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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 16 1936 .NINE MASON CITY, PLYMOUTH WIN CAGE MEET CLEAR LAKE OUT AS MOHAWKS TIP LIONS AT FINALS High School Gets in Step During Second Half to Win Class A Crown. SATURDAY'S GAMES CI-4$S A Klnnl. .Masnn cits' 28. clear take 20. CXA.SS rt Semifinal Jlimiid. Ruck Fallli S3, .Mitchell IK. Plymouth 30, Cnnienlt'r S». Final. Plymouth 35, Rock rnlls 1ft. By AL MITCHELL (Globe-Gazette Sports Editor) A brief breathing spell, before the time comes to pull on basketball .togs for the tougher test of district tournament competition, was open to Mason City high school's team Monday. The Mohawks, their newest basketball trophy safely put away, will go to Estherville to oppose the host school in the first round of district competition later this week, after hurdling the first obstacle in their march back to the final session of the state meet. Mason City's latest championship ·was won Saturday night as the Mohawks defeated Clear Lake 28 to 20 in the final class A game of the local sectional tournament. Plymouth high school won the class B honors in a finish fight that included four teams from Cerro Gordo county, beating its neighbor town, Rock Falls. 36 to 15. Single Basket in Half. The Mason City victory was won in the second half of the championship game, after Clear Lake had led at the intermission, 10 to S. It wasn't won on the team's shooting accuracy, and yet the expert sniping of one player turned the tide and started the winners toward their victory. Clear Lake's zone defense held the Mohawks to exactly one basket in the first half, a short angled throw out of the southwest corner of the court by Jack Shipley. The rest of the Mohawk points came on free throws. Three pairs of the charity chances were marked up, with two each going to Shipley, Everett Fletcher, and Henry "Hun" Hert. Try to Open Defense. The Mason City offense stumbled nd fumbled sadly during the first .alf. Trying to pull,the Lion defense ^ to one side of the court or the other ' with long passes, the Mohawks were tossing them everywhere and any? where. Fletcher, open for most of ' t h e Mohawk shots from the right side of the court, was still dogged by the hard luck that followed him through the other games of the tournament, as he rolled shots and out of the hoop half a dozen times. The Lions · controlled the ball through much of the opening half, setting big- Bob Widger in the back- court where his height made him valuable as a tipoff-getting threat. During the opening half, little Bill Murphy counted a pair of baskets for Clear Lake, getting the first on a one-hand jump shot out of a corner as the opening quarter ended. Lane Has Bad Ankle. Murphy high-tailed down the court on a fast dash to the basket late in the second period, beat the Mohawk defense to the scoring zone and tossed in his second goal. Eldon Leins, Lion center, had also scored in the second quarter, flipping in a goal as a foul was charged to Howard Stoecker, but missing the free chance. Fletcher's free throw made it 10 to before the half was over, the penalty being charged to Jim Lane, · who played the final game badly handicapped by a twisted ankle, injured the night before when Clear Lake was beating Northwood. Lane spent an afternoon session in a hospital before dressing for the Saturday night game, while the injury was treated. Mohawk Drive Opens. Lane's free throw put the Lions .-ahead, 11 to S, as the second half ' opened. Hart fouling him as he at. tempted a running- poke at the basket, but it was at that point that Mason City started its winning drive. Murphy left the Clear Lake lineup on fouls just after Lane's single Rock Falls Is Set Back Here in B Contests Plymouth Has Steam Up in Last Half to Win Game. Beating its neighbor town, Plymouth high school defeated Rock Falls here Saturday night to win the Class B sectional basketball title and make ready for the step up to district competition. The Green and White cagers rolled alon; high gear all through the game, taking a 36 to 15 decision. Only two Rock Falls cagers were able to score from the floor, as Truman Motland and Forrest Jones collected three baskets each. Every Plymouth baskcteer collected points, each scoring a goal, while Lester Chehock and Irving Helmer rifled the nets for five