The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 8, 1966 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 8, 1966
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Wrestling, Basketball Drills TtiMday, Nov. 8, 1966 Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moine* Now that high school football has had its fling for 1966 - the round-bailers and grunters and groaners will take over for the next few months. And there is plenty on tap in both sports, basketball and wrestling, for fans in this area. While basketball will be featured at all area schools - and wrestling at some — we are going to deal here with the kick-off of the two sports at Algona's two high schools. First off, let's take a peek at Coach Champ Martin's defending State Champion Wrestling Team. Champ, who has been here since about 1947, will have nine lettermen available this year — but three of the four lads who ushered the club to the Class A crown last spring are missing so a rebuilding job is in the offing. Gone from the scene through graduation are Dave Martin and Tom Fitzpatrick, state champions, and Tom Samp, a second place finisher by an eyelash last spring. They'll be sorely missed, to say the least. Chief returnee is Larry Munger, also a state champ — and Larry should have another great year in a tough weight division — 120. Last season, he rolled up a very impressive 224 won-lost record and his career mark is 42-21-2, so he really warmed up to the task as a junior a year ago. Other letter winners who began drills Monday include Paul Watkins, 103, Bill Carlson, 120, Steve Claude, 127, Don Camp, 138, Randy Riedinger, 145, Clint Young, 154, and Bruce Bennett and Max Miller, 165. During the 1965-66 season, the Bulldogs, who got most of their points all season from Munger, Martin, Fitzpatrick and Samp, posted a 4-7 dual meet record — a disappointing one until the fearsome foursome carried the locals to the championship at Waterloo. So, there's a lot of work to be done by the squad - if 1966-67 proves to be another banner year - before the season opening dual meet at Britt, Wednesday night, Nov. 16. Britt finished second to the Bulldogs in the State Meet and blasted the locals 37-12 in dual competition a year ago.' Now, we'll slip across the hall for alook-seeatthepotential of the basketball Bulldogs under Coach Howie Stephenson. Stephenson's teams have brought fame to Algona High almost since he took the helm here (and he's beginning his eighth season). Last spring, the locals made their. second trip to the State Tournament in three seasons, and despite a loss in the opener there, finished with an outstanding 21-3 record. Stephenson's teams have won 105 and lost only 46 (a percentage of .696 victories) in seven seasons, making him the all-time winningest basketball coach in history here, Howie has four lettermen back from last season — Craig Espe, Tom Claude; Bill Boldridge and Brocke Laws — all seniors, and another pair of fellows who were reserves a year ago, Tom Jones and Bob Farnham, ' Right off the bat, things look pretty -good when you add to those lettermen fellows like Greg Betts, Rog Meyer, Rich Black and Rog Wildin. Then, taking a look in retrospect at last season, you find guys like Dale Teeter, Dan Merryman and Dave Walker gone. And, that's a lot of scoring and rebounding to remove from any club. Teeter, of course, was the top scorer during the season as he set a new career mark of 1,191 points in three seasons. Espe counted 261 points, Claude 149 and Boldridge 51 last season for the locals, who might be a trifle short - but long on quickness. Drills opened Wednesday, with the club having 16 days to prepare for the season opener with Swea City here Nov. 18. Out at Garrigan, where Coach Steve McCall's club turned in an astounding 16-5 record last season, there are also four senior lettermen. They are Dick Muller, Brian LaBarre, Bill Reding and Jim Youngwirth. Other seniors listed on the squad include Joe Becker, Don Courtney,^ and Mike Nitchals, while juniors Kevin O'Brien, Jim Walker, Dave McCarthy, Vern Kollasch and Jack Muller will round out the varsity squad. Coach McCall stated this week that Garrigan will have a junior varsity club this winter instead of fresh-soph, plus a freshman team, so it is probable some of the juniors will see a lot of action with the underlings in order to get added experience for the following season. Steve lost Don Potthoff and guards Dick Bleich and Bob Smith off his starting five, so here again, there will be time spent rebuilding. Muller, who set a single game scoring mark last winter when he flipped in 35 