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3 KOSSUTH TEAMS LEFT IN SECTIONAL RACE (lo.) Upper fo> Moinss Thursday, Feb. 29, 1968 f IllK THE BIG ONE! luVerneAnd The game all Garrigan and Algona High basketball fans (and many, many others who don't go through the turnstiles any other time) have been waiting for is almost here. The Bears and Bulldogs, who have surprised their own supporters all season, meet in the first round of the District Tournament at Garrigan Fieldhouse next Monday, March 4, at 7:30 p. m. At th'is writing (which was before Garrigan's finale here against Eagle Grove Tuesday night), Coach Steve McCall's Golden Bears /have a 15-3 record and the Bulldogs (whose regular season ended last Friday) of Coach Howie Stephenson are 12-6. FEW LETTERMEN Actually, on the basis of returning veterans, etc. (Garrigan had one letterman and Algona High two when the season opened in November), no one expected either club to win many more than half their games - if that many. Both have hustled real well - and the reward has been wins I The Bulldogs were 9-5 in the North Central Conference. ONE COMMON FOE Only common foe of both this season (prior to the Garrigan- Eagle Grove meeting) has been Estherville's strong Lakes Conference group. The Midgets downed both local clubs, belting Algona 90-60 and Garrigan 56-43. RUGGED DEFENSES If the defenses of the Bears and Bulldogs are working to perfection, there could be a lack of scoring in this one. Garrigan's crashing defensive tactics seem to be a little better than the Bulldogs', verified by a 50 point per game defensive mark. They've allowed 899 points in 18 frays, while the Bulldogs have given up 1,100 in the same number. Algona's defensive mark is 61.2, probably about average, while Garrigan's is undoubtedly one of the lowest in Iowa. OFFENSES EVEN Offensively, there is four points difference in the teams in 18 frays. Algona High has counted 1,178 points and Garrigan 1,174, with the Bulldogs' 65.5 average just two tenths of a point higher than the Bears. Garrigan hasn't scored many points from outside, while Algona, when Dale Pederson is hot, can kill you from the far reaches. Garrigan, however, gets a lot of rebounds that are put in for two points. Under the boards, Garrigan must be given the edge. Jack Muller and Dave McCarthy are tough to put up with and when Muller nabs one under the Garrigan board, it usually means two points. On the other hand, Rog Meyer and Tom Jones, when they are on, will give most clubs all they want in the rebound department. MULLER IS TOPS Muller is the best scorer in town. He has canned 324 points this season for an 18 point average. He also got 116 points a year ago, so has 440 during his two-year career. Pederson leads the Bulldogs with 270 points and a 15 per game average. Meyer is top man for the Bulldogs on a career basis, with 243 this year (13.5 per game) and 103 last year for a 346 total. Garrigan's other double figure scorer this year is Kevin O'Brien with 170 points and a 10 point mark. Other Garrigan scoring has been done by McCarthy, 163, 9.1; Jim Walker, 123, 6.8; Jim Fickbohm, 99, 6.6; Steve Wingert, 110, 6.1; Mike Elbert, 58, 3.6; and John Winkel, 57, 3.5. Behind Pederson and Meyer for the Bulldogs are Jones, 162, 9; Rich Black, 154, 8.6; Mike Betts, 108, 6.8; Craig Taylor, 88, 5.5; and Denny Richter, 56, 3.7. RESERVES LISTED Other lads who might be called on to see duty in the struggle are Rog Barr, Steve Voyles, Jeff Allen, Dean Lowman and Neal : Smith for the Bulldogs and Black, Kollasch, McGuire and Berger for the Bears. j INDIVIDUAL STATS ; The individual statistic chart shows Muller has led his team j in scoring no less than 14 times this season, while O'Brien and ; McCarthy have each done it twice and Wingert and Winkel once ! each. Pederson