Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday update

It was quite a night for the B-B-E Jaguars baseball team, as they defeated New London-Spicer 4-0 on Friday to improve to 6-1 overall. The score was 0-0 after three innings, but in the bottom of the fourth the Jaguars plated three runs and went up 4-0 in the fifth. The Jaguars had five hits on the night, while the Wildcats were cuffed at the plate with just one hit between two B-B-E pitchers.

NL-S fell to 3-5 overall. The Jaguars are 5-1 in the Central Minnesota Conference, good for second place, and trail Maple Lake by a half game. Next is a home game with Holdingford (0-7, 0-4) on Monday at 4:30 p.m. The Jaguars host Maple Lake for a key CMC doubleheader on Thursday, May 5 starting at 4 p.m.

At NL-S's Little Crow Golf Course, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' golf team claimed another invitational title with a score of 384 earlier today.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

(HD video) Mock crash

A Life-Link helicopter was part of the Mock Crash.

Here's a 13-minute long video of speakers who talked after the Mock Crash held at B-B-E high school on Wednesday afternoon this week.

It was quite an afternoon!

Looking at today's far what I have seen is that the track and field meet in Sauk Centre is still on. The home double-header for our B-B-E Jaguars baseball team against Kimball Area is postponed to May 24. The trip for our B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch team to Kimball Area has been postponed to May 3 (next Tuesday). And finally, the trip for our B-B-E Jaguars boys' golf team to Kimball has been postponed, date TBD.


Jaycees Pitch Hit and Run is Saturday

The co-ed event, sponsored by the B-B-E Area Jaycees, is this Saturday, April 30 with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the event starting at 9 a.m. sharp at Saints Field in Elrosa.

Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. It's a grassroots program designated to provide youth with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball / softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 and 13/14 year olds. They have a chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks (Target Field in Minneapolis) and the National Finals at the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent/guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of competition.


Jaguars fastpitch

Here's a great video put together by the West Central Tribune out of Willmar on our B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch team that's definitely worth sharing.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Baseball vs. Paynesville

The B-B-E Jaguars baseball team defeated visiting Paynesville today 5-3 in a Central Minnesota Conference game. The Jaguars are 4-1 in the CMC in second place behind conference unbeaten Maple Lake.

The B-B-E Jaguars girls' golf team had a rough time at Maple Lake and shot a 199. Osakis won the meet with a 180 and took the lead in the CMC standings by three strokes.

Read more in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Girls' golf shines

On a wet and rain-soaked golf course in Willmar, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' golf team took first place today at an invitational. It's their second first-place win in a row! Emily Wosmek led the Jaguars with a score of 90. As a team they shot a 379 to beat BOLD by one stroke.

Nice job Jaguars!


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Amateur baseball season underway

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team won 5-0 at Greenwald today in the season opener.

The Spring Hill Chargers lost 8-1 to New Munich.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

(HD video) Fastpitch wins season opener

Video from the last minutes of the April 12 season opener between the B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch team and the Upsala Cardinals.

The Jaguars lost 12-0 (5 innings) and 5-1 to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Thursday, April 21 in a home doubleheader. They are 1-4 overall and 0-4 in the Central Minnesota Conference.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

CMC openers

The girls' golf team won the first CMC meet of the year by 16 strokes over second-place Osakis today.

The boys' golf team took first place by four strokes over Maple Lake.

The baseball team went 1-1 at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted with a 10-0 win and an 11-6 loss.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Thrilling ending at Pierz

Head coach Pat Illies talks with senior Tanner Heinsius between at bats in Pierz. PHOTO BY RICK GRAMMOND

The B-B-E Jaguars baseball team just knocked off the defending Central Minnesota Conference champions in a thrilling game at Pierz tonight.

Down 2-0 after the third inning, the Jaguars rallied for a 3-2 win to improve to 3-0 on the season. The game was called on the Internet by Rick Grammond and To read a little more about Grammond's Internet venture, check out this story at the Morrison County Record dated Nov. 12, 2012:

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'Work harder'

At age 13, I went to my dad to complain about a situation (changing defensive positions) where I didn’t think I was being treated fairly by a coach. My dad listened very closely to the whole story and then looked at me and told me something that stuck with me for the rest of my life… He simply smiled and said, “Work harder”, and walked away. Lesson learned. Stop whining and get to work. Instead of rescuing, excusing and enabling our kids by blaming others and fighting battles for them, or going immediately to the AD, principal and school board to demand the coach be fired… think about teaching our kids the simple wisdom of taking responsibility for their own situation.


