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) Stenger is CMC of Week Eden Valley-Watkins Player of the Week has chosen Brent Stenger. Brent is a seniorbasketball playing the position of guard. Brent scored 59 points while shooting 69 per- cent from the field in three games for the Eagles. He also chipped in with 14 rebounds and 9 assists. Eagle boys' basketball team falls to Ntnnewaska By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Eden 'Valley-Watkins Eagles lost at Minnewaska Area Friday night, March 1, 72-65, to close out the regular season. Tak- ing a 5-point halftime advantage into the locker room, the Lak- ers never really lost control. They cruised to the victory, thanks to double-figures scoring by five players. The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles' scoring attack included senior guard Brent Stenger, 25; senior guard Alex Geislinger, 6; senior forward Kirby Knutson, 2; sophomore guard Bret Mattice, 15; sophomore forward ]ared Streit, i5; senior forward Mitchell Lease, 2. Eden Valley-Watkins finishes the season at 4-10 in the Central Minnesota Conference, and 11-13 overall. Lady Eagles win over Benson in first playoff game EV-W senior Missy Kummet gets a steal and finishes it with a lay- up during the first half of the game v Benson. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Knowledge Bowl Playoff competition begins Varsity playoff schedule: Sub-regionals are Friday, March 8, for Tier I Schools (small) at Minn. School of Business in Waite Park. Eden Valley-Watkins is coached by ]ulie Bulau and Renae Ward. Kimball Area is coached by Zachary Boser. Both schools are in the Small Sub-regional category, Tier I Schools. Approximate schedule for competitions: Registration 8:30-9 a.m. Welcome and instructions 9-9:05 a.m. Written Round 9:05-9:55 a.m. Oral 'Rounds 1-2 10:10- 11:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30-12:15 Oral Rounds 3-5 12:15 p.m. Awards - Following last oral round about 2:30 ~plm. Mrs. Steffes' 5th Grade Mrs. Steffes' fifth-grade class at EV-W. Front row, left to right: Kobe Beattie, Cassidy Becker, Kenzie Carlson, Blake Donnay, Taylor Haines, Sawyer Kuechle, and Keyrra Lane; middle row: Nicole Holthaus, Luke Jansen, Maicy Laumer, Morgan Mead, Sam Nistler, Anthony Schettler, Megan Schindler, and Faith Schultz; back row: Aaron Schreffler, Gavin Swafford, Jakob Thielen, Dylan Utecht, Alex Valiant, Summer Wertish, Andrew Williams, and Megan Kuechle (pare). (Mrs. Steffes is in the far back.) Not pictured: Abby Nistler and Everett Fischer. There are 25 students in our decimals, measurement, and data fundraiser. class, analysis. We are excited to be part of the This year we are focusing on For our field trips this year; D.A.R.E. Program, to learn about United States History, beginning we will go to Prairie Woods Envi- making good choices when it with Native Americans, European ronmental Learning Center, tour comes to drugs and violence. explorers, colonization, American Meeker County Law Enforcement We get to have a spelling bee Revolution, and writing our U.S. Center, and visit the G.A.R. Hall in and a geography bee. We also have Constitution. Litchfield. an opportunity to be in Knowl- We learn a lot about fractions, We're doing magazine sales as a edge Bowl and Math Masters. I ~ ~ ~. ~."~.~ I eodl motlth! Fill out this form and return it to Arvig: I want to support: Name on Arig Account: Phone Number: Enter the name of the school and the city it's located in Signature: Date: I Forms can also be found bt any Arvi9 Store, ! online at arvio.com or just callus! If you already ~articipate, ~, | you do not need to fill ~.~: outthisformagairl. ~ ..~1 r~llO I 75 v I 888.99.ARVlG I EV-W Lady Eagles' Danni Nelson puts it up for 2 in the playoff win over Benson. The Eagles would lose their next playoff game, Saturday, March 2, against Litchfield, 61-49, Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs News of our students University of Wisconsin-Stout majoring in Dietetics Chancellor's Award, gpa of 3.5 College of St. Benedict dean's or above list, gpa of 3.8 or above From Kimball --Quentin From Clearwater - Bridget Bryce, majoring in Business Gohmann, senior biology major. Administration From Watkins-]illian Yanish, From Kimball- Heidi Lochen, senior communication major. State Spelling Bee State Bee goes 26 Rounds; the memorials, the Smithsonian Emma Greenlee advances to Natural History Museum, and the Nationals - Again Zoo." It took 26 rounds, and a demon- "I think everyone in attendance stration of impressive spelling skill was awed by the poise and abil- before Emma Greenlee, an eighth- ity these young people displayed grader from Mesabi East-Aurora, today-. All 21 of them deserve to be captured the title of Champion champions," commented Susan by correctly spelling emblema. Ward, State Coordinator. Emma was also the 2012 Multi- The Bee was held at Lakes Region State Bee Champion. Mil- Country Service Cooperative, Fer- lie Piper, an eighth-grader from gus Falls; Northeast Service Coop- Fulda School, was named First erative, Mt. Iron; Northwest Ser- Runner-Up. vice Cooperative, Thief River Falls; The Bee began with 21 spell- Resource Training & Solutions, ers. It took eight rounds of chap St. Cloud; and Southwest/West lenging words to narrow the field Central Service Cooperative, Mar- to eight spellers. By round 16, shall sponsor the Multi-Region only Emma and Millie remained. State Spelling Bee. Between rounds 16 and 26, both Pronouncer for the Bee is Lau- girls impressed the audience with reen Svobodny, and officials are their spelling prowess. For exam- Paul Carney, Ion Harris, Norm Kol- pie, Emma correctly spelled toka- stad, and Collette Cox. Assistant is mak, m61ange, mukhtar, thalassic, ]olene King from Lakes Country bruschetta, and balaclava, while Service Cooperative. Millie spelled trepak, temblor, The National Bee is in Wash- slumgullion, iridectomy, epaxial, ington, D.C. at the end of May. To and promethean before misspell- prepare, Emma intends to focus ing labyrinthine, on the words from the lists pro- "It's a really good feeling to be vided, as well as spend some more Champion. I'm excited to get to go time with the dictionary. "Minne- to Washington, D.C. again," com- sota has not had a national cham- mented Emma. "I'm excited to see pion since 2001. Emma is the one if I recognize anyone from last who could change that," said year, and I am anxious to go to one Susan Ward. restaurant again. And I reallyliked Submitted by Susan Ward