Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Section 5A track and field meet begins Wednesday at 10:30 at St. John's University

Field events begin at 10:30 a.m at St. John's University. B-B-E senior Whitney White leads the way for the Jaguars track and field team with the pole vault event, along with freshmen Taylor Gregory in the high jump.

Running events begin at 11 a.m. The meet will wrap up by 5:00.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Jaguars lead Eden Valley-Watkins 9-8 in the fifth inning

The eighth-seeded Jaguars baseball team will have two more innings to try holding off Eden Valley-Watkins from making a comeback.

The Jaguars entered the game 8-12 overall, while the #1 seed Eagles are 15-2.

Update from the final two innings: The Eagles plated seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to go up 16-9. The Jaguars gave an outstanding effort for a seventh inning rally but ultimately could only muster four runs.

Final score: EV-W 16, B-B-E 13.

In another Sub-Section 5A-West quarterfinal round game, the 3rd-seeded Prairie Conference co-champion St. John's Prep Johnnies won 3-2 after rallying for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Both came on two outs.

Browerville and St. John's Prep shared the Prairie Conference title with 8-2 records.

Other Sub-Section 5A-West quarterfinal results:
#2 seed Browerville 11, #7 seed Royalton 2
#5 seed Upsala/Swanville Area 8, Kimball Area 6

The Prairie Conference co-champions (Browerville, St. John's Prep) will face off with one another in one semi-final game at Cold Spring on Tuesday, while Eden Valley-Watkins will face #5 seed Upsala/Swanville Area in the other semi-final.

USA is 13-5 overall, St. John's Prep is 11-4 overall, EV-W is 16-2 overall and Browerville is 14-4 overall.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Playoff action continues on Monday for the Jaguars baseball team

Travis Westaby is one of five seniors on this year's Jaguars baseball team who look to extend their season at least one more game with a battle at conference rival Eden Valley-Watkins.
In their biggest test of the season, the Jaguars baseball team travels to Eden Valley-Watkins to face the top-seeded Eagles in the Sub-Section 5A-West quarterfinals.

First pitch on Memorial Day is at 5:00 in either Eden Valley or Watkins.

The Eagles finished the regular season in a tie for first place in the Central Minnesota Conference with Holdingford, both going 12-2 in the loop. EV-W is 15-2 overall. They have non-conference wins over MACCRAY, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity, and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Stearns County League baseball results this weekend... plus some catching up

On a windy but very seasonal day for baseball today, an inspired Meire Grove Grovers amateur baseball team beat up host Elrosa 8-2 for their first win over the Saints since 2009.

Up next for Elrosa: a Friday night game (June 3) in Elrosa against Greenwald. The Cubs beat Spring Hill today 3-2.

Stearns County League amateur baseball results on May 27/28:
Greenwald 3, Spring Hill 2
St. Martin 11, Farming 0
Meire Grove 8, Elrosa 2
Lake Henry 4, Roscoe 2

I've got a load of catching up to do to update the area results' board and talk more about Jaguars golf, track and field and the baseball teams. All three units will be in action next week searching for continued playoff success. The golf/track teams have been whittled down to the Section 5A qualifiers, numbering 14 strong on both the boys' and girls' side of the rosters.

Area baseball scores on May 26:
Rocori 10, bMelrose Area 9
Holdingford 2, Foley 0 (Sub-section opener for the Huskers, who are the #4 seed in District 17, Section 6AA)
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3, Pierz 2

Area fastpitch playoff results on May 26:
Albany 5, Rocori 3 (The District 19, Section 6AA championship game)
Pierz 17, Holdingford 10 (The 7th-seeded Pioneers pull off the shocker in the District 17, Section 6AA championship)
Maple Lake 11, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 0 (5 innings) This was the Section 5AA, West sub-section championship game)

The Central Minnesota Conference will have four teams playing in Section Final Four tournaments. The four teams finished 1st, 2nd (two-way tie) and 6th in the final CMC standings. Maple Lake is 18-4, Pierz is 10-12, Holdingford is 19-3, and HL-W-W is 15-4. Holdingford went 12-2 in the CMC to win the title alone, while HL-W-W and Maple Lake tied for second with 12-2 CMC records.

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More on Jaguar track and field

Senior Ben Borgerding on the Pole Vault at the Central Minnesota Conference championships on May 17.

Kinlee Swanson finishes the fourth leg of the 4x200 relay race for the Jaguars at the CMC meet on May 17.

Kinlee Swanson won three Sub-Section 5A-20 titles last Tuesday at New London-Spicer, as the eighth grader won the long jump, 100 open and 200 open races.

