The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 20, 1966 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 20, 1966
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Algona 'Shorts' Wallop C-L 'Tails' Bulldogs Take 10-Algona, (la.) Upper Dot Molns* Tuetdoy, 0«. 20, 1956 To Lead Loop It was the tails versus the shorts at Clear Lake Friday night as the Algona Bulldogs, playing one of their best games of the current unbeaten season, ripped to an easy 80-54 victory in a North Central Conference game that was not the "big one" very long. Friday's victory upped Coach Howie Stephenson's club to a 6-0 mark, gave the club a two game lead in the loop race at the holiday break and set up a meeting of the Bulldogs and Emmetsburg hare tomorrow (Wednesday) night. The E-Hawks dropped a 71-43 decision to Spencer in a Lakes Conference game Friday - but Algona- Emmetsburg meetings are normally worth the price of admission. The shorts had far too much agility and shooting ability for the tails at Clear Lake. After the Lions got away to an 8-4 lead early in the first period, the Stephensonmeri settled down to their style of play - and with Gregg Betts and Rog Meyer battling for rebounds, the club started to move out. Clear Lake's lead went to 10-6 at the four minute mark - but from then on, it was Algona's game. The Bulldogs, with Tom Claude, Craig Espe and Betts pitching in most of the points, scored the next seven for a 1310 edge, then Bill Boldridge got into the act as the lead went to 19-12 at the buzzer. At that moment, Clear Lake had three rebounds and the littler Bulldogs six. Espe also had two early fouls on him, but so did big Ken Grablnski, the Lions' leader. Steals by Betts and Claude and poor ball handling by the home club allowed the Bulldogs to can 10 points In the first two minutes of the second stanza for a 29-16 lead. And with Espe, Claude and Meyer firing away, the lead went to 43-31 at halftime - and Espe had three fouls and Grablnski four. By intermission time, Espe had 13 points and Claude 12, while Floy led the Lions with 11. The rebound edge was Algona's, 8-7, as both teams hit a good percentage of shots. If the Lions (and their fans) hadn't already seen enough of Espe, the third quarter probably made them sick at heart. And while the quick little guard certainly wasn't the whole show for the Bulldogs - he certainly was the mainspring. Espe got eight, that's right, eight steals during the period as Algona's lead went to 48-34, 53-38, 61-40 and finally 67-44 at the three-quarter mark. Meanwhile, he also canned nine points, while Claude netted six, Boldridge four, Meyer three and Betts two, while Boldridge, Meyer and Betts did a great job under the boards. Betts canned three buckets early in the fourth period as the lead went to 78-50 and reserves of both clubs played the time out. Betts and Boldridge never played better in their careers- and as great as Espe and Claude were, it was still impossible to figure the Bulldogs would have won with such ease without the services of any member of the squad that saw action. Meyer probably never had a better night, either, so when you add it all up - it meant easy victory to * * * Box score : ALGONA (80) Meyer Laws Betts Espe Claude Boldridge Farnham Jones Black Wildin FG 3 0 7 10 9 4 0 0 0 0 33 FT 6-7 0-0 1-2 2-2 2-2 2-3 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 14-18 F 2 0 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 13 CLEAR LAKE ( 54) FG FT F ElUng 5 0-33 Floy 5 3-4 1 Grabinski 3 1-15 Chapman 4 0-03 Evinrude 22-32 Budolfson 1 0-10 Martin 2 0-00 Bostrom 1 0-0 0 Cookman 1 0-2 2 24 6-14 16 Algona's junior varsity also remained unbeaten with an easy 61-33 victory in the opener. Craig Taylor led the club in points, 21, and rebounds, 19, while Dale Pedersen canned 10 points for Coach Keith Christie's team. Garngan Makes It 5 In Row At St. Edmond The Golden Bears shot the wind out of the Gaels early here Friday night before a huge crowd as Gar- rlgan posted its fifth straight win, an easy 88-64 verdict over St. Edmond of Ft. Dodge, Using some of the finest out- shooting ever witnessed in this area, Coach Steve McCall's outfit actually made short work of the visitors, who trailed by large margins throughout the contest and managed to close the gap only during a last-minute surge against Garrlgan reserves. Garrigan got on the way to its fifth win in six starts (and the locals