Tom Jones: Albert Lea hosted Golden Gloves match 25 years ago

Published 9:08 pm Friday, March 6, 2020

Sports Memories by Tom Jones

Tom Jones


50 years ago: 1970

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• The Albert Lea Tigers, coached by Dick Nielsen, defeated Emmons 74-39 in District II basketball action at Austin’s Ove Berven Gym. Greg Nelson led the Tigers with 13 points, with Bill Nelson and Dan Fahrman adding 12. Ross Honsey led the Eagles with 12 points. Austin also defeated Alden 83-54 at the Berven gym in district play. Rick Hanson led Alden with 22 points, with Tom Wetzell adding 14 and Gene Lutteke 10. Alden finished the season under coach Neil Pierce with a 16-4 record.

• Coach Frank Crosetti’s Crows defeated coach Bob Rodgers’ Raiders 7-3 in the first intrasquad game of the spring training season for the Minnesota Twins. Leo Cardenas, George Mitterwald and Paul Ray Powell all hit home runs in the game.

• The Albert Lea PeeWees were defeated by Rochester 5-0 in the regional championship game played at Graham Arena. Dave Berg had 37 saves for Albert Lea, which was coached by Bill Peterson.


25 years ago: 1995

• Albert Lea hosted the first Golden Gloves match in town in 15 years. Picking up wins for Albert Lea were Adam Avlar, Joe Avelar, Erique Galindo, Donico Madrigal and Rick Broitzman.

• The Glenville-Emmons boys’ basketball team fell to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 83-37 in the quarterfinal round of Section 2A, Sub-Section 1. Mike Honsey led the Wolverines with 17 points. Tony Stangeland added 14 and Dan Fredrickson six.

• Lewis Kennedy, a 1960 graduate of Albert Lea High School, was inducted into the David Bartela Wrestling Hall of Fame. As a senior, he was the state champion at 133 pounds for the Tigers.


10 years ago: 2010

• It was announced that the Minnesota Twins would offer the original Twins Dog at Target Field that was to be made at Schweigert Meats in Albert Lea.

• Lawrence Westbrook scored 20 points and Damian Johnson added 10 as the University of Minnesota men’s basketball team defeated Iowa 88-53 at Williams Arena.

• Despite Alik Smed’s 18 points, the Albert Lea boys’ basketball team was defeated 73-46 by second-ranked Winona. Kyle Ooms added 11 for the Tigers.


This year

• Katie Hallman of Alden returns to her role as a bullfighter this weekend in Shelbyville, Missouri, after having taken over a year off because of an injury. She will perform throughout the summer at rodeos throughout the United States.