Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 13, 1972 · Page 9
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Play Spencer, Algona ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., JAN. 13. 1972 Page 9 Midgets Face Big Cage Weekend Another big weekend of basketball Is on tap for the Estherville Midgets, playing Spencer on the home maples Friday night and then traveling to Algona Saturday to play against the Bulldogs. Spencer, now 4-4 in the Lakes and 4-6 for the season, gave Estherville one of its toughest games of the season in the first meeting at Spencer back in No­ vember before the Midgets pulled out a 56-51 victory. "I feel Spencer is a better club than they showed against Algona Garrigan Tuesday night," Midget coach George Hess stated, "and I feel they will be up for this game." Garrigan won the game 63-43. Hess is sure only of his starting guards of Joe Fitzgibbons and Wayne Hess and of Bob Grems at one forward slot for both games. The center position will be maned either by Scott Summa or Marth Groth and the likely starter at the other forward will be Lee Fransdal. Another player threating to break into the lineup for the Midgets is Doug Brandt, coming off the bench in recent weeks to spark the Midgets either at a forward or guard. In the first meeting between Spencer and Estherville, Wayne Hess topped the Midgets scoring with 14 points, Bob Grems had 12, Marty Groth and Joe Fitzgibbons eight each. Spencer, however, had three Little Must Stop Pugh By HUBERT MIZELL Associated Press Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It'll be "Chicken Man vs. Jethro Pugh" in one of those two-man wars certain to influence Sunday's outcome of Super Bowl VI. Larry "Chicken" Little is a 265-pound All-Pro guard in Miami's potent offense. Pugh, who weighs 260, will be across the Super Bowl turf as the centerpiece in the Dallas Cowboy defense. "Pugh's got the longest arms Pve ever seen on a man," said Little. "I'm gonna try to keep his hands off me. If you don't AGENDA AGENDA FRIDAY LAKES CONFERENCE Spencer at Estherville Sheldon at Spirit Lake Sibley at Cherokee Emmeteburg at Storm Lake CORNBELT CONFERENCE Ruthven at Graettinger Marathon at Terril Sioux Valley at Sioux Rapids Mallard at West Bend STATE LINE CONFERENCE Lincoln Central at Ringsted Sentral at Woden Armstrong at Ledyard Burt at Lakota Titonka at Thompson Swea City at Rake SATURDAY watch him, he'll wrap you up like an octopus." Little's nickname—"Chicken"— does not reflect his manly characteristics, but, instead, comes from the big fellow's love for fried fowl. "Next to Colonel Sanders, I guess I'm the biggest man around on chicken," he jokes. "I eat a lot, not too many starches, though. Fm mainly a meat man." Little, a product of tiny Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla., bounced out of obscurity when Miami Coach Don Shula forced him to pare down a body that was growing almost daily. "I weighed 215 pounds as a college freshman, was 240 the next year, 250 the next and graduated at 260," says Little. "Then, I went on up to 270 as a rookie in the pros and was 285 the second, wondering where it was gonna stop." Shula stopped it. After two fruitless years with the San Diego Chargers, Little was swapped to Miami—his old hometown. Little played at 285 under former Dolphin Coach George Wilson in 1969, but when Shula was hired in 1970, orders were forthcoming to discard the fat. "Coach Shula wrote me a letter," recalls Little. "I knew it was coming about my size . .. but I figured he'd ask me to lose down to 270 or 275. When I saw that 265 figure, I asked myself, 'How'm I'm gonna do it'?" The alternatives were financially scary. "I was told I'd be fined $10 a pound every day that I was in camp above 265," said Larry. "I'd been poor before and that was a quick way to get there again." Little's addition was excellent He knew that if he played at 280, the tariff would be $150 a day ... or $4,500 a month. So, the weight came down and Little's career skyrocketed. The National