1954 grad of ALHS to be named to HOF

Published 8:57 am Friday, June 29, 2012

The second person to be named to the 2012 Albert Lea Hall of Fame will be Jack Woodside.

Woodside is a 1954 graduate of ALHS. He played basketball and baseball.

He captained his basketball team to a 14-3 record in his senior year.

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Woodside set a career-scoring record at 322 career points while averaging 18.5 points per game. In 1954 he was named to the All-Area Basketball Team.

On the baseball team, Woodside played shortstop. Besides the high school team, Woodside played for the Albert Lea Packers and in 1955 was offered a contract to play professional baseball.

Woodside is a United States Navy veteran who served from 1957-59.

In 1988, Woodside was inducted into the Freeborn County Hall of Fame.

At the July 7 event, Woodside will join seven other inductees at Wedgewood Cove Golf Course for the induction ceremony. A golf tournament, silent auction and dinner will be held.

The speaker at the banquet will be Eric Nyquist, a 1990 graduate of ALHS, who is currently working for NASCAR. Nyquist has also worked for the Chicago White Sox and also the National Football League.

To register for the banquet or golf tournament visit http://es.albertlea.k12.mn.us/hsfame or stop by Tiger City Sports, Motor Inn Company, KATE Radio or the Albert Lea Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

See the Tribune each day until the banquet for a brief introduction of each inductee.