The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 18, 1955 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 18, 1955
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Leaders Keep Pace In County Baseball Loop Lone Rock, Bancroft and Rodman racked up wins Sunday in Kossuth County Baseball League action. Lone Rock shut out Li- vcrmore, 7-0, Bancroft downed Gilmore City, 8-2, and Rodman slugged WhiUemore, 17-7. The Algona KCs were idle. There will be plenty of activity this weekend. Lone Rock and Bancroft, one-two in the loop race, will meet at 1 p.m. arid the KCs will meet WhiUemore at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the special games at the Kossuth County Fair. Sunday's action will feature Lone Rock at Rodman, WhiUe- more at Livermore and Bancroft vs. the Algona KCs at the KC Park east of Algona. Lone Rock's win over Livermore kept the winners game ahead of Bancroft. Joe Householder and Marv Bollinger Combined to hold Livermore to five hits, while the winners got ten off Joe Henderson. Bancroft's Joe Donahue held Gilmore City to three hits arm Bancroft got only five in Bancroft's 8-2 win. Bancroft stitched the contest with five counters in the first frame. IF IT'S NEWS WE WA/TT IT Standings W L Lone Rock ._ 11 1 Bancroft ^ 10 2 Wmttemore f! ft Rodman G b AlRona KCs 3 7 Gilmore City 3 b Livermore 2 9 Baker, Grill Topped Legion Baseball Nine Don Baker, LuVerne shortstop, copped batting honors, and A) Grill, St. Cecelia's righthander, look the pitching laurels during Algona's successful Junior Legion baseball season, according to figures released this week. The locals, coached by Everett Barr, closed their season with a 17-0 win over Goldfield August , : J, and compiled a 20-10 won-lost mark by taking 13 wins in the •last 15 starts of the 1\'z month season. Grill finished with a 7-1 record and his final win of the year over Goklfield was the highlight as he unfurled a no-hitter. He appeared in 13 games, and had a won-lost percent of .875, tops for the regulars. Joe Henderson of LuVerne, also appeared in 13 contests, winning six and losing four to become number two on the mound corps. Doug Meyers started two games and gained wins each time, and Larry Christensen chalked up one win against no losses in four tries. Cecil Schilmoeller and Dave SINGLE WING FOR 1955 BULLDOGS Kohl each had 2-2 marks. Baker's leadership in the hit- ling bracket came during the last week of play as he edged Meyer iut of the batting title by 20 points. Baker baited 89 times, scored 31 runs and got 32 hits, each high for the team, and came through with a .359. Meyer hit over .400 through the first two- thirds of the year, but dropped to .339 at the finish. No hits in four tries in the final game ai- lowed Baker to lake the crown. Doug baited 53 times, scored 16 times and got 18 hits during the year. He appeared in 19 games. Baker in 28. Henderson finished fast dflei staying near the .200 mark most of the year to rank third among the hitters with a .320 mark. He had 25 hits in 78 tries. Bob Slobe was fourth with 23 hits in 88 attempts for a .261 marl;. He was second in runs scored with 22. The team's won-lost mark is more impressive when a team batting average of only .231 is considered. All players batted a total of 764 times, got 177 hits but scored 185 runs to explain the winning season. The Cradle of American Liberty is Faneuil Hall, in Boston. Pete Langmack New Champion At Country Club A brilliant 33 on the second nine escorted Pete Langmack past Craig Smith, 8-7, in the finals of the Algona Country Club golf championship tournament Surt- day. The win gave Langmack his first crown and made it three years in a row that a youngster has taken the trophy. The records show the last person over 18 to take the championship was often- time winner, D. P. Smith, who at the age of 63 won in 1952. Smith fashioned a 38, closing with a par, birdie and par to taki H 3-up lead at the end of nine holes. Pete shot a 37 on the third nine to Smith's 41 Langmack was only three over par for 29 holes, while the run,* ner-up was 12 strokes over. Langmack's was one of the neatest combination match-medal play rounds in years, and at the con> elusion of play, Smith summed it up by stating "Pete was a buzz- saw today." 10 Vets Back; New Coach Stresses Blocks, Tackling Algona's new football coach, Jason Loving, and his family arrived in town Monday, and before the moving van got away from the door, plans for the coming season began to take form. "Jase" is an optimistic young gentleman who brings a career won-lost mark of 29-14 with him. Since his graduation from Iowa Teachers in 1949, he spent a year at Primghar, followed by five years at Orange City. His personality indicates he has never trained a team to be a loser, and that anyone who plays for him will have to put out all the way. Start August 24 He and his assistant coaches, Bob King and Champ Martin, will contact all likely squad members with a letter of invitation to the opening practice August 24. Equipment will be issued the day before. Loving made it plain it was not necessary for anyone interested to have one of these letters, stating "We realize it is possible to miss some boys, but we will welcome any and all comers." The single-wing style of offensive attack will be featured, and the initial practices will be full of blocking and tackling drills. Skull sessions will also be held, along with two daily practices before school begins. At present. Loving figures on morning and night workouts. Eleven Vels Back Eleven men who received letters last year are still eligible to play. They include backs Doug Meyer, j'im Cowan, Ted Finley, Jerry Downey and Loien Nelson, and linemen Frank Kern, Rod Kiekbush. Terry Cook. Bob Jensen, Dave Seller and Ron Zittritsch. Downey, Nelson and Zittritsch were injured during the 1954 season, and have not indicated whether ol- not they will be available this ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES ! ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST" is7 1955 An average crop of new men on the squad could provide IMP numbers necessary for "Jase" to fashion a team that will make it interesting for several opponents during the season which begins Sept. 9 when Emmet.sburt; comes to town. According to the new mentor. "It's the blocking and tackling that makes any typo of offense go." Therein might be the kcv to the whole vear. Sweo City's New Coach Issues Call William Lyle. Swea City's new football coach, announced last weekend that equipment will be issued to all candidates for the 1955 Trojan squad, Tuesday. Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Actual practice sessions will get underway the next day Exact hour of opening drills will, be announced at. the first meeting of the squad. Lyle is a graduate of Morningside College and received his B.S. degree in physical education in 1052. Since that time he has taught at Anthon and Lake township. The new mentor is married and has a daughter. 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