Hey, I Remember That!: A look back at 10, 25 and 50 years ago in area sports

Hey I Remember That!

50 Years Ago This Week – 1961

Despite holding a ten-point advantage late in the final quarter, the New Bremen Cardinals couldn’t keep the Minster Wildcats from rallying and in the end, they fell 54-52 at Minster High School.  The loss to their rivals from the south was New Bremen’s first of the season.  The Cardinals led 11-9 after one period of action and extended their lead to 25-21 at intermission.  The Wildcats knotted the battle at 42 points after three quarters, before the visitors exploded to their double-digit command through the opening minutes of the fourth period.  After chipping away at their deficit during the final four minutes, the Wildcats clinched it with Dennis Hemmelgarn’s game-winner with ten seconds remaining in the fight.  Dan Nedderman led the Cardinals with 25 points in the loss, while Frericks paced the Orange and Black with 14 points.  New Bremen took the reserve game with a 41-38 victory.

25 Years Ago This Week – 1986

The St. Marys Lady Roughriders secured their first win of the season 25 years ago this week with a 47-44 edging over the Parkway Panthers.  Although they were behind for nearly the entire contest, key free throws in the end proved to seal the victory for the Blue and Gold.  The Roughriders were out-scored by just a point or two in each of the first three quarters, but roared back in the end by out-scoring the Panthers 16-8.  Marcie Stolzenberg’s two free throws in the final minutes gave the ‘Riders the lead, while sophomore Mary Burden knocked down two more a few moments later to slam the door shut.  Burden led the Roughriders with 16 points and 20 rebounds, while her teammate, Kerri Goodwin, added 11 points in the victory.    

10 Years Ago This Week – 2001

Despite trailing by just three points heading into the final quarter, the St. Marys Roughriders ran out of steam before losing to the Minster Wildcats by a final of 67-46 in Minster.  The two squads were deadlocked at 17 at the conclusion of the first stanza before the Wildcats pulled in front by three points at the halftime break.  They maintained their 42-39 advantage at the closing of the third, but exploded in the onset of the fourth quarter and never looked back.  The Wildcats out-scored St. Marys 25-7 in the final minutes of the battle to send the ‘Riders home with the 21-point defeat.  In the win, Dustin Sommer led the Wildcats with 18 points, while Ty Henkaline contributed 14 as the Wildcats’ number-two scorer.  Sophomore Scott Vossler was St. Marys’ top point-getter with nine counters in the loss.  The Wildcats were also victorious in the junior varsity contest with a 56-27 triumph.