Sports Memories: Feb. 7

Published 9:00 am Sunday, February 7, 2016

50 years ago: 1966

With all starters scoring in double figures, the Glenville High School basketball team defeated Adams 70-63 in a Southland Conference game. Ken Cafourek scored 20 points, Danny Rodgers and Gary Buchanen 14 each, Dick Grinolds 11 and Paul Rasmussen 10 for the Trojans.

The Albert Lea Golden Gloves team won the region title with 60 points to 55 for second place Fairmont. Senior Division winners for Albert Lea were Don Sickels, featherweight; Jack Weitzel, lightweight; and Roger Busch, heavyweight. Winning titles from Albert Lea in the Novice Division were  Ron Cardona, flyweight; and Phil Gadbois, bantamweight.

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The Albert Lea High School wrestling team defeated Owatonna 26-16. Winning matches for the Tigers were Chuck Nelson at 95 pounds; Mark Allen, 103; John Demo, 112; Bob Hatch, 120; Dean Hoeve, 138; Ken Stencel, 145; Bob Severson, 154; and Chuck Jean, 165.


25 years ago: 1991

The ALHS wrestling team raised its season record to 11-0-1 after defeating Mason City 40-15. Winning matches for the Tigers by falls were Scott Johnston at 140, Rick Kruse at 189 and Ryan Palmer at hat.

Aaron Phillips scored 30 points, had 16 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Alden-Conger-Freeborn boys’ basketball team to a 68-60 victory over Granada-Huntley-East Chain.

Bill Klingbiel, Bill Deyak and Chris Venem scored goals for the ALHS hockey team in its 3-2 win against Rochester Lourdes.


10 years ago: 2006

The ALHS girls’ basketball team defeated Faribault 68-55 and raised its season record to 12-5 and its Big Nine Conference mark to 9-2. Cara Thorn scored 17 points and Ali Demmer and Elizabeth Thompson had 13 each for Albert Lea.

The Glenville-Emmons boys’ basketball team defeated LeRoy-Ostrander 65-51 and improved to 12-4 for the season. The Wolverines were led by Jarrad Knutson with 23 points and Wade Flattum with 13.

Derek Schmidt scored 28 points for United South Central in its 64-60 win over Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton.