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EV-W basketball Eagles top Holdingford By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles put the hold on the Hold- ingford Huskers Friday night, Feb. 22, at home, taking the con- test, 54-48. Down by 14 at the half, the Eagles pulled a Jekyll and Hyde, and outscored the Husk- ers by 20 points in the second half, putting a lid on the 6-point victory. The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles box scoring was as fol- lows: senior guard Brent Stenger 21; senior forward Kirby Knutson 6; sophomore guard Bret Mattice 3; sophomore forward Jared Streit 16; senior guard Austin Pelkey 3; and senior guard Alex Geislinger 5. Eden Valley-Watkins moves 4-10 in the Central Minnesota Confer- ence, and 11-12 overall. The Eagles hit the road for a battle with Pierz Saturday, Feb. 23, before the Fri- day, March 1, season closer at Min- newaska Area High. EV-W's senior guard Missy looks to the hoop during the half against the Lakers in an game (Jan. 24). The Lady that game, 48-37. They won the game against HL-W-W in a double-overtime, 45-43. Staff Marguerite Laabs. EV-W boys' basketball team loses to Pierz By Pat Garry, Staff writer Despite the all-out team effort by the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles hoopsters Saturday night, Feb. 23, the Pierz Pioneers ulti- mately emerged with a 63-59 win at home. Abackand forth, exciting battle was the theme of the night, as the two clubs posted a 27-27 tie at the half. The second half action ECFE pilot Free Play Fridays Kimball/EV-W ECFE piloted a new offering entitled Free Play Fri- days this winter. It was an open- gym time for families of birth through pre-kindergarten chil- dren at Watkins gym for one hour three Friday mornings. The sug- gested fee was one non-perishable food item per child. The number of participants was smaller than the previous, Feb. 8, Free Play Friday (9 parents and 23 children), but there was still a lot of fun activ- ity: jumping, running, pedaling, throwing, rolling, climbing, scoot- ing, and parachuting! The food collected (we filled an 18-gallon storage bin) is being donated to the local food shelf. Since the pilot went over so well, we are planning to double our number of Free Play Fridays next winter. didr/'t disappoint, and though the outcome could have gone either way, the Pioneers slowed down the soaring birds just long enough to run out the clock. The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles scoring attack included senior guard Brent Stenger, 20; senior forward Kirby Knutson, 4; sophomore guard Bret Mattice, 22; sophomore forward Jared Streit, 9; senior guard Austin Pelkey, 2; and senior forward Mitchell Lease, 2. Eden Valley-Watkins remains at 4-10 in the Central Minnesota Conference, and 11-12 overall. The Eagles close out the season on the road March 1st, as they pay a visit to Minnewaska Area High. ECFE Free Play Fridays participants collected food for the local food shelf. The food collected filled an 18-gallon storage bin. very successful. the last Free Play were digging out from all the snow. Submitted photo. The Lady Eagles defuse the Rockets By Pat Garry, Staff writer Local fans witnessed a pre- Valentine's Day massacre on the Feb. 12, as the Eden Valley-Watkins Lady Eagles captured another vic- tory, beating the Rockford Rockets 42-26. The game was really never in doubt, as the Lady Eagles led by a dozen at the break, and glided to a 16-point final margin. The Lady Eagles team box score: senior center Courtney Dilley 8; sophomore forward Greta Stom- mes 5; senior guard Holly Schum- acher 4; junior forward Dani Nel- son 10; senior guard Missy Kum- met 6; sophomore guard Mikayla Kummet 2; junior guard Jamie Scherere 1; sophomore guard Brook Stang 3; sophomore forward Bella Cromwell 3. Lady Eagles rout the Royals By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Eden Valley-Watkins Lady Eagles traveled to Water- town-Mayer Tuesday night, Feb. 19, and emerged victorious, in a 50-28 thrashing. With one to go, the Lady Eagles keep their 15-game winning streak alive and well. The EV-W girls took advan- tage of the RoyaW physical woes, and entered the halftime break up 21. "We played really welt defen- sively in the first half, but they were missing their top two play- ers, with a knee and a hip," said Coach Tom Jansen. The Lady Eagles' point production was rel- atively low, but more than suffi- cient. "We didn't play great often- sively, and we missed numerous uncontested layuias. But overall, we're happy to get a win against a very well-coached team," said Coach Jansen.. Game box score summary: Missy Kummet 8; Courtney DiP tey 23; Dani Nelson 4; Greta Stom- mes 2; Holly Schumacher 2; Maria Holdvogt 2; Brook Stang 3; Bella Cromwell 2; Mikayla Kummet 4. The Lady Eagles conference record stands at 13-0, and their overall mark leaps to 19-4. The Lady Eagles close out the regu- lar season Friday, Feb. 22, when they visit conference rival Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, in a win- ner-take-all contest. EV-W Lady Eagles win a thriller at HL-W-W By Pat Garry, Staff writer Friday night, Feb. 22, at the Howard Lake-W-W Lakers court was like the second coming of the showdown at O.K. Corral. Confer- encerivals Eden Valley-Watkins Lady Eagles and HL-W-W Lady Lakers met in a shoot-out for all the marbles, and the EV-W girls survived in an overtime thriller, 45-43. A rarity this year, the Lady Eagles were down five at the half, but tenacious defense and a lot of heart sealed the sweet-sixteenth straight victory for the EV-W bunch. Finishing the regular season with an impeccable 14-0 record in the Central Minnesota Conference, the Lady Eagles look in earnest, to the playoffs, enjoying a 20-4 mark overall. Game box score summary: Missy Kummet 7, Courtney Dil- ley 10; Dani Nelson 10; Greta Stom- mes 8; Holly Schumacher 2; Mikayla Kummet 8. 1 NLS 2-28-13 High Seed 7pm 8 SJP 5 Paynesville 2-28-13 High Seed 7pro 4 Morris/CA 3 Litchfield 2013 Section 6AA Sub-Section South SJU 3o2-13 5:30 pm Girls Basketball SJU 3-5-13 7:45 pm 2-28-13 High Seed 7 pm 6Minnewaska 7 Benson 1 SJU 3-2-13 7:00 pm 2-28-13 High Seed " 7 pm 2 EVW