and three baskets, respectively. Lead at Quarter. Chehock's top-in shot and free TOURNAMENT BOXSCORES MASON* CITV--28 Shots Slliplr.v f . . ' ! . . Is Wallace f . . . . .1 stoeekrr r . . . i n Hen t 7 TOTALS . . . (!4 ' TLEAR 1,4 KE--2(1 Shots ( Lane t s Cne f n Hliiccr f l.plns c Murphy t ·Icnsen c Ostrander FT rr.v .1 2 KT mi 1 (1 throw set the Plymouth squad ahead at the end of the first quarter by 3 to 2, and the winners' star forward found the ring twice more as the second period got under way. Ray Hill got a basket and pair of free throws to stretch the Plymouth total, and Helmer split the net with two shots from back of the free throw line before the half ended. Only Jones and Motland had scored for Rock Falis to make the count 15 to 7 at the half. Jones had counted a short one, following in one of his own shots during the first quarter, and put the leather dead in the center of the strings from an angle during the second period. Motland shot from a corner just before the half closed. Throttle Wide Open. The throttle was pulled wide open on the Plymouth attack in the last half, when Helmer, Chehock and Hill combined goals and six free throws to earn a 23 to 9 margin. Free throws by Jones were the only Rock Falls points in the period. The same Plymouth cagers led the last quarter drive, while Jim and Lloyd Woodbouse and Joe Stangler added to the total. Motland carried the attack as Rock Falls scored 7 points, counting two baskets and the same number of free throws, while Jones got added charity toss. point went up, but Wayne Wood missed his free throw. With the persistent, midget gone from the lineup. Mason City found the zone defense easier to draw out, and Fletcher put the Mohawks in the lead as he connected from th south side of the court. He was still in bad luck on another try, but Wood took the rebound and slapped it off the board and into the net from the free throw circle to give the Mohawks a 14 to 11 edge. Mohawks Control Ball. Mason City controlled the ball for nearly five minutes of the third period, holding it under Clear Lake's basket after every tipoff, but neither getting enough nor making enough shots. Nice work under the backboard was turned in by Stoecker and Shipley, who used their height to drive in for rebounds and send the ball back to the guard positions. Each team moved up a point as Leins scored a free throw and Stoecker tossed in one for Mason City amid a "boo" chorus, when Harris "Red" Oslrander fouled the Mason Cityan. Mason City went ahead by five points as Fletcher was under the basket on a net double pass play just ahead of the third quarter gun. Stoecker fed him the ball out of the free throw lane and he tipped it in without breaking his stride. Fletcher Counts Again. Tne same drive under the bas- GAZETTE SPORT! Mason City, Plymouth Win Sectional Tournaments It was a I»£ stretch for the Mason City defense man when Bolt Widger, 8 foot, 7 inch Clear l/ilie forward, went up in the air in the Class A final £a.me, but Jack Shipley protected the basket here as the giunt reached lor 1he ceiling. From left to right in the background are Henry "Hun" Hert, Kill Murphy of Clear Lake, Wayne Wood, Eldon Leins of Clear Lake, and Howard Stoecker. In the smaller picture, Lloyd Woodhouse scores for Plymouth as he beats Johnny Wilkinson io the jump. (Lock Photos, Kayenay Engravings) Charlie Dressen Must Be Wary A bout Old Man Jinx Tampa Hotel Comes in HANSELLCAGERS READY FOR MEET Girls to Start Tussle for Iowa Title Thursday at Drake Fieldhouse. GIRLS' STATE MEET UPPER BRACKET Cenlervlllt vs. IVoodivnrd (fl-'p. m.) Famicnt vs. Vi'aterville {10 n. ni.) nilmoit vs. Spymmir (8 n. m.) Milliard vs. Sicklier (7 p. in, T,0\VKR J J H A r K K T Bnilr v«. VVirllftlinn; (4 p. m.) Cnnihrrlaiid vs. Sliilnvond CI p. ni.) Fonda vs. Plover f3 p. m . ) Himscll vs. Manilla ll ii. m.) DES MOINES. (.T)--Sixteen girls' jasketball teams, survivors of sectional and district tournaments, will start play in the Drake fieldhouse to determine the Iowa high school championship. Each of the finalists will swing nto action during the first round Thursday with Farragut and Watcr- ville opening the tournament at 10 o'clock. Centerville's Redettes. the 1935 winner and favorites to repeat, appear in the feature first round contest at 9 o'clock against Woodward. Hansell, a North Iowa team, and