Sports Memories for Oct. 9

Published 1:27 pm Saturday, October 8, 2011

By Chuck Anderson

50 years ago — 1961

The Albert Lea High School football team won its third Big Nine Conference game by a score of 27-13 over Faribault. Tom McKey scored all four touchdowns and rushed for 150 yards for the Tigers.

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In a Middle Eight Conference football game, Wells High School defeated Sherburn 33-0.Scoring touchdowns for the Wildcats were Dave Schrieber with three, Dave Stussy and Chuck Schultz.

The Northwood High School football team defeated Buffalo Center 38-12. Mike Lein scored three touchdowns, Lee Turbold, Larry Leidal and Jim Nelson scored one each for the Vikings.

25 years ago — 1986

The Albert Lea volleyball team defeated Austin by scores of 15-8, 15-8 and 15-2 and raised their Big Nine Conference record to 4-1.

The Albert Lea girls’ tennis team defeated Wells-Easton 4-1. Winning for the Tigers were Jenny Volkenant at No. 2 singles and Kalli Laumann at No. 3 singles. Winning doubles matches for Albert Lea were Tiffany Freese and Mindy Rice at No. 1 and Val Lindeman and Mary Brownlow at No. 2. Nancy Stalloch won at No. 1 singles for W-E.

In a Border League East Conference football game, Emmons defeated Elmore 29-8. Brian Yost scored three touchdowns and Steve Ristau one for the Eagles.

Glenville raised its Gopher Conference volleyball record to 10-1 after defeating Medford. Holly Tews was 29-for-31 serving with 10 ace serves, Jean Allison had five ace hits, Jennifer Allison four and Marnie McGuire three for Glenville.

10 years ago — 2001

In Section 2AA girls’ tennis, Albert Lea defeated Mankato West 4-3. Winning for Albert Lea were Elizabeth Schroeder at No. 2 singles, Karen Leonard at No. 3 singles, Becky Birkhofer at No. 4 singles and Ashley Helgerson and Nicole Rafdal at No. 2 doubles.

Alex Drescher gained 172 yards on 22 carries for Alden-Conger in their 42-20 victory over Lyle/Austin Pacelli. Dominic Hayes gained 100 yards and David Schmidt gained 97 yards for the Knights.

The Glenville-Emmons volleyball team defeated Southland by scores of 15-11, 15-5 and 15-6. Megan Avery had 17 kills for G-E.