Thursday, February 06, 2014

Jaguar wrestlers blast Nighthawks, seeding is in

Steven Mady at 145 pounds recorded a pin in the final seconds of the third period against Prairie Valley.
Nicolo Barrata's forfeit win at 160 pounds put the Jaguars ahead 42-3 tonight.

Final: B-B-E 42, Prairie Valley 21.

The Jaguars wrestling team improves to 6-11 overall with the win; they travel to Albany tomorrow (Friday) for a 7-team tournament. That's the last tune-up before the Jaguars gear up for the Section 5A team tournament. They open playoffs next Tuesday against Osakis at a site to be determined. I sure hope it's nearby, as I really want to attend that match. B-B-E is the #6 seed, while the Silverstreaks are the #3 seed.

Prairie Valley is 9-19 and moves on to Section 6A for playoff action.

Section 5A wrestling seedings:
1st Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
2nd Kimball Area
3rd Osakis
4th Paynesville Area
5th Eden Valley-Watkins
6th B-B-E
7th Minnewaska Area
8th Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
9th Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
10th Browerville

The Jaguars boys' basketball team has a 62-29 lead with 13 minutes left in the game against Eden Valley-Watkins. Final: B-B-E 79, EV-W 42. The Jaguars move to 10-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference, while the Eagles fall to 11-7 overall and 5-5 in the CMC.

Here's some video from the second half of the varsity boys' basketball game:

The Jaguars (19-1) now have one day of practice to prepare for a tough non-conference border battle with Sauk Centre, one of the top teams in Section 6AA. Sauk Centre head coach Mike Ellens has always had his team ready to face our Jaguars in the last four years while he's been guiding their program. I expect a very, very good game that you won't want to miss. The Mainstreeters are 13-5 overall and 7-3 (3rd) in the West Central North Conference; they host Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta tomorrow night.

Central Minnesota Conference boys' basketball scores on February 6:
Maple Lake 76, Kimball Area 65
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 79, Rockford Area 75
Pierz 56, Holdingford 51 (OT!)

Area girls' basketball scores on February 6:
Melrose Area 60, Benson 43 
Montevideo 74, Sauk Centre 72 (OT!!) an upset win for the Thunderhawks
Isle 63, Royalton 30
Paynesville Area 58, BOLD 45

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