Sports Memories

Published 6:38 pm Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Chuck Anderson


50 years ago – 1962

• Glenville defeated Kiester 5-4 in the American Legion baseball Five-Star League. Shortstop Tom Wadding hit a three-run homerun for Glenville. Glen Jensen picked up the win for Glenville.

• Myron Hoffman threw a two hitter for the Albert Lea Colonals in their 8-2 victory over Bloomington in a Southern Minnesota baseball game. Charlie Weathers hit two home runs and had six RBIs, and Jack Woodside had three hits for the Colonals.

25 years ago – 1987

• Thirty-four-year-old Craig Dahl, a 1971 graduate of Albert Lea High School, was named the head coach of the St. Cloud State University hockey team. Dahl was an All-Big Nine Conference and All-State quarterback in football and played defense on the 1970-71 ALHS hockey team. He coached for five years at Bethel College and one year at Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dahl was an assistant at St. Cloud State for one year under Herb Brooks.

• In the North Iowa Conference high school baseball Lake Mills defeated Belmond 9-6. Mick Twito was the winning pitcher. Jeff Schooner had two hits and drove in four runs for the Bulldogs.

• Frank Viola shut out the Yankees 2-0 for the Minnesota Twins. Kent Hrbek hit his 23rd home run and Tom Brunansky his 17th for the Twins.


10 years ago – 2002

• The Albert Lea American Legion Post 56 baseball team defeated New Richland 10-9. Derek Goodnature led Albert Lea with three doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored.

• Named the Albert Lea Tribune Softball All-Area Coach of the Year was Gary Nelson of Alden-Conger and named the Albert Lea Tribune Softball All-Area Player of the Year was Ashley Chrz of Albert Lea. Named to the All-Area Softball team were Chrz and Danielle Jacobs from Albert Lea High School; Steph Lackey, Kendra Mathiason and Molly Wasmoen from Alden-Conger; Megan Avery, Jenna Brackey and Jill Delger from Glenville-Emmons; Erin Anderson and Chelsey Quiram from New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva; Nichole Fulton, Shannon Schrader and Hilary Walcholz from United South Central.