Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 1, 1971 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, March 1, 1971
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State Wrestling Tourney AMES -Algeria's bright hopes for a third consecutive state wrestling championship in Class AA competition were reduced to a glimmer here Friday as three boys were defeated in the semifinals. The losses dropped Algona from second place to a tie for fourth place in the team point standings. -TEAM STAND INGS-TOP 20(Through semi-finals) Ankeny 30 Clarion 28 Corning 27 ALGONA 18 Perry 18 Anamosa 12 Iowa Falls 12 Williamsburg 10 Glenwood 10 Belmond 9 Clear Lake 9 Eagle Grove 9 Humboldt 9 Nevada 9 North Scott 9 Decorah 9 Carlisle 9 Prairie 9 North Tama 9 Osage 6 Four of the five Algona wrestlers in the tournament won first- round matches. Paul Martin, freshman 126-pounder, lost a 6-3 decision to an Anamosa wrestler. Mark Miller, junior 98-pounder, decisioned an Ankeny opponent G-4. Defending state champion Gene Hunt, 155, and state runner-up Les Simpson, 167, defeated boys from Turkey Valley and Ankeny, respectively. Steve Fitzpatrick, 185-pounder who placed third in last year's state meet, beat a Central-DeWitt wrestler. The fast start still left Algona second place behind Ankeny, with and 18-12 point spread. Clarion, champions of the Clarion Sectional and Algona District Tournaments, was third with 10 points. - THE LIGHT GOES OUT Title hopes nearly vanished Friday evening as three of the four Bulldogs were denied the championship finals. Fitzpatrick handled his West Dubuque opponent, 6-3, to move into the title match against Eagle Grove's Mike Morphew, a fine wrestler whom he had beaten three times earlier in the season — in the consolation match of the conference tournament, and in the finals of the sectional and district tournaments. In a battle of defending champs, Hunt was out-wrestled 7-0 by Ankeny's Eric Norris. Hunt had beaten Norris 2-1 at Algona earlier this season. It was only the second loss in Hunt's high school career. He's a junior. Simpson met defeat moments after Hunt lost. Les lost to \ MASH 7 Is Theme Algona high school's wrestling cheerleaders saw to it that the pep send-off to Ames last Thursday morning wasn't a re-run. For the last eight years, such rallies were the first step toward winning eight state meet trophies --one for third place, four for second place and three for first place. The girls added their own touch of originality, introducing a four- letter word, "MASH," as this year's state tournament theme. The letters, borrowed from the movie by the same name, apparently weren't supposed to stand for anything like "May Algona bring another State Championship Home." They simply work well with a new cheer that ends, "Mash'em." Concurrent with this theme, each of the five qualifying Algona wrestlers, the team manager, and coaches Dale Bahr and Ron Terhark were presented red and white "MASH BAGS." They had surprise contents stitched inside. One of the boys, not claiming to be a mash-bag expert, suspected the small bags contained candy bars, a wrestler's best friend when he needs some instant energy before a match. The Algona Chamber of Commerce office helped drum up some adults for the pep meeting, and it didn't seem to bother Steve Fitzpatrick at all when he said "thank you" for his coaches and teammates. Fitz stepped confidently to the center of the gym and addressed the now-quiet gathering: "Last night coach Bahr said, 'OK, Fitz, you're going to talk today,' and I said, 'Wow!'. . I know some people have said our school spirit is down this year, but I think it's really great right now. . . Thanks a lot." Dave Kluever of North Scott, 4-2. The match was tied 2-2 until Kluever scored two points on a reversal with 30 seconds left in the match. Miller fell behind DennisCline of Decorah 5-0 after he was the victim of a quick takedown and near-fall. The spunky Miller fought back to a 5-4 final score. - CONSOLATION HOPES Algona was fighting for a higher finish in the team standings going into Saturday afternoon's consolation matches for third place. Miller was to meet Jeff Vieth of Iowa Falls, a boy he defeated 4-0 earlier in the season. Hunt was paired against Jerry Fetzer of Williamsburg and Simpson against Bob Reifenstahl of Vinton. Mike Anderson of Belmond, a wrestler Simpson pinned in the district semi-finals beat Reifen- stahl 12-7 to advance to the finals. Snowmobile Races Set The Algona Jaycees have rescheduled their snowmobile races at Smith Lake for March 14 at 1 p.m., with registration from 10 a.m. on. If there is not adequate snow cover for the races, drag races will be held on the grass. A new- class, 0-29 cc., has been added to give smaller machines an opportunity to compete. The other classes are: 296-340, 341-400, 401-440 and 441-800. A new snowmobile will also be raffled off. Tickets will be available on the grounds. There will be a $5 entry fee for contestants. 