Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Seniors/Parents night

The B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team won 53-21 over Benson tonight in a home dual meet that was also Seniors/Parents night. Through 126 pounds, the Jaguars shot out to a 24-0 lead with pins from Blaine Fischer, Canon Swanson, Tyler Jensen and Tyler Bents. The wrestling team's next action is on Friday at the New London-Spicer invitational (3:30 p.m.).

At Howard-Lake-Waverly-Winsted, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team lost a tough one 48-46. The Lakers had a 27-21 halftime lead.

At once-beaten Parkers Prairie, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team won in convincing fashion by a 45-24 score. The Panthers fall to 9-2, while the Jaguars are now 8-5. The 24 points is one of the best defensive performances in school history for B-B-E.

Read more about the basketball games in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice. (I did not have room to get in the Benson wrestling results.)

The schedule hasn't really let up around here. We put out a 12-page issue this week at the Voice and expect to do it again next week. I ask that everyone take the time to read my feature story on a Brooten woman who survived harrowing experiences in war-torn Europe in 1945-1946. It was one of the most difficult stories I've ever written. Her story includes many life lessons!!!

On Wednesday night this week, our news department will be covering a B-B-E "district goals" planning meeting for parents and community members. That begins at 6 p.m. at the high school. I plan on recording it on video, but not live streaming it. Stay tuned!