Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 15, 1971 · Page 5
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, March 15, 1971
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Espe' And 'State Tournament Basketball' Go Hand In Hand BY JULIAN CHRISCHILLES The Espe familyofWhittemore has been supplying basketball players to Algona High School for the past eight years but the well has run dry as third son, Kent, prepares to close out a fine career this week with the Algona Bulldogs in the state meet. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Espe have a family of three sons and each one has been a starter on the three Algona State Tournament teams beginning in 1964. That was Brian back in those days. He was a regular in 1963 and 1964 and started the cage contribution of the Espe family. His interest in sports has not lagged either. Brian is now the head baseball and basketball coach at Adams High School In Minnesota. After Brian's graduation, younger brother, Craig, the "theft king" of basketball in Iowa, broke into the starting lineup in 1965. As a guard, (Brian was a forward), he spearheaded, along with another Whittemore great- Dale Teeter, Algona's state bid in 1966. Craig is now attending winona State College in Minnesota and although no longer competing in basketball, still is active as a baseball pitcher. Both are married. There was a lapse of a couple of years and then Kent came upon the scene. One of the honors accorded him this year was being listed, along with 700 high school players throughout the entire United States, as the outstanding group of prep cagers in the country by a Sports Quarterly published in New York. brated their 58th wedding anniversary last Saturday. They occupied a favorite front row seat on the north side of the Algona gym for every home game this season. Grandpa Voigt will be at the state meet Wednesday and Grandma will certainly be close to the TV set at home. Although the Espes have produced their last Algona High School basketball player, Father Milt puts it philosophically. "There are a lot of good ones coming up, so we'll have good basketball at Algona for some time to come," he said. else. (Continued from Page 1) ---RELY ON DEFENSE--"Our 1966 team relied on the press . . . on our defense We did all right if we could take the ball away often enough. Most of the players on this year's team saw the 1966 team play." Asked if he thought Algona's play against Sioux City East was a letdown after beating storm Lake, the coach said- "No we were the underdogs against Sioux city too. They'd won nine of their last 11 games against tough competition. We didn't shoot as well, but we didn't make many errors. We always play better against good ball clubs." All sources agree. North Des Moines Is a good ball club. 6 - Kossuth County Advance Monday, March 15, 1971 LETTERS TO EDITOR Says Garrigan Sports Coverage Is Terrible' RESULTS A STANDINOS PROM THE ALGONA LANES Fifth Grade Wrestling Champs Fifth grade winners in the annual grade school wrestlina tournament: (front, from left) 85 Jbs, - Dave Thoreson; 80- Randy B|ustrom; 76-Dennis Meyer; 68-Dirk Hoover, (back, from left) heavyweight-Wayne Dugan^ 100-Kevln Ben.on; 95-Dean Simpson; and 90-John Hayei. SUNDAY MIXED DOUBLES Seventeen Iowa preps were included, other*; from this area are Mike Chaney of clear Lake and Tom Laing of Sac City. The Espe family also has one other distinction—they certainly have the oldest fans at Algona games. Mrs. Espe's parents, (she is the former ElnoraVoigt), haven't missed many games this season and they are 79 and 81 years old. They are Mr. and Mrs. Herman Voigt of Whittemore, who incidentally, cele- KICD • Spencer AM 1240 FM 107.7 KICD Radio in Spencer covers the Boys' State Basketball Tourney with play-by-play action of all 16 games. AM - all games FM - night games only Starting at 1:30 p.m. each day Dave Potratz, KICD Sports Director, will be doing the play-by-play, with Don Miller and Larry Albaugh providing color. Helping to sponsor the games and giving the Algona Bulldogs a special boost are following Whittemore Boosters: Elbert Chevrolet Gene's D-X Geelan's Dry Goods Don's Tavern Zumach's Grocery Roeber Building Serv. Farmers State Bonk Martin's Body Shop Whittemore Frozen Foods Whittemore Feeds Barbara Ann's Beauty Salon Home Cafe Fuller-ton Lumber Co. Hamilton-Wilson Funeral Home KICD - Spencer "Sports For Northwest Iowa" Davis Bunch 35 S.E.S. 30 Aces 25 H &W 24 Schumacher Well is Henry-Buscher n High Individual Series; Darrell Davis 510, Julie Davis 448; High Individual Games: Garry Davis 190, Linda Davis 177. 13 18 23 24 29 36 Tom Claude Named Luther's Top Defender MONDAY NIGHT MEN DECORAH - Tom Claude, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Claude of Algona, was named the best defensive player on the Luther College basketball team by coach Kent Finanger last week. The senior guard also led his team in free throw shooting, with 43 of 54 for 79.6 percent accuracy, and in assists, with 42. The Norse had an 8-16 overall record and a 6-8 record in the Iowa Conference. 