Friday, April 29, 2011

Two Jaguars coaches will be interviewed on Smooth Magic 107 on Saturday

Beginning at 7:30am on Saturday, Jaguar coaches interviews will be aired on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood.

The coaches of the fastpitch team and the track and field teams will be hosted on Smooth Magic 107 by Dave McClurg.


Jaguars fastpitch, baseball both suffer close losses - Girls' golf is 3rd at NL-S Invite

Fastpitch softball final: Sauk Centre 5, B-B-E 4.

The Jaguars fastpitch team (1-8) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters in a non-conference game today. The Streeters took advantage of some timely hitting and Jaguars' errors to plate five runs in the top of the sixth inning.

The Jaguars scored one run in the bottom of the seventh, but it was not enough to recover. Sauk Centre improved to 4-4 overall with the win.

Up next for Jaguars fastpitch: a home game on Monday (4:30 p.m.) against sub-section foe St.John's Prep.

The Jaguars get a pop fly to end the top half of the fifth inning...

Action from the bottom of the fifth inning...

Baseball final: Osakis 10, B-B-E 6.

The Jaguars baseball team also led 3-0 early (after one inning) against Osakis today. After four innings were complete, though, the Silverstreaks jumped in front by a 10-5 score and held on for the win. For the game, the Jaguars tallied 13 hits but committed 7 errors. Osakis earned nine hits for the game.
The Jaguars fell to 3-5 overall, while Osakis is now 6-2.

The Jaguars girls golf team had a great day on the links at the Little Crow Golf Course, as they ended up finishing third out of 11 teams at the NL-S Invite. Peyton Miller led the Jaguars with a 94 while placing 11th individually.

Central Minnesota Conference baseball result on April 29:
Holdingford 9, Pierz 1
Maple Lake 5, Rockford 2

CMC fastpitch results on Apr. 29:
Maple Lake 6, Rockford 2
Holdingford 5, Pierz 1

Area baseball results on April 29:
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 16, Parkers Prairie 13
St.Cloud Cathedral 9, Melrose Area 1
Minnewaska Area 15, Milaca 2
Paynesville Area 12, Sauk Centre 8
Albany 8, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 1

Area fastpitch results on Apr. 29:
Upsala 12, Browerville 10
Upsala 8, Browerville 7
Albany 3, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 1
Albany 10, LP-GE 0 (6 innings)

Osakis 16, St.John's Prep 0
Osakis 12, St.John's Prep 1

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jaguars fastpitch leads 5-2 vs. Kimball Area

In the top of the fourth inning, the Jaguars have built a 5-2 lead over the Kimball Cubs.

Update...the Jaguars could not hold onto a slim lead in the seventh inning and ended up losing 8-7 in the first game of the double-header against Kimball. In game two, the Jaguars lost 11-4.

The Jaguars baseball team went 1-1 in their double-header at Kimball Area. The Jaguars won 8-6 in game one with Brady Weller picking up the win on the mound in five innings of work. In game two, the Cubs won 5-1. The Jaguars are now 3-4 overall in baseball.

Central Minnesota Conference baseball results on April 28:
Holdingford 13, Rockford 0
Rockford 10, Holdingford 7 (the Huskers' first loss in CMC play this year)
Eden Valley-Watkins 6, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 2
HL-W-W 15, EV-W 11

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results on April 28:
Holdingford 12, Rockford 2 (6 innings)
Holdingford 4, Rockford 3
HL-W-W 5, EV-W 1
HL-W-W- 9, EV-W 7
Maple Lake 8, Pierz 2
Maple Lake 10, Pierz 4

Area baseball results on Apr. 28:
Paynesville Area 9, Benson 0
NL-S 10, Milaca 0
NL-S 5, Milaca 0
Upsala/Swanville Area 4, Royalton 3
Browerville 12, St.John's Prep 7
St.Cloud Cathedral 16, Sauk Centre 0
Foley 4, Melrose Area 3

Area fastpitch results on Apr. 28:
Sauk Centre 5, St.Cloud Cathedral 2 (11 innings!)
Foley 16, Melrose Area 4
Milaca 8, NL-S 7
NL-S 11, Milaca 4

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Home fastpitch double-header is underway today

The Jaguars fastpitch team, searching for the second win of the season, hosts Kimball Area at 4 p.m. today in a Central Minnesota Conference double-header.

