Sports Memories: Feb. 8

Published 6:00 am Sunday, February 8, 2015

50 years ago: 1965

• The Albert Lea gymnastics team defeated Austin 74.5-27.5. Roger Neist placed first in six events and Chuck Nelson won an event for the Tigers.

• The Emmons High School basketball team won its seventh game in its last eight in the Border League after defeating Kiester 81-72. Alan Rasmussen scored 28 points, Larry Rasmussen, 16, and John Lair, 13, for the Eagles. Kiester was led by Dale Haukoos with 21 points.

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• Glenville won its first basketball game in the Southland Conference with a 64-50 victory over LeRoy. Danny Rodgers scored 23 points and Ron Rasmussen 15 for Glenville.

• In a North Iowa Conference basketball game, Lake Mills defeated Northwood 82-62. The Bulldogs were led by Bob Helgeson with 20 points and Bob Lande with 11, while Tom Nelson had 15 points and Richard Kraft added 11 for the Vikings.

25 years ago: 1990

• Darcy Evenson scored 14 points for Alden-Conger-Freeborn in its 44-31 win over Medford. The Knights raised their Gopher Conference record to 10-1.

• Jon Cluppert scored 15 points and had 12 rebounds in a losing cause in the Albert Lea boys’ basketball team’s 64-61 defeat to Rochester John Marshall.

• Glenville-Emmons lost a one-point girls’ basketball game against Waterville-Elysian 48-47. Janean Flatness scored 17 points and Lisa Sveen, 12, for the Wolverines.

10 years ago: 2005

• The Albert Lea girls’ basketball team improved to 5-8 in the Big Nine Conference after defeating Winona 56-42. The Tigers were led by Niki Hendrickson with 13 points and Hali Hendrickson with 12.

• In the Section 1A quarterfinals, the Albert Lea girls’ hockey team defeated Mankato West 3-2. Amy Leach scored two goals, and Jenna Christensen scored one for the Tigers.

• Peter Bracker scored two goals, Jon Breuer and Dustin Trail scored one each for the Albert Lea boys’ hockey team in its 4-3 victory over Austin. The Tigers raised their Big Nine Conference record to 12-2 and their season mark to 12-2.