Sports Memories: Dec. 11

Published 1:16 pm Saturday, December 10, 2011

By Chuck Anderson

50 years ago — 1961

The Albert Lea basketball team defeated Austin 62-55. Lowell Syverson scored 15 points, and Clair Flaten and John Goodmanson scored 11 each for the Tigers. Don Shirk scored 21 points for the Packers.

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The Wells basketball team defeated Waseca 53-46 for their third straight win. Wells was led in scoring by Al Redman with 15 and Ron Meyer with 12 points.

Les Honstad scored 18 points, Brad Miller 14 and Rod Schultz 11 for Freeborn basketball in their 62-42 win over New Richland. Dennis Roesler scored 16 points for New Richland.

Glenville defeated Grand Meadow 51-46 in basketball. The Trojans were led by Doug Cipra with 23 points and Glenn Jensen with 16.

25 years ago — 1986

In their season opening boys’ basketball game, Albert Lea defeated Mankato West in double overtime 64-60. The Tigers were led by Mike Petersen with 17 points and Tim Struck with 14.

The Albert Lea boys’ hockey team opened their season with a 9-3 victory over Rosemount. Scoring goals for the Tigers were Steve Nelson and Mark Eronen with two each and Tim Meillier, Pat Diggins, David Nystrom, Craig Willmert and Tom Manz with one each.

The Lake Mills boys’ basketball team raised their season record to 4-0 with a 52-30 win over Rockwell-Swaledale. Jeff Charlson scored 20 points and Paul Brackey 10 for the Bulldogs.

Quarterback Kevin Newman from Alden-Conger High School was named to the Minnesota Class Nine-Man All-State football team.

10 years ago — 2001

The Albert Lea boys’ basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 57-54 victory over Owatonna. The Tigers were led by Ben Woodside with 26 points.

Glenville-Emmons boys’ basketball defeated Alden-Conger 65-46. The Wolverines were led by Paul Kleven with 21 points and Chase Rayman with 17. Tyler Hintz scored 13 points and Brad Penning 10 for the Knights.

Junior Adam Newman was in goal for the Albert Lea boys’ hockey team in their shutout win over Windom 3-0. Scoring goals for the Tigers were Adam Boelter, Matt Bracker and Casey Schumacher.