Apr 20

Hopefully a good week to get going

It’s looking like this could be the week to get a full schedule of athletic activities that are on the schedule to be played. There are a few games on the schedule for Monday, then the rest of the week looks full.
We’ll have softball Monday afternoon on MIDMNSPORTS, the Sauk Centre softball team plays at Osakis at 4:30. Sauk Centre is unbeaten through their first three games of the season. Osakis comes into the game with a 3-1 overall record. This is a non conference softball game but these two teams are in the same sub section playoffs at the end of the year.
Melrose softball will have four games this week, the first one is Monday afternoon at 5:00 at Paynesville. The Melrose girls are 2-0 so far, the Paynesville team is 1-1.
Melrose baseball also has four games this week. Melrose will be at home Monday at 5:00 with Benson. Melrose is 0-1, Benson is 0-2.
The 1-1 Sauk Centre baseball team will at home Monday against Paynesville (3-1) at 4:00.
There’s also boys golf for Monday, the Melrose and Sauk Centre boys golf teams will be playing at Sartell, starting Monday morning.

Apr 14

Tuesday baseball and softball

Baseball:
Albany over St. Cloud Cathedral 4-3  Albany (2-1) with a good win over highly rated Cathedral.
Osakis defeated Brandon Evansville 5-2  Osakis senior righthander Lane Berberich threw a no-hitter. Osakis is 3-0.
BBE beat Upsala 6-5
Softball:
Osakis over Minnewaska 10-2    Sauk Centre goes to Osakis on Monday.

Apr 14

New athlete of the week

There’s one senior on the Melrose boys golf team, it’s Blake Loxtercamp and he’s the Athlete of the Week on MIDMNSPORTS, presented by Diamond Point in Sauk Centre.
Loxtercamp is a lefty and guess who he was following this past weekend? He’ll tell us about his game and what he plans on doing after high school. Here’s Blake Loxtercamp, the athlete of the week on MIDMNSPORTS….

Apr 11

Friday’s results

The Sauk Centre and Melrose softball teams won again on Friday, Sauk Centre won at Paynesville 5-3 and Melrose beat Albany 4-2. That puts Melrose at 2-0 on the season, Sauk Centre is 3-0.
Baseball: Albany 5 Sauk Centre 1
Paynesville 4 Melrose 3
Sauk Centre softball pitcher Katelyn Durbin is now 3-0 on the season and is pitching very well for the team. Durbin’s control has been outstanding, in three games, Durbin has walked only two batters. In Friday’s win at Paynesville 5-3, Durbin struck out 7 and scattered 6 hits in the game. Amanda Lahr brought home a run with a basehit, Ashlee Denny and Amanda Kulzer had basehits. The Sauk Centre softball team goes to Wadena/Deer Creek on Monday.
It was a good win for the Melrose girls, going to Albany and winning 4-2. Emily Reverman went the distance for the win, Nikki Zierden had a couple of hits, Kayla Austing had two hits, one of those was a double. The Melrose girls play at home Tuesday against BOLD.
The Sauk Centre baseball team ran up against some good Albany pitching Friday afternoon at the Sauk Centre baseball field, Albany won 5-1. Sauk Centre managed just 4 hits. The Sauk Centre baseball record goes to 1-1 on the season. Sauk Centre plays at home against Paynesville Monday.
Melrose baseball got on the field for the first time Friday with a home game against Paynesville, the game was won by Paynesville 4-3. Melrose got good production from the Meyer boys at the plate. Twin brothers, Colton Meyer went 3 for 4 and drove in two runs, Drake Meyer got on four times with two hits and a couple of walks. Melrose goes to YME on Tuesday.
In other softball: Minnewaska beat Breckenridge 17-4
Baseball: LP/GE over Minnewaska 2-1 in 9 innings
Morris beat LQPV 7-3
Montevideo over Benson 9-4

