Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 18, 1971 · Page 5
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, January 18, 1971
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AHS Routs Iowa Falls In Two Sports 6-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, Jon.Jl8, Basketball Team Is 10-0 On Trip To Estherville Some Algona basketball fans probably passed up Algona's 77-63 victory over Iowa Falls here Friday because they didn't expect much of a contest between the first place team in the North Central Conference and the last place team. And, of course, the Algona crowd was diminished somewhat because of the absence of those who went to Iowa Falls to see Algona wrestle. So, it was all very natural that the attendance was the smallest of the season and there was plenty of vacant seating. The people who did come to see Iowa's ninth-rated high school basketball team saw a team that looked like it belonged in the ratings, and they also saw that "last-place team" put on an uncharacteristic performance. —PRO SHOOTING— Iowa Falls was more characteristic of a professional basketball team in the first half, as they shot 64 percent from the field and scored 38 points against the unbeaten Bulldogs. Fortunately for the Bulldogs, they were able to get their 10th straight win by shooting nearly as well as the torrid visitors ((44% to 50% for game) and out-rebounding them (46-39). - 'ROTC' TAKES CHARGE— Despite Iowa Falls' impressive first half, Algona stayed loose and shot 50% from the field. Randy Roeber, nicknamed "ROTC" (pronounced Rotsy) by his teammates and friends, took command early for the Bulldogs, patroling the offensive end of the court for three rebound baskets and a fourth on an in-bounds pass. The 6-8 junior also converted a couple free throws after being fouled on three of those field goals. His scoring accounted for 10 of the first 12 Algona points. Algona led 12-8 after the first four minutes and spurted to a 24-16 lead at the quarter on Rick Nielsen's excellent outside shooting, including a 25-foot jumpshot at the horn. He had eight points for the quarter, 14 in the first half and 21 for the game. Bruce Johnson's 23-footer gave Algona a 10-point lead at the start of the second quarter, but it was only a four-point lead seven minutes later. The teams traded baskets almost as often as they moved from one half of the court to the other. The bucket brigade continued throughout the half, with Algona taking a 46-38 lead into the locker room. —QUICK CHANGE ACT— "They were a different team tonight than when we scouted them," an Algona assistant coach said after the Bulldogs had secured a 20-point lead and maintained a safe margin in the remainder of the second half. Head coach Howie Stephenson, perhaps thinking ahead to a game at Estherville the next night, was able to give all of his five starting players some rest during the game. Despite the substituting four players scored in double figures in the balanced Bulldog offense. —SHOT AT SCHOOL MARK— A win over Estherville would have left Algona just four games short of the present Algona school record for consecutive wins. Stephenson's first conference championship team won 15 straight in the 1960-61 season. The Estherville game was also significant because the Midgets are in second place in the respected Lakes Conference behind Storm Lake, the state's top-rated team. ALGONA (77) FG FT TP K. Espe 8 0-0 16 R.Nielsen 10 1-2 21 R. Roeber 8 2-3 18 B. Johnson 6 3-3 15 G. Zeigler 2 0-0 4 D. Manske 1 1-1 3 G. Walker 0 0-0 0 N. O'Brien 0 0-1 0 D. Smith 0 0-0 0 Totals 35 7-10 77 Score by Quarters Iowa Falls 16 38 47 63 Algona 24 46 65 77 RANDY ROEBER Wrestlers Now Have 5-2-1 Dual Meet Mark By Champ Martin Coach Dale Bahr and his up- surging grapplers poured it on his home town Friday night as Algona coasted by Iowa Falls, 31-9 on the Cadet mat. The Bulldogs expected Iowa Falls to be a definite