Tom Jones: Glenville-Emmons snapped losing streak 10 years ago

Published 9:58 pm Friday, September 6, 2019

Sports Memories by Tom Jones

Tom Jones


50 years ago: 1969

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• John Ruud rushed 18 times for 113 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Albert Lea Tigers B-squad football team defeated Alden 21-12. The team was coached by Jerry Nelson.

• Program director Myron Carlson announced that the Albert Lea YMCA was sponsoring a knothole game trip to Metropolitan Stadium to see the Minnesota Twins play the Kansas City Royals.

• The Albert Lea Tigers football team picked up its 23rd straight win with a 41-0 victory over Red Wing. Rod Tovar had touchdown runs of 13 and 27 yards that led the Tigers to victory.


25 years ago: 1994

• J.B. Lloyd successfully defended his title by defeating Jeff Stadheim in the championship flight of the 66th annual Shortstop Tournament at Edgewater Golf Course.

• The Albert Lea JV girls’ soccer team lost 2-0 in its inaugural game to Lakeville. Sarah Wolf and Jenny Neff split time in the goal for the Tigers.

• The Albert Lea volleyball team opened its season under first-year coach Paul Meyer, falling 3-0 to Winona. Sophomore Brandi Loos was 36-39 serving with 30 set assists.


10 years ago: 2009

• The Glenville-Emmons football team ended a 21-game losing streak when it defeated Lyle-Pacelli 34-12. Michael Thofson ran for 261 yards and four touchdowns in the win.

• The Albert Lea boys’ soccer team earned its first win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Winona. Cal Pirsig’s goal with 18 minutes left in the game was the winner for the Tigers.

• Former Albert Lea resident Brent Miller defeated Andy Petersen of Albert Lea to win the championship flight of the Shortstop Tournament at Green Lea Golf Course.


This year

• Albert Lea Tigers football players began sales of the popular Tiger discount card this weekend. The cost is $10 and 100% of the proceeds go to help fund the program. Contact any player to purchase one, or the cards are available at the drive-thru window at Home Federal Savings Bank on Clark Street.