The second game will follow at about 6 p.m.

Emily Roelike is B-B-E's first-ever Division II fastpitch softball athlete

Roelike, shown in action at shortstop for the Jaguars during her prep career, is without a doubt one of the most talented athletes to walk the halls of B-B-E High.

Just announced in today's West Central Tribune, 2009 B-B-E graduate Emily Roelike has signed with Minnesota State University-Moorhead to play fastpitch softball with the Dragons. MSUM is 12-20 overall and 4-15 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

The Dragons head coach is Kelsey Fehl, an interim head coach, who started for four seasons on the MSUM fastpitch team. Fehl was a three-year letterwinner in softball and soccer at Willmar High School, earning two basketball letters as well. She was named to the Minnesota All-State and all-section softball teams for the Cardinals as a senior,

For the Ridgewater Warriors, Roelike is hitting .509 with 10 home runs, 42 RBI, 56 runs and is 26 of 27 in steal attempts. A shortstop, Roelike is a key reason why her squad is 27-6 this season as the playoffs draw near. The Warriors fastpitch team is nationally ranked #2 in NJCAA Division III.

Not too shabby.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

An exciting Central Minnesota Conference race is playing out in boys' golf

With three of seven Central Minnesota Conference boys' golf meets complete, an exciting conference championship title race is playing out.

Yesterday at Annandale, in a meet hosted by Maple Lake, the Jaguars boys golf team earned a three-way tie for second place. The Jaguars, Pierz and Rockford all shot a 181, trailing first place Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted by three strokes.

Jacob LeBrun earned co-medalist honors to pace the Jaguars, shooting a 39 to tie Alec Raabe of Rockford.

The Jaguars (552) trail first-place Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins (540) by only 12 strokes in the overall standings.

CMC boys' golf standings with three of seven meets complete: (1) Kimball/EVW 540 (2) Pierz 542 (3) HL-W-W 543 (4) Osakis 549 (5) B-B-E 552 (6) Rockford 556 (7) Maple Lake 588.

All other varsity action for the Jaguars was rained out yesterday.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Jaguars fall at Minnewaska in fastpitch softball

Freshmen Becca Gruber crosses home plate on a passed ball to score the Jaguars' first run against Minnewaska Area.

Final at Minnewaska: Lakers 14, Jaguars 2 in five innings. Minnewaska Area, one of the top teams in the West Central South Conference and in Section 6AA, improves to 7-1 overall.

The Jaguars (1-5) will host Eden Valley-Watkins (2-1) tomorrow at 4:30 p.m in the first of a five-game home stand that continues with a conference double-header on Thursday and non-conference games on Friday and next Monday.

Fastpitch action from the bottom of the fourth inning today at Minnewaska Area.

From the Pierz baseball game last Thursday...

Area fastpitch result on April 25:
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7, Sauk Centre 2
Mora 3, Albany 2
New London-Spicer 9, Melrose Area 1

Area baseball results on April 25:
LP-GE 8, Sauk Centre 4
Mora 10, Albany 3
Upsala/Swanville Area 6, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 3

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Jaguars girls golf competes at 10-team Willmar Invitational today

The Jaguars girls golf team and the host Cardinals will be joined by Alexandria, Becker, Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, BOLD, Maple Lake, New London-Spicer and Rocori. The meet begins at 9:30am.

In a game picked up recently with the loss of their Upsala game, the Jaguars fastpitch team will travel to Minnewaska Area to face the Lakers in a non-conference game. First pitch for that game is set for 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Thankful for the press box at Saints Field

It was a cold afternoon for a baseball game on Thursday, but Elrosa's crown jewel was definitely up to part on accommodating a photographer! The baseball complex in Elrosa is no doubt the best in Central Minnesota.

Action from the first inning against Pierz on Thursday...

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jaguars win 1-0 vs. Pierz in CMC baseball action today

Kirby Montbriand pitched a complete game win vs. the Pioneers, while also earning one of the Jaguars' four hits.

