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SPORTS/2 )ages Sec A - Pg- Hadan. Fri. morn.. Dec. r-Sport Talk---00 by Lonnie Guinn J / " Sports Editor While some of the area girls' high school basketball teams have already swung into action for the 1989-90 season, most of the boys have waited until this weekend to get in their first real comped- don. It should be an interesting season in the area this winter. Although Irwin-Kirk- man-Manilla, Tri-Center, Elk Horn-Kim- ballton and Harlan Community all appear to have the makings of good boys' basket- ball teams, each has some special prob- lems to overcome in order to be as good as they would like. Still, all have to be consid- ered favorites in their respective confer- ences. AvoHa-Shelby-Tennant just might he the surprise team in the area. Only Walnut may struggle to attain the .500 plateau. Hawkeye Eight Although it's supposed to be a down season for the HCHS boys, look what happened in football last fall. A down year doesn't necessarily mean a bad year. In fact, the Cyclones have to be the choice to win the league title again. Outside shooting and ballhandling would appear to be legitimate concerns for Coach Dave Lansing's team but he doesn't feature either of those being a big problem. The Cyclones won't have the dominant inside player of recent years but Scott Arkfeld is no pushover either. In addition, Troy Schulte gave an indication of great things to come with 24 points in two quar- ters against Creston this week. I don't anticipate HCHS going unbeaten this winter but they won't lose more than three games either• The chief challenge for the Cyclones will come from a trio of teams - CB Lewis Central, Atlantic and Creston. Those three have traditionally been the strongest chal- lengers and that should be no different in 1989-90. Creston had four juniors in their lineup last season and all were either first or second team all-conference players. Both LC and Atlantic have a lot of replace- ments to make but they should be able to do that. My predicted finish: l-Harlan Com- munity; 2-Creston; 3-CB Lewis Central; 4-Atlantic; 5-Red Oak; 6-Shenandoah; 7- Ularinda; 8-Glenwood. Boyer Valley It should be another great race in the Boyer Valley Conference• Although league champ Logan-Magnolia lost some impressive individuals, they still have to be reckoned with. But the team to beat is [rwin-Kirkman-Manilla with a lot of mate- rial returning for Coach Bill Miller, The Hawks were 8-2 a year ago, one game behind Logan-Magnolia. I-K-M lost couple of good athletes in Jay and Joel Birks but they still return a very talented group. The chief competition could come From Charter Oak-Ute and Manning. CO- U returns their entire lineup that went 11- ) while Manning has one of southwest Iowa's best and biggest post men. Defense was a problem for I-K-M last ason. If the Hawks can solve even a ortion of that problem they'll he formi- 1able because scoring points should be no )roblem. My predicted finish: 1-Irwin-Kirk- nan-Manilla; 2-Logan-Magnolia; 3- 2harter Oak-Ute; 4-Manning; 5-Wood- fine; 6-Ar-We-Va; 7-Dunlap-Dow City- ,rion; 8-Schleswig; 9-West Harrison 'Mondamin); 10-East Monona Moorhead). Rolling Hills In this conference, there's Elk Horn- imballton and there's, well, Elk Horn- imballton. The only team that can beat he Danes in this league are the Danes hemselves. Although EH-K may not he as formi- lable as some expect, they are still going to fun to watch and tough to beaL The three )est basketball players in the area are all on his squad - Josh Nelsen, Tom Petersen and oel Jueslgaard. The problem is finding :nough of a supporting cast to make EH-K t TEAM. They aren't going to be as awe- ome as some expect if they can't find the est of the pieces. Cumberland-Massena and Bridgewa- r-Fontanelle should be the closest chal- ngers to the Danes. My predicted finish: 1-Elk Horn- ;Jmballton; 2-Cumberland-Massena; 3- lridgewater-Fontanelle; 4-Orient- ˘lacksburg; 5-Walnut; 6-Anita; 7-Exira. Vestern Iowa This should be another