Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 25, 1965 · Page 7
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tittle in Algona History! Bulldog wrestlers second in state Seeker _ Cordes _ Thomsen lippen _ Miller, Martin win crowns; second Kiss of death Three Algeria high school wrestlers carried the Bulldogs to second place in the state Class A mat tournament at Waterloo Friday and Saturday, It was the third time in 19 years Algona has finished as state runnenm under Coach Champ Martin's tutelage. In addition; Algona has ended in third place in two other seasons. Denny Miller and Dave Martin both won state championship titles while Tom Fitzpatrick narrowly missed a crown to end in second place. Between the trio, they compiled 35 points. Osage won the title with 47 points including two state titles, two runnerups and a third. Al- 'gona was far ahead of third place Britt and .fourth place Clarion with 28 and 20 ooints. The four top teams all came from the Osage district and they scored more points between them as did the next nine teams /in line. ALGONA had virtually no chance to win the state meet after the first round, when Osage qualified all five of its entrants. But the Bulldog showing, considering only three men got to the state, was the best in history. Miller had the easiest time of it. He pinned his first two opponents in less than two minutes and then decisioned Dave Jahnel of Osape in the finals. 4-1. He pinned Frank Havick of Oakland in 1:53 in the semifinals. Miller completed his career with a 23-1 mark this year and a two-year record of 44-2. In addition, he won 77 points for Algona during th« nast year, high for the team. Miller is only the second Algona high school wrestler in history to win two state titles. Paul Fisher did it in 1950-51. Miller was the 133- pound chamo a year ago and the 138-pound title-holder this year. DAVE MARTIN'S victory was a fine comeback for the son of Coach Martin after he failed to get to the state meet last year although having the second best season of any Bulldog in 196364. Martin was 20-3 for the season, 38-4-1 for two years and was second in points with 68 this year. He won his semifinals match with ease by drubbing Dennis Mercer 8-0 and then edged Rosengren of Logan-Manolia in the finals, 4-1. He is only a junior and has a chance to become the third two-time state champion next winter, probably in the 154- pound class. TOM FITZPATRICK, runnerup in the heavyweight class, likewise has another year left and he won't have" to worry about what .class he'll be in or cutting weight "Fitz" has already gone farther than any Algona heavyweight in history. He won his semifinal match by defeating Max Matthiesen of Central DeWitt, 1-0 and then lost in the finals to Steve Klein of Sentral loses; Twin Rivers meets C-W DENNY MILLER (left) appears to be giving Frank Havick of Oakland a kiss during their semifinal match at the Waterloo Hippodrome Saturday afternoon. But the only kiss Miller, is giving is the "Kiss of Death" as he pinned Havick a ; couple pf seconds later in 1:53 to advance to the finals. The referee's striped shirt can be seen upper right as he watches and prepares to slam the mat to signify Miller's victory. It was ironic that there were only five pins-in the entire state class A meet and Miller registered two of them. Exclusive "On-the- Scene" photo by Mike Stillman. Girls district firing opened again Tuesday night and Sehtral of Fenton was sent-out of the district at Spencer by Hartley, 76-48. The Satellites had fitv ished second in the sectional at Gruver last week. '•• At Clear Lake, Convith-WeS' ley advanced into the second round with a 66-52 victory over Sheffield-Chapin. In games cpnv ing up Thursday night, Twin Rivers (18-4) will face Corwith- Wesley (19-4) in a semifinal game at 7 p.m. at Clear Lake. The winner will face the winner of the Alden (16-7) vs. Dows- Lakota on Saturday night for a state tournament berth. * # • '# ' TWIN RIVERS GIRLS SECTIONAL CHAMP Corwith — Twin Rivers high school moved a .step closer to their third straight' trip to the state girls tournament in Des Moihes Saturday night "by turning back Lakota's bid, 73-56 in the sectional finals here. Corwith-Wesley won the con elation game from Rockwell- iwaledalc 65-36 and the two fin- ilists plus Corwith-Wesley moved into district competition this veek. Kristie Erdman, the state's eading scorer, hit 50 points for ;he Twin Rivers girls enroute ;o the win. Linda Siemens led .he Eaglettes with 21 points. Twin Rivers led at the half, 3427. In the consolation finals, Re- nekla Schultz hit 31 to lead Cor- wi th-Wesley to a 35-22 half time margin. ALGONA (lew«) ADVANCE—7 THURSDAY, F6B, 25, 1965 SENTRAL LOSES IN SECTIONAL FINALS Gruver — Ringsted's., girls edged Sentral 61-55 in the title game of the girl's sectional, basketball tournament here Saturday night. Both clubs, plus consolation champion Terril, 93-91 winner over Armstrong, advanced to district play this week. Ringsted came from behind to win the championship game, holding Sentral to just three points in the final period. The Satellite girls led after three periods, 5249 and also held a 33-31 halftime margin. Betty Wehrspan led the Sentral attack with 22 points while Bonnie Wehrspan had 19. Karen Jensen paced Ringsted with 23 points. District... (Continued from Page 1) a layup, Becker stuffed in a re bound and a drivc-in layup Thomson got a layup and Bcckei hit from close-in to make it 65 60 and Armstrong just couldn'l get; any closer as Lakota pilec on.free.throws at the end. ;The 'better team won this one it is* believed. Armstrong fin ished. with 18-3. -.-JO M 4 _ 32-6 3 8 2-3 1 3 2-2 2 Ellsworth __. HaRliltott Cushman ..... TOTAL ..... __ 1 14 1 __ 00-01 _ 0 (Mi 0 M tS-23 16 ARMSTRONG (63) fg ft pf Sturm -.__-—_____ 1 3-3 3 Colston 4 1-2 3 Gpdfredseh 1_ 5 1-2 3 Barrett ,•____!____ 8 3-5 3 •Lindell - _____j 7 5-10 3 TOTAL _____u__25 13-22 15 LAKOTA (71) fg ft pf Tjaden 3 2-3 4 SMORGASBORD EVERY NOON & SUNDAY (Closed Saturday) Sea Food Smorgasbord Every Friday Night Excellent Private Party Accommodations Johnson House 295-2441 ALGONA Bulldogs set new scoring mark Friday Algona high school set a new school scoring record and evened its North Central Conference record at 7-7 with a 98-82 win over Iowa Falls here Friday night to end regular season play. .Algona finished no better than fifth in the conference and had an overall mark of 9-9 for the season. Stephenson opened with an all-senior starting line-up but needed the punch of juniors Dale Teeter, Dan Merryman and Craig Espe to get things going The Bulldogs held a 40-36 half time lead and,then broke an other school scoring mark with a 34-point third quarter for a 74-46 third quarter margin. Stephenson used reserves mostly in the final five minutes and it was Ev Maahs who push ed in the final record-breaking ;wo points with eight seconds o: so left in the game. The old mark of 97 was set last ; year against Sentral of Fenton in a semifinal district game, 97-62. Dale Teeter got his average 21 points for the game but played just three quarters — mavbe less,. Dan Merryman, another junior, rammed in 18 and seniors Al. Priebe, Steve Hardy and Milt Butzke got 15, 14 and 10 respectively. For Butzke, it was his only game of the season as he finally overcame the effects of a broken leg last November. 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