The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 27, 1968 · Page 4
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4-Mgono (la.) Upper D«t MolnM Tuesday, F«b. 27, 1968 New GHS FB Coach Rev. Cecil H. Friedmann, Garrigan superintendent, announced the appointment of Marion Battani as Garrigan High School's 1968-69 head football and track coach recently. Mr. Battani, Cleghorn, will replace Beanie Cooper, who is entering private business at the end of this term. Stephen McCall, present head basketball and golf coach, has been appointed athletic director for the coming year. Mr. Battani, currently athletic director, head football and track coach at Meriden-Cleghorn High School, has compiled a 13-11-1 football record over the past three years at Cleghorn. His 1967 football team had a 6-2-1 record, finishing second in the conference to an undefeated Whiting team. Battani's spring 1967 track team won the Little Sioux Conference Track Meet. Mr. Battani and his wife, Inga, have two children, Angie, 6, and Rodger, 4. After graduating from Madrid High School, Battani attended Nebraska State Teachers College, Peru, Nebr. While at Peru, he played football and lettered all four years. He obtained a bachelor of science degree from Nebraska State in 1962 with majors in physical education and industrial arts. Mr. Battani was also accepted as a member of Epsilon Pi Tau, an honorary industrial arts fraternity. Prior to teaching at Cleghorn, Mr. Battani taught at Weeping Water, Nebr. He and his family plan to move to Algona during the summer. Rally Nod Gives Bears Over St. Ed's Down by two points with slightly more than two minutes of play remaining, Garrigan's Golden Bears scored the final 11 points of the night to post a 58-49 victory over a scrappy Ft. Dodge St. Edmond club here before a large crowd Friday night. The win upped Garrigan's season mark to 15-3, while the loss sent the Gael's mark to 3-15. Coach Steve McCalTs surprising outfit will round out regular season play Tuesday night here when the Eagle Grove Eagles of the North Central Conference come to town. After that, if s the all-important meeting with Algona High in the first round of the District Tournament at Garrigan March 4. The cross-town Bulldogs nipped Eagle Grove twice this season, 71-62 and 64-60, and the Eagles have been vastly-improved during the final half of the campaign. To term the Garrigan-St. Edmond fray odd is putting it mildly. Garrigan led most of the way during the hard-fought win, although the losers did lead five times and the score was tied no less than a half-dozen times, St. Edmond did not have a foul whistled on its players all the way through second and third quarters, committed three during the first period, then had a dozen whistled in the final eight minutes as the Bears put the game out of reach with free tosses. The visitors hit a sizzling 49 per cent of their shots, canning 19 fielders in 39 attempts, while the Bears managed 21 of 58 for 36 percent. Garrigan also hit three- fourths- of its free throw attempts, while the Gaels managed slightly more than half. Actually, Garrigan threatened to break the contest wide open several. times, but the Gaels, who featured balanced scoring, managed to come back time after time to make a real battle of it. Jim Walker flipped in a couple of two-pointers during a slow moving first period as Garrigan slipped into a 9-8 lead. The second period saw Dave Cosgrove of the visitors get warm, but after he had led the Gaels to 20-19 and' 22-21 leads, Steve Wingert led a Garrigan surge that put the locals on top, 27-22, at the half. Leads during the third round ranged from one to five points, with the Bears on top, but the shooting of Greg Malloy from the far reaches of the court allowed St. Edmond to close the gap at 41-40 as the clubs rounded the turn into the stretch. The final stanza wasn't very old when it became apparent fouls on Cosgrove and Malloy could tell the story. Eventually, they did, but not until the Gaels had given Garrigan some real anxious moments. St. Edmond, withTim Kelleher leading the way, knotted the count at 42-42, 45-45 and 47-47 before the Gaels edged into a 49-47 lead. No