Sports MemoriesPublished 6:34pm Saturday, December 8, 2012
By Chuck Anderson
50 years ago – 1962
• The Albert Lea High School wrestling team defeated Austin 24-18. The Tigers opened with Gary Neist winning by forfeit at 95 pounds. Winning matches for the Tigers were Barry Allen at 112 pounds, Mike Callahan at 120 pounds, Neal Skaar at 138 pounds, Dave Jacobson at 145 pounds and Mike Roberts at heavyweight.
• John Goodmanson scored 24 points for the ALHS basketball team in a 55-41 loss to the Austin Packers.
25 years ago – 1987
• ALHS senior Matt Sullivan was named to the 1987 Minnesota High School Academic All-State Class AA Football Team.
• The Glenville-Emmons girls’ basketball team, led by Briget Matter with 18 points and Lisa Sveen with 17, defeated Ellendale-Geneva 70-56. Tina Wangsness scored 23 points for E-G.
• In its season opening basketball game Northwood-Kensett defeated Rockford 64-51. Leading scorers for the Vikings were Jim Geistler with 15 points, Steve Peterson with 14 and Russ Engstler with 11.
• Balanced scoring for Alden-Conger-Freeborn led to a 59-44 victory over Glenville-Emmons. Matt Potter scored 15 points and had 15 rebounds, Tim Staloch scored 13 points and Chad Miller 12 for A-C-F.
10 years ago – 2002
• The ALHS boys’ soccer team shut out Windom 7-0 in its first game of the season. Scoring goals for the Tigers were Adam Boelter, two and one each for Tony Dugstad, Dan Breuer, Egan Mattson, Josh Tubbs and Lucas Flugum.
• The ALHS girls’ soccer team improved its season record to 6-2 and its Big Nine Conference record to 4-1 after shutting out Luverne 8-0. Laura Hillman scored four goals and Heather Bagley, Brittany Arendt, Tessa Christensen and Anna Sigurdson scored one goal each for A.L.
• The 12th-ranked Minnesota Gopher womens’ team defeated Providence 67-55. Leading Minnesota were Lindsay Whalen with 19 points, Corrin Von Wald with 16 and Kim Prince with 11.
•Improving to 2-0 in the Southeast Conference was the Glenville-Emmons girls’ basketball team after its 51-29 win against Martin Luther. Laura Bremer, Jenna Brackey and Alisa Rayman each scored 10 points for G-E.