3 County Teams In Stateline Finals Tuetday, Jan. 24, 1967 Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moines-11 Plenty Of Action ^ofa-Senlral Girls Battle AHS Captures Two; Spotlight Tilt Guards Score 100 Algona High's wrestling team upped its dual meet record to 7-2-1 with an easy 37-9 viotory over Iowa Falls here Saturday, Jan. 14. The three local grapplers shown in action in photos above had a lot to do with the final outcome. Denny Petersen, freshman 95-pounder, is shown in the top picture about to pin Yeomans of the Cadets. Petersen, now 10-7-1 for the year, got the job done in 2:20 and it was his first fall of the campaign. Larry Munger, 120, at the right in middle photo, was just nailing Stabler of Iowa Falls in 1:03 (fastest fall of the night) when the shutter snapped. Hunger's record went to 13-4-1 with the win, which was his third by a fall. Phil Bode, 180, was flipped by Winters of the Cadets in the Eagle Grove Invitational, but the visitor didn't get a chance to repeat the performance Saturday as Bode, on top of the heap here, posted an easy 6-2 win and had the loser in hot water all the way. Phil now has a 10-4-1 mark, with one win coming on a fall. Other locals getting falls Saturday were Paul Watkins, Clint Young and Bruce Bennett, while Tom Laing, Roger Menneke and Max Miller posted decisions. Young's win was his 18th without a loss this season. Reding's Buckets Give Bears 11th With 2:10 left on the clock, Ft. Dodge St. Edmond had a 10-point lead Sunday night and had apparently ended Garrigan High School's 10-game winning streak - but Bill Reding, one of the coolest athletes ever to perform in this area, would have none of it, so the Bears came back and posted a 77-73 win in the Sioux City Diocesan Tournament at Ft. Dodge. A huge crowd, including a large Garrigan delegation, could hardly believe the outcome. So the Bears will go after their 12th win in 13 outings next Sunday at 8 p.m. when they tangle with Carroll Kuemper for the Diocesan championship at Sioux City. St. Edmond will meet Sioux City Heelan in the consolation contest. Kuemper downed Heelan, 64-62, Sunday night. Back to the unbelievable finish. Reding, whose previous high game was 27 points a year ago, wound up with 32 in this one - AND 16 OF THE TOTAL CAME IN THE FINAL 2 1/2 MINUTES OF PLAY. The State Line basketball tournament finals were slated for Monday evening at Armstrong, with the usual clashes between arch rivals and top teams in the circuit. Unfortunately this newspaper goes to press Monday afternoon and the results of the finals games will be delayed until the Thursday issue. At 7 p.m. the Lakota and Sentral girls will vie for the championship title. Seatral had an early-season victory over Lakota, 71-69, a slim margin. Sentral Is defending champion. In the boys finals, starting at 8:30 p.m. it was Ringsted versus Ledyard, the two victors from the semi-finals of last week. Here Is a tournament summary: Wednesday night - At Titonka: Sentral's high-flying club downed Titonka, 82-38, asBettyWehrs- pan got 29 points, Yield Elmers 20 and Teresa Voigt 18 for the winners; and Akkerman got 12 At Ledyard: In girls games, Lakota got past Woden-Crystal while Burt got past Ledyard. Thursday night, all boys games - At Titonka: Ringsted zipped to a 100-46 victory over Burt, with Fischer accounting for 31 points, Miller 24 and Johnson 13 for the Danes, while tt. Lavrenz notched 11, W. Lavrenze 10 and Batt nine for the Bears; and Lakota got past Titonka, 64-43, as Koppen and Krominga got 18 each At Ledyard: Ledyard raced past Woden-Crystal 59-39, with Mayne getting 14 points, Lloyd 13 and Johnson 10 for the winners and Jensen 13 and Sorea- son and Larson 10 each for the losers; and Sentral got past Lincoln-Central 55-49. Friday night - At Lakota (girls semi-finals): Lakota downed Burt, 64-51, leading by only five points at the threa- quarter mark, with Glenda Hertzke canning 38 points, Joyce Leonard 19andJoanJunkermeier 17 for Lakota, while Sandi Ortman got 24 and Charolotte Lappe 17 for the losers; and Sentral belted Lincoln-Central, 73-50, leading all the way as Vicki Elmers canned 29, Teresa Voigt 25 and Batty Wehrspan 15 for the Satellites and Susan Holl notched 23 for the losers. NORTH CENTRAL LOOP STANDINGS W L ALGONA 10 0 Clear Lake 7 3 Hampton 7 3 Clarion 5 4 Webster City 5 6 Eagle Grove 3 7 Humboldt 3 7 Iowa Falls 0 9 Powered by the 100-point scoring of two watch charm guards, Algona's Bulldogs powered their way to another pair of North Central Conference wins during the weekend. An easy 74-60 victory over Webster City before a sellout crowd Saturday night followed a 77-75 overtime win at Humboldt Friday as the locals upped their season mark to 12-1 and loop record to 10-0. So with four loop frays and a non-conference meeting with Estherville remaining on the regular season slate, Coach Howie Stephenson's