Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday amateur baseball results

Stearns County League:
Roscoe 3, Greenwald 1
Richmond 2, New Munich 1
Spring Hill 3, Farming 2
Lake Henry 13, Meire Grove 1 (7 innings)

Cornbelt League:
Regal 5, Sacred Heart 2


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Here's how the Sub-Section 5A-North boys' golf race played out on Friday

Matt Goodwin drives off of a hole on the back nine at the Minnewaska Golf Club during the sub-section meet on Friday.

It was a wild afternoon as the scores came in at the Minnewaska Golf Course, during the Sub-Section 5A-North meet.

West Central Area, with only one senior on the roster, took first place honors with a score of 343. They barely edged the Jaguars' boys golf team, who came in with a 345.

WCA's Matt Wagner was the second place individual medalist with a score of 78. Logan Pfingsten took sixth with an 86.

WCA head coach Kraig Hunter stated following the meet, "After our top golfers came in (Wagner and Pfingsten) we were trailing B-B-E by one stroke."

Here's how it played out from there... Calvin Anderson came in next with a solid round of 91, but B-B-E's #3 golfer (Jordan Lewis) shot an 89 putting the Knights behind by 3 strokes. B-B-E's 4th golfer (Karl Knutson) came in with a 93. In the next group, WCA's Luke LaValley needed to come in with a 90 to tie B-B-E and an 89 to beat them. LaValley came in with an 88 giving the Knights a 2 stroke lead. They just had to hope B-B-E's #5 and #6 golfers didn't have lower than a 92 and they did not, sealing the Knights victory.

Boys' golf team standings at Sub-Section 5A-North:
1 - West Central Area
2 - B-B-E
3 - Chokio-Alberta/Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley
4 - Wheaton/Herman-Norcross
5 - Ashby
6 - Osakis
7 - Browerville

Area fastpitch playoff results:
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg gets a shot at a section championship berth by virtue of their 14-5 win over Edgerton today in a Section 3A winner's bracket game. They lost to Wabasso in the winner's bracket final, though, by a 14-8 score. This sets up a rematch between K-M-S and Edgerton, coming next Tuesday (June 1) in a loser's bracket final game. The winner of that has to take on Wabasso in the Section 3A championship (June 3)...and they have to beat the Rabbits twice to advance to the state tournament.

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Elrosa gets back on the winning track, defeats visiting Roscoe 5-2 at Saints Field

Today's results in the Stearns County League:
Greenwald 9, Farming 5
Elrosa 5, Roscoe 2
Lake Henry 15, Spring Hill 2 (7 innings)
Richmond 12, Meire Grove 10 (game was 10-10 going into the 9th)
St. Martin 12, New Munich 7

In Elrosa, the Saints scored twice in the sixth and twice in the eighth inning to pull away from the visiting Rangers.

St.Martin managed to get past the host Silverstreaks by scoring five runs in the top of the ninth to break a 7-7 tie.

Here's a clip of Ethan Vogt crossing home plate and coming back to the dugout after hitting his solo homer at St.Martin on Friday night.

Sunday's SCL baseball schedule: (1:30pm games)
Meire Grove @ Lake Henry
New Munich @ Richmond
Greenwald @ Roscoe
Spring Hill @ Farming

May you and your family have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Elrosa Saints are tagged with the first loss of the year, lose 9-4 at St.Martin tonight

The Elrosa Saints' lineup is introduced prior to the first pitch at St.Martin.

The St.Martin Martins used a three-run third inning to jump in front after trailing 1-0 early on against visiting Elrosa in a Stearns County League game tonight. Ethan Vogt's two-out solo home run in the first inning gave the Saints the early advantage.

The game was held under the lights of Ray Weber Field, where fans and players had a moment of silence as a time to honor our veterans during this Memorial Day weekend.

A special moment during the 7th inning stretch, honoring our veterans...

On Saturday this weekend, the Elrosa Saints (5-1 SCL-North) host Roscoe at 1:30pm for another Stearns County League battle. The Rangers, out of the Stearns County League South division, are 1-4 entering the game.

Other Saturday SCL games this weekend: (all games are at 1:30pm)
Richmond @ Meire Grove
Farming @ Greenwald
Lake Henry @ Spring Hill
St.Martin @ New Munich

Finally, on Sunday over this Memorial Day weekend... (all games are at 1:30pm)
Meire Grove @ Lake Henry
New Munich @ Richmond
Greenwald @ Roscoe
Spring Hill @ Farming

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Elrosa Saints take on St.Martin in a Stearns County League "clash of the titans"

It will be nothing less than the clash of the titans tonight as Elrosa and St.Martin do battle at Ray Weber Field beginning at 8:15pm tonight.

If you can't make it (and it's a shame if you can't!) look for results around midnight.

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Jaguars' boys golf team gets back to Section 5A, finish as sub-section runners-up - Jaguars baseball falls in sub quarters 4-0

Jordan Lewis makes his first shot of the day at sub-sections, off of hole #1 on the front nine at the Minnewaska Golf Club.