has topped the Bulldogs 11 times, Meyer six, Black and Jones two each. Well, there are the statistics. Make out your own form chart, figure out who's going to win, then throw it away and go watch the two teams gu at it Monday. Form charts don't usually tell the story in this meeting 1 Five Grapplers Carry AHS Hopes In State Algona High School's wrestling " " '"-" team, which has finished no lower than third in State Tournament action in the past five years, will send five men into the meet at McElroy Auditorium at Waterloo this Friday and Saturday in quest of a title. Coach Champ Martin's outfit qualified two individual champions, Don Camp, 145, and Bruce Bennett, 180, and three second place finishers, Gary Gade, 95, Steve Claude, 127, and Larry Taylor, 138, while besting a 26- team field to nab the District championship at North Polk last weekend. The team edged Humboldt by four points, reversing Humboldt's earlier win by five points in the Sectional. In reverse the past five years, Algona has finished second, first, second, third and second in the State, The championship two years ago came as three men copped titles and afourth finished second. The trail to the State Meet this year, prior to the Sectional and District meets, has seen the Bulldogs win eight of 11 dual meets, place second in the Algona Invitational, tie for second in the Eagle Grove Invitational, third in the Osage Invitational and third in the North Central Conference Meet at Clear Lake. Camp and Bennett won championships in both the Sectional and District. Gade finished second in each, Claude won the Sectional and was second in the District and Taylor duplicated that record, A year ago, Claude was second la the Sectional, then won the District and State titles at 137, Cpnp was seoww} in the two meets Wi Burnett WOO the Sectional and was second in the District. Camp and Claude are seniors, Bennett and Taylor juniors and Gade a sophomore. Camp is the team's biggest winner so far this season, with a mark of 25-3 - and his two year mark is 46-8. Claude has a 23-5-1 record and a career mark of 44-18-1; Gade is 1610 and 17-11; Bennet 21-7 and 39-20-1; and Taylor is 15-6-1 and 15-7-1, losing his only bout as a soph. Camp has flipped seven opponents, Bennett six, Claude four, Taylor two and Gade one. Four of Algona's grapplers lost out in the District. They were Rob Claude, 120, Lance Rutledge, 133, Phil Bode, 154, and Steve Fitzpatrick. Three will be back for more action next season. Rutledge graduates, but Bode is a junior, Claude a sophomore and Fitzpatrick a freshman. Kossuth Sends 10 More Draftees Ten young Kossuth men were in Kossuth county's latest draft quota 1.0 enter military service. They were as follows: Hurt - Charles L. Trunkhill Bancroft- Richard C. McCarthy and Joseph F. Wolf. Bode - Kenneth M. Erpeiding Lone Rock - Larry J. Doocy Orange City-Gary A. Edwards Swea City - Jerome A. Menke Titonka - David W. Spear Tbornington - Ronald D. Mittag Austin, Minn. - Gene A. We- Senfral Win It will be LuVerne vs. Twin Rivers at Corwith, Sentral vs. St. John's at Armstrong and Buffalo Center vs. Thompson at Buffalo Center in finals of Boys' Sectional Basketball Tournament action in this areatonight (Thursday). Those six teams won their way into the shoot-off with victories at those sites Tuesday night. LuVerne downed Boone Valley, 76-68, Twin Rivers got past Goldfield, 65-53; Sentral belted Lincoln-Central, 84-58; St. John's downed Burt, 76-49; Thompson raced past Ledyard, 72-61; and Buffalo Center edged Lakota, Tuesday night, 68-66, as only three Kossuth teams remain in the running for crowns. In Monday action, it was St. John's 55, Armstrong 47; Lincoln-Central 53, Ringsted 47; Sentral 88, Swea City 73; Buffalo Center, 87, Lake Mills 74; Ledyard 74, Rake 67; Britt 66, Woden-Crystal