Thursday, April 26, 2018

A big day in Jaguar Country

What a crazy day. More sports than I thought possible in one day. Actually it was the busiest spring sports day EVER in the history of our schools at B-B-E! More on that later...

At tonight's special school board work session, directors voted 7-0 to enter into contract negotiations with Mr. Patrick Walsh of Hutchinson to become our next superintendent at B-B-E. Walsh was interviewed for roughly 80 minutes during the work session. The entire meeting lasted exactly two hours. You can read more in the upcoming May 3 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

In the home Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader for our B-B-E fastpitch team, the Jaguars earned a split with Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted to move to 1-2 overall. They lost 4-2 in the first game and won 8-5 in the second game while finishing the night with no errors compared to three by HL-W-W. Up next: the Jaguars travel to Paynesville next Monday (April 30) for a CMC doubleheader with the Bulldogs.

At Regal, the B-B-E Jaguars baseball team improved to 2-1 overall and in the Central Minnesota Conference with 14-4 (five innings) and 10-9 wins over Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. Cool! Up next: the Jaguars travel the short trip to Sunburg tomorrow (Friday) to compete against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, just a hop outside the district boundaries, at Willie Reigstad field. The game will be aired on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood, and Brady's pregame coverage starts at 4:45 p.m., with first pitch coming at 5 p.m. (*Also, JV parents will want to know and remember that the JV game against K-M-S will be played at the B-B-E high school!) K-M-S is 1-0 after beating Canby 5-0 in their season opener tonight.

At the Lynx National golf course in Sauk Centre, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' golf team shot a 188 to tie Maple Lake for third place. Pierz shot a 185 to take second, while Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins shot a 181. B-B-E's Jayden Miller shot a 41 to take second place individually. This was the first Central Minnesota Conference meet of the season, and on paper it was the Pierz meet played at Sauk Centre. The Jaguars then competed on the back nine for the second CMC meet of the year, a meet on paper hosted by HL-W-W. In the second round of nine, the Jaguars did not fare quite as well and shot a 207, but it was good enough to tie Osakis for third place. The top team was again K/EV-W, who shot a 188. In second place was Pierz with a 193. Next: the Jaguars travel to Willmar to Eagle Creek golf course for a 1 p.m. invitational tomorrow (Friday).

Also at the Lynx National course today, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' golf team opened up CMC action with two meets that were also hosted by Pierz and HL-W-W. In the first meet, the Jaguars were paced by Jacqueline Gossen's stellar 38 to take first place as a team with a 178. Osakis shot a 179 to come in second. The tables turned in a dramatic way in the second meet, however, when the Silverstreaks shot a 182 to beat the Jaguars by a full 20 strokes. So with two meets in the book, the three-time defending champion Jaguars sit in second place with a 19-stroke deficit behind Osakis.

More to come.

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