Finishing the regular season with a bang, the Eden Valley-
Watkins softball girls put up 30 runs v Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Tuesday afternoon, May 14, taking the double-dipper at home, 12-7 and 18-15. Game one featured a hitting flurry by the Eagles, as they scored 10 runs in the first two innings. “Baylee Lahr pitched an effective game, giving up only 2 earned runs on 8 hits and she had a season-high 6 strikeouts with no walks,” said Eagle coach Dave Dziengel.
EV-W was just warming up, as they scored 14 runs in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings of game two. Despite 8 defensive mishaps, the Eagles registered 18 runs on as many hits, putting the final cap on the twin bill. “Our bats made up for our mistakes in the field and we did a very nice job of rebounding in the top of the 6th inning, to score 7 runs and take the lead for good in the game. Baylee ran out of gas in the 4th inning, and Jamie did a great job of keeping us in the game besides some control problems. It’s nice to end the season on a winning note as we prepare to play our first subsection opponent next week,” said an enthusiastic Dziengel.
Do you have used crayons you want to get rid of? Want to help the planet? Or even better yet, both?
Well, by donating your old and used color crayons to the Girl Scouts Troop 657, you can get rid of your old crayons while, at the same time, helping the environment by recycling. Your old, used color crayons can be melted down and turned into new crayons instead of filling up landfills.
The four kindergarten classes at Eden Valley-Watkins Schools performed their annual Music Program Monday evening, May 6, at the Watkins Elementary School. This year's program was "By the Beautiful Sea." Students performed 19 songs, some with props and others with actions, for an enthralled audience of parents and grandparents.
Watkins Ambulance members Pam Loch and Jack Gruenes brought the ambulance to Watkins Elementary School Wednesday morning, May 13, to show kindergartners how it worked, both inside and out. The students got to ask lots of questions. Both Mrs. Rippentrop’s class (left) and Mrs. Kuechle’s class (right) participated in the tour. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.
Preschoolers from Watkins Elementary School toured the Watkins Post Office Thursday morning,
May 12. Above, postmaster Janice Sheets explains the process of receiving, sorting, and delivering mail to the students. “That’s a lotta mail!” was exclaimed more than once. Below, students each brought a Mother’s Day letter to drop in the mailbox, but first the postmaster shows the variety of stamps available. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.