Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 5, 1971 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, April 5, 1971
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VS. CLARION, EAGLE GROVE TONIGHT ... Algona High Has A New Tiack Coach With A Plan Foi Steady Improvement "After you reach goal, see me for new goal." This message from new Algona High track coach Arlen Baerenwald to his young Bulldog team appeared on a mimeographed sheet entitled, "Goals For Individuals." In one sentence it summarizes the athletic department's plan for improving the track program at the school. Last year, the team won two relay trophies, but no team titles. Pole vaulter Rick Nielsen placed fifth in the state Class A meet, going 12' 9". He and'three other lettermen- Steve Armstrong, Denny Mains and Scott Voyles - are back this season. The choice of Baerenwald as track coach is also part of the improvement plan. As Baerenwald explained it, the athletic department would generally prefer to have a coach act as head coach in just one major sport. Last year's track coach, Keith Christie, worked as the No. 1 man in football, track and summer baseball. Now he has just two head jobs. - BAERENWALD BACKGROUND Baerenwald comes to Algona with excellent credentials, both as a former athlete and as a proven coach. He threw the javelin and discus one year at Augustana College, before moving to West- mar College where he won all-conference football honors. After graduation he spent 6 1/2 years as head football and track coach at Sioux Center followed by one year in the same capacities at South Winneshiek. Track improvement was evident at both schools. After noting that he had some outstanding athletes with which to work, Baerenwald traced the most notable track performances at Sioux Center and South Winneshiek. "We placed second in the state Class B meet my fifth year at Sioux Center," he explained. "We had a boy who could go 9.9 in the 100-yard-dash and 21.6 in the 220-yard- dash. We started with young kids. They came along gradually and had a good senior season. . . We had a sophomore miler (Rich Brandt) at South Winneshiek last year who placed fifth in the state outdoor and ran 4:27. He finished second behind Chuck Cassel (of Algona Garrigan) in the indoor this year." - ALL SPORTS BENEFIT Baerenwald detailed Algona High's athletic philosophy, saying it is hoped that improvement in track is a goal which would benefit all sports. "It has the support of the other coaches," he said. The other track coaches include high school assistants Jim Welton and Harold Pohlman and junior high coaches Steve King and Art Olson. There are 42 seventh-graders out for track and 32 eighth-graders who won several meets a year ago. "I understand there's some good young talent coming," Baerenwald said. - THE BUILDING PLAN But back to varsity and this year's building plan. • It started with a three-week weights and running program required for all football players and trackmen. Now that the competitive season is here, each boy will be competing against himself as well as against opposing teams. The idea is for each athlete to reach goals Baerenwald has set for his year in high school. The senior goals, for example, are quite difficult: 10.3 seconds in the 100-yard-dash, 5' 11" in the high jump, 21' in the long jump and 4 1/2 minutes in the mile run, for example. The other three classes have standards just as difficult for their age. - TWO STRONG RELAYS "If the boys can reach some of these goals by the time they're seniors," Baerenwald said, "we'll really have something. It usually takes a senior team to win big meets." Looking ahead, Baerenwald said the Bulldogs will try to be strong again in the medley and mile relays. Armstrong and Mains ran the events last year. Voyles is a hurdler and long jumper. Mains also runs the hurdles. "These boys really want to put out," the new coach said with enthusiasm equal to the statement he was making, "I can't say I have a dogger on the squad." - NON-DOGGING BULLDOGS SENIORS: Armstrong, Nielsen, Wayne Hannover and Don Sindelar. JUNIORS: Doug Allen, Mike Huff, ArvinKinseth, John Skilling, Voyles and Mains. SOPHOMORES: Mick Anderson, Roger Atherton, Lynn Burns, Gary Cole, John Clapsaddle, Pat Henely, J. C. Kain, Jim Opheim' Mike Schaeffer, Jack Schoby and Vern Wichtendahl. FRESHMEN: Joe Bernardo, Joe Buckner, Dwight Coleman, Dirk Hackbarth, Dennis Hansen, Gary Helmers, Tom Kinseth, Jim Kirkland, Paul Martin, Randy Nielsen, Mike Simmon, Larry Dougtiaii and Larry Groen. Algona High Track Coach And Returning Lettermen From left: Dennis Mains, Scott Voyles, Steve Armstrong, Coach Arlen Baerenwald and Rick Nielsen. (Algona Pub. Co. photo) VARSITY SCHEDULE Apr. 5 Triangular at Clarion May 1 Apr. 13 Dual with Swea City May 4 Apr. 16 at Eagle Grove Relays May 7 Apr. 17 at Clear Lake Relays May 14 Apr. 20 at Humboldt Relays May 18 Apr. 22 Dual with Spencer May 22 Apr. 27 at Bison Relays, Buffalo Center BULLDOG RELAYS here at Bronco Relays, Belmond District at Clear Lake Conference at Webster City at Estherville Relays State Meet Bjustrom (5th); Dennis Meyer (5th); Kevin Benson (5th); Dale Kain (7th); Craig Meyer (7th); and Jack Limbaugh (7th); and fourth - Mike Harris (5th); Darrell Coleman (5th); and Mike Wellendorf (5th). Lappe Is On Two State Honor Lists IS Burt - Tom Lappe, a 6-0 senior guard on the Burt basketball team, received honorable mention all-state on both the ID PA