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Monday, December 30, 2013

Huskies split at Little Falls Tournament

The Huskies won their first game in the Little Falls tournament but then fell in the second.
Albany won the opener over Holdingford 69-43, but lost to Upsala 84-62 over the two-day tournament Dec. 27 and 28.
The Huskies are now  6-2 on the season.
After the holiday break, they will travel to Sauk Centre this Friday for a non-conference game and then host Litchfield Monday, Jan. 6.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Huskies girls' basketball blasts NL-S

In a battle of undefeated, state-ranked teams in Willmar, the Albany Huskies girls' basketball team lit up New London-Spicer in a 65-45 win to take the Wild-Card tournament in their invitational debut tonight.

The Huskies (7-0) put the Wildcats (5-1) on their heels early, building a 22-6 lead over the first nine minutes of the game.

Albany, rated 10th in the latest Class 3A poll, now has a three-game homestand, beginning on Friday, Jan. 3 against Foley in a Granite Ridge Conference contest. The Falcons are 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

Huskies girls basketball drubs Willmar

Final: Albany 62, Willmar 37 in the tournament semifinals. The Huskies (6-0) face New London-Spicer on Saturday night in the finals.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Huskies girls' basketball beats Becker

The Albany Huskies won a Granite Ridge Conference girls' basketball game last Friday against visiting Becker 60-49 to stay undefeated on the season. Read more about the game in this week's Albany Enterprise issue.

Up next is a tough game against Class 3A Willmar this Friday at 6 p.m. at the Willmar senior high school. It's the opening round of the WildCard Invitational. New London-Spicer and Minnehaha Academy play after that game at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Huskies boys' and girls' basketball both win

Two Granite Ridge Conference wins tonight for the Albany basketball teams.

The girls' basketball team won 60-49 over Becker.

The boys' basketball team won at Mora 71-54.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Huskies boys' hoops wins again

It was a 53-43 win for the Albany Huskies boys' basketball team against Becker tonight in a Granite Ridge Conference contest. Now 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the GRC, the Huskies make the long trip east to Mora tomorrow night in search of their third conference win of the year. The Mustangs were 2-4 overall and 0-2 in the GRC heading into tonight's game against Cathedral.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Albany boys' basketball blasts Thunder

A final score in a non-conference boys' basketball game tonight on the home floor: Albany 52, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 31. The Huskies are 3-1, while the Thunder fell to 3-3 overall.

Albany has a break now until they travel to Becker next Thursday for a Granite Ridge Conference game against the 2-3 (2-1 GRC) Bulldogs.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Pawettes home invitational is Saturday

This Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Albany high school gymnasium is the date and location for the Albany Pawettes dance team's home invitational.

Huskies wrestling 8th at Litchfield

At a tournament in Litchfield on Saturday, the Albany Huskies wrestling team finished eighth out of nine teams with 55 points. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City won the team title with 216.5 points. They have a break in action until Friday (Dec. 13) when they travel to the Big Lake Invitational with a 4 p.m. start time.

The home opener for the undefeated Albany boys' basketball team is Tuesday night (Dec. 10) against St. Cloud Cathedral. The Crusaders are 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the Granite Ridge Conference.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Season opener is a win for Albany girls' basketball

Huskie girls basketball opens with win

The Albany Huskies defeated Rocori 75-47 in the Huskies' first game  of the year.
Amazih Eickhoff dropped in 21 points to lead the Huskies.  Sidney Schiffler, 14, and Erin Navartil, 11, also scored in double figures.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Huskies boys' basketball wins conference opener

