Thursday, May 31, 2012

Two Jaguars are state-bound in golf!

Freshmen Peyton Miller tied for third place overall, and junior Jordan Wieberdink earned fourth place as both members of the B-B-E Jaguars girls' golf team earned tickets to the Class A state golf meet.

Check back for more updates later tonight.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

B-B-E 4x200 boys' squad medals at Section 5A meet

At St. John's University today, the 4x200 relay team for the B-B-E Jaguars boys' track and field team earned fifth place (1:36.53) to garner medals at the Section 5A meet.

The 4x800 relay team took seventh with a finish of 8:55.62.

Daniel Rooney running in the 4x800 relay race today at St. John's University...

Tyler Tensen running his leg of the 4x800 relay race today.
More updates will follow on Thursday. Click on the following link to see my photo gallery including some of the 13 B-B-E athletes who competed at the section meet today. Other photos are included of other newspapers I trade sports photos with.

**Best of luck to the B-B-E golf teams on Thursday, when they travel to Benson for the Section 5A meet. State tournament trips are on the line!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Area baseball playoff scores tonight

Rockford 5, Litchfield 3 (Rockford is the #7 seed, while Litch was the #2 seed in Section 5AA)
Sauk Centre 3, Pequot Lakes 2 (Mainstreeters get 1st playoff win since 2008 in a 10-inning game)
St. Cloud Cathedral 6, Paynesville Area 0
Melrose Area 3, Staples-Motley 1 (Melrose is the #7 seed in SS-6AA-West; S-M was the #2 seed) Browerville 3, Kimball Area 0
Maple Lake 8, Becker 3
Benson 2, New London-Spicer 1
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6, Minnewaska Area 5
Albany 3, Little Falls 2 (8 innings, a huge upset for the Huskies)

B-B-E's Speech and Drama programs hosting year-end banquet tonight

The B-B-E Theater Company and Speech Team will host their annual celebration banquet tonight at the Padua Pub. A meal will begin at 6 p.m., with a program to follow around 6:30 p.m. A great deal of excitement surrounds the programs, especially after the Speech Team hauled home considerable hardware from the State Speech meet in April.

Also noteworthy: the Section 5A track and field meet begins at 10:30am tomorrow at St. John's University.


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday roundup for Stearns County League amateur baseball games

Meire Grove 3, Lake Henry 1 (11 inn.) Farming 6, New Munich 2 Roscoe 4, Greenwald 1

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Web article at the Sauk Centre Herald has been updated regarding the school bus-car accident

Click on the link to read the initial details, a few updates, a link to a photo gallery with 50 pictures from the accident scene and also see two photos and one 43-second long video clip:

Friday, May 25, 2012

Jaguar baseball team blanked in playoff opener

St. John's Prep defeated the B-B-E Jaguar baseball team 3-0 in the Sub-Section 5A-West quarterfinal round tonight in St. Cloud. The game was broadcast on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood in D-Mac's final play-by-play coverage of any B-B-E action during the 2011-12 school year. (Thanks, D-Mac, for all your work this year on behalf of the B-B-E Jaguars and the fine businesses who support your coverage!)

The Jaguars finish with a season record of 9-12, while the Johnnies improve to 13-6 heading into the semifinal round next Tuesday in Cold Spring. In another quarterfinal game, top-seeded Browerville eliminated Osakis 3-1 at the Elrosa Saints diamond this afternoon.

Other information will be posted on Saturday. Time for a break!

Area baseball playoff scores on May 25:
St. Cloud Cathedral 8, Holdingford 1
Osakis 5, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 0
Albany 8, Pierz 1
Kimball Area 2, Upsala/Swanville Area 0
Paynesville Area 4, Foley 0
Eden Valley-Watkins 2, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 0 (a mild upset; the Eagles were seeded #7; K-M-S was the #2 seed)

Area fastpitch playoff scores on May 25:
Albany 6, Little Falls 1
Eden Valley-Watkins 7, Kimball Area 2 (both advance to the Section 5A Final Four; the Eagles, now 14-7 overall, are the Sub-Section 5A-West champions; Kimball Area is now 8-14)

It was a traumatic day for me to see the scene of that bus accident. While I didn't have any children on the bus, my heart sank and I was quite shaken up as I walked through the grassy ditch by Highway 55 and saw "B-B-E School District #2364" painted on the side of the bus. Thank God, none of the kids were seriously injured. Before gathering myself and getting to the work at hand, all I could think about was the terrible experience the students went through while being guided off of the bus and transported to the Glacial Ridge Health System in Glenwood approximately two miles south of the scene.

