Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 22, 1971 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, February 22, 1971
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Algona Wins N. C. Conference At Iowa Falls Friday; Then Tournament By Julian Chrischilles Algona High School nailed down its fifth North Central Conference basketball title in the past 11 years Thursday night by dispatching Clarion with ease, 7342 in the Bulldog gym. The game was moved up a night because of the district wrestling tournament here. .Coach Howie Stephenson added his fifth loop title in a dozen years of coaching basketball here. Previous crowns were won .in 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1967. The Bulldogs close out their highly successful campaign at Iowa Falls Friday night in the final pre-tournament activity. They stand 16-1 right now and are 12-1 in the conference. The Bulldogs probably could have won the Clarion game with the second five. Regulars saw action in only about half the game. As is his custom, Stephenson started an all-senior lineup in the final home game with two senior regulars, Kent Espe and Rick Nielsen, on the bench for the entire first quarter. And except in the final period, this first period lineup had the biggest point bulge of the night. Two quick buckets by Bruce Johnson with about three minutes to go in the period propelled Algona to a 13-8 margin and they had a 22-12 spread after one quarter. STEPHENSON USED a com> plete new five for the second period and they had the halftime bulge at 41-24. The rest of the game was just a formality. Only consistent scorer for the visitors was Duane Olson, who notched 18 points, 11 more than any of his mates. ;'Espe had a fine night, hitting 20 points while Jim Harris bucketed 13, most of which were in the first period. Johnson finished with a dozen, all from the field as all ten Bulldogs got in the scoring column. THE SOPHOMORES took over action in the J-V game and won their 10th straight game without a loss this season, 48-37. Jerry Yocum's'club led 22-17 at the half and got 15-point efforts from Jon Pittman and Mick Anderson. Pittman added 16 rebounds. WITH TOM WALLER Monday, February 22, 1971 Kosjuth County Advance - 5 Algona Wins Championship They close out their season Monday night here against Emmetsburg in the second half of a frosh-soph doubleheader. Algona High School's basketball team won the North Central Conference championship by beating Clarion here Thursday night. The Bulldogs, now 16-1 for the season and 12-1 in conference play, finish the regular season with a league game at Iowa Falls next Friday. Coach Howie Stephenson's fifth league champ- ionship team: (front, from left) Kent Espe (31), Jim Harris (33), Randy Roeber (45), Gordon Zeigler (41), Gary Walker (35), and (back, from left) manager Rex Post, Rick Nielsen (11), Neal O'Brien (15), Bruce Johnson (23), Dan Smith (13). Dick Manske was not present for the photograph. (Algona Pub. Co. photo) ALGONA (73) Espe Walker Roeber Nielsen Johnson Zeigler Manske Harris O'Brien Smith Totals FG 7 2 1 2 6 0 1 5 2 2 28 FT 6-7 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 5-7 2-4 3-4 0-0 0-0 17-24 PF 1 3 3 1 2 2 3 0 2 1 18 TITONKA LOSES, BUT GETS 2ND CHANCE Lakota Girls Win Way To District THERE'S A RUN on depressants in area drugstores as well as the ones in the Los'Angeles area in California. People are worried - - Californians about earthquakes, and lowans about their favorite teams in the unstable world of sports. Generally speaking, coaches and spectators have a more difficult time keeping their feet on the ground than the athletes. THE UNEXPECTED is hard to take. For instance, local tremors in the form of two traffic accidents have upset the plans of Garrigan basketball coach Steve McCall and Algona High wrestling coach Dale Bahr. - o - RON J. REDING, a starter on the Garrigan basketball team, was hospitalized with face and head cuts following a traffic accident just south of Algona Feb. 11. THEN ONE WEEK and a few hours later, Mike Putney, conference and sectional tournament champion wrestler from Algona, was injured in a traffic accident about one mile north of the scene of the one the previous Thursday. Putney suffered a face cut and bruises which kept him out of the district tourney. I'VE