The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team took second place today at the Willmar tournament. They won all their matches in straight sets leading into the finals. In the championship match, the Albany Huskies won 2-0 over the Jaguars, who are now 11-7 overall.
With great blocking by his teammates, Tanner Heinsius (1) runs for a big gain against K-M-S on this play.
The B-B-E Jaguars football team made a mess of the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Homecoming game tonight and took home a 34-8 win from Murdock in Mid-State District action. The Jaguars led 22-0 at halftime and scored twice for a 34-0 lead in the third quarter before the JV teams took over on both sides of the ball. The Fighting Saints JV team scored the game's final touchdown.
The Jaguars (3-3 overall, 3-2 Mid-State Sub-District 3) racked up 388 yards of offense compared to 147 by K-M-S; the rushing yardage was heavily in the favor of the Jaguars (280 to 93).
Next is a tough, tough game at Swanville at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 2. The Upsala/Swanville Area Patriots beat a good Royalton team 26-7 to improve to 5-1 on the season and 4-1 in the district.
Here's video from the second quarter tonight:
Mid-State District, Sub-District 3 football scores on September 25:
Upsala/Swanville Area 26, Royalton 7
Browerville/Eagle Valley 42, Kimball Area 0
West Central Area/Ashby 39, Parkers Prairie 12
Area football scores in Week Six on September 25: BOLD 35, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 0 Mayer Lutheran 41, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 0 Renville County West 28, MACCRAY 14 Staples-Motley 38, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 12 Pierz 41, Paynesville Area 22 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 57, Osakis 6 Minnewaska Area 41, Yellow Medicine East 0 Montevideo 41, Benson 17 Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 26, Sauk Centre 14 Lac qui Parle Valley 40, Ortonville 14 Melrose Area 28, Holdingford 21 Minneota 38, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 14 Zimmerman 42, New London-Spicer 19
I haven't had a chance to post scouting material on KMS yet but will do so this morning. The game is in Murdock on the north side of town. Be there!!!!!
Well I never got a chance to get scouting info posted. I will say that K-M-S had a running back (junior Brandon Dahl) run the ball 38 times for 191 yards at Parkers Prairie. By Week Five, with their whole team playing after they started the season with a number of starters ineligible, the Fighting Saints appear to have things going in the right direction. It will be interesting to see how the Jaguars do against an improving K-M-S team.
Here's more video from the fourth quarter last Friday:
**Also, please don't forget to take in Dads Belgian Waffles on Sunday in Belgrade, a fundraiser for the BBE Robotics team. Details are on page one of this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.
Also: tonight's game in Murdock will be aired on Smooth Magic 107 FM!
The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team came out firing on all cylinders and put away Holdingford in three games in the second Central Minnesota Conference match of the season. Game scores were 25-11, 25-12, 25-17. In game two, the Jaguars jumped out to a 10-0 lead. In game three, the Huskers played much better than they had in the first two sets and had a 13-10 lead before the Jaguars poured it on to earn the sweep.
B-B-E improves to 7-6 overall and 2-0 in the CMC; the Huskers fall to 0-3 and 4-8.
Next is a 9 a.m. pool play match against Benson (4-7, 1-5 West Central South Conference) to start the Willmar Cardinal Classic tournament on Saturday. I also heard that Central Minnesota Christian and Albany are in the same pool as the Jaguars. It's a tough tournament!
And here's a little football video with AC-DC playing in the background to get us all in the mood for Friday Night Lights VI !!!
So who else is going to Murdock tomorrow night???? Let's get a huge crowd at the game!!! Come on, Jaguar Country, are you up for this??????
Had a crazy busy Tuesday...packing in a ton of content in what will be a wildly interesting Sept. 24 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice...here's one of the many advertisements that are in the paper this week from Glenwood State Bank Real Estate, the newest account added to the growing list of businesses supporting our hometown newspaper in Brooten!!
The Jaguars and Silverstreaks shown together in prayer after the match.
