Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 29, 1971 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, March 29, 1971
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Kent Espe Named To Third All-State IDPA Team; Cassel, Nielsen Honored Espe, who led Ateona tn f ^^ Kent Espe, who led Algona to one of its finest seasons and a state tournament berth, was named to the third All-state team by the Iowa Daily Press Association (IDPA) it was announced last Friday. Rick Nielsen, fine Bulldog guard, was accorded honorable mention on the team as was Chuck Cassel, Garrigan forward. Also given honorable mention from this area were John Blanchard, Humboldt; Ron Tanner, Eagle Grove; and Kendall Anderson, Webster City, all forwards; Terry Richardson, swea City, center; and guards Greg Brown, Emmetsburg; Grant Hayes, Webster City; Larry Torkelson, Buffalo center; and Bill Underbakke, Thompson. Named on the first All-State IDPA team were Dean Porter, Storm Lake; Gene Larson, Ames; Dennis Shaffer, Mason city; Jeff Bergman, Cedar Falls, Carl Nichols, Montezuma; joe Ferguson, Ottumwa; Jim Goodrich, United Community of Boone; and Brad Trickey, cedar Rapids Jefferson, Ron Fuller of Belmond was placed on the fourth team and was the only other player selected from this area, ESPE HAD a fine season for Algona, climaxed by a state tournament performance that landed him on the All-Tournament team. He was the leading Bulldog scorer with a 17 point average. The 6' l'» Espe pulled down 213 rebounds, 74 more than any other Algona player and this was despite his comparatively small size. He shot 55% from the field (154 of 281) and 82% from the free throw line (89 of 108) during the regular season. He is a senior. th quarter WITH TOM WALLER Monday, March 29, 1971 Kostuth County Advanc* — 5 IN RECAPPING the 1970-71 high school winter sports season, our No. 1 story has to be the Algona Bulldogs, even though they didn't rate No. 1 in the final state poll or in the state tourney. They won the games that counted most. ALGONA HIGH's wrestling team, Gar rigan's basketball team and Swea City's basketball team also had excellent seasons, but failed to win the kind of statewide attention which the Bulldog basketballers received - o - THE WRESTLERS probably would have finished higher than fifth in the state meet if Mike Putney, a sectional champion, had been able to wrestle in the district and state meets. SIMILARLY,- Swea City probably would have beaten state runnerup Alta in their sub-state championship game if 0-5 Chuck Johnson had been able to play that night. The Trojans almost got the job dona even without that needed rebounding strength, however, and led Alta by five points late in the game. The Trojans were clearly better than some of the state entries. IT SHOULD BE remembered that Carroll Kuemper's state tourney qualifiers needed a four- point play in the closing seconds of an overtime to beat Garrigan the first time the teams played. The Bears' best moment came later when they avenged a sizable early loss by knocking Humboldt out of tourney play. Algona high was worried about playing Humboldt a third time, so in a way Garrigan helped make the Bulldogs' state trip possible. - o - TOURNEY NOTES -Davenport West's state champs lost 11 games during the season, two more than previous champs Davenport Central in 1947 and Diagonal in 1938. ... The Class A champ for the last four years has gone through the season unbeaten, three Paullina teams and 26-0 Montezuma this year. . .. EVEN THOUGH the IHSAA reserved 