Treating the hometown faithful to an entertaining ball game Monday, April 21, the Lady Eagles beat Litchfield, 11-1. Eden Valley-Watkins jumped out early, putting up four runs in the first, five runs in the fourth, and a couple sandwiched in between. Coach Dave Dziengel is happy with the effort but sees room for improvement. “Jamie did a very nice job pitching today, giving up no earned runs in five innings of work. The hitting attack was led by Brook Stang, who was 3 for 3. Our fielding will need to improve, as we kicked it around, committing four errors on the night. We are back to work tomorrow in our first conference game against Holdingford.”
EV-W box score: Jamie Scherer, 0 for 3; Brook Stang, 3 for 3, 2 runs scored, RBI; Faith Forcier, 0 for 3, 2 runs scored; Mindy Forcier, 1 for 3, 2 runs scored; Kali Covert, 0 for 3, run scored, RBI; Breanna Stang, 0 for 3, run scored, RBI; Bobbi Jo Block, 0 for 3, RBI; Ashley Anderson, 1 for 3, 2 runs scored; Monica Ruhland, 1 for 3.
Pierz High School hosted the Central Minnesota Conference golf meet Thursday, April 24. The Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins girls’ golf team finished tied for sixth in the seven-team event.
The conference battle included teams from BBE, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford and Osakis. Scoring summary:
K-EV-W’s junior Nicole Vossen, 45; eighth-grader Trinity Erickson, 59; Ashley DeJuliannie, 74; B-B-E’s Peyton Miller shot 46, Maple Lake’s Tabitha Latzig shot 48, Pierz’s Jessica Hawks shot 51, Rockford’s Haley Woodrich shot 64, Osakis’s Alayna Eldred took Meet Medalist honors with a 43. Osakis took first place with a net 181; second place, Maple Lake, 197 net; third place, B-B-E, 211 net; fourth place, Pierz, 241 net; fifth place, Rockford, 290 net; tied sixth K-EV-W, 300 net and HL-W-W, 300 net.
The Kimball/Eden-Valley-Watkins’ boys’ golf team dusted off the clubs Monday, April 21, at Blackberry Ridge in Sartell. Preparing for the end-of-year section meet, the Section 6AA Pre-Section Meet is a chance for the kids to “hone-up” their skills. It provides an opportunity for the guys to play the course with other teams and competitors within the section. “It was a tough day, with the wind blowing like it was. We didn’t play our best golf, but it is early in the year, and we’ll continue to try to improve every meet,” coach Jason Huschle said.
Meet Results/Team: first, St. Cloud Cathedral, 324; second, Staples/Motley, 335; third, Becker, 349. The gathering featured 16 teams and K-EV-W finished tied for 13th place, with a net 423.
Meet Results/Individual: Tied first, 77 net, Kyle Haag/SCC; Andrew Israelson/SM; Tied third, 80, Jackson Fluck/Becker; David Molinari/Zimmerman. Kimball/EV-W: Tied 31st, Tommy Wuertz, 95; Tied 41st, Reese Jansen, 100; Tied 60th, Tony DeJuliannie, 108; 80th, Cameron Flaschenriem, 123; 81st, Nathan Vossen, 124.
Head girls’ track and field coach Gordy Schlangen is pleased with the kids’ efforts, despite the tough competition at the Tuesday, April 22, five-team ROCORI Invitational. “We had a meet last night at ROCORI against some really good teams. Many of our girls had very good individual times and distances, but the competition was as good as anything that we will see this year.” Some highlights were the 4x800 relay of Courtney Geislinger, Chelsey Barthel, Amaya Lyrek, and Emily Donnay, finishing third. EV-W-K’s top two throwers Raevon Willner and Ariel Laabs finished first and third in shot, and fourth and fifth in the discus. The women’s team competition was won by ROCORI, and the men’s team competition was won by Willmar.
Working around thechameleon-like weather, the Eden Valley-Watkins baseball bunch managed to slip in a doubleheader at Rockford on Friday, April 25. However, the double defeats, 4-0 and 17-5, could not be blamed on the conditions, as coach Mike Tomsche knows. “We had a tough couple of games with Rockford. Bottom line is that we didn’t play well and know we’re a better team than the one that showed up Friday. We have a lot of work to do and will keep competing and improving.” The Eagles were a bit meager at the plate, collecting just nine hits in the twin bill, while the Rockets popped for 23 safeties.