Apr 10

First time out, first win

Sauk Centre baseball is 1-0 to start the season, Sauk Centre won at Benson 11-5 and will now have a home game Friday afternoon. Sauk Centre will play Albany at 5:00. The game was originally scheduled for Albany, but their fields are not ready to go, so the Sauk Centre baseball game with Albany will be played in Sauk Centre Friday.
Also Friday, the Melrose baseball team is home with Paynesville.
In other baseball Thursday:
Foley beat Albany 8-7
St. Cloud Cathedral over Little Falls 10-0 in five innings
Paynesville over Montevideo 11-1
Minnewaska defeated YME 12-8
In Sauk Centre’s 11-5 win at Benson, Sauk Centre coach Bryan Zollman was pleased with every phase of the game….  (plus high lights of the game)

Apr 10

SC and Melrose SB pick up wins

It was the second straight shut out for the Sauk Centre softball team and pitcher Katlyn Durbin. This time Sauk Centre beat benson 11-0 in six innings. Durbin gave up just two hits while stricking out 6, she also had two hits. Sauk Centre’s Brooke Fetterer hit one over the fence for a home run. Sauk Centre softball is 2-0 on the season, the team plays at Paynesville Friday afternoon.
It was the first game of the year, so it’s the first win of the year for the Melrose softball team. Melrose won at Wadena/Deer Creek 15-10. It was 15 runs on 15 hits, Justine Reverman had 6 hits and drove in three runs, Nikki Zierden had 3 hits. The Melrose girls play at home Friday against Albany, that game can be heard on KASM radio, 1150 AM. Here’s an on line link for the Melrose softball game…. http://tunein.com/radio/KASM-1150-s31513/
In other softball:
Paynesville over Montevideo 12-4

Apr 09

Tuesday track

The Sauk Centre boys and girls track team competed in Holdingford Tuesday afternoon. The Sauk Centre boys finished in second place, the Sauk Centre girls 6th.
Boys team scores –– 1. Holdingford 247; 2. Sauk Centre 141; 3. St. John’s Prep 79; 4. Royalton 32; 5. Browerville 30; 6. Upsala/Swanville 11.
Girls team scores –– 1. Holdingford 351; 2. St. John’s Prep 47.5; 3. Upsala/Swanville 46.5; 4. Browerville 36; 5. Royalton 35; 6. Sauk Centre 34.
Here are the individual results….  RonHylla Earlybird 2014

Apr 08

First time out is good for SC softball

Strong pitching and solid hitting, that’s what the Sauk Centre softball team is going to count on this coming season. Sauk Centre defeated BOLD 8-0 in their first game of the season at the Sauk Centre softball field. Senior right hander Katelyn Durbin struck out 8 and threw the seven inning shut out. Durbin allowed only four hits was in control the whole game. Emily Winters, senior centerfielder had a big game at the plate, Winters drove in four runs on two hits. Her second hit was a two run triple, a ball that was hit into a strong wind that carried over the right fielder’s head. Madison Moritz knocked in a run with a basehit, Amanda Kulzer drove in a run in the first inning when Sauk Centre scored four times to grab a 4-0 lead in the first inning. That gave Durbin a nice cushion to work with and went on the get their first win of the year. Amanda Lahr also had two hits in the game.
The Sauk Centre softball team has another home game Thursday with Benson.
Here are some high lights from Tuesday’s game…

Apr 07

Sauk Centre softball

It’s the first game of the season for the Sauk Centre softball team, Tuesday at 5:00 in Sauk Centre against BOLD and here on MIDMNSPORTS.
The game will be played on the JV softball field which is located behind the Sauk Centre elementary school, down by the tennis courts.

Postponements: Sauk Centre baseball and Melrose baseball and softball have been postponed for Tuesday.

Apr 04

BBE coach Dave Montbriand

Long time Belgrade Brooten Elrosa boys basketball coach Dave Montbriand has resigned from his coaching position. In the last four years, BBE boys basketball has a record of 121-4 and winning two Class A State Championships. Coach Montbriand visits on MIDMNSPORTS and tells us of the decision to retire from coaching and recalls many great memories from the past 21 years of coaching…

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