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Third Annual 5K event May 15 The Third Annual 5K Walk - Run or Fly Event for the Eden Val- ley-Watkins High School students and staff will be held on Wednes- day, May 15, starting at 1 p.m. The route starts at the Eden Valley Elementary School at 901 Stearns Ave. E., then heads East (left) to County Road 9 turns left onto County Road 9 (North) then left onto Vails Lake Road (West) to MN Highway 22, where it turns left onto MN Hwy 22 (South) ending at the Assumption Catholic Church Parking lot at 464 State Street North in Eden Valley. Please use caution when traveling the event route until 3 p.m. We would also like to thank the following local sponsors of this event: Assumption Church, Eden Valley Bud's Bar Christina's Hair Nail & Skin Salon Cozy Corner Campground Darla Geislinger - Dietician for Community Wellness Eden Valley Lumber Eden Valley Police Department Eden Valley Rescue Squad Ertl Hardware Hank EVWVoice Farmers State Bank of Watkins Flash's Gas KCLD Radio Station Linda's Magic Mirror Lost and Found Meeker County Sheriff's Dept Meeker Memorial Hospital Meyer Auto Sales Mies Outland Mike's Bait & Tackle MN National Guard Nemeth Orthodontics Paynesville Area Health Care System Project One Construction, Inc. Regional Heakh Center, Inc. RIE Coatings, Inc. Riverwood Realty, Inc. Schlangen's Custom Cabinets, Inc. Schmitt Farms Seed Division Schmitt Insurance Agency State Bank in Eden Valley Stearns County Sheriff Dept. Steins Thriftway Foods Ugly Toms Valley Inn Valley View Electric, Inc Viking Coke Watkins Veterinary Clinic The Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball track team |s having a marvelous season. Records are being broken as they head to subsections May 21. See also page 14. Above, the EV-W-K 4x400 team took first at B-B-E and at St John's Prep this past week: Austin Pelkey (EVW), Torey Rohloff (K), Shadley Callahan (EVW), and Austin Marx (K). Photo courtesy of Vanessa $chlueter. EV-W-K girls' and boys' track teams brilliant at B-B-E meet By Pat Garry, Staff writer Each placing second in the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Lions 7-team invitational track meet Tuesday night, April 30, the Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball boys' and girls' track teams are starting the new season on the right "feet". The athletes took to the great outdoors and the competition in Belgrade was exciting. Boys' coach Jason Mortenson is very pleased with the squad's improvement. "Our relays are starting to take shape and our individuals are pretty much in place. Right now we are working on our depth and trying to find strong second and third participants in events, to help our team score, as we head to our CMC meet in two weeks. Maple Lake is incredibly tough, but we are going to get as tough as we can to com- pete with them and see what hap- pens." The relay teams consist of Austin Marx, DJ Stewart, Bran- don Faber and Shadly Callahan in the 4x800; Tommy Lochen, Torey Rohloff, Cole Denn and Deshaun James in the 4x200; Alex Shoen- wetter, Torey Rohloff, Cole Denn and John Salzl in the 4x100; and Shadley Callahan, Austin Marx, Torey Rohloff and Austin Pelkey in the 4x400. Girls' coach Gordy Schlangen was impressed by his team's effort. "It was a very good meet with great effort by all the girls. Our times are getting better. Our throw- ers, disc and shot, were