Sports Memories: Jan. 19Published 6:00am Sunday, January 19, 2014
50 years ago – 1964
• Albert Lea High School graduate Lewis Kennedy was named captain of the University of Minnesota wrestling team for the 1964-65 season.
• The Albert Lea gymnastics team defeated Glencoe 78-23. Winners for the Tigers were Rog Neist in free exercise, parallel bar, tumbling and rings, Bob Reynen on the horse and John Goodmanson on the trampoline.
• The Alden basketball team improved to 4-2 in the Border League with an 85-56 win over Emmons. Ross Schmidt scored 18 points, Jim Lembke, 16, and Brad Street, 15, for Alden. The Eagles were led by Paul Monson with 20 points and Larry Rasmussen with 13.
• New Richland raised its Gopher Conference basketball record to 5-0 after defeating Morristown 81-40. Perry Haugen scored 22 points and Dwight Casper, 15, for New Richland.
25 years ago – 1989
• The Albert Lea boys’ swimming team defeated Mankato West 97-72. Chris Schmidt of the Tigers won both the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke.
• In a North Iowa Conference basketball game, Lake Mills won 65-62 over Britt. Matt Heitland scored 27 points and Brad Hill, 20, for the Bulldogs.
• The Northwood-Kensett boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both were victorious over Britt. The boys remained undefeated at 11-0 with an 82-63 win. Mark Midtgaard scored 18 points for the Vikings, and his dad coached his 400th high school basketball victory. Amy Belville scored 33 points to lead the Vikings girls’ team to a 69-50 win.
10 years ago – 2004
• The Albert Lea girls’ hockey team improved to 12-4-1 overall and 8-1-1 in the Big Nine Conference and moved into a first-place tie with Rochester Mayo after defeating Austin 8-1. Scoring goals for Albert Lea were Laura Hillman, 2, Brittany Arendts, 2, Jill Woodside, Sarah Jensen, Christine Tubbs, Amy Leach and Tessa Christensen.
• Jon Breuer scored three goals for the Albert Lea boys’ hockey team in its 8-1 win over Austin. Also scoring goals for the Tigers were Tyler Hegwood, 2, Casey Schumaker, Corey Ellertson and Tony Dugstad.