Thursday, October 29, 2015

Step I: Falcons swept

The Jaguars celebrate earning match point at the end of game three tonight.

A strong start in a convincing game one win propelled the B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in the Sub-Section 5A-West quarterfinals tonight.

Game scores were 25-9, 25-17, 25-16. Video and a full match recap will be posted tomorrow at the brand new Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper website:

ANOTHER great student section tonight! BRAVO.

Next is the semifinal round of the tournament with a match at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle high school on Saturday night (Halloween) at 6 p.m. Their opponent will be extremely formidable: Browerville/Eagle Valley. The second-seeded B/EV Tigers (21-2-3) swept third-seeded Swanville(9-15) in their quarterfinal match tonight. More information on B/EV will be posted in the Bonanza Valley Voice web article tomorrow.

Here's the end of game five on October 13 on "Dig Pink" night against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted...this one is fun to watch!!!

And lo-and-behold!!! A mild upset took place in Kerkhoven tonight. It's hard to say that I'm surprised about this one, as other prognosticators who I talked to felt that Kimball Area had a good chance of winning. That's just what happened as third-seeded Kimball Area (17-10) took out second-seeded K-M-S by a 3-1 score.

K-M-S entered the match with a 20-9 record and a co-championship in the Camden North Conference. The Fighting Saints felt this was their year to make a deep run in the playoffs after they were moved out of Section 3A into Section 5A. Until tonight, they were having their best season since 2008 when they made a run to the Sub-Section 3A-North finals before losing in five games to Minneota. This year's team actually ended with more wins than that team did, as they went 19-9-2 in 2008. The big difference came in the playoffs, where they went 3-1 in 2008 but finished 0-1 this year. K-M-S has made great strides in recent years after "bottoming out" in 2011 in a 4-20 season (0-10 Camden Conference); last year they were 15-12 and had high expectations this year.

Sub-Section 5A-West playoff quarterfinal scores on Oct 29:
Verndale 3, Bertha-Hewitt 0
Kimball Area 3, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 1
Browerville/Eagle Valley 3, Swanville 0

Sub-Section 5A-East playoff quarterfinal scores on Oct. 29:
Onamia 3, Ogilvie 0
Nevis 3, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 0
Laporte 3, Pine River-Backus 2
Braham 3, Isle 0

Area volleyball playoff scores on October 29:
BOLD 3, Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 1
New London-Spicer 3, Minnewaska Area 0
Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 3, Cedar Mountain-Comfrey 1
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 3, Benson 0
Paynesville Area 3, Eden Valley-Watkins 0 (third-seeded Paynesville breaks their school record for most wins in a volleyball season; they are 15-9 overall and now face No.-2 seeded New London-Spicer in the Sub-Section 3AA-North semifinals; before this year, the 1978 Bulldogs team had the most wins in school history and finished 14-3 overall)

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