HEARD coaches argue that being out for athletics is a lot safer than spending those two hours a day riding in a car. These accidents would support that theory, since neither boy has been injured so seriously in his respective sport. - o- SWEA CITY is the only established favorite in the four boys Class A sectional basketball tournaments scheduled to begin tonight (Monday). The four sectional winners at Armstrong, Corwith, Lakota and Lake Mills will move on up the roadmap to Des Moines, with the next stop being the Class A district here March 4 and 6. The Class AA district is also here, March 2, 3 and 5. - o - LAKOTA IS excited about the chances of their girls basketball team going to the state tourney. Things don't look bad at all now that the Eaglettes wiped out Woden-Crystal Lake, a team that was ranked 19th in the final state poll. Woden's star, Lynnora Kurtzleben, deserves some state recognition even though her team was a first-round loser in tourney play after winning 20 of its first 21 games this season. She averaged 50 points a game. - o - BURT'S GIRLS team also lost out in the sectional tourney, but the play of freshman forward Patty Grubb has not been overlooked. The reason is that the 5-9 1/2 made 59.4 percent of her field goals and averaged 41.8 points per game, probably the best mark ever by a freshman. Denise Long, a four-year regular at Union-Whitten (and niece of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Conn of Algona), had a 33.5 average as a freshman before going on to break all the scoring records in the state. - o - RESULTS & STANDINGS FROM THE ALGONA LANES CLARION (42) ^TG FT PF Cellon 3 0-0 2 M. McConaughy 0 1-1 4 Arnold 1 5-9 3 Kopps 3 1-5 3 Olson 8 2-3 1 Mosher 0 0-0 2 McCool 10-1 2 C. McConaughy 0 1-4 2 Totals 16 10-23 19 (Algona was ranked No. 8, 9 and J.O respectively on the three state polls — Associated Press, Des Moines Register and United Press-International — last week). Boys Class A Sectional BB MONDAY 1ST ROUND At Lakota: Bancroft vs. Ledyard, 7 Titonka vs. Buffalo Center, 8:30 At Corwith: Klemme vs. Twin Rivers, 7 LuVerne vs. Britt, 8:30 At Armstrong: Swea City vs. Graettinger, 7 Sentral vs, Armstrong, 8.-30 At Lake Mills: Rake vs. Woden-C.L., 7 Thompson vs. Lake Mills, 8:30 t , TUESDAY SEMI-FINALS ' At Lakota: Burt vs, Bancroft-Ledyard winner, 7 Lakota vs. Titonka-Buffalo Center winner, 8:30 At Corwith: Corwith-Wesley vs. Klemme-Twin Rivers winner, 7 Garner vs. Britt-LuVerne winner, 8:30 At Armstrong: Ringsted vs. Swea City-Graettinger winner, 7 Lincoln-Central vs. Sentral-Armstrong winner, 8:30 At Lake Mills: North Central of Manly vs. Rake-W.C.L. winner, 7 North wood-Kensett vs. Thompson-Lake Mills winner, 8:30 THURSDAY FINALS At Lakota, Corwith, Armstrong and Lake Mills, all 7:30 BRITT -Lakota reached Saturday's finals of the girls sectional tournament there by beating Thompson 60-48 in the semifinals last Wednesday. In the other semi-final game at Britt Wednesday, Sheffield- Chapin, runnersup in the North Star Conference, edged Titonka 70-67 after falling behind late in the game. - FINALS Lakota was to play Sheffield- Chapin for the championship at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 (after this newspaper was printed), and Titonka was to meet Thompson for the consolation title at 6:30 p.m. the same night. The winner of the consolation game will join Lakota and Sheffield-Chapin in district competition at Hampton next Friday, Saturday and the following Monday. The participants from the Hamption sectional that will compete in the district are Ackley- Geneva, Hampton and either Goldfield or Alden. - TITONKA LOSS Trailing by two points at the quarter, Titonka led by two at the half and by one at 66-65 with about three minutes left in the game. But the scoring of Sheffield-Chapin's Donna Wearda pulled her team through. She made 18 straight free throws in the second half and made 25 of 29 free throws on her way to a 47-point game. Rhonda Boekelman and Gale Struthers scored well for Titonka with 27 and 23 points, respectively. , -LAKOTA WIN Lakota improved its season record to 18-4 by getting good individual performances in both the forward and guard courts. For instance, the Lakota guards, Teresa Thompson, Deb Junkermeier, Lana Jaeger and Linda Beck, 'Held" 1 high-scoring Judy"''' Wirth of Thompson to just 10 points, and Lakota's Cindy Baumann produced 30 points in the forward court. LAKOTA GIRLS FG FT TP C. Karels 8 0 16 J. Leonard 3 6 12 C. Baumann 11 8 30 P. Ogren 102 Totals 23 14-24 60 . Score by Quarters Lakota 12 29 47 60 Thompson 13 23 34 48 TITONKA GIRLS FG FT TP B. Giesking 4 5 13 G. Struthers 9 5 23 R. Boekelman 8 7 23 J. Giesking 408 Totals 25 17-29 67 Score by Quarters Titonka 16 33 49 67 Sheff.