Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Conference opener

The B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team had a terrific start to their game tonight against Eden Valley-Watkins. With 11 minutes gone, their defense held the Eagles to just 12 points while they built a 20-12 lead.

The tide turned before halftime, and at the break the Eagles held a 30-29 lead.

Final score: EV-W 55, B-B-E 49. Read more on the game in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Owls take flight over Jaguars

After sitting in a 25-25 tie at halftime, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team fell behind in the later part of the second half by as many as 14 points. Early in the second half, B-B-E built a 36-30 lead before the Owls erased it with a 12-1 run.

Final score: Hancock 74, B-B-E 63. The Owls, contenders for the Sub-Section 6A-South crown this year, improve to 3-0.

Next for the Jaguars (1-3) is a road game at Osakis (1-1) on Friday.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Photo albums

An estimated 99 percent of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's fall sports photos are uploaded to the SmugMug online gallery. Here's the link to the full collection of albums: https://bonanzavalley.smugmug.com/BBE-Jaguar-Fall-Sports-17.

Here's the link to the 2017-18 winter sports photo galleries: https://bonanzavalley.smugmug.com/BBE-Jaguar-winter-sports-17-18.

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Saturday, December 09, 2017

Grant County tournament

The B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team took third place today at the Grant County tournament. Host West Central Area/Ashby took second place, finishing just one point behind champion Ottertail Central. One point!

Earning titles were Isaiah Gilbert (152) and Tyler Bents (138). The Jaguars placed as follows through the weight classes:
106: Walker Bents, 5th
113: Blaine Fischer, 2nd
120: Canon Swanson, 2nd
126: Tyler Jensen, 3rd
132: Dylan Kampsen, 2nd
138: Tyler Bents, 1st
152: Isaiah Gilbert, 1st
170: Mark Jenniges, 4th
195: Thaniel Cebulla, 5th
220: Seth Roering, 5th
285: Joe Thompson, 5th

Other teams at the 10-team tournament included Alexandria, Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville, Fergus Falls, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley/Montevideo United, Border West and Pelican Rapids.

The Jaguars have a few days off from competition until they head to the Northland for the Big Bear tournament at Cass Lake-Bena high school on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16.

Here's the link to the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's online photo gallery that features the December 1 wrestling invitational at B-B-E: https://bonanzavalley.smugmug.com/BBE-Jaguar-winter-sports-17-18/BBE-wrestling-invite-12-01.


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Friday, December 08, 2017

Wrestlers, girls' hoops light up the night

Junior Tyler Bents, who went 2-0 tonight in the Kimball triangular, is shown in action at the home invitational one week ago.

The B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team hammered two Central Minnesota Conference opponents tonight at the Kimball triangular. In the first dual, facing the host Bulldogs, the Jaguars won 52-24. In the second dual, facing the Cubs, the Jaguars won 64-12.

A couple notes: against Kimball, Seth Roering got in a slight jam, almost got turned, but made a quick move and stuck his guy at 220 pounds. It was a very exciting win, even though the dual meet was decided much earlier. Earlier in that dual, Tyler Bents won at 138 pounds in overtime over senior Payton Schiefelbein.

Any way you cut it, tonight marked a very impressive 2-0 start to the wrestling team's dual meet campaign.

At non-conference Minnewaska, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team had five players score in double figures on their way to a big 75-51 win over the 2-1 Lakers. Shooting percentages were much-improved over their first three contests of the season. From the floor, the Jaguars shot 44 percent (26-of-59); at the charity stripe, they shot a respectable 64 percent (20-of-31). I also heard that the JV girls' basketball Jaguars improved to 2-1 on the season with a win over Minnewaska Area. They drubbed Osakis last night for their first win of the year after a season-opening loss at Menahga. They did not play against Melrose back on November 28, as the Dutchmen are not fielding a JV girls' basketball team this year. That is shocking considering that's a school with approximately 120 kids per grade in the upper high school grades (more than double what B-B-E's enrollment is).

Next: the Jaguars (3-1) now gear up for a huge home contest against Eden Valley-Watkins next Tuesday. We need to make sure we pack the gym that night!!!

At non-conference Ortonville tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team could not overcome a poor shooting night and lost by three points, 45-42. The Trojans improve to 3-0, while the Jaguars fall to 1-2 overall. Next: a home contest on Monday against non-conference Hancock, in a game that will be aired on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood. The Owls are 2-0, and they are averaging 83 points a contest so far.

Below, video from the season opener for the girls' basketball team way back on November 28...seems so long ago! Been a hectic start for our newspaper in December.


Area girls' basketball scores on December 8:
Maple Lake 48, Milaca 36
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 73, Ortonville 63
Underwood 72, Battle Lake 35
Benson 59, Paynesville Area 36 (this is Benson's first win on the basketball court (girls' hoops) since February 23, 2016. On that night, the final game of the regular season, the Braves improved to 1-24 overall with a 67-64 win over Paynesville Area. Last season, Benson did not win a game.)
Hancock 42, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 24
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 51, MACCRAY 43
Osakis 61, Upsala 35 (Osakis improves to 1-3 on the season)

Area boys' basketball scores on December 8:
Dassel-Cokato 64, Kimball Area 61
Holdingford 59, Foley 43
Albany 69, New London-Spicer 46
Willmar 69, Sartell-St. Stephen 53
Eden Valley-Watkins 52, Litchfield 32 (impressive win for the Eagles in a border battle)
Brandon/Evansville 41, Browerville 40
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 76, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 56
Dawson-Boyd 69, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 49
MACCRAY 45, Central MN Christian 43
Renville County West 72, Lac qui Parle Valley 44
Lakeview 70, Yellow Medicine East 33
Royalton 77, Pillager 58
BOLD 70, Sauk Centre 53
Minnewaska Area 71, Montevideo 55
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 83, A-C-GC 58
Melrose Area 74, Benson 25 

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Game night

Three of our four varsity teams are in action on the road tonight.

Updates to follow!


Thursday, December 07, 2017

Girls get a win

The B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team overcame another cold shooting night in a 47-35 win at Osakis tonight. The Jaguars, led by Nicole Wesbur's 16 points and Macie Kirckof's 14 points, shot just 36 percent as a team from the floor.

Tonight's game was aired on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood. Osakis fell to 0-3 on the season.

Next is a road game at Minnewaska Area tomorrow night. It will also be on Glenwood radio.


Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Golf course clothing

Starting this week, Prairie View Golf Course of Brooten is selling golf course clothing (name brand stock) at the Bonanza Valley State Bank. Clothing is discounted just in time for Christmas!! This is a great way to support our local golf course while buying high-quality clothing that would be great under the Christmas tree!