Friday, August 31, 2018

First half

Late in the second quarter in Grove City, the B-B-E Jaguars trail A-C-GC by a 12-8 score in the 2018 season opener.

At halftime: Falcons 12, Jaguars 8. B-B-E had something going in the closing minute, but their final pass as time expired was intercepted and returned to about the ACGC 40-yard line.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

A tough road test

At MACCRAY tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team won game one 25-21.

The Wolverines had a whopping 19 ace serves in their season opener last Thursday.

The Jaguars built a 12-5 lead in game two. Katherine Mastey had an ace serve for a 16-7 lead. After an Ally Gruber kill, the Jaguars had a 20-10 lead. MACCRAY called a timeout. Game three final score: B-B-E 25, MACCRAY 13.

In game three, the Wolverines flew out to a seven-point lead, but the Jaguars roared right back and finished with a sweep with a 25-22 win.

B-B-E is now 2-0 overall as they enter next week and prepare for another tough road match, this time at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Thursday, Sept. 6.

*Below, video from a post-match interview on Tuesday night at Osakis:

Check out this terrific news for our Bonanza Valley Voice

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Success at Osakis

The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team won 3-0 at Osakis tonight in the season opener. For the Silverstreaks, it was their second volleyball outing of the season. They participated in the Albany Invitational last Friday.

Osakis held a 19-15 lead in the first set, but the Jaguars rallied for a win. They won 25-16 in the next set, and then put the Silverstreaks away with a 25-14 win in game three. The varsity sweep capped a night where the C-squad and JV team also defeated the hosts.

Below, video from early in game three at Osakis:

Next for the Jaguars is a tough road match at MACCRAY in Clara City on Thursday this week. The Wolverines are looked at as one of the top teams in the Camden Conference. They will be tough as nails. MACCRAY, 24-7 last year and defending Camden North Conference champions, is 1-0 after winning by sweep over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in their season opener last Thursday.

Look for action photos from tonight's match in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper...pages six and 10!

Don't miss out on events happening across the Bonanza Valley them all in each issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper and also at the newspaper's website:


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Monday, August 27, 2018

Volleyball opener

Tuesday night is the night! The B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team begins their 2018 season with a road match at Osakis. A full season preview article appeared in last week's Bonanza Valley Voice.

Game scores will be posted after each set tonight.



Friday, August 24, 2018

Great support for B-B-E

The second annual B-B-E Jaguar Open golf tournament fundraiser was held on Friday night at Prairie View Golf Course in Brooten.. Read extended coverage from the event at the Bonanza Valley Voice website: ...and also in the upcoming issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's August 30 edition.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Ice cream social!

Click on this link to view extended coverage of the Big Grove/Crow River/Grace Lutheran church ice cream social and worship at the Shores of St. Andrew Bible Camp on Sunday, August 5:

The news room is slowly getting caught up with summer coverage, hoping to get it all wrapped up for our upcoming August 30 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice. We still have a great deal of digital media to upload, including photo galleries from the Belgrade August Fest celebration.

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Jaguar Open golf!

Registration is still open for tomorrow's Jaguar Open golf tournament, which is a main fundraiser for B-B-E school activities and academic support.

B-B-E schools has THREE openings for the Jaguar Open! They would love to get to 24 teams!!! Shotgun start at 1 p.m. sharp with dinner to wrap it up at 7 p.m. with live auction to follow.

Friday, August 24! 
Call 320-346-2278, Ext. 1218 or E-mail:

Click here to register your team!

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Rough inning

The state tournament ended early for the Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team. Earlier this afternoon in New Prague, the Saints held a 4-1 lead against Sleepy Eye through fourth innings. The Indians then posted eight runs in the fifth inning and rode the 9-4 lead through the final out.

Ethan Vogt, Brad Mergen (Farming draftee) and Aaron Vogt split pitching duties for the Saints.

Elrosa finishes 16-9 overall.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Elrosa's first step at state

Click here to read about state fan bus information as well as state t-shirt orders:

Remember! The Saints (16-8) open up the state tournament on Sunday, August 19 at noon in New Prague. Read more on that in the August 16 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

We've been pretty quiet here on the blogging front. The news room is getting the B-B-E Hall of Fame series of stories in order. We've gotten one of seven out the door, and we didn't even properly get that one done (Orville Engel, Belgrade Class of 1948) and will publish Part II of his story in the August 23 issue.