On Thursday in Foley, the Albany Huskies boys' basketball team defeated the Falcons 63-52 in the Granite Ridge Conference opener. Scoring breakdown for Albany was: Nick Raeker 18, Joel Klein 5, Kenny Weber 4, Riley Voit 4, Dalton Finken 17, Jeremy Rodenwald 3, Kyle Zierden 12.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Huskies win season opener


by Mike Kosik

The Albany Huskies boys' basketball team opened the season with an away non-conference 63-40 win over Pierz Tuesday night.
Scoring leader was junior Nick Raeker with 23 points. Senior Dalton Finken chipped in 10 points and was tops in rebounding with 11. The Huskies had 33 rebounds in the game.
Albany will take a break over the Thanksgiving holiday and resume competition Thursday, Dec. 5, against Foley in their first conference contest.
The Huskies’ first home game is Tuesday, Dec. 10, against Granite Ridge Conference opponent St. Cloud Cathedral.
The Huskies have four seniors on the team – Riley Voit, Kyle Zierden, Jeremy Rodenwald and Finken. Coach Cory Schlagel, in a pre-season interview, said the team has some big kids and they want to get them the ball.
“Want to establish some type of inside game,” he said.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Huskies boys' basketball opens November 26

The Albany Huskies boys' basketball team begins the 2013-14 season with a road game at sub-section rival Pierz on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Two scrimmage precede the season opener, with Albany hosting Eden Valley-Watkins, Pelican Rapids, Browerville and Rush City tomorrow (Nov. 16) in the high school main gymnasium. The following Saturday (Nov. 23) they have a scrimmage at Fergus Falls.

The Huskies are coming off of a successful 18-11 season where they finished 11-5 in the tough Granite Ridge Conference. They made a run in the Sub-Section 6AA-North playoffs, where they beat Staples-Motley and Sauk Centre before falling in the championship 80-58 to Melrose Area.

The second game of the season is the conference opener at Foley on Thursday, Dec. 5. The home opener is on Tuesday, Dec. 10 against St. Cloud Cathedral.

Look for a full season preview in an upcoming issue of the Albany Enterprise.

Other winter sports openers: the varsity wrestling team begins with a home triangular on Tuesday, Dec. 3; the girls' basketball team also opens at home when they entertain Rocori on Friday, Dec. 6; the Pawettes dance team begins their 2013-14 season on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Pierz.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Volleyball bounced from sub-section playoffs

A season marked with a huge level of improvement and strong play came to an end last night when the Rocori Spartans quickly swept the Albany Huskies volleyball team out of the Sub-Section 6AA-North playoffs. Game scores were 25-11, 25-13, 25-12.

The Spartans, now 21-7 overall, finished 10-2 in the Central Lakes Conference tied for second place with Fergus Falls. They were just one match out of first place, with Alexandria winning the CLC title with an 11-1 mark.

The Huskies finish the season 19-11 overall with a 1-1 mark in the playoffs. They got extremely hot at the latter half of the season, winning 12 of their final 14 matches heading into sub-sections. Lost to graduation will be hitter Amazih Eickhoff and setter Abby Schultz, leaving a huge corps of returners for what should be an even better 2014 season.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Lamb advances to state CC meet

Kevin Lamb will represent Albany Area high school at the Class 1A state cross country meet in Northfield.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Huskies volleyball seeded third

Albany's volleyball team (18-10) has earned the number-three seed in Sub-Section 6AA-South. Dassel-Cokato (23-3) is the number-one seed, while Rocori (19-7) is seeded number two. Playoffs begin with a quarterfinal round match on Friday, Oct. 25 at Albany high school at 7 p.m. The Huskies host sixth-seeded Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The semifinal round is the following Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at Albany high school if the Huskies win the first-round match.

Dassel-Cokato is seeded number one in the sub-section, while Rocori is seeded number two.

Sauk Centre (24-3) is the favored team in Sub-Section 6AA-North and is seeded number one.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Huskies seeded fifth in football

The Albany Huskies football team was seeded fifth in the six-team Section 8-4A in the rankings released this morning.

They take a 3-5 record up to Fergus Falls (seeded number four) next Tuesday night, Oct. 22 for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The Otters are also 3-5 overall and compete in the Central Lakes Conference.

Top-seeded Detroit Lakes (7-1) and second-seeded Thief River Falls (6-2) both get a first-round bye.

