Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jaguars Girls Basketball Victorious at Holdingford - Double-Digit Conference Win

Tonight the Jaguars girls basketball team earned their 10th win of the season with a double-digit win at Holdingford in Central Minnesota Conference action. It marks the first time since the 1997-1998 season that the girls basketball team hit the 10-win mark with a winning record (10-7). They are 6-3 in the CMC. I apologize for not having an exact score. My 4:30am alarm clock puts me in bed early most nights.

The Huskers fall to 4-5 in the CMC and 9-10 overall.

Other girls basketball scores that I have:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 68, Maple Lake 64 (HL-W-W is 15-4 overall and 7-2 in the CMC)
Pierz 49, Rockford 39

More will follow Friday night. I don't have complete information from the wrestling team, who was in action at the Sauk Centre triangular tonight. They did earn a nice 40-29 win against Parkers Prairie, for their 7th dual meet win of the season. Parkers Prairie is 8-12-2 in duals, including a 31-27 win over Sauk Centre in the Tri tonight.

The girls basketball team travels to Upsala on Friday night. The boys basketball team is at Pierz for a CMC game. The wrestling team travels to Melrose Area for a triangular that includes Eden Valley-Watkins.

We also wish the Jaguars Danceline team best of luck for their Saturday trip to Hawley for the Section 4A tournament. I will post information about that on Friday night. It marks a new chapter in the danceline program at B-B-E, as they embark on a trip to the playoffs for the first time ever.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jaguars Boys Basketball Team Falls in Overtime Battle 58-56 to Eden Valley-Watkins in CMC Action

Tonight the boys basketball team hosted Eden Valley-Watkins (8-5) at the high school on a horribly frigid night. The Eagles built an early 17-6 lead before the Jaguars got on track and made it a 28-20 game at halftime.

In the second half, the Jaguars fought hard to overcome double-digit deficit with 8:32 left to take a 48-44 lead with 2:20 remaining in regulation. The Eagles tied the game and overtime was underway with a 48-48 score at the regulation buzzer.

More to follow on Wednesday night.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Jaguars Girls Basketball Wins 74-29 Over a Depleted Paynesville Bulldogs Squad

The girls basketball team moved to 9-7 overall with a convincing win over neighboring Paynesville Area (1-16). The Bulldogs are experiencing tough times on the hardwood, as their JV team folds this week. They will play a C-squad team and varsity, with 8th-10th grade players being the nucleus of the varsity. We wish their new head coach the best of luck as he tries to rebuild the program.

See you at the home boys game against our favorite CMC rival, Eden Valley-Watkins.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Jaguars Danceline Jazz/Funk and High Kick/Precision Squads Perform at Yellow Medicine East Groovin' Winter Dance Fest

The Jaguars Danceline team put on two great performances at the YME High School today in Granite Falls. With over 1,000 fans in attendance, the Jaguars duked it out against some of the best small-school danceline programs in Minnesota. Though neither squad took a top-four spot with an accompanying trophy in the final results, they were in good spirits after their performance was wrapped around simply outstanding showings by other teams in their categories.

This week in B-B-E sports:

Girls basketball:
Monday- Home vs. Paynesville Area (1-15)
Thursday- @ Holdingford (4-4 CMC, 8-9)
Friday- @ Upsala (6-2 Prairie, 7-8)

Thursday- @ Sauk Centre Tri (Parkers Prairie)
Friday- @ Melrose Tri (Eden Valley-Watkins)

Boys basketball:
Tuesday- Home vs. Eden Valley-Watkins (2-2 CMC, 7-5)
Friday- @ Pierz (2-2 CMC, 8-6)

Saturday- At Section 4A tournament in Hawley

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Jaguars Girls Basketball Falls in Close Game at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in CMC Play

The girls basketball team played the Lakers at Hubert H. Humphrey Hall at the high school in Howard Lake, falling 59-52. The Lakers are currently finishing up construction of a new high school facility between Howard Lake & Winsted. They were scheduled to move in the first week of January, when I spoke with the HL-W-W athletic director last September.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Jaguars Wrestling Hosts a Loaded Osakis Team For Parent's Night- Falls 41-20.... Jaguars Boys Basketball Grinds Out a 44-37 Win at Holdingford

The wrestling team is 6-7 overall and the boys basketball team is 6-6.

Osakis moves to 15-4 overall. Holdingford fell to 1-12.

More will be posted on Friday night.

The Jaguars girls basketball team travels to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Friday night for a battle between teams tryint to keep pace with Eden Valley-Watkins in the Central Minnesota Conference. HL-W-W and B-B-E are both 5-2 in the league.

