The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1966 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 19, 1966
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Hershberger Resigns As AHS Coach Keith Christie Succeeds To Gridiron Post One of the most successful football coaching jobs at Algona high school In the past 37 years ended abruptly Wednesday night when Coach Jim Hershberger resigned the post he has held for the past six seasons. A successor was named the same night when Keith Christie, winning baseball coach here and valuable assistant in other sports, was moved into the varsity football job. Christie came here the same year as Hershberger - 1960, and his coaching and work with youngsters of all ages has been a real asset to the local athletic program. He has long been praised by both Hershberger and Coach Howie Stephenson, basketball mentor and athletic director, for his contribution to the school. JIM HERSHBERGER Hershberger's loss here will be someone's gain elsewhere. Jim will attend Northeast Missouri State Teachers at Kirksville, where he hopes to obtain his master's degree during the 1966-67 school year. He then plans to get into the collegiate coaching field - and we'll be surprised if he doesn't make a real name for himself as he has at the helm of the Bulldogs. KEITH CHRISTIE Christie, a graduate of Shenandoah high school and Omaha University, where he was a varsity pole vaulter in track and halfback in football before entering the Air Force, came tp Algona from Union' Star high school in Missouri where he was a head coach for two years. Prior to that, he was a physical education instructor in Florida where he was dischargee! from the service. Keith plans to use basically the same T-offense and defensive strategy employed by Hershberger - and despite the fact the Bulldogs have numerous lettermen returning this fall feels there's a lot of hard work ahead if the club is to represent itself well during the 1966 season. Since his arrival here, Keith has held these jobs - football junior high and fresh-soph assistant, baseball head coach each year, and basketball fresh- soph coach, then junior varsity coach. He has been a varsity assistant in football the past two seasons. He is married. His wife's name is Eloise and they have four daughters, Jamie, 12, Kim, 8, Lori, 7, and Julie, 3. Hershberger's job as football coach here has been one marked with success. His arrival here came at a time when the locals had won only three and lost 33 in the preceding five years. Hershberger's teams then proceeded to post 2-4-2, 5-3,7-0-1, 1-6-1, 4-3-1 and 6-2 records during his six years. The 1962 Bulldogs were the first to win a loop crown here in i!t> years. His 25-18-5 over-all mark places him in limited company. Paul Berger, Bulldog head man in 1936-37, had a 10-5-2 record and Tony Guzowski, 1949-54, had a 29-21-2 mark. Those three are the only ones over .5 00 since 1929 at AHS - and the school has had 11 coaches during that period. Hersh came from Janesville where he posted a 12-3-1 mark in two seasons. He is a graduate of Kalona high school where he lettered in football, basketball and track, and State College of Iowa where he was a varsity back and end prior to graduation. Mr. Hershberger, his wife, Floy, and sons, Mace, 4, and Steve, 3, will remain here until the middle of August and plan to move to Kirksville early in September. Hershberger's record here put the Bulldogs back over .500 in wins and losses. The school now has a 209-207-29 all-time mark in football. (UDM Newsfotos) Johnnies Open With No-Hit Win Of 7-3 Bancroft St. John's supported the no-hit pitching of Dick Diers and Steve Vaske with a 12-hit attack and posted a 7-3 victory over Corwith-Wesley in the season opener at Bancroft Wednesday. Diers and Vaske walked six and whiffed eight, while the winners committed two errors and the losers 10. Mau and Wagner worked on the hill for Corwith-Wesley. Vaske also led the Johnnie attack with two singles and a double while Diers banged a double and single and John Meyer got a two-baser. The Johnnies were slated to travel to Fairmont Monday afternoon, to Mason City today CTues.), then host Ledyard at home Wednesday. SIXTIETH Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hall of rural Clear Lake observed their 60th wedding anniversary on April 4 four miles south of Hanlontown where they reside. The Halls have farmed near Williams and Blairsburg. Algona, (la.) Upper DM Moines Tuesday, April 19* 1966 SPORTS They Look You Over, Too! HOW ABOUT THESE SHORT BUT SWEET SPECIALS ? Sk\ "• '* ^*' "-••»••' -' •*">" RSvs- ^•'•^•^'•-•L .•r";^-rfifci Two wide-eyed participants at the Sportarama held here Friday, Saturday and Sunday we: o these Great Horned Owls, owned by Don Sjogren of Algona. They sat in their cage very patiently as hundreds of pairs of eyes looked them over - and believe me, they'll out-stare you 1 The owls were trapped and are very large. They are fed kidneys and seem to thrive in captivity. The one on the right is tan, brown and white with big "ears", while the other is very light in color with ears that lay back. While these owls will make a hissing noise when you reach toward them, their large rounded beaks are harmless - it's the big claws you have to watch. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) Winner of the Sleeping Bag at Sportarama — Matt Frank!, Algona. Blue Boll 1 Brand Men'. Lined Denim WORK JACKETS Sanforized, Too I Sizes 38 - 50 . . . Local Track Teams Compete In Two Meets x Garrigan high school's mile relay team, Dick Bleich,- Bill Reding, Bob Schmidt and Tom Black, placed first in a triangular meet at Ft. Dodge- Wednesday, running against teams from St. Edmond and Carroll Kuemper. Neil Nurre of the Bears was second in the 220 yd. dash, the medley relay team also placed second, while the 880 yd. relay team was third. Algona high failed to place anyone higher than third while placing sixth in class B at the Eagle Relays at Eagle Grove Friday. The young Bulldogs managed to score only nine points in their first outing of the season. Belmond copped the class B crown. Signs As Coach Ted Besch, former West Bend football great and more recently basketball coach at St. Ansgar where his teams posted outstanding records, signed a contract last week to serve as basketball coach at Belmond high school duringthe 1966-67 season. He will assume his new duties this fall. Stock Meeting Kossuth Speedway, Inc., managed and operated by Dwight Cook, Algona, will hold a spring stock car meeting at the V. F, W, hall here April 30, beginning at 8 p. m, According to Cook, plans for the 1966 season which is slated to open late in May at the fairgrounds here, will be discussed and registration of cars completed. Is Named Frank Barker, Des Moines, former Algonan, has been named volunteer state director of the American Association of Retired Persons, according to an announcement Friday. He was head of the Iowa Dairy Association for many years. PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW FOR MOTHER'S O4Y V It's Newi We Want It! with the BIRTHSTQNES of children. husband and wife... or grandchildren '•tot*** it GOLD ,.., 4.1,. ""• WILTGEN JEWELERS ALGONA $5.99 Acme "Dingos" t'rcpe Sole BOOT Sizes 6 to 12 Pure Comfor^ MEN'S WORK SHOES Many Styles To Choose From Sizes 6 to 14 — Starting As Low As ; DRESS BOOTS NOAt WXJYE, As Pictured $14.99 DIAMOND'S J CARRIES A COMPLETE LINE OF HUSH « PUPPIES DIAMOND'S

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