Saturday, February 28, 2009

B-B-E wrestling is back at "state" for the first time since 2005-2006, Cole Tensen punches his ticket to XCel Center at the Section 5A meet today

Cole shown in action at the season-opening tournament last December...

Junior Jaguars wrestler Cole Tensen, who recently won his 100th match of his career, punched his ticket to the Class A State Tournament next weekend at St.Paul's XCel Energy Center. He finished 2nd in the 140-pound division at today's Section 5A individual tournament at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle high school.

Tensen will take a 33-6 record into "state," which begins next Wednesday, March 4, and goes through Saturday, March 7.

Other results that I heard at 5:00pm:
Josh Beier placed fifth at 125, Patrick Rooney placed fifth at 130, Brent Goodenbour placed fifth at 135.

Travis Winter, who entered the tournament with a 32-5 record, is currently wrestling for 3rd place (at about 6pm)...he does have a chance at wrestling for "true 2nd" and making the state tournament.

Back in the 2006 Section 5A tournament, three Jaguars wrestlers punched tickets to the State Tournament (Tyler Rath, Danny Borgerding, and Travis Rath), with Travis Rath earning a 6th place medal as a freshmen. The past two seasons, the Jaguars wrestlers have been "skunked" at sections, with no one advancing to state. The closest anyone got was Austin Kampsen finishing third in 2008, losing a "true 2nd" match in a truly heartbreaking overtime loss.

A big big thank you to Joe Beier and Paul Rooney for the updates throughout today from Long Prairie.

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Updated Central Minnesota Conference boys basketball standings - Also *update from Section 5A individual wrestling

(The Jaguars are in a virtual first-place tie with HL-W-W)
1st- HL-W-W (10-2)
1st- B-B-E (9-2)
2nd- Pierz (9-3)
3rd- Rockford (7-4)
4th- Kimball Area (3-8)
5th- EV-W (3-8)
6th- Holdingford (2-9)
7th- Maple Lake (2-9)

Next Tuesday, March 3, the Jaguars host HL-W-W in what is essentially the Central Minnesota Conference championship. On Friday, March 6, the Jaguars will host Eden Valley-Watkins. On Saturday, March 7, the Jaguars will host Kimball Area in the final game of the regular season. That game will be in the evening, but I haven't locked down when tip-off will be for the Varsity game.

**Update at 11:30am on Saturday...A large number of Jaguars wrestlers are in action today in Day 2 of the Section 5A individual wrestling tournament. It's being held at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle high school, with action beginning at Noon today.

Ross Rath, Josh Beier, Patrick Rooney, Brent Goodenbour, Cole Tensen, Travis Winter, Anthony Rooney, and Sean Speldrich are vying for hardware in today's wrestleback and championship rounds.

Update on Saturday afternoon...Travis Winter lost his sem-final match in triple overtime. Ouch that hurts. Anthony Rooney lost an overtime match, Cole Tensen won vs. a Minnewaska wrestler in his semi-final match, Josh Beier won his first wrestleback, Ross Rath lost his semi-final match, and Brent Goodenbour won a wrestleback. From the way it pans out, a large number of those guys will bring home a Top-Six medal when the day is over.

Boys Basketball results from Saturday:
Eden valley-Watkins 59, Holdingford 31
Dassel-Cokato 67, Kimball 60, OT
Pierz 64, Foley 57 (Pierz is 17-6 overall)

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Jaguars girls basketball picks up biggest upset win in since 1997, knocks off Eden Valley-Watkins 43-38 - Pierz boys BB knocks off HL-W-W in the CMC

Whew! This is crazy.

In 1997, the host Jaguars defeated undefeated NL-S 60-53 in overtime, led by Amanda Illies and Tracy Gerhardson (both married now but living in the B-B-E area). Tracy drained a 3' shot in the final seconds to force a 50-50 tie and move into overtime, where the Jaguars cleaned up on the visiting Wildcats by a 10-3 margin.

Fast forward to tonight...In the final 35 seconds, the Jaguars girls basketball team held on for this extremely incredible win, as they led 40-37 at that point. Then in the final 35 seconds, the Jaguars expanded the lead to 43-38.

The Jaguars had fallen behind by double-digits in the first half. Going into halftime, things did not look good.

(Much like in 1997 against NL-S, the Jaguars went into halftime down by 7, and fell behind by 14 before the second-half rally tied the game after regulation ended.)

The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles (23-2 overall, 13-1 CMC) hadn't lost a game since December 2nd, when they lost at NL-S 58-57. They are the #1-seed in Sub-Section 5AA-North.

With tonight's big upset win, the Jaguars girls basketball team sets a new school record for the most wins in conference play. They end the regular season 17-8 overall (tied for the most regular-season wins in B-B-E girls basketball history) and 11-3 in the Central Minnesota Conference. The prior record for wins in a conference was 10-4, as recent as 1994-1995 in the old West Central South Conference.

The Jaguars boys basketball team won a low-scoring game at Sauk Centre 52-39. They improve to 19-4 overall. More will follow tomorrow. Sauk Centre has now lost four straight, falling to 9-13 overall. They are 5-9 in the West Central North Conference.

Other Central Minnesota Conference girls basketball scores from Friday night:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 68, Rockford 51
Holdingford 58, Kimball 37
Pierz 66, Maple Lake 43

**Just saw this on Saturday at 9:30am... The Pierz Pioneers did a HUGE favor for the Jaguars boys basketball team last night, when they defeated previously first-place Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 82-76. The game was held in Howard Lake too!
This sets up some HUGE games for the Jaguars next week, when they host three CMC teams at the high school. I will post more about that over the weekend. The game to be at is on Tuesday night, when Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted comes to town for what will basically be the CMC Championship.

Other area girls basketball scores:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 68, Rockford 51
Pierz 66, Maple Lake 43
Osakis 62, Melrose 29
West Central Area 64, Brandon-Evansville 62 (only B-E's 2nd loss of the year)

**Section 3A-North, First Round
Central Minnesota Christian 38, Renville County West 30
Dawson-Boyd 68, ECHO Charter 34
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 63, Ortonville 51

Area boys basketball scores:
Pierz 82, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 76
Rockford 80, Holdingford 75 (unusually close)
Albany 82, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 59 (Albany may be zeroing in on a #1-seed in Sub-Section 6AA-East)
Benson 47, Montevideo 44 (A big win for Roger Lindahl's Braves)
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 70, Hancock 62
Paynesville Area 62, BOLD 46 (Bulldogs are 9-5 in the West Central South)
West Central Area 67, Ulen-Hitterdal 36

**The NL-S Wildcats won 52-46 over the host Minnewaska Area Lakers girls basketball team in the Inter-Conference championship of the West Central Conference. The Wildcats are the #1-seed in Sub-Section 6AA-East. The Lakers are the #3-seed in Sub-Section 6AA-West.

**The Morris Area Tigers boys basketball team, who just broke into the Top 10 in Class AA for the state-rankings, defeated the visiting NL-S Wildcats 56-53 in a very tough, physical game held in Morris tonight. The Wildcats led 30-25 at halftime.

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Friday night - Jaguars boys basketball lead 33-23 with 12:00 left at Sauk Centre, *Jaguars girls are tied with Eden Valley 35-35 with under 7:00 left!

Update at 9:00pm...**The Jaguars girls basketball team has a 40-37 lead with 35 seconds left in regulation at state-ranked Eden Valley-Watkins. They took advantage of a transition opportunity when Raeann Sorenson bolted downcourt and scored a layup to take the 40-37 lead.

Then with 18 seconds left, Hannah Linz went downcourt for the host Eagles and was fouled. She'll be getting 2 free throws to try to cut into the Jaguars' lead.

The game went almost 2 minutes without either team scoring. Then the Jaguars went up 38-37, then Raeann hit her bucket to make it 40-37.

Update at 8:30pm...The Jaguars have a 10-point lead in a very low-scoring affair at Sauk Centre, ahead 33-23 with just over 12:00 left in regulation.

At 8:33 I found out...New London-Spicer's boys basketball team leads Morris Area 30-25 at halftime, in a game being held in Morris tonight.

At 8:50 tonight...**Tie game at Eden Valley-Watkins 35-35 with 6:58 left in regulation play, between the host Eagles girls basketball team and the Jaguars girls basketball team. I heard that Emily Roelike got banged up and had been sitting out for a spell, freshmen Raeann Sorenson came in to take her spot and is doing a great job in this huge, huge game. Shannon Gruber has been guarding star Eagles guard Hannah Linz and has been doing an excellent defensive job.

Earlier tonight...

It's shortly after 6pm, and I'm listening to Minnewaska vs. Osakis boys basketball on the internet, via Smooth Magic 107 FM's online broadcast by Dave McClurg.

Minnewaska is whipping Osakis in the first half of play.

The Lakers went on a 25-0 run over an eight-minute span to lead 37-10, before Osakis finally scored to get off of the "10" mark on the scoreboard. Under three minutes are left before halftime.

The Lakers own a 45-17 lead at halftime. Update at 7:30...The Lakers defeated the Silverstreaks 85-61. I will post more below when I get more information on the other games tonight.

In the girls basketball game between NL-S and Minnewaska, the visiting Wildcats have an early lead, ahead 19-7 halfways through the first half of play.

I've also got contacts at the Morris Area High School (boys game vs. New London-Spicer) as well as in Sauk Centre.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

"The Train" 106.5 FM will carry Friday night's Jaguars boys basketball game at Sauk Centre - **B-B-E Schools is 2 hours late for Friday morning

I just confirmed that "The Train" will be in Sauk Centre on Friday night.

Sauk Center is in the same sub-section as the Jaguars boys basketball team. This will be an important game to win for the Jaguars, as they fight for a spot in the top three of Sub-Section 6AA-East.

I am guessing the weather will straighten out and allow school to take place during the day, and thereby allowing the boys basketball game on Friday night to take place as well.

Just saw this... The Jaguars boys basketball game against Kimball Area (that was postponed from Thursday night) will be made up on Saturday, March 7th... at the B-B-E High School. Tip-off is at 3:00pm.

Also that day, B-B-E's state representative in St.Paul will hold a Town Hall meeting at John O's Dinner Theater. It will be hosted by House District 13A State Representative Paul Anderson at 1:30 on Saturday, March 7th.

A video clip from the street sweeper who ran by my office on Thursday morning in Hoffman...

A photo from downtown Belgrade on Friday morning around 9:00am...

B-B-E schools closing at 9:15am on Thursday, February 26th

Look outside and you'll know why!

The Jaguars boys basketball game at Kimball Area will be postponed until another night. It will be important that this game is made up, of course, since it is a Central Minnesota Conference game. The Jaguars are in a tight race for the championship, fighting with 1st-place Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, as well as 3rd-place Pierz.

As of 10am in the Belgrade area, only 2-3 inches of snow had fallen.

As of 10am in the Hoffman-Kensington area (west of Alexandria), over 6 inches of snow had fallen.

By 2:00pm, Glenwood definitely has received 6 to 8 inches of snow.

Update at 4pm... I haven't heard if "The Train" will be airing Friday's Jaguars boys basketball game at Sauk Centre. They may be at Minnewaska Area High School that night covering the NL-S vs. Minnewaska girls basketball game, which is for the overall West Central Conference championship. NL-S won the North title, while Minnewaska repeated as South champions.

By the way, check out the "links" section at the right column... I found the link to the City of Brooten website. I have to say, it is impressive!

**Seedings are in for Sub-Section 6AA-East...The Jaguars got the 5-seed, not what I predicted but I guess we'll take it. They will open playoffs at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, facing the host Falcons (4-seed) in Grove City. The game will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00pm.

Other seedings/matchups are as follows:
1- NL-S vs. 8- Melrose
2- Sauk Centre vs. 7- Paynesville
3- Albany vs. 6- Holdingford (a true border battle)

I also heard that Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta did in fact get the #1-seed in Sub-Section 6AA-West. West Central Area is the 2-seed, followed by Minnewaska Area. When I get records and full seedings for that half of Section 6AA, I will get it posted.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jaguars boys basketball has two nights in a row of action, starting Thursday with Kimball at home, Friday's game may be on 106.5 FM vs. Sauk Centre

**The Jaguars boys basketball team had a game at Kimball Area cancelled for Thursday night due to the weather.

They are currently 18-4 overall and 9-2 in the CMC.

Sauk Centre is 9-12 overall and on a 3-game losing streak. Kimball Area is 8-12 overall and 3-8 in the CMC. They host the Jaguars on Friday night, in a game that might be aired on "The Train" 106.5 FM out of the Norway Lake/Sunburg area.

(I'll explain above)

**Just checked out the weather at 6am on Thursday...Apparently we're facing the "storm of the season" today and tonight, as 8+ inches of snow is predicted for the B-B-E area.

More will follow on Thursday morning.