After losing an ugly, lopsided game one, the B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team won game two against the visiting Osakis Silverstreaks. In game three, the Jaguars are ahead 12-5.
*Update: the Jaguars won 3-1 to square their record at 6-6 overall. Game scores were 17-25, 25-21, 25-13, 25-20. The Silverstreaks fell to 8-6 overall. More will follow in the morning including video from what was a very exciting match. Also, read more about this match in the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.
(Note: this will also appear on page one of this weeks' Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper)
The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Robotics team is gearing up for another exciting year in preparation for the annual competition in March. The first Robotics team fundraiser of the year is this Sunday, Sept. 27 in Belgrade. It will be held at the St. Francis de Sales Parish Center from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Robotics team is excited to be having Dad’s Belgian Waffles! Team members are currently selling advance tickets, and posters are also being put up around the area.
Cost for the fundraiser is $7 for adults ($8 at the door), children ages 6-12 are $5 in advance ($6 at the door) with children five and younger free.
B-B-E Robotics is on the go! Please take this opportunity to show your support this Sunday.
Here's an interview the day after the Jaguars beat Maple Lake 3-2 last week:
Here's a clip from the first quarter of Friday night's debacle:
Time for a shout out to the B-B-E Robotics team! They are gearing up for an important fundraiser set for Sunday, September 27. That morning they will host a Dads Belgian Waffles breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at the Catholic parish center in Belgrade. Please attend and show your support!!!
Below is an advertisement by Brink's Beer Joint in Swift Falls on a special event they are hosting between Swift Falls and Glenwood on Saturday, Sept. 26.
In their third home game of the season, the B-B-E Jaguars football team was outplayed in nearly every facet of the game and ended up losing 14-7 to West Central Area/Ashby. Both teams played to a scoreless tie through the first quarter, but then the Jaguars scored first to take a 7-0 lead with 9:26 to go in the second quarter when Tanner Heinsius ran in a touchdown from five yards out.
WCA/A then scored to tie it up with just 49 seconds left in the first half on a one-yard run.
Both teams traded punches time and time again throughout the second half. The Jaguars misfired and stumbled inside the 20-yard line early in the fourth quarter. With 10:06 left in the game, a 32-yard field goal fell just a few feet short of passing through the uprights.
Had the field goal made it for a 10-7 lead, it wouldn't have mattered in the end. WCA/A punched in a touchdown on fourth down with just 20 seconds left in the game. The running play needed just a foot to go, and their quarterback ran it in behind his center to give them a win to savor on their one-hour drive back to Barrett.
Here's an abysmal statistic that sums up the game:2.87 yards per play...that's the average for yards gained per play through tonight's game for B-B-E when you take out a 55-yard catch by Sidney Schacter that took place on their lone scoring drive. B-B-E accumulated 187 yards of offense tonight on 47 plays, but over one-fourth of those yards came on Schacter's big catch that set up the Jaguars on the WCA/A 11-yard line. The Knights ran 67 plays for 234 total yards of offense. Of their 234 yards, 222 came on the ground.The Knights had 16 first downs in the game; the Jaguars had just eight. Key to those stats was WCA/A going four-for-seven on fourth-down conversions.
The WCA/A Knights are a Class 2A football team. This was a huge opportunity for the Jaguars to gain points in the QRF standings and help themselves in the Section 4A seeding outlook. They let it slip away. It's inexcusable.
Meanwhile, the Knights improved to 2-3 on the season with their second win in a row. They gear up for their annual Homecoming game in Barrett next week with Parkers Prairie coming to town. After that, teams on WCA/A's schedule include Kimball Area in Week Seven and then Upsala/Swanville Area in Week Eight. They have a shot at running the table and entering the Section 6AA playoffs with a 5-3 record and a home game in the quarterfinals.
