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.
The Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball cross-country teams competed at Pierz Golf Course Tuesday, Oct. 15, for the final gathering of the season, and captured a very respectable third-place finish. “Despite the rain, it was a very successful night with a lot of personal bests and good team placement. Emily Donnay is our only athlete with all-conference honors and ended up conference champ!” said Coach Holly Hansen. Ranked No. 10 in Class A cross country, Emily won the Central Minnesota Conference championship with a time of 15.56. Donnay’s nine races this season have been impressive to say the least, as she finished in the top four in eight of those outings. Donnay won the Little Crow Invitational (15:01) and the Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball Invitational (16:36) in September. She took second in Albany Tuesday, Oct. 8, with a time of 15:59.
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.