She and eight other members of the Jaguars track and field team will compete at the upcoming Section 5A track and field championships on Wednesday, June 1 at St. John's University. The meet begins at 10:30 a.m.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jaguars baseball wins playoff opener, shuts out Pillager

At Elrosa tonight in the opening round of the Sub-Section 5A-West tournament, the Jaguars baseball team vanquished #9 seed Pillager 3-0. Junior Brady Weller pitched a complete game and threw only 63 pitches in the process.

The Jaguars (8-12) now travel to Eden Valley-Watkins next week for the quarterfinal round on Monday, May 30. (Yes, on Memorial Day...it's not unprecedented and with a 5 p.m. start time, it shouldn't interfere with most weekend family plans either.)

Getting to eight wins marks the winningest season for Jaguar baseball since 2008, when they finished 15-5.

In the other play-in round game for the sub-section, #7 Royalton defeated #10 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 4-1.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More exciting playoff news for the Jaguars - Plus update on baseball

Five Jaguars boys' and girls' golf team members earned a spot in the Section 5A tournament after today's Sub-Section 5A-North meet at Minnewaska.

B-B-E's Peyton Miller, Amy Knutson, Jordan Lewis, Carl Knutson and Aaron Roelike will compete in the section meet next Wednesday, June 1 in Benson.

Miller, an eighth grader, took runner-up honors overall in the girls' division, carding a 93.

The Jaguars baseball team won two games at Rockford on Tuesday by scores of 7-1 and 7-6. They open the playoffs tomorrow in Elrosa at 5 p.m. against #9 seed Pillager.

Brandon Roelike, a junior, banged out a three-RBI home run in the fourth inning at Sauk Centre on May 23. He also hit the game-winner in game two at Rockford on Tuesday night.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How cool it is! Jaguars track and field advances nine athletes to Section 5A meet

A school record nine athletes from B-B-E will compete at the Section 5A track and field meet next Wednesday, June 1 at St. John's University.

At today's Sub-Section 5A-20 meet, the Jaguars track and field team had one of their best showings ever at a sub-section playoff event.

A reminder...you can view photo galleries from Jaguar varsity events at the Sauk Centre Herald website: http://saukherald.mycapture.com

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Area fastpitch playoff results - Pierz upsets top-seeded Mora in Sub-Section 6AA East

Sub-Section 6AA-West semi-final results on May 24:
Rocori 8, Paynesville Area 2
Albany 10, Minnewaska Area 1

Sub-Section 6AA-East semi-final results on May 24:
Holdingford 4, Milaca 3 (the Huskers had the game-winning run on third base, and the next batter hit a pop up to the Wolves' pitcher, but she dropped it)

Pierz beat Mora. No score. Pierz was ahead 7-2 at one point.

Thanks to Herman Lensing of the Melrose Beacon for the reports out of the 6AA-East sub-section.

Sub-Section 5A-West semifinal results on May 24:
Osakis 6, Eden Valley-Watkins 5
Upsala 11, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 2

Seventh-seeded Upsala continued its Cinderella post-season run with a convincing win over the third-seeded A-C-GC Falcons. The Cardinals improve to 6-8 overall and advance to the Section 5A Final Four round for the first time in school history.

Area baseball results on May 24:
Kimball Area 4, St. John's Prep 2
Holdingford 9, Milaca 1
Browerville 2, Royalton 1

Sub-Section 3A-North fastpitch playoff results on May 24 (double-elimination from the get-go):
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 4, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 2 (#1 seed KMS holds off a strong upset bid by the #8 seed Wolverines in the opener)
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 5, Ortonville 4
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 10, Wheaton-Herman/Norcross 0 (6 innings, W/HN must only have one good pitcher, as they were the #2 seed coming into the tournament)
MACCRAY 3, Yellow Medicine East 2 (*13 innings! MACC was the #2 seed, YME was the #7)

Sub-Section 5AA-West fastpitch semifinal results on May 24:
#1 seed Maple Lake 7, #5 seed Dassel-Cokato 0
#2 seed Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 3, #3 seed Becker 0
Central Minnesota Conference rivals HL-W-W and Maple Lake will tangle for the sub-section crown on Thursday night at St. Michael

Sub-Section 3AA-North results on May 24:
#1 seed Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 17, #8 seed Lac qui Parle Valley 0
Benson/Hancock 8, BOLD 1
MA/CA 2, Benson/Hancock 1

Coming today: the Sub-Section 5A-20 track and field meet at NL-S

Below is the schedule for the track and field playoff meet, which includes the Jaguars track and field teams...
* 3:15 Field Events
* 3:30 Prelims 100 Dash, Girls 100 Hurdles (no prelims for Boy's 110 high hurdles with only 7 runners) and 200 Dash
* 4:30 Finals in running events (may go earlier)

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Jaguars fastpitch season ends at Osakis - baseball team throttles Sauk Centre 13-3

Brandon Roelike is welcomed back to the dugout after slugging a three-run home run in the top of the fourth inning at Sauk Centre today...after he rounded the bases, the Jaguars held a 9-0 lead.

