It was a valiant and tough effort portrayed by the Eden Valley-Watkins volleyball team Thursday, Sept. 26, as they invited the Lady Pioneers to town. Aiming to spoil Eagles’ Homecoming festivities, Pierz proved to be a formidable opponent, taking the match 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-15, and 25-18). The hiccup pushes the Eagles to an even 2-2 mark in the conference, and a respective 8-7 record overall.
Stats: Hitting: Brittany Hesse 26-26 (8 kills); Raevon Willner 22-30 (10 kills); Serving: Faith Forcier 14-14, Christina Salzl 12-13; Digs: Brittany Hesse 8-9, Christina Salzl 9-12, Raevon Willner 5-9; Blocks: Brittany Hesse
2 solo, Mindy Forcier 1 solo; Setting: Faith Forcier 47-50 (13 assists); Jordyn Geislinger 32-34
EV-W’s schedule: Monday,
Sept. 30, 6 p.m., at Royalton; Thursday, Oct. 3, 5:45 p.m., at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.
EV-W girls went hed-to-head with a strong Pierz team, and won their first match. They fought hard but lost their next three matches. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
The Eden Valley-Watkins volleyball team lost a tough one on the road Tuesday, Sept. 17, as the Litchfield bunch was too much to handle. Match scores were 25-21, 24-26, 25-14, 25-20, in the 3-1 non-conference decision. Eagles junior Raevon Willner was brilliant with 10 kills, and teammate sophomore Faith Forcier shined with 16 set/assists, but the Dragons tenacity was more than EV-W had bargained for.
Match Stats: Hitting: Raevon Willner 27-30 (10 kills), Tiffany Donnay 28-32 (8 kills); Serving: Faith Forcier 19-21 (3 aces), Raevon Willner 9-9; Digs: Jamie Scherer 10-14; Blocks: Brittany Hesse 4-6 (2 ace blocks); Setting: Faith Forcier 64-66 (16 assists), Jordyn Geislinger 38-39 (7 assists).
Shaking off the Tuesday night loss to Litchfield, the Eagles welcomed in Holdingford for a Thursday, Sept. 19, conference clash. EV-W took the 3-2 decision in a 5-set classic battle, winning the final three in comeback fashion, and sending the fans off to the Dairy Queen, with smiles. Despite a few serving woes, EV-W came alive, scoring 7 of the last 8 third-set points on kills. Brittany Hesse’s 12 kills and Raevon Willner’s 10 kills and 16 digs, helped the Eagles seal the win.
Upcoming week for the Eagles: Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:45 p.m., Homecoming vs. Pierz; Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m., at Dassel-Cokato Tournament (Varsity + JV); Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m., Maple Lake Tournament (C squad).
“Thankfully, the rain cleared out for a nice evening of racing!” said Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball cross-country coach Holly
Hansen. Emily Donnay took first place with a time of 16.36. The competition was held at the Kimball Golf Club Thursday, Sept. 19. Team results: Girls’ Varsity: first, Dassel-Cokato; second, EV-W-K; third, Maple Lake; fourth, St. John’s Prep; fifth, Sauk Rapids-Rice.
Results: Varsity girls: (first) Emily Donnay, 16.36; (16th) Grace Kopitzke, 18:47; (19th) Brooke Winter, 19:12; (20th) Taylor Schreiner, 19:16; (22nd) Stephanea Roeser, 19:34; (24th) Maria Roeser, 19:50.
The Eden Valley-Watkins football team hosted first-place Holdingford on Friday, Sept. 20, but the Huskers did the dishing out. Posting 33 points by the halftime break, Holdingford outgained the Eagles in total offense, 408-181. Outscoring the Eagles 14-7 in the second half, the Huskers claimed the never-in-doubt 47-7 victory. The Huskers now possess a 4-0 record, while the Eagles stand at 1-3 overall.
Coming up next is Homecoming for the Eagles, as they take on the Pierz Pioneers in a league battle, on Friday, Sept. 27. EV-W looks to improve its 1-3 mark, while Pierz sits at 2-2, after their conference win over Kimball.
Kimball Area High School will celebrate Homecoming festivities beginning Sunday, Sept. 29, with activities running through Friday, Oct. 4. The senior class and student government work together to coordinate events, and make the week one of celebration for the students of Kimball Area High School. The senior class advisor is Amy Notch; Kris O’Brien advises student government.
The seniors chose a song by Katy Perry for their theme. The song’s title is “Roar.” The class colors for Homecoming are lime green and aqua blue. Student government has chosen theme days for dressing up. A Cub fan of the day will be picked from the junior high as well as the senior high. Winners will receive a gift certificate to à la Carte. The student government will also be selling Homecoming and Cub buttons during lunch periods and at the home volleyball games on Oct. 1 and 3. The cost is $1 for the Homecoming button and $.50 for the Cub button. Supply is limited, so hurry and get your buttons. All proceeds will be donated to Kids Against Hunger.