Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2009 Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch standings and 2010 Jaguars Fastpitch season preview

2009 Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch standings:
Maple Lake (13-1, 23-4 overall)
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (10-4, 11-9 overall)
Rockford (9-5, 10-11 overall)
Holdingford (8-5, 8-6 overall)
B-B-E (8-6, 11-9 overall)
Kimball Area (5-9, 8-13 overall)
Eden Valley-Watkins (1-12, 2-15 overall)
Pierz (1-13, 3-17 overall)

The Jaguars Fastpitch team opens the season on Monday, April 12 against Osakis. The Silverstreaks went 19-4 last season, the most wins in school history for their program, while also earning the Prairie Conference Championship and runner-up honors in Sub-Section 5A-West.

In the 2009 Sub-Section 5A-West playoffs, the Jaguars opened with an 11-4 win at home over Swanville before falling in the semi-finals to eventual section champion and Class A state runner-up Maple Lake.

More on the Jaguars fastpitch team will be posted later.

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Jaguars Baseball team opens season on April 16 vs. Browerville/Eagle Valley

Two-time defending Section 5A champion Browerville/Eagle Valley will be the season-opening opponent for the Jaguars baseball team on April 16.

The Broncos went 16-12 last season, placing 5th at the Class A state tournament while compiling a 7-2 playoff record. In 2008, the Broncos went 13-9 and placed 6th at state.

The Jaguars have one lone senior on the roster, Darren Wander, but will be bolstered by eight juniors who bring ample varsity experience from 2009.

  • In the Central Minnesota Conference this spring, Eden Valley-Watkins has been tagged as the favorite to win the title. They were champions in 2009, going 12-2 in the loop. The Eagles
return their ace on the mound, Tyler Geislinger, as well as some strong hitters. EV-W won the state Division II baseball title last summer, playing until the middle of August.

Pierz was hit hard by graduation but returns some solid players. They are always tough, having won the title in 2008 (12-2) to edge out B-B-E for the crown when the Jaguars finished 10-4.

Holdingford's strong junior class makes them a darkhorse, and they will be very tough for the next two seasons. The same could be said about the Jaguars, too, however.

2009 Central Minnesota Conference baseball standings:
EV-W (12-2, 16-4 overall)
Maple Lake (11-3, 15-6 overall)
Pierz (10-4, 12-8 overall)
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (9-6, 11-10 overall)
Holdingford (6-8, 6-12 overall)
B-B-E (4-10, 6-15 overall)
Kimball Area (3-11, 5-14 overall)
Rockford (2-13, 4-18 overall)

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Blast from the Past from the 2001-2002 Jaguars boys basketball season

B-B-E surges past Wildcats
(issue date, middle of February, 2002)
from West Central Tribune archives

Never count B-B-E out, as New London-Spicer found out Tuesday.

The Jaguars (15-1 overall) came back from a 13-point, first-half deficit to tip the Wildcats (7-10) 73-70 before a nearly-packed gym in New London.

"For a while, we were being so aggressive and knocking shots down," said NL-S coach Chad Schmiesing.

The Wildcats out rebounded the Jaguars on the offensive glass and held B-B-E in check for much of the first half with their defense.

"We were changing our defense around a little bit from a man to zone," Schmiesing said. "That kept them tentative."

NL-S led 21-18 after the first quarter before taking a commanding 42-33 lead into the locker room at halftime.

After the third quarter was completed, the host Wildcats led 55-46.

But B-B-E found its drive in the fourth quarter, using a 1-2-2 half-court trap and converting the turnovers into points.

Junior point guard Troy Rosengren led the Jaguars with 25 points overall and sank four three-pointers.

"Troy Rosengren said just give me the ball and I'll take care of it," said Schmiesing of the Jaguar sharp-shooter's fourth-quarter performance.

B-B-E outscored NL-S 27-16 in the fourth quarter for the improbable comeback.

B-B-E box scores: 24-of-69 field goal shooting (8-of-20 three-point shots), 15-of-23 free throws. 32 rebounds. 19 fouls.

Scoring: Troy Rosengren 25 (7 assists 5 steals), Andrew Rosengren 12 (2 3's), Ryan Koehler 11, Josh Eckstein 2, Kurt Dingmann 5 (14 rebounds), Nick Speldrich 2, Zach Dingmann 16.

NL-S box score: 28-of-65 field goal shooting (2-of-10 three-point shots),
10-of-19 free throw shooting. 36 rebounds. 18 fouls.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy falls to Ellsworth 58-53 in the Class A state quarterfinals

Section 6A champion Hillcrest Lutheran Academy had Ellsworth within striking distance in the closing minute, but went on to lose 58-53 in the Class A quarterfinals. They finish the season 23-3 overall.

Ellsworth was the Section 3A champion, having defeated a previously-undefeated MACCRAY team in the section title game.

Two more video clips from Padua's St.Patrick's Day parade

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

All five starters for the Jaguars boys basketball team are named All-Central Minnesota Conference

Named to the All-Central Minnesota Conference first team on the Jaguars boys basketball team were Kevin Kuefler (junior), Matt Goodwin (senior), and Brady Koehler (junior).

Coach Montbriand said about Kuefler (18.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.3 blocks per game, 3.1 steals per game), "Kevin was the best player in our conference. He is an exceptional leaper, who finishes strong at the basket. He really improved his outside shooting and defense this year, and played his best in the big games."

About Matt Goodwin (13 ppg, 4 rpg, 6.8 apg, 1.5 blocks per game, 3.9 steals per game), Montbriand said, "Matt was very unselfish, always looking to pass. He had great court vision and ball handling skills. At 6'5 he could see the court. He led our conference in assists and steals. He is the best defensive player I have ever coached."

Coach Montbriand said about Koehler (10 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2 apg, 1.2 blocks per game, 1.4 steals per game), "Brady is a great defensive player and strong on the boards. He can play point if needed with fine ball handling skills."

Sophomore Connor Goodwin and junior Bennett Weller were both named to the All-Conference second team.

Four of the five above-mentioned Jaguars were first-year starters for this year's team, which finished 25-4 overall, the most wins by any basketball team in B-B-E history.