The Jaguars recorded their first out of the game in the first inning when catcher Brandon Roelike gunned down a Pioneer trying to steal second base, with second baseman Matt Schmitz grabbing the throw and tagging the runner out on the slide.
In their first game at Elrosa, the Jaguars baseball team snapped a three-game losing skid with a 1-0 win over Pierz in Central Minnesota Conference action. The lone run of the game was scored in the third inning on a two out RBI-single by Nolan Zachman. Kirby Montbriand pitched a complete game for the Jaguars, who are now 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the CMC. Pierz falls to 1-5 with the loss.
Coach Montbriand earned his 100th career win today. He has been head coach of the Jaguars from 1991-1996 and from 2007-present. The best two seasons in B-B-E baseball history have come under his tenure as head coach. In 1995 the Jaguars went 16-4 and won the West Central South Conference, and in 2008 the Jaguars finished 15-5 and 10-4 in the Central Minnesota Conference (2nd place).
The Jaguars fastpitch team was a hard luck loser today, as they lost 7-5 at Pierz despite out-hitting the Pioneers by a 14-4 margin. Six errors that led to six unearned runs led to the Jaguars' demise. Michelle Sanders earned six strikeouts in the pitching circle while limiting Pierz to four hits.

In a boys' golf Central Minnesota Conference meet at Pierz today, the Jaguars boys golf team finished in fifth place. Their team score of 183 was only five strokes behind the first place team (Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins). Jordan Lewis led the Jaguars with a 43.

Central Minnesota Conference baseball results on Apr. 21:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 5, Rockford 1
Kimball Area 5, Maple Lake 0
Holdingford 6, Eden Valley-Watkins 2 (EV-W's first loss since May 26, 2009)

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results on Apr. 21:
Maple Lake 12, Kimball Area 2 (5 inn.)
Rockford 7, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 4
Holdingford 20, Eden Valley-Watkins 2 (5 inn.)

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Jaguars host Pierz for Central Minnesota Conference baseball action in Elrosa

It was a cold day for a baseball game, but the game is certainly not for wimps!

I'm glad I could finally get to a baseball game, the first one of the season. In just a little over one week, the Elrosa Saints amateur team will get into action with a road game at Spring Hill on May 1 at 1:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Coming Thursday - Jaguars host Pierz in baseball action

First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m. Pierz is 1-4 overall.

Here's a story on the recent Pierz vs. Eden Valley-Watkins baseball game, won by the Eagles 11-6. EV-W scored six runs in the fourth inning to help fuel the win...

**Just heard from Gumby, the game will be held in Elrosa! He's taking down the last remnants of the outfield snow drifts tomorrow and said the field should have no problem hosting the game. (Yes, one part of the outfield at Saints Field still has snow on it!)

This is awesome - the Jaguars boys' track and field squad out-placed Paynesville Area at their home invite yesterday. I finally got around to checking out the team standings from the meet. The Jaguars placed fifth with 57 team points, while the Bulldogs finished with 45 in 6th place.
More from the meet will appear in next week's local papers.

A note on boys' golf...the Jaguars were scheduled to travel to Sauk Centre for a 1 p.m. meet on Wednesday, but that meet was postponed. It is rescheduled for May 23 at 1 p.m.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jaguar track and field invitational is underway

Senior Whitney White finished in the top three in the Pole Vault, clearing the bar at eight feet.

Katelyn Heinze ran an outstanding race in the 400 meter dash, placing fifth overall. (I don't have her time though.)

Whitney's third attempt at 8 feet, 6 inches in the Pole Vault event...

A few noteworthy items (I have incomplete results but will get more results this week from the track meet)...Zaph Dotson won the 100 meter race with a time of 11.79 seconds. He out ran the runner-up finisher by .01 seconds.

In the girls' 100 meter race, Kinlee Swanson finished in second place with a time of 13.62 seconds.

Great job, Jaguars!

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Knutson is co-medalist at home CMC girls' golf meet on Monday this week

Senior Amy Knutson earned co-medalist honors at the second Central Minnesota Conference meet of the season on Monday, shooting a 43 to tie Erin Dingmann of Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball Area.
Eighth grader Peyton Miller was not far off of the mark set by Knutson, as she came in with a score of 45. Both Miller and Knutson are returning state qualifiers for the Jaguars girls' golf team.

The meet was hosted by the Prairie View Community Golf Course.

In the first boys' Central Minnesota Conference meet of the season, Jacob LeBrun paced the Jaguars with a 43 at the Osakis Country Club on Monday. LeBrun was only three strokes off of the medalist, Alec Raabe of Rockford. The team results were incredibly tight, as the Jaguars finished fifth but trailed first place Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted by only 11 strokes.

