Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Coming Friday night - It's Saints vs. Cubs in Elrosa as the hometown squad looks to continue their winning ways in the Stearns County League

Below, the Saints record the final out in the top of the 9th inning against New Munich last Friday night, as they clinched the division title with the 7-3 win.

Here's this weekend's Stearns County League schedule:
Friday night at 8:15pm:
Elrosa hosts Greenwald
St.Martin hosts Farming

Saturday at 1:30pm:
Meire Grove visits Spring Hill for a 1:30pm game.

Sunday at 1:30pm:
Richmond at Lake Henry
New Munich at Roscoe
Spring Hill at Meire Grove

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lake Henry sneaks past Roscoe 4-3 on Saturday

The Lakers hold onto first place in the Stearns County League South division with the win.

This weekend's SCL baseball results:
Lake Henry 4, Farming 0
Greenwald 4, Meire Grove 2


Friday, June 25, 2010

Elrosa Saints clinch regular season Stearns County League North division title, defeat New Munich 7-3 under the lights tonight

Elrosa Saints catcher Steve Mueller sits at home after catching the 8-2 throw from center fielder Mike Whittemore and is about to tag Paul Sand for the third out to get out of the top of the second inning.

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team upped its division record in the Stearns County League North to 10-1 with a 7-3 win over a gritty New Munich Silverstreaks team.

The Saints led 2-0 after the first inning and 6-1 after three innings were complete.

Ethan Vogt picked up the win on the mound with seven innings of pitching duties.

New Munich falls to 3-8 in the SCL-North, clinging to fourth place in the division.

Elrosa's next action in SCL play is again at home, next Friday night (July 2) against Greenwald.

Introducing Elrosa's lineup before the game...

This weekend's SCL amateur baseball schedule:
Saturday - Roscoe at Lake Henry (1:30pm)
Sunday - Lake Henry at Farming and Meire Grove at Greenwald, both 1:30pm

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Storms run through the area - severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 6pm for western Stearns County

At 5:27pm, radar indicated a several pockets of severe thunderstorms, capable of producing quarter size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60mph, located throughout central Minnesota. Belgrade and Elrosa are in the path of one of these systems, the heart of which passed over the B-B-E area around 5:30 today.

Hopefully it all blows through before the Elrosa - New Munich game tonight!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Coming on Friday night - Elrosa vs. New Munich in a Stearns County League North division clash

First pitch is at 8:15pm on Friday night in Elrosa.

The Saints are 9-1 in the SCL-North, while New Munich is 3-7 in the division. A win by Elrosa will guarantee them a top seed for the playoffs, as well as the SCL-North regular season title.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Elrosa Saints win 1-0 at Richmond!

Amateur baseball rookie Mike Whittemore, shown hitting in an earlier season game, has provided the Saints a spark on offense while also earning his stripes on the pitching mound this season, when he earned a win against Meire Grove last weekend.

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team improved to 9-1 in the Stearns County League North division with a 1-0 win at Richmond today.

The Royals fell to 5-5 in the SCL-South division.

Elrosa now prepares for a tough battle next Friday night under their home lights of Saints Field, when division rival New Munich comes to town for an 8:15pm game. The Silverstreaks are 3-6 in the SCL-North.

SCL results today:
Farming 8, Roscoe 3
Lake Henry 6, New Munich 1
Spring Hill 15, Greenwald 9

At Greenwald, the host Cubs jumped out to a 4-1 lead after four innings were complete. Spring Hill began clawing back, tying the game 5-5 in the sixth inning and then bolting in front over the final three innings. The Chargers improve to 6-4 in the SCL-South, fighting to hold onto second place in the division against Meire Grove, who was idle this weekend and is 4-5 in the league.

SCL division playoffs are on the horizon in mid-July.

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Another round of Stearns County League amateur baseball games on tap this weekend

Result on Friday night: Lake Henry 5, St.Martin 4 (Lake Henry pulls into the top spot in the SCL-South with the win over the rival Martins) The Lakers improved to 8-1 with the win, while the Martins fell to 9-2.

Sunday's SCL games:
Farming at Roscoe
Lake Henry at New Munich
Elrosa at Richmond
Spring Hill at Greenwald


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Eden Valley-Watkins caps perfect season with a state championship today

The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles baseball team finished the season 27-0 after defeating Sebeka 7-4 in the Class A state championship today at Target Field in Minneapolis. They came back from a 3-1 deficit that stood after two innings were complete. The Trojans (21-6) led 4-1 before the Eagles made their run.

The Eagles won the Central Minnesota Conference championship earlier this season.

