The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 22, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 22, 1966
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Ames, 65, Chilly AHS, 53 Ball Refuses To Go In As Locals Downed Stiff fingers that had trouble putting the ball through the hoop abruptly ended Algona high school's bid for a state basketball title at Des Moines Thursday afternoon as Ames sidelined the locals, 65-53. While the loss shelved the Bulldogs and resulted in quite a few tears for loyal follower sat the tourney, it should be remembered that this year's club posted the second best record in the history of the school, winning 21 and losing three. The defeat by the Little Cyclones was not unexpected as the teams had been rated about even by most observers - but a typical Algona performance, based on most other games played during the season, probably would have averted the loss. Coach Howie Stephen/son's outfit showed sparks of their normal play at times, but could never kindle a flame large enough to reverse the outcome. Ames proved to be a team of strongmen and time and again ripped rebounds away from the Bulldogs under the baskets, giving the winners another edge in the contest. The loss came 10 years after another important tourney defeat by Ames, for in 1956 the Story county club dumped the Bulldogs in the finals of the Sub-State at Ames, then went on to win the title. Rich Agard, a fine shooter, furnished the offensive punch for the Little Cyclones after the count was knotted 2-2, 4-4 and 6-6 in the first two minutes of action. He got real warm, tossed in buckets from every angle and led a surge mat put the winners on top, 17-9, at the end of the quarter. He had 11 of his team's points. The score went to 20-13 with two minutes gone in the second stanza, then was 22-15 when the Bulldogs came up with three points to cut the margin to 22-18. They nevor got that close again. By halfUme, Agard had 17 points and Algona's Dale Teeter, who canned eight in the second round, had 10 - and Teeter, who turned in a great rebounding job, had 11 of the Bulldogs' 18 grabs as Ames held the upper hand, 35-26. Dave Walker had six of Algona's remaining 16 points, but also picked up three fouls along the way - and Craig Espe, who was needed In the Algona defensive set-up, had four fouls, so was handcuffed until the hectic fourth quarter. Questionable calls occur in every game and there were, four that could have gone against Ames instead of Algona in the first 16 minutes which might nave changed the picture considerably. Many coaches present Thursday said the officiating in the afternoon games was the worst they had seen. Ames counted eight straight points in the first 3 I/ 2 minutes of the third period to take a commanding 43-26 bulge, then with Agard hot again, upped the margin to 52-30. During the stretch that found Ames upping its lead from 22-18 to 52-30, Teeter was the only Bulldog that scored, By the end of fee third quarter, a 53-32 Ames lead seemed suffi- SPORTS Box score : ALGONA (53) Merryman Teeter Walker Espe Claude Boldridge Jones AMES (65) Blake Agard Watson McKinley Bliss Calhoon Beman FG 2 12 2 2 3 0 0 21 FG 2 13 4 1 0 3 1 24 FT 0-1 5-8 3-6 0-0 3-7 0-1 0-0 F 1 1 5 5 4 3 2 11-23 21 FT 0-1 4-6 2-2 6-10 2-5 0-3 3-3 17-30 16 clent - and as things turned out, it was. However, most Algonans at the game will never forget the fourth quarter 1 Coach Stephenson told his lads to go out and have some fun coming down the stretch - and they did I In fact, they threw the fear of something into the Little Cyclones before the decision was stitched. Teeter and Tom Claude took charge of the scoring and the rest of the Bulldogs got into the defensive act as what had to be a big rally got underway. Ames led, 59-36, and there were less than six minutes of play remaining when the too late rally got started. Claude, Espe and Dan Merryman came up with steals and Teeter got a batch of rebounds as Algona racked up 13 straight points, making it 59-49 with two minutes left. An Ames stall offense allowed the Little Cyclones to hang on and win. The winners wound up with a 41-33 bulge in rebounds, with Teeter capturing 22 of Algona's and Ron Watson 17 for the Little Cyclones. The locals held the edge in steals, 7-4, with most of them coming down the stretch, and each club blocked a pair of shots. Ames hit 24 of 59 field goal attempts for 41 percent and Algona 21 of 61 for 34 percent. Teeter closed out his brilliant career with a 29-point outburst, which upped his season total to 592 and 3-year record to 1191 (both records). His scoring average for the season wound up at 24.7, also highest ever here. Agard flipped in 30, hitting half of his 26 attempts from the field, while