The Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball track teams performed in the Little Crow Invite at New London-Spicer Monday, May 5. Emily Donnay again took the honors, breaking the 800m school record with a time of 2:26.72.
Achieving a number of personal bests, both the boys and girls teams finished in third place, in the seven-team competition. The women’s first-place honors went to Litchfield, and in the men’s division, first place was awarded to New London-Spicer.
Eagles’ sophomore Logan Linn faced the minimum fifteen hitters, allowing no hits and striking out nine in EV-W’s 10-0 five-inning affair vs. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Friday, May 2. The Eagles provided plenty of support for Linn, pounding out nine hits and padding the scoreboard in three of the five innings played. Austin Schlangen went 2 for 3 with three RBI and Matt Unterberger went 1 for 3 with two RBI. Eden Valley-Watkins portrayed the quintessential team effort for the hometown faithful, picking up the impressive non-conference win and bidding a fond farewell to The Fighting Saints. Coach Mike Tomsche is overjoyed to pick up the win. “Logan Linn threw a gem and we played solid defense in support. We are happy we put together a good complete game. We are hoping to learn from this game and take away the importance of good pitching and defense.”
Following is the box score
KMS AB R H BI
Jordan Engler 2 0 0 0
Fred Mansfield 2 0 0 0
Rylan Hatlestad 2 0 0 0
Brett Peterson 2 0 0 0
Travis Lamecker 2 0 0 0
Nathen Torkelson 2 0 0 0
Brandin Dahl 1 0 0 0
Vincent Tillman 1 0 0 0
Jake Magaard 1 0 0 0
TOTALS 15 0 0 0
EV-W EAGLES AB R H BI
Cain Renner 3 1 1 0
Matt Lies 0 3 0 0
Logan Linn 2 1 1 1
Matt Unterberger 3 1 1 2
Austin Schlangen 3 1 2 3
Hunter Mathies 3 2 3 0
Travis Thielen 3 0 1 1
Grant Winter 3 0 1 0
Reese Jansen 1 1 0 0
Nick Faber 0 1 0 0
TOTALS 21 10 9 7
KMS 000 00 -- 0
EVW EAGLES 520 3x – 10
The EV-W-K girls finished in third place out of six teams, and the boys took second place out of seven teams last week at the St. John’s Prep Invitational. Relay teams were:
4x800: Austin Marx, Ben Nistler, Mickale Stotz, Tyler Neu;
4x200: Tommy Lochen, John Salzl, Samuel Ehlinger, Adam Nehring;
4x100: Thomas Neuman, Adam Nehring, John Salzl, Tommy Lochen;
4x400: Tyler Neu, Tommy Lochen, Samuel Ehlinger, Austin Marx.
Personal Best performances were
110 hurdles: Micheal Kern;
100m: John Salzl, Trevor Hesse, Cody Schlangen;
200m: Adam Nehring, John Zipoy, Trent Gehrke;
300 hurdles: Micheal Kern, Thomas Neuman;
400m: Sawyer Mies, Trent Gehrke;
800m: Brandon Faber;
Long jump: Adam Nehring;
Shot put: Cody Schlangen, Jacob Leither, Samuel Wittrock;
Discus: Cody Schlangen.
The tracksters stay busy, competing in three meets this week.
The Kimball/Eden-Valley-Watkins’ boys’ golf team gave a respectable performance Friday, April 25, at the Long Prairie Invitational. Finishing in the middle of the pack, the Eagles 411 net score was good enough for fifth place in the nine-team competition.
Meet Results/Team: First, Minnewaska, 329; second, Sauk Rapids-Rice, 354; third, Big Lake, 375; fourth, Osakis, 390; fifth, K-EV-W, 411; sixth, LPGE/Browerville, 418; seventh, Melrose, 467; eighth, Sauk Centre, 502; Pierz DNQ. Meet
Results/Individual: Tied first, 76 net, Brett Buckingham, Esten Stensrud/Minnewaska; third, 80, Nick Guzek/Sauk Rapids-Rice; fourth, 82, Tommy Wuertz/K-E-VW.
Kimball/EV-W: Logan Schlueter, 128; Tony DeJuliannie, 107; Skyler Schiefelbein, 112; Cameron Flaschenriem, 118; Nathan Vossen, 110.
The Eden Valley-Watkins’ softball team split a double-header with Maple Lake Thursday, May 1, winning game one, 5-4 and losing the nightcap, 2-1. “What a great win for our varsity girls’ softball program. It started with Kali Covert, who got her first varsity win, in a masterful performance. We played error-free ball and did a nice job running the bases. After Maple Lake took the lead in the top of the fifth, Mindy Forcier led off with a hit. Kali hit a homerun to straight away center field, to give us the lead, and we held Maple Lake scoreless in their final at bat. We bunted extremely well and fielded the bunt, so it was a great team effort in giving us our first win over the Irish in at least 11 years,” said coach Dave Dziengel.