Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Jaguars Girls Basketball picks up 54-45 win over Frazee in third-place game, Boys defeat Mainstreeters 72-63 in championship game

The Jaguars girls basketball team upped their overall record to 5-3 overall after a nine-point win over Frazee today.

The Jaguars boys basketball team moved to 6-1 overall with a nice win over Sauk Centre in the championship tilt.

Happy New Year...Stay safe tonight and stay warm.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

**Finals round schedule at Sauk Centre, New Year's Eve, Wednesday December 31st

A great action shot from the Jaguars overtime loss to Wadena-Deer Creek on Monday. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Werder

At 11am at the Sauk Centre high school, the Jaguars girls basketball play Frazee for third place.

Following that at about 12:30pm, the Frazee boys play against Wadena-Deer Creek for third place.

At about 2:00pm, the host Sauk Centre Mainstreeters girls basketball team faces Wadena-Deer Creek (5-3) for the championship.

The Jaguars boy basketball team plays in the championship at approximately 3:30pm. They will face the host Mainstreeters (2-2).

Cheer loud and cheer proud for the Blue and Silver.

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Weather postpones final rounds of Sauk Centre tournament

The Jaguars boys and girls basketball games at Sauk Centre will be held on New Year's Eve Day, December 31st. The girls play at 1...the boys play at 6:45.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Jaguars Boys Basketball faces host Mainstreeters in Sauk Centre tournament championship after 79-73 win vs. Wadena-Deer Creek *Girls play @ 1 Tuesday

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Werder

The Jaguars improved to 5-1 overall in a high-scoring affair against Wadena-Deer Creek (2-3 overall). With one minute left in the game, the Jaguars led 77-73. They will face the host Mainstreeters. Sauk Centre drilled Frazee 85-35 in the 5:00pm semi-final. Frazee falls to 1-4 overall, while Sauk is now 2-2 overall.

The boys championship game will be at 6:45 on Tuesday night.

The Jaguars girls basketball team faced Wadena-Deer Creek in one of the two girls' semi-finals. They led 31-25 at halftime.

The Jaguars girls basketball team lost 68-64 in overtime to the Wolverines (5-3 overall). The Jaguars are 4-3 overall going into tomorrow's 1:00pm third-place game.

From what I heard, Wadena was up by two possessions in the final 25 seconds of regulation. The Jaguars' press clamped down for two turnovers to force overtime.

Sauk Centre won over Frazee 41-23 in the final girls semi-final of the day.
The Jaguars will face Frazee in the third-place game tomorrow, meaning they won't get a rematch with the Mainstreeters until (possibly) the sub-section playoffs.

Other area action tonight:
WildCard Tournament in New London: Willmar 60, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 47 final score (the Cardinals led 33-24 at halftime over the Fighting Saints, Willmar is now 6-1 overall and K-M-S is 4-3)... New London-Spicer and Benson play in the other semi-final at 8:00 tonight.

NL-S defeated Benson 65-40 in the other semi-final of the WildCard tournament. The Wildcats, who are now 9-0 overall, led 35-21 at halftime. Benson falls to 3-4 going into their third-place game at 6pm Tuesday night at the NL-S high school. They will play K-M-S. The Wildcats now face Willmar (6-1) in the championship.

The tournament is sponsored this year by the West Central Tribune.

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Tuesday, January 6th, Jaguars boys basketball travels to Pierz for a clash between the top two teams in the Central Minnesota Conference. This game will have heavy implications as to who ends up with the CMC title in March. Tip-off is 7:30, with pre-game coverage beginning 15 minutes earlier.

Games will be broadcast on 107.1 FM out of Glenwood, including internet coverage through their website at

Thursday, January 15th, Jaguars wrestling at Osakis at 7:30.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sauk Centre Mainstreeters Holiday Classic Tournament Schedule

-On Monday, December 29th:
Varsity boys, B-B-E vs. Wadena-Deer Creek at 1:00pm. Sauk vs. Frazee at 5:00pm.
Varsity girls, B-B-E vs. Wadena-Deer Creek at 2:45pm. Sauk vs. Frazee at 6:45pm.

On Tuesday, the championship games would be at 5:00 for the girls, and then at about 6:45 for the boys.

Third-place games are at 1:00 Tuesday and 2:45 Tuesday.

A B-squad tournament will take place for all four schools in the multi-purpose gym at the Sauk Centre high school.

More will follow.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to the B-B-E area ... hug your loved ones and enjoy a blessed Holiday weekend - Buckle up too!

