Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 31, 1971 · Page 7
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Herum Gains Wrestling Title ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRL, 'DEC.' 31, 1971 Page 7 State Champ Sports Highlight in 1971 By CHUCK OSTHEEMER ' A state champion, a runner- up and a fourth place team finish in the state class AAA wrestling tournament highlighted the Estherville sports scene the past year, overshadowing a second place finish by the Midgets in the Lakes Conference and accomplishments by area athletes. The Estherville Midget grapplers were unable to regain the Lakes Conference wrestling title, unable to win the sectional or district meets but left the state in shock when the only two grapplers to advance to state competition, Steve Herum and Stan Peterson rolled to respective first and second place finishes to boost Estherville to a tie for fourth place in the toughest high school wrestling class in the state. Herum won the championship at 167 pounds with consecutive decisions over wrestlers from Fort Madison, Dubuque and Urbandale, becoming the first state champion from Estherville and the first coached by then Midget coach Dick Clark. Stan was the deciding factor in boosting the Midgets to fourth place by winding up second, gaining decisions to the finals before losing to Joe Rizzuti 2-0 in the finals at 155. Four Midgets were champions in the Lakes Tournament as the Midgets wound up second to Spencer for the third straight year after winning the first conference meet. Midget champs included Jerry Sundall at 126, Glen Higgins at 138, Peterson at 155 and Herum at 167. Randy Pomeroy had a second place while Dennis St. Lawrence and Eric Paulson had thirds for Estherville. The same five wrestlers advanced to district competition in the state tournaments with Herum and Peterson as sectional champs and Sundall, Paulson and Higgins as runnerups. In basketball, top rated Storm Lake proved to be Estherville's downfall all year, the Tornadoes winning the Lakes title with a 14-0 record while Estherville again had to settle for a second with an 11-3 mark. Cherokee was third with a 9-5 record. The Midgets also found Storm Lake their stumbling block in a bid for a berth in the state tournament, falling to the Jolly Green Giants 75-62 in the district finals at Spencer. In the first round of sub-state play, Storm Lake was denied a berth in the state meet by Algona, 74-63. A pair of Midget juniors, however, were named to the first team in the Lakes Conference as Wayne Hess topped a guard selection and Bob Grems was named at a forward slot. Junior Joe Fitzgibbons was also placed on the second team with seniors Steve Shriner and Al Blacker receiving honorable mention. Also undefeated from defending Missouri Now Big Eight Favorite KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Missouri Tigers became odds- on favorites to win the Big Eight Conference basketball championship today after taking the league's preseason tournament crown Thursday night. The Tigers, tourney champions for the first time since 1954, utilized superior defense and hot shooting streaks of sophomore Al Eberhard and John Brown to whip Kansas State 67-58 in the finals. The victory was Missouri's 10th in 11 games. Kansas State is 6-6. Brown was named to the all- tournament team and the four- day dribble derby's most outstanding player in a vote of 58 sports writers and sportscasters covering the event. Eberhard gained a second team berth. With Brown, who got 54 votes, on the first team were Bud Stallworth of Kansas, Martinez Denmon of Iowa State, Chuck Jura of Nebraska and Steve Mitchell of Kansas State. Stallworth, the tournament's leading scorer with 71 points, was second in the voting with 49 followed by Denmon with 47, Jura 40 and Mitchell 38. Besides Eberhard, who polled 20 votes, the second team included (.ene Mack of Iowa State with 15, Scott Martin of Oklahoma with 7 and Mike Jeffries of Missouri and Tom Holland of Oklahoma, each with 4. Stallworth was far behind in the outstanding player balloting with four votes. Mitchell got three. Iowa State won third place with an 87-82 triumph over Colorado. Nebraska finished fifth by routing Oklahoma 84-68. Oklahoma State nipped Kansas 6665 for seventh. It was the first time in Kansas' history the Jayhawks, who won the title a year ago, wound up last. "Defense was the main factor in our win," said Missouri Coach Norm Stewart, who was a junior star in the Tigers' 1954 tourney title drive. "It saved us during that long, long drought. "We did get the ball off the board early, and maybe they didn't expect that. Jeffries was the guy who was ripping Jem" Stewart said the Tigers, who blew most of an early 25-10 ad­ vantage, "just lost the momentum, and they gained it. They're a good basketball team. They stopped our offense. "Eberhard will remember this ball game for a long, long time. He showed tremendous noise for a sophomore against a very physical team." At one point in the game, Missouri went 10 minutes without a field goal. Eberhard picked the Tigers up by the bootstraps a couple of times when the Wildcats came within an eyelash of catching