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Eagle boys sink. Lakers to open -tournament By Pat Garry, Staff writer Entering the Minnesota Class AA Section 6 Boys basketball tournament as the #4 seed, the host Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles ousted the fifth-seeded rival Minnewaska Area Lakers Thurs- day night, 74-59. The game was a highly competitive battle for the first half, as the Eagles took a slim one-point lead into the break. Coach Adam Langer was pleased with the second-half effort. "We were up one at halftime. We came out in the second half knowing we had to do a better job rebounding on the defensive end, and limit- ing our turnovers. We did a much better job with those two aspects of the game in the 2nd half." But the Lakers weren't done, and bat- tled back to make it a game. "They cut it to six, but Brent Stenger and Bret Mattice combined to shoot 10 for 10 from the free-throw line in the last two minutes to seal the victory," said Coach Langer. The Eagles' scoring assault came from a six-man attack. Sophomore guard Bret Mattice, 24; senior guard Brent Stenger, 17; soph- omore forward ]ared Streit, 16; senior guard Alex Geislinger, 9; senior forward Kirby Knutson, 6; senior forward Mitchell Lease, 2. The Eagles advance and face the #1-seeded Litchfield Dragons, Sat- urday, March 9, at St. John's Uni- versity, in a 5:30 p.m. start. The floor is done, the bleachers are in. The new EV-W gym is progressing nicely. (Last week, the Varsity basketball team even got to practice some freeshots before their playoff game. The floor needs to cure now, but it is anticipated that by April 1 it sill be available for use. The next step will be building and outfitting the stage, which likely will not start until June or later. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Classroom of the Week: Mr. Langer's 6th Grade Coaches and administrators, both current and former, enjoyed the game and the victory for EV-W. Mr. Langer's sixth-grade class at EV-W. Front row, left to right: CJ Mead, Greg Swant, Damian Lincoln, Noah Haag, and Sara Jo Wylie; middle row: Ashley Hansen, Anna Kahlstorf, Andrew Fyle, Tristan Sogge, Evan Thielen, and Gunner Manuel; back row: Mr. Langer, Breanna Walz, Emma Schultz, Haylie Geislinger, Adam Klaphake, Logan Stevens, Zakry Jackson, and Taylor Hiltner. Not pictured: Trenton Malvin and Eric Fodstad. Sixth grade has art, health, and computers, and we will create an computers in our room. In art, we iMovie. will spend time creating mosaics For our field trip, we will go to and dream-catchers. In health, we the Capitol and Fort Snelling in will look at personal hygiene and St. Paul May 23. We also went ski- the dangers of drugs and alcohol, ing in December. We will work with Google Drive on The thing that makes our class special is that we all work together so well. We also listen to Mr. Langer and we don't goof off (most of the time). We have special peo- ple in here with unique personali- ties and attitudes. We have a ton of fun in Mr. Langer's room! !!:) ii ii ili !ii I :i: iii!i!i)i: i.  iii iiili !:! Participate and earn your schoolmoney "' ................. each month! Fill out this form and return it to Arvig: I want to support: Forms can also be found at any Arvig Store, Enter the name of the school and the city it's located in orllJne at arvig.com or just call us t. Name on Arvig Account: tf you already participate, youd ...... d to fill ii! I'' arvig Phone Number: out ths form again .,, ,,, Signature: Date: 888.99.ARVIG I arvig.om It's AII Here The 74-59 playoff victory March 7 over Minnewaska by the EV-W boys' team was the nnal varsity basketball game to be played in the "old" gym at EV-W High School. The team would lose their next playoff game March 9, to Litchfield, 21-52, so their season is now completed.. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua. Eden Valley Watklns High School *Door 7 *Rm 101 $6/person Tuesday, April 2, 6-8 p.m. Computers! (Learn basics to Microsoft Suites 10, Word and Excel) Eden Valley-Watkins High School *Door 3 *Computer Lab * $7/person Thursday, April 4, 6-8 p.m. Computerst (Parental Controls...Protect your children and yourself...) Eden Valley-Watkins High School Door 3 Computer Lab $7/person Tuesday, April 8, 5-9 p.m. 55 Alive. Senior Safe Driving (4 hour Refresher Course) Eden Valley Civic Center $17/person or $15/AARP member Wednesday, April 10, Doors open at 4 p.m., Dinner at 5 p.m. Senior Citizen Banquet (Door prizes, entertainment, and dinned) Eden Lakeside Club, Eden Valley $81person before April I, $10/person after April 1 Thursday, April 11, 6-8 p.m. Google Dot's and Chrome (How 1o navigate) Eden Valley-Watkins High School *Door 3 *Computer Lab * $7/person Tuesday, April 16 & Thursday, April 17, 5-9 p.m. each night* $$ Alive. Senior Safe Driving (8 hour Course) Watkins Village Hall * $17/frson or $1 SIAARP member Must attend both even!ns