Senior captain Lucy Stay smiles with fellow captains sophomore Rachel Doppelhammer and senior Esther Yoon as she hoists the championship plaque in the air. Last Thursdays win turned one of Stays greatest aspirations into reality. State is something Ive been dreaming about since I was a little girl, and the fact that we finally made it is insane, she said. Im looking forward to everything, but playing at the Xcel Energy Center and making unforgettable memories with my team is what Im most excited for.

State Dreams Redeemed

Abby Chalmers, Editor February 22, 2022

With one minute left on the clock in the 2021 Section 1A girls’ hockey championship, the Albert Lea Tigers were tied with the Rochester Lourdes Eagles, 2-2. The Tigers had just scored the equalizing...

Varsity kick smiles bright during their performance.

Dance Team Travels to Mounds View for Competition

Staff Reports February 6, 2022

On Jan. 29th, the Albert Lea Dance Team competed in Mounds View against teams from Winona, Willmar Goodhue, Cretin Derham Hall, Aitkin, New Prague, Cannon Falls, Chisago Lakes, Hermantown Proctor, Lake...

Jeffrey searches the crowd for her parents. Moments after making the free throw that secured her place as the highest scorer in Albert Lea girls basketball history, she was surrounded by her teammates and members of the student section. “I remember immediate hugs from people and Coach Hanson and then finding my parents in the stands and just sending them a heart signal with my hands,” she said.


Abby Chalmers, Editor January 20, 2022

Breathe in for four seconds. Hold it for seven. Breathe out for eight. Repeat.  On Tuesday night, senior Taya Jeffrey laid on the floor of her room and practiced her “sponging” breathing exercises,...

Last Thursday, the Tigers took down the Scarlets, 5-2.

Boys’ Hockey Defeats Mankato West

Staff Reports January 18, 2022

Last Thursday the boys' hockey team hosted the Mankato West Scarlets for their third home game of the season.  The game began and both teams started off strong in the first period, although no goals...

Eighth-grader Brent Dahl swims the 100 meter butterfly.

Boys’ Swim Hosts Faribault Falcons

Staff Reports January 7, 2022

Last Thursday the boys’ swim team hosted Faribault in the first meet of 2022. The team fell to the Falcons, 78-90, after a hard fought battle.  Putting up points for the team were junior Pacey Brekke,...

Meet The Managers

Bethzaida Vazquez, Staff Writer December 22, 2021

Cold weather has come, and for ALHS student-athletes, this means that it is time for winter sports to begin. Since mid-November, they have been traveling to away games to compete against other teams while...

The girls huddle up and cheer after introductions.

Girls’ Basketball takes down Red Wing Wingers

Staff Reports December 7, 2021

Last Friday, the girls' basketball team had a home game against the Red Wing Wingers. The crowd was on the edge of their seats as the ball went back and forth. It was basket after basket for each of...

Gavin Hanke a junior turns the corner while running one of the cross countrys few home meets.

Are We Back to Normal?

Marissa Hanson, Staff November 12, 2021

As the fall sports season comes to an end for a majority of the activities at ALHS, we find ourselves looking back at this season and the seasons before. With COVID-19, a lot of things changed last year...

Sophomore Liley Steven smiles with her teammates after scoring the first goal of the game.

Girls’ Hockey Hosts Fairmont in Season Opener

Staff Reports November 12, 2021

The Albert Lea girls’ hockey team started off their season on Thursday with a home game against Fairmont.  The game ended in a tie with both teams playing competitively throughout the game. Albert...

Junior Gavin Hanke leads the pack of runners at the beginning of a race held in Albert Lea. Hanke was named the Section 1AA champion after winning the section race on Oct. 28.

‘A surreal experience’

Abby Chalmers, Editor November 4, 2021

For the first time in 40 years, the Albert Lea boys’ cross country team is going to compete in the state race.  The team secured their place among the best runners in Minnesota on Oct. 28 when they...

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