Sports Memories: March 2

Published 5:30 pm Sunday, March 2, 2014

50 years ago: 1964

• In the Region 1 high school wrestling tournament quarterfinals, winners for Albert Lea were Gary Neist, Frank Trejo, Jim Carroll and Mike Roberts.

• Freeborn High School defeated Glenville 68-58 in a first-round subdistrict game in the west division of District 2. Rick Bishop scored 28 points for the Vikings, and Ron Rasmussen led Glenville with 19 points. Freeborn defeated Emmons 79-51 in the second round. Bishop and Chuck Hinkley each scored 23 points for Freeborn. Larry Rasmussen scored 15 points for the Eagles.

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• Dan Hanson, an Albert Lea graduate and freshman on the Waldorf College basketball team, scored 26 points in a win over Mason City Junior College.


25 years ago: 1989

• Named to the Big Nine All-Conference basketball team from Albert Lea was Scott Petersen. Receiving honorable mention for the Tigers was Max Jeffrey.

• In the semifinal round of the District 2A girls’ basketball tournament, Alden-Conger-Freeborn defeated Austin Pacelli 59-45. Kris Korman scored 16 points, and Darcy Evenson and Laura Thomas had 12 points each for the Knights. The Knights won the District 2A title with a 49-47 victory over Blooming Prairie. Evenson and Thomas each scored 10 points for Alden-Conger-Freeborn.

• The Northwood-Kensett boys’ basketball team defeated Mason City Newman 72-63 in the semifinal round of the District 4 tournament. The Vikings were led by Russ Engstler with 18 points. Mark Midtgaard, Todd Helgeson and Scott Timmerman scored 12 points each.


10 years ago: 2004

• The Albert Lea boys’ basketball team raised its season record to 17-4 and its Big Nine Conference record to 12-3 after defeating Mankato East 64-52. Ben Woodside scored 20 points, Mike Behrends, 14, Parker Skophammer, 12, and Ryan Moore, 11, for the Tigers.

• The Albert Lea wrestling team beat Faribault 53-13 and Rochester Mayo 26-21 to win the Section 1AAA title and advance to the Minnesota state wrestling tournament for the first time in 23 years. The Tigers finished with a 28-1 record for the season.