Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HL-W-W leads Jaguar girls at halftime - Jaguar boys triple up Holdingford

Epic fail...the score from the boys' game posted at Minnesota-scores.net.

It's 41-24 advantage Lakers at the break tonight, with the Jaguars girls' basketball team hosting conference-leading Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. In the preliminary game of the night, the Jaguars B-squad girls won a thriller by five points over the Lakers.
It was not a pretty game for Husker fans at Holdingford, where the Jaguar boys' basketball team picked up a 79-25 win in Central Minnesota Conference action. They led 49-19 at halftime. Now 16-0 overall, the Jaguars host New London-Spicer in a rivalry battle on Thursday night. That game will be aired on 106.5 FM The Train with Bill Dean and Don Leukam providing play-by-play coverage.
Holdingford fell to 3-13 overall and 2-5 in the CMC; the score on Minnesota-scores.net is incorrect, as they show B-B-E losing 65-57 for some reason! (It was fixed at about 11:30pm.)

Senior post Connor Goodwin drained 19 points against the Huskers tonight before hitting the pine and watching the reserves play out the end of the game...

Central Minnesota Conference boys' basketball scores on Jan. 31:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 71, Kimball Area 56 (at Howard Lake)
Maple Lake 67, Rockford 58

Area girls' basketball scores on Jan. 31:
Albany 49, Minnewaska Area 46 (lead changed hands a few times in the final minutes)
New London-Spicer 51, Paynesville Area 45
Ortonville 49, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 44
Maple Lake 51, Royalton 31
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 39, Kimball Area 33

Area boys' basketball scores on Jan. 31:
Melrose Area 61, Sauk Centre 52
Browerville 75, West Central Area 53
LP-GE 54, St. John's Prep 45
Battle Lake 54, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 37 (a nice win for the Battlers at Fergus Falls; the Comets were playing good ball lately and had won six in a row coming into tonight's Little Eight contest)
Alexandria 72, Little Falls 63
Marshall 54, Redwood Valley 52 (hard to believe it...)
Ashby 56, Parkers Prairie 23
Dawson-Boyd 61, Tracy-Milroy_Balaton 51
Brandon/Evansville 48, Underwood 43
Ulen-Hitterdal 64, Barnesville 36
Royalton 56, Osakis 53
Albany 67, Minnewaska Area 56

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Monday, January 30, 2012

B-B-E girls' basketball is on the radio tonight at Osakis

Their game against Osakis is on Smooth Magic 107 FM. Tip-off was at about 7:55 with a late start at the Osakis high school.

The Jaguars trail 17-6 with about 8 minutes gone in the game.

With 4:22 on the clock, Osakis leads 21-12 as B-B-E has made a couple small rallies.

Osakis's Analisa Savigeau went coast-to-coast near the halftime buzzer and earned a three-point play to make it a 29-24 halftime score, advantage Silverstreaks.

B-B-E went out scoring nine of the last 12 points of the first half. They trailed by as much as 13 points before going on a 9-0 run to make it 26-24 in the final minute.

Over the game's first 18 minutes, the Jaguars amassed 9 turnovers compared to three for Osakis. Most of those B-B-E turnovers came in the first 8 minutes of the game. The Jaguars are winning the rebound battle by a 14-9 margin.

With 9 minutes left in the game, Osakis leads 39-30.

Brittany Winter took a feed from Brittany Roelike on a backdoor cut and layed it in off the glass to make it a 39-32 deficit.

More updates will follow after the conclusion of the game.

Final: Osakis 50, B-B-E 34. Raeann Sorenson, who has averaged over 20 points a game in the last 3 outings, totaled 11 points in the first half but was held to only one field goal in the final 18 minutes.

The B-squad won 44-31 over Osakis in the preliminary game.

Up next: a home game on Tuesday this week against conference unbeaten Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Heartwrenching...dog missing in or around Brooten

...a photo of the missing dog...

From Jennifer Murphey in Brooten:
Dillon's Yellow Lab Marley is missing.....he is around 100 lbs. and has a pink collar on. He was last seen running down Roe Street (by the Red Hen House) in Brooten. If anyone sees him get a hold of us PLEASE! 346-4001

More from the Pierz boys' basketball game

Click at this link to see a photo gallery from the Kimball girls' basketball game last night:

...more coming on Sunday afternoon!

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Follow the link below to read more on the Jaguars wrestling team's trip to the Bronco Duals in Browerville

Here's the link to an article that includes a photo and video clip as well:
It's the first time in four years of participating in the Bronco Duals, hosted by Browerville/Eagle Valley, that the Jaguars have won the title.