challenge but Iowa Falls coach Jim Kain said lack of meets and practices during the vacation and bad weather had set his squad's progress back. Kain is a former Algona High wrestler who is in his first year as head coach at Iowa Falls. —NOT IN TOP SHAPE-AS the meet progressed, Kain's words proved true as his Cadets were penalized for stalling several times - mainly due to lack of condition. Coach Bahr was pleased with the progress the Bulldogs have been making lately and stated, "The team has started to come along now, and the boys are performing up to our expectations." Bahr was especially pleased with his first two charges, as Mark Miller and Dan Menneke both started with impressive wins to give Algona a 6-0 lead. —MILLER AND MENNEKE— Fast-improving Miller got things going with some nice moves and won 4-0. Dan Menneke down- Garrigan 66, St. John's 46; Defense At Record Pace By Denny Waller If one word were used to describe Garrigan's 66-46 win over Bancroft here Thursday night, it would have to be "dull". Erratic play featuring numerous mental and physical mistakes on the parts of the Golden Bears and the Johnnies was particulary noticeable in the first half. The only highlight of the night was the scoring and work of Garrigan's Chuck Cassel, who counted 28 points to lead all scorers. And even the rangy left-hander had a weak first half; he scored 19 of his total in the final half of play. - BEARS NOW 7-2 Garrigan moved its season record to 7-2 with the Bancroft win. The Golden Bears were only behind once during the game, 1-0, after St. John's guard Jerry Johnson made a free throw to get the Scoreboard working. The Bear man-to-man defense and press frustrated Bancroft as Garrigan moved to a 17-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. Phil McCarthy tossed in four beauties from the corners to pave the way. Coach Steve McCall's defensive-minded cagers switched to a zone and applied it effectively against the Johnnies in the second quarter, stretching the Bear lead to 13 points. Bancroft meanwhile fell victim to bad passing and other turnovers. Reserve Joe Bestenlehner came into the game and tossed in his first two shots to add to the scoring bein<; done by Cassel. The Bears led 31-20 at halftime. - CASSEL'S QUARTER Chuck Cassel took over the third quarter with four fielders, several steals and a couple of great assists. It was as if the Garrigan senior was bored and decided to do something about it. Bancroft couldn't stop him, and his work pushed the Bears to a 48-27 advantage as the final quarter got underway. Both teams perked tip in the fourth period, but Cassel was still hot with a long jumper, hook and drives. The Johnnies suddenly got tough under the boards, but it was too late. Garrigan maintained its 20 point margin as the final horn sounded. Phil McCarthy was the only other Bear to end up in double figures, with 15 points. Greg •Welp led Bancroft with 16 and Dave Thilges added 12. Cassel led 'the Bears on the boards with eight rebounds. He and guard John Heinen both had five steals, but Bestenlehner captured the enemy ball six times in his reserve role. - RESERVES PLAY WELL Coach McCall was pleased with the work of BestenlehnorandRon M. Reding, both as substitutes. Even on a dull night his defense was tough. McCall said he'd like to see the Bears break the school defensive record of 50.2 points allowed per game by the 196667 squad. Right now the Bears have given up an average of 49. Garrigan will have an opportune time to work on that record at Carroll Kuemper this Sunday in the first round of the C.Y.O. Tourney. Kuemper sports a 6-3 record, losing to two ranked teams. Carroll is reportedly big with starters at 6'5" and 6'2" and a reserve at 6'8 1/2". McCall hoped Friday morning he would be able to see the game, since he appeared to be coming down with the measles. Garrigan's junior varsity team downed Bancroft St. John's in the