New "Web Counter" added to this sports website

A new "hit counter" on this website has been added, a big upgrade over the previous "easy counter" that I had added in October 2006, when this site was created. This counter will allow for more detailed tracking of daily traffic to the site.

I noticed that over 50 visitors were viewing the website on Tuesday of this week. This was a big spike over the usual traffic of 20-30 "hits" a day I've had during the winter sports season.

I look for the traffic to this site to increase as the week goes on.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New London-Spicer girls basketball team stifles Sauk Centre 40-26 in a true conference championship game, owns #1 seed in Sub-Section 6AA-East

The Wildcats are 24-1 (15-1 league) as they wrap up the season with the West Central North Conference championship. The Mainstreeters are 23-2 (14-2 league), with both regular season losses coming at the hands of NL-S.

Sauk Centre was held to eight field goals for the entire game. (Ouch!) It was perhaps the biggest regular-season game in decades for the Mainstreeters, who could have won their first-ever conference title in girls basketball.

NL-S, meanwhile, won their first-ever West Central North Conference crown, after finishing runners-up to Albany the past three seasons. Prior to being moved to the WCCN, the Wildcats had won 15 straight West Central South Conference titles, beginning in 1990-1991.

Tonight's game was held in Sauk Centre, and it was aired on 106.5 FM "The Train" out of the Norway Lake/Sunburg area.

Here's my predictions for seedings (not rocket science, things are pretty clear as of now)...

1- NL-S
2- Sauk Centre
3- Albany
4- B-B-E
5- A-C-GC
6- Holdingford
7- Paynesville Area
8- Melrose Area

In other girls basketball action...The Hancock Owls handed Brandon-Evansville their first loss of the season in a thrilling 58-55 overtime win. Hancock's outstanding junior guard, Bree Holleman, made two 3-pointers and two free throws in the overtime period to drop the 5th-ranked Class 1A Chargers to 21-1 overall. The 6th-ranked Owls improved to 17-3.

In the Central Minnesota Conference, Eden Valley-Watkins improved to 13-0 in the league with a surprisingly close 57-53 win over 4th-place Rockford. The Eagles had already clinched a share of the conference title, but with this win they will own it outright. It marks the fifth straight year they won the CMC alone. Rockford falls to 6-6 in the CMC and 8-17 overall.

The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers defeated Minnewaska Area 59-54 in a game of top teams from the West Central South Conference and also Sub-Section 6AA-West. The Tigers (19-4 overall) may have locked up the top playoff seed for the west half of Section 6AA.

In boys basketball action...New London-Spicer earned a share of the West Central North Conference title with a 79-64 win over Foley, which is 8-6 in the WCCN and 12-8 overall. The Wildcats also won the title outright last season, on their way to winning the Class AA championship. NL-S is 13-2 in the WCCN and 17-7 overall. They could be seeded anywhere from #1 to #3 in Sub-Section 6AA-East. (Having two losses to fellow sub-section member Albany does not help their case for a #1 or #2 seed, however.)

Area boys basketball scores:
Dawson-Boyd 63, LQPV 55
KMS 77, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 55 (K-M-S is 17-7 overall, one of their best records ever in boys basketball for the Fighting Saints)
CMCS 67, Hancock 54
MACCRAY 87, Redwood Valley 79 (Whew! This one was a doosey at a packed Redwood Valley High School gymnasium, where the Wolverines remained undefeated)
Benson 75, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 54 (A-C-GC is in meltdown mode, falling to 7-7 in the West Central South, after being state-ranked in December, they have gone 4-8 in their last 12 games...the Braves improve to 9-5 in the WCCS and have won 9 of their last 11 contests)

Area girls basketball scores:
Holdingford 70, Maple Lake 37
Pierz 51, Kimball Area 33
Mora 39, Melrose 36
Albany 78, St. Cloud Cathedral 51
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 61, Lac qui Parle Valley 50
Benson 73, Paynesville Area 49
Buffalo Lake-Hector 58, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 49
Morris/Chokio-Alberta 59, Minnewaska 54
Watertown-Mayer 69, Litchfield 57
Yellow Medicine East 49, Montevideo 38

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Jaguars girls basketball vs. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, 53-48 final score, a loss... aired on 106. 5 FM - Jaguars lead 33-20 at halftime!

The Jaguars were held to only 15 second-half points in this very shocking loss. They gave up 33 points to the Lakers in the second half, as the visitors went 21-of-25 for the game from the free throw line.

KWLM sports broadcaster Bill Dean covered the game, with Don Leukam providing color commentary.

With 1:30 left before halftime, the Jaguars had built a 29-16 lead. In the final 90 seconds before the first buzzer, a quick layup by Emily Roelike and a transition bucket by Shannon Gruber (on a slick feed by Roelike) capped the scoring for the Jaguars.

Roelike went into halftime with 17 first-half points. She finished the game with 23 points to go along with 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals.

The Lakers (21-3 overall0 have won their past 10 games.

Area boys basketball scores:
Minnewaska 65, Paynesville 60 (a tough loss for the Bulldogs, as they fall to 10-10 overall and 9-5 in the West Central North)
New London-Spicer 71, Sauk Centre 67
Morris 68, Yellow Medicine East 47

Area girls basketball scores:
LQPV 55, Canby 53

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

This week in Jaguars sports

The Jaguars girls basketball team hosts Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Monday night (Feb 23) in a battle for second place in the Central Minnesota Conference. They then round out the regular season on Friday with a trip to state-ranked Eden Valley-Watkins.

HL-W-W is 21-3 overall and 9-2 in the CMC. They have won 10 games in a row.

Monday's game will be aired on 106.5 FM.

**Danceline note: The Jaguars danceline team will perform at halftime of the HL-W-W game on Monday night. It is a home game at the elementary school.

When I find out seedings for Sub-Section 6AA-East, I'll get them posted right away. The girls basketball playoffs begin on Thursday, March 5.

The Jaguars boys basketball team is idle until Thursday night, when they host Kimball Area at the high school. The following night, they travel to Sauk Centre in a key game where the Jaguars must win in order to keep their hopes of a #1 playoff seed alive.

The Jaguars wrestling team is in the Section 5A individual tournament this Friday and Saturday. It is hosted at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle high school, beginning at 2:00 this Friday.

Section 5A wrestling update... Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City pounds Browerville/Eagle Valley in the championship, rolls into state with 37-20 win

The Falcons sealed the state berth after the 171 match.

A-C-GC went 0-2 in the 2008 Minnesota Class A wrestling tournament, losing two close matches. In 2007, they were Class A state champions. They won the Section 5A title in 2004, as well as every year since then. This is their 6th straight "state" trip.

*Section 5A Final Four results in the semi-finals: Browerville/Eagle Valley 29, Paynesville 23 - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 50, Eden Valley-Watkins 9

In boys basketball action on Saturday night, the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers prevailed over Pierz on Saturday in a 60-51 win over the Pioneers. The Lakers hold onto the top spot in the CMC with the win. Pierz, who had only lost to B-B-E in Central Minnesota Conference action thus far, could have forced a three-way tie for first place with a win over HL-W-W.

Pierz falls to 7-3 in the CMC and 14-6 overall. HL-W-W is 15-5 overall and 10-1 in the CMC. The Jaguars are 9-2, good for second place right now.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

A costly loss at Rockford - Jaguars boys basketball is stung hard in a 76-74 loss to the Rockets

The Jaguars were tagged with their second loss in Central Minnesota Conference play tonight when they fell 76-74 at Rockford.

It was reported in the West Central Tribune that a running layup with 1.8 seconds left broke a 74-74 tie and won the game for Rockford.

To make it worse, the Jaguars blew a 64-51 lead in the final 7:00 of the game.

This one may cost them dearly. It is a downright shocking loss, after the Jaguars easily handled the Rockets at the B-B-E High School gym back on January 8.

To add to the mounting problems for the Jaguars, this loss may cost them their chance at a #1 playoff seed in Sub-Section 6AA-East.

Big news in the West Central North Conference in boys basketball...the Albany Huskies hosted New London-Spicer last night, and with their 62-60 win they've essentially wrapped up the #2 seed in Sub-Section 6AA-East. It is their second win this season over the Wildcats. The Albany Huskies are now 17-5 overall and 11-3 in the WCCN - what an incredible turnaround after going 5-20 last season (and last place in their conference).

Area boys basketball scores:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 70, Kimball Area 50 (HL-W-W is now in sole possession of first place in the CMC)
Hancock 73, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 71
Ortonville 57, Chokio-Alberta 45
Royalton 48, Osakis 34 (Royalton moves into a virtual 1st-place tie in the Prairie Conference with this win over Osakis)

Area girls basketball scores:
Benson 64, Hancock 59
Morris/CA 63, ACGC 61
Montevideo 50, Paynesville 35
YME 62, LQPV 48
Albany 63, Foley 45
Sauk Centre 63, Melrose 37 (Sauk is 23-1, tied for first place in the West Central North Conference with NL-S...a showdown for the championship is next Tuesday in Sauk Centre)

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Jaguars girls basketball leads Kimball 25-16 at halftime - Final Score: Jaguars 54, Cubs 28

After Kimball Area took early leads of 1-0 and 3-2, the Jaguars went on a tear to open up a steady 8-10 point lead for most of the first half.

The Jaguars limited Kimball to 12 second-half points, going on to win 54-28. They are now 16-7 overall and 10-2 in the Central Minnesota Conference.

Their 10 wins in CMC play marks the first time since 1994-1995 that the Jaguars girls basketball team has collected 10 wins in a conference schedule. That year, when they finished 20-7 overall as District 20 champions and Region 5A runners-up, the Jaguars went 16-7 in the regular season and 10-4 in the West Central South Conference.

Area girls basketball scores:
Rockford 64, Maple Lake 49
Sauk Centre 62, St.Cloud Cathedral 49

Area boys basketball scores:
Foley 66, Melrose 63

In Wednesday's state-rankings, the boys basketball Class AA poll showed Morris Area in the #10 spot. It is their first state-ranking of this season. They are in Sub-Section 6AA-West.

More will follow tonight and Friday morning.

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Jaguars girls basketball game at Kimball on Thursday night will be aired on Glenwood's "Smooth Magic 107" both online and on the radio

Glenwood's Smooth Magic 107 will be carrying the Jaguars girls basketball game at Kimball. The call numbers are 107.1 on your FM dial, and you can also "tune in" online by clicking here at At that website PC computers can pull up Windows Media Player and listen to the Jaguars via the internet. If you have trouble pulling it up, I've learned you can paste the following link - - into the "open URL" option of Windows Media Player.

Here's my update on the Jaguars basketball teams:

• Jaguars girls basketball:

Last season, the Jaguars finished 9-5 in the CMC. That was their highest win total in conference play since 1994-1995. It is also their best-ever record in the CMC, since joining that league in 1999.

The school record for girls basketball wins in a conference is 10, set in 1990-1991 and then repeated again in 1994-1995 in the old West Central South Conference.

So in tonight's game at Kimball, the Jaguars have a chance at tying the school record in girls basketball for conference wins.

The Jaguars girls basketball team is averaging just under 58 points per game on offense. The Cubs, meanwhile, are sitting at a 43 points per game average.

Back on January 8, the Jaguars hosted Kimball and came away with a 66-42 win during their first meeting of this season.

(Sidebar note: The Jaguars girls danceline team will perform at halftime of the girls basketball game next Monday, when the Jaguars host Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.)

• The Jaguars boys basketball team raised their overall record to 18-3 this week Tuesday, when they defeated the Maple Lake Irish 79-63 in home CMC action. Going into tonight's action they are 9-1 in the CMC, a 1/2 game ahead of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.

Their 18 wins ties the most wins since 2004-2005, when they were 18-8 going into playoffs. The school record for regular season wins in boys basketball at B-B-E is 21, which was set in 2001-2002.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"The Train" 106.5 FM carries tonight's Jaguars boys basketball 79-63 win over Maple Lake - Jaguars Wrestlers fall 39-23 in Section 5A opener

Update at 8:39...With 11:00 left in the game, the Jaguars had built a 59-31 lead over the Irish.

The Jaguars ultimately won the game 79-63. The Irish (1-10 CMC, 3-17) put on a run to keep the game respectable, although they never threatened. They ended the game with an 11-of-19 mark from behind the arc. It was reported that Coach Montbriand did a great job of running reserves into the game during the second half. Even when Maple Lake began making a run with their downpour of three's, the reserves stayed the course and sweated it out.

One exciting and noteworthy part to the game was when senior Seth Hanson scored the first varsity points of his career, on a field goal no less. The crowd erupted in wild cheering, as if he had hit the game-winning shot. It was a thing of beauty to hear about, especially being broadcast on the radio.

