Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jaguars 17-U fastpitch update

Morgan Gronli getting a base hit against Browerville in last Thursday's home doubleheader.

Sarah Schmitz batting for the Jaguars this spring.

The B-B-E Jaguars 17-U fastpitch team begins the West Central League East-division playoffs tonight with a 5 p.m game at Sauk Centre high school against Eagle Valley. If they beat the Rebels, they'll advance to play top-seeded Melrose Area at 6:15 p.m. tonight in a game also held at Sauk Centre.

Also playing at 6:15 p.m. are #2-seed Sauk Centre and #3-seed Royalton.

At 7:30 p.m., the winning teams from 6:15 p.m. face one another, and the losing teams from 6:15 p.m. also square off. The losers are eliminated, while the winner of the 7:30 p.m. game between the winning teams advances to the championship game that is on Thursday at Osakis at 7 p.m.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Spring Hill's game

The upcoming Spring Hill vs. New Munich game at Chargers Field starts at 11:00am this Sunday (July 27).

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Another tough one-run loss

Kevin Kuefler, their number-two batter, had one of Elrosa's hits today.

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team lost 3-2 today to visiting New Munich in a region-qualifying playoff game. Going into the 8th inning, the game was tied 1-1 before the SilverStreaks plated two runs in the top half of the frame. The Saints got one back in the bottom of the 9th but couldn't tie it or win it. They're in a must-win situation now when they host Meire Grove next Sunday, July 27 at 2:30pm at Saints Field.

The 4th-seeded Grovers lost 21-8 in 7 innings at Spring Hill.

Top-seeded Spring Hill hosts third-seeded New Munich at noon next Sunday. (No, it is at 11:00am)

In the Stearns County League Little League playoffs, #2-seeded Elrosa beat Spring Hill 11-1 tonight to advance to the Final Four round. Fifth-seeded Regal won at #4-seed Roscoe by a 2-0 score to also earn a spot in the semifinals.

In the Sinclair Lewis Days youth baseball tournament at Sauk Centre, the Elrosa Saints lost 2-1 in the championship game to Osakis. In the third-place game, the B-B-E Jaguars beat Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 9-7 thanks to a huge rally after they fell behind 5-0 in the first inning.

More to follow.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

B-B-E, Elrosa find wins in Sauk Centre

Ben Waller shown playing for B-B-E against Osakis tonight.

Coach Van Beck talks to his Elrosa defense during the top of the 5th inning against K-M-S tonight.

At the Sinclair Lewis Days Little League tournament in Sauk Centre, teams from B-B-E and Elrosa earned wins today on an absolutely fabulous day for youth baseball. The B-B-E Jaguars defeated Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7-1 in their opener before losing to a loaded Osakis team in the semifinals. The Elrosa Saints beat Sauk Centre Maroon 6-3, then faced Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg tonight and won 8-1.

Once it's done processing on YouTube, click here to see a video of the last two outs recorded between Elrosa and K-M-S tonight, with the Saints turning a double play (second baseman unassisted to first base):

Speaking of baseball, tomorrow is a big day for area teams!

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team hosts New Munich in a region-qualifying postseason game, also the Stearns County League North division playoff opener. That starts at 1:30pm.

At 2:15pm at Jaycee Park in Sauk Centre, the Elrosa Saints Pee Wee team faces Osakis in the Sinclair Lewis Days Little League championship. Earlier, the B-B-E Jaguars play K-M-S at 10:45am.

Later that night, at 6:30pm in Elrosa, the Saints Little League team hosts Spring Hill in the Stearns County League playoff quarterfinals.

Here's a few Elrosa photos from their K-M-S game tonight in Sauk Centre:

And photos from the B-B-E vs. Osakis game:

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Friday, July 18, 2014

(Photo gallery) Bonanza Valley Days grand parade


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

(Photo gallery) Miss Brooten coronation



Scenes from Bonanza Valley Days

Here's Max Hanson with Brooten Fire Department member Mark Torkelson at the kids water wars.

Bonanza Valley Days are already a few days old, but here's a couple of my favorite photos from the weekend in Brooten.

Now we gear up for many other activities to focus on in the newsroom: Sinclair Lewis Days in Sauk Centre, Jaguar 17-U fastpitch playoffs, Stearns County League baseball playoffs at all levels and soon the Stearns County Fair, Belgrade August Fest, Region 15C baseball.

Before you know it, the 2014-2015 school year will be upon us. It's coming.

FINALLY, here's one Sauk Centre Herald photo album from Bonanza Valley Days. More to follow.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Elrosa Little League update

Elrosa's Little League team beat New Munich 8-7 on Sunday night to finish the regular season in a tie for 2nd place at 8-2 in the 11-team Stearns County League.

Up next is playoffs, details to follow.