60 Years Ago, 1955
•Bert Mellum, manager of the Sleepy Eye Telephone Co., won first place, the Del Monte trophy and a case of peas at the annual Del Monte tournament at Ish-Tak-Ha-Ba golf course.
•Dan Schumacher pitched a five-hit ball under a withering sun at Leavenworth Sunday afternoon to help the Orioles to a 6-1 victory over Hanska.
50 Years Ago, 1965
•Dennis Dolan, one of Milroy’s well-known all-around athletes, will be football coach at St. Mary’s high school. He will succeed Duane Nemmers, who resigned a few months ago to enter the insurance business.
•Jim Kruzich placed 23rd among 101 entries in the state Junior Jaycee golf tournament at St. James last weekend. He had a six-round score of 245.
40 Years Ago, 1975
•Sleepy Eye, Stark, New Ulm and Mankato scored victories in Tomahawk league playoff games Sunday. Ken Krenz had two for three and Jeff Conway two for four in leading Sleepy Eye to a 3-0 victory over Leavenworth on the Sleepy Eye diamond.
•Bruce Berg limited Leavenworth to five hits Friday evening as Sleepy Eye Indians closed out their series 3-0 on the Sleepy Eye diamond.
•Marlin and Vic Helget combined on a brilliant five-hitter Sunday night as Stark defeated Sleepy Eye 5-0 in the first game of the second round Tomahawk League playoff on the Stark diamond.
30 Years Ago, 1985
•The longest drive on No. 1 and the longest putt on No. 2 were the golf events on Tuesday in Ladies’ Golf. Sandy Hoover hit the farthest, followed by Nettie Treml, Eunice Sandhoefner and Bev Schroepfer.
•Dan Strong smashed a pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth inning to give Leavenworth a 9-8 lead against New Ulm in the Tomahawk League Championship Series. Relief pitcher Phil Johnson then slammed the door to give the O’s a victory in Game 1 of this series.
20 Years Ago, 1995
•Kelly Krzmarzick’s hit helped Stark edge Sleepy Eye 5-4 in eight innings Monday in the Jr. Bi-County tournament semifinals at Stark.
•The Sleepy Eye Indians have reached the regional amateur baseball tourney after sweeping Stark 7-0 and 7-2 Friday and Sunday. Dave Hedberg held Stark hitless for five and two thirds innings Sunday at Leavenworth and allowed just three hits over nine innings of mound work for the Indians.
10 Years Ago, 2005
•The Sleepy Eye baseball team went into Stark’s home park and came away with an 8-4 win Friday night. Josh Hadley’s arm and bat helped lift the Indians to the win. He also drove home five runs, four coming via a fifth inning grand slam.
•Sleepy Eye dominated Wabasso in the Midget Star championship game, earning a 16-1 win. John Cook got the win on the mound. He struck out nine while allowing no hits.
5 Years Ago, 2010
•The Stark Black Midgets completed their baseball season by winning the League championship in Morgan, finishing the year with an 18-10 mark. Team members include Ezra Krzmarzick, Kyle Nason, Cole Owens and Jay Helget.
Sports Out Of The Past August 6
60 Years Ago, 1955