Saturday, September 22, 2018

Friday Night Lights IV: Tigers rout Jaguars

Whether it was "three yards and a cloud of dust" or quick-moving sweeps around the left end, the Browerville Tigers faced light resistance throughout the night in a 44-7 win over our B-B-E Jaguars football team for a Week Four match up of Sub-District III squads.

The Tigers (2-2 overall) led 22-0 at  halftime.

The Tigers out-gained the Jaguars by a 364-yard to 134-yard overall margin. B-B-E had 77 yards of rushing offense compared to 352 yards by Browerville.

For the record, there is no such thing as "Browerville/Eagle Valley" - the Eagle Valley school district dissolved (disappeared) on July 30, 2017. It no longer exists. We did not play "Browerville/Eagle Valley" last night. That is not the proper name of the team. They are simply the Browerville Tigers. If we were going to get really technical, we played the "Browerville/Lafreniere Home School" Tigers!  Browerville has an agreement with the Lafreniere home school to allow their students to play on Browerville interscholastic teams.

Time to head west to the University of Minnesota-Morris Homecoming festivities and football game at noon at Big Cat Stadium! Then to Swift more here:

Mid-State, Sub-District III football scores on Week Four, Sept. 21:Upsala/Swanville Area 36, Parkers Prairie 22
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 45, Kimball Area 33 (at the Murdock SkyDome)
Royalton 12, New York Mills 7

Area football scores in Week Four, September 21:Verndale 48, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 8
Pillager 54, United North Central 8
West Central Area/Ashby 52, Wadena-Deer Creek 6
Alexandria 24, Rocori 12
Albany 35, Glencoe-Silver Lake 0
BOLD 54, Minnewaska Area 8
Brandon/Evansville 44, Bertha-Hewitt 14
Willmar 55, Big Lake 7
Canby 33, Lakeview 14
Dawson-Boyd 56, Lac qui Parle Valley 13
New London-Spicer 41, Foley 6
Hawley 42, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 14
Underwood 28, Hancock 19
Park Christian 41, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 40
Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 48, Renville Co. West 42 (OT)
Hutchinson 34, Becker 21
Red Rock Central 41, MACCRAY 26
Maple Lake 37, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 8
Mayer Lutheran 42, Medford 6
Montevideo 35, Sauk Centre 22
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 48, Benson 14
Waterville/Elysian/Morristown 27, Norwood-Young America 0
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 22, Ortonville 21
Osakis 27, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 20
Paynesville Area 50, Holdingford 20
Pierz 42, Melrose Area 34
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 22, Rothsay 6
Minneota 46, Yellow Medicine East 6

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Friday, September 21, 2018


Updates will be posted tonight.

Here's video from last night!

Go Jaguars!!!!

Updates: at halftime, the Browerville Tigers have a 22-0 lead over our B-B-E Jaguars football team.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

At the Eagles lair

After three games are in the book, our B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team has a 2-1 set lead. The Eagles won game one 25-20. Game four final: Jaguars 25, Eagles 19. In the final set, B-B-E fought back from a stubborn five-point deficit up to a 13-8 score in favor of EV-W. Katherine Mastey had a kill for a side out, and Kiley Winter's strong serving helped the Jaguars gain two additional points on EV-W errors. Grace Illies then added a kill, and the Eagles hit long to tie the game at 13-13.

Brittany Berge watches one of her kills slam to the EV-W back court in game three tonight.

Brittany Berge shot an incredible 59.3 percent on kills, having just three misfires on 27 attacks with 19 kills. Ally Gruber also had 19 kills with a team-high 18 digs.

**Here's video from the end of game two tonight; the Jaguars won this critical game by a 25-16 score:

With the win, B-B-E remains undefeated in the Central Minnesota Conference with a 3-0 mark. They now prepare for the Lakeview Invitational this Saturday in Cottonwood.

The Eagles, who had just suffered a 3-1 loss earlier this week on Tuesday against visiting New London-Spicer, falls to 10-5 overall with their third loss in the last four matches. They are 1-2 in the CMC.

