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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Huskies wrestling

At the Big Bear tournament in Blackduck on Saturday, the Albany Huskies wrestling team turned in a fine performance while finishing 20th out of 33 teams. Read more on the results in this week's Albany Enterprise.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wrestlers at Milaca

Albany wrestlers were defeated at Milaca Thursday, Dec. 18. Read the report in the Dec. 24 issue of the Enterprise.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Boys' basketball wins

The Albany Huskies defeated Becker 62-47 in a Granite Ridge Conference boys' basketball game on Thursday night. They improve to 4-1 with the win, while the Bulldogs fell to 4-2.

In the conference, the Huskies, Becker and Zimmerman are tied for third place with 2-1 records each. Little Falls has a half-game lead on that pack at 3-1, while St. Cloud Cathedral is in first place at 3-0.

Next for the Huskies is another home game against Mora on Friday, Dec. 19. The Mustangs are 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wrestlers win

The Albany Huskies wrestling team rallied for a 33-31 win in a match with Zimmerman Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Albany.  The match was decided by Brayan Guevara's (pictured below) victory in the 220 division. See a report on the contest in the Dec. 24 issue of the Albany Enterprise.

Albany's next contest is Thursday at Milaca. They competes in a two-day tournament at Cass Lake starting on Friday.

Friday, December 12, 2014

First loss

The Albany Huskies girls' basketball team suffered their first loss of the season in a trip to Sauk Centre last night for a non-conference contest. The Mainstreeters led 42-37 at halftime and then poured it on with an 8-0 run during the first 59 seconds of the second half. Final: Sauk Centre 73, Albany 67.

Next for the 2-1 Huskies is a trip to Mora (2-0) on Saturday for a Granite Ridge Conference game.

Tonight the boys' basketball team hosts Annandale, who just lost at Foley last night 69-55.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Basketball teams split

At Cathedral high school, the Crusaders pulled out a 74-71 overtime win over the Albany Huskies boys' basketball team tonight. Next is a home game with Annandale (1-3) on Friday.

At home, the Albany Huskies girls' basketball team beat St. Cloud Cathedral 56-35 for a 2-0 start to the season and 1-0 in the Granite Ridge Conference. The Huskies are the defending conference champion. Their last GRC loss was at Foley on Jan. 24, 2014. Next is a tough game at Sauk Centre (2-1) this Thursday.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Wrestlers compete at Litchfield

At the Litchfield invitational on Saturday, the Albany Huskies wrestling team placed seventh out of eight teams with 84 points. Their next action is at the Big Lake tournament next Saturday, Dec. 13.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Boys' hoops opener

The Albany Huskies boys' basketball team pounded Foley 75-46 in their season and Granite Ridge Conference opener tonight at home. Next is a very tough road game at St. Cloud Cathedral next Tuesday. The Crusaders improved to 5-0 after beating visiting Milaca in a shootout by an 87-75 score tonight.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wrestlers start 0-2

The Albany Huskies wrestling team lost 36-33 to Rocori in their opening match of the Foley triangular on Tuesday night. In their second dual, the Huskies lost 57-10 to Foley.

Next for the Huskies is a tournament at Litchfield on Saturday.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Albany wins girls' basketball opener

In a rematch of last year's Section 8-3A championship game, the Albany Huskies girls' basketball team won convincingly by a 62-45 score against visiting Fergus Falls. The win marked the start of the 2014-15 season for both squads.

Albany lost 80-53 to Fergus Falls one win short of the state tournament last season.

Next for the Huskies is another home game with St. Cloud Cathedral next Tuesday, Dec. 9. It will also be the Granite Ridge Conference opener. The Crusaders lost their season opener tonight 78-56 to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Volleyball playoffs begin

The Albany Huskies volleyball team defeated seventh-seeded Paynesville Area 3-1 to advance in the Sub-Section 6AA-South playoffs. The Huskies, seeded number two, now host third-seeded St. Cloud Cathedral on the home court next Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs were co-champions of the West Central South Conference with a 7-6 record along with BOLD; they finished 12-14 overall.