Parents, can you hug your children too often? I don't think you can.

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Car rear ends B-B-E bus near Glenwood

Click on the link to read the initial details and see two photos and one 43-second long video clip:

The link I posted earlier today led to a short track and field article. That has been corrected on Friday night.

(Below) A short video clip from the scene of the accident...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Jaguar boys' and girls' golfers advance to Section 5A!

Aaron Roelike drives on hole number 13 at the Minnewaska Golf Club today. He is one of only two seniors on this year's golf team.

Both B-B-E golf teams advanced to the Section 5A meet that takes place next Thursday in Benson.

It's the first time that's happened since 2008. Quite an accomplishment for the golf program!

The boys' squad tied Osakis for second place when the final tallies came in. On the tiebreaker, B-B-E won with their fifth-best score beating the Silverstreaks' fifth-best score.

West Central Area won both sub-section titles.

In a related accomplishment, B-B-E's Peyton Miller won the Sub-Section 5A-North individual championship by earning the medalist title today. Fellow teammate Jordan Wieberdink was fifth overall.

More will follow later.

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Exciting races for the sub-section golf championships are underway

It's neck-and-neck between Osakis, B-B-E and West Central Area for the boys' championship in Sub-Section 5A-North. With the first round completed, Osakis led with a score of 176, followed by WCA at 177 and B-B-E at 181.

The B-B-E girls' golf team is faring well on their end of the competition. With the first round complete, they held a score of 229 compared to front-runner WCA's 220.

More will follow later.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wow! Jaguar track and field teams advance 13 to Section 5A

It's the largest group of athletes that B-B-E has ever sent to the Section 5A track and field meet, which is where the program has competed in for state tournament berths since 1982.

More details to follow.

Tough news out of Grove City, as the A-C-GC Falcons baseball team defeated the Jaguars 5-4 in the final game of the regular season. A side note...Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood will broadcast the playoff opener on Friday at Dick Putz Field between the B-B-E Jaguars and St. John's Prep.

Area fastpitch playoff results on May 22, with the losers being done for the season:
Eden Valley-Watkins 11, Osakis 7
Little Falls 12, Paynesville Area 9
Albany 6, Holdingford 3
Redwood Valley 4, New London-Spicer 0
MACCRAY 12, BOLD 2 (6 inn.)
Ottertail Central 4, Minnewaska Area 2
Delano 4, Rockford 1
Annandale 2, Maple Lake 0

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Central Minnesota Conference teams sweep the Prairie Conference out of the Section 5A playoffs

Final scores from Minnewaska Area High School tonight:
Kimball Area drubbed Browerville 9-5
Eden Valley-Watkins 11, Osakis 7 (game was tied 5-5 after 6 innings)

Once again, B-B-E Elementary draws high rankings in state testing results

The B-B-E Elementary was rated as a "Reward" school in the top category of state testing results in the latest release by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Hats off to all the parents, students and staff at the school. It's a joint venture in earning such high honors.

By the way, Sub-Section 5A-West baseball seeding is out, and the Jaguars were ranked #6 out of 9 teams. They open playoffs at #3-seed St. John's Prep (12-6, 9-5 Prairie Conference) at 5 p.m. this Friday night.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Boys' golf is in action in Sauk Centre today

The Jaguars boys' golf team competes in a five-team meet at the Sauk Centre Country Club today. Action begins at 1:00pm.

Also, parents of 3rd-6th grade baseball players...don't miss out on the Belgrade/Brooten Summer Rec program signup tonight at 6:00pm at Quisberg Park in Brooten. The cost is $45 and it includes a uniform. Further details are forthcoming as their seasons get underway.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

The gap is narrowed to 2,300 votes in the KSAX Athlete of the Year race

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team trails Cael Lorentz of Browerville by about 2,300 votes as of 18:19 hours on Sunday night. The gap was over 3,000 votes 8 hours earlier today. **Keep voting! And be sure to spread the word on your Facebook walls and e-mails. The gap is not insurmountable! **Voting ends at noon on Tuesday, May 22.

