Sports Memories: Nystrom named Section 1A Coach of Year 20 years ago

Published eight:33 pm Friday, March 17, 2023

Sports Memories by Tom Jonees

15 years

  • The season came to an finish for the Albert Lea boys’ basketball group with a 77-44 loss to New Prague. Jordan Hanson led the Tigers with ten points.
  • The Albert Lea Tigers girls’ basketball group was named the Minnesota State Academic Champions for Class 3A with a three.848 group grade point typical.
  • The North American Hockey League and the Albert Lea Parks and Recreation Division had been in talks to bring an expansion group to Albert Lea.
  • The NRHEG boys’ basketball group fell 74-66 to Triton in the sub-section 2AA East Championship in a game played at Austin Higher School’s Packer Fitness center. Brad Kruckberg led the Panthers with 20 points.

20 years

  • Luther College senior co-captain Jesse Reyerson, a graduate of Glenville-Emmons won the national championship at 165 pounds at the NCAA Division III wrestling championships in Ada, Ohio.
  • Albert Lea Tigers hockey coach Roy Nystrom was named the Section 1A Boys’ Hockey Coach of the Year immediately after guiding his group to a 17-ten record.
  • The Albert Lea Tigers wrestling group was crowned Minnesota State Academic Champions with a three.865 grade point typical which was the highest in the history of the award.

50 years

  • Alden-Conger wrestler Kim Elvebek was featured in “The Guillotine” magazine immediately after he completed his higher college profession with a 53-12-1 record such as 32 pins.
  • The District 241 teachers defeated the Lea College physical education majors 52-48 in a co-ed advantage basketball game played at  Lea College fieldhouse. Barb Willmert led the teachers with 15 points. Bill Morris added six in the win.
  • The season came to an finish for the Alden-Conger Blackhawks basketball group with a 74-65 loss to Kasson-Mantorville in a Area 1 Class A play-off game played in front of 3058 fans at Mayo Civic Auditorium. Matt Brummer led the Blackhawks with 28 points.
  • Sophomore Mark Breck of the Albert Lea Tigers hockey group was named Honorable Mention in the Southern Minnesota Hockey League. He led the group in scoring with 14 ambitions and 3 assists.
  • Rochester’s Pat O’Connor was set to resume his specialist boxing profession with a bout against Charley Austin at the St. Paul Armory.

Alumni update

Albert Lea Higher College graduate Brandon Antl is in his third year of coaching girls’ basketball at Holy Household Catholic Higher College in Victoria. He began his coaching profession with two years as girls’ varsity coach at Alden-Conger and most not too long ago was an assistant men’s coach at Macalester College. The 2009 graduate led the Fire to a 13-17 record this previous season.

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