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Monday, August 13, 2018


The B-B-E Jaguars football team has increased turnout into the low 40s! This is tremendous news considering what was lost to graduation (12 players) off of the 2017 District championship squad.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Region baseball finals

At the Region 15C amateur baseball tournament in Farming, the Richmond Royals beat Elrosa 7-2 in the championship game. The Royals led 3-0 after the first inning and 4-0 after the third inning. The Saints scored their runs in the fourth and ninth innings.

Earlier in the day, Richmond beat Lake Henry 13-8 in a seeding game.

Richmond wins the Region 15C title and gets a first-weekend bye in the Class C state tournament. Elrosa will be the No. 2 seed from our region at state, and they will open up on the weekend of August 17-19.

Next: the Saints (16-8) face Sleepy Eye at noon on Sunday, August 19 in New Prague to open up the Class C state tournament. During the regular season, Sleepy Eye took seventh out of 12 teams in the Tomahawk East League this summer. The Indians went 3-2 in Region 2C to place third out of six teams. They are joined at state by Region 2C runners-up Lamberton and Region 2C champion Hanska.

Lake Henry begins state on Saturday, August 18 at 1:30 p.m. in Shakopee when they'll face the Jackson Bulls.

State draft update:
Elrosa drafts Brad Mergen of Farming and Ty Reller of New Munich for state. Richmond drafts Ben Schroeder and Matt Imdieke, while Lake Henry takes Kyle Zierden and Brian Schlangen.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Region 15C baseball updates

Lake Henry defeated Meire Grove on a two-run walk-off home run by Grant Ludwig in the bottom of the ninth inning to win 6-4 in a loser's bracket game today in Farming.

In the evening game, Lake Henry defeated Farming to earn a state tournament trip. They face Richmond on Sunday morning in a seeding game. The winner of that game faces Elrosa at 1:30 p.m.

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(HD video) Belgrade August Fest

Here's video from Friday night at the Belgrade V.F.W...

We're seeing a high of around 90 degrees on Saturday! Uff Da!

*Update on Saturday night...the Bonanza Valley Voice is currently processing video from the Belgrade Royal Ambassador coronation tonight. We'll get that posted later on.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

August Fest, region baseball

Busy, busy weekend! Tonight we have the Belgrade Fire Department BBQ chicken supper/dinner, an ice cream social sponsored by North American State Bank and North American Insurance Agency - and then at 8 p.m. is the start of Elrosa's region contest against Richmond in a winner's bracket final contest in Region 15C.

All of it was outlined in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper. Region baseball updates will follow on this post later tonight.

*Final score: Elrosa 8, Richmond 0! The Saints play again at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday against TBD in Farming. At stake in that game will be the No. 1 seed from Region 15C to the state tournament.


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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

(Video) Worship service

In case you missed it!

Below is video from worship on Sunday at Trinity Lutheran church in Brooten:

I hope to see many of you at the Concert in the Park with Gig Noonan tonight in Belgrade!



Monday, August 06, 2018

Football team salt fundraiser

Coaches and student-athletes on the B-B-E Jaguars football team are conducting a salt fundraiser in the next two weeks. Below is the information. Please pass the word!

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa football team is selling water softener salt for the school fundraiser. The salt must be pre-ordered and paid at the time of the order or delivery. The Morton brand salt comes in crystals, pellets, and rust defense. The team will deliver and stack the salt for you on Thursday, August 23rd around 5:00pm. If you would like to support the BBE School and have softener salt delivered to your door, brought into your basement, softener filled, please fill out this form and enclose a check. You can also or give to a football player or and mail to me at:

B-B-E Schools
Attn: Chris Moscho
710 Washburn Avenue
Belgrade, MN 56312

**ORDER FORMS MUST BE RETURNED to the players BY Friday, August 17th**

In case you are not home at the time of delivery, please state where you would like your salt stacked below. Thank you for your support!

Any questions, contact a football player or call me at 320-346-2278 ext. 1102 and leave a message.