up. Once when Kansas State had pulled to within two points at 28-26, Eberhard hit a field goal and two free tosses in rapid succession. Eberhard, Brown and Greg Flaker spearheaded a spree in the first seven minutes when the Tigers made 14 consecutive points to boost Missouri into a 15-3 lead. Kansas State narrowed Missouri's lead to two points the second time with 14:15 left on Mitchell's two-pointer. This Orange Bowl Title Game J By TOM EMORY Associated Press Sports Writer The Nebraska-Alabama meeting in the Orange Bowl could be a forerunner of college football playoffs to determine a national champion. But for now it's just the best game fate and the bowl makers arranged for New Year's Day. There are other bowls in the holiday week, including the Sugar, Rose and Cotton bowls, also Jan. 1. None have the flavor, however, of the match-up between the No. 1 Cornhuskers and the No. 2 Crimson Tide. Nebraska is a deadly efficient offensive and defensive machine which earlier this year defeated then No. 2-ranked Oklahoma. The Huskers are not as colorful a team as Alabama but under Coach Bob Devaney have a 31-game unbeaten streak, including 22 straight victories. The team also is looking for its second consecutive national title. Coach Bear Bryant of Alabama has won three national championships. A Tide victory over Nebraska would give him a fourth. He's relying on slashing running back Johnny Musso and the Wishbone-T to make up in speed what his team lacks against the Cornhuskers' strength. Oklahoma passed on Nebraska and it appears Alabama may try to do the same with Terry Davis at quarterbak. Davis threw only 66 times during the season, but completed 42 for 452 yards and eight touchdowns. Meanwhile, in New Orleans, Oklahoma and Auburn are preparing for the Sugar Bowl. The Sooners use the Wishbone-T, an offense Auburn saw in its game against Alabama. The Sooners had the most potent scoring team during the season and Coach Ralph Jordan of Auburn admits his team's defense must be extremely sharp to stop the likes of quarterback Jack Mildren, and running backs Greg Pruitt and Joe Wylie. Auburn has a top scoring threat of its own in Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan, a quarterback, and his favorite target, wide receiver Terry Beasley. Stanford faces another high- scoring offense in Michigan in the Rose Bowl, and Coach John Ralston says the Pacific-8 champions will lose if the defense must play 75 per cent of the game. He says the team must cut down the Wolverines running and force more passing. Coach Bo Schlembechler of Big Ten champion Michigan says Stanford is the best passing team his players have faced all season, but the de­ fense can't be content 'to"jusi worry about the pass. He warns the Indians run well, and would not hesitate if Michigan was concentrating too much on defending against a passing attack. Quarterback Eddie Phillips has been chosen as the starting Texas quarterback against Penn State in the Cotton Bowl after being out with multiple injuries this season. The Nittany Lions now must worry about Phillips engineering of the Wishbone while the Longhorns also will have their problems with the Penn State offense which features such runners as Lydell Mitchell and Franco Harris. In tonight's Gator Bowl, or for this year, the Brother Bowl, Georgia, coached by Vince Dooley, plays North Carolina, coached by his brother, Bill. time Jeffries was the big man, canning two charity shots and a 35-footer that opened up a 38-32 gap. "We just didn't play well,?' said Coach Jack Hartman, whose Wildcats have outhit their opponents from the floor in each one of their six defeats. "We opened the game like we were killing snakes. The start certainly was the decisive part. We've had this problem all year at the free throw line. "Missouri worked its delay well and capitalized on it. We didn't make the adjustments against Missouri's defense. They gave us the fringe areas." Tom O'Connor hit 21 points and Denmon added 19 in Iowa State's decision over Colorado. Colorado's Scott Wedman was the game's top scorer with 25 points. The Cyclones were ahead 48-41 at halftime and led all during the second half. Jura and Nebraska's height were too much for Oklahoma. Jura, who hit for nine of the Cornhuskers' first 13 points and 16 before the half, finished with 23. Nebraska led by as many as 23 points, and the Sooners never got closer than 14. Martin and Nebraska's Al Nissen each got 15 points. Steve Uthoff scored only two points, these on a field goal with four seconds, left, to jjiye Oklahoma State Jts victory over Kansas. The score was tied 14 times and the lead changed hands 19 times. Neither team led by more than one point in the final 4:18. Stallworth got 22 points and Ralph Rasmuson of the Cowboys 21. After the tourney, Iowa State and Nebraska had 7-5 records; Oklahoma, 4-5; Kansas, 3-7; Oklahoma State, 2-7, and Colorado, 2-8. When aire you going to start salting away some of your good intentions? Everybody wants to save money. Unfortunately, most of us seem to have a rough time actually doing it. We start, then we stop. The money never piles up. The Payroll Savings Plan is the easy way to start saving; the