Kuefler was also named to the St.Cloud Times All-Area boys basketball team, Honorable Mention.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Views from the St Patricks Day parade on March 17, sponsored by the Padua Pub, who celebrated the event's 30th anniversary in Padua

What a lovely St Patricks Day parade queen! Sorry the video is sloppy, I still haven't gotten the hang of taking pictures and video simultaneously.

Getting the parade started in Padua.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Girls State Basketball Tournament update, Championship day

Class A third-place game: Parkers Prairie 72, Northern Freeze 62.

From the MSHSL: "The Parkers Prairie Panthers have been led all season by star guard Sari Noga and the section 6A champions didn’t change their mode of operation in the season finale, using a sterling performance from Noga along the way to a 72-62 victory over Northern Freeze in the Class A Third Place Game at Concordia University in St. Paul. Noga was nine of 15 from the floor, including four of eight from three-point range, and scored 31 points in 36 minutes. Sari’s sister, Micaela, chipped in with 16 points of her own and ninth-grade forward Madison Dorn also contributed 16 points. The Freeze were led by junior guard Liza Hoglo, who was efficient from the floor (11 of 15) and scored 24 points. Two other Freeze players – Tori Davidson and MacKinzie Magner – were also in double-digits."

Friday, March 19, 2010

More video clips from the Jaguars' 57-45 win over Wheaton/Herman-Norcross in the semi-finals

Brady Koehler's monster three-point play.

**A special note...this website has now crossed the 40,000 hit mark. It has been in operation since October 2006.

Also, **New London-Spicer won the Section 6AA championship for the third year in a row. They defeated Staples-Motley 71-68 in overtime last night.

Final score from Section 6A: Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 62, Ada-Borup 56. Many doubted HLA's chances against #4-ranked Ada-Borup, but they pulled it off.

The Comets (23-2) made 12 of their final 16 free throws in the game’s final 3 minutes, 23 seconds to hold off a Cougars’ comeback.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

More scenes from B-B-E vs. HLA

Girls basketball state tournament update - Sauk Centre falls in quarterfinals to brawny Pipestone Area 52-37

The Sauk Centre Mainstreeters trailed 21-18 at halftime after holding leads of 9-6 and 18-15 in the first half.

It was all Arrows in the second half, though, and the Mainstreeters never recovered after falling behind 30-20 in the first few minutes after halftime.

Look for more notes from the Sauk Centre game on Thursday.

Other Class AA results:
Braham 61, Watertown-Mayer 52
Minnehaha Academy 56, Hawley 31 (Hawley was 28-0 coming into the game - Ouch!)
Rochester Lourdes 49, St. Peter 42

Class AAA results:
Benilde-St. Margaret's 53, Willmar 39
DeLaSalle 66, New Prague 61
Hill-Murray 66, Annandale 44
Sartell-St. Stephen 65, Bemidji 49

**'s the link to the Sauk Centre Herald's online photo gallery, where you can get links to the B-B-E boys basketball playoff photo albums =

From the Fergus Falls Journal, Hillcrest downs B-B-E, moves one game from state berth

Here's a link to the story:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

30th Annual St.Patrick's Day parade and celebration held today at the Padua Pub

The Rooney's say Hi!

Well over 200 people attended the St.Patrick's Day Parade in Padua today at 1:00. The celebrating won't stop with that, however, as events are planned into the evening with music and good eating for the whole family.

The Dave Rooney family invites everyone to come to town!

**Here's the link to the Sauk Centre Herald's online photo gallery, where you can view a photo album containing 84 pictures from today's parade =

A side note: More photos and info from the Tuesday night boys basketball game will be posted on Thursday. Heading to Girls BB State Tourney right now.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

That hurts, Jaguars fall 54-50 in the Sub-Section 6A-South championship game, finishes 25-4 overall for best-ever record at B-B-E

A few scenes from the game, more will be added on Wednesday in higher resolution. You'll be able to view over a hundred photos from the game on the Sauk Centre Herald's online photo gallery.

Plenty of fan support for the B-B-E Jaguars!

Here's a video clip taken with just over 6:00 left in the second half.

Kirby Montbriand got clobbered in the face in this clip, taken in the middle of the second half. He sank both free throws to make it a 47-44 deficit with 2:53 left in the game.

Look in the last post below to read all about the first half of the game.

The Jaguars fell behind less than a minute into the second half and were trailing 37-30 with 10:20 on the clock. They played catch-up the rest of the way.

They fought back to make it a two-point game on three different occasions but couldn't regain the lead in the closing minutes. They trailed by as many as seven points (37-30 and 39-32) after many defensive lapses.

With 4:40 left, Brady Koehler fouled out.

At the 4:14 mark, Kevin Kuefler's two-of-two free throw performance made it a 42-40 game.

With under 2:00 left a free throw by Kevin Kuefler made it 47-45 (Comets) and that was as close as the Jaguars got.

The Jaguars finish on a low note to what was otherwise a sparkling season, finishing 25-4 overall, the best ever season in B-B-E history.

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy won for the 12th time in a row, improving to 22-2 overall. The Comets struggled with their field goal shooting against a rugged Jaguar 2-3 zone defense, including free throw shooting (15-30) throughout the night, missing 6 of their last seven free throw opportunities in the game.

Their defense is what won the game, though, with Coach Montbriand stating the following to the West Central Tribune after the loss, "That’s the best defense we’ve played against this year. They had a relentless man-to-man defense. They challenged every pass."

Hillcrest held B-B-E to just six field goals in the second half. Overall, the game was tied four times and the lead changed hands eight times in the game.

Hillcrest will now face Ada-Borup (27-1) for the Section 6A championship at seven o'clock Friday night at Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, in Moorhead.

A more complete game recap and photos from the game will be posted on Wednesday.

**At halftime at St.John's University, NL-S leads Albany 45-41. The Wildcats destroyed the Huskies in the second half, winning 87-62!

**At halftime at Concordia College, Ada-Borup leads Norman County West 31-8. Final score: Ada-Borup 55, Norman County West 29.

In Sub-Section 6AA-West, the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers lost 57-43 to Staples-Motley in a rematch of last year's sub-section championship won by Morris. The Tigers (25-3) trailed 9-0 right out of the gates and 24-19 at halftime. They were as close as 30-27 in the second half but never really threatened after that point.

