Saturday, September 29, 2007

Jaguars Football Falls to Eden Valley-Watkins 54-0

The Jaguars football team fell to 1-4 overall this season with a 54-0 drubbing at the Homecoming of Eden Valley-Watkins. The Jaguars will now regroup for their own homecoming, next Friday (Oct 5) when they host Kimball Area (1-3 CMC, 2-3 overall).

The Jaguars sit in 6th place in the nine-team Section 5A standings. State-ranked Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (31 points) and Dawson-Boyd (30 points) lead the standings with 5-0 records each.

Other scores in the CMC on Friday night:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 21, Kimball Area 0
Pierz 33, Maple Lake 0
Rockford 30, Holdingford 13

On Monday the Jaguars volleyball team hosts Foley (1-8) in non-conference action. The Jaguars girls tennis team faces New London-Spicer at the NL-S High School tennis courts on Monday as well. They open up Sub-Section 5A-North playoffs on Thursday, October 4, at MACCRAY in a 4:30 match.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Jaguars Volleyball Picks Up Another Sweep in CMC Play -- Biggest of the Year at Eden Valley-Watkins

Tonight in CMC volleyball action, the Jaguars volleyball team picked up its fourth conference win of the season (against zero losses) at Eden Valley-Watkins. Though it was Homecoming for the Eagles, the Jaguars were the ones who left the gymnasium celebrating, as they are the only undefeated team left in the conference.

The Jaguars will host Foley next Monday (October 1) in non-conference action.

Also in the CMC tonight, Pierz defeated Maple Lake 3-1, all but assuring that Maple Lake will not make it four conference crowns in a row (the Irish have two CMC losses now).

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Showdown in the CMC - Jaguars Volleyball Travels to Eden Valley-Watkins ; Cross Country at St.John's Prep Invitational

Today at 4:30 the Jaguars Cross Country teams will compete at St.John's Prep.

The Jaguars volleyball team will face off with Eden Valley-Watkins tonight in the Eagles' high school gymnasium for the top spot in the CMC. Both teams have vanquished their only real competition in the CMC, the Pierz Pioneers, and the Eagles are looking for their first volleyball conference crown since 1987.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Jaguars Girls Tennis Drops a 5-2 Match to Annandale on the Home Courts

Today on the home courts, the Jaguars girls tennis team fell to Annandale by a 5-2 score.

They will play New London-Spicer next Monday, either at NL-S or at home. It is unclear right now where the match will be played.

Sub-Section 5A-North playoffs will begin on October 4th and 5th.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Jaguars Volleyball Pounds Away at the Osakis Silverstreaks in a 3-0 Sweep

The Jaguars volleyball team beat Osakis in 3 games tonight on the home court. The B- and C-squad teams also swept Osakis in straight games. Both underclassmen squads are undefeated.

The Jaguars now prepare for a tough match at Eden Valley-Watkins for bragging rights (and the top spot) in the Central Minnesota Conference on Thursday night.

Around the CMC tonight in volleyball:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 3, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 1
Holdingford 3, Royalton 1

The Jaguars girls tennis match against Sauk Center was rained out. They will host Annandale on Tuesday at 4:30.

The Jaguars cross country teams will travel to Renville County West on Tuesday for a 4:00 meet. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, Lakeview, MACCRAY, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton and Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s will also compete.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Jaguars Volleyball and Girls Tennis at Home on Monday

The Jaguars volleyball team will host fellow Sub-Section 5A-South team Osakis on Monday night, with the B/C-squad matches to begin at 6:00.

The Jaguars girls tennis team will host Sauk Centre in a 4:30 match. They will also host a fellow Section 5A team on Tuesday when Annandale comes to town.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Jaguars Football Suffers Second Shutout of the Season to CMC Power Pierz

The Jaguars football team was shutout for the second time of the season to the Pierz Pioneers in Central Minnesota Conference action tonight on the home field.

They were held to under 100 yards of offense for the first time since the 2004 season.