outstand- ing last night. Our mid-distance, 300H and 400, were very good. And our 800 times are improving. Field events are continuing to get their footwork and forms together. It was good competition, and we came quite close to first place Maple Lake, which is a very strong team." Following are the results: Girls' 4x800 meter relay: First Place, St. Cloud Cathedral, 10:36.1; fifth Place, EV-W-K, 11:08.7 " Boys' 4x800 meter relay: First Place, Maple Lake, 9:02.2; EV-W- K, 9:42.1 Girls' 100-meter hurdles: First Place, Courtney Pribyl, Maple Lake, 17.4; EV-W-K: fifth Place, Tif- fany Kuechle, 18.2; sixth Place, Abbey Straley, 18.5 Boys' ll0-meter hurdles: First Place, Matt Mooney, Maple Lake, 16.2; EV-W-K: second Place, Con- nor Wittenberg, 16.3; seventh Place, Thomas Neuman, 21.2 Girls' 100-meter dash: First Place, Kinlee Swanson, B-B-E, 13.6; EV-W-K: fifth Place, Miranda Albert, 14.9 Boys' 100-meter dash: First Place, De'Shaun James, EV-W- K 11.8; EV-W-K: sixth Place, Alex Schoenwett'er, 12.5 Girls' 4x200-meter relay: First Place, Ev-W-K, 1:56.0 Boys' 4x200-meter relay: First Place, EV-W-K, 1:38.0 Girls' 1600-meter run: First Place, Halle Geyen, Maple Lake, 5:36.00 Boys' 1600-meter run: First Place, Nick Golebiowski, St. Cloud, 4:22.00 Girls' 4xl00-meter relay: First Place, St. John's Prep, 54.4; fifth Place, EV-W-K, 56.9 Boys' 4xl00-meter relay: First Place, Maple Lake, 46.9; third Place, EV-W-K, 48.5 Girls' 400-meter dash: First Place, Rachel Eickhoff, St. Cloud, 62.9; EV-W-K: second Place, Brit- tany Hesse, 66.4; third Place, Mad- ison Hurtle, 66.7 Boys' 400-meter dash: First Place, Austin Pelkey, EV-W-K, 52.2; EV-W-K: third Place, Austin Marx, 56.2 Girls' 300-meter hurdles: First Place, Zoe Novak, St. John's Prep, 50.4; EV-W-K: Tied second Place, Abbey Straley and Emily Donnay, 51.1 Boys' 300-meter hurdles: First Place, Connor Wittenberg, EV-W- K, 43.7; second Place, Shadly Cal- lahan, 44.6 Girls' 800-meter run: First Place, Morgan Durbin, St. Cloud, 2:33.2 Boys' 800-meter run: First Place, Ryan Kalinowski, 2:08.6 EV-W baseball team loses double- header v Maple Lake By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Eden Valley-Watkins base- ball team lost a double-dipper to the Maple Lake Irish Thursday, May 2; 10-0 and 8-1. Maple Lake hitters jumped out of the dugout and swiped a 4-0 first-inning lead. En-route to the rainbow's end, the Irish found gold as they ral- lied for six more runs in the third, behind Dustin Strub's perfect 3 for 3 efforts. The ambush culminated in a 10-hit 10-run massacre by Maple Lake in game one. Landon Caughey picked up the win, allow- ing just three hits, while fanning six. Eagles coach Mike Tomsche is optimistic and realistic. "It was  a tough night. We are playing hard but not playing at the level we need to. We were short on pitching last Game 1: EV-W Eagles (0) at Maple Lake Irish (10) night which didn't help either. Our goal is to keep playing hard, improve each week and hopefully pick up some wins in our upcom- ing games." The Eagles managed just three hits, sending a mere 19 hitters to the plate. EV-W's Austin Schlangen and Nick Pauly shared the pitching duties in game two, but it didn't seem to matter how many differ- ert pitchers the Maple Lake hitters faced in the 8-1 shellacking. There was no luck involved in the Irish numbers, rallying for 7 earned runs, while collecting 7 hits, and earning 7 walks. Dylan