Kuechle takes first at State in 400m dash

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Celebrating yet another top-notch regular season, those EV-W/K track/field kids who qualified looked awesome in the recent state track championships. The 2021 MSHSL State track and field championships were held Thursday, June 17, and Saturday, June 19, at St. Michael-Albertville High School in St. Michael. Results 400-Meter Dash: 1st, Ellie…

EV-W/K track/field athletes at 2021 section championships

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer St. John’s University in Collegeville was the site of the Section 5A track/field championships last Wednesday, June 9. Here are the EV-W/K athletes who qualified for state: Long Jump – Brielle Kuechle; 100-Meter Hurdles – Elle Geislinger; 400-Meter Dash – Ellie Kuechle; 4×400-Meter Relay – Katie Ruhland, Brookelyn Kuechle, Ellie…

EV-W students on All-Academic CMC Team

Spring 2020-2021 Forty-seven EV-W athletes lettered and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or better during their spring season to qualify for the Central MN Conference (CMC) All-Academic Team. Those acheiving this award were: Baseball Michael Bautch (12), Jackson Geislinger (11), Devin Dockendorf (10), Myles Dziengel (10), Tyler Stanwick (10), and Landon Neiman (9). Softball…

EV-W/K track/field girls are 2021 Subsection Champs

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The EV-W/K track/field girls captured 1st place, when the teams competed at the MSHSL Section 5A Subsection 20A Championships in Litchfield Tuesday, June 1. Girls’ Relays 4×8: Katie Ruhland, Olivia Mortenson, Brookelyn Kuechle, Ellie Kuechle; 4×2: Jordyn Theis, Jocelyn Zoller, Kiera Stommes, Ellie Becker; 4×1: Hope Molitor, Brielle Kuechle, McKenna…

Eagles shine in baseball playoffs

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer It was a 2-1 effort for the Eden Valley-Watkins boys in last week’s Section 6AA playoff action. On Tuesday, June 1, in the opening round, the Eagles shut down Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 10-6. Then in the Wednesday quarterfinals, EV-W suffered a loss to Foley, 6-2. Rebounding nicely, the EAgles defeated…

EV-W baseball season ends

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Monday, June 7, was the Section 6AA baseball – Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals at Faber Field. It was also the final game of the year for the Eagles, as St. Cloud Cathedral defeated Eden Valley-Watkins, 9-3. Jumping out to an early, three-inning (7-1) lead, the Crusaders never looked back, and the…

EV-W/K track/field girls, boys are CMC Champs

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Central Minnesota Conference Outdoor Championship Meet was held Tuesday, May 25, and was hosted by Maple Lake High School. The Eden Valley- Watkins/Kimball girls’ and boys’ track/field teams both finished first in their divisions, thus claiming CMC Outdoor Meet Champions for 2021. Highlights: Ellie Kuechle broke the conference meet…

EV-W boys go 1-1 to close regular season

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles closed out regular season play last week, with games Monday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 25. Monday’s action saw the Eagles defeat Maple Lake, 14-4. EV-W lost Tuesday’s game vs Annandale by an 8-5 final tally. EV-W AB R H BI Nolan Geislinger 2 1 1…

Eagles softball team drops season finale

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Eden Valley-Watkins girls lost 10-0 to Maple Lake, last Monday, May 24. It was the final, scheduled season game before playoff action begins. Stats: Whitney Jansen, 0 for 2; Reilly Hennen, 0 for 1; Erin Geislinger, 0 for 2; Jaden Pikula, 0 for 1; Lindsey Wirz, 0 for 2;…

EV-W/K track/field boys and girls teams capture first place

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Last Tuesday, May 18, the Eden Valley-Watkins track/field teams competed at the Maple Lake Lions Central Minnesota Conference Quadrangular. Both EV-W/K divisions grabbed first place honors for the meet. Boys’ Relays: 4×8: Ben -Ruhland, Jordan Wendroth, Matthew Loch, Henry Lemke; 4×2: Parker -Kenning, Bryce Lyrek, Charley Fish, Billy Fish; 4×1:…