It won't get any easier for the Jaguars as they travel to defending Class 2A champion Eden Valley-Watkins next Friday night.

Around the CMC tonight:
Eden Valley-Watkins 55, Kimball 12
Maple Lake 17, Holdingford 2
Rockford 21, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 8

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Jaguars Volleyball Dismantles the 10-1 Pierz Pioneers in Central Minnesota Conference Action

Tonight the Jaguars volleyball team raised their CMC record to 3-0 after taking apart a very good Pierz Pioneers squad 25-10, 25-21, 25-11. The Jaguars never allowed the Pioneers to get their offense going in games one and three. Both teams played with great hustle and athleticism; however, it was our Jaguars who gave the best performance while staying unbeaten in the conference.

The Pioneers fall to 1-2 in the CMC and are 10-2 overall. They were defeated earlier in the season by Eden Valley-Watkins 3-1.

Around the CMC in prep volleyball tonight:
Eden Valley-Watkins 3, Kimball 0 *The Eagles are 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the CMC and host our Jaguars next Thursday, Sept 27.
Maple Lake 3, Holdingford 0
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 3, Rockford 0

Up next for the Jaguars volleyball team: a home match against Osakis next Monday, September 24. It is a key match that has playoff implications as both squads are in Sub-Section 5A-South. The Silverstreaks lead the Prairie Conference with a 4-0 record and are 5-6-3 overall.

No word yet on the cross country teams, who competed at Eden Valley today.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Jaguars Volleyball Wins 3-1 Against Litchfield on the Home Court

Tonight in prep volleyball action, the Jaguars volleyball team won 3-1 against Litchfield in their first home match since August 28.

They now prepare for a tough Pierz squad who is also undefeated in the CMC as our Jaguars are. The Pioneers will travel to B-B-E on Thursday, September 20.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Jaguars Girls Tennis Team Falls to Once-Beaten Osakis 6-1

In prep girls tennis action today on the home courts, the Jaguars dropped a 6-1 match to the Osakis Silverstreaks, who are 12-1 on the season. The Blue & Silver played a much more competitive match than when they faced the 'Streaks at the Osakis Quad in August (a 7-0 loss). Coach Westrom juggled up the lineup and it paid off.

Tomorrow (Tues Sept 18) the Jaguars travel to the MACCRAY high school tennis courts in Clara City for a rematch with the Wolverines. The Jaguars were narrowly clipped by a 4-3 score at the Benson Triangular on August 27. It is a key Section 5A matchup that will weigh heavily when seeding takes place later this month.

Other Jaguar teams in action: The cross country teams travels to Renville County West on Tuesday (4:00), while the Jaguars volleyball team hosts Litchfield on Tuesday night.

Renville County West will host our Jaguars, along with ACGC, BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, Lakeview, MACCRAY and Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Jaguars Volleyball Goes 3-1, Loses Third-Place Match to Sauk Centre by a 2-1 Margin

The Jaguars volleyball team began the day 2-0 at the Sauk Rapids Invitational this morning. After defeating Class 3A Elk River in the 9:00 match, they then defeated former Section 6AA rival Melrose Area 25-15, 25-15 to advance into the Final Four round.

In the semi-finals, they lost 2-1 to St.Cloud Cathedral, two-time defending Section 5AA champions and four-time defending West Central North Champs.

The Jaguars dropped the third-place match by a 2-1 score to finish 4th out of the 12 teams at the invitational. It was an excellent day of volleyball and the Jaguars showed they belonged with some of the area's best teams, after competing at a high level during grueling matches to St.Cloud Cathedral and Sauk Centre.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Jaguars Football Team Takes it on the Chin at Maple Lake

This one, for the most part, was a forgettable game. The Jaguars, who trailed 20-6 late in the first half and found themselves deep in the Irish red zone, ended up trailing 23-6 (a three touchdown-margin) at halftime. While they did score first in the second half, to trail 23-12, it was all Maple Lake after that as the Jaguars were sent packing from a 50-12 beating.