In the Mid State Sub-District 3, the Jaguars fell from a three-way tie for second place to a four-way tie for third place (2-2). The other three teams in third place are Parkers Prairie, Royalton and WCA/A. K-M-S is 1-3 and in seventh place, while Kimball Area is 0-4 and in eighth place.
The outlook in Section 4A is mixed at best for the Jaguars. They are flirting with dropping to fifth place. I really believed they were good enough to get the necessary wins for a very favorable number three seed. That theory went up in smoke tonight. Up next for the 2-3 Jaguars: a short trip to Murdock to face the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Fighting Saints. K-M-S lost 36-22 tonight at Parkers Prairie to fall to 1-4 on the season. However, if the Jaguars don't come out firing and turn things around from tonight, both teams will leave the field in Murdock next week with 2-4 records.
Midstate District, Sub-District 3 football scores on Sept. 18:
Upsala/Swanville Area 51, Kimball Area 21
Parkers Prairie 36, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 22
Browerville/Eagle Valley 21, Royalton 0
Area football scores in Week Five on Sept. 18: New London-Spicer 14, Little Falls 7 (Wildcats get their second win in a row) MACCRAY 6, Hancock 0 Albany 34, Zimmerman 28 Mayer Lutheran 28, Norwood-Young America 7 Pierz 70, Howard Lake-Waverly 20 Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 17, Dawson-Boyd 0 United North Central 25, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 0 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 22, Benson 6 Montevideo 12, BOLD 6 Renville County West 33, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 30 Alexandria 57, Bemidji OT (at Bemidji, wow) Willmar 34, St. Cloud Apollo 14 (Cardinals snap a three-game skid) Minnewaska Area 34, Sauk Centre 21 (Lakers are 4-1 and off to their best start since 2002) Osakis 42, Frazee 36 (6 OT!) Rockford Area 21, Holdingford 20 Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 15, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 14 St. Paul Central 36, Minneapolis North 35 Paynesville Area 34, Eden Valley-Watkins 28 (a huge win for the Bulldogs in this new neighborhood rivalry in a game played at Eden Valley)
Here's a rough iPad photo taken following the match in Maple Lake. Much to celebrate!!
Yes, that happened!
Tonight in their Central Minnesota Conference opener, the B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team took a two-to-one lead in sets at state-ranked Maple Lake before sealing the deal with an incredible 15-13 win in game five! Adding to the excitement was the fact that the Jaguars recovered in grand fashion after being owned in a 25-14 loss in game one.
Game scores were 14-25, 25-15, 25-21, 21-25, 15-13! The sheer shock appeal of this win is fascinating considering that just two nights ago, the Jaguars slugged through a five-game marathon at New London-Spicer in a match that lasted one hour, 50 minutes.
The Jaguars improve to 5-6 overall, while the Irish take a record of 9-1 into the talent-laden Farmington tournament this weekend.
Up next: the Jaguars host Osakis next Monday in their first home match of the season since the home opener on Sept. 3. They will have gone 18 days playing on the road in that time in a season when they have only six regular season matches at home. The Silverstreaks are 8-5 overall and 4-0 in the Prairie Conference. Make no mistake: they'll be tough!!
One remarkable point to show how good Maple Lake is: the Irish are the only team so far who have beaten Rocori. In a season-opening tournament at Albany in August, the Irish beat the Spartans in the championship match by scores of 25-20, 19-25, 17-15. Rocori is currently 13-1 and thought of as one of the premier volleyball teams in central Minnesota; they are 5-0 in the Central Lakes Conference. Rocori and Maple Lake are expected to be the teams battling it out for the Section 6AA title in November. Rocori recently won the Sauk Rapids-Rice tournament by sweeping Pierz, Monticello, Annandale and Sauk Rapids-Rice.