36 40 36 39 50 53 55 57 78 91 Pioneer 71 Algona F & F 68 Algona P & H 68 Tall Paul's 65 Chuck Behr's 66 58 Don's Rec. 55 Weidenhoff 52 Universal 51 Lindsay 39 Dunn's 17 High Team Series; Tall Paul's 3014; High Individual Series-. Bob Immel 607, Ted Hoover Jr. 606, Larry Pearson 602, Del Crail 600; High Individual Games: Bob Immel 256, Frank Rusch 252. COFFEE CUP Idle Hours 54 22 Misfits 52 23 Black Cats 47 29 Sharks 31 45 Starlets 25 51 Gutter Dusters 18 57 High Team Series; Sharks 2138; High Individual Series; Delores Black 522, Carole Penning 513, Diana Isebrands 508; High Individual Game; Carole Pennine 192. TUESDAY NIGHT MEN'S #2 Moorman 63 49 Weidenhoff 61 51 DeKalb 57 50 Pattersons 52 60 Froehlich & Murphy 52 56 Schumacher 46 65 High Team Series: Weidenhoff 2848; High Individual Series: Harold Penning 547, Don Etherington 543; High Individual Games: Dennis Woodyard 207, Don Etherington 197. TUESDAY NITE MEN'S #1 Charlies Supper Club Bjustroms Hamms Beer Bulten Deputies Buscher Bros. Utt Elec. Pine Room Lone Rock Bank Wayne Feed Supply Ed's Standard 477 466 451 450 80063 80620 80841 80108 432 79919 415 79520 402 80163 392 78401 371 78356 341 74147 High Team Series: Bjustrom 3091; High Individual Series; Don Winkel 609, Frank Moulton 601; High Individual Games: Homer Clark 248, Rich Oberhelman238, Frank Moulton 237, Russ Sands 235, Ted Chrischilles 233, Bob Henderson 227 and Bill Raab 227. WEDNESDAY NITE LADIES Fareway 71 Cook's Inc. 64 Pine Room Lounge 63 Gilmer Monument 60 Burr Oak Motel 50 Diagonal Groc. 49 Coast to Coast 49 Diamonds 43 Obrechts Repair 46 Algona Lanes 20 High Team Series; Diagonal Groc. 2570; High Individual series; Dee Reidel 611, Kay Voigt 568; High Individual Games- Dee Reidel 219, Dorothy King'205 Jackie Muller 201, cindi S ch- ultz 204. 33 40 41 44 54 55 55 56 58 84 SATURDAY NIGHT MIXED Roebers North Iowa Barbershop Grainbelt Lone Rock Tele Pine Room Thompsons Burr OaJk 76 69 65 58 50 43 27 25 27 35 38 45 54 60 76 78 FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED Algona Dairy 79 25 Hobo 69 35 Moormans 56 47 Gene's DX 55 49 Little Bandit 52 52 Pepsi' 46 58 Algona Lanes 44 59 Coast to Coast 42 61 Falstaff 39 65 Whittemore Elev. 36 68 High Team Series: Little Bandit 2342; High Individual Series: Wally Erdman 607, Val Alcorn 522; High Individual Games; Louie Jergens 236, Carol Groen 209. Sixth Grade Wrestling Champs ^ivfrrl npn^Jdh **>!«__ f t.. _ . e i * i _. . . Sixth grade winners: (front, from left) 94-John Dearchs; 85- £?rt^7 Ur i ey '7 8 ~, MltC ' h E " er; 69 - Dou 9 Calhoun; (back, from eft) 127-Randy Jorgenson; 108-Mark Hutzell; and 100- Martm McGuire. Dear Editor: I would like to make a few comments on the sports coverage you gave Garrigan's basketball team during this last season. I thought it was terrible, to put it mildly, I thought you did your best to deprive the players of the credit they deserve. I had chosen to overlook the poor coverage you had given us earlier in the season, but in the last edition, March 8, the partiality is too much to ignore. In the Humboldt vs. Garrigan write-up, you were very sure to point out that the lights were the factor that beat Humboldt and Garriean's team should get NO credit. You also pointed out that even if the lights wouldn't have gone out and if Garrigan would have won, we still shouldn't get any praise because two of Humboldt's starters were missing. You overlooked the fact that Garrigan also lost two players since we played Humboldt last, one of them was a starter. And we all know lights don't make baskets; it takes a team. Even after the lights did come back on, Humboldt did get ahead of us but we had the ability to come back and win the game. How sure you seemed that it was Garrigan's best night and Humboldt's worst. You must have forgotten about the first time Algona High played them and Humboldt had such a bad night they scored very few points the whole second half. And then we come to the particular statement about our talent. It would be interesting to know what standard of judgment was used. There seemed to be an equal amount of bias in the Aigona vs.. Garrigan write-up. If the Bears forgot to bring their bullets, i know you certainly didn't; jfou didn't even give Garrigan the benefit of the doubt that you gave Humboldt, saying it might have just been a bad' night and, of course, there isn't anything to write about the second half. You wouldn't want to mention that we played a decent third and fourth quarter and outscored Algona. Being a journalism student myself, i know that you have an obligation as our press to write an impartial report on such sports events. I feel you have not done this but I hope there will be an improvement in the future. Garrigan High Student /S/ Walter M. Bradley TIRE SALE We have a warehouse full so come and get 'em. BEST TIRE BUY In Its Price Range 4-PLY NYLON CORD Blackwall ALL-WEATHER "IV SPECIAL BONUS OFFER 2 WEEKS ONLY! II 6.50 X 13 tubeless plus Fed. Ex. Tax $1.79 and old Tire ANY OF THESE SIZES 7.75x14; 7.75x15; 8.25x14 1695 Plus $2.20 to $2.26 Fed. Ex. 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