Annandale and Rocori (the top seed) are the other two teams still going in the south sub-section.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Huskies get number two football seed

Albany, 7-1 overall, is the number two seed in Section 8-4A football playoffs that begin next Tuesday. The Huskies have a first-round bye and then host the winner of the Rocori-vs.-Fergus Falls winner on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

In their last regular season game, the Huskies beat up a very good Zimmermann squad 39-10 to clinch second place in the Granite Ridge Conference (6-1) behind champion Becker. Zimmermann finished 6-2 in the regular season and 5-2 (third) in the GRC.

Section 8-4A football seedings:
1st Detroit Lakes (8-0)
2nd Albany (7-1)
3rd Rocori (4-4)
4th Little Falls (5-3)
5th Thief River Falls (4-4)
6th Fergus Falls (2-6)

Read more in next week's Albany Enterprise.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Conference champions!

The Albany Huskies volleyball team earned a share of the Granite Ridge Conference championship with a 3-1 win over St. Cloud Cathedral on Oct. 14. They improve to 17-11 with the win and now wait for playoff seeding before beginning the Sub-Section 6AA-South tournament on Oct. 24 at home.

The Huskies finished 9-1 in the GRC, tied with Mora for first place. Read more about the volleyball team's successes in next week's Albany Enterprise.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Braham tournament

The Albany Huskies volleyball team won the Braham tournament on Saturday.

The Huskies won 25-20, 25-13 over Coon Rapids and then swept Braham 25-15, 28-26 and Barnum 25-3, 25-10 in the pool play matches. Against Kimball Area in the championship match, Albany soundly defeated Kimball Area 25-11, 25-14 to claim the title.

Now 14-11 overall and 6-1 in the Granite Ridge Conference, the Huskies play next at Foley on Tuesday night.

Read more about the team's accomplishment in the Oct. 8 issue of the Albany Enterprise.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Huskies throttle Mustangs

The Albany Huskies football team bounced back in grand fashion from their first loss of the year by hammering the Mora Mustangs 62-0 for their fifth win of the season. Making it even more exciting was that the win was on Homecoming night.

Next week the Huskies travel to Foley for another Granite Ridge Conference game.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Volleyball sweeps

At home against Zimmerman, the Albany Huskies volleyball team swept the Thunder in a 25-11, 25-21, 25-15 win. Their next action is on Saturday at the Braham tournament.

Albany is 6-1 in the Granite Ridge Conference while sitting in a virtual tie for first place with Becker and Mora.

Huskies volleyball loses to Wildcats

The New London-Spicer Wildcats defeated Albany's volleyball team in a very tight match by scores of 24-26, 25-19, 25-23, 25-23 on Monday night in Albany.

The Huskies, 9-11 overall, host Zimmerman in a Granite Ridge Conference contest next Tuesday.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Volleyball sweeps Milaca

The Albany volleyball team beat Milaca 3-0 tonight to improve to 5-1 in the Granite Ridge Conference. Game scores were 25-16, 25-22, 25-22. The Huskies are 9-10 overall.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Albany Huskies are 4-0

The Albany Huskies football team improved to 4-0 on the gridiron this season with a 41-14 win over visiting Milaca.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Five-game thriller

In St. Cloud tonight, the Albany Huskies volleyball team earned an impressive 3-2 win over St. Cloud Cathedral to knock the Crusaders from the unbeaten ranks of the Granite Ridge Conference. The Crusaders entered the match with an 8-1 record.

Game scores were 25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 17-25, 15-11.

Next is a non-conference section match at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Thursday. The Huskies are 5-5 overall and 3-1 in the conference in a tie for second place with Mora. Becker is 2-0 at the top of the heap.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Huskies football battles Crusaders

On the home gridiron tonight in a Granite Ridge Conference battle, the Albany Huskies football team overcame a terrific performance by St. Cloud Cathedral and prevailed by a 21-14 score.