Section 5AA results:
Foley 69, Maple Lake 50 (Irish finish the season 20-9 after going 5-22 last year)
Sibley East 57, Mayer Lutheran 55

Section 5A results:
Isle 57, Barnum 49
Sebeka 68, Nevis 48

This is awesome news, the Smooth Magic 107 (Glenwood) radio station has reported that tonight's streaming audio broadcast of the Jaguars game had the highest number of "listeners" pulling up the game on the internet since the 2008 State Volleyball tournament. I believe they can have up to 50 listeners at once before their broadband is maxed out.

In a wild first half, Jaguars Boys Basketball takes 26-25 lead at halftime of sub-section championship vs. Hillcrest Lutheran Academy

It truly is an all-out dogfight as the Jaguars are battling the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets of Fergus Falls in the Sub-Section 6A-South championship game.

After the Jaguars scored the first bucket of the night, the Comets answered right back with a three-pointer to take their first lead of the game with 2 1/2 minutes gone at 3-2.

They went up 5-2 before the Jaguars scored three unanswered shots to go up 8-5. The points came from Matt Goodwin's jumper in the lane, a hard-charging drive by Kevin Kuefler, and then a neat one-handed floater in the lane by Goodwin.

A three-point play by the Comets tied it at 8-8 with 10:01 on the clock.

The Jaguars' offense caught fire over the next couple minutes, sparked by Kuefler's three-point play and a tip-in basket down low, then a breakaway layup from Bennett Weller that began with Goodwin's steal. The Jaguars led 15-9 and appeared to have the momentum solidly on their side.

Another three-point play from Kuefler with 7:42 on the clock made it an 18-12 lead. A frustrated Comets' head coach called a timeout.

Soon out of the timeout, the momentum switched back to the Comets, who hit a three-ball from the top of the key and then four straight free throws to go in front 19-18 with 4:43 left.

Connor Goodwin's paint shot stopped the run and put the Jaguars back on top 20-19 a mere 10 seconds later.

Kuefler's 12-foot jumper put the Jaguars up 22-20, and then Kirby Montbriand's 2-of-2 trip to the line for a bonus free throw chance gave them a four-point lead with under two minutes remaining before halftime.

The Comets scored in the paint with 90 seconds left, then re-gained the lead with 33 seconds left on a three pointer.

With the Jaguars crowd on their feet and the whole B-B-E side holding their breath, Kuefler went up for a mid-range jumper with 11 seconds left, draining the shot and putting his team ahead 26-25 going into the break.

What a first half of basketball!

Game On tonight at the University of Minnesota Morris P.E. Center, as the Jaguars will take on Hillcrest Lutheran Academy for the sub-section title

bTip-off is at 6:00pm at the University of Minnesota-Morris P.E. Center for the Sub-Section 6A-South championship.

Fans can listen to the game three ways:

1 - online at, where you'll need Windows Media Player to listen via your internet connection.

2 - Glenwood's Smooth Magic 107FM (107.1)

3 - Norway Lake's The Train, 106.5FM

Cheer on the Jaguars as they look to win the school's fifth boys basketball sub-section crown in B-B-E history.

Tonight is the Jaguars' 8th appearance in a sub-section championship game. They've won four of seven previous trips to a sub-section final.

In Dave Montbriand's 17 seasons as head coach, he has guided the team to all eight sub-section title game showings. Current assistant coach Brad Goodwin coached the first two B-B-E teams from 1988-1990, and from 2005-2008 Ryan Davis and Chuck Thompson were the head coaches.

1992 - loss to Rocori
1997 - win over Underwood
1998 - win over Paynesville
2002 - loss to Ortonville
2004 - win over Osakis
2005 - win over Wheaton/Herman-Norcros
2009 - loss to New London-Spicer
2010 - TBD

Their 25-3 record is a new school record for wins in a season, breaking last year's 24-5 record, which broke the 23-4 record of the 2001-2002 squad.

The 13-1 CMC record is the most wins ever in a conference. 12-2 was the old mark set in 2001-2002 and repeated last year.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Scouting information on the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets boys basketball team

Here are a few links for recent stories on the Comets:

Their 70-45 win over C-G-B, from the Fergus Falls Journal =

Their 67-45 playoff opening win over Brandon-Evansville, held in Fergus Falls =

An article on their 70-45 win over C-G-B on Craigolsonsports.Com =

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy has been one of the top teams in Class A along the western side of Minnesota for the past decade or so.

In 2003, they lost 53-52 in the Sub-Section 5A-North championship to Battle Lake, who lost to Hancock (3rd place Class A) in the section finals. They had split in Little Eight Conference play with the Battlers and finished 18-6 overall.

In 2004, they finished 14-8 overall and were upset by Henning in the first round of playoffs.

In 2005, they finished 12-9 and lost in the first round of playoffs to Parkers Prairie.

In 2006, they lost 51-43 in the 5A-South semi-finals to Bertha-Hewitt, finishing 17-10 overall.

In 2007, they went 19-7 and lost to Browerville in the sub-section semi-finals.

In 2008, they finished 21-7 overall after winning the Sub-Section 6A-South championship before losing to Norman County East in the section finals. The Comets had a 30-26 lead at halftime of that game.

Last season, they had a rare losing season, going 10-13 and losing the first round playoff game to Henning.

**This season, the Comets went a perfect 12-0 in Little Eight Conference play. They were one game out of the championship in 2007-2008, finishing 9-3 in the loop behind 10-2 Parkers Prairie.

The Comets were Little Eight Conference champions in 2006-2007 (10-2), runners-up in 2005-2006 (10-2), and Co-Champions with Battle Lake in 2002-2003 (10-2).

Another section Final Four berth for the Jaguars Boys Basketball team, the second in a row, as they defeat Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 57-45

Senior Matt Goodwin sank this driving layup through three defenders early in the second half.

The B-B-E crowd at UM-Morris was huge!

The Jaguars boys basketball team advanced to the Sub-Section 6A-South championship game with a 57-45 win over Wheaton/Herman-Norcross on Saturday afternoon at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

The game was controlled by the Blue and Silver the whole way, although the Warriors had a couple "pushes" to narrow the deficit that the Jaguars had them in the whole game.