Huskies football blasts Zimmerman

The Albany Huskies football team finished the regular season with a bang as they piled up seven touchdowns in a 43-23 win at Zimmerman on Wednesday night. Sophomore signal-caller Taylor Fourre had ice in his veins as he completed eight of his nine pass attempts for 130 yards while running in two touchdowns and passing to Nick Raeker for a 37-yard touchdown plus two two-point conversion passes. Nick Mergen was the leading rusher for Albany with 18 carries for 102 yards.

The Huskies improved to 3-5 overall and now wait for the QRF rankings to come out and assign the final Section 8-4A standings for the playoffs. It's possible the Huskies could host a first-round playoff game if they earn the number four seed by out-placing Fergus Falls (3-5) in the rankings. The section has only six teams, so the top two would get a first-round bye. They will likely be Detroit Lakes (7-1) and Thief River Falls (6-2). Little Falls will be the likely three-seeded team with a record of 4-4.

In the final Granite Ridge Conference standings, Albany finished in fifth place alone (3-4) out of seven teams.

2013 final Granite Ridge Conference standings:
1st) Becker 7-0
2nd) Foley 5-2
3rd tie) Little Falls, Cathedral H.S. 4-3
5th) Albany 3-4
6th tie) Milaca, Zimmerman 2-5
8th) Mora 1-6

In the Granite Ridge Conference cross country championships hosted by Albany on Wednesday, the Huskies boys' team finished fourth. The Huskies girls' team finished sixth. St. Cloud Cathedral was the boys' champion, while Little Falls won the girls' division.

Albany's volleyball team (18-10) has earned the number-three seed in Sub-Section 6AA-South. Dassel-Cokato (23-3) is the number-one seed, while Rocori (19-7) is seeded number two. Playoffs begin with a quarterfinal round match on Friday, Oct. 25 at Albany high school at 7 p.m. The Huskies host sixth-seeded Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The semifinal round is the following Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at Albany high school if the Huskies win the first-round match.

Sauk Centre (24-3) is the favored team in Sub-Section 6AA-North and is seeded number one.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Conference cross country meet is Wednesday

The Granite Ridge Conference cross country championships will be on Wednesday in Albany at 4 p.m. They were postponed from Tuesday due to wet conditions.

In Granite Ridge Conference volleyball action, the Albany Huskies swept St. Cloud Cathedral tonight at CHS to finish the regular season with an 18-10 overall record. It locked up a second-place finish for Albany in the conference standings. Mora, last year's runner-up, finished 11-0 to win the title outright.

Playoff seeding for Section 6AA's sub-sections will take place next Wednesday.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Albany football stung by one-point loss to Foley

The Foley Falcons improved their record to 5-2 this season with a 14-13 win at Albany today in a Saturday matinee Granite Ridge Conference football game. The Huskies fall to 2-5 overall and 2-4 in the GRC. Their next game is on Wednesday at Zimmerman to close out the regular season. In their Week Seven game, Zimmerman lost 13-10 to host Milaca.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Huskies sweep Little Falls

The Albany Huskies volleyball team improved to 17-10 overall with a 3-0 sweep of Little Falls in Granite Ridge Conference action on Thursday night. Now 7-3 in the GRC, the Huskies can finish the regular season with a win next Tuesday when they face St. Cloud Cathedral at Cathedral High School.

Best of luck to the Albany girls' swimming and diving team as they travel to Alexandria this Saturday for the Section 6A True Team meet. They lost to Foley tonight 61-41 in the home pool. The Huskies were led by senior Emily Kollodge, who won the 200 freestyle (2:12.93) and the 100 butterfly (1:04.7). Freshmen Emily Weiss was the 500 freestyle champion (6:04.87).


The Albany Huskies football team looks to make it two wins in a row when they host Foley on Friday night. The Falcons are 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the GRC.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Huskies volleyball sweeps Milaca

On Homecoming night for the Albany Huskies volleyball team, the visiting Milaca Wolves left town with a 3-0 loss in Granite Ridge Conference action. The Huskies are 10-9 overall with the win and travel to Zimmerman next Tuesday. The Thunder are 9-6 overall but 0-4 in the GRC.