At 3-0 overall, the Huskies are the only undefeated team in the Granite Ridge Conference. They're tied for first place with Becker (2-1 overall) with 2-0 records. The Crusaders fall to 1-1 in the GRC and 2-1 overall.

Next week the Huskies will work to go to 4-0 on the season when Milaca comes to town. The Wolves are 1-2 after losing at Little Falls tonight 22-17.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Albany Huskies volleyball vs. Mora

The Mora Mustangs knocked the Albany Huskies volleyball team out of what was a three-way tie for first place in the Granite Ridge Conference with a 3-1 win at Mora on Thursday night.

The Huskies, 4-5 overall, are 2-1 in the GRC and travel to St. Cloud Cathedral next Tuesday night. The Crusaders are tied for first in the GRC with Becker at 2-0 each.

At the Little Crow Invitational, the Albany Huskies cross country teams each placed in the top five of the varsity races. The girls' squad took second place with 106 points behind champion Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd who had 67 points. In the boys' varsity race, the Huskies finished fourth. Next the cross country teams compete at Pierz on Monday.

Don't miss further coverage of all the Albany varsity squads in next week's Albany Enterprise.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Huskies volleyball beats Little Falls

The Albany Huskies volleyball team squared their overall record at 4-4 with a 3-1 win over Little Falls on the home court in Granite Ridge Conference action tonight. They improve to 2-0 in the conference and travel to Mora on Thursday to face a very tough Mustangs squad that has a 7-1 record.

The Flyers fall to 0-2 in the GRC and 1-3 overall.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Huskies sweep Falcons

The Albany Huskies volleyball team defeated Foley 25-9, 25-22, 25-19 tonight in their Granite Ridge Conference opener. Now 3-4 overall, they host Little Falls next Tuesday in another GRC match.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Huskies volleyball sweeps Holdingford

In a home match Tuesday, the Albany Huskies volleyball team beat Holdingford 25-16, 25-16, 25-18 for their second win of the season. Lyndsey Ostendorf had 27 set assists with four ace serves and nine digs. Erin Navratil had 13 kills and three ace serves, while Elizabeth DeGeest had six kills and three ace serves.

Up next is a home match on Thursday against Foley for the Granite Ridge Conference opener. The Falcons are 0-2 after losing 3-1 to New London-Spicer.

At Melrose on Tuesday, the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters lost 3-1 to the Dutchmen in a West Central Conference match.

At Melrose on Tuesday, the Albany Huskies girls' swimming and diving team lost 106-72 to the Melrose Area Dutchmen in a non-conference dual meet. The Huskies host Montevideo on Thursday.

Also coming on Thursday is a cross country meet for the Albany Huskies runners at Holdingford starting at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Huskies volleyball border battle

The Albany Huskies volleyball team is gearing up for a border battle with Holdingford on Tuesday night at home. Both teams are searching for their second win of the season.

The match will count towards the Section 6AA standings, with the Huskers residing in the north sub-section and the Huskies in the south.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Huskies football throttles Belle Plaine

The Albany Huskies football team blasted Belle Plaine on the road for a successful start to the 2014 gridiron season. The Tigers, who were tri-champions in the Minnesota River Conference last year, are a Class 3A school.

Junior quarterback Taylor Fourre had three rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown with six carries for 60 yards. Kyle Birr was the leading rusher with 136 yards on four carries.

After Belle Plaine scored first to go up 7-0, Nick Mergen ran in a four-yard touchdown and kicked the PAT to tie it up. The Huskies eventually scored 23 unanswered points in the first quarter and led 37-15 at halftime.

The Huskies outscored the Tigers 14-0 in the third quarter.

