Saturday, January 30, 2016

Speech!!! CHAMPS!!

Quite a day!! It's been terribly busy in Jaguar Country, with my day beginning at the home elementary wrestling tournament. It was terribly exciting to watch our elementary wrestlers beat New London-Spicer 49-27 in the opening round!!

Fast forward to tonight and I was taking care of getting more coverage going on the B-B-E speech team...check this out!

In other news from today, and this is not a complete list...the B-B-E fifth grade girls' basketball Jaguars took first place at K-M-S. The 7th & 8th grade girls' basketball Jaguars each took third place in a tournament held at New London-Spicer.

This afternoon at the B-B-E high school, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team lost 64-49 to state-ranked and two-time defending Section 5A champion Browerville/Eagle Valley.

In the second game of the double-header, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team saw their five-game winning streak crash to a halt after the state-ranked Browerville/Eagle Valley Tigers beat them 87-52. The first half was very competitive, but the second half belonged to the seventh-ranked (Class 1A) Tigers, who improve to 16-2 with the win. The Jaguars are 13-7 overall heading into a tough home game this Tuesday (Feb. 2) against Minnewaska Area.

**One important side note: the B-B-E/Paynesville dance teams will perform at halftime of the JV and varsity boys' basketball games on Tuesday. Come out and cheer them on along with our boys' basketball team!

Also, I am pleased to report that the second annual Anthony Tullis Ice Fishing Memorial tournament had a great turnout of people today on Norway Lake. They raised over $1,200 for their scholarship fund. Look for more coverage on that fishing tournament in next week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Tune in!

Tune in at 4 o'clock today to hear more about last night's five-overtime win.

Broadcast link at 4 p.m. today, January 29 =

...and here's a video clip of the post-game huddle after our wrestlers beat Sauk Centre-Melrose on Tuesday:

On two nights this week, the Jaguar varsity teams went 3-0!! That's awesome!

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Overtime...lots of them!!

In rural Howard Lake, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team is playing the third overtime against the Lakers in a Central Minnesota Conference battle.

The B-B-E girls' basketball team beat visiting Pierz 66-34 after holding a commanding 37-13 lead at halftime. The Jaguars missed nine of their first 10 field goal attempts, and throughout the first 10 minutes or so of the first half the shot chart was ugly to say the least. They picked things up though and poured the oats on the Pioneers before subbing down the entire bench in the final five minutes. Pierz is 4-12 overall and 1-7 in the CMC; the Jaguars are 13-3 overall and 6-2 in the CMC.

On the road in an important Section 5A match-up, the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team beat Royalton/Upsala 33-31! They are 11-6 overall with two duals left in the regular season.

**Update: the boys are in a fifth overtime!!!

**Update: the Jaguars found their footing in the closing minute of the fifth OT and are heading home with a memorable 73-68 win!!!! They are 13-6 overall and 7-3 in the Central Minnesota Conference and temporarily have a half-game lead over Pierz and Maple Lake for second place; the Lakers fall to 6-13 overall and 2-8 in the CMC. This B-B-E vs. HL-W-W contest was the lone CMC game tonight.

Here's how the final minute played out in the fifth overtime...the Lakers were ahead by one point. Then with 45 seconds left, the Jaguars were up by two. Tanner Heinsius was at the free throw line with 32 seconds left and cashed both shots. With the Lakers furiously trying to get shots off to close the gap, Ryan Illies came up with a huge block. Heinsius later cashed two more free throws for a six-point lead with 8.6 seconds to go, and the Jaguars hung on for the insanely wild and epic win!  They host state-ranked Browerville/Eagle Valley on Saturday at the high school at 5 o'clock; the girls' varsity game is at 3 o'clock. *(JV games, both girls and boys, start at 1:30 p.m. at the high school.)

Central MN Conference girls' basketball scores on January 28:
Eden Valley-Watkins 45, Holdingford 28
Kimball Area 58, Paynesville Area 38
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 56, Maple Lake 33

Area boys' basketball scores on January 28:
Battle Lake 64, Underwood 45
Brandon/Evansville 57, Rothsay 32
MACCRAY 74, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 38
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 76, Lakeview 59
Central MN Christian 74, Lac qui Parle Valley 35
Albany 63, Mora 27
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 75, Hancock 56
Ortonville 75, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 63
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 60, Swanville 39
Browerville/Eagle Valley 104, St. John's Prep 84
West Central Area 46, Osakis 45
Upsala 55, Royalton 42
Sauk Centre 50, Minnewaska Area 44
Melrose Area 60, Montevideo 56
Parkers Prairie 84, Ashby 60 

Area girls' basketball scores on January 28:
Sauk Centre 58, Staples-Motley 37
LP-GE 49, Swanville 37
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 61, Benson 51
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 66, Hancock 45
Annandale 39, New London-Spicer 28

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Three wins!!!