A sad note over the weekend... and a sidebar to the following story, my mom's new husband is a snowplow operator for MN-Dot out of Alexandria. He's responsible for the stretch of I-94 from Alexandria to the Osakis exit. He came upon this accident as one of the first on the scene. It was ugly. Pray for their families.

Three killed in I-94 crash near Alexandria
Echo Press, West Central Tribune
Published Wednesday, December 24, 2008
ALEXANDRIA — The Minnesota State Patrol has confirmed that three people were killed in a crash on Interstate 94 just east of Alexandria this morning.

Another victim is reportedly in critical condition.

According to the State Patrol, a car was merging onto the freeway when the driver lost con-trol. A semi driver pulled over to try to help when the driver of a third vehicle lost control and crashed into the other two vehicles.

All of those killed were in the third vehicle. No names have been released.

The crash happened at about 9 a.m. today.

More details will be reported as they become available.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Jaguars Girls Basketball gets roughed up by Sauk Centre in 68-51 loss

The Jaguars girls basketball team fell to 4-2 overall with a non-conference loss tonight to the undefeated (7-0) Mainstreeters. Tonight's game was broadcast on Glenwood's 107.1FM radio station.

They will face the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines next Monday (Dec 29) at the Sauk Centre Holiday tournament at 2:45pm. The Wolverines are 3-3 overall, and they won their season opener in a home game against Pierz 52-50.

The Jaguars boys basketball team is also at the Sauk Centre tournament. Their game is at 1:00pm on Monday (Dec 29), and they also face Wadena-Deer Creek (2-2 overall).

More will be posted later this week.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Santa Claus gives plenty of cheer and excitement to the Belgrade area tonight - Down in Rockford, Jaguars girls basketball wins at Rockford 84-66

Over 80 children were given a Christmas present on behalf of the Belgrade Commercial Club. A crowd of over 110 was on hand for the Belgrade Bucks drawing at City Hall, which took place at a little after 6pm. The Wold family also gave horse-drawn wagon rides from 4pm to 7pm. The weather was good enough for the event...cold, but with no wind.

(Calm before the storm!)

The Jaguars girls basketball team is off to the best start since the 1997-1998 season after improving to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference tonight. They will entertain undefeated Sauk Centre next Monday night in a home game. The Mainstreeters (7-0 overall, 6-0 WCCN) defeated Foley in a West Central North Conference game last night in Sauk Centre 63-48.

The Rockets fall to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the CMC. They defeated Holdingford on the road on Tuesday night 74-69.

Results from the CMC in girls basketball:
Pierz 57, Holdingford 47
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 72, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 32 (non-conference)

Area girls basketball scores:
Litchfield 51 Dassel-Cokato 41 (Litch is 6-1)
Lakeview 42, MACCRAY 31
NL-S 52, Hutchinson 41 (NL-S is 8-0)
Minneota 42, YME 37
Benson 79, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 70
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 69, Melrose 43

Area boys basketball scores:
Pierz 50, De LaSalle 25 (the Pioneers beat the #5-ranked Islanders at the Target Center)
Foley 72, Sauk Centre 57
New London-Spicer 76, St.Cloud Cathedral 71
Dawson-Boyd 52, Canby 47
Paynesville Area 70, Benson 65
MACCRAY 70, Hancock 55 (Maccray is 5-0)
Minnewaska Area 65, BOLD 60
LQPV 61, YME 32

Next week, the only varsity event I've got on the calendar is the Jaguars girls basketball on Monday night. The Junior High girls basketball team wraps up their regular season next week as well, when they travel to Sauk Centre on Tuesday.

*A head's up notice...The Jaguars vs. Sauk Centre Mainstreeters girls basketball game on Monday night, December 22nd will be aired on 107.1 FM "Smooth Magic 107" in Glenwood. Pre-game coverage will start a little after 7. It is a home game for the Jaguars. The Mainstreeters are currently 7-0 after defeating Foley on Thursday night. That is the best start to any girls basketball season at Sauk Centre.

The school board meeting will be on Monday night, December 29, at 7:30 at the high school.

The Senior High band/choir Christmas concert will be on Monday, January 5th.
This is a reschedule from December 15th.

Photos of the Christmas events in the B-B-E area have been uploaded to my Sauk Centre Herald online photo gallery. The URL is=

On Saturday (Dec 20) from 9am to 11am, Santa Claus will be at Micki's in Belgrade. Another chance for your child to see the jolly old fellow!

