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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 7, 1966
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8-Algona (la.) Upper Dos Moines Thursday, July 7, 1966 Bears Vs. Bulldogs In Sectional Thursday It'll be the 13-2 Algona Bulldogs vs. the 9-9 Garden Golden Bears In a first round f;ame of the Summer Sff-tloiial Baseball Tournament at Garii.;,in Field here tonight (Thursday) at 7 - an! 1 , if past stnuvlos at <• considered, Uiis mor'tiiu: pro- mi sr-s to In; another dandy. Both clul s li.r/r- ,idei|'< pitching ;n;'! hitting, with ,1 slight edge IP the field golnc to the Bulldogs on the basis of games fo date played by the teams this season. And, if season records are used, again the Bulldogs must lie called favorites. However, when this one comes up, throw past records out the window and flip a coin find vour prediction will probably be as good as any. The Bulldogs and Bears have each proven they are able to kick games away with not-perfect play in the field - but both are also capable of making some of the major league teams look like little leaguers on defense at other times. Against common foes, there is little to choose. Both defeated Clear Lake, both downed Forest City (the Bears lost 6-5 in a second meeting), GHS lost to Clarion, 15-9, and AHS dumped the Cowboys, 15-2 the Bears downed Eagle Grove and the Bulldogs did the job twico. each dumped Marshaltown, West Bend .ind Hnml'oldt. AHS holds .1 123-20 margin in runs scored over opponents, .111 avfr.igr- sojre of 8.2-1.7 per gamp while GiiS holds an 808") i'd:;p in runs, with the Bears .iii'l thf'ir uppoiifiits each scoring .'.t the rate of under five runs [x?r contest. Bear pitchers have not produced a shut-out, but the Bulldoii hurling corps, Craig K.spe, Larry Scobba and Dale I'ederson, has chalked up .seven. Bill Mlldfr, Don Potthoff and Bill Hedlng, all right handers, h.iv.' -lone the hurling for Bears and carh is .;"00, with Milder WAI in f-iglit decisions, Pott- ho,;t: 3-3 ,md Heding 2-2. Espe h.'S thre" tm-hltters and a 9-0 mark, S<"lioM>.i is 3-2 and Peder- soii 1-0. A year ago, Scobba, who is blessed with the finest control of any hurler on either staff, had a "-0 record. Swlnglnr to the hitting, the Hears are led by Dick Muller, junior catcher with a .339 mark on 18 hits in 53 tries. He's also produced a home run, six doubles and a p^r of triples. His \>h: bat has been a;i important cog in the Garrlgan of- fense;. Hoding is next at .291 (14-48), then Jm Bncter, .290 (16-55), Dermv Long, .279 02-43), Milder .259 (7-27), Dick Salz .237 (1']-.19), Jack Muller,.230 (3-13), Mike Lickteig, .211 01-52) Chuck Gfiilonfeld, .208 00-48), Eischen, .200 (3-15), Potthoff, .125(2-16), and Tom Wagner, .105 (4-38). Reding and Becker each have five doubles, Long & Lickteig threo each, while Salz & Lickteig each have a pair of triples and Wagner a home run. Bill Farnharn, senior first baseman, leads AHS with a .358 mark 04-39), followed by Larry Scobba, .333 (14-42), Dave Martin, .321 (17-53), Rog Meyer, .304 04-46), Tom Jones, .286 (2-7), Dale Teeter, .285 (1449), Tom Claude, .278 02-43), Espe, .255 03-51), Gary Barr, .188 (0-32), Roger Barr, .166 0-6), and Bill Boldridge, .143 ('1-28). Pederson, who has seen very limited action, has three lilts in five trip for a .600 mark as a pinch hitter. The winner of the fray will meet Britt at 8 p.m. Saturday. There, fans, you have all the statistics, etc. Now, as we said earlier, forget them and go to the old ball park Thursday (tonight) - you'll see a whale of a game. Fender Bender Here Friday Greg White, young Spencer driver, fought off an early challenge by Gene Schattsctmcider and went on to post an easy win in the feature at the weekly stock cur races before a large crowd here Friday. The win was White's first big one here. There were a few minor smash-ups during the night - with the results of the most serious shown above. Cars driven by Rich Yeoman, right, and Anderson of Ventura, left, and a couple of others careened into each other during the running of the B- feature. Pit crews and pit steward Dick Simpson, center, are separating the autos, trying to ready the track for the remainder of the race, which was won by Gale White of Laurens. Gale White also won the first heat, with Denny Hovinga and Jim Edgington second and third; Scliattschneider handily won the second heat, with Darreld Bunkofske and One Shiplur second and third; and Greg White took the third heat, with Don Hilbert and Don Doocy second and third. Perhaps the best race of the night was the trophy dash, which found Scliattschneider copping the cup fur the second time in three weeks. He was given plenty of competition by Greg White, second, Edgington, third, and the other three cars in the field. It was a fast drive - and a good one by ;dl concerned. Finishing behind Greg White in the feature were Hutch Householder, second, and Hovinga, third. White and Scliattschneider were practically wheel-to-wheel through half of the event. A slight bump of the cars jammed the Algona driver's steering and he was forced to slow his pace. The eight woman Powder Puff Derby was copped by Dorothy Householder in a race that was much taster than the earlier one. With eight women in the field, there were seven others who did not get in on the action because there were no cars offered. This Friday, July 8, there will be a Roll Over Tournament, with cars donated by Dau's and Kossuth Motor. July 15, a used car from Percival's will be ^iven away as a door prize; and Friday, July 22, the Super Stock Car Championship, with a $1,000 guaranteed purse, will be rmi here. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto by Don Smith) straight wins. The verdict Wednesday practically clinched the North Star Conference championship for the Kossuth team, which must win only one of two remaining games to win it outright. Goldfield took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second and the Lions knotted the count in the last of the sixth as Bart Selby and Roger Hansen singled, then with two out, Duane Will belted a double, Selby scoring and Hansen getting tossed out at the plate. The regulation game ended 1-1, but LuVerne snared the victory with a run in the home half of the ninth on an error, a walk and sacrifice which moved the runners to second and third. Denny Hinselman then bopped a single to win it. Hansen hurled a fine game for the winners - as did Mandsager for the losers. Hinsen allowed four hits and whiffed 11 while issuing no walks. Lu- Verne notched seven blows for Coach Sherman Arends, Third Espe No-Hitter As Bulldogs Edge F-City Craig Espe, Aigona high school lefthander, has picked up a couple of habits this season that his coach, Keith Christie, is really in favor of - winning and hurling no-hit games. Craig, who wound up with a 6-6 mark last season as a sophomore as the Bulldogs won 17 of 23 games, chalked up his ninth straight victory without a dtfeat this season - and at the same time his third no-hitter as the locals tumbled Forest City, 3-0, there Saturday night. 's win was the 13th in 15 tries this season and came as a result of Espe's pin-point pitching and a big 3-run rally in the top of the third inning. Many times, a 3-run rally can't be called big, but this one was. Espe and Anderson of the Indians fired goose eggs the rest of the night. The winning rally went like this - Dave Martin opened with a single, followed by another by Kspe. Tom Claude reached on a fielder's choice and Rog Meyer LuVerne Lions Run Win Skein To 9 Straight LuVerne High School's baseball team avenged its only defeat of the season with a nine-inning, 2-1 victory over Goldfield at LuVerne Wednesday night, June 29. The Lions were defeated by Goldfield by the identical score in the season opener and since that time have posted nine and Larry Scobba followed with the third and fourth bingles of the; frame, Martin, Espe and Claude scoring. Espe's run came on a steal of home. That was it as the score keeper had a real easy time ilie rest of the way. The Algona lefty, whose curve balling has fooled many hitters this year, wlu'i'fed 13 in this one. He walked three and the two batters he hit with pitches were struck because the curve broke too far and caught them in the leg. Both pitches were to right hand swingers. Anderson struck out eight Bulldogs and walked none. Martin, Espe and Scobba each got two of Algona's eight blows in the fray. The no-hitter was the second in eight days for Espe. His earlier hitless efforts came against Clear Lake, 4-0, and Humboldt, 7-0. Box score; Algona (3) A°> R H Martin E spe Claude Meyer Farnharn Scobba Teeter Ban- Bold ridge AB R 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 2 32 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 7 Box score: LuVerne (2) Bart Selby Hansen Nelson Hefty Will Trauger Hanselman Schipull Birry Selby GHS Shares Pair; Record Is Now 9-9 Garrigan's Golden Bears punched home three runs on three, hits in the top of the seventh to pull out a thrilling 4-3 victory over St. Edmond at Ft. Dodge Thursday night. The win' leveled the locals' record at 9-9 for the season. A night earlier, Coach Duane Kramer's club dropped a 10-2 decision to the hard-hitting Mason City Mohawks here. Bill Milder and Bill Reding, who got the win, fired a three-hitter at St. Edmond - and the Gaels put them together in the bottom of the third, sandwiched around a pair of walks for three runs that erased a 1-0 Garrlgan lead. Garrigan's first run came in the top of the second as Dick Salz singled, Mike Lickteig doubled and Steve Eischen sacrificed. One Garrigan hit in the first and two more in the fourth were wasted before the big game winning rally in the final frame. Milder started it off with a walk. With one out, Joe Becker walked, then Bill Reding crashed a single, Dick Muller banged a double and Salz a single for the clincher. Milder and Reding didn't notch many strikeouts, getting five, but their control was on the mark and they walked only four. Reding came in after the third and got the win, his second against two losses. Reding, Lickteig, and Salz each got a pair of hits