Chuck Anderson: All-Area announcements were made 50 years ago

Published 10:30 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

Sports Memories by Chuck Anderson

50 years ago: 1967

• Named to the All-Big Nine Conference football team from Albert Lea High School were Dennis Larsen, Donn Drommersen, John Countryman, Bruce Dahl and Mark Allegrezza. Named from Austin High School were Tim Ball, Steve Ogren, Randy Kimpell and Greg Thompson.

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• Named to the All-Southland Conference football team from Glenville High School were Tom Belshan, Clark Cipra and Bill Severtson.

• ALHS head wrestling coach started season practice with only four returning letter winners. The returning wrestlers were Tim Donahue, Bill Entorf, Mike Malepsy and Gerald Bakke.

• The Minnesota Twins’ second baseman, Rod Carew, was named the American League Rookie of the Year.

25 years ago: 1992

• In a Section 2A semi-final volleyball game, United South Central defeated Belle Plaine 3-0 by scores of 15-7, 15-2 and 15-4. Jane Passer led the Rebels with 26 kills.

• The USC Rebels volleyball team shut out Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 3-0 and advanced to the state tournament. Jane Passer again led the Rebels with 32 kills.

• In Section 1AA semi-final swimming and diving, freshman Christie Strecker of ALHS placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

• Lynn Peterson-Murray, a graduate of Bricelyn High School, was named to the Mankato State University Hall of Fame. She was a four-year basketball player and finished in fourth place in MSU career total points. She was also named the Outstanding Female Athlete in 1981 at MSU.

10 years ago: 2007

• Annika Smed of ALHS was selected to play in the inaugural South Central High School Volleyball All-Star Game.

• In the season-opening girls’ hockey game, ALHS defeated Northfield 4-2. Jenna Christensen scored three goals and Amy Gackstetter had one for the Tigers.

• The ALHS girls’ swimming and diving team finished in seventh place in Section 1A. The Tigers’ 200-yard medley relay team of Amanda Walters, Gracie Thomas, Samantha Cole and Amy Horejsi placed third and advanced to state. The Tigers’ 200-yard freestyle team of Alaina Schulz, Walters, Horejsi and Cole placed second and advanced to state. Individuals from ALHS who won trips to the state tournament were Walters in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke, and Shultz in the 100-yard freestyle.