This month has been such an exciting time for the B-B-E area. On November 29th, Santa was available at Greater Visions Photography for photos with the kids. On December 6th, Santa stopped in Elrosa to greet the children there. Last weekend, on December 13th, Santa was on hand at John O's Dinner Theater. Then tonight, he was at City Hall in Belgrade.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jaguars Boys Basketball Drubs Dawson-Boyd 62-46.... By the way, where's Waldo?

The Jaguars boys basketball team improved to 4-1 overall. The Blackjacks dipped below .500 to sit at 2-3 overall. Using suffocating full court pressure, the Jaguars went nine deep during the first half and kept the pressure on the whole game. Their second-half defense in the last two games has been a thing of beauty.

After being tied at 30-all at halftime, the Jaguars outscored the Blackjacks 32-16 in the second half. For the game, they shot a very solid 56% inside the 3-point line, but went 5-of-20 behind the arc.

On Friday night, the Jaguars girls basketball team travels to Rockford for their 2nd Central Minnesota Conference game of the season. They are 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the CMC.

The Jaguars wrestling team lost two matches at the Kimball Triangular. They lost to the host Cubs 37-24 and to Browerville/Eagle Valley 49-24. Their next action will be Friday, January 9 when they host the Jaguars Invite.

As I've said before, students can feel free to copy any photos they see on this website for their own use on their own blogs/etc... and be sure to encourage your family to spend as much money as they can locally, supporting the B-B-E businesses who help keep this website operational.

*For fans who can't make it down to Rockford for the girls basketball game, be sure to take in Christmas in Belgrade on Friday night. The fun starts at 4pm at the City Hall, with sleigh rides around town. From 4:30 to 6:30, Santa Claus will be on hand at City Hall to take orders from children...and adults too!

*A head's up notice...The Jaguars vs. Sauk Centre Mainstreeters girls basketball game on Monday night, December 22nd will be aired on 107.1 FM "Smooth Magic 107" in Glenwood. The game will start at about 7:30. It is a home game for the Jaguars. The Mainstreeters are currently 7-0 after defeating Foley on Thursday night. That is the best start to any girls basketball season at Sauk Centre.

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Jaguars boys basketball hosts Dawson-Boyd tonight, Jaguars wrestling battles at Section foe Kimball in Triangular

The last two days of this week will bring plenty of action for three of the four Jaguars winter sports teams. The Jaguars girls basketball travels to Rockford on Friday night, looking to improve to 2-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference.

More to follow.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

L & L Christmas on Friday in Belgrade

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Jaguars Girls Basketball takes CMC opener from Pierz in overtime clash, 61-55 final score...Wrestlers earn first dual meet win over RCW

The Jaguars reversed the outcome from their CMC season opener last year, which was at Pierz, by coming out on top of a tight overtime clash with the always-tough Pioneers. Last year the Jaguars lost 61-53 to cap a dismal 2-4 start to the season. (They would end up with the best regular season in school history, though, finishing 17-9 before playoffs.)

Other results from the CMC in girls basketball tonight:
Eden Valley-Watkins 53, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 42 (The Lakers are tagged with their first loss of the year in a match between state-ranked CMC squads)

Other area girls basketball scores:
Morris/Chokio/Alberta 61, Osakis 45
YME 69, RCW 67 (2 OT)
NL-S 46, Albany 36

The Jaguars wrestlers picked up the first dual meet win of the season at the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City quadrangular. The Jaguars defeated the Jaguars of Renville County West 45-36. They also fell to Eden Valley-Watkins 45-18.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

B-B-E Schools CLOSED for Monday, No activities

Lights out at B-B-E for Monday, December 15th. Early on, school was two hours late. Then I heard it was on TV that B-B-E was closed. I stopped at the high school parking lot as Superintendent Bullard was going inside, and he told me that everything was called off for today, including tonight's Christmas concert.

It's definitely nasty out there, and it'll most likely continue that way through the day and into the evening.

On Tuesday night, the only activity I know of without checking a calendar is the Jaguars girls basketball game against Pierz. It is a home event, held at the elementary gym. B-squad and C-squad starts at 6pm. The game marks the beginning of Central Minnesota Conference play.

More to follow.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Santa Claus found his way to... yes... Sunburg!

Children of all ages (and adults too!) lined Main Street of Sunburg on Saturday night at 5:00 for an appearance by Santa Claus. He's been a busy guy today!

