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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
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.