Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Make plans for Fourth of July family fun at Terrace next week

A "Family Fun Night" will take place in Terrace next Wednesday on the Fourth of July holiday. The events begin at 5:00pm that night. I'll get more details out as I learn them.


Gary Fauskee Memorial Scholarship Old Timers tournament is July 14

Mark your calendars for Saturday July 14th during Bonanza Valley Days for the Gary Fauskee Memorial Scholarship Old Timers tournament. The action takes place at Quisberg Park in Brooten from 1 to 4 p.m.
According to one of the event organizers, rumored teams who will be in attendance include the Ole Voice Boys, Miller Wild Acres, a group from Sunburg and the KaDe Shack. 
Fauskee is a Brooten High School graduate who became part of the Fauskee Oil Company and was a great friend to anyone who knew him. He passed away last July (2011) after an accident at home.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

More scenes from Saturday's basketball tournament

The Jaguars gather for a final huddle after winning the tournament. The next day, the team competed in a very strong field of teams at St. Michael-Albertville.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Jaguars win today's home varsity basketball tournament

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team went 3-0 today in their home varsity tournament in a field of eight strong teams. They edged Maranatha Christian and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted to advance to the championship game.

In the championship game, they won 51-49 in two overtimes against Melrose Area. The second overtime ended in sudden death fashion, and James Kuefler won the tip off for B-B-E, fed Brian Goodwin in the back court to set up the final play of the game. Goodwin shot a pass to Trey Heinsius on the left sideline, and Heinsius went in for a runner on the baseline and drained a shot on the left block to end the game in thrilling fashion.

A shot by James Kuefler puts the Jaguars in the lead in the second half vs. Melrose after they trailed down the stretch...
...and Trey Heinsius hit the game winner in this video clip...the whole game was "ridiculously" entertaining considering it's just summer basketball.

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B-B-E defeats Maranatha Christian in today's opener

The Jaguars won 42-38 in the opening round of their home varsity tournament earlier this morning.

They started off in the second game around 11:50am against conference rival Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. Whoever wins that game will play Melrose Area in the championship game that has a 1:40pm tip off.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

B-B-E varsity basketball hosts 8-team tournament tomorrow

A couple updates on the tournament. The admission charge will be $5, and concessions will be available throughout the day. The Jaguars tip off against Maranatha Christian at 10:00am in the opening round. Two games take place at 9:00am as well. There will be a "loser's bracket" and a "winner's bracket" which depends on the outcome of the first-round games.

Click on the following link to read more on the tournament:

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B-B-E Babe Ruth baseball at Minnewaska

On Tuesday, June 19 at Minnewaska Area High School...


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Update on the Cobalt vs. B-B-E school bus accident

Well, it's more of a non-update, since there's nothing to report other than the matter is currently with the office of the Pope County Attorney (Neil Nelson of Glenwood). They are still investigating the accident, and at some point in the future they will release information regarding possible charges and other circumstances surrounding the May 25 accident north of Glenwood.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Some sharp-looking billboards have sprung up around the B-B-E community!

The sign along Highway 55 as you enter Brooten from the west.

The photo of the team on the billboard was donated to the billboard cause as a courtesy by the Sauk Centre Herald.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Belgrade-Brooten 5th-6th grade Silver team squeezes past NL-S Gold

It was an exciting come-from-behind win tonight in Spicer for the B/B Jaguars.
In an exciting come-from-behind win at Spicer's Green Lake Diamonds, the Belgrade-Brooten 5-6 grade Silver team defeated the New London-Spicer Gold team 5-4 in regulation innings. B/B starter Thaniel Cebulla picked up the win in four innings of pitching, while Ryan Illies got the save as the closer. Their squad is now 2-1 overall after picking up their first win of the season last Wednesday by a 12-9 score over the NL-S Wild team.


Summer baseball is in full swing around the area

Below, a glimpse from last Monday's 5-6 grade game at Willmar...
The Belgrade/Brooten 5th-6th grade Silver team travels to Spicer tonight, while the 5-6 grade Blue team hosts Prinsburg at Quisburg Park.


Elrosa Saints shut out Greenwald

The Elrosa Saints improved to 4-5 in the Stearns County League North standings with a 2-0 win over the Greenwald Cubs on Friday night. Their next SCL action is on July 1 when they host Roscoe in a Sunday afternoon game.

The SCL-vs.-County Line League All Star game is in Elrosa at 8:00pm on Friday, June 29. For Elrosa, Ethan Vogt and Matt Middendorf were selected to the SCL team.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

An exciting basketball tournament is coming to B-B-E next weekend

A very competetive varsity boys summer basketball tournament is set for Saturday, June 23 at the B-B-E elementary in Brooten. Opening matchups are: 9 a.m.- Sauk Centre vs. Alexandria and NL-S vs. Melrose, 10 a.m.- B-B-E vs. Maranatha Christian Academy and Willmar vs. HL-W-W. Championship game will be at 1:40 p.m. 
All 8 of these teams figure to be strong this coming winter. Maranatha, out of the Twin Cities, is a Class A powerhouse year in and year out. This will be a good opportunity for fans to catch an early look at some great summer basketball.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Both Jaguar girls' golfers have an outstanding finish at the Class A state meet

Both Peyton Miller and Jordan Gruendemann turned in outstanding scores in the final day of the Class A state golf tournament today in Becker. Miller fired an 84, and Gruendemann shot a 96 as both golfers dramatically improved their scores from the first day, and Miller is currently in the running for an All-State finish depending on how the remaining scores look.