Tucker Cebulla pitched a strong game for the Jaguars at Sauk Centre...
Final from Osakis in fastpitch playoff action: Osakis 3, B-B-E 0. The Jaguars fastpitch team battled through a scoreless game with four innings complete, but the #1 seed Silverstreaks had the edge down the stretch.
Osakis improves to 19-0 while advancing to the sub-section semifinals. They will face #4 seed Eden Valley-Watkins on Tuesday at Minnewaska Area High School.

A score from the fourth inning of action at Sauk Centre in a non-conference baseball border battle: B-B-E 9, Sauk Centre 0. Brady Weller's grand slam home run in the first inning helped launch the Jaguars out to a 5-0 lead. After seven innings were complete, the Jaguars baseball team (5-12) earned a 12-2 win over the Mainstreeters (3-15). Tomorrow the Jaguars travel to Rockford (3-12, 2-10 CMC) for a Central Minnesota Conference double header at 4:00 to wrap up the regular season schedule.

The Jaguars committed an error in this inning, but ultimately got out of the inning without giving up a run.

Area baseball results on May 23:
Melrose Area 4, Paynesville Area 1
Eden Valley-Watkins 9, Maple Lake 0
Little Falls 5, Pierz 0

Defending Class A champion Eden Valley-Watkins earned a share of the Central Minnesota Conference title today with a 9-0 shut out win over Maple Lake. EV-W (15-2) and Holdingford are baseball co-champions of the CMC this year with 12-2 records.

Sub-Section 6AA-19 fastpitch playoff results on May 23:
Minnewaska Area 9, New London-Spicer 0
Rocori 19, Melrose Area 0 (5 innings)
Albany 8, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 2
Paynesville Area 7, Sauk Centre 4

Other area fastpitch playoff scores on May 23:
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 14, Kimball Area 11 (5A-West quarterfinal result)

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Jaguars fastpitch sub-section game at Osakis is today - Sub Section Track schedule below

The Jaguars have a tall task at hand, facing the state-ranked and 18-0 Osakis Silverstreaks in the sub-section quarterfinal round. First pitch is at 4:00 in Osakis.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, the Sub-Section 5A-20 meet will be held at New London-Spicer. (The Jaguars are in the venerable District 20 for track and field.) The schedule is:
  • 3:15 Field Events
  • 3:30 Prelims 100 Dash, Girls 100 Hurdles (no prelims for Boy's 110 HH only 7 runners) and 200 Dash.
  • 4:30 Finals in running events. (may go earlier)

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

More from the Jaguars fastpitch team's 3-0 win over Swanville to open the Sub-Section 5A-West playoffs

Michelle Sanders hits a two-RBI single against Swanville on Thursday...

Visit the Sauk Centre Herald website to view a photo gallery featuring action from recent Jaguars varsity action: http://saukherald.mycapture.com/mycapture/category.asp?eventID=1204104&CategoryID=66250 There are two pages listing 11 photo albums for the baseball, fastpitch and track and field teams.

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Elrosa Saints baseball game postponed to Sunday night at 7:30 - Prep results from Friday below

The Elrosa Saints will host New Munich on Sunday, May 22 with a 7:30 start time. It rained most of Friday night around the area and it would have been a miserable night for amateur baseball.

The 2011 boys' golf team champion of the Central Minnesota Conference is Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins, who finished with a final stroke tally of 1,244. They won the final CMC meet of the season on Friday with a score of 176 at Plymouth's Hollydale Golf Course, where Rockford hosts meets.

In the final CMC meet of the year, the Jaguars boys golf team was led by Jordan Lewis, who shot a 45. His score was only three strokes off of the medalist finish.

Sub-Section 5A-West quarterfinal results:
#4 seed Eden Valley-Watkins 6, #5 seed Browerville 5
#5 seed Upsala 14, #2 seed Royalton 6 (sophomore sensation Aimee Pelzer went 4-for-5 with two runs, three RBI and two doubles to lead the Cardinals to the upset win)

Area baseball results on May 20:
Albany 7, Melrose Area 4 (Albany is 15-4 overall)
Milaca 4, Sauk Centre 3
Foley 4, New London-Spicer 3
Pierz 6, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 0
Minnewasa Area 13, Yellow Medicine East 2
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 15, MACCRAY 2 (5 innings)

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Action from the baseball double-header against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted

Kevin Kuefler pitching in relief in game one...


More from Thursday's playoff opening win vs. Swanville

**The sub-section quarterfinal game at Osakis has been postponed due to rain and wet field conditions. The game will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jaguars fastpitch wins playoff opener for the 10th straight year

First baseman Maggie Gruber catches the 6-3 throw against Swanville today. She is the lone senior starter on the team.

