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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 11 I'Kifi NINE ST. ANSGAR FAVORED IN SECTIONAL MEET ODDS HEAVY FOR STATE CHAMPION TEAM TO FALTER Record Books Give Huge Edge to Saints;' Protests Mar Tournament Plans. By AI. MITCHELL (Glile-G«7.ette Sports Kditor) "Uneasy rests the head that wears a crown . . ." That old axiom was never more truthfully spoken tha.n it may be Thuraday, when Mason .City high school starts the defense of Us -state basketball title. Frankly, it's as good as a 1.000 to 1 shot that the Mohawks will not be the state champions on the evening of March 28. when the final gun is fired ac the Drake fieldhouse. and the Iowa high school basketball tournament is over. The odds are nearly as long against the Mason City team getting through the district tournament if it goes to the second test in the state series! And finally, right here at home, it's an odds-on bet that the Mo* hawks will not win their fifth consecutive sectional championship. Why Not a Winner? Why not? Mason City has a good team. It has been beaten twice in Iowa this season, once in Minnesota, once in Illinois. The only Iowa team to win from the Mohawks has been Davenport, and the Blue Devils had to come from behind in the last five minutes to earn a five-point decision as the teams met at the river city. But Mason City does not seem to have a great team--one that can rise to superlative heights, play an entire game under the pressure of championship competition without making an error, smash offensive thrusts of its opponents with hard- riding defensive moves, and strike with blinding speed and accuracy when its own opportunity to score is opened. Figures Tell Story. The cold hard figures in the record books prove it. The shooting accuracy, the defensive strength don't touch the levels set by the state tournament squad of last season. Certainly they don't in the eyes of Coach J. A. "Judge" Grimsley. What team, then, does have the . things that go to make a champion? Especially a sectional champion, since it's the sectional tournament, starting Thursday night, that holds the center of the stage for tile moment. To come more directly to the question: Will St. Ansgar be the new sectional champion on Saturday night? The records say "Yes!" 700 Points in 18 Wins. A team that can go through 18 gc. -es in a .season, win every one of uiem by a comfortable margin, roll up more than TOO points, while its opponents have to be content with less than half that number- that sounds like the outfit to pick. A team that has height--better than six feet for an average--and can control the ball on offense, while it outreachcs, outruns and bottles iip opposing teams--that bunch should be a winner. - A team of seniors, who have stuck together all through high school--that's the squad that Coach F. C. "Slip" Shoemaker will send out for the sectional tournament. Fred Gordon and Bert Janzow, forwards; John Albert Halvorson, center; Edwin Tesch and Junior Dockstader, guards, are all playing their last season. Seasoned Keplacements. For replacements, Coach Shoemaker will call on two juniors, giant Wilnier Vedder and Clair (Cnnlimicd on Fuse I 0 BE-GAZETTE S Thirteen Entrants, No Favorite in Class B Cage Tournament Ventura Swaledale Bye Ventura Swaledale Ffi. 1 :i« i. m. Kuild Tlui.-K. l:no p. m. Carpenter Snt. 1:00 p. m. Plymouth Thtirfl, 2:10 p. m. Hanlontoxvn Frl. 2:10 p. m. Nora Springs Thttrs, 3:20 p. m. Marble Rock CHAMPIONSHIP Sat. 1:3(1 p. ni. 1--Feb. 17 Bye Frl. 3:211 p. m. Roclt Fulls KtX'U Falls Snl. 2:10 p. m. J Otrantn Thurn. 