**DON'T FORGET! This is important! We have just two regular season home varsity football games left this fall!!! Just two! The third home game is tomorrow night, Friday!!! Please bring everyone you can to our Jaguar football stadium and cheer on our Jaguars as they take on West Central Area/Ashby in a Mid-State, Sub-District 3 battle!! The Knights are a Class 2A program, so a win over them will give the Jaguars another shot in the QRF standings that are used for playoff seeding. The weather is predicted to be absolutely fantastic for a football game (temps around 60 degrees at game time, no wind, clear skies!)
And before I forget in the midst of my "Friday Night Lights" football madness that I always experience on Fridays in the fall...I have to give a huge shout out to the B-B-E Jaguars girls' tennis team as they prepare for the Prairie Conference tournament on Saturday. It will be held at LP-GE high school starting at 9 a.m. Good luck Jaguars!!! We are proud of your work this fall on the tennis courts!
Central Minnesota Conference volleyball scores on Sept. 17:
Eden Valley-Watkins 3, Paynesville Area 2
Kimball Area 3, Holdingford 0 (Cubs are putting together a great season, they are 2-0 in the CMC and 7-2 overall)
Area volleyball scores on September 17: New London-Spicer 3, Annandale 1 (Wildcats win their Wright County West Conference opener; the Cardinals entered this match with a 10-3 record) Rocori 3, Sauk Rapids-Rice 0 Osakis 3, West Central Area 0 Melrose Area 3, Montevideo 0 Sauk Centre 3, BOLD 0 Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 3, Benson 2 (Falcons win game five 15-13) Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 3, Pierz 0 Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 3, Minnewaska Area 0 Albany 3, Little Falls 0 MACCRAY 3, Central Minnesota Christian 1 Brandon/Evansville 3, Parkers Prairie 2 Underwood 3, Battle Lake 1 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 3, Canby 1 Minneota 3, Dawson-Boyd 0 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3, Royalton 0
“People bully to gain power over others, and Trump’s behavior is the epitome of this,” she said. By insulting Fiorina’s appearance, Drew said, Trump was “behaving like the high school bully who’s threatened by a girl who’s smarter than he is,” and by mocking candidates for not polling as well as he is, Trump is “acting like [a] high school football player swaggering into the cafeteria and overturning the lunch tray of a weaker kid.”
Bullies, like most people running for political office, have an unhealthy need for power. That need can be caused, according to Drew, by a number of things: revenge after being bullied themselves, general self-esteem and insecurity issues, or just a total lack of human compassion.
By the way, parents, have you talked to your children lately about bullying? And how they should never bully others? And how they should do their best to come to the defense of other kids who are being bullied or at least tell an adult of what's going on?
The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team fell flat when it was crunch time in a 3-2 loss at New London-Spicer tonight. After falling behind two games to one, the Jaguars won game four 25-20. Game five was ugly, and all NL-S, with the Wildcats jumping out to a 6-0 lead on their way to a 15-6 win.
Next for the Jaguars is second-ranked (Class 2A) and undefeated Maple Lake to open the Central Minnesota Conference schedule this Thursday in Maple Lake.
Read all about the NL-S match in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice that hits newsstands on Wednesday afternoon. Photos and video from tonight will be posted some time on Wednesday. This is all for tonight...I have a newspaper to publish before deadline!!!
The support for the Jaguars is growing each week! Let's crank it up even more this week for Week Five when they host West Central Area/Ashby.
*The Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper is proud to announce that Goat Ridge Brewing Co. of New London as our newest advertiser. Check out their advertisement below (also on page eight this week) to read about their upcoming live entertainment.
The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team (4-6) picked up a huge 3-0 sweep on the road tonight over state-ranked Browerville-Eagle Valley tonight. The B/EV Tigers are a sub-section rival and will be a major obstacle to overcome in the playoffs.
Up next is a tough road test at New London-Spicer tomorrow night. Make sure you've got plans to attend!!! Bring everyone you can to NL-S!
A huge boost tonight came when the Jaguars marched 97 yards for their final touchdown of the night; (above) the Jaguars offense starts out with the first huddle of that drive from their own three-yard line in the shadow of their goal post.