1600 tickets specifically and 800 tickets as an emergency provision, the four participating schools in the state finals used them all. In fact, about 175 Davenport and Ottumwa fans didn't get in. IHSAA says it will reserve 2,000 next year. . . The organization recommends keeping the state tourney in Des Moines rather than moving to the new colliseum in Ames, because Ames would have trouble providing food and housing for the visitors. LOOKING BRIEFLY to area basketball projections for next year. . . . Algona will again be a favorite in the North Central Conference, with Clear Lake and Humboldt tough again. . . Garrigan graduates almost everybody, but has a fine junior varsity and sophomore team with which to rebuild. TURNING TO the State Line Conference, dominated this year by the Swea city boys and the Woden-Crystal Lake girls. . . The outlook is for Swea City, Burt and Lakota to be strong In the boys race, and Burt and Lakota to be tough in girls play. SWEA CITY has unbeaten sophs to add to a couple of junior standouts, even though this year's starting lineup graduates. They'll have two boys about 6-5 or maybe taller by then. Burt returns two starters - - 6-2 Roger Sarchet (2nd all-conf.) and 6-1 Mark Behrends. Lakota has all-conference guard Roger Fiderlick, 6-4 center Paul Peterson and others. THE BURT girls have five of six starters back from a 6-11 team. But that 6-11 mark was very misleading. Coach JimSch- nack's team lost a number of games by small margins and only got outscored by 18 points when the 17 game scores are totaled. Burt's tall freshman forward, Patty Grubb, averaged 41.Bpoints per game - third best in the conference and 12th best in the state. TEAMING WITH her will be forward Cindy Sill (14 pt. ave. after she started) and guards Ann Lavrenz, Sandy Zwiefel and Barb Batt, plus challengers Carol Sill and Pam Soderberg. Lakota has guards Lana Jaeger, Teresa Thompson, Debjunkermeier(2nd all-conf.) and Jo Kollasch, plus 5-10 forward Colleen Karels. Espe In Final Game For Algona Kent Espe (left) was named to the Iowa Daily Presi Association's third all-state team Friday. The Bulldog senior Is shown here in his last game, against Mason City. Algona guard Rick Nielsen (10) was honorable mention along with Algona Garrigan's Chuck Cassel (below). The Des Moines Sunday Register was to announce its honor teams Sunday. GARRIGAN 3RD IN STATE INDOOR TRACK 4-H Basketball Tourneys Into Semifinal Round Maik IOWA CITY — Chuck Cassel set a new record in the state Class A indoor one-mile run here Friday, clocking an impressive 4:27.5 time in the new University of Iowa Recreation Building. It was the only first- place finish for Garrigan, but coupled with a third and a tie for third, the Golden Bears finished third in a field of more than 60 teams. Junior sprinter Dale Plathe placed third in the 50-yard dash, and senior high jumper John Heinen tied for third in his best event. Cassel's mark was the only new record set. His time bettered by four-tenths of a second the record set by Larry Kramer of Belmond in 1960. Going into the race, the senior miler was concerned about not being in good enough shape yet and about being heavier than he wanted to be. TEAM SCORING (Top 24) Ahkeny Perry Garrigan Cherokee Spirit Lake Clear Lake Eagle Grove Jefferson Storm Lake Shenandoah Marion C. R. Prairie Griswold West Monona Winterset Mediapolis Maquoketa Osage South Winneshiek Clarinda Waterloo Orange Tlpton Urbandale 17 15 12.5 12 10.5 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 RESULTS & STANDINGS