The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on March 6, 1974 · Page 9
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 9

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, March 6, 1974
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Dilworth, Battlers win in District 23 By BRUCE BAKKE Journal Sports Editor MOORHEAD - The Dilworth Locomotives used the free throw express in riding to a 74- C5 District 23 tournament victory over Underwood, and Battle Uike outscored Rothsay 22 to G in the second period to coast to a 73-62 win in the second game at Concordia College Tuesday night. The Ixtcomotives scored 24 points from (lie free throw line and Underwood only made five. The Rockets of Underwood outshot Dilworth in field goals 30 to 25. Rothsay stayed close to Battle I^'ke three of the four periods but it was Rothsay's sis-point second period that made the difference in a game Scoreboard Dint. 21 lU'iLsun 5S, Morris 44 Cyrus 45, Brcckenridgc 44 Dist.22 Mclrose 73, Swanville 34 L'jisala 66, Osakis 45 Hist. 23 Dilnorlh 74, Underwood 65 Baltic Lake 73, Rothsay 62 Dist.24 Aitkin G2, Verndale 58 Crosby-Ironton 63, Sebeka 35 Fergus girls win gymnastic meet Tuesday Coach Anne First's Fergus Falls High School girl's gymnastic team won its first meet of the season Tuesday night over Glyndon-Felton G4.5 to 56.3. The Otter B-unit also won by a G6.75 to 53.3 score GIRLS GYMNASTIC MEET GLYNDON-FELTON ard FERGUS FALLS March S. 1974 "A" Team Total; that saw 46 fouls called. The stage is now set for the semi-finals of District 23 to be played this Thursday at the fieldhouse at Concordia College. At 7 p.m. Barncsville, seeded number one, meets Pelican Rapids, and in the second game Dilworth meets Battle Lake at 8:45. Barnesville earned its semifinal berth by defeating Krazee 72-55 and Pelican made it by toppling Detroit Lakes 62-46. The District 23 championship game is set for Friday, March 8, at Concordia College at 8:45. The consolation game is set for 7 p.m. Dilworth74 Underwood 65 In the opening game Tuesday night Dilworth and Underwood battled on even terms with the l/icomotives holding a slum 1612 first period lead. Ken Rostad and Gary Bjorklund scored four quick points opening the second period to tie the score 16-all and it looked like the Little Eight Conference representatives were going to give Dilworth a run for its money. MARKHUSTAD RONDI THIEL In the following four minutes the game belonged to Dilworth as the taller Dilworth club took advantage of Underwood's poor shooting to outscore the Rockets 12 to 2 and take a 28-18 lead with 2:26 left in the period. The Rockets fired back in the remaining two minutes of the period with 11 points to Dilworlh's four to close the gap at intermission to 32-29, Dilworth in the lead. In the third period Underwood netted 20 points and Dilworth added 24 to give the Locomotives a 56-49 third period advantage. Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Wed., Mar. 6, 1974 ]\\ I-ate in the final period Underwood fought back to within six points 69-63, before the Locomotives closed the door on Underwood, winning 7465. Ken Rostad had his best night as a Rocket, scoring 20 points; Gary Bjorklund added 13 and Gene Bjorklund had 10. The Rockets ended their 197374 season with a 15-4 record and won the Little Eight Conference record. Battle Lake 73 Rothsay 62 In the second game the Rothsay Tigers stung Battle Lake 20-16 in the first period as Colin Carlsrud beat Battle lake's big men under the basket with 10 of Rothsay's 20 points and it looked like the Battlers were in for a long night. But in the second period Battle Lake's height and zone defense began to take its toll on Rothsay. Battle Lake, after the score was tied 22-22, scored 16 unanswered points to take a commanding 38-22 lead with 57 seconds left in the period. Colin Carlsrud and Bruce Paulson hit back-to-back baskets ending the period, 38-26. After three periods Battle Lake held a 52-42 lead. In the final period Battle Lake scored 21 points and Rothsay tallied 20. Five Battle Lake players scored in double figures in their 16th victory of the season. Mark Hustad had 16; Rondi Thiel had 14 before