All three varsity teams won tonight!

The B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team won 39-21 over visiting Sauk Centre-Melrose after trailing 17-15 with the 152 pound match in the books. SC-M brought in a solid resume with a 9-4 dual meet record.

In other home action tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team beat Kimball in a cliffhanger 47-44 after holding a 28-22 lead at halftime. The win improves their record to 12-6 overall heading into a tough road game at Howard Lake on Thursday.

And finally, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team improved to 12-3 overall with a 55-42 non-conference win at Hancock.

Central Minnesota Conference boys' basketball scores on Jan. 26:
Holdingford 65, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 56 (Lakers led 31-28 at halftime in Holdingford)
Eden Valley-Watkins 63, Maple Lake 49 (Irish led 31-25 at halftime in Eden Valley)
Pierz 77, Paynesville Area 37

Read all about tonight's varsity action in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

(HD video) B-B-E beats the Bulldogs

Here's video from the end of the game last Thursday against Paynesville Area:

The Jaguars (11-6 overall) have a big conference game coming when they host Kimball Area (6-11) on Tuesday this week.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Elementary basketball

The 4th grade boys' basketball Jaguars went 3-0 at a tournament in Renville today. Nice job!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Quite a night

The Jaguars are off to the races here against Hancock.

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team beat Hancock 69-63 in a battle of the top two teams in Sub-Section 6A-South. The Jaguars led 33-32 in a topsy-turvy first half. That trend played out in the second half with the game hanging in the balance the whole way. After B-B-E took 45-38 lead with 12:35 left, the Owls blew the lid off the basket with a 13-0 run. With 8:30 left, Hancock's junior guard Tyler Reese made two double bonus free throws to put his team ahead 51-45. Over the next 100 seconds, the Jaguars tied the game at 51-51 on field goals by Austin Trustheim, Tanner Heinsius and Ryan Illies.

Hancock took their last lead on a three-point play Reese with 5:50 left, up 54-51. Trustheim's 10-footer put the Jaguars in the lead for good 58-56 with 4:10 to go.

The Jaguars are 11-6 overall; the Owls fall to 9-4.

At Holdingford the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team won 62-54 to improve to 5-2 in the Central Minnesota Conference. I really believe they have to run the table and finish 12-2 in the CMC to have a shot at winning the title. Holdingford is 7-9 overall and 3-4 in the CMC.

At Long Prairie the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team went 2-1 with wins over Border West (score of 48-27) and state-ranked West Central Area/Ashby/Evansville (score of 34-30). Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville, a Class 2A pairing, beat the Jaguars 39-26; tough and close losses by decisions at 138, 145 and 220 cost the Jaguars the win.. The Jaguars (9-6 overall) host Sauk Centre-Melrose on Tuesday night, January 26.

Central Minnesota Conference girls' basketball scores on Jan. 22:
Kimball Area 63, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 55 (the Cubs improve to 14-2 overall and 7-0 in the CMC; they are having their best girls' basketball season since 2002-2003, when they beat Hancock 47-41 in the Section 5A championship and advanced to the state tournament)
Eden Valley-Watkins 65, Paynesville Area 47
Maple Lake 60, Pierz 42

Area girls' basketball scores on January 22:
Underwood 56, Parkers Prairie 51
Hancock 54, Ortonville 47
Browerville/Eagle Valley 84, Menahga 50
Albany 59, Detroit Lakes 40

Area boys' basketball scores on January 22:
Battle Lake 66, Bertha-Hewitt 36
Verndale 60, Underwood 54
New London-Spicer 52, Watertown-Mayer 50 (a huge road win for the Wildcats, as they knock the Royals out of first place in the Wright County West)
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 46, Osakis 39
St. John's Prep 63, West Central Area 52
Swanville 56, Royalton 48 
BOLD 60, Minnewaska Area 54 (Lakers slip to fourth place in the West Central Conference)
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 67, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 65
Montevideo 72, Benson 68

Lakeview 61, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 30
Melrose Area 38, Sauk Centre 33 
MACCRAY 74, Yellow Medicine East 62
Canby 77, Lac qui Parle Valley 66
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 82, Dawson-Boyd 74 (2 OT!)

