Sports Memories

Published 6:01 am Sunday, December 6, 2015

50 years ago: 1965

• Dan Doty scored 24 points and had 14 rebounds to lead the Albert Lea basketball team to a 72-55 victory over Orono for its second straight win of the season. Johnny Vollum added 10 points for the Tigers.

• The Albert Lea wrestling team improved to 3-0 on the season after defeating Red Wing 41-7. Winners for the Tigers were Chuck Nelson at 95 pounds; Bill Fynbo, 103; Mark Allen, 112; Bob Hatch, 120; Jerry Lein, 127; Ken Stencel, 145; Bob Severson, 154; Chuck Jean, 165; and Roger Klukow, 175.

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• Balanced scoring gave Glenville a 68-42 win over Elkton. Scoring for Glenville were Dick Grinolds, 21 points; Danny Rodger, 19; Kenny Cafourek, 13; and Paul Rasmussen, 10.

• The Lake Mills boys’ basketball team — with Roger Bang scoring 20 points and Tom Helgeson, 15 — defeated Alden 59-40. Alden was led by Alan Lindeman with 15 points and Mike Nelson with 12.

25 years ago: 1990

• The Albert Lea boys’ hockey team opened its season with a 5-1 win over Farmington. Scoring goals for the Tigers were Tom Keating, 2, and one each for Scott Diggins, Bill Klingbeil and Chad Cliff.

• Kris Boettcher scored 18 points for Alden-Conger-Freeborn in its 69-13 girls’ basketball win over NRHEG.

• Pam Stoltz scored 32 points and had 15 rebounds for Albert Lea in a 52-44 basketball win against Winona.

• A double-double by Dayna Groskveutz — 17 points and 17 rebounds — led Wells-Easton High School to a 47-43 victory over South Central. The game’s high scorer was Kirstin Hugdahl of South Central with 23 points.

10 years ago: 2005

• Goalie Kendra Olchefke stopped 37 of 38 shots for the Albert Lea girls’ hockey team in a 3-1 win over Austin. Jenna Christensen scored two goals and Laura Hillman, 1, for the Tigers.

• Hali Hendrickson scored 22 points for the Albert Lea girls’ basketball team in its 67-30 win over Northfield.

• Alison Anderson had 23 points, seven assists and five steals and Brittany Hansen added 15 points for NRHEG in its 67-48 girls’ basketball victory against Belle Plaine.