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   Estherville Daily News (Newspaper) - January 5, 1987, Estherville, Iowa                                 /  Esthervllle (la.) Dally Newt. MONDAY, January 5. 1W7-8  ffOKTN STAR or IOWA  SPORTS  Roede shoots down Joys for chompionship  ByTOMWILLUMS Sports Edltor  JACKSON, Minn. - The state of Minnesota has probably seen enough of thè E^s^erville Midgets by now. Thé 'Midget boys' basketball team tottk 'home iti third Minnesota ttìurnament trophy in as many years with a 76-4S> demolition of an out^manned Jackson, Minn. unit.  Estherville became the Jackson Holiday Tournament champions for the second straight year with Saturday night's victory, the top-ranked Midgets' sixth win against no defeats. Thfe Blue Jays were throttled by the more physical Midgets last January, 62-M.  In that game, junior guard Craig Arment tortured the Jays with several fourth quarter points. Hie Midget defense kept the Jays to just 16 points in the second half while the champions cashed in 35  poiiAs to put the game way out of readi.  Coach Tim Maaske was working without the services of Arment this time around. Arment has been sidelined since the holidays with a case of mono. Picking up the slack was senior starting point guard Todd Roede  Roede had a quiet first half a^ the Blue Jays spread their defense out. In the second sUnza, however, the>n senior rii^>ed the nets for one downtown shot after another as the Jays decided to jam up the middle after being burned inside by the likes of the Moritz twins and by forward Wes, .Niles and guard Brad Bixby.  It was the second straight night Roede has shown success from what would be three-point range under Iowa rules.  Maaske said Roede has made a lot of progress with his shooting  skills, attributing most of the success to better shot judgement "He's not forcing his shots anymore. He's beginning to be more patient and working the MU in."  He added that Roede is on the road to booming one of the best point guards in northwest loyfa.  One of the many reasons the Midgets are undefeated at this point in the season is because^ Its defense and balanced scoring. Saturday's win proved that.  The Midgets held Jackson, a team that went.into they^m-pionship contest with a 5-1 mark, to just 45 points. The same Midgets kept Minnesota's seventh-ranked Springfield to only 51 points.  At the same time, the Midgets have proven that opposing teams cannotxoncentrate their efforts on one player and expect to shut down Estherville. The team has had at  least three scorers in double figures for six straight games now. Roede led a pack of four double digit Midgets with a season high 21 points Saturday. Dave Moritz dumped in 16 points and Bbcby and Niles offered 12 and U respec-. tivdy.  It appears that everytlme the Midgets take to the court, tl^ been getting better and better. Maaske ha^y talks about his team's new-f^d suceeM at offensive rebounding. That area of the game has been one of the few weak pdnts for the Midgets at times.  "Being able to gain second and third shots is the mark of a really good team," Maaske said.  Estherville has been averaging about 35 or 36 rebounds per game lately and Maaske says die reason for that is his players have learned to attack the boards more  Midget JV tags Lakefield with first ever loss  JACKSOii, iMinn. ^ While Esther^le's varsity was disposing of Jackson for the varsity championship of the Jackson Holiday Tournament, the Midget junior varsity was busy claiming the JV trophy over at the^ddle School gym. Esth^pvBK'C^t a very good Lak^idd, Minn, team in a 43-41 squeaker.  A^hat makes such a win so special is not ' that it gave  Esthorville a clean sweep of the Jackson Tournament. The Midgets, in winning the game, handed a loss to a group of players who have not tasted defeat since they began the seventh grade. The Midgets had to beat out two ireviously unbeaten squad^to win le tournament. They themselves brought with them a respectable 4-1 mark.  