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Sentral-E'burg Play Rugged Shootine in the Sentral-Emmetsburg District Tournament contest here Wednesday night might have been on the chUly side, but play under the boards wasn't -as the two photos above will prove. The shot at left pictures ken Marlow (dark suit), Sentral, and Gerald Gjerde (48 ]. Banj^**' going high for a rebound under the Emmetsburg bucket during the first quarter with Bob Bierl (41) and Howard M^eUer (53), Sentral, and Alan Orsborn (50) and another unidentified E-Hawk standing p at right being crowded by Gjerde (42) and another E-Hawk while Bobveeney o Emmetsburg, and Jerry Nerem (45), Sentral, wait for possible action under the Emmetsburg posted a 59-46 victory and advanced to the finals, scoring 10 points during the final two minutes to stitch up the verdict. (UDM Flashfotos) _ _ Mar low's 30 Points Not Muller's 346 Enough; Sentral Loses Points Topped GHS Scoring Sentral High School's Satellites, behind the 30-point scoring of Ken Marlow, gave Emmetsburg all it wanted for 30 minutes Wednesday night before dropping a • 59-46 decision in Class A action. The loss sent Coach Bert Hanson's club to the sidelines with a final 16-5 season mark, while Emmetsburg advanced with its eighth win in 19 outings. Sentral lost two stellar performers along the way as Howard Mueller, the club's top rebounder this season, left the scene early in the final half with a .severe ankle sprain, and Marlow, who sparked a late rally that closed the gap to three points, fouled out with 1:34 remaining. If that pair had been in all the way, the outcome could have been very different. Both clubs, with the exception of Marlow and Bob Sweeney of the E-Hawks, were colder than a well digger's hands during the first half of action. Emmetsburg did manage a 10-7 lead at the quarter buzzer, but Sentral could easily have been on top if the ball had dropped through the hoop once in a while. Sentral closed the edge to 20-19 at halftime as Marlow had accumulated 12 points and Sweeney nine, MarloVs bucket at the start of the third period gave Sentral a short-lived lead, but when Mueller went out soon after, the E-Hawks roared to a 40-33 lead when the third quarter ended. Marlow had all but eight of his team's points at that moment. Emmetsburg led, 47-40, halfway through the final round, but Marlow and Jim Geitzenauer triggered a rally that chopped the edge to 49-46 with two minutes remaining, Shortly after that, Marlow left the scene with his fifth personal - and Emmetsburg rounded out the scoring with the last 10 points of the night. Gerald Gjerde topped the winners with 25 points, including 21 in the final half, while Sweeney wound up with 14 and Jon Cody 10, EMMETSBURG (59) FG FT-A F TP Cody 50-0 2 10 Orsborn 20-034 Glerde 9 7-7 2 25 Sweeney 5 4-5 4 14 Drownlee 1 2-2 0 4. Emmerick 1 0-1 2 2' TOTALS ...23 13-15 13 5» SENTRAL OF FENTON (44) FG FT-A F TP Howard Mueller Ken Marlow Jim Geitzenauer Owen Kerber .... Jerry Nerem .... TOTALS (Score by < Emmelsburg Sentral 11-1 13 11-1 33 11 8-13 5 30 2 1-1 0 $.-• 20-044 01-1 01 17 12-17 13 44 Jusrters) .. 10 20 40 5» .. 7 19 33 44 TEAM RECORDS:' Emmetsburg (910); Sentral (18-3) Three LuVerne BB Players On All-Loop Teams Three basketball players from LuVerne and one from Corwith- Wesley have been named to All- North Star Conference teams. Laurie Coyle, LuVerne guard, and Nancy Funnemark, Corwith- Wesley forward, were placed on the girls' first team. Doug Nelson and Duane Will, LuVerne, were named to first team positions on the boy's team. Other girls on the first team are Carla Pletch, CAL; Marilyn LaRoque and Jamie Just, Sheffield-Chapin; Linda Faaborg, Meservey-Thornton; Terri Betten, Kanawha; and Debra Schneider, Boone Valley. Boys named along with Nelson and Will were Dave Berkeness and Jim Schipull, Boone Valley; Jeff Yelland, Sheffield; Gary Lutgen, Meservey-Thornton; Neil Mandsager, Goldfield; and Mike Kuhlers, Klemme. 50-YEAR AWARDS Rock Rapids American Legion Post No, 103 recently presented 50-year membership awards to 30 local members. In addition, three 40-year; one 35 and a number of other awards were also presented. These awards were for continuous membership, 8-Algona (la.) Uppef Des Maine* Tuesday, March 12, 1968 SPORTS Wow! AHS 71, F-City 70 In Wild District Final Jack Muller, senior forward, dominated most of the statistics compiled following completion of Garrigan High School's 1967-68 season, which saw the club finish with a fine 15-5 record. Muller canned 346 points, ending in double figures every night but two during the campaign and averaged 17.3 points per game. His high for the season was 30 points against LeMars Gehlen Dec. 9 - and his low of seven came in the season wind-up against Algona's Bulldogs. He also led the club in scoring 15 times and was the season leader under the boards, also, as Coach Steve McCall's 4-year record at Garrigan went to 59-25 - a .703 percentage of wins. Since a 10-12 first year, McCall's clubs have won 49 and lost only 13. As a team this season, Garrigan out-scored 20 opponents, 1277-1009 to post a 63.9-50.5 offensive-defensive mark, the latter being one of the best in the state. Kevin O'Brien, one of the hus- tlingest Bears, wound up second to Muller in the scoring race with 193 points and a 10. lave rage this year. Then came Dave McCarthy, a real battler whose play was as explosive as any around, with 174 points and an 8.2 average. Jim Walker, hard-working guard, counted 138 points for a 6.9 average; Steve Wingert, 119,5.9; Jim Fickbohm, 109, 6.1; John Winkel, 65, 3.6; Mike Elbert, 63, 3.5; Tom Black, 22, 1.8; McGuire, 15, 1.7; Kajewski, 15, 5; Kollasch, 12, 1.1; Berger, 4, .7; and T. Elbert two points