The Johnson-Peterson Gymnasium in Eden Valley was the site of the girls’ volleyball Section 5A-South playoffs, Thursday,
Oct. 24. Number 4-seeded Eden Valley-Watkins prevailed over a tough St. Cloud Christian team, seeded at number 5. Brittany Hesse and Brook Stang had three aces each, as the Eagles took the opener, 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-11).
Serving: Brittany Hesse 15-15 (3 aces); Brook Stang 11-13 (3 aces); Christina Salzl 5-5 (2 aces); Hitting: Tiffany Donnay 18-22 (10 kills); Brook Stang 6-6 (5 kills); Raevon Willner 10-14 (5 kills); Digs: Brittany Hesse 6-6; Raevon Willner 3-3; Sets: Faith Forcier 35-35 (10 assists); Jordyn Geislinger 18-18 (7 assists).
The Section 6A Cross Country Tournament was held at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School, Thursday, Oct. 24. Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball team fought a fairly substantial chilly and wet milieu, but emerged in a respectable ninth place, in the middle of the pack. “It was cold and sleeting – but a good race nonetheless. Emily is advancing to the State meet on Saturday, Nov. 2, as an individual,” said Coach Holly Hansen.
The Eden Valley-Watkins’ volleyball regular season came to a close at home Tuesday, Oct. 15, as the Eagles fell to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, 17-25, 8-25, and 15-25. The Jaguars’ Becca Gruber and Kinlee Swanson’s 13 and 12 kills respectively, were too much for the Eagles to overcome. EV-W was led by Raevon Willner, with five kills on 14-21 hitting, and Tiffany Donnay, who nailed four aces on a sparkling 13-14 serving performance.
Match stats: Hitting: Raevon Willner 14-21 (5 kills); Tiffany Donnay 13-14 (4 kills); Serving: Brook Stang 12-12 (ace); Faith Forcier 6-6; Jamie Scherer 6-6 (ace); Sets: Faith Forcier 49-51 (9 assists); Jordyn Geislinger 19-19 (3 assists); Digs: Christina
Salzl 10-15; Raevon Willner 6-8.
Eden Valley-Watkins (7-15-0) will face St. Cloud Christian at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Eden Valley. The winner will advance to face Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7 p.m.Friday, Oct. 25, at BBE. The winner of that game will play for the quarterfinals at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Long Prairie.
Kimball (12-13-0) has a bye for the first playoff (Oct. 24) in the volleyball playoffs. The Cubs will first play Friday, Oct. 25, against either Royalton or Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City who play Oct. 24. The Kimball game is at 7 p.m. this Friday, at Kimball. If they win, their next game, for the quarterfinals, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Long Prairie.
The Eden Valley-Watkins football squad was pounded at home Wednesday night, Oct. 16, by first-place Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, 54-8. B-B-E quarterback Brian Goodwin couldn’t miss, going 11 for 11, with 207 yards passing and three touchdowns. EV-W’s Jared Streit caught three passes, including an 89-yard bomb, for the Eagles’ lone score. Staying atop the conference, B-B-E now stands at 7-1 and the Eagles drop to 2-6.
B-B-E 14 20 14 6 – 54
EV-W 0 0 8 0 – 8
STATS: Rushing: Dion Hirman 1-9, Renner 1-3, Deshaun James 7-5, Jacob Streit 1-1; Passing: Pauly 11-22-1-153, Travis Thielen 1-2-0-23; Receiving: Reese Jansen 2-13, Thielen 2-17, Blaine Fahstad 1-23, Renner 4-29, Streit 3-94.