The Jaguars' boys golf team finished as runners-up at the Section 5A-North tournament today at the Minnewaska Golf Course.

Two of the team members will play at sections for the second straight year, as seniors Matt Goodwin and Corey Tonn advanced individually from last year's sub-section meet.

They last advanced as a team in 2008.

West Central Area was boys' champion, while Osakis won the girls' side of Sub-Section 5A-North.

In the south half of the section...
Ortonville won the boys' side at the Sub-Section 5A-South meet, with Dawson-Boyd coming in as runner-up. On the girls' side at Sub-Section 5A-South, Ortonville was also team champion, while MACCRAY came in as runner-up. Those four teams will advance to the Section 5A meet, coming next week on June 4 at the Benson Golf Club.

A photo gallery at the Sauk Centre Herald's website has over a hundred photos of the Jaguars in action at the sub-section meet. The link is:

The Jaguars' girls golf team took third place the the sub-section meet. Only the top two teams advance to Section 5A. On the plus side, though, junior Amy Knutson advanced individually, keeping the streak of sending a Jaguars' girls golfer to sections intact since 2006.

  • **Update in Sub-Section 5A-West baseball action...

The Jaguars' dugout cheered on their teammates at the plate during the playoff game at Upsala.

The Jaguars' baseball team played a good game but had their bats kept in check at Upsala-Swanville Area today, as they lost 4-0 in the quarterfinals.

The Jaguars finish their season 7-12 overall.

Sophomore Brady Weller pitched a complete game in the playoff opener.

Second-seeded Osakis fell behind 8-2 early on but rallied to win their sub-section opener by an 10-9 margin over #7-seed Pillager. It marks the first time in many years that Osakis has won a playoff game. They improve to 15-2-1 overall, while Pillager finishes 4-15.

Sub-Section 5A-West baseball quarterfinals:
Royalton 10, St.John's Prep 1
Eden Valley-Watkins 9, Kimball Area 8!! (Cubs make the Eagles sweat)
Osakis 10, Pillager 9

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Area prep results from Thursday night

Sub-Section 5A-West fastpitch championship:
Osakis 12, Kimball Area 4 (both advance to the 5A final four next week)

Barnum defeated Braham 7-0 in the 5A-East championship game.

Section 6AA fastpitch playoffs:
Rocori 11, Paynesville Area 1 (6 innings)
St.Cloud Cathedral 11, Holdingford 1 (5 innings)

Nine of Cathedral's 11 runs were unearned. The Huskers take a 15-5 overall record into the Section 6AA tournament, which begins for them with an elimination game at 5pm next Tuesday against Paynesville Area.

Sub-Section 5A-West baseball play-in round:
Kimball Area 6, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 1 (Kimball Area faces #1-seed Eden Valley-Watkins tonight in the quarterfinals)

Area baseball results:
Minnewaska Area 4, Paynesville Area 3
Albany 18, NL-S 4
RCW 3, Canby 2
Litchfield 5, Maple Lake 0
MACCRAY 17, Benson 6

Today for the Jaguars...
The Jaguars' boys and girls golf teams travel the short trip to the Minnewaska Golf Course on the east side of Glenwood for the Sub-Section 5A-North meet. The first groups tee off at 9:30am.

The Jaguars' baseball team travels to Upsala for the Sub-Section 5A-West quarterfinals. They face the #3-seed Upsala/Swanville Area Patriots, looking to not only advance in the playoffs but also avenge a tough nine-inning loss to USA on April 20.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

More scenes from the Jaguars' fastpitch 5A-West semi-final battle with Osakis

Action from the top of the fourth inning, with Amy Bast hitting a single to right field.

Laura Johnson eyes the hit to center field while flying into an incredible dive to make the catch.

Catcher Morgan Knutson holds a base runner at first.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Coming up on Friday this week: Jaguars' golf teams and baseball enter playoffs

The Jaguars' baseball team faces Upsala/Swanville Area in a 3:30pm game on Friday (May 28) in Upsala. Their baseball field is adjacent to their football field. B-B-E is the #6 seed, while USA is the #3 seed.

*The game was moved up from 5pm due to the Upsala High School graduation taking place later that evening.

The Jaguars' boys and girls golf teams are at the Minnewaska Golf Club for the Sub-Section 5A-North meet. It begins at 9:30am.

The top two teams plus the top five girls and top 10 boys advance to the Section 5A meet in Benson on June 4.

More will follow later.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Five Jaguars advance to Section 5A track and field meet!

In a nutshell...from the Sub-Section 5A-20 meet held at B-B-E high school today...

Grant Bell advances in the 1600 and 3200 meter Runs - Ben Borgerding in the Pole Vault - Shyan Kuefler in the Long Jump - Lennard Krebs in the 100 and 200 meter Races - and a surprise performer, eighth grader David Rodgers in the 3200 meter Run.