points one night, scored 360 points during the season to lead the team, while Reding got 277, LaBarre 110 and Youngwirth 53. McCall is starting his third year at Garrigan and in two seasons has posted a 26-17 mark, a fine one after several lean years by the Golden Bears. Drills opened Wednesday for non-footballers and the following day (Thursday) for everyone. The Bears have until Nov. 29 to prepare for their season opener Nov. 29 at Ft. Dodge High School. Yessir, it looks like a big winter for sports here. Coaches Clinic On Tap Here " Pecember 28 The Area Coaches Clinic, slated at Garrigan Fieldhouse here Wednesday, Dec. 28, and sponsored by Garrigan and Algona High Schools, will feature two basketball games during the evening session that will not be included on the season winter sports tickets of either school. During the day, instructional sessions will be held for all coaches within a 50-mile radius who attend the clinic. Union Alethearts The Union Alethean 4-H girls met Nov. 1. Hostess was Mary Lou Nitchals. Officers were installed. They are; president, Linda Nitchals, vice president,: Susan Dodds, secretary,. Bonita Kulsholm, treasurer, Mary Lou Nitchals, historian, Kathy Hansen. A talk was given by Bonita Kiilsholm, All mothers were guests. ' ; LuVerne Has 8 Letterman Algonan Luther Runner Qll JJ[J 5oUfld •^••^•^••ML ^jK~j*mm*»m.i tam^t * Open At Both High Schools One of the most pleasant surprises on this year's cross country team at Luther College, Decorah, is junior, Bruce Sundet of Algona. Prior to this year, Sundet had concentrated on track where he was the third fastest miler in Luther College history with a time of 4:28.8. Out for cross country for the first time, he has often finished as Luther's-number two runner behind senior tri-captain Rolf Wangberg. In last Friday's Iowa Conference cross country meet, Sundet helped Luther win its third consecutive conference tide as he finished fourth in the outstanding field of runners. His time for' the four-mile race was 21:25, only one second off his season's best time which he registered against Wartburg in a dual meet. Earlier in the season, he posted the third fastest three-mile cross country time in Norse history as he dipped below the 16- minute barrier with a clocking of 15:56. Although the Norseman ran against strong competition all year, Sundet consistently placed high in the individual standings. His fine efforts have helped the Norse compile a fine 7-0 record with only one meet separating them from the school's first undefeated cross country season. The most important race left for Sundet is the NCAA Collegiate meet at Wheaton, HI. Nov. 12 which he will run in this year for the first time. Last year Luther finished 12th in the team race behind the outstanding effort of Gene Takle, who was the national champion. Takle, who was graduated last spring, was named to both the Collegiate and University All-American teams. This year Sundet has proved an important cog in the squad's rebuilding. Sundet is active in the Tri Omega brotherhood on campus and is also a member of the letter man's club. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sundet of Algona. t * t • Coach Bryce Wickett has eight lettermen back for basketball at LuVerne as the Lions prepare for their opener against Buffalo Center. Only one senior was graduated from last year's 8-9 club and hopes are high for an improved record. The veterans are Rex Bristow, Denny Hanselman, Roger Hansen, Daryl Trauger, Doug Nelson, Mike Stripling, Duane Will and Donald Bristow. Ron Wolf and Barry Selby also are leading candidates for the squad. Five letterwinners are back on the girls squard - Zelda Witzel, Laurie Coyle, Mary Cronk, Michele Coyle and Connie Hefty. The schedule: Nov. 15~Buffalo Center, there Nov. 18-Rockwell - Swaledale, (girls), here. Nov. 19-Rockwell - Swaledale, here. Nov. 22-Sheffield, there. Nov. 29-Goldfield, here Dec. 2-Bonne Valley, here. Dec. 6-Kanawha, there. Dec. 9-Corwith-Wesley, there Dec. 13-Twin Rivers, here. Dec. 20-Meservey - Thornton, here. Jan. 6- CAL, there Jan. 10-Goldfield, there. Jan 1 . 13-Conference tourney. Jan. 24-Corwith-Wesley, here Jan. 27- Kanawha, here. Jan. 31-Boone Valley, there Feb. 3-Klemme, there Feb. 7-Ventura, here. Cubs To Meet Cub Scout pack 48 of Burt will hold its first fall pack meeting Nov. 10 at the Burt school gym at 7:30 p.m. The Cub Scout program is offered to all boys age eight, nine and ten and the pack always welcomes new boys into its program. This first meeting will be an orientation and reorganization session. 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