Click on the following link to place your vote. This is the link to share... 
...thanks for the support! 

**Update at 19:45 on Sunday night: the gap is down to 544 votes! Then at 20:06, the B-B-E basketball team was in first place again with a 242-vote lead. No time to rest on your laurels, though.

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(Herald video clip) Michelle Sanders pitching a no-hitter in the playoff opener

Video from last Thursday's playoff opener for the B-B-E Jaguars fast pitch team:

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Keep voting! The boys' basketball team trails Cael Lorentz by 3,000 votes of 10:00am on Sunday, they're 3,000 votes behind!

Here's the link to click on and vote:


Friday, May 18, 2012

Fantastic news on the Jaguar girls' golfers

After today's results came in from the final Central Minnesota Conference meet at Shamrock by Corcoran (the meet hosted by Rockford), Peyton Miller and Jordan Wieberdink of the B-B-E Jaguar girls' golf team landed spots on the All-CMC squad. The fine tradition of excellence in high school golf continues, something all B-B-E fans can be proud of.

The B-B-E boys' and girls' golf teams now gear up for the Sub-Section 5A-North meet next Wednesday at the Minnewaska Golf Club.

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Jaguars fastpitch loses sub-section quarterfinal game

Osakis, the second-seeded team in Sub-Section 5A-West, won 12-2 in five innings today against the B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch team. It marks the third year in a row that the Silverstreaks have knocked the Jaguars out of the playoffs in the sub-section quarterfinals.

Outstanding athletic careers for three great B-B-E athletes came to an end with the loss. Michelle Sanders, Raeann Sorenson and Amy Bast have all been a part of the varsity fastpitch team since the 2008 season...five years ago when they were just eighth graders.

Their leadership and talent will be missed.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jaguars fastpitch wins playoff opener, baseball drops two at HL-W-W

The Jaguars fastpitch team won their playoff opener via shut out for the second straight year.

The Jaguars fastpitch team led 9-0 after 4 1/2 innings were in the book tonight against St. John's Prep in the Sub-Section 5A-West play in round. The final score was 10-0 in a five-inning game.  They've now won every playoff opener since 2004. Up next: a trip to #2-seed Osakis for a quarterfinal round game tomorrow (Friday) at 5:00pm.

At Winsted, the Jaguars baseball team lost 6-2 and 13-5 to slip below .500 for the first time this season. They did finish 7-7 in the Central Minnesota Conference, good for fourth place alone. It's their best mark in the CMC since the 2008 season, when they finished as runners-up with a 10-4 record. Maple Lake won this year's title with a 13-1 record; their lone loss was to B-B-E. Pierz clinched second place with a 3-2 win at Rockford tonight.

Area baseball scores on May 17:
Melrose Area 11, Sauk Centre 4 (Mainstreeters led 4-2 after the 1st inning and then faded fast)
New London-Spicer 11, Minnewaska Area 5
Maple Lake 8, Holdingford 1
Rockford 16, Pierz 2
Upsala/Swanville Area 13, Eagle Valley 1
Paynesville Area 7, Albany 6 (Bulldogs clinch a share of the WCC-North title)
St. John's Prep 6, Royalton 0

In other news, the Minnewaska Area school district ended both the soccer and cross country programs at a special school board meeting on Wednesday night. Beginning next year, the fall sports at Minnewaska will consist of girls' tennis, girls' swimming and diving that is paired with Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta, volleyball and football. It is really big news in my opinion, and in the case of soccer, the move to cut the sport should have taken place years ago due to declining enrollment and budgetary issues they've had since 2002.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jaguar fastpitch opens playoffs at home - and don't forget about the KSAX "Athlete of the Year" voting!

The Jaguars fastpitch team received the number seven playoff seed in Sub-Section 5A-West in this morning's coaches' vote. They host #10-seed St. John's Prep in a play in round game at 5:00pm on Thursday. If they win, they travel to #2-seed Osakis the following day.

