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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.