Sunday, August 01, 2021

(VIDEO) An exciting playoff semifinal win


Here's video from the last outs recorded in the Stearns County League Little Dipper playoff semifinals on July 18 in Spring Hill.

The Elrosa Saints came back from a 3-2 deficit to pick up the big win:


Coverage from that game and their playoff opener win over Regal was published in the July 22 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper. This week's issue had very little baseball coverage in it, but next week's will have photos from the SCL championship game at Roscoe. The No. 2-seeded Roscoe Rangers defeated the No. 4-seeded Elrosa Saints 7-2 one week ago.



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Saturday, July 31, 2021

(VIDEO) A ferris wheel view


Here's the link to the Stearns County Fair - https://stearnscountyfair.com.

You can watch a ferris wheel view of the fairway and more from Sauk Centre taken on July 30 (afternoon) by clicking over to the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper website (short link) = https://bit.ly/3xhf5kc.

And now it's time to head back to the fair. The NorthFork Livewires 4-H group will man the food stand in the 4-H building tonight. They serve from 5 to 7 p.m. Come out and show your support!



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Friday, July 30, 2021

(VIDEO) Lights and sounds of the fair


A clip recorded last night while exiting the Stearns County Fairgrounds...


The full Stearns County Fair schedule was published on the back page of this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper. I've got another video posted at The Voice newspaper website (short link) = https://bit.ly/2WEBTxW.


I finally uploaded and posted the Bonanza Valley Days grand parade video from July 11. It was about a one-gigabyte video and I have not had time to get it online until today. Better late than never!

Here's the link to the Stearns County Fair - https://stearnscountyfair.com.



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Thursday, July 29, 2021

How about that!


Good news! Good news! Let the good news continue...

Click over to the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper website to see what I'm talking about (short link) = https://bit.ly/3j20KmP. Other news stories will be added there as well, including one about FarmFest and another about the upcoming Jake's Day youth event (this Saturday).

Now it's time to head to the Stearns County Fair!

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(VIDEO) Elrosa Little Dipper vs. Spring Hill


Finally getting some follow-up on the baseball action over the last two weeks.

Here's video from the Elrosa vs. Spring Hill Little Dipper baseball game on July 18 at Chargers Stadium. This was from the top of the sixth inning.


Time to head over to Einer Jensen's funeral. "The world lost a great one."

More to come later tonight. An updated local COVID-19 report web link will be posted in a new blog post some time today.




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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

It's been a long week...already


We're not done with Tuesday and it's already been a very long week. No time for blogging right now. On the upside: my cut finger is healing! And I can type at about 80 percent of full speed...which is great!

Click here to the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper website to view the latest help wanted listings: (short link) https://bit.ly/3l4t9uY. No shortage of job openings out there!

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Two tough losses for Elrosa teams


Here's video from the Elrosa vs. Spring Hill amateur baseball game on Saturday:


Here's a video from the top of the 5th inning in that game, when Elrosa left two runners stranded:


The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team saw their season come to a close with a 4-2 loss to Meire Grove this afternoon in Greenwald.

At Roscoe tonight, the No. 4-seeded Elrosa Saints Little Dipper baseball team lost 7-2 to the host and No. 2-seeded Rangers. These teams are comprised of players who just completed the 4th through 8th grades.

More to come.



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GAME DAY! x2 with two huge games (updated)

Two huge baseball games on the schedule today! The first one is at 2:30 PM in Greenwald, when Elrosa faces Meire Grove in and amateur baseball playoff elimination game. The winner advances to the region tournament, while the loser's season is done.

At 5:30 p.m. today in Roscoe, the Elrosa Saints Little Dipper team faces the host Rangers in the Stearns County League championship game.

Update to follow.

**Update: in the top of the third inning, the Saints and Grovers are tied 2-2.

**In the bottom of the eighth inning, Meire Grove has a 4-2 lead.

Final score: Meire Grove 4, Elrosa 2. The Saints pack it up now for the offseason.

Now it's time to head to Roscoe!


Here's video from last Sunday in Spring Hill, in the top of the seventh:


In that video, the Saints scored another insurance run against the Chargers.

In the Stearns County League Little Dipper championship game tonight, Roscoe defeated Elrosa 7-2.

More to come in a new blog post.



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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Stearns County League baseball playoffs


Here's video from the Stearns County League Little Dipper playoffs on July 14 in Elrosa:


Here's video from the bottom of the 5th inning at Spring Hill last Wednesday night; the stakes were very high by this point in that game:


Early in that video, Elrosa fell behind 3-2.

Elrosa's Little Dipper baseball team plays in the Stearns County League championship at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday) at Roscoe. The Rangers are the No. 2 seed, while the Saints are the No. 4 seed.

I cut my hand while gardening so what has been very sporadic sports blogging will only be worse in the next day. It's not easy typing with nine fingers!



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GAME DAY! Saints vs. Chargers


Today is game day at Spring Hill! It's division playoff time for four teams in the Stearns County League North and four teams in the Stearns County League South divisions. Elrosa plays at Spring Hill at 11 a.m.

More to come. 

**Update: after five innings complete, Spring Hill has a 3-0 lead.

**After seven innings are complete, Spring Hill has a 5-2 lead.

Final: Spring Hill 6, Elrosa 4. The Saints played uphill the whole game and came up short. Their region hope stay alive with an elimination game on Sunday (tomorrow) at 2:30 p.m. in Greenwald.

*Update: the Saints face Meire Grove in Sunday's game at 2:30 p.m in Greenwald. The Grovers fell to an 11-hit attack by New Munich in today's other SCL-North division playoff game. The final score was 5-1. Spring Hill and New Munich, who both have qualified for the Region 15C tournament, square off at noon at Greenwald tomorrow for the No. 1 seed out of our division.

In the SCL-South playoffs...
Last night (Friday) at St. Martin, the Martins defeated Farming 10-5 to qualify for regions. Scott Lieser fired a whopping 18 strikeouts in the win.




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