Showing posts from February, 2018

Recap and Border Bell/Senior recognition

Time flies...It's hard to believe the dual season is on the verge of closing out. With the border bell battle Friday, we take on our horned rivals to the north. This season Coach Bono and crew have been on a tear, ripping off 13 straight dual victories and an undefeated record in the Big 12. That said there is plenty of wrestling left for these guys after Fridays match. The Big 12 tourney in the first week of March followed by the national championships in Cleveland St Patty's Day weekend.

Quick recap of the last few matches to get you up to speed...

-Jacks over Iowa St, 30-15...the Big Game was exciting and entertaining even for us Vikings fans. Earlier that day though over 2,200 fans gathered at Frost to witness history. Coach Bono's grapplers handed him the 100th victory of his dual career. Humble and gracious coach Bono witnessed to the crowd that it was the fans, coaches around him, wrestlers and his family that are the reasons for the success. As a fan I will say it…

MVFC Recruting Roundup

Finalizing #JacksNat18n

The new December signing day makes the February signing day feel different, but still super exciting for those of us who follow recruitment carefully.  For all of you wet blankets out there, yes, we don't truly know how good a class is until a few years down the road.  Yes, high school dominance doesn't always translate to college success.  However, getting new talent into your program is exciting and is something that should be celebrated.  These young student athletes are making a big decision and choosing to be a part of a culture, a program, and a tradition of success.  Lets celebrate that instead of raining on the parade.

With that being said, here are the additions from today's signing day.

RB: Jefferson Lee V, 5'9 190, Marshall, MN
FB: Mike Morgan, 6'3 210, New Lenox, IL (Lincoln-Way)
WR: Jadon Janke, 6'3 190, Madison, SD
WR: Jaxon Janke,6'3 195, Madison, SD
OL: Zach Collins, 6'3 297, Fridley, MN (Totino-Grace)

DE: Alex Parrella, 6'4 230, I…

Jackrabbit Men's Basketball Roundup

Over the last two weeks the Jack Rabbits have had their ups and downs. They were sitting atop the summit league standings until they got knocked off the conference mountain top by in state rival USD. This set back was short lived, as the Jacks reclaimed their number one spot albeit with some help from Denver. The Jacks have gone a three-game winning streak since then but I’m sure they will be eager to return the favor when the Coyotes come up to Frost arena later this season.
Rave- Jackrabbits Rout Western Illinois
There is not much to break down and analyze here, the Jackrabbits soundly beat Western Illinois by 28 points. This was not much of a surprise. The Leathernecks have been struggling this season with a conference record of 1-4. Overall, the Jackrabbits had seven players scoring in double digits.
Rant- Poor Offense versus USD
It is never an easy task to play a strong rival on the road such as USD. Unfortunately, against their interstate rivals the Jackrabbits turned in one of the…