Manilla, unbeaten this season, play in the second morning game. Manilla has won 16 straight games. Cumberland and Stanwood start the afternoon play at 2 o'clock. It is the third straight year Cumberland has reached the finals meet, but Stanwood will make its first appearance here. Fonda and Plover, both from northwest 'lowa. get together in the second afternoon game at 3 o'clock. Wellsburg, state champion two for Inspection as Reds Put Up. By EDDIE BRIETX Associated Press Sports Writer. ORLANDO, Fla., (.T)--Charlie Dressen must he superstitious . . . Before he'd hole the Reds in at the Flordan over in Tampa he made sure the hotel not only didn't have a thirteenth floor, but no rooms tagged with the supposedly un lucky number, as well. These' reports that the Yankees will get Frank Higgins from the Athletics have flared up again . . The Washington Senators are so cocky they are betting 2 to 1 they'd lick the Boston Red Sox Saturday . . . Bill Terry has an idea Hank (Ach Du) Lcibcr will be in the fold before the end of the week. Connie Mack is f i n d i n g time to hit the magazines with some dandy baseball stuff. * * * Notes pf the Reds: Larry McPhail wired Ernie Lombard* and Babe Herman to come in and talk it over at the club's expense . . . Neither holdout would budge . . . That's how independent they are . . . However, Larry gets some cheer out of the fact that every reserved seat for the Reds' opener has been sold for weeks. Jack Ryder, veteran haseball expert of the Cincinnati Enquirer, is starting his thirty-third year following the Reds Kiki Cuyler has The same drive under the uas- years ag . 0 _ comca t, ack to t n e s t a te ket, with Stoecker spotting the ball j ina]s for the f o u r t h straight year ii Totals Running MASON CITY CLEAR tAKE 37 B S (core by quarters: 4 4 ROCK FAU.S--IB It ft ! Motland f 2 2 :i Junes f 3 4 1 Wilkinson e I! o 2 Dcdinn tr o 0 a ninrirhsrn t 0 o 1 Kricnr c n n 2 PLYMOUTH--35 i« (t f Hr-lmer f 3 3 1 ChrhooK- f 5 4 3 1,. iV'hiNisc c 1 1 4 stnnsler c 1 1 t Hill i: 1 2 3 J . \vlifMise p l o t ) up for Fletcher, was good for another bucket as the third quarter opened, and Mason City led, 19 to 12. After Leins had counted another free throw on Herts foul, Stoecker scored his first goal of the game, shaking off Ostrander and flinging a fast one-hand shot into the bucket. Shipley's dribble and shot, Hert's short one off the backboard, and ;he captain's free throw sent Mason lity ahead by 24 to 13. Jack Wai- ace celebrated as he replaced Ship- ey. who was called out on fouls, by gunning his first chance into the joal, but Leins and Vic Jensen went jack into action for Clear Lake with two fast push shots at close range, and the score was 26 to 17. Fletcher Tops Scoring. Jensen scored again on a fast break, and Fletcher countered with = | a free throw as the final minute ! ! was under way. Liens' free throw- was the last point to go up for the Lions, while Wood hooked in a goal and Sloecker- added a free chance for Mason City to make it 28 to 20 at the end. Everett Fletcher's four goals and three free throws were the best shooting in Mason City's half ot the boxscore. with a field goal credited to every other player in the lineup, while Clear Lake's towards went scoreless from scrimmage, Leins and Murphy leading the attack with a pair of goals each. Leins 1 free throws gave him a single point edge over the midget defense man. Tcilnl s « I? Tolnl Knnnlnc «rorr h.v quarters: Rnrk FalU , 2 Plymouth Frep thrmv* ml.* mutith 4. ltd: Jtork rails 6; I'lv- INDI.-VNS LOOK OKAY NEW ORLEANS _ The Indiana were back in their training camp here after a three game scries with the Giants in Pensacola. Manager Steve O'Neill was frankly surprised .it his learns batting and pitching- power. and will meet Bode at 4 o'clock. Melcher clashes with Mallard in the opening Thursday night game, and will be followed by the Gilman- Seymour contest at 8 o'clock. The Centerville-Woodward game ends the first round. MOTT IAS TITLE YHTTES \ - Mason City 95 Pounder Gets Decision to Win Match at Waterloo Gym. WATERLOO -- Three champions of 1935 kept their titles here Saturday as more than 200 wrestlers competed in the third annual Y. M. C. A. mat tournament to be held by the local association. Cecil Mott. Mason City fl5 pound- er, won the title in his division, de- cisionins Harold Guet7,laff of Waterloo West high school in the final match. THE SUMMARY 85 pound class--MrG*p (New Hamnlnn) defeated Knkac (Crcsfo). !W poTind elms--Mem (Mason City) defeated fiuetzlarr (Wati-rlooK 105 pound rla««--McCtlllouKh (Crcsco) defeated Kml (Ledyardl. 