Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Eden Valley-Watkins wrestlers entered a triangular-meet at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School. The Eagles had a good showing, winning their match with the Thunder, 42-27, and topping the Browerville Tigers, 42-33. LPGE match results: Wins by pins: 126-pound Hunter Mathies; 145-pound Tyler Dockendorf; 152-pound John Salzl; 195-pound Lyle Miller. Wins by forfeit: Logan Donnay; Luke Kuechle; Cain Renner.
Browerville match results: Wins by pins: 152-pound John Salzl; 160-pound Grant Winter; 170-pound Luke Kuechle; 195-pound Lyle Miller. Wins by forfeit: Hunter Mathies; Logan Donnay; Cain Renner.
The Eden Valley-Watkins girls’ basketball team traveled to Glenwood Monday, Jan. 13, and took on Minnewaska in a non-conference battle. An exciting back and forth affair, the halftime score was tied at 27-27. But it was Eagles’ Dani Nelson who hit the game-winning shot, lifting EV-W to the 48-46 victory. The win moves the Eagles to 8-2 overall and they remain 3-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference. Game summary: junior forward Greta Stommes, 4; senior forward Dani Nelson, 18; junior guard Brook Stang, 7; freshman forward Elaina Stommes, 4; junior guard Mikayla Kummet, 8; junior forward Bella Cromwell, 5; junior guard Mindy Forcier, 2.
Here is a picture of The fifth-grade boys’ basketball team who placed third at the Foley Tournament Saturday, Jan. 18. The team is pictured from left to right, in front row Randy Meyer, Hunter Weiss, Ben Ruhland, Carter Mathies, and Blake Marquedant. In back row are Nathan Becker, AJ Rasmussen, Joshua Streit, Luke Christians, Jared Geislinger, and Coach Rich Streit. Submitted photo.
EV-W’s Jared Streit was named Central Minnesota Male Athlete of the week for the week of Jan. 5-11. The junior post had 33 points, 22 rebounds and 8 assists in two victories for the Eagles last week. Submitted photo.
Picking up their eighth victory of the year, the EV-W hoopsters won at Kimball on Thursday, Jan. 9, by a score of 64-51. The Eagles’ offensive attack featured Jared Streit with 16 points and Bret Mattice with 14. EV-W coach Adam Langer was happy to pick up the road win. “I thought we played pretty well. They went on a 7-0 stretch to end the half to take the lead by 4. We settled for too many jump shots in the first half, so we focused on getting the ball inside, getting to the basket, and getting to the free-throw line in the second half.” The Eagles hit 10 out of 12 from the charity stripe in the second half, after attempting just two free throws the entire first half. Summary: Jared Streit, 16; Bret Mattice, 14; Austin Schlangen, 13; Alex Nesenson, 11; Reese Jansen, 5; Nick Pauly, 5.
EV-W Eagles #21 drives to the hoop during the second half against Kimball Thursday, Jan. 9. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.