Don't miss the big Homecoming football game on Friday night, when the Huskies take on Becker with a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Huskies volleyball team rebounds at Class 2A Showcase

After a tough Friday night for the Albany Huskies volleyball team, they rebounded with a 2-1 record on Saturday at the Class 2A Showcase tournament.

Huskies football drops close one at Milaca

The Milaca Wolves stunned the visiting Albany Huskies football team with a 14-13 win on Friday night for their first win of the season.

The Huskies fall to 1-3 with the loss.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Swimming and diving team helps out at Pioneer Days

From the final day of the 2013 Albany Pioneer Days Jaycees food stand booth. PHOTO BY RANDY OLSON

This crew of Albany Huskies swimming and diving team members enjoyed spending part of their Sunday working at the Albany Jaycees food stand at Pioneer Days. In front: Emily Olson. In back, from left: Katie Budde, Leanna Laing, Hannah Dufner, Lailah Albritton, Katelyn Hartwig.

Volleyball team sweeps Thunder

The Albany Huskies volleyball team improved their overall record above .500 last night with a 3-0 win over sub-section rival Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. Now 6-5 overall, 2-2 Granite Ridge Conference, their next competition is on Friday at the Class 2A showcase tournament in Burnsville. The Huskies open up with Visitation (10-1, 4-0 Tri-Metro Conf.) at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Huskies volleyball wins thriller over Little Falls

The Albany Huskies volleyball team won a five-game match over Little Falls tonight in Granite Ridge Conference action.

Now winners of four straight to climb above .500 at 4-3 overall, the Huskies travel to Mora this Thursday for another conference match. The Mustangs will provide stiff competition, as they are the defending Section 7AA champion and hold a 7-2 record so far this year.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Albany football team gets first win of the season

The Albany Huskies football team evened their record at 1-1 and started off the Granite Ridge Conference schedule with a wild 36-34 win over Little Falls on the home field tonight. They travel to SCSU's Husky Stadium next Friday to face St. Cloud Cathedral next week in another Granite Ridge Conference game. The Crusaders are 1-1 after they leveled Mora 42-12 tonight in their conference opener.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Huskies volleyball wins conference opener

On the home court tonight, the Albany Huskies volleyball team won their Granite Ridge Conference opener 3-0 over Foley. Game scores were 25-7, 25-16, 25-21.

The Huskies boys' cross country team took second place at the Holdingford meet tonight with 44 points. Holdingford won the meet with a score of 42. Kevin Lamb led Albany with a fourth-place finish and a time of 17:55.61.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Albany girls' swimming and diving team hosts Sauk Centre

The Albany Huskies entertain Sauk Centre in a non-conference girls' swimming and diving meet on Thursday night starting at 6 p.m. The Huskies are home again next week Tuesday with neighboring rival Melrose Area coming to town for a 6 p.m. meet.

The season opener for the Huskies football team is Friday at 7 p.m., when Albany takes on Benilde-St. Margaret's.

The defending Granite Ridge Conference champion Huskies volleyball team hosts Foley in this year's conference opener on Thursday, Sept. 5.

The Huskies cross country teams, fresh off of trips to the state meet (both boys and girls), compete at Holdingford on Sept. 5 for their season opener. A meet on Monday night was nixed due to the extremely hot, humid weather.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

LeClair, Schneider state-bound in boys' golf, Huskies second in Section 6AA

Although they were 22 strokes off of first-place Staples-Motley, the Albany Huskies boys' golf team turned in a fine performance to bring home a Section 6AA runner-up trophy on Tuesday afternoon.

A rain-shortened section golf meet ended with Staples-Motley as champion with a 464. Albany was second with a 486, while St. Cloud Cathedral was third (488) and Becker came in fourth (497).

Jordan LeClair finished with a 114 to earn a return ticket to the state meet, while fellow Huskies teammate David Schneider also made state by carding a 117.