have scored from 80 to 92 points in those five contests) as Joe Becker, Brian LaBarre and Bill Reding got un-gosnly hot in the first period. Becker fired six times and got four buckets in the eight minutes, while LaBarre, who began hitting later in the period, canned five fielders and Reding three as the Bears held leads of 7-1, 13-4, and 19-10 before holding the upper hand, 25-13, at the buzzer. The onslaught continued, and then some, during the second stanza as Becker, Dick Muller and Reding each tossed in another trio of fielders each and LaBarre added four as the Bears didn't have to get many rebounds, because there weren't any under their board-the ball went in with such regularity. Meanwhile, the Gaels dropped farther behind, with the Bears trotting to the locker room at halftime with a 53-29 bulge. LaBarre had hoisted in 18 points, Becker 14 and Reding 12 at this point. It was really no contest the second half, despite the fact the Bears cooled considerably after each club hit its first three attempts from the field after intermission. Becker and Dick Muller flipped in 13 points between them as LaBarre sat it out with four fouls and the scoring pace slackened. The Bears, however, added a couple of more points to their lead and held the upper hand going into the final eight minutes, 67-41. The mop-up operation remained - and in the process, Garrigan was outscored down the stretch, 23-21, as John Perkins, high-scoring Gael center, who had managed only two field goals and a total of 12 points through three quarters, pushed in 11 in the final eight minutes to top the visitors in scoring with 23 points. Garrigan was committing fouls - and from a St. Edmond standpoint, it was lucky, because the locals held a 40-21 bulge in field goals during the fray, while the Gaels had a 22-8 margin in free tosses. In all, the Bears were assessed with 27 fouls to 14 for the visitors. LaBarre, for the third straight game, led the scoring for Garrigan with 26 points - all on field goals. The supporting cast was impressive, with Becker (whogot his first starting assignment in place of Jack Muller, who had earlier suffered a touch of scarlet fever) canning 23 points, Reding, who turned in another cool as a cucumber performance, 16, and Dick Muller, who led the rebounding corps, 15. Most of the Garrigan points came on high (or long, or both high and long) shots from the outside, while the Gaels attempted without much luck to work the ball in for shorter attempts. Dick Muller knocked down a few of the tries. Muller captured 16 rebounds and Reding 10 as Garrigan held the upper hand, 48-30, in that department. Becker managed five steals, Reding four and Muller and Jim Youngwlrth three each as the Bear defense again proved most adequate. Muller's 15 points upped his career record at Garrigan to 672 - high in the history of the school - and LaBarre finished the contest with a fine 21.7 average, followed by Reding at 17.7, Muller, 15, and Becker, 11. The team's scoring average is now 83.1, while the defensive mark is 56. Box score: GARRIGAN (88) FG FT F Becker 11 1-4 3 Youngwirth 1 3-33 D. Muller 6 3-5 4 Reding 8 0-11 LaBarre 13 0-0 4 J. Muller 1 o-2 5 McCarthy 0 0-0 4 Courtney 0 0-0 2 Nitchals 0 1-2 1 40 8-17 27 ST. EDMOND (64) FG FT F Hanson 4 4-51 Magennis 1 1-13 Perkins 6 11-15 1 Bern rich 8 3-5 4 Gentile 1 1-32 Cavanaugh 0 0-3 0 Kreger 1 2-21 Barrett 0 0-10 Bird 00-02 21 22-35 14 Garrigan's junior varsity, under Coach Duane Kramer, ran its mark to 4-1 in the curtain- raiser with an easy 64-47 verdict in the opener. Jim Pick- bohm led the Cubs in scoring with 22 points, while JohnWinkel added 11. Sentral Girls Win, Boys Lose To Lincoln-Central an alert, aggressive and agile group of shorties. This was a squad win - punctuated by scoring balance, Espe led the way with 22 points, followed by Claude with 20, Betts 15, Meyer 12 and Boldridge 10. Espe's 10 steals led that department as Algona held the upper hand, 17-6, and Meyer with six and Betts five, were the top re- bounders as Clear Lake managed a 20-19 edge under the boards. Elting got nine for the losers. And Betts blocked a pair of Lion shots during the night. Brocke Laws started for the Bulldogs, but saw very limited duty, due to a strange mishap before the team left by bus for Clear Lake. He got a large splinter in his left leg, just above the back of the knee, from a bleacher seat in the local gym where the players