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Lace ‘em up: Albert Lea wrestlers take it to the mat at state

Lace ‘em up: Albert Lea wrestlers take it to the mat at state

Christian Andersen

March 27, 2012


Filed under Issue 5, Sports

Determination, perseverance, teamwork, leadership, and courage are all traits that a Wrestler must possess to succeed on the mat while wrestling for Albert Lea. This year the albert lea wrestling team accomplished a feat that has not been done by the team in over 40 years. There were three wrestlers...

PARKOUR: Parkour and tricking comes naturally to some students

PARKOUR: Parkour and tricking comes naturally to some students

Robin Crawford

March 27, 2012


Filed under Issue 5, Sports, Top Stories

When it comes to this amazing sport, kids tend to stare in awe.  They just don’t know what to do when they see teens running around a playground and field doing flips, twist, back flips off of trees, jumping off of the play set. Watch and learn kids because this is a lesson that has not been taught...

‘We’ve impressed ourselves’:Dance Team makes history at Big 9

‘We’ve impressed ourselves’:Dance Team makes history at Big 9

Chelsea Petersen

February 23, 2012


Filed under Sports

She hits the floor, pulse racing, hands shaking. This is the moment she’d been waiting for, the moment the team was dreaming of. She closes her eyes. Just five seconds is an eternity. Breathe in. Breathe out. The music starts and she flies across the floor. It’s the Big Nine dance competition. It’s...

3,285 days of ambition:Student works hard at unique sport to get where she is at

3,285 days of ambition:Student works hard at unique sport to get where she is at

Emily Brazil

January 13, 2012


Filed under Issue 3, Sports

Happy but stressed. Nervous but relieved. Since she was nine years old, those are the feelings she’s encountered. Sophomore Holly Thompson gives all to her sport of racing horses. And it’s not just a sport to Thompson. It’s a hobby, a passion, a lifestyle. It’s her everything. “I’m really...

Coach adds win after win to record:Boys hockey blowing competition out of the frozen water

Coach adds win after win to record:Boys hockey blowing competition out of the frozen water

Colleen Thompson

January 13, 2012


Filed under Issue 3, Sports

Practice makes perfect is how the old saying goes. But it also can’t hurt to have a coach who’s seen the same team practice for almost four decades. The boys hockey team is one of few teams that can say that. The Tigers’ boys hockey team held its opening home game against Northfield on Thursday,...

From one hockey player to another:“You don’t have to know someone to pray for them” #Jabs 13

From one hockey player  to another:“You don’t have to know someone to pray for them” #Jabs 13

Kelsey Thomas

January 13, 2012


Filed under Issue 3, Sports

1) Jack Jablonski. We’ve probably all heard this name by now. He was paralyzed when he was checked from behind in a JV Benilde-St. Margaret’s (BSM) hockey game on Dec. 30. There are support videos for him on YouTube and at least half of my Facebook friends have changed their profile pictures to the...

A cheer-less year :ALHS mourns and ignores the loss of its cheer team

A cheer-less year :ALHS mourns and ignores the loss of its cheer team

Kessa Albright, Copy Editor

November 18, 2011


Filed under Sports

We all have witnessed that amazing moment at football games when the girl is soaring in the air, and the other girls catch her in their arms after a toss. These days there’s no one to catch the Albert Lea High School Cheerleaders. It’s old news for the Albert Lea High School students: the cheerleading...

Winter brings more than snow: the long winter sports seasons are underway

Winter brings more than snow: the long winter sports seasons are underway

Colleen Thompson, Sports and Entertainment editor

November 18, 2011


Filed under Sports

The sound of the basketball dribbling can be heard echoing throughout the gym. The splashing water is no small noise in the giant pool. Quick-moving feet on a wrestling mat are small but distinguishable. Two hockey sticks loudly clash against each other out on the ice rink. Before fall sports even finish,...

Ends Justify the means:Rookie swimmer breaks records

Ends Justify the means:Rookie swimmer breaks records

Kessa Albright, Copy Editor

November 3, 2011


Filed under Sports

You can see it in her eyes. The time she wants is running through her mind. She’s posed on the starting block, ready to take off. As she glides through the water, she knows that if she doesn’t beat the girl next to her, it will hurt herself and her team. Eighth-grader Lindsey Horejsi’s intensity...

Cherry, Blue, Pink?: Girl’s tennis team shows support for breast cancer awareness

Cherry, Blue, Pink?: Girl’s tennis team shows support for breast cancer awareness

Jacob Estes, Coordinating Artist

November 3, 2011


Filed under Sports

“I love boobies.” Those are words that are seen often on the wrists of the students here at Albert Lea High School. But the student body here may be unaware of these girls’ passion. They play for boobies. The girls’ tennis team here at Albert Lea High School decided to play a match that was...

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