The Class 2A state golf meet is on June 11-12 at Sand Creek in Jordan.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Albany Huskies boys' golf advances to Section Final Four

Jordan LeClair putting on one of his last holes on day one at the Section 6AA meet. PHOTO BY RANDY OLSON

The Albany Huskies boys' golf team sits in second place in the Section 6AA team standings after the first day was completed.

Senior Jordan LeClair sits in second place individually after carding a 74.

More will be posted on Tuesday.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Playoffs begin today for the Albany Huskies baseball team

The Albany Huskies host Pierz in the quarterfinals of the Sub-Section 6AA-East baseball playoffs. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Laker Field in Avon.

Albany softball team drops out of playoffs

An exciting four-game winning streak was halted on Thursday night in the playoffs.

A narrow 6-5 loss to neighboring rival Holdingford last night was followed by an 11-1 loss in the elimination game to Paynesville Area for the Albany Huskies softball team in the double-elimination round of the Sub-Section 6AA-East tournament. They finish the season 6-12 overall.

Holdingford went on to lost to Milaca by an 11-5 score in the evening game.

Milaca plays Staples-Motley next Tuesday in the winner's bracket final game. The winner of that game advances to the Section 6AA championship, while the elimination bracket sorts out who comes out of the remaining teams. Still alive are Holdingford, Pequot Lakes and Paynesville Area.

A host of Huskies track and field athletes advance to Section 5A

A large group of Albany Huskies track and field athletes had a great showing at Tuesday's Sub-Section 5A-19 meet in Holdingford.

Stay tuned for more.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Albany softball wins playoff opener

The Albany Huskies softball team is playing their best ball right now, and their timing couldn't be better.
On Monday in the Sub-Section 6AA-East playoff opener, the Huskies dug deep and plated five runs in the top of the ninth inning to erase third-seeded Little Falls (7-10) from contention in an 11-6 win.

Albany, seeded sixth with a 6-10 overall record, now plays second-seeded Holdingford at 5 p.m. Tuesday (today) at Rivers Edge Park in Waite Park. The Huskers are 10-5 overall and shut out Foley 10-0 in their playoff opener on Monday.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Huskies softball sweeps Foley

The Albany Huskies softball team defeated Foley 3-2 and 5-2 in a Granite Ridge Conference double-header tonight.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Huskies softball drubs Princeton, Huskies baseball takes two in double-header

Princeton went 0-3 tonight against the Albany Huskies in softball and baseball Granite Ridge Conference action.

In softball, the Huskies won 11-1, while the baseball team defeated Princeton 10-2 and 3-1 in a double-header.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Holthaus takes 5th at State Wrestling, Huskies girls' basketball falls in semis

Staples-Motley's girls' basketball team ended Albany's season with a 62-57 win in the Sub-Section 6AA-North semifinal round on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies finish 24-4 overall after going 16-0 in the Granite Ridge Conference to claim the championship in their first season as members of the league. The 24 wins are the most in a season for the Huskies since the 2007-08 season, when they went 30-2 and won the Class 2A state championship.

At the state wrestling tournament, junior Carter Holthaus earned a 6-4 win by decision in the fifth place match at the 152-pound division of the Class 2A state tournament.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Huskies girls' basketball advances in playoffs

The Albany Huskies bludgeoned #5-seed Pierz on Thursday night 74-45 to advance to the sub-section semifinal round. They face #1-seeded Staples-Motley on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John's University in a battle of state-ranked teams.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Holthaus wins section wrestling championship

Carter Holthaus, a junior at Albany Area high school, won the 152-pound Section 6AA championship this past weekend at the New London-Spicer high school. He advances to the Class 2A state tournament next weekend at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Holthaus won a tough semifinal match over Cameron Steffen of NL-S in an 11-7 decision. In the championship against Eric Dudek of Becker, Holthaus won a 4-0 decision to claim the individual title.

Matt Schlangen, the only other member of the Albany Huskies wrestling team to make it to the finals, finished in fourth place in the 113-pound division.

Other Huskies competing on day two included Eric Schmitt, Brady Winkels, Jordan Kittelson and Leo Kerfeld.