2:10 p. m. (nt T. .M. C. A.) Graf ton Frl. 4:30 p. m. Mitchell Ttmnt, -1 :!!) p. m. Kensett NEAT FIGHT SEEN IN CLASS B MEET No Favorite, No Defender m Race for Title Here as Contests Begin. Thirteen f o a m s to rlo their best, Yo-ho-ho! Come sec the f u n ! One nf t h e m h o t t e r t h a n all the rest, Yo-no-ho! You pick the one! (With an apology to "Treasure Island".) One of the neatest Class B sectional basketball fights ever to be staged in a Mason City tournament will begin here Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock--if advance indications mean anything at all. There is no favorite in the three- day t i t l e race for the smaller schools. There is no defending champion, since Fertile won the sectional meet here last season, but was removed to the Buffalo Center tournament this year. Going down the Class B bracket, here are some quick glances at the record of the contestants: VENTURA--Won a single gamc- and placed last in the Cerro-Worth conference race; was defeated in the Class B invitational tournament at Mason City, by Kensett, 24 to 20 n a first round game. RUDD--Defeated by Rockford, 12 to 10, in the first round of the Floyd county tournament at Charles City; ost to Swaledale, 18 to 15, in the second round of the Class B meet here. Alton Muller, husky guard, was a North Iowa all-star selection for the special game in which Ma- City high school opposed a licked squad of invitational tourna- nent players. Muller scored all of Rudd's points in the Swaledale ame, with 7 baskets and a free Last Stand of State Champions? St. Ansgar Kncktnrd Thurs. B:l( p. m. Clear Lake, Roekford Frl. 7:30 p. m. Northwood Ttiiirs. 7:00 p. m. Manly Championship Sat. 8:40 p. m. Frl, 8:10 p. m. Bye Mason City Garner 18-Game Victory List Is Proof of Saints' Ability Clear Lake Still Has Contender's Chance in CouH Tourney. An 18-game victory string that hasn't a blemish points out the favorite Class A team for the Mason City sectional tournament. Here are a few glances at the record books. ST ANSGAR--The record speaks for itself. The Saints hold one championship, won at the Mitchell county tournament. Here's the rest of the story; M. Ansicnr 3!i; OsasP JO. M. AnsRiir 42; XnrUnvmid 4. ·st. AnsKfir 111 CharlcK City J6. l. Anscar 38 Nashua 2i. St. An*Rar 48 Ricevlllr 10. St. Ansjrar 3.1 Osatfe in. ^t. AnsEnr 72 iMittllv 2(1. St. AnHKtir 37 Lakr .Milts 28. «l. Ansgiir 37 Rockfonl 20. ·(. A n s c a r '.itt Finest City 20. «|. Ansicnr i" Manly 14. M. A n s K a r 31 tticcvilfe 19. S|, A n s K a r 7-1 Otrjuitri R. w l. Aiissur 52 OirpfliitiT 10. St. Anscar 46 Osacr IS. si. Ansirar -1! Fertile 2fi. M. Ails-ear .t.'i Charles City 27. St. Anscar 31 Wavprly 21. MASON CITY--The defending ARMORY Thurs., March 12 3BigNafcte 2 out nt 3 fulls 60 min. limit,. Baron Ben Ginsburg Ken- York. Jewish Hwt. chump. Bill Demetral Grtck Chanitiian 1 mil 30 min. limit. Bull Martin The Wild Bull from Rnslon Don Mclntyre Kansas City. Knntlinlt star. IVash- burn V. 1 fall 3(» min. limit. Nore Jerlstrom Seattle. Wash. Formerly knnwn as Jack Sampson Stanley Mayslack MinprnpnliK Admission: 39c and 1 Tax This Ad and 24c plus Ic Tax Admits You! £iut;, v\ii.ii I UO^IVCLO eulu v ncii . t , , . throw. Randall Finch, last of the «ta e chansons. Can the Mohawks five Finch brother,, is on the squad. TM»£ e V e Jon* tnp JJgain? It. : sq 1 CARPENTER--Walloped Mcln- tire, 51 to S, in the opening g-arae of the Mitchell county tournament at St. Ansgar; defeated Orchard, 35 to 21, in the second round, and was crushed by St. Ansgar, 52 to 10, in the semifinals. Snowstorms prevented the teeam from appearing in (Continued on 1'ilKC 10) SKILLFULLY CLEANED and REBLOCKED is the time to refresh the color and shape of your hat. We can rebloek any style. PHONE 788 J- '-, iC£$*NeRl:v*UftRitoJV- doubtful. They also hold a championship won this season, the Big Four conference title. GARNER--Loser in its own county tournament to Goodell, trailed Clear Lake in the North Iowa conference. CLEAR LAKE--North Iowa conference champion, beaten twice by Webster City, once by New Hampton, the Northeast Iowa titleholder. Eldon "Tess" Leins, six foot-seven inch Bob Widger, and sharpshooting Jim Lane, playing his last season at guard, make the Lions still a contender. NORTHWOOD--Five times a runnerup, and