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The Osakis volleyball team made quick work of Upsala on Tuesday in a Prairie Conference match that upped the Silverstreaks’ record to 3-2 in league play. Osakis breezed through the first set 25-14 and took the second set 25-16. There was no letdown in the third as the Silverstreaks quickly worked to a 25-8 win for the road sweep.
The Osakis tennis team continues to pile up wins as the Silverstreaks made easy work of another opponent in beating Parkers Prairie 7-0 on Tuesday. The Silverstreaks swept the singles lineup and dropped just six games in the process. Tia Dykema, Lauren Scherr, Alexa Lien and Kennedy George all took care of business in straight sets.
Brainerd (1-2) 36, Alexandria (1-2) 7 Kimball Area (2-1) 28, Parkers Prairie (1-2) 20 Wheaton-Herman-Norcross (3-0) 14, Brandon-Evansville (1-2) 8 F/OT Minnewaska (2-1) 43, Montevideo (0-3), 0 Barnesville (3-0), West Central Area-Ashby (1-2) 14 Osakis (2-1) 56, Benson (0-3) 8
FOOTBALL Alexandria at Brainerd, 7 p.m. Brandon-Evansville at Wheaton-H-N, 7 p.m. Osakis at Benson, 7 p.m. Minnewaska vs. Montevideo, 7 p.m. West Central Area-Ashby at Barnesville, 7 p.m. Parkers Prairie at Kimball Area, 7 p.m. BOYS SOCCER
Another day, another 7-0 win for the Osakis tennis team. This time it was Long Prairie-Grey Eagle that fell victim to the Silverstreaks. The tightest match came at first singles, but Osakis’ Tia Dykema rallied from a loss in the first set to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-3. Lauren Scherr followed suit at second singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win. Mara VanNyhuis didn’t drop a game in the third spot and Lexi Spychalla won in straight sets at fourth singles.
VOLLEYBALL Alexandria at Fergus Falls, 7 p.m. Osakis vs. Swanville, 7 p.m. Minnewaska at Sauk Centre, 7 p.m. Ashby-Destiny Academy vs. Rothsay, 7:15 p.m. Brandon-Evansville at Underwood, 7:30 p.m. West Central Area vs. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, 7:30 p.m. BOYS SOCCER
VOLLEYBALL Alexandria at Brainerd, 7 p.m. Osakis vs. Browerville-EV, 7 p.m. Minnewaska at Montevideo, 7 p.m. Parkers Prairie at Underwood, 7:15 p.m. Brandon-Evansville at Rothsay, 7:30 p.m. West Central Area at Pelican Rapids, 7:30 p.m. BOYS SOCCER
The Osakis tennis team wants to test itself against good opponents whenever it can throughout the regular season, and the Silverstreaks did that in a triangular in Alexandria on Saturday. Osakis went 2-0 on the day, beating a Class AA team in Alexandria by a 6-1 final and taking care of Crookston out of Section 8A by a 5-2 score.
The Osakis football team ran into another really good BOLD team on Friday night. The Warriors went 10-1 a year ago, including a 39-14 win over Osakis in week two of 2017. They are 2-0 again this year after a 49-0 win over the Silverstreaks on Friday night.
Alexandria 17, Sartell-St. Stephen 16 BOLD 49, Osakis 0 Brandon-Evansville 54, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 15 Minnewaska 43, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 16 Royalton 32, Parkers Prairie 20 West Central Area-Ashby 28, United North Central 6