Albert Lea duo place at state golf 25 years ago

Published 12:00 pm Saturday, June 16, 2018

50 years ago: 1968

• In the State Line amateur baseball league, Lake Mills defeated Glenville, 15-1. Rick Cochan and Doug Black each hit two home runs for Lake Mills.

• Rog Olson, Ron Godtland and Tom Guiney each had two hits for the Elbow Room in its 12-0 win over COPI in a National Division Albert Lea slow pitch league game. In an American Division game, Motor Inn defeated Penney’s, 22-9. Dean Wangen and Duane Jacobson each had four hits for Motor Inn and Bill Sleter led Penney’ with four hits.

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• The VFW defeated the Eagles 2-1 in an Albert Lea softball league game. Burdette Courrier was the winning pitcher and Arlen Studer homered for the VFW.

• Emmons Lutheran shut out Hartland Lutheran in an A.L. Church League softball game. Charles Leonhardi and Francis Schmidthuber each had three hits for Emmons.

25 years ago: 1993

• Albert Lea High School senior Phil Schmidt tied for fifth place at the Minnesota boys’ state golf tournament. Sophomore Donna Boom of ALHS placed seventh at the Minnesota girls’ state golf tournament.

• The Albert Lea American Legion U-14 Division 3 boys’ soccer team shut out Bloomington, 4-0. Scoring goals for the Tigers were Lou Kohl (2), Jason Ferrington and Brad Mondeel.

• Named as the Albert Lea 1993 All-Area Softball Coach of the Year was Wendy Lerberg of NRHEG, and Jill Anderson of NRHEG was named Player of the Year. Named to the All-Area Team from NRHEG were Anderson, Brenda Meyer, Holly Wangsness and Jenny McDonough; from United South Central were Kristen Maaiakon and Angie Johnson; from Albert Lea were Natalie Mattson, Kim Otterson and Julie Mullenbach; from Alden-Conger were JoDell Bendickson and Amy Thomas.

10 years ago: 2008

• Results in Class A Minnesota state track and field tournament included the following: USC/AC boys 4X400 relay team of Jacob Elmer, Jordan Haroldson, Matt Wood and Bryan Hauge placed fourth; USC/AC junior Ciara Christenson placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles; NRHEG Blake Kerkhoff placed fifth in the boys 400-meter; and Alyssa Kerkhoff placed eighth in the girls 400-meter.