Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday night results

Tonight at Paynesville, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team won 57-21 to improve to 6-4 in the Central Minnesota Conference and 8-8 overall. The girls' basketball team travels to Kimball Area (2-15, 1-7) this Friday. With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 1-14 overall and 0-8 in the CMC.

At the Osakis quadrangular tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team won three matches by huge margins. They beat the host Silverstreaks 80-0. In a CMC dual, they thrashed Eden Valley-Watkins 64-3. Against Ortonville, the Jaguars won 77-6. They now hold a 12-0 record in dual meets.

Also, sophomore Walker Bents won his 100th career match tonight at Osakis. Great job!

Next for the wrestling team is a dual tournament at Browerville this Friday.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Border battle: B-B-E vs. K-M-S

Game updates will follow here this evening from the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team's game against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Belgrade. It will be carried by both radio stations.

*Update: the Jaguars are off to a great start with a 7-2 lead after two minutes of play.

*Update: with 4:44 left, the Jaguars have a 21 to 18 lead.

Halftime: B-B-E 28, K-M-S 23.

Here's video featuring the starter introductions, the opening tip-off and first few possessions of the game:

Second half update: after two Jenna Dingmann free throws, the Jaguars are ahead 39 to 25 with 13 minutes left in the game.

Final score: B-B-E 57, K-M-S 42. With the win, the Jaguars improve to 7-8 overall and 1-0 against Section 5A opponents. Tomorrow they have another border battle with a trip to Paynesville.

K-M-S fell to 7-8 overall; they are 6-4 (second) in the Camden North Conference. Madison Rohner led the Fighting Saints with 16 points, while Maret Gjerde added 10 points.

Area girls' basketball scores on January 20:
Springfield 72, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 65
Melrose Area 55, Minnewaska Area 54
Lac qui Parle Valley 55, Renville County West 33
MACCRAY 65, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 44
BOLD 56, Canby 40
Yellow Medicine East 70, Montevideo 66
Holdingford 94, Ogilvie 27
Belle Plaine 61, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 55 (W-E-M's first loss after a 15-0 start to the season)
Menahga 74, Browerville 43
Sebeka 69, Nevis 48
Medford 61, Tri-City United 44

Area boys' basketball scores on January 20:
Annandale 48, Melrose 33
Maple Lake 59, Foley 52
Eden Valley-Watkins 74, Sauk Centre 37
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 80, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 39
MACCRAY 100, Wabasso 72
Dawson-Boyd 72, Pipestone Area 67 OT
West Central Area 73, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 50
Minneota 57, Ortonville 47


Prayer warriors

I learned today that the Elrosa Baseball Club's cash raffle held on December 22 was a smashing success for the Easton Rood family. The 2 1/2-year old from Belgrade is battling cancer. A brief update on Easton was published in the January 9 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice (page one).

A member of the extended family mentioned that they hold an enormous level of gratitude to the Elrosa club for holding the raffle. Those in charge of the raffle were "extremely professional" from start to finish in pulling this off (kind of at the last minute...as it was thrown together in November). The money raised will help defray the gigantic level of bills and other financial obligations that the Rood family is enduring while little Easton battles for his life.

Beyond that I don't have much to share. In February, I hope to get a story published on how things are going for Easton and his family.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

A shout out for local businesses

How about a shout out for our awesome, locally-owned business community!

Here's the website for The Local Pantry of Brooten. They have been a premier advertiser on the Bonanza Valley Voice website since 2016. http://www.thelocalpantry.net.

Currently, other recurring advertisers on the newspaper's website also include the Bonanza Valley State Bank of Brooten, Glacial Ridge Health System of Brooten/Glenwood/Starbuck as well as Central Square and Civic Center of Glenwood.

Integrity Home Investments of Brooten is also a premier sponsor of the newspaper website. They have one real estate listing posted at our classified section, and more will be added this week.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

(VIDEO) Basketball action

Here's the end of the first half on Thursday night's girls' basketball game:

The Royalton Royals have been a great addition to the Central Minnesota Conference this season. They fell behind 15-4 in the first half but stormed back to gain a 23-21 lead at halftime. Both teams employed stifling defense the entire game.

Saturday update: the weather has brought some changes to local events. Bar Bingo at the KaDe Shack will not be held today. Also, a predator hunt in the Sedan area, culminating with awards and supper at Rooney's Bar, has been postponed to Saturday, February 1.

Also, Music Residency night at Goat Ridge Brewing Co. in New London has been cancelled for tonight. They are being held on Saturdays throughout January. You can read about Family Night at Goat Ridge at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper website...(short link) https://bit.ly/30A2GJN. The Goat Ridge event schedule for January was published in the January 9 issue of the Voice.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Snow fall

The snow fall predictions have fallen a little short...roughly half of what they predicted has fallen today. I'd say we'll end up with four to five inches of snow...of course, I could be wrong.