-Chapin 18 31 49 70 » > ^MONDAY Tionee'r ' Algona F & F Algona P & H Tall Paul's Don's Rec. Chuck Behr's 66 Weidenhoff Universal Lindsay Dunn's 63 61 59 53 52 49 46 26 16 "- 1 29 rr 36 35 37 47 48 41 54 74 84 .Obsecat&JRepaii;*,.. *••..,. 42 50,, Coast to toast*"'" '••••- 42 50 Diagonal Groc. 41 51 Algona Lanes 17 75 High Team Series - Fareway 2452; High Individual Series Jackie Muller 549, Kay Voigt 540, Twig Schumacher 510; High indidivudal Games - Jackie Muller 207, Kay Voigt 202. Twin Rivers Has 8 Players On All-Conf. BODE (Special) - Eight Twin Rivers high school basketball players, five girls and three boys, were named to All-Twin Lakes Conference honors last week. - BOYS FIRST TEAM - Jim Egli, Manson; Wayne Hanish and Steve Kees, Laurens; Tom Winkleback, Rolfe; and Robert Johnson, Albert City. SECOND TEAM - Royce Holt, Albert City; Jeff Hansen, Manson; Jack Brenny and Tom Burns, Pocahontas; Gary Kinseth, Twin Rivers; and Tim Stacy, Rockwell City. HONORABLE MENTION - Albert City; Tom Eckert and Rex Schumann; Gilmore City: Scott Jensen, Loren Johnson and Bill Kleen; Laurens; Chris Hodges; Manson: Paul Doster, Greb Habben and Denny Hood; Pocahontas: Roger Bollard, Mark Harrold and John Scott; Rockwell City: Terry Huston, Ron Kauffman and Rick Ramthun; Rolfe: Mark Feldman and Dave Spencer; Twin Riv- ers: Chuck Frideres and Gene Johnson. -GIRLS- FIRST TEAM - Susie Christensen and Judy Johnson, Twin Rivers; Paula Weishaar and Jill Kischer, Albert City; Laurie Brinkman, Rolfe; Paula Calmer, Manson; Colleen Madson, Laurens; and Connie Severson, Pocahontas. SECOND TEAM -MegGalliano and Debbie White, Laurens; Jackie Junkman and Jean Filloon, Manson; Sue Rosfjord, Pocahontas, Karon Brinkman, Rolfe, Diane Franzmeier, Albert City; Chris Nielsen, Gilmore City. HONORABLE MENTION Twin Rivers: Cindy Hankins, Deb Telford and Vicky Lempke; Rolfe: Carol Weigert and Joyce Baade; Laurens: Jayne Nelson, Gloria Hawley and Barb Nelson; Pocahontas: jane Foster, Joleen Becker and JoAnn Peterson; Manson: Kathy McCaulley, Deb Junkman and Joanne Filloon; Albert City; Susan Deilil and Pat McCabe; Gilmore City: Sheryl Mar chant. TWIN LAKES GIRLS (Final Standings) Manson 13 1 Albert City 10 4 Twin Rivers 9 5 Rolfe 8 6 Pocahontas 6 8 Rockwell City 5 9 Laurens 5 9 Gilmore City 0 14 Scoring Leaders Laurie Brinkman, Rolfe 39.6 Teresa Bond, Rockwell City 38 Susie Christensen, Twin Rivers 36.5 TWIN LAKES BOYS (Final Standings) Albert City 12 2 Manson 11 3 Laurens 10 4 Pocahontas 9 5 Rockwell City , 6 8 Rolfe 4 10 Twin Rivers 3 11 Gilmore City 1 13 Scoring Leaders Steve Kees, Laurens 21.5 Wayne Hanish, Laurens 20 Jim Egli, Manson 18.7 Gary Kinseth, Twin Rivers 18 High Team Series - Pioneer 2882; High Individual Series Gene Schnerden 634, Larry Pearson 603; High Individual Game Gene Schnerden 236. COFFEE CUP Misfits 51 16 Idle Hours 47 21 Black Cats 43 25 Sharks 27 41 Starlets 19 49 Gutter Dusters 16 51 High Team Series - Misfits 2107; High Individual Series - Fran Wiese 494; High Individual Game- Fran Wiese 202. TUESDAY MEN #1 Charlie Supper Club 430 71459 Hamms Beer 404 72281 Bjustrom 404 71773 Bulten Deputies 402 71549 Buscher Bros. 391 71218 Pine Room 377 71677 UttElec. 369 71012 Lone Rock Bank 360 69929 Wayne Feed Supply 331 70105 Ed's Standard 279 65562 High Team Series - Bulten Dep. 2954; High Individual Series Don Kingfield 589; High Individual Games; Don Kingfield 256, Jim Kelley 236, Art Groen 225. TUESDAY MENS #2 Moormans 56 44 DeKalb 54 45 Weidenhoff 54 46 Pattersons 49 51 Froehlich & Murphy 47 53 Schumacher 39 60 High Team Series - Weidenhoff Rec. Club 3012; High Individual Series - Chuck Geilenfeld 560, Harvey Godden 552; High Individual Games - Lee Froehlich 222, Al Bormann 209. WEDNESDAY LADIES Fareway 66 26 Cook's Inc. 55 37 Pine Room Lounge 55 37 Gilmer Monument 53 39 Burr Oak Motel 46 46 Diamonds 43 49 THURSDAY LADIES Rusk Drug 58 26 Wesley