exciting race. dthough Tri-Center has to be the league tvorite after tying for the conference title tst year, they won't find the going tough• he Trojans return all but one player from leir 1988-89 roster and that makes them le choice. But T-C snuck up on a few eople early in the season last year. They ,on't do that this time around and will ave toprotect themselves even more. Treynor appears to be loaded, too. The ardinals were fourth in the league a year o but they didn't lose much while Mo alley and Griswold were hit hard by raduation. AvoHa-Shelby-Tennant just ray be the team to watch for. The Vikings ve put together some impressive talent ,r new coach Pete Schmidt. My predicted finish: 1-Tri-Center 4eola); 2-Treynor; 3-AvoHa-Sheiby- nnant; 4-Griswold; 5-Missotwi Valley; Oakland; 7-Underwood. Boys' basketball preview for 1989-90 - Athletes from three teams join at A'S" AVOCA - The melting pot of south- lot of hard working kids. We should be Sternberg and Darren Goshorn. 13 record while Shelby-Tcnnant was 11- AVOHA-SHELIW-IENN/IT SCffd)l west Iowa may be the Vikings of AvoHa- Shelby-Tennant. Not only will AvoHa and Shelby-Tennant be sharing basketball programs for the first time, but the Vikings will' have the services of one of Walnut's top players from the 1988-89 season. In addition, a new head coach takes over. The new coach is Pete Schmidt who coached at Marion, NE, before coming to Avoca. The Walnut player is Marty Brunsmann, a senior who averaged 11.1 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Warriors. If the mixture of athletes and coaches blends together, the Vikings may be one of the surprise teams in the area this winter. "Things are going pretty well right now," said Coach Schmidt. "We've got a pretty deep it looks like. We' ve got a lot of experience. Rebounding and defense are the big questions right now." In addition to Brunsmann, the leading scorers from each of the other two schools return. Robb Johnson led AvoHa last year with a 12.1 average while Ryan Blakestad was Shelby-Tennant's leading scorer at 11.2. That trio will give the Vikings a good nucleus to build around. The three also provide decent size, all at 6'2" or better. Those won't be the only experienced players returning. Six other athletes earned letters at either AvoHa or Shelby-Tennant. The AvoHa lettermen are Greg Aument, Mark Woltmann, Chad Rhamy and Ted Denning. Those from S-T are Matt Sternberg made a strong impression as a freshman last year, moving into the start- ing lineup midway through. He averaged 5.9 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Cardi- nals. Goshorn also saw plenty of playing time with 3.4 points per game but the junior will miss at least two weeks because of a football injury. The other four from AvoHa saw limited playing time, combin- ing for a total of 4.9 points per game. Although the Vikings will have decent height, Coach Schmidt still expects them to establish a program geared to running. "We hope to play up-tempo basketball. We've got pretty good speed and our shooting is a little questionable yet." As for last season. AvoHa collected a 6- 11. The combined forces will participate in the Western Iowa Conference. S-T played in the Rolling Hills last year. The Vikings open their season tomor- row (Saturday) as they travel to West Harrison (Mondamin) for a non-confer- ence girl-boy doubleheader. They open WIC play at Tri-Center on Tuesday. VIKING ROSTER SENIORS - Ryan Blakestad, Marty Brunsmann, Robb Johnson, Chad Rhamy, Mark Woltmann; JUNIORS - Gre8 Aument, Todd De- Buse, Darren Goshorn, Jamie Gustafson; SOPHS- Jay Denning, Duane Friend, Jason Hoist, Matt Steinberg, John True; FRESHMEN - Travis Bar- rett, Mike Eckman, Jeff Feekes, Brent Hansen, Ken Jordan, James Nelsen, Jeremy Olesen, Joel Pe- tersen (Girl-boy doubleheaders Dec. 1 ........................................... at Dec. 2 ........................ West Harrison Dec. 5 ...................................... at Dec. 8 ....................... Missoun Valley Dec. 12 ....................................... at Dec. 15 Dec. 19 Jan. 2 .................................. Treynor  Jan. 5 ...... . ......................................... Jan. 8 Jan. 16 .............................. Tri-Center Jan. 19 ................................... at Jan. 23 Jan. 26 ............................................ Jan. 30 ...................... Losan-Magnolia Feb. 2 Feb. 6 Feb. 9 Feb. 13 TOGETHERNESS will be Important for the AvoHa- Shelby-Tennant Vikings because athletes who played for RON AvoHa, Shelby-Tennant and Walnut will be playing to- gether for the first time this season. VIKING WRESTLING - Members of the AvoHa-Shelby-Tennant wrestling team this winter will Include, front, from left: Devtn Hoepner, Preston Rhamy, Chris Jorgensen, Brad Thornton, Eddie Wyatt, Aaron Sampson, Shawn McGhee, Shawn Stafford, Jason Sampson; T-C, A-S-T wrestlers Short was 17-10 at 160 pounds and he should stay at that weight this season. Van Nordslrand will stay at 189 where he was 12-13-1 while Pace was 10-5 as a heavy- weight last year. Others returning from last year and their records include: Chad Brich, 135 (16- 12); Jason Honeywell, 152 (11-12); Rod Meinke, 160 (5-5); and Josh McDermott, 103 (5-10). The Trojans open their season with the Greenfield Tournament on Saturday. TRI-CENTER ROSTER SENIORS - Chad Brich, Jon Dollen, Rod Meinke, Carl Pace, Harold Short; JUNIORS-Jason Honeywell, Brian Manhart, Ryan Petersen, Randy Ring, Ark: Thomsen, Bert VanNordstrand; SOPHS - Tony Larsen, Chad Martens, Josh McDermott, Aaron Wellman; FRESHMEN - Curt Brich, Adam Dollen, Troy Petersen, Ryan Schnitker T-C SCHEDULE Dec. 2 .............................. at Greenfield Tourney Dec. 7 ........................... Treynor, West Harrison Dec. 9 ........................... at Maple Valley Tourney Dec. 14 .................................... at CB St. Albert Dec. 18 ....................................... at Underwood Jan. 6 ................................... Tri-Center Tourney Jan. 9 .............................. AvoHa-Shelby-Tennant Jan. 18 ............................................ at Oakland Jan. 19-20 ............................... Coming Tourney Jan. 23 ...................................... Missoud Valley Jan. 25 ..................................... Logan-Magnolia Feb. 1 ........................... Double Dual at Griswold Feb. 3 ........................... WlC Tourney at Oakland RON PETHOOD/Harlan Newspapers Back: Justin Piittmann, Marvin Strong, Steve Gosch, Paul Freeman, Kevtn Cordes, Derek Knop, Jim Irlbeck, Jeff Shutters, Craig Showers and Duane Myers; Missing: Robert Deollos. AVOHA-S-T ROSTER SENIORS - Kevin Cordes Irlbeck, Jason Sampson, Marvin Wyatt; JUNIORS - Aaron Samps Stafford; SOPHS - Steve Derek Knop, Jeff Shutters, MEN - Robert Deollos, Chris McGhee, Duane Myers, Justin Rhamy, Craig Showers A-S-T SCHEDULE Dec. 2 Dec. 7 ................. Woodbine, Elk Dec. 9 ................................. atOa Dec. 12 .................. Double Dual at Dec. 14 Dec. 19 ........................ Double Jan. 4 Jan. 9 Jan. l Jan. Jan. 18 Jan. 25 ............................................ Jan. 27 Feb. 3 Feb. 8 EH-K has just wrestlers this ELK HORN- at Elk Horn-Kimballton are sharing agreement isn't other school soon. That is season as Coach Mike Olson teacher) has just six athletes four of those available as tomorrow (Saturday) in nament. A year ago, EH-K Exira but the latter dropped its program. Walnut showed some sharing but it won't The Danes do have a talented wrestlers among bodies. Kevin Flathers Greying (125) have both c tricts in recent years. 130. Brent Soil, another 9 last year at 189 but Coach impressed with his im other healthy body is weight Brandon Soil. A newcomer to wrestling Albert. He may miss some early season but will wrestle at 171. team member is Matt Rold (11 a cast removed from his DANE ROSTER Grevins, Brent Soil; FRESH Brandon Soft * t * EH-K SCHEDULE Dec. 2 Dec. 7 ............................ Double Dec. 9 Dec. 14 Dec. 18 .......................... Double Jan. 4 ............................. Double i Bowling Scores 'n Standings Eighth grade Cycl,00nes win twice I I'i 'l' ' ' TUESDAY NITE CLASSIC Westside Tide .................................... 226-134 Red's CaSe ......................................... 225-135 Magic Turf., ....................................... 217-143 Ohlinger Lawn Care .......................... 181-149 Rocket Bar ......................................... 186-174 Series: Randy Gessert 622, Ralph Gessert 603, Bill Goetzinger 594; Game: Ralph Gessert 257, Dar Gessert 255, Scott Chris- tensen 235 TUESDAY AFTERNOON LADIES Country Curies ................................. 33.0-19.0 59'er ................................................. 31.0-21.0 Stowe Red-E-Mix ............................ 28.0-24.0 Hockeu's Hookers ........................... 26.5-25.5 Petsehe's Plumbing ......................... 25.0-27.0 Series: Vetdell Hansen 525, Arlene Chris- tensen 475; Game: Hansen 183, Ella Mac Schmitz 182 MONDAY NIGHT MEN Relief Pitcher ......................................... 38 - 14 C. C. and Company ............................... 31-21 Shelby County State Bank ..................... 29-23 Video Place ............................................ 26-26 Series: Bernie Swensen 618, Larry Tolzin 579; Game: Tolzin 244, Swensen 225 KINGS & QUEENS WED. MIXED Home Federal Savers ....................... 33.5-18.5 Fareway ........................................... 33.0-19.0 State Farm Insurance ....................... 32.0-20.0 Kum N Go ....................................... 29.0-23.0 Women's Series: Mary Schomers 540, Linda Jacobsen 503, Marcia Albertsen 500; Women's Game: Joyee Lund 203, Schomers 191,191; Men's Series: Charlie Parkhurst 561, Bud Weis 547, Dar Lurid 542; Men's Game: Parkhurst 222, Weis 201, Lund 20I FRIDAY NITE MIXED Over the Hill Gang ................................ 30-22 Andersen Hauling .................................. 29-23 Kaleidoscope ..................................... 28 -24 C. D. S. Black ........................................ 26-26 Men's Series: Warren Dixon 531, Willis Myrtue 495, Ken Leinen 491; Men's Game: Dixon 213, Leinen 195, Myrtue 188; Women's Series: Mary Ellen Dixon 570, Paula Heirn 509, Faye Nielsen 507; Women's Game: Dixon 211,210, Helm 200, Nielsen 196 The Harlan eighth grade boys won two of three basketball contests to open the 1989-90 season. After opening with a 46- 34 win November 16, the Cyclones lost to Denison 48-45 on November 21 and beat Atlantic 54-35 Thursday. Chris Cundiff led the scoring against Lewis Central as he scored 15 points. Michael Burger added 11 points, 18 re- bounds and five steals. Others scoring were Mark Goetz with 10, Ryan Kastens 4, Chris Ludwig 4 and Reid Johannsen 2. In addition, Cundiff had six rebounds and four steals. In the loss to Denison, Burger led all scorers with 22 points. He also had nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Other rebounding leaders were Johannsen and Cundiff, each with seven. Rounding out the scoring were Matt Thompson with 9, Cundiff 5, Goetz 4, Johannsen 3 and Kastens 2. Burger was again the leading scorer against Atlantic as he had 15. He also had 13 rebounds. Others contributing were Goetz with 11 points, Cundiff 10, Kastens 6, Thompson 4, Johannsen 4, Nate Ahren- holtz 3 and Kurt Bruck 1. Cundiff added six rebounds. The eighth graders also beat Atlantic in Jan. 6 ......................... at Jan. 11 Jan. 13 .............................. at Jan. 15 ........................... Double Jan, 18. Jan. 25. blocked shots. Other scoring was done by Jereme Chamberlain 2 and Kevin Schaben • Jan. 27 ..................... Curt Schaben with 6, Walter Carter 4, Jim 2. Carter added four steals and Schahen Feb. 1 ........................... at PoweU 4, Ricky Ballantyne 2, Jason Rau 2, five rebounds. Feb. 3 ................................... To Get the Best Printing Work Done, Get the Best Printers in the Business! a 'B' game 28-15. 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