and Des Moines Register selections. He was a key member of this year's Burt well-balanced team which won 15 of 20 games. It was the most games a Burt team had won in any one season since 1958. Lappe topped the scoring averages which for Bear starters ranged from 9.5 to 16.1 points per game. A three-year starter, Lappe averaged 8.9 points per game as a shophomoreandl6.8asajunior. His sophomore year the team rtachtd the district finals. He; was honorable mention All-state Line Conference his junior year and on the first team this year. 4-H Basketball Finals Tonight The final games for the 4-H basketball tournament have been rescheduled for Monday night, April 5 in the Middle School gym. The LuVerne Eager Beavers will play the Plum Creek Boys in both junior and senior divisions. Starting time for the junior game is 7:00 p.m. and for the senior division 8:00 p.m. 16 Boys Win Ribbons In YMCA Wrestling SPENCER - Sixteen Algona 5th, 6th and 7th grade wrestlers won ribbons here in the wrestling tournament sponsored by the YMCA men. The all-day affair attracted about 200 boys from 12 towns and featured weight, classes for 5th and 6th grades combined, plus separate classes for 7th grades. Twenty-seven Algona boys entered. Algona had four champions sixth graders Randy Jorgenson Tracy Gourley and Mark Eller' plus 7th grader Brett Benson! The following boys also placed for Algona: Second - Dean Simpson (5th); Jim Martin (7th)- a nii liub 1-uUi (7t|.); third Ha'.-' 4 • DIAMOND'S Attention All GIRLS: Stop in for WRANGLER Jeans, Cut-offs, Jamaicas and Bermudas . . . Confused about Insurance I We can help you with all your needs BOHANNON Insurance Service 295-5443 th quarter WITH TOM WALLER 4 — Kotsuth County Advance Monday, April 5, 1971 HAVE YOU NOTICEDthenum- ber of groups in the area who are booking traveling basketball teams to raise money? Garrigan has its Harlem Diplomats, Ft. Dodge a Des Moines radio station team, Armstrong had the Vikings and Humboldt had the All-American Redhead girls team from caraway, Ark., last Friday. THE REDHEADS, whether their hair was naturally so or not, were something to behold. The girls were all over 6', with the tallest 6' 7". They played an all-star team including coaches from area schools. The Humboldt-Dakota City Lions Club sponsored the attraction. - o - IN TALKING ABOUT Chuck Cassel's chance of breaking some state records in the mile run this track season, Garrigan coach Marion Battani knew the state meet record was "about 4:14" and the Iowa inter scholastic mark "lower than that." Thanks to an IHSAA bulletin of state records, I now have the information. CASSEL WILL have to cut his best time about three seconds to beat the Class A state meet record of 4:18.6 by Dennis Modra- cek of Cedar Rapids Prairie. . . about seven seconds to beat the aggregate (best of four classes) state meet record of 4:14.5 by Doug Smith of Sioux city Central . . . and 12.5 seconds to beat the Iowa interscholastic record of 4:09.3 by Jerome Howe of Treynor. - o - BANCROFT'S Tom jansen drew high praise from University of Iowa baseball coach J. D. Anderson for his pitching against Central Methodist last Tuesday in a tour of Missouri. The Panther freshman pitched a total of four innings as a reliever in UNI's doubleheader victory, allowing one run. "Our pitching staff probably got its strongest test of the year in terms of quantity of work," Anderson said after playing six ganies'ih Ijhree * days. '" ' •" '' ' ' £ - o - IT SEEMS TRACK is not as attractive to boys as are the other major team sports in high school (not at every school, but at many). Maybe this is because of the time of the year, or the amount of effort required, or the relative lack of spectator support in re- WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ONLY ! Beginning April 7. 1971 Ladies Nrte Discontinued Admission: 40c for everyone. Skate Rental: 30c Jolly Time Skating Center Algona, Iowa lation to the other large team sports, or simply because the enjoyment of the sport is closely linked to an athlete's physical ability. At any rate, there are usually more underclassmen than there are seniors. The 1971 Garrigan squad is an exception. WITH THESE obstacles, I can appreciate the task before the Algona High coaches who would like to build track because track builds all sports. One incentive is the opportunity to earn a school letter at a young age. Squad membership seems to indicate the same. Coach Baerenwald has devised a point system for awarding letters - 180 points. A first place in a dual meet individual event is worth 50 points, for example. An individual first in a five-team relays is worth 100 points. Relay team points must be divided by four. - o- A LEFTOVER from the state basketball tournament that comes to mind. . . The public address announcement at Vet's Auditorium began, "Mr. and Mrs. Todd, you are lost." Then a pause. . . "Your little girl is here at the scorer's table." - o - A BOY CAN pick up 20 extra points either for practice attendance and obeying training rules, or for putting in four years on the squad. The quickest way to a letter is to break a school record. . . that's an automatic letter award. However, if for any reason other than injury or sickness a boy is dismissed from or quits the squad, he will lose all points. I LIKE THIS system because it lets a boy know where he stands while he's working toward a goal . . . 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