Friday, April 30, 2010

Elrosa Saints baseball travels to New Munich on Sunday in their first Stearns County League-North game of the year

Ethan Vogt, shown batting in the 2009 season opener at New Munich. He pitched four strong innings in the 2010 season opener at Lake Henry last week, a 5-3 win for Elrosa, a game in which he and reliever Dustin Breitbach combined pitching efforts that held the Silverstreaks to five hits.

New Munich will be hungry to rebound from their 5-0 loss to Meire Grove in the season opener last weekend, when they host the Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team on Sunday (May 2) at 1:30pm.

As always, an entertaining game is expected to play out between the rival Saints and Silverstreaks.

In 2009, New Munich went 12-7 in the regular season, 9-4 (2nd) in the Stearns County League North, then 2-1 in the divisionals and 1-2 in Region 15C for a final overall record of 15-10. Their season ended last year in an 11-inning, rain-soaked game by an 8-7 score to Norway Lake-Sunburg.

For Elrosa in 2009, the team endured a rough month of May in which they went 1-4 in Stearns County League play and 2-5 overall. They rebounded with a sizzling hot July and August - collecting four wins in SCL-North playoffs, three in Region 15C action, and one at the state tournament.

Their 2009 playoff run would go down as the second-best in Elrosa baseball history. In 2003, the Saints went 2-2 at state, after picking up wins over Wilmont and Melrose.

Elrosa finished 15-13 overall, including regular season and playoff action.

Just for fun!'s a short video clip from right after the state tournament opener in 2009, which the Saints won 6-0 over a 24-1 Carlos team.

  • Here's the story from the 2009 season opener, between Elrosa and New Munich:
New Munich 12, Elrosa 9

The Saints enjoyed a four-hit attack in the first inning. The highlight was Pat Illies's home run to start the game's scoring, bringing home Matt Middendorf for two runs.

After a scoreless second inning, Illies bombed another home run, this time to the tune of three runs scored, as the Saints staked an early 5-0 lead after three innings were in the book. The Saints milked three runs off of two hits in the third inning, with Dustin Breitbach connecting for the other Elrosa hit.

Aaron Vogt started on the mound for Elrosa, firing two straight strikeouts to start the top of the first inning. Vogt owned the Silverstreaks in the third inning, mowing down all batters via strikeout.

The Silverstreaks came to life in the fourth inning, with Darin Funk's run-scoring single leading the way. Joe Stangler added another RBI-single before Vogt ended the inning with two more strikeouts.

In the top of the fifth, Middendorf earned a one-hit single before the Silverstreaks walked Illies. Two strikeouts ended the Saints' chances to score, however.

In the top of the sixth, Weston Wander led off with a single to center field before Mike Illies got on base with a fielder's choice. The Silverstreaks earned two outs before Andy Mages calmly took a walk on a 3-2 count.

Dustin Breitbach's single-RBI to center field brought Illies home. Middendorf loaded the bases with a single to center field, cracking the ball on his first pitch.

The Silverstreaks changed pitchers, as veteran ace Jim Thull had been roughed up enough by the Saints at that point. Adam Stangler took over, giving up a two-RBI single to Pat Illies to bring Mages and Breitbach home.

New Munich had their own damage to inflict in the bottom of the sixth, as they went to work on the Saints' Zach Weller to the tune of three walks and a three-RBI double by Jon Gaebel. Elrosa clung to a slim 8-7 lead after Weller earned the final out with the second of his two strikeouts in the frame.

Both teams mustered zero runs each in the seventh inning, which was highlighted by Weston Wander's leaping catch in right field for a pop fly.

In the top of the eighth, the Saints mustered one run off of two hits, leaving two stranded. They had their chances for more, after Pat Illies was walked to load the bases and put Joe Stangler on the mound for New Munich. Stangler worked out of a jam with a strikeout and two fielder's choices.

New Munich put the final touches on the game's scoring in the bottom of the eighth, scoring five runs on four hits, including three earned runs off of closing pitcher Matt Middendorf. Adam Stangler's walk-on RBI put the Silverstreaks ahead for good.

The Saints came up dry in the top of the ninth, suffering a strikeout and two pop flies against one walk by Andy Mages.

The 12-9 loss was a tough one to take, for sure, but the Saints showed they are ready to play and will be a team to beat in the Stearns County League in 2009.

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Jaguars fastpitch at Sauk Centre and Jaguars baseball in Elrosa are both cancelled due to the rain

Wet field conditions brought about a cancellation to both games, with the fastpitch game being scrubbed at the last minute.

The fastpitch game at Sauk Centre is non-conference, basically just a rivalry game that bears no implications on anything. The baseball game against Osakis, however, is a sub-section game and would've been a good chance for the Jaguars to duke it out with another top Section 5A team. Osakis is currently unbeaten at 8-0-1 overall. The Silverstreaks beat Upsala-Swanville Area 10-1 on Tuesday, handing the Patriots (6-1) their first loss of the season.

The Jaguars' baseball game against Osakis will be played on May 25.

We've had a steady, slow rain on and off for the past 36 hours or so. But it beats having blizzards out on the roadways!

Area fastpitch results on Friday:
Paynesville Area 5, Morris Area 2 (Bulldogs' faspitch has won 10 in a row)
Upsala 19, Royalton 16

Tomorrow, Saturday, the Jaguars' boys golf team will compete at the Benson/Hancock boys golf invitational beginning at 8:30am at the Benson Golf Club. Other teams at the meet will be Minnewaska Area, Sauk Centre, and Alexandria.

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Jaguars fastpitch drops both games of double-header with HL-W-W - Baseball team splits with Lakers

The Jaguars fastpitch team fell 12-5 and 4-0 in two games against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Thursday night in a Central Minnesota Conference double-header. HL-W-W's fastpitch team improves to 5-3 overall and 5-1 in the CMC.

The evening of the game, Jaguars' head coach Amanda Primus was in the middle of delivery at the hospital. JV coach Chris Moscho took over coaching duties.

The Jaguars baseball team went 1-1 against HL-W-W on the road to improve to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the CMC. They won the first game 6-4 and then lost 10-3 in the nightcap.

The Paynesville Area track and field invitational was canceled due to wet conditions. It will probably not be made up either, as May is usually busy enough and getting all teams to agree on a date is not likely.

Central Minnesota Conference baseball results:
Eden Valley-Watkins 2, Kimball Area 0
Eden Valley-Watkins 21, Kimball Area 2
Holdingford 5, Maple Lake 3
Maple Lake 8, Holdingford 7

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results:
Kimball Area 8, Eden Valley-Watkins 1
Kimball Area 18, Eden Valley-Watkins 11
Maple Lake 13, Holdingford 2
Maple Lake 5, Holdingford 2 (Irish take a big step towards repeating as CMC champs)

Area baseball results:
Browerville/Eagle Valley 4, St. John's Prep 2
New London-Spicer 8, Milaca 3
New London-Spicer 7, Milaca 3
RCW 7, Minneota 6
MACCRAY 12, Lincoln HI 2
T-M-B 5, K-M-S 4

Area fastpitch results:
K-M-S 15, Lakeview 3
K-M-S 9, Lakeview 4
Renville County West 18, Canby/Minneota 12
RCW 9, Canby/Minneota 8
Morris Area 2, Montevideo 1
YME 9, A-C-GC 5
Pipestone Area 9, Redwood Valley 0
Pipestone Area 7, Redwood Valley 2
New Ulm Cathedral 10, Buffalo Lake-Hector 1
Marshall 9, BOLD 3
Dawson-Boyd 10, C-G-B 5
NL-S 9, Milaca 1
NL-S 4, Milaca 2

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

This is disgusting - if we allow this to go on, I will boldly state my shame to be an American

What is this, a scene from Hitler's Germany?

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Jaguars track and field is at Paynesville today, while baseball/fastpitch face Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in CMC double-headers

Jaguars track and field: they travel to Paynesville for a 4:30pm meet that includes Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector, Litchfield, Morris Area, Foley, Sauk Centre, and New London-Spicer.

Jaguars fastpitch: the girls fastpitch team hosts Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in a Central Minnesota Conference double-header beginning at 4:00pm. The Lakers' fastpitch team is 3-3 overall and 3-1 in the CMC.

Jaguars baseball: the baseball team travels to Howard Lake for a CMC double-header beginning at 4:00pm. The varsity team plays at Memorial Park, north of Highway 12 on County Road 6. The Lakers' baseball team is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the CMC.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Maple Lake Lions track and field invitational results for the Jaguars - Kuefler leads girls' squad while Krebs wins another race to pace the boys

Zaphniah Dotson placed fifth (47.00 seconds) in the 300-meter Hurdles at the Maple Lake Lions invitational on Monday.

Jaguars girls track and field Top-8 finishers:
Shyan Kuefler 3rd, 100-meter Dash (13.16 seconds)
Kelsey Heinsius 8th, 200-meter Dash (28.53 seconds)
Whitney White 7th, 800-meter Run (2:52.00)
Girls 4x200-meter Relay team was 7th (2:08.00)
Shyan Kuefler 4th, High Jump (4-08)
Whitney White 6th, High Jump (4-04)
Shyan Kuefler 2nd, Long Jump (14-03)
Jaguars boys track and field Top-8 finishers:
Leonard Krebs 2nd, 100-meter Dash (11.15 seconds) ...the champion of that event was Ryan Watkins of Marantha Christian, who had a time of 11.09 seconds.

Leonard Krebs 1st, 200-meter Dash (22.4 seconds)

Grant Bell 3rd, 1600-meter Run (5:03.00)
Grant Bell 2nd, 3200-meter Run (11:07.00)
Zaphniah Dotson 5th, 300-meter Hurdles (47.00 seconds)
Boys 4x400-meter Relay was 5th (4:21.10)
Leonard Krebs 6th, Long Jump (17-10.75)
Eric Speldrich 6th, Shot Put (37-10)
Eric Speldrich 8th, Discus Throw (100-02)

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Monday/Tuesday area prep results

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch games:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 2, Rockford 1
Maple Lake 5, Kimball 0
Holdingford 11, Eden Valley-Watkins 1

Central Minnesota Conference baseball games:
Eden Valley-Watkins 13, Holdingford 3 (6 innings)
Maple Lake 14, Kimball Area 1 (the Irish improved to 6-0 with this win)

Area baseball results:
West Lutheran 5, Maple Lake 2 (Irish's 1st loss of the season)
Osakis 10, Upsala/Swanville 1 (USA's first loss, Osakis is unbeaten)
BOLD 8, Morris Area 3
YME 12, Paynesville Area 2
LQPV 10, A-C-GC 1
Montevideo 6, Benson 3
Minnewaska Area 9, Staples-Motley 5
Saint Cloud Cathedral 4, New London-Spicer 2
Sartell 1, Willmar 0
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7, Sauk Centre 5
Paynesville Area 2, Albany 1

Area fastpitch results:
Willmar 6, Sartell 1
Paynesville Area 3, YME 2
Benson/Hancock 11, Montevideo 1
LQPV 14, A-C-GC 4
New London-Spicer 2, St.Cloud Cathedral 1 (CHS was 9-0 coming into the game)
New London-Spicer 13, Melrose Area 0

Team girls golf scores at Willmar on Monday: 1. St. Cloud Tech 358; 2. Willmar 394; 3. Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 398; 4. BOLD 407; 5. Maple Lake 438; 6. Paynesville Area; 7. New London-Spicer 448; 8. B-B-E 451; 9. Willmar JV 466; 10. Lac qui Parle Valley 486.

Jaguars' girls golf top four scorecard: Amy Knutson 102, Jordan Gruendemann 105, Peyton Miller 105, Jamie Meyer 139.

Raelin Setrum of Willmar was medalist with an 85.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday action: Jaguars girls golf is at Willmar

The Willmar Cardinals girls golf invitational will begin at 9:30 a.m. today at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Willmar.

Other teams expected at the invite besides Willmar and B-B-E are: Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, BOLD, Lac qui Parle Valley, Maple Lake, New London-Spicer, Paynesville Area, and St. Cloud Tech.

The Jaguars fastpitch team hosts Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Thursday at 4:00pm for a double-header against the 2-3 Lakers.

The Jaguars baseball team travels to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Thursday for a double-header against the Lakers (3-2, 2-1 CMC).


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stearns County League amateur baseball opening weekend results - Elrosa defeats Lake Henry 5-3

  • Elrosa 5, Lake Henry 3 (Saints score two runs in the 8th inning for the win)

Against the Lakers, the Saints were led offensively by Mike Whittemore, a rookie from Minnewaska Area High School who went 4-of-5 at the plate.

  • Spring Hill 5, Greenwald 0
Chargers' starter Shawn Schoenberg gave up one hit against nine strikeouts in his eight innings on the mound, while at the plate he slugged two two-RBI home runs to fuel the shutout win over the Cubs.

Jamie Terres went 3-for-4 at the plate while scoring two runs for the Chargers.

Grant Schoenberg had the lone hit for Greenwald.

  • Meire Grove 5, New Munich 0 (a rare shutout loss for the Silverstreaks) Grovers' starter Matt Imdieke pitched five strong innings to hold the New Munich sticks in check. The Grovers led 1-0 into the fifth inning, then plated two more insurance runs. Silverstreaks' manager Paul Sand commented that his team got plenty of hits throughout the game, but left 11 or 12 runners stranded as they were unable to get clutch hits.

  • Farming 17, Richmond 11

  • St.Martin 6, Roscoe 2

  • Sunday May 2 schedule:
Roscoe @ Farming, St.Martin @ Lake Henry, Richmond @ Spring Hill, Elrosa @ New Munich, Greenwald @ Meire Grove.

Cornbelt League scores from Sunday:
New London-Spicer 13, Starbuck 3

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A real gem is playing out at Lake Henry this afternoon, Lakers 2, Elrosa 2 in the sixth inning

Today marks the opening of Stearns County League baseball around the area.

The Lakers pulled ahead 3-2 later in the game. No final score yet.

Elrosa is playing at Lake Henry in an inter-divisional game.

Other SCL openers:
Roscoe @ St.Martin
Farming @ Richmond
Meire Grove @ New Munich
Greenwald @ Spring Hill

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Krebs, White pace the Jaguars track and field teams at Melrose Early Bird Invitational

Lennard Krebs approaches full stride after takeoff in the 200-meter sprint in Melrose on Thursday night. He finished as champion in the event with a time of 23.85 seconds.

Senior track sensation Lennard Krebs won championships in the 100- and 200-meter races with times of 11.71 and 23.85 seconds, respectively, at Thursday's Melrose Early Bird Invitational.

Junior Whitney White won the High Jump event with a best-jump of 4-feet, 6 1/4 inches.

Sophomore Erin Anderson was runner-up in the Shot Put with a best throw of 26 feet, 11 inches.

Full results for all Jaguars' track and field performers at Melrose will be posted later today, as well as more photos.

A photo gallery from the track meet has been added to the Sauk Centre Herald's website: Http://

Freshmen Kelsey Heinsius takes off in the 200-meter sprint. She finished 5th (29.66 seconds) out of a field of 27 athletes.

Senior Eric Speldrich takes the first curve of the 200-meter sprint, on his way to a fifth-place finish (26.06 seconds) in a field of 18.

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Jaguars girls golf seventh at NL-S Invite

Junior Amy Knutson's score of 99 led the Jaguars girls golf team at the New London-Spicer Invitational on Friday afternoon.

Sophomore Erin Dingmann of Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins was medalist with an 18-hole score of 80 (45-35).

Team scoring at NL-S: (1) Glencoe-Silver Lake 394 (2) tie, Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 403; Melrose Area 403 (4) New London-Spicer 420 (5) Willmar 422 (6) Sauk Centre 431 (7) B-B-E 444 (8) Paynesville 445 (9) Sauk Rapids-Rice 458 (10) New London-Spicer Gold 535.

Jaguars' scoring: Amy Knutson 99, Jordan Gruendemann 100, Peyton Miller 100, Katelyn Steffensen 145.

The Jaguars girls golf team's next action is on Monday at the Willmar Tournament.

Area Friday baseball results:
BOLD 16, Redwood Valley 9
Sauk Centre 5, Minnewaska Area 1
MACCRAY 15, West Central Area 2
Hancock 7, Benson 2
Upsala/Swanville Area 7, Browerville/Eagle Valley 0
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6, Melrose Area 4
Eden Valley-Watkins 12, Royalton 0
Holdingford 9, Milaca 8

Area Friday fastpitch results:
K-M-S 12, YME 2
Minnewaska Area 7, Sauk Centre 1
Rocori 9, NL-S 2
A-C-GC 15, RCW 14

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jaguars baseball defeats Holdingford 11-6 in CMC action - Krebs picks up more track meet titles - Boys golf 1st in CMC meet #4

Kevin Kuefler slugs a triple in the third inning against Holdingford, when the Jaguars took a 4-2 lead.

The Jaguars baseball team evened their record at 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Central Minnesota Conference with a nice win over sub-section rival Holdingford (2-5).

Both teams started underclassmen on the mound. Huskers' starter Ben Schwanberg got a little wild in the early innings, allowing the Jaguars to take a 4-2 lead in the third. The Huskers tied it at 4-4 with a two-run homer by Carl Kasella in the top of the fourth.

Jaguars' starter Brady Weller went all seven innings, giving up nine hits, four walks, and four earned runs to go against three strikeouts.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Jaguars plated four runs to go up 8-4. Weller's two-RBI double in the fourth was a crucial in building the nice lead.

Schwanberg was roughed up by the Jaguars' batters to the tune of nine hits and eight earned runs in just over five innings of work.

Kevin Kuefler led the Jaguars at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance that included a triple, as well as three runs scored.

A photo gallery from the baseball game has been added to the Sauk Centre Herald's website: Http://

Action early in the game.

Here's a very rough video clip of senior Leonard Krebs blowing away his competition in one heat of the 200-meter sprint at the Melrose Track and Field Invitational tonight. He ran it in a time of 23.85 seconds, good for 8 team points in the standings. Great job, Leonard!

Krebs is ready for takeoff in the 200-meter dash at Melrose.

More on the track and field meet at Melrose will be posted later on Friday.

In Central Minnesota Conference girls' fastpitch action, the visiting Jaguars fastpitch team was shutout 10-0 in five innings at Holdingford. Ouch.

Holdingford's fastpitch team improves to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the CMC with the win. Early on, they appear to be one of the top teams in Sub-Section 6AA-South. The Jaguars are 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the CMC.

Down at Albion Ridges golf course in Annandale, the Jaguars boys golf team won the Central Minnesota Conference meet (the fourth of the season, hosted by Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted) by a 165-173 stroke margin over runner-up Pierz. Senior Corey Tonn led the Jaguars with a 39, only one stroke off of medalist Alec Raabe of Rockford.

The win will help them get back into the race for the CMC title, but they have a long ways to go after coming in last in Monday's meet at Maple Lake. They are now 34 strokes behind first-place Pierz.

Team boys golf scoring at HL-W-W: (1) B-B-E 165 (2) Pierz 173 (3) Osakis 175 (4) Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 177 (5) Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 179 (6) Rockford 180 (7) Maple Lake 188.

CMC boys golf standings after four meets: (1) Pierz 684 (2) Osakis 711 (3) B-B-E 718 (4) K/EV-W 730 (5) H-L-WW 735 (6) Rockford 745 (7) Maple Lake 764.

**On Friday, the Jaguars girls golf team competes at the New London-Spicer Invitational beginning at 10:00am. Other teams competing are Benson/K-M-S, Glencoe-Silver Lake, Kimball Area, MACCRAY, Melrose Area, Paynesville Area, Sauk Centre, Sauk Rapids and Willmar.

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results:
Rockford 4, Kimball Area 2
Maple Lake 10, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 0

Central Minnesota Conference baseball results:
Rockford 13, Kimball Area 5
Maple Lake 7, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 3 (Maple Lake is 5-0)

Area baseball results:
Paynesville Area 12, LQPV 2
LQPV 6, Paynesville Area 1
YME 10, Montevideo 0
Minnewaska Area 15, A-C-GC 4
Mora 11, NL-S 1
Mora 14, NL-S 10
RCW 10, RTR 3
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 5, Dawson-Boyd 3
MACCRAY 14, Canby 5
K-M-S 11, Lincoln HI 0
Benson 9, BOLD 8
Fergus Falls 4, Willmar 1
Hancock 3, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 2

Area fastpitch results:
Willmar 4, Fergus Falls 3
YME 9, Montevideo 1
Minnewaska Area 11, A-C-GC 1
Benson/Hancock 8, BOLD 2
Benson/Hancock 14, BOLD 11
Paynesville Area 19, LQPV 0
Paynesville Area 9, LQPV 6
Lakeview 12, RCW 7
RCW 18, Lakeview 7

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Statewide tornado drills coming today

The National Weather Service, along with emergency management agencies in Minnesota, will conduct the drills this afternoon, along with a second drill this evening for some Minnesota counties.

Here is a timeline for how west central Minnesota will be affected (times subject to change):

1 p.m. - Weather Service issues a simulated tornado watch for Minnesota

1:45 p.m. - Weather Service issues a simulated tornado warning for Minnesota counties; cities and counties will activate sirens.

2 p.m. - end of afternoon drill

6:55 p.m - a second simulated tornado warning will be issued for 73 Minnesota counties as a test for people at home and for second-shift workers. Sirens will sound again in participating counties, including all west central Minnesota counties. Three surrounding counties of Sibley, Lincoln and Pipestone are not participating.

Today - Thursday, Jaguars baseball, fastpitch, track and field, and boys golf are in action

Jaguars track and field: at Melrose at 4:15. Teams included are the host Dutchmen, Upsala-Swanville Area, St.John's Prep, and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.

Jaguars boys golf: at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted for a CMC meet at 4:15. (Albion Ridges)

Jaguars baseball: at Saints Field in Elrosa vs. Holdingford in CMC action at 4:30.

Jaguars fastpitch: at Holdingford for a CMC game at 4:30.


Former B-B-E fastpitch standout Emily Roelike slugs a 18-for-22 batting performance last week for Ridgewater College

From the West Central Tribune, Rand Middleton:

Ridgewater College shortstop Emily Roelike of Belgrade (Lake Henry, actually) had quite a week. The MCAC South’s Player of the Week went 18-for-22 at the plate with a homer and 14 singles. She is second in the South Division with 21 steals and has made only one error in 117 chances in the field.

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Krebs takes two events at home track and field meet for the Jaguars

Senior Leonard Krebs won the 100- and 200-meter dash races in Tuesday's home track and field invitational at the high school sports complex. His times were 11.54 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 23.95 seconds in the 200-meter dash.

