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News of our students Creighton University, Omaha,Southwest Minnesota State Neb. graduation May 18 University, Marshall From Eden Valley, Kimberly From Kimball, Tiffany Kuechle, Gross was awarded a Doctor of daughter of Ken and Dawn Kue- Pharmacy degree, chle, received a Leadership Award Valley City State University, N.D. Scholarship for 2013-2014 ace- dean's list demic year. Her major is elemen- From Kimball, Burke Tagney tary education. EV-W baseball team splits twin bill v Rockford by Pat Garry, staff writer Grant Winter 2 0 0 0 Though it seems like it just Hunter Mathies2 0 0 0 stopped snowing, the baseball Nick Pauly 2 0 0 0 season has suddenly come to an Travis Linn 2 0 0 0 end. The Eden Valley-Watkins TOTALS 22 4 3 3 baseball team closed the door on EVWEAGLES , 1 0 0 201 --4 the swiftly moving regular season ROCKFORD 1 2 0 113 --8 by splitting a double-header with GAME 2 Rockford Monday, May 20, losing EVW EAGLES AB R H BI 8-4 and winning 3-1, Despite two Brent Stenger 3 0 1 1 home runs by Alex Geislinger and Alex Geislinger 4 0 1 0 one by Hayden Willner, the Eagles Hayden Willner 2 0 1 1 could not sustain anykind of rally, Austin Berg 2 0 0 0 and the three round-trippers were Austin Schlangen 3 2 2 0 their only hits in game one. The Grant Winter 2- 0 1 0 EV-Wbats came alivejn game two, TravisLinn 3 0 1 1 as the Eagles scattered nine hits en Matt Unterberger 2 0 0 0 routeto their 3-1victory. Travis Thielen 2 1 2 0 Following are the box.scores: TOTALS 23 3 9 3 GAME 1 EVWEAGLES 0 1 1 100 --3 EVWEAGLES AB R H BI ROCKFORD 0 1 0 000--1 BrentStenger 3 0 0 0 The 7th-seeded Eagles enter Alex Geislinger 3 2 2 2 the playoffs on Friday, May 24, and Hayden Willner 2 2 1 1 will face the number 2 seed Brow- Austin Berg 3 0 0 0 erville. Austin Schlangen 3 0 0 0 EV-W baseball team ousted from playoffs in heartbreaker By Pat Garry, Staff writer pitched game by both teams, but Despite out-hitting the Tigers, a costly error made the difference 6 to 3, the Eden Valley-Watkins between a win and a loss - but Eagles couldn't manage a run Fri- that's baseball - a lot of ups and day, May 24, at Browerville, losing downs! Hayden pitched a great the game 1-0, and any hopes of a game but it w~asn't enough." The continued, extended season. The season results (3-12) were tough Eagles pounded out six hits, but to swallow, as early on, the Eagles were unable to get them in a timely thought they had the nucleus to go fashion, stranding seven runners a long way, but injuries and incon- on base. EV-Wsenior Hayden Will- sistency on the field prevented a ner pitched a good game, yield- winning season. "We did play our ing just three hits and one earned best baseball the last week, but it run. Coach Mike Tomscheis proud wasn't good enough. It will be a of the boys' efforts in a very tough rebuilding year next year, giving season, younger guys an opportunity to "The Browerville loss was a get some time; and hopefully by real tough one. We hung in there the end of the year we can make against a very good ball club, but some noise; but it will be a youth ultimately a couple of mistakes movement. All we can do is put ended our season. Hayden Will- them out there and go through net pitched a very good game, and the ups and downs, and hopefully, we had opportunities to score a theywilllearn from their mistakes few runs, but again we couldn't get and enjoy their successes," Berg that timely hit when we needed it." said. The Eagles are naturally dis- Box Score: appointed about the loss, but it EV-WEagles AB R H BI was a tough year in more ways Brent Stenger 4 0 0 0 than one. The weather conditions Alex Geislinger 3 0 2 0 we played in, coupled with losing Hayden Willner 3 0 1 0 5 one-run