The West Central Conference will hold the girls tennis conference tournament on Saturday at two locations. The singles tournament will be played in Sauk Centre, the doubles competition will be held in Melrose. Tennis begins at 9:00 am Saturday.
Melrose is behind by one point with about 2:00 left in the 4th quarter, it’s 4th and goal at the 11 yard line. Melrose quarterback Reegan Nelson rolls out to the left to extend the play, he throws a high lob into the corner of the end zone, 6-5 Brady Birch leaps high into the air and makes the game winning touchdown catch and Melrose beats Maple Lake 21-14 in front of a big Homecoming crowd at Omer Sieben Field in Melrose.
Trailing 14-0 at half, the Melrose defense came up with big stops and did not allow any second half points.
After an interception by Tylar Richter at the Maple Lake 10 yard line, Melrose went on 90 yard, 6 first downs drive, capped off by a one yard run by Cody Pundsack.
Melrose go the ball back early in the 4th quarter and scored on an 18 yard run by Traeton Keaveny, but the extra point kick was no good and Maple Lake still had a 14-13 lead.
the Melrose defense held and forced Maple Lake to punt, the ball was snapped over the kicker’s head. The kicker still managed to get a kick away but Melrose took over at the 47 with just under 6:00 remaining. That ended up to be the game winning drive and the winning touchdown catch by Birch.
Melrose is (4-1) on the season and will go to Holdingford Friday night.
Rockford over Holdingford 27-14
Pierz over Howard Lake 39-28
Eden Valley Watkins beat Paynesville 26-12
Zimmerman beat Albany 38-14
A tough night for the Sauk Centre team as they played Minnewaska in Alexandria Friday night. Minnewaska won the game 20-16.
BOLD beat Montevideo 29-0
Morris over YME 36-13
ACGC over Benson 28-19
Two football teams that are (3-1) on the season will meet Friday night. Melrose will play Maple Lake in Melrose, kick off at 7:00.
The Melrose game will be on MIDMNSPORTS, it will NOT be on 105.5 FM radio.
Melrose (3-1) Maple Lake (3-1).
The Sauk Centre football team will play Minnewaska Friday night at 7:00, the game will be played at the Alexandria high school football field. The Minnewaska field is being redone to make a new field.
Sauk Centre fans… the SC vs Minnewaska game will be broadcast on 107.1 FM radio KMGK. You can also try this link and listen on line… 107.1 radio.
Sauk Centre (1-3) Minnewaska (0-4).
A straight set win for the Sauk Centre volleyball team Thursday night at the Sauk Centre gym. Sauk Centre beat Montevideo 3-0, 25-17, 25-13, 25-16.
Sauk Centre is now (7-1) in the West Central Conference and (15-2) overall.
Sauk Centre is home Tuesday against Melrose. Remember the sdchedule: Tuesday at 3:30, the JV match, then the varsity match with Melrose at Sauk Centre at 5:00. After the varsity match, St. Cloud State and Bemidji State will play.
Three hitters in double figures in kills for the Melrose volleyball team Thursday night, Melrose won at Minnewaska 3-1, 25-22, 25-22, 17-25, 25-20.
Abby Hinnenkamp had 12 kills, Courtney Gerads 11 and Makena Schmiesing 10. Taryn Van Heel had 21 digs.
Melrose goes to (5-4) in the West Central Conference and will play at Sauk Centre next Tuesday at 5:00 and here on MIDMNSPORTS.
Albany over Becker 3-0
Kimball beat Holdingford 3-0
Maple Lake over BBE 3-1
Bold beat ACGC 3-2
Morris over Benson 3-0
Osakis over Browerville 3-0
The athlete of the week is one of the top swimmers, it’s Mikayla Von Wahlde of Melrose. The athlete of the week is presented by Diamond Point in Sauk Centre on MIDMNSPORTS.
Volleyball Thursday night on MIDMNSPORTS has the Sauk Centre volleyball team at home against Montevideo. The match will also be on 105.5 FM radio.
Sauk Centre is (7-1) in the West Central Conference, Montevideo (3-4).
Soccer: Melrose boys at home vs Becker at 5:00.
Melrose girls at Becker at 7:00.
Girls tennis: Sauk Centre at YME at 4:30.
Melrose at Osakis at 4:00.