An early 10-2 lead was built by the Jaguars, then 10-4, and at the 12:25 mark, Matt Goodwin broke free on the arc to launch the team's first three-pointer for a 13-4 lead.

A three-point play by Brady Koehler brought a 16-6 score with 12:00 left in the first half.

The Warriors hung around for most of the first half, and another shot by Goodwin put the Jaguars on top 28-19 with 6:35 on the clock.

A three-point play by Kevin Kuefler at 3:17, with one of his trademark spin moves in traffic, made it 33-23.

The #4-seeded Warriors scored the final four points before halftime. 33-27 Jaguars.

More notes from both halves of the game will be added later.

The Jaguars will now take on Hillcrest Lutheran Academy next Tuesday night, March 16, at 6:00pm at UM-Morris.

The Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets are 21-2 after completely mauling #3-seed Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 70-45 in the other semi-final game yesterday at UMM. The Comets, who won the Little Eight Conference without breaking a sweat (12-0 record, 2nd place was Battle Lake at 8-4), average about 65 points a game and play very fundamentally sound basketball. They are the real deal.

The Jaguars certainly have the stuff to play with them and even defeat them, but it will be all-out war. The Comets' only losses of the year are to Park Christian (72-47 on Dec. 19) and to Oak Grove Lutheran of Fargo (69-61 on Feb. 6).

This is what's scary: On March 5, just a little over one week ago, the Comets hosted C-G-B and managed to get past the Wolverines 67-58 in a hard-fought battle.

Much more information on the HLA Comets will be posted later today.

Kuefler hits another tip-in bucket to start the scoring for the Jaguars in the second half.

Up in Sub-Section 6A-North, a shocking upset took place between #6 seed Norman County West and #2 seed Park Christian, as the heavily favored and state-ranked (#9 Class A) Falcons went down in flames at Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, by a 54-51 margin. Park Christian shot only 9-of-17 from the free throw line! Ouch.

NCW (14-14) takes on top-seeded, #4 state-ranked Ada-Borup (26-1) next Tuesday night at 6:30pm at Concordia College. The A-B Cougars defeated #4-seed Norman County East (18-9) 57-47 in the other semi-final last night. A-B led NCE 18-6 in the first half and hung on while NCE made a second-half charge and whittled the deficit to a 50-45 game with 6:31 left.

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A look around the area for boys basketball playoffs...

Section 6AA:
Albany 81, Melrose 60
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 63, West Central Area 59 OT (what a shocker, I'll add more on this game later)
New London-Spicer 79, Pierz 46 (NL-S led 37-25 at halftime and were never challenged)
Staples-Motley 49, Breckenridge 37

Section 3AA Final Four round:
Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 61, Montevideo 57
Windom Area 52, Pipestone Area 48

Section 5AA:
Foley 59, St. Cloud Cathedral 56
Maple Lake 64, Zimmerman 61 (a great win for the Irish and for the CMC)
Sibley East 58, Watertown-Mayer 57

Section 3A Final Four round:
Ellsworth 69, Hills-Beaver Creek 54
MACCRAY 78, Minneota 66 (MACCRAY is 28-0)

Section 5A:
Barnum 67, Northland 51
Isle 66, Cromwell 49
Nevis 60, Bertha-Hewitt 49
Sebeka 73, Upsala 53

A look to the past...
Beginning in 1992, when they duked it out with a state-ranked Rocori team in the Sub-Section 5A-3 championship game at Halenbeck Hall in a 48-35 loss, the Jaguars have advanced to sub-section finals a total of eight times. 1992, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, and now 2010. Coach Montbriand has been in charge every one of those seasons. In fact, in eight of his 17 seasons as head coach at B-B-E, he's brought his team to a sub-section final.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jaguars boys basketball is on the air today, catch the action on Smooth Magic 107 (online too) as well as the Train 106.5 FM

The Jaguars boys basketball team's playoff game with Wheaton/Herman-Norcross will be covered by both Glenwood's Smooth Magic 107 FM (107.1) and Norway Lake's The Train, 106.5 FM.

Tip-off is at 1pm at the University of Minnesota-Morris P.E. Center.

If you aren't within range of the radio stations, you can listen to the Jaguars on your high-speed internet connection! This is an awesome way to follow the Jaguars from anywhere in the world.

Click here **** to visit the Smooth Magic 107 website, and then scroll down to the radio broadcast schedule where you see the Saturday March 13 game. Then click on the blue "headset" logo and follow the directions from there to pull up streaming audio via Windows Media Player.

The Jaguars take on the 15-8 Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Warriors this afternoon in the Sub-Section 6A-South semi-finals.

A win advances them to next week's sub-section championship, set for Tuesday night at 6pm at the UM-Morris P.E. Center.

Results and information from the game will be posted on Sunday morning.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Area girls basketball section final results

**Here are some other scores from tonight's section championship girls basketball games around central/southwestern Minnesota:

Section 2A championship:
Buffalo Lake-Hector 53, Granada-Huntley-East Chain 44
The Mustangs led 23-18 at halftime, then fell behind 30-23 right away in the second half. They recovered nicely, though, and hit five-of-six on free throws in the final 35 seconds to secure their first-ever State trip in girls basketball at BL-H. Incredibly, BL-H was only 3-22 two seasons ago!

Section 5A championship:
Barnum 82, Sebeka 37

Section 6A championship:
Parkers Prairie 66, New York Mills 47 (Sari Noga had over 30 points)

Section 5AA championship:
Watertown-Mayer 49, Eden Valley-Watkins 43

Section 6AA championship:
Sauk Centre 59, Staples-Motley 44
The Mainstreeters cruised out to a 16-0 lead at Halenbeck Hall and never looked back. After leading 30-11 at halftime, the Mainstreeters battled hard as the Cardinals made some rallies, at one time closing the gap to 50-38 with 3:26 on the clock.

Strong free throw shooting down the stretch sealed the win for Sauk Centre, as they won their first-ever section championship in girls basketball.

Visit the Sauk Centre Herald's sports blog to read more on the game:

Section 8AAA championship:
Sartell 64, Alexandria 62, OT!

More will follow early Saturday morning.

Thoughts from the Wheaton-Herman/Norcross head boys basketball coach on their win over Hancock

An exclusive interview with the W/H-N boys basketball coach...