Football League players voted him the league's best offensive lineman of 1970. This year he was All-Pro. "All it would take to make it complete," he said, "would be to go home with the Super Bowl trophy. I've gotta do my part against Jethro Pugh. That won't be easy, but winning the Super Bowl won't ever be easy for anybody." Three Iowa Teams Ranked HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) Three Iowa teams were ranked among the top 20 Wednesday in the National Junior^ ^College Athletic Association basketball poll. Palmer Junior College of Davenport (10-1) was 161h, Ellsworth of Iowa Falls (7-2) 17th and North Iowa of Mason City (9-2) 17th. Ellsworth, the defending national champion, fell from eighth after a 108-89 loss to North Iowa last week. players hit the double figures in the first game, Rick Stief scoring 16, Jeff Rose 15, and Mark Kunath 14. The other four Tigers to reach the scoring column only contributed a total of six points. Saturday night at Algona, Estherville will again be pitted against one of the tallest opponents it will face this season. "We will have to make up for the height disadvantage with extra rebounding skill and shooting advantage," Hess stated. The Midgets will, however, stick with its pressure defense in both games, the feeling being that it's their best weapon against most teams. The current Midget squad has been involved in three team records to date tiiis season, including the highest individual point production by an Esther­ ville team in one game with 103 points, most field goals in one game with 42, and most points by two teams in one game, 174 in the 89-85 loss to Cherokee. Storm Lake continues to dominate the Lakes with the perfect 8-0 record, Cherokee retains second with a 7-1 mark and the Midgets are third at 6-2. A loss last Tuesday to Sibley dropped Spencer's record to 4-4 and boosted Sibley to 3-5 with Spirit Lake, Sheldon and Emmetsburg all recording 1-7 league records. Storm Lake's record remains the same for all games during the season. Both Estherville and Cherokee are now 8-2. Spencer is 4-6, Sibley 5-5, Spirit Lake 3-7, Sheldon 1-8 and Emmetsburg 1-9. Cherokee is pacing the scoring in league play with a 79.6 average going into the ninth game. Estherville has jumped into second place with a 77.1 average and Storm Lake dipped to third with a 72.8 average. The Braves have scored at a 79.1 pace for all games, Estherville at a 76.1 clip and Storm Lake remains at 72.8. The Tornadoes, however, still have the top defense in the Lakes, giving up just 45.1 points a game, Estherville is second with a 55.6 average and Spencer holds third with a 57.5 average. Cherokee is averaging 62.6. Estherville is giving up an average of 57.2 points for the season, Spencer 57.8 and Cherokee 65.1. In addition to the Spencer- Esthervllle game Friday, Sheldon travels to Spirit Lake, Sibley will check its improvement at Cherokee and Emmetsburg gets the dubious honor of traveling to Storm Lake. LAKES CONFERENCE CONFERENCE ALL GAMES W L Pts. Def. W L Pts. Def. Storm Lake 8 0 582 361 8 0 582 361 Cherokee 7 1 638 501 8 2 791 651 Estherville 6 2 617 445 8 2 761 572 Spencer 4 4 469 460 4 6 551 578 Sibley 3 5 460 533 5 5 602 658 Spirit Lake 1 7 397 567 3 7 505 657 Sheldon 1 7 368 568 1 8 410 634 State Line Tourney Set Cornbelt Play Resumes Cornbelt Conference action resumes Friday night with most of the leaders in action but Everly, leader in the girl's division and tied for second in thV boy's standings, is facing its idle week. In action Friday are Ruthven playing at Graettinger, Marathon traveling to Terril, Mallard at West Bend and Sioux Valley playing Sioux Rapids. Terril's 4-0 record is still on top of the boys division with 3-1 marks by Mallard and Everly holding up for second place. West Bend still only has one loss but has only played three conference games and the 2-1 record leaves the Bulldogs in CORNBELT CONFERENCE BOYS CONFERENCE ALL GAMES fowa Lakes at Northwestern J.V. W L Pts. Def. W L Pts. Def. Estherville at Algona Terril 4 0 328 