A 6-3 put out from Raeann Sorenson to Maggie Gruber ended the top of the second inning in this clip.

A final score from a home game today in the Sub-Section 5A-West playoff fastpitch opener: B-B-E 3, Swanville 0. The 8th-seeded Jaguars fastpitch team scored once in the first inning and then tacked on two more runs in the second. Michelle Sanders pitched the six-hit shutout, issuing no walks while striking out five Bulldogs batters. Raeann Sorenson led the Jaguars at the plate with three hits on four at bats.

The Jaguars (4-17) now face Osakis (18-0) in Osakis on Friday at 5:00.

Two scores from Elrosa today, in a Central Minnesota Conference baseball double-header: HL-W-W 6, B-B-E 3. HL-W-W 10, B-B-E 2. The Jaguars baseball team is next in action at Sauk Centre on Monday with a 4:00 non-conference game against the Mainstreeters. The Jaguars close the regular season with a CMC double-header at Rockford next Tuesday.

A quick sidebar on Jaguars girls' golf...both Peyton Miller and Amy Knutson earned All-Central Minnesota Conference honors with their performance this season in CMC meets. To be All-CMC, you have to finish in the Top 10 individually out of all conference team members. Both the Jaguars girls' and boys' golf teams will open the playoffs when they travel to the Minnewaska Golf Course next Wednesday, May 25. The Sub-Section 5A-North meet begins at 9:30.

Noteworthy...kudos to the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Fighting Saints fastpitch team... K-M-S routed Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 13-0 and 8-1 Thursday to win the Camden Conference softball title outright. Eileen Suter, the Fighting Saints' only head coach in the program's history, notched the 300th win of her career in the first game. Sam Dunn pitched a five-inning no-hitter in the opener. The Fighting Saints finished 14-0 in the conference and are 16-0 overall. I'm not 100% sure on this but I believe the K-M-S fastpitch program was established in 1992.

Area fastpitch results on May 19:
Upsala 8, St. John's Prep 0 (Sub-Section 5A-West game)
Holdingford 7, Kimball Area 0 *CMC game
Holdingford 27, Kimball Area 0 *CMC game (Holdingford wins the Central Minnesota Conference title outright...this is the first spring since 2005 that Maple Lake did not win the CMC fastpitch crown. The Huskers were 12-2 this spring in the CMC, while Maple Lake and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted tied for second at 11-3)

Area baseball results on May 19:
Holdingford 6, Maple Lake 3 *CMC game (this win gives a share of the Central Minnesota Conference title to Holdingford)
Maple Lake 1, Holdingford 0 *CMC game
Eden Valley-Watkins 10, Kimball Area 2 *CMC game
Eden Valley-Watkins 15, Kimball Area 5 *CMC game
Upsala/Swanville Area 4, Osakis 3
Melrose Area 14, Foley 5
Albany 8, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 2
Minnewaska Area 4, Lac qui Parle Valley 1
Paynesville Area 8, Benson 1
Montevideo 12, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 11
St. Cloud Cathedral 3, Sauk Centre 0

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Jaguars baseball hosts playoff opener next Thursday

Seeded number eight for the upcoming Sub-Section 5A-West playoffs, the Jaguars baseball team will host Pillager in a play-in round game on Thursday, May 26. First pitch is set for 5:00 at Saints Field in Elrosa.
The Pillager Huskies are 3-11 overall heading into their non-conference game today against Browerville. The Huskies compete in the Park Region Conference in baseball, where they sit in 7th place out of 8 teams with a 2-9 league record.

2011 Sub-Section 5A-West baseball seedings:
1 - Eden Valley-Watkins
2 - Browerville
3 - St. John's Prep
4 - Kimball Area
5 - Upsala/Swanville Area
6 - Osakis
7 - Royalton
8 - B-B-E
9 - Pillager
10 - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City

If the Jaguars beat Pillager in the playoff opener, they would travel to Eden Valley-Watkins for the sub-section quarterfinals on May 30 at 5 p.m. The semi-finals are May 31 in Cold Spring, with the championship also in Cold Spring on June 2. The Section 5A Final Four tournament is on June 6, 7 and 9 at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

More scenes from yesterday's Central Minnesota Conference track and field championships

View photos from the CMC championships at the Sauk Herald website photo gallery: http://saukherald.mycapture.com

From the boys' 4x200 relay race...

Grant Bell finishes up the 4x800 relay, leading the Jaguars to a second place finish and All-Conference honors...

On Thursday, the Jaguars baseball team hosts Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in a double-header beginning at 4:00 in Elrosa. The Jaguars fastpitch team hosts Swanville in the playoff opener, also at 4:00.

