The Section 6A Cross Country Tournament was held at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School, Thursday, Oct. 24. Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball team fought a fairly substantial chilly and wet milieu, but emerged in a respectable ninth place, in the middle of the pack. “It was cold and sleeting – but a good race nonetheless. Emily is advancing to the State meet on Saturday, Nov. 2, as an individual,” said Coach Holly Hansen.
The Eden Valley-Watkins’ volleyball regular season came to a close at home Tuesday, Oct. 15, as the Eagles fell to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, 17-25, 8-25, and 15-25. The Jaguars’ Becca Gruber and Kinlee Swanson’s 13 and 12 kills respectively, were too much for the Eagles to overcome. EV-W was led by Raevon Willner, with five kills on 14-21 hitting, and Tiffany Donnay, who nailed four aces on a sparkling 13-14 serving performance.
Match stats: Hitting: Raevon Willner 14-21 (5 kills); Tiffany Donnay 13-14 (4 kills); Serving: Brook Stang 12-12 (ace); Faith Forcier 6-6; Jamie Scherer 6-6 (ace); Sets: Faith Forcier 49-51 (9 assists); Jordyn Geislinger 19-19 (3 assists); Digs: Christina
Salzl 10-15; Raevon Willner 6-8.
Eden Valley-Watkins (7-15-0) will face St. Cloud Christian at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Eden Valley. The winner will advance to face Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7 p.m.Friday, Oct. 25, at BBE. The winner of that game will play for the quarterfinals at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Long Prairie.
Kimball (12-13-0) has a bye for the first playoff (Oct. 24) in the volleyball playoffs. The Cubs will first play Friday, Oct. 25, against either Royalton or Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City who play Oct. 24. The Kimball game is at 7 p.m. this Friday, at Kimball. If they win, their next game, for the quarterfinals, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Long Prairie.
The Eden Valley-Watkins football squad was pounded at home Wednesday night, Oct. 16, by first-place Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, 54-8. B-B-E quarterback Brian Goodwin couldn’t miss, going 11 for 11, with 207 yards passing and three touchdowns. EV-W’s Jared Streit caught three passes, including an 89-yard bomb, for the Eagles’ lone score. Staying atop the conference, B-B-E now stands at 7-1 and the Eagles drop to 2-6.
B-B-E 14 20 14 6 – 54
EV-W 0 0 8 0 – 8
STATS: Rushing: Dion Hirman 1-9, Renner 1-3, Deshaun James 7-5, Jacob Streit 1-1; Passing: Pauly 11-22-1-153, Travis Thielen 1-2-0-23; Receiving: Reese Jansen 2-13, Thielen 2-17, Blaine Fahstad 1-23, Renner 4-29, Streit 3-94.
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.