were waiting, and had to be taken to a local doctor. It was necessary to cut into the leg and remove the splinter, then sew up the wound with five stitches. He was also given necessary shots, etc. NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE STANDINGS W L ALGONA 5 0 Clear Lake 3 2 Hampton 3 2 Humboldt 3 2 Clarion 2 2 Eagle Grove 2 3 Webster City 2 4 Iowa Falls 0 5 Smith-Corona Portable Typewriters, Victor Adding Machines, at THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUB. CO. InAlgonq, - competitive catalog prices. Lincoln-Central boys squeaked by Sentral of Fenton 61-58, but Fenton's girls defeated Lincoln- Central 57-42 in the State Line Conference Friday night at Sentral. Vicki Elmers led scoring for Sentral with 25 tallies. Betty Wehrspan and Teresa Voigt each helped with 15. Sparking the Fenton boys was Jim Geitzenauer with seven field goals for 14 points. Teammates Owen Kerber and Ken Marlow each hit for 12 and Bob Bierle chipped in 10. SENTRAL BOYS (58) FG FT ' F Luedtke 20 0 Bierle 502 Shaw 302 Kerber 60 5 Lee 00 0 Mueller 000 Geitzenauer 70 3 Marlow 523 Backen 00 0 Johnson 000 Voigt 000 Laabs 00 0 28 2 15 SENTRAL GIRLS (57) FG FT F Wehrspan 71 4 Elmers 7 11 2 Voigt 6 3 1 Lockwood 00 0 Johnson 100 Uthof 0 0 1 Ditsworth 000 Blanchard 004 Geitzenauer 000 Krause 00 2 Brandow 001 Douglas 001 21 15 16 Lakofa Victor In Two Tilts for a total of 25 points. Close behind was Greg Michael son with 20 tallies. Lakota girls were led to victor; by Joanne Junkermeler, who scored 32 points. Glenda Hertzke and Joyce Leonard chipped In 21 and 17 tallies respectively. Karen Rlckless topped the Titonka girls with 23 total points, and teammate Judy Akkerman was good for 10. nOm 1 lOnKri • 1 VIII III VI III U LAKOTA - Lakota High . School basketball teams swept a double header from Titonka In State Line conference action Friday night. The boys won a close game 68-64 and Lakota's girls downed the Titonka girls 75-45. For the Lakota boys, high point man was Terry Krominga with 22 points. Wesley Madetzke helped with 18, and Dean Koppen hit for 11 points. Sparking Titonka was Darrel Giesklng with nine from the field and seven from the line, Burt Bows To Rake, 71-41 RAKE — The Rake Bulldogs broke away to a 29-17 halftime toad and then outscored Burt 42-24 In the second half to fashion a 71-41 rout. BURT (41) FG FT PF TP McFarland 2256 Watt 3 4 3 10 U>aurenz 3329 Cranston 0838 Patterson 1224 ILlchter 0000 WestUng 1002 Fries 0000 TOTAL 10 19 15 41 TITONKA GIRLS (45) FG FT PF TP Rlckless 8 7 0 23 Cunningham 4109 Akkerman 3 4 o 10 Harms 1032 Beenken 0 o 5 o Bahling 0030 SfnJdt 0020 Engelbarts 0 0 1 0 Hoover 0 1 0 1 Stravders 0 0 1 o TOTAL 16 13 11 45 LAKOTA GIRLS (75) FG FT PF TP Junkermeler 15 2 1 32 Leonard 6 5 0 17 Hertzke 1103 Sheldahl 1002 Sleper 0040 Christ 0030 Johnson 0030 Hertzke 9 3 2 21 Coy, B. 0020 Berg 0 0 1 0 Coy, S. 0010 TOTAL 32 11 17 75 * * TITONKA BOYS (64) FG FT PF TP Giesklng 9 7 3 25 Harms 3339 Michaelson 8 4 3 20 Wubben 1113 Klley 1527 TOTAL 22 20 12 64 LAKOTA BOYS (68) FG FT PF TP Koppen 5 1 3 11 Krominga 10 2 5 22 Johnson 0040 Madetzke 9 3 0 10 Sleper 1234 Mabus 1202 Karels 0212 Hertzke 3309 TOTAL 29 10 21 68 Titonka Boys 17 16 11 20 64 Lakota Boys 10 22 12 24 68 Ft. Dodge Grapplers Take Measure Of AHS Bulldogs Algona High School's wrestlers ran Into a tough Fort Dodge High team last Friday night, and although they staged a big comeback, lost the meet 24-18. The Class AA Dodgers ran up three pins and three decisions while Bulldog grapplers posted a string of decisions in the 95 Ib. class and the 133 through 165 Ib. class. 95 - Denny Petersen, only a freshman, improved on an early lead in the match and sustained his advantage in the second and third periods to defeat Joe Sestak, 10 to 6. There were several close calls for each wrestler as pinning combinations were attempted by both men in an exceptionally fast-moving match. Denny has improved with each match. 103 - Freshman Ed Bennett was caught for an instant by Tim Friedrichs of Fort Dodge and the result was a pin for the Dodger. It came with 1:27 gone in the first period, and the pin combination was a favorite of the undefeated Fort Dodge man. 112 - Je rry Simpson was caught in the same position as Bennett, and was pinned by John Cuckie in 44 seconds. 