More will follow later tonight.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What a day for the Jaguars track and field teams at the Central Minnesota Conference championships

Two baton hand offs are shown below from the boys' 4x800 meter relay today. The Jaguars squad of Patrick Rooney, Jordan Kollman, Eric Swenson and Grant Bell finished second in the event with a time of 8:53. They shaved a full 23 seconds off of their previous season best time!

With perfect weather for a track and field meet today, the Central Minnesota Conference championships brought out some outstanding performances by B-B-E Jaguars athletes.

A few quick notes: Kinlee Swanson won the Long Jump CMC championship (15 feet and ? inches), while Whitney White won the Pole Vault CMC championship with a career-best vault of 9-0. The girls' 4x200 relay team shaved 2 seconds off their season best time and finished third (1:55). The boys' 4x200 also took two seconds off their season best time and took third place (1:37).

Boys' 100 dash preliminaries - 2011 CMC championships. B-B-E's Zaph Dotson and Austin Kollman are in this clip.

Girls' 200 dash today...shown competing for the Jaguars are Kinlee Swanson and Kelsey Heinsius.

At Howard Lake today, the Jaguars fastpitch team lost two to the HL-W-W Lakers to wrap up the regular season. In a home game in Elrosa, the Jaguars baseball team gave a much better effort to Eden Valley-Watkins than they did the day before but ultimately lost 11-5. Sub-Section seeding for the Jaguars baseball team takes place today. They most likely will receive the #7 seed in Sub-Section 5A-West.

Area baseball results on May 17:
Albany 16, Holdingford 1
Kimball Area 13, Osakis 3 (6 innings)
Mora 13, Sauk Centre 4
Browerville 6, St. John's Prep 5
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3, Foley 0

Area fastpitch results on May 17:
Holdingford 6, Maple Lake 3 (*CMC game)
Maple Lake 7, Holdingford 1 (*CMC game)
New London-Spicer 8, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 5
Mora 8, Sauk Centre 7
Mora 7, Sauk Centre 0
Osakis 7, Browerville 6

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Monday, May 16, 2011

More action from Sunday's amateur baseball game in the Stearns County League

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Jaguars fastpitch falls twice to Eden Valley-Watkins

Game one went to the Eagles by a 5-2 score today in the first game of a Central Minnesota Conference double-header at Eden Valley. In game two, the Eagles won 18-8 in shortened innings. The Jaguars fastpitch team finishes the regular season on Tuesday with a road trip to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted for a double-header beginning at 4:00. The HL-W-W fastpitch team hosts games at its four-year old high school athletic complex south of Howard Lake.

The Jaguars baseball team lost 13-1 to Eden Valley-Watkins. They host EV-W on Tuesday in Elrosa at 4:30. On Thursday, the Jaguars host Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in a double-header beginning at 4:00.

Area high school athletics fans are encouraged to attend the 2011 Central Minnesota Conference track and field championships tomorrow beginning at 3:00 at the B-B-E High School athletic complex.

Below, one heat of the 100 dash at the Dave Sieben Invite last Thursday in Melrose...

Area baseball results on May 16:
Holdingford 12, Pierz 5 (*CMC game)
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 7, Kimball Area 0 (*CMC game)
Rockford 10, Maple Lake 7 (*CMC game)
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 13, Benson 0
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3, Melrose Area 2
Paynesville Area 4, Yellow Medicine East 0
Sauk Centre 10, Osakis 8 (Streeters plate 8 runs in the final two innings)

Area fastpitch results on May 16:
Holdingford 21, Pierz 8 (*CMC game)
HL-W-W 8, Kimball Area 1 (*CMC game)
Maple Lake 8, Rockford 3 (*CMC game)
Mora 5, Albany 4
Sauk Centre 3, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 1
New London-Spicer 13, Melrose Area 9
Swanville 16, St. John's Prep 6

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Elrosa Saints lead 8-5 after five innings vs. Farming - Final: Saints 20, Flames 7

Weston Wander slugging out a hit against Farming today...
In the top of the fifth inning, the Flames scored two runs to cut the Elrosa lead to one with an 8-7 score.

In the final four at bats, the Saints unleashed a fury of offense while scoring 12 runs. Quite an accomplishment for their season opener. Weston Wander hit a grand slam home run and a solo home run to lead the Elrosa offense.

Action from the fourth inning today in Elrosa...

Over in Meire Grove, the visiting Spring Hill Chargers led 3-1 after four innings were in the book. Final score: Chargers 5, Grovers 2. Recent Melrose Area graduate Brent Terres pitched in his first career amateur baseball start for Spring Hill. Today's win by the Chargers came one day after they vanquished defending Region 15C champion Lake Henry 15-3 in seven innings.

