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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Don't miss this week's Enterprise...spring is coming!

The spring sports seasons at Albany High School are about to begin. A few Huskies teams have season preview articles in today's Albany Enterprise.

Get your copy today and read all about the Albany High School varsity squads.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Albany Huskies boys' basketball season ends in tough OT loss

Final score from Sauk Centre High School on Thursday night: Mainstreeters 65, Huskies 62 OT.

Albany held a slim 40-37 lead with 10 minutes left in the second half. Both teams were deadlocked at 54-all when regulation play ended.

The Huskies finish 12-13 overall this season.

Below, Albany takes a 21-12 lead in the early stages of the first half...

...and in this clip, action from the final three minutes of the second half with a flurry of scoring...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Albany Huskies girls' basketball season comes to a close

The Huskies' season ended in a 70-52 loss to Sauk Centre in the Sub-Section 6AA-North girls' basketball semifinals.

More will follow in next week's Albany Enterprise newspaper.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Holthaus falls by decision in his 'state' wrestling opener

Carter Holthaus lost in a decision to Quade Zupko (35-7) of Chisago Lakes Area in today's Class A state wrestling opener. He sits at 24-16 overall while waiting to see how Zupko fares in his quarterfinal match. If Zupko wins, Holthaus will wrestle in tonight's wrestleback matches after 8 p.m. at XCel.

**Update on Friday night...Holthaus got another lease on life at 'state' and picked up a win in the consolation bracket by a 3-2 margin over Matt Lloyd of Mongomery Lonsdale/Le Center. He continues action on Saturday morning at Xcel Energy Center at 10 a.m.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Huskies defeat Pierz in girls' basketball playoff opener

Vanessa Spohn drives to the hoop against tight Pierz defense in the first half. PHOTO BY MIKE KOSIK
With 5:10 left in the first half, Albany has a 21-19 lead over visiting Pierz in the Sub-Section 6AA-North quarterfinals.

They led 27-24 at halftime and expanded their lead over the Pioneers to 15 points in the second half.

Pierz staged a small rally but ultimately lost 61-53.

Up next for the Huskies girls' basketball team: the sub-section semifinal round on Saturday, Mar. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at St. John's University. Later on the same court that night, Melrose Area faces Staples-Motley in the other semifinal.

Other scores on Section 6AA north and south:
Sauk Centre 66, Holdingford 35
Melrose Area 52, Osakis 51 OT!
Staples-Motley 81, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 38
New London-Spicer 71, St. John's Prep 45
Eden Valley-Watkins 48, Benson 28

Stay tuned for more playoff coverage of Albany this weekend at the Huskies Sports Blog and also in next week's Albany Enterprise newspaper.

6AA-North seedings are in - Albany gets #5 ranking

After closing out the regular season with a non-conference game at Class 3A Big Lake tomorrow night, the Albany Huskies boys' basketball team enters the postseason with a #5 ranking in the 8-team Sub-Section 6AA-North. They begin with a quarterfinal game at #4-seed Sauk Centre (14-8) next Thursday at 7 p.m.

The sub-section semifinals continue at St. John's University the following Saturday, with the finals scheduled for Tuesday, Mar. 13 at the same location.

Stay tuned to the Huskies Sports Blog as the playoffs develop.

2012 Sub-Section 6AA-North boys' basketball seedings: with overall records
1. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (22-1)
2. Melrose Area (18-7)
3. Pierz (18-6)
4. Sauk Centre (14-8)
5. Albany (12-11)
6. Staples-Motley (7-18)
7. Osakis (6-17)
8. Holdingford (4-19)