On another note, congratulations to the Albany Huskies girls' basketball team, as they finished the Granite Ridge Conference schedule undefeated at 16-0 in their inaugural season in the league. They beat Becker 63-33 on Friday night to complete the regular season and conference schedule.

Playoffs begin next Thursday night with a home game against Pierz at 7 p.m. The Huskies (23-3 overall) are the fourth seed, while the Pioneers (14-12, 8-6 Central Minnesota Conference for third place) are the fifth seed.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Huskies girls' basketball gets #4 seed

The Albany girls' basketball team hosts fifth-seeded Pierz in a rematch of the 2012 playoff opener. The game will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 with a 7 p.m. tip-off.

The 2013 girls' basketball Sub-Section 6AA-North seedings are:
1. Staples-Motley
2. Sauk Centre
3. Osakis
4. Albany
5. Pierz
6. LPGE
7. Melrose
8. Holdingford

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Holthaus is champion at Purple Pride wrestling invitational

Carter Holthaus won the 152-pound title at the Albany Purple Pride wrestling invitational on Friday at Albany High School.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Huskies girls' basketball improves to 11-0 in the conference

The Albany Huskies girls' basketball team is now 11-0 in the Granite Ridge Conference after picking up a 48-33 win over visiting Little Falls tonight. The Huskies, 18-3 overall, host Milaca (2-10, 5-14) next Monday in another conference game.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Huskies boys' basketball shoots down Zimmerman, girls' basketball drubs Mora

In a Granite Ridge Conference game at Albany on Tuesday night, the Huskies boys' basketball team defeated Zimmerman 80-56 to improve to 12-8 overall on the season. Zach Raeker and Scott Litchy each poured in 21 points to pace the Huskies offense. Their next game is at home against Princeton (4-14, 3-7 GRC) next Tuesday, Feb. 12.

At Mora, the Albany Huskies girls' basketball team won 64-26. Three Huskies scored in double figures, led by 16 points from Amazih Eickhoff. Together a total of 11 Albany players scored in the Granite Conference win. Up next: a home game against Little Falls (3-17, 3-8 GRC) on Thursday.

The Albany Huskies wrestling team lost 50-24 in a dual meet at Sauk Centre against Sauk Centre-Melrose. Up next: a home invitational this Friday beginning at 4 p.m. that includes Becker, Montevideo, Mora, Sauk Centre-Melrose, Osakis, St. Cloud Apollo/Cathedral/St. Cloud Christian and Staples-Motley.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Albany boys' basketball drops game to Sauk Centre

On Jam the Gym night on Friday, the Albany Huskies boys' basketball team lost 73-61 to Sauk Centre in an entertaining ball game. The Mainstreeters led 35-26 at halftime. Up next: a home game next Tuesday against Zimmerman (8-9, 4-5 Granite Ridge Conference).

The Pawettes gathered at Sartell today. PHOTO BY ALEXA WIDMAN

At the Section 4AA meet in Sartell today, the Albany Pawettes dance team placed 10th in high kick and eighth in jazz out of 14 teams in both divisions.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Albany girls' basketball nears Top-10 in state rankings

In the Jan. 30 poll released by Minnesota Basketball News, the Albany Huskies girls' basketball team (15-3) was ranked 11th in Class 2A.

Sauk Centre (16-1) climbed one spot to number six. Annandale, a member of Section 5AA with a 15-3 record, is ranked fifth and is one of the three teams to beat the Huskies this year.

Albany hosts St. Cloud Cathedral (12-7 overall) tonight in a Granite Ridge Conference game. Next Tuesday they're at Mora.

Jan. 30 Granite Ridge Conference girls' basketball standings:
1st) Albany (8-0)
2nd) Cathedral (8-2)
3rd tie) Foley, Princeton (7-3)
5th) Becker (4-6)
6th) Little Falls (3-6)
7th) Mora (2-7)
8th tie) Zimmerman and Milaca (2-8)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Section 4AA dance meet is Saturday

The Albany Pawettes dance team competes for a berth in the Class AA state dance meet this Saturday at Sartell, the site of the Section 4AA dance team championships. Action begins after the National Anthem, which takes place at 11:55 a.m.