Boys' golf team scores at Osakis: (1) Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 177 (2) Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 179 (3) tie, Osakis and Pierz, both 182 (5) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 188 (6) Rockford 196 (7) Maple Lake 201.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Jaguars fastpitch trails in a competitive game vs. Holdingford

The Jaguars fastpitch team trail 3-1 in the fifth inning against visiting Holdingford today.

The Huskers took an early 2-0 lead after the first inning on a two-RBI home run.

Final score at home: Holdingford 8, B-B-E 1.

Up at Holdingford, the Jaguars baseball team lost 7-3 in a Central Minnesota Conference game. The Jaguars (1-3) are set to host Pierz (weather-permitting) on Thursday this week at 4:30 p.m.

Today's baseball game was aired on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood.

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results on Apr. 18:
Rockford 11, Kimball Area 3

Area baseball results on April 18:
Litchfield 2, Maple Lake 1
Melrose Area 6, Minnewaska Area 4
Hancock 14, Ashby 1
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 15, Breckenridge 0

Area fastpitch results on April 18:
Paynesville Area 11, Melrose Area 1 (5 innings)
K-M-S 25, Ortonville 2
Mora 12, New London-Spicer 2
Mora 13, New London-Spicer 2

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

A busy Monday coming up for the Jaguars

In a nutshell...Monday's varsity schedules include:

Boys' golf: Central Minnesota Conference meet at Osakis.
Girls' golf: Central Minnesota Conference meet at the Prairie View Community Golf Course in Brooten.
Baseball: at Holdingford.
Fastpitch: home vs. Holdingford.

Track and field fans, don't forget...the home invitational is Tuesday, April 19 beginning at 4:00 p.m. Schools included are Benson, Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball Area, Holdingford, New London-Spicer, Paynesville Area, Saint Cloud Christian, and Saint John's Prep.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Varsity baseball today vs. Browerville is postponed

Also, the girls golf meet hosted by Rockford in Plymouth is postponed until May 13.

The girls fastpitch game at home vs. St.John's Prep is postponed.

A winter weather mix is moving to our area today/tonight. Good grief!

Six years ago today I recall planting oats/alfalfa. I don't think farmers will get in the fields until May at this rate.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jaguars fastpitch team wins big at Browerville

Amy Bast, shown crossing first after she earned a hit against Osakis on Monday, earned a whopping four RBI at Browerville tonight.

The Jaguars fastpitch team lit up the Browerville Tigers early and ended up winning 14-6 in a non-conference game tonight. They led 11-0 in the second inning.

Junior Michelle Sanders recorded 13 strikeouts in the pitching circle.

The Jaguars (1-2) are set to host St.John's Prep tomorrow at 4:30.

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Just saw this - White wins pole vault event at Paynesville track and field meet

At the eight-team Paynesville Invitational on Tuesday this week, senior Whitney White emerged as champion of the Pole Vault event with a best vault of 8 feet, 1/2 inch.

The Jaguars track and field teams are next in action with a home invitational, next Tuesday beginning at 4:00 p.m. Other teams included are Benson, Eden Valley-Watkins, Holdingford, New London-Spicer, Paynesville Area, Saint Cloud Christian, and Saint John's Prep.

Tonight (Thursday), the Jaguars fastpitch team travels to Browerville searching for their first win of the season. It's a must-win situation, as they need to knock off the Tigers to help out with sub-section seeding. It will be the season opener for Browerville, while the Jaguars enter the contest 0-2.

I had some incorrect information posted earlier, saying that the Jaguars baseball team will host Browerville/Eagle Valley on Friday this week. In fact, the Browerville/Eagle Valley baseball pairing has dissolved, and each school is fielding its own baseball team.

The Browerville Tigers, who will visit Regal on Friday to face our Jaguars, are coached by Matt Middendorf. Amateur baseball fans recognize that name as the Elrosa Saints' star shortstop for the past few years.

Middendorf's Tigers are 2-0 heading into their home game with Osakis tonight. They beat Eagle Valley 9-0 on April 8 and Pierz 12-3 on April 12.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Knutson is medalist in the Central Minnesota Conference girls' golf opener

At Albion Ridges Golf Course of Annandale on Tuesday, senior Amy Knutson earned medalist honors for the Jaguars girls golf team in the Central Minnesota Conference opener. She shot a 42 on a Par-36 course. Knutson is a returning state tournament qualifier for the Jaguars.