never a champion, in Worth county. Northwood lost to Fertile in the county tournament, after beating Graf ton 28 to 10, Kensett 40 to 25. Fertile won 19 to 17. MANLY--Loser to Fertile in the Worth county meet, 34 to 22, Manly was defeated again by Kensett, 28 to 24, in the consolation game. ROCKFORD -- Beaten by the Charles City Reserves, 12 to 9, in the Floyd county tournament, Rockford's small team' defeated Marble | Rock 36 to 17 in the consolation game, and has piled up a good record of victories. Charles City's var- j sity, St. Ansgar. and Sheffield, are I among the few teams that have I stopped the Midgets. HUNT FOR YOUNGSTER. PASADENA. Cal. -- Manager Jimmy Dykes has ordered White Sox scouts lo sta-rt hunting for a young first baseman. Mule Haas will take over if Zeke Eonura fails to sign, but Dykes wants a youngster in reserve. Pistg Pong Players REGISTER AT OUR STOKE NOW FOR THE CITY TOURNAMENT Everyone is eligible for competition. No cost or obligation involved. Your opportunity to win a grand award. COJIE IN THIS WEEK! Pecker Bros.Sportlng Goods 209 xnrlli Federal "I'A-cryihint; for Sport" Phono "vl.i PATTON BATTERS TOP Y CONTESTS Volleyball Tourney Ended, Special Match, League to Be Next on Schedule. Al Patton's volleyball team won the Y. M. C. A. tournament title Tuesday night, with a total of 490 points, while Milton Decker's squad ran second with 466. The other finishers in order were: Bob Dull's, 463; Emmett Ryan's, 448; Rex Dick's, 438; Pual Schram's, 412; Al Mitchell's, 311, and Dr. Bob Mace's, 282. Fifty-five men took part in the tournament, which ran through nine weeks, with about 90 per cent attending- all the sessions, according to Doug Swale, volleyball chairman. A special re-match will see Decker's and the First National bank playing- their second contest of the year Thursday night. The Decker lineup won by a small margin two weeks ago. The People's Gas and Electric will also have a team in action in a special match next week. All the games are open to the public, and will be played at .5 o'clock. A new tournament schedule will open Monday, with the same teams competing in a league, bidding for the championship on a percentage basis. Uptown School Wins Double Title in Junior High Court Contests. .ir.MOK H I O I l I.KAGl'K F i n a l Slaiirtini:*. Bir.HTM ( i B A l l K \V. 1,. 1V1. Hno^pvclt. 2 2 ..TIKI Lfncnln . .Monrnr . Roosevelt H'llwin . - -MadHon SEVENTH G R A D E \V. SCHEDULE WOMEN'S L E A G U E SCHEDULE Alleys 1-2--P. K. J-iimltHTK and Company vs. fiolf and Country Club. .1-4--Sly IB shoppr vs. Florimrl nrftntj 1 Shop. 5.6--Mirkpy Mouse vs. Diamond B n U r r Bread. Jay E. Houlahan, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Off ice 773 Phones Res. 3 1 3 1 426-28 FORESTERS' BLDG. Lincoln school topped both the ! seventh and eighth grade divisions of the city junior high basketball season, which ended last week, according to standings announced Wednesday. In the eighth grade league, Lincoln lost but one game, and was closely trailed by Roosevelt. The southside team dropped its first two games, while visiting at Monroe and Lincoln, but won its home contests to finish in second place The Lynx were riding high in the seventh grade loop, without a loss in their first six starts, before they bowed to Roosevelt and Monroe in their closing games. Monroe m u f f e d a chanee to tie Lincoln for first place hy losing to Roosevelt. 