In the past seven seasons, the Jaguars have hosted a playoff opener six times. In 2007, they opened the playoffs as the #6 seed at #3-seed Osakis and won a 17-6 blowout on their way to a sub-section
runner-up finish and a Section 5A Final Four berth.

**Update on Wednesday afternoon...I learned that the B-B-E boys' 4x100 and 4x800 relay teams won first-place titles at the Central Minnesota Conference championships in Holdingford yesterday. Not all results have been reported yet.

Click on the link to see a short video on the KSAX finalists for the Athlete of the Year award:

Here's the direct link to the voting:

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Eden Valley-Watkins completes series sweep of the Jaguars baseball team

The Jaguars lost at Eden Valley-Watkins by a 6-0 score to fall to 9-8 overall and 7-5 in the Central Minnesota Conference. They play in Winsted on Thursday against HL-W-W in a doubleheader starting at 4:00pm.

That's all I've got for updates from today's B-B-E action.

Area fastpitch results on May 15:
Albany 5, Melrose Area 0 
Minnewaska Area 9, Sauk Centre 0 (Albany & Minnewaska share the 2012 WCC-North title)
NL-S 4, Paynesville Area 3
Maple Lake 8, Holdingford 0

Check back tomorrow for more.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Fastpitch, baseball scores on May 14

Area fastpitch scores on May 14:
Eden Valley-Watkins 14,  B-B-E 7
Holdingford 8, Pierz 0
Maple Lake 4, Rockford 0
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 5, Kimball Area 1
Ottertail Central 4, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 0
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6, Browerville 4 (Browerville's 2nd loss of the year)
Sauk Centre 11, New London-Spicer 6 (6 innings; Mainstreeters score 8 runs in the 4th inning)
Osakis 3, Melrose Area 1
Albany 4, Paynesville Area 0

Tomorrow the Jaguars fastpitch team hosts HL-W-W in a doubleheader at 4:00pm. The Lakers are 9-7 overall and 5-7 (6th) in the Central Minnesota Conference.

Area baseball scores on May 14:
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 6, New London-Spicer 5
K-M-S 7, Central MN Christian 1
Maple Lake 8, Rockford 6 (*Maple Lake locks up the CMC title by themselves)
HL-W-W 2, Kimball Area 1

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Doubleheader baseball game this Thursday is in Winsted

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted hosts varsity baseball games in Winsted this year. Directions to the park, from Howard Lake Journal sports reporter Aaron Schultz, reads as follows: 

"This year they are playing in Winsted. Right on the main drag, CO RD 1. If you head south out of Howard Lake into Winsted you can't miss it. It's right in the middle of town."

HL-W-W hosts B-B-E this Thursday in a doubleheader beginning at 4:00pm. The Jaguars are in a right race for the number two seed in Sub-Section 5A-West behind Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. Browerville, who is 15-1, is the likely number one seed.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stearns County League baseball scores on May 13

Spring Hill 9, Lake Henry 3
Richmond 6, Farming 1
Meire Grove 6, Greenwald 2
New Munich 6, Elrosa 5

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Happy Mother's Day

What a beautiful day!

All the moms at church service at East Norway Lake Lutheran church got flowers at the end of service today...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

B-B-E Jaguar fans...keep voting for the "Athlete of the Year" at KSAX.COM!

Here's the link:

Obviously by now the best vote is for the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team, as voting for any other option will give the Browerville wrestler a chance at winning it. Cael Lorentz, a third grader at Browerville elementary school, is a very good youth wrestling athlete, but by no means should he win the award over a state champion varsity basketball team. I have no idea when the voting will end. I was told by KSAX that the results of the final round of voting (the top 10) would end on Friday, May 11.

Daniel Rooney is a moment away from grabbing the baton from his brother Patrick during the final hand off of the 4x100 relay race in Melrose on Thursday night. At left is Terrence Ellis of Sauk Centre. The Mainstreeters won the race with a time of 46.06 seconds, while the Jaguars came in second with a time of 46.94 seconds.

Up next for the Jaguar track and field teams: the Central Minnesota Conference championships next Tuesday at Holdingford beginning at 3:30pm. 