I am also 99.9% sure it's the first time the Jaguars have won a wrestling team trophy during the regular season in over 10 seasons.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Girls' basketball trails at the break against Kimball before earning a come-from-behind win! Jaguar wrestlers go 3-0 to win Bronco Dualsat Browerville

Early in the second half tonight...Amy Bast/Brittany Roelike/Becca Gruber are shown here collapsing on a Kimball shooter trying to punch in a bucket on the left block...
...the final score!...
Halftime score: Kimball Area 21, B-B-E 15. The Jaguars girls' basketball team had tied the game 14-14 earlier in the half.

In the second half, Megan Weller scored a paint bucket with 15:25 left to make it a 23-21 deficit.

With around 6 minutes left, the Cubs had pulled ahead 44-37; the Jaguars rallied, though, and stormed back to take a 47-44 lead.

**Update at 9:05...the Jaguars snapped their long losing streak and won 56-48. It's their third win of the season and first in Central Minnesota Conference play. After being held to four points in the first half, Raeann Sorenson erupted in the second half and finished with a team-high 21 points. It was an especially satisfying win considering the Jaguars had lost by 26 points at Kimball in December.

Kimball falls to 9-7 overall and 4-5 in the CMC; the Jaguars are 3-13 overall and 1-7 in the CMC. This was Kimball's third loss in a row, all by single digits.

Up next: a home contest on Monday night against always-tough Osakis, who is 10-6 overall and 8-1 (2nd) in the Prairie Conference.
At the Browerville/Eagle Valley Bronco duals tonight, the Jaguars wrestling team won all three matches. They beat West Central Area, Border West and Browerville/Eagle Valley. The final score of the B/EV match was 51-18! What a way to finish the night. They were the lone team out of the six in action to go 3-0. Teams that went 2-1 were Border West and Holdingford, while Browerville/Eagle Valley and WCA went 1-2 and Parkers Prairie was 0-3. Read more details at www.saukherald.com under "sports" for B-B-E.
Finally, good luck tomorrow to the B-B-E Dazzlers dance team as they compete in the Camden Conference dance championships at Tracy-Milroy-Balaton high school in Tracy.

Central Minnesota Conference girls' basketball scores on Jan. 27:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 70, Holdinford 27
EVW 45, Maple Lake 29
Rockford 62, Pierz 60 (Rockets win on a buzzer-beater from 15 feet out; Pioneers led 55-51 at one point)

Action from late in the first half tonight...

...somewhat interesting...according to my "hit counter", yesterday I had 337 unique visitors to this website; today by 10:00 in the evening there have been 325 unique visitors here.

This should have been posted earlier...but here's the link for the boys' basketball photo gallery from last night's game:

Area girls' basketball scores on Jan. 27:
Sauk Centre 55, Albany 50 (a nice road win for the Mainstreeters)
Osakis 44, Royalton 35
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 51, St. John's Prep 41
Henning 38, Ashby 27

Area boys' basketball scores on Jan. 27:
Redwood Valley 65, Worthingon 56
Montevideo 78, Benson 71 (Roger Lindahl's Braves came ready to play tonight)
Pelican Rapids 51, Perham 48 (what a game that would've been to watch! I heard it was streamed on the internet)
Albany 74, Paynesville Area 47
Willmar 57, Rocori 54 (a nice win for Steve Grove's Cardinals)
Sauk Centre 64, Minnewaska Area 39 (after starting the WCC-North schedule 2-0, the Lakers are in a tailspin...)
Ulen-Hitterdal 63, Norman County West 55
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 63, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 55

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Tonight's girls' basketball game is on the Train

Bill Dean and Don Leukam's pre-game coverage will begin at about 7:20 tonight, as the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team hosts Kimball Area.

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More scenes from the Pierz game

**Didn't report this last night...but the B-squad Jaguars won a very intense game over the Pioneers last night by a 60-57 score.

...Adam Heinze muscles his way in for a shot on the right block...
In the closing minutes of the game, B-B-E's reserves took the reigns...check out that score!
**Video added Friday at 6:00...featuring the starting lineup introduction at last night's game...

...and the final minute of the game and post-game handshakes...

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Coming tonight: girls' basketball is on the Train

In a home contest, the Jaguars girls' basketball team faces Kimball Area in a conference match up. It will be covered by 106.5 FM.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jaguars lead early against Pierz...and wow, the game plays out in incredible fashion!

With 13:00 left, the Jaguars are ahead 13-9.

With 1:59 left in the first half, it's B-B-E 43, Pierz 32. The Pioneers just went 0-2 at the free throw line.

**Update at 8:20...Brian Goodwin canned a 3/4-court shot as the first period buzzer sounded to make it 49-37 at halftime. Pierz had just scored on a long three-pointer only seconds prior.


****Brian's incredible three-pointer below...pay attention especially 10 seconds into the clip...what makes this truly shocking is that a Pierz guy was in his face right as he released the shot. It wasn't like Pierz laid down and said "okay, be my guest" to have a wide-open chance at three-points.
...when you re-watch it, note the B-B-E fan yelling "boring" a couple times in the first 2-3 seconds of the clip. It sure got un-boring in a hurry!

Final score: B-B-E 90, Pierz 65. BELIEVE IT!

B-B-E is now 15-0 and takes a world of confidence into next week's games with Holdingford and New London-Spicer. While there is still plenty more to superlatives say about tonight's win, the last thing the Jaguars can do is let everything that happened tonight get to their heads. Luckily, in my humble opinion, the entire team is made up of down-to-earth players who love the game of basketball and have done a truly outstanding job of representing B-B-E and the pride of being a Jaguar. Keep it up, guys!

The crowd reacts with wild cheering at the buzzer of tonight's game...

More coming later tonight. Stay tuned!

**Update at 11:18pm...click on this link to read more details on tonight's game, view a great shot of Billy Borgerding launching a huge three-ball and links to more action from tonight's incredible win for B-B-E... http://saukherald.com/main.asp?SectionID=8&SubSectionID=402&ArticleID=13744
I noticed this right after the game tonight...on my "hit counter" on this website, today blew the top off of the 100,000 hit mark. Literally blew it away. A full 337 unique visitors hooked up with this website on January 26...the day ended with the hit counter at 100,335. Wow! The first "post" I entered on here was on October 16, 2006.

Central Minnesota Conference boys' basketball scores on Jan. 26:
Holdingford 65, Eden Valley-Watkins 57
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 77, Maple Lake 67
Rockford 60, Kimball Area 42

Area boys' basketball scores on Jan. 26:
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 69, Canby 57
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 61, Upsala 56
Eagle Valley 76, West Central Area 62
MACCRAY 91, Lincoln HI 40
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 112, Medford 46
Ashby 65, Henning 45
Swanville 64, Osakis 58

Area girls' basketball scores on Jan. 26:
Benson 69, Hancock 66 (I don't believe that score...have to see it at a 2nd source before I stop doubting...Benson was 4-13 coming into that game)
West Central Area 74, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 62 (a quality win for WCA at Long Prairie)
Paynesville Area 80, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 57 (Changes in the West Central Conference this year may have stolen a conference championship from the Bulldogs; they probably would win the West Central South Conference this year if they weren't moved to the WCC-North)
Parkers Prairie 93, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 32
Underwood 47 Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 36
Brandon/Evansville 43, Ashby 37
New London-Spicer 62, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 48

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

'Professor Grammond's' insider notes on the B-B-E vs. Pierz match up coming tomorrow night

Click on this link to read some great insights to the huge, huge HUGE game coming on Thursday night to Jaguar country:


Here's a link to a small Sauk Centre Herald online-only article with a preview of tonight's game.

A glimpse of the Rockford win earlier in January...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Girls' basketball loses by 3 at Rockford; boys' basketball inflicts a beating on Osakis

It was a tough ending at Rockford, as the Jaguars girls' basketball team lost 50-47 tonight in a Central Minnesota Conference game. It'll be a long road back up a snow-ridden Highway 55.

In a home game, the Jaguars boys' basketball team put a virtual beat down on Osakis and decided to win by a final score of 85-52. It's a tune up for the real test on their schedule, a home game this Thursday against Pierz. Osakis, who is 3-5 in the Prairie Conference, fell to 4-10 overall.

The B-B-E Dazzlers dance team performed at halftime of tonight's Osakis game. The Dazzlers are tuning up for the Camden Conference Varsity Tournament; teams included will be Canby, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, Lakeview, MACCRAY, Renville County West and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton. What I find very interesting and somewhat strange is that LQPV/D-B will also compete at the West Central Conference dance competition on Thursday this week in Albany. I would think they'd want to be in one or the other and not both, but I'm not in charge of things so that's how the cookie crumbles I guess. I also know that LQPV is in serious financial trouble and is suffering from massive declining enrollment; this is leading their school to consider leaving the West Central Conference, which they've been a member of since 1991. If that's the case, they would apply to the Camden Conference in most sports and Little Sioux Conference for football. You get the good (a great dance team) with the bad (a shaky outlook for your school) sometimes.
A whopping seven forfeits given up by visiting Parkers Prairie tonight helped the Jaguars wrestling team roll to a 66-12 win. Ross Rath, Patrick Rooney and Dillon Knutson won pins for the Jaguars. They now hold a 5-6 record in dual meets; the Panthers fall to 1-15.
More on all I mentioned above will follow on Wednesday.