Kotilinek took the complete game win, fac- ing only 27 men, surrendering 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 8. Following are the box scores: EV-WEAGLES AB R H BI MAPLE LAKE IRISH AB R H BI BrentStenger 3 0 1 0 DustinStrub 3 2 3 1 Austin Berg 2 0- 1 0 ZachJohnson 1 0 1 1 HunterMathies 1 0 0 0 HunterThiel 1 0 1 0 AlexGeislinger 2 0 0 0 DonnieMavencamp 3 1 0 0 HaydenWillner 2 0 1 0 CalRedemske 3 0 0 1 Grant Winter 2 0 0 0 MattStrub 3 2 1 1 AustinScblangen 2 0 0 0 BostenFieldseth 3 2 2 2 NickPauly 2 0 0 0 lackSeibert 3 1 1 1 MattUnterberger 1 0 0 0 TonyGoetz 2 1 0 0 ConnorFlaschenriem 1 0 0 0 Dylan Kotilinek 3 1 1 1 TravisLinn 1 0 0 0 TOTALS 27 0 3 0 TOTALS 25 10 10 8 Game 2: EV-W Eagles (1) at Maple Lake Irish (8) TOTALS EV-WEAGLES AB R H MAPLE LAKE IRISH AB R H BrentStenger 3 1 1 DustinStrub 2 1 0 Austin Berg 2 0 1 ZachJohnson 3 1 1 HunterMathies 3 0 1 AlexGeislinger 2 0 0 DonnieMavencamp 2 1 2 HaydenWillner 2 0 0 CalRedemske 1 1 0 Grant Winter 3 0 0 MattStrub 2 1 1 AustinSchlangen 2 0 0 BostenFieldseth 2 1 2 cainRenner 3 0 0 JackSeibert 2 0 0 MattUnterberger 1 ) 0 TonyGoetz 2 1 0 Connorenriem 1 0 0 Landon Caughey 3 1 1 TravisLinn 3 0 0 TOTALS 19 0 3 19 8 7 Eagles baseball travelled to Pierz for a doubleheader Monday, May 6. The Eagles lost to the Pioneers, 5-6 and 2-8, Watch for the story next week. Gifts' 200-meter dash: First Place, McKenna Wensman, 28.3; EV-W-K: third Place, Holly Loch, 29.2 Boys' 200-meter dash: First Place, Austin Pelkey, EV-W-K, 23.3; EV-W-K: fifth Place, De'Shaun James, 25.5 Girls' 3200-meter run: First Place, Elena Danielson, St. Cloud, 11:51.6; EV-W-K: sixth Place, Steph Roeser, 15:26.6 Boys' 3200-meter run: First Place, Nick Golebiowski, St. Cloud, 9:41.0 Girls' 4x400-meter relay: First Place, St. Cloud, 4:23.0; EV-W-K, second Place, 4:26.6 Boys' 4x400-meter relay: First Place, EV-W-K, 3:40.8 Girls' Long Jump: First Place, Kinlee Swanson, B-B-E, 14-11.25; EV-W-K: fourth Place, Brittany Hesse, 14-02.50 Boys' Long Jump: First Place, Thomas Schwinghamer, Sauk Centre, 19-02.00; EV-W-K: fourth Place, Austin Pelkey, 18-02.50; seventh Place, De'Shaurt James, 17-04.00 Girls' Triple Jump: First Place, Macy Weller, Sauk Cen- tre, 33-10.00; EV-W-K: fifth Place, Abbey Straley, 29-00.00 Boys' Triple Jump: First Place, Thomas Schwinghamer, 39-05.00; EV-W-K: fifth Place, Connor Wit- tenberg, 38-05.00 Girls' High Jump: First Place, Taylor Gregory, B-B-E, 4-10.00; EV- W-K: third Place, Malina Rfttger- mann, 4-08.00; Tied sixth Place, Tiffany Kuechle and Madison Hurrle, 4-04-00 Boys' High Jump: First Place, Connor Wittenberg, 6-00.00; EV- W-K: fifth Place, Austin Marx, 5-04.00 Girls' Shot Put: First Place, Ariel Laabs, EV-W-K, 31-06.00; EV- W-K: second Place, Raevon Will- ner, 31-02.00; fourth Place, Kaylee Petty, 29-08.00 "Boys' Shot Put: First Place, Isaac Kotila, Maple Lake, 46-06.25; EV-W-K: second Place, Austyn Schleuter, 46-05.25; fifth Place, Tyler Smith, 35-00.00 Girls' Discus Throw: First Place, Allie Seth, EV-W-K, 93-08; EV-W-K: second Place, Raevon Willner, 89-05.50; seventh Place, Ariel Laabs, 72-04 Boys' Discus Throw: First Place, Isaac Kotila, Maple Lake, 119- 09; EV-W-K: second Place, Aus- tyn Schleuter, 112-03; sixth Place, Adam Laabs, 101-02; seventh Place, Josh Miller, 96-06 In the 17-event contest, both the boys'-and gifts' EV-W-K teams captured second place in the 7-team competition, each earning 131 total points.