The Eden Valley-Watkins volleyball team fell short in the final full week of the regular season. Traveling to Osakis on Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Eagles were defeated in the non-conference clash, 3-0 (4-25, 15-25, and 14-25). Thursday, Oct. 10, EV-W hosted the Kimball Cubs and lost a hard-fought affair, 3-0 (23-25, 19-25, and 20-25).
Kevon Gabrelcik (center) was honored as 2012-13 Volunteer of the Year in the Central Minnesota Conference in a brief ceremony at EV-W’s home football opener Friday, Sept. 20. Making the half-time presentation were former activities director and dean of students Jay Johnson (left) and principal Bruce Kiehn (right). Gabrelcik has helped in a number of sports since he graduated from EV-W in 1978. Staff photo by Gaylen Bicking.
It was a beautiful day on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Albany, as the Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball runners stretched their legs for a good run. EV-W-K took eighth place and they were led by Emily Donnay, who finished second with a time of 15.59.
Eden Valley-Watkins defeated friendly foe Kimball last Friday night, October 11, comfortably in its own nest, 20-6. Putting up 20 in the first three quarters, the Eagles surrendered just 6 points to the Cubs, in the final stanza. The Eagles were flying all over the place, as Deshaun James ran for 78 yards, quarterback Nick Pauly tossed for 124 yards, and Austin Schlangen recovered a blocked punt in the bad guys’ end zone. The Eagles’ record now stands at 2-5. Closing out the regular season on Wednesday, October 16, EV-W hosts a tough (5-1) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa bunch, in a Central Minnesota battle.
Kimball 0 0 0 6 – 6
EV-W 6 8 6 0 – 20
In a battle that could have gone either way, the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles lost a tough one Thursday, Oct. 3, at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, and 28-26). Following the loss, EV-W now stands at 2-3 in the conference and 8-13 overall. Schedule remaining before playoffs begin: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m., at Osakis; Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:45 p.m., v. Kimball; and Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5:45 p.m. v. BBE.
Match Stats: Hitting: Raevon Willner 13-17 (7 kills); Mindy Forcier 20-25 (4 kills); Serving: Jamie Scherer 15-17 (2 aces); Faith Forcier 12-12; Christina Salzl 10-10 (1 ace); Setting: Faith Forcier 56-57 (5 assists); Jordyn Geislinger 37-38 (4 assists); Digs: Raevon Willner 10-14; Jamie Scherer 4-6.