Another standout on the track and field boys' squad, junior Grant Bell, took runner-up honors in the 3200-meter run (11:23.0). His time was only one second behind the champion of the event, Webster Richard of NL-S.

On the girls' side, sophomore Shyan Kuefler earned second place in the Long Jump event, with a distance of 14' 8 1/2".

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sunday is the Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team's season opener - set for 1:30 at Lake Henry

Starting tomorrow (Apr 24) Saints Field will begin hosting B-B-E Jaguars baseball games for the spring season...Then on May 14 the Elrosa amateur team's home opener will mark the debut of town team action for the their new season in Elrosa.

Summer baseball fans, it's time to mark up your calendar with a host of amateur baseball games in store for the western Stearns County area!

This Sunday, April 25, the Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team will travel to Lake Henry for an inter-division game against the Lakers.

First pitch as always for Stearns County League games on Sunday afternoons is at 1:30.

Elrosa's home opener is Friday night, May 14, at 8:15pm against the neighboring rival Spring Hill Chargers. It is one of only two home SCL games for Elrosa in May, the second coming on Saturday afternoon, May 29, at 1:30pm against Roscoe on Memorial Day weekend.

The Saints have added some new faces to the roster for 2010, including a player from Minnewaska Area schools who is a standout on the Lakers' baseball team.

Elrosa Saints baseball 2010 regular season schedule: (subject to change)
Saints Schedule 2010
Sunday April 25 Elrosa @ Lake Henry 1:30
Sunday May 2 Elrosa @ New Munich 1:30
Sunday May 9 Elrosa @ Meire Grove 1:30
Friday May 14 Spring Hill @ Elrosa 8:15
Saturday May 22 Elrosa @ Greenwald 1:30
Saturday May 29 Roscoe @ Elrosa 1:30
Friday May 28 Elrosa @ St, Martin 8:00
Sunday June 6 Farming @ Elrosa 1:30
Sunday June 13 Meire Grove @ Elrosa 1:30
Sunday June 20 Elrosa @ Richmond 1:30
Friday June 25 New Munich @ Elrosa 8:15
Friday July 2 Greenwald @ Elrosa 8:15
Sunday July 11 Elrosa @ Spring Hill 1:30

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jaguars baseball stung in extra innings at Upsala in non-conference action, falls 3-2 to undefeated (5-0) Upsala/Swanville Patriots

The Upsala-Swanville Patriots defeated the visiting Jaguars baseball team tonight in a non-conference game by a 3-2 score. The Patriots, who improved to 5-0 with the win, broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the ninth inning with a no-out single.

The Jaguars (1-2) pulled ahead 2-1 in the top of the sixth on an RBI infield grounder by Kirby Montbriand and a double steal. USA tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a wild throw to force extra innings.

The USA Patriots have been one of the top teams in Section 5A for the past few years, with state tournament appearances in 2005 and 2006.

Junior Brandon DeKok led the Jaguars at the plate by hitting 3-for-4. He was charged with the pitching loss in 1 and 2/3 innings of relief. Brady Koehler was the starter for B-B-E, going 6 and 1/3 innings.

Brandon's pitching line: IP-1 2/3 H-3 R-1 ER-1 BB-4 K-2. Brady's pitching line: IP-6 1/3 H-6 R-2 ER-1 BB-4 K-5.

B-B-E out-hit USA 10-9.

The Jaguars' home opener is Thursday at 4:30 at Saints Field in Elrosa, when Holdingford comes to town for a Central Minnesota Conference game. The Huskers are 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the CMC.

The Jaguars fastpitch team travels to Holdingford on Thursday for their second CMC game of the year. The Huskers are 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

Area baseball results:
Albany 3, Sauk Centre 2
Montevideo 8, Paynesville Area 7
BOLD 11, A-C-GC 1
LQPV 8, Benson 1
Morris Area 7, Minnewaska Area 2
YME 8, RCW 7
K-M-S 16, Chokio-Alberta 15
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 4, New London-Spicer 3
St. John’s Prep 7, Royalton 2

Central Minnesota Conference baseball results:
Maple Lake 5, Rockford 0
EV-W 4, Pierz 0

Area fastpitch results:
Albany 18, Sauk Centre 7
New London-Spicer 5, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 1
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 8, Dawson-Boyd 7
Dawson-Boyd 8, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 1
Minnewaska Area 2, Morris Area 1
A-C-GC 11, BOLD 10
Benson/Hancock 5, LQPV 2
Paynesville Area 10, Montevideo 0

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results:
Maple Lake 8, Rockford 1
Eden Valley-Watkins 14, Pierz 4
Eden Valley-Watkins 7, Pierz 5

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Jaguars track and field hosts invitational at the high school sports complex at 4:15pm Tuesday

The Jaguars track and field teams will host an invitational on Tuesday beginning at 4:00pm.

Area teams included are Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Paynesville Area, and New London-Spicer.


Jaguars baseball team falls 8-2 at Eden Valley-Watkins in their Central Minnesota Conference opener, Jaguars fastpitch wins 8-6 vs. EV-W

The Jaguars baseball team lost 8-2 at Eden Valley today in the Central Minnesota Conference opener. The Jaguars fell into a 6-0 hole after three innings and never recovered. The Eagles, who improved to 5-0 with the win and hold the #5 ranking in the latest Class A poll, are the defending CMC champions.

Junior Kevin Kuefler was charged with the loss on the mound, pitching the first five innings while earning two strikeouts against two hits.

The Jaguars baseball team travels to Swanville on Tuesday for a non-conference game against the Upsala-Swanville Area Patriots. USA is 4-0 overall, with one of their four wins coming over Kimball Area by a 9-4 margin on April 13.