Great news at halftime! The B-B-E Jaguars football team has a 14-6 lead over visiting Parkers Prairie in front of a great home crowd. The Jaguars trailed 6-0 late in the first quarter.
At Marshall, the volleyball Jaguars beat Class 3A East Ridge in two sets in the first match of that tournament.
**Update: with 10:52 left in the game, the Jaguars are ahead 28-14!
Final: Jaguars (2-2) win 35-14!!! The Jaguars piled up 351 total yards of net offense with 269 yards coming in the ground. Their 35 points scored is the most since they beat Eden Valley-Watkins 54-8 in the last game of the 2013 regular season. The win was also big in the Section 4A standings, where the Jaguars have climbed into fourth place. In my imaginary QRF power rankings, I'd say the Jaguars would fall in to that fourth place spot as well behind Minneapolis North, Upsala/Swanville Area and Mayer Lutheran.
Next: West Central Area/Ashby at home in Week Five. The Knights (1-3) beat KMS 19-8 in Barrett to get their first win of the season, while the Fighting Saints fell to 1-3 after losing their bid for two wins in a row.
Other football scores in Week Four in the Midstate Sub-District 3:
Royalton 28, Kimball Area 14 @ Kimball
Browerville/Eagle Valley 19, Upsala/Swanville Area 7 @ Swanville in a battle of state-ranked teams
Other area scores in Week Four: Sauk Centre 22, Yellow Medicine East 6 (first win for the Mainstreeters) Melrose Area 20, Rockford Area 0 Pierz 54, Eden Valley-Watkins 6 Montevideo 35, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 6 Ottertail Central 72, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6 BOLD 32, Benson 7 MACCRAY 22, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 20 Alexandria 39, Willmar 28 Albany 41, Little Falls 20 Paynesville Area 62, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 13 (Bulldogs let 50-7 after the first quarter! Yes, that is correct) Minnewaska Area 29, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 20 New London-Spicer 14, St. Cloud Cathedral 0 (Crusaders get just 41 net yards of offense!) Minneota 42, Dawson-Boyd 13 Maple River 35, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 0 Holdingford 15, Maple Lake 6 Osakis 38, Wadena-Deer Creek 8 Renville County West 41, Hancock 6
The following B-B-E Jaguars football games will be on the radio on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood, according to sports broadcaster Brady Erdmann: Weeks Five, Six and Eight - September 18, September 25 and October 9 - with the opponents being West Central Area/Ashby, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and Kimball Area.
I chatted briefly with Brady this morning at the elementary school, before he conducted an interview with head football coach Chris Moscho. Coach Moscho's interview will air this Saturday morning on Smooth Magic's coaches roundup.
Smooth Magic 107 FM will also cover the September 21 home match between our B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team and the Osakis Silverstreaks (3-3).
The date has been changed for the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board's September meeting. Instead of September 14, it has been moved back one week to Monday, September 21 at the B-B-E elementary school at 7:30 p.m.
The Jaguars played an ugly first half of football with countless mistakes, and at halftime they are losing 24-0 at Browerville. Final: Browerville/Eagle Valley 38, B-B-E Jaguars 8. The state-ranked Tigers out gained the Jaguars in total yards by a 354 to 189 margin; of B-B-E's 189 total yards, 182 came on the ground. Both teams had three turnovers: two lost fumbles each, and one interception apiece.
This was a tough game to cover. The Jaguars beat themselves throughout the entire first half and repeated some of that in the second half. They punched through a touchdown on their first possession of the third quarter after the defense rose up and stopped Browerville on the first drive after halftime. When the Jaguars got into the red zone on offense, time after time they choked (see video below).
At halftime Pierz is ahead of Melrose 14-0. Their game was put on hold at halftime due to multiple lightning strikes. They resumed after 10 p.m., and last I heard it was 21-0 Pierz. Final: Pioneers won 34-0!! Holy smokes!!
