Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wrestlers trounce Kimball


What a superb night for the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team! Wow! They beat Kimball Area on the road tonight by a 47-27 score in a Central Minnesota Conference dual to improve to 2-0. It will also count in big ways in February when Section 5A is seeded. The Cubs were undefeated at 2-0 in the CMC and 5-4 overall heading into the night and had previously picked up solid Section 5A wins over Minnewaska Area (57-21), LP/GE-Browerville (45-33), Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (63-12) and Paynesville Area (42-39).

Next is the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City quadrangular where they'll face the state-ranked Falcons, Osakis and Eden Valley-Watkins. Their match with EV-W will count in the CMC standings.

The Pep Band sounded great with just three trumpets tonight.
At home the boys' basketball team lost to Holdingford. And hats off to the "small but mighty" B-B-E Pep Band for their performance before tip off and during halftime. Next for the boys' basketball team is a road game at Sauk Centre on Monday.

Tomorrow night, besides the wrestlers at Grove City for a quadrangular, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team has a huge section and conference game at Kimball Area.

GO JAGUARS!


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Pep Band, radio tonight

The B-B-E Pep Band will perform at tonight's home boys' basketball game against Holdingford.

Also, the varsity game will be covered on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood. Thanks for the coverage, Brady!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Beating Rockford

Kinlee Swanson knocking down a free throw. 
Katelyn Heinze making a move in the paint.

I've got more video to post later tonight.

Soon I'll be creating a new online photo gallery where sports and other photos can be purchased. I hope to get that going before Christmas.

*Thursday night's boys' basketball game will be aired on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood.

Area girls' basketball scores on Dec. 16:
Albany 62, Sauk Rapids-Rice 28
Verndale 48, Royalton 37
Willmar 67, St. Cloud Apollo 18
Brandon/Evansville 51, Hancock 42
Browerville 85, Upsala 66
Osakis 71, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 38
Dawson-Boyd 67, Renville County West 45
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 52, MACCRAY 44
West Central Area 51, St. John's Prep 33
Minnewaska Area 56, Yellow Medicine East 53
Paynesville Area 50, Benson 19
BOLD 45, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 41
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 79, Montevideo 63
Sauk Centre 71, Melrose Area 34

Area boys' basketball scores on Dec. 16:
Rockford Area 61, Norwood-Young America 56
Melrose Area 54, Litchfield 50
Holdingford 53, Foley 32
MACCRAY 86, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 33
Battle Lake 66, Brandon/Evansville 34
Albany 79, Sauk Rapids-Rice 77 OT
Benson 66, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 57
Eden Valley-Watkins 71, Pierz 63
Upsala 54, Kimball Area 47 (at Upsala)

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Christmas program video

Click on the link to see some video from today's elementary Christmas program:
http://lifeinbonanzavalley.blogspot.com/2014/12/video-elementary-christmas-program.html

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Big news in Jaguar Country

Coach Weller and Kinlee Swanson.
This is re-posted from the college Facebook page:

North Dakota State College of Science Volleyball (NDSCS) Head Coach, Jane Passa is happy to announce the signing of 5'7" outside hitter Kinlee Swanson to the 2015 season.

Swanson is a three-sport athlete from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (BBE). She was selected as All-Area, All-Conference, All-State Honorable Mention, CMC Player-of-the-Year, and Most Valuable Player in a her time at BBE for Volleyball.

She was also a two-year basketball captain as well as All-Conference Honorable Mention. In track she was All-State, three-time All-Conference, and third in the state for the long jump.

Needless to say...Kinlee Swanson is "ALL" that, and we are delighted to welcome her to NDSCS! We are so excited to have you continue your athletic and academic successes with us!

Congrats Kinlee!
Kinlee Swanson shown powering down a kill against Sauk Centre this past season.

My thoughts: Swanson is the type of student-athlete that you want in your school. Hard-working, humble and a no-excuses type of person. A team player who fights to the end, never has a bad thing to say about anyone and who is willing to go the extra mile to make everyone around them better. They don't come any better than that.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Halftime

The halftime score tonight: Jaguars 38, Rockets 23.

Game is on both radio stations!

Final: B-B-E 80, Rockford 67. Next for the Jaguars girls' basketball team (4-1) is another CMC game on Friday when they travel to Kimball.

Here's a short video from a timeout late in the second half while the Jaguars had a 68-51 lead:


Central Minnesota Conference girls' basketball scores on Dec. 16:
Maple Lake 38, Holdingford 26
Kimball Area 57, Pierz 55
Eden Valley-Watkins 66, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 28

I won't get back to update this until well after midnight. Too much unfinished work left to do in Sauk Centre.

And on another note: Smooth Magic 107 FM will cover the home boys' basketball game on Thursday night. Thanks for the coverage Brady!!

By 3 a.m. I finished up and have no energy to do anything else. I'll need most of Wednesday to recharge my batteries.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Sound advice


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Feuerhake champ at Grant County

Ben Feuerhake, heavyweight champion at the Grant County Invitational.
Way to go Ben Feuerhake! The junior heavyweight pinned three opponents in Barret on Saturday while taking first individually and leading the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team to a fifth-place showing at the 12-team Grant County Invitational. Colby Schramel placed second as the other Jaguar who made it to the finals.

Next for the Jaguars is a tough and very important dual meet at Kimball on Thursday night. The Cubs are not only a Central Minnesota Conference member, but they are also jockeying for a top-four seed in Section 5A.


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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Santa Claus in Brooten!

Santa Claus was his jolly ol' self in Brooten tonight for the lighted Christmas parade.
Jana Zenner, Mr. Gossen, Mrs. Gossen and Brad Lieser manning the Rooster's Bottle Shop float in Brooten.

