Happy New Year
Be safe out there. A good idea for all teenagers is to be home by 10!! Just sayin'!
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|A photo from the 2011-12 wrestling season at the Jaguar Invite on January 6, 2012.|
Here's action from the middle of the second half last night:
|The Jaguars, shown during introductions at Apollo high school yesterday, were just as fired up tonight against Apple Valley but didn't have the horsepower to stay with the Eagles for all 36 minutes.|
Pre-game video clip:
Hard to believe but we are in a 50 degree drop in the ambient air temperature in Jaguar Country right now. To those at SCSU tonight...expect bad driving conditions after the game. It's raining and sleeting in Alexandria as of 7:00pm.
Apple Valley beat Roseville last night 112-81. Roseville, also a Class AAAA team, was co-champions of the very tough Suburban East Conference.
|James Kuefler, Alex Schumann and Justin Schmitz applying defensive pressure on a Sabres fast break.|
Here's the final moments of the first half today in St. Cloud, with Sartell-St. Stephen's senior guard Alex Haima knocking down a pretty incredible three-pointer while floating in mid-air as the buzzer sounded:
|Some great defense today.|
The Jaguars boys' basketball team raced out to a 15-5 lead just 7 minutes into the game today against Sartell-St.Stephen but cooled off the rest of the way. The Sabres tightened up in the paint and made the Jaguars work for outside shots.
The iPod was lost in the last week of school on the late shuttle bus after a basketball practice. Here's the description:
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A handful of photos from Friday night's win over Maple Lake:
Some light humor for you to enjoy:
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|A model nativity scene set up along Highway 55 in Belgrade.|
I haven't had much time to blog in the last couple of days, as I've been busy creating and building up content on a new B-B-E Jaguar Facebook page. While numerous groups and athletic teams at B-B-E have their own Facebook pages (i.e. football, volleyball, robotics, speech) I wanted to have one Facebook page available where all groups are promoted. It's another way to promote what is posted to this Jaguar Blog plus random sports or news articles posted at the Sauk Centre Herald website.
The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning, which is in effect until noon on Tuesday (12/24). Wind chill values are expected to reach 35 below to 45 below zero. A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. If you plan to travel, have weather emergency supplies in your vehicle.
|The Jaguars huddle up one last time against Minneapolis North at the Breakdown Sports tournament. It was the only game of the year so far where they haven't played in "running time" under the Mercy Rule. That will change after Christmas, when they battle in the Granite City Classic in St. Cloud.|
|Alex Evenson is off to the races for a breakaway layup, as the Maple Lake bench and coaches look on in back. There was little the Irish could do that went right tonight|
|The Jaguar defense was cranked up at full steam in the second half, holding the Irish to 13 points after halftime. They were swarming tonight! It was fun to watch.|
|Josie Kirckof made this free throw attempt and also a field goal in the closing minutes of the game.|
|Maryy Dak shown late in the varsity game. Her B-squad team was also victorious tonight over the Irish.|
|The whole team saw action tonight in Holdingford.|
The boys' basketball B-squad Jaguars won 45-40 at Holdingford tonight. The C-squad boys lost a close one 39-33.
Here's a reminder about a "Meet and Greet" with the varsity wrestlers for elementary wrestlers and parents, this Thursday, December 19 at 6:30pm at the high school. Parents will meet in the media center, while the kids will meet the varsity crew in the wrestling room.
|Peyton Miller closely guards Kimball's Madison Libbesmeier on the top of the key tonight.|
|Kinlee Swanson looks to pass on the wing during the first half. She hit the game-winning bucket on a bank shot with 63 seconds on the clock. Swanson got a free throw to boot on the three-point play to make it 44-41.|
Saw this on Facebook earlier today:
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Video courtesy of the Melrose Beacon. Peyton Miller knocked down a three-pointer from the left corner.
|Nick Benton posted up strong to deny a slice to the basket. The North player made an excellent pass to the low post, but James Kuefler denied a close look at the basket at that point.|
Enjoying a day away from the computers today with some family Christmas fun. Later tonight I'll post more video from last night.
|Brian Goodwin maintaining his dribble after getting pushed on the left wing by Minneapolis North's sophomore Jamil Jackson. Goodwin managed to slice and dice the North defense multiple times while draining 13 field goals and 16 free throws to set a new single-game school scoring record.|
|A little hand-checking tonight...here's Tanner Heinsius dribbling against the pressure near the half court line.|
|Jordan Wosmek working against a tenacious North full court press.|