Sports Memories

Published 5:14 am Saturday, October 19, 2013

By Chuck Anderson

50 years ago – 1963

• Following were the winners in the second annual punt, pass and kick contest: 8-year-old Joseph Grabski; 9-year-old Duane G. Hanson; 10-year-old Steve Winship and 11-year-old Robert White.

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• The Albert Lea High School football team defeated Minneapolis West  27-25. Quarterback John Hegland threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Tom Olson, and quarterback Jim Bratvolt threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Rog Ranenhorst.

• In a Border League football game, the Alden Blackhawks shut out Freeborn 68-0. Bob Hoeg scored four touchdowns for Alden.

• Mike Weum of ALHS placed fourth in the region and qualified for the Minnesota State Cross Country meet.


25 years ago – 1988

• Freshman Kelly Lauman of the ALHS girls’ tennis team won the singles title in Sub-Region 1AA.

• The Northwood-Kensett football team raised its North Iowa Conference record to 5-1 with a 16-14 win over Britt. Russ Engstler ran for an 89-yard touchdown for the Vikings.

• The South Central football team remained undefeated at 6-0 after defeating Ceylon 22-9. Scoring touchdowns for South Central were Jon Goerish, Vance Draheim and John Goette.


10 years ago – 2003

• In the opening round of Section 2A girls’ soccer tournament, ALHS defeated Willmar 4-0. Amy Marka scored two goals for the Tigers. Jerri Mondeel and Laura Hillman each scored once. Annie Berger and Emily Staloch shared time in the goal for ALHS.

• In the quarterfinal round of Section 1A, the ALHS boys’ soccer team shut out Glencoe-Silver Lake 2-0. Jeremy Jacobson and Jake Clark scored the goals for the Tigers.

• The ALHS girls’ swimming team defeated Rochester John Marshall 94-92. First-place finishes for the Tigers were the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Samantha Cole, Lonna Vanderploeg, Jackie Elwood and Whitney Walters, the 200-yard medley team of Kaeli Wayne, Leah Matheson, Cole and Vanderploeg. Cole also won the 50-yard freestyle.

• The ALHS volleyball team defeated Rochester John Marshall 3-0 by scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-22. Danielle Rankin had eight kills and Emily Bartusek seven for the Tigers.