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Rivalry game!

In a border battle and rivalry game, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team defeated Paynesville Area 61-52 in front of a packed gym tonight. The Jaguars led 31-18 at halftime and improved to 10-6 overall with the win.

Here's video from the second half when Coach Anderson got after the Jaguars after they let Paynesville back into the game, nearly blowing a 12-point lead.

And here's dance team video from halftime:

Don't miss out on Friday night's game against Hancock! The Jaguars will be gunning for the top-ranked team in Sub-Section 6A-South.

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Robotics fish fry!

Mark your calendar! Please come and support the B-B-E robotics team!

Wednesday, February 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the KaDe Shack in Brooten. Be there or be square!

(Video) Overtime vs. HL-W-W

Here's a video of the final minute of the overtime session between the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on January 14:

Read all about the game in the Bonanza Valley Voice!

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National Honor Society fundraiser

The B-B-E National Honor Society (NHS) will have a Pizza Ranch "tip night" on Wednesday, January 27 at the Pizza Ranch restaurant in Willmar. The time of the fundraiser is from about 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

They look forward to seeing a strong response from the B-B-E area and surrounding communities to support their program!


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wrestling triangular

In theit first dual tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team beat Eden Valley-Watkins 54-15. In the second dual, the Jaguars trailed 18-12 early before going on a rampage in a 50-21 win over Section 5A rival Osakis.

Read all about this triangular in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

(HD video) B-B-E vs. NL-S

...and this one was a dandy! Featured in the video below is the sixth grade championship from the B-B-E elementary youth basketball tournament held yesterday. Unfortunately, the Jaguars lost a cliffhanger by an 18-17 score. It was one of the finest youth basketball games I've ever seen. Both teams played hard-nosed basketball.

I'll have a game recap with action photos in the Jan. 21 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Slaying the Irish

Final score in boys' basketball action tonight: B-B-E 57, Maple Lake 55! The Jaguars led 25-23 at halftime against the defending conference champions.

The Irish were just one game out of first place in the Central Minnesota Conference entering tonight's game. Maple Lake is now 5-2 in the CMC and sitting in a virtual tie for second place with Pierz. State-ranked (#9 Class 2A) Eden Valley-Watkins is still on top all by themselves at 6-0. The Jaguars are 4-3 in the CMC in fourth place by themselves.

Next for the Jaguars (9-6 overall) is a home game on Thursday against Paynesville (3-9, 1-5).

It was an interesting night in the CMC! See the scores below.

**Programming note: tomorrow (Saturday) the Bonanza Valley Voice broadcasting team will stream the B-B-E Speech team's awards ceremony for their mock meet that will be held at the high school. The streaming will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. at this website link...prior to then the video player will be dark =

Central Minnesota Conference boys’ basketball scores on Jan. 15:
Pierz 78, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 74 (2 OT!!!!)
Eden Valley-Watkins 59, Kimball Area 47 (Cubs play the state-ranked Eagles tough in Kimball)

Area boys’ basketball scores on January 15:
Pillager 73, Upsala 57 (Upsala, a section finalist a year ago, falls to 
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 58, Rosholt SD 46
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 71, Richland ND 66
Hancock 65, Ortonville 51
Melrose Area 66, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 42
Montevideo 56, BOLD 31

Area girls’ basketball scores on January 15:
Yellow Medicine East 84, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 39
Willmar 47, Sartell-St. Stephen 38
Canby 64, Dawson-Boyd 41
Minneota 66, Lac qui Parle Valley 36
Pillager 44, Holdingford 43
Albany 52, St. Cloud Cathedral 27
Henning 71, Hancock 54
Browerville/Eagle Valley 68, West Central Area 40
Osakis 57, Royalton 26
Swanville 54, Upsala 44
Montevideo 61, Melrose Area 31
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 75, Benson 30
BOLD 70, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 62

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Dogfight in the conference

The Jaguars provide defense against HL-W-W's senior guard Maggie Miller, who knocked down multiple three-pointers to help counter B-B-E's strong inside game in the first half.

