In sports History

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 18, 2006

By Chuck Anderson, Tribune columnist

50 years ago – 1956

– Glenville suffered their first defeat of the year to Hayward, 12-10, in the State Line 2 amateur baseball league. Hayward remained undefeated at 3-0, while Glenville dropped to 3-1. Hayward was led by shortstop Al Madson’s base loaded home run and a double. First baseman John Johnson added a double and a triple.

Email newsletter signup

– Owatonna defeated the Albert Lea American Legion baseball team 8-3 in the opening game of the season.

25 years ago – 1981

– Albert Lea High School junior Sue Enderson won the discus at the Region 1AA meet and advances to state.

– New Richland-Hartland defeated Austin Pacelli 9-3 to win the District 2A high school baseball

title. Brian Dunette and winning pitcher Mark Entwisle each had three hits for NR-H.

– Trades and Labor shut-out Naeve Hospital 15-0 in a Women’s &8216;C&8221; National League slow pitch game. Kathy Babcock hit two home runs and Karen Jacobs one for Trades and Labor.

– Named to the Border League All-Conference softball team were Paula Fulton, Sue Moen, Brenda Wedin and Jean Wichmann of Alden-Conger and Diane Hacker of Emmons. Receiving honorable mention were Lori Knutson and Julie Monson of A-C.

10 years ago – 1996

– Glenville-Emmons won the Class A Minnesota Jr. and Sr. High School Shooting Sports Tournament. Members of the team were Kris Houg, Heath Rippentrop, Jeremy Delger, Nick Walk and Ryan Paulsen.

– Named to the All-Big Nine Conference baseball team from ALHS were third baseman Mike Westland, .346 B.A., first baseman Steve Nolander, .324 B.A. and pitcher Adam Benson,

.430 B.A.

– Jane Ehrich of ALHS was named to the All Big Nine Conference softball team. Tigers named to the honorable mention team were Jesse Diaz, Jayme Johnson and Nancy Willmert.

– Sophomore Heidi Crabtree of New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva won the Section 2A discus and advances to state for the second straight year.