115 prujml class--Hanson (rresco) defeated IVooil (Mason C l t y l . liS pound class--Steuart (Cedar Falls) defeated hinsslmry «"tierokpe). 135 pound class--furran (rhrrokee) defeated Sutler ( \ \ n t e r l o n ) . 14. 1 ! pound class--Sherwood (Waterloo) defeated rlnch (Neiv llaniplon). 7,TM n«lir»I CI-IM--KM*7jml (\\'fitfrlfifi) thn-u- KasliT ( T r e s i - O ) . lo.S ponnil class--Moil rack (Orfar T a i l s ) defeated I!. Knhli-ka ( N r u Mamp- H c a v M - c l s h l c l a s s -- U i f d t r d Trek (Cellar : Tails) dcfculcd Freeman t t o n i c H ) , ( been campaigning regularly in the majors since 1923, but until he went to Cincinnati last year he's never been with a club that finished lower than third . . . The Reds carry their own press agent around with them . . . They didn't miss a day's training in Puerto Rico because of the weather. The latest dope we have is that Hunk Anderson of North Carolina State may he the next southern conference coach to hike for greener pastures.- . . . They say President Graham is personally investigating the case of every football player at North Carolina. John Henry Lewis must be better than a lot of us thought. . . . Jock McAvoy isn't any slouch in the ring . . . still the Negro lad gave him a good trimming. . . . Must have been quite a jolt to McAvoy, who had bouts with Jack Peterson and Joe Louis in mind. President Will Harridge of the American league and Publicity Agent Henry P. Edwards are touring the grapefruit circuit. . . . They say Schoolboy Rowe of Detroit is training harder than ever before. . . . Al Simmons has gone in for lighter bats, but they're still the longest in the majors--38 inches. . . . The Red Sox are the sportiest outfit this correspondent has struck. . . . Led by the scholarly Moe Berg, some of them change clothes three and four times a day. Rabbit Maranville is vacationing at St. Pete. . . . Col. Jake Ruppert is due there any day to try to bring Charlie Ruffing into line. Mike Howard's Grapplers Prepare for National Go IOWA CITY, (.Pi--Coach Mike Howard's Iowa wrestlers prepared Monday for the national intercollegiate meet at Washington and Lee this week-end after narrowly missing the Big Ten title in the conference tournament here Inst Saturday. Several of the Hawkeye m a t m e n , who helped score 22 points as Town finished 'or the collcgiatcs, ono point h n h i n d I n d i a n a title, will enter the inter- RED SOX TO BAT HARDEST AGAINST PROSPERITY JINX Most Experts Believe Team Is Likely to Get Lazy, Lose to Hustling Outfit. By TAUL MICKELSON Associated Press Sports Writer. SARASOTA, Fla., (/PI-- Boston's million dollar Red Sox must beat one of the toughest "pitchers" of them all to make good their boast of running 1 away with the American league pennant this year. They have to hat -- and bat hard -- against prosperity. Except for a question or two about the pitchers, who give every indication of coming through, the team has championship class written all over it. But can it stand prosperity, pull together and keep ;oing at full steam? That's the big- question. Most experts believe the team, ike an all-star aggregation, will get lazy and lose its chance to a hustling club like Detroit or Cleveland, Joe Cronin, manager and shortstop, Insists they are wrong. Here at Sarasota pervades prob- ahly the most aristocratic atmosphere in baseball training camp history, meals are served in full courses, the players are cheered like trans-Atlantic heroes when they drill. They change clothes two or three times daily and work out two hours every morning. Cronin has made a flat prediction he has the team to beat. Let 'e.m Shoof. "Let them take pot shots at us. let them hoot and holler." he said softly. "We've got the best team in the American league and we think we are going to win the pennant, so why try to walk around with bear stories on our lips? "Furthermore, I don't sec where they get the idea t h R t we have an old men's club here. Of the probable regulars, Manush is the only man over 30, except for Walberg and Grove. I'll come right out now with the prediction that we think