Central Minnesota Conference girls' basketball scores on Jan. 24:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 51, Eden Valley-Watkins 43
Pierz 50, Kimball Area 42
Holdingford 54, Maple Lake 43

Area boys' basketball scores on Jan. 24:
Ashby 90, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 56 (uuf da!)
Albany 66, Sauk Centre 60
A-C-GC 77, Benson 66
Melrose Area 82, Paynesville Area 29
Montevideo 56, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 43
Upsala 86, Holdingford 42
St. John's Prep 81, Maple Lake 80
New London-Spicer 77, Minnewaska Area 56

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Jaguar wrestlers host dual tonight

The Jaguars wrestling team hosts Parkers Prairie in a dual meet tonight. The Panthers are 1-14 overall in duals this year; their lone win was over Wadena-Deer Creek by a 43-27 score at the Ottertail Central Triangular on Jan. 19. Tonight represents a great chance for the Jaguars to break out of their five-match slide in dual meets. They started 4-1 in head-to-head competition before injuries began plaguing the lineup.

The Jaguars defeated Parkers Prairie 66-3 last season at Paynesville on Feb. 11.

Current win/loss leaders for the Jaguars include Tyler Tensen (120, 25-4), Patrick Rooney (170, 24-1) and Dillon Knutson (182, 22-6). Of those three, Knutson is the lone senior.

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B-B-E Dazzlers to perform tonight at basketball game

At halftime of tonight's boys' basketball game against Osakis (a home game), the B-B-E Dazzlers dance team will perform at halftime.


Monday, January 23, 2012

More from Friday night's win over HL-W-W

James Kuefler scores on a steal and layup with 45 seconds left in the first half vs. HLWW...in the final seconds, he's fouled while grabbing a defensive rebound and earns a shot at two double-bonus free throws.

Starter introduction prior to tip-off...

**Added on Tuesday morning...

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More from the NL-S dance invitational and a glimpse of the one-act play 'Detective Kyle P.I.'

...and a video clip from the senior high one-act play yesterday afternoon...

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

B-B-E Dazzlers continue march towards excellence at the NL-S meet

Below, the Dazzlers high kick in action today in New London...
The B-B-E Dazzlers dance team had another strong showing as the regular season is winding down. They had a nice following of fans from B-B-E, which was also good to see considering the pretty frigid conditions outside.

More will follow later on today's action.

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Jaguar wrestlers 4th at NL-S tournament

Tyler Tensen won his championship match on Friday over Matt Metcalf of Northfield with a 12-9 decision.
The Jaguars wrestling team edged Eden Valley-Watkins with 129.5 team points to the Eagles' 121. Tyler Tensen (120) and Patrick Rooney (170) won titles for B-B-E. Lee Borgerding (195) was runner-up in his division.

A-C-GC was the team champion.

The Jaguars host Parkers Prairie next Tuesday in a dual match.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Coach Hagen's the B-B-E guest on Smooth Magic's coaches' roundup show on Saturday

Coach Hagen's interview will air at about 7:30am on Saturday morning on 107.1 FM.


Jaguars are in a battle as expected with HLWW

(Below) The Jaguars huddle up right before tip off...they came out on fire tonight against the Lakers in a bruising rivalry game!
Not letting up one bit in their quest to continue an incredible home-floor and conference winning streak, the Jaguars boys' basketball team shot out of the gates tonight with an impressive 12-0 start to the game. It took only 2 minutes and 23 seconds off of the clock to put up that score. In the first few minutes, they were virtually unstoppable in the paint. That was not a huge surprise, as they held a size advantage along the front line against a smaller Lakers team.
The game tightened up quite a bit, however, as HL-W-W began displaying their outstanding discipline, passing and speed; they turned the game into a track meet and were flying up and down the court equaling the speed of the Jaguars.

Halftime: B-B-E 42, HL-W-W 34. The Lakers trailed by at least 13 points a couple times in the early stages of the first half, then cut it to two points and finally one point as the game wore on.

Final: Jaguars 78, Lakers 67...with the game ending at 9:15. It was a battle all the way to the end. Connor Goodwin finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds. Quite a day at the office! As a team, the Jaguars shot a terrific 23-of-39 from two-point range.

Action from the second half...with under 90 seconds to go, Brian Goodwin drains two free throws to make it 75-61...

The game was aired on 106.5 FM the Train...below is part of a post-game interview between Bill Dean and Kirby Montbriand...

Central Minn. Conference boys' basketball scores on Jan. 20:
Pierz 52, Kimball Area 38 (I had reported it as 62-38 earlier)
Rockford 58, Eden Valley-Watkins 54
Maple Lake 57, Holdingford 30

**Could whoever is inputting the scores to the St. Cloud Times "sports ticker" on their website, PLEASE be more accurate! This is the second night in a row where I've gotten incorrect scores off of your website. If you can't post a correct score the first time, stop posting scores! Putting up wrong scores defeats the purpose of what you're trying to do.

