60 Years Ago, 1955
•Showing a good offense, which rolled up 378 yards from scrimmage, St. Mary’s football team defeated St. Agnes of St. Paul 24-20 before more than 600 fans at Central Stadium in St. Paul. It was the first game of the season for the Saints and their first under their new coach, Bob McEachern. Biggest ground gainer for the Saints was Jim Seidl, who carried the ball consistently and averaged nearly five yards per try.
50 Years Ago, 1965
•All set to meet Morton in a Tomahawk conference game here Friday evening are these members of the Sleepy Eye High School football team: Larry Krenz and Tom Sommerfeld (guards) and Jay Venero and Paul Kroeger (ends).
40 Years Ago, 1975
•St. Mary’s junior varsity football team opened their season here Monday with a 6-0 victory over New Ulm Cathedral. Led by the defensive pursuit of Pete Schumacher, Tom Schroepfer and Les Hittesdorf, St. Mary’s turned back every defensive attack, allowing only four New Ulm first downs.
•Norbert Seidl, Stark baseball booster for 45 years, was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame at the VFW club in St. Cloud Sunday evening.
30 Years Ago, 1985
•The Sleepy Eye Public volleyball team evened their record at 4-4 for the year, 2-2 in Tomahawk Conference play, with wins over Wabasso and MVL last week. Bobbie Volker was 35-for-35 setting with 13 ace assists while Rhonda Mathiowetz was 37-for-39 with 10 ace assists in their Wabasso game.
20 Years Ago, 1995
•Brad Baumgardt scored three second-half touchdowns, helping the Sleepy Eye Indians to a 37-21 win at Wabasso Friday.
•Sophomore Kevin Weber led the St. Mary’s-Sleepy Eye cross country team Tuesday, finishing third at a quadrangular meet at St. James.
10 Years Ago, 2005
•Three sets of twins have led the St. Mary’s Knights football team to a 2-1 record so far this season. There’s the passing attack and dynamic duo of seniors Alan and Andrew Woitas, then there’s the red-headed senior backfield of Scott and Willy Mangen, and the junior wide receiving unit of Cory and Shawn Kober.
5 Years Ago, 2010
•McKayla Ahlrich was recently named Knights of Columbus National Free Throw champion for the 12-year-old age group.
•In their 16-6 win against St. Mary’s, the Indians took the lead on the two-point conversion attempt when Eli Krumbach was forced to throw a pass left-handed after being spun around by the Knights’ defense. Krumbach moved the ball to his non-throwing arm and still managed to find Marcus Marquez in the end zone.
Sports Out of The Past - September 24
60 Years Ago, 1955