Estherville led the entire game after going up 6-1 in the early  £  going. Lakefield found itself trailing by nine at the half.  After that, Lakefield began playing shooting well, said Midget coach Denny Housman. That, Qombined with some Estherville turnovers allowed Lakefield to narrowlhe gap before the Midgets settled down.  The Midgets won the game on free throws as Lakefield was forced to foul towards the end.  "It's a big win, no dDubt about it," said Houseman. He added that Estherville played a pretty sound defensive game to improve its record to 5-1.  od Miki wi^ 12  e Guge and 10  Van UndeU and paced Estherville points.  The junior varsity will host Algona Garrigan Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. before the varsity takes to the floor.  E'ville crowns three champs in own JY tourney  By JOEENGESiSER Sports Writer Esth«rville hosted a junior varsity wrestling tournament Saturday afternoon. Eight grappling squads from around the area participated in the ^ent. These included Estherville, Spirit Lake,^ Emmetsburg, Spencer, Fairmont, Miim., Algona, Sibley-Ocheyedan and Pocahontas.  The main reason for the tournament, according to Estherville's wrestling coach Ron Swanson, wjis to "give the kids some experience."  This tournament was run a l»t differently than others. There w||i;« 19 different ¿lasses with four'«-dividual wrestlers from diffei«nt towns in each class. Each class contained wrestlers who were of comparable wdght and ability to insure that each of the matches would be competitive. This gave the kids a chance to go at it with  some one with nearly the same talents as their own. Each grapplér wrestled the other three people in their class. There was a first, second, third, and fourth place for each class.  Estherville wrestlers fared well for the day. Eight Midgets wrestled in the .Journament and three ended up champions of their class by the close of the event. Esth^ille also had two second {daceand two third place finishers.  "Everyone did a fine job," Swanson said. He was very pleased with the success of the tournament and its benefits to the participants.  Fairmont had 18 wrestlars competing and seven champions. Spirit Lake had nine competing with one champion. Algona had eight competing and three champions. Emmetsburg had eight competing with two champions. Spencer had eight c(mi-  pieting and one ciiampion. Pocahantas had seven competing and one champion. Sibley-Ocheydan had four competing and one diampion.  Estherville's Chad Moffitt had an outstanding day pinning two of his three oppenents. The twelth class champion took Steven Ei^eid of Algona in a hard fou^t 4-3 match and then went on to pin Mark Wilson of Spencer in.3:04 and Steve Labash of Fairmont in 2:22.  Class eight champion Troy Casp^rson had a fine day also pinning two of his three opponents, He pinned Terry Panbecker oif Pocahantas in 5:32 and Jeff Hatfield of Fairmont in-4:26.  Class eleven, champ Chad Kaltved won all three of his matches. He beat out Brad Welle on a technical fall, 15-0. Kaltved then took Steve Wiseman of Spencer 9-5 lind then beat John Tiede of Fairmont 10-6.  Others that did a fine job lor Estherville include Brad Jensen, Brian Jensen, Chad Houge, Mark Kraft and Dana Gee.  Flying Hawkette  L'BCoin CeatraTs Jemüttr Umwmiú (2Z> launckn the baU over Ike Ihigmiirs tt ker North Koosuth  opponent. — Photo By Joe Ehgetscr  B* vai» JV iMriMy raiMi CUa 4 - Jernny Ptdiqr (SU bMt Oiad Km««, *-li Cbad Hem pbmtd Brian Scott (S), 4:M; Clud Hflugt fbakt SocU Shimco (P), 4:9; Claw > - Dava ShrMattar (IL) taaat Brtan Jmmm, T-1; Brian JaMao pioMd JimI OwptMr (8), a:l«; Dna ChriaMtar (SU IitniMd Brian Jmmmt, M; Ciana ■ - Troy Cai»«rMO (toaad J«fl HatllaM (F), l:U: Troy Caipanoa baat Cody RkliardMn (F), lT-4; Troy Caapvian baat Tvry PmbaeiB« (P), 4->i Brad J<oMn pianad Oamt Andmoa (SR), 1:41; Brad Jmum piaoad Seott Uvao]' (SU, t:»; lllkaO-Caiiaar (80) baat Brad jMam, $■ 4; eia« U - OtadKaltvad bmt Brad Wall» (S), taeteknl laO, IM; Ctaad KaKvad baat Stava Wlaamao (SU. M; Ctaad Kaltvad baat Jcbn TMa (F). Ifr4: CiaM U - Owd Mttttt baat Stavcn El«di«id (A). 