club has a 3-game lead on the field. First off, the Bulldogs host Hampton here Friday, then head for Estherville the following evening for a meeting with the Lakes Conference leaders. Algona blasted Hampton, 73-50, there Dec. 9, but Hampton is tied with Clear Lake in second spot in the league with a 7-3 mark and could cause trouble. Craig Espe and Tom Claude, who engineered the come-from- behind verdict at Humboldt, also led the club to its win over the Lynx, but they got more help in the scoring column — making the job a lot easier. It didn't take long for the Bulldogs to show their superiority over Webster Citv. Algona had whip in hand and an 11-6 lead. With Brocke Laws, Claude and Espe ringing the bell, the bulge quickly went to 17-8 before a 23-12 lead showed on the board at the buzzer. During the first eight minutes, Espe nabbed six rebounds and Laws five to compensate for the work of Tim Shelton and Dave Brooks of the Lynx. Claude had eight points, Laws seven and Espe six. The close-in passing of Bill Boldridge, Espe and Claude gave Gregg Betts a chance to score from close range during the second stanza Jack Muller, who turned in his best game for the Bears, started the late rally when he was fouled. His free throws were followed by a series of steals by the pressing Garrigan defense - and Reding's pinpoint shooting. Coach Steve McCall's club, cold during the first period with only three bullseyes in 17 tries from the field, was red hot in the fourth, canning 11 of 17. The Gaels beat Garrigan on the boards, thanks mostly to John Perkins, a great center, so the Bears trailed at the quarter, 15-9, half, 34-33, and at the end of the third stanza. Then the fun began. The Bears managed to stay with the Gaels, but couldn't pick up any ground until the late surge. St. Edmond fell to the Bears here, 88-64, Dec. 15, but now has a "vastly improved" club In McCall's words. Outside of Jack Muller, Reding and Dick Muller, who nabbed 12, 11 and 10 rebounds, respectively, the Bears didn't imnage many others. Dick Muller, who wound up with four fouls, sat out the third quarter and part of the fourth. Garrigan (77) FG FT F Becker 40-13 J. Muller 5 7-9 3 D. Muller 3 3-5 4 Reding 14 4-6 1 LaBarre 22-3 2 Youngwirth 21-1 4 30 17-25 17 St. Edmond (73) FG FT F Malloy 30-02 Hanson 82-35 Magennls 64-52 Perkins 93-72 Bemrich 44-5 4 Gentile 00-11 3013-21 15 Algona's lead went to 18 points during the final quarter as the stall offense was run to perfection several times, allowing set-ups. Espe left with his fifth foul, but it didn't slow the club to any extent. Laws turned in one of his better games, coming up with 13 points and as m;ny rebounds, while blocking two shots and getting a couple of steals. Espe and Claude topped the scoring with 22 and 21 points, respectively, and their long bombs repeatedly drew the usual "oohs* and "aahs" from the crowd. Betts finished with 10 points and Bill Boldridge added eight, including two of the most sensational shots of the contest, an over the head backward, twisting lay-up after a rebound. Espe tied Laws for rebounding honors with 13, while Betts and Boldridge also had their moments under the boards. A!l five got in on the stealing game. Brooks topped the losers with 16 points, followed by Sanders with 15, Al Larson with 13 and Shelton with 12. Brooks wound up with 18 rebounds as the Lynx probably gave the locals the toughest time they've had uuder the boards. The victory was the 13th in 14 outings by the Bulldogs over the Lynx Box score: ALGONA (74) FG FT F Boldridge 4 0-24 Laws 6 1-2 3 Betts 5 0-13 Espe 7 8-11 5 Claude 9 3-4 2 Meyer 0 0-1 1 31 12-21 18 W. CITY (60) FG FT F Shelton 6 0-52 Larson 6 1-25 Brooks 6 4-60 McKinncy 1 0-2 1 Burg 1 0-2 5 Sanders 7 1-2 3 Parsons 0 0-1 1 27 6-20 17 Algona's Junior Varsity, unbeaten through its first 11 games, dropped a 47-42 decision to Humboldt Friday night, with Mike Botts getting 12 points and Dale Peclersen and Rod Rogert 11 each, then fell to Webster City 69-56, Saturday - o RUGGED PLAY IN HUM SOLDT WIN The locals had to come up with a late rally to tie the Wildcats, 71-all in regulation time, then used two free throws by Espe to put the gam a away in the final seconds of the overtime, 77-75. Boldridge canned two free tosses with five seconds remaining in regulation play to knot the count and give the locals a shot at the win after Claude and Espe led a comeback that ate up all but two points of an eight point lead the home club had a couple of minutes earlier. The banging away of Claude, who finished with 29 points, and Espe, with 28 (incidentally, the two each had 238 points and 19.8 averages after the game) furnished most of the fireworks, scoring-wise, for the locals, but there were displays of temper by players from both clubs early and play was quite rough at times.
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