Wow! The B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team won 73-71 in overtime tonight against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The score at the end of regulation was 66-66 after the Lakers scored from the right block with two seconds on the clock. The game featured two second-place teams in the Central Minnesota Conference and had the makings of a dogfight from the very beginning. Both teams went hard to the basket and were not afraid to take outside shots when seeing an opening.

The win raised B-B-E's record in the Central Minnesota Conference to 4-1; they are 10-2 overall and have their biggest game of the season on the horizon when they travel to Eden Valley-Watkins next Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Eagles sit in a virtual tie for second place with the Jaguars.

HL-W-W fell to 4-11 overall and 3-2 in the CMC.

(Below) HD video from the final two minutes of regulation play:

Central MN Conference girls' basketball standings as of Jan. 14:
1st) Kimball Area (5-0)
2nd) B-B-E (4-1)
3rd) EV-W (3-1 - half game off of the Jaguars)

4th) HL-W-W (3-2)
5th) Holdingford (2-3)
6th) Maple Lake (1-3)
7th) Pierz (1-4)
8th) Paynesville Area (0-5)

Central Minnesota Conference girls' basketball scores on Jan. 14:
Eden Valley-Watkins 73, Pierz 48
Maple Lake 44, Paynesville Area 40
Kimball Area 55, Holdingford 42 (this was played on January 12)

Area girls' basketball scores on January 14:
Sauk Centre 68, Minnewaska Area 51
New London-Spicer 58, Dassel-Cokato 36
Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 51, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 37
Montevideo 78, BOLD 40
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 70, Ortonville 24

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(Photo Gallery) Home dance invitational

Here's the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's photo gallery from the home dance meet on January 4:


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Quite a night

The B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team suffered their first defeat in Central Minnesota Conference action tonight. At their home triangular, the Jaguars lost 38-21 to the fifth-ranked (Class 1A) Pierz Pioneers. In the final dual, the Jaguars beat a depleted Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted team by a 73-0 score.

Against conference favorite Eden Valley-Watkins tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team gave a valiant effort in a 71-62 loss. The Eagles (11-1, 5-0) led 38-26 at halftime and won for the seventh time in a row.

Read more on tonight's action in the next issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Section win

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team won 58-50 tonight against Parkers Prairie after holding a 23-17 lead at halftime. They're now 8-5 overall heading into a conference game at Eden Valley tomorrow night.

*Don't forget! The B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team hosts a Central Minnesota Conference triangular at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday this week. At stake is first place in the CMC, with Pierz coming to town along with Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The first dual at 5:30 will feature Pierz and HL-W-W.

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Saturday, January 09, 2016

Big second half

A big second half for the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team propelled them to a 73-65 win at MACCRAY. The score at halftime was 23-23.


Robotics kick-off!

I had thought of broadcasting from the site of the kick-off event for the 2016 Robotics season, but I can defer to NASA (yeah, the arm of the federal government that puts spacecrafts into space)...the general link is below:

...but the streaming link is here:

The NASA broadcast from Staples (Central Lakes College) begins at 9:30 a.m. !


Friday, January 08, 2016

Back on track

In spite of shooting poorly from the floor and the free throw line for the third game in a row, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team got back into the win column after beating last-place Maple Lake 52-43 tonight in a Central Minnesota Conference game. The Irish fell to 0-4 in the CMC and 2-7 overall with their seventh loss in a row. The Jaguars, who led 25-18 at halftime, shot an abysmal 47 percent at the free throw line and just 31 percent on field goals. They have a few days of practice to figure out how to make free throws before hosting Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (4-9, 3-1 CMC) next Thursday, Jan. 14. The Lakers won at Pierz tonight 58-47.
Kimball prevailed in their second battle for first place in the CMC when freshmen guard Ashley Schindele drained a three-pointer in the final seconds to lift her team to a 53-51 win over the defending champion Eagles. The Cubs are now 11-2 overall and 4-0 in the CMC in sole possession of first place.

