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

50 Years Ago This Week – 1962

This week in 1962, the St. Marys Lakers finally hung a loss on the Coldwater Cubs in men’s baseball action, when they edged them 7-6 in a non-league encounter in Coldwater. 

Coldwater had beaten the Lakers in their three straight previous meetings through the summer of 1962.  Despite missing several of their offensive cogs, the Lakers managed 15 hits in the victory, led by Dick Hollman and Fred Dray, who knocked three base hits apiece. 

Aided by Coldwater’s poor defense, the Lakers scored five runs in the top of the third inning for the first scoring of the game.  Coldwater answered with two runs in their half of the third, but the score remained the same until the fifth and sixth frames when the Lakers plated a run in each inning. 

Everything remained calm until the bottom of the ninth inning when Coldwater rallied.  Their efforts came a little short though as their four runs only pulled them to within one as they fell by the 7-6 final. 

The Lakers improved to 13-10.  

 25 Years Ago This Week – 1987

The Minster golf team evened its early-season record to 2-2 after defeating the Coldwater Cavaliers at the Mercer County Elks by a final of 172-206. 

Four different Wildcats shared medalist honors including Brian Albers, Brian Moynihan, Charlie Ernst, and Chris Clune, as the foursome each fired a 43 in the 18-hole match.  

10 Years Ago This Week – 2002

This week in 2002, the Minster Wildcats improved to 2-0 on the volleyball season with a 15-8 and 15-5 league win over the Coldwater Cavaliers. 

Jill Westerheide helped in the winning efforts with 23 assists, seven kills, and eight digs, while Stephanie Freytag and Laura Morsey each added perfect serving to the winning effort.  Freytag turned in a perfect 12-for-12 showing, while Morsey added eight perfect attempts from the line. 

Robyn Hoying pounded 11 kills in the victory, as well as nine digs, and five solo blocks.  Valerie Bornhorst and Patricia Young contributed 11 and ten digs respectively in the triumph.