FROM THE ALGONA LANES Athletic Banquet Planned April 6 At LuVerne LUVERNE - The 22nd Athletic Banquet honoring the boys and girls basketball teams will be held in the high school lunchroom Tuesday, April 5 at 6;30 p.m. The guest speaker will be David Hardy of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, Tickets are on sale by all members of the Commercial Club, and at the hlg'h school oitice. Price 11.50. CHUCK CASSEL Munger Wins Two Matches In NCAA Championships AUBURN, ALA. - Two former Algona High School wrestlers competed in the NCAA championship matches here Thursday through Saturday, Clint Young, a two-time Little All-America at the University of Northern Iowa, lost his opening 158-pound match. Larry Munger, Iowa State's 126-pounder, won twice before being beaten in the quarter-finals and in a consolation match. The man who beat Munger 11-2 in the quarter-finals, Oklahoma State's Yoshiro Fujita, advanced to the finals. Iowa State was in second place behind Oklahoma State. Who, What, Where, Why, When, How? ,, , Read the Algeria Newe- papers and you'll know. Only $8 awmilly fin- county SUNDAY MIXED DOUBLES Davis Bunch 41 15 S.E.S. 33 23 Schumacher Well 26 29 Aces 26 30 . H & W 26 30 Henry-Buscher ,15 40 High Individual Series - Darrel Davis 599, Julie Davis 457; High Individual Games - Steve Miller 215, Julie Davis 197. COFFEE CUP Idle Hours 57 27 Black Cats 55 29 Misfits 54 29 Sharks 37 47 Starlets 28 56 Gutter Dusters 20 63 High Team Series - Sharks 2137; High Individual Series Joyce Elsbecker 519, Carole Penning 512, Delores Black 506, Fran Wiese 502, Joyce Elsbecker 197. MONDAY NIGHT MEN Tall Paul's 74 43 Algona P&H 74 42 Algona F&F 73 43 Pioneer 72 39 Chuck Behr's 66 65 54 Dpn's Rec. 65 55 Weldenhoff 59 61 Universal 53 68 Lindsay 33 33 Dunn's 20 100 High Team Series - Chuck Behr's 66 2931} High Individual Series - Gary Webb 600j High Inldivudal Game - Ted Hoover Sr, 232, TUESDAY MEN #2 Weldenhoff Rec. 69 51 DeKalb 66 53 Moormans 64 54 Froehllch & Murphy 56 64 Pattersons 55 65 Schumacher 49 70 High Team Series - Weiden- hoff 307 Bj High Individual Series - Al Bormann 600, Clint Godden 574} High Individual Games - Harold Penning 218, Bob Hillburg 214. TUESDAY MEN #1 Charlie's Supper Club 513 85945 Bulten Deputies 497 86097 Bjustrom 495 86444 Buscher Bros. 467 85558 Uttt Electric 447.85131 Lone Rock Bank 427 84126 Pine Room 423 85818 Wayne Feed 397 84042 Ed's Standard 354 79433 High Team Series - Bulten Deputies 3057; High Individual Series - Steve Miller 608, Russ Sands 602; High Individual Games - Steve Miller 266, Russ Sands 247, Bill Lamprlght 243. WEDNESDAY LADIES Fareway 75 33 Cooks Inc. 66 42 Pine Room 65 43 Gilmer Monument 62 46 Burr Oak Motel 54 54 Coast to Coast 51 57 Diamonds 50 58 Diagonal Groc. 49 59 Obrechts Repair 48 CO Algona Lanes 20 88 High Team Series - Burr Oak Motel 2517; High Individual Series - -Julie Davis 562, Joyce Peterson 544; High Individual Games - Joyce Peterson 225, Charlotte Baldwin 201. FRIDAY MIXED DOUBLES Algona Dairy 86 26 Robo 71 41 Moormans 60 51 Genes DX 57 54 Little Bandit 57 55 Algona Lanes 48 63 Pepsi 48 64 Coast to Coast 47 64 Falstaff 44 6B Whlttemore Elev. 40 72 High Team Series - Moor- mans 2261} High Individual Series - Orrie Peterson 600, Jean Reynolds 5B3j High Individual Games - Ken Meyer 209, Shirley Schmltt 215, SATURDAY MIXED DOUBLES Roeber's 83 28 North Iowa 74 38 Barbershop 68 43 Gralnbelt 64 47 Lone Rock Tele. 50 62 Pine Room 48 63 Thompson's 30 81 Burr Oak 28 83 High Team Series - Roebers 2311; High Individual