Brooten had all sorts of Christmas cheer to share today with visitors and residents of the town. The list of events was exhaustive! I heard that the crowd picked up after 1 p.m., and the free showing of "Ice Age - a Mammoth Christmas" had a nice-sized group of children and parents at the Brooten American Legion.

And the lighted parade was very, very fun to take in. It helped that the temperature hovered in the mid-40s!

Here's video of the magnificent lighted parade!

To see what went down in Sunburg tonight, click below. The music was a nice touch.
http://lifeinbonanzavalley.blogspot.com/2014/12/santa-claus-visits-sunburg.html

I have more photos and video to post on Sunday when I get time. Feel free to bookmark the following link and follow this for more news-related events. I finally got around to starting a website that will be geared towards news and community events. From time to time I'll still post non-sports updates on this Jaguar Sports blog, but that won't happen as much as it has in the past. As you'll see in the header of this new website, it will include news/events on what happens in the Brooten, Terrace, Sedan, Sunburg, Elrosa, Padua and Grove Lake areas as well as random news for the B-B-E school district.


My next move is to set up an online photo gallery to share photos for the B-B-E community...hopefully that will be sooner than later.

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Santa in Elrosa!

Santa Claus met plenty of children this morning in Elrosa.

The Elrosa Commercial Club's Santa Day in Elrosa was a huge success this morning. A drawing for Elrosa Bucks was held afterwards, and during the hour-long event dozens of kids enjoyed visiting with jolly ol' Saint Nick himself. At least 47 kids showed up to take in the event along with dozens of parents, grandparents and other family. The Commercial Club gave away 15 $10 gift cards as an added perk.

*Update at 16:47...here's some video from Elrosa:


That's all I can report...time to get back to downtown Brooten for all of this!
http://bbejaguars.blogspot.com/2014/12/santa-claus-day-in-brooten.html


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Overpowered in second half

Ryan Olmscheid dribbling on the wing.
Jacob Tensen out on the right wing looking for a teammate to pass to.

The Pierz Pioneers overpowered the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team in the second half on their way to a 74-52 road win tonight. The Pioneers were up 25-24 at halftime. The Jaguars fell behind 18-12 midway into the first half before pulling in front 20-19 with three minutes left on a 15-footer by Austin Trustheim.

The game was close all through the first half and in the opening minutes of the second half. Pierz was relatively cold on the outside up until there was about 12 minutes left in the game.

With 13:25 left in the game, Jordan Wosmek canned a three-pointer, and soon after that Trustheim hit a rebound shot to make it Pierz 37, B-B-E 33. The Pioneers then blistered the nets on the three-point line and blew it open. With 9:36 to go, they were up 57-37.

Fourteen points was the closest the Jaguars would get from that point on. Although they played between eight and nine players, depth became an issue in the second half. The Pioneers went a strong 10 deep.

Here's a short video from the second half:

Next is Holdingford in another home game on Thursday. The Huskers (0-4) played a relatively solid game against seventh-ranked and undefeated Eden Valley-Watkins tonight. The Eagles won 50-27 on their home floor to move to 7-0 overall. EV-W is having their best season since 2006-2007 when they finished 17-7 overall after an 8-1 start.

That's all for tonight. Tomorrow is a very, very busy day: Santa Claus in Elrosa, Brooten and Sunburg. A big Christmas sale at the Belgrade Hardware Hank store along with a book signing event at Jana Mae's/Mudslingers Café in Brooten. A junior high basketball tournament in Holdingford (won't make that). The engine block won't cool off during the day.

Central Minnesota Conference boys' basketball scores on Dec. 12:
Kimball Area 68, Rockford Area 53
Maple Lake 78, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 63
#7 Eden Valley-Watkins 50, Holdingford 27

Area boys' basketball scores on Dec. 12:
Melrose Area 67, Sauk Centre 53 (undefeated Dutchmen led 23-22 after getting a shot off in the final seconds before halftime; the score was 12-12 with seven minutes to go in the first half)
Albany 69, Annandale 42
St. Cloud Apollo 63, Willmar 38
Litchfield 73, Paynesville Area 52
Dawson-Boyd 78, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 41
West Central Area 60, Royalton 32
Swanville 62, Osakis 41
Upsala 79, St. John's Prep 59
Henning 52, Ashby 50 OT
Battle Lake 75, Parkers Prairie 35

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KaDe Shack

If you haven't made it here, you're missing out! Great food, great atmosphere, great music and great company! The Supporting Chief Derrick Bjork event was an official success.

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Halftime

Pierz 25, B-B-E 24.

Pierz won.

Radio coverage

Don and Bill will be back in town tonight to cover the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball game against the Pierz Pioneers on our home court.

If you can't make the game, catch the action in one of two ways:
106.5 FM on the radio
Or online: http://www.willmarradio.com/the_train

I haven't had much time to write about the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team this week. They have been idle with a week of tough practices as they gear up for a big 12-team tournament at West Central Area (Barrett) tomorrow. It'll be a bruising day of wrestling. Here are the teams included with the Jaguars and Knights: Alexandria, Ottertail Central, New York Mills, Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta, Mille Lacs, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville, Fergus Falls, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd/Montevideo (United), Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley/Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (Border West), Pelican Rapids.

Also, good luck to the B-B-E Dazzlers dance team as they travel to Albany tomorrow for a big 19-team invitational. Teams included with the Albany Pawettes and the Dazzlers are ACGC, Aitkin, St. Cloud Apollo, Duluth Marshall, Fergus Falls, Frazee, G-F-W, Mayer Lutheran, Melrose Area, Monticello, New Ulm Cathedral, New London-Spicer, Paynesville Area, Pelican Rapids, Pierz, Rockford Area and St. Cloud Cathedral. The invitational starts at 12 p.m.

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