Lake 50; Klemme 65, Titonka 62; Twin Rivers 78, Corwith-Wesley 64; and Lu- Verne 105, Kanawha 31. The Armstrong Sectional winner will advance to the district meet at Garrigan; the Buffalo Center champion will meet the Britt winner at Buffalo Center ; and the Corwith title holder travels to Mason City for District play, with action slated to get underway Monday night. SENTRAL-S. CITY Sentral raced to a 49-23 edge at the end of the first half. The Trojans attempted a second half comeback by outscoring Sentral, 50-39. Leading scorer for Sentral was Owen Kerber with 25 points. Top scorer for Swea City was Jeff Newlin with 22 points. Box score: SENTRAL (88) Kerber Nerem Marlow Geitzenauer Mueller Bierle S-CITY (73) Johnson Berg Newlin, R. Newlin, J. Thoreson Lofstrom Reynolds 32 9 14 ST. JOHN'S-ARMSTRONG Bancroft led at the end of the first quarter, 12-9 and enjoyed a 32-22 lead at the end of the first half. The Johnnies were outscored, 25-23, in the second half. Leading the way for Bancroft was Terry Carpenter with 24 points. Dean Barrett scored 15 for Armstrong. BANCROFT (55) Carpenter Wolf Hatten Fox, M. Welp Accurso Fox, P. Vaske 21 TT LEDYARD - RAKE Outscoring Rake by large margins in the first and third quarters boosted the Ledyard Panthers to their victory. Ledyard led a 22-11 edge at the end of the first quarter but Rake outscored the Panthers in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 35-31 at halftime. High scoring honors for the game went to Steve Haugen of Rake with 32 points. Ledyard, with five player sin double figures was paced by Allen Dontje with 17 points. FG 12 1 9 9 3 3 37 FG 4 2 6 11 4 3 2 FT 1 0 5 3 3 2 14 FT 0 6 1 0 0 2 0 F 0 0 4 3 4 2 13" F 5 2 2 1 3 1 0 FG 9 2 7 1 0 0 0 2 FT 6 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 F 1 3 4 2 2 1 4 5 LEDYARD (74) Logeman Govern Johnson, B. Dontje Nauman Walker FG 1 4 5 8 5 5 FT 5 4 4 1 1 3 F 1 0 4 2 4 1 12 28 18 B. CENTER-L. MILLS Trailing at the end of the first quarter of play, the Buffalo Center Bisons rallied in the second quarter and led Lake Mills at the end of the first half, 4336. Buffalo Center has a 14-4 over-all record while Lake Mills was eliminated from further competition with a 1-17 mark. Heading the list of five players in double figures for Buffalo Center were Duane Torkelson with 22 points and Paul Gray with 21. Dave Erickson paced Lake Mills with 25 points. District Mat Champs To State [ SWEA-EAGLE | By Mrs. Kenneth Drones District champion wrestlers in the meet last weekend at North Polk are shown in the photo above, including Algona's pair, Don Camp and Bruce Bennett. Camp, 145, is second from the left, back row; while Bennett, 180, is second from the right in the same row. Complete results of the meet at 'Alleman were featured in the Tuesday issue of the Upper Des Moines. Camp, Bennett and second place winners from Algona, Gary Gade, 95, Steve Claude, 127, and Larry Taylor, 138, will travel to Waterloo this Friday and Saturday for the State Tournament. (Humboldt Independent Photo) L. CENTRAL- RINGSTED Outscoring Ringsted 19-9, in the fourth quarter, the Lincoln- Central Hawks rolled to a 53-47 win over the Danes. The Danes held a 31-24 lead at halftime and led at the end of the third quarter, 38-34 before succumbing to Lincoln-Central's rally. The Hawks will meet Sentral at 7 p. m. today at Armstrong. Greg Thiel paced Lincoln- Central with 21 points. Steve Johnson lead the Danes with 12 points. Sentral And Twin Rivers In Action Friday This area's two remaining hopefuls on the girls' basketball tournament trail, Sentral and Twin Rivers, will meet in District action tomorrow night (Friday), March 1. Both won Sectional titles, Sentral blasting: Ringsted, 67-42, and Twin Rivers posting a thrilling 84-80 overtime win over previously-unbeaten Woden-Crystal