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Coach Montbriand is awarded Coach of the Year honors

Video from the Smooth Magic 107 athletic banquet on Wednesday night at the Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood...

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Absolutely pure, naked corruption brought us the Minnesota Vikings stadium deal

Warning: reading the attached column will tick you off and make your blood boil! I know I can't wait to work to defeat Governor Mark Dayton in 2014...

Click to read what I'm talking about:

Don't forget...we still owe our 400+ public school districts across the state billions of dollars. Billions!! Where was the leadership of our state officials to provide a revenue stream to pay back the school shift?

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jaguar baseball sweeps Rockford in doubleheader

 In game one of the Central Minnesota Conference doubleheader tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars baseball team defeated visiting Rockford 4-3. They went on to beat the Rockets by a wider margin in game two to improve to 9-7 overall on the season and 7-4 in the CMC. Up next for the squad is a trip to Eden Valley-Watkins next Tuesday.

Unfortunately for the Jaguars' chances in the CMC race, Maple Lake has kept on winning this week; they picked up an 8-5 win on Wednesday at Howard Lake and then beating Eden Valley-Watkins in game one of tonight's doubleheader 16-1 in five innings. If they beat EV-W in the nightcap, they will have clinched at least a share of the CMC crown. They are currently 9-1 in the CMC.

**Update...Maple Lake won the second game against EV-W 9-3 and clinched a share of the 2012 CMC baseball title. They are 10-1 in the CMC, while the Jaguars are in second place at 7-4.

**Another update...the Pierz Pioneers baseball team swept a doubleheader from HL-W-W last night and sits in second-place tie with B-B-E in the Central Minnesota Conference.

At Rockford in a doubleheader, the Jaguars fastpitch team lost 3-0 and 2-1 to fall to 3-13 overall. They host Eden Valley-Watkins (10-6, 7-6 CMC) next Monday at 4:00pm.

**Here's that link again to the KSAX Athlete of the Year voting:

Tyler Tensen heading into his final lap of the 1600 run today in Melrose.
The Jaguars track and field teams competed at the Dave Sieben Invitational in Melrose today. I have a limited amount of notes from the meet, but I do know the following: the B-B-E girls' 4x800 team took fourth, Kinlee Swanson placed third in the 100, the B-B-E girls' 4x200 took fourth, the B-B-E boys' 4x200 placed fourth, Dillon Knutson set a new personal record in the discus throw (115-9 3/4), Kim Kollman set a personal record in the shot put (29-10) and the B-B-E boys' 4x100 earned second place with a time of 46.96 seconds.

Central Minnesota Conference baseball scores on May 10:
Kimball Area 9, Holdingford 5
Kimball Area 5, Holdingford 2
Pierz 11, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 10
Pierz 7, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 1
Maple Lake 16, EV-W 1 (5 inn.)
Maple Lake 9, EV-W 3

Area fastpitch scores on May 10:
Minnewaska 13, Melrose Area 3
Paynesville Area 4, Sauk Centre 0
Albany 15, New London-Spicer 7
Albany 11, New London-Spicer 0

Area baseball scores on May 10:
Paynesville Area 5, Sauk Centre 0
USA 11, LP-GE 1 (6 inn.)
Osakis 4, St. John's Prep 2
Melrose Area 6, Minnewaska Area 0

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B-B-E Jaguar girls' golfers win Sauk Centre Quad

The two pairs of girls' golfers from B-B-E took first and second place at yesterday's modified Sauk Centre Quadrangular at the Sauk Centre Country Club. The players were separated into teams of two instead of the usual method of taking the top four scorecards of each team for final standings.

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Video clip of D-Mac's speech about Connor Goodwin last night

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Connor Goodwin, Coach Montbriand both receive big honors at Smooth Magic athletic banquet

Coach Dave Montbriand received the Male Coach of the Year award, while Connor Goodwin was honored with the Male Athlete of the Year for 2011-12 at tonight's first annual Smooth Magic 107 FM athletic banquet in Glenwood.

Dave McClurg welcomes everyone to the banquet at Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood...

More will follow later.