"We played pretty well throughout the whole game. We held one of the best scorers in Western Minnesota Brendan Foss to 13 points, 12 below his average. We played pretty good team defense, making Hancock shoot 6/29 from the 3-point line. We also dominated the boards 41-20, which gave us a the opportunity to slow their transition game. Thomas Pederson and Riley Wilson both had double-doubles for us. Thomas had 20 and 10, while Riley was 10 and 13 rebounds respectively. We are by far playing our best basketball right now. BBE will be a huge challenge to us, but I think size wise we should at least be close to matching up with them. Our teams have two completely different styles of playing. I guess the team that can control the tempo will have the advantage."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jaguars Boys Basketball survives a first-round scare from #8-seed Henning, blasts the Hornets with a strong second half in a 63-37 win

The Jaguars boys basketball team improved to 24-3 tonight with a win over a pesky Henning Hornets team.

The Jaguars slogged it out in the opening minutes of the game, in which the score stood at 10-10 with just over 11 minutes gone in the game.

Matt Goodwin took charge, scoring three straight buckets to give the Jaguars a 20-12 lead.

At halftime the score stood at 24-16, and the Jaguars led 36-26 with just under 10:00 remaining in the second half.

Finally they opened things up and managed to hold Henning (11-16) to 21 second-half points, winning by the wide final margin.

The #1-seeded Jaguars boys basketball team will face the #4-seeded Wheaton-Herman/Norcross Warriors this Saturday at 1pm at the University of Minnesota-Morris P.E. Center in the Sub-Section 6A-South semi-final round.

Hopefully the Jaguars will show up with their game face on, as they learned tonight that taking any team lightly is a formula for disaster in the playoffs.

Wheaton-Herman/Norcross blew away a very good Hancock team tonight in their playoff opener, winning in Wheaton 58-36. The Warriors built a big first half lead and were up 38-21 at halftime. It was a rubber match between the two Pheasant Conference rivals, as they beat one another on the other's home court during the regular season. On January 19, Hancock won in Wheaton 57-52, and on February 23, the Warriors returned the favor and then some by blowing away the host Owls 79-59.

The 15-8 Warriors defeated a very good West Central Area team 57-48 on March 5 and have won four games in a row. They've also played #3-seed Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley tough in two Pheasant Conference games.

It will be all out war on Saturday. Bring the whole neighborhood and plan some caravans to Morris for Saturday morning. The Jaguars would love a big crowd behind them at UMM!

Other results from Section 6A:
Ada-Borup 80, Waubun 54
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 45, Battle Lake 35
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 67, Brandon-Evansville 45
Norman County East 72, Lake Park-Audubon 59
Norman County West 45, Barnesville 43
Park Christian 76, Ulen-Hitterdal 48

Section 5AA results, with two CMC teams picking up playoff wins:
Foley 48, Meadow Creek Christian 39
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 49, Glencoe-Silver Lake 46
Maple Lake 66, Eden Valley-Watkins 54
Mayer Lutheran 74, Litchfield 69
Sibley East 68, Rockford 29
St. Cloud Cathedral 59, Milaca 38
Watertown-Mayer 78, Norwood-Young America 49
Zimmerman 57, Kimball Area 45

Section 6AA results, with West Central Area knocking off Minnewaska:
Albany 78, Holdingford 37
Breckenridge 67, Osakis 55
Melrose 56, Sauk Centre 53
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 72, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 42
New London-Spicer 61, St. John's Prep 25
Pierz 64, Paynesville Area 50
Staples-Motley 80, Benson 58
West Central Area 67, Minnewaska Area 55

Section 5A results:
Barnum 64, Royalton 50
Bertha-Hewitt 55, Swanville 46
Cromwell 66, Hill City 64 OT
Isle 62, East Central 41
Nevis 77, Menahga 61
Northland 58, McGregor 48
Sebeka 68, Pine River-Backus 30
Upsala 86, Eagle Valley 67

Here's a comment from a fan who saw the WCA-Minnewaska game last night:
WCA held Minnewaska to around 36% shooting for the game, and made Minnewaska earn those 55 points, which was 11 points under the Lakers' average per game. The Knights scored the first four points of the game, and never trailed throughout. West Central Area frustrated the Lakers, with some outstanding defensive work. It seems the Knights found their comfort level much sooner than did Minnewaska, and I don't know if the Lakers ever got comfortable on their home floor. Around midway through the first half, WCA started to pull away, getting on a 14-2 surge to go up 33-14 with three minutes remaining in the half. While Minnewaska reduced the margin to 17 at the break, the Lakers never had that series of possessions where they could go on a 12-2 run or something like that. The closest the Lakers got after halftime was seven points with under four minutes remaining, but the Knights got a lay-up or two against full-court pressure, plus some free throws to salt the game away.

I had some Minnewaska Laker fans come up to me after the game, wondering what went wrong (not that I'm any guru, with all the answers). West Central Area won the battle on the boards by about 8-10 rebound margin (including around 17 offensive rebounds), mixed in with the fine defensive performance, plus balanced scoring. This was not the Sam Richards show by any means! Four players, including Sam, scored between 12 and 16 points. When you get balanced scoring, out-rebound your opponent, plus you get more hustle plays in your favor, it all adds up to a win. I'm one who walked away from the gym not thinking what Minnewaska did wrong, but what West Central Area did right. My hats off to Coach Hunter and the Knights Basketball team!

For West Central Area to have a shot against Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Saturday, the Knights are going to have to have some composure, try to hold their own on the boards, and not get frustrated if the Tigers go on a run. Plus shoot better than 50% from the free throw line! 16 misses from the stripe (out of 32 attempts in the win Thursday evening) won't cut it against Morris/C-A Saturday night. Morris/C-A won by 20 over West Central Area earlier in the season. Let's find out if it's more competitive at UMM on Saturday.

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Jaguars Basketball is on the air, 106.5 FM - takes an early 20-12 lead after a sluggish start

The Jaguars boys basketball team had a horrible start to their playoff opener tonight, and after 10 minutes had been played they led only 8-7.

Yes, that's right 8-7!

Matt Goodwin lighted things up with three straight buckets to put the Jaguars up 20-12 with just over 2:00 left before halftime.