Central Minnesota Conference volleyball scores in Week 3, Sept. 20:
Pierz 3, Kimball Area 1
Maple Lake, 3, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 1 (25-21, 16-25, 25-21, 25-20 as the Irish keep pace with the Jaguars atop the CMC with a 3-0 mark; they are 7-3 overall with four straight wins; on Tuesday this week, they defeated an outstanding Annandale club at home by a 3-1 margin)
Paynesville Area 3, Holdingford 0

In a Mid-State, Sub-District III football game tonight, Royalton defeated New York Mills 12-7.

**Below is a video clip from the Paynesville match last week:

Area volleyball scores on Sept. 20:
Willmar 3, Sauk Rapids-Rice 1
Watertown-Mayer 3, New London-Spicer 1
Litchfield 3, Dassel-Cokato 2
Becker 3, Albany 2
Royalton 3, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 0
Battle Lake 3, Parkers Prairie 1
Canby 3, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 1
Bertha-Hewitt 3, Pillager 1
Menahga 3, Browerville 2
Yellow Medicine East 3, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 0
Minneota 3, Dawson-Boyd 0
Sauk Centre 3, Melrose Area 0


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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Who's a Dana White fan?

If you know who Dana White is, then check out this video!

If you know who Tom Zenner is, please, by all means, check it out! If not, you'll read more about Zenner in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.


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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Church activities on Sunday: wonderful food!

Don't miss out on two church-related events on Sunday! They overlap one another, but you are more than welcome to take in both! (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

At the B-B-E elementary school, St. Donatus Catholic church hosts a fall dinner and raffle in the cafeteria/gymnasium. The raffle is at 1 p.m. for numerous prizes, including the grand prize of $500 cash.

At Chippewa Falls Lutheran church in Terrace, they are hosting a hog roast and a craft and bake sale.

These are two of 15 churches in the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's coverage area (14 if you don't count the now-closed church of Gausdal Lutheran).

Below, video from the end of Thursday night's border battle volleyball match:

Needless to say, the Jaguars were just a little excited about the win! Great job!!

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday Night Lights III: on-field struggle vs. Royals

The going was tough in the third installment of Friday Night Lights this fall for our B-B-E Jaguars football team. In a road game at No. 10 state-ranked Royalton, the Jaguars trailed 8-0 after the first quarter and 24-0 in the second quarter. A 15-yard scoring strike from Jackson Peter to Dylan Meyer in the second quarter made it 24-8 at halftime.

B-B-E's defense held for the third quarter, as the Royals got just one touchdown in that period on an 81-yard punt return by Zach Gottwalt (6'5" wide receiver/safety). The Royals senior, three-year starting quarterback, Gavin Suska, made good on nine of his 16 pass attempts for 168 yards and three touchdowns. He had second-quarter scoring passes of 51 yards and 45 yards.

Final score: Royalton 32, B-B-E 8. The Royals (3-0) rolled up 376 yards of offense, with 208 yards coming on the ground. The bulk of their rushing yardage came from seven ball carriers who had 18 or more yards on the night. The Royals, second place in Sub-District III and a Section 7AA finalist last year, appear as strong as ever in spite of losing District Offensive Back of the Year Riley Smieja (1,351 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in 2017) to graduation.

Next for the Jaguars: a home game on Friday, September 21 against Browerville (1-2).

Mid-State, Sub-District III football scores in Week III, Sept. 14:
@Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 28, Upsala/Swanville Area 14
@ Kimball Area 28, Parkers Prairie 20
New York Mills 10, @ Browerville 6 (this is NYM's first win in our sub-district since they joined in 2017)

*Note: the Cubs and Fighting Saints will clash next week in Murdock on K-M-S's Homecoming in an early clash of teams with eyes on Sub-District III hardware.

