidt 6 5-10 5 Hebbel 0 4-40 Vetter 1 4-52 Peterson 1 0-1 1 Kulsrud 00-01 Steinstra 0 1-22 12 16-25 17 Many area fans, who apparently remained by the fire on a cold night, missed the opportunity to see both local clubs perform on the same floor on which they will meet in the first round of District Tournament play later. On the basis of what this writer has seen so far this season (and that includes most of the games played by each club)-it's a toss-up. West Waterloo, one of the state's great powers, topped the 4-team field with 54 points, followed by Cedar Falls with 41 and Algona and Osage with 23 each. . The Bulldog Junior Varsity claimed three individual titles and finished third in that half of the meet. West Waterloo was first with 50 points, followed by Osage with 35, Algona 31 and Cedar Falls 19. Varsity seconds we re picked up by Ed Bennett, 112, Steve Claude, 127, Randy Riedinger, 138, Duane Hunt, 165, and Bruce Bennett, 180. Thirds went to Gary Gade, 95, Don Camp, 145, and Al Aldrich, heavyweight. Firsts in the Junior Varsity bracket of the meet went to Rob Claude, 120, Jerry Simpson, 133, and Larry Taylor, 138; while Tom Laing, 127, and Eldon Meyer, 180, got seconds; and Russ Bird, 103, Denny Petersen, 112, Steve Willrett, 145, and Les Simpson, 165, placed third. All five of Algona's varsity grapplers that finished second lost in the finals of the one day meet. Ed Bennett decisioned Bartlett (W), 8-6, then was thrown by Funk (0), 2:29; Steve Claude decisioned Markham (0), 4-1, then lost to Bill Andrew (W), 4-3, in a great match; Riedinger downed Bunte (CF), 4-2, but lost to C. Hiene (W), 4-0; Hunt downed Seeley (CF), 7-6, then lost to Hackett (W), 7-1; and Bruce Bennett de- cisioned Altick (0), 7-1, before losing to Binek (W^ 4-0. 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