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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 7, 1968
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A Great Struggle: AHS 51, GHS 45 Algeria (to.) Upper De« Moines-3 Bulldogs Win Inter-City Cage Contest The Big One - That's what it was called in last Thursday's issue - and everyone in the jam* packed crowd at Garrigan Fieldhouse Monday night will vouch for the fact that the Algona High- Garrigan meeting in the first round of the District Tournament was just that - in spades I Coach Howie Stephenson's Bulldogs played catch-up ball for more than three quarters before pulling out a 51-45 victory over Coach Steve McCall's Golden Bears in one of the greatest defensive struggles ever witnessed here. The game should have been a low scoring affair - and it was I It's tough to score when there are a couple of hands in your face — and stiff-with-pressure fingers had a tough time directing the ball through the hoops. No one who witnessed the tenacious battle will ever forget the Jack Muller vs. Rog Meyer duel (with each doing a great job on the other), which saw play so rugged each wound up with only seven points, far under season averages. Stringent defensive play made it possible for only four players, Rich Black and Craig Taylor of the Bulldogs and Kevin O'Brien and Jim Fickbohm of the Bears, to better season marks. Black and O'Brien, who hit the target far better than anyone else in the fray, led the teams in scoring with 14 each, while Fickbohm got 10 and Shots From State Wrestling Meet Larry Taylor, who claimed the 138-lb. championship, Steve Claude, Don Camp, Gary Gade and Bruce Bennett combined to lead Algona High's wrestlers to a second place finish in the State Class A Wrestling Tournament at Waterloo last weekend. The photos above (snapped by Dave Riley) tell some of the story. At the left, Taylor, whose arm is around Don Camp, has just won his title with a victory in the finals - and is rightfully jubilant about the win. Coach Champ Martin, left, the other four Bulldog grapplers and Matt Frankl, right, circle the champ in a show 01 happiness. In the center, Taylor, carrying the team's second place trophy, is accompanied by the others in the Algona entourage in a walk from the floor after presentation of the hardware at Meet's end. And at the right, Taylor is locked with Lynn Pitts of Ankeny in the finale. Taylor got a reversal in the final 22 seconds to post a 4-2 victory. Yessir, it was a great weekend for the Bulldogs 1 IIIIQIOIOCIIBI 01 movie clock "ALGONA THEATRE" THURSDAY and FRIDAY Complete Program begins 7:00— 9:00 p.m. "ToSir,WithLove"^ 7:15-9:15 p.m. SATURDAY and SUNDAY Matinees Only. Complete Program begins 1:00 - 3:00 p. m. "Brighty Of The Grand Cany on"1:30-3:30 p. m. SATURDAY - Complete Program begins 5:00 - 7:00 - 9:00 p. m. "To Sir, With Love" 5:10-7:15-9:15 p.m. SUNDAY thru TUESDAY Complete Program begins 7:00 — 9:05 p. m. "Fitzwilly"-7:20- 9:15 p. m. Taylor nine. Each team played eight men and all but one of the 16 got into the scoring column. The victory sent Algona High into the finals of the District, carrying a 13-6 record, while Garrigan bowed out with a 15-5 mark. As usual when these two teams meet, it's too bad one has to lose. There are much less potent clubs who will manage to get farther along the tournament trail. Both clubs were especially chilly during the first half and the real deep freeze came in the first eight minutes. A bucket by Jim Walker gave the Bears a 3-0 lead early and the Bulldogs knotted the count at 5-5 and 7-7 before two free tosses by Tom Jones put the public high club on top, 9-8, at the buzzer. In all, the clubs were tied nine times before the final buzzer - which saw fans from both schools flood the floor. Rich Black's long bombs (he hit three as he proved to be the all-around leader for the winners in this one) and the steals and passes of Smokey Barr kept the the contest during the second stanza. Meanwhile, the rebounding of Steve Wingert of the Bears was something to see as he led the Bears to a 24-22 halftime edge. Two free throws by O'Brien just before the buzzer broke a 22-22 tie. The difference at the half was those two free throws. Everything else in the way of statistics was pretty even. AHS had a 17-16 edge in rebounds, a 5-4 lead in steals and a 14-12 lead in fouls. And fouls threatened coo ooo ooo MMI50 9W tW 10-KEY EIMTIMC Here's a versatile, all-purpose adding machine designed for years of dependable trouble-free performance. This compact, 10-Key Champion lists 7 columns and totals 8 (999,999.99). Electric operation makes figurework fast and effortless. CHAMPION ADDING MACHINES AS LOW AS. to destroy the game at times. Both clubs have played rougher against earlier foes than in this one. This time, however, not so many went unnoticed. It was tied at 24-24, 26-26 and 28-28 soon after, the half before the Bears, with Fickbohm at the throttle, built a 35-30lead, their largest of the night. The Bulldogs got the final three points of the third