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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Playoff opener

At Minnewaska Area, the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters football team lost 38-22 to the third-seeded Lakers in the Section 5-2A quarterfinals tonight. The Mainstreeters led 22-8 at halftime but faded in the second half.

The Lakers (5-4) tied the game up before the third quarter ended at 22-22 and then poured it on in the fourth quarter to advance to face second-seeded BOLD on Saturday in the semifinal round.

The Mainstreeters finish the season 1-8 overall. Read more about the game in this week's Sauk Centre Herald.

(Photo gallery) Conference cross country meet

Photos from Greystone Golf Course on Oct. 14 at the West Central Conference cross country championships.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Spirited effort fades, playoffs next

Against a state-ranked BOLD Warriors team to end the regular season, the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters football team had a tall order and gave all they had in Olivia in a 28-7 loss. The Warriors had a 14-7 lead until scoring with 10:18 left in the game on a 52-yard touchdown run. That play was good for almost one-fourth of their total offense in the game (218 yards).

Unofficial statistics: Austin Nelson was the leading rusher for Sauk Centre with 21 carries for 60 yards; he scored the team's lone touchdown in the second quarter. They were three-of-13 on third-down conversions and one-for-five on fourth-down conversions. Sauk Centre had 176 total yards of offense with time-of-possession at 20 minutes, 34 seconds. They had nine first downs on the night.

BOLD was looking to lock up the number two seed in Section 5AA. The Mainstreeters likely will get the number six seed for Section 5AA and open up on the road at third-seeded Minnewaska Area. The Lakers drubbed Yellow Medicine East in Granite Falls tonight to improve to 4-4 overall.

Other scores in week eight involving Section 5AA teams:
Paynesville Area 52, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 34 (Bulldogs will be the top seed in 5AA)
Melrose Area 29, Benson 15 (Braves finish 0-8 and will be the bottom seed, seven, in 5AA)
Eden Valley-Watkins had a 34-0 lead against Kimball Area late in the third quarter and will likely draw the number-four seed in 5AA

Cross Country championships

At Greystone Golf Club, the Mainstreeters girls' cross country team ran to third place in the West Central Conference championships on a sun-filled and mild evening. Read more about the WCC meet in this week's Sauk Centre Herald.

At Holdingford, the Mainstreeters girls' swimming and diving team completed the dual meet season with a 65-37 win over the Huskers. They finish the West Central Conference schedule with a 3-1 record, good for second place.

Monday, October 13, 2014

(Photo gallery) Section 6A True Team swimming and diving

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The Mainstreeters girls' swimming and diving team placed fourth at the section true team meet in Morris on Saturday. Read more in this week's Sauk Centre Herald.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Homecoming loss

The Mainstreeters made a valiant comeback tonight, but their efforts fell just short as they lost their homecoming game to rival Melrose 41-27.

Sauk trailed early when Melrose scored the first three touchdowns of the game and led 20-0. But the Streeters stormed back and by the fourth quarter were within a touchdown at 33-27. But Melrose punched in a final touchdown to seal the deal, sending the Streeters to 1-6 on the season.

Sauk will play BOLD next Friday in their final regular season game.

Check out next week's Sauk Centre Herald for in depth coverage on the game including stats and coach's comments.

Here are a few photos from tonight's action (more in next week's paper and on-line next week at www.saukherald.com):

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tennis wins

The Mainstreeters girls' tennis team defeated Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in the Section 6A quarterfinals by a 4-3 score today at Fitness Evolution at Sartell.

Sauk Centre improves to 13-9 with the win and now faces top-seeded and state-ranked Minnewaska Area in the Final Four round. That match will also be held in Sartell. If they beat the Lakers, they will face the winner of Melrose-vs.-Osakis for the section championship later in the day.