ball games, made for a AustinBerg 3 0 0 0 challenging spring. We improved Austin Schlangen 3 0 0 0 as the season progressed but every Grant Winter 3 0 1 0 team goes through seasons like TravisLinn 2 0 1 0 this from time to time. We need MattUnterberger 2 0 1 0 to regroup for next year and keep Travis Thielen 2 0 0 0 strivingtoimproveallareasofour HunterMathies 1 0 0 0 game," Tomsche said. Losing most TOTALS 26 06 0 of their pitching to graduation, the EV-W Eagles 000 000 0-- 0 Eagles will be an inexperienced Browerville 000 010 x-- 1 team in 2014. "Our young players Browerville AB R H BI wilt need to step up and be ready Trent Johnson 2 0 0 0 to play at the varsity level," said Reid Pearson3 0 0 0 coach Tomsche. Mitch Heid 1 0 1 0 Assistant coach Dan Berg Brad Dreher 1 0 0 0 reflects on the tough loss. "Well, Kyle Petermeier 3 0 0 0 it is always tough to lose but see- Noah ken 3 0 0 0 ing seniors go is always the tough- Grant Heid 3 0 0 0 est. They have put in a lot of work Jackson Wollenburg 3 1 1 0 over the years and it just didn't Chris Buhl 2 0 1 0 pan out the way they wanted it to. TOTALS 21 13 0 The Browerville game was a well- I was a Eden Valley Area Library volunteer Kathy DeForrest chatted with authors Michael Sears and Stan Trollip (better known as "Michael Stanley") during the event. Visiting author Jill Elizabeth Nelson spoke to a friendly audience at the library's Spring Extravaganza May 11. Some of the items that were available for the Silent Auction. Shoppers entered bids throughout the day for the Silent Auction. The first Spring Extravaganza was held Saturday, May 11, at the new library. More than $1,400 was raised for the library. Submitted photos. Eden Yalley-Watkins Junior Fine Arts Awards Night The introduction to the pro-FACS- Mrs Hendricks gram, held earlier this month, was Amanda Trout by Mr. Bruce Kiehn, principal of Science - Mr. Dziengel the Senior High School. Hannah Holmberg After the Pledge of Allegiance, Joey Kuechkle the awards program included the Heidi Geislinger following department, teacher English - Mr. Lubbers and students: Art - Mrs. Becher Lexi Pauls Raven Koltes Paige Thielen Jasmine Miller Kaitlyn Gruber Emily Frank Jordan Massicotte Maggie Schmaltz Morgan Steffens Mandy Molitor Drama - Mrs. Meyer Dyani Acosta lack Bates Nick Block Tawner Cleland-Schmitz Ashley DeJuliannie Mackenzie Field Carter Geislinger Heidi Geislinger Kaitlyn Gruber Raven Koltes Jordan Massicotte JaDyn Nohner Emily Sieben Maggie Schmaltz Valerie Schultz Nathan Utecht German - Ms, Orbeck Tanner Flaschenriem Paige Olson Industrial Tech - Mr. Gertken Noah Kavanagh High and Maggie Schmaltz Kaitlyn Gmber Jasmine Miller Speech - Mr. Lubbers Heidi Geislinger Jasmine Miller Dyani Acosta Kaitlyn Gruber Math - Mrs. Erickson Bradley Dockendorf Mitch Molitor Heidi Geislinger Social - Mr. Eveslage Emily Laumer George Lemke Kaitlyn Gruber Reese Jansen Nathan Utecht Heidi Geislinger Zach Birr Choir - Mrs. Pauls Carter Geislinger Maggie Schmaltz Band - Mrs. Salo Maggie Schmaltz Matt Notch Dyani Acosta Nathan Utecht Kaitlyn Gruber DECA - Mrs. DeJuliannie Dyani Acosta Ashley DeJuliannie Kaitlyn Gruber Valerie Schultz Heidi Geislinger JHS - Mr. Kiehn VanessaAho Bobbi Block Tyler Dockendorf Abby Flaschenriem Faith Forcier Heidi Geislinger Noelle Hesse ' Nicole Kerzman Mariah Lease Logan Linn Dakota Looman Lucas Ludwig Alexa Mackedanz Kayla Meyer Paige Qlson Lexi Pauls Julia Stotz Dyani Acosta Emily Frank Hunter Flaschenriem Courtney Geislinger Kaitlyn Gruber Reese Jansen Joe Kuechle Maggie Ludwig Greg Lux Mitchell Molitor Miranda Scherer Valerie Schultz Breanna Stang Elaine Stommes Zach Swenson Jacob Streit Amanda Trout Nathan Utecht The conclusion of the program was led by Superintendent Mark Messman.