round, so it was 35-33 heading down the stretch. A couple of buckets, running their string to seven points, put AHS on top, 37-35, and while no one knew it at the time, Garrigan had led for the last time. Meyer got a bite on the top of the head from teammate Tom Jones during a skirmish early in the fourth period, and was forced out of action for good. Garrigan closed it to 37-36- then AHS put it away like this: Mike Betts hit two free throws (after missing his first four) to make it 39-36; Fickbohm canned a charity toss and it was 39-37; Jones and Taylor of AHS and Dave McCarthy of GHS hit one-pointers; then Taylor hit a couple more, -Jones, one and Pederson a fielderand the Bulldogs had a 45-38 lead. Free throws by Taylor and Black of the Bulldogs, O'Brien, Mike Elbert and Muller of the Bears and fielders by Mike Betts and Fickbohm brought the final total to 51-45. The net result was an Old Tyme score — due to 1968 defense. All 16 players performed very •creditably, with icy fingers the only thing keeping the game from being a great one. Wingert led all rebounders with 11 grabs, while Meyer came down with 10. Muller nabbed nine, Taylor seven, Betts and Jones six each, and Pederson, O'Brien, McCarthy and Jim Walker four apiece. Traffic was plenty rugged under the hoops. Black and Barr led the Algona theft brigade, while O'Brien and Walker topped the Bears. Seldom have more blocked shots been recorded than in this outing. Jones knocked down five Garrigan attempts, while Muller slapped away three by the Bulldogs. While 49 fouls were whistled on the two teams, only two men, Pederson and Wingert fouled out- and both late in the fray. Betts, Jones and Taylor of AHS and Muller, McCarthy and Fickbohm of GHS wound up with four fouls each. Muller, held to his low total this season, wound up his career with a 346 point count for the year. The struggle, which opened with very friendly handshakes at mid-court between the combatants, saw the coaches end it the same way (with a friendly handshake) immediately following the final buzzer. The victory gave the Bulldogs a 4-3 edge in tourney play over the Bears, upped Stepehnson's car- eer mark at the public high school to 135-55 and put McCall's mark at 59-25 at Garrigan. Box score: ALGONA (51) Meyer Betts Jones Pederson Black Richter Barr Taylor GARRIGAN (45) FG 1 2 1 3 6 0 0 2 15 FT 5-8 2-6 4-5 2-2 2-5 1-3 0-0 5-9 F 1 4 4 5 2 3 1 4 21-38 24 Muller O'Brien McCarthy Walker Winkel Wingert •Fickbohm Elbert FG 2 5 0 1 0 1 3 0 12 F 4 2 4 3 1 5 4 2 25 FT 3-5 4-6 2-3 3-3 1-2 3-6 4-6 1-3 21-34 The young men listed above were all stars of Monday's great game. Summer Work Applicants Being Sought The Izaak Walton League of America, under authorization of Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall, is cooperating again this year in a program of reserving a few of the department's summer jobs for highly-qualified young men planning careers in conservation. The League, a national conservation organization, will select nationally outstanding high school senior boys for work with the department next summer. Applications for these positions will be handled by League units in each state, with each state nominating three candidates. The program is in its sixth year. To qualify for one of these jobs, a young man must presently be a high school senior expecting to graduate this spring, be 18 years of age by June 15, 1968, and have definite plans to enter a college or university for ultimate study ina natural resource field. He should have an above average scholastic record, possess leadership qualities, and have shown a continuing interest in natural resources conservation. He must be in good health, and be physically capable of field work. In Iowa all applications through the Izaak Walton League should be mailed to Dale Brentnall, Chairman of the League's Selection Committee, at 429 - 25th St.,, Ames, Iowa 50010. Also on the committee are a representative of the Iowa State Conservation Commission and a professor of biology at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. The applicant will b§ require^ to submit the following materials; Upper Des Moines Pub, Co, ALGONA, IA. 1111, CAU ST, ^^^^^^B ^^Bl^^ PHP •HUB (BUI vHP J^^ijf^ $25 to $5000 CONSOLIDATE YOUR DEBTS FINANCE YOUR NEXT CAR UNITED LOAN SERVICE PITTMAN FINANCE CORP, 106 S. Hqrlgn, Algona Ph, 295-3741 A completed U. S. Government Form #57 employment application (available at any post office); transcript of his high school record; written recommendation from some adult, other than family, who knows the applicant and his qualifications for the program; and a letter from him indicating his college and career plans, describing his extra-curricular activities in high school and any conservation work he has done, and listing his reasons for seeking summer employment with the Department of the Interior. All applications must be received bv Mr. Brentnall no later than March 28. MEDALS U. S. Air Force Col. Warren R. Lewis, son of Alex A. 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