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.
“Despite the earlier rain, it was great running weather and great competition on Thursday night, Oct. 3. We had a lot of personal best times,” Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball coach Holly Hansen said. The Eagles took eighth Place (222) in the 12-team invitational, which saw Annandale claim first-place honors with a score of 46. The EV-W-K next action is Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4:15 p.m., at Albany.
Results: Boys Junior Varsity: (42nd) Matthew Notch 20.32; (95th) Cameron Flaschenriem 22.41; (118th) Joey Kuechle 23.39; Boys Varsity: (63rd) Bret Mattice 19.24; (65th) Tyler Neu 19.33; Girls Junior High: (65th) Ashley Schindele 12.31; Girls Junior Varsity: (31st) Seahara Mancini 19.27; (39th) Maria Roeser 19.51; (46th) Emily Utecht 20.00; (50th) Libby Yozamp 20.10; (55th) Lindsey Kavanagh 20.26; (60th) Tori Denn 20.49; (75th) Ashley DeJuliannie 21.39; (77th) Hannah Ehlinger 21.44; (80th) Kristen Howe 21.54; (84th) Lauren Libbesmeier 22.06; (88th) Erika Johnson 22.17; (95th) Cheyenne Sogge 22.43; Girls Varsity: (13th) Emily Donnay 16.32; (38th) Denzel Atherton 17.40; (46th) Grace Kopitzke 17.53; (57th) Brooke Winter 18.22; (70th) Hannah Holmberg 19.13; (75th) Sonora Mattice 19.43; (76th) Stephanea Roeser 19.57.
Looking to hand HL-W-W Lakers their fourth conference loss, the Eagles jumped on the hosts last Friday night, Oct. 4, and looked sharp. The Eden Valley-Watkins gridiron guys got a taste of the end zone early, but the main course would never materialize. Taking an early 7-6 first-quarter lead, the Eagles quickly saw their hopes diminish, as the Lakers scored three unanswered touchdowns, shutting the proverbial door and hanging a 27-7 victory shingle atop. Lakers’ Joe Aalid passed for 152 yards and crossed the goal line twice, on runs. Eagles’ quarterback Nick Pauly threw for 170 yards and connected with Jared Streit on two passes for 97.
Individual statistics: Rushing: Renner 8-35, Deshaun James 8-1, Nick Pauly 2-(-10); Passing: Pauly 9-21-2-170; Receiving: James 3-26, Jared Streit 2-97, Reese Jansen 1-28, Renner 4-19.
The Eagles host the Kimball Cubs next Friday, Oct. 11, in a Central Minnesota Conference clash.