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EV-W wrestlers get win over Nlinnewaska Area By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Eden Valley-Watkins grap- plers didn't disappoint Tuesday, Feb. 5, as they handled the Lakers, 39-26, on senior/parents/alumni night. "Well it is always nice to get a win against a section opponent, but both teams were not at full strength. It was our senior, par- ents, and alumni night and there was a nice crowd there to see the victory," said Coach Dan Berg. The coach was pleased with his team and the individual efforts. "Luke Kuechle wrestled a good kid, Ryan Stottler, but Stottler controlled the whole match, and beat Luke, 11-0. Going in, I thought that would be the match of the night, but Tyler Dockendorf took that one, get- ting his first varsity victory with a decision win at 138. It's always very exciting to see kids get their first victory!" The Eagles' "wins by pins" came from 132-pound Zach Blonigen and 152-pound'John Salzl. Other victorious matches in- cluded Tyler Donnay, 113-pounds; Hunter Mathies, 126-pounds; Tyler Dockendorf, 138-pounds; Cain Renner, 145-pounds; and Shelby Sheldon, 220-pounds. With the Feb. 15 section 5A tournament on the horizon, the Eagles visit Holdingford Thursday, Feb. 7, tO close the regular season. Eagle wrestlers lose to Holdingford, forfeits abound By Pat Garry, Staff writer The EV-W wrestlers closed out the regular season at Holdingford Thursday night, Feb. 7, and sur- rendered a 59-15 decision. Coach Dan Berg was pleased with the performances, despite his short- handed squad. "Well, it was like a roller coaster last night, with a lot of ups and downs, starting out with forfeiting 5 weight classes. But that has been the story here for almost the last month so he surprise." There were a couple of good matches for the Eagles. "We had some good things last night with Matt Schindler starting out the duel, pinning a quality opponent and Hunter Mathies pinning a good wrestler. Luke Kuechle beat a kid that was rated in state at one point in time. Two matches that didn't go our way were Zach Blonigen and Cain Renner, both" getting pinned and that doesn't happen very often," said Coach Berg. Blonigen wres- tled a tough ninth-grader and got Lady Eagles beat the Braves By Pat Garry, Staff writer EV-W's senior center Courtney Dilley continued her dominance Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Benson, pour- ling in 25 points, to lead the Eagles to a decisive 58-40 victory. The game was never really in doubt. Taking a 7-point halftime advan- tage, the Lady Eagles poured it on in the second hall outscoring the Braves, 28-17. Eden Valley-Watkins improves their conference record to an impressive 11-0, and bumps their overall mark to 15-4. The Lady Eagles scoring consisted of sophomore guard Mikayla Kum- met, 7; sophomore forward Greta Stommes, 6; senior guard Holly caught and pinned, and Renner struggled with Trevor Scott, rated sixth in the state. After rolling up the mats on the regular seagon, the Eagles now move on to sections next Tuesday, where they will wrestle Brower- ville first at 6 p.m., and if they are victorious, they face Kimball Area at 7:30. "This is the fun time of year, but we tell the kids to enjoy it because it goes by fast," said Berg. Schumacher, 6; sophomore guard" Mikayla Kummet and sophomore guard Brook Stang, 5; junior for- ward Dani Nelson, 5; senior guard Missy Kummet, 4. The Lady Eagles travel to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Thursday, Feb. 7. EV-W Lady Eagles extend winning streak By Pat Garry, Staff writer Saturday night at the Eden Val- iey-Watkins gymnasium, local fans witnessed the 12th straight win for the Lady Eagles, as they easily handled the Rocori Spar- tans, 53-38. EV-W's senior center Courtney Dilley led the pound- ing, with 21 points. The Eagles took a 9-point halftime lead and never looked back, claiming the non-conference win. Eden Val- ley-Watkins maintains their con- ference record at 11-0, and 1moves their overall mark to 16-4. The Lady Eagles' team box score: soph- omore forward Greta Stommes, 8; senior guard Holly Schumacher, 4; junior forward Dani Nelson, 14; senior guard Missy Kummet, 6. The lady Eagles are home to Rock- ford on Tuesday, February 12 and host Holdingford Friday, Feb. 15. EV.W basketball boys visit Kimball, lose heartbreaker By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Eagles traveled to Kimball Area High School Tuesday, Feb. 5, and were handed a painful one- point loss, 41-40. A competitive and exciting game, Eden Valley- Watkins grabbed a 3-point half- time lead. Coach Adam Longer was happy with the team's effort. "It was a back and forth game. We made a nice comeback to tie it at the end of the game, but came up just a lit- tle short." The Eagles' scoring was led by sophomore forward Jared Streit and sophomore guard Bret Mortice, cashing in for a dozen each. Senior forward Kirby Knut - son finished with 8, while senior guard Brent Stenger had 5. Alex Geislinger, senior guard, scored 3. The loss moves the Eagles to 1-8 in conference play, and 7-10 over- all. "In a low scoring game, and a 1-point loss, going 1 for from the free-throw line in the second half really hurt us," said Longer. The Eagles host Howard Lake-Waverly- Winsted Friday, Feb. 8. Kirby Knutson wins the jump to start the game. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Eagle boys' basketball lose to HL-W-W By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Eden Valley-Watkins boys played host to Howard Lake- Wavefly-Winsted Friday night, Feb. 8, and came out on the short end. The final score was 62-51. It was a close game as the Eagles closed to within 3 points at the half. But the Laker bunch was Stengerhad 7. Senior guardAustin too much in the second half and Pelkey, 3; Alex Geislinger, senior pulled away for the victory. The guard, scored 2. The loss moves Eagles scoring consisted of soph- the Eagles to 1-9 in conference omore forward Jared Streit, 12; play, and 7-11 overall. The Eagles sophomore guard Bret Mortice, 16; , travel to Benson on Tuesday, senior forward Kirby Knutson fin- Feb. 12, and to Maple Lake on Val- ished with 11; senior guard Brent entine's, Feb. 14. Feb. i8-22 Breakfast Monday-No School, Day Break Tuesday: Cereal bar, cheese stick, assorted juice cups, milk. Wednesday: Cinnamon roll, cheese stick, assorted juice cups, milk. Thursday: Breakfast sandwich, assorted juice cups, milk. Friday: Breakfast cookie, yogurt cup, assorted juice cups, milk. Lunch Monday-No School, Presidents Day Break Tuesday: Ham and cheese on WG bread, roasted potatoes or tur- key BLT wrap, roasted potatoes, lentil salad, baby carrots, radishes, banana-mixed fruit, milk. -Wednesday: Corn dog/mini corn cogs, baked beans or deli sub, baked beans, green peas, cucum- bers, apples, diced pears, milk. Thursday: Chicken nuggets w/mashed potatoes & gravy, roll or chef salad w/WG dinner roll, mashed potatoes, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, celery sticks, oranges- applesauce, milk. Friday: Cheesebread dunkers w/marinara sauce or crispy chicken salad w/muffin square, mushroom sampling, baby carrots, radishes, melon, pineapple tidbits, milk. State Capitol Update: It was a fairly quiet week at the Capitol while legislators con- tinue to review the governor's budget recommendations and get more familiar with the issues that will come before their com- mittees this session. For the most part, legislators are waiting for an updated forecast to come out early March and for legislative leader- ship to establish committee bud- get targets shortly after that. Then, the real work of putting a budget together begins. February is Black History Month! Black history month com- memorates the significant events and achievements of t.he Afri- can-American population of the United States and was started by Dr. Carter Woodson. Throughout the month, staff will be sharing stories of notable African-Ameri- cans from Minnesota. We encour- age our parents to share infor- mation with your children, and teachers to plan lessons, introduc- ing reading materials and other resources in the classroom. February is I Love To Read Month! It's fast approaching.., just around the corner.., coming soon to a school near you ... the entire month of February ... it's I LOVE TO READ MONTH! For years, teachers of the Eden Valley-Wat- kins District have been holding I love to Read celebrations dur- ing the month of February (many schools extend it into the first week of March to include the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2). February is a time to celebrate all things related to reading! Be You Are Invited to the Valley Area N I4our with Pj. 00aturdag00: Februartj 9, & 23 9-I0 a.rn. For more information, please call Jud at 30-66-5515 or e-mail sure to plan a special event, oppor- tunity to read a book together, or a trip to the library to expand your child's imagination and interest in books. Construction Update: Our construction project con- tinues as expected and we're excited to see the hardwood floors installed in the gymnasium and stage. FLR Sanders is completing the floor installation in both ven- ues and the timeframe includes sanding on Monday, Feb. 11, with staining, painting, and sealing to follow. We anticipate comple- tion of the floors around March 11, with bleacher installation to fol- low. The fine arts team continues to meet with vendors to solicit pricing and recommendations on light- ing, audio, and acoustics. Installa- tion of the wheelchair lift is sched- uled for Feb. 11. As a reminder, all of our exterior doors are locked at 8:30 a.m. and all visitors need to check into the High School office located at the South entrance of Brooks Street Lobby. Senior of the Week: The EV-W School District would like to recognize Cole Stang, son of Gary and Merrilee. Cole is actively involved within the school set- ting and various activities. Cole continues to set high standards for himself and excels both in and outside the classroom. He is considered a "class-act" by his instructors and has been a great role model for younger students. The EV-W administration, faculty and staff are extremely proud of your accomplishments. Congrat- ulations! EDEN VALLEY AREA Feataa,ing... Memorable Children's Stories Come. on in and peruse our bookshelvea for a good read while your youngs, fr to a GREAT ato!