Team scores in the 1st CMC girls' golf meet of the season: 1. Osakis 184; 2. Rockford 187; 3. Maple Lake 205; 4. B-B-E 206; 5. Pierz 213; 6. Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins 218; 7. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 245.

The Jaguars track and field teams competed at the Paynesville Invitational yesterday. Check next week's local papers for the results.

Area fastpitch results on April 12:
Albany 19, New London-Spicer 5
Sauk Centre 5, Foley 1
Eagle Valley 5, Upsala 1
Royalton 14, St.John's Prep 2 (SJP will be in Brooten on Friday to face our Jaguars)
Paynesville Area 16, BOLD 2
Paynesville Area 3, BOLD 1
Minnewaska Area 9, Benson/Hancock 8

Area baseball results on April 12:
Minnewaska Area 11, Benson 6
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 10, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 0 (5 innings)
Paynesville Area 10, BOLD 0
St.John's Prep 5, Upsala/Swanville Area 0
Osakis 2, Royalton 0
Browerville/Eagle Valley 12, Pierz 3 (Broncos scored 10 in the 3rd inning)
Albany 22, NL-S 4
LP-GE 6, Melrose Area 4
Foley 11, Sauk Centre 1 (5 innings)

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Special note on the Jaguars baseball team's next home game

Today I heard that the Jaguars baseball team's next scheduled home game is on Friday, April 15 against Browerville/Eagle Valley, a sub-section rival.

It appears that the game will be held in Regal, with a start time of 4:30. I will nail down if that is accurate as soon as possible.

Saints Field in Elrosa will hopefully be ready to host games in time for the April 21 game against Pierz.

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Fastpitch, baseball both drop games today

Fastpitch final: Osakis 12, B-B-E 0 (5 innings)

Baseball final at Spicer: NL-S 8, B-B-E 6 (the Jaguars blew a 5-1 lead)

In their home opener, the Jaguars fastpitch team gave fell behind 12-0 after three innings and never recovered. They were limited to three hits by Silverstreaks' pitcher Sabrina Zimmel, an Honorable All-State selection last year.

The fastpitch team will travel to Browerville on Thursday this week before returning home the next day and hosting St.John's Prep on Friday. Both games are at 4:30.

The Jaguars fastpitch team hosted Osakis today in the season opener.

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Friday, April 08, 2011

Jaguars fastpitch falls 10-5 at New London-Spicer in season opener - Jaguars baseball drops home contest to Upsala/Swanville Area

A young Jaguars fastpitch team had a solid outing in their 2011 season opener today, but a few bad innings cost them a shot at winning, as they fell 10-5 at New London-Spicer today in a non-conference game.

The Jaguars now prepare for the home opener, as they host defending sub-section champion Osakis on Monday afternoon. I am unsure yet which field they play on in Brooten.

The game will be aired on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood.

In a home game held in Belgrade today, the Jaguars baseball team fell to 1-1 overall with a loss to Upsala/Swanville Area. The Patriots plated seven runs in the first two innings to take an insurmountable lead.

The game was a rematch of two teams who met in last year's playoff opener, when USA beat B-B-E 4-0.

The Jaguars travel to NL-S (Spicer) on Monday to face the Wildcats in their third straight non-conference game to open the 2011 season. The Central Minnesota Conference opener won't take place until April 18, when the Jaguars travel to Holdingford.

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Jaguar fastpitch season opener is today

Who would have thought only a week ago, or even just earlier this week, that three Jaguars spring sports teams would get the 2011 season out of the starting gates yesterday and today?

Later this afternoon in a 4:00pm game, the Jaguars fastpitch team will open their season with a non-conference game at New London-Spicer. The Wildcats were a force in the West Central North Conference last season, finishing third with an 11-5 league record and 13-7 overall after going 1-1 in the Sub-Section 6AA-West playoffs. They are led by senior pitcher Allison Ruter, who fueled her team to a win at Foley in their season opener yesterday.

The Jaguars were 6-12 overall last season and 1-1 in the playoffs. They will ride the veteran pitching of four-year starter Michelle Sanders this season. She is one of seven returning players from last year, as graduation hit the team hard in 2010.

