The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 9, 1954 · Page 7
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 9, 1954
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END SEASON AHS Basketball Squad Opens Season Nov. 23 "Eagle Grove and Clear Lake should be th'e class of the con* feretlce, 'With Iowa Falls and Webster City next in line" ,Was Coach Bob King's opening teply when asked about prospects for the 1954 Algona K'.gh School 1 basketball team. The Bulldogs opened workouts yesterday (Monday) in preparation for a very rugged schedule that lies ahead. Coaqh King's outfit opens the season in just two weeks, with a trip to Clarion Nov. 23 the first on the docket, fol«.i lowed by a journey to Emmets*; burg a week later. "We should, know something about the, strength of the team early in December, after Cleat Lake and Eagle Grove pay us a* visit. The Lions will be* here Fri-" day, Dec. 3, and the Eagles Friday, Dec. 10, .and if we can hold our own against them the outlook will be brighter than it is now," stated King, Dave Devine, outstanding floor leader of the Bulldogs last season, will be missed, and a man to take his place will be hard to find. The seach is now on, and Coach King is looking over a group of 15 candidates trying to locate the right mart. Nine Leiiermen Back Nine lettermen are available from last year's team that finished with a 14-9 record for the season. The Bulldogs also were second in the North Central Conference with a 10-4. finish, right behind Humboldt. Don Cook, Pete' Langmack, Nidas Dermartd, Jack Amon, Jim Galbraith, Larry. Christenser. and Bill Fain are senior letter* ire- i om winners oil'the squad, and Doug Meyer and .Don Mutchins are juniors Who won major letters last season/, Other juniors on the Varsity are Rod KJckbush, Loren Nelson, Bob Harms, Gene Helmers, Jae Givens and Tom Zwle- fel. Kickbush, Harms,.,Melmers and Nelson were starters on last year's ,B-squad. An entirely new offense will be installed by King in an effort to make up for the slowness afoot of the squad members. The of> fensive patterns are sure to please local fans and will fi: sent something different fr< past seasons. Nine six-footers, seven of therq letlermen, are- on the varsity. Tallest man is Langmack, and he Stands 6' 2%".., Next in line is Meyer at 6'2V4", and next to this pair ate Christenseh, 6' 1%", Kickbush, 6' 1%", Galbraith, & 1%'V GiVens,,6' 1V6" Amon, 6'.%", and Fain and 'Hutchlns, 6'. • Dermand is 5' -10", Cook and Zwiefel, 5' 9", .Nelson and Harms, 5' 8", and the real little fello.w, Helmers, 5' 5"._ The fastest meri, naturally, are the smaller members of the squad, but it is going to be tough for them to break into a lineup'con- sisting of Meyer, Langmack, Galbraith and Christensen, all who saw -lots of action a year ago. Most likely candidates for the fifth spot arerCook and, D.ermand. Cook is' a fine floor man, and Dermand is a -hot-shot, from' out on the floor. Both saw plenty of action 'a year' ago, and Cook has been on the varsity for three years. ,. '.... ....,.-.„. Schedule: . NbV. 23^-Clarion, there Nov. 30—Emmetsburg, there Dec, 3—Clear,Lake, here • Dec. 10—Eagle Grove, here Dec. 11—Fort Dodge, there : Dec. 14—Emmetsburg, here . Dec. 17~-Ha'mpt6n, there Dee. ai-^-Huimboldt, there Jan. 4—Swea City, here Jan. 1— Mwa Falls, here t Jan. 14—Webster City, there Jan. 18—Humboldt, here Jan. 21-2-Clarion, here Jan. 25—Clear Lake, there Jan. 28—-Eagle Grove, there . Feb. 1—Webster City, here. Feb. 4—Hampton, here Feb. 18—Iowa Falls, there • The 18-game schedule includes 14 conference-games, and will see the Bulldogs playing.,-at -home' nine times, . • n* ' Tough Schedule Slated, LuVerne Boys, Girls B. B. A tough, ' 20-game schedule faces the boys and girls baslcet- ball squads at LuVerne, and Coach -.Bryce'Wickett has a total of* 12 letterwinners present on the two squads which will serva as a nucleus for the season. Donald Larson, Dale Larimer, Donald Baker, Larry Henderson and Kenneth Stripling are,, the five. lettermen returning for another year on the boys team. Other prospects for the. first team include Larry Anderson, Dwayne Tobey, LeRoy Weber, Eldon Reddel, Keith Voss and,Merlin Schneider. In this group, Wickett. has men with plenty of shooting ability, but he" considers prospects for the.season as just fair. ; 'There are 19 girls trying for positions on the girls team, ; including Glend'a Hanselman, Sue Harper, Linda Sorenson, Vera Hanselman, Kay Richardson, Pat- ty Patterson, Sharon Miller, 'all lettefwinners", and, Myrna Lari' mer, Mary Toohey, Joan John* son, Carol Kinne, Nancy Hippen ahd Jean Johnson. Coach WlcK-i ett also has plenty of good basket! eyes in this'group, but lack of.' size may hurt the team. Schedule: j Nov. 9—Butt, there Nov. 13—Klemme, there > Nov. 16—Gilmore City, there N6V 20-^-Goldfield, here ' Nov. 23—Livermore, there •' Nov. Sd-^Vernon, herb Dec. 3-^Renwick, there Dec. 7—Kanawna, here . Dec. 10^-Bode,,here Dec. '14—Corwith,. here Dee, 17^—Gilmdre City, here Dec. 22—Goldfield, there Jan.