The Jaguars finished with an outstanding mark of 56% shooting from the field (35-of-62). They racked up another pile of points, and they are leading the CMC with a 71.4 point per game average. In their last six games, they have averaged 73 points per game.

The B-squad won 57-54 to improve to 17-4 overall. They were led by Brady Koehler, who scored 18 points. The C-squad also won, and they are now 12-4 overall.

An update from the Jaguars wrestling at the Section 5A opener. The Jaguars put on an incredible performance against the 5th-seeded Minnewaska Area Lakers. After the 171 match with Anthony Rooney, the Jaguars had a 23-21 lead. Giving up the final 18 points of the match led to a loss, however, as they fell 39-23. They wrestled considerably better than they did a few weeks ago in a 41-12 loss on Parents' Night.

In one exciting match, Cole Tensen (140) got behind to start out but came back to win against Cam Shafer of Minnewaska.

Other results in Section 5A team playoffs: Paynesville 41, Holdingford 19 - Holdingford 43, Sauk Centre 25 - Eden Valley-Watkins 35, Minnewaska Area 34 (the 4 vs. 5-seed match, EV-W survives) - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 62, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 10

Area wrestling playoff results:
Rocori 78, Melrose Area 4 (Ouch!)
Big Lake 35, Willmar 27
New London-Spicer 49, Big Lake 16
Mille Lacs 44, Pierz 25 (the Pioneers are ousted from the Section 7A team tournament)
Royalton/Upsala/Swanville 65, Crosby-Ironton 11 (R-U-S improves to 16-5, they are the top seed in Section 7A)

Area boys basketball scores:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 77, Holdingford 43
Rockford 63, Kimball Area 52
Albany 77, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 53
Melrose 52, Sauk Centre 50 (the Dutchmen win a typically close, classic border battle between these West Central North Conference teams)
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 90, Dawson-Boyd 62
MACCRAY 75, Minneota 60 (Maccray is 20-0, but keep in mind many of their wins are against Class A teams in the Camden Conference)
Montevideo 53, Lac qui Parle Valley 50
Morris Area 62, Minnewaska Area 51 (Morris Area is 15-3 and one of the top teams in Sub-Section 6AA-West)
Osakis 50, Swanville 37 (Osakis manages to hold onto the top spot in the Prairie Conference, they are a 1/2 game ahead of Royalton)

Area girls basketball scores:
Sauk Centre 31, Osakis 24
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 61, Kimball Area 41
Benson 65, BOLD 40
Brandon-Evansville 59, Ashby 55
Dawson-Boyd 58, Montevideo 42
Hancock 70, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 61 (K-M-S gives state-ranked Hancock a battle)
Holdingford 88, Upsala 70
Rockford 88, Ascension Academy 23
West Central Area 78, Pelican Rapids 58 (WCA is 18-3)
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 64, Lac qui Parle Valley 29

A scheduling note for Thursday night, February 19...Glenwood's Smooth Magic 107 will be carrying the Jaguars girls basketball game at Kimball. The call numbers are 107.1 on your FM dial, and you can also "tune in" online by clicking here at At that website PC computers can pull up Windows Media Player and listen to the Jaguars via the internet. If you have trouble pulling it up, I've learned you can paste the following link - - into the "open URL" option of Windows Media Player.

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Monday night area basketball results

Boys basketball:
Dawson-Boyd 80, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 62 (a loss that might haunt the Fighting Saints when Section 3A-North is seeded)

Girls basketball:
Hancock 58, CGB 50 (Coach Holleman earns win #200 of her career at Hancock)
NLS 68, LP-GE 34
Redwood Valley 50, Springfield 36
Dawson-Boyd 61, Ortonville 54
Milbank 78, LQPV 68
Minnewaska 70, Paynesville 28 (*Minnewaska clinches a share of the West Central South Conference, they are 16-4 overall and 13-1 in the league)
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 62, Montevideo 50
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 53, Yellow Medicine East 45

Good luck today to the Jaguars wrestling team, as they enter Section 5A team playoffs today at Eden Valley. They will face the #5-seeded Minnewaska Area Lakers in a 6:00 dual.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Coming up this week in Jaguars sports

The Jaguars boys basketball team hosts Maple Lake on Tuesday night. The Irish are 3-16 overall and 1-8 in the CMC. Then this Friday, the Jaguars travel to Rockford to face the 8-11 Rockets, who recently dipped below .500 with a four-game losing streak. Rockford is 4-4 in the CMC. I still look for them to be tough, and the Jaguars surely cannot afford a let-down as they work to keep the "loss total" at only one in the Central Minnesota Conference.

The Jaguars girls basketball team is idle until Thursday (Feb 19), when they travel to Kimball Area to face the 6-14 Cubs. That is their only action this week.

I believe I was incorrect last week when posting their record in the conference. After reviewing their schedule, I see that they are 9-2 in the CMC. This puts them into a tie for second place with Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted going into the final three league games of the season.

Last season, the Jaguars finished 9-5 in the CMC. That was their highest win total in a conference since 1994-1995.

The school record for girls basketball wins in a conference is 10. Teams of 1990-1991 and 1994-1995 both went 10-4 in the West Central South Conference. I may be missing teams in those years who also went 10-4, but I'll double check and post that when I find it out.

The Jaguars wrestling team opens Section 5A playoffs on Tuesday night. They travel to Eden Valley to face the fifth-seeded Minnewaska Area Lakers in a 6:00 dual match.

A handful of Jaguars wrestlers all have chances at making "state" when the Section 5A individual tournament rolls around on February 27-28 at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle high school. More on that will be written about after tomorrow's team action takes place.

In boys basketball notes, the Pierz Pioneers tagged the vaunted Braham Bombers with only their third loss of the season over the weekend. On Saturday night in Pierz, the Pioneers won 66-55 over the Bombers, who fell to 19-3 overall. Pierz improved to 13-5 overall, extending their winning streak to six. Their last loss was to the Jaguars, 66-61 back on January 29.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday night's results in basketball - Girls basketball beats Rockford 69-48, Boys basketball wins at Kimball 73-45

Emily Roelike had 26-points before halftime, including six three-pointers. She only played a few minutes in the second half before the subs took over, finishing with 28 points.

Rockford falls to 6-15 overall with the loss. The Jaguars girls basketball team is now 15-7 and 8-2 in the Central Minnesota Conference.

The Jaguars boys basketball team buried Kimball 73-45 behind the scoring attack of 10 players, led by Shane Weller's 17 points. Kimball falls to 7-10 overall and 3-7 in the CMC, while the Jaguars improve to 17-3 overall and 8-1 in the CMC.

