Streeters' win nets conference lead

Jill Klaphake sets to a teammate in Tuesday's huge win over Melrose.


The Sauk Centre volleyball team came into play tonight with one thing on their mind.


That’s always the mentality of the Streeter volleyball team, but tonight it held a different circumstance. A win and the Streeters had a shot at the conference title. A loss…well, they were pretty much out of the running and would lose their firm grip on the WCC North crown they have held for so long.

Sauk centre entered play at 10-1. Melrose was 10-0.

But as any rival proves, records don’t matter.

The Streeters came out hard and fast and proved that Sauk Centre’s gymnasium is not one opposing teams want to come to.

They defeated the Lady Dutchmen 3-0. The win puts them in a tie for the conference lead.

To find out how the rest of the season lays out, check this week’s Herald.



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Greenwaldt competes at state meet

Madison Greenwaldt returned to the Class 1A State Track and Field Meet on Saturday for the first time since her seventh-grade season to compete in the 1600-meter run... Click here to read the rest of the story.....


Running to state!

Madison Greenwaldt approaches the finish line in Thursday's Section 6A 1600 meter race in Moorhead. PHOTO BY RANDY OLSON

Sauk Centre sophomore Madison Greenwaldt ran her way to the Class 1A state track and field meet after giving a terrific 1600 meter run performance at the Section 6A championships at Minnesota State University-Moorhead's Nemzek Field stadium. It's the first individual section track and field championship of her career. As a seventh grader in 2011, Greenwaldt was a member of Sauk Centre's section champion 4x800 relay team and state entrant.

Greenwaldt had a good 20 meter lead on a pack of runners who were competing for second place in the race. Her time was 5:36, roughly three seconds better than her previous season record. She will compete in the state 1600 run on Saturday, June 7 at Hamline University in St. Paul.

Check the Streeter Sports Blog for more coverage from the section meet on Thursday night


B-B-E baseball seeded for playoffs

Justin Schmitz and the rest of the Jaguars have plenty to smile about as they head into the playoffs as the number two seed. Schmitz is shown after scoring a game-tying run to make it 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning against Pierz on Monday. PHOTO BY RANDY OLSON

With a great deal of momentum gained by a late-season surge in which they've won six of their last eight games, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars baseball team received the number two playoff seed in Sub-Section 5A-West earlier today.

The Jaguars, 8-11 overall (4-10 Central Minnesota Conference), will host the winner of the upcoming Royalton vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg game for the sub-section quarterfinals this Friday in Elrosa at 5 p.m. The number two seed is the highest playoff ranking for B-B-E baseball since 2008, when they were the top seed.

Further details, including what time Friday's playoff game starts and what next week's schedule is if the Jaguars win the opener, will be posted on Wednesday.

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Jaguars rally, claim state title!

A terrific moment for the Jaguars and their adoring fans: the final buzzer sounds at Target Center on the Class 1A state championship. B-B-E won by a 52-40 score. Photo by Randy Olson

by Randy Olson

If the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars thought that they had a rough shooting night in the state semifinals, they had no idea how tough the state championship would be. After making just nine of 30 field goal shots in the first half, the top-seeded Jaguars went into halftime down 25-21 against third-seeded Rushford Peterson. Something had to give in the second half, and the Jaguars knew they had to turn it around.

"I told them to stay calm. To stick to our game plan," said head coach Dave Montbriand about what his halftime speech revolved around.

"With this group of guys, I probably didn't even have to say that. They never panicked. They showed no sign of worry at halftime. They knew what they had to do."


Jaguars pass first test at state with flying colors

David Rodgers passes from the top of the key to James Kuefler in Thursday's state quarterfinal game. PHOTO BY RANDY OLSON

by Randy Olson

With a top seed to defend and a statement to send, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa boys' basketball team dismantled Park Christian in the Class 1A state quarterfinals on Thursday in Minneapolis.

Down 5-2 just 80 seconds into the game, the Jaguars fought through a total of six lead changes before their trademark defense took over the first half. They trailed 9-8, then got a baseline shot from Billy Borgerding. Then trailing 11-10, Tanner Heinsius knocked down a three-pointer to make it 13-11.

With 11:39 to go, Park Christian tied the game up but then hit a complete wall when the Jaguars picked it up another notch on defense. With 11:24 left, Brian Goodwin drained a rebound off of his own missed shot to start a 16-0 run that blew the game open in less than a four-minute span. Scoring followed from Tanner Heinsius, Borgerding and James Kuefler.


Epic Battle: Rivals to battle on hardwood tonight

There is no doubt tonight's game between Sauk Centre and melrose will be a hard-fought battle.

by Bryan Zollman

It’s a rivalry that dates back decades. Back when fans would spill out the doorways, cram onto the stage and fill just about every nook and cranny at either gym in Melrose or Sauk Centre.

It’s a rivalry where fans show up an hour early just so they can get a good seat and so they don’t have to walk a half mile from their car to the gym.

And it’s a rivalry that is still as strong as ever.

When the Sauk Centre and Melrose boys’ basketball teams hit the court tonight at St. John’s University, there will be something special in the air, something that can only be witnessed by those who have experienced this rivalry before.

The winner of the sub-section final could very well earn a trip to the state tournament. The teams, unlike most years, are uncharacteristically even. There are no superstars on either team, just hard-nosed gritty players who match up with each other extremely well.


Resilient Streeters

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Called to the Hall

alled to the Hall...just how many records does Laura (Blank) Fuchs hold?Click here to find out!




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