we can win in 1936, ' 37 and '38. We've got a young ball club and we're building for the future -- not just for 1936." Plans Heavily on "Big 4." Cronin is planning on Grove, Wes Ferrell, Johnny Marcum and Fred Ostermueller to make up his "Big Four" among the pitchers. Joe Cascarella, Walberg-, Johnny Welch and Manuel Salvo probably will complete the hurling corps. The Red Sox probably will open the season with this powerful lineup: Mel Almada, Dusty Cooke or Art Graham, right field; Roger Cramer, center field; Manush. left field; Foxx. first ba?e; Cronin. shortstop; McNair. second: Bill Werbcr (still a h o l d o u t ) , third, and Rick Ferrell, catcher. "Werbcr will sign up all right." Cerro Gordo County Fives Hold Four Closing Places Mitchell, Carpenter's* Cagers Lose Scraps Early Saturday, Rock Falls hign school made the final session of Mason City's sectional basketball tournament an all- Cerro Gordo county contest Saturday afternoon, as the Red and Wliitc team stopped Mitchell on the local court, winning 23 to IS. It was the second defeat this season for Mitchell, which had won 15 scheduled games, and lost to Osagc, 25 to 23, in an overtime county tournament contest. The game was close from tipoff to gun, with the first period winding up at 4 to 4 as the teams played careful basketball. Johnny Wilkinson flipped a long pass up and in, and Truman Motland twisted into the open to score for Rock Falls, while Joe Martykari counted all of Mitchell's points. Mitchell Leads at Half. Motland's two free throws and Wilkinson's running one-hand stab scored for Rock Falls in the second period, and Mitchell went into the lead 11 to 8 at the half on a pair of shots by Berchard Bower, one of them a swift drive under the goal, and a basket and free toss by Louis Ahrens. Mitchell pushed farther ahead in the third period as Bower picked up a long pass and poked the ball through the net soon after the tip- off, but the Rock Falls attack stiffened, and the Cerro Gordo school fought the score back to even figures. Bill Dedina zipped a short throw down and into the ring, Wilkinson added a free toss, and Motland slapped in another goal from an angle to tie the count at 13 to 13. Wilkinson Earns Lead. A beautiful pivot and overhead shot by Wilkinson took the heart out of the Mitchell entry as Rock Falls went ahead by 15 to 13, and the Rock Falls captain added another pair of points on free throws as the quarter ended. In the fourth session, Motland whipped in a goal and two successive free throws, and Wilkinson added the final points with a. hook shot, just ahead of the gun. Mitchell carried its total to 18 as Martykan and Junior Parkhurst found the ring, and George Skuslcr dronned in one of two free trials. Off to a poor start as its capers went without a basket in the first half, Carpenter hig-h school lost to Plymouth in the other semifinal g-ame Saturday afternoon. A pair of free throws by Norris Johnson, Carpenter center, were the only points scored for the losing team as Plymouth built up a 23 to 2 lead at the half and went on to win 40 to 14. Is Listless Ball Game. It was a listless ball game with Plymouth increasing- its lead with almost monotonous regularity. Carpenter, which had advanced to the semifinals with victories over Rudd and Ventura found the poing too tough against a classy Plymouth quintet. The winners' attack was evenly balanced, with Jim Woodhouse and Joe Stang-ler sharing the high scor- ng laurels as each snared four baskets. Lloyd Woodhouse dropped in four free throws and one ficldgoal to account for 6 more of Plymouth's points. For the losers, Johnson .and Mcr- in Olson plunked in a pair of field- :oals and a pair of free shots to score 12 of Carpenter's 14 counters. said Cronin. John Kroner "but if he shouldn't, | might be a, capable substitute there. He looks like a corner to us. 1 ' Softball Meeting to Be Tuesday at Y. M. Mason City Softball managers, sponsors, players and umpires n-ill meet Tuesday night at the Y. M. C. A. banquet room, where summer league season plans will bo laid, according 1o an announcement hy Jnko Mallo, newly-np- pnintrd head of Hie Softball committee. The mrrlinc w i l l he held nt 7:30. An n f l i r i n l ball, now mips, and the summer's schedule will be topics to come before the group. Vlason Cityan, Fenton Veteran North Iowa Prospects for Iowa