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  • Elrosa Saints advance to second weekend of regions (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Aug 3, 2023

    The Elrosa Saints baseball team stays alive in the Region 15C amateur tournament after earning a 4-2 win against Pearl Lake on Sunday, August 6 in Lake Henry. Trailing 1-0 through five innings, the Saints put up a four-spot in the bottom of the sixth and ended Pearl Lake's season. NEXT: Elrosa (17-4-1) faces the Cold Spring Rockies in a state-qualifying game next Saturday, August 12 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in Lake Henry. In another region tournament, the Regal Eagles have qualified for the...

  • Elrosa Saints clinch regular season division title

    Randy Olson|Jul 20, 2023

    The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team clinched the regular season division title for the 11th time in program history with a 3-2 walk-off win over New Munich on July 14. Blaine Fischer's RBI-single scored Will VanBeck from third base to earn the win in the bottom of the ninth. The Saints and Silverstreaks both went 10-3 in the Stearns County League North, but Elrosa won the title by virtue of their series sweep over New Munich. The Spring Hill Chargers went 9-4 in the SCL-North to take third...

  • B-B-E Clay Trapshooting at state meet in Alexandria (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Jun 22, 2023

    The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Clay Trapshooting team had 25 members compete at the Class 5A state trap meet last Friday, June 16 in Alexandria. High Gun - Varsity Male Gabe Coners finished in an 11-way tie for 26th place out of 334 with a 94. Xavier Coners, James Wesbur and Owen Radermacher finished in a 22-way tie for 72nd place with a 91. Tate DeKok was also in the Top 100 with a 90, good for an 11-way tie for 94th place. Toby Hanson: 89. Mason Eckstein: 89. Dominic Finken: 85. Kaden Pieper:...

  • GIANT SLAYERS! Jaguar baseball knocks off No. 1 seed to open state

    Randy Olson|Jun 15, 2023

    After winning three of their five Section 6A games by just one run, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa baseball team continued their improbable playoff run with yet another one-run win. This time that win came on the biggest stage they've played on yet: Class 1A state playoffs at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud. After coming back from a 1-0 deficit with two runs scored in the top of the fourth, the Jaguars shocked No. 1-seeded and state tournament veteran South Ridge in a 2-1 regulation-innings win on...

  • B-B-E baseball team heading to state

    Randy Olson|Jun 8, 2023

    After three straight captivating performances in the Section 6A winner's bracket, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa baseball team landed a spot in the state-qualifying championship series earlier this week. Facing a red hot Parkers Prairie team that had blazed its way through the elimination bracket of the tournament, the Jaguars broke a 1-1 tie with three runs scored in the bottom of the sixth inning. The first of those three runs was on a wild pitch that brought Hayden Sobiech home, while the...

  • B-B-E boys' golf heading back to state (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Jun 1, 2023

    After a remarkable performance in the Section 5A finals on Wednesday, May 31, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa boys' golf team has punched its ticket to the state golf meet for the second year in a row and second time overall in school history. With senior Brady Schwinghammer carding a 71 in his final 18 holes, the Jaguars shot a 703 overall across the two-day section meet to defeated runner-up Dawson-Boyd, who shot a 707. Schwinghammer finished with a score of 149 to win the Section 5A individual...

  • Jaguar baseball defeats Browerville, K-M-S in close battles (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|May 18, 2023

    After a three-day layoff from competition last week, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa baseball team struggled at the plate against Sauk Centre's Matthew Warring on Friday in Elrosa in a 4-0 loss. The Jaguars rebounded from that with a 4-2 win against Browerville in Elrosa on Saturday against the No. 2-ranked team in Sub-Section 6A-North. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg defeated Browerville 5-3 in the other Friday game in Elrosa and then beat Sauk Centre 14-1 in the other varsity game on Saturday. On...

  • B-B-E girls' basketball finishes third at state tournament (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Mar 23, 2023

    Two years ago, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa girls' basketball team made history by becoming the first girls' squad to play in a state championship game. On Saturday, March 18 the girls' basketball team made more history for the program by becoming the first girls' squad to finish the season with a win in the Jaguar athletics era. Facing the Class 1A state tournament's No. 2-seeded Hayfield, the No. 5-seeded Jaguars held the lead for the majority of the game at Concordia University-St. Paul...

