Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 22, 1971 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, February 22, 1971
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FOUR OF FIVE ALGONA WRESTLERS WIN IN 1ST ROUND 4 — Kossuth County Advance Monday, February 22, 1971 Clarion, Belmond Start Fast In District Tourney Wrestling fans from north central and northwest Iowa braved W W^ ^LJlLJi. •+• A A ....... ~ T T ^^ ^^ ^^ Wrestling fans from north central and northwest Iowa braved wet and then icy road conditions in order to see the Class AA District wrestling meet which took place here last weekend. It was expected to be the most competitive of the four district meets in the state. And judging from some of the first-round surprises which were reportable at this writing, it was. Algona is the defending state champion in Class AA, but came into the meet as co-favorites with clarion. In a dual meet earlier, they tied 21-21 at Clarion. In the North Central Conference meet, Algona edged Humboldt and Clarion by a margin of about three points. And in the sectional tournament at Clarion last week, Clarion emerged as champion by scoring two more points than Algona. Each team advanced six boys from that qualifying meet to the district meet. Now the top two finishers in each district weight class will qualify for the state meet at Ames next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. TEAM Clarion Belmond Clear Lake ALGONA Perry Humboldt Nevada Eagle Grove St. Ansgar Cherokee South Hamilton Jefferson Lake Mills NO. OF QUAL. 6 8 4 6 6 5 7 4 5 7 3 2 4 . NO. ADVANCE 6 7 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 PTS. 9 8 7 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 All three point or not scoring - West Marshall, Others receiving one Mason City Newman, Roland-story, St. Edmonds, Sheldon, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake, West Sioux, - ALGONA RESULTS Algona wrestlers who placed in high in last year's meet won first-round matches. Gene Hunt, defending state champion, decisioned Dale Listen of Hawarden West Sioux, 14-3, at 155. Les Simpson, state runnerup a year ago, pinned Belmond's Mike Anderson after nearly being pinned himself earlier in the 167- pound match. Steve Fitzpatrick, third at state last year, was quicker than his heavier opponent from Jefferson, beating him 10-0 in their 185-pound match. Advancing along with the three top-seeded Algona wrestlers was 98-pound Mark Miller, a 3-2 winner over Mike Schwichenberg, the North Central Conference champion. Miller, who took the decision with a nding time point, was injured and did not wrestle against Schwichenberg in the conference meet. Mike Putney, Algona's conference and sectional champion qualifier at 119, received as large a hand from the partisan crowd as any of the Algona wrestlers even though he watched from the sidelines due to injuries suffered the evening before in an automobile accident. *** Mike is a senior. His match was forfeited to a Belmond wrestler. Paul Martin, Algona's 126-pound qualifier, led Perry's Randy Moore 8-4 before giving up three points in a controversial near-fall ruling. He was pinned in the next period by the strong Perry entry. Martin was to have an opportunity to wrestle back to second place if Moore became champion. -TOP UPSET Simpson's match was nearly a repeat of what happened to a Humboldt wrestler earlier in the evening. Kevin Tellier placed high in the state last year, but was pinned in his 112-pound match with John Johnson of Cherokee. -SEMI-FINAL PAIRINGS (Algona Wrestlers) 98 Ibs. - Mark Miller (A) vs. Doug Doolittle (Roland-Story) 155 Ibs. - Gene Hunt (A) vs. Mark Nelson (Belmond) 167 Ibs. - Les Simpson (A) vs. Elwin Myhre (Nevada) 185 Ibs. - Steve Fitzpatrick (A) vs. Tom Joslyn (Clear Lake) NEAR-CAPACITY CROWD FRIDAY Bulldog cheerleaders, wrestlers and Algona rooting section concentrate on the action as Algona's Mark Miller competes in the opening matches at 98 Ibs. A near-capacity crowd attended the tourney Friday evening despite adverse weather conditions. Algona Publishing Photos GOLDEN BEARS HAVE 12-5 RECORD BULLDOGS' MILLER ADVANCES The Bulldogs' Mark Miller and Clear Lake's Mike Schwichen- berg grapple on all fours for position. Miller earned a 3-2 decision on riding time to give Algona its first point of the tourney. Miller met Doug Doolittle of Roland Story in semi-final pairing Saturday afternoon. MIKE PUTNEY SITS ONE OUT Senior 119 Ib. star Mike Putney was forced to forfeit his Friday night match to Mark Cullinan of Belmond after Putney was injured in a car accident Thursday night. Bulldog coach Dale Bahr (above) had expected Putney, who sports 12 stitches under his nose, to be a state contender. FITZ MUSCLES TO 10-0 WIN Algona's powerful Steve Fitzpatrick advanced to the semi's with an easy 10-0 verdict over Steve Garnett of Jefferson. Here Fitz starts to turn Garnett over under the watchful eye of referee Bob Siddens, coach of West Waterloo. Top seeded Fitz met Brad Jones of Storm Lake Saturday afternoon. Garrigan Blasts Hull; At Si Edmond Tuesday Garrigan High School closed out its home basketball season Friday night with another stellar defensive show as the Bears posted win No. 12 for the year, a 66-45 breeze past Western Christian of Hull. The Bears now stand 12-5 for the year as they take to the road for their final two games. Tuesday night it's St. Edmond's at Ft. Dodge and the Gaels have been hot, with one of their more impressive wins a squeaker by Webster City. Then the Bears take on another equally warm foe, Emmetsburg High School there Friday. The E-Hawks had won v four straight up to Friday