Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ice cold

Bill Dean (left) and Don Leukam provided play-by-play coverage tonight at Kimball.

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team struggled all night in a 54-36 loss at Kimball Area tonight. They trailed 24-11 at halftime.

At Pierz, the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team won 62-6 over Howard-Lake-Waverly-Winsted. In the second dual against the host Pioneers, the Jaguars lost 44-14 to get to 6-2 overall. Next is a Parents Night/Seniors Night home dual meet on Tuesday, January 17 against Benson, who is also a Section 5A team.

How is this for a very COOL piece of history! In this week's Bonanza Valley Voice that just hit the newsstands (Jan. 12 issue), I have a feature article on Mr. Wayne Schoeppach, who taught science from 1965 to 1992 at Belgrade, Belgrade-Elrosa and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa schools. For a brief period early in his career, he also taught shop (woods) and coached basketball. Tonight I learned that in his second year at Belgrade (1966-1967), Schoeppach coached Bill Dean in seventh grade basketball.

Bill Dean (Belgrade Class of 1972) was in Kimball tonight broadcasting the game with his trusty sidekick, Don Leukam.

Read all about Mr. Schoeppach on page four of this week's Voice!

Central Minnesota Conference boys' basketball scores on Jan. 12:
Eden Valley-Watkins 75, Maple Lake 54
Holdingford 64, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 49
Pierz 62, Paynesville Area 59 (two winless teams meet at Paynesville; the visiting Pioneers get the win and are 1-11 overall)

Area boys' basketball scores on January 12:
Battle Lake 69, Rothsay 32
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 55, Ashby 43
Renville County West 58, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 52
Ortonville 53, West Central Area 48
Parkers Prairie 62, Brandon-Evansville 57
Sauk Centre 47, Minnewaska Area 42 (the Lakers fall to 0-5 in the West Central Conference)
Minneota 57, Lac qui Parle Valley

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