Sports Memories

Published 12:36 pm Saturday, September 7, 2013

By Chuck Anderson

50 years ago – 1963 

• Albert Lea dentist Dr. Jarvis Knutson defeated five-time winner Ole Williamson 6-5 to win the 35th annual Shortstop Golf Tournamernt.

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• The Albert Lea High School football team won its opening Big Nine Conference game 10-7. Bruce Olson scored the touchdown and ran for 91 yards for the Tigers. John Hegland kicked a 14-yard field goal with 48 seconds left in the game for the victory.

• The Glenville High School football team opened its season with a 21-0 win over Emmons. Touchdowns were scored by Tom Struck, Dick Offenhauser and Ron Kycek.


25 years ago – 1988

• Jon Christian of Albert Lea won the 60th annual Shortstop Golf Tournament over Gene Peterson.

• The ALHS volleyball team defeated Southland 3-1 by scores of 11-15, 15-11, 15-9 and 17-15. Meg Mikulich had six ace serves, and Becky Mattick had eight ace hits for Albert Lea.

• Corey Schriever and Mike Isaacson scored two touchdowns and Chad Tweed one for the Lake Mills football team in its 33-21 win over Manly North Central, now known as Central Springs.

• The ALHS football team was defeated by Faribault 24-14. Matt Guse and Shane Arett scored touchdowns for the Tigers.


10 years ago – 2003

• Chris Baas of Albert Lea won the 76th annual Shortstop Golf Tournament for the third straight year and fourth year overall by defeating Mick Hockinson, a two time winner.

• The ALHS girls’ soccer team won its first game of the season after two losses 3-1 over Rochester John Marshall. Scoring goals for Albert Lea were Katie Dooley, Jenny Birkhofer and Keily Schreiber.

• In a seven-overtime football game, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva defeated Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 47-39. Joe Balfe led NRHEG with 105 rushing yards.

• The United South Central/Alden-Conger cross country team won the 20-team Mountain Lake Invitational with 55 points to second place Fairmont’s 61 points.