The home opener for the Jaguars baseball team is this Thursday at 4:30pm at Saints Field in Elrosa. Holdingford comes to town for a CMC game.

In their Central Minnesota Conference opener, the Jaguars fastpitch team defeated Eden Valley-Watkins in a home game by an 8-6 score. The Jaguars (2-1, 1-0 CMC) led 5-0 after one inning, 7-0 after two, and then had an 8-0 lead going into the fifth inning. Starting pitcher Michelle Sanders pitched all seven innings, earning seven strikeouts and giving up only two walks. Laura Johnson led the team at the plate, hitting 3-for-4 with a line drive two-run home run in the second inning.

Eden Valley-Watkins is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the CMC as of April 26.

Central Minnesota Conference baseball results:
Pierz 12, Holdingford 7
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 9, Kimball Area 8

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results:
Holdingford 16, Pierz 6
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 12, Kimball Area 2

More updates will follow on Tuesday night.

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Tonn, Lewis pace the Jaguars boys golf team at Pierz

In the second Central Minnesota Conference meet of the season at Pierz last Thursday, the Jaguars boys golf team placed third in a very competitive meet which saw league-newcomer Osakis come in at second.

Corey Tonn and Jordan Lewis led the Jaguars, both carding a 43.

Team scoring at Pierz: (1) Pierz 169 (2) Osakis 177 (3) B-B-E 180 (4) Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 184 (5) Rockford 185 (6) Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 188 (7) Maple Lake 192.

Dustin Herold of Pierz was medalist with a 38.

Jaguars’ individual results: Corey Tonn 43, Jordan Lewis 43, Matt Goodwin 47, Carl Knutson 47.

CMC boys golf standings after two meets: (1) Pierz 345 (2) Osakis 363 (3) B-B-E 366 (4) HL-W-W 374 (5) Kimball/EV-W 375 (6) Rockford 386 (7) Maple Lake 394.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Jaguars boys golf compete at Minnewaska Area Invitational

Senior Chris Kent putts on a green near the back end of the Minnewaska Golf Course.

An online photo gallery has been uploaded to the Sauk Centre Herald's website with pictures from the Minnewaska Golf Course. The website URL is:

At the Benson Girls Golf Invitational on Saturday, the Jaguars girls golf team placed eighth out of 12 teams in their division. They were led by Jordan Gruendemann and Peyton Miller, who both carded 100.

Team scoring at Benson: (1) Litchfield 353 (2) Osakis 399 (3) Willmar 404 (4) BOLD 412 (5) Dawson-Boyd 413 (6) West Central 413 (7) Ortonville 418 (8) B-B-E 420 (9) MACCRAY 430 (10) New London-Spicer 435 (11) Benson/KMS 443 (12) Paynesville Area 445.

Saturday prep baseball results:
Staples-Motley 4, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 2
K-M-S Triangular at Sunburg
Osakis 8, K-M-S 7
K-M-S 18, Hancock 4
Osakis 10, Hancock 6

Saturday prep fastpitch results:
Minnewaska Area Invitational
Ottertail Central 8, Ogilvie 2
Ottertail Central 9, Minnewaska Area 0
Ottertail Central 3, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 2 (OTC is 5-0)
K-M-S 12, LP-GE 1 (5 innings)
K-M-S 15, Oglivie 1
Minnewaska Area 6, Brandon/Evansville 3
Minnewaska Area 11, LPGE 1 (5 innings)
LQPV Invite
MACCRAY 16, Montevideo 1
Dawson-Boyd 12, MACCRAY 2

**Results from the Section 5A speech meet:
4th place:
Michelle Sanders, Original Oratory
5th place:
Isabella Groller, Drama
Erin Ditmarson, Ex Reading
Jordan Lewis, Ex Speaking
6th place:
Erin Reps, Ex Reading
Hope Bell, Great Speeches
Rachel Scheller, Humorous
Katie Hieserich, Informative
8th place:
Carma Hauge, Poetry

Only the top three in each category advance to the state tournament from sections.

So while they didn't send anyone to state, the B-B-E Speech team had another outstanding season!

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Jaguars baseball team picks up a 5-4 win at Clarissa over Browerville/Eagle Valley, Kuefler's 3-run home run gives them the win

A no out, three-run home run by Kevin Kuefler erased a 4-2 deficit in the top of the sixth inning at Clarissa, and the Jaguars baseball team (1-0) went home as 5-4 winners over Browerville/Eagle Valley in the season opener.

Kuefler, a junior, also earned three stolen bases in the game.

Sophomore Brady Weller pitched a complete game, earning eight strikeouts to go against only two walks, three earned runs, and seven hits. Brandon Roelike, another sophomore, hit a solo home run during a two-run fifth inning for the Jaguars.

Up next for the Jaguars baseball team: the Central Minnesota Conference opener on Monday (Apr 19) against defending champion and 2010 favorite Eden Valley-Watkins. The game will begin at 4:30 in Eden Valley.

The Jaguars' home opener is on Thursday, April 22, against Holdingford in another CMC game. The Jaguars will host the Eagles in the home opener, at Saints Field in Elrosa, beginning at 4:30.

Eden Valley-Watkins is 4-0 after today, having knocked off the defending Class A champions, MACCRAY, by a 6-5 score today in Raymond. The Eagles are ranked #6 in this week's Class A state rankings. The Wolverines fall to 4-1 overall, having their eight-game winning streak broken that began back in the 2009 Section 3A playoffs.

  • **Weekend action this Saturday...
The Jaguars boys golf team will compete at the Minnewaska Invite, which begins at 9am. Other teams included are Alexandria, Foley, Morris Area, Osakis, Paynesville Area, St.Cloud Cathedral, and West Central Area. It will be held at the Minnewaska Golf Course, east of Glenwood on Highway 28.