Other Stearns County League amateur baseball scores from May 15:
New Munich beat Greenwald 1-0.
Lake Henry beat St.Martin 8-7 in 11 innings.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Elrosa Saints set to open 2011 Stearns County League season - finally

On Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team will host Farming in the Stearns County League opener.

The Saints finished as champions of the SCL-North regular season and division playoffs, as well as third in the 16-team Region 15C.

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Jaguars fastpitch drops two to Rockford

In a rescheduled home double-header against Rockford on Friday, the Jaguars fastpitch team lost 11-4 in seven innings and 12-2 in five innings.

In game one, Amy Bast led the Jaguars with two hits, batting .500 and earning three RBI. In game two, Maggie Gruber batted a thousand with two hits and two RBI.

On Monday, the Jaguars face Eden Valley-Watkins in a double-header. They have four games remaining in Central Minnesota Conference action before playoffs begin on May 19. See below for playoff information on the team.

Photos from varsity action this week in fastpitch and track and field are available for viewing at http://saukherald.mycapture.com

More will follow on Sunday night.


Friday, May 13, 2011

This just in - fastpitch playoff seedings - Jaguars host playoff opener next Thursday

The Jaguars fastpitch team will open the Sub-Section 5A-West playoffs at home next Thursday, May 19 with a 4 p.m. game against ninth-seeded Swanville. If they win, the eighth-seeded Jaguars (3-13) would advance to the quarterfinal round the following day, when they would travel to top-seeded and state-ranked (#6) Osakis for a 5 p.m. game on May 20. Swanville is 1-9 overall, with their lone win coming on May 3 over St. John's Prep by a 25-3 margin.
The Jaguars have hosted a playoff opener every year since 2008. Since 2005, they have opened the playoffs only once - at Osakis in 2007. (They won that game in a blow out, too, beating Osakis 17-6 to begin their run to the Section 5A Final Four.)

2011 Sub-Section 5A-West fastpitch seeding:
1 - Osakis
2 - Royalton
3 - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
4 - Eden Valley-Watkins
5 - Browerville
6 - Kimball Area
7 - Upsala
8 - B-B-E
9 - Swanville
10 - St. John's Prep

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch results on May 12/May 13:
Maple Lake 5, Eden Valley-Watkins 2
Maple Lake 10, EV-W 0
Pierz 12, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 7
Pierz 4, Kimball Area 3
Kimball Area 7, Pierz 6

Central Minnesota Conference baseball results on May 12/May 13:
Eden Valley-Watkins 5, Maple Lake 1
Holdingford 4, Kimball Area 2
Holdingford 2, Kimball Area 0
Pierz 7, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 2

Area fastpitch results on May 12/May 13:
Osakis 7, Royalton 3
Paynesville Area 14, Montevideo 1
Upsala 15, Swanville 6
NL-S 8, LP-GE 5
Albany 3, Sauk Centre 0

Area baseball results on May 12/May 13:
Upsala-Swanville Area 7, Osakis 1
Albany 12, Sauk Centre 0 (5 innings)
Browerville 4, Royalton 3
Eden Valley-Watkins 13, MACCRAY 1 (5 innings)
Minnewaska Area 10, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 0
Paynesville Area 8, Lac qui Parle Valley 4 (Bulldogs knock off West Central South Conference co-leader in a Friday double-header)
Lac qui Parle Valley 18, Paynesville Area 2
Paynesville Area 10, Montevideo 8
LP-GE 11, NL-S 1

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More from the track and field meet on Thursday

Below, photos from two heats of the 100 dash...

From the 3200 meter relay...

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Finally back online again - below, from the Dave Sieben track and field invitational

The host site for this blog was in "read only" mode for the past 24 hours or so. They've got it back online finally for authors to update.

Jordan Kollman in the long jump event...the freshmen placed 19th out of 28 individuals with a best jump of 13-09.25.

Kinlee Swanson races through one heat of the 100 dash in Melrose, barely being edged out by a senior from Sauk Centre. Swanson placed fourth overall (13.44s) in the event.

Some noteworthy results from the track and field meet on Thursday:Kinlee Swanson placed fourth in the 100 open with a time of 13.44 seconds. The four girls placing above her were sophomores or seniors. Swanson also placed in the Long Jump, earning fifth with a best jump of 13-9.25. Dillon Knutson was fourth in the 200 open (24.71s), while teammate Andy Arneson placed seventh (25.26s). Knutson also placed eighth (104-01) in the Discus Throw.

The Jaguars fastpitch team's double-header against Rockford was postponed yesterday due to the rain.