night and have a win over the Bears on'the local court earlier in the year. Cold shooting by Hull, plus that sticky, swarming Bear defensive constructed a 28-11 half- *** time lead for the winners. The Bears broke away from an 8-8 stalemate in the first quarter to outscore Hull 20-1 at one point. In fact, Hull got only two baskets the entire first half. One was a close in six-footer by Sherra Kooima in the first period and the other was a fantastic 65-foot job that swished through as the first half horn sounded by Randy Van Voorst. In between, Hull missed lots of close in attempts. It was never close in the second half but the visitors did notch 13 more field goals than their first half efforts could produce. GARRIGAN GOT some hot shooting in the second and third periods from its starting five. Chuck Cassel had a warm hand all night and finished with 20. John Heinen got some good side shots and ended with 18 while Phil McCarthy meshed a dozen, all from the field. Hull entered the game with an 8-8 record but they play in a tough league in northwest Iowa. They probably haven't' seen much better defenses though this year as the Bear zone press took its toll in intercepted passes and stolen balls. The Garrigan junior varsity started things out right for the fans with their 14th win in 16 starts by a narrow 41-39 margin in the opener. Garrigan got a dozen points from Ron Kenyon. GARRIGAN (66) FG FT PF Courtney 2 0-1 1 Cassel 9 2-5 2 McCarthy Heinen R.M. Reding Skilling Dogotch Bestenlehner Elbert Totals 6 8 2 0 0 1 0 28 0-3 2-2 0-0 0-2 4-5 2-3 0-0 10-21 3 2 5 2 0 2 0 17 Sports Scoreboard FRIDAY BASKETBALL Garrigan 66, Hull Western Christian 45 Laurens 68, West Bend 65 Buffalo Center 69, Northwood- Kensett 58 Sibley 75, Emmetsburg 70 Bancroft St. John 101, Woden- Crystal Lake 73 Eagle Grove 66, Iowa Falls 58 Webster City 53, Humboldt 48 North Central | Conference | (Seasons records in Parenthesis) i W L ALGONA (16-1) 12 1 Webster City (11-6) 10 3 1 Humboldt (11-6) 9 4 I Clear Lake (13-4) 9 4 I Eagle Grove (6-8) 5 7 | Hampton (2-12) 2 10 I Clarion (2-15) 2 11 | Iowa Falls (2-13) 2 11 I * Carrie Haase Rites Held Funeral services for Carrie L. Haase, 94, of Algona, were held in the Chapel of the McCullough Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Raymond Russell officiating. Burial was in the Methodist Cemetery at Fenton with the McCullough Funeral Service in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were Maurice Thompson, David Skogstrom, Larry Gade, Robert Mitchell, William Krause and Raymond Funk. Carrie Haase, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Widdel, was born Nov. 4, 1876 at Waterloo. She married August Haase Feb. 28, 1896 at Fenton. Her husband died in 1930 and Mrs. Haase died at the Good Samaritan Home in Algona late Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 16. She is survived by two daughters and three sons; Mrs. Pearle Phillips, Algona; Matilda, Mrs. Herman Gade of Fenton; Earl Haase, Little Rock, Ark.; Clifford Haase, Biloxi, Miss, and Gail Haase of Algona. There are 15 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Minnie Weisbrod of Fairmont, Minn., also survives. She was preceded by her parents, husband, two sons and one daughter. Services For Emil Bleckwenn FENTON - Funeral services for Emil Carl Bleckwenn, 64, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Fenton. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Rex Spicer officiated and Reese- Henry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Lloyd Bleckwenn, Virgil Bleckwenn, Howard Bruhn, William Helmke, Melvin Wright and John Wright. Mr. Bleckwenn was born April 11, 1906, the son of Theodore and Sophie Epple Bleckwenn. They moved to Kossuth county in 1921. He received his elementary education in Fairville, graduated from Fenton High School and attended Iowa State College, Ames, for two years. On Feb. 24, 1934 he was married to Alma peder- sen. They farmed south of Fenton until 1959 when they moved to Fenton due to his failing health. Stop At The SMOKE SHOP FOR YOUR COFFEE BREAK Into Sectional Tourney Play Twin Rivers is one of 24 boys basketball teams that will be competing in the four .area sectional tournaments which will determine the four entries in the district tournament here March 4 and 6. Coach Don Drake's team: (front, from left) Gary Kinseth (30), Gary Telford (14), Steve Kiley (20), Brent Hanson (24), Chuck Frideres (12), Ron Hohenberger (40), and (back, from left) Gene Johnson (34), Mark Olson (44), Randy Brock (32), Jeff Jacobson (10), Steve Wendt (22) and Clayton Armstrong (42). Photo courtesy Humboldt Republican THE SMOKE SHOP And now a look at the local news. When it comes to local reporting of the news, eight out of ten people turn to their local newspaper for a complete report. People turn to local newspapers for a full report on all local news. Where's the fire? Who got married? Who won last week's football game? All this,and a complete report on your City Council, school board meeting, or a possible bond issue, is news in your community. And, your local newspaper reports it. People believe strongly, in newspapers for several reasons: newspaper reading is a habit with most people; it's part of the daily routine; people regard their newspaper as a friend they can't do without. With over 80% of all adults, and 70% of all teen-agers reading a newspaper every week, no other news medium can match local newspapers for speedy, thorough saturation of your town. Newspapers deliver the local story IOWA PRESS ASSOCIATION AN AFFILIATION OF 385 IOWA WEEKLY AND DAILY NEWSPAPERS

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