preliminary game at Bancroft, last Thursday night, 67-36. Don Kenyon tallied 20 points for Garrigan, which now has an 8-1 record in J-V play. GARRIGAN (66) FG FT PF C. Cassel 13 2-2 2 J. Courtney 1—3 P. McCarthy 7 1-1 4 J. Heinen 2 1-1 1 R. J. Reding 0 0-1 2 J. Bestenlehner 4 0-1 3 S. Skilling 0 0-0 0 Dogotch 1 0-0 3 R. M. Reding 2 2-3 0 Totals 30 6-9 18 BANCROFT (46) FG FT PF J. Johnson 3 5-5 1 G. Welp 6 4-6 0 J. Walden 0 1-1 1 D. Thilges 3 6-9 4 M. Mulligan 0 1-2 1 D. Merron 20-12 A. Blocker 0 1-1 1 J. Crowley 0 0-0 0 Totals 14 18-25 10 Score by Quarters St. Johns 10 20 27 46 Garrigan 17 31 48 66 ed Roy Tresemer, Iowa Fall's top winner by a 2-0 count by virtue of a first period takedown. — PUTNEY AND MARTIN— Mike Putneys initial period takedown stuck for a 2-0 win for him. Paul Martin won 7-2 over sub Russ Peterson when regular 126 Ib. Ziesman failed to make the weight. --ALT AND BUCHANAN— Terry Alt's victory came as a result against his man for not working from the down position. Buck Buchanan always produces some action, this time with an easy 6-2 win. —BIG THREE WIN— Gene Hunt and Les Simpson continued their winning streaks with pins and upped their season's totals to 17-0 each. Steve Fitzpatrick snapped Ron Tjaden's four fall streak as he handled him easily after squirming out of a cross face cradle predicament. - EAGLE HERE FRIDAY-Algona takes on Eagle Grove here next Friday and will try to add to the 6-2-1 record for the season. - VARSITY RESULTS— 98 - Mark Miller beat Jeff Vieth 4-0. 105 - Dan Menneke beat Roy Tresemer 2-0. 112 - Doug Ulrich lost to John Miller 3-0. 119 - Mike Putney beat Rue ben Jimenez 2-0. . 126 - Paul Martin beat Russ Petersen 7-2. 132 - Terry Alt beat Steve Hamilton 4-2. Sawyer's Basket Gives T-R Girls Last Chance Win BODE -. Sandy Sawyer's basket with five seconds left in the game gave the Twin Rivers girls' basketball team a 79-78 victory over Rockwell City here Friday night. High scorer for Twin Rivers was Suz Christensen with 41 points followed by Sandy Sawyer with 23. The win gave Twin Rivers a 5-4 Twin Lakes Conference record. Rockwell City put up a good fight and was ahead at the end of the second and third quarters. In the boys' game, Rockwell City defeated Twin Rivers by a score of 66-52. The Twin Rivers team got off to a bad start, trailing at the end of the first quarter, 24-9. TwinRivers really poured it on in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough as the clock ran out. The win gave Rockwell City a 5-4 record. Twin Rivers now has a 7-2 record. Their next game is here with Albert City next Friday. TWIN RIVERS BOYS (52) FG FT TP G. Kinseth 5 3-4 13 R. Brock 6 5-9 17 G. Johnson 2 0-0 4 C. Frideres 0 1-21 M, Olson 0 4-6 4 J. Jacobson 1 0-0 2 C. Armstrong 0 1-2 1 138 - Scott Buchanan beat Dwight Ellingson 6-2. 145 - Kevin Fett lost to Tom Dougan 6-1. 155 - Todd Christenson lost to Dan Pickering 6-0. 167 - Gene Hunt pinned Dirk Harman 3:16. 185 - Les Simpson pinned Dave Rush 4:39. HWT - Steve Fitzpatrick beat Ron Tjaden 8-3. —J. V. RESULTS— 98 - Denny Payne pinned Dale Lietvig. 105 - Gene Chrischilles lost to Phil Appold 6-5. 112 - Keith Meyer lost to Kim Wood 4-0. 119 - Shannon Lynch beat Jim Vaughn 7-0. 126 - Denny Hansen pinned Al Bauman. 132 - Howie Raney pinned Rocky Woods 138 - Roger Samp pinnedsteve Moravec. 145 - Jack Schoby pinned by John Ahberg. 155 - Mark Elbert and Randy Harman tied 6-6. 