The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 16, 1968 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 16, 1968
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McCarthy, O'Brien Lead Bears Past Johnnies 66-40; Record Now 9-1 8-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1968 Beanie Leaving GHS This Spring It took Garrigan's Golden Bears almost 16 minutes to break away from hustling (but out- manned) St. John's of Bancroft here Thursday night, but Coach Steve McCall apparently sold them on doing a good job at halftime and the locals went on to their eighth straight win of the campaign, 66-40. The victory also upped the season mark to 9-1. Next up for the Bears is along trip tonight (Tuesday) to HuU where they will tangle with a good Western Christian team. The same teams met last year in the Coaching Clinic here and Garrigan came out with a hard-earned 73-62 verdict. Big Jack Muller, Bears' leading scorer and rebounder, sat out quite a bit of the St. John's fray as he picked up four fouls in the first period - but Dave McCarthy and Kevin O'Brien more than took up the slack to lead the club to the win. McCarthy was all over the place as he nabbed 14 rebounds and came up with five steals (and pitched in nine points), while O'Brien, who canned 22 points in his last outing, got 20 in this one. Garrigan had an 8-3 lead in the first two minutes of action and appeared to be red hot. The tenacious Johnnies, with Steve Vaske leading the way, closed the gap to 8-7 before the locals managed to pull into an 18-11 lead after eight minutes. The Bears managed only two field goals during the second stanza - but St. John's couldn't hit any oftener, so Garrigan's halftime lead went to 31-19 on a 9-4 free throw difference. O'Brien canned six of the club's points and McCarthy came up with four. Dave also hauled in seven rebounds and stole the ball four times during the round. Wolf got four of the Johnnies eight points and Vaske, along with Muller, sat out the entire period. A reversal of pattern found Garrigan getting all of its 20 third-period points on fielders. The Bears led by as many as 18 points, but the pesky Johnnies cut the bulge to 43-31 when O'Brien got warm. He hit four straight buckets, including a pair of his twisting lay-ups, to push the locals into a 51-35 lead with eight minutes left. Meanwhile, Vaske returned to the scene and pitched in eight points for the visitors. St. John's had a great deal of trouble scoring as the clubs came down the stretch. One of their main problems was O'Brien, who snatched the ball no less than four times from the invaders. McCall flooded the floor with reserves in the closing minutes and the Bears built the lead to 26 points at the buzzer. The contest marked the second straight in which the Bears have hit 22 field goals and 22 free throws. Muller got five points in the final period and managed to reach double figures with 11 to finish behind O'Brien in the scoring column. Jim Fickbohm and McCarthy each had nine. Vaske topped the visitors with 14, while Terry Carpenter added nine and Jerry Wolf eight. Wolf and Carpenter were top rebounders for the Johnnies, getting eight apiece, as Garrigan held the upper hand under the boards, 39-26. Steals had a lot to do with the final outcome. Garrigan got 17 and St. John's seven. O'Brien got six and McCarthy five of Garrigan's, while Denny Hatten came up with five for the losers. • BEANIE COOPER Rev. Cecil H. Friedmann, supt. of Garrigan High School, shocked sports fans here Friday when he announced the resignation of Bernard "Beanie" Cooper, athletic director and head football coach, at the end of the current school year. "Beanie" will leave the teaching field to become the state representative for the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa, retaining his residence in Algona. "Beanie" came to Garrigan High in 1958, one year prior to the official opening of the school, to organize the football program, and is the sole remaining member of the original coaching staff. He became director of the entire athletic program in 1965. During his years at Garrigan, Mr. Cooper's football teams won 32, lost 24 and tied 3. He produced three All-State football players and seven young men who went on to distinguish themselves in college football. Two of these young men are now in pro football, one was an All-American, and one a Little All-American College football player. "Beanie" was always proud of the fact that the Garrigan football program had produced over $80,000 worth of college scholarships for the young men in the program to use in higher education. Coach Cooper made this statement Friday: "My ten years with the Garrigan school system have been the ten most enjoyable years of my life. The administration and faculty that I have been privileged to work with have always been wonderful to me. I don't feel that any coach in this or any other state could find a better group of students or parents to work with than I have had here at Garrigan. My family responsibilities, plus an extremely fine opportunity offered me by the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa, have led me to making the decision to leave the teaching field. I am extremely pleased that my new job will allow my family and myself to continue to live in Algona." In accepting the resignation, Father Friedmann expressed regret for the Garrigan community in the loss of Coach Cooper from the staff. "Over the years," he said, "Beaniehas built into our school system a tremendous spirit- for faculty, students