They will regroup this week before hosting Class 2A state-ranked Pierz next Friday night. Kickoff is at 7:00 at our high school sports complex.

K-M-S and Dawson-Boyd, both Section 5A teams, were winners tonight on the gridiron. Both are 3-0 on the season and are shaping up as the two top teams in the nine-team section. On Saturday while I'm at the Sauk Rapids Volleyball Invitational with our Jaguars volleyball team, I'll post the other scores from the CMC.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jaguars Volleyball Sweeps Maple Lake in CMC Action

Tonight at Maple Lake, the Jaguars faced the three-time defending CMC champion Irish and left with a 3-0 sweep, after playing a fast-paced and thrilling three games in which they controlled the tempo almost the whole way.

They move to 2-0 in the CMC and 7-1 overall.

They now have one day of rest before traveling to a very tough Sauk Rapids Invitational on Saturday beginning at 9:00.

The Jaguars girls tennis team dropped a 5-2 match to Parkers Prairie on the road tonight. It evens their record at 10-10 overall with four matches remaining in the regular season. They host Osakis next Monday before traveling to MACCRAY on Tuesday for a rematch with the Section 5A opponent Wolverines.

The Jaguars cross country team travels to Renville County West next Tuesday for a 4:00 meet.

Friday night the Jaguars football team travels to Maple Lake to face the Irish. Both teams are 1-1 and looking for a win to gain momentum heading into the thick of the CMC schedule.

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Jaguars Cross Country is at New London-Spicer Meet Today

Twelve area teams will compete with our Jaguars boys and girls cross country teams at the NL-S meet today, beginning at 4:00. Besides the host Wildcats, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Benson/KMS, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, Litchfield,
MACCRAY, Minnewaska, Morris, Paynesville, Redwood Valley, Renville County West and Yellow Medicine East will be at the meet.

In other Jaguars sports action today, the volleyball team travels to Maple Lake for a showdown with the CMC rival Irish. It is a key match up that will go a long ways to determining the 2007 conference champion. Also, the girls tennis team travels to Parkers Prairie for a rematch with the Panthers, who narrowly defeated the Jaguars 4-3 on August 31 at the Minnewaska Triangular.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Jaguars Volleyball and Girls Tennis Wins Tonight -- Tennis Raises Record to 10-9 Overall

Today in prep girls tennis action, the Jaguars girls tennis team won their 10th overall meet of the season, in a 4-3 win at West Central Area (at the Knights' high school in Barrett). Their 10-9 overall record is the best ever at B-B-E for girls tennis, and with more wins possible on their season, there is no telling how well the season will end up.

This week the girls tennis team travels to Parkers Prairie on Thursday for a rematch with the Panthers, who nipped the Jaguars 4-3 at the Minnewaska Triangular on August 31.

In prep volleyball action, the Jaguars were victorious via a 3-0 sweep at Hancock, raising their record to 6-1 on the young season. The B- and C-teams were also winners, as the underclassmen squads remain undefeated on the year at 3-0 apiece.

In probably the biggest match of the season, the volleyball team will next travel on Thursday to Maple Lake to face the three-time CMC champion Irish. The Jaguars shared the CMC title in 2006 with the Irish, as both went 6-1 in conference play.

On Saturday the volleyball team takes part in the Sauk Rapids Invitational. It will be the a very tough tournament that includes Albany, St.Cloud Cathedral, Melrose Area, Sauk Centre, Annandale, Rogers, Mora, Little Falls, Apollo, Onamia, Monticello and Dassel-Cokato.

As tough as the tournament will be, the Jaguars have a good shot of at least advancing to the championship round, and even coming out as Champions for their second tournament of the season.

More to follow regarding other Jaguars action this week.