225 8 1 735 528 Spirit Lake at Everly Mallard 3 1 254 252 7 1 586 479 Sutherland at Sheldon Everly 3 1 222 205 5 2 413 386 West Bend 2 1 179 180 5 3 489 442 STATE LINE TOURNAMENT Graettinger 1- 2 197 196 6 4 688 601 Sioux Valley 1 2 186 196 4 5 608 603 AT WODEN Marathon 1 2 168 172 2 8 519 639 Lincoln Central vs. Woden, boys Ruthven 1 3 228 251 2 5 392 420 and girls Sioux Rapids 0 4 209 382 0 9 480 648 CORNBELT CONFERENCE GIRLS AT LAKOTA Everly 4 0 293 151 10 2 819 561 Sentral vs. Lakota, boys Ruthven 3 1 296 179 10 1 740 499 Burt vs. Ringsted, girls Terril 3 1 230 229 8 1 501 441 West Bend 2 1 179 156 3 5 436 454 WRESTLING Sioux Rapids 2 2 198 246 5 6 558 614 Sioux Valley 1 2 150 158 2 7 428 468 LeMars Tournament — Esther­ Mallard 1 3 204 259 5 6 609 649 ville Graettinger 0 3 161 183 2 10 665 725 Graettinger at Terril Marathon 0 3 85 239 1 10 459 749 fourth place. For the season, Terril also has posted the top conference mark with an 8-1 record, Everly is next with a 7-1 mark, Everly is 5-2, West Bend 5-3, and Graettinger is moving up with a 6-4 mark. Terril also leads the conference in scoring with an 82-point per game offensive average in conference play and Everly leads in the defensive average with a 51.2 average. In the girl's division, Everly's 4-0 mark holds the top slot, Ruthven and Terril are in second place with a 3-1 record and West Bend's 2-1 mark is again good for fourth place. Overall, Ruthven is 10-1, Everly 10-2, Terril 8-1 as the only three teams in the league with better than .500 marks. Ruthven is pacing the offense in the Cornbelt with a 74-point per game average while Everly's 37.7 average on defense ranks at top. Playing non-conference games Saturday in the Cornbelt Everly hosts Spirit Lake in boys competition. Action gets underway Saturday night in the annual State Line Conference basketball tournament with both defending champions again strong contenders for the title again. Last year, Swea City copped the boys' division by defeating Lakota in the finals while Woden-Crystal Lake won the girls' division by nipping Armstrong. Lakota currently is on top of the State Line standings in the girls' division going into the tourney, posting a 4-0 record, but also in strong contention to nap the title will be Sentral of Fenton with a 5-1 mark in conference play, Woden with a 3-2 record, along with Lincoln Central and Burt, and Titonka posting 3-2 marks. Overall this season, Lakota is 9-3, Sentral 6-4, Woden 7-4, Lincoln Central 9-4, Burt 7-4, and Titonka 7-2. In the boys' standings, Swea City is currently on top of the league with a 6-0 mark, Lincoln Central, and Rake have posted •5-1 marks and will be strong cdn- tenders to undeat the defending Trojans. Armstrong also has made its mark in recent weeks, posting a 4-2 mark in the league. Overall, Swea City is 7-3, Lincoln Central is 6-4, Armstrong 6-4, Rake 7-2, and Ringsted 5-5. Scheduled for boys' action Saturday will be Lincoln Central meeting Woden-Crystal Lake at Woden with game time set for 8:30 p.m. and Sentral of Fenton meeting Lakota at Lakota at 7 p.m. Rounding out the Saturday, Jan. 15th action will be Woden-Crystal Lake playing Lincoln Central at Woden at 7 p.m. and Burt meeting Ringsted at Ringsted, also at 7 p.m. in the girls' division. Action resumes Monday night in girls' action with games at Ledyard and Fenton. At Ledyard, Titonka will meet host Ledyard at 7 p.m. and Thompson will meet the Woden-Crys­ tal Lake - Lincoln Central victor at 8:30 p.m. Games at Fenton find host Sentral playing Lakota at 7 p.m. and Armstrong playing the winner of the Burt-Ringsted contest at 8:30 p.m. The Ledyard winners will play again Wednesday night at Titonka and the Sentral winners meet at Lakota Wednesday, with both games slated to get underway at 7:30 p.m. The finals will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at Armstrong. Swinging into action Tuesday in the boys' division will be Swea City meeting the winner of the Lincoln Central - Woden contest at 7 p.m. and Armstrong playing the