Exchange Bank 53 31 Dunn's Sure Save 49 35 Everds Bros. 48 32 Hamms Beer 41 43 Viking Oil 40 44 Johnson House 40 44 Gambles 37 43 Schumachers 37 47 Good Samaritan 33 51 Frederick Hdwe. 33 51 Martins 27 53 High Team Series - Gambles 2351; High Individual Series Jean Metzen 510; High Individual Game - Jean Metzen 197. FRIDAY MIXED DOUBLES Algona Dairy 70 22 Robo 65 27 Moormans 48 43 Gene's DX 48 43 Little Bandit 46 46 Coast to Coast 40 51 Algona Lanes 39 52 Pepsi 38 54 Whittemore Elev. 33 59 Falstaff 31 61 High Team Series - Algona Dairy 2278; High Individual Series Art Groen 630, Bunny Erdman 558; High Individual Games Art Groen 234, Jean Reynolds 212. SATURDAY MIXED DOUBLES Roebers 66 25 North Iowa 61 26 Barbershop 58 33 Grainbelt 50 42 Lone Rock Tele. 44 44 Pine Room 36 56 Thompsons 21 63 Burr Oak 22 69 High Team Series - pine Room 2229; High Individual Series John Levy 562, Nancy Sands 538; High Individual Games - John Levy 225, Nancy Sands 206. SUNDAY MIXED DOUBLES Davis Bunch • 29 11 S.E.S. 25 15 H&W. 21 19 THE FUTURE OF the State Line Conference basketball tournament was in doubt recently after some complaints about the pairing system. Democracy ruled out in a meeting of coaches, with the result being a decision to keep the mid-season tourney, but perhaps with some changes in the pairing system. However, the final decision lies not with the coaches but with school superintendents. THE SUPERINTENDENTS were reportedly considering a rotational tourney and a regular season schedule change which would allow conference teams to play more non-conference opponents. The rotational idea developed because this season's schedule found teams playing each other twice in 11 days. Coaches felt this was too close together. - o KEN MEYER, proprietor of Algona Lanes, reports that Dave Hanselman is ranked fifth in all events and third in doubles, along with partner Lynn Anderson, following competition at Rochester, Minn., two weekends ago. Dave rolled a 299 his first game and finished up with 195 and 201 for a 695 series. He has been averaging 190 while bowling in one league and substituting in another here. - o THE GHS JUNIORS may have had their picture in the paper for picking up bottles as a means of raising money for the Carnival, but the seniors raised the most and will be able to pick a day off from school. This item is from a publicity-conscious GHS senior. Armstrong Girls Meet Arnolds Park SPENCER- Armstrong, of the State Line Conference, qualified for the girls district basketball tournament.here Feb. 26, 27 and March 1 by placing second in the sectional tourney here last week. The Tigerettes beat Rembrandt and Lincoln-Central, 70-59, before losing to South Clay, 77-59, in the finals Thursday night. Lincoln-Central lost the consolation game to Arnolds Park, 106-73, with the winner's Carla Gilmore scoring 73 points. - TITLE GAME South Clay, ranked 16th in the state with a 22-1 record, trailed Armstrong 7-2 early and 21-16 at the quarter before taking a 41-35 halftime lead and increasing the margin in the second half. Armstrong suffered from cold shooting in the second half. Jody Barrett scored 33 points and Linda Mayne 24 for Armstrong. Jo Brock scored 33 points for South Clay. -SEMI-FINAL WIN- Armstrong had to work to beat Lincoln-Central in the semifinals 70-59. L-C led at the quarter 16-9 and only trailed by six points with two minutes left in the game. Jody Barrett scored 37 points and Linda Mayne 29 as the Tiger- ettes shot 45 percent from the field as a team. Lincoln-Central made only 10 of 48 field goal attemps, with Ann Harvey scoring 39 points. - TO PLAY ARNOLDS PARK Armstrong will now play Arnolds Park in the first round of the district Friday at 8 p.m. Arnolds Park lost to South Clay 75-65 in the sectional semifinals. ARMSTRONG GIRLS FG FT TP J. Barrett 10 17 37 C. Wagner 2 '0 4 L. Mayne 12 5 29 Totals 24 22-33 70 Score by Quarters Armstrong 9 31 49 70 Lincoln-Cent. 16 26 42 59 ARMSTRONG GIRLS FG FT TP J. Barrett 8 17 33 L. Mayne 96 24 C. Wagner 102 Totals 18 22-29 59 Score by Quarters Armstrong 21 35 43 59 South Clay 16 41 55 77 PINE ROOM LOUNGE THE SHOWPLACE AND ENTERTAINMENT CAPITOL OF NORTHERN IOWA THE ONLY PLACE IN KOSSUTH CO. WITH ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY. 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