Area girls basketball scores:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 72, Kimball Area 34 (The Lakers improve to 20-3)
Eden Valley-Watkins 68, Maple Lake 23
Osakis 56, Royalton 18 (Osakis finishes an undefeated Prairie Conference schedule, clinches the title outright at 12-0)
Sauk Centre 55, Minnewaska Area 42 (Sauk is 20-1, and their school record for wins is 22, set two years ago in the 2006-2007 season; meanwhile, Minnewaska is 15-4 overall but still leads the West Central South Conference)

Area boys basketball scores:
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 82, Yellow Medicine East 66
Benson 53, Minnewaska Area 51
Morris Area 73, Lac qui Parle Valley 39
New London-Spicer 61, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 49
Sauk Centre 65, Mora 54

A late result for the Jaguars wrestling team... Last Tuesday (Feb 10) the Jaguars hosted Melrose Area in a dual non-conference meet. They defeated the Class AA Dutchmen 48-27. Austin Jaeger, Josh Beier, Patrick Rooney, Cole Tensen, Travis Winter, Ben Borgerding, Anthony Rooney, and Sean Speldrich all earned pins for the Jaguars, who rolled to a 48-15 lead before forfeiting the top two weight classes.

Another note on the Jaguars wrestling team's 34-33 win over Sauk Centre this past Thursday night... The Jaguars clinched the big win over the visiting Mainstreeters with a 13-4 major decision by Anthony Rooney over Tyler Walther in the 189 weight class. A loss of any sort (3, 4, 5, or 6 points) by Rooney to Walther would have resulted in Sauk Centre picking up the win. The Jaguars forfeited the final 2 weight classes to Sauk, so they needed the 4 points earned by Rooney in order to built up the 34-21 lead.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Section 5A wrestling seedings are in - Jaguars will face #5-seed Minnewaska at 6pm next Tuesday (Feb 10) in the opener at Eden Valley

The seedings are as follows:

#1- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
#2- Paynesville Area
#3- Browerville/Eagle Valley
#4- Eden Valley-Watkins
#5- Minnewaska Area
#6- Kimball Area
#7- Sauk Centre
#8- Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
#9- Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
#10- Holdingford
#11- Osakis
#12- B-B-E

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jaguars girls basketball wins at state-ranked Hancock 61-54, Boys defeat Holdingford on the road 78-51, Wrestlers pick up two dual wins in home Quad

The Jaguars girls basketball team improved to 14-7 overall, while also getting another winning streak going. They have now won three straight going into Friday night's home game against Rockford in a Central Minnesota Conference contest.

Rockford is currently 6-14 after a 61-49 win over Kimball on Tuesday night, while improving to 5-5 in the CMC.

The Jaguars boys basketball team buried Holdingford on the Huskers' court by a 78-51 margin. They improved to 7-1 in the CMC and 16-3 overall.

The Jaguars led 46-19 at halftime.

On Friday night, the boys travel to Kimball to face a dangerous Cubs team that is hovering just under .500 for the season at 7-9 overall. On Thursday night they defeated Eden Valley-Watkins (8-10) in Kimball 65-60. I label them "dangerous" as I feel they are a team capable of beating more talented teams, if they catch someone sleeping.

During their win over EV-W, Cubs junior forward Scott Nystrom drained 28 points, while also going 12-of-12 from the charity stripe. His 11th free throw was the 1,000th point of his varsity career at Kimball.

The Jaguars wrestling team picked up two important wins in their home quadrangular tonight. They beat Sauk Centre 34-33 and then Parkers Prairie 43-31. In the final dual, they fell to Paynesville 52-22. The win over Sauk was big as it pumps them up for team Section 5A playoffs, which begin next week.

In the other duals of the Quad, Paynesville beat Parkers 64-15. Sauk Centre came on strong and tagged Paynesville with a 37-24 loss while also defeating Parkers Prairie 57-15.

In other wrestling news, Eden Valley-Watkins won the Central Minnesota Conference title for 2008-2009. They wrapped up the CMC with a 36-28 win over Pierz and then a 48-19 win over Rockford. In the other dual of the EV-W triangular, Rockford defeated Pierz by a slim 40-39 margin.

More will be posted on Friday.

Area boys basketball scores:
Kimball 65, Eden Valley-Watkins 60
Howard Lake-Waverly-Win. 86, Maple Lake 57
Albany 57, Melrose Area 42
BOLD 57, Paynesville 56 (The Bulldogs' conference titles hopes were dashed by a game that was lost in the final second)
Swanville 69, St. John’s Prep 57
Royalton 65, Eagle Valley 54

Area girls basketball scores:
Holdingford 72, Pierz 56
Willmar 60, Little Falls 38
Mora 54, Albany 48 (A tough loss for the Huskies, as it essentially takes them out of the conference title race in the West Central Conference North)
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 61, Foley 52
Sauk Centre 59, Milaca 42
New London-Spicer 61, Melrose 28

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Jaguars hoops teams pick up big wins, boys 70-54 over Osakis and girls 69-40 over Maple Lake

The Jaguars girls improved to 8-2 in the Central Minnesota Conference, still two games behind leader Eden Valley-Watkins (20-1). The Jaguars are now 13-7 overall. Maple Lake fell to 4-16 overall and 1-9 in the CMC. Up next: A trip out west to Hancock on Thursday night to face the 13-1 state-ranked Owls. It's also Parents' Night in Hancock.

The Jaguars boys team, meanwhile, improved to 15-3 overall with the non-conference win over the Prairie Conference-leading Silverstreaks (8-9 overall). Up next: A trip to Holdingford on Thursday night to face the 5-12 Huskers. Holdingford was recently hammered by neighboring Class A rival Upsala 77-57. (The Cardinals are 10-5 overall against mostly Class A competition, with only two of their 10 wins coming against Class AA competition, the other being Maple Lake.)

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

This week in Jaguars sports - Radio coverage on Tuesday night via Smooth Magic 107

The Jaguars wrestling team will host two events this week, Tuesday and Thursday nights. On Tuesday, neighboring Melrose Area comes to town for a dual meet that begins at 7:30. On Thursday, Parkers Prairie, Sauk Centre, and Paynesville Area all visit the high school gymnasium for a big quadrangular. This Quad marks the end of the regular season, as playoffs begin this month.

Sauk Centre and Paynesville area both Section 5A teams, so the results of Thursday night's matches will have big implications for the upcoming section tournament, both team and individual.