I would like _____________bag(s) of Morton CRYSTALS at $6.50 per 40 lb. bag
I would like _____________bag(s) of Morton PELLETS at $7.50 per 40 lb. bag
I would like _____________bag(s) of Morton RUST DEFENSE at $9.00 per 40 lb. bag

CUSTOMER NAME:_________________

CITY: _________________________

PHONE # _________________________ 
Second Phone # ___________________

IF I’M NOT AT HOME AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY, PLEASE STACK THE SALT __________near my front door __________near my garage door __________near my basement door __________other =______________________


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Sunday, August 05, 2018

Heading back to state

For the third year in a row, the Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team will compete in the Class C state tournament. The Saints (15-7) earned a return ticket to the big show with a 2-1 win over Lake Henry this afternoon in the second round of the Region 15C tournament.

Cody Eichers drilled a one-out, solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning for the go-ahead run. The score was tied 1-1 heading into the fifth inning. Matt Schmitz's fielder's choice with an RBI scored Kevin Kuefler on no outs in the bottom of the first inning for a 1-0 lead.

Aaron Vogt started and went the distance for Elrosa with a truly impressive performance over nine innings. He scattered 11 hits, issues no walks and earned five strikeouts.

Next: spread the word!! The Elrosa Saints play on Friday night, August 10 at 8 p.m. in Farming; the opponent will be Richmond! The Royals were regular season Stearns County League South champions. The winner of that Elrosa/Richmond game advances to the region championship game that will be played on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, Richmond defeated St. Martin by a 6-3 score in another state-qualifying game.

In the Region 15C elimination games today:
The No. 4 seed out of the Stearns County League North division has eliminated the No. 2 seed, with Meire Grove beating New Munich tonight by a 9-5 score to end the Silverstreaks' season.

The No. 4 seed from the SCL-South, Farming, ended the SCL-North's No. 3 seed's season. The Flames beat Spring Hill 5-3 to advance to the second weekend of the tournament.

Schedule updates to follow.

In Region 4C at Atwater, the Regal Eagles lost 9-1 to the Milroy Yankees in a state-qualifying game. The Eagles stay alive and play again next weekend, Saturday, August 11 in Atwater against Paynesville.

ICYMI! Here's part of worship service at West Lake Johanna Lutheran church from Sunday, July 29:


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Saturday, August 04, 2018

Elrosa vs. Farming

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team is battling Farming tonight in the last opening-round game of the Region 15C tournament.

*Update: After the top of the third inning, Farming has a 3-2 lead over Elrosa; the Flames scored two runs on two hits and left none on base in their third try at the plate.

Final score: Elrosa 15, Farming 3 in seven innings. Ethan Vogt pitched all seven innings and earned eight strikeouts. The Saints piled on 14 hits to go with 11 walks and two hit batsmen.

Next: the Saints (14-7) face Lake Henry on Sunday, August 5 at 1:30 p.m. back at Farming.

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Region games delayed, updates

In Region 15C, the amateur baseball playoff games have been shifted back a few hours each.

For the Elrosa Saints, they will face Farming at 8 p.m. tonight (Saturday) in their region opener.

All Region 15C games are being played in Farming, although that may change if the schedule gets backed up too greatly.

The Region 15C tournament begins at noon today with Lake Henry facing Spring Hill. Then comes St. Martin against New Munich at 2:30 p.m. The third game features Richmond and Meire Grove at 5 p.m.

All games will be aired on KASM AM 1150 of Albany.

At this point, the Sunday schedule should hold as was published.

Over in Region 4C, Bird Island ended Starbuck's season short of the state tournament. The County Line League regular season-champion Stars lost 5-1. Also, the Regal Eagles will play for state against the Milroy Yankees at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Atwater diamond.

In the first Region 15C contest, Shane Kampsen delivered the mail for the Lake Henry Lakers with a solo home run on two outs in the seventh inning. Final score: Lake Henry 3, Spring Hill 2.

After five innings, St. Martin has a 1-0 lead over New Munich. By the ninth inning, the game was tied 1-1. *Final score: St. Martin 2, New Munich 1 in 10 innings.

*Update between Meire Grove and Richmond: after seven innings, the Royals have a 4-0 lead. *Final score: Richmond 5, Meire Grove 0.

*Aaaand! Congratulations to the B-B-E Jaguars 12-U baseball team after they won the I-94 league championship today.

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