Lake. Sentral is slated to meet Ayrshire ' at Rolfe at 6:30 p. m. Friday and Twin Rivers will meet Stratford the same night and at the same time at Ft. Dodge. Both are semi-final games. Finals and consolation frays will follow the following night (Saturday), with winners gaining the State Tournament field. First round games in District meets last Saturday featured teams that wound up second or third in Sectional tournaments. SWEA-EAGLE - The Terry Johnsons were Tuesday to Friday visitors in the home of his sister and family, Dr. and Mrs. Earl DeZeeuw, Orion, HI. The Allen Mathers were Friday evening callers at the Terry Johnson home. The Cecil Godfredson's, Humboldt, were weekend guests of her daughter and family, the Menrin Johnsons. Mrs. Andrew Drones' spent a month visiting her daughter and family, the Harry Whittakers at Ventura, Calif. The Arlo Krumwiedes and the Johnnie Tobins were guests at a 500 party at the Russell Strayer home at Ceylon Saturday evening. The Everett Johansons and children attended the silver wedding observance of Mr. and Mrs. Warren DeWald at Sioux City Sunday, and were supper guests at their home following the open house. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Holm and Randy of Armstrong were other guests from this area. Marjorie Lee Tobin of Sioux City was a weekend guest at the home of her parents, the Johnnie Tobins. The Art W. Larsons were week end guests at the home of friends at Omaha and also spent a day at the home of Mrs. Larson's cousin, the Jim Bensons at Onawa, Hot Eagles Edge GHS, 59-58; Bears Record Goes To 15-4 THURSDAY, FEB. 29-Milford Plathe estate sale, at farm 6 south of Algona on U. S. 169,11/2 east and 1/4 north. Sale includes 143 head of livestock, plus tractors, machinery and much other general farm equipment. Details in Feb. 27 issue. Auctioneers- Quinn & Clark; clerk-IowaState Bank, Algona. SATURDAY, March 2-Closing out farm auction of Wilfred M. Becker on farm 21/2 miles north of Wesley, beginning at noon. Complete line of machinery and 52 head of cattle, including Hoi- stein herd. Ray Spencer and Dutch Leek, auctioneers; Exchange State Bank, Wesley, clerk. Complete details in UDM, Thursday, Feb. 29. WEDNESDAY, March 6-Closing out farm sale of J. Merlin Little estate, 6 miles south of Bode, beginning at 11 a.m. Very complete line of machinery. Andersen and Kleve, auctioneers; Humboldt Trust and Savings Bank, clerk. Details in UDM Thursday, Feb. 29. After a frigid start, Eagle Grove got un-goshly hot from the field, then out-lasted a late rally to post a thrilling 59-58 victory over Garrigan High School here Tuesday night before a large crowd which included in its numbers mothers of the varsity squad members. The Mother's Night ste failftHp spark a .win. So the Bears went down to their •second defeat in the last three outings and ended the regular season with a very fine 15-4 record. Coach Steve McCall's club will next meet Algona High'si 2-6 Bulldogs in the first round of District Tournament play at Garrigan Monday night. That one should be a bell-ringer as both clubs have won three games in the interesting series. The Bears and Eagles started slowly - but after a couple of minutes of sparring, the locals began to find the mark, and with Dave McCarthy and Jim Walker hitting a majority of the points, nabbed a 19-10 bulge after the first eight minutes. Garrigan leads of 21-10,25-13 and 27-15 went on the board before the visitors started up the comeback trail. WithBobChris- tensen's left hand slants hitting the mark practically every time they were launched, the Eagles out-counted Garrigan, 18-4, to take a 33-31 halftime edge. The second quarter point binge featured two streaks of eight points and'overcame the shooting efforts of Jack Muller and Mike Elbert of the locals. Everyone