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.
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.
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.
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.