Series Ken Meyer 611, Gayle Meyer 607, Jean Meyer 555; Higli Individual Game - Juan .Meyei-232, BOYS 4-H BASKETBALL 4-H basketball is coming into the final rounds. Monday night, March 29 semi-final games will be played in Lakota for the north half of the.county. At 7:00 p.m. the Fenton Pro- gressors junior team will meet the winner of a game played Saturday night between Plum Creek and the Aggressive Lads. At 8:00 p.m. the Fenton seniors will play the winners of the game Saturday between Plum Creek and Aggressive Lads seniors. In the south half the semifinals Tuesday, March 30 will be as follows - 7:00 p.m. Lu Verne Juniors vs. Whittemore, Jrs.; 8:00 p.m. LuVerne seniors vs. Whittemore Srs. Scores in games played so far - LuVerne, March 22 - Buffalo, Jr. 18 vs. Irvington, Jr. 15: Cresco, Jr. 26 vs. LuVerne Jr. 45; Union, Jr. 20 vs. Garfield Jr. 28; Cresco Sr. 57 vs. LuVerne Sr. 80; Union Sr. 43 vs. Garfield Sr. 30. .1 LuVerne, March 25 -'Buffalo. Jr. 13 vs. LuVerne Jr. 77; Lu Verne Sr. 79 vs. Union Sr. 28. St. Joe, March 23 - LuVerne Jr. 38 vs. Garfield Jr. 27; St. Joe, Jr. 25 vs. Prairie Jr. 19; Whittemore Jr. 38 vs. Wesley, Jr. 28; St. Joe Sr. 64 vs. Prairie Sr. 59; Whittemore Sr. 69 vs. Wesley Sr. 32. St. Joe, March 25 - Whittemore Jr. defeated St. Joe Jr.; Whittemore Sr. defeated St. Joe Sr. Lakota, March 23 - Grant Jr. 17 vs. Plum Creek Jr. 37; Valley Farmers Jr. 16 vs. Aggressive Lads Jr. 32; Grant Sr. 48 vs. Plum Creek Sr. 54; Valley Farmers Sr. 40 vs. Aggressive Lads Sr. 63. Lakota, March 25 - Aggressive Lads Jr. 32 vs. Burt- Lone Rock Achievers Jr. 30. Plum Creek Sr. 107 vs. Burt-Lone Rock Achievers,Sr.,20. , Swea City/ March 23 - Seneca Jr. 39 vs. Greenwood Jr. 8; Fenton Jr. 35 vs. Swea-Harrison Jr. 21; Seneca Sr. 67 vs. Greenwood Sr. 21; Fenton Sr. 70 vs. Swea-Harrison Sr. 21; Swea City, March 24 - Seneca Jr. 26 vs. Fenton Jr. 27; Seneca Sr. 36 vs. Fenton Sr. 37. GIRLS BASKETBALL Basketball has become a fun part of the girls 4-H program thanks to the efforts of the girls themselves. Sue Walker of the Lotts Creek Lassies masterminded the program as a Junior Leaders project. Sharon Patterson of the Burt Blue Birds and Jean Dudding of the Greenwood Girls and Rosemary Fortney of the Seneca Stars helped with the games in the north half of the county. March 13 the following games were played in the St. Joe gym : In Junior Play: Garfield Gems, 11, LuVerne Livewires 7; Whittemore Lassies 32, Cresco Chums 14; Whittemore Lassies 20, Irvington Ideals 8; Lotts Creek Lassies 31, Cresco Chums 20; Irvington Ideals 6, Riverdale Rustlers 24; and Union Alethean 13, U-Go-I-Go 9. In Senior play: Riverdale Rustlers 15, Cresco-Irvington 9; Riverdale Rustlers 20, U-Go-l- Go 6; and Lotts Creek Lassies 40, Union Aletheans 5. March 20 the following games were played in the Bancroft St. John's gym; In Junior competition; Eag- letts 3, Seneca Stars 69; Grant Challengers 12, Fenton Forwards 37; and Burt Blue Birds 42, Greenwood girls 12. In Senior competition: Burt Blue Birds 46, Eaglettes 18; and Greenwood Girls 18, Fenton Forwards 42. FOR SALE - Bulldog Basketball Photos Tournament action of Algona versus Storm Lake, Sioux City East, Des Moines, Ottumwa and Mason City. North 8" x 10" Size - $1.50 each 4" x 5" Size - 75c each Only the available prints will be sold - no reprints - on first come, first serve basis. Good photos of action, crowd, cheerleaders, etc. Limited supply, so hurry, ALCONA PUBLISHING CO. Algona, Iowa 111 East Call St. 295-3535

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