State Nine. AMES--An enthusiastic squad of 40 Iowa State college baseball as- jirants has been working out daily n State gymnasium preparing to de- 'end its Big Six conference title won ast year in partnership with Okla- loma. For two weeks the Cyclones have been limbering up in the cramped quarters of the basketball floor and the indoor cinder track, but as soon as the weather permits they will go to work in earnest on Slate field in preparation for their first game with Simpson, a little more than two weeks away. Five lettermen from the co-cham- 'ionship nine of last season--Capt. Art Roberts, catcher: Waldo Wcg- nes. outfielder; Jim G r i f f i n , first baseman: Bert Alrlrich. shortstop: and Glen Sniaha.. pitcher--are gone, but five first team members, in- cluriiiig two veteran hurlers are on hand. Two North Iowa ballplayers, one from Mason City, will bid for varsity positions. August Krause of Fenton, a letterman at second base last spring, will probably be moved into the catcher's togs, while Elwin Sr.ell of Mason City will be a standout for the vacated keystone position, or may be placed at shortstop. THE SCHEDULE. A p r i l r and 4--Simpson at Ames. A p r i l !!---State Teachers nt Cedar Falls. A p r i l I I I -- I IIJIIT l d « a n t Tnyctlr. April 11--Nl.-ifc ·rr.'tcocrs at Cert.-ir falls. A p r i l 17 and l « -- X e h r a s k a at Lincoln. A p r i l -'1 unit 2.',--Kansas Slate at Manl i a l t - i p . M a y i and ,-,--Missouri nt A m r « . Mfl.v |j n n f | i:,--Nrhrn^ka i l l A n t e s . -May 2a and 23--Lullier at Ames. TOURNAMENT BOXSCORES Ili-lmrr f Helm f Clichock f Klnney f I.. Wi -10 CAIU'ENTER--14 it ft f IK n t 2 1 0 Scfert f O i l 1 0 2 Ocden f n I) 1 I) I M, ONon f H i l l K 1 2 1 1). Hansi ilh'sc c 1 I 1 Johnson c 4 0 2 M, Hanson (I II 1 Kehlt i; II 1 I . J, \V(nl1t*!tc K 4 0 0 Thomas TOTAL i n 8 1 1 TOTALS f 0 (I » 2 3 2 t » n 2 it o o K 0 1 4 0 0 1 - . M KI'E.NTHH 2 2 11 Km- thrown mlMrd: Plymouth 1»: ppnlcr B. ROCK FALLS--.3:1 MITCHELL-- 1R fl ft f I I I 3 0 1 0 1 3 Mnllanil f :t 4 2 Alirens f .lours f 0 'I H ItiMver f IVIIItinson o 4 :i 0 Shunter o Dcfllim C 1 0 2 Mnrtyknn KdKar c 0 0 2 /astrnw s 0 0 0 I'arkhurst f 1 II 4 Heard c 0 0 0 TOTAL R I O TOTAL 8 3 1 3 Rimnlntr scnrc by «narters: ROCK FALLS 4 8 I T 23 MITCHELL 4 11 13 18 Krre thrown missed: Hock r'nlla 7: Mitchell 8. NORTH IOWA ACE TEAMS READY TO FACE NEW TESTS Waterloo West, New Hampton, Rolfe, Buffalo Center Win Court Tussles. North Iowa high schools, their sectional tournaments ended, wait the coming of district events this weekend, when the list of 90 champions remaining out of 836 starters will be pruned down to 16. New sectional champions in this area include Waterloo West high school, which won its own tournament by defeating Wavcrly, 29 to 14, tossing up a stiff zone defense that held the Go-Hawks without a field goal for 28 minutes of play. At the same tournament, Orange township perennial Class B title contestant, defeated Allison 42 to 20 to take the honors for the smaller schools. Host School Wins. At New Hampton, the host school won its third sectional tournament out of five held at the Chickasaw gymnasium in the last nine seasons. The banishment of Stan Kvam, Cresco guard, and Allen Shackleton, Spartan center, helped the winners to a 31 to 20 decision. Bob Struble led the scoring in the victory. Fredericksburg knocked over the giant-killers from Alta Vista in Class B, winning 23 to 17. The Chickasaw county UUehoIder led late in the game, but folded in the last four minutes. George A. Brown, secretary of the state high school athletic association, visited the New Hampton finals, attending with F. J. Moore, superintendent of schools and member of the prep board. The state executive presented the tournament trophies. Rolfc Wins Crown. At Algona, Rolfe defeated Emmetsburg in Class A, 2:5 to IS, getting a 12 to 11 lead at the half, and pulling away in the last quarter. Renwick defeated Bode 28 to 21 in an exciting Class B game between fast-scoring teams. At West Union, the home team rolled into the Class A sectional title by winning 33 to 11 from Maynard. holding the opposing squad scoreless during the first quarter, 10 to 0. but shutting down the power so that the losers nearly closed the ;ap at the half, when the score stood at 11 to S. West Union again held its opponents scoreless in the