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Tri'County News . .............................................. 1" a ,e eSSman EV-W softball team stays hot in playoffs, crushes Browerville Superintendent, Eden VaUey-Watkins Schools By Pat Garry, staff writer score Faith Forcier, who got.on via and they advance to the Section M ay 2 4 The Eden'Valley-Watkins soft- a walk. Baylee settled down and 5A West subsection for the second ball team cooked-up another bak- allowed just 2 hits the rest.of the consecutive year. They will take Legislative Update: comes and future initiatives. The legislative session came to If you'd like to take part in our a close this week with some major last session, please join us on wins for Greater Minnesota edu- May 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Ele- cation. The K-12 Omnibus Bill mentary Cafeteria to share your is packed with changes that will feedback and values as we develop affect our "school district. I've dis- our strategic plan. We would be sected some of the approved fund- honored to have you join us for ing and provided the following refreshments "and sandwiches as highlights: we shape the future for our school 1.5 percent & 1.5 percent on district. the formula in FY'14 and FY.'15 Carbon Cutting Club: All Day-Every Day Kindergar- I'm excited to announce that ten funded in FY '15 with K pupils the EV-W Carbon Cutting Club has weighted at 1.0 won an award for Big-Bang proj- Simplified pupil weightingects in this year's Energy Action factors of K-6 at 1.0 and 7-12 at 1.2 Competition! I appreciate all the in FY '15 hard work the team and their advi- Early Learning Scholarships sor, Mike Eveslage have commit- for children ages 3-5 in families ted toward recycling projects. h, hose income falls below 185 per- On Monday, April 29, Carbon :ent of the povertylevel Cutting students Abbie Swenson, Funding for Special Educa-Patrick Latcham, Bree Kalahar, Eion cross-subsidy Nathan Utecht, and Joey Kuechle School lunch reimbursementhad a video conference competi- Lncreases of a one-half centtion to present the projects Carbon safe schools and mental Cutting implemented through- aealth funding increase of $6 per out the school year. They repre- pupil unit and expands the use sented our communities and pre- GRAD Rule repealed as rec-sented the recycling information ammended by Assessment and extremely well and were rewarded ~,ccountability Working Group with "Big Bang" recognition for GRAD tests and required cut placing used oil recycling tanks mores are repealed, adding tran- on city property by the current dtion period for graduating class city maintenance garage on the af '14-16 with a mixture of tests, south side of Hwy 55. The project Beginning with graduating class was well received by the commu- 3f '17 (eighth graders in '13-14) nity and many of the city council to include career assessments members. ~ligned with college readiness Congratulations to the team for benchmarks, student progressmaking such great strides in our recorded on transcript, career and community and school! college Counseling required Senior of the Week: Authorized possession and TheEV-WSchoolDistrictwould use of epinephrin6 auto injectors like to recognize Travis Linn, son Strategic Planning: of Brian and Joan Travis demon- We're very pleased to have had strates outstanding academic per- an engaged group of 40 commu- formance andis currentlyenrolled nity stakeholders participate in in 4 college/honor classes. He's the second of three strategic plan- an active member in the school's ning sessions. The communityNational Honor Society, and also group was challenged to care- contributeS to the varsity base- fully examine measures to con- ball team. EV-W students and staff tinuously improve programming, commend Travis on his respect- services, and opportunities avail- ful demeanor and willingness to able through the EV-W school sys- help others. Travis plans to attend tem. The group was charged with Brainerd Community College and the task of prioritizing educational pursue the DNR enforcement pro- initiatives, and identifying the gram. The EV-W administration, current strengths and weaknesses faculty and staff are extremely ofthedistrict. Group feedback will proud of your accomplishments. be used to generate action out- Congratulations! ' er's dozen Thursday, May 23, at game. In the second inning Jamie on the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove Minnewaska, pasting the Brow- Scherer hit a solo homerun (on her City Falcons, Friday, the24th, 1:00, erville Tigers 13-3. Matching the birthday) and we would'get two at Minnewaska. score of their first-round defeat more runs, thanks to Baylee Lahr, EV-W box score: Baylee Lahr, of Swanville, the Eagles are peak- who hit another ball offthe fence 0for2;JamieScherer,3for4,3runs ing at the right time. Coach Dave to score Kaylee Forcier, who had scored, RBI; Kaylee Forcier, 2 for 2, Dziengel is pleased with the over- earlier walked, and Brook Stang, 3 runs scored, RBI; Holly Schum- all efforts thus far. "We did a who reached on an error. The