The Jaguars boys golf team is hosting a Central Minnesota Conference meet at Prairie View Community Golf Course today beginning at 1 p.m.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Additional scenes from the Jaguars fastpitch team's win over Pierz

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Jaguars fastpitch picks up first win in conference play

The Jaguars fastpitch team won over Pierz today by a 6-2 margin in a Central Minnesota Conference game. The Pioneers (4-8, 2-5 CMC) stranded 11 base runners in the game, even though they out-hit the Jaguars by a 13-6 margin.

The Jaguars fastpitch hosts Rockford (3-5 CMC, 5-6) on Thursday in a double-header beginning at 4 p.m.

Action from today's game...

At Pierz, the Jaguars baseball team lost 7-1. They trailed 6-0 in the third inning and never recovered. The next action for Jaguars baseball is on Thursday with a 4 p.m. double-header at Rockford. The Rockets are 0-8 in the CMC and 2-10 overall.

Area baseball scores on May 10:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 7, Kimball Area 3 (*CMC game)
Browerville 4, Upsala/Swanville Area 1
Albany 11, Milaca 0
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 2, St. Cloud Cathedral 1
Eden Valley-Watkins 2, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 0
St. John's Prep 4, Osakis 0
Foley 3, Holdingford 2

Area fastpitch scores on May 10:
Sauk Centre 6, New London-Spicer 1
Sauk Centre 8, New London-Spicer 6
Holdingford 8, Mora 4
Browerville 7, Royalton 6
Osakis 5, Eagle Valley 1
Paynesville Area 8, Minnewaska Area 2
St. Cloud Cathedral 11, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 0

More will follow later.

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Monday, May 09, 2011

Coming Tuesday - a busy day for Jaguars sports

The Jaguars girls' golf team will be at the Sauk Centre Invite (Sauk Centre Golf Club north of the hospital) beginning at 1 p.m.

The Jaguars track and field teams compete at the Section 5A True Team meet in Grove City (ACGC high school).

The Jaguars baseball team will travel to Pierz with the hopes of completing the series sweep this year over the Pioneers in Central Minnesota Conference action. The Pioneers baseball team is 1-9 overall.

The Jaguars fastpitch team hosts Pierz in a CMC game at 4:30 p.m. (See more on that below regarding radio coverage of the game.) The Pioneers fastpitch team is 3-7 overall.

Below, more action from the Jaguars baseball team's 5-2 win over Maple Lake last Friday in Elrosa...

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Jaguars fastpitch will be aired on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Jaguars fastpitch team hosts Pierz in a Central Minnesota Conference game. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.

You can tune in to the action on your radio at 107.1 FM or online at http://smoothmagic107.com

More will follow later.


Sunday, May 08, 2011

Elrosa Saints vs. Greenwald amateur game is rained out

A very unnecessary shot of rain blasted through Stearns County today, and most of the SCL games have been canceled as of the early afternoon.

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Saturday, May 07, 2011

More action from the Belgrade Lions invite

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Friday, May 06, 2011

Jaguars baseball splits double-header games with Maple Lake

Junior Brady Weller picked up the win in game one vs. Maple Lake, going the distance while scattering six hits and giving up one walk to go with six strikeouts.

In a home double-header at Elrosa tonight, the Jaguars baseball team went 1-1 against Maple Lake. In game one, the Jaguars won 5-2. The Irish (6-4, 5-2 CMC) won game two 1-0.

The Jaguars are now 4-7 overall and 3-4 in the CMC.

Coming into tonight's action, the Irish were only a one game out of a virtual first place tie with Central Minnesota Conference unbeaten Holdingford.

In a CMC double-header held in Maple Lake, the Jaguars fastpitch team lost twice by scores of 12-0 and 10-5. In the second game, the score stood at 5-5 after seven innings were completed. In the extra frame, the Irish scored five times in the top of the eighth and held the Jaguars scoreless in the bottom half. Kendra Braegelman, Raeann Sorenson and Michelle Sanders each had two hits for the Jaguars.

The Irish fastpitch team improved to 8-2 overall and 7-2 in the CMC.

Follow this link to a sports album with eight (so far) sub-albums of spring varsity sports action at B-B-E: http://saukherald.mycapture.com/mycapture/category.asp?eventID=1204104&CategoryID=66250

Action from the first game of today's baseball double-header...

Area baseball results on May 6:
Kimball Area 10, Pierz 2 (*CMC game)
Kimball Area 10, Pierz 9 (*CMC game)
Holdingford 5, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 1 (*CMC game)
Holdingford 7, HL-W-W 0 (*CMC game)
Minnewaska Area 5, Benson 2
St. John's Prep 8, Royalton 3
BOLD 5, Paynesville Area 0 (tough loss for the Bulldogs in conference play)
Browerville 10, Osakis 6
Albany 5, NL-S 0

Area fastpitch results on May 6:
Osakis 18, Upsala 1 (5 innings)
Browerville 8, Eagle Valley 7
Browerville 10, Eagle Valley 2
Osakis 11, Royalton 8
Albany 4, NL-S 0
Sauk Centre 12, Foley 0 (5 innings) the Streeters have won five games in a row, which marks the longest winning streak for Streeters fastpitch since 2006)

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Coming today - home double-header baseball action in Elrosa

The Jaguars baseball team hosts Maple Lake (4-1 CMC, 5-3) in Elrosa at 4 p.m. in the start of a double-header in Central Minnesota Conference baseball action.