Area boys' basketball scores on Jan. 20:
Sauk Centre 68, A-C-GC 60
Upsala 76, Royalton 42
Ashby 72, Underwood 33
Battle Lake 56, Brandon/Evansville 23 (the Battlers can play "D"!)
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 54, Benson 52 (a wale of a game at Morris between two of the oldest members of the West Central Conference)
Browerville 60, Eagle Valley 54
Henning 66, Hancock 53

Area girls' basketball scores on Jan. 20:
Sauk Centre 79, Minnewaska Area 47
Albany 62, Paynesville Area 47 (Bulldogs have lost 4 in a row)
Hancock 55, Henning 35
LQPV 53, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 39
Brandon/Evansville 45, Ortonville 40
New London-Spicer 65, Melrose Area 61 (the Wildcats pull into first place alone in the WCCN at 4-1 while knocking the Dutchmen down to a three-way tie for second place at 3-2 with Albany and Sauk Centre)
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 71, Zimmerman 51
Osakis 59, West Central Area 41

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Make no mistake about it...tonight's boys' basketball game will be a battle

If anyone thinks the Jaguars boys' basketball team is gonna roll over Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, such thoughts should be put to rest.

The Lakers have played pretty solid non-conference opponents this year; their QRF ranking in Class AA currently stands at #16. Last week, they were as high as #14. Pierz, who defeated the Lakers on Jan. 6, stands in a tie at #30 out of all 126 Class AA teams in Minnesota.

Senior guard Jett Leaf is the big gun for the Lakers. He's gone over the 30-point mark a handful of times so far this season. Their second-leading scorer is Cody Painschab, who has a solid inside and outside game. The Lakers are athletic, quick and have a deep bench; I don't see them getting blown off the court tonight.

Tip-off is at 7:30.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jaguar girls can't shake the turnover bug and lose to Pierz by single digits

In a home game tonight, the Jaguars girls' basketball team lost 68-60 to Pierz. According to early reports, the Jaguars trailed by over 20 points at halftime but battled back to make a game of it in the final period. At one point, after falling behind 58-26, the Jaguars had the deficit cut to only four points. Raeann Sorenson led the Jaguars with 21 points to lead all scorers.
Pierz, who started the season with a 3-7 record, has now won five straight and inched over the .500 mark with tonight's win to sit at 8-7; they are 5-1 in the Central Minnesota Conference, one game out of first place behind Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.

Upcoming Jaguar varsity action: on Friday night, the boys' basketball team hosts HL-W-W, while the wrestling team travels to New London-Spicer...on Saturday, the Dazzlers dance team will compete at the NL-S dance meet at 1:15pm.

Central Minnesota Conference girls' basketball scores on Jan. 19:
Eden Valley-Watkins 60, Holdingford 34
Kimball Area 53, Rockford 42
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 74, Maple Lake 57

Area boys' basketball scores on Jan. 19:
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 74, Melrose Area 70
Osakis 67, West Central Area 54 (Silverstreaks have won 2 in a row; they travel to B-B-E next Tuesday in a rivalry game)
Benson 66, Ortonville 57
Redwood Valley 60, Montevideo 54 (two state-ranked teams faced off at Redwood Falls)
Paynesville Area 59, Yellow Medicine East 55

Area girls' basketball scores on Jan. 19:
Sauk Centre 57, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 34
Hancock 43, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 36 (surprised by that score; although the game was at Wheaton)
Parkers Prairie 76, Brandon/Evansville 36
Underwood 62, Battle Lake 50

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jaguar boys' hoops wins big at Kimball; wrestlers drop CMC dual to Holdingford

Final at Kimball: Jaguars 76, Cubs 56. B-B-E is now 12-0 on the season; they host second-place Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Friday night in a huge CMC match up of two top contenders in the league.

Final at home against Holdingford's wrestling team: Jaguars 22, Huskers 39.

More to follow in the morning.

Central Minnesota Conference boys' basketball scores on Jan. 17:
Pierz 98, Rockford 80 (good grief!)
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 80, Holdingford 36 (also good grief!)
Maple Lake 69, Eden Valley-Watkins 43

Area boys' basketball scores on Jan. 17:
Osakis 50, Eagle Valley 42
Ortonville 51, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 50
St. John's Prep 73, West Central Area 57
Browerville 44, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 43 (LP-GE was 13-0; this was a Prairie Conference match up, the first time ever that these two teams met for a conference game in boys' basketball)
Sauk Centre 61, Paynesville Area 48
Melrose Area 80, Minnewaska Area 62
Hancock 57, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 50
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 65, Brandon/Evansville 59
Battle Lake 53, Barnesville 47 (Battler are 13-0)
Albany 66, New London-Spicer 60

Area girls' basketball scores on Jan. 17:
New London-Spicer 65, Albany 55
Sauk Centre 39, Paynesville Area 34
Eden Valley-Watkins 68, St. Cloud Cathedral 55
Parkers Prairie 80, Browerville 24
Underwood 56, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 48
Pierz 56, Osakis 41
Ashby 54, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 51
West Central Area 59, Breckenridge 50
Holdingford 50, Royalton 30
Melrose Area 59, Minnewaska Area 43

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Jaguar girls' basketball loses a close battle with Brandon/Evansville

The Jaguars girls' basketball team had it down to two points, down 49-47, but ended up losing 64-58 to Brandon/Evansville, who improved to 10-3 overall. The Jaguars trailed 32-25 at halftime and were down by 5 to 8 points for a majority of the second half. With 8 minutes left, the Jaguars trailed 44-36. With 6 minutes left, they trailed 49-45. Then with five minutes left, they had cut it down to the two-point margin.