The Jaguars girls golf team will compete at the 26-team Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg golf invitational at the Benson Country Club. The meet begins at 9am and will include these area teams: BOLD, Dawson-Boyd, Lac qui Parle Valley, Litchfield, MACCRAY, Montevideo, New London-Spicer, Paynesville Area, Redwood Valley, Renville County West, Willmar and Yellow Medicine East.

Area baseball results:
Morris Area 4, YME 2
Benson 7, K-M-S 1
Eden Valley-Watkins 6, MACCRAY 5 (Maccray was the #1-ranked team in Class A)
Litchfield 9, Annandale 3

Area fastpitch results:
Annandale 15, Litchfield 2
Redwood Valley 12, Sleepy Eye 2
Kimball Area 12, A-C-GC 6 (Cubs are 3-1)
Paynesville Area 11, Sauk Centre 1 (5 innings)

**A big "Good Luck" goes out to the B-B-E Jaguars Speech team...who will be competing in the Section 5A meet on Saturday.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jaguars fastpitch defeats Browerville to even their record at 1-1 overall; Boys golf finishes 3rd at CMC meet in Pierz

Sophomore Amy Bast went 2-for-3 against Browerville, including a double, while also earning three RBI.

Senior Laura Johnson went 1-for-2 at the plate against Browerville, while scoring two runs and earning an RBI. She also picked up the pitching win, spinning all seven innings while scattering six Tigers' hits, giving up one earned run, one walk, and firing four strikeouts.

The Jaguars fastpitch team defeated Browerville today in their home opener, winning by a final score of 7-2.

They were helped by earning a 3-0 lead after the first inning was complete.

Sophomore Raeann Sorenson led the team at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance.

More will follow on Friday morning.

Central Minnesota Conference boys meet at Pierz: (1) Pierz 169 (2) Osakis 177 (3) B-B-E 180 (4) Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 184 (5) Rockford 185 (6) Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 188 (7) Maple Lake 192.

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 4, Rockford 2

Area baseball results:
Holdingford 6, Foley 4
Rocori 6, Willmar 5
Paynesville Area 7, Minnewaska Area 6
Montevideo 11, LQPV 10
BOLD 10, YME 0
RCW 5, Dawson-Boyd 4
K-M-S 14, Lakeview 0
Sauk Centre 6, NLS 5
EV-W 26, A-C-GC 1

Area fastpitch results:
Albany 1, Milaca 0
Albany 4, Milaca 3
Kimball Area 14, St. John's Prep 0
Pequot Lakes 7, Pierz 6
Rocori 9, Willmar 4
Paynesville Area 1, Minnewaska Area 0
Benson/Hancock 3, Morris Area 1
YME 18, BOLD 9
Dawson-Boyd 5, RCW 2
RCW 13, Dawson-Boyd 12
Sauk Centre 4, NL-S 3
Dassel-Cokato 10, Litchfield 0
A-C-GC 7, EV-W 6

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Krebs takes 200-meter sprint title at Paynesville, Jaguars boys track and field finish seventh

Senior Leonard Krebs earned the 200-meter sprint championship at the Paynesville Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. His time was 23.7 seconds. Krebs also was runner-up in the 100-meter dash (11.4 seconds).

Girls team scores: 1. Paynesville Area 171.33; 2. St. Cloud Cathedral 127.33; 3. Maple Lake 123.83; 4. Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball 119; 5. Melrose Area 54; 6. St. Cloud Christian 40; 7. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 30; 8. B-B-E 21.

Boys team scores: Boys team scores — 1. St. Cloud Cathedral 145; 2. Maple Lake 122; 3. Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball 119; 4. Howard Lake-Wavery-Winsted 90.5; 5. Paynesville Area 88; 6. Melrose Area 57; 7. B-B-E 48.5; 8. St. Cloud Christian 21.

More on the track meet will follow later.

Area baseball results from Tuesday:
Morris Area 19, A-C-GC 7
Paynesville Area 9, BOLD 4
Minnewaska Area 6, Benson 5
Albany 7, New London-Spicer 6
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 9, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 4
Rockford 5, West Lutheran 1
Melrose Area 6, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3
Foley 5, Sauk Centre 2
Pierz 8, Browerville/Eagle Valley 7

Area fastpitch results from Tuesday:
Minnewaska Area 3, Benson/Hancock 0
YME 10, LQPV 9
Morris Area 12, ACGC 2
Paynesville Area 10, BOLD 3
Albany 4, NL-S 2
Watertown-Mayer 11, Litchfield 1
Marshall 2, Redwood Valley 0
Redwood Valley 3, Marshall 0
K-M-S 2, Canby/Minneota 0
K-M-S 13, Canby/Minneota 3
Ashby 7, Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross 2
Foley 9, Sauk Centre 2
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3, Melrose Area 0
Annandale 5, Maple Lake 3 (Maple Lake's season opener)
Braham 3, Pierz 2

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jaguars track and field teams travel to the Paynesville Invitational today

Other teams included are Eden Valley-Watkins, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Maple Lake, St. Cloud Cathedral, St. Cloud Christian, and Sauk Centre.

The meet begins at 4:30.

It will be their second outdoor meet of the season. They competed at the New London-Spicer Invitational last Thursday.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

In their season opener, the Jaguars fastpitch team loses 7-6 in nine innings at Osakis - That's harsh!

The Jaguar fastpitch infield gathers at the pitcher's circle prior to the start of the bottom of the fifth inning.

Senior Anna Marthaler crosses home plate after Raeann Sorenson's RBI-single brought her home for the Jaguars' fifth run of the game. They led 5-3 in the top of the fifth inning at this point.

What a tough loss for the squad.

The host Silverstreaks scored a one-out single in the bottom of the ninth to earn the win. Sophomore Michelle Sanders took the pitching loss, going the distance while giving up three walks and two earned runs. She scattered seven hits and earned two strikeouts.