Albany's next game is at Little Falls in the first Granite Ridge Conference game of the season. The Flyers won a wild shoot out over Thief River Falls at Northland Community and Technical College by a 43-40 score.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Baseball beats Minnewaska

The Albany Huskies baseball team defeated visiting Minnewaska Area 5-3 on Friday in a non-conference game between Section 6AA rivals. The Huskies led 5-0 after five innings.

Kyle Zierden got the pitching win in five innings on the mound with four hits, three walks and seven strikeouts. Riley Voit pitched the top of the seventh inning and was credited with a save. Taylor Fourre had two hits with one double while scoring one run to lead Albany at the plate.

Albany squared their record at 3-3 with the win and next hosts Foley in Granite Ridge Conference action on Tuesday with first pitch at 5 p.m. The Falcons are 3-1 in the conference and 4-2 overall.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Softball update

The Huskie softball team notched two wins in recent action.
They beat Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3-0 and Little Falls 5-1.
Albany dropped a pair to Milaca 10-5 and 10-2.
The Huskies are 1-4 in the conference, 2-6 overall. They will meet Foley in a double-header on Thursday at home at 4:15, travel to Osakis on Friday, and will host Cathedral on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Amdahl reaches coaching milestone

300th win comes against Cathedral

Al Amdahl notched his 300th career win as Albany Area High School’s head baseball coach when the Huskies beat last year’s third place finisher in the state tournament St. Cloud Cathedral 4-3 on a cold Tuesday, April 15, at Laker Field in Avon.
His first win came in the spring of 1993 after taking over the head coaching job from Bill Krogman.
The 23-year old had been hired as a junior high social studies by Albany in 1992.
Amdahl is also an assistant football coach and coaches the defense.
On the academic side, the high school social studies teacher also coaches the Economic Challenge team, which has won three state championships in the past five years.
For the last 10 years, he’s been the Mock Trial coach.
He also coaches the “We the People” program, which sends teams to state level competition.  They won the state this year and had three unit winners as well.
Amdahl also helps Jason Thelen with Knowledge Bowl.

Baseball update

The Huskies lost a couple of close games in recent days – to Granite Ridge Conference rival Little Falls 4-2 April 22 at Laker Field in Avon and then traveled to Pierz April 25 and lost 5-4. The losses dropped the Huskies to 2-3.
Previously, the Huskies hosted St. Cloud Cathedral.
A walk-off single by Riley Voit that scored Cody Fourre gave the Huskies their second win of the season and Coach Al Amdahl his 300th win.
The 4-3 win by the Huskies came on a cold afternoon at Laker Field in Avon April 15.

Boys golf

The Huskie boys golf team finished fourth among 10 teams at the Cardinal Invitational with David Schneider shooting a 75 and tying for the best score on the day.
Izach Evens had the second best score for the Huskies, an 84, at the April 26 meet at The Vintage in Staples.
Zach Luethmers shot an 88 and Carson Keck a 93.
The next day, the Huskies finished seventh at a Granite Ridge Conference meet hosted by Milaca.
Turning in a 37 to lead the Huskies was Schneider.  Luethmers carded a 42.
The Huskies competed April 24 in a conference meet at Pebble Creek, coming in fourth out of eight teams.
Schneider shot a 40 to lead the Huskies.
He was followed by Luethmers with a 43, Evens and Carson Keck, 49, Wege 50, and Salzmann 54.

Girls golf
Lauren Anderson’s 95 paced the Huskies to a first place finish at the New London-Spicer Invitational.
Anderson tied for third as the Huskies competed in a 10-team field at the Little Crow Country Club April 25.
Alli Schiffler tied for eighth with a 99. Megan Wege finished 12th at 104 and Lexy Schneider 19th with a 110.
Also on the winning Huskies team was Sydnie Clapper, who shot 116 for 31st place, and Amber Cigelske who shot 136 for 44th place.
The Huskies hosted a Granite Ridge Conference meet in rainy, cold weather and finished third.
Schiffler led the Huskies with a 48 at the April 24 meet.
Anderson shot a 54. Schneider with a 58 and Wege with a 60 rounded out the scoring for the Huskies.
Anderson turned in the best score for the Huskies with a 95.
Schiffler had the second best score for Albany with a 97.
Becker was the host school for the Granite Ridge meet April 21 played at Pebble Creek Golf Course.
Lexy Schneider and Megan Wege, who both shot 103s, were included in the scoring for the Huskies.

