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EV-W seventh-grade girls take second

The Eden Valley-Watkins seventh-grade girls took second place at the Pacesetter Great 4-State Tournament at TargetW-EVW-7th-Grade-girls-BB--IMG 4976Center in Minneapolis over the weekend, Friday through Sunday, June 27-29. They qualified for the Great Four tournament after taking first place at the Pacesetter State Tournament at the College of St. Benedict Sunday, June 15.

The Great 4-State Tournament includes the top teams from Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The teams included Eden Valley-Watkins, Willmar (Minn.), West Fork (Iowa), Brandon Valley (S.D.), Four Winds (N.D.), West Fargo (N.D.), Waterloo East (Iowa) and Austin (Minn.) Eden Valley-Watkins defeated West Fargo 36-21 in the opening game, then they beat Austin 30-26 in the semi finals before falling to last year’s Great Four Champs Brandon Valley 20-26.

EV-W seventh-grade girls’ basketball team, back row, from left, coach Dean Schleper, coach Missy Kummet, Haylee Geislinger, Emma Schultz, Breanna Walz, coach Mikayla Kummet, and coach Cory Schultz. In front are Kendra Kuechle, Olivia Schleper, Shaylei Brutger, and Kennedy Kleist. Submitted photo.