The Section 5A meet is on Wednesday, June 2, at St.John's University.

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Jaguars fastpitch is nipped in 5A-West semis 3-2 by Osakis, a tough loss to swallow

Center fielder Laura Johnson made a simply spectacular pop fly catch in the bottom of the third inning against Osakis tonight.

Coming back to the dugout after the huge pop fly grab.

The Jaguars' fastpitch team finishes 6-12 overall, while Osakis improves to 18-1 overall. The Silverstreaks advance to the Sub-Section 5A-West championship game, coming this Thursday at 5pm at Minnewaska Area High School.

Top-seeded Osakis will face #2-seeded Kimball Area for the sub-section crown. The #2-seeded Cubs improved to 10-10 overall by overcoming a one-run deficit
and defeat #6-seed Eden Valley-Watkins 3-2.

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  • A light game recap:

The Jaguars scored first, on Michelle Sanders' RBI-single in the third inning. Osakis then tied the game in the bottom of the third with two hits and an unearned run. Sanders' fired a strikeout, then Anna Marthaler ran down a hit to the right-center gap for a tough pop fly catch. For the third out, Laura Johnson made a thrilling pop fly catch in center field, getting back to the dugout with at least two major grass stains on her uniform.

In the fifth inning, the Jaguars went down 1-2-3. They broke through in the top of the sixth. Their rally started with a double shot over the right fielder's head by Laura Johnson. The senior stole third on a passed ball, then scored with an RBI hit up the gut by Maggie Gruber.

Hoping to hold onto the 2-1 lead, the Jaguars fought hard in the bottom half of the frame but the Silverstreaks managed to plate two runs for a 3-2 lead.

In the top of the 7th, Brittany Roelike hit a shot to the shortstop, followed by a one-out bunt by Morgan Knutson. She managed to beat the 5-3 throw, then stole second and third base to get into scoring position.

A 3-2 count pitch went by as a strike against the Jaguars' final batter - a bitter way to end the team's season.

Jaguars' pitcher Michelle Sanders had only 1 walk in a complete-game effort, in which she scattered five Silverstreaks' hits and earned six strikeouts. A heckuva performance for a sophomore.

Read about the entire game in next week's local papers.

In a home game tonight at Elrosa, the Jaguars' baseball team lost to the Osakis Silverstreaks 15-2 in five innings. The score pretty much says it all. Giving up 7 runs in the third inning spelled doom for the Blue and Silver, who fall to 7-11 overall to end the regular season.

Up next for the Jaguars' baseball team: the Sub-Section 5A-West quarterfinal game at Upsala, taking on the #3-seed Upsala/Swanville Patriots in a 3:30pm game on Friday (May 28).

  • Notes on area fastpitch playoff games:

Paynesville Area ace senior pitcher Whitney Woehler got out of a bases loaded jam (with 1 out) to beat the Minnewaska Lakers for the 3rd straight season in the Section 6AA, sub-section playoffs. She got up with a 1-2 count against Abby Kreitlow, who struck out swinging.

The Bulldogs advance to the sub-section championship game, as well as the Section 6AA Final Four series. They take on #1-seeded Rocori for the Sub-Section 6AA-West title in Melrose at the scenic riverside park at 5:00pm this Thursday night, May 27.

Section 6AA fastpitch playoff results:
Rocori 3, New London-Spicer 0 (#1 seed defeats #5 seed)
Paynesville Area 3, Minnewaska Area 0
Holdingford 6, Foley 2 (#2 seed beats the #6 seed, Huskers have won 11 in a row)
St.Cloud Cathedral 7, Mora 1

Central Minnesota Conference baseball results:
Maple Lake 8, Pierz 2
Pierz 13, Maple Lake 11

Area baseball scores:
Morris Area 2, Lac qui Parle Valley 1
Melrose 2, New London-Spicer 1
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7, Sauk Centre 5
Upsala/Swanville Area 6, Browerville/Eagle Valley 5
Mora 12, Albany 2 (6 innings)
Minnewaska Area 15, Milaca 4
St.Cloud Cathedral 9, Foley 5

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Central Minnesota Conference baseball standings

EV-W 14-0 (19-0 overall)
Maple Lake 8-3 (11-4)
Pierz 7-3 (9-5)
B-B-E 6-8 (7-10)
Holdingford 6-6 (9-9)
Rockford 3-7 (5-10)
HL-W-W 3-9 (4-11)
Kimball 2-10 (2-13)

Prairie Conference baseball standings:
Osakis 7-1 (12-2 overall)
Upsala/Swanville Area 4-2 (11-2)
Browerville/Eagle Valley 4-3 (8-8)
St. John’s Prep 2-6 (6-9)
Royalton 2-6 (8-9)

Central Minnesota Conference baseball results from Monday:
Holdingford 6, Rockford 3
Holdingford 10, Rockford 1

