Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Friday Night Lights IX: valiant effort falls short

What an incredible night at Swanville! In the second quarter, the B-B-E Jaguars football team is trailing 14-6 tonight to the once-beaten Upsala/Swanville Area Patriots.

Update: the Jaguars took a 20-14 lead early in the fourth quarter!

Later in the fourth quarter the No. 3-seeded Patriots took a 22-20 lead. The No. 6-seeded Jaguars battled furiously on their last drive of the game, but they stalled out on fourth down with 10 seconds to go.

FINAL: Upsala/Swanville Area 22, B-B-E 20. The Jaguars finish a truly roller-coaster style season with a final record of 2-7 overall. USA moves on to face Mayer Lutheran in Mayer on Saturday in the section semifinals.

Section 4A playoff quarterfinal scores on Oct. 25:
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 8, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 6 (at Lester Prairie, No. 5 seed beats No. 4 seed in a cliffhanger)
Mayer Lutheran 38, Kimball Area 12

Area football playoff scores on October 25:
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 28, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 20
MACCRAY 50, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 6
Pillager 50, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6
Parkers Prairie 26, New York Mills 6
Breckenridge 41, West Central Area/Ashby 6
Canby 21, Dawson-Boyd 7
Maple Lake 54, Minneapolis Edison 14    
Paynesville Area 42, Minnewaska Area 14      
Sauk Centre 28, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 20
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 38, St. Agnes 12    
BOLD 47, Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 0
Minneota 48, Ortonville 6
Albany 25, Montevideo 0
New London-Spicer 35, Melrose Area 12 (this game was tied 7-7 in the second quarter, but the No. 3-seeded Wildcats cruised from that point on)
Litchfield 27, Holdingford 13
Jordan 44, Rockford Area 15
Osakis 56, Benson 12  

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Monday, October 24, 2016

B-B-E Operation Warm - spread the word!

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Clothes Closet will again be sponsoring Operation Warm for the upcoming winter. Items the public can donate include winter gear such as coats, snow pants, boots, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves. They are currently being collected through October 25 for distribution to families in need across our communities. Items should be in new or gently-used condition in sizes infant to adult.
Distribution of the items will take place on Wednesday, October 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ka-De Shack in Brooten. Everyone is welcome, and everything is free. Items can be dropped off at the B-B-E Clothes Closet, located at the Brooten City Hall, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Monetary donations are always welcome to be used for purchasing other needed items as well.

Let’s make sure no person or family goes without warm clothing this winter across our Bonanza Valley area! With any questions or concerns, call Jeanne at 320-346-2524. Please note that the green drop box located on Highway 55 is not our drop off point. The B-B-E Clothes Closet is open Wednesdays 10 to 4


On a winning streak

The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team has a nice four-match winning streak going as they enter the upcoming playoffs. Tonight they finished the regular season with a thrilling 3-2 win at Paynesville Area to complete the regular season. They won game five by a 15-13 score and take a 15-11 overall record into the sub-section playoffs. Next is a home match on Friday night (Oct. 28) at 7 p.m.

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Belgrade will hold their annual fall sausage and pancake supper fundraiser on Sunday, October 30 at the parish center. Serving will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. All you can eat! No bingo, no chances, no raffles, just good, delightful eating and company! Everyone is welcome! Adults $9, children 5-12 are $5 and children 4 and under are free.


Volleyball seeded for playoffs

The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team (14-11, 4-2 CMC) wraps up the regular season schedule with a road match at Paynesville (tonight) on Monday this week. They earned the No. 1 seed in Sub-Section 5A-West-A and have a first-round bye. They host the winner of the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City match for the playoff opener this week Friday with a 7 p.m. start time. 

If the Jaguars win, they play in the semifinals on Tuesday, November 1 at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle high school at 7:30 p.m. The sub-section finals will be on Thursday, November 3 at Little Falls high school at 6 p.m.


(Video) Homecoming games

Here's "The Price is Right" game played during Homecoming week at the high school auditorium.

By the way, tonight the volleyball team wraps up the regular season and conference schedule at Paynesville.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Friday Night Lights VIII: Jaguars thrash Cubs

It's about darn time!

It took them four games to do it, but for the first time since Week Four, the B-B-E Jaguars football team played a very solid football game and got back into the win column as they thrashed the Kimball Area Cubs 42-25 on the road on Wednesday night to complete the regular season.

The Jaguars made it clear they came ready to play after posting a 28-0 lead after the first quarter. 

Overall the Jaguars ran 57 plays to accumulate 313 yards of offense, 252 yards coming on the ground. They had 16 first downs compared to eight by Kimball. On third down, the Jaguars converted six of nine tries. 

