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.
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