Area baseball results on Monday:
St. Cloud Cathedral 2, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 1
Sauk Centre 13, Albany 10 (SC improves to 10-8 overall, has won 7 of last 9 games)
Melrose 8, Foley 5
Little Falls 21, Pierz 6
Paynesville 2, BOLD 0 (Bulldogs clinch West Central South title outright)
Osakis 2, Upsala/Swanville 1
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 9, Ashby 8
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 9, Ashby 0
Ortonville 7, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 5
Benson 4, Minnewaska Area 3
Morris 18, Breckenridge 7
Pipestone 2, Montevideo 1


Monday, May 24, 2010

Playoffs, playoffs, playoffs...Jaguars' sports is packed with post-season action this week

Lennard Krebs takes the handoff from Eric Speldrich. Both are the lone seniors on the Jaguars' boys track and field team this season.

  • In a nutshell...

Jaguars' track and field: they host the Sub-Section 5A-20 meet at the high school sports complex on Tuesday, May 25. Field events start at 2pm, with prelims for running events coming at 2:45pm. Finals start at 4:00pm.

The Jaguars' fastpitch infield huddles up between innings in recent home action. On Tuesday this week, they will play for a Section 5A Final Four berth, a feat achieved only three times since 2000. Their last trip to sections came in 2008, which was also the first season they earned a sub-section championship in school history.

Jaguars' fastpitch: On Tuesday this week, they travel to the Minnewaska Area fastpitch complex at their high school to take on #1-seeded and state-ranked Osakis in the Sub-Section 5A-West semi-finals. The game begins at 5:00pm. The other semi-final will take place at the same time and location between #2-seed Kimball Area and #6-seed Eden Valley-Watkins.

The winners advance to the Section 5A final four round, the losers are out.

Jaguars' boys and girls golf: the Sub-Section 5A-North meet is at the Minnewaska Golf Course on Friday, May 28. Both boys and girls teams will be competing.

Jaguars' baseball: a trip to Upsala on Friday, May 28, with a 3:30pm game against the third-seeded Upsala/Swanville Area Patriots. The Jaguars are ranked #6 in the nine-team sub-section.

If they defeat USA, they will play either Osakis or Pillager at Joe Faber Field in St.Cloud on Tuesday night, June 1 at 7:00pm.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Area scores from Friday/Saturday action plus Jaguars' baseball seeding (#6 in 5A-West)

First of all, playoff information for the Jaguars' baseball team...
Sub-Section 5A-West seedings:
1 - Eden Valley-Watkins
2 - Osakis
3 - Upsala/Swanville Area
4 - Royalton
5 - St.John's Prep
6 - B-B-E
7 - Pillager
8 - Kimball Area
9 - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City

The Jaguars travel to Upsala on Friday, May 28, for a 5:00pm game in the Sub-Section 5A-West quarterfinals, taking on the host Upsala/Swanville Area Patriots.

Section 5AA fastpitch playoff results:
Zimmerman 5, Maple Lake 2
Annandale 6, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 1
Watertown-Mayer 4, Rockford 3

The Central Minnesota Conference didn't fare well in Section 5AA, as the Mississipi 8 and Wright County Conference leagues both had the final say against CMC champion Maple Lake, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, and Rockford.

Section 6AA fastpitch playoff results:
Minnewaska Area 10, Sauk Centre 0 (5 innings, #2 seed defeats #7 seed)
Rocori 13, Melrose 0 (#1 seed defeats #8 seed)
New London-Spicer 4, Albany 0 (#5 seed defeats #4 seed)
Paynesville Area 3, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 0 (#3 seed defeats #6 seed)

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Elrosa Saints are 5-0 after blasting Greenwald 16-3 in seven innings

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team traveled the short trip east to Greenwald and breezed through a shortened-innings win over the Cubs by a 16-3 margin.

Offensively, the Saints' performance was highlighted by a grand slam from 2010 Minnewaska Area high school graduate Mike Whittemore, as well as a three-run homer from B-B-E product Andy Mages.

(top) Andy Mages races to first base during the Spring Hill game on May 14. (below) Mike Whittemore makes a cut on a pitch before getting walked and then driven home by Ethan Vogt's three-run homer that won the game at Meire Grove on May 9.

Elrosa improves to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Stearns County League North, now having one win against all division opponents this season.

Up next for Elrosa: a trip to St.Martin on Friday night, May 28, to kick off Memorial Day weekend with a SCL clash with the Martins under the lights of Ray Weber Field beginning at 8:15pm. The very next day, the Saints host Roscoe at 1:30pm on May 29.

Sunday (May 23) schedule in the Stearns County League: all games listed at 1:30pm
St.Martin at Meire Grove
Lake Henry at Roscoe
New Munich at Farming

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Jaguars' fastpitch wins 2-1 with two runs plated in the bottom of the 7th inning in sub-section quarter's - Jaguars' baseball sweeps Rockford at home

Head coach Amanda Primus rallies her troops.