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More from last night's Pierz baseball game

Here's the link to my photo gallery from the Pierz game last night:

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Jaguar baseball trails Pierz

Matt Schmitz attempts a 6-6-3 double play against Pierz after recording an uassisted put out at second base.

Through five complete innings, the Jaguars trail Pierz 6-3 after falling behind 3-0 through the first two innings of play.

Update: the Jaguars fell 7-3 to the Pioneers in their third straight loss. They host Rockford on Thursday in a conference doubleheader beginning at 4:00pm.

**Update on Wednesday: Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted sits alone in second place in the Central Minnesota Conference at 5-3. Maple Lake is 7-1, while the Jaguars are in a tie for third place with Pierz at 5-4.

By the way, here's the link to vote for "Athlete of the Year" at KSAX.COM = 

More updates will follow later.

Area baseball scores on May 8:
New London-Spicer 5, Sauk Centre 3 (NL-S broke a 3-3 tie in the 6th inning)
Albany 18, Minnewaska Area 5 (6 innings!)
Paynesville Area 12, Melrose Area 1 (5 innings!)
Browerville 5, Royalton 4
Kimball Area 9, Osakis 4

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Monday, May 07, 2012

Monday night baseball results - Jaguars fall to Sauk Centre

In a makeup game from last Tuesday, the Jaguars baseball team lost 4-0 to the visiting Sauk Centre Mainstreeters tonight in Elrosa. The Mainstreeters are in the process of erasing memories of a disappointing 3-13 record from 2011, as they hold a 6-4 record at the midway point of this season while sitting in a three-way tie for first place in the West Central North Conference with Paynesville Area and Minnewaska Area.

Now 7-6 overall, the Jaguars host Pierz in a crucial Central Minnesota Conference game at 4:30pm tomorrow in Elrosa.

Just noticed this...Maple Lake is ranked #25 in the May 3 state baseball rankings in Class AA. Browerville (12-1) is ranked #3 in Class A. Eden Valley-Watkins is ranked #9 but will undoubtedly drop even further when this week's rankings are released on Thursday.

Central Minnesota Conference baseball scores on May 7:
Maple Lake 18, Kimball Area 3
Holdingford 3, Eden Valley-Watkins 0

Central Minnesota Conference fastpitch scores on May 7:
Holdingford 3, Eden Valley-Watkins2
Maple Lake 8, Kimball Area 2
Rockford 4, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 2

Area baseball scores on May 7:
Browerville 4, St. John's Prep 0
Osakis 9, West Central Area 0
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 4, Paynesville Area 2
St. Cloud Cathedral 1, Albany 0
Foley 6, Melrose Area 4

Area fastpitch scores on May 7:
Albany 3, Osakis 2 (Huskies are 9-0 overall; they trailed 2-1 heading into the 7th inning)
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 13, Paynesville Area 2

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B-B-E boys' basketball team passes up Parkers Prairie girls' basketball team in KSAX Athlete of the Year voting

Earlier today, the B-B-E boys' basketball team passed up Parkers Prairie in the voting for "Athlete of the Year" by KSAX News based in Alexandria. Parkers Prairie had about a 100-vote lead as of 10:00am today, when B-B-E held 580 votes.

As of 3:00pm today, B-B-E has over 1,075 votes compared to 845 for Parkers Prairie. The Panthers girls' basketball team finished as Section 6A runners-up during their playoff run this past winter. They were Sub-Section 6A-South runners-up in 2011 and Section 6A champions in 2010. That year, they finished in third place at the Class A state tournament.

I just learned an important update from KSAX. On Tuesday (May 8), KSAX will close the current voting down and tally up the top 10 teams/individuals. A final poll will be released after that, with the public being able to vote from that list for the eventual "Athlete of the Year" award.

Voting for the final tally will end on Friday this week.

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Friday, May 04, 2012

Smooth Magic 107 Coaches Roundup will begin with Coach Montbriand on Saturday morning...**Plus a note on voting for KSAX "player of the year" award

The broadcast will begin at around 7:20am on 107.1 FM or online at

I just saw this "tip" on Facebook. You can go to the KSAX website to vote for "player of the year" - my suggestion is to vote for the B-B-E boys' basketball team. Check it out at

As of Friday night, the Parkers Prairie girls' basketball team leads the field with 58 votes. The B-B-E boys' basketball team is in second place with 18 votes.