5 to 4. last week. Mortie Dutra Recovers as Others Are Badly Hurt in Auto Accident, One Killed CHANDLER, Ariz,, (.Tl--Mortie DuWa, Detroit, Mich., golf professional, was recovering Wednesday from minor injuries suffered in a motor car collision in which Bernardo Vallcs, 28, Goodycnr, Ari?.., driver of one of the cars, was killed. A. P. Laucr, Detroit, Mich., was injured seriously. SOCO WINS TRIO IN LOCAL TESTS Tyler-Ryan, Kozy Korner Star Teams in Evening of League Games. Standard Oil was the only three- game winner in the City Bowling league Tuesday night, rolling a 1,005 to tic for the high game honors, and beating International Motor Trucks jn ail its contests. C. B; Holland's 237 single and 594 series were top individual figures in the Standard Oil total. Kozy Korner also set up a 1,005, but outrollcd the Standard Oil team in actual pins, 938 to the Soco bowlers' SOS. The Tyler Ryan total of 2,S10 was the best of the evening. The Crane Company, stoddard's and Koxy Korner were winning teams in two games. Squad Chosen for Title Bid by Mason City Six Regulars on List, Four Reserves Set on Cage Team. Six possible starters and four reserves were named Tuesday as Mason City high school's t o u r n a m e n t basketball squad by Coach J. A. "Judge" Grimsley. The list of players: Cant. Henry "Hun" Hcrt Howard Stoecker Everett Fletcher Jack Shipley Jack Wallace Wayne Wood George Git/, Kenneth Banning Irving Hcpner George Wood. The season's varsity game records for members of the tournament squad; Sloeckrr . Flvtrhrr . XV. Wimd Wnllan . Stilplcy . . Hrrt ____ llpttni (illr. *·(! Sli FT vrn 4ft W n 17 7 12 ·ill inn K7 78 H I -17 12 Greg Mangm Hits Tough Going But Gets Laurels at Indoor Tennis Match NEW YORK, 1.11--Winning the United States indoor singles tennis championship isn't just plain recreation any longer for Gregory WAR ONLY BLOCK IN OLYMPIC PATH World Conflict Prevented '16 Program at Berlin, 'Jinx* May Still Hold. By A LAX fiOlILD Associalrd 1'n-ss Sports E d i t o r N E W YORK i.'IV-lt will take another Ktirnpean wnr to stop the re- m a i n d e r of the lfl.16 Olympic program, slated for the first two weeks of A u g u s t in Berlin. That's what prevented the games the last t i m e they were awarded to the Gorman rnpital. The World war. however, broke out in ]PH and by the timp 391.fi rolled nround no one was giving the Olympic situation much thought. It wasn't u n t i l the third Olympiad after the conflict ended that Germany was welcomed back into the international athletic fold. The Teu- tons returned to action at Amsterdam in 1928, made an excellent all- around showing and promptly pushed their bid for the 3936 games. The "jinx," so far as Germany is concerned, still holds, even if the record-breaking 3936 entry answers the roll call at Berlin. Disputes resulting from the Hitler government's policies on racial and religious isucs have nnt helped foster international athletic good will. Current saber-rattling aboard hasn't helped the situation. Mangin. It's work now. Mangin emerged night's final round from Tuesday match with Leonard Hartman, a former Columbia university athlete, "the winnah and still champccn," but it wasn't the breeze like some of his other championship triumphs. The scores were. 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. representing a victory of the sixth ranking player of the country over an unorthodox stroke producer who is rated twenty-fourth. NATS GltOOJI STAHS. ORLANDO, Fla.--Manager Bucky Harris is grooming his best pitchers for the Washington exhibition with the Red Sox Saturday, thinking a win will boost morale considerably. Buck NewROin, Ed Linke and Pete Applcton may rule the mound for three innings each. The American A. U., barely squeezed through a vote of confidence in its Olympic program. The British A. A. A. has been Hike warm in its attitude, toward the games. French athletic authorities, freely admitting it's a political issue, now have passed on to the government the question of tricolor participation. Olympic financing Is at stake in all three countries. America's participation in the winter sports was financed on a cash-or-carry-over plan. The goal of $300,000 or more, needed to send complete U. S. teams to the summer events, won't be reached without a terrific struggle. Regardless of all difficulties, hazards or bones of contention, the fact remains the games will go on, barring another general call to arms. 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