Chuck Anderson: Albert Lea native advanced in Golden Gloves tourney

Published 10:36 pm Friday, February 9, 2018

Sports Memories by Chuck Anderson

50 years ago: 1968

•In a first-round hockey game in Region 1 the Albert Lea High School team was eliminated by Mahtomedi, 3-0.

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•The ALHS basketball team defeated the Faribault Falcons, 81-65. The Tigers were led by Ron Erickson with 29 points, Harold Schummacher with 23 and Jay Gustafson with 17.

•The Glenville High School basketball team defeated Ellendale 53-51, with Tom Belshan scoring 16 points and Clark Cipra 13. Steve Wayne led the Raiders with 15 points. In a second game of the week the Trojans were 75-61 victors over Elkton behind Cipra with 18 points and Belshan with 16. The Trojans were in second place in the Southland Conference with a 9-2 record.

•Fourteen year old Mark Tovar of Albert Lea won the Sectional Featherweight title and advances to the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Tournament.

25 years ago: 1993

•Tracie Walser scored 31 points and Punky Kraft 25 to lead the Northwood-Kensett High School girls’ basketball team to a 65-53 victory over Forest City.

•A last second shot by Darian Baker gave NRHEG a basketball victory over Blooming Prairie. Baker scored 29 points and had 10 rebounds and Terry Truebenbach added 11 points and had 13 rebounds.

•In a North Iowa Conference girls’ basketball game, Lake Mills defeated Forest City, 58-52. Becky Castle scored 25 points and Caryn Reines 21 for the Bulldogs.

•Tammy Newman and Jenni Sorenson each scored 17 points in Alden-Conger’s 54-38 win over Medford.

10 years ago: 2008

•The No. 7-ranked ALHS wrestling team won its 33rd consecutive Big Nine Conference dual match with a 43-15 victory over Owatonna. Winning by pins for the Tigers were Cody Hansen at 112 lbs., Logan Kortan at 135 lbs. and Andrew Peterson at 285 lbs.

•The ALHS girls’ hockey team shut out Rochester John Marshall, 3-0. Jenna Christensen scored two goals and Madi Passingham one for the Tigers.

• The Lake Mills boys’ basketball team raised its season record to 12-7 after defeating Osage, 72-51. Leading the Bulldogs were Steve Hengesteg with 23 points and Spencer Brackey with 19.