167 - Jeff Miller lost to Kent Goodyear 4-0. HWT - Kevin Hensley lost to John Whitesell 1-0. DAN MENNEKE j. Terwilliger 5 0-1 10 Totals 19 14-24 52 Twin Rivers 9 19 31 52 Rockwell C. 24 37 55 66 TWIN RIVERS GIRLS (79) FG FT TP S. Christensen 10 21-22 41 C. Hankins 6 1-2 13 S. Sawyer 11 1-10 23 K."Cran" 1 0-0- 2' Totals 28 23-34 79 Twin Rivers 22 38 59 79 Rockwell C. 11 40 64 78 T. Rivers Girls Top Poky, 60-57 1 BODE - Twin Rivers and Pocahontas each won a game in rescheduled Twin Lakes Conference basketball action here Monday night. Twin Rivers took the girls game, 60-57 after trailing 35-33 at the half. And Pocahontas opened up a 30-24 halftime lead for a 90-56 victory in the boys game. TR GIRLS S. Christensen C. Hankins K. Cran Totals TR BOYS G. Kinseth G. Johnson C. Armstrong J. Jacobson R. Hohenberger J. Terwilliger C. Frideres Totals FG 9 8 4 21 FG 11 3 1 2 1 3 0 21 FT 15-17 2-2 1-2 18-21 FT 3-4 0-1 2-2 2-3 2-2 3-3 2-4 14-19 TP 33 18 9 60 TP 25 6 4 6 4 9 2 56 th quarter WITH TOM WALLER THE SLATE BLACKBOARD in the 'girls locker room in the new Algona high school building now sports a punched-out portion about the size of ... well, a little larger than a fist. An Ankeny wrestler was mad enough to break the slate with his fist after Algona's Gene Hunt beat him in the Algona Invitational Meet. A locker, new of course, also bears a caved- in mark of wrath from an athlete who apparently had some leftover energy. -o- THE MORE WE HEAR and read about the new Iowa football coach, Frank Lauterbur, the more we look forward to next season. Ifs been a long time since I've heard a football coach say something about the players' and fans' right to enjoy a game. These are Lauterbur's words, and I hope he lives by them: "Football has to be enjoyable for the players and the fans. The type of game young men enjoy is a wide-open brand of football..." -o- FAIRMONT WILL host snowmobile races Jan. 30-31 at the Martin Cpunty Fairgrounds. For entry forms, write Box 826, Fairmont. -o- THE WIFE ON her first fishing trip was working busily over her line. Finally her husband asked what she was doing, "fm changing corks, dear," she said. "This one keeps sinking." (Spirit Lake Beacon) -o- IN THIS day of pay raises and overtime pay, who speaks lor basketball officials? It's not that they aren't being paid enough for refereeing a game, necessarily. But who can deny that they occasionally work overtime? Ed Farrell of Algona and L&nny Grigsby will attest to that; they worked one game and two overtime sessions in the Spencer vs. Garrigan junior varsity game last week. - o- STEVE BERLINGER, Refuge Manager at Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge between Titonka and Hurt, says the deer herd wintering on the refuge now numbers more than 60 and is easily visible early in the morning or late evening from county roads running along the southern portion of the refuge. BERLINGER SAID the heavy snowfall has brought the deer herd out into the open more than most years. He said almost all of the deer on the refuge are concentrated in an area south of County Road B-14, known as Govern's Grade, which crosses Union Slough. BERLINGER INVITES wildlife lovers to view the herd and suggests you bring along binoculars for the best viewing, "especially if you want to try and pick out some big bucks." - o-. li miles to Hwy. 169 I County Road B-lli Deer Areas Key rarking Points Gravel Road Paved 3oad Refuge Boundary West Bend Beat Ayrshire WEST BEND - A missed layup in the fourth quarter by Ayrshire figured importantly in a successful come-from-behind victory for the West Bend girls basketball team here Tuesday. The home team caught up in the last two minutes of the game and won, 58-57. The West Bend boys team had an easier time of it, beating Ayrshire 73-48, despite poor shooting in the first three quarters of the game. BOYS J. Crawford B. Runchey M. Montag J. Schany T. Meyer Totals West Bend 10 Ayrshire 11 GIRLS S. Banwart H. Mogler Barber Perkins J. Hefty P. Schuller D. Berninghaus C. Sprohling Totals West Bend 6 Ayrshire 17 FG 10 10 7 1 2 30 25 24 FG 12 1 4 0 0 5 0 0 22 30 35 FT TP 5-8 25 3-4 23 1-2 15 2-3 4 2-3 6 13-20 73 46 73 39 48 FT F 10-12 1 1-1 1 1-2 0 0-0 1 0-0 2 3-7 1 0-0 2 0-0 3 15-22 11 45 58 48 57 , n^^.^^^^^^^^ Continued - Sale on Ladies' & Children's Winter Ready-to-Wear BOMGAARS BEN FRANKLIN FAMILY SHOPPING CENTER - - ALGONA, IOWA

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