The B-squad Jaguars won 41-34 to improve to 10-3 overall. They are 4-2 in the Central Minnesota Conference with league losses to EV-W and HL-W-W.

Up next: a home game on Thursday with Pierz (4-1 CMC, 6-7).

Action from the second half of the game tonight...

...and just for another glimpse to last week...a clip from the Rockford win by the boys' basketball team...

More will follow later.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Girls' basketball game will be aired on The Train on Monday night

The Jaguars girls' basketball team takes on Brandon/Evansville (9-3) on Monday night in a home contest. The game will be aired on the Train, 106.5 FM.

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Coming next weekend: B-B-E's one-act play will be presented

The B-B-E High School Theatre Company will present two one-act plays this Saturday and Sunday, January 21-22. Saturday's showing will be at 7:30pm and Sunday's show begin at 2:00pm. Both will be presented on the B-B-E High School Stage.

The senior high one-act play, "Detective Kyle, P.I.", will be the B-B-E High School Theatre Company's entry in the subsection One Act Play Contest sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League on Saturday, January 28th at Paynesville High School.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Jaguars blast sub-section rival Wheaton/Herman-Norcross

The pre-game is on KMGK 107.1 FM of Glenwood.
Tip-off will take place at about 7:46pm tonight.

Comments from first-year head coach Chad Klindworth of Wheaton/Herman-Norcross:
"I watched them last night vs. Rockford. They trap and press and get up and down the court. They're explosive and shoot the three really well. We'll be ready to go.
Everybody in the gym thinks we'll lose by 40; we'll try to put on a show for the fans and play a good game."

"We won't stall, but we need to make layups. We're big and tall, if we can slow it down a little bit, it should be a good game."
**Update halfway through the first half at Wheaton: the Jaguars have opened up a 22-9 lead. Kirby Montbriand has drained 9 points to help the early scoring surge. Then with 6:50 left, the Jaguars lead is 25-14. Halftime: B-B-E 41, W/H-N 20.
Final: B-B-E 74, W/H-N 33. The Jaguars led 56-30 with 9:40 left in the game. They take an 11-0 record into Kimball Area next Tuesday. The Cubs (4-6) are 1-2 in the CMC in a four-way tie for 4th place.
The Jaguars girls' basketball team lost 54-39 at Holdingford tonight. They host Brandon/Evansville in a very important sub-section match up next Monday on the home floor. The Chargers are an excellent ball club; they drubbed Little Eight Conference rival Battle Lake 47-26 tonight to improve to 9-3 overall and 5-1 (2nd place) in the league. They are certainly a team the Jaguars have the ability to beat, if B-B-E puts together a complete game.
Results from the Paynesville wrestling tournament held on Friday are: 1. Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta 185.5
2. Holdingford 180.5
3. Paynesville Area 177.5
4. Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran 158
5. Sartell-Saint Stephen 137
6. B-B-E 98.5
8. Rocori 90
Patrick Rooney and Dillon Knutson earned titles in their weight classes for the Jaguars. Rooney in the 170 pound championship beat Conner Metzger of Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta/Hancock 11-4; Knutson in the 182-pound championship beat Brent Jaenisch of RCW/MACCRAY 6-4. Tyler Tensen and Alex Schramel were runners-up, rounding out the four Jaguars who made it to the championship match. The wrestlers' next action is on Tuesday night at home against Holdingford in a CMC dual.

Central MN Conf. girls' basketball scores on Jan. 13:
Eden Valley-Watkins 59, Rockford 32
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 64, Kimball Area 38
Pierz 78, Maple Lake 69

Area girls' basketball scores on Jan. 13:
Sauk Centre 59, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 47
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 44, Browerville 24
Albany 70, Prairie Seeds Academy 39
Brandon/Evansville 47, Battle Lake 26
West Central Area 39, St. John's Prep 38
Osakis 70, Eagle Valley 33
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 60, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 34
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 55, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 45

Area boys' basketball scores on Jan. 13:
Melrose Area 91, Albany 52 (that's a border battle without much battle)
Sauk Centre 76, New London-Spicer 57
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 64, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 47
Breckenridge 65, West Central Area 62 (border battle out west goes to OT; Cowboys bury a three with 1.7 seconds on the clock to send it to OT)
Battle Lake 47, Osakis 36 (Battlers are 12-0)
MACCRAY 65, Dawson-Boyd 64 (at Clara City, what a game!)
Ortonville 54, Brandon/Evansville 41

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jaguars just about double up on Rockford, improve to 10-0

The Jaguars lit up the Rockets in the opening stages of the second half...after leading 42-25 at the break.