(It happens)

Regardless, stay safe out there! The wind is just nasty.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday night action

With 11:23 left in the first half in tonight's Central Minnesota Conference game, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team has a 13-4 lead over visiting Royalton. The Jaguars scored seven straight points for a 15-4 lead.

**Update: with 8:29 left, the Jaguars are ahead 15 to 8. The Royals ultimately scored 10 straight points to form a 15-14 score.

Halftime: Royalton 23, B-B-E 21.

Here's video from the first half tonight:

*Update: with 14:13 left in the game, the Royals have a 31-25 lead.

**Final: Royalton 44, B-B-E 40. The Jaguars (6-8, 5-4) were led by Karissa Jones's 12 points. The Royals improve to 12-2 overall and 5-1 in the CMC. They keep pace with Eden Valley-Watkins for the top spot in the CMC, sitting a half-game behind the Eagles. EV-W defeated first-place Holdingford tonight (see scoreboard below).

*****The No. 4-ranked B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team defeated No. 3-ranked Minnewaska Area 33-32 tonight. The teams met at a triangular at Melrose high school, hosted by the Sauk Centre-Melrose wrestling team. The Lakers won at 160, 170, 182, 195, 220 and 285...but they didn't score the needed points to overcome B-B-E's 33-3 lead.

In their second dual of the night, the Jaguars throttled the severely outmanned SC-M team by a 67-4 score. They improve to 9-0 on the season.

At Maple Lake, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team lost 61-40 in a CMC game. They were tied with the Irish 19-19 at halftime.

Maple Lake improves to 5-7 overall and 3-2 in the CMC.

Central MN Conference girls' basketball scores on January 16:
Eden Valley-Watkins 36, Holdingford 32 (EV-W Eagles knock the Huskers out of first place and have won six straight since losing to B-B-E on January 2)
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 58, Kimball Area 37
Maple Lake 61, Paynesville Area 40

Area girls' basketball scores on January 16:
New London-Spicer 73, Watertown-Mayer 60
Albany 63, St. Cloud Cathedral 44
Pine City 70, Pierz 57
East Central 52, Isle 39
Ogilvie 71, Hinckley-Finlayson 56
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 43, Canby 40
Lakeview 63, Dawson-Boyd 38
Upsala 62, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 37
Osakis 71, Swanville 29
Henning 67, Staples-Motley 47
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 74, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 51
Benson 56, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 19
Sauk Centre 65, Minnewaska Area 31
BOLD 62, Renville County West 35
Parkers Prairie 53, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 43

Area boys' basketball scores on January 16:
Osakis 62, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 42
Minnewaska Area 78, Paynesville Area 62
Holdingford 60, Foley 51
Braham 71, Swanville 53
Springfield 91, Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 76
Albany 73, St. Cloud Cathedral 59
Lac qui Parle Valley 74, Russel-Tyler-Ruthton 47
Minneota 68, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 49
Pillager 68, Sebeka 50
Lakeview 58, RCW 56
MACCRAY 89, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 62
Henning 67, Verndale 27
Dawson-Boyd 53, Yellow Medicine East 49
W/H-N 68, Underwood 49
West Central Area 84, Ortonville 31

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Furious Friday coming

... and the only thing furious about it will be the weather.

All school activities at B-B-E are canceled for tomorrow, Friday, January 17. School will be closed due to the oncoming snowstorm that is predicted to arrive in the morning.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Photo galleries

A few additional photo galleries have been added, filled out and rounded out at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's online website...here's the general folder with events from 2019 across the area:

...and here's the photo gallery that includes photos from various Fine Arts-related school and community events in the Bonanza Valley. The photo gallery from the December 15 Christmas recital at Belgrade Nursing Home was just added today:

I just saw this story on the West Central Tribune website tonight...and all I could think was "Good Lord, Almighty!" ...this is flat out crazy. Over $400,000 was allegedly stolen from New London-area small businesses by a Mounds View woman who worked as their bookkeeper.

Read more here (short link): https://bit.ly/2u8lxPF.

My two cents: CRIME SHOULD NOT PAY! And this type of predatory behavior towards small businesses should be severely punished.

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Schedule change

Due to the snow forecast, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team will play at Maple Lake on Thursday this week, not Friday. The varsity game will have a tip-off time of 5:45 p.m., with the B-squad and C-squad games to follow.

Maple Lake will host a varsity girls' basketball game later that evening. Their C- and B-squad girls' basketball games will start at 5:45 p.m., with the two varsity games taking place in their main gymnasium.

The forecast shows anywhere from six to 11 inches of snow coming on Friday and Saturday.

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