third quarter. A fast, heated contest saw Clermont win the Class- B title, with Hawkeye the loser, 19 to 15 in the final game. A favorite North Iowa team went out of the running Saturday night as Ledyard, repeating sectional champion of the last two seasons defeat Fertile in the Class B final at Buffalo Center. Fertile won the sectional title at Mason City last year, but lost in the district tournament, also at Mason City. Buffalo Center edged out Forest City 32 to 2S in the Class A game, iliminaling another final meet contender of last season. The tournament sportsmanship trophy was awarded to Fertile. Both defeated earns led at the halfway m a r k in the f i n a l games. Forest City topping the Bisons by 16 to 15. and Fertile loading Ledyard by 10 to 9. FOXX BA.VGS ONE SARASOTA--The Red Sox were still talking about that homer Jimmy Foxx clouted against the Reds Sunday. The ball went 465 feet with two on base and that distance would indicate that the former A's star is still getting plenty of punch behind his shots. 32 ROUNDS Mason City Armory THURSDAY, MARCH 19 90 TEAMS BATTLE FOR RIGHT TO GO TO FINAL MATCH Vlason City to Play in Same District Meet as East Sioux City Squad. District sites: No. 1 Davenport. No. 2. New Hampton. No. 3. Ottumwa. No. 4. Marshalltown. No. a. Sac City. No. 6. Creston. No. 7. Council Bluffs. No. 8. Estherville. DES MOINES, (.-?)--The race for .he boys' state high school basketball championship continues this week-end with 90 survivors of in- .ense sectional competition rcncw- ng the title quest in eight district tournaments. Mason City, the defending champion, appears in the eighth district neet at Estherville, and will play .he host city in a first round game. The Mohawks, profiting by their ex- jericnced gained in a rugged regu- ar season schedule, smashed .hrough to the sectional title on. their own floor. East Beats Central. East Sioux City, which confused the observers by upsetting the favored Central team of Sioux City in the sectional final, will be in the same district with Mason City. The 1934 champions play Cherokee in the first round. Seven other 1935 finals tournament participants besides Mason City and East Sioux City survived the hectic play of the 45 sectional meets. Davenport won the Clinton sec- :ional and will entertain the first district teams this week. The Blue 3evils play the strong Iowa City team in their first game. If they ·et by the Hawklets, Davenport will lave to contend with the powerful Burlington team in the second round. Burlington Should Win. Burlington plays Tipton in its "irst game, and apparently can't lose, if the season's records mean what they should. » Clarinda, the only other surviving llass A finalist, will play in the seventh district meet at Council Bluffs and runs into certain trouble against Logan in a first round game. Sharon, a little Class B team, whipped through the Wellman sec- :iona! in good shape and will attempt to keep going in the Daven- jort district. It drew a first round ye. Ledyard and Bronson, two more Class B teams who played at the state finals at Cedar Falls last -ear, are in the eighth district at Estherville. Ledyard opens with the .ough Danbury team and Branson plays Plymouth in the first round. Diagonal Back Again. Diagonal's sensational Class B outfit, which romped through the Creston sectional, returns to the ;ame city for the sixth district tour- lament and engages Minburn in the ipener. Sixteen teams will remain in the unning after the district firing eases next Saturday night. They vill be evenly divided between Class A. and Class B schools, but will lose heir classification when they come o Des Moines for the finals meet he following week. RAIN PLAYS HAVOC ST. PETERSBURG _ Rain is ilaying havoc with the plans of the ?oston Bees. Rain called off the Saturday game with the Tigers and Vaterfront park was too wet for Sunday's game. AVAILABLE FOR Modernization Repairs New Equipment @ Remodel (he Attic Paint, Paper New Floors, Etc. @ Fix the Roof Weatherstrip Windows Furnace Repairs, Etc. 9 Electric Refrigerators Stoves, Hearers Washers, Etc. Courteous Affenton to All Applications! Prompt Closing! Monthly Payments, One to Five Years! INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT FIRST N A T I O N A L B A N K MASON CITY, IOWA

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