44; Chad MoOItt pinbad MM WOaoa (8). 1:M; Ciad McffiU ptnMd Stiva Labaiii (F), 1:»; Claa 1) -Jamla Bi«atbr ptaoad Mare Kraft, t:M; Scott Wttfaam (A) piaoad Mare Kraft, .H; Marc . Knft baat Scott Naadbam (B>, dilaidl; Ckm U - Oaaa Oa» péoaad Eric Cadi (F), Malti Donahua (E) baat Daaa Oaa, a-t; Dana G«a pinoad Don Mumford (P>, t:lt.  A-R girts lose to Titonka  ARMSTRONG - Armstrong-Ringated's girls' basketbaO team wasn't quite as hicky as their male counterparts Friday night when they dropped a S3-34 verdict to Titonka. The Indianettas are ti«d with state-ranked LakoU for the State Line Coiference lead. > The Mustangs played tough through the first half as th^ managed a 16-10 lead after the first period. The score waa tied at 22-22 fay the halftime buzzer. Very cold shooting ekxmied A-R in the end.  Jill Uken of Titonka led all scorers with 23 points while Sheila VertM-ugge was A-R's leader with 11.  A-R, interestingly, was outreboundad by just three boards, 40-37. Stacy Glaanapp led the hosts with eight and VicU VonBank and LaRae Kluger managed seven and six.  Mustangs loll  if ARMSTRONG - Physical Armstrong-Ringsted worked oa Titonka to the point of wearing the Indiana out as the MuaUags rode to an e«ay 98-38 SUte Line Conference victory Fri^y ni^.  "We had way too much depth for them," said A-R head coach Bill Aahmore.  The Mustangs beat Titonka in every area. Randy Picfat and Joel Taylor burned the iwo|ia for a total of 4» points while ttM taam shot M percent from the field. A-R alao waa U of 18 at the charity stripe omipared to Titonka's six of 12.  Tha Conference-leading MiMtangs Improved to 4-(V«Dd will travai to c^lar-dwaUlng North Koaauth Tueaday night.  aggressively and they have b^n to anticipate possible rebound situations better. "They aren't just standing around anymore."  "If we continue to avera^ around 36 boards per ¿ame,' Masske said, "we'll be hard to beat, if everything else remains constant."  Dave Moritz and Niles <»mbined for 18 rebounds alone Saturday as the smaller. Jays wilteds^in^e boards war zone. r  Jackson was never really in the contest from the beginning as Estherville broke out to a 36-20 le^d. Hie Midgets did faU apart for a short period of time ri^t before' halftime when four straight tii^ novers were converted to six straight Blue Jay points. Instead of lea^ by 16 points, the Mi^ets went to th¿ lockers holding a semi-slim 36-26 lead ^  When Roede began hitting from  the outside in the second half, Jackstm seemed to lose any sort of coaM^ce they might have gained in the first half. What might have broken the camd's^ack was when Roede stole a ball and scored on a layup in the third quarter to hand Estherville a »«-39 lead.  Maaske cleared his bench during yie remaining four minutes of the game.  The Midgets have one of the toi«hest games (tf the season to liay 'Tuesday night when they hoat Algona Garrigan in the Estherville gym. The Golden Bears gave the Midgets fits last year.  The team is embarkiijg on the ost strenuous part of their !ule as it has to play 10 games, including the;, iackson tourney games, in just 27 dayst Estherville resumte Lakes Conference action Frida/night when the Storm Lake Tornadoes sweep into town.  Inside track  Lincoln Central's Mike Phillips (34) sneaks past a Cougar in Friday evening boys basketball action at Gmver. — Photo By Joe Engesser  Cabinetmaking  Class  DATES:  Jan. 19, 1987 to April 10, 1987 (12 weeks)  jii/ieS:7 S.m. to 1 p.m.  TUITION COST: »399.60  MN residents and students from reciprocity areas. MN citizens 62 years of age or older may attend tuition free.  TEXTBOOK: »22.00  For course outline or more information, contact:  S0UraWESTE3lN  VciCATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  — Jackson Campus —  Jackson, Minnesota 56143 Telephone: Mn Toll Free 1-800-622-8778 Out-Stale 1-507-847-3320   

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