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The Minnewaska softball team snapped a three-game losing streak and is 3-4 overall after going 1-2 last Friday and Saturday. The Lakers beat Breckenridge 9-4, with that win sandwiched around a 10-4 loss to Ottertail Central on Saturday and a 7-4 loss to New London-Spicer on Friday. Carley Stewart had a double and three RBIs in the win over Breckenridge, while Kaitlyn Lange went 2-for-3 with a home run, a run scored and three RBIs. That helped Morgan Hess get the win from the circle after she scattered eight hits and struck out five.
The West Central Area baseball team moved to 2-0 on the season with a seventh-inning rally on Friday night to beat St. John's Prep 5-4. The Knights were trailing 4-2 entering the top of the seventh when they scored three runs to secure the win.
BASEBALL Brandon-Evansville vs. Ortonville, 5 p.m. Ashby vs. Hancock, 5 p.m. Parkers Prairie at B-EV, 4:30 p.m. SOFTBALL Osakis at Albany, 5 p.m. Parkers Prairie vs. Browerville-EV, 4 p.m. GIRLS...
The Osakis softball team has been on its game early this spring, outscoring teams 26-8 on the way to a perfect 3-0 start to the season after last week. The Silverstreaks dominated Paynesville 13-0 last Friday after taking care of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle the night before.
TENNIS The Alexandria tennis team hosted its home quad on Saturday and went 0-3 after a 7-0 loss to Litchfield, a 5-2 loss to Crookston and a 6-1 loss to...
The Osakis softball team moved to 2-0 on the young season by holding on for a 4-2 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Thursday night. The Silverstreaks scored three in the top of the first, and that proved to be enough. The Thunder responded with two of its own in the bottom of the inning, but Osakis added an insurance run in the fourth when Ana Chisholm doubled and was driven home on a Krista Fearing single.
The Osakis baseball team played to the blueprint it wants to play by in the season opener as the Silverstreaks secured a 4-1 win over Royalton at home. The Royals got an unearned run in the top of the first but couldn't get anything else off of Osakis senior Michael Herringshaw. The righty went all seven innings, scattering five hits and five walks, while striking out seven.
The Alexandria softball team got its season going on the road on Thursday and couldn't hold onto a 6-2 lead as Brainerd rallied for a 12-9 win in Central Lakes Conference play. The Warriors scored nine runs in the third after the Cardinals had scored four in the second to take a four-run lead. Brainerd never trailed again despite two in the fourth and another run in the sixth for the Cardinals.
The Alexandria girls golf team opened up its overall and Central Lakes Conference season with a win on Thursday, beating St. Cloud Tech by 13 strokes at Sartell. "The girls certainly enjoyed playing golf in 75 degrees and sunshine," Alexandria head coach Tim Zupfer said. "The wind, however, made scoring conditions very challenging."
BASEBALL Osakis 4, Royalton 1 The Osakis baseball team played to the blueprint it wants to play by in the season opener as the Silverstreaks secured a 4-1 win over...