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EV-W basketball boys start new year Lose to KAHS By Pat Garry, Staff writer Following an overtime vic- tory against Holdingford at the St. ]ohn's Prep Holiday Tourna- ment, the EV-W Eagles fellshort last Thursday night, Jan. 3, at home, to the Kimball Area Cubs, 58-46. The contest couldn't have been any tighter, as the clock at the half- time buzzer revealed a 19-19 tie. But to EV-W's chagrin, the Cubs would trump the Eagles second- half tally of 27 with 39 of their own. Senior guard Brent Stenger led the Eagles with 14. Sophomore forward ]ared Streit managed 12; Kirby Knutson, senior forward, finished with 8, and sophomore guard Bret Mattice had 7. The Eagles travel to Howard Lake- Waverly-Winsted Tuesday, Jan. 8, and host Maple Lake Friday, ]an. 11. Woes continUe for EV-W boys' basketball By Pat Garry, Staff writer Hoping to get back on the winning path last week, the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles took on the Lakers Tuesday, Jan. 8, at How- ard Lake-Waverly-Winsted; and hosted the.Maple Lake Irish, on Friday, Jan. 11. The game V Howard Lake-Waverly-Win- sted was exciting to the very end. Down by seven points at the half, the Eagles out- scored the Lakers the rest of the way, but it wasn't enough, as they fell, 56-53. EV-W's sophomore forward Jared Streit tossed in 21 points, to lead all scorers, and teammate Bret Mattice, sophomore guard, had 17, in the los- ing endeavor. Alex Geislinger had 7 points; Kirby Knutson contributed 5; Brent Stenger hit one field goal, and Mitch- ell Lease hit one of two from the charity stripe. The Maple Lake Irish arrived in Eden Valley-Watkins Friday night, and found gold at the end of the rainbow. Never really a close game, Maple Lake claimed the win, 69-60. The Eagles' scoring was lim- ited to just the starting five; ]ared Streit, 19; Bret Mattice, 18; Alex Geislinger, 11; Kirby Knutson, 6; Brent Stenger, 6. The Eagles host Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Tuesday, ]an. 15; and travel to Rockford on Thursday, ]an. 17, to battle the Rockets. EV-W's Jared Streit goes up for 2 during the first half of home game v Maple Lake, Friday, Jan. 11. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Classroom of theWeek: 3:at Grade EV-W girls' basketball a real pain for Paynesville By Pat Garry, Staff writer Coming off the heels of an impressive victory over Belgrade- Brooten-Elrosa, the Eden Valley- Watkins Lady Eagles kept it roll- ing Tuesday night, ]an. 8, in the friendly confines, coasting to a commanding 62-38 victory over the Paynesville Area Bulldogs. Coach Tom ]ansen summed it up. "We played pretty well defen- sively, making Paynesville play faster than they wanted to, which caused them some offensive dif- ficulties." Coach Iansen was more than pleased with the team effort. "We had good balance scor- ing with three people in double figures and led by Dani Nelson, who really helped us offensively by hitting some outside shots that opened up our inside game a little bit." Junior forward Dani Nelson blazed the winning path, drilling four 3-pointers and finishing with 24 points. Senior center Courtney Dilley poured in 12, senior guard Holly Schumacher scored 1O, sophomore guard Brook Stang and sophomore forward Bella Crom: well tallied 6 each, senior guard Missy Kummet had 3, and sopho- more forward Greta Stommes hit one from the charity stripe. The Lady Eagles hope to keep their winning ways going as they take to the road Thursday, Jan. 10, to face the Rockford Rockets. Ms. Miller's third-grade class at EV-W. Front row, left to right: Audrey Walsh, Reyse Hesse, Teagyn Ludwig, and Sheila Riebe. Second row: Alison Olson, Gretta Lemke, Jada Hansen, Kali Torborg, and Hallie Sieben. Third row: Lilly Aho, Irvin Butterfass, Madison Robinson, and Daciana Ruhland. Back row: Ms. Miller, Riley Bauer, Lindsey Wirz, Jackson Geislinger, Jared Carlson, Ambrose Ampe, and Tiffany Wellman. There are 19 in our class. This year we will learn multi- plication, life cycle, cursive writ- ing, different writing styles, and the branches of government. We've already gone to the Shrine Circus for a field trip. Later Our class is special because this year we will go to the Minne- this is a very sweet, caring bunch. sotaZoo. They know they are part of a . The students had a food drive "team" and help each other out this year, and our class brought in when they need it. They are a very 82 items! funny class. Dani Nelson shoots for 3 points for EV-W against Paynesville. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. EV-W basketball girls smother Rockets By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Eden Valley-Watkins' senior center Courtney Dilley led the onslaught Thursday night, ]an. 10, at Rockford, with an 18-point effort, as the Eagles routed the Rockets, 70-44. Improv- ing to a 7-4 overall record, the Lady Eagles remain undefeated in the conference, at 5-0. Coach Tom ]arisen saw the win as a real team effort. "We had quite a bit of foul trouble, and I thought the differ- ence in the game was our bench. We had 24 points from players off the bench, which was a huge boost ad helped us to the victory." The scoring summary: senior guard Holly Schumacher, 13; sophomore guard Brook Stang, 9; junior for- ward Dani Nelson, 8; sophomore forward Bella Cromwell, and soph- omore center Maria Holdvogt, 6 each; senior guard Missy Kum- met, 4; sophomore guard Mikayla Kummet, sophomore guard Mindy Forcier, and sophomore forward Greta Stommes, 2 each. The Eagles rolled to a 13-point lead at the break, and matched that effort in the second stanza, culminating in the winning cush- ion of 26. The Lady Eagles travel to Holdingford on Tuesday, Jan. 15, before opening up a 3-game home stint, hosting Maple Lake on Fri- day, ]an. 18.