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March 21, 1968

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

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(la.) Upp.r D*. Mo!n*. thurtday, March 21, 1968 "in-rii ruin — ._ _ -....__. Old Bones Rattle These Athletes To City Title r\ This rugged-looking group of ex-athletes captured what they call ' the All City Basketball Title in Algona last Thursday. The game . was part of the men's recreation class and held at Lucia Wallace school. The team refers to itself as the "Shirts", an original name conceived by Galen DeValois, team member and public relations director. Opposing teams have suggested more appropriate names. In the above photo, the squad takes time to pose prior to the championship game. Note the serious determination in their expressions. Front row, left to right, Lynn Kueck and Dave Cagwin; second .row, Reitt Christie, "Red" Klngfield and Bob Wells; third row, Galen DeValois, Durvood Walker, Bob Bomgaars, and last, but least, toe mighty Riverside. The Shirts won the tourney crown by smashing the Skins 104- SS. Cag-wia, ex-Marshall town J.C. eager, led the scoring with 36 points, raising his season average to 3.2 points per game. Wells, former St Paul (Minn.) Harding star, followed with 25 as did ex- Algona High athlete, Kueck. Christie, a great punter from Omaha University, scored 10 with his famous drop-kick shots. Riverside, who looks about 6' 5" and2501bs., led the rebounders with 49. Kingfleld, whose wife starred at Wall Lake, took the double dribble title with 13. Walker and Bomgaars led in assists with one each, and were ejected from the game for giggling when teammates missed free throws. The season is not quite over for the champions. DeValois suggested the team may take on the county 4-H champs to establish a county-wide title. (UDM Farce-Foto) Five Lettermen Among 76 On GHS 1968 Track Squad Five letter men are among 76 upperclassmen (sophomores, Juniors and seniors) who have reported to Track Coach Beanie Cooper for workouts at Garrigan High School. The lettermen include seniors Dave McCarthy and Kevin O'Brien, juniors John Winkel, Tom Black andBobWaldschmidt. Cooper hopes to shape the squad around this nucleus of veteran returnees. Cooper also stated Tuesday that it was expected 48 freshmen would also join the squad later this month. Actual practice sessions for the season, which includes 12 dates, were slated to open today (Thursday), March 21. Anyone who signed up for the sport will be required to remain on the squad until April T9i It is possible another two or three dual meets may be added to the slate, which at present shows only two. If added, they will be held on Thursdays (if possible) and home duals will be held on the Algona High School track. Cooper also plans to have meets for the sophomores during the 1968 season. Finals Of 4-H Tourney Next Tuesday, Sentral Final games of the Kossuth 4-H Basketball Tournament will be played in the Sentral High gym (near Fenton) Tuesday night. In junior competition, the Plum Creek Boys, south half champs, and the Seneca Progressive Farmers, north half champs, will play at 7 p. m. At 8 p. m. the Whittemore Boys, south half senior champions, will meet the Grant Hustlers team, north half champions. Scores of the quarter final round games played Friday night were: JUNIORS Plum Creek Boys 41, LuVerne Eager Beavers 40. Whittemore Boys 32, Union Boys 18. Aggressive Lads 36, Greenwood Boys 7. Seneca Progressive Farmers 25, Swea-Harrison Boys 5. SENIORS LuVerne Eager Beavers 79, Wesley Boys 31. Whittemore Boys 62, Union Boys 32, Grant Hustlers 56, Plum Creek Boys 36. Scores of