The game is on 106.5 FM the Train.

Out west in Sub-Section 6AA-West, the #5-seeded West Central Area Knights are throttling the host #4-seeded Minnewaska Area Lakers, taking a 33-17 lead with 2:30 left before halftime.

More will follow later

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Scouting information on the Henning Hornets boys basketball team

The Henning Hornets boys basketball team won their play-in round game of Sub-Section 6A-South on Monday night despite shooting only 33% from the field. They were helped by a victory in turnover department, as Underwood had 22 turnovers compared to only 12 for the Hornets.

Henning defeated Underwood 49-45. The Rockets (10-15) came back from an early first half deficit to post a 25-22 lead at the break.

Click the following link to read a story at about the Henning vs. Underwood playoff game:

Henning started the season with a close 48-47 win over Underwood, ending up 2-2 four games into the season. Then they hit a six-game losing streak, which was highlighted by losses to some of the toughest competition in western Minnesota that included Park Christian, Bertha-Hewitt, and Barnesville. After that, they went 8-6 to finish the regular season with a 10-14 overall record, including 5-7 (5th) in the seven-team Park Region Conference. The PRC includes the state-tournament caliber teams of Sebeka and Bertha-Hewitt.

Make no bones about it, Henning will be tough and the Jaguars will have to be on their toes in order to avoid the upset.

Henning finished the 2008-2009 season 14-11 overall, including a 1-1 record in post season play. They were 7-5 in the Park Region Conference, good for third place behind co-champions Sebeka and Bertha-Hewitt.

Last year's 14-11 season was Henning's first winning season since 2002-2003, when they finished 15-10 overall.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

It's March Madness time for the #1-seeded Jaguars Boys Basketball team - Girls basketball playoff results posted below

Outstanding teamwork displayed by this year's Jaguars boys basketball team has lifted them to a #1 playoff ranking for the first time since the 2002-2003 season.

The B-B-E Jaguars boys basketball team takes a 23-3 record into the Sub-Section 6A-South quarterfinal round this week Thursday, when they will host the #8-seeded Henning Hornets in a 7:00pm game.

Henning hosted and defeated #9-seeded Underwood (10-15) in the play-in round on Monday night by a 49-45 margin. The Hornets will be no slouch either, having an 11-15 record with a quality win over Battle Lake, along with pretty decent fights with high-octane teams such as Hillcrest Lutheran Academy and Bertha-Hewitt.

After a grueling week and weekend with the state wrestling tournament mashed together with some basketball playoffs, I took a much-needed break from the blogging. I'm back at it, and regular updates will follow throughout this week, leading into any and all future Jaguars boys basketball playoff games. Let's hope there's lots of 'em!

Back to playoff girls basketball action...
New London-Spicer was dethroned as Sub-Section 6AA-East champions tonight by a determined and well-oiled machine called the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters. The Maroon and White from north of Elrosa put on a defensive clinic, disrupting passing lanes and getting in the face of every shot the Wildcats put up.

Halftime: Sauk 23, NL-S 17. Final score: Sauk Centre 45, NL-S 32!

During the second half, sophomore sensation Kali Peschel broke the Sauk Centre girls scoring record, which was 1,177 entering the game. A free throw set the new record, and Peschel finished the game with 1,178 career points.

For comparison on playoff histories of New London-Spicer and Sauk Centre, NL-S won sub-section/district titles in the following years (and maybe more in this time span, I just don't remember them all)

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2009.

Plus a bunch in the 1970s and 1980s.

Finally, Sauk Centre has one under their belt.

*B-B-E's girls basketball team even earned a couple themselves since the 1988 merger, under the old two-class system, in 1993 and 1995, under Coach Michelle (Marthaler) Perkins. They were also sub-section champions in Class A in 2005.

Sub-Section 6AA-West title game: The Benson Braves (21-7) had their strong post-season run ended at the hands of the Staples-Motley Cardinals (24-5) at UM-Morris, falling 56-52 after having a six-point lead during the second half.

Staples-Motley will take on Sauk Centre at Halenbeck Hall (SCSU) this Friday night at 6:30pm for the Section 6AA championship.

Out west in Section 6A-South... The Hancock Owls were stung in a very heartbreaking 43-42 loss to top-seeded Parkers Prairie.

After five minutes were gone in the game, the Panthers were up 8-0. A Bree Holleman three-pointer put the Owls on the board, and with 10:21 left before halftime, a three-pointer by Illissa Koehl made it a 10-8 deficit. A 17-foot bucket by Aria Walstad tied the game at 11-11 with 7:45 on the clock. Game on! Parkers Prairie had missed five straight field goals at that point, and would ultimately miss eight in a row before finding the bottom of the net from the floor.

Two free throws from Hancock's Kendra Schmidgall put the Owls up 13-11 with 5:02 on the clock. The Panthers' standout U of M Gophers recruit, Sari Noga, made four straight free throws and then a three-pointer to swing the momentum back in favor of Parkers Prairie, putting Hancock into an 18-13 hole.

Schmidgall's putback shot at the 2:59 mark made it 18-15, after the Owls went almost five minutes without hitting a field goal.

A putback by Micaela Noga made it a five-point game, and with 40 seconds left, her older sister Sari hit two free throws to cap the first half scoring. Parkers Prairie 22, Hancock 15 at the break.

The Panthers went up 25-15 early in the second half before Schmidgall hit five unanswered points to start an Owls' rally. Parkers Prairie went up 27-20 and then Schmidgall drained two more field goals within the span of 45 seconds to make it 27-24.

An Illissa Koehl college-length three point shot with 12:22 left in the game brought the Owls within one, down 28-27.

With six minutes left in the game, Hancock trailed 38-32.

The Owls went on a 7-1 run — helped by Illissa Koehl’s four points — to tie the game with four minutes left.

Parkers Prairie took a 42-39 lead with a three-pointer from Micaela Noga, but Hancock answered with a basket from Kendra Schmidgall one minute later and a free throw from Bree Holleman with 1:46 left.

Then the Owls milked the clock with the game tied to about eight seconds left, when Parkers Prairie got the ball back after a loose ball went out of bounds.

Noga drove into the lane on the inbounds, picked up a foul and made 1-of-2 shots to give the Panthers a one-point lead with less than two seconds left.