The Jaguars Danceline team travels to Yellow Medicine East on Saturday afternoon in Granite Falls for a Danceline Invitational. It begins at Noon.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Jaguars Girls Basketball Wins 45-28 at Maple Lake

The Jaguars girls basketball team moved to 8-6 on the season, and 5-2 in the CMC, with a great double-digit win at Maple Lake tonight. The Irish fell to 3-4 in the CMC and 8-9 overall.

The Jaguars travel on Friday night to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted to face the Lakers, in a battle for second place in the Central Minnesota Conference.

This Thursday night the Jaguars wrestling team hosts Osakis for Parents' Night in a dual meet that will begin at about 6:30.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Jaguars Girls Basketball Plays Solid Game in 60-49 Loss at Mayer Lutheran

The Jaguars girls basketball team dropped to 7-6 overall in a road game on a bitter cold Saturday afternoon over the weekend, falling 60-49 at Mayer Lutheran (10-6). The Crusaders had just previously lost 58-49 to one of the top-ranked teams in Minnesota, Jordan, last week.

This Tuesday the Jaguars travel to Maple Lake for a CMC match against the Irish, who are 8-8 overall and 3-3 in the CMC. The Jaguars are currently tied for second place at 4-2 in the conference, with Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (11-4 overall).

The Jaguars wrestling team is in action on Thursday night in a home meet against Osakis, who has a 12-3 record in duals. That same night, the Jaguars boys basketball team will travel to Holdingford.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Jaguars Boys Basketball Goes Down to the Wire at Kimball-- Stung by Last-Second Three-Pointer from 30-Feet by the Cubs

The Jaguars boys basketball team (5-6 overall, 0-3 CMC) were stung by a last-second three-point shot from 30-feet out on an inbounds play with 2.3 seconds left in regulation time. The Jaguars had come from behind to force a tie game in the final minute with a 4-for-4 performance at the free throw line by junior guard Michael Rodgers.

It will be a tough weekend for the Jaguars to ponder this one. They played hard the entire game in this typically-physical Central Minnesota Conference game, but a win was not in the cards.

They play next at Holdingford next Thursday night. The Huskers are 1-11 overall, and they fell tonight in a home game against Eden Valley-Watkins (5-4, 2-1 CMC).

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted won an overtime thriller on their home floor against visiting Pierz 58-56. Maple Lake played a solid game against Rockford, though they became the 12th team of the season to lose to the state-ranked Rockets, losing 55-46.

The Jaguars wrestling team had a strong showing at the NL-S Tournament tonight.
Final results are as follows, with the Jaguars taking 5th place.

New London-Spicer 254.0,
Dassel-Cokato 203.0
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 184.5
Benson 89.0
B-B-E 88.0
Kimball Area 87.0
Eden Valley-Watkins 75.0
Rocori 74.0

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Jaguars Girls and Boys Basketball Squads Win Tonight.. Girls 58-46 Over Pierz, Boys Defeat Swanville 71-56

The boys basketball team (5-5) defeated Swanville 71-56 at home tonight, while the girls knocked off Pierz in a home CMC matchup. The girls basketball team, which is 7-5 overall and 4-2 in the CMC, reversed a loss in their conference opener in December at Pierz.

Against Pierz, the Jaguars led 9-3 early in the first half, and never gave up their lead. The Pioneers trailed 15-14 with 4:10 left before halftime, and that was as close as they would get. In the second half, the Jaguars started with an 11-0 run to blow the game open. Pierz would cut the deficit down to 7 points on two occasions (42-35, 47-40), but the Jaguars would persevere in a physical contest to win by double digits.

Girls basketball CMC scores:
Eden Valley-Watkins 62, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 57 (The state-ranked Eagles escaped Howard Lake with a win)
Holdingford 60, Rockford 44
Maple Lake 50, Kimball Area 34

Non-Conference girls scores:
Sauk Centre 76, Foley 32 (West Central North Conference game)
Osakis 84, Swanville 28 (Prairie Conference game)

Boys basketball scores:
Paynesville Area 71, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 70 in OT
Pierz 72, Albany 63

The girls hoops team travels to Mayer Lutheran on Saturday afternoon to face the Crusaders, who are 9-6 overall and most recently lost a close 57-48 game tonight with Jordan (#3-ranked team in Class AA, 14-1 overall record).

The boys travel to Kimball on Friday night.

The Jaguars wrestling team is at the NL-S Tournament on Friday night.

The Jaguars Danceline squad is at the Albany Invitational on Saturday.

A busy weekend ahead of us, during what may be (hopefully) the coldest weekend of the winter.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Jaguars Wrestle in a Double-Dual at the High School, Wins in a Route 54-18 Against Ogilvie

The Jaguars Wrestling team picked up their 6th dual meet win of the season in non-conference action against Ogilvie with a huge 54-18 win. It marks a great achievement after going 5-13 last season in dual meets. They followed that with a back-and-forth loss to Holdingford 35-24. The Jaguars pulled ahead 24-21 before dropping the final three matches.

