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Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Cassidy Zenzen slides home before the tag to score one of Sauk Centre's runs in the Melrose win tonight.

The Sauk Centre Mainstreeters 17-U softball team is heading to the league finals after picking up two wins tonight in the West Central-East division tournament.

The Mainstreeters, now 10-4 in summer league action, beat Royalton 8-6 before picking up a 5-2 win over top-seeded Melrose Area. Against Royalton, the Mainstreeters led 7-0 and then 8-1 before holding off a rally by the Royals when they scored five runs in the top of the fifth. Against Melrose Area, they put up a 2-0 lead in the first inning and rode a strong pitching performance by starter Amanda Lahr to pick up the win.

Up next: the West Central 17-U league championship game at 7 p.m. in Osakis against TBD.

Details to follow on tonight's action.


Coach T.J. Schmiesing and his Mainstreeters 17-U team huddled up during the Brandon/Evansville doubleheader.

The Mainstreeters 17-U softball team begins the West Central League playoffs tonight with a home game at 6:15 p.m. Sauk Centre, seeded two, faces third-seeded Royalton.

Earlier, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Eagle Valley play at 5 p.m. in a game also held in Sauk Centre.

A second game will be played at 6:15 p.m. between top-seeded Melrose Area and the winner of the 5 p.m. game.

At 7:30 p.m., the winning teams from 6:15 p.m. face one another, and the losing teams from 6:15 p.m. also square off. The losers are eliminated, while the winner of the 7:30 p.m. game between the winning teams advances to the championship game that is on Thursday at Osakis at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 18, 2014

U-17 softball splits with Chargers

Sam Wessel slides home just ahead of the tag while tying the game at 2-2 in the second inning of game two vs. Brandon/Evansville. PHOTOS BY RANDY OLSON

Coach Schmiesing rallies the troops in game two.

The Sauk Centre Mainstreeters U-17 softball team went 1-1 against Brandon/Evansville in a West Central Softball League home doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. The Chargers won 1-0 in game one before the Mainstreeters picked up a 4-3 win in the second game after Sauk Centre fell behind 2-0 in the second inning.

Details will be announced soon regarding the upcoming league playoffs. Sauk Centre will host the east half of the tournament on Thursday, June 24.

Here's the Sauk Centre Herald photo gallery from game two:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

U-17 fastpitch softball at home tonight

The Sauk Centre Mainstreeters U-17 team hosts Osakis and Royalton tonight in West Central softball league action.

The Osakis game will feature JV players and starts at 5:30 p.m. Later the Mainstreeters face Royalton in a varsity game at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

State girls' golf day one results

Sauk Centre's Morgan Kranz shot a 46 and a 47 on her first day at the Class 2A state girls' golf meet in Jordan. She's in a four-way tie for 53rd place out of 88 golfers in the field.

Carter Kranz had a stellar first day in the Class 2A state boys' golf meet, shooting a 41 and a 34 for a score of 75, landing him in a two-way tie for 18th place out of 87 golfers in the field.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Two to state!

The Mainstreeters golf teams are sending two athletes to next week's Class 2A state golf meet.

Junior Carter Kranz fired a 79 today in the Section 6AA finals to earn a spot from the boys' team; freshmen Morgan Kranz had a huge drop from 93 on Monday while shooting an 80 today and advance to state from the girls' squad.

The Class 2A state golf meet is on June 10-11 at the Sand Creek golf course in Jordan.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Section 6AA golf updates

Freshmen Morgan Kranz shot a 93 today in the first round of the Section 6AA girls' golf tournament, which sends her into the section finals round coming tomorrow. The tournament is hosted at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course in rural Sartell.

As a team, the Mainstreeters girls' golf team shot a 467 to take ninth place out of 13 teams.

The top four teams advance to the section finals. Staples-Motley has a razor-thin lead over second-place Osakis by a 348 to 350-shot margin. Rocori is in third place with a 361, while Becker is in fourth with a 362.

**Update: Carter Kranz's score of 77 qualified him for the Section 6AA finals today at Blackberry Ridge in Sartell. Kranz was the top scorer on teams who didn't advance to the Final Four round.

The top four teams included Staples-Motley (319), St. Cloud Cathedral (334), Becker (347) and Little Falls (348). Sauk Centre's team score was 368, including scores of 98 from both Tommy Traeger and Charlie Barhorst, a 95 from Jake Kluver, a 106 from Ted Uphus and a 116 from Dylan Bentfield.