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Jaguars Volleyball Drops First Match at Howard Lake, Rebounds to Advance to Championship Match and Throttle Eden Valley-Watkins for the Title

In the opening match at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted tournament, the Jaguars volleyball team fell in two straight games to Norwood-Young America (2-2). They rebounded with a 2-1 win against Class AAA Maple Grove, with a nail-biting 15-13 win in the deciding game three.

The Jaguars would win their final pool play match 2-0 against Big Lake, a former Central Minnesota Conference member. They came out on top of the Gold Division to earn the right to play in the 3:00 championship match.

They made quick work of Eden Valley-Watkins, taking two straight games from the Eagles to earn championship honors.

The Jaguars are now 5-1 on the season, and travel to Hancock for a non-conference matchup next Monday (Sept 10).

The Jaguars girls tennis team went 1-2 at a tough Becker Quadrangular today. The Jaguars opened up with a 7-0 loss to Becker, followed by a tight 4-3 loss to Class AA Monticello. The Jaguars finished the Quad with a nice 5-2 win against Section 5A foe Annandale. **They are 9-9 overall, breaking the school record for wins in a season in girls tennis at B-B-E.

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Jaguars Football Takes it on the Chin at Rockford, Shutout 21-0

The Jaguars football team played flat offensively all night at Rockford, as the Rockets returned the favor from 2006 with a 21-0 drubbing over our Blue & Silver. (Last year the Jaguars won 27-0 in the second game of the season.)

Tonight the Jaguars had a fairly solid second half defensively, holding the Rockets to one score. Each half saw the Jaguars make a sturdy goal-line stand where they kept the Rockets from the endzone.

Tomorrow morning I'll be making the trip to Howard Lake for the annual Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Volleyball Tournament. The Jaguars (2-0) will face Norwood-Young America (1-2) in the first pool match at 9:00.

Around the CMC in football was a wild night in the conference!
At Maple Lake 48, Kimball 26
At Holdingford 6, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 41 (Ouch!)
At Eden Valley-Watkins 18, Pierz 7 (First CMC loss for Pierz since 2004)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Jaguars Volleyball Comes Home from Rockford With 3-0 Sweep of Rockets

The Jaguars volleyball team traveled to Rockford to open up the CMC schedule for the 2007 season and came home with 3-0 sweep over the Rockets. The Jaguars are undefeated against Rockford since the 2001 season.

The Jaguars now prepare for a tough Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted tournament on Saturday morning, beginning at 9:00. They were champions in 2003 and 2005, and runners-up in 2004 and 2006.

Around the CMC in volleyball tonight:
Eden Valley-Watkins 3, Pierz 1 (EV-W had not beaten the Pioneers in volleyball this decade until tonight)
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 3, Holdingford 0
Maple Lake 3, Kimball 0

The Jaguars girls tennis team defeated fellow Section 5A foe St.John's Prep at Collegeville by a score of 5-1. One of the individual matches (No.3-singles) was called due to rain. They are now 8-6 on the season.

**In football news... Good grief if Rockford isn't state-ranked in Class AAA!
They're tied at #7 with Sauk Centre and Milaca, two members of the West Central North conference. They will host our Jaguars football team on Friday night to open up the 7-game Central Minnesota Conference schedule. I am unsure exactly why they're ranked, after going 1-7 in 2006 and missing playoffs altogether. They did get a quality win against Jordan last Friday by a 30-14 score. A safe bet is that our football team will need to play a solid game in order to pick up their first win ever at Rockford.

No surprises in the Class AA poll, with Eden Valley-Watkins at #3 and Pierz at #5.

Minneota, a new member of Section 5A, is ranked #4 in Class A.

Jaguars Cross Country Hosts 12-Team Meet at Prairie View Community Golf Course

Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector, Litchfield, Minnewaska Area, Montevideo, Morris Area, New London-Spicer, Paynesville Area, and Renville County West are other area teams participating. The meet will begin at 5:00.

The Jaguars volleyball team (1-0) travels to Rockford to open up CMC play tonight as well. The Jaguars girls tennis team (7-6) will be at St.John's Prep at 4:15.