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EV-W boys' basketball team hosts Pierz, loses By Pat Garry, Staff writer The EV-W boys' basket- ball team fell short Friday night, Jan. 25, at home, losing to the Pierz Pioneers 57-46. The Eagles' slight one-point halftime advantage would be their only lead. Pierz's Cullin Carter led all scorers with 22 points, which helped seal the victory. This loss moves the Eagles to 7-8 overall and drops them to 1-6 in the conference. Eden Val- ley-Watkins' sophomore guard Bret Mattice led the team with 17 points. Senior forward Kirby Knutson had 8, while senior guard Alex Geislinger finished the night with 4. Senior guard Austin Pelkey had a bucket, while sopho- more forward lared Streit hit for 9. Senior guard Brent Stenger totaled 6 points. The Eagles welcome Bel- grade-Brooten-Elrosa on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and start the new month visiting the Kimball Area Cubs, Tuesday, Feb. 5. Senior Kirby Knutson puts it up for 2 in EV-W's game v Pierz. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. EV-W boys shuck Huskers at Holdingford By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Eden Valley-Watkins boys' basketball team got back on the winning path, as they stormed into Holdingford Tuesday night, Jan. 22, and captured the vic- tory, 54-35. The Eagles took a 20-point lead into the locker room at halftime, behind the team- leading Jared Streit's 17 points. Coach Adam Langer thought the early defensive effort was key. "We played very good defense in the first half, holding them to 12 points and 17-percent shooting. Offensively, we struggled a lit- tle bit with their pressure, but were able to score enough points to get the victory." EV-W's Bret Mattice, sophomore guard, tossed in 15. Senior forward Kirby Knutson had 9, while senior guard Alex Geis- linger and senior forward Mitchell Lease tallied 5 each. Senior guard Austin Pelkey finished with 3. The Eagles stay in the friendly confines for a pair, as they host the Pierz Pioneers Friday, Jan. 25, and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Tuesday, Jan. 29. NEED HELP? CALL US; We'lt Get You Connected "lb Services In Your Community. Line" 1-800-333-2433 A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors www.MinnesotaHelp.info Lady Eagles continue winning ways,. drown Lakers By Pat Garry, Staff writer Tuesday night, Jan. 22, the EV-W Lady Eagles hosted the Min- newaska Lakers, and gave them a rude welcoming, as they took the contest 52-28. That marked the girls' sixth straight win, and bumped their overall record to 10-4. Coach Tom Jansen was happy with the victory. "It's a nice sub-section win. I was impressed with Minnewaska's effort and exe- cution. They started two eighth- graders, and they did a pretty good job of handling our pressure defense. We struggled a bit to put the ball in the basket, but we were able to pull away at the end of the game for the win." Senior center Courtney Dilley showed a hot hand, finishing with 16 points, as the ladies grabbed a 12-point advantage at the break. Other girls with points in the box score included: Missy Kum- met 5; Mikayla Kummet 2; Maria Holdvogt 2; Holly Schumacher 6; Heather Anderson 2; Brook Stang 3; Bella Cromwell 1; Greta Stom- mes 13; Elaina Stommes 2. The Eagles stay home to greet Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Thursday night, Jan. 24, then hit the road and take on the Cubs of Kimball Area, next Tuesday, Jan. 29. EV-W basketball girls sizzling, beat HL-W-W By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Lady Eagles soared to their seventh straight win Thursday night, Jan. 24, at home, posting a 48-37 final decision over the Lak- ers of Howard Lake-Waverly-Win- sted. The victory moves the girls to 11-4 overall, and in first place, at 8-0 in the conference. Coach Tom Jansen was elated with the win. "It was a great game! We won the game on the defensive end by lim- iting a really good shooting team to three 3-point shots made." The offensive end of the Eagles came through as well. Senior cen- ter Courtney Dilley poured in 26 points, including a perfect 10 for 10 from the charity stripe. Eden Valley-Watkins held a slim 3-point advantage at the half, and they were able to hold off the Lakers with a team contribution. The final tallies included senior guard Missy Kummet, 1; sopho- more guard Mikayla Kummet, 9; senior guard Holly Schumacher, 2; sophomore guard Brook Stang, 2; sophomore forward Bella Crom- well, 2; sophomore forward Greta Stommes, 2; and junior forward Dani Nelson, 4. Next, the Lady Eagles battle the Kimball Area Cubs, in their den, Tuesday, Jan. 29; and host the Pio- neers from Pierz, Friday night, Feb. 1, to start off February. EV-W wrestlers tame the Tigers at Browerville By Pat Garry, Staff writer The EV-W Eagle grapplers bat- tled the Tigers at Browerville last Tuesday, Jan. 22, and walked away with a 39-26 victory. The win was vital for the Eagles, as they draw nearer to the sectionals and the all-important seeding. Coach Dan Berg realized how tough the victory was. "We got the win against Browerville, but it was a hard-earned one. We are without a handful of guys right now and hope to get them back this week." The short-handed Eagles squad was forced to make some adjust- ments. "We bumped a couple of guys around to get better matches, but unfortunately we lost both of them," said Berg. Zach Bloni- gen wrestled Adam Sutlief, going up two weight classes to meet the challenge, while Luke Kuechle moved up to face Butler at 170 lbs. "I really like when guys will go up or down to take on a challenge. I know our two guys lost, but they wanted to give it a try," said Coach Berg. Matches won by falls include sophomore Tyler Donnay, ll3-pounds; junior Cain Rennet, 145-pounds; freshman John Salzl, 152-pounds; and eighth-grader John Unterberger, 160-pounds. Victories by decision went to fresh- man Logan Donnay, 120-pounds; freshman Tyler Dockendorf, 126-pounds; and senior Shelby Sheldon, 193-pounds. 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