Hancock’s last-second attempt didn’t get close to the rim.

Parkers Prairie will face New York Mills in the Section 6A championship game this Friday night at UMM.

Over in Section 5AA:
Eden Valley-Watkins 39, St. Cloud Cathedral 29
Watertown-Mayer 66, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 51 (Royals led 25-24 at halftime)

What an impressive win for Tom Jansen's Eagles ballclub! It's Eden Valley-Watkins' first sub-section championship since 2006, when they placed 4th at the state tournament. (Hannah Linz's freshmen season)

Eden Valley-Watkins is now 13-14, having won 11 of their last 15 games. They started the season 2-9. It's just crazy that B-B-E swept EV-W (for the first time ever) in Central Minnesota Conference action, the Jaguars went 0-1 in Class A playoffs and the Eagles are now one win from the state tournament.

They will be heavy underdogs against the W-M Royals, but don't ever count out a Tom Jansen-coached team!!!!

Hats off to HL-W-W for playing in their fifth straight sub-section championship game, as well as winning the Central Minnesota Conference title for the first time ever.

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Odds & Ends

The Jaguars B-squad boys basketball team won 57-45 at Eden Valley-Watkins in their final game of the regular season.

The Jaguars boys basketball team hosts Henning or Underwood on Thursday night at 7pm in their Sub-Section 6A-South playoff opener. The Jaguars take a 23-3 regular season record into the playoffs, the best-ever a B-B-E team has had in regular season play.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Top seeds all win in Sub-Section 6AA-East and Section 6A-South girls basketball playoffs

Hancock, Parkers Prairie, Sauk Centre, and New London-Spicer all won tonight in girls basketball playoff action.

Section 6A girls basketball playoffs:
Hancock 48, Brandon-Evansville 44
New York Mills 53, Ada-Borup 42
Parkers Prairie 57, Battle Lake 37

Out in Sub-Section 6AA-West... Benson is leading West Central Area 69-61 with 1:15 left in overtime! What a game, out at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

Benson led 57-55 with 3:49 remaining in regulation, which ended with the game tied at 60-60. Benson gained an early 63-60 lead in overtime and then led 69-61 with 75 seconds on the clock.

Final score: Benson 72, West Central Area 65 OT.

I heard that Benson shot under 50% from the free throw line with over 30 attempts and also had 27 turnovers. That's called winning ugly!

Section 6AA girls basketball playoff scores:
Benson 72, West Central Area 65 OT
New London-Spicer 43, Pierz 22
Sauk Centre 78, Holdingford 42
Staples-Motley 65, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 32

Section 5AA girls basketball playoff scores:
Eden Valley-Watkins 51, Kimball Area 39
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 38, Providence Academy 35 OT
St. Cloud Cathedral 55, Zimmerman 30
Watertown-Mayer 63, Rockford 47

Section 5A girls basketball playoff results:
Barnum 76, Isle 40
Bertha-Hewitt 62, Pine River-Backus 37
Northland 51, East Central 49
Sebeka 82, Upsala 59

Eden Valley-Watkins takes a 12-14 record into the Sub-Section 5AA-North championship game. Their sub-section is very weak this season, but nevertheless they are in the sub-section title game for the eighth straight year! (The Eagles were in the sub-section final as a member of Section 3A in 2003 when they lost to Wabasso, then lost in the sub-section final to New London-Spicer in 2004 after moving to Section 5AA.)

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, the 2009-2010 Central Minnesota Conference girls basketball champions, will play in a sub-section championship for the 5th straight season. They lost in 2006 and 2007 to Eden Valley-Watkins, and have since then won two sub-section titles along with two straight trips to the Class AA state tournament.

Out west on Saturday afternoon, number-three seed Hancock defeated number-two seed Brandon-Evansville 48-44, coming back from a deficit to earn their third sub-section championship berth in the last four seasons. They had a six-point lead in the final minute and were able to overcome ill-timed turnovers down the stretch. They'll take on state-ranked and top-seeded Parkers Prairie in the Sub-Section 6A-South championship game next Tuesday night at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

March Madness is heating up! Gotta love it.

Some late notes on the Pierz vs. Albany girls basketball game from Little Falls radio sports broadcaster Rick Grammond = "Simply put, every Pierz player probably played their best game of the season. Pierz had lost by 51 to Braham and 30 to Rockford in their last 2 games prior to the Albany game. The Pioneers led by 12 (33-21) at halftime, saw Albany make a mini-run to get the lead down to 8 midway through the 2nd half, but then back-to-back 3's on consecutive Pierz possessions pushed the lead back to 14. Pierz had their biggest lead of 18 at one point, and Albany was just never able to mount a serious comeback. Congrats to Coach Rick Sczublewski, who earned his 400th career win with the victory."

More updates is coming on Sunday.

Travis Winter takes 5th place! Wins by fall (3:44) over Brady Wersinger of Benson

Travis Winter and Brady Wersinger lock horns for a very competitive 5th-place match at 160-pounds.

Coaches Vos and Richards give Travis a pep talk as he makes his comeback in the second period.

A nice-size group of B-B-E fans and wrestling parents cheered Travis on to the big win.

Travis Winter capped his senior season with a fifth-place finish at the Class A State Wrestling Tournament, winning by fall in 3:44 over Brady Wersinger Benson in the 160-pound division.

Just under a minute into the first period, Travis gave up a takedown to bring a 2-0 deficit. Late in the first period, he earned an escape to bring a 2-1 score going into the second period.

He ultimately got Wersinger on his back on a few different occasions, then stuck him after 3:44 had elapsed.

What a way to finish his outstanding wrestling career at B-B-E!

An online photo gallery of Travis Winter's match can be found at the Sauk Centre Herald's website:

A Youtube clip from the match.

Some historical updates... A couple days ago I missed that T.J. Kampsen (Class of 1999) made the semi-finals. He finished 6th his senior year, making the semi-finals before falling to the fifth-place bracket with a couple losses.

Also, Mike Felling transferred to Hutchinson and did not graduate in 2002 from B-B-E. He placed 5th as either a freshmen or sophomore for B-B-E, in 1999 or 2000.