acher, 1 for 3, 1 run scored, 3 RBI; nice job rebounding from a flat final blow came in the 3rd inning, Brook Stang, 2 for 3, 3 runs scored, first inning, as we gave the Tigers when we pushed across 6 runs, 3 RBI; Mickael Lies-Thielen, 1 for 2, 2 unearned runs. Brook Stang hit with the big blow coming on the run scored, RBI; Briana Planten- a 3-run homerun in the bottom batofHollySchumacher, whohita berg, 1 for 3, RBI; Faith Forcier, of the 1st and Briana Plantenberg long 3-run home run." The Eagles' 0 for 1, 1 run scored, RBI; Mindy hit a long double off the fence, to season record improves to 11-4, Forcier, 0 for 3, run scored. EV-W softball team 5A West Champions, outlast ACGC By Pat Garry, staff writer on base hits. Equally as impor- now stands at a hefty 12-4. "We The Eden Valley-Watkins soft- tant in that inning was a success- look forward/fortunate to again ball team has begun a habit they ful sacrifice bunt by Faith Forcier, be playing in the winner bracket don't soon want to break. Claim- who advanced the runners to sec- of section 5A tourney," said Dzien- ing their second consecutive ond and third. Briana scored gel. Eden Valley-Watkins will take 5A-West title, the Eagles overcame later in the inning on a base hit on the Huskies from Isle at 5:00 a 5-inning, 3-run deficit, at the down the left field line by Mindy in Saint Cloud's Whitney Park, on Minnewaska tournament com- Forcier. After 6 complete the score Tuesday, May 28. plex on Friday, May 24, to capture was 5-4 Falcons. "We held ACGC EV-W box score: Baylee Lahr, the championship final game over scoreless in the top of the 7th, on 2 for 3, run scored; Jamie Scherer, the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City a nice catch by Jamie Scherer and 0 for 3, 2 runs scored; Kaylee Falcons, 6-5. EV-W coach Dave two catches by Mindy Forcier. In Forcier, 0 for 2, RBI; Holly Schum- Dziengel is filled with exuber- the bottom of the 7th Mickael Lies acher, 0 for 3; Brook Stang, 2 for 3, ance and pride. "This was a fab- led off with a double tO put the 1 run scored, RBI; Mickael Lies- ulous win for our program and tying run on second base," Dzien- Thielen, 3 for 3, run scored; Briana our seniors. We trailed the entire gel said. Jamie Scherer attempted Plantenberg, 2 for 3, run scored, game and scored 5 runs in the final to sacrifice bunt, but the Falcon's 2 RBI; Faith Forcier, 0 for 2; Mindy 2 innings to steal a victory against third-baseman threw the ball into Forcier, 1 for 3, RBI. a very good Falcon's team." Bri- right field, allowing Scherer to (See the championship team ana Plantenberg had the bigget all the way to third base. On photo on page 10.) shot in the 6th inning, when she the very next pitch Kaylee Forcier Spoiler alert: The Eagles hit a 2-out smash up the mid- again sacrifice bunted, scoring defeated Isle Tuesday, May28, and die to score Brook Stang and Bay- Scherer, and securing the vic- are one game (May 30) away from lee Lahr, who had both reached tory. The Eagles' season record the Section 5A championship. K-EV-W lady golfers get valuable workout at Charger Invite By Pat Garry, Staff writer The invite included teams Big Lake's Erin Wilburn shot 89, The Kimball-Eden Valley-War- from Waconia, St. Michael-Albert- Roger's Maddy Hol shot 91, Maple kins girls' golf team sent three ville, Monticello, Mhple Lake, Big Lake's Tabitha Latzig shot 91, girls to the Dassel-Cokato 10-team Lake, Rogers, Annandale, Das- Maple Lake's Maggie Carey shot Invitational Monday, May 20. It sel-Cokato, Rockford, and K-EV-W 91, D-C's Kierra Lopac shot 94, was a good chance for Paiten Sch- (who did not participate in the K-EV-W's Paiten Schreiner shot 95. reiner, Nicole Vossen, and Maddy team mix). Scoring summary:Team results: Waconia, 368; O'Brien to compete with some of K-EV-W's senior Patien Schreiner, STMA, 373; Monticello, 379; Maple the best golfers in the area. Coach 95; sophomore Nicole Vossen, Lake, 383; Big Lake, 396; Rog- Kristine O'Brien is proud of the 98; sophomore Madelyn O'Brien, ers, 399; Annandale, 412; DOs- girls' efforts. "Paiten Schreiner 111; INDIVIDUALS: Waconia'ssel-Cokato, 423; Rockford, 452; shot a 95, putting her tied for 10th Meagan Rachey shot 76, Monti- K-EV-W, (INC). place. The weather was a huge fac- cello's Amber Eckstein shot 87, tor in the scores, but all the girls STMA's Kylie Slevin shot 87, Mon- were troopers." ticello's Erin Swendsen shot 89, ......... ,,r ........... ~!~;~!~:i~ .... ::::: ~i!!!iii!i~!!i~i~ THE MINNESOTA DISPLAY AD NETWORK Choose the entire state or a combination of zones that cover your target audience. Network /Xsk your newspeper represent ive for complete details. The 2x4 Network is a program of the MNA, phone 800-279-2979 Girls' golf All-Conference team included: (back row, left to right) Peyton Garcia, Osakis; Nicole Vossen, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins; Annalise Savageau, Osakis; Jessica Hawks, Pierz; and Peyton Miller, B-B-E; (front row) Tabitha Latzig, Maple Lake; Maggie Carey, Maple Lake; Katelyn Foster, Osakis; and Jordan Gruendemann, B-B-E. Submitted photo.