Boys track and field

Mitchell Kollodge finished first in the 300 hurdles for Albany at a five-team meet hosted by the Huskies.
He also took second in the 110 meter hurdles at the meet, which took place April 22.
Others coming in second for Albany were Alex Schmitt in the 100 meter dash, the 4x800 relay team, the 4x100 relay team and the 4x400 relay team.
As a team, the boys finished third.

Girls track and field
The Huskies girls track and field team took first place in five events at a meet hosted by Albany April 22.
Finishing first were Allyson Wenzel in the 400 meter run, Sadie Gertken-Eggert in the discus and shot put, and the 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams.
Placing second were Miranda Kremers in the 100 meter hurdles, Emily Weiss in the 400 meter run and Vanessa Ulrich in the discus.
As a team, Albany finished third of five.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Albany Girls Softball 4-11-14

The Albany Huskies fell 4-2 to Melrose Friday a Albany.
Emily Schoenberg had tow hits and Vanessa Spohn and Nicole Miller doubled for Albany
More information will appear in the April 16 issue of the Enterprise.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Section 8AAA girls basketball.

Albany (26-2) fell to Fergus Falls (28-1) 80-53 in the Section 8AA Championship Friday, March 14 in Moorhead. More information in the March 19 issue of the Enterprise.  Vanessa Spohn, Erin Navaratil  and Amazih Eickhoff all scored in double figures. Seniors  Spohn, Eickhoff and Kayla Reber all played their last game.
Videos below show Eickhoff, Sphon and Elizabeth DeGeest scoring baskets.

                                          ERIN NAVRATIL                                             SIDNEY SCHIFFLER 

ELIZABETH DEGEEST                                                                     EMILY SCHOENBERG

Monday, March 10, 2014


Here's the pass for Amazih Eickhoff's game-winning bucket against Thief River Falls on Saturday night:

And here's a video of Eickhoff talking about her game-winning shot:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mergen, Holthaus medal at state wrestling meet

Nick Mergen (138) and Carter Holthaus (152) landed spots on the medals stand at the Class 2A state wrestling tournament over the weekend in St. Paul. Both Albany Huskies wrestlers placed fifth.

Read all about it in the Albany Enterprise.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Huskies beat Thief River Falls

for Section 8AAA quarterfinal win

The Huskies downed Thief River Falls tonight 61-55 in quarterfinal Section 8AAA boys basketball.
Dalton Finken dropped in a two-pointer to break a tie at 18 at the eight-minute mark in the first half and the Huskies never trailed after that.
Kyle Birr's three with a minute left in the half put Albany up 32-25.
The game stayed close through the second half.  The Huskies led by eight, 55-47, with a minute and a half left in the game.
The Huskies managed to sink enough free throws and play strong defense in the end to stay ahead and win.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Two Albany wrestlers get to state

Carter Holthaus punched a ticket to the Class 2A state wrestling meet with a second-place finish at 152 pounds in today's finals round of the Section 8-2A tournament at the Perham-Dent high school.

At 138 pounds, Nick Mergen also advances to the state individual wrestling tournament, which is on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 in St. Paul. Great job, Albany wrestlers!