The Jaguars' fastpitch team won 2-1 against visiting Royalton tonight in a thrilling playoff game.

After four scoreless innings went by, the Royals plated a run in the top of the fifth to take a 1-0 lead that lasted into the seventh inning.

To start the bottom of the seventh, senior Anna Marthaler and freshmen Brittany Roelike both got on base with no-out singles. Marthaler then tied the game after scoring on a Royals' error. Then after loading the bases, the Jaguars won the game when a grounder by sophomore Michelle Sanders was thrown wild by the Royals' shortstop to allow senior Morgan Knutson to cross home plate.

Sanders earned 12 strikeouts, to go against no walks and four hits in a complete-game performance.

They will play #1-seed Osakis next Tuesday night at 5pm at Minnewaska Area, taking a 6-11 overall record into the Sub-Section 5A-West semi-finals. They finished 4-10 in the Central Minnesota Conference this season.

The win over Royalton marks the sixth straight season that they have advanced to a Section 5A, sub-section final four round, dating back to 2005. It is also the 19th overall playoff-opening win for the B-B-E fastpitch program, out of 22 seasons dating back to the spring of 1989. The program hold the record for the most playoff-opening wins at B-B-E in any sport.

Osakis survived a first-round scare from Upsala, after winning 9-8 on Friday night in another sub-section quarterfinal game.

**Update on Sunday morning...a look around Sub-Section 5A-West:
Osakis defeated #8-seed Upsala by a 9-8 margin in their quarterfinal matchup on Friday. The Silverstreaks, who are the number one seed and were ranked #8 in the May 5 coaches' fastpitch state rankings, drubbed the Cardinals in a Prairie Conference double-header on May 6 by scores of 9-2 and 13-2 (6 innings).

Osakis takes a 17-1 overall record into the semi-final round of Sub-Section 5A-West. Their lone loss of the season was to Swanville on May 4 by a 8-6 score.

Kimball Area, the #2-seed, defeated visiting Swanville Area (#7-seed) by a 5-2 score.

Sixth-seeded Eden Valley-Watkins knocked out the number three seed Browerville Tigers 15-14. They advance to face Central Minnesota Conference rival Kimball Area in the other semi-final game on Tuesday at Minnewaska.

The CMC keeps on rockin'!

Junior Nate Theilen is welcomed back to the dugout after scoring in the fifth inning against Rockford during game 2 of the Jaguars' double-header.

The Jaguars' baseball team won game one of a double-header in Elrosa against Rockford by an 8-3 score. Sophomore Brady Weller picked up a complete-game win on the mound.

In game two, they led 5-0 after five innings and looked like they were on their way to a comfortable win. Brandon Roelike knocked a two-RBI single in the fifth inning to make it 5-0.

Final score of game two was 17-11 in favor of the Jaguars, who improved to 7-10 overall with the sweep. They finished the CMC schedule with a respectable 6-8 record.

Rockford fell to 3-7 in the CMC and 5-10 overall. No doubt about it, this was a solid sweep for the Jaguars over a good Class AA team.

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Jaguars' baseball stung by another one-run loss, this time to New London-Spicer 5-4 - Jaguars' boys golf finishes as CMC runners-up

The Jaguars' baseball team fell to 5-10 overall with a 5-4 loss on the home diamond to New London-Spicer. The Wildcats, who play in a very tough West Central North Conference, improved to 7-8 overall with the win.

Today (Friday) the Jaguars' baseball team hosts Rockford in a CMC double-header beginning at 4:00pm in Elrosa. The Rockets are 5-8 overall and 3-5 in the CMC.

Senior Corey Tonn earned All-Conference honors this season for the second straight year. He won the league individual title in 2009.

In the final meet of the Central Minnesota Conference season, the Jaguars' boys golf team took second place at Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins. In the final CMC standings, they took 2nd place behind loop champion Pierz.

Senior Corey Tonn earned all-Central Minnesota Conference honors for the second straight season.

Team boys' golf scores from Kimball: (1) Pierz 167 (2) B-B-E 180 (3) Maple Lake 182 (4) Osakis 183 (5) Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 185 (6) Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 189 (7) Rockford 192.

Girls' golf scores from the CMC meet in Pierz on Thursday: (1) Rockford 178 (2) Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 178 (3) Osakis 184 (4) Pierz 201 (5) B-B-E 208 (6) Maple Lake 210 (7) Howard Lake-Waverly 234.

Seventh grader Peyton Miller earned all-CMC honors, finishing 7th overall in the final Central Minnesota Conference individual standings.

Area baseball scores from Thursday:
Paynesville Area 4, Benson 1
Paynesville Area 3, Benson 2
YME 5, A-C-GC 2
LQPV 6, Minnewaska Area 5
Morris Area 10, Montevideo 8
BOLD 8, Sleepy Eye 6
K-M-S 7, RCW 2

Sub-Section 5A-West fastpitch playoff action:
Upsala 3, A-C-GC 2 (Upsala takes on #1-seed Osakis today)

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Borgerding, Bell are Central Minnesota Conference track and field champions - Six Jaguars earn All-CMC accolades

Six members of the Jaguars' track and field teams earned All-CMC honors at the meet in Pierz on Tuesday. (L to R) Grant Bell, Ben Borgerding, Eric Speldrich, Lennard Krebs, Shyan Kuefler, and Whitney White.

Senior Ben Borgerding won the Pole Vault event at the CMC meet on Tuesday at Pierz. He is the first Jaguars' boys vaulter to win the CMC title in that event since Aaron Rooney won it in 2007.

Junior Grant Bell won the 3200-meter Run, while he also finished 2nd in the 1600-meter Run. In both events, he set personal records as well.

On the girls' side, junior Whitney White was runner-up in the Pole Vault. Her
best jump was 8 feet, 6 inches.

Sophomore Shyan Kuefler, shown below racing in a relay race at the Dave Sieben Invite in Melrose on May 14, has emerged as one of the top performers on the Jaguars' track and field teams this spring.

Read more on the Jaguars' performances at the CMC meet in next week's issues of the local newspapers.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jaguars' fastpitch drops game one at Rockford 4-1, both they and Jaguars' baseball get swept in CMC double-headers tonight

The Jaguars' fastpitch team had a disappointing trip to Rockford today, as they lost two Central Minnesota Conference games to the Rockets. Final scores were 4-1 and 9-5. In game two, the Jaguars were unable to climb out of a 3-0 hole after three innings.

They will take a 5-11 overall record into the Sub-Section 5A-West fastpitch playoffs, beginning on Friday with a home game at 5pm against Royalton. The Jaguars finished 4-10 in the CMC this season.

Rockford will finish the CMC schedule 6-6 this year, and will not complete the 14-game schedule. They take a 10-8 overall record into the Sub-Section 5AA-East playoffs, in which they are the number five seed.

The Royalton Royals' fastpitch team finished the regular season 5-12 overall and 5-7 in the Prairie Conference. They lost to Browerville today 16-3. Browerville is the number-three seed in Sub-Section 5A-West.

Meanwhile at Maple Lake, the Jaguars' baseball team also got swept in a Central Minnesota Conference double-header. Final scores were 5-1 and 7-4.

The Irish baseball team is trying to keep pace with Eden Valley-Watkins in the chase for the CMC title, now sitting at 11-2 overall and 8-1 in the league.

Up next for the Jaguars' baseball team: a home game on Thursday night against neighboring rival New London-Spicer. It is a JV/Varsity double-header at Saints Field in Elrosa, with the JV beginning at 4:30 and the varsity to follow at approximately 6:30pm. They host Rockford the next night (Friday) in a 4pm/6pm Central Minnesota Conference double-header.

No word on the CMC track and field championships at Pierz...more on that will follow on Wednesday.

Central Minnesota Conference baseball results:
Kimball Area 10, Pierz 5
Pierz 9, Kimball Area 7

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results:
Holdingford 5, Kimball Area 2
Holdingford 9, Kimball Area 5
Maple Lake 10, Eden Valley-Watkins 0
Maple Lake 12, Eden Valley-Watkins 10

Area baseball results:
Sauk Centre 3, Mora 1
Osakis 10, St.John's Prep 0
Melrose Area 10, Milaca 3
Royalton 8, Upsala/Swanville Area 3
St.Cloud Cathedral 4, NL-S 0

Area fastpitch results:
Brandon-Evansville 10, Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross 5
Ashby 9, Wheaton 3
Paynesville Area 6, YME 4
St.Cloud Cathedral 3, NL-S 0
Browerville 16, Royalton 3
Mora 9, Melrose Area 0
NL-S 4, Albany 1

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Jaguars' fastpitch picks up a 3-1 win at Pierz - Baseball is shut out at home

The Jaguars' fastpitch team improved to 5-9 overall with a win at Pierz tonight. They travel to Rockford tomorrow (Tuesday) for a double-header against the Rockets beginning at 3:30pm.

The Jaguars' baseball team had a rough outing in a home game against Pierz, falling in a 12-0 shutout loss. They travel to Maple Lake for a double-header on Tuesday.

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results:
Holdingford 7, Eden Valley-Watkins 3
Maple Lake 13, Kimball Area 1 (5 innings)

Maple Lake clinched its fifth straight CMC title with the win. They are 12-0 in the CMC and 15-2-1 overall.

Central Minnesota Conference baseball results:
Eden Valley-Watkins 6, Holdingford 5
Maple Lake 11, Kimball Area 3

Area fastpitch results:
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6, Sauk Centre 1
NL-S 16, Melrose Area 3
Paynesville Area 9, BOLD 7
Benson/Hancock 6, Yellow Medicine East 0
Morris Area 11, LQPV 4
Montevideo 6, ACGC 1
Redwood Valley 12, Renville County West 4
Albany 4, Mora 0
Brandon-Evansville 12, Ortonville 9
Brandon-Evansville 6, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 4
Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross 4, Ashby 3

Area baseball results:
Royalton 5, Browerville/Eagle Valley 2
Sauk Centre 12, Osakis 2 (6 innings)
Upsala/Swanville Area 4, St.John's Prep 3 (USA is 8-1)
Minnewaska Area 3, LQPV 2
Morris Area 6, A-C-GC 5
NL-S 4, LP-GE 1
K-M-S 23, Lakeview 2

On Wednesday I'll post the final 2010 Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch standings. I know that in the case of two teams (Eden Valley-Watkins and Rockford), they will not play a complete 14-game schedule. I'll explain more on Wednesday.

Once again, the Sub-Section 5A-West fastpitch playoff seedings:
1 - Osakis
2 - Kimball Area
3 - Browerville
4 - B-B-E
5 - Royalton
6 - Eden Valley-Watkins
7 - Swanville
8 - Upsala
9 - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
10 - St.John's Prep

Other CMC fastpitch teams have been seeded as well...Maple Lake has earned the #3 seed in Section 5AA-West. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted is the #5 seed in that sub-section. Becker is the #1 seed.

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Jaguars' baseball hosts Pierz today in Elrosa

The Jaguars' baseball team looks to avenge an extra-innings loss at Pierz on May 4 when they host the Pioneers today in a 4:30pm Central Minnesota Conference game at Saints Field in Elrosa.

B-B-E is 5-5 overall, while Pierz is 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the CMC.

Here's some Youtube action from the Jaguars' 11-6 win over Holdingford back in April. It's been about that long since we've had some decent weather!

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Meire Grove overcomes Roscoe 13-9 in Stearns County League action

The Meire Grove Grovers improved to 3-1 on the season with a 13-9 win at Roscoe today.

Other SCL scores:
St.Martin 14, Farming 2 (8 innings)
Lake Henry 7, Richmond 2

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Friday, May 14, 2010

What an ending! Elrosa Saints save the best for last as they defeat Spring Hill 4-3, winning with Kuefler's walk-off RBI single

Another classic Elrosa vs. Spring Hill game played out tonight. Shown below is the scoreboard at Saints Field following the game.

A few Saints' reserves stand at attention during the National Anthem prior to tonight's game.

Kevin Kuefler's RBI-single shot through the first/second baseman gap to right field scored the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

  • Game recap...
In the second inning, Jonathan Nietfeld's RBI-single on two outs drew first blood. Saints' third baseman Mike Whittemore tagged out Jeff Schoenberg, who tried stealing home plate, to get out of the top half of the frame.

Jeff Schoenberg becomes roadkill in the first inning.

Whittemore would have the lone Saints' hit of the game through the first four innings.

In the top of the fourth, the Chargers added to their 1-0 lead with an RBI-single from Aaron Welle. They added to it in the fifth, with a pop fly attempt in left field on a shot by Sean Schoenberg grazing Andy Mages's glove to bring in Jamie Terres from second base.

Finally in the fifth, veteran Saints' manager Pat Illies led off in the bottom of the fifth with a double shot deep to the center field fence. Steve Mueller followed with a single, and Jonathan Olmscheid then hit an RBI-single out to left field for a 2-1 score.

The Saints would leave two stranded, however, with Jonathan Nietfield grabbing Whittemore's deep hit to center field for the third out.

Aaron Vogt took the mound in the seventh inning, earning two strikeouts to spark the Saints' defense. A double albong the left field line in the eighth was all the Chargers would get off of the Saints' reliever, as he earned two strikeouts on the final two batters in the top of the ninth inning to give fans hope for a miracle.
Things didn't start out too well in the top of the ninth, however, with Illies and Mueller both hitting long pop flies to center field.

Aaron Vogt pitched three strong innings of relief.

Then on a full count, Jonathan Olmscheid was drilled in the helmet by an errant Schoenberg pitch. After getting to first base, he was replaced by pinch runner Darren Wander.

Aaron Vogt, who gives pitchers quite a strike zone, drew a walk and make Saints fans think this just might happen.

The play of the game then took place, when Randy Duevel hit a simple would-be grounder down the middle. It appeared that would be the end of the game, as Chargers' shortstop Jamie Terres scooped it up. He bobbled it, though, letting Duevel safely take first and load the bases.

Saints' leadoff hitter Matt Middendorf took center stage, as he took an 0-2 count pitch from Schoenberg and sent it out to left field, just inside the left-center gap. Wander was well on his way across home plate as the ball fell in outfield grass, and Vogt was given the green light to round third and go for home. With his full strides giving him an extra charge, Vogt slid head first with his left arm stretched out to grab home plate. The slide came just in front of the tag of catcher Nate Terres, and the game was tied at 3-3.

On the next batter, Schoenberg gave an intentional walk to Whittemore, bringing bases loaded once again.

Kevin Kuefler had struck out in his previous four at bats in the game. It didn't matter, though, as he took one of Sean Schoenberg's fastballs and knock it through the first and second baseman into right field. The hit allowed Randy Duevel to score safely from third base, sending the Saints' dugout into a frenzy as they pulled out the come-from-behind win against their neighboring division rivals.

The four-year old traveling trophy (a beer keg with a fancy paint job) would not leave Elrosa on this night.

Aaron Vogt's slide for the third run that tied the game in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Elrosa improves to 4-0 in the Stearns County League North with the win. Spring Hill is now 3-1 in the division.

Here's a video of the game-winning run coming across home plate in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Up next for the Elrosa Saints: a trip to Greenwald on Saturday, May 22, for a 1:30 game against the Cubs.

This weekend's Stearns County League games (Sunday):
Lake Henry at Richmond (1:30)
Meire Grove at Roscoe (1:30)
St.Martin at Farming (2:30 start time)

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Jaguars' track and field competes at Dave Sieben Invite at Melrose Area - Krebs wins another open title - At home CMC meet, Boys Golf takes 2nd

Coach Weller shows Lennard Krebs some stats in her track booklet.

Sophomore Eric Swenson sprints down the final stretch of the 400-meter Dash.

Jaguars' track and field sprinter Lennard Krebs won the 100-meter Dash today at Melrose. He won with a time of 11.17 seconds.

Other results will be posted on Sunday.

Lennard Krebs ran a 23.35 (seconds) in the 200-meter Dash.

In a home Central Minnesota Conference meet hosted at the Prairie View Community Golf Course, the Jaguars' boys golf team finished in second place, trailing first-place Pierz by a 173-167 stroke margin. They were unable to put a dent into the firm grip that the Pioneers hold on the overall CMC standings.

Team scoring at the home CMC meet: (1) Pierz 167 (2) B-B-E 173 (3) Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 180 (4) Osakis 189 (5) Maple Lake 190 (6) Rockford 191 (7) Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 192.

Overall CMC standings through six meets, with one remaining: Pierz 1,030 (2) B-B-E 1,069 (3) Osakis 1,089 (4) KEVW 1,108 (5) HLWW 1,114 (6) Rockford 1,123 (7) Maple Lake 1,138.

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results:
Holdingford 4 HL-W-W 0
Holdingford 2 HL-W-W 0

Friday area baseball results:
Upsala/Swanville Area 8, Northalnd 1
LP-GE 5, Mora 3

Friday area fastpitch results:
Foley 1, Albany 0
Upsala 8, Swanville 6
CHS 6, Melrose 1
LP-GE 11, Mora 3
Osakis 10, Browerville 2

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Norway Lake Parish of rural New London will host a benefit dinner for Dan and Sue Kallevig, who lost their home to a fire last month

Dan and Sue Kallevig owned and operated "Dano's Pizza" in the late 1980s and early 1990s in Belgrade. Dano's Pizza was the forerunner to what is now known as "Coops Corner"...and the former D'Lang's Pizza.

Currently, Dan is president of the church council at East Norway Lake Lutheran Church.

Click on the poster to enlarge it.

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Melrose Area hosts Dave Sieben Track and Field Invitational today at 3:45 - Jaguars are included

Teams participating at the Dave Sieben Invitational at Melrose Area today: Melrose, B-B-E, Albany, Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, New London-Spicer, Sauk Centre, and Browerville. The meet begins at 3:45pm.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jaguars' Fastpitch drops game one of CMC double-header 3-1 to conference leader Maple Lake

Senior Leah Provost scores the lone run of the game for the Jaguars in the first match up of a double-header between them and Maple Lake.

Trailing 3-0 in the sixth inning, the Jaguars' fastpitch team scored a run by Leah Provost in the bottom of the frame to break up the shutout by the CMC-leading Irish.

Junior Amy Bast hit a single in the fifth inning, but she was left stranded by a pop fly to end the inning.

Senior Morgan Knutson is the main pitcher for the Jaguars this season.

Here's a video clip from later in game one against Maple Lake.

Game two began at about 6:00pm. The game was played without rain, for the most part, and the sun even tried to sneak through the clouds in the seventh inning.

In game two, the Jaguars' fastpitch lost 15-4 in five innings.

Area fastpitch scores:
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7, New London-Spicer 0
Paynesville Area 17, Montevideo 3 (5 innings)

Area baseball scores:
MACCRAY 6, Dawson-Boyd 5
Paynesville Area 7, Montevideo 4
LQPV 11, Benson 0
Minnewaska Area 9, Morris Area 3
Morris Area 7, Minnewaska Area 3
Paynesville Area 17, Montevideo 3
BOLD 9, A-C-GC 1
Benson/Hancock 15, Lac qui Parle Valley 2
Dawson-Boyd 8, MACCRAY 0
Dawson-Boyd 4, MACCRAY 3
RCW 3, Lakeview 1
Lakeview 8, RCW 5

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