Sentral-Lakota winner at 8:30 p.m. at Fenton. Games at Thompson find Burt meeting the Titonka-Ledyard winner at 7 p.m. and Ringsted playing the Thompson-Rake winner at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the winners of the first games at Fenton and Thompson will meet at Swea City with the second game winners at Fen- iton and Thompson meeting at Rake. Both games will start at 7:30 p.m. as will Saturday night's championship to be played at Armstrong. Best Seat in Super Bowl By JIM BARLOW Associated Press Writer HOUSTON (AP) - When the Dallas Cowboys meet the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI Sunday, Lee M. Cermak will be serenely above it all in his super seat, the Goodyear blimp America. For Cermak, 42, an aeronautical engineer who has been piloting the blimp for nine years now, it will be the end of the bowl road. He has already piloted the big bag full of helium over the Rose, Sugar, Cotton and Orange bowls as well as four-score of lesser college and pro football games. Millions of of television viewers at home know about the blimp. It's the airborne TV camera platform that gives them those overhead shots of the field when the golden throat in the announcer's booth says, "Now for a great view of things, let's go up to the blimp." Take it away, Lee Cermak. Actually, as you probably guessed, there is a bit more to it than that. It starts off here in Houston where the America winters. Goodyear has other blimps in Florida and California but the America is closest to New Orleans so she gets the job. Because when you're flying blimps, distance gets to be a bit hairy. Houston is just 268 nautical miles from New Orleans but Cermak is going to have to start early. He figures it will take the America two days to make the trip. The America is a stout ship, Cermak says. She can stay in the air for 20 hours at a time, come very close to hovering over one spot, and gives the kind of ride that a Rolls-Royce would envy. But she can only cruise at 35 miles per hour with a top speed of 50 m.p.h. Getting there is not always half the fun. Also, a blimp just can't land at your friendly neighborhood airport. She needs a tall mast to hook onto, or she'll go skittering across the fields with a bit of wind. The America's journeys take on some of the aspects of those old Keystone Kops movies. Her 15-man ground crew rolls her out of the giant Houston hanger and off she goes. Then they work frantically for an hour, loading the huge mast on a trailer truck, most of the crew pile into a bus, and off they go in pursuit. The ground crew must stay within 35 miles of the blimp, just in case she has to land. They get to the stopping place that night and set up to await the America. But sometimes it isn't that simple. "Sometimes we may get a good head wind and we will be making only five miles an hour of true ground speed," Cermak said. "Then the ground crew stops off in every town they come to and go shopping and get a cup of coffee." In New Orleans, Goodyear loads into the America their own special color camera they developed after having networks show up with cameras that won't fit through the doors of the cramped gondola. On the day of the Super Bowl, if the ceiling doesn't drop below a thousand feet and if there aren't any high winds, off the America will go with Cermak, a network cameraman and a network technician aboard. And now Uiey are at the mercy of the television director. "The director wants you at a certain time and a certain place and that isn't always easy if you have light and variable wind conditions," Cermak said. "So you practice to make sure you can do it, then at the last minute the director changes his mind and you are out of position." But sometimes, he adds, if the wind is blowing 20 m.p.h. or so, he just heads into it, cuts down the speed of the two big engines on the blimp, and hov­ ers like a big bird over the stadium. The color camera has a high- power super-zoom lens that can pick out those instant replays with the best of them. The signal flows