during the year, Career-wise, Muller finished with 462 points in 41 contests for an 11.3 average, while McCarthy counted 194 points. They were the only two senior son this year's team who scored points as juniors a year ago. O'Brien led the club in scoring three times, McCarthy twice and Wingert and Fickbohm once each You just had to be there I Yessir, Algona High and Forest City played six extra minutes (two overtimes) before the Bulldogs were able to post a thrilling 7170 victory and nab the Class AA District Tournament title before a huge crowd at Garrigan Fieldhouse here Thursday night. The game was as close as the team's season records-both 136 when action got underway- although Algona's quick start indicated a rout was in progress. Team effort paid off in the end- but certainly a prime reason for the win was Mike Belts, hardworking junior forward who hammered in 17 points (despite a 6.7 average), including eight of Algona's 14 in the two overtimes. And on the other side of the ledger (Forest City), was a lad who burned the nets off the hoops - Dan Schmidt. This slim, slightly-built lad who set a new scoring record for the Indians this season, showed exactly how he did it as he canned 33 points in a losing cause. The football quarterback was tremendous and time after time rallied his club when it was needed. EARLY BULGE After Ron Albertson got the Indians on the Scoreboard with a free throw soon after the start of the fray, the Bulldogs, with everyone getting into the act, roared to 5-1, 13-2 and 15-8 leads before landing,,16-8, after eight minutes. Tom Jones and Dale Pederson led the surge with six and five points, respectively. And Schmidt didn't hit at all. He changed all that in the first three minutes of the second period, canning three field goals and four free tosses to put his team on top, 18-16. Pederson hit two fielders and Betts a pair of free throws to put Algona back on top, 22-18, before Schmidt hit again. He ran his total to 16 points in the quarter, but Pederson, Betts, Rich Black and Denny Richter counted the points that gave Algona a 32-26 halftime edge. SCHMIDT, MEYER HOT Schmidt and Rog Meyer of the Bulldogs carried the scoring load during the third stanza. Each counted eight points, but Schmidt's two longies (and most of his 11 buckets were of that variety) closed Algona's lead to 44-42 at the three-quarter mark. Three free throws by Albertson and a pair of baskets by John Gahan gave Forest City seven straight points at the start of the final round - and a 49-44 lead with six minutes remaining. Craig Taylor and Pederson ended Algona's point drowth with buckets to close it to 49-48, then Schmidt hit two free tosses. Pederson then canned one and Taylor flipped in a beauty and Jones pushed home a pair of free throws, putting Algona on top, 54-51. KNOTTED AT 59-59 Schmidt and Chuck Heeren hit for the Indians, but Jones countered for the locals and it was 56-55. Dave Haugen put Forest City on top 57-56 and the first of a one-and-one free throw situation by Jones knotted it - and that's the way it remained until the end of regulation time. A last-shot attempt by Jones, who turned in a great job in this one, rolled in and out, sending the contest into the first overtime, Betts did all of Algona's scoring in the first extra three minute period, hitting three fielders, while Schmidt got a free throw and Albertson a pair of buckets anda free toss for Forest City. So it was 63-63 going into the next ck SEALS IT Albertson's free throw made it 64-63 before the roof fell in. Taylor canned one to give Algona the lead, 65-64, then Betts hit two free throws and Jones a fielder to make it 69-64. Schmidt hit, narrowing it to 69-66, and Rich Black, with plenty of noise in the background, split the net with two free throws (the winning points) before Gahan hit from the floor and Schmidt capped his brilliant shooting performance with along one at the buzzer, closing the gap to one. The late surge by Betts allowed him to edge Jones and Pederson for scoring honors as the latter two wound up with 15 each. Meyer added 10 as the locals won with Meyer and Pederson on the bench with five fouls. They left the scene during the hectic fourth quarter. Albertson scored 15 points and Gahan 12 for the losers. OUT-REBOUND AHS Forest City showed surprising strength under the boards, building a 39-37 margin. Algona had to play it cool, however, part of the time as Meyer, Jones and Pederson each had three fouls by halftime. Algona was whistled for 25 fouls in the fray and Forest City 16. Jones was far and away the best rebounder, nabbing 19, while Albertson got 12, Gahan .10 and Schmidt (the 23.1 average scorer did about everything), nine. Meyer, • Pederson, Taylor, Jones, Black, Richter and Steve Voyles helped Algona build a 10-7 margin in steals. Jones, Schmidt and Gahan each blocked a shot. As is often true in tournament action, it's tough that either team had to go to the sidelines. Both deserved to winl ALGONA (71) FG FT F Meyer 42-25 Betts 5 7-8 3 Jones 6 3-5 4 Pederson 7 1-2 5 Black 2 2-2 3 Taylor 3 0-0 2 Richter 02-20 Lowman 0 0-1 0 Voyles 0 0-0 2 Barr 0 0-2 1__ 27 17-24 25 F. CITY (70) FG FT F Schmidt 11 11-15 2 Gahan 60-34 Albertson 4 7-13 5 Heeren 12-20 Olson 0 0-1 1 Haugen 3 0-12 Langerud 0 0-0 2 25 20-35 16 Mike Kain In ROTC Program Brookings, So. Dak. - Fourteen South Dakota State University Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) cadets recently completed an Army flight training program. The Army ROTC flight program is conducted for students in their second year of the advanced course, Graduation from the program leads to aviation opportunities with the U.S. Army.

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