fouling out of the game; Steve Olson had 12; Fred Moen, playing with an injured knee, had 12; and Dave Freeman had 10 points. Stu Jorgenson ended the season as a Tiger by pumping up 23 points to capture scoring honors for the evening. Colin Carlsrud had 14 and Bruce Paulson had 10 in the losing cause. *** 745 S6.3 Glyntici Fellon "B" Team Totals Krg-.sFans 46.75 GlyrxJoo Fellon 53.7 "A"TEAM Oplion.11 Balance Beam - Kathy Bcckcfl [OF] 665. VirVi Grev/e (FF) 3.7, Cathf Crais'on IFF ] 3 45 Ir'emcd-a'e Balance Beam — Tracy Cn.".slenson (GF) 605, Colleen Muhle IGF) 59.tieArnaialti (FFt57Sand Loni Leland IFF* 5.75 Optional Floor Fsercise — Carol Foshaug IFF) 6 3, Colleen Wuh'e [GF) J.9, Pa'li Tob'n <FF) 4 45 Intermed'ate Floor Exercise — Julie Strieker IFF] 605. Denuie Severson IGF) 54. Kalh-v Becken [GF> 495 Optional Uneven Bars -- Laurie Hansen <FFI 45 Intermediate Uneven Bars — Maty Hrts IFF! 67. tie Dia™e Hcukcs (FF) 4.7 ar.d LuQna Davidson IFF; j.7. Amy Gervais IFF! 43 -Oplonal Vaulting — D*bt/:e Sevenson 1GF1 70. Rente FranVnauser IFF) J.5 mtermed'aii? vaulting — Loni Leland IFFl 7.8. Connie Tnompso.n IFF] 6.J. Leslie ovke :GF> 6.15 "B"TEAM Beginning Balance Beam — Laura Larsefi (PFt 645. ,VUry COiVia-ly (FF) 5.75. Jar- E'dsmoe (GF1 S SS Bc^imir-9 Froor Exercise - Tie Anita A'a-.n IFF] and Nancy Nelson [FF) 5.3, sarai Moirerutle ;FFJ 5.2. Rcnee Frarvh.wser ;FFI 5.05 Boo-anir-g Uneven Ears tie calny Cranston IFF) ard Mary .\VVkclson (FF) 6 6. Rence Frarx^iau-ier ifr ) 6 4. Lcri Hill IGF! 505 iicgirning Vaulting - Ann Blalli IFF) 525. Carol Fcsnaug {FF! 49. A-Tly Ger vais IFF! 42 al 9 39 a m en Saturday. -V.arch 9 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: Bar r.esville. Battle Lake, DelroU Lakes, D :^orln. Fergjs Falls. Fraiee. G'yrxlc*i F^ron. Hav-.ley. MMrnead. Ne\v York .V.-Hs. PeUcan Rap:as. Pert-am Scuba class to be offered A scuba diving class will begin Tuesday, March 12, at the Fergus Falls Junior High School pool. The course will be taught by a certified instructor from Kargo. The eight-week course will run for three hours each Tuesday night at the pool. Instructors will provide air and equipment and there will be a S50 fee. Persons completing the course will earn a certified scuba certificate. Those interested in the class must contact Oats LeGrand at the junior high school before Mondav. Dil*orlhl7<) R. Haskirts R.cnrresis L.M«sefschmidt C. Palmer O Fog el Total Undef wood US] J. Peterson Gene Bjorkluivt N.Chell Gary BjOfklund K. Rostad R. Andrews P. Lamon B.SchachTschr.eiaef Total la H 18-71 17 » 14-65 (9 II pi |J> 6 1 1 14 J 5 3 15 0 } 7 3 4 II 1 16 JS U \0 71 1 0 1 » S 0 t 10 4 0 5 » » 1 5 1J 8 4 5 M 2014 2014 i a o 2 30 5 « 65 BdtlleLake Rothsay (DISTRICT!)) 16 M Battle Lake 173) D. Freeman F. Moen R. Thiel J. Brown S Olson Total C. Carlsrud G. Western }. Stokka S. Jorgenson B. CarLsrud R. Barringer B. Paulson L. Rooningen Total 22 H 21-73 t, 16 2062 Ig (I pi tp 1 14 b 3 10 S 2 5 29 1 i 12 21 73 S 14 S 0 0 2 1 4 ?3 3339 0 0 1 0 H 0 4 10 ROSTAD DRIVES FOR TWO - Underwood's Ken Rcstad (») beat a Dilworth defender to the basket tor two points in the action at Concordia College Tuesday night in District 23 play. Rostad scored 20 points, hitting 62 per cent of his field goals and i-for-4 from the free throw line in Underwood's 7445 defeat. (Journal photo by Donn Siems) Aaron may have hard time catching Ruth FERGUS FALLS BASKETBALL TEAM — Thursday night the Fergus Falls Otters will meet Willmar in the second game o! the first round of the Region C, Class AA basketball tournament to be held at St. Cloud State College at 8:30. In the front row from the left are Barry Dolan, Matt Gervais, Bob Kowalski, Randy Johnson, Paul Porter and Luther Ellingson. Second row: head basketball coach Wally Pearson, Daryl Evavold, Kevin Ascbnewttz, Richard Rowe, Arne Steen, Mark Toso and assistant coach Roger Olson. Third row: assistant coach Glen Mesker, Rill Greenagel, Jan Kolle, Tony Robertson, Tom Gervais and Brian Schmidt, manager. (Photo by Vcrnon Studios) Pearson names starters Otters meet Willmar in Region ByBRUCEBAKKE Journal Sports Editor The Fergus Falls High School Otter basketball team opens 1973-74 