4 — Kossuth County Advance Monday, March 1, 1971 Pistol Shoot \ The Algona police department hosted a pistol shoot oh W&dnes- day afternoon with more thai 40 law enforcement officers and highway patrolmen from many Iowa and Minnesota towns participating at the Armory. National Guard Wearing Algona Colors At Ames Can Algona Sophs Match Varsity Record? Algona High Sophomores Front, from left: Mick Anderson (22), Richard Boone (12), Howie Clegg (10), Dan Beisell (14), Lloyd Brandt (20) and manager Jim Sohn. Back, from left: Dan Ruhnke (32), J. C. Kain (34), John Pittman (40), Steve Jones (44), Roger Atherton (30) and Lynn Burns (42). Sophomore teams rarely come under the sports spotlight because' many people - some coaches and sportswriters a,mong them - think publicity should be saved for the varsity level -where it will take on special and proper significance. This article is an exception due to predictions that in two years this year's undefeated - SEASON sophomore team will be even Emmetsburg better than the present state- Humboldt ranked varsity squad. The talk Clarion is speculative and premature, Eagle Grove perhaps so much so that its very Clear Lake uttering will hinder its fulfill- Clarion ment. .Spencer Clear Lake The predictions — made by Eagle Grove members of the coaching staff clarion JV as well as non-faculty observers — are founded on several signs of potentials. The tall and talented sophomore group had a 10-0 record even without Gary Walker, a burly 6-3 sophomore who is playing a lot on the varsity team. - COACHING It's impossible to say just how much coaching helped this sophomore team, but it's obvious that it did. Jerry Yocum is the man handling the team. He's in his second year here after five years as head basketball coach at Laurens, a community known for its teams in recent years. The gap between prediction and reality depends on many things, of course: teamwork, independent practice, desire, adherence to training rules, good coaching, maintaining academic eligibility, good health, growth in size and ability, and naturally, Algona residence. John Pittman is 6-4 now. J.c. Kain is 6-2 and could match the height of his 6-6 brother, Pat, who was a Bulldog scoring leader in the late 1950s. Steve Jones is 6-1 and the' brother of Tom, another tall former Algona player. Off To State! Lisa Peter (top) and Jamie Christie execute a cheer during a pre-state wrestling tournament rally at Algona High last Thursday morning. Unbeaten Garrigan Freshmen Cagers GARRIGAN'S FRESHMAN basketball team finished its season undefeated for the first time in school history. Coached by Joe Ascolese, who is in his first year of coaching, the club compiled a fine 11-0 record. Leading scorer was Jim Cassel with 130 points while Tom Kajewski had 117, Mark Montag 99, Harold Bestenlehner 75 and Tom Winkel 70. In all, 14 of the squad of 19 played in first string games and the team had a 52.2 offensive average compared to a 36.8 defensive mark. Scores of games were; Blue Earth 59-12, Emmetsburg 54-48, St. Edmond's 54-33) Humboldt 49-35, Newman 44-34, Newman 52-40, Emmetsburg 47-44, Blue Earth 43-31, St. Edmond's 61-29, Hwmboldt 60-54 and Estherville 51-47. Squad members, front row, left to right, Randy Stalzer, Steve Farrell, Tom Kajewski, Harold Bestenlehner, Tim McGuire, Jim Cassel, Mark Montag, Tom Winkel, Randy Buscher and Dennis Grien; back row, left to right, Jody Thill, Dan Black, Al Ulfers, Randy Loebig, Bob Muller, Steve Arend, Gary Gormen, Paul Gales, Tom Loebig and Mgr. Jeff Rich. (Algona Publishing Co. Photo) - STATISTICS The season statistics are not remarkably impressive. The 10-0 record, after losing to freshman teams from Webster City, Humboldt and Clear Lake the year before, speaks loudest. This season the team shot 38 percent from the field and 60 percent from the free throw line, compared to 30 percent and 40 percent figures, respectively, for the opposition. Kain (72)and Pittman (77)dominated the rebounding, however, with the most help from Jones FRRITJ? The Algona wrestling team was noticed when it arrived in Ames for the state tournament Thursday afternoon. The defending state champions of the past two seasons were' wearing red sport coats and red socks. In case clothes don't make the man, the Bulldogs made another impression on the mat. Front, from left: coach Dale Bahr, Paul Martin (126), Mark Miller (98), manager Gallon Carson and assistant coach Ron TerHark. Back row, from left: Gene Hunt (155), Steve Fitzpatrick (185) and Les Simpson (167). Ends Wednesday 7:00 A 9:00 (47) and 6-0 Roger Atherton(47). Pittman led the scoring also with a 13.6 average. Others: ;Kain, 11.2; 5-10 guard Mick Anderson, 9.7; Jones, 8.2; Atherton, 5.8; 5-10 guard Lloyd Brandt, 4.8; and 6-1 Dan Ruhnke, 3.1. RECORD 47-26 57-43 68-20 71-33 57-43 46-35 44-38 41-36 55-39 48-37 is the best time to start a program which will put security in your future. Let us show, and explain the Farm Bureau Life-and Health Plans which can b'e tailored to fit your special needs. CAU rue MM WHO WILL HIU> Ml HAH! I MIKE SCOTT Burt I CECIL LONG Algonc* I MIKE SMITH Algona Algona Office Ph. 295-3351 PLANNED FINANCIAL SECURITY FOR MIDWEST FAMILIES WHAT THE ATTIC DID FOR GIRLS... THE CELLAR WILL DO FOR MEN! Pep Rally Leaders Algona's mashbag-making cheerleaders and the percussion members of the pep band paused for this photograph after doing their part in giving the Bulldog wrestlers a proper sendoff to the state tournament. Cheerleaders, from left: Diane Danielsen, Bonnie Willrett, Jamie Christie, Jacque Taylor, Marleen Morz and Lisa Peter. Band members, from left: Kris Sheakley, Sue Buchanan, Shelley Smith and Lori Herbst. National JC Wrestling WORTHINGTON, MINN. - Junior College wrestlers from all 48 states will be competing in the 12th annual National Junior College Wrestling Tournament here March 4-6. Worthington is 102 miles northwest of Algona. , Ten regional tournaments will ; be completed by the end of February with 310 wrestlers advancing to the national tourney. This will be the 8th consecutive NJCAA Wrestling Tourney in this Southwestern Minnesota community of 10,000. This Tournament will consist of six sessions, beginning Thursday afternoon, March 4. The finals and consolations will be held the evening of March 6. WES JOAN LARRY STERN-COLLINS- HAGMAN FORMERLY "UP IN THE CELLAR" C1970 Ameriun Inlernilionil PidurM, Inc. 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