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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 12, 1968
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Storm Lake Eliminates Algona In Sub-State Leaders, State New Double Feature ? Poll, Overcome Early AHS Lead Tuesday, March 12, 1968 Algona (la.) Upper De* Molnw-9 Flora Onnen Of Titonka Passes A really big Storm Lake basketball team ended Algona High School's 1967-68 basketball season abruptly at Spencer Saturday night, 82-48, in the first round of Sup-State play before a large crowd, including what seemed like 2,000 Tornado fans. The upstart Bulldogs (who bowed out with a 14-7 mark) made a real contest of it for at least a half, then got clobbered when it became impossible to launch any good shots over a group of lads who appeared to be playing defense with long- handled brooms. Many of Algona's shot attempts wound up going the other direction when the big Tornadoes batted them down. 6-10, 6-6, ETC. Storm Lake's starters averaged 6-3 1/2, with 6-10 sophomore Ron Kennedy and 6-6 Nick Bertram the biggest ones. And among the early reserves who saw action were 6-8 Randy Kennedy (junior brother of Ron) and 6-5 Kyle Eichhorn - so they didn't get much smaller as the night wore on. The Tornadoes, who racked up their 21st straight win of the campaign without a loss, proved they deserve their number I ranking in the state. Despite the 34-point loss, Algona never did roll over and play dead for the winners. Last- half Algona shots just wouldn't fall - if they got away at all 1 Play during the first half certainly must have shocked the Tornadoes - because Coach Howie Stephenson's hustlers gave them all they wanted in the way of battle. AHS LEADS The Bulldogs surprised everyone in the big fieldhouse by getting away to an 8-2 lead in slightly more than two minutes. Then the biggest Kennedy began to snare rebounds and the guards came up with steals as the lead was cut to 11-8 and 15-12 before Storm Lake took a 16-15 lead. Algona knotted it at 16-16, but the next bucket gave the Tornadoes the lead for good. It was 20-16 at the quarter, and while Storm Lake's scoring was evenly distributed, Rog Meyer, who was really something to see, had eight of Algona's counters. The lead went to 25-16 early in the second stanza and Storm Lake was apparently on the way. Tom Jones, who was great in defeat, then rallied the Bulldogs and with six minutes remaining in the half, Storm Lake led 2522. RETAIN PRESSURE Meyer, Jones & Co. kept the pressure on the Tornadoes, and with Smokey Barr stirring things up for Algona on defense, the leaders saw the edge chopped to 31-30. Storm Lake then outscored the Bulldogs, 10-2, to hold the upper hand, 41-32, at halftime. Bertram, Virg Robinson and Duane Christensen led a third period surge for Storm Lake that actually put the game out of reach. Ron Kennedy, who blocked at least five clear shots The Algona Theater echoed the wishes of a host of Algona High School basketball fans late Thursday night when Dave Reab, manager, had the marquees changed slightly (right after the Bulldogs edged Forest City, 71-70, in a two-overtime struggle)- so they appeared as they do here. On top in the photo is the east side of the marquee, which announces the movie being shown inside the theater, plus a bottom line aimed at the Bulldogs, while the bottom portion of the photo shows the west side, again with the movie announcement and another boost for the cagers. Mgr. Reab commented Friday that he thought it was the least he could do- because he has the only sign in town that can be changed so readily to fit the situation. We're sure his comments on the marquee were appreciated by all Algona fans who saw them. (UDM Polaroid Photos) in the fray, knocked down three Algona attempts which limited the Bulldogs' offensive punch a great deal. A 20-12 margin during the eight minutes put Storm Lake on top, 61-44. REALLY CHILLY Algona really went cold in the last round. Jones fouled out with 6:50 remaining - a factor that added a number of points to the final difference, because his work was tremendous. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs managed only four points in the eight minutes, with a pair of free throws by Dean Lowman with 1:38 remaining being the first counters for Algona in the quarter. A basket by Craig Taylor closed out the scoring as reserves from both clubs got in some playing time. It's possible some team might break Storm Lake's string before the Tornadoes grab the state title - but on the basis of Saturday night's showing, the Storm Lake club appears to have the stuff to take the trophy. MEYER, JONES GREAT Meyer and Jones glistened in defeat. Jones, of course, was the only Bulldog whose head reached higher than the shoulders of the tallest Storm Lakers and his scoring and rebounding lifted the locals much of the time. Meyer, at 6 feet, probably gave the Tornadoes more problems under the bucket than any player that size they faced all year. Rog nabbed 12 rebounds from the giants, Jones got eight and Denny Richter and Dale Pederson managed six each. Ron