I see that sixth-ranked Upsala/Swanville Area lit up Parkers Prairie earlier today to hand the Panthers their first loss of the season. USA is 3-0, while Parkers Prairie is 2-1. Next for the Jaguars is a home game against Parkers Prairie for Week Four on Friday, September 11.
Here's video from a drive that covered the end of the third quarter and then stalled out in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter:
Scores in games with Midstate District, Sub-District 3 teams:
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 18, Kimball Area 13 (the Fighting Saints, with their entire lineup intact for the first time of the season, pulls together a win in Murdock to keep the Cubs winless...K-M-S had at least seven regular starters missing in Weeks One and Two due to academic infractions and one MSHSL alcohol violation)
Week Three area football scores on Sept. 4:
Montevideo 34, Sauk Centre 14 (Mainstreeters fall to 0-3 on the season after trailing 34-0 through three quarters in Montevideo)
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 21, Yellow Medicine East 6
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 47, Benson 39 (OT!!! at Big Cat Stadium)
Maple Lake 46, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 14
Holdingford 34, Paynesville Area 22 (Bulldogs! Welcome to the Central Minnesota Conference schedule that the Jaguars endured from 1999 to 2014)
Albany 34, New London-Spicer 6
Brandon/Evansville 34, MACCRAY 14
Staples-Motley 30, Osakis 19
Brainerd 27, Willmar 13
Renville County West 41, Park Christian 0
Minnewaska Area 33, BOLD 12
Alexandria 70, St. Cloud Apollo 33
Eden Valley-Watkins 42, Rockford Area 7
Pierz 34, Melrose Area 0 !!
Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 30, LeSueur-Henderson 23
Ashley Kollman gets high fives from her teammates after she earned a kill that fueled a 7-3 run at the end of game two after the Jaguars had trailed 22-18.
In their home opener against MACCRAY, the B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team squeezed out two exciting wins in extra points and then put the hammer down in game three to pick up a sweep. They played back from big deficits in games one and two before being in control for most of game three.
Final scores: 27-25, 26-24, 25-19 Jaguars beat the Wolverines in an exciting match! It was a hot one, with the home gym providing a sweltering experience for fans and players alike. The heat index this afternoon was in the 90s, and a great deal of the humidity crept into the school as fans poured in.
GREAT FANS TONIGHT!! As we expect at B-B-E.
The Wolverines are 0-2 after losing their season opener 3-2 to a very talented Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart team. The Mustangs improved to 3-2 with that win by taking game one 26-24 and game five 15-11.
The Jaguars are now 1-2 overall and have a long break before heading south to the Southwest Minnesota Challenge tournament in Marshall on Sept. 10-11.
Area volleyball scores on Sept. 3: New London-Spicer 3, Albany 0 Willmar 3, Fergus Falls 0 Paynesville Area 3, Yellow Medicine East 0 (Bulldogs improve to 5-2) Maple Lake 3, Litchfield 1 (Irish improves to 6-0) BOLD 3, Benson 1 Montevideo 3, Minnewaska Area 0 Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 3, Melrose Area 1 West Central Area 3, Royalton 1 Zimmerman 3, Rockford Area 1 Kimball Area 3, Eden Valley-Watkins 0 Browerville/Eagle Valley 3, Swanville 0 (Tigers are 3-0) St.Cloud Cathedral 3, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 2 Annandale 3, Holdingford 0
**Here's video from the exciting end to last Friday's overtime football game:
By the way...it's Parents Night in Browerville when the B-B-E Jaguars football team faces the eighth-ranked Browerville/Eagle Valley Tigers (2-0).
The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team opens the home portion of their schedule tonight when they host MACCRAY in a non-conference match. The Jaguars slipped to 0-2 on the season with a 3-2 loss to Minneota on Monday night at Ridgewater College. The Vikings came back from a 2-0 deficit in games and won a wild back-and-forth game five 15-12. You can read a full account of that Minneota match in today's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.