Sports Memories

Published 12:15 pm Saturday, September 22, 2012

50 years ago – 1962

• Tom Struck and Doug Cipra each scored 2 touchdowns for Glenville in their 25-12 win over Lyle in a Southland Conference football game.

• Grace Lutheran won the National Division softball playoff in the City Church League with a 13-7 victory over Conger. Hayward Lutheran won the American Division with an 11-9 win over Zion Lutheran. John Thorson was the winning pitcher for Grace Lutheran and Jerry Schewe for Hayward.

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• In the first game of the City Church League playoffs Grace Lutheran defeated Hayward 5-1. John Thorson, Myron Hoffman, Bill Schallock, Dave Long, Archie Nelson, Bill Tasker and Bill Haried each had 2 hits for Grace. Grace Lutheran fell behind Hayward by 8 runs after three innings but rallied to claim the Church League title with a 10-8 win over Hayward.

• The Albert Lea High School football team improved to 3-0 for the season with a 7-6 victory over Mankato. Tiger quarterback John Goodmanson threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Tom Olson.


25 years ago – 1987

• The New Richland-Hartland Cardinals raised their Gopher Conference record to 2-0 with an 33-8 win over Ellendale-Geneva. Scoring touchdowns for NR-H were Travis Massey (3), Mike Ebnet and Karl Felsheim. Judd Aaseth scored for E-G.

• Winona defeated the Albert Lea High School football team 34-6. Tom Krebsbach scored on a 10-yard run for the Tigers.

• Ellendale-Geneva scored a 2-1 volleyball victory over Glenville-Emmons. Kim Anderson was 17-for-18 and Mayro Leak was 15-for-15 serving. Tina Wangsness had four ace hits for E-G.


10 years ago – 2002

• The ALHS girls soccer team improved to 3-1-2 in the Big Nine Conference after shutting out Winona 1-0. Stacie Armstrong scored for Albert Lea.

• The ALHS girls tennis team defeated Mankato East 4-3. Eighth grader Elizabeth Thompson won at No. 4 singles for Albert Lea. Winning in doubles for Albert Lea were Ashley Helgerson and Nicole Rafdal at No. 1, Amanda Rose and Kristin Wolff at No. 2 and Nicole Merfeld and Elizabeth Schreiber at No. 3.