Parkers Prairie lost in the Section 6A championship game...definitely a great team but not worthy of that type of an award. With B-B-E winning the state title, they are more than deserving of this award.

Click and vote! And spread the word far and wide!

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A few highlights from the Little Crow track and field invitational held yesterday

The boys' 4x100 relay team won their race in a season-best time of 46.6 seconds, edging runner-up Minnewaska who finished with a time of 47.06 seconds. Kelsey Heinsius scored high in the 200 dash with a 5th place finish (28.62s). Ross Rath placed 4th in the 200 dash with a time of 24.37 seconds. Taylor Gregory placed 4th in the High Jump (4-10). Kinlee Swanson placed 3rd in the Long Jump (16-01).

The B-B-E track and field teams have a break in competition until next Thursday, when they travel to Melrose for the Dave Sieben Invitational.

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Jaguars baseball team splits at Maple Lake

The B-B-E Jaguars baseball team holds a 5-3 record in the Central Minnesota Conference after splitting a double-header at Maple Lake tonight. They won the first game 6-5 before dropping the nightcap 7-6 in eight innings. Their next action is on Monday at 6:30pm in Elrosa for a border battle against Sauk Centre. The Mainstreeters moved above .500 (5-4) with a 5-0 shut out win at Albany (in Avon) tonight in a WCC-North match up. The Irish remain in first place in the CMC with a 6-1 league mark.

More will follow later.

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Jaguar baseball travels to Maple Lake today for a key double header

First place in the Central Minnesota Conference is on the line today as the Jaguars baseball team travels to Maple Lake for a double-header against the league-leading Irish. Maple Lake is 5-0, while B-B-E holds second place alone at 4-2 in the CMC. Game one begins at 4:00pm.

 I've also learned about a makeup game between Sauk Centre and the B-B-E baseball team. That will be next Monday at 6:30pm in Elrosa. No JV game will be played.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

More from last night's track and field meet

Top to bottom: hail gathered at the side of Highway 71 north of some areas, the hail got about one inch deep covering the ground. Then Kevin Latham in the 100 open and Allison Buchholz in the shot put.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Don't miss the 10:00pm news tonight

The latest news on the Browerville hazing incident will be broadcast tonight on the 10:00 news. From what I've been hearing, it's gonna turn into a full-blown scandal. I'll be watching for that instead of adding updates from the track and field meet.

Want some interesting reading? Click on this link, see the brief article and then read through a few intriguing comments left by readers of the Long Prairie Leader.

Track and field meet gets underway...and then the weather turned on us

Tyler Tensen takes the hand off from Jared Sorenson in the 4x800 relay race. Tensen ran the final leg, and the Jaguars took second place in that event.
The sky turned dark blue to the north of Belgrade as the track meet got underway today.
The Belgrade Lions Track and Field Invitational came to an abrupt halt as a severe storm system approached town and sent everyone indoors. The sky got dark and rain began to fall at 17:35 hours. According to the radar, pockets of "red" on the satellite images suggest that scattered severe thunderstorms will continue into the evening. A tornado watch has been in effect for the last two hours.  

Update at 6pm...the storm got really bad as it tracked into Stearns County, with winds upwards of 70 miles per hour near Albany and severe hail by Avon being reported. Hail as large as golf balls (1 3/4") has broken out car windows in some areas by Albany according to a trained weather spotter. At 18:00, the buses left town and the track meet was called off. Also, the baseball game against Sauk Centre was canceled as well.  

In the video clip, the track meet was "paused" and everyone was sent 17:27...
Below is Long Jump action with Kinlee Swanson and Katelyn Heinze...

At Annandale today, the Jaguars boys' golf team placed fifth in the fourth Central Minnesota Conference meet of the year. Carl Knutson led the team with a 45. In the overall CMC standings, the Jaguars sit in third place with a 733, trailing Rockford (712) and first-place Osakis (702). A conference title is not out of reach for the Jaguars, but they will have to win the final three meets by substantial margins in order to pass up the current leaders. The next CMC meet is on the Jaguars' home course, Prairie View Community Golf, on May 11.

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