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Jaguars baseball opens the 2011 season with a win

The Jaguars baseball team took a 1-0 lead over St.John's Prep in the fourth inning tonight in their season opener.

Final score from Dick Putz Field in St.Cloud: B-B-E 1, St.John's Prep 0. The Jaguars picked up their second season-opening win in a row. With a great nucleus of players back, they are looking to improve on a 7-12 overall mark from last year.

Tonight's game was the first meeting of the two teams since April 15, 2005, when the Jaguars defeated the Johnnies 12-1 in St.Joseph.

Up next for the Jaguars baseball team: a short trip south to Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer next Monday, when they'll take on the New London-Spicer Wildcats. First pitch is at 4:30pm for the varsity game. Today I heard from John Vraa, NL-S athletic director, who said that the field should be ready to go by next week. Ridgewater might get in a game on Saturday there.

A quick sidebar, on upcoming radio coverage of the Jaguars fastpitch team. They are set to host Osakis next Monday afternoon, and I heard that Smooth Magic 107 will carry the game. I am guessing it will be hosted at the softball field adjacent to Prairie View Community Golf Course.

Area baseball results on April 7:
Maple Lake 7, Royalton 0
Holdingford 5, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 4

Area fastpitch results on April 7:
Milaca 8, Sauk Centre 6
New London-Spicer 4, Foley 1
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 4, Paynesville Area 1
Minnewaska Area 14, Yellow Medicine East 7

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Jaguars track and field teams are off and running for the 2011 season

Below, the Ben Tensen to Erik Swenson hand off during the 4x800 meter relay race. The event kicked off the 2011 track and field season for the Jaguars, with a four team meet at New London-Spicer that began at 4pm today.

Boys' shot put action at NL-S today.

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Some unseen footage from the State Tournament - vs. Goodhue

Second half begins vs. Goodhue...

The B-B-E Pep Band at the Barn...

The win is in hand vs. Goodhue!

I have no idea how many other video clips I will be able to get posted before the spring sports coverage is in full swing. I'm still uploading state tournament videos!

Jaguars track and field opens the 2011 season today

A four-team meet will take place today at the NL-S High School athletic complex. It begins at 4:00pm and will include Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Willmar, the host Wildcats, and the Jaguars.

The Jaguars baseball team will get into action tonight at Dick Putz Field in St.Cloud, when they face St.John's Prep at 7:00pm.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

More action from the state tournament

Prior to the state quarterfinal game vs. Goodhue on March 24, 2011.

At Target Center...

The Jaguars opened up a 21-point lead vs. Maccray at state. Under 7:00 left, the Jaguars led 76-55.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The snow can go away any time now!

Below, the softball park near the elementary in Brooten - plenty of snow remains to be melted. I doubt that next Monday's home opener with the Jaguars fastpitch team against Osakis will take place.
I visited with Matt Bauer of Elrosa, the caretaker and overseer of Saints Field. He said it will be at least a couple weeks before the field there is ready to host baseball.

We need some heat!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Thnks Fr Th Mmrs!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

More unseen video from the first half of BBE vs. MACCRAY at state

Schedule for today's Pope County Community Expo at Minnewaska Area High School

A neat event with fun for the whole family...

8:00 - 11:00: Chris Cakes 'Flying Pancake Breakfast' (Cafeteria) - tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.
10:00 - 5:00: Cotton Candy, Kettle Corn, & More (Lobby Area Near the Large Gymnasium)
11:30 - 5:00: Concessions (Pizza, Fountain Soda, possibly more) (Cafeteria)

8:00 - 1:00: Rainbow Rider Round Trip Shuttles (2) running simultaneously between Glenwood, Starbuck, & MAHS
* Glenwood Stops Include: GRV. Good Samaritan, Glenwood Estates, Park View Court, Glenhaven Manner, & Toms
* Starbuck Stops include: Minnewaska Lutheran Home, Senior Apartments, Fron Lutheran Church, & Toms ~ final locations may be adjusted for the general pick-up(s).

10:00 - 4:00: Kingdom Kids Christian Preschool & Child Care will be offering FREE daycare for children (Infant – PreK) while parents visit the Expo area. Limited spots are available, offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and as openings arise throughout the day.

