After an eight-day weather-assisted respite, the Eden Valley-Watkins girls’ basketball team welcomed Holdingford to the friendly confines on Tuesday, Jan. 21, for a Central Minnesota Conference shootout. The Huskers handed the home-towners a 62-56 loss, which also included their first conference blemish. Rebounding from the Tuesday night disappointment, the Lady Eagles jumped back onto the winning track, beating Maple Lake, 71-50, Friday, Jan. 24, at Johnson-Peterson.
The Eden Valley-Watkins boys’ basketball team hosted Rockford Thursday, Jan. 23, and cruised to a 65-52 Central Minnesota Conference win. Junior guard Bret Mattice led the onslaught with 27 points and teammate Jared Streit posted 15 points and 19 rebounds for the Eagles, who now stand at 4-4 in the conference and 10-6 overall. EV-W built a 16-point halftime advantage and never looked back. “We came out with a lot of energy last night. We were led by Bret Mattice’s 27 points and Jared Steit’s 14 points, 19 rebounds. Our goal was to slow the pace of the game down to keep them from running, and we did just that to win the game,” said a pleased EV-W coach Adam Langer. Team scoring: Bret Mattice, 27; Jared Streit, 15; Alex Nesenson, 12; Austin Schlangen, 6; Jacob Streit, 3; Reese Jansen, 2.
The EV-W eighth-grade girls team took first place in the Snowball Tournament in Litchfield Saturday, Jan. 25. Pictured are (back row, left to right) coach Dziengel, Kaitlyn Root, Sarah Wirz, Shelby Kuechle, Taylor Mackedanz, and Lisa Holdvogt; (front row) Jamie Schumacher, Sonora Mattice, Kennedy Schoenecker, Mandy Molitor, and Emily Sieben. Submitted photo.
Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Eden Valley-Watkins wrestlers entered a triangular-meet at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School. The Eagles had a good showing, winning their match with the Thunder, 42-27, and topping the Browerville Tigers, 42-33. LPGE match results: Wins by pins: 126-pound Hunter Mathies; 145-pound Tyler Dockendorf; 152-pound John Salzl; 195-pound Lyle Miller. Wins by forfeit: Logan Donnay; Luke Kuechle; Cain Renner.
Browerville match results: Wins by pins: 152-pound John Salzl; 160-pound Grant Winter; 170-pound Luke Kuechle; 195-pound Lyle Miller. Wins by forfeit: Hunter Mathies; Logan Donnay; Cain Renner.
The Eden Valley-Watkins girls’ basketball team traveled to Glenwood Monday, Jan. 13, and took on Minnewaska in a non-conference battle. An exciting back and forth affair, the halftime score was tied at 27-27. But it was Eagles’ Dani Nelson who hit the game-winning shot, lifting EV-W to the 48-46 victory. The win moves the Eagles to 8-2 overall and they remain 3-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference. Game summary: junior forward Greta Stommes, 4; senior forward Dani Nelson, 18; junior guard Brook Stang, 7; freshman forward Elaina Stommes, 4; junior guard Mikayla Kummet, 8; junior forward Bella Cromwell, 5; junior guard Mindy Forcier, 2.