Cross-country runners at Osakis dual meet

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The EV-W/K cross-country runners competed in a dual meet at the Osakis Country Club Thursday, Sept. 17. One of XC’s COVID-19 rules states that only 24 people may be at the start line (with spaced-out lanes). Since this was a dual meet, the schools were permitted 12 runners on varsity…

MSHSL to allow fall football, volleyball

At a Board of Directors meeting Sept. 21, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) voted to: • Return volleyball to the fall activities season. The 11-week season would begin Sept. 28 with competition beginning Oct. 8; there would be 14 regular-season contests. • Return football to the fall activities season. The 10-week season would…

EV-W/K runners start season at Maple Lake

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Eden Valley-Watkins Kimball athletes competed in the annual Maple Lake Cross Country Invitational Friday, Sept. 4, at Ney County Park in Maple Lake. Participating teams included Albany, Benilde- St. -Margaret’s, Buffalo, Eden Valley- Watkins/Kimball, Maple Lake, Osakis, Holdingford, Royalton, St. John’s Prep, and Paynesville. EV-W/K’s Ryan Wirz took top honors…

Firearms safety training postponed for EV-W

DNR firearms classroom training and field day sponsored by the EV Sportsmen and Meeker Pheasants Forever has been postponed for this year. The training team plans to reschedule the classroom sessions and field testing for the spring.

Be The Light MN

Nearly 200 high schools across the state of Minnesota are said to have participated in a Be The Light Minnesota event Monday evening, April 6. Stadium lights were turned on for 20 minutes in honor of the Class of 2020 which is facing a loss of many aspects of their senior year of high school,…

EV-W boys’ basketball team done for the year

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Following a highly-successful 2019-2020 basketball campaign, the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles (27-2), fell short in the semifinals last Wednesday, March 11; losing to a tough Melrose Dutchmen team, 48-36 (half-time score was 22-13, Melrose). EV-W scoring: Kobe Beattie, 2 points; Luke Jansen, 10 points; Dylan Utecht, 2 points; Joshua Streit, 9…

EV-W CMC female athlete of the week

EV-W freshman Whitney Jansen was recently named Central Minnesota Conference female athlete of the week. In two games, point guard Jansen averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals per game. Submitted photo.

Eagles’ boys movin’ on up to semifinals

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Extending their winning streak to 27, Eden Valley-Watkins eliminated St. Cloud Cathedral, 66-42, last Saturday, March 7, in quarterfinal action of the Section 6AA tournament (half-time score was 29-22, EV-W). The Eagles’ victory sets up a semifinal game versus Melrose at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Hallenbeck Hall at…

EV-W boys sharp in post-season opener

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Eden Valley-Watkins boys snatched an opening-round victory over the Foley Falcons, 75-46, last Thursday, March 5, in the Section 6AA tournament (half-time score was 33-16, EV-W). That earned EV-W the right to take on St. Cloud Cathedral in the quarterfinal round Saturday, March 7. EV-W scoring: Kobe Beattie, 13…

EV-W girls come-up short

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Eden Valley-Watkins’ 2019-20 basketball campaign came to an end last Tuesday, March 3, as the Eagles fell to New London-Spicer, 54-30, in semifinal-round action of the sub-section 3AA tournament. EV-W scoring: Mykayla Ballard, 1 point; Whitney Jansen, 12 points; Jena Andersen, 2 points; Halle Jansen, 8 points; Sawyer Kuechle, 7…

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