Region 6, Class AA tournament play this Thursday at 8:30 against a strong Willmar club. St. Cloud Tech battles Alexandria at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at St. Cloud State. The Region C semi-finals are set for Tuesday, March 12. The winner of the Little Falls and Brainerd game will face the spots; and Matt Gervais and Mark Tospwill run at the guard positions in the opening Region C game against Willmar. Coming into the game, Johnson supports a 13-point scoring average and leads the Otters in rebounds with 202. WALLY PEARSON MATT GERVAIS In the first game of the opening round, Little Falls, pre- tournament favorite, meets Brainerd at 7. Little Falls comes into the Regional plavdowns af St. Cloud State College with an impressive 15-1 record. Their only loss \vas to Wadena early in the season. In the other bracket St. Cloud meets Moorhead at 7 p.m. and RANDY JOHNSON PAUL PORTE"? winner of the Fergus Falls and Willmar game at 7 p.m. In the second game March 12, the winner of the St. Cloud Apollo and Moorhead game faces the winner of the St. Cloud Tech and Alexandria contest. Coach Wally Pearson said he will start Randy Johnson at center. Bob Kowalski and Paul Porter will play at the forward BOB KOWALSKI MARK TOSO Toso is the only Otter averaging in double figures with 13 points per game. Toso, Fergus' sharp-shooting guard, has shot at a 45 per cent clip from the floor, hitting 102 of 227 field shots, and he has made 78 per cent of his free throws. "Our reserves will play an important part in the region this vear for two reasons — one REJECTION — Rothsay's Stu Jorgenson, left, looks over at Bruce Carlsrud after the two Tigers were thrown to the hardcourt on a layup by the Battlers Jeff Brown late in the game. Coming over to lu-'lp Ca'rlsrud up from the rourl is Randy Barringcr. It was this kind of night for the smaller Rothsay crew in battling the taller Battle I-ake loam. Battle Lake won 73-62. (Journal photo by Donn Siems I is that most teams have experienced sickness that has weakened squad members and two is that we are playing on a college size court which will tend to tire players faster," said Pearson. "The team that has the quickness should have a little advantage and we feel we have both because our reserves keep us fresh at all times," said Pearson, assessing the game against Willmar. Fergus reserves that will keep the starters fresh are Kevin Aschnewitz, Barry Dolan, Arne Steen, Jan Kolle and Luther EUingson. "Little Falls and St. Cloud Apollo have to be the favorites in the tournament," added Pearson. Goltz to hurl for Twins in Orlando today ORI.ANDO, Fla. (AP) Minnesota Twins' mound ace Bert Blyleven was scheduled to pitch the first t\vo innings of a benefit baseball game today against Rollins College. The game was scheduled to benefit the college's athletic department budget. The Twins open their Grapefruit League season Friday at Winter Haven against the Boston Red Sox, and Manager Frank Quilici said Blyleven, 20-17 last year, also will start that game. Quilici said pitchers who would work today against Rollins College behind Blyleven would be righthanders Dave Goltz, Tom Johnson, a rookie from St. Paul, and Dan Vossler. I/efthanders Vic Albury and Bill Butler were also scheduled to throw. Butter isn't on the Twins 40- man roster, but was invited to spring training for a look as a relief pitcher. He was 5-13 at Oklahoma City last year and was with Kansas City and Cleveland in the major leagues earlier in his career, but went back to the minors because of arm problems. Tony Oliva, the only unsigned Twin, didn't show up at Tinker Field Tuesday for the three- hour workout. By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer Even if Hank Aaron plays in Atlanta's season-opening series at Cincinnati, he may have a tough time catching Babe Ruth. The Braves, who want Aaron to hit home runs 714 and 715 in Atlanta and thereby surpass Ruth's mark at home, have said he will not be in the starting line-up for the first three games in Cincinnati. Aaron said Monday that if he is used as a pinch hitter, he will swing for a home run "if the situation calls for it." Tuesday, though, Manager