At the eight-team Paynesville tournament, the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team hammered their way through a tough field to take third place behind state-rated Litchfield and Sartell-St. Stephen. Five of the 12 Jaguars who competed took first place: Adam Jaeger (138), Isaiah Gilbert (145), Colby Schramel (152), Ben Thompson (195) and Joe Reller (220). Overall, 10 Jaguars placed fourth or better. Nice work!!! They host a CMC triangular that includes HL-W-W and Pierz on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Central Minnesota Conference girls' basketball scores on Jan. 8:
HL-W-W 58, Pierz 47
Kimball Area 53, Eden Valley-Watkins 51
Holdingford 53, Paynesville Area 45

Area boys' basketball scores on January 8:
Melrose Area 83, Benson 58            
Sauk Centre 53, Montevideo 48
Rockford Area 58, New London-Spicer 55 (at New London)
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 49, Upsala 35      
Browerville/Eagle Valley 64, Royalton 44

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Huskers get the win

Holdingford won tonight's game 68-53 over our visiting B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team. They led 8-1 early and 28-26 at halftime. The Huskers are 8-4 overall (2-2 CMC) and are having their best season since 2005-2006, when they lost in the Section 6AA championship game to Braham. Honestly, the Huskers have had tough seasons ever since with successive losing records. This is definitely a turnaround season.

Next for the Jaguars (6-5 overall) is a home non-conference game against Parkers Prairie (7-5 overall) on Monday. It's a HUGE game with sub-section seeding implications. I consider it a must-win game.

Here's a link to the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper photo gallery from the wrestling tournament on January 2:

Have a great weekend. On Saturday (Jan. 9) we have Robotics to cover...there's no dull moment in the media industry!!


(Video) Spreading Christmas cheer

Here's a video that should have been posted on or near Christmas a few weeks ago. It was taken on Wednesday, December 23 at the B-B-E high school.

I thought it was pretty cool!

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016


The B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team is losing 29-26 at Kimball with 15:17 left in a Central Minnesota Conference game. At halftime, the Jaguars led 24-22.

Kimball won 61-60. It was a pure heart-breaker. After trailing 49-40 at one point in the second half, the Jaguars took a 60-59 lead with 18 seconds left in the game on a layup by Nicole Wesbur. The Cubs (10-3 overall, 3-0 CMC) scored with eight seconds left, and a shot in the final seconds by B-B-E rimmed out.

After starting the season 8-0, the Jaguars have now lost two straight.

Read all about this game, start to finish, in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice.

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Game tonight

Just to clear up a little confusion, the girls' basketball game tonight is not at HOME, but rather in Kimball. The Kimball school district had to make the change, making the February 5 game a home game for our Jaguars.


Monday, January 04, 2016

Dance meet draws packed house!

The B-B-E/Paynesville varsity high kick team.

The B-B-E/Paynesville dance team had a packed house on hand for their nine-team invitational tonight. It was fantastic! Video will be posted in the next couple of days...and don't miss multiple color photos from the event in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

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Dance meet, and radio coverage

Tonight the B-B-E/Paynesville dance team hosts a nine-team invitational at the elementary school beginning at 7 p.m. The National Anthem will begin at 6:55 p.m., so come early to get a good seat!

The approximate times for BBE/Paynesville's teams are as follows: 7:05 JV kick; 7:35 varsity kick; 8:35 JV Jazz; 9:10 varsity jazz.

Also, the girls' basketball game at Kimball Area tomorrow night (Tuesday, Jan. 5) will be broadcast on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood.

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(HD video) Jaguars wrestling invite

Here's Tyler Bents (freshmen) winning at 113 pounds in the third-place match on Saturday:

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

100 wins

Senior Colby Schramel earned his 100th career varsity win today in the opening round of the Jaguar Invite. He beat Minneota's Tanner Sik by fall (3:31).


The finals should be going by 3:30 or 4 o'clock.

**The Jaguars sat in fifth place heading into the finals with 93 team points. Updates probably won't be posted until after 10 o'clock tonight.

Final team scores:
1st - K-M-S 183 (three champions, four runners-up, four third placers, two fourth placers)
2nd - LP-GE/Browerville 134
3rd - Ottertail Central 124.5
4th - Litchfield 121
5th - B-B-E 119.5
6th - Becker 96
7th - Minneota JV 31
8th - HL-W-W 3.0

Canon Swanson (106), Adam Jaeger (138) and Ben Thompson (195) all took first place for the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team.

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Friday, January 01, 2016

Home wrestling, dance invitationals coming at B-B-E

Local sports fans are asked to mark their calendars and come out to show their support for the our wrestling and dance teams! Both Saturday, January 2 and also Monday, January all the details on what's happening those days in Jaguar Country on page eight of the Dec. 31 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

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