A total of 14 schools are in Section 4AA, including Alexandria, Annandale, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Melrose Area, New London-Spicer, Pequot Lakes, Rocori, St. Cloud Apollo, St. Cloud Cathedral, Sartell-St. Stephen, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Fergus Falls/Underwood.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Albany Pawettes place second in Granite Ridge Conference

The Albany Pawettes dance team tied for second place with Becker and Zimmerman in the Granite Ridge Conference championships tonight. Becker hosted the meet. St. Cloud Cathedral won the overall conference championship. Up next: a tough meet at Prior Lake on Saturday. That is the last tune-up before the Section 4AA championships coming on Feb. 2 at Sartell-St.Stephen High School.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Huskies girls' basketball remains atop Granite Ridge Conference

At Becker tonight, the Albany Huskies girls' basketball team won 64-38 over the Bulldogs to improve to 7-0 in the Granite Ridge Conference standings and 13-3 overall. Up next: a home game against Melrose Area this Friday.

The Albany Huskies boys' basketball team's five-game winning streak came to an end tonight against Little Falls, but not without a fight. The conference-leading Flyers won 63-61 in overtime to improve to 6-1 in the league. Up next: a trip to Becker next Tuesday.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Albany basketball teams both win on the hardwood tonight

A girls' basketball final score on Friday night: Albany Area 72, LP-GE 57; Huskies junior Amazih Eickhoff had a banner night to pace her team with 30 points. In the process, she went over 1,000 career points in the big sub-section win for her team.

In a Granite Ridge Conference boys' basketball game, Albany Area defeated Milaca 52-45.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Huskies girls' basketball drubs Foley

The Albany Huskies girls' basketball team won 78-54 in a Granite Ridge Conference game over Foley (9-6, 5-3 GRC) tonight on the road. Up next: a trip to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle tomorrow night.

In a Granite Ridge Conference wrestling dual, Becker defeated Albany 63-9 on Thursday night.

The Albany Pawettes dance team competes at the Pelican Rapids Invitational on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Huskies boys' basketball defeats Mora

On the home court tonight, the Albany Huskies boys' basketball team defeated Mora 71-66 in a Granite Ridge Conference game. The Mustangs fall to 9-3 overall, while the Huskies climb above the .500 mark at 7-6 overall and 3-2 (3rd place tie with Zimmermann) in the GRC. Up next: a trip to Milaca this Friday for another conference game. The Wolves are 1-3 in the GRC and 5-6 overall.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Huskies boys' basketball roughs up Princeton

In a Granite Ridge Conference boys' basketball game, the Albany Huskies beat Princeton 88-51 on the road Thursday night to improve to 5-6 overall and square up their conference mark at 2-2.

Up next: a trip to Holdingford next Monday night for a border battle with the 3-6 Huskers. They host a very solid Mora squad in a GRC contest the following night. The Mustangs are 9-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference; they lost to St. Cloud Cathedral 69-60 on Thursday night.

Schedule for the Rocori Dance Team invitational this Saturday

7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.: registration.

10:20 a.m.: doors open to the public.

10:55 a.m.: National Anthem.

11 a.m.: Kick competition begins with the JV division and then varsity (Albany JV performs 6th out of 7 teams; Albany varsity performs 9th out of 9 teams)

1:15 p.m.: Jazz competition begins (Albany varsity performs 6th out of 8 teams).

An awards ceremony will begin immediately after the Jazz competition ends, approximately 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Granite Ridge Conference basketball results from Tuesday night

In boys' basketball action: St. Cloud Cathedral 75, Albany 68

In girls' basketball action: Albany 67, Milaca 33.