painless way to keep saving. Your money gets a chance to pile up because the amount you specify is automatically set aside from your paycheck and used to buy U. S. Savings Bonds. You actually salt away savings, paycheck after paycheck. And now there's a bonus interest rate on all U. S. Savings Bonds—for E Bonds, SVi % when held to maturity of 5 years, 10 months (4% the first year). That extra Yi %, payable as a bonus at maturity, applies to all Bonds issued since June 1, 1970 ... with a comparable improvement for all older Bonds. Join the Payroll Savings Plan where you work. It's a great way to make today's good intentions pay off tomorrow. Bonds are safe. If lost, stolen, or destroyed, we replace them. When needed, they can be cashed at your bank. Tax may be deferred until redemption. And always remember, Bonds are a proud way to save. Take stock in America. Now Bonds pay a bonus at maturity. their title was the Estherville Ski Club after being held to second place at Hidden Valley in Cresent. The Estherville club did, however, get first place finishes from Chris Cramer in boys 10 and under, Mary Kint in girls 10 and under and Suzi Clark in girls 15 and over. Turning to the area, Terril's Ken Schaffer also was a member of the state wrestling tournament in Ames but suffered elimination in the first round of action in class A competition. In girls basketball, Everly won the Cornbelt Conference title and Woden-Crystal Lake was the girls champion in the State Line but Woden failed in strong bids to be among the Sweet Sixteen in Des Moines and Everly fell in the first round of state play. Swea City, State Line boys champion, missed a bid for the boys Class A tournament in being nipped by Alta 62-59 in a thriller at Spencer. Armstrong's Jody Barrett was named to the fifth team of the girls' all-state selections while Woden's Lynnora Kurtzleben and Arnolds Park's Karla Gilmore were both second team picks. A highlight of the climax of the 1970-71 sports season in Estherville was a visit by Green Bay's Ray Nitschke for the All- Sports banquet. Nitschke, a hit with the young and old alike, encouraged all students to participate in extra-curricular activities whether it be sports, music, debate or whatever. Iowa Lakes Community College completed its basketball season with a 12-14 record, finishing the season near the .500 mark after getting off to a 1-7 start and losing the first six in a row. But the Wolves, under Jerry Holbrook, won the first round action in the junior college regionals, a first for the Wolves, before falling to Fort Dodge in the finals and finishing the season with a 13-15 record. Young, Andeits Doubles Champs Turning to bowling, Estherville Implement captured the men's city bowling tournament with a score of 3,002, bettering second place J. D. Webb Implement by 100 pins. In the doubles competition, Stan Young and Jack .Andeits rolled into first place with a 1,305, Jon Planting won the singles with a 659, and Romaine Peterson captured the all- events with a 1,849. Estherville's Al Bolty, who helped Iowa State into the collegiate world series last spring, was named the 1971 Cyclone tennis coach, succeeding Dave Fleming, former Cyclone basketball center who directed the program the past three years. In women's bowling, Smitty's Super Valu captured the team title, Arlene McDaniel and Billie Beck captured the doubles, Aletha McDonald was the singles champion and Iva Kleen won the all- events title. Hole-in-ones got to be rather common on the localgolf courses last summer with Bruce Bosworth and Art Williamson aceing nine at the Country Club, Wayne Cramer getting an ace on three at the Country Club while Don Dammann aced four at Riverview and Janet Johnson aced seven at Riverview. Tom Preston, St. Ansgar, carded a 109 to capture the Estherville Golf and Country Club's Invitational Golf Tournament, Jim Strathman edged Bob Newberry, both of Pocahontas, to win the Riverview Invitational. Midget Thinclads Set School Marks Although not on the winning side in track the past spring, Midget runners and field men did set a few school records. The medley relay team of Roger Loewenberg, Kevin Sawyer, Mike Schultz and Charles Stroup lowered the school mark to 3:44 and Steve Shriner took advantage of the Estherville Relays to boost the school shot mark to 50 feet 11 inches although not able to gain a victory in the event. Eagle Grove won the class A, Emmetsburg the class B and Armstrong the Class C divisions of the 50th running of the Estherville Invitational Relays. Ringsted's Dave Cummins captured the class C indoor mile title but Ringsted could only place eighth with Armstrong fourth, defending champion Lincoln Central 17th and Terril 22nd. Football and basketball also entered the area picture during the spring when Larry Canfleld was named as Iowa Lakes Basketball coach and also prepared to hold the first spring football drills at the college although next year's freshmen would be unable to attend. Canfield's basketball career didn't last long, however, as Ben Hix was named to coach the Wolf cagers toward the end of the summer and also was to assist Canfleld in football. Steve Shriner and Bob Grems reached