Thursday, May 05, 2011

More from Tuesday's home track and field invitational

Area baseball scores on May 5:
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 4, Mora 3
Mora 5, LP-GE 1
Minnewaska Area 14, Montevideo 8
Sauk Centre 1, Melrose Area 0
St. Cloud Cathedral 3, Albany 1

Area fastpitch results on May 5:
Eagle Valley 9, Upsala 5
Sauk Centre 15, Melrose Area 3 (5 innings)
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 1, Holdingford 0 (*CMC game)
Holdingford 2, HL-W-W 1 (*CMC game)

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Jaguar girls' and boys' golf in action on Thursday

On Thursday...

The Jaguars boys' golf team competes in a Central Minnesota Conference meet on Thursday at the Greens in Howard Lake.

The Jaguars girls' golf team is at Kimball for a CMC meet.

The Jaguars track and field teams travel to the Little Crow Invite (14 teams) at New London-Spicer. Start time is 3:30 p.m.

The Jaguars fastpitch team is in a double-header at Maple Lake (4 p.m.) ***Update...this double-header has been moved to Friday, May 6 in Maple Lake.

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More action from yesterday's Belgrade Lions track and field invitational

Ross Rath in the Pole Vault event...finishing 7th at 9'0"...

Kinlee Swanson's championship effort in the 100 meter dash...(13.2 seconds)

Ben Borgerding breaks his personal record in the Pole Vault... (He broke it again after this jump too and achieved 12'0" at his best vault, good for 2nd place)

Read all about the track and field teams in next week's local newspapers.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Holdingford defeats Jaguars fastpitch and baseball - Jaguar boys' track and field defeats five teams at Belgrade Lions' Invite

The Jaguars baseball team (2-3 CMC, 3-6) lost a home game in Elrosa to conference front-runner Holdingford by an 9-3 score. The Huskers (6-0 CMC, 8-1) took a 4-0 lead in the third inning and plated five more runs in the sixth. Sophomore Matt Schmitz led the Jaguars with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate. Kevin Kuefler and Brandon Roelike each added two hits.
At Holdingford, the Jaguars fastpitch team lost in five innings by a 12-0 margin. They were held to two hits.

Below, action from today's home track and field invitational...

Freshmen Austin Kollman speeds to the finish line in the 100 open today, finishing with a time of 12.74 seconds.

Boosted by a first-place finish by Grant Bell (1600) and runner-up finishes by Ben Borgerding (Pole Vault), Zaph Dotson (200), and Bell (3200), the Jaguars boys' track and field team placed fourth out of nine teams. They defeated Osakis, Rockford, Paynesville Area, St. John's Prep and Hancock. The Jaguars girls' squad defeated Rockford and Hancock.
Noteworthy...Kinlee Swanson won the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.2 seconds. Whitney White won the pole vault with a best jump of 8-0. Grant Bell won the 1600 meter run with a time 4:52. Ben Borgerding broke his personal record two times while winning the Pole Vault with a best jump of 12-0.

A photo gallery from the event will be added to the Sauk Centre Herald website on Wednesday morning. http://saukherald.mycapture.com

Coming on Thursday for the Jaguars: Fastpitch is in a double-header at Maple Lake. Boys' golf is in Howard Lake at the Greens. Girls' golf is at Kimball. The track and field teams will compete at the Little Crow Invite at New London-Spicer at 3:30 p.m.

Area baseball results on May 3:
Maple Lake 3, Kimball Area 0 *(CMC game)
Albany 4, Melrose 3
Osakis 13, Royalton 12
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7, Browerville 3
Sauk Centre 8, Milaca 1
Minnewaska Area 11, Yellow Medicine East 8
Foley 5, New London-Spicer 4
Paynesville Area 4, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 3

Area fastpitch results on May 3:
Maple Lake 11, Kimball Area 1 *(CMC game)
Eden Valley-Watkins 8, Rockford 7 *(CMC game)
Eden Valley-Watkins 14, Rockford 10 (8 innings) (*CMC game)
Rockford 7, Kimball Area 2 (*CMC game held on Monday May 2)
Sauk Centre 16, Milaca 10
Albany 22, Melrose Area 2
Royalton 19, Upsala 6

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