More details on the state meet will follow in the next couple of days and in the Albany Enterprise issue.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Albany boys win 20th

Beat Melrose 62-44

The Huskie boys basketball team took on long-time and former West Central Conference rival Melrose and won 62-44 at Albany.
The game was tight through most of the first half with the Huskies holding on to a two-point lead, 27-25, with about two minutes to go before the half.
That’s when Albany had a nice run to go ahead by eight at half time as Dalton Finken converted two free throws and Zac Tomsche and Kenny Weber hit two two-point field goals.
In the second half the Huskies continued to build on their lead with three and a half remaining were up by 20, 60-40.
The win gives the Huskies a 20-5 record with one regular season game to go when they travel to Milaca Thursday.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Huskies bounce back from two losses

The Huskies boys basketball team got back on track after losing two games in a row by beating Granite Ridge conference foe Little Falls 50-43 Tuesday night at Albany.
The Huskies were on the road the night before at Annandale and lost 56-41.
Last Saturday they struggled against a tough New London-Spicer team, losing 73-60.
Against Little Falls, Nick Raeker led the Huskies in scoring with 12 point. Dalton Finken led in rebounds with nine.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Albany wrestlers seeded 11th

The Albany Huskies wrestling team got the 11th seed for the upcoming Section 8-2A team tournament.

The Huskies (1-13) square off with sixth-seeded Fosston/Bagley (8-7) in the wrestle-in round of the tournament, which takes place entirely at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. A win would put them in the quarterfinals against third-seeded Thief River Falls/Goodridge/Marshall County Central (12-6) with a 2 p.m. start that same day.

The semifinals are at 4 p.m, with the championship to follow at 6 p.m.

2014 Section 8-2A seeding (and dual record):
1st Perham (19-7)
2nd Detroit Lakes (15-7)
3rd Thief River Falls/Goodridge/Marshall County Central (12-6)
4th Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus (15-4)
5th Sauk Centre-Melrose (10-10)
6th Fosston/Bagley (8-7)
7th Roseau (6-8)
8th Ottertail Central (4-11)
9th Fergus Falls (2-17)
10th East Grand Forks/Sacred Heart (3-14)
11th Albany (1-13)
12th United Clay/Becker (3-18, a Hawley and Lake Park-Audubon coop)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Huskies boys' basketball update

Huskies win four in five days, now lead Granite Ridge

The Huskies played four games in five days and won them all.
A big win was against St. Cloud Cathedral there, 76-62. That came Monday night.
The week before, after two days of cancelled school due to the weather, Albany traveled to Glenwood for a 76-67 win over Minnewaska Area Jan. 30, then took on Mora winning 75-57 the next day and capping off the week beat Litchfield 57-50 Saturday, Feb. 1.
The win puts the Huskies on top of the Granite Ridge at 9-1, replacing the Crusaders, who were handed their first conference loss of the season.
Albany is now 16-3 and will take on Becker this Thursday and New London-Spicer Saturday. Both are home games.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Huskies top Detroit Lakes

The Huskies topped Section 8AAA rival Detroit Lakes 77-66 on the road last Friday.
"Our varsity guys played a tremendous game on both ends of the floor against a very talented Laker squad," said Huskie coach Cory Schlagel.
Kyle Birr scored a career high 25 points (5 3's), Nick Raeker scored 21 (3 3's), and Dalton Finken recorded another double-double with 10 points 10 rebounds.
Albany led 35-26 at half time.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Huskies boys' basketball thrashes Foley

The Albany Huskies boys' basketball team defeated visiting Foley 63-42 in a Granite Ridge Conference game on Thursday night. Ten points each from Kyle Zierden and Dalton Finken led a group of 11 Albany players who scored in the game. With their third win in a row, Albany is 11-3 overall and makes the long trip to Detroit Lakes for a Section 8-3A match up on Friday. The Lakers are 9-4 overall and 5-1 (first) in the Mid-State Conference.

The Huskies are 7-1 in the Granite Ridge Conference in second place. Foley is 1-9 in the GRC and 5-14 overall.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Huskies girls' basketball prevails over Sauk Centre

In a battle of former sub-section and conference rivals, the Albany Huskies girls' basketball team defeated visiting Sauk Centre 58-46 to stay undefeated in a Monday night make-up game. Now 12-0 overall, the Huskies look to improve on their 5-0 mark in the Granite Ridge Conference when Little Falls visits the AHS gym tomorrow night (Tuesday). The Flyers are 3-11 overall and 2-4 in the GRC.