Santa Claus makes his stop Saturday afternoon at John O's

B-B-E Cub Scout Packs 66 and 67 hosted Santa Claus and the general public today at John O's Dinner Theater. It was a great time, with a huge crowd on hand for photos with Santa, numerous games, and horse-drawn wagon rides.

Update from the Maple Grove wrestling tournament: Nine Jaguars placed sixth or higher at the Maple Grove Invite on Saturday. The Jaguars were led by Cole Tensen (145) and Travis Winter (152), who both took first place.

Other results are as follows: Ross Rath at 103, 2nd place - Danelle Baker at 112, 6th - Josh Beier at 125, 4th - Trevor Wendlandt, 6th - Brent Goodenbour at 135, 4th - Dillon Knutson at 145, 3rd - Anthony Rooney at 171, 4th.

The Jaguars placed fifth as a team with 132 1/2 points, ahead of Mahtomedi, Park Center, Mora, Irondale, Turtle Lake, and Benilde-St.Margaret. The host Crimson won the event with 201 points.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Jaguars Boys Basketball picks up huge win over Sub-Section 6AA-East rival Paynesville 63-49

The Jaguars improved their non-conference record to 3-1 going into next week's action.

The Bulldogs (1-2 overall) had just beaten Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City last night on the Falcons court.

More info to follow on Saturday afternoon, after I get back from Santa Days in Brooten.

**In girls basketball action, a big win for the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters, who knocked down Albany (roughly) 75-52 in a West Central North Conference showdown.

**If any students wish to, feel free to click on any photo you see on this blog and save them for your own blogs, etc. This webpage is sponsored by numerous B-B-E businesses, so be sure to spend your money locally as much as possible. Thank THEM for what you see here, they make this website happen.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Members of B-B-E Band and Choir give masterful performances as entertainment during recording of "On the Road" with Jason Davis

We had a real celebrity in the B-B-E community on Thursday night!

What a magnificent way to promote your programs, nothing less than a television show that will air statewide on KSTP Channel 5 later this winter. For now I am struggling to put into words how awesome tonight was. The music instructors (Ms. Westrom and Mrs. Hunter) did a fantastic job of pulling everything together this past week.

Look for a full feature story on tonight in the December 23rd issue of the Sauk Centre Herald.

**Friday night... be at the high school!...The Paynesville Area Bulldogs come to town for a sub-section matchup with the Jaguars boys basketball team. Even though it's early in the season, this game could have big playoff implications. Three of the Jaguars' first four opponents are in Sub-Section 6AA-East.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"On the Road" with Jason Davis at John O's Dinner Theater on Thursday, December there at 5:00pm if you can!

Exciting times for the B-B-E area, the "On the Road" television show will be stopping at John O's Dinner Theater this week.

I'll be covering it...if you miss it, check out this website on Friday to see highlights and as always, video clips and photos from the event.

*Also, a big day of Christmas-related festivities will take place on Saturday beginning at Noon in Brooten. At that time, a free movie will start at John O's. At 1:00, horse-drawn sleigh rides will start.

More details will follow before Saturday.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Jaguars boys basketball gets on winning track with double-digit win at Melrose - Girls basketball gets trampled at Litchfield 57-40

Both basketball teams are now 2-1 overall, as the girls team gets a break until next Tuesday, while the boys team prepares to host Paynesville Area this Friday, December 13.

**Bring your friends and neighbors to the high school on Friday night, it will be a smashing good time in my opinion, when the Jaguars host Paynesville.

From reports I heard, the girls basketball team struggled against a taller, more physical Dragons lineup at Litchfield.

Emily Roelike did surpass the 1,000 point mark for her career, scoring her second field goal right before halftime to cross the mark.

B-B-E 66, Melrose Area 52
Boys scoring: Michael Rodgers 11, Justin Mathiason 3, Zach Roelike 6, Kevin Keufler 5, Jackson Illies 10, Shane Weller 15, Matt Goodwin 5, Brady Koehler 2, Jared McCleary 9.

Litchfield 57, B-B-E 40
Girls scoring:
Scoring: Heidi Lensing 14, Emily Roelike 9, Julie Hieserich 7, Lauren Anderson 4, Maggie Gruber 2, Shyan Keufler 2, Laura Johnson 2.

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Christmas Concerts this week, Junior high on Monday and Elementary on Thursday

The Junior High band and choir Christmas concert is on Monday at 7:30 at the high school theater stage.

The elementary concert will be held on Thursday at 1:30 in the afternoon at the elementary gymnasium.

