Sports memories for May 4, 2003

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 3, 2003

50 years ago – 1953

– Mankato stopped Albert Lea’s 46 straight match-play victory streak, 10-2, in boys’ high school golf.

– Dale Yonkey of Wells High School was named the outstanding lineman in District Five for the 1952 football season.

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– Albert Lea High School graduate Bobby Dolan had one hit in two at-bats in his first professional baseball game with the Dodgers farm team in Elmira, New York in the Class A Eastern League.

25 years ago – 1978

– The Albert Lea High School girls’ golf team improved to 2-0 for the season with a 224 to 235 win over Stewartville. Scores for Albert Lea were Terry Henschel 51, Jill Fuerhelm. 53, Jane Johnsrud 57 and Jan Larson 64.

– The ALHS boys’ golf team defeated Mankato East 310-345. Mark Bennett led Albert Lea with a 76, followed by Scott Rasmussen 77, Scott Banton 78 and Rick Chinberg 79.

– In high school softball Alden-Conger defeated Delavan 16-15 and raised its season record to 3-0. Sherri Kearney pitched for A-C and had four hits in five at-bats. Paula Fulton added three hits for A-C.

– Albert Lea High School graduates and members of Morehead State University listed on the Northern lntercollegiate Conference Track Honor Roll included Mark Simunds in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.3, Jerry Brandt in the shot put with distance of 51 feet, 6 1/2 inches, and Dave Bergstrom with a high jump of 6-8.

10 years ago – 1993

– Julie Zebro hit a single with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in United South Central’s 3-2 victory over Alden-Conger in high school softball. Winning pitcher Kristen Maslakow threw a four-hitter while Marci Newman was the losing pitcher for A-C.

– Albert Lea won a girls’ triangular track and field meet with 69 points to Mankato West’s 68 and Winona’s 38. Winners for Albert Lea were Steph Applegate in the 100-meter hurdles, Lori Williamschen in the 100 dash, Kathy Skaar in the 1600 and Mollee Ludtke in the 400.

– In Gopher Conference baseball New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva defeated Glenville-Emmons 10-4. Winning pitcher Greg Shultz struck out 15 G-E batters and Brent Krueger had three hits in four at-bats for NRHEG.