Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Baccalaureate Service

Here's the archived video of the Baccalaureate Service for the B-B-E Class of 2016 held tonight at Big Grove Lutheran Church. Brought to you by the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's broadcasting team and its business sponsors!

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Sub-section baseball

The rankings are in! The 13th-ranked B-B-E Jaguars baseball team is the No. 2 seed in Sub-Section 6A-East and currently on a four-game winning streak. They host No. 7 Kimball Area next Tuesday May 31 at 5 p.m. in the sub-section quarterfinals in Elrosa.

Sub-Section 6A-East baseball seeding:
1.) Parkers Prairie (15-2 overall)
2.) B-B-E (14-5 overall)
3.) New York Mills (11-7 overall)
4.) Browerville/Eagle Valley (12-8 overall)
5.) Upsala/Swanville Area (10-9 overall)
6.) Brandon/Evansville (5-14 overall)
7.) Kimball Area (3-15 overall)

State-ranked Ortonville (15-3) is the No. 1 seed in Sub-Section 6A-West, followed by West Central Area (9-8) and Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (16-4).

If the Jaguars beat Kimball, they advance to the semifinals which will be on Thursday, June 2 at 4 p.m. at Minnewaska Area high school.

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Area playoffs underway

Sub-Section 6A-East fastpitch quarterfinal scores on May 24:
Browerville/Eagle Valley 9, Swanville 5
Parkers Prairie 20, Upsala 3
Royalton 21, B-B-E 3 (game delayed in the third inning due to hail)

Area playoff fastpitch scores on May 24:
Maple Lake 14, Paynesville 1 (Irish are sub-section finals bound to face Annandale)
Annandale 9, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 5
Sauk Centre 1, Holdingford 0 (Mainstreeters are heading to the sub-section finals for the second time in the past three seasons; they ended Holdingford’s season with a rare triple play)
Albany 5, Pierz 4 (Huskies are the top seed and face Sauk Centre for the sub-section title on Thursday at 5 p.m. at River’s Edge park in Waite Park)
Kimball Area 11, West Lutheran 2 (Cubs are section finals-bound for the third time in school history, joining the 1993 and 2012 squads; they need one win to get to state)
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 7, New London-Spicer 6 (MA/CA is the top seed in Sub-Section 3AA-North)
NL-S 14, Canby/Minneota 1 (loser’s bracket game)
Benson/Hancock 19, Minnewaska Area 17 (crazy!! The Brave-Owls had a 14-run fifth inning thanks largely to eight Lakers errors! They trailed the Lakers 17-1 after four innings!!)
Montevideo 14, Benson/Hancock 9

Area baseball scores on May 24:
Sauk Centre 13, Melrose Area 1
Upsala/Swanville Area 5, Staples-Motley 1
Paynesville Area 12, Holdingford 2 (6 innings)
St. Cloud Cathedral 11, Paynesville 2
MACCRAY 7, Renville County West 4
Minnewaska 8, MA/CA 0
K-M-S 9, Minneota 1 (Fighting Saints win the Camden Conference title)
(May 23 games)
Minnewaska Area 10, Benson 0
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 7, Hancock 2
Paynesville Area 4, Montevideo 1

Monday, May 23, 2016


Three Jaguars scoring in the 40s helped lead the way for the B-B-E girls’ golf team to win the Central Minnesota Conference title after the final day of the schedule was played at Paynesville this morning. Alyssa Dalen’s 43 led the Jaguars, who scored a 192 to take second place behind Osakis (189).

Overall the Jaguars won the CMC title with a score of 1,300 compared to Osakis’s 1,304.

Last season the Jaguars defeated the Silverstreaks by six strokes overall to claim their second CMC title in school history.

Both the boys’ and girls’ squads for B-B-E now prepare for the first round of the Section 5A meet this Wednesday in Benson.

A great season so far, and hopefully more glory to come!

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Max Bats Invitational

In a battle of two of the top teams in Sub-Section 6A-East, the B-B-E Jaguars baseball team defeated the Browerville/Eagle Valley Tigers 4-2 in the final game of the Max Bats Wood Bats Invitational.

B-B-E is now 12-5 on the season. They host Kimball Area (3-13, 1-10) in the final series of the Central Minnesota Conference schedule.

Browerville/Eagle Valley, who defeated Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg yesterday in the tournament 3-0, is now 11-8 overall.

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Streaming live tonight

At the B-B-E Jaguars vs. Browerville/Eagle Valley Tigers baseball game. Any time between 5:30 p.m. and probably at least 7:30 p.m., you can tune in to watch the game live! Courtesy of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper and our business advertisers.

Here's the link:

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Very busy Friday

Much happened on Friday! Mostly good! Here's the run-down:

The B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch team earned their second win of the season against Swanville.

The B-B-E Jaguars girls' golf team narrowly lost two Central Minnesota Conference meets, but they still hold a seven-stroke lead over Osakis in the overall standings. Just one meet remains: at Paynesville on Monday morning.

And! The B-B-E Jaguars baseball team won in dramatic fashion 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat a very strong Minnewaska Area squad in the first night of the Max Bats Invitational. Both teams are 11-5 following the game. The Lakers are in second place, just one-and-a-half games out of first place, in the West Central South Conference. The Jaguars host Browerville/Eagle Valley, a sub-section rival, at 5:30 p.m. today in Elrosa. I plan to live-stream that game, details to follow.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Third place

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' golf team narrowly missed out on first place at the home meet this morning, the fifth meet of the Central Minnesota Conference schedule.

Sophomore Jayden Miller was tri-medalist with a score of 39. As a team the Jaguars shot a 176. Osakis took second with a 175, and Maple Lake won the meet with a 173.

No word yet from the girls' CMC meet in Osakis this morning.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fastpitch playoffs

The B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch team (1-15 overall) will enter the postseason as the No. 6 seed in Sub-Section 6A-East next Tuesday, May 24. They will travel to No. 3-seeded Royalton for a 5 p.m. game.

The top seeds in Section 6A fastpitch are New York Mills (in the east sub-section) and Brandon-Evansville (in the west sub-section).

Sub-Section 6A-East fastpitch seeding:
1st) New York Mills
2nd) Parkers Prairie
3rd) Royalton
4th) Browerville/Eagle Valley
5th) Swanville
6th) B-B-E
7th) Upsala

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Slipping in the standings

The B-B-E Jaguars baseball team took it on the chin today at Paynesville Area, with the Bulldogs earning a split in the season series with a 4-0 win. The Jaguars fall to 7-5 in the Central Minnesota Conference and sit in fourth place with two games remaining.

Maple Lake and Pierz each earned a share of the CMC title; they both finished 11-3 in the league. Pierz, who lost twice to B-B-E this year, finished the CMC schedule with two wins over last-place Holdingford on Monday by 10-0 and 5-0 scores. Maple Lake, who split with Pierz this year, beat Kimball Area 19-0 in five innings on Monday to finish their conference schedule.

Read more in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice, including results from the Central Minnesota Conference track and field championships that were held today at the B-B-E high school athletic complex.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Read this too!

Especially read this if you are a parent or grandparent!

Read it

Knowledge is power. And being ignorant is a terrible way to live your life.


Boy Scouts fundraiser

B-B-E Boy Scouts Hot Dog & Bean Feed

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Boy Scouts Troop 667 will hold their spring Hot Dog & Bean Feed fundraiser on Friday, May 20 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade. It's an all-you-can eat event! Free will donation. Funds raised will help pay for summer camp costs for troop members.

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