Dale hit 12 of 23 shots. Claude added nine to the Algona total and Watson notched 10 for Ames. Also of interest is the fact Agard's family originated at Goldfield and he had an uncle, Burdette, who lived here many years and was an athletic official, and another uncle, Gerald, who coached West Bend to a pair of girls' championships back in the late thirties. Seniors who closed out their careers this year with the Bulldogs were Teeter, Merryman, Walker, Denny Breidert, Brad Kraft and Gary Barr. Teeter carried the top scoring average of any player participating in the State Tournament. Coach Stephenson, of course, will have quite a rebuilding job for the 1966-67 season with the loss of his outstanding seniors, but with Espe, Claude, Boldridge, Steve Waller, Bob Farnham, Brocke Laws and Tom Jones returning, plus a go-get-'em group from the junior varsity, the next round-ball season of the Bulldogs should be extremely interesting. Howie's career mark at AHS is 105 wins and 46 losses in seven years. Whittemore 4-H Teams Victors In Cage Meet March 8th , the Whittemore Boys 4-H club held their monthly meeting at the Legion hall. Duriag the meeting they elected two delegates to go . to camp. They are Tom Arend and Dennis Walker. March 9th, the Junior team played St. Joe and the Senior team played Garfield. We won both of these games which put Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, March 22, 1966 Teeter, Merryman, Espe & Walker Loop Choices Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, March 22, T966 us In the finals of the South West Division. On Friday night, the llth, the Junior team met Garfield and the Senior team played St. Joe. We were the winners of these two games and both Whittermore teams now hold the South West championship. A very interesting demonstration was given on "How to Wash Windows and Mirrors" by Jackie Detrlck and Francine D'Brian. Lunch was served by the Art Elberts and the Herman Kollaschs. Sentral Cagers Take In Boys State Meet SENECA - The Sentral Community school's boys basketball squad along with the manager and coaches left Friday morning for Des Moines where they attended the Boy's State Basketball Tournament. Boys making the trip included Ronald Brekke, Brian Johnson, Ross Johnson, Perry Elmers and Ricky Shaw of the Seneca area; - also, Dennis Berkland, Robert Bierle, William Duncan, James Geitzenauer, Kenneth Marlow, Nick Mueller, Randy Bierle, Terry Collins, Gene Hartman, Charles Collins, Ronnie Dacken, Michael Lee, Leslie Luedtke, Duane DeSart, Allan Marlow and Dennis Uthoff. The coaches, James Woltz and Larry Paulson, also John Thatcher, physical training instructor, accompanied the boys to Des Moines. ADDING MACHINES & TYPE-* WRITERS At The Upper Des Moines. Dale Teeter of Algona high, the loop's leading scorer the past two seasons, and Don Anderson, Clear Lake, were unanimous selections on the North Central all-loop first team, selected by the coaches and announced this week. Algona's State Tournament team placed four men on the all- conference list. Dan Merryman, senior forward, Dave Walker, senior center, and Craig Espe, junior guard, were selebted on the honorable mention roll. Only Junior selected on the first and second teams was Mike Kalkbrenner, hot-shooting Clarion forward, named to the first team. Clear Lake was the only team with two men on the first club as Bill Morisky, center, joined Teeter, Anderson, Kalkbrenner, Tom Notestine, Eagle Grove, and Jim Klein, Iowa Falls, as top choices. On the second team were Bruce Simpson, Mike Williams and Tom Jerde, Webster City, Doug Marso, Humboldt, and Dave Whitney, Iowa Falls. Others selected for honorable mention were Randy Wilson, Webster City; Bob Lee, Gary Lewelyn and Rick Kuhlman, Humboldt; Ken Grabinski and Jim Elting, Clear Lake; Jim Heilskov, Hampton; Larry McClelland and Dwight Sann, Clarion; and Don Sail, Iowa Falls. Algona, Clear Lake, Webster City and Humboldt each placed four men among the 24 named while Clarion and Iowa Falls each had three and Eagle Grove and Hampton one each. -62nd- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buckley, formerly of Logan and now residing in Missouri Valley, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary there on Feb. 18th. Mr. and Mrs. Buckley were married in 1904 in Walnut, Iowa and have lived in the northwestern part of the state most of their lives. 414 ACRES FOR SALE IMMEDIATE POSSESSION We have just listed this farm South of Algona on Highway 169. Two modern houses, Dairy sot-up, 149 acre corn base. Contract sale, low down payment, remainder on 10 or 15 year contract. (Note: Doege farm at Burt ha» been iold) Carlson Farm Management ALGONA, IOWA

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