Sauk Centre falls to 9-1 overall with the loss. They were ranked fifth in the latest Class 2A state rankings. The Huskies were seventh in Class 3A in the same poll.

Huskies wrestling battles at NL-S tournament

Here's action from the opening-round matches at NL-S last Friday...Hunter Mergen is shown in the start of the video clip:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Huskies beat Zimmerman

Kyle Birr’s three-pointer near the end of the half put the Huskies up 29-21 against Granite Conference rival Zimmerman Jan. 14 at Albany. The Huskies jumped to a 20-point lead in the second half, 43-23, but the Thunder closed the gap to within seven with three and a half minutes left. The Huskies controlled the pace the rest of the way to win the game 55-42 and hand the Thunder their first conference loss of the season. Leading scorer for the Huskies was Dalton Finken with 14. Nick Raeker added 13. The win gives Albany a 5-1 conference record and 9-3 overall for second place in the conference. St. Cloud Cathedral sits on top at 5-0 and Zimmerman is in third place at 4-1.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Huskies beat Little Falls, but fall to Sartell-St. Stephen The Huskies last week defeated Little Falls, but lost to Sartell-St. Stephen. The Huskies traveled to Little Falls Jan. 9 and won the Granite Ridge Conference game 67-49. Against non-conference Sartell-St. Stephen, Albany lost 53-41 to their Section 8AAA rival at Albany in a Saturday night game Jan. 11. Albany is 8-3 overall and 4-1 in the conference. They play Zimmerman Tuesday,travel to Annandale Thursday and host Milaca Friday.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Albany girls' basketball is 10-0

Faced with the difficult challenge of picking up a win at Staples-Motley, one of the top teams in Class 2A, the Albany Huskies girls' basketball team delivered a terrific performance in a 62-52 win over the Cardinals for a 10-0 start to the season.

It's Staples-Motley's second loss of the year after an 8-0 start. Richfield, a Class 3A team, beat the Cardinals on Jan. 3 in Staples.

Albany has a small break in competition before entertaining Milaca next Thursday, Jan. 16 in a Granite Ridge Conference game.

Huskies take it to LP-GE, boys' basketball beats Flyers

The Albany girls' basketball team made quick work of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle last night in a home game against the former conference and section rival Thunder. Now 9-0 overall, the Huskies have a much tougher game tonight when they travel to Staples-Motley to face a very good 8-1 Cardinals team. Staples-Motley beat LP-GE 93-19 on Dec. 17 in Long Prairie.

At Little Falls last night, the Albany boys' basketball team improved to 8-2 overall with a 67-49 win over the Flyers (7-6, 3-3) in a Granite Ridge Conference game. The win helps Albany keep pace for first place in the GRC with a 4-1 record. Sitting in first is St. Cloud Cathedral and Zimmermann, both 4-0 each. Albany's next game is tomorrow, Saturday, at home in an evening non-conference contest with Sartell-St. Stephen. The Sabres are on a four-game losing streak but sit in a three-way tie for third place in the Central Lakes Conference at 3-2.

Today the Albany wrestling team competes in a tournament at Osakis beginning at 4 p.m. Other teams included are Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Kimball Area, Ottertail Central and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus.

The Albany Pawettes dance team competes at the Rocori invitational tomorrow that starts at 12 p.m.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Huskie girls remain unbeaten

The Albany Huskies remain unbeaten at 8-0 as they defeated Granite Ridge rival Foley 69-40 at Albany Jan. 3.
Amazih Eickhoff paced the Huskies with 26 points while Vanessa Spohn scored 16.
The Huskies opened the game with 10 unanswered points and by half time led 46-18.
Albany takes on Sauk Centre this Tuesday in a non-conference home game.
More details on the Foley game in the Jan. 8 issue of the Enterprise.