Thursday, May 23, 2019

Playoff action heats up

Okay, from the top!

The B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch team lost 9-3 to CGB in an elimination game of the subsection playoffs tonight. They graduate five talented seniors off of this team who played in seven playoff games in the last two seasons. I will definitely miss their presence on the team, but the team returns some very talented underclassmen for next season. This year's final record was 4-18. Last year they finished 7-15 overall.

In the winner's bracket of tonight's sub-section fastpitch playoffs, West Central Area defeated No. 1-seeded Upsala by an 8-3 score. WCA takes on two-time defending Section 6A champion New York Mills next Tuesday night in the winner's bracket final.

*Added late Thursday night: below, video of action at the end of tonight's first playoff game:

The B-B-E Jaguars baseball team picked up two wins today to conclude the regular season. They beat Kimball 11-0 in five innings at home. Then at Upsala tonight, the Jaguars (9-9) beat Upsala/Swanville Area 13-0 in five innings. Gavin Kampsen and Thaniel Cebulla both had home runs on the day, and Will VanBeck and Jackson Peter both had great days pitching for the Jaguars.

The USA Patriots take a 12-6 record into the subsection playoffs. B-B-E's baseball team opens playoffs next Tuesday at home with a 5 p.m. game. Opponent TBD. Border West will be the No. 1 seed.

At Morris, at least seven members of the B-B-E Jaguars track and field teams earned tickets to the Section 6A meet. They competed in the Sub-Section 6A-21 meet tonight at the University of Minnesota-Morris campus facilities.

Heading to the state-qualifying meet in Fergus Falls next Thursday, May 30 are Blake Goodall, Kenzie Thieschafer, Matthew Kollman, Ryan Schwinghammer, Tiyana Schwinghammer, Allisa Knight and Tori Reed.

We are hopeful that Ryan Young also advanced in the pole vault, but that event was still going and results not published yet.

More to come. It wasn't easy, but I managed to get some really neat video from fastpitch and track tonight.  I always wish I could do more, but I have to be happy with what I get.

 Time to head home!!

  • Here's a short link to view the spring 2019 sports photos album at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's online gallery:

*And thank you to Integrity Home Investments of Brooten for their loyal support of the Bonanza Valley Voice, and the newspaper's news and sports departments! They have a real estate open house this weekend on Sunday. You can see their advertisement on page 11 of this week's newspaper issue.

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