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The Osakis baseball team took home a convincing road win over Holdingford Tuesday afternoon. The Silverstreaks beat the Huskers (8-12) 14-1 behind a 10-run second inning. After scoring three runs in the top of the first, Osakis had five extra base hits all driving in runs. Doubles from Carter Rost, Logan Hartshorn, Isaac Froemming, Hunter Inganger and a triple from Luke Imdieke helped put Osakis ahead 13-0.
The Osakis softball team got back to .500 with an 11-4 win over Swanville Tuesday night. The Silverstreaks picked up an important road win over the Bulldogs behind strong bats in the middle of the order. With the score tied 4-4 in the third inning, Osakis scored seven unanswered runs. Tia Dykema went 4-for-4 with an RBI. Jaden Klimek went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Shea Olson also went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
The Osakis softball team played three games between Monday and Tuesday. The Silverstreaks fell in the first game to Holdingford on Monday afternoon, 15-5. Junior Maddie Johnson went 2-for-2. Sophomore Grace Oeltjen went 1-for-3 with two RBIs
The Minnewaska boys tennis team earned its fifth win of the season with a 6-1 victory over Crookston on Tuesday. The Lakers swept all four singles matches with wins from Tate Reichmann, Evan palmer, Sam Peters and Gannon Walsh. Nathan Gallagher and Damon Uhde won the number two duos matchup. Nik Vandyke and Cade Fier ended the day with a number three duos win. Minnewaska is now 5-2 on the season and 3-0 in the West Central Conference.
The Osakis boys and girls track and field teams continue to shine in the early part of the 2019 season. On Tuesday afternoon, the Silverstreaks attended the Park Rapids Invite and both placed second overall.
The Marv Meyer Invite took place in Morris on Tuesday night that featured five area teams. With the incoming blizzard looking to postpone outdoor events in the near future, athletes from Osakis, Minnewaska, Parkers Prairie, Ashby-Brandon-Evansville and West Central Area all travelled to get one more meet in. Osakis had a nice showing on Tuesday. Of the 13 teams competing, the boys finished in fourth while the girls placed third.
With five seconds left in the Section 8AA quarterfinal game at Moorhead High School Monday night, Osakis head coach Matt Hoelscher huddled around his team on the court for the last time this season. “I told them that the odds are not in our favor,” Hoelscher said. “We knew that they weren’t going to play defense. We had to hope that they wouldn’t listen to their coach.”
The Osakis boys basketball team moved to 9-0 with its 62-41 win over Holdingford Tuesday night. “It was a tough win against a team that plays aggressive the entire game,” Osakis head coach Matt Hoelscher said. “They were relentless on defense, which caused some hurried shots that we missed. We allowed them to hang around the first half.” Osakis shot 38 percent from the field and made 4-of-19 three-point attempts.
The Osakis girls basketball team had another rough night on the offensive side of the floor during the 49-39 loss to Swanville (8-1) Tuesday. The defeat is now the fourth straight for the Silverstreaks. “We competed hard. We competed and worked hard and that’s what I told them,” head coach Pat Kalpin said. “We just gotta find ways to score. We missed a lot of shots early so we just have to keep putting them through shooting drills and hopefully we get in a routine and a rhythm.”
The Osakis girls basketball team had its hands full Thursday night with the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters (9-2), losing 74-26. Sauk Centre is the No. 1 ranked team as of Jan. 2 in the Minnesota Basketball News polls. The Mainstreeters held the Silverstreaks to 13 points each half and just 23 percent shooting. Junior center Madisen Johanson led Osakis with eight points.