Mar 29

JO Volleyball

The volleyballs were flying all weekend at the Sauk Centre gym, teams from all over the area were there competing in the JO volleyball tournament. In the varsity championship match Belgrade Brooten Elrosa defeated Sauk Centre 2-0. Sauk Centre volleyball coach Jim Klaphake can tell us more about the weekend…

Mar 28

WCC All Conference

The West Central Conference has announced the All Conference selections for boys and girls basketball, gymnastics and wrestling.
Sauk Centre’s Madison Moritz was selected as the Most Valuable Player in the West Central Conference North for girls basketball.
Here’s the complete list…

Mar 26

Melrose SB

Some experienced seniors are back and team speed should be an advantage for the Melrose softball team this coming spring. Melrose coach Jamie Kinzer gives us some insight on the team…

Mar 25

Melrose track

There’s some good athletes that are back on the Melrose track team this coming season. Melrose track coach Scott Brever can fill us in…

Mar 24

SC track off and running

Another exciting year is ahead for the Sauk Centre track team. Sauk Centre will host a big track meet on April 23 and then the WCC meet on May 14. Sauk Centre track coach Rachel Gerhartz goes through some of the athletes that should stand out this season…

Mar 23

Key players back for Melrose BB

There’s a good collection of athletes that will take the baseball field this coming season for the Melrose baseball team. A good number of players that played quite a bit for the team last year are back, along with several more players that should be able to fit in. Melrose baseball coach Kyle Shaughnessy is pleased with the number of players that are out for the team and is looking forward to some good things happening…

Mar 22

Sauk Centre baseball

It’s a new season coming up for the Sauk Centre baseball team. Every team needs as many pitchers as they can get and that should be one of the strengths of the team this year. Sauk Centre baseball coach Bryan Zollman can explain more…

Mar 21

State Class AA final

The Sauk Centre girls basketball team gave it a great effort at the the State Tournament in the Class AA championship game but they ran up against a tall talented team. Dover-Eyota defeated Sauk Centre 71-58. Sauk Centre ended their season at 31-2.
One of the biggest factors in the game was rebounding, D-E out rebounded Sauk Centre 71-32, they had 22 offensive rebounds. Sauk Centre led 55-51 with 5:44 to go, after that Dover-Eyota outscored Sauk Centre 20-3.
Maesyn Thiesen led the scoring with 23 points, Mauren Thiesen had 14. For the game Sauk Centre shot 25% 19/76 and 23.3% 7/30 on three point shots.

Mar 20

State Championship game Saturday

The Sauk Centre girls will play for the State Class AA Championship Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at Williams Arena. Sauk Centre won their semi final game against Minnehaha Academy 54-49. Sauk Centre will play Dover-Eyota. Dover-Eyota beat Roseau 94-61 in the other semi final game. Sauk Centre is 31-1, D-E is 30-2. MIDMNSPORTS will broadcast AUDIO ONLY, it will also be on 105.5 FM radio. See more broadcast information below.
It was a game that came right down to the end, a game where Sauk Centre needed to make big free throws to keep their lead and they did. Madison Moritz went 8/8 at the line and led the team in rebounding with 7, Moritz also scored 11 points. Mauren Thiesen got Sauk Centre off to a great start by making 4 three’s in the first half. Thiesen topped the scoring with 14 points, all in the first half. Maesyn Thiesen had 12. Even though Sauk Centre shot 31% from the field, the team made 22/25 free throws. Jill Klaphake played a big roll in the game by guarding the other team’s top scorer. Holding her to just one basket in the second half.
Sauk Centre is 31-1 on the season, heading for the State title Saturday at 2:00.

Mar 19

State GBB semi final

The next step for the Sauk Centre girls basketball team will come up Friday night at 6:00 in the semi final game at the State girls basketball tournament. Sauk Centre will play Minnehaha Academy at Williams Arena. MIDMNSPORTS will have AUDIO ONLY for the game, it will also be on 105.5 FM radio. Other options include, the game will be on Channel 45 TV, it’s also a pay per view through Grand Stadium, go to to find out more about the pay per view. Mark Knoblauch will broadcast on MIDMNSPORTS and 105.5 FM radio, he will not broadcast on the pay per view or the TV.
The Sauk Centre team is the #1 seeded team in the tournament with a record of 30-1, Minnehaha Academy is the #4 seeded team. The other semi fjnal game has Dover/Eyota  29-2 playing Roseau 25-6 at 8:00 Friday.
Minnehaha Academy is led in scoring by #24 Sarah Kaminski, a 5-9 junior, she’s at 14 PPG. #13 is a 6-1 post player, Lilly Thomey at 7 PPG. They average making 5 three pointers a game and have a total of 161 three’s on the season. Sauk Centre has made 290 three’s on the year, 10 per game.
A side note to keep in mind for the game, TV time outs. Sauk Centre is a team that benefits from wearing out the other team, with the TV time outs that come up it gives the other team time to rest. It also means that some of the non starters for the other team may not see as much playing time.
The winners in the semi final games will play for the State Class AA championship at 2:00 Saturday, there is a third place game at noon Saturday.
Here’s more information on the teams…
Here are the State tournament brackets…

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