Sports Memories: Nov. 18Published 2:12pm Saturday, November 16, 2013
50 years ago – 1963
• Named to the Southland Conference All-Star football team were Terry Adams, Tom Struck and Dick Offenhauser from Glenville High School and Dave Block, Tom Ennen, Doug Chaffee and Bryon Dyrland from Lyle High School.
• Albert Lea High School head basketball coach Don Buhr greeted letter-winners Gary Plante, Pat Fogarty, Tom Olson, Paul Nervig and John Hegland to the start of practice.
• Ron Jorgenson, Bob Reynen, Mike Mathies, Jim Johnson, Steve Hanson, Bill Searles, Larry Peterson and Rog Neist were returning letter-winners for coach Vern Ahrndt of the ALHS gymnastics team.
• Emmons High School basketball coach Al Christensen’s four returning letter winners were Paul Monson, Paul Yost, Gary Iverson and Allan Rasmusson.
25 years ago – 1988
• The South Central High School volleyball team won the Region 2-1 title by defeating Windom 3-0 by scores of 15-5, 15-8 and 15-6. Jessica Hill was 19-20 serving, Carla Kapplinger 17-19 and Tia Albers 16-18 for South Central.
• Named to the Gopher All-Conference volleyball team from Alden-Conger were Kris Korman, Lori Jensen, Darcy Evenson and Jenny Stenzel; from Glenville-Emmons were Lisa Sveen, Janean Flatness and Emmy Steene; from New Richland-Ellendale was Jill Lorenz.
• Pitcher Frank Viola of the Minnesota Twins won the Cy Young Award. He season record was 24-7, and he had an Earned Run Average of 2.64.
• Jose Canseco of Oakland was the unanimous winner of the American League MVP. He hit 42 home runs, had 124 RBIs and had a .307 batting average.
10 years go – 2003
• Jeremy Jacobson of ALHS was named to the 2003 Big Nine All-Conference soccer team. Receiving honorable mention from ALHS were Jake Levisen and Justin McGinnis.
• In the opening round of Iowa Class 1A football playoffs Northwood-Kensett defeated Hubbard-Radcliffi 27-6. Scoring touchdowns for the Vikings were Brandon Weisert, Tom Fierova, Doug Millard and Eric Parker.
• Advancing to the Minnesota State Swimming Meet From ALHS were eighth-grader Samantha Cole in the 50-yard freestyle and sophomore Leah Matheson in the 100-yard breaststroke.