It is the first state championship for Eden Valley-Watkins since 2005, when their football team won the Class AA state title after going 6-2 in the regular season.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Amy Knutson finishes 10th out of 87 golfers at the Class A state golf meet

What an awesome finish for two members of the Jaguars girls' golf team today at the Class A state golf meet in Becker. Junior Amy Knutson finished in a two-way tie for 10th overall by carding a 44 and a 43 for a two-day total of 180. Not far behind in the totals was teammate Peyton Miller, who finished with a 191 after carding a 46 and 50 today. In the final standings, Miller finished in a three-way tie for 27th. Both moved up in the standings from the Day 1 results.

**Update at 6:37pm...Hats off to the Minnewaska Area Lakers girls' golf team, who won their fifth straight Class AA state championship today in Jordan. They finished as champions with a 15-stroke cushion over runner-up Red Wing.

The Class A boys golf meet was called on Thursday due to the inclement weather coming through central Minnesota. The scores from Day 1 stood as the final results. Ortonville, the Section 5A team champion, won the state title by a 321-311 stroke margin over runner-up Southwest Christian of Chaska.

More on that will follow later.

Class A baseball tournament:
Eden Valley-Watkins 6, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 0 (quarterfinals result)
Sebeka 12, Southland 3
Sebeka 5, Deer River 4
Eden Valley-Watkins 14, Mayer Lutheran 3

*Sebeka and undefeated EV-W (24-0) will meet in the state championship game on Friday.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

B-B-E's golfers have a great opening day at state

Junior Amy Knutson shot a 48 on the front nine at the main Pebble Creek Golf Course, then followed that with an even-better 45 on the back nine for a first day score of 93. Teammate Peyton Miller shot a 50 on the front nine and then a 45 on the back nine for a first day score of 95.

Knutson ranks in a seven-way tie for 18th place, while Miller sits in a five-way tie for 29th. Both are competing in their first state golf tournament. A total of 87 girls golfers are in Class A.

Junior Kelsey Ross of Osakis leads the Class A field with a first-day score of 75.

Corey Tonn's first-day score was an 86. He shot a 41 on the back nine and then a 45 on the front nine. Corey tees off at 11:49am tomorrow.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Class A state golf meet is on Wednesday and Thursday this week

Corey Tonn, Amy Knutson, and Peyton Miller will represent the Jaguars' varsity golf teams at the Class A state golf meet this week. The event will be held at the Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker.

Knutson tees off at 8:24 on Wednesday morning, then Miller at 8:51am. After noon, Corey Tonn starts his run at the state golf meet at 12:43pm.

Look for updates to come on Wednesday night.

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A few scenes from the 2010 SCL-Cornbelt League All-Star amateur baseball game this past Friday night

Introducing the Stearns County League team at the All-Star game in St.Martin on Friday night.

The Star Spangled Banner is played before the game.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Elrosa survives a second battle with Meire Grove, wins 3-2 at home

Stearns County League scores on Sunday:
St.Martin 9, Roscoe 2
New Munich 1, Spring Hill 0
Elrosa 3, Meire Grove 2
Lake Henry 8, Greenwald 3

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Cornbelt League defeats the Stearns County League 12-6 in the annual All-Star game on Friday night

The Cornbelt League jumped out to an early 8-2 lead and maintained the lead the rest of the way on Friday night, winning by a final score of 12-6 over the Stearns County League in the annual All-Star game.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saints vs. Grovers on Sunday! In Elrosa at 1:30pm

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Osakis meets undefeated Eden Valley-Watkins tonight in the Section 5A baseball championship

The Osakis Silverstreaks pulled off a 7-6 win over Ogilvie on Wednesday night to advance to the Section 5A finals today against Eden Valley-Watkins.

The Silverstreaks had to defeat the Eagles twice to earn a state tournament berth.

On Thursday night, the Eagles kept their undefeated streak alive with a 3-0 win over Osakis in the section championship. It is their first trip to the state baseball tournament since 2001.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Area prep playoff results on Monday night

Section 5AA baseball:
Orono 7, Maple Lake 2 (Irish season is over)

Section 3A baseball:
Adrian 8, Renville County West 5
Murray County Central 10, Canby 6

Section 5A baseball Final Four:
Eden Valley-Watkins 4, Ogilvie 0 (Eagles' are in the 5A championship)
Osakis 10, East Central 2 (Osakis and East Central meet tonight in the loser's bracket final)

EV-W defeated Osakis 12-2 in the Sub-Section 5A-West championship game on June 3.

Section 6A baseball Final Four:
Parkers Prairie 11, Pine River-Backus 1
Sebeka 9, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 7

Section 6AA baseball Final Four:
Paynesville Area 2, Little Falls 1
Rocori 4, St. Cloud Cathedral 2

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Class of 2010 graduates at B-B-E

Rachel Anderson speaking to her class at the graduation ceremony today at the B-B-E high school.