The Albany wrestling team travels to the Osakis Dual Tournament this Friday with a 4 p.m. start time. Other teams included in the round-robin style tournament include Browerville, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Ottertail Central and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

(Video link) Pawettes high kick at Alexandria

Click to view at the Albany Enterprise website:

http://albanyenterprise.com/main.asp?SectionID=19&SubSectionID=70&NewsVideoID=39

Don't miss out on the Granite Ridge Conference Jazz Prelims meet this Thursday, Jan. 10 hosted by the Albany Area high school and the Pawettes dance team. Action begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening to the public at 6 p.m.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pawettes dance team performs at 17th annual Alexandria dance meet; boys' basketball loses by one to Sartell

The Albany Pawettes high kick shown at Alexandria. PHOTO BY RANDY OLSON


The Albany Pawettes dance team performed in high kick and jazz funk at the 17th annual Alexandria Cardinals dance meet on Saturday at Jefferson High School. Further information on their day in Alexandria will be in next week's Albany Enterprise issue.

Here's a video clip of the Pawettes varsity team captains talking on Saturday night in Alexandria:

http://www.albanyenterprise.com/main.asp?SectionID=19&SubSectionID=70&NewsVideoID=38

Below, a link to the photo gallery from the high kick performance:
http://saukherald.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=1591864&CategoryID=69414&ListSubAlbums=0

At Sartell in an afternoon game on Saturday, the Albany Huskies boys' basketball team was stung at the buzzer when their one-point lead evaporated in a 63-62 loss to Sartell-St. Stephen (4-5). The Huskies slip to 4-5 overall and host #4-ranked St. Cloud Cathedral next Tuesday in a Granite Ridge Conference game.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Albany and Sauk Centre are duking it out in girls' basketball action

With three minutes left in the game, the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters hold a 45-42 lead. Albany was up 38-28 earlier in the game.

With 2:15 left, the score remained 45-42.

At stake is the inside track on the top seed in Sub-Section 6AA-North.

Final: Sauk Centre 48, Albany 45. The Huskies (9-3) led by eight points at halftime but could only muster nine total points in the second half. Up next: a trip to Milaca, losers of seven straight, next Tuesday to face the 1-8 Wolves in a Granite Ridge Conference game.

At Zimmerman, the Albany Huskies boys' basketball team won 88-67. Scott Litchy led the Huskies with a career-high 35 points. They are now 4-4 overall and 1-1 in the Granite Ridge Conference. Up next: a trip to Sartell-St. Stephen tomorrow (Saturday) at 2:30 p.m. The Sabres are 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the Central Lakes Conference. Albany hosts #4-ranked St. Cloud Cathedral next Tuesday.

Good luck tomorrow to the Albany Pawettes dance team at the 17th annual Alexandria Cardinals Invitational.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Huskies girls' basketball drubs Mora

The Albany girls' basketball team defeated Mora 64-40 in a Granite Ridge Conference contest tonight.

They travel to Sauk Centre High School for a match up against the state-ranked Mainstreeters tomorrow night. Mora is 1-3 in the GRC and 4-5 overall; the Huskies improved to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in the GRC.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Albany Pawettes dance team schedule heats up

The Albany Pawettes dance team gets back into competition this weekend when they participate in the Alexandria Cardinal Dance Invite on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Doors open at 8:45 a.m., although the Class 2A division does not begin until 4:15 p.m. (high kick).

The Albany Pawettes scheduled time is shortly after 5 p.m. in high kick. The Class 2A Jazz Funk competition begins at 6:55 p.m., and the Pawettes should be performing at approx. 7:30 p.m.

Fans are reminded to get there early and get a seat well before the scheduled time, since the doors are locked during all performances and open briefly inbetween. The high kick team is scheduled third-to-last in their group, and the break is scheduled at 12:10 p.m. after the conclusion of the Class A high kick competition.

Also, save this date! The Pawettes team and coaches are excited to host the Granite Ridge Conference Jazz Prelims on Thursday, Jan. 10 at Albany Area High School. The meet begins at 7 p.m. with the National Anthem and announcements, and doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. After the JV and varsity teams have competed, awards will follow at approx. 8 p.m. Teams included are Albany, St. Cloud Cathedral, Becker and Zimmerman.

The Pawettes compete at Rocori two days later on Jan. 12.