  • B-B-E boys' basketball lands sub-section finals berth

    Randy Olson|Mar 16, 2023

    The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa boys' basketball team earned the program's 19th sub-section championship berth in school history with a 58-42 win against Hancock on Monday, March 13. The No. 11-ranked (Minnesota Basketball News) Jaguars held Hancock over 21 points below their scoring average. The Sub-Section 6A-South championship game was held on Wednesday, March 15 back at Minnewaska Area, where the Jaguars faced fellow Top-20 team Border West for a section finals berth. The No. 14-ranked (No. 18...

  • B-B-E girls' basketball is Final Four-bound at state!

    Randy Olson|Mar 16, 2023

    At Maturi Pavilion on the campus of the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis on Thursday, March 16, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa girls' basketball team used an incredible second-half display of defense to win going away by a 60-44 score against No. 4-seeded Underwood. The win improves their season record to 26-4 overall. They have shattered the school record for most wins in a season, which was 24 (set in the 2018-2019 season when they finished 24-6.) The Jaguars held Underwood to just 11 points...

  • B-B-E boys' basketball team wins playoff opener

    Randy Olson|Mar 9, 2023

    The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa boys' basketball team advanced to the second round of playoffs after dismantling Ortonville 88-57 on the home floor on Wednesday, March 8 in Brooten. Altogether, 10 Jaguars found the scoring column and 13 saw the floor. The game was moved up by one day due to the potential for severe weather that was forecast for Thursday the 9th. At halftime, the Jaguars led 53-23 after initially trailing 12-6. Ortonville (1-27) went the entire regular season without a win before...

  • B-B-E girls' basketball seeded for state tournament! (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Mar 9, 2023

    Video was added to this web article on March 14 from the post-game medals ceremony at Collegeville. The No. 10-ranked (Minnesota Basketball News) and No. 4-ranked (QRF) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa girls' basketball team has earned a seed for next week's state tournament. The Jaguars (25-4) are the No. 5 seed and will play at 1 p.m. at Maturi Pavilion on the campus of the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis on Thursday, March 16 in the Class 1A state quarterfinals. Heavily-favored Mountain Iron-Buhl...

  • B-B-E Jaguars wrestling thunders to State Final Four

    Randy Olson|Mar 2, 2023

    The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wrestling team, ranked No. 5 in the last Guillotine poll of the season, stormed their way into the Class 1A state tournament as No. 3 seed out of eight teams. The Jaguars faced Medford in the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 2 at Xcel Energy Center and won the final six matches of the dual. Final: B-B-E 42, Medford 22. With a 21-5 overall record, the Jaguars had blazed their way into the state final four round. In the semifinals, they suffered a tough 33-27 loss to...

  • B-B-E Jaguars wrestlers advance to state

    Randy Olson|Feb 23, 2023

    The No. 5-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wrestling team has advanced to the Class 1A state tournament for the third straight year after claiming their third straight Section 5A title. The Jaguars, seeded No. 3, defeated higher-seeded Canby and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in the section semifinals on Saturday, February 18 at Benson high school. They take a 20-5 record into the state tournament, which opens with the 9 a.m. quarterfinals round on Thursday, March 2 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul....

  • Girls' basketball Jaguars win third straight

    Randy Olson|Feb 9, 2023

    The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa girls' basketball team picked up double-digit wins on back-to-back nights to improve to 15-3 overall. Last Friday at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City high school, the Jaguars built a huge halftime lead on their way to a 53-34 win to improve to 8-2 (second) in the Central Minnesota Conference. On Saturday in a girls/boys doubleheader in Belgrade, the Jaguars defeated Section 5A rival Browerville 69-35 while handing the Tigers their fourth loss in five games. The No....

  • Wrestlers win three of five duals on back-to-back nights

    Randy Olson|Feb 2, 2023

    The No. 8-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wrestling team finished up last week with a flurry of action after three straight days of practice. On Thursday at Kerkhoven, the Jaguars went 1-1 with a loss to the host Fighting Saints and a win over Benson. On Friday at Minneota, the Jaguars suffered a 37-27 loss to No. 12-ranked Canby but defeated state-ranked Minneota and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. In other results at Minneota on Friday, HL-W-W edged Minneota 30-29 and Canby beat neighboring...

