Sports Memories

Published 3:22 am Saturday, October 12, 2013

By Chuck Anderson

50 years ago – 1963

• Glenville High School improved its Southland Conference football record to 2-1 with a 20-19 win over Elkton.

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• Mel Stensrud scored two touchdowns and gained 125 yards in 25 carries and led the Albert Lea football team to a 14-6 victory against Austin. Bruce Olson added 76 yards on 15 carries for the Tigers.

• The Alden High School football team shut out Bricelyn 47-0 to remain unbeaten in the Border League at 4-0. Alden won its 14th straight game and its 22nd straight in the Border League.


25 years ago – 1988

• The ALHS girls’ swimming team defeated Owatonna 96-71 and led the Big Nine Conference with a 5-0 record. First-place finishers for Albert Lea were Leah Matson in the 200-yard freestyle, Erin Gueltzow in the 100-yard freestyle, Melanie Maruska in the 100-yard butterfly and Allison Thorn in the 100-yard backstroke.

• New Richland-Ellendale raised its Gopher Conference football record to 4-1 with an 18-14 win over Blooming Prairie. Mike Ebnet gained 70 rushing yards and Scott Holmes had 49 for New Richland-Ellendale.

• The Glenville-Emmons volleyball team defeated Janesville 3-0 by scores of 15-6, 15-12 and 15-5. Kim Anderson was 17-for-17 serving for Glenville-Emmons.


10 years ago – 2003

• The Austin Packers football team, ranked in the top 10 in Minnesota, defeated ALHS 28-14. Ryan Truesdell and Brandon Klukow scored touchdowns for the Tigers.

• Tom Fierova scored three touchdowns for Northwood-Kensett in its 34-0 football victory over Armstrog-Ringstad. Kyle Waller led the Vikings defense with 16 tackles.

• The ALHS girls’ volleyball team, in a seesaw battle, defeated Austin 3-2 by scores of 25-18, 16-25, 25-19, 21-25 and 15-9. The Tigers were led by Danielle Rankin with 11 kills and Amber Edwards with 10. Katie Brackey had 14 assists and Jenna Brackey 13 for Albert Lea.

• The United South Central/Alden-Conger cross country team won the Waseca Invitational with 28 points to 55 for the host Waseca team. Placings for the Tigers were Jake Stenzel in second place, Eric Youngblom in third, Brad Tomschin in fourth, Bob Schmitz in sixth, Matt Mueller in 13th and Spencer Niebuhr in 17th.