for the winners. Box score: Garrigan (4) Long Becker Reding D. Muller Salz Lickteig Eischen J. Muller Geilenfeld Milder LOSE TO MOHAWKS Mason City counted two runs in the first, three in the second, and five in the fifth on the way to 10-2 victory Wednesday. The Bears got their pair of counters in the last of the first frame. Garrigan's runs came with two out. Reding slammed a single and Dick Muller walked before Salz banged a triple. Reding had a pair of Garrigan's six hits in the contest, while Gibbs got three and Suter and Angell two apiece of the 13 hits by the winners. Ryan smacked a home run for the Mohawks in the first. Box Score: Garrigan (2) Long Becker Reding D. Muller Salz Lickteig Eischen J. Muller Geilenfeld Milder Potthoff AB 3 3 4 4 4 4 1 2 3 2 30 R 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 H 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 8 30 AB 4 4 3 I 3 3 1 1 3 0 2 26 R 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 H 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Espe Cools Off Upper DesMoines SPORTS *'- on a walk to Bill Bold ridge, an error and a sacrifice. Twin Rivers hammered in Jiree runs in the bottom of the same inning to take the win. Box score: Algona (4) Martin Sspe b*fc»f/M Claude Meyer AB 3 4 3 1 R 1 o 0 0 H o 1 0 0 Farnham Jones Scobha Teeter G. Barr Bold ridge R. Barr 4 0 3 3 3 2 0 26 Larry Scobba gona, absorbing 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 hurled for his second 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 Al- loss aeainst three wins, Craig Espe, sharp left hander for the Algona Bulldogs, registered his third no-hitter, a school record, of the current campaign (and he's only a junior) as the locals got past Forest City, 3-0, there Saturday night. The win was also Craig's ninth this year - without a lossl He is shown in the above photo cooling off at the water fountain after his sizzling performance - which was the second no-hitter by him in eight days. Earlier no-hitters were against Clear Lake, 4-0, and Humboldt, 7-0, with the latter victory nailing down the loop championship for Coach Keith Christie's hustlers. Espe also scored one of the Algona runs against the Indians when he stole home during the 3-run third inning rally that won the game. He is one of the better hitters on the club with a .255 batting average on 13 hits in 51 tries. In his case, the old saying, "pitchers don't hit", is a lie. Another of Algona's huiiers, Larry Scobba, sports a .333 batting average, with 14 hits in 42 trips, and a third, Dale Pederson, is hitting .600 with three hits in five at bats. So the mound corps is doing well at the plate. Espe would up his sophomore year last, summer with a 6-6 record which included some rocky going early and a fine finish and the small fellow, who was also quite a guard on the basketball team, can look forward to another great season on the hill next summer. He will lead the Bulldogs against Garrigan's Golden Bears in the first round Sectional Tourney meeting of the clubs here tonight (Thursday) at 7. (UDM Polaroid Photo by Don Smith) STOCK CAR RACES SPECIAL EVG'NT THIS WEEK ROLL OVER TOURNAMENT Drivers are going to try and wreck used cars furnished by Dau's Garage and Kossuth Motor Co., running them off a ramp furnished by the Cowan Corp. Plenty of thrills guaranteed I WARM-UPS - 8«30 P.M. AT RACES - 9 P.M. KOSSUTH SPEEDWAY (FAIRGROUNDS - ALGONA) EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT ADULTS - ONLY $1 CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE WITH PARENTS COME ONE - COME ALL I KOSSUTH SPEEDWAY ALGONA, IOWA Bulldogs Drop 8-4 Decision, Twin Rivers Algona's Bulldogs sustained only their second loss in 14 games as Twin Rivers posted an 8-4 victory over the locals at Livermore Thursday night. The loss also ended an 8-game victory string by the Bulldogs. An error and a balk were used with a trio of singles by Christensen, Bergum and Clark as the home club got off to a seemingly safe 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Algona, however, battled back, got in the top of the second as singles by Craig Espe and Gary Barr, two errors and walk turned the trick, then knotted the count at 4-4 in the top of the fourth HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL GARRIGAN VS ALGONA 1st ROUND SECTIONAL GAME JULY 7th THURSDAY 7P.M. PLAY-BY-PLAY KIGA Radio 1600 KG •••••••••••••••••••••••I (•••••••••••••••••I Putting The Light Touch To Rumor ».ffi Chevrolet's general manager, E. M. Estes, prepares to create a big noise not only in Detroit but nation-wide, with a blast announcing the real name of Chevrolet's newest car - CAMARO The well-guarded name for the past six months has resulted in a national guessing contest. With the expert help of Sharon Magnuson and Kae Gaskin, the Chevrolet executive prepares to let everyone know what the big noise in Detroit is all about The CAMARO will be shown publicly for the first time Sept. 29 ,at Kossuth Motor Co., southwest of the courthouse in Algona. Adv. !•••••(*••••!

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