No results yet from Rockford for the boys basketball team.

Jaguars Danceline Head Coach Erin Caven reported that the Danceline squad took third place last night at the Melrose Quadrangular, a great achievement for the second-year varsity program at B-B-E. They travel to Albany this Saturday for another meet.

The Jaguars wrestling team is next in action at the NL-S Tournament this Friday night. The Jaguars girls basketball team hosts Pierz on Thursday night in a CMC matchup with the Pioneers (10-4, 4-2 CMC). Pierz most recently defeated Maple Lake 46-40 on Tuesday night. The girls team also travels to Mayer Lutheran on Saturday afternoon for a 4:00 non-conference game. The Jaguars boys basketball team hosts Swanville in a non-conference game at the high school on Thursday night before traveling to Kimball on Friday night. The Cubs are 4-5 overall and 0-2 in the CMC.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Jaguars Girls Basketball Wins 111-28 Against E.C.H.O. Charter School of rural Redwood Falls

The Jaguars are 6-5 overall.

They host Pierz in a CMC game this Thursday (Jan 17).

The Jaguars Danceline was at Melrose tonight. Tomorrow I'll post information about their busy week of action.

The Jaguars boys basketball team travels to Rockford on Tuesday night, followed by a home game with Swanville on Thursday. They travel to Kimball this Friday night for a CMC game.

The Jaguars wrestling team hosts a triangular on Tuesday night at the high school with Holdingford and Ogilvie coming to town.

Look for a feature story about Travis Rath in this week's Sauk Centre Herald. It will be a heavily read story for area sports fans. I was up until an un-Godly hour last night finishing it up, but it was worth it to get the ink in the paper for one of the best male athletes B-B-E has ever seen.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Jaguars Danceline and Wrestling In Action Today - Dance High Kick Has Great Performance at NL-S

After the Jaguars Dance High Kick team finishing their excellent performance this afternoon around 3:00, the Jaguars wrestling team placed seven matmen in the finals round at Paynesville tonight. As a team the Jaguars are 5-5 overall.

Austin Kampsen won the 145-pound title with a 4-1 decision against a member of the host Paynesville Bulldogs team.

The Dance team next performs at Melrose this Monday night, followed by a trip to Albany the following Saturday. Coach Caven told me that they will also be performing at future home boys and girls basketball games, beginning in the next two

The Wrestling team will host a triangular at the high school this coming Tuesday beginning at 5:00. Holdingford and Ogilvie will be the visitors.

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Jaguars Wrestling Hosts Triangular at High School, 47-17 Win over LQPV... Jaguars Girls Basketball Falls at Eden Valley-Watkins in CMC Action 68-39

The Jaguars wrestling team hosted Lac qui Parle Valley and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg tonight in a triangular. LQPV jumped out 17-0 in the first dual against the Jaguars before the home team won two matches at the 130 & 135 classes. The Jaguars ran the table through the final weights, scoring 47 unanswered points in the process, to pull ahead and win 47-17. Against K-M-S, they did not far as well but fought hard in a 44-21 loss to the state-ranked Fighting Saints.

In girls basketball action, the C- and B-squads won for B-B-E against the Eagles. The B-squad score was 39-25. The C-squad bolted out to a 20-4 lead at the Watkins school, and held on to win.

Early, the Eagles lead the varsity game 10-2 with four minutes gone in the first half. The #7-ranked (Class AA) Eagles are 4-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference, the lone unbeaten team in the league.

The halftime score was 38-14, Jaguars trailing. The Eagles banked in a 3-point shot at the buzzer that they did not need.

The Jaguars played tough the entire game but had a tough time with the Eagles' stifling pressure on all ends of the floor. In the final minutes both teams played their full benches with EV-W moving to 5-0 in the CMC.

On Saturday the Jaguars wrestling team is at the Paynesville Tournament, which runs from 11:00am until about 8:00 in the evening. The Jaguars girls danceline is at the NL-S Invitational, and they will perform at about 2:00.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jaguars Boys Basketball Fall to Pierz 75-66 in Hard-Fought Central Minnesota Conference Opener at the High School

The Jaguars basketball team fell to 4-4 overall with a tough loss to the Pierz Pioneers in the CMC opener for both squads. After leading in the first half, the Jaguars trailed by single digits through the second period to the final buzzer. The margin was down to four points, then Pierz pulled away in the final minute for the nine-point win.

The B-squad lost by nine points, the C-squad fell by four.

Around the area in boys basketball action:
**CMC games
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 62, Eden Valley-Watkins 50
Maple Lake 52, Kimball Area 38
Rockford 71, Holdingford 49

Tomorrow night (Friday) the Jaguars wrestling team hosts Lac qui Parle Valley and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in a triangular at the high school gymnasium. K-M-S is rated #3 in the Class A state rankings. The first match begings at 5:00 between LQPV and B-B-E.