Below, the first half wraps up...

A fast-paced first half played out with the Rockets attempting to run a track meet with the Jaguars boys' basketball team. They entered the game with a much smaller lineup and made the correct assumption that running a half court offense probably wouldn't go well.

The Rockets stuck with the Jaguars for the first 12 minutes or so, fighting back from an early 13-2 hole to trail 22-16 with just over six minutes left.

In the final two minutes of the first half, the Jaguars poured it on and took a 42-25 lead into the break.

The second half did not start well for Rockford, as the Jaguars (10-0) scored 11 unanswered points out of the locker room in the first 4:20 of the second period to lead 53-25.

With 5:50 left, the Jaguars led 70-36, as their size and speed had all but worn out Rockford's main lineup of varsity players.

Final: B-B-E 75, Rockford 38.

Central MN Conference boys' basketball scores on Jan. 12...with two blowouts and a squeaker:
Holdingford 45, Kimball Area 44
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 74, Eden Valley-Watkins 47
Pierz 68, Maple Lake 37

Area boys' basketball scores on Jan. 12:
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 59, Royalton 30
Upsala 71, West Central Area 64
Battle Lake 71, Parkers Prairie 40
Minnewaska Area 86, Paynesville Area 52
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 64, Underwood 56
Browerville 74, Osakis 61

Area girls' basketball scores on Jan. 12:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 74, New London-Spicer 56
Eden Valley-Watkins 60, Paynesville Area 48
A-C-GC 63, LQPV 38 (Falcons have won eight in a row after starting the season 0-5)

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Jaguar boys' basketball is on the Train tonight

Tip-off against Rockford is at 7:30 tonight on the home gym. It will be aired on 106.5 FM of Norway Lake.

Mark your calendars for the Belgrade Lions Family Fun Day on Jan. 29

On Sunday, Jan. 29, the 10th annual Belgrade Lions Family Fun Day is coming to the B-B-E High School from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

Athletic-related events, a little tykes fishing pond, plinko and more will take place for activities. A dodge ball tournament will be held, along with a general store being open with face painting and inflatable games.

Bingo-related activities will also be held, along with a Silent Auction. You won't want to miss out on an afternoon-long raffle with over 120 prizes to be awarded.

Further coverage of the event will take place in the local newspapers.

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Two top boys' basketball teams in Sub-Section 6A-South squared off Tuesday night

Battle Lake went to neighboring Little Eight Conference rival Ashby and knocked off the arrows 51-44 in a battle of unbeaten teams on Tuesday night. Click on the link to read all about it:


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

More from last Friday's wrestling invitational

Dillon Knutson wraps up a 7-3 decision in the 182-pound semifinals...

In action last night at Royalton, the Jaguars wrestling team ended up in a 36-36 tie with Osakis and a 32-32 tie with Upsala/Royalton. With the first tiebreaker being the head-to-head wins, the Jaguars were tagged with losses in both matches to fall to 4-5 on the season. Injuries to key wrestlers in the main lineup contributed to the Jaguars' demise; fortunately, there's plenty of season left for everyone to get healthy and get in top form for the Section 5A playoffs.
Upcoming action for the B-B-E wrestlers comes on Friday with the Paynesville Tournament beginning at 4:00. Their next dual meet is next Tuesday, Jan. 17 at home against Holdingford.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Jaguar girls' basketball faces Eden Valley-Watkins tonight

In the opening minutes of the game, the Eagles started out with an 8-4 lead.

With 5 minutes left to halftime, the Eagles now lead 23-12. At halftime, it was 29-14 EV-W.

Up next for the Jaguars is a trip to Holdingford on Friday night.

Central MN Conference girls' basketball results on Jan. 10:
Kimball Area 59, Maple Lake 51
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 64, Rockford 38

Area girls' basketball scores on Jan. 10:
Melrose Area 39, Sauk Centre 38 (Dutchmen trailed 38-33 with 2:33 left before rallying)
Albany 58, Minnewaska Area 50

Area boys' basketball results on Jan. 10:
New London-Spicer 54, Paynesville Area 46

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Random notes for this week...

**The B-B-E Dazzlers will perform at halftime of tonight's girls' basketball game against Eden Valley-Watkins. Prior to the game, the team will celebrate Parents' Night following the completion of the J.V. game.

The Train will cover Thursday night's boys' basketball game against Rockford on the home court.

