Sports Memories: March 29

Published 1:48 pm Saturday, March 28, 2015

50 years ago: 1965

• Sophomore Al Redman, a graduate of Wells High School, was a member of the Augsburg College basketball team that had a 14-2 record in the MIAC Conference. Al averaged 5.7 points for the season.

• Albert Lea coaches Gordon LeBeau and Paul Wilke became members of the Minnesota High School Coaches Association’s 25-year coaching club.

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• The Faribault Falcons basketball team, champions of Region 1, were defeated by Minnetonka 71-61 in the Minnesota state basketball tournament championship game. Center Tom Weaver led the Falcons with 23 points.

• The Minnesota Twins defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in a 14-inning Grape Fruit League baseball game. Rookie Jim Jenkins drove in the winning run.


25 years ago: 1990

• In their first meet of the track season, Albert Lea placed first with 78 points to second place Lakeville with 32 points at the St. Olaf Invitational indoor meet. First-place finishers for the Tigers included Darrin Lerud in the triple jump and the 55-yard high hurdles, Darren Peterson in the shotput, Tom Bisel in the long jump, Nate Jensen in the high jump, Chad Bohonek in the 55-yard dash and Tom Williamschen in the mile run.

• Named to the Gopher All-Conference boys’ basketball team were Tyler Peterson and Steve Johnson from NRHEG, Aaron Phillips from Alden-Conger-Freeborn and Brad Adams from Glenville-Emmons.


10 years ago: 2005

• Named to the Big Nine All-Conference girls’ hockey team from Albert Lea were Laura Hillman and Tessa Christensen. Receiving All-Conference honorable mention were Sarah Jensen, Jenna Christensen and Amy Leach.

• Ascension Lutheran won the Brotherhood Dartball League championship. Team members were Jeff Moyer, Barry Coughlin, Steve Guenthner, Mike Bennett, Wayne Hanson, Rick Walther, Del Boykin, Lowell Doppelhammer, Larry Irvine, Paul Linnes, Barry Hoffman and Ron Yocom.

• The Minnesota Gophers women’s basketball team was defeated by the Baylor Bears 64-57 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Janel McCarville scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds for the Gophers.