Rachel Anderson and Travis Winter receive their awards.

Part of Rachel Anderson's commencement speech during graduation on June 6.

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Elrosa Saints win 10-0 in seven innings against visiting Farming in Stearns County League action

Dustin Breitbach comes back to the dugout after scoring in the sixth inning.

Elrosa's amateur baseball team was all smiles after a great day at the office today, defeating Farming 10-0 in seven innings of work.

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team won in shutout fashion over Farming in a Stearns County League game today, winning 10-0 in shortened innings on the home diamond.

The Saints (7-1 SCL-North) led 4-0 after three innings and then tacked on four runs in the bottom of the sixth to salt it away. Dustin Breitbach struck out the side in the top of the 7th to end the game early.

They now prepare for a home game against league rival Meire Grove next Sunday (June 13) at 1:30pm at Saints Field.

Elrosa starter Dustin Breitbach records another strikeout against Farming, this coming during the top of the 7th inning.

SCL results today:
Spring Hill 3, Roscoe 2 (13 innings!!)
Richmond 7, Greenwald 0
Meire Grove 4, New Munich 1 (Grovers are back to .500 at 4-4)

In the Spring Hill/Roscoe game, Corey Schoenberg’s suicide squeeze with one out in the bottom of the 13th scored Eric Schoenberg with the winning run.

Also, this Friday night is the annual Stearns County League/Cornbelt League All-Star game, hosted by Ray Weber Field in St.Martin beginning at 8:15pm.

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Coming up on Sunday in Stearns County League amateur baseball action

SCL games on Sunday, June 6 at 1:30pm:
Roscoe at Spring Hill
Greenwald at Richmond
Farming at Elrosa
New Munich at Meire Grove

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Friday, June 04, 2010

A great day on the links results in three Jaguars' golfers advancing to the Class A State Tournament - the most ever for B-B-E in one season

Corey Tonn in action at the Sub-Section 5A-North meet on May 28; he placed 5th at the Section 5A meet today.

Senior Corey Tonn, junior Amy Knutson, and seventh grader Peyton Miller all advanced from the Section 5A meet today to the Class A state golf tournament.

Tonn is the first Jaguars' boys golfer to advance to state since 2005, when then-senior Steven Hurst went in the two-class format and finished 7th individually.

Also, for the third straight year, the Jaguars' girls golf team will be represented at the state tournament. In 2008, Megan Herickhoff and Whitney Bertram both competed at state; in 2009, Bertram went for the second time.

  • Top finishers for the Jaguars at the Section 5A tournament in Benson:
Corey Tonn carded an 80, good for 5th overall on the boys' side
Peyton Miller carded a 91, good for 4th overall on the girls' side
Amy Knutson carded a 95 - it avenges the "narrow miss" she endured as a freshmen, when she missed out on going to state by one stroke at the Section 5A meet in '08.

The 2010 Class A state golf tournament will take place at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, MN, on Wednesday-Thursday, June 16-17. On both days, tee-off times are at 7:30am.

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Jaguars' boys and girls golfers tee off this morning at the Benson Golf Course in the Section 5A meet

The Jaguars' boys golf team has a good chance at advancing to the state tournament, which would be a first in B-B-E school history.

Meanwhile, two members of the Jaguars' girls golf team are competing at sections as well. Junior Amy Knutson and seventh grader Peyton Miller will compete for a chance to go to state. Knutson is in her second trip to the Section 5A tournament, as she went as a freshmen with the Jaguars girls golf team, who were sub-section runners-up in 2008.

By 4:00pm I will post who is advancing to the state tournament.

Section 5A girls' fastpitch championship:
Barnum 3, Osakis 0

Section 6A girls' fastpitch championship:
Menahga 1, Parkers Prairie 0 (Panthers narrowly miss out on advancing to 3 state tournaments this year - they went in volleyball last fall and took 3rd in basketball in March)...making it tougher was the fact that the Panthers swept Menahga on April 27 in a Park Region double-header. Menahga takes an 11-14 overall record into the state tournament next week

Section 6AA girls' fastpitch championship:
Rocori 5, St. Cloud Cathedral 4 (10 innings)

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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Osakis fastpitch is blanked by Barnum in Section 5A winners' bracket final 6-0

The Osakis Silverstreaks fastpitch team, Sub-Section 5A-West champions, lost to the 5A-East champion Barnum Bombers 6-0 in the winners' bracket final of the Section 5A tournament on Wednesday night. The Silverstreaks then defeated Kimball Area 17-7 to advance to the Section 5A championship series.