from the camera to a microwave transmitter hanging on the bottom of the America and then down to the man who must have the dullest job in the stadium. "The network has a guy down mere who stands on some high point like on top of the stadium with a microwave dish receiver," Cermak said. "He has to keep the dish aimed at us throughout the entire game. This Week's Specials 1964 FORD GALAXIE 500 4 DOOR SEDAN $300 1964 CHEVY IMPALA 4 DOOR HARDTOP. POWER. $395 1965 VOLKSWAGEN 2 DOOR SEDAN, ECONOMICAL $750 1966 PONTIAC TEMPEST CUSTOM 2 DOOR, 6 CYL. STICK $595 MOTOR INN INC. Estherville, Iowa The twelve boys teams and ten girls teams will suspend play in the State Line Conference during the week of the tournament. Conference schools are involved in league play Friday night however, with Lincoln Central at Ringsted, Armstrong at Ledyard, Sentral of Fenton at Woden-Crystal Lake, Titonka at Thompson and Burt at Lakota in both boys and girls action while Swea City is at Rake in boys play. Conference action will resume Jan. 28, following the tourney. STATE LINE CONFERENCE BOYS CONFERENCE ALL GAMES W L Pts. Def. W L Pts. Def. Swea City 6 0 400 338 7 3 618 600 Rake 5 1 349 291 8 2 472 418 Lincoln Central 5 1 410 346 6 4 652 633 Lakota 4 2 401 325 7 2 561 442 Armstrong 4 2 388 335 6 4 638 567 Burt 3 3 379 398 5 3 542 540 Ringsted 3 3 368 383 5 5 599 604 Thompson 3 3 349 363 4 5 508 533 Titonka 1 5 289 371 2 6 495 482 Woden 1 5 354 404 2 6 473 526 Sentral 1 5 385 421 2 8 597 703 Ledyard 0 6 255 362 1 9 555 599 STATE LINE CONFERENCE GIRLS Lakota 4 0 286 230 9 3 755 633 Sentral 5 1 370 322 8 5 766 742 Woden 3 2 299 298 7 4 602 601 Lincoln Central 3 2 337 283 9 4 832 663 Burt 3 2 292 313 8 4 681 671 Titonka 3 2 307 295 7 2 719 673 Thompson 2 3 306 315 5 7 691 690 Ringsted 1 4 300 316 8 5 830 801 Armstrong 1 4 254 307 3 11 652 799 Ledyard 1 3 194 239 1 8 374 462 But if we have light winds and can't hover he has to keep turning around and around to keep us in sight. Sometimes he had to call time out to unwind himself from his own cable. For Cermak, who's been flying since he was 16 and worked as a flight engineer for Goodyear when that company was still building the blimps for the Navy— well he's in the best possible seat. "It's just like being In a sailing ship in a three dimensional sea," Cermak says of the 192- foot long flying sausage. "You just float through the air on your own little wave." CONDITION RIGHT PRICE RIGHT YOU'LL UKE IT! 1971 PONTIAC CATALINA 4-DOOR HARDTOP. POWER AND FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING. LEASE UNIT. A BEAUTIFUL CAR AT A BEAUTIFUL PRICE. 1970 0LDSM0BILE CUTLASSS 2-DOOR HARDTOP. AIR CONDITIONING. RED WITH BLACK VINYL ROOF - BALANCE OF WARRANTY. 1970 BUICK LaSABRE CUSTOM 4-DOOR SEDAN. BLACK VINYL ROOF FACTORY AIR. 1970 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88 TOWN SEDAN, POWER STEERING AND BRAKES, FACTORY AIR, GOLD WITH VINYL ROOF. LOCAL OWNER. 1971 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88. 4-DOOR HARDTOP. DEEP BROWN WITH BEIGE VINYL TOP AND TRIM. POWER. FACTORY AIR. LEASE UNIT. 1971 FORD MAVERICK 2-DOOR FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING. AUTOMATIC-GREEN WITH GREEN APPOINTMENTS. 1970 CHEVROLET IMPALA 4-DOOR HARDTOP. MEDIUM BLUE WITH DARK BLUE VINYL ROOF. REAL NICE CAR. 1967 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE, WHITE WITH BLACK VINYL ROOF, HAS ALL THE FINE CADILLAC EXTRAS, ONLY 35,000 MILES. 1971 PONTIAC LeMANS 2-DOOR HARDTOP. BLUE WITH WHITE VINYL TOP. FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING. 1970 FORD LTD FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING. MICHLIN TIRES. SHARP. TWO TO CHOOSE FROM. 1969 CADILLAC COUPE ALL THE CADILLAC EXTRAS. MICHLIN TIRES. GOLD. SHARP. 1969 CHEVY PICKUP x h TON FLEETS IDE WITH SUPER CUSTOM CAB, FACTORY AIR, LOCAL ONE OWNER, NICE TRUCK. Home Of The 5 YEAR, 50,000 MILE WARRANTY MOTOR INN INC. Oldsmobile - Pontiac - Cadillac - GMC Trucks Estherville, Iowa

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