Sparky Anderson of the Reds said he won't hesitate to walk Aaron "if the situation calls for it." All that's wanting is the situation. "I know it won't be popular, but winning comes first," Anderson said. "I'm happy any time he's not in the line-up against us. The ways he hits home runs against Cincinnati I hope I never see him." Jack Billingham, the Reds' pitching ace, agreed with his skipper, saying he'd pitch around Aaron in a game-winning situation. "Let 'em boo me," he said. "He's gonna get -the record anyway." Elsewhere, there wasn't much progress on the holdout front, although the Baltimore Orioles signed outfielders Al Bumbry, 1973 American League Rookie of the Year, annd Jim Fuller and infielder Enos Cabell. General Manager Frank Cashen threatened to take action against the four remaining holdouts — catcher Andy El- chebarren, pitchers Doyle Alexander and Bob Reynolds and outfielder Royle Stillman. Manager Earl Weaver said he is proceeding under the impression that Etchebarren will Huskies stop Bison 77-62 carry out his threat to retire. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees invoked the option clause on second baseman Horace Clarke. The Cleveland Indians, worried about the knee which Buddy Bell injured playing basketball over the winter, said the third baseman would see an orthopedic specialist in Tucson, Ariz., today. Oakland second baseman Dick Green, who announced his annual retirement after the 1973 World Series, agreed to return to the world champion A's. The Boston Red Sox spent much of Tuesday denying reports from Chicago that they are trying to acquire third baseman Bill Melton from the White Sox for second baseman Doug Griffin. Larry Biittner, acquired from the Texas Rangers over the winter, impressed Montreal Manager Gene Mauch in a batting drill. "1 don't know if he can beat out anybody for a regular job," Mauch said, "but I like his contact. He doesn't miss the ball much." ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) The St. Cloud State Huskies advanced to the NCAA Midwest Regional by clobbering North Dakota State 77-62 Tuesday night in sub-regional college basketball play. The Huskies will meet the defending college division NCAA champion Wildcats of Kentucky Wesleyan at 7 p.m. Friday in semifinal action at Springfield, Mo. Brad Akason, Mark Stoeve and Al Anderstrom combined for 52 points to pace St. Cloud State to its victory over the Bison of the North Central Conference. . St. Cloud used tough defensive play and some hot shooting from the field in the second half to overtake the Bison, who had led 42-36 at halftime. St. Cloud had jumped to a 9-0 lead in the early moments of the contest, but the Bison came back to tie the Bison at 22-22 with 8:04 remaining in the first half. The Huskies moved back into a 51-50 lead early in the second half, but North Dakota took a 52-51 lead moments later, their last of the game. St. Cloud regained the lead 53-52 and never trailed again. Akason scored 18 points and Stoeve and Anderstrom added 17 apiece to pace the St. Cloud offense. Doug Miller contributed 1.'. Five players scored in double figures for the Bison. Mark Emerson and Mark Gibbons scored 12 points apiece and Lynn Kent, Steve Saladino and Randy Trine added 10 apiece. The strong Huskie defense forced several key North Dakota turnovers in the second half. St. Cloud also shot a torrid 65 per cent from the field in the final 20 minutes, while the Bison were shooting 30 per cent during the same time span. The Bison outrebounded the Huskies 44-to-3fl. Coach Noel Olson's Huskies upped their season record to 17- and-10, while North Dakota closed out its season with a 17- and-10 record. FARMERS LEAGUE Leading Team: Dalton Hatchery 6 high bowlers: LSonstebo (200-200) 591 M Thorness (209) 558 J. Jacobson 539 C. Hexum 539 H. Johnson 525 J. Gunderson 525 ROLLING FIN LEAGUE Leading Team: Don's 10 to 10 5 high bowlers: V.Anderson (245) 577 M. Gebhart 491. B. Olson 468 V. Dohrer 465 J. Johnson 464 STARLITE LEAGUE Leading Team: Frostie 5 high bowlers: L. Hotchkiss 548 E. Formo (236) 544 L. Bacon 511 C. Dowzak 501 C. 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