Sunday, January 25, 2015

B-B-E Family Fun Day

It's today! Read all about it on page eight of the Jan. 15 and Jan. 22 issues of the Bonanza Valley Voice. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Eagles win

After the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team had a 27-25 halftime lead today, Eden Valley-Watkins pulled away in the second half to win 69-57. The Eagles are 15-1 and sit in first place (tied with Maple Lake) in the Central Minnesota Conference.

At the prestigious Chanhassen meet, the rocking-and-rolling and incredibly fabulous B-B-E speech team opened their 2015 season. Molly Tengwall took third place in storytelling out of 52 competitors. Overall, 1,400 speechers were in attendance. Whew!!

Read more about all this in the Jan. 29 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice.


Friday, January 23, 2015


The B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team went 2-1 at Browerville against some excellent opponents. Their lone loss was to West Central Area/Ashby by a 39-30 score. The Knights/Arrows are ranked 11th as a team in the in Class 1A Guillotine rankings. The Jaguars throttled Class 2A Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville 44-18 and also beat Border West by a 42-31 score. They are 10-3 in dual meets with three left on the schedule before the Section 5A playoffs. That 10-3 mark equals the record at this point in the 2012-13 season. What a fun ride it's been so far for our wrestlers! Next is an away dual at Rockford Area (2-9) next Tuesday in the last Central Minnesota Conference dual of the season. Parents Night is Thursday at home against Royalton/Upsala. Also that night, "Pledge for Pins" will take place. (Details to be posted on Sunday about that event.)

At home tonight B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team lost to Minnewaska 55-42 in a very disappointing game. At the half, the Lakers led 32-26.

Here's video from the exciting JV basketball game won by B-B-E in overtime:

Next for the Jaguars (9-5) is a home game with Sauk Centre (13-1) on Tuesday.

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8th grade boys' basketball

Against EV-W on Tuesday, the Jaguars jumped out to a 21-1 lead with 9:43 left in the first half.

Coach Montbriand has the eighth grade Jaguars boys' basketball team tuned up and firing on all cylinders to start their 2015 season. Here's video from their win on Tuesday over EV-W:

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wrestlers get 8th win

At Minnewaska in an important Section 5A dual, the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team buried the Lakers early and won 51-26. They are 8-2 heading into the Browerville duals tomorrow night.

Late in the Kimball game the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team trails 51-44 with 5:30 left. Final: Kimball 59, B-B-E 54.

The B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team won 70-56 at Pierz. They host Minnewaska Area on Friday night, and the B-B-E Dazzlers dance team will perform at halftime. On Saturday the Dazzlers compete at the Camden Conference championships at LQPV high school.

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Halftime scores

At halftime at Kimball: Cubs 31, Jaguars 24 in conference boys' basketball action. The Jaguars trailed by 11 points a couple of times, cut it to five points late at 27-22, trailed 31-22 before Dalon Bitzan hit a putback shot at the buzzer.

At Pierz in girls' basketball action at halftime: Jaguars 35, Pioneers 24.

"A Senior's View" article No. 1

For any former Brooten elementary school student of Mrs. Hauge, you won't want to miss this week's Bonanza Valley Voice!

And check out the current girls' basketball standings!

And by the way, 106.5 FM the Train of Norway Lake/Sunburg is making tracks to Kimball tonight to cover the very important sub-section and conference showdown between our B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team and the Cubs. Kimball Area is 10-4 overall and 4-3 (tied for third place) in the Central Minnesota Conference.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015


In their attempt to snap a two-game losing skid, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team came up with a double-digit win over visiting Holdingford tonight. After leading 26-20 at halftime, the Jaguars built the lead up as much as 20 points in the second half with a final score of 61-45.

The Huskers fall to 0-5 in the Central Minnesota Conference with their fourth straight loss; they are 2-9 overall. B-B-E improves to 8-4 overall and 5-1 in the CMC. Their next game is Friday at home against Minnewaska Area. Like tonight's game, that game will be on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood. The B-B-E Dazzlers dance team will perform at halftime on Friday as a final tune-up before they compete at the Camden Conference championships on Saturday at LQPV high school.

The boys' basketball team lost at New London-Spicer. Their next game is Thursday at Kimball Area in a game that will be on The Train, 106.5 FM of Norway Lake-Sunburg.

The wrestlers were idle tonight and battle Minnewaska Area on the road on Thursday.

That's all to be posted until Wednesday afternoon. Time to wrap up this week's Bonanza Valley Voice before it goes to press!

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The boys' basketball game tonight will be on 106.5 FM the Train.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Fourth CMC win

As far back as my records go, the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team has never earned four CMC dual wins in a season. That is no longer true after the Jaguars rolled over Holdingford 42-16 tonight to improve to 4-1 in the conference and 7-2 overall.

Very impressive!!!

Next is a section showdown on Thursday at Minnewaska Area against the 1-8 Lakers. The Jaguars need to pick up a big win that night to keep their hopes of a number two playoff seed alive.

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Radio coverage this week

Find Smooth Magic's online coverage at 

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Browerville games


With 1:22 left the Browerville Tigers are ahead 23-13 over our boys' basketball team. At halftime the score is Tigers 23, Jaguars 15.

In the JV girls' basketball game, a very exciting final score: Jaguars 63, Tigers 39!

Final varsity boys score: Browerville 65, B-B-E 38.

In the varsity girls' basketball game: 51 seconds left and the Tigers have a four-point lead. The final score was Browerville 75, B-B-E 68.

Wrestling team second at NL-S

Team photo by Roger Mischke.
By the smallest of margins, the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team missed out on earning the championship at the New London-Spicer tournament on Friday night. Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity, a Class 2A program, edged the Jaguars by just two and a half points to take first place.

Of the 13 wrestlers competing for B-B-E in the varsity division, 12 earned medals. Of the 12 medalists, 11 placed in the final four. That is very awesome!

Next is a tough dual at Holdingford for the team's fifth Central Minnesota Conference match of the season.

Here's some video from Friday night:

At Rockford on Friday night, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team lost 92-61 to the Rockets in their final basketball trip ever to that school. They play at Browerville (7-7) at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The girls' basketball team follows with a game at once-beaten Browerville at 6:30 p.m.

Good luck today to the B-B-E Dazzlers dance team as they compete at the Yellow Medicine East invitational.

Central Minnesota Conference boys' basketball scores on Jan. 15:
Kimball Area 51, Holdingford 36
Eden Valley-Watkins 68, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 50

Area girls' basketball scores on Jan. 15:
Battle Lake 60, Hancock 22
Osakis 74, Royalton 34
Upsala 49, Swanville 35
Browerville 90, West Central Area 51
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 70, Lakeview 58
Albany 54, Melrose Area 44
Minnewaska Area 61, A-C-GC 37
Sauk Centre 78, BOLD 57
Montevideo 56, Paynesville Area 41

Area boys' basketball scores on Jan. 15:
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 63, Minnewaska Area 60
Albany Area 84, Milaca 66
West Central Area 64, Henning 38
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 60, Dawson-Boyd 58
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 52, Melrose Area 44 (Dutchmen's first loss of the year after a 13-0 start)

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