I have Parkers Prairie's record at 3-6, and they are in Section 6A. I feel that Melrose, Parkers and Sauk Centre are winnable matches for the Jaguars.

The Jaguars girls basketball team has a busy three-game week. Two of the three are Central Minnesota Conference games. On Tuesday, Maple Lake (4-15 overall) comes to town for a game that the Jaguars must win, as they need to get another big winning streak going before playoffs begin in March. Last Thursday's win over Holdingford was a good start.

On Thursday, the Jaguars travel to state-ranked Hancock (12-1) for a non-conference game. It will be Parents' Night for the Owls.

On Friday, the Jaguars host Rockford (5-14 overall) for a CMC matchup. The Rockets
put a big feather in their hat last Thursday, when they beat Pierz 51-41 in Rockford.

The Jaguars are still chasing Eden Valley-Watkins in the CMC, along with Howard Lake-Waverly-Winted, who is tied with the Jaguars for 2nd place at 6-2.

The Jaguars boys basketball team also has a very busy three-game week, all on the road. On Tuesday, they travel to Osakis to face a 7-8 Silverstreaks team that is also in Section 6AA (west sub-section) this will be a big game as far as sub-section seeding goes. Even though this is the first time since the 1990s that Osakis sits around .500 this late in the season, they still are dangerous and will present a challenge to the Jaguars.

Tuesday night's game at Osakis for the Jaguars boys basketball team will be aired on Glenwood's "Smooth Magic 107" radio station, 107.1 on your FM dial. Fans can also tune in on the internet at Smooth Magic 107 at their official station website. As always, fans can expect great coverage by Smooth Magic's sports broadcaster, Dave McClurg.

On Thursday, the Jaguars are at Holdingford to face the 5-11 Huskers, whom they defeated by a big margin back in January. Holdingford is 2-5 in the CMC. They may be a different team than the one who fell 76-43 on January 20 to the Jaguars, as they beat Eden Valley-Watkins 58-39 two nights later in Holdingford.

On Friday, the Jaguars travel to Kimball to face a 6-8 Cubs team that is also 2-5 in the CMC.

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Royalton School District superintendent dies in vehicle crash

(From the St.Cloud Times)

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A school official says Superintendent John. P. Franzoia of the Royalton Public Schools has died in a vehicle crash.

Phil Gurbada is principal of the Royalton Elementary School. He says the 62-year-old died Saturday following a crash the previous night.

The State Patrol says Franzoia was driving Friday about 6:15 p.m. when he was rear-ended by a 49-year-old St. Cloud man. That driver was in jail Saturday after authorities said they detected alcohol.

Gurbada says news of the accident was "a major shock." He says he feels a lot of grief because Franzoia is such a good friend.

Franzoia worked at Royalton for more than 23 years. He was superintendent for about 18 years and high-school principal for six.

The district has about 675 students.

If the accident and death was a result of drunk driving, I hope they lock the scumbag up for a long, long time. A terrible shock for the small school district that sits up near Pierz/Little Falls. In the first year of the B-B-E Jaguars, 1988-1989, Royalton was one of our conference opponents in the old Prairie Conference, which Royalton is still a member of.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Jaguars boys basketball suffers first loss in Central Minnesota Conference play, Final score at Howard Lake 74-70 in Overtime

The Jaguars (14-3 overall) fell into a virtual first-place tie with the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers (11-3 overall). The Jaguars played a heckuva ballgame against a Lakers team that sported a big front line (6'4", 6'5", 6'7").

After spotting the Lakers a 6-0 lead to start the first half, the Jaguars fell behind by as many as eight before halftime. Going into the locker room down 31-29, the Jaguars had their chances in the second half.

With just under 7:00 left in regulation, the Jaguars pulled ahead 52-50. After both halves of regulation were complete, the score was tied at 62-62.

The Jaguars were led by Matt Goodwin's 19 points, as the junior sharpshooting guard came off the bench to fuel the offense.

Enjoy the "spring" thaw!

Area boys basketball scores:
Pierz 65, Kimball 45
Swanville 64, Eagle Valley 58

Area girls basketball scores:
New London-Spicer 86, St. Cloud Cathedral 38
Albany 66, Milaca 46
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 49, Melrose 48

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Be sure to tune in tonight to "The Train" 106.5 FM out of the Norway Lake-Sunburg area to hear the Jaguars vs. the Lakers boys basketball game

The Jaguars are fighting to stay on top of the CMC standings. Don Leukam and Bill Dean will be providing play-by-play coverage on the radio.

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Jaguars wrestlers fall on Parents' Night to Minnewaska Area

The Jaguars wrestling team fell hard to a fellow Section 5A team, the neighboring Minnewaska Lakers, by a 41-12 margin. Ten of the 14 matches were contested, with the Jaguars forfeiting two matches, the Lakers one, and the 189 class being a double-forfeit. Cole Tensen, a standout junior for the Jaguars, won an intense 1-0 decision over Cam Schaefer in the 140-pound division, a match that held playoff-like intensity for the six-minutes of action. He is now 26-5 on the season.

Senior Anthony Rooney earned his 75th career win in a 7-0 win as well against the Lakers.

The Jaguars girls basketball team was 71-61 winners against Holdingford in CMC action at home tonight. Courtesy of Bill Dean from KWLM radio, I received the following information: Sophomore Julie Hieserich had a career best 28 points. The Huskers placed most of their defensive emphasis on stopping Emily Roelike on the wing leaving Hieserich open out front. Heidi Lensing added a solid double double with 15 points and 14 rebounds while Roelike, despite the added attention, still managed to tally 12 points.

They are now 7-2 in the CMC (best record ever through 9 games in the CMC since they joined the league in 1999) and 12-7 overall.

Be sure to tune in to "The Train" 106.5 FM on Friday night for play-by-play coverage of the Jaguars vs. Lakers boys basketball game at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. Bill Dean and Don Leukam will be providing coverage of the biggest Central Minnesota Conference game this season.

