Sports Memories: June 22Published 6:22am Sunday, June 22, 2014
50 years ago: 1964
• Jane Christensen, a junior at Albert Lea High School, won the Junior Women’s Novice Division in the State Jaycee Tennis Tournament. Teddy Unseth of Albert Lea finished as runner-up in the Junior Men’s Novice Division.
• Albert Lea shut out Owatonna 2-0 in a Southern Minnesota American Junior League baseball game. Winning pitcher Dick Wayne threw a three-hitter, and Ditto Nelson had two hits for Albert Lea.
• In Church League softball, Zion Lutheran defeated St. Theodore 12-3. Don Buhr hit two home runs for Zion, and John Willmert pitched the win.
• The Minnesota Gophers baseball team won its third NCAA title in nine years when it defeated Missouri 5-1. Junior Joe Pollack was the winning pitcher.
25 years ago: 1989
• Chad Adams of Albert Lea was First Team Big Nine All-Conference in golf. Named to the Big Nine All-Conference golf team from Albert Lea was Steve Peterson.
• Named to the Gopher All-Conference baseball team were the following: Jeff Vierkant, Jamie Beck, Tim Kral and Shannon Froendt of Glenville-Emmons; Kory Newman, Mark Wedin and Rob Redman of Alden-Conger-Freeborn; Tory Pederson of NRHEG; Terrie Amundson and Jeremy Doerhoeder of Blooming Prairie; Steve Ellingsworth, Tauson Taylor, Brian Nutter, Scott Weber and Kyle Atherton of Waterville-Elysian; and Josh Melchior and Chris Mihm of Medford.
10 years ago: 2004
• Amy Ravenhorst, an Albert Lea graduate and a freshman at Concordia-Moorhead College, earned All-American honors as part of the 4×400-meter relay team at the NCAA Division III National Outdoor Track and Field Championship Meet.
• Named to the Big Nine All-Conference baseball team from Albert Lea was Ryan Truesdell. Receiving All-Conference honorable mention was Jared Butler.
• The Glenville-Emmons American Legion baseball team defeated New Richland 10-1. Michael Greibrok pitched a four-hitter for the win. Greibrok, Mike Yocom and Cole Thompson each had two hits and Seth Buchanan hit a two-run homer for Glenville-Emmons.