A.L. girls’ soccer stays perfect with win

Published 9:00 am Sunday, September 4, 2016

50 years ago: 1966

• Winner of the National Division of the Albert Lea slowpitch playoffs was Trades and Labor after it defeated First Federal 11-10. Roger Olson homered twice for the winning Trades and Labor team. Bill Malepsy hit a grand slam home run for First Federal. Gary Harty hit three home runs to lead the Tribune to a 27-14 victory over the Jaycees and they won the American Division of the A.L. slowpitch league playoffs.

• Michael’s House of Beauty eliminated Piggly Wiggly 15-5 in the Albert Lea women’s softball playoffs. Sharon Jenson homered for the winners.

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• Lowell Doppelhammer had 11 strikeouts for Conger Lutheran in its 6-4 win over Grace Lutheran in the A.L. church softball league playoffs. Gail Johnson hit a home run for Conger.

25 years ago: 1991

• Head volleyball coach of Alden High School Sue Haaland greeted 10 returning letter winners for the 1990-1991 season. Returning letter winners were Terese Trow, Lori Redman, Amy Hendrickson, Kim Ericksonk, Lisa Elmstad, Jenna Dulas, Christy Merrit, Ann Brandt and Rachael Johannsen. 

• Returning letter winners for Howie Melon’s Albert Lea High School girls’ cross country team included Jessica Polley, Amy Nygaard, Jenna Seul, Rhonda Galkin and Kirsten Nowak.

• In their season opening volleyball match the Glenville-Emmons girls defeated LeRoy-Ostrander 3-1. Leading servers for the Wolverines were Kelly Peterson 24-25, Jennifer Long 24-26 and Heather Hillman 16-17.

10 years ago: 2006

• In its opening game of the season the A.L. volleyball team defeated Southland 3-0 by scores of 26-24, 25-23 and 25-19. Kat Ladwig had 15 assists for the Tigers.

• The ALHS girls’ swimming team won itsseason opener 97-84 over Faribault. First-place finishes for the Tigers were Amanda Walters in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke, Whitney Walters in the 200-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle team of Jackie Elwood, Korbin Waye, Amanda Walters and Whitney Walters.

• The ALHS girls’ soccer team raised its season record to 2-0 with a 6-1 victory over Faribault. Scoring goals for the Tigers were Jenna Christensen, Mariah Maras, Britini Lair, Heather Greibrok, Whitney Wilson and Leah Walters.