Glacial Ridge Health System Specialists:
9:30 -10:15: Breast Cancer & What You Want to Know with Rodger Althoff, M.D., F.A.C.S.
* Register for a FREE screening mammogram compliments of Glacial Ridge Health System
10:30 -11: 15: Smart Food Shopping for Diabetes with Karen Marschel RD, LD, CDE, CLT
11:30 -12:15: Non-Surgical Weight Loss - A Path to a Better You with Robert Montenegro, M.D., ABBM
1:30 -2: 15: Smart Food Shopping for Diabetes with Karen Marschel RD, LD, CDE, CLT
2:30 -3:15: Non-Surgical Weight Loss - A Path to a Better You with Robert Montenegro, M.D., ABBM

Horticulture/Clean Energy/Conservation
* (Presenters may switch times amongst these two groups for final line-up)
8:30 - 9:15: Minnesota GreenCorps
9:30 - 10:15: Minnesota GreenCorps
10:30 - 11:15: Master Gardeners
11:30 - 12:15: Master Gardeners
1:30 - 2:15: Master Gardeners
2:30 - 3:15: Minnesota GreenCorps
3:30 - 4:15: Minnesota GreenCorps

Master Gardeners:
Topics to be covered:
* Propagation (Root Cuttings)
* Germination Testing
* Making Seed Tapes

Minnesota GreenCorps with a Special Appearance by the Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams:
Topics to be covered:
* Air Quality
* Waste Reduction: Recycling
* Waste Reduction: Composting
* Energy Conservation
* Community Outreach
* Demonstrations: Making home-made laundry soap

FREE Community Expo Kids Day Activities:
10:00 - 4:00
* Bouncy House (Ages 7 & Under) Sponsored by Glenwood Fleet Supply
* Defender Dome Dodge Ball by Game World
* Game World: Sports Challenge by Game World
* Jurassic Survivor Obstacle Course Game World by Game World
* Speed Pitch Sponsored by the Alexandria Beetles
* Face painting by Kingdom Kids, Sue Fossen, and MAHS student volunteers

* Temporary Air Brush Tattoos by Shelia Hemming
* Balloon Animals

Just for Kixx Dance Performances:
10:20 - 10:25: Wee Petites (Grades K-1)
11:20 - 11:25: Wee Kix (Grades 2-3)
12:20 - 12:25: Mini Jazz (Grades 3-6)
1:20 - 1:25: Mini Kix (Grades 4-6)
2:20 - 2:25: Jr/Sr Kix (Grades 7-12)
3:20 - 3:25: Jr/Sr Jazz (Grades 7-12)
4:50 - 4:55: Tiny Kix (Ages 3-5)

Main Stage Drawings, Performances, & Shows:
CASH DRAWINGS held at 10:25 * 11:25 * 12:25 * 1:25 * 2:25 * 3:25 * 5:00
* Each cash drawing will be for $50 except for the 5:00 drawing which will be for $100
* Winners present at the time of the drawing DOUBLE THEIR PRIZE!

12:30 - 1:15: Misfits of Magic Stage Performance

3:30 - 3:45: Sneak Peak Performance for MAHS "Beauty & the Beast"
* Left message for Gordy Moeller to see if he/cast members are interested in a sneak peak performance....

4:00 - 4: 45: Special Occasions Style & Fashion Show by Touch of Class


A special clip that I hadn't uploaded yet until now - Jaguars make history by winning state quarterfinal game vs. Goodhue

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Friday, April 01, 2011

Hats off to the B-B-E Speech team, as they captured the sub-section title tonight!

More hardware for the high school speech/one-act trophy case!

The B-B-E Speech Team won the 2011 Sub-Section 5A-17 championship tonight, in a meet held at their high school.

They compete at the Section 5A tournament next weekend in Sauk Centre. Details to follow.

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A nice salute to the Jaguars boys basketball team from Glacial Ridge Health System

Recently posted along Highway 55 in Brooten, just outside the Brooten medical clinic.


Season wrap up interview with Coach Montbriand will air on Smooth Magic 107 FM early Saturday morning

The interview will begin at about 7:30am on Saturday, April 2.

You can tune in at 107.1 FM or go online to to hear the interview.

Thanks, D-Mac!

BBE vs. Maccray - second half action at state

Just saw this, it is pretty neat. Three members of this year's Jaguars boys basketball team were selected to the St.Cloud Times All-Area team. Kevin Kuefler was a first-team selection, with honorable mention going to Brady Koehler and Connor Goodwin.

Thanks, Tom!