Area girls basketball scores
Eden Valley-Watkins 72, Kimball Area 27
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 71, Maple Lake 26
Rockford 51, Pierz 41
Hancock 58, Battle Lake 52
Lakeview 33, Renville County West 29
MACCRAY 63, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 41
Osakis 58, Browerville 41
Sauk Centre 47, Foley 41
Upsala 77, Swanville 34

Area boys basketball scores:
Holdingford 81, Maple Lake 7
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 53, Melrose 39
Minnewaska Area 85, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 76 (a huge upset in the West Central South Conference)
Morris Area 49, Montevideo 48 (a huge win for the Tigers, played at Montevideo)
Paynesville Area 60, Yellow Medicine East 47
St. Cloud Cathedral 57, Sauk Centre 49
West Central Area 58, Barnesville 45

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Thursday/Friday night activities

First off, I want to take a moment to congratulate the B-B-E Fine Arts program, as their one-act play "The Devil in Sherman Marsh" by Don Zolidis earned a sub-section runner-up trophy last weekend. They will perform at the Section 5A meet this Saturday (Feb 7) at Sauk Centre. They perform at 8:45am. This is the first time in B-B-E history that the one-act play has earned a sub-section trophy.

On Thursday night, the Jaguars wrestling team hosts Minnewaska Area in a 7:30 dual match. The event will be covered by Glenwood's "Smooth Magic 107" (107.1 FM) and sports broadcaster Dave McClurg. You can find this online as well at Smooth Magic 107.

The Jaguars girls basketball team hosts Holdingford on Thursday night in a CMC matchup. They will be fighting to overcome a recent shooting slump that's led to losses in 3 of their past 4 games. The Huskers (3-5 CMC, 6-7 overall) will be tough, no doubt, even though they got hammered 78-42 by the Jaguars on January 13. They beat Maple Lake 76-46 on January 30.

On Friday night, the Jaguars boys basketball team travels south of Howard Lake to the new Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted high school. They will face the second-place Lakers in a big Central Minnesota Conference clash. The game will be aired on "The Train" 106.5 FM out of the Norway Lake-Sunburg area. Bill Dean and Don Leukam will provide the play-by-play and game analysis.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Jaguars girls basketball blows a 25-17 second-half lead, falls 42-36 at home to Osakis. Boys shred Maple Lake 68-41

A 12-2 run put the Osakis girls basketball team in front 33-30 in a home basketball game for the Jaguars tonight, with 3:55 left in regulation. The game was aired on 107.1 FM out of Glenwood.

The Jaguars boys basketball team continued its winning ways in the Central Minnesota Conference, after their 68-41 road win at Maple Lake tonight. Four Jaguars were in double-digits for scoring, led by Jared McCleary with 14. The Irish fell to 3-12 with the loss. The Jaguars are now 14-2 overall.

The Jaguars wrestling team fell in two matches at the K-M-S Triangular. Scores were 64-12 against Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley, and 55-15 against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. Their home match this week Thursday will be broadcast on Smooth Magic 107out of Glenwood, or 107.1 FM on your radio. Pre-match coverage begins at 7:15 from the B-B-E High School gymnasium. Go to their website to learn more about listening to the match through your computer's internet connection.

Area girls basketball scores:
Sauk Centre 53, Albany 48 (Sauk pulls into a tie for 1st place with NL-S in the West Central North Conference)
Kimball 69, Swanville 33
Minnewaska Area 52, A-C-GC 42
Maple Lake 57, St. John’s Prep 20
Holdingford 48, Royalton 30
New London-Spicer 54, Milaca 38
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 51, Mora 40
Foley 72, St. Cloud Cathedral 62
LQPV 59, Benson 51
YME 62, BOLD 33

Area boys basketball scores:
Pierz 52, Eden Valley-Watkins 46
Rockford 69, Kimball 58
Howard Lake-Waverly-Win. 82, Holdingford 43
Albany 59, Paynesville Area 48
Melrose 59, St. Cloud Cathedral 49
SC Tech 85, Willmar 84
MACCRAY 64, T-M-B 50
Dawson-Boyd 60, RTR 54
Canby 72, RCW 63

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A 12-2 run puts Osakis girls basketball in front 33-30 in a home basketball game for the Jaguars tonight, 3:55 left

The game will go down to the wire.

No report yet from Maple Lake, where the Jaguars boys basketball team is probably beating the pants off of the Irish.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Preview of Tuesday night's Jaguars varsity sports events

The Osakis girls basketball team comes to town for a game against the Jaguars for a non-conference game. The Silverstreaks are 12-5 overall and 9-0 in the Prairie Conference, in which they have clinced at least a share of the title over second-place teams Royalton and Browerville.

Osakis resides in Sub-Section 6AA-West for the playoffs, so it will be an important game to win for the Jaguars, who are still stinging from last week's losses to A-C-GC and HL-W-W.

The Silverstreaks' most recent loss was by a 51-43 margin to Minnewaska Area, a team that is currently leading the West Central South Conference and is also in Sub-Section 6AA-West. They have one common opponent with the Jaguars, that being Pierz, whom Osakis defeated 61-46 on January 20th in Osakis.

Tuesday night's home game for the Jaguars girls basketball team against Osakis will be aired on Glenwood's "Smooth Magic 107" at 107.1 on your FM dial. If you're unable to pick that up on the radio, you can tune in online at their website= Smooth Magic 107

The Jaguars boys basketball team travels to Maple Lake on Tuesday night. The Maple Lake Irish is 3-11 overall, with only one win thus far in the Central Minnesota Conference (37-33 over Kimball)... but make no mistake, the Jaguars will have to play a good game to pick up a road win in the CMC, regardless of their opponent's record.

The Jaguars wrestling team travels to Murdock for a non-conference Tri against the K-M-S Fighting Saints and Class AA Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd. The meet begins at 5:00 with the Jaguars facing off with LqPV/D-B. K-M-S most recently won the Camden Conference tournament this past Saturday, hosted at their own high school in Kerkhoven. Runner-up was Minneota, who is the 2nd-ranked team in Class A (K-M-S is rated #1.)

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

"Smooth Magic 107" to broadcast Osakis vs. B-B-E girls basketball game on Tuesday night

The Jaguars girls basketball team will face off with Osakis in a home game on Tuesday night. The Silverstreaks are 12-5, while the Jaguars are 11-6. The game will be aired on 107.1 FM out of Glenwood.

Online at Smooth Magic 107

Other upcoming coverage of Jaguars sports on Magic 107 is = February 5, Jaguars wrestling hosts Minnewaska (7:15 pre-game) - February 10, Jaguars boys basketball at Osakis - February 19, Jaguars girls basketball at Kimball Area.

Thanks to the great sponsorship of numerous B-B-E area merchants and small business owners, an extensive amount of regular season sports radio coverage will continue through February for Jaguars wrestling and boys and girls basketball.

Please note that for basketball coverage, pre-game interviews and analysis will begin at approximately 7:15, depending on how long the B-squad games last.

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