one knew it at the time, but with just more than two minutes left, the Gaels had all the points they were going to get from the stringent (as usual) Garrigan defense. John Winkel hit two free tosses to give Garrigan a 51-49 edge, then Kevin O'Brien hit one, Jack Muller a pair, then it was O'Brien again for two, Muller one and Winkel with the final one of the night. So, the Bears, whose only other opportunities at the line resulted in three hits in seven tries during the first period, wrapped up the decision with 13 of 17 down the stretch. Coach McCall got points from no less than eight players, with Muller topping the list with 14 counters. He was the only lad in double figures, but O'Brien and Wingert each added eight, Winkel seven, Jim Fickbohm and Mike Elbert six each, Dave McCarthy five and Walker four. Cosgrove and Malloy led the losers with 13 apiece. Under the boards, Garrigan held a 45-25 bulge in rebounds, with Muller capturing 17 and McCarthy 10. And, the latter grabbed six during the all-important stretch drive that broughtihe win. .Tom Magennis led the losers with nine, while Jim Collins got eight. St. Edmond's starting lineup had four juniors and a sophomore featured. GARRIGAN Muller O'Brien McCarthy Walker Winkel Fickbohm Wingert Elbert (58) FG 4 2 1 2 2 3 4 3 21 FT 6-8 4-7 3-4 0-0 3-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 16-24 F 3 2 0 4 2 3 0 1 rt ST. EDMOND (49) Kelleher Magennis Collins Cosgrove Malloy FG 3 2 2 6 6 19 FT 3-3 3-5 3-6 1-2 1-4 11-20 F 2 1 3 5 5 16 Garrigan's sophomores ran their season mark to 14-3 with an easy 64-42 victory in the opener. Tom Froehlich notched 21 points, Dick Kenyon 12, Denny Potthoff 11 and Mark Besch 9 for the team of Coach Dick Walsh. 1953 CHEV. PICKUP % Ton truck, 2 tone red and white, excellent body, mechanically perfect. Has had tender loving care 1 TAYLOR MOTOR Ford - Lincoln - Mercury Algona, la. 28 Kossuth Basketball Players Feted By Loop A total of 28 Kossuth county basketball players, boys and girls, were honored this week when they were named to first and second All-Conference teams and honorable mentions lists in the State Line Conference. Ten of the 16 girls named on the first and second teams were from Kossuth. They were Cindy Lockwood, Betty Wehrspan, Susan Blanchard and Mary Ellen Ditsworth, Sentral; and Rhonda Sleper, Titonka, first team; and Teresa Voigt, Sentral; Joyce Leonard and Susan Coy, Lakota; and Judy Akkerman and Mavis Harms, Titonka, second team. Glenda Hertzke and Cindy Goeke, Lakota; and Joyce Johnson, Ledyard, were selected on the honorable mention roll. Woden-Crystal Lake's loop champions placed two on the first team, Shirley Steffen and Kathy Leerar. Terry Krominga, Lakota; Bill Johnson, Ledyard; Ken Marlow, Sentral; and Randy Newlin, Swea City; were placed on the boys' first team; while second team choices were Rod Isebrand, Titonka; Wayne Lavrenz, Hurt; Tom Nauman, Ledyard; and Mike Johnson, Swea City. Honorable mention choices were Bruce Hertzke, Lakota; Ray Govern, Ledyard; Howard Mueller, Jim Geitzenauer, Owen Kerber and Bob Bierle, Sentral; and Darrell Harms, Titonka. Ledyard and Thompson tied for the boys' crown. Thompson placed two on the first team and one on the second. Assist. Coach Will Be Hired At Bancroft V. J. Meyer, longtime Bancroft 'St. John High School instructor, basketball and baseball coach, announced last week that he hopes to withdraw as head basketball coach here upon completion of the 1970 school term. An assistant coach for next fall will be sought immediately with a degree in industrial arts and math preferred. Mr. Meyer plans to remain at St. John's as government and English instructor, and will retain baseball coaching duties. He has taught at St. John'ssince 1935, with the exception of three years in military service. A long face often shortens your list of customers. High pig mortality? A hoghouse heater, fueled by clean, economical Thermogas, can mean life or death to your baby pigs. Use Thermogas to keep them warm and healthy, no matter when farrowing time rolls around. Ask us about the lifesaver that costs only pennies per animal. 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