For Osakis, Sabrina Zimmel earned six strikeouts while scattering six B-B-E hits and giving up five walks and five earned runs.

Osakis improves to 4-0 overall. Their third victory of the season came at Kimball Area last Friday afternoon with a 9-3 final score. You can read about that game here at

Here's a link to the season preview article for the Osakis Silverstreaks fastpitch team:

Up next for the Jaguars fastpitch team: this Thursday, April 15, they host another sub-section rival, Browerville, in their home opener.

The Tigers (0-1) were crushed by Osakis 21-2 in five innings on April 8. The score of that game was actually 21-2 after four innings. That still does not mean, of course, that Browerville should be taken lightly.

A photo gallery from the game has been uploaded to the Sauk Centre Herald's website:

The Jaguars boys golf team took third place at the Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins Invitational on Monday. They carded a 374, behind Pierz's 349 and first-place Delano's 326.

The Jaguars girls golf team finished in fifth place with a 467.

Area baseball results:
Maple Lake 8, Royalton 3
MACCRAY 11, Dawson-Boyd 0
RCW 3, Lakeview 1
Minneota 7, K-M-S 3

Area fastpitch results:
K-M-S 11, Ortonville 1 (5 innings)
Hutchinson 11, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 0 (5 innings)
Kimball Area 9, Upsala 1

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Jaguars Fastpitch is battling with Osakis, holding a narrow 6-5 lead in the bottom of the seventh with the Silverstreaks at bat

The Jaguars fastpitch team is in the midst of a tough battle at Osakis in their season opener.

They held a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning, then tacked on another run with Raeann Sorenson's RBI-single that brought in Anna Marthaler in the top of the fifth.

The Silverstreaks tied it at 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth. The Jaguars went up 6-5 in the seventh inning with a run scored by Sorenson.

**Update at 6:20...the Silverstreaks, who entered the game 3-0 on the season, tied the game at 6-6 to force an extra inning.

A scene from the bottom of the fifth inning, with Michelle Sanders pitching for the Jaguars.

Osakis and B-B-E have battled it out in some great fastpitch games in recent years, with the Jaguars having the upper hand in the 2007 and 2008 playoffs. Osakis is now 2-0 in their last two meetings with B-B-E, having won the 2009 season opener 5-1.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Larry Rice of Willmar is running against Senator Joe Gimse in District 13

Shown is Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak (governor candidate) on the left, and Larry Rice of Willmar on the right. They were attending the 7th district DFL convention in Fergus Falls on Saturday afternoon.

Below, Congressman Collin Peterson addresses the crowd of delegates at the 7th district DFL convention in Fergus Falls on Saturday afternoon.

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Jaguars girls golf competes in the first Central Minnesota Conference meet of the season, finishes in sixth place, only four strokes behind 4th

In their first meet of the season, the Jaguars girls golf team tallied a 227 in the six-team Central Minnesota Conference opener at the Osakis Country Club on Friday afternoon.

Peyton Miller, just a seventh grader, led the Jaguars with a score of 51. Junior Amy Knutson was right behind her with a 52.

Team scoring:
(1) Osakis 199 (2) Rockford 201 (3) Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 201 (4) Pierz 223 (5) Maple Lake 225 (6) B-B-E 227.

Up next for the Jaguars girls golf team: a trip to the Kimball Invitational on Monday, April 12, which begins at 10:00am. Their next CMC meet is on Thursday, April 15, back at Kimball.

The April 12 invitational will be held at the Kimball Golf Course, including the teams of Annandale/Maple Lake, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Dassel-Cokato, Delano, Glencoe-Silver Lake, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Hutchinson, Litchfield, New London-Spicer, Paynesville Area, Pierz Healy, Rockford Area, and Saint John's Prep.

Prep fastpitch scores from Friday:
St.Cloud Cathedral 8, Albany 0
Paynesville 11, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 0
Osakis 9, Kimball Area 3 (Silverstreaks are 3-0)
Minnewaska Area 5, Montevideo 0
Rockford 11, Litchfield 4

Prep baseball scores from Friday:
Melrose Area 9, Sauk Centre 2
Paynesville Area 8, A-C-GC 2
Upsala/Swanville Area 12, Pillager 0 (Patriots improve to 2-0)
BOLD 18, RCW 7 (6 innings)
K-M-S 10, YME 6
Minnewaska Area 12, Montevideo 2 (5 innings)

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Jaguars boys and girls track and field teams both take fifth at NL-S

The Jaguars boys and girls track and field teams both finished in fifth place at a tough New London-Spicer Invitational on Thursday afternoon.

Boys team scoring: (1) Willmar 258 (2) New London-Spicer 154.5 (3) Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 108 (4) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 82.5 (5) B-B-E 53.

Girls team scoring: (1) Willmar 219 (2) New London-Spicer 128.5 (3) Benson/KMS 123 (4) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 121.5 (5) B-B-E 53.

Leonard Krebs and Ben Borderding led the boys squad, while Kelsey Heinsius, Kinlee Swanson, and Whitney White were top points-earners for the girls squad.

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Jaguars boys golf finishes first meet of the season with a runner-up finish at Osakis

In their first action of the 2010 season, the Jaguars boys varsity golf team pulled a runner-up finish at the first Central Minnesota Conference meet of the year.

As a team, the Jaguars carded a 186, trailing first place by 10 strokes.

Team scoring in CMC meet #1: (1) Pierz 176 (2) B-B-E 186 (3) Osakis 186 (4) Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 187 (5) Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 190 (6) Rockford 201 (7) Maple Lake 202.

Up next for the Jaguars boys golf team: a trip on Monday morning to Kimball, where they'll compete with the girls team in the 14-team Kimball Area Invitational.

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