120 - Larry Munger met up with a fast, aggressive wrestler in Bob Tague; and an escape and takedown were all the Dodger grappler needed for a 3-2 decision over Munger. It was a very close match all the way and Munger held his own with a Class AA state champion contender. 127 - Steve Claude was de- cisioned by a stronger Jim Neighbors, 3-2. . Steve was tied up with his man in the first two periods of the match but a reversal by Neighbors (undefeated this year) gave him the only points of the match and the victory. 133 - Don Camp got Algona on the winning side once again with a fine exhibition of control over Keith Brown, and the Bulldog Camp managed a 4-2 victory. The junior grappler got the first points of the match and kept the upper hand while allowing the Fort Dodge man only a couple escapes for his points. 138 - Junior Randy Riedinger remained undefeated in dual meets by getting a 7-3 win over Bruce Heistand. Randy looked real sharp in handling a pretty fair Dodger grappler. The second period was when Randy went to work. He ran up a 6-2 lead and coasted to victory in the final period getting one more point for being elbowed by his man. 145 - The only undefeated Algona wrestler, Clint Young, managed a 4-0 win over Allan Paulsen of Fort Dodge. One of the better examples of a controlled match, this one saw Young get two quick points and two in the final period for victory number 12 for the A.H.S. senior. 154 - Bruce Bennett beat Tom Kirby, 3-2. He came from behind in the first period, took the lead on an escape, and held his man with a scissors hold for the last minutes of the match to post his seventh victory for the season. Bruce is only a sophomore and has great potential as he has shown in his last few matches. 165 - The big chance came for Algona High as Max Miller turned in a 3-0 win over his opponent, Doug Spillman. Max got on the Scoreboard in the last period with an escape and a takedown. The score was Algona 18, Fort Dodge 16, after this match. 18- - Sophomore Phil Bode stayed with Dale Morris until the last minute of the match when he was maneuvered into a pin. The time was 5:48 and the score was tied at 4-4 when he was pinned. HWT. - Brad Farnham, Algona's third sophomore grappler, put out great effort against a heavier Mike Viers of Fort Dodge but lost 1-0. The Dodger man got his only point by an escape. Farnham would have needed to pin his opponent for a team victory as the score was 21-18 going into his match. Point leaders for the Bulldogs are Young with 38, Camp 35, Miller 32, and Munger 28. The Bulldogs are now 4-2 in dual meet records. They travel to Osage Dec. 30 for the Osage Invitationals. - o - JUNIOR VARSITY LOSES, 34-11 The Junior Varsity had it just as rough against the Fort Dodge JV with Roger Menneke, Larry Taylor and Duane Hunt getting the only victories for the Bullpups, Fort Dodge won this meet, 32-11. Algona forfeited the 112 and 180 pound weights because of no entries. Of the ten wrestlers on the Junior Varsity, six are only freshmen. 95 - Russ Bird lost to Bill Calisesi, 4-0. 103 - Wayne Taylor was pinned by Jack Ulicki, 3:55. 112-Algona forfeit. 120 - Rob Claude drew with Steve Sears, 2-2. 127 - Darrell Miller lost to Jerry Ervin, 2-1. 133 - Steve Willrett lost to Dan Nelson, 10-3. 138 - Roger Menneke beat Wayne McMannus, 2-0. J45 - Larry Taylor beat Brian Farrell, 4-2. 154- Cal Haahr lost to Dennis Olsen, 4-0. 165 - Duane Hunt beat Gary Perry, 9-4. 180-Algona forfeit. HWT. - Al Aldrich was pinned by Woodrow Wheat, 3:00. FRIDAY NIGHT BB RESULTS BOYS Algona 80, Clear Lake 54 Humboldt 85, Iowa Falls 68 Hampton 47, Webster City 45 Ft. Dodge 63, Eagle Grove 45 Ledyard 56, Swea City 48 Rake 71, Burt 41 Thompson 54, Woden-Crystal Lake 39 West Bend 69, Ruthven 61 Rockwell-Swaledale 109, Corwith-Wesley 64 Lakota 68, Titonka 64 GIRLS Lakota 75, Titonka 45 Ruthven 62, West Bend 26 Sentral 57, Lincoln-Central 42 Woden-Crystal Lake 83, Thompson 37 Corwith-Wesley 58, Rockwell- Swaledale 55 THE UPPER DBS MOINES invites you to send in your own local news items. Herbst Has Home* LAMBS WEDNESDAY Buy Ewes, Bucks & Lambs WE HAVE PLENTY OF ORDERS, FOR CHOICE TO PRIME LAMBS! We boy fhem all, but you get Top Marktt for Grain Fed Iambi, So Feed 'Em enough! DELIVERY EVERY WEDNESDAY (With Your Hogi, Too, If You Wish) PHONE 2952411 WESTERN BUYERS ALGONA, IOWA BUY rim MOVMiNG DOWr> — "C?: !T!?ACT FOR DEED" — PAY LIKE RENT 2 bedrooms plus den, living i'oor.i. (Mning area, kitchen >vith utility room. All on onr fbor. 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