Tyler Julson: Here’s some snow to go with the local spring sports season

Published 7:24 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Notes from the Sports Desk by Tyler Julson


We’re finally into the full swing of spring sports season … and here comes more snow.

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The Albert Lea baseball team started with a win, but followed it with a tough loss Tuesday night in their home opener to Mankato West. The Glenville-Emmons/Alden-Conger baseball team also opened its season with a blowout win over Mabel-Canton.

There are many track and field athletes from all over the area who have been making a big impact. NRHEG senior Brady Agrimson set a new school record in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.22. Lake Mills senior Tommy Kaktis had an astounding night Tuesday, breaking two school records while also setting personal bests in two other events. He, along with his relay partners, set school records in the 4×800-meter relay and the shuttle hurdle. He also placed first as a part of the 4×200-meter relay and the 4×400-meter relay.

Hopefully all this snow doesn’t stick around for too long so everyone can get back out and continue their seasons.

Don’t look now, but the Twins are actually playing decent to start a season. How long has it been since they’ve started a season this way? And how long will it last?

I know I seem like a glass is half-empty type of person when it comes to the Twins, but that’s what I’ve lived with for basically my entire life. I was about 5 months old the last time the Twins won the World Series.

The Masters week is finally upon us. Rory McIlroy is the odds on favorite to win before the tournament actually starts, Tiger Woods is fourth — FOURTH! If you want to make some money on a long shot, put $1 on Sandy Lyle to win the tournament. The payout is $2,500 for just one dollar down. Unlikely, but just imagine the feeling.

Some serious betting advice is to take either Jason Day, Adam Scott or Sergio Garcia. Those three guys are my outside chances to win the tournament. Despite my dislike for Adam Scott, his Masters performance is always hit or miss. Sometimes he plays terribly, but when he’s on, he’s always near the top of the leaderboard. The same goes for Garcia. A champion two years ago, he knows how to play the course.

Tyler Julson is the Tribune sports reporter. Contact him at tyler.julson@albertleatribune.com.

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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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