Thursday, September 23, 2021

Thursday night sports (Updates)

Here's the link to find the Pine River-Backus high school live stream:

Tonight is an exciting night as the new band teacher recruits fifth graders to the band program! (Class of 2029 students) The next issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper will include a feature article on the new band teacher.

*Update: at Parkers Prairie tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' tennis team lost a heartbreaker by a 4-3 margin. They are 3-5 overall going into tomorrow's home match with Melrose Area (4:15 p.m.).

**UPDATE: the B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team has won the first two sets at PR-B. In game three, the Tigers took an early 3-0 lead before they served long for a B-B-E side out. PR-B took leads of 4-1 and 6-3 before they committed two unforced errors to make it 6-5. Paige Rupp's kill tied the game at 7-7 and made PR-B call a timeout.

A lift call on PR-B later tied the game at 10-10. A tip by Brooklyn Fischer put the Jaguars ahead 11-10. Ava Mueller's kill made it a 12-10 lead.

A kill by Mueller broke a 13-13 tie. A let serve for an ace by Mueller made it 15-13 Jaguars.

PR-B later took a 20-19 lead with neither team gaining any momentum. A kill by Mueller tied it up at 20-20. With the game tied at 21-21, PR-B hit long to give the Jaguars a 22-21 lead.

Back-to-back ace serves from Kailey Fischer brought game and match point at 24-21. Mueller then finished off the Tigers with a left-handed dump kill for a 25-21 game three win. The Jaguars improved to 11-6 with the win.

The scores of the first two games were 25-20 and 25-15. For the night, the Jaguars served at an 89 percent clip and earned 14.5 percent hitting efficiency.

Next: the Jaguars get two days of practice tomorrow and next Monday before they are set to host Paynesville Area (13-2, 1-1) next Tuesday in what will be a rough-and-tumble Central Minnesota Conference border battle. I have said for weeks now that the upcoming volleyball match will be "crazy" fun!