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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.