the state level in track competition in the shot put and high jump respectively, both with second place finishes in the district meet. Estherville's baseball team finished with a Great Lakes title after posting an 8-2 record in league play, had a 16-7 overall record but was eliminated by Milford, 7-6, in sectional tournament action in the bottom of the seventh inning. ILCC baseballers fell to Mason City in sub-regional finals In a double elimination tournament to end its baseball season with a 9-11 mark. The Graettinger boys and Everly girls captured the Cornbelt Conference track title. Armstrong won the State Line boys title and Lincoln Central the girls title. Ringsted Fourth In Class C Track Ringsted placed fourth in the class C state track meet behind Dave Cummins winning mile, the Lincoln Central girls set the best time in the state for the 10-flight shuttle hurdle relays but were nipped by Adel in the state meet. In swimming, Estherville proved to be no match for Emmetsburg and Cherokee although possessing one of the strongest diving teams in the area. The Estherville team was fourth in the Estherville Invitational won by Emmetsburg. Another look at bowling saw one of the highest triplicates rolled in the city when Elmer Schmidtke rolled consecutive games of 203. Doug Crowdy rolled through the local, district and area pass- punt-kick competition sponsored by Ford Motor Company before being eliminated in the divisional competition at Houston, giving Doug the equivalent of no lower than an eighth-place finish in the nation. And, in football, Storm Lake captured the Lakes title with a 7-0 record while Estherville dips to seventh with a 1-4-2 record, including a scoreless tie with Spencer on a rainy Saturday afternoon in the finals. The Iowa LakeB Community College Wolves had a rather disappointing season, ending with a 4-5 record although losing four games by a touchdown or less and being just 19 points from 7-1 for the season. Swea City wound up with the State Line title and Terril continued to roll over Cornbelt foes to gain the conference title. Six former Midget grapplers were noted as continuing their mat careers and educations at small colleges with Steve and Stan Peterson and Bob Kuen at Westmar, Al Billings at Winona State, Steve Herum at South Dakota State and Jim Sundall at the University of South Dakota. Ron Miller Top ILCC Weightman The Iowa Lakes Community College Weight Lifters have selected Ron Miller as the Weight Lifter of the Year for 1970-71. The decision was made to present Ron the 16-inch trophy because of his outstanding leadership. He works as a volunteer assistant trainer-coach for the College Power Lifting Team, guides the team members in training sessions in the evenings and represents the team as their number-one 148 lb. lifter. M. H. Patterson, English and Spanish instructor and head of the weight lifting program states, "our team effort and weight lifting program at the college would not have been possible without Ron." Ron has represented the ILCC team at Power Lifting meets at Anamosa, Fayete, Cedar Rapids and Ames. "He will be one of our most promising and consistant lifters for our contests this year" Patterson adds. "He can be counted on to do his best in all areas for weight lifting." In the three power lifts, Ron is far better than average. He is especially efficient in the "Two Hands Deadllft." In a contest, the weight for the Deadllft is placed on the floor in front of the lifter. The object is to simply grip the bar and stand erect with it "This is where Ron really shows his strength," Patterson said. "Ron weighs about 140 lbs. and he can lift almost three ttmes.hls own body weight. There aire very few strong men in the' wofrjd,. .that, ^.boast of such a feat. "In all, the ILCC Weight Men are glad to have Ron Miller on THEIR side." ©1 , The U.S. Government doe» not pay far (hit advertisement. I* It it presented at a public tervice in cooperation with The Department of the Treasury and The Advertising Council. For he was a jolly good fellow. A few drinks never stopped him before. Maybe they never stopped you, either. But no matter how sober you feel, three or four drinks during the hour before getting behind the wheel increase your chances of having an accident by seven times. Six drinks, and you're ten times more likely to have one. And no amount of coffee changes these odds. Every holiday season, traffic accidents increase by 25%. And jolly good fellows are the major reason. So if you've had a few drinks, let a friend drive you home. Or take a taxi. Now you've probably heard all this before. And your new car dealer /^•"•S^. hopes that you'll be around to hear it /^*»=«^»_ again next year. Dealers displaying this seal subscribe to the NADA Code of Business Practices. Address correspondence to Consumer Relations Service, 2000 "K" Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 National Automobile Dealers Association Oflicial organization of America s Iranchised new car and truck dealers « Washington. O.C. One in a series presented by N.A.D.A., this newspaper, and the new car dealers of our community. i

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