Neither team’s quarterback threw an interception, but the Jaguars had three lost fumbles to two by the Cubs. Also key to the win was committing a season-low four penalties, for which the Jaguars were set back by a total of 45 yards.

Kimball Area (0-8) tallied most of their offense in the second half against B-B-E's JV players. They had 233 total yards in the game, 190 on the ground, with their quarterback completing just four of 15 passes for a total of 43 yards. 

Here's video from the only time the Jaguars found their way to the red zone in the game last week against Upsala/Swanville Area:

Next: the Section 4A playoff quarterfinals...the Jaguars (2-6) are a lock for the No. 6 seed in the seven-team section. As of Thursday morning, it is unclear who their first-round playoff opponent will be. The Jaguars will be on the road next Tuesday, October 25, playing at either Upsala/Swanville Area or Mayer Lutheran (both 7-1). I will be checking through the day on more updates.

**UPDATE at 11:20 a.m. on Thursday...the Jaguars are indeed the No. 6 seed in the section. They will open up playoffs at Upsala/Swanville Area, the No. 3 seed, on Tuesday, October 25. I haven't heard back from Coach Loven on what town will host the game or the time of kickoff. Stay tuned for updates!

**UPDATE at 12:40 p.m. on Thursday...the Jaguars will travel to Swanville for the playoffs next Tuesday. Kickoff against the USA Patriots is at 7 p.m.

Mid-State District, Sub-District 3 scores in Week 8 on Oct. 19:
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 27, Browerville/Eagle Valley 6 (at Browerville!)
Upsala/Swanville Area 35, West Central Area/Ashby 14 (at Swanville)
Royalton 47, Parkers Prairie 18 (at Royalton)

Area football scores on October 19:Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 38, Minnewaska Area 0
Minneapolis North 35, St. Agnes 14
New London-Spicer 56, Milaca 12
Brandon/Evansville 50, Renville County West 8
Becker 37, Albany 21  
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 51, Montevideo 0  
Paynesville Area 30, Melrose Area 22 (Bulldogs finish the regular season on a two-game winning streak and enter the Section 5AA playoffs with a 3-5 record)
Pierz 35, Holdingford 13    
Ortonville 36, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 30    
BOLD 42, Yellow Medicine East 6
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 43, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 20      
Hancock 8, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 0      
Bertha-Hewitt 32, Underwood 20       
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 52, MACCRAY 16     
Willmar 39, Sauk Rapids-Rice 22        
Osakis 47, Long Prairie/Grey Eagle 14   
St. Cloud Tech 26, Alexandria 19    
Little Falls 14, Foley 7     
Sauk Centre 30, Benson 27 (the narrow win gets the Mainstreeters a home playoff game as the No. 4 seed in Section 5AA, as they edged A-C-GC for the last home playoff spot in that section by virtue of the QRF tiebreaker; last week the Mainstreeters pummeled the Falcons 49-21)
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 36, Rockford Area 14  (HL-W-W wins for the first time since Week One, when they blasted Montevideo 40-8)   
Eden Valley-Watkins 44, Maple Lake 0     
Dawson-Boyd 42, Adrian 13
Minneota 49, Lakeview 40
Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 33, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 6


Wednesday, October 19, 2016


42 to 0 Jaguars ahead of Kimball!

Final: 42-25, the Jaguars led 28-0 entering the second quarter.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Quite the night

The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team won game five at Kimball Area by a 15-10 score to improve to 4-2 in the Central Minnesota Conference and 14-11 overall. Sophomores Katherine Mastey and Ally Gruber led the team with 13 kills apiece.


(Video) Car accident by Brooten

Here's video taken on Tuesday night following a car accident in the construction zone east of Brooten on Highway 55:

Preliminary information is that a car was rear-ended on the east side of the construction zone. More details will be released in an official statement from the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Monday, October 17, 2016


The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team won by sweep for the second time in a row against Browerville/Eagle Valley. They improve to 13-11 overall heading into Tuesday night's road match at Kimball Area.


(HD video) Jaguars vs. Eagles

Here's video from Dig Pink night last Tuesday...near the end of game one against Eden Valley-Watkins.

The Jaguars (12-11) host Browerville/Eagle Valley tonight in the last home match of the regular season.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Membership banquet coming on Oct. 22

The Bonanza Valley Royal Strutters, a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will have their 12th annual membership banquet on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at the Padua Pub. The event begins with Gobbling H our at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner is served at 7 p.m. (Dave's famous chicken and ribs) The raffle drawing is at 9 p.m. featuring 15 guns that will be given away. A Jake's Dinner for those 17 and under is $12.50. A single membership and dinner is $30, while a couples membership and dinner is $45. A sponsorship membership and two dinners will be $275. Thank you for your support!

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