and parents. His enthusiasm and drive have been reflected in all phases of our program. His leaving is certainly regretted by all. However, as he leaves, he has our warmest wishes for success in his new field of activity." Fr. Friedmann also stated that applications for the football coaching job are now being accepted by the school. GARRIGAN Muller O'Brien McCarthy Walker Fickbohm Wingert Winkel Black Elbert McGuire (66) FG 4 7 2 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 22 FT 3-6 6-8 5-8 1-2 1-1 0-0 2-3 2-2 0-0 2-2 22-32 F 4 0 5 3 4 0 2 1 1 1 2l ST. JOHN'S (40) FG FT F Wolf 24-43 Vaske 62-3 5 Carpenter 41-5 3 Kissner 21-2 3 Hatten 21-2 3 Welo 00-2 3 16 8-18 20 Reserves Steve Wingert and John Winkel of the Bears turned in very good jobs during the second half surge to victory. Akkerman scores 23 for Titonka LINCOLN-CENTRAL- In State Line Conference basketball action Friday night, the Titonka girls nipped Lincoln- Central by one point 56-55. In boys action, Lincoln-Central scored a 53-48 victory ovor Titonka. Leading scorer for Titonka was Judy Akkerman with 23 points with Sheyrl Cunningham adding 20 points, Susan Holl scored 22 points for Lincoln-Central while Mary Justus added 19 points. Greg Thlel found the range to score 26 poin'.s w!i!!'j Mike Nichols added 21 points for Lincoln-Central. Gary Ludwig scored 113 points for Titonka. TITONKA Boys (46) FG FT PF TP Harms 3157 Kiley 1436 Isebrand 5 2 1 12 Heyer 3238 Ludwig 5 3 3 13 Thacker 0010 TOTAL 17 12 16 46 LINCOLN-CENTRAL (53) FG FT PF TP Thiel 11 4 2 26 Nichols 8 5 4 21 Montgomery 1032 Young 1002 Ramsey 0000 Kultala 0141 Ingvall 0101 Thlel 0020 TOTAL 21 11 15 53 L-C 10 18 13 12 53 TITONKA 15 9 11 11 46 TITONKA Girls (56) FG FT PF TP Akkerman 6 11 0 23 Cunningham 8 4 2 20 Hoover 4 5 2 13 Sleper 0050 Struthers 0020 Sexton 0020 TOTAL 18 20 13 56 LINCOLN-CENTRAL (55) FG FT PF TP Holl, S. 8 G 4 22 Justus 9 X 1 0 19 Kllngbiel 0050 Meppel 2004 Holl, M. . 0040 Ullensvang 2034 Howard 0030 Slier 3026 Whltehouse 0020 TOTAL 24 7 23 55 TITONKA 11 19 15 11 56 L-C 11 20 13 11 50 Ledyard nips Rake LKDYARD-Holdlng off a fourth quarter rally, Ledyard defeated Rake 72-67 in State Line Conference basketball action Friday night. Ledyard led 33-29 at the end of the first half and gained a 13 point edge at the third quarter stop to lead 84-41. Rake outscored the Panthers 24-18 In the final quarter tocut the margin. Ledyard is 10-1 for the season and 7-0 in the conference. Bill Johnson scored 16points for Ledyard with George Walker adding 15 points. Bendickson was high for Uake with 26 points. RAKE (67) FG FT PF TP Wirtjes 1 0 5 li Haugen 6 3 5 15 Johnson 5 1 5 11 Bendickson 10 6 3 26 Benn 1355 Knudtson 3 2 4 18 TOTAL 26 15 27 67 LEDYARD (72) FG FT PF TP Logeman 2 10 5 14 Govern 4149 Johnson 8 0 5 16 Dontje 2105 Nauman 5 3 2 13 Walker 6 3 1 15 TOTAL 27 18 17 72 The Garrigan sophomores won their eighth straight, also, and avenged their only loss in nine outings so far with an easy 61-43 victory in the curtain-raiser. Gary Cooper led the scoring with 12 points, while Froehlich and Elbert each notched ten as Coach Dick Walsh got all kinds of scoring balance from his hustling youngsters. LuVerne Wins Pair Of Games From Goldfield LuVerne snared a pair of basketball wins from Goldfield at LuVerne Tuesday night, Jan. 9, the girls taking the opener, 5744, and the boys coming through, 92-63., in the finals. The 29-point firing of Michele Coyle led the girls to their eighth win in 11 starts. LuVerne led, 14-8, 25-15 and 37-31 at the quarter stops. Lirfda Wilhelm canned 17 points and Connie Hefty 11 for the winners, while Claudia Freeman hit 23 for Goldfield. The boys, now 10-1, also led all the way, with a 19-8 bulge at the quarter and leads of 38-22 and 60-44 at the other quarter buzzers. Coach Bryce Wickett got good balance from his lads, with Doug Nelson getting 26 points, Duane Will 19, Lee Schipull 18 and Don Bristow 14. Huisinan and Romsey got 16 apiece for the losers. LuVerne box scores GIRLS (57) FG FT F Wilhelm 493 M. Coyle 13 3 1 Hefty 510 L. Coyle 004 Meyers 003 B. Coyle 006 22 13 17 BOYS (92) Nelson Will Bristow Schipull Swanson Hanson Wolf Warmbier Ernst Swea City trounces Woden-CL WOOKN — CRYSTAL LAKE- Mlssing the century mark by two points, Swea City rolledto a OSSI victory over Woden-Crystal Lake In State Line Conference basketball Friday night. The Trojans are 2-5 for the season and hold a 1-4 conference record. The Tigers are winless In seven season games and are winless In seven and are 0-5 in the conference. M'ke Johnson led Swea City to victory with 25 points fol'owed by Randy Newlln with. 23 points. Dan Hanna scored 24 points for the Tigers. SWEA CITY (98) FG FT PF TP Johnson 11 3 0 25 Berg 4028 Newlln, R. 11 1 1 23 Newlln, J. 5 0 1 10 Thoreson 0323 Lofstrom 2024 Reynolds 3117 Larsen 5 2 1 12 VanNorman 1022 Davidson 1113 Mein 0101 TOTAL 43 12 13 98 WODEN-CRYSTAL LAKE (51) FG FT PF TP Janson 4 2 4 10 Hanna 9 6 4 24 Anderson 0111 Barrett 1032 Ether Ington 0010 Kluver 3026 Peck 0010 Larson, J. 4008 TOTAL 21 9 15 21 SWEA CITY 28 25 27 18 98 WODEN-CL. 9 12 6 24 51 NEWCOMERS CLUB Newcomers Club will meet this evening (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. at Sid's. Hostesses will be Joan Benson and Bonnie Ross. The program will be presented by Lloyd Wellendorf, well-known Algona rock hound, who will show a display of his collection FG 8 7 7 9 3 0 1 0 0 35 FT 10 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 20 F 3 2 4 2 2 1 2 0 0 16

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