„ 4—Titbrika, there Jan. 7—Vernon, there Jan. 11—Livermore, here Jan. 14—Renwick, here Jan. 14—Renwick, here Jan. 25—Bode,, there; Jan. 28—Corwith, her'e . Feb. 4—Swea City, there The team will also compete in the. Little Nine tournament at Livermore, Jan. 17-22! Ottosen Races Past St. Joe In 43-23 Tilt St. Joseph's of Bode dropped a pair of basketball games to Ottosen at St. Joe last Friday night. Ottos'eh's varsity downed St. Joe, 43-23, -after the Ottosen B-s'quad took a 25-23 win in an overtime in the curtain-raiser. '• v Bill Christiansen led Ottosen to the win in the feature contest, as he pumped iri 19 points to'lead both teams in scoring. Cooper added 12 to the winner's total. Roger Sinnwell was high for the losers- with nine points. Ottosen led, 12-2, at the quar- tlje §Iptta dipper Bes Jlomeg ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1954 VOL. 91 - NO, 45 And All The King's Men Members of Algona high school's varsity basketball squad are shown in the above photo. The team began workouts yesterday (Monday) under Coach Bob King in preparation for a tough 18-game schedule lhat finds the Bulldogs opening at Clarion, Tuesday, Nov. 23. Pictured, left to right, front row, are: Don Cook, Nidas Dermand, Jack Amon, Don Hutchins, Bill Fain, Bob Harms and Gene Helmers. Back row, left to right: Coach Bob King, Loren Nelson, Jim Galbraith, Doug Meyer, Pete Langmack, Larry Christensen, Rod Kickbush, Jae Givens and Tom ZwiefeL Nine of the 15 squad members are six-footers, and will be one of the rangiest ballclubs ever to take the floor for Algona. An entirely new offense is being installed by King in an effort to take full advantage of the heighth. ter, 27-12, at the half, and 31-16 at the three-quarter rnark, and won on superior shooting ability. The B-squad game was a dilly. The world^ greatest builder of V8's presents THE TOTALLY NEW'55 FORD! with styling inspired by the Ford THUNDERBIRD Ottosen led, 5-4 at the quarter, and 15-9 at the half. The winners were ahead, 18-15 with one quarter left, and St. Joe tied the count just before the buzzer, sending the game into an extra period. Donnie Wagner counted nine points for the t lasers, high for both teams. New FAIRLAN E Series... The new Club Sedan, like all six models in Ford'cnew Fairiane Series, featured the new wraparound windshield, new luxurious interior* and wide choice of •tunniogly new, lingte and two-tone exterior colon. Longest, Lowest, Roomiest ...most Powerful ever built! New CUSTOMUNE Series . . . 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'12—St. Cecelia's, Algona, here ' Jan. 16—St. Joe, here Jan. 21—Fonda OLGC, there Jan: .23—Diocesan Tournament, here Jan. 28—West Bend, there Feb. 1—St. ' Cecelia's, Algona, there Feb. 3—Pocahontas, here * * * i WHITTEMORE Nov.-12—West Bend, here Nov. 17—Lakota, here Nov. 19—Grant, there Nov. 23—Fenton, here Nov. 26—Burt, here Nov. 30—Ringsted, there Dec. 3—Dolliver, there Dec. 4—Curlew, here Dec. 9—Lone Rock, here Dec. 10—Seneca, here Dec. 14—Gruver, there 17—Grant, there 21—Cylinder, here 4—Fenton, there 7—Ringsted, here 11—Dolliver, here 14—Lone Rock, there Jan. 17—Corwith, here Jan. 25—Seneca, there Jan. 28—Gruver, here All dates for Whittemore high school includes boys, and girls games. Dec. Dec. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Algona 250 Clarion - 250 Humboldt 160 Results last week: Hampton 7, Clear Lake 7; Webster City 27, Iowa Falls 13; Eagle Grove 13, Clarion 6; and- Algona 19, Humboldt 12. Queen Christina never married. of Sweden Thanks, Folks I Sincerely Appreciate The Support Given Me In The Recent Election, ROSELLA VOIGT Third Straight Win; Bulldogs Regain Prestige By Don Smith. Jr. Algona High's amazing Bulldogs, kicked around with regularity during the enrly part of the season, slammed their way past Humboldt, 19-12, at the fairgrounds last Wednesday night and furnished a fitting climax to what may now be classe'd a very successful year. The victory was the third straight for Coach Tony Guzovv- ski's men, and was turned in by the same team that LOST FIVE STRAIGHT TIMES after a win in the opener at Emmetsburg. Undoubtedly, the 4-5 season mark will go into the records as one of the finest of all times in Algona. This 1954 edition of tha Bulldogs, very thin in manpower and experience, certainly came up with an. unexpected final record. The winning pattern was about the same as in the Swea City and Iowa Falls games, as the locals grabbed an early lead, lost it, and then came b.ack to win going away. i Scored In Six Minutes , It took the Bulldogs less than six minutes to get the lead, with' Doug Meyer slamming for a Tp ffom the Humboldt 20 yard line to cap a nine-play drive that covered 48 yards. Humboldt was forced to punt on fourth down i following ( the opening kickoff, and Don Cook and Meyer went to work. Two five-yard penalties stalled, but failed to halt the effort of the locals to reach the end zone. A bad pass from center cancelled the point after attempt. , Humboldt was right back in the midst of things'in four minutps. The Bulldogs kicked off, and the Wildcats scored in eight plays, starting from their own 35 yard line. Bob Christy went the final 20 yards to tally standing up. An attempted Iin6 plunge for the extra point failed and the score was 6-6. . Algona went Into the lead again two-thirds of the way through the second quarter, ' marching 69 yards to the Hum- buldt 10, where the Wildcats took over on downs, but not for long. A fumble on the second play by quarterback Gary Green ywas gobbled up by the locals on the nine. : Cook went two yards, Meyer four, and Cook three for the touchdown. Once again a pass from center went astray, and the extra point attempt went with it, so Algona led, 12-0. . The Bulldogs had another chance before the half, when Humboldt lost the ball on downs on its own 44. Seven plays later, after Cook and Meyer had taken turns toting, the Wildcats took over on their own one as the half ended. Wildcats Tied Score Humboldt tied the score at 1212 halfway through the thij'd period, when a player not listed on the program ran left end from the Algona eight yard line for the TD to cap a 64 yard, seven play march to paydirt The point after attempt, a line plunge, was stopped by the Bulldogs and the score was tied. Two passes, one for 14 yards from Price to Daggy, and the other for 30 yards from Price to Clabaugh, ate up most of the yardage. Algona received the kickoff, and went 68 yards in 12 plays for the winning counter. Cook and Meyer ate up huge chunks of yardage, with Doug setting up the score with a 30-yard burst from the Humboldt 32. He scored the TD on fourth down from the three, and Cook split the uprights to make it 19-12, with one minute left in the third period. Humboldt marched to the Algona 19 early in the fourth quarter, where the Bulldogs held and took over. Cook fumbled on the third play, Humboldt recovered on the Algona 33, but fumbled on the sec- 3nd play and Algona had the ball on its own 42. Cook chewed up most of the yardage in a drive that died on the Humboldt one just before the final buzzer. Jim Cowan halted any Humboldt plans for a comeback by intercepting a Price pass on the first play on the 20, and a penalty on the Bulldogs and an incomplete pass ran out the clock. Cook and Meyer Star Cook and Meyer were the workhorses for the Bulldogs, as Cook carried the mail 35 times and gained 211 yards during the night. Meyer carried 26 times and picked up 132 yards. Cook averaged six yards per trip, and Meyer five. The 211 yards produced by Cook was the season high, and may be a record for all times, and the 35 carries might also be a record. Price led Humboldt as he ran for 63 yards ami passed for 44 on two completions in six attempts. Of fensive. and defensive standouts for Algona were Cook, Meyer, Jim Cowan, Terry Cook, Frank Kern, Dick Davis, Rod Kickbush, Jack Amon, Phil Schneider, Harley and Joe Troutman and Ted Finley, sophomore quarterback who ran the team for the second straight week. Don Cook, Amon, Bill F»in, Davis, Harley and Joe Troutman, Schneider, Jim Galbraith, Dtnnis Olson and Ron Rochlcau were tha seniors who saw action for the last time for the Bulldogs. They will be sorely missed, next season *^(,f J^^giSMlWaM^^

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