Kennedy, who played three quarters, got 14 rebounds, five blocked shots and a steal, while the niftiest big man of the bunch, Bertram, was all over the place, getting points, rebounds and blocking shots. Jones led Algona's scoring with 17 points, while Meyer added 14, Christensen notched 20, Bertram 18, Robinson 14 and Ron Kennedy 11 for the winners. The task that faced the Bulldogs was tougher than the one that faced David — it was more like trying to shoot down the Goodyear blimp with a hand- full of jelly beans. Box score: ALGONA (48) FG FT F Meyer 54-62 Richter 1 0-14 Jones 6 5-65 Pederson 3 1-32 Black 1 0-05 Barr 0 0-0 2 Taylor 1 0-2 - 2 Betts 1 0-0 1 Lowman 0 2-20 Voyles 00-00 Allen 0 0-0 0 STORM LAKE (82) Jorgensen Ron Kennedy Bertram Robinson Christensen Randy Kennedy Eichhorn Johnson Grote Hopkins 18 12-20 23 FG FT F 20-04 4 3-5 1 90-13 5 4-8 3 5 10-12 2 1 2-4 1 1 1-3 0 1 0-0 0 1 2-2 0 1 0-0 2 30 22-35 16 Martin Pulls Upset Former Algona High School wrestling star Dave Martin pulled a major upset Monday night as he defeated an opponent who had won 15 straight matches this season. Martin decisioned Colorado State's Dan Thurlow, 8-4, as the Iowa State University grapplers won the meet at Ft. Collins, Colo., 27-8. Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. "Champ" Martin, competes in the 160-lb. class for the Cyclones. He is a sophomore at ISU. PAINTING "Spring Valley Farm," a painting done by Mrs. D. W. (Lillian) Mott of Hampton is now on display in Secretary of Agriculture OrvilJe Freeman's office in Washington, along with eleven other paintings by American farmers and farm wives who paint as a hobby. Miss Flora Onnen, 74, well- known resident of the Woden-Titonka areas, died at her home in Titonka Friday afternoon. Funeral services for Miss Onnen were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, Woden, with burial following at the Bingham township cemetery. Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Paul Montag, Forest Edkels, Kenneth De- Waard, Martin Stecker, Herbert Harms and Harley Brandt. She was born March 12, 1893 in Franklin county, Iowa, the daughter of Tjark and Mareka Onnen, and never married. She lived in the Woden area most of her life, moving to Titonka three years ago. Survivors include a brother, Fred of Titonka, and a sister, Etta (Mrs. William Attig), Albert Lea, Minn. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death. Golf Club Meeting Whittemore Golf Club members were to hold their annual meeting Monday evening, March 11, with a review of plans for the new course to be presented at the Whittemore Legion hall at 8 p. m. Former Algona Woman Dies, South Dakota Funeral services were held March 4 at Dell Rapids, So. Dak. at the Lutheran Church for Mrs. Rudolph Williamson, sister of Mrs. Adele White, Algona. She was 69 and had been in poor health for some time. She will be best remembered here as Edna Bankson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bankson and married Grant Hagg, who died several years ago. Those from here who attended the services and interment rites at Madison, So. Dak., were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hagg, Mrs. Fred Hagg, Mrs. Emma Hagg and EmU Hagg of Adel. Grant Hagg was a cousin of the men and also of Albert Hagg. Mrs. Williamson is also survived by a sister Anna, Mrs. Carl Marshall of Philadelphia, Pa. Car Fire A car owned by Howard Lowman, Algona, caught fire Sunday and firemen were called at 1:26 p.m. Minor damage was reported to the vehicle, with firemen at the scene less than ten minutes. Visitation Days At Comm. College A Visitation Day is being planned for Estherville campus of the Iowa Lakes Community College, March 8-15-22 and 29. All interested potential students, parents or faculty counselors are cordially invited. Friday sessions start at 1:30 p. m. 4-H BB Meet Underway At 3 Area Sites Play in the annual Kossuth Boys' 4-H Basketball Tournament got underway at three sites Friday and Saturday nights. Games slated at West Bend Saturday were postponed to this Thursday, March 14. RESULTS Juniors Plum Creek 24, Prairie Future Farmers 22 LuVerne Eager Beavers 33, Wesley 17 Aggressive Lads 35, Grant Hustlers 8 Greenwood 22, Buffalo 19 Seneca Progressive Farmers 31, Fenton Progressors 13 Seniors Wesley 61, St. Joe Trojans 44 LuVerne Eager Beavers 96, Prairie Future Farmers 36 Plum Creek 57, Greenwood 42 Grant Hustlers 46, Aggressive Lads 19 Fenton Progressors 69, Eagle Wildcats 41 Games are also on tap this Friday evening (semi-finals) at Lu Verne and Lakota, with play to begin at 6 p.m. There will be junior and senior action at both sites. Give your treasured time piece the care it deserves. Depend upon our experts for repairs in record time. Prices are low. IMKTfKEP JEWIUR AMIMCAN 6IM SOCIITY THE HOUSE WILL BE FOR SALE NEXT . . . The life insurance you buy today can mean the difference between far-sale and for-ever in the things your family must have. Create an estate for your loved ones while there is still time. JOHN R. BURNS Phone 295-2503 *ox 302 Algona, la. 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