Regardless of where they finish in the overall standings, today was a terrific day for the B-B-E Jaguars golf program!

Peyton's finish of a 176 landed her in a tie for 14th place overall in the final Class A overall standings in her second trip to the state meet. Jordan's finish of a 204 brought her to 59th place at a 204 in her first appearance at state. A total of 86 athletes made up the Class A field in girls' golf.

As a seventh grader in 2010, Peyton finished in a three-way tie for 27th place with a two-day score of 191.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Miller, Gruendemann wrap up day one of the Class A state golf meet

Peyton Miller fired a two-round score of 92 on the first day of the Class A state golf meet in Becker, and teammate Jordan Gruendemann shot a 108. Both are competing for the B-B-E girls' golf team in the final competition of the 2011-12 year. Four golfers are tied for first place with scores of 82.

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Just for fun, a stroll down memory lane

The Jaguars take the court at Williams Arena this past March prior to winning their second straight state tournament opener...

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Brooten/Belgrade summer rec loses season opener at Willmar 9-5

Austin Young is shown on the mound for the Brooten/Belgrade 5th-6th grade team at Willmar tonight.
In their season opener, the Belgrade/Brooten 5-6 grade summer rec team gave a valiant effort against a much deeper, more experienced Willmar Bluejays team at the Willmar senior high school fields tonight. After the Bluejays spotted the Jaguars a 5-0 lead, they pulled in front over the final few innings in a 9-5 win. The nine Jaguars who suited up for the game gained valuable experience and learned quite a bit from their mistakes.


Elrosa takes down Lake Henry

After taking last year off, the call of the baseball diamond was too great to resist for Aaron Vogt, shown playing at first for the Saints on Friday night against Spring Hill.
The Elrosa Saints handed Lake Henry a 3-2 loss on Sunday afternoon to keep their slim hopes of a Region playoff appearance alive. Brady Weller pitched seven innings (five hits) to pick up the win for the Saints, who improved to 3-5 (4th) in the Stearns County League North standings. Matt Middendorf and Ethan Vogt had two hits each to lead their team at the plate. Lake Henry is 5-4 (2nd) in the SCL-North division.

Elrosa's next action is this Friday, when they host Greenwald in an 8:00pm game at Saints Field. Greenwald picked up their first win of the season against Farming on Sunday by a 5-2 score. The Flames were in second place in the SCL-South before that loss.

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Friday, June 08, 2012

Chargers win first meeting of the year with Elrosa

The Spring Hill Chargers were held scoreless in 8 of 9 innings tonight, but the three runs they plated in the third inning were all they needed in a 3-2 win over Elrosa tonight at Saints Field. Ethan Vogt went the distance for the Saints in the loss and pitched a great game against one of the better-hitting lineups in the area.

The Chargers improve to 7-1 (1st) in the Stearns County League North, while the Saints are 2-5 in the league. Elrosa plays at Lake Henry on Sunday at 1:30pm. Spring Hill's next action is on June 17 when New Munich comes to Chargers Field.  

Between innings in the game tonight...

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Battle for the Keg 2012 Part I is tonight!

First pitch is set for 8pm tonight in Elrosa between the Saints and the Spring Hill Chargers in a classic border battle in the Stearns County League at one of the top baseball diamonds in central Minnesota, Saints Field.

From the Spring Hill Chargers website:
The Chargers have been working on their self defense skills because of the upcoming battle for the most coveted sports trophy, the traveling keg.  The Keg will find itself up in Elrosa Friday night at 8:00 under the lights, and will hopefully make the trip back to its resting grounds in Spring Hill.  The Chargers will be defending the safety of the keg where legend has it not only do the Vogt brothers fight with each other while milking cows, they fight with the keg as well.  The confident Saints were even spotted requesting the song Keg in the Closet in anticipation of winning it back.  You can be sure to find the Chargers and Saints battling it out Friday night.  So take yourself out to the ballgame, buy some peanuts and, well let’s face it, adult beverages because this one is sure to be an instant classic.

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

St. John's Prep wins first game in Section 5A baseball championship series

Browerville lost 3-2 in the first game of the Section 5A championship series in St. Cloud tonight.

They play again in a second game tonight, and the winner of that game advances to the Class A state tournament.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Video clip - 4x200 relay at Section 5A

The Ross Rath to Patrick Rooney handoff in the 4x200 last week at St. John's...

A feature photo from this handoff is on page 1B of this week's Sauk Centre Herald issue. Check it out to see how they fared in the race.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Video clip link from graduation

Follow this link to see a clip from the B-B-E graduation on Sunday afternoon...with former Choir Instructor Katy Westrom directing the graduating seniors for a performance of the song 'I Hope You Dance' by Ed Lojeski.

Westrom resigned as teacher and coach at B-B-E to embark on an 11-month long mission trip labeled "the World Race"...a feature article about that is coming in the Sauk Centre Herald. Stay tuned for more on that.

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Monday, June 04, 2012

More from the B-B-E graduation ceremony on Sunday

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Follow the link to see the start of an amazing story

...and most of that story is yet to be written! More background to Katy Westrom's Mission trip can be found at:


Sunday, June 03, 2012

23rd annual B-B-E graduation is held today

The graduation of the 23rd class of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa took place this afternoon at the high school gymnasium...(below, a speech by Kelly Reller...)

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