“Thankfully, the rain cleared out for a nice evening of racing!” said Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball cross-country coach Holly
Hansen. Emily Donnay took first place with a time of 16.36. The competition was held at the Kimball Golf Club Thursday, Sept. 19. Team results: Girls’ Varsity: first, Dassel-Cokato; second, EV-W-K; third, Maple Lake; fourth, St. John’s Prep; fifth, Sauk Rapids-Rice.
Results: Varsity girls: (first) Emily Donnay, 16.36; (16th) Grace Kopitzke, 18:47; (19th) Brooke Winter, 19:12; (20th) Taylor Schreiner, 19:16; (22nd) Stephanea Roeser, 19:34; (24th) Maria Roeser, 19:50.
The Eden Valley-Watkins football team hosted first-place Holdingford on Friday, Sept. 20, but the Huskers did the dishing out. Posting 33 points by the halftime break, Holdingford outgained the Eagles in total offense, 408-181. Outscoring the Eagles 14-7 in the second half, the Huskers claimed the never-in-doubt 47-7 victory. The Huskers now possess a 4-0 record, while the Eagles stand at 1-3 overall.
Coming up next is Homecoming for the Eagles, as they take on the Pierz Pioneers in a league battle, on Friday, Sept. 27. EV-W looks to improve its 1-3 mark, while Pierz sits at 2-2, after their conference win over Kimball.
Kimball Area High School will celebrate Homecoming festivities beginning Sunday, Sept. 29, with activities running through Friday, Oct. 4. The senior class and student government work together to coordinate events, and make the week one of celebration for the students of Kimball Area High School. The senior class advisor is Amy Notch; Kris O’Brien advises student government.
The seniors chose a song by Katy Perry for their theme. The song’s title is “Roar.” The class colors for Homecoming are lime green and aqua blue. Student government has chosen theme days for dressing up. A Cub fan of the day will be picked from the junior high as well as the senior high. Winners will receive a gift certificate to à la Carte. The student government will also be selling Homecoming and Cub buttons during lunch periods and at the home volleyball games on Oct. 1 and 3. The cost is $1 for the Homecoming button and $.50 for the Cub button. Supply is limited, so hurry and get your buttons. All proceeds will be donated to Kids Against Hunger.
The Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball cross-country teams participated in the New London-Spicer Invitational (Little Crow GC) on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12. In the girls 4K run, the EV-W-K squad finished right in the middle of the pack, taking fourth place with a time of 1:28:14.02. Lac qui Parle took first place, finishing with a time of 1:21:00.95.
Results: Varsity girls 4K run: (second) Emily Donnay, 15:31.91; (19th) Denzel Atherton, 17:20.15; (25th) Grace Kopitzke, 17:55.23; (30th) Brooke Winter, 18:18.82; (37th) Taylor Schreiner, 19:07.91; (38th) Stephanea Roeser, 19:10.29; (39th) Maria Roeser, 19:13.14; Varsity boys 5K run: (32nd) Bret Mattice, 20:01.72; Junior Varsity girls 4K run: (third) Hannah Holmberg, 19:01.00; (fifth) Emily Utecht, 19:35.00; (eighth) Madison Libbesmeier, 19:41.00; (10th) Sonora Mattice, 19:46.00; (13th) Hannah Ehlinger, 20:18.00; (14th) Libby Yozamp, 20:20.00; (15th) Victoria Denn, 20:21.00; (18th) Ashley DeJuliannie, 20:41.00; (20th) Lexie Pauls, 20:43.00; (21st) Seahara Mancini, 20:44.00; (25th) Lindsey Kavanagh, 20:59.00; (29th) Kristen Howe, 21:38.00; (30th) Lauren Libbesmeier, 21:42.00; (31st) Erika Johnson, 23:00.00; (32nd) Cheyenne Sogge, 23:36.00; (34th) Ashley Schindele, 24:22.00; Junior Varsity boys 5K run: (eighth) Matthew Notch, 21:03.58; (11th) Tyler Neu, 21:41.74; (19th) Cameron Flaschenriem, 23:21.70; (20th) Joey Kuechle, 23:22.97.
The Eden Valley-Watkins volleyball team hosted a tough Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop bunch Tuesday, Sept. 10, and lost a hard-fought match, 3-2 (25-17, 10-25, 20-25, 25-22, 10-15). The locals were on the edge of their seats as the Eagles stormed to a 9-9 tie in the deciding set. But the Thunderbirds stepped it up and snatched the win with a 6-1 flurry at the end. “It was a very up and down-played game by both teams. There were many momentum swings throughout the entire evening. The girls played hard and picked it up after game two,” Coach Andrea Huschle said. The coach knows the recipe for getting back on the winning track. “We need to focus on not worrying so much about making errors, but instead what can we do to score points. We need to believe in ourselves. We are gaining strides each and every day.”