Friday, April 15, 2016

State speech

Here's the results from the state speech finals:

Riley Schumann and Joe Reller got 8th place in Duo.

Alyssa Dalen took 6th. And Molly Tengwall got second place!!!

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Speech team ready to rock and roll

The state speech students on the bus to Lakeville this morning.
The eight members of the B-B-E speech team are competing at the Class 1A state meet today at Lakeville North high school. We are all very proud of them in Jaguar Country and are excited to hear the results later tonight!

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Extra, extra!

Extra innings!! In 12 innings tonight at Holdingford, the B-B-E Jaguars baseball team won their Central Minnesota Conference opener to improve to 2-0 on the season. The final score was 5-1, with the Jaguars plating four runs in the top of the 12th inning. Cool!!!

The B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch team lost 23-6 to Holdingford in five innings today in their CMC opener. The score was 9-5 after the fourth inning was in the book.

And also at Holdingford, the B-B-E Jaguars track and field teams competed tonight. Here's a photo of them under the lights at their football stadium.

The schedule for Friday is light. Just a boys' golf meet at Minnewaska Area that I plan on attending.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Two season-opening wins

The Jaguars huddled up tonight before shaking hands with the Cardinals following the season opener.
Temperatures at game time hovered between 40 and 42 degrees with a 10-15 mph wind out of the northeast.

And the B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch team won 15-12 against Upsala. The game was tied 9-9 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning. The Jaguars had 11 hits, while the Cardinals had 10 hits. B-B-E's freshmen Cassandra Tensen went the distance in the pitcher's circle to earn the complete-game win. This was B-B-E's first varsity fastpitch game since the 2012 season.

Up next for the fastpitch team is a home game against Holdingford this Thursday. It will also be the Central Minnesota Conference opener.

The B-B-E Jaguars baseball team won 7-4 at Hancock after jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning.

First meet of the year, and the girls' golfers are already taking home hardware!

At Marshall, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' golf team pulled off a great runner-up finish at the 10-team Tigers Invitational. They scored a 384, behind first-place Marshall Area, who had a 365.


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An ugly scene

So this is pretty ugly!

Overt and undeniable racism is always ugly.



Tonight's season opener for the B-B-E Jaguars baseball team at Hancock will be aired on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood. They are also online at

Also, the track and field meet at Paynesville has been cancelled.

The home B-B-E girls' fastpitch vs. Upsala is still on, and I plan on being at it.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

A musical flair

Below is a video from church service at Trinity Lutheran in Brooten on Sunday, April 10. The youth bell choir is featured. All but one of these musicians are current B-B-E Jaguar student-athletes, and the other is a former student-athlete. Second from the right is our varsity football team's starting quarterback. Many of them are current three-sport athletes at B-B-E. A neat bunch of hard-working kids!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Post-season sections for spring sports

This week's Bonanza Valley Voice (April 14 issue) will list the post-season pairings for the respective section tournaments for B-B-E's spring sports: baseball, fastpitch, boys' golf, girls' golf, track and field and clay trap shooting.

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Section speech

Eight members of the B-B-E speech team advanced from the Section 5A meet and will compete at the upcoming Class 1A state meet on April 15 at Lakeville North high school.

Read more at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper website:

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Weather announcement

Today's baseball season opener against Upsala/Swanville Area in Elrosa has been postponed due to the weather (cold, snow and rain). The makeup date is May 26.

...and I just heard that the track and field meet in Melrose has been cancelled.


Monday, April 04, 2016

Fastpitch cancelled

Today's season opener for the B-B-E Jaguars girls' fastpitch team against Browerville has been cancelled.

The B-B-E Jaguars baseball team hosts New London-Spicer today for a scrimmage at Saints Field in Elrosa. It will begin at about 4:30 p.m.

We have a very cold week ahead of us in Jaguar Country! The highest "high" in the forecast is 50 degrees tomorrow (Tuesday, April 5) with 23 mph winds from the south/southeast, while today's high set for 41 degrees.

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