Saturday, August 27, 2016

State baseball updates

Regal lost 12-1 in seven innings to Hadley this afternoon in the Class C state amateur baseball tournament.

Elrosa had a great start in their game tonight against Blue Earth. Final: Saints win! 1-0 final score. They are 19-14 overall now and play in the Sweet 16 at state on Saturday, September 3 at 5 p.m. in Dassel. The opponent will be Plato or Fergus Falls. Spread the word!!!

Read more on the game, and also see video from Hutchinson, at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper website:

St. Martin, the third Region 15C team competing this weekend in the state tournament, will play at 11 a.m. on Sunday in Hutchinson.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Watch it! Anyone!

For anyone who drives, or who will drive in the future...

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Football team salt fundraiser

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars football team is currently doing their annual salt fundraiser. They sell 40-pound Sun Soft softener salt. The players will deliver the salt, carry it to the basement and even pour it in the softener if asked. Deliveries will be made on Friday, August 26. You can contact any 9th-12th grade football player to order, or call head coach Chris Moscho at 320-346-2278 and leave a message.

Thank you for your support!

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Weekend updates in Jaguar Country

I'll update this post throughout the weekend.

First, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' tennis team's home opener against Milbank, SD was rained out on Saturday morning.

On Saturday afternoon at the Class C amateur baseball tournament, Regal won their state opener against Shakopee. You can read more about that game at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's website:

And in another state tournament opener, Farming is battling Foley in a late afternoon game in Dassel. The Flames trailed 2-0 going into the seventh inning but tied it. Farming took a 4-3 lead on Mitchel Thielen's RBI-single to left-center field in the top of the eighth inning.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Preseason practices

The official preseason is underway at B-B-E for the fall Jaguar sports...I don't have firm numbers on turnout, but the numbers are higher for the B-B-E girls' tennis team than they were last year which is fabulous! Coach Kienitz has at least 15 on her roster for varsity and JV.

The Jaguars football team numbers appeared to be down somewhat from last year, but that's not surprising because they graduated 12 seniors off of last year's 5-5 team and are bringing in a smaller group of ninth graders than usual. The current B-B-E Class of 2020 has the smallest number of football players that we've ever had at that level.

I'll make more of an announcement tonight, but I'm happy to announce that a fan bus is being offered for the Elrosa Saints baseball team's trip to the state tournament on August 27. Sign-up sheets are located at Bucky's Bar, Bayer Gas & Grocery and the Elrosa branch of North American State Bank.

More info to follow!

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Monday, August 15, 2016


I've got over 500 photos from this past weekend of children's musical, August Fest and region baseball action. Look for a few of them to make it into the August 18 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice.

Today is the start of official preseason practices for the B-B-E Jaguars football, volleyball and girls' tennis teams.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Region championship game

The Elrosa Saints baseball team won in dramatic fashion by a 7-6 score in regulation innings over Regal this afternoon. The Eagles, who take a 21-9 record into state, had a 6-3 lead after seven innings were in the book. Much, much more online coverage will follow tonight at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper website, including state tournament information.


Currently I am compiling a lengthy list of Elrosa-area businesses who will be sponsoring extended coverage of the Saints in the August 18 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

By the way...Farming is the No. 4 seed to state from Region 15C, and St. Martin is the No. 3 seed. I'll have draftee information posted on the upcoming website article.

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Region 15C updates on Sunday

With six innings in the book: Elrosa 1, St. Martin 0.

Final score: Elrosa wins 6-2! Aaron Vogt was the winning pitcher, going six innings for Elrosa. The next game begins at 1:35 p.m. with winner-takes-all implications.


Region 15C amateur baseball scores

Here are the Saturday scores...the first two games of the day were elimination games and also state-qualifying games between the four remaining one-loss teams.
In the first game Farming blasted New London-Spicer 11-1 in eight innings.
In the second game St. Martin edged Richmond 2-1 in a wildly entertaining game.
In the first seeding contest of the region tournament, St. Martin then beat Farming 8-3.

This sets up Sunday as follows: Elrosa (16-14) will face St. Martin in another seeding contest, also the elimination bracket final, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 14 in Paynesville. The loser of that game will be the No. 3 seed to state from Region 15C. The winner advances to the region championship series to face Regal. That first region title game will start at about 1:30 p.m. (probably closer to 2 p.m.).

If it plays out with an Elrosa win at 11 a.m., the Saints would have to beat Regal twice on Sunday afternoon in order to win the region title.

...and by the way I've started Belgrade August Fest coverage late Saturday night. You can see an article on the Miss Belgrade Ambassador coronation at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper website:

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