the semi-final rounds played Monday, March 18: JUNIORS Plum Creek Boys 36, Whittemore 30. Seneca Progressive Farmers 35, Aggressive Lade 30. SENIORS Whittemore 59, LuVerne Eager Beavers 49. Grant Hustlers 75, Fenton Pro- gressore 66. John Wickett Of LuVerne On ISU Varsity Jolui Wlckett, junior from Ui» Vwa», hu apparently nailed down the liiortstop position on lot lova State University varsity " - T ••"•• |or the J968 season. Wickett is a letterman and son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryce Wickett, LuVerne. Mr. Wickett is athletic coach at LuVerne. There are 10 returning letter winners on the Iowa State squad. Coach Cap Timm's club opens the season March 21 at Arkansas State and the first home appearance for the Cyclones will be a doubleheader against Minnesota of the Big Ten, March 29, beginning at 1 p. m. 13 Lads Win Grade School Wrestling Climax to the largest grade school wrestling tournament ever held in the local public schools came Friday afternoon in the high school gym when 13 lads, ranging from 65 to 135 Ibs., won individual titles in competition for fifth and sixth graders. The young grapplers were trained and taught basics by Coaches Champ Martin and Fritz Nielsen before the meet got underway earlier in the week. Nine of the new champions are from Lucia Wallace. 65 (5th grade)- MikeCrowley. 70 (5th grake) - Tim Samp. 70 (6th grade)-Randy Nielsen. 75 (5th grade)- RickCalhoun. 80 (5th grade)- Charles Ross. 80 (6th grade)- Joel Sindelar. 85 (5th grade)-Randy Carlson. 85 (6th grade) - Paul Martin. 95 (5th grade)- David Danielson. 95 (6th grade) - Chet Black. 105 (5th & 6th) - Brian Will. 115 (6th & 6th) - Kevin Fett. 135 (5th £ 6th) - Kevin Hensley. WE SALUTE OUR TWO FINE BASKETBALL TEAMS! Left to right - Mike McEnroe, Jim Walker, John Winkel, Dave McCarthy, Jim Fickbohm, Steve Wingert, Jack Muller, Jim Berger, Vern Kollasch, Kevin O'Brien, Mike Elbert, Tom Black and John McGuire. In front, Coach Steve McCall and manager, Jim Hickey. GARRIGAN HIGH SCHOOL 15-5 Record St. John's 76-54 Newman 48-62 LeMars Gehlen 76-34 Pocahontas Cath. 89-66 Emmetsburg Cath. 83-32 St. Edmond 77-69 Forest City 64-60 Pocahontas Cath. 80-59 Austin Pacelli 66-48 St. John's 66-40 Hull Christian 69-52 Carroll Kuemper 43-36 Sioux City Heelan 54-56 Newman 62-44 Carroll Kuemper 51-34 Emmetsburg Cath. 69-48 Estherville 43-56 St. Edmond 58-49 Eagle Grove 58-59 Algono 45-51 ALGONA HIGH SCHOOL 14-7 Record Emmetsburg 63-49 Swea City 67-46 Eagle Grove 71-62 Humboldt 62-68 Webster City 59-49 Hampton 73-51 Clear Lake 62-76 Spencer 59-40 Clarion 63-56 Iowa Falls 77-76 Eagle Grove 64-60 Humboldt 68-61 Webster City 58-63 Hampton 68-59 Estherville 60-90 Clear Lake 67-70 Clarion 80-51 Iowa Falls 58-73 Garrigan 51-45 Forest City 71-70 Storm Lake 48-82 -«••*••*• Front row (L. to R.) - Dennis Richter, Greg Allen, Rich Black, Dale Pederson, Roger Barr; Second row - Steve Voyles, Craig Taylor, Neal Smith, Mike Betts, Rod Rogert, Roger Meyer and Tom Jones. Coach is Howie Stephenson. As businesses in the area served by Algona's two fine high schools, we wish to congratulate both the Golden Bears and the Bulldogs for outstanding records in the past basketball season. And we thank the fine athletes on both of these squads for the recognition they have obtained for their schools and Kossuth County. Universal Manufacturing Whittemore Co-op Elevator HOBARTON BRANCH Kossuth Mutual Insurance Ass'n. The Security State Bank North Iowa Appliance Center No. Central Public Service Company Whittemore Frozen Food Center North Iowa Sewing Machine Center The Upper Dos Moines Pub. Co.

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