Nine young men from Kimball and Eden Valley-Watkins made it to the Minnesota State High School League state wrestling tournament, as individuals. (Neither team is in the team competition.) Individual competition began yesterday, Friday, March 1.
Today, Saturday, March 2, is the final day of Individuals. Here's what we're looking at:
Blane Tschida (113#) will wrestle Spencer Jenniges (Wabasso/Red Rock); the winner will face either Joe Fischenich (WIndom/Mountain Lake) or Cameron Sykora (Border West) for the Championship.
Zach Blonigen (120#) has defeated Clem Gerads (Holdingford, by Technical Fall 16-1) and Landyn VanOverbeke (Minneota, by 11-4 Decision) and is still in the running for Third.
Quinten Berres (126#) will face Tyler Keller (Medford); the winner will face either Kyle Drehmel (Goodhue) or Tyler Tensen (BBE) for Champion.
Marcus Hamer (138#) has defeated Dylan Boettener (St. Clair/Mankato Loyola, by Fall in 4:10); he faces Alex Haffner (Chatfield) for Third.
Cain Renner (145#) has defeated Ryan Meeker (Chatfield, by 3-0 Decision); he now faces Trevor Scott (Holdingford) for Third.
Austin Peterson (152#) has defeated Zack Gleiter (St. James, by 9-1 Major Decision) and now faces Luke Norland (Jackson County Central) for Third.
Luke Kuechle (160#) lost to Alex jackson (Kenyon-Wanamingo, by 7-3 Decision).
Travis Wills (182#) beat Devin Wolle (St. James, by 12-6 Decision), but then lost to Dillon Card (Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, by 2-0 Decision).
Tim Konz (285#) lost his first match yesterday to Tyler Jenson (Benson, by 2-1 Decision), and is not scheduled for other competition.
GOOD LUCK, BOYS!!
Vanessa Schluetter is on the mat (literally!) for us taking photos. Photos and a wrap-up will be in this coming week's Tri-County News and Eden Valley-Watkins News, and here at tricountynews.mn.
The EV-W Post Prom Committee is holding a raffle as its fundraiser this year. There are many chances to win.
Prizes include a $1,500 Grand Prize.
First prize $1,000
Two prizes of $500
Three prizes of $250
Three prizes of $100
Eight prizes of $50
Ten prizes of $25
EV-W 6th grade boys beat Kimball in the final game of the Hutchinson tournament Saturday, Feb. 23.
The score was 47-24. Pictured are the winning EV-W players, in front row, left to right: Damian Lincoln, Gavin Klocker, and Peyton Thul; in back are Justin Streit, Andrew Fyle, Herbie Walker, Jack Lies, and Alex Marquedant. Coaches (not pictured) are Susie Anderson and Rich Streit. Staff photo by Anton Matua.
The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles put the hold on the Holdingford Huskers Friday night,
Feb. 22, at home, taking the contest, 54-48. Down by 14 at the half, the Eagles pulled a Jekyll and Hyde, and outscored the Huskers by 20 points in the second half, putting a lid on the 6-point victory.
The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles box scoring was as follows: senior guard Brent Stenger 21; senior forward Kirby Knutson 6; sophomore guard Bret Mattice 3; sophomore forward Jared Streit 16; senior guard Austin Pelkey 3; and senior guard Alex Geislinger 5. Eden Valley-Watkins moves 4-10 in the Central Minnesota Conference, and 11-12 overall. The Eagles hit the road for a battle with Pierz Saturday, Feb. 23, before the Friday, March 1, season closer at Minnewaska Area High.
There are 25 students in our class. One of the most exciting things we have done so far this year was to build an igloo out of milk cartons. We collected 449 milk cartons. The students use the igloo for quiet reading.This year we venture out to Prairie Woods Learning Center where the kids get to do archery, climb a rock wall, canoe, and do other outdoor activities. The students also get to visit the Meeker County Courthouse because of their participation in the D.A.R.E. program.