in the place (except the Eagles) expected the Bears to right themselves during the final half. They nearly did - but not quite. The Eagle Grove margin was 35-34 right after action got underway in the third round, but Bill Smith, Christensen, Mark Hogenson and Rholl gave impetus to the visitors' attack and suddenly it was 46-39, 48-41 and 5145 at the three-quarter buzzer. The first couple of minutes in the final round saw the Eagles out-shoot the Bears, 6-2, so it was 57-47 with six minutes remaining. Eagle Grove, if it had a better ball handling club, probably would have gone into a stall offense right then, but six minutes seemed far too long for the Eagles to maintain control with that type of Play. £•*, The Bears began foj^g the Eagles into errors-andlti'e miscues resulted in sc9ring chances for the McCallmen. A bucket made it 57-49, and a basket later it was 57-51 with four minutes left. When Muller canned a fielder and was fouled, his free throw completing a three^pointer chopped the edge to 57-54-and the noise was tremendous. Then Steve Wingert hit and the lead was 57-56 with two minutes remaining.* Tom Asche of the Eagles was fouled and managed to break the point drouth with a GARRIGAN (58) Muller O'Brien McCarthy Winkel Walker Elbert Fickbohm Wingert E. GROVE (59) Smith Christensen Buelt Asche Hogenson Odland Rholl - o - FG 7 3 3 2 5 2 0 2 24 FG 6 8 0 1 3 0 3 FT 1-3 3-4 3-6 3-3 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 10-17 FT 1-6 1-2 0-0 7-11 6-8 1-3 1-3 F 4 3 3 3 4 1 2 2 22 F 2 2 2 4 2 0 3 21 17-33 15 pair of free throws that actually decided the issue, although Jim Walker hit a field goal and tried with a wild long one that was off the mark at the final buzzer. Fifteen first-half fouls against the Bears took their toll during the last half as the defense had to take it easy part of the time. In fact, Muller, Kevin O'Brien, John Winkel and Walker each had three at the half. The Bears held a 32-28 margin under the boards, with Muller nabbing 15 and Wingert five for the locals and Smith snaring 10 and Christensen six for the winners. A 7-3 edge in steals was also Garrigan's, as Winkel led the way. Muller also topped the scoring for the Bears, getting 15 points. Walker added 10, O'Brien and McCarthy nine each and Winkel seven. Christensen got 17, Smith 13 and Hogenson 12 for the Eagles, who actually put the game away with 17 of 33 free throws, while Garrigan hit 10 of 17, The teams, cold at the line, both hit well from the field, with the Eagles canning 21 of 39 attempts for 53 percent, while Garrigan nailed 24 of 61 for 39 percent. Garrigan's sophomores posted their 15th win in 18 outings in the opener with a 67-63 overtime victory. Mark Besch flipped in the bucket that tied it, 59-59, at the end of regulation time and wound up with eight points. Gary Cooper led the way with 21 counters, while Tom Froehlich got 13 and Denny Potthoff 10 for Coach Dick Walsh. WHITTEMORE Mrs. Myrtle Frost went to Emmetsburg Monday where she entered the hospital and underwent surgery Tuesday. Rev. Walter C. Ostermeier, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in West Bend entered the hospital in Emmetsburg Tuesday for surgery. Pastor Cleo Kautsch will conduct the Sunday and Lenten services during the convalescence of Paster Ostermeier. Walter Fuoss re-entered St. Ann Hospital, Algona, after he was released and home for several days. Lorenz Gade was released from St. Mary's Hospital. PARKER GRAVITY-FLOW BOXES AND HEAVY-DUTY AUGERS These boxes and augers make fertilizer hand* ling easier and more efficient. Also great for bulk feed and bean handling. Year-around use on many farms. Also, contact us for information on WESTENDORF RUGGED WAGONS AND WIEGAND ANHYDROUS TOOL-BAR APPLICATORS. 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