  • Pirouettes JV jazz first at home dance comp

    Randy Olson|Jan 26, 2023

    The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa/Paynesville Pirouettes dance team hosted a six-team meet on Thursday, January 19 in Brooten. The Pirouettes JV Jazz squad took first place with a hard-fought win. Led by B-B-E Class of 2015 graduate and head coach Katie Boie, the Pirouettes went through what was a not-so-easy transition in mid-December to split up their 13-person roster into varsity and JV squads. This created an extra layer of work and especially teamwork to pull off. The team was thrilled to earn...

  • B-B-E wrestling team wins Paynesville invitational (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Jan 19, 2023

    On Friday, January 13 at the Paynesville Invitational at the Paynesville Area Community Center, the No. 5-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wrestling team emerged as champions in an 11-team field. Other tournament notes: Wyatt Engen earned his 100th career win in the championship round win where he claimed the 138-pound title. Video of him winning his tournament opener is embedded below. Ethan Spanier improved to 17-1 this season while pinning his way through three matches and earning the...

  • B-B-E girls' basketball wins three straight (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Jan 12, 2023

    The No. 16-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa girls' basketball team picked up a key Central Minnesota Conference win last Thursday at home by a 74-63 score over Kimball Area. The Cubs, who tied for the CMC title last year with Holdingford, then lost one night later to the visiting Huskers 59-46 to fall to 1-3 in the league. The Jaguars picked up a 72-33 win on Friday at Maple Lake to move to 2-1 (third) in the CMC. On Tuesday at Minnewaska, the Jaguars won 55-41. Now 6-2 overall, the Jaguars...

  • FLASHBACK: 2020 girls' basketball state tournament (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Dec 29, 2022

    How about a little throwback to nearly three years ago! This was PRE-COVID! Do you remember the world we lived in back then? In just about every way, our local area in the Bonanza Valley has returned to life exactly how it was in February and early March of 2020. Thank God for that! Student athletes who were freshmen on that 2020 state tournament team are now the five seniors on this year's B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball squad....

  • The Voice publisher interviewed on B-B-E's Box Score Sports show (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Dec 8, 2022

    And below is the video player for the interview mentioned in the December 8 issue of The Voice with the newspaper owner interviewed at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school on Tuesday this week. *I had one mistake in that interview...in 2012-2013, the boys' basketball team lost 66-59 to Wheaton/Herman-Norcross in the sub-section semifinals. It is true that it was a game that I will never forget. I swear it was just a 3-point loss...but indeed the Warriors won by 7 points back on March 9, 2013. I...

  • Girls' basketball Jaguars romp over Melrose in season opener (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Dec 1, 2022

    The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars girls' basketball team had an impressive showing for the season opener on Tuesday, November 29 against visiting Melrose Area. After a somewhat sluggish start, the No. 8-ranked (Minnesota Basketball News) Jaguars jumped out to a 30-16 halftime lead and played a much stronger second half with a final score of 68-35. An early 13-2 run pushed them out to a 13-5 lead in the game's first five minutes. To start the second half, the Jaguars outscored the Dutchmen...

  • Volleyball team sub-section finals bound for 20th time

    Randy Olson|Nov 3, 2022

    The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa volleyball team has two playoff wins to their credit after earning back-to-back sweeps in Sub-Section 6A-South play. They now head to a sub-section championship match for the 20th time in program history. The Jaguar volleyball program began in the fall of 1988, during a season when the Jaguars played in their first and only season in the Prairie Conference. They have played in the West Central South Conference and now the Central Minnesota Conference since 1999....

  • THIS IS ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS

    Randy Olson|Oct 27, 2022

    This is absolutely horrendous. Shocking and stunning and sickening. Watch the seven-minute long video to know what the fuss is all about. For those who are concerned about the girl injured by the biological boy player who smashed the volleyball in her face, she is still suffering from ongoing concussion injuries and has not been cleared to play. No word on whether or not she faces permanent injuries by what happened to her. At the end of the video clip, the speaker says it best, "Immorality and...

  • B-B-E football earns No. 2 playoff seed (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Oct 20, 2022

    The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars earned the No. 2 seed in the Section 4A playoffs. They will host No. 7-seeded Long Prairie-Grey Eagle next Tuesday, October 25 with a 6 p.m. kickoff in Belgrade. This is the second straight year that the Jaguars have earned the No. 2 seed for the playoffs. Section 4A football playoff seedings: 1. K-M-S (6-2 record and first-round bye) 2. B-B-E (6-2 record) 3. Upsala/Swanville Area (4-4) 4. Parkers Prairie (3-5) 5. Browerville (3-5) 6. Benson (2-6) 7. Long...

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