This week's Jan. 12 issue of the Sauk Centre Herald will feature an article just written about the Elrosa Volunteer Fire Department. You won't want to miss out on that.
The B-B-E Dazzlers dance team is putting out a call to the general B-B-E community and the student body to drum up more support and enthusiasm for the team as their season continues into early February. The program has made steady progress in recent years since it began in 2006-2007. Under first-year head coach Kim Kulzer, they are making new strides this season and scoring higher than they ever have before. It's very exciting to see that with our school's newest athletic program.
The B-B-E Robotics team had its first official event in Staples at Central Lakes College this past Saturday. Look for more on that new program later this week as well.

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

B-B-E Dazzlers 11th at Alexandria invite - Parents' Night is Tuesday

The B-B-E Dazzlers dance team edged Lakeview of Cottonwood, MACCRAY and United Clay Becker from north central Minnesota at the 16th annual Alexandria dance invitational.

United Clay Becker is a coop dance team program including Hawley and Lake Park-Audubon schools. They are a fellow member of Section 4A with the Dazzlers for post-season competition.
On Tuesday night this week, the Dazzlers host Parents' Night at the high school at 7 p.m. It will take place between the girls' basketball JV and varsity games against Eden Valley-Watkins.
The next competition for the Dazzlers: a short trip to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City high school in Grove City this Saturday, Jan. 14.

Following that, the Dazzlers will travel to NL-S on Jan. 21.

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Photos from the wrestling invitational have been uploaded

Click on the link to view:

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Saturday, January 07, 2012

More from last night's wrestling tournament

Dillon Knutson at 182 pounds in the semifinals...

Friday, January 06, 2012

Jaguars have a double-digit lead at halftime and end up winning by 18 points at Maple Lake

At Maple Lake, the Jaguars boys' basketball team leads by double digits over the Irish at halftime. They eventually opened up a 62-46 lead with just around 3 minutes left in the game. In the first half, the Irish led 9-8 before the Jaguars went on a small run to go up 15-10. With 7:43 left before halftime, the Jaguars led 21-12 after Trey Heinsius grabbed a steal and scored on a fast break and Brian Goodwin drained two free throws. A rebound shot by Kirby Montbriand and a free throw from Connor Goodwin gave the Jaguars a 24-14 lead with 4:12 left.

Final: B-B-E 68, Maple Lake 50. The Maple Lake defense was one factor in the Jaguars shooting only 16-of-40 from the field; but B-B-E made up for that with 23-of-35 shooting at the line. Billy Borgerding led the offense with 19 points, followed by 16 from Brian Goodwin and 11 from James Kuefler.

At tonight's home wrestling invitational, Austin Jaeger picked up an impressive win by fall (1:29) in the wrestlebacks to land a spot in the third-place match. There he lost 3-1 in overtime to Jared Krieger of K-M-S to finish 4th in the 132-pound bracket.
In the wrestling tournament, Patrick Rooney (170 pounds) was the lone champion for B-B-E; he won a 3-0 decision in the championship over Isaac Josephson of Minneota to improve to 14-1 on the season. The Jaguars had four guys in the championship round, with Tyler Tensen, Daniel Rooney and Dillon Knutson all taking runner-up honors. The Jaguars finished 4th overall out of 8 teams with 90 points. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg won the title with 201 points, barely edging runner-up Minneota, who tallied 199.5 as a team. Becker took third with 169.5. The bottom four teams (in order) were Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, Ottertail Central, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.
In a girls' basketball game between two of the top teams in the area, Sauk Centre leads 9th-ranked New London-Spicer 29-16 at halftime on the Mainstreeters' court. Final: Sauk Centre 53, NL-S 40!

Central Minnesota Conference boys' basketball scores on Jan. 6:
Pierz 74, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 65 (an impressive win for the Pioneers at Howard Lake)
Kimball Area 54, Eden Valley-Watkins 50 (2 OT!)
Rockford 72, Holdingford 45 (Rockets snap a 5-game losing skid)

Area girls' basketball scores on Jan. 6:
Paynesville Area 62, Minnewaska Area 52 (the Bulldogs are 2-0 in the West Central North Conference; they're the lone unbeaten team in the WCCN as Albany and NL-S both lost tonight)
Melrose Area 54, Albany 50 (an impressive win for the Dutchmen girls' basketball team)
West Central Area 59, Brandon/Evansville 54
Hancock 59, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 36
Parkers Prairie 67, Battle Lake 28

Area boys' basketball scores on Jan. 6:
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 41, Underwood 38
Melrose Area 92, New London-Spicer 56 (WOW...Dutchmen led 52-35 at halftime; Scottie Stone finished with 30 points)
Upsala 75, Eagle Valley 70
Royalton 60, Browerville 56 (the Tigers are upset in conference play; they were ranked #5 in the latest Class A poll...it shows that upsets can happen to top-10 teams!)
St. John's Prep 58, Osakis 53
Montevideo 74, Dawson-Boyd 63
Benson 64, Minnewaska Area 63 (Roger Lindahl's Braves win for the 2nd time this season by a mere one point over the neighboring rival Lakers)

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