A free will donation will be accepted after each concert, to help with costs associated with the music program.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Jaguars Girls Basketball is 2-0 after 54-50 win in Benson Tournament championship... Boys basketball takes it on the chin in 82-65 loss to A-C-GC

Julie Hieserich making a free throw, late in the 4th quarter, for a 49-38 lead
against Benson.

The Jaguars girls basketball team started 2-0 for the first time since the 2005-2006 season. The boys basketball team, meanwhile, will have to regroup quickly after a tough loss to A-C-GC in which they trailed 42-33 at halftime.

The boys basketball team travels to Melrose Area on Tuesday night. The girls basketball team will travel to Litchfield that same evening.

The Jaguars wrestling team is off until Saturday, December 13, when they travel to the Maple Grove Tournament (9am start).

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Both basketball teams start 1-0, Jaguars Wrestling puts eight in Final Four round, Tensen takes second

Real quick update here...the Jaguars wrestling tournament lasted EIGHT hours. That's crazy, it was a very competitive and strong field. Fun for everyone who showed up to cheer on the teams.

Boys basketball won 86-48.
Girls basketball won 66-55.

Photos AND video clips will be posted on Saturday.

The boys basketball team will face Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in the Tip-Off Classic tournament championship at 8:00 on Saturday night. The B-B-E High School is the site. At 6:00, K-M-S and Chokio-Alberta will play for third place.

A-C-GC defeated K-M-S 83-51 in the first semi-final tonight at the elementary school.

The girls basketball team will face the host Braves at 8:00 at the Benson tournament in the championship game. At 6:00, Paynesville Area and Maccray will play for third place.

More to follow.

Coach Montbriand, taking the reigns of the boys basketball program this year, will be featured on KMGK 107.1 FM's "Coaches Roundup" show on Saturday morning. The broadcast begins at 7:15am. I am guessing it won't be live, but it would be fun to listen in on it. You can link up to the broadcast through your computer at the following link: **The coaches roundup shows are recorded and saved on file so you can listen to them at a later date by going back to their archives and downloading the file on your computer.

Games around the area in girls basketball:
Minnewaska 49, YME 34
Montevideo 59, LQPV 55
Hancock 53, Dawson-Boyd 41

Games around the area in boys basketball:
MACCRAY 57, Canby 46
Minneota 61, Dawson-Boyd 53
Litchfield 62, NLS 58

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The excitement starts tonight! Jaguars wrestling hosts 8-team tourney, boys basketball hosts Tip-Off Classic, girls basketball at Benson

Next to playoff season, the debut of another athletic season is the most exciting time of the year, in my opinion.

The Jaguars wrestling teams hosts their annual 8-team season-opening tournament today, beginning at 3:30, at the high school gymnasium. Teams included are Yellow Medicine East, New London-Spicer, Willmar, Eden Valley-Watkins, Holdingford, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, and Browerville/Eagle Valley. This is the toughest wrestling tournament hosted at B-B-E in many, many years. It will be a ton of fun, for sure. It probably will last until around 10:00pm.

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The Jaguars boys basketball team hosts the third annual Tip-Off Classic at the elementary school. At 6:00, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City plays Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. Following that game at 8:00, the Jaguars face off with the Chokio-Alberta Spartans. This tournament also includes B-squad.

The third-place game between tonight's losers will be at 6:00 on Saturday night at the high school. The championship will be at 8pm that same night.

The Jaguars girls basketball team travels to Benson for a four-team tournament. The Jaguars face Maccray in the first game, which begins at 6:00. In the second game, the host Braves face Paynesville Area at 8:00. This tournament also has B-squad games running concurrently.

**Just a quick note that I received from our Band instructor, Sarah Hunter...more fill follow over the weekend on this. Jason Davis with the show "On the Road" (Channel 5) will be at John O's Dinner Theater at 5:00 on Thursday, December 8th. B-B-E Band and Choir members are providing entertainment for two hours, from 5 to 7pm. This is very exciting!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Giving Tree

Customer appreciation day in Belgrade at North American State Bank.

Banks in Brooten, Belgrade, and Elrosa have "Giving Tree" cards available for anyone wishing to purchase a gift for a local child from a family utilizing the B-B-E Food Shelf.

A wrapped gift worth $10-$15 needs to be returned to the bank with the original cards attached. Please do so by December 12th. Thanks for your generosity.

Basically, if you have a job this is something you should do. There are many unemployed parents out there, and it's only going to get worse as the recession takes hold across the U.S. Even those with jobs are struggling, as is obvious to anyone who punches a clock to pay the bills.

It truly is a jungle out there.