Area football scores in Week Three, September 14:
Willmar 47, Princeton 12
Renville County West 49, MACCRAY 12 (RCW's quarterback, Jack Howard made good on 14 of his 19 pass attempts for 378 yards and no interceptions)
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 20, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 13 (the Tigers out-rushed the Falcons 311 to 122)
New London-Spicer 49, Zimmerman 13 (Zimmerman entered the game ranked No. 7 in Class 4A; the Wildcats led 35-0 at one point in the second quarter!)
Dawson-Boyd 58, Lakeview 20
Osakis 56, Benson 8 (the Silverstreaks improved to 2-1 and had 438 rushing yards compared to Benson's 25 yards on the ground)
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 28, Upsala/Swanville Area 14 (Dylan Rudningen ran roughshod over the Patriots defense with 34 carries for 303 yards and three touchdowns; the Fighting Saints tallied 436 rushing yards and 24 through the air)
Rothsay 44, Park Christian 13
Barnesville 38, West Central Area/Ashby 14
Bertha-Hewitt 30, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 22
Brainerd 36, Alexandria 7
Holdingford 25, Eden Valley-Watkins 0
Melrose Area 40, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 12
BOLD 84, Sauk Centre 13 (ouch, wow)
Minnewaska Area 43, Montevideo 0
Ortonville 21, Yellow Medicine East 7
Pierz 34, Maple Lake 7
Paynesville Area 48, Rockford Area 20
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 34, Staples-Motley 28 (this was LP-GE's first sub-district win since September 3, 2015, when they beat Warroad 20-12)
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 14, Brandon/Evansville 8 OT

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The halftime football score: Royalton 24, B-B-E 8. The Royals led 24-0 in the second quarter when Jackson Peter passed to Dylan Meyer for a touchdown before halftime. Ben Boie ran in the two-point conversion.

To get the final score and read more on the game, click here:

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sizzling in the gym

The Jaguars celebrate with Ally Gruber giving Emily Knight (middle) a high five. Knight had just put away a smoking-hot attack for a kill, putting the Jaguars ahead 14-13 in the deciding game four. Bonanza Valley Voice photo.

The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team won by a 3-1 margin over visiting Paynesville Area tonight in front of a rowdy, packed hometown crowd. The Bulldogs traveled well with a huge contingent of Green & Black donning the stands. Game scores were 25-10, 25-17, 18-25, 25-16.

The Bulldogs, already winners of 11 matches this season, built huge leads in game three, 12-2 and then 18-8, but the Jaguars came back to within two points late in the game, down just 20-18, before falling by a seven-point margin.

As a team, the Jaguars had a very solid 24.6 hitting percentage. No Jaguar hit in the 30s, but the attack was extremely balanced with five hitters going at 19.2 percent or better. That is going to win a lot of matches!

Central Minnesota Conference volleyball scores on September 13 (Week Two):
Eden Valley-Watkins 3, Holdingford 1 (Eagles are 10-3 overall and 1-1 in the CMC)
Maple Lake 3, Pierz 0
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 3, Kimball Area 0

**Here's post-match footage from the Bonanza Valley Voice interview with one of the B-B-E tri-captains:

Paynesville, a team loaded with talent that is more than on track to break their school record for wins, falls to 11-3 overall and 1-1 in the Central Minnesota Conference. B-B-E is 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the CMC.

We finally have started uploading fall sports photos to the Bonanza Valley Voice online gallery. Here's the link to see photos from Osakis in the season opener: gallery will be fully uploaded later tonight.

Area volleyball scores on September 13:
Melrose Area 3, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 1 (big win for the Dutchmen in conference play against the defending WCC champions)
Alexandria 3, Fergus Falls 0
Brandon/Evansville 3, Underwood 1
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 3, West Central Area 0
Onamia 3, Ogilvie 1
Rockford Area 3, New London-Spicer 0
Royalton 3, Browerville 0
Rush City 1, Pine City 1
Albany 3, Little Falls 0
Verndale 3, Sebeka 1
Henning 3, Wadena-Deer Creek 2
Montevideo 3, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 1
BOLD 3, Benson 0
Sauk Centre 3, Minnewaska Area 0
Minneota 3, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 0
MACCRAY 3, Dawson-Boyd 0
Osakis 3, Swanville 0
Lakeview 3, Central MN Christian 1
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 3, Lac qui Parle Valley 1
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3, Upsala 0

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The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team is ahead 2-0 in sets over Paynesville on the home volleyball court tonight.

Don't look now! The Bulldogs won game three 25-18.

The Jaguars won game four to improve to 2-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference.

Have a good night!

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Game day! Two home events

Two big events today! Come out and cheer on your Jaguars!

The B-B-E Jaguars girls' tennis team finally has their home opener. I believe this is the latest in a season in school history that they've gone before having a home match. They host Annandale at 4:30 p.m. at the brand-new high school courts.

Also at home tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team hosts Paynesville in a battle of conference powers. Both teams have eyes set on CMC hardware this season. The varsity match starts at about 7:15 p.m.!

Be there!