The Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins’ girl golfers were busy, competing in back-to-back events. Monday, May 12, they were at Osakis Country Club, and Tuesday, May 13, they played at Albion Ridges, hosted by Maple Lake. Team Osakis flexed their muscles once again, winning both meets with scores of 173 and 168. Alayna Eldred, the Silverstreaks’ phenom, took Meet Medalist Honors in each event, with very impressive scores of 41 and 39, at Osakis and Albion Ridges, respectively.
The conference battles included teams from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford and Osakis. Scoring summary, Osakis Meet: K-EV-W’s junior Nicole Vossen, 48; Ashley DeJuliannie, 69; B-B-E’s Peyton Miller shot 48, Maple Lake’s Maggie Carey and Tabitha Latzig shot 48, Pierz’s Jessica Hawks shot 48, Rockford’s Abby Scribner shot 62, HL-W-W’s Bailey Krumwiede shot 59, Osakis’s Alayna Eldred shot 41. Osakis took first place with a net 173; second place, Maple Lake, 197 net; third place, B-B-E, 211 net; fourth place, Pierz, 252 net; fifth place, HL-W-W, 254 net; 6th Place, Rockford, 269 net.
Scoring summary, Maple Lake Meet: K-EV-W’s junior Nicole Vossen, 42; Trinity Erickson, 47; Ashley DeJuliannie, 64; B-B-E’s Peyton Miller shot 46, Maple Lake’s Tabitha Latzig shot 42, Pierz’s Jessica Hawks shot 52, Rockford’s Haley Woodrich shot 51, HL-W-W’s Bailey Krumwiede shot 51, Osakis’s Alayna Eldred shot 39. Osakis took first place with a net 168; second place, Maple Lake, 190 net; third place, B-B-E, 205 net; fourth place, HL-W-W, 222 net; fifth place, Pierz, 235 net.
The Eden Valley-Watkins’ softball team hosted the Cubs last week in a Friday, May 9, resumption of a Thursday rain out. With the weather much improved, the girls played a double header, and the result was a split decision, with Kimball taking the opener, 11-7, and Eden Valley- Watkins capturing the finale, 10-3. “We resumed our game with the Cubs, which was suspended yesterday, and we came up on the short end of the double-dip. Kimball pounded out 14 hits, combined with five errors, and we found ourselves in too big a hole to get out of. We did have a chance, with the tying runner getting to the plate in the bottom of the sixth, but we could not keep the rally going,” Coach Dave Dziengel said.
Once again, Mother Nature, despite the rapid dawning of cherished Mother’s Day, was in no mood to celebrate, releasing the rains and forcing yet another postponement, as the Eagles played their initiall Thursday-scheduled double header with the Cubs to Frida, May 9. In game one, the Eagles took to the diamond and got right down to business, scoring a baker’s dozen, on as many hits, en route to the ultimate 13-1 decision. The nightcap saw the friendly foes fight it out in a back-and-forth affair, with the EV-W bunch again emerging victorious and completing the sweep, 7-5.
The Kimball-Eden-Valley-Watkins’ boys golf group was one of fifteen teams who competed last week, at Southbrook Golf Club in Annandale. It was the 16th Annual Daryl Gunnarson Memorial gathering and a pretty good day for golf.
Meet Results/Team: first, Dassel-Cokato, 312; second, Becker, 315; third, Litchfield, 328; fourth, Rockford, 340; fifth, Annandale, 341; sixth, Monticello, 342; seventh, Waconia, 356; eighth, Big Lake, 358; ninth, Delano, 362; 10th, Maple Lake, 364; 11th, Mound Westonka, Watertown Mayer, 380; 13th, Glencoe-Silver Lake, 399; 14th, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, 409; 15th, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, 411.
Meet Results/Individual: first, Josh Polingo, Litchfield, 70; K-EV-W: Tommy Wuertz, 97; Cameron Flaschenriem, 101; Skyler Schiefelbein, 103; Nathan Vossen, 108; Tony DeJuliannie, 111; Hunter Flaschenriem, 125.
The Eden Valley-Watkins’ softball team traveled to Pierz Monday, May 5, and took a twin bill, 14-2 and 8-4. “It took a little while to get going, but we collected a season high 17 hits in the first game of our double header in Pierz,” Coach Dave Dziengel said. After scoring three runs in the top of the fourth, Jamie Scherer came up with a huge double in the top of the fifth to score Ashley Anderson, Monica Ruhland and Sarah Pauly. “Jamie pitched very well, giving up only three hits in five innings of work, before Kali Covert came in to pitch the sixth. It was great weather and a great start to our day!” Dziengel added.