In a losers' bracket final, Kimball had defeated Braham 5-1. The Cubs finished their season 11-11 overall.

The games took place on Wednesday night at Whitney Park in St.Cloud.

Sub-Section 6AA-West baseball results:
Paynesville 10, Litchfield 2 (Paynesville meets #1-seed Rocori in the title game at 7pm in St.Cloud tonight - Thursday.)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Section 5A track and field meet is underway - Lennard Krebs takes 2nd in the 200-meter Dash finals

Lennard Krebs is shown winning his heat in the 200-meter Dash preliminaries.

Senior Lennard Krebs qualified for the 100 and 200-meter finals, while Shyan Kuefler performed in the Long Jump finals.

In the 200-meter Finals, Lennard Krebs placed second (23.40 seconds). He ran to a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter Finals (11.64 seconds).

Lennard Krebs races in the 100 meter Dash preliminaries.

Kuefler, a sophomore, ended up in 5th place in the Long Jump with a best jump of 16 feet, 3 inches - good for a Section 5A medal.

Shyan Kuefler jumps in the Long Jump finals round.

Ben Borgerding, a junior, took 7th in the Pole Vault (10-ft 9 inches).

Grant Bell placed 11th in the 3200 meter Run (10:57) - David Rodgers finished 16th with a time of 11:57.99.

In the 1600 meter Run, Bell placed 14th with a time of 5:00.84. The champion in that event from Annandale ran a 4:24! Crazy. The Section 5A meet record is 4:22, ran by a Rocori athlete in 1996.

Team-wise, the Jaguars' boys track and field team placed 19th out of 27 squads at the meet with 13 points - good for a tie with the Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball Area athletes.

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Coming up today - Section 5A track and field meet at St.John's University

Sophomore Shyan Kuefler advanced to the Section 5A meet in the Long Jump, after placing fourth at the Sub-Section 5A-20 meet (14-10).

The Section 5A track and field meet begins at 11:00am at Clemens Stadium in Collegeville.

Lennard Krebs, Ben Borgerding, Shyan Kuefler, David Rodgers, and Grant Bell will represent the Jaguars' track and field program at sections.

Here's their schedule:
Ben Borgerding Pole Vault - 11:00am
Shyan Kuefler Long Jump preliminaries - 11:00am
Lennard Krebs 100 meter Dash preliminaries - 11:40am
Lennard Krebs 200 meter Dash preliminaries - 12:45pm
Lennard Krebs Long Jump preliminaries - 1:00pm
Grant Bell 1600 meter Run - 2:15pm
David Rodgers/Grant Bell 3200 meter Run - 4:25pm

  • **A note about girls' golf playoffs...Two Jaguars' girls golfers will compete in the Section 5A meet this Friday, junior Amy Knutson and seventh grader Peyton Miller. Results from the Sub-Section 5A-North meet were not sent out for the girls' golfers until yesterday.

Amy Knutson tees off at 9:30, while Peyton Miller tees off at 9:40. Miller tied for second place at the sub-section meet last Friday with a 95. Knutson was not far behind, as she carded a 100. Medalist was Kelsey Ross of Osakis with a 79.

On the boys' side at Section 5A, the Jaguars' boys golf team starts out at 9:00am when Jackson Gregory hits the links at the Benson Golf Course. His squad, who was led by Corey Tonn's 78 (good for individual runner-up), has a very real shot at advancing to the state tournament.

Ortonville won the boys' side at the Sub-Section 5A-South meet, with Dawson-Boyd coming in as runner-up. On the girls' side at Sub-Section 5A-South, Ortonville was also team champion, while MACCRAY came in as runner-up. Those four teams will advance to the Section 5A meet.

Area fastpitch playoff results:
Redwood Valley 3, Benson/Hancock 1 (B/H finishes 3rd in Section 3AA)
Edgerton 7, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 1 (K-M-S finishes 3rd in Section 3A)
The Section 5A tournament was postponed until tonight at Whitney Park in St.Cloud.

Area baseball playoff results:
Sub-Section 5A-West
Osakis 7, Upsala/Swanville Area 5
Eden Valley-Watkins 13, Royalton 2 (5 innings, Eagles are 21-0!)

Sub-Section 6AA-West
Rocori 13, NL-S 1
Litchfield 6, Melrose Area 2
Paynesville Area 12, Minnewaska Area 1 (5 innings, Bulldogs are 14-7)
Albany 9, Sauk Centre 2 (#4 beats #5 seed)

Sub-Section 6AA-East
Holdingford 4, Pierz 3 (#5 beats #4 seed, Pioneers finish 12-8)

Sub-Section 5AA-West
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 6, Rockford 2
Maple Lake 8, Annandale 4 (Irish are 14-5)

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