His older brother Danny (Class of 1998) placed 5th his senior year, coming back through the wrestlebacks to earn hardware.

So the list of B-B-E Jaguars wrestlers who had semi-final berths in the state tournament is as follows: Brendon Bogart (state champion) and Kermit Hanson (state runner-up), both Class of 1990 - T.J. Kampsen (6th), Mike Felling (5th), Travis Rath (6th), and now Travis Winter (5th).

Look for more updates later today.

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Friday, March 05, 2010

Both Jaguars wrestlers at state end up going 0-2 today, Travis Winter loses 6-2 in consolation finals

Travis Winter lost 6-2 to Sean Huls of Pierz.

On Saturday, Winter will wrestle for 5th place in the 12pm session, facing Brady Wersinger of Benson.

In the 189-pound bracket, John Gusewelle of Sauk Centre put on one heckuva show against K-M-S's Joel Bauman. I didn't hear a final score, but Bauman won even though Gusewelle had him on his back at least once. The crowd erupted in wild applause when Gusewelle put the takedown on Bauman. It would have been a sight to see!

More will follow on Saturday, including video/photos from Winter's fifth-place match.

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Jaguars Boys Basketball finishes 13-1 in the Central Minnesota Conference, defeats Eden Valley-Watkins by 12 in regular season finale

The Jaguars finish the season 23-3 overall and 13-1 in the Central Minnesota Conference. It sets new school records for wins overall in the regular season (23) and wins in a conference schedule (13).

Final score at Eden Valley was B-B-E 58, Eden Valley-Watkins 46. As expected, it was a tough game even though the Eagles entered with only seven wins on the season (they finished 7-19 overall).

Central Minnesota Conference boys basketball scores:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 59, Rockford 45
Maple Lake 57, Kimball Area 37
Pierz 73, Holdingford 37

What a game this had to have been!
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 62, New London-Spicer 58 OT (NL-S led 16-8 early, then the lead got cut to 18-13 in the final minutes of the first half)

A shocking upset in boys basketball...
Barnesville 63, Ada-Borup 57 (A-B suffers their first loss of the season, now 24-1)

Games involving Sub-Section 6A-South boys basketball teams:
Hancock 57, Brandon-Evansville 52
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 57, West Central Area 48

More will follow later.

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Cole Tensen loses in the third period, drops out of state - Travis Winter loses 10-5 but remains alive for Saturday's action

Cole Tensen lost by fall in the third period of his wrestleback match tonight, after leading most of the match. It was a tough way to finish a fine season.

Travis Winter, meanwhile, lost in the Class A semi-finals by a 10-5 decision. He will face Sean Huls of Pierz later tonight in a wrestleback final match. The winner goes for 3rd place tomorrow, the loser will vie for 5th place.

Out of Minnewaska Area, both Cam Schaefer and Brandon Manderscheid won their matches to stay in the running.

More updates will follow later tonight.

Jaguars Boys Basketball vs. arch-rival Eden Valley-Watkins is on the air tonight, covered by Smooth Magic 107FM of Glenwood

Tune in tonight, pre-game begins at 7:15pm with Dave McClurg providing play-by-play coverage from Eden Valley.

You can also listen online by going to and listening through your Windows Media Player.

A win by the Jaguars would give them sole possession of the 2009-2010 Central Minnesota Conference championship.

The Jaguars boys basketball team has tied the record for most wins in the regular season, as they sit at 22-3 after the blowout win over last-place Holdingford on Tuesday night. Their 12-1 record in the Central Minnesota Conference also ranks as the best-ever through 13 games on the league schedule.

A win tonight at Eden Valley would break the record for most wins in a conference (set in 2002 at 12-2 and then tied last season) while also setting a new regular season win record.

All that talk of this or that school record means little, however, to this team's aspiration of taking sole possession of the conference and setting their sights on a deep playoff run.

They earned the #1 seed in Sub-Section 6A-South on Wednesday morning, and will host a quarterfinal round game next Thursday night at 7pm. The opponent will be either #8-seeded Henning or #9 Underwood.

The Jaguars, who have a 4-0 record against section opponents during the regular season, average 74.3 points per game.

Top competition in the sub-section will come from 18-2 Hillcrest Lutheran Academy and 18-3 Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley.

In the north half, undefeated Ada-Borup (24-0), Park Christian of Moorhead, Barnesville, and Norman County East are all potential Section finalists.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Cole Tensen keeps his state hardware dreams alive, wins 4-2 in the wrestlebacks

Tensen signs his paperwork following his 4-2 win.

Cole Tensen defeated Casey Nunn (30-9) of Frazee by a 4-2 decision. He built a 4-1 lead after the first period, battled through a scoreless second period, then hung on in the final period by only giving up one escape to bring the final margin.

He stays alive in the consolation bracket of the Class A 145-pound division. He will face either Grant Hegge of Southland or Ryan Brady of Royalton/Upsala in the Friday night wrestleback semi-finals.

A video clip of the final half minute or so of the 4-2 win by Cole Tensen in the wrestleback quarterfinals.

The following link has a collection of a number of Jaguars sports video clips:

Look for more updates throughout the day on Friday.

Shifting to girls basketball playoffs...

Section 6AA east and west half girls basketball playoff results:
Benson 68, Osakis 31
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 43, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 40
New London-Spicer 48, Paynesville Area 20
Pierz 64, Albany 50
Staples-Motley 71, Breckenridge 33
West Central Area 68, Minnewaska Area 43

Section 6A south and north half girls basketball playoff results:
Ada-Borup 48, Norman County West 42
Barnesville 69, Waubun 34
Battle Lake 35, Underwood 34
Brandon-Evansville 74, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 28
Hancock 81, Ashby 50
New York Mills 74, Park Christian 48
Norman County East 64, Lake Park-Audubon 30
Parkers Prairie 70, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 35

Section 5AA north and south half girls basketball playoff results:
Eden Valley-Watkins 39, PACT Charter 35 OT!
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 62, Glencoe-Silver Lake 41
Kimball Area 52, Foley 39
Providence Academy 36, Mayer Lutheran 19
Rockford 74, Litchfield 69
St. Cloud Cathedral 43, Milaca 23
Watertown-Mayer 70, Norwood-Young America 55
Zimmerman 48, Maple Lake 41

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