The Jaguars girls basketball team travels to Eden Valley-Watkings to face the Eagles in a CMC matchup. The Eagles are ranked #7 in the latest Class AA state rankings.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Jaguars Girls Basketball Moves to 3-1 in the CMC With 52-42 Win Over Holdingford, Best Start Ever in the Conference

The Jaguars travel to CMC kingpin Eden Valley-Watkins (4-0 CMC, 10-2 overall) this Friday night for their fifth CMC game of the season. The Eagles are ranked #9 in the latest A.P. state rankings in Class 2A.

With the win, the Jaguars inch over the .500 mark to sit at 5-4 overall.

Scores from around the area in girls basketball action:
Osakis 58, @ Melrose 55
Pierz 61, @ Rockford 52

Boys Basketball Scores:
New London-spicer 78, Sauk Centre 44
Melrose 59, Paynesville 48

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Monday, January 07, 2008

Jaguars Boys Basketball Takes Paynesville Down to the Wire, 63-62 Loss in the Final Seconds

The Jaguars boys basketball team (4-3) opened the January part of their 2007-2008 season with a road game at Paynesville. The Bulldogs entered the game with a 4-1 record, losing only to state-ranked New London-Spicer by an 81-63 score on December 21.

The Jaguars fell behind by a big deficit (29-13) before rallying to close the first half down 32-25.

The Jaguars tied the game at 45-45, then built a 5-point lead at 53-48, only to lose their lead with 1:00 left.

Down the stretch, the game resembled "war" was all-out in the final minutes, and fans most definitely got their money's worth.

At halftime, the Jaguars girls danceline unveiled their 2007-2008 edition, participating in a "dance-off" against the Paynesville Bulldogs danceline. The Jaguars looked very sharp in their second performance of the year, and will carry on the season this Saturday at the NL-S Invitational.

The game was carried on 107.1 FM of Glenwood.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) the Jaguars girls basketball team (4-4, 2-1 CMC) entertains Holdingford (5-5, 1-2 CMC) in a home game, their fourth CMC game of the season.

The Jaguars boys basketball team is next in action at home this Thursday night against Pierz to open up the Central Minnesota Conference schedule.

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Jaguars Girls Danceline Opens Season With a Full Week of Action

The girls danceline opened the season at Alexandria on Saturday. They will perform in a "dance-off" against Paynesville at halftime of the Bulldogs-Jaguars boys basketball game on Monday night. Next Saturday they participate in the New London-Spicer invitational at the NL-S High School.

The first girls danceline story of the season will be published in this week's local newspapers.

As already mentioned, the Jaguars boys basketball team plays at Paynesville on Monday night. The Jaguars girls basketball team is in action on Tuesday night with a home game against Holdingford.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Jaguars Wrestling Hosts Eight-Team Invitational on Friday At the High School, Team Grabs Fourth Place, With Six Grapplers Making the Final Four Round

The Jaguars wrestling team, fresh off of a 4-4 dual meet December, hosted their annual Jaguar Invitational on Friday night beginning at 3:30.

Teams at the tournament are Sauk Centre, B-B-E, Ottertail Central (Henning/Battle Lake co-op), Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Becker, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, and MACCRAY.

A-C-GC is the defending champion from 2007, while K-M-S was the runner-up by a 222-164.5 point margin. In 2008, K-M-S is the favorite going into Friday's action, and they are currently ranked #3 in the Class 1A state rankings. A-C-GC is ranked #4.

**Fresh update at 9:30...The Jaguars landed six grapplers in the Final Four round for hometown fans to cheer for, with Cole Tensen, Austin Kampsen, and Brent Goodenbour all wrestling in the championship of their respective weight classes.

**BBE ended up holding 4th place when the finals were finished.

Final standings:

1st- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 190.5 points

2nd- Atwater Cosmos Grove City 160.5

3rd- Becker 131.5

4th- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (Host team) 85.5

5th- Ottertail Central 79.0

6th- Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 67.0

7th- Sauk Centre 66.0

8th- MACCRAY 33.0

The Jaguars girls basketball team hung on for a wild ride at Kimball, narrowly defeating the Cubs by a 65-62 margin in overtime! With the win, their overall record is squared at 4-4 (2-1 Central Minnesota Conference). Their next action is next Tuesday night at home when they host Holdingford (5-5, 1-2 CMC).

The B-squad and C-squad both won. The C-squad won by one point over the Cubs, with the B-squad winning by 20 points.

Around the area in girls basketball action:
@ Albany 52, New London-Spicer 43
Sauk Centre 51, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 39

The Jaguars girls danceline is ready to begin their season. They travel to Alexandria tomorrow (Saturday) for their first varsity competition of the season.

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