Friday, February 05, 2016

Two tough losses

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team fell from second place in the Central Minnesota Conference with a 64-51 loss at Pierz tonight. Ice-cold field goal shooting in the second half spelled doom for the Jaguars, after they shot 42 percent on field goals and cashed three of four attempts on three-pointers in the first half. In the second half the Jaguars connected on just eight of 28 field goal attempts and missed all six three-point shots.

The Pioneers (12-8 overall) took possession of second place by themselves by outscoring the Jaguars 38-20 after halftime.

The Jaguars fall to 13-8 overall and 7-4 in the CMC.

At home, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team saw their hopes for a share of the CMC title fade with a 63-59 loss to the first-place Kimball Area Cubs. B-B-E's record in the CMC is 6-3, while the Cubs improved to 9-0 (17-2 overall).

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Halftime scores

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team is ahead 31-26 at Pierz.

At home our B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team is losing 26-24 at halftime to Kimball Area.

With 10:30 left in the Kimball game, the Cubs are ahead 40-35.

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Wrestlers hammer two more teams

The eighth-ranked B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team blew out Ortonville 58-21 and Minnewaska Area 53-16 tonight to get to 13-6 in duals this season.

Playoffs begin next Tuesday in Long Prairie. The Jaguars are the number-three seed in Section 5A and do not know who they will wrestle in the quarterfinals. It will be the winner of the opening-round match between sixth-seeded Royalton/Upsala or 11th-seeded Ortonville.

B-B-E's quarterfinal dual in Section 5A will start at 8 p.m. at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle high school next Tuesday, February 9. The R/U vs. Ortonville dual will be held at the same location and will begin at 6 p.m.

2016 Section 5A seeding:
1.) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
2.) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville
3.) B-B-E
4.) Osakis
5.) Benson
6.) Royalton/Upsala
7.) Paynesville Area
8.) Holdingford
9.) New London-Spicer
10.) Minnewaska Area
11.) Ortonville

Here's video from the end of the 106-pound match vs. Minnewaska:

B-B-E's 13-6 record (5-1 Central MN Conference) rates as one of the best in school history! Nice work!

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(Video) Wrestlers say thanks!!

And lots of thank yous!!!

Tonight the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team hosts a double dual with Ortonville (6 p.m.) and Minnewaska Area (7:30 p.m.)...both teams are in Section 5A with the Jaguars. Read more about the wrestlers in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

(Video) Little Jags wrestling

Here's a clip from Saturday's wrestling tournament at the B-B-E elementary school. Shown is Ethan Mueller earning a win by pin against New London-Spicer, a match that the Jaguars won by a score of 49-27.

I have photos from the NL-S match, but unfortunately I did not have room to publish them this week; look for them in next week's Bonanza Valley Voice.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

B-B-E closing early

School will be dismissed at 2 p.m. today, and no after-school activities will take place. This is a weather-related announcement.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Speech!!! CHAMPS!!

Quite a day!! It's been terribly busy in Jaguar Country, with my day beginning at the home elementary wrestling tournament. It was terribly exciting to watch our elementary wrestlers beat New London-Spicer 49-27 in the opening round!!

Fast forward to tonight and I was taking care of getting more coverage going on the B-B-E speech team...check this out!

In other news from today, and this is not a complete list...the B-B-E fifth grade girls' basketball Jaguars took first place at K-M-S. The 7th & 8th grade girls' basketball Jaguars each took third place in a tournament held at New London-Spicer.

This afternoon at the B-B-E high school, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team lost 64-49 to state-ranked and two-time defending Section 5A champion Browerville/Eagle Valley.

In the second game of the double-header, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team saw their five-game winning streak crash to a halt after the state-ranked Browerville/Eagle Valley Tigers beat them 87-52. The first half was very competitive, but the second half belonged to the seventh-ranked (Class 1A) Tigers, who improve to 16-2 with the win. The Jaguars are 13-7 overall heading into a tough home game this Tuesday (Feb. 2) against Minnewaska Area.

**One important side note: the B-B-E/Paynesville dance teams will perform at halftime of the JV and varsity boys' basketball games on Tuesday. Come out and cheer them on along with our boys' basketball team!

Also, I am pleased to report that the second annual Anthony Tullis Ice Fishing Memorial tournament had a great turnout of people today on Norway Lake. They raised over $1,200 for their scholarship fund. Look for more coverage on that fishing tournament in next week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Tune in!

Tune in at 4 o'clock today to hear more about last night's five-overtime win.

Broadcast link at 4 p.m. today, January 29 =

...and here's a video clip of the post-game huddle after our wrestlers beat Sauk Centre-Melrose on Tuesday:

On two nights this week, the Jaguar varsity teams went 3-0!! That's awesome!

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Overtime...lots of them!!

In rural Howard Lake, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team is playing the third overtime against the Lakers in a Central Minnesota Conference battle.

The B-B-E girls' basketball team beat visiting Pierz 66-34 after holding a commanding 37-13 lead at halftime. The Jaguars missed nine of their first 10 field goal attempts, and throughout the first 10 minutes or so of the first half the shot chart was ugly to say the least. They picked things up though and poured the oats on the Pioneers before subbing down the entire bench in the final five minutes. Pierz is 4-12 overall and 1-7 in the CMC; the Jaguars are 13-3 overall and 6-2 in the CMC.

On the road in an important Section 5A match-up, the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team beat Royalton/Upsala 33-31! They are 11-6 overall with two duals left in the regular season.

**Update: the boys are in a fifth overtime!!!

**Update: the Jaguars found their footing in the closing minute of the fifth OT and are heading home with a memorable 73-68 win!!!! They are 13-6 overall and 7-3 in the Central Minnesota Conference and temporarily have a half-game lead over Pierz and Maple Lake for second place; the Lakers fall to 6-13 overall and 2-8 in the CMC. This B-B-E vs. HL-W-W contest was the lone CMC game tonight.

Here's how the final minute played out in the fifth overtime...the Lakers were ahead by one point. Then with 45 seconds left, the Jaguars were up by two. Tanner Heinsius was at the free throw line with 32 seconds left and cashed both shots. With the Lakers furiously trying to get shots off to close the gap, Ryan Illies came up with a huge block. Heinsius later cashed two more free throws for a six-point lead with 8.6 seconds to go, and the Jaguars hung on for the insanely wild and epic win!  They host state-ranked Browerville/Eagle Valley on Saturday at the high school at 5 o'clock; the girls' varsity game is at 3 o'clock. *(JV games, both girls and boys, start at 1:30 p.m. at the high school.)

Central MN Conference girls' basketball scores on January 28:
Eden Valley-Watkins 45, Holdingford 28
Kimball Area 58, Paynesville Area 38
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 56, Maple Lake 33

Area boys' basketball scores on January 28:
Battle Lake 64, Underwood 45
Brandon/Evansville 57, Rothsay 32
MACCRAY 74, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 38
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 76, Lakeview 59
Central MN Christian 74, Lac qui Parle Valley 35
Albany 63, Mora 27
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 75, Hancock 56
Ortonville 75, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 63
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 60, Swanville 39
Browerville/Eagle Valley 104, St. John's Prep 84
West Central Area 46, Osakis 45
Upsala 55, Royalton 42
Sauk Centre 50, Minnewaska Area 44
Melrose Area 60, Montevideo 56
Parkers Prairie 84, Ashby 60 

Area girls' basketball scores on January 28:
Sauk Centre 58, Staples-Motley 37
LP-GE 49, Swanville 37
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 61, Benson 51
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 66, Hancock 45
Annandale 39, New London-Spicer 28

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