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,,~,. LL..~L.. k= Thursday, January 13, 2011 0 Tri-County News * Kimball, MN ~i " o -- ~-- .. Kimball Cubs basketball v Eagles and Huskers BylayKlein, Coach eight. Helgeson handed out seven Cubs defeat Eagles in overtime assists and Ty Filzen added four. Kimball traveled to Eden Val- Dillon Menson also contributed ley to take on the Eagles last Tues- two blocks and two steals. day night, ]an. 4, in a Central Min- Kimball moves to 2-1 in nesota Conference showdown, conference with win over The Cubs started well, jumping Huskers out to an early lead. The post play The Holdingford Huskers trav- of Dillon Menson and Seke Snead eled to Kimball Friday night, helped the Cobs go irlto the half ]an. 7, to battle the Cubs. The first leading by 12 (31-19). half saw both teams hold leads In the second half, the Eagles with the margin never getting mounted a comeback behind their above five points either way. Kim- two post players. With about three ball went in to the locker room minutes to play, Eden Valley-War, with a three-point lead at the half, kins had retaken the lead. How- 32-29. The Cubs had'contributions ever, the hot shooting of Brett from a number of players in the Ostby kept the Cubs in the game. first half with seven of them enter- Kimball had the ball with the ing the scoring column. game tied and under 20 seconds Kimball's defense allowed remaining when the Eagles forced them to stretch the lead to double a turnover. As the Eagles' player digits in the second half. The Cubs was going downcourt, Nell Helge- had eight different players score in son stole the ball back and put up a the second half. By shooting well desperation shot at the buzzer that from the free-throw line, the Cubs just missed, were able to maintain the lead and Both teams spent much of the close out a 58-50 win. overtime at the free-throw line. Kimball had three players in Dillon Menson's two free-throws double figures in scoring on the with under a minute left proved to night. Neil Helgeson had 14 points, be the difference. The Cubs held Dillon Menson went for 12 and on with a defensive stand at the Brett Ostby tossed in 11. Menson end to win by a score of 64-63. and Helgeson each pulled down Brett Ostby led the Cubs in five rebounds. Helgeson dished scoring with 19 points, 15 of those out six assists while Ty Filzen had coming from the three-point line, three steals. The Cubs now have a Dillon Menson, Neil Helgeson and record of six wins and two losses Seke Snead also reached double on the season and are 2-1 in con- figures with 16, 11 and 10 points ference play. This week the Cubs respectively. Mensonhauled down were to have played at Upsala on 11 rebounds, with Sne~d grabbing Tuesday and face B-B-E Thursday. Lady By]eremyKuechle, Coach Cubs held a The Kimball girls" basketball narrow 21-18 team was eager to get back into halftime lead action after the holiday break, in this con- and first up was a non-conference test, and Cubs just miss perfect week matchup against Milaca. Kimball pushed their hosted the event and jumped out lead to 24-18 to a 20-9 lead before Milaca closed early in the the gap to 25-20 by the half. In the second, but second half, the Cubs' defense Long Prairie rose to the occasion, allowing only tied it three 10 second-half points, finishing minutes later with a 44-30 victory over the Wolves. at 24-24 and Mandy Wittenberg would lead all the score see- scorers with 15 points, als0 grabbing sawed back 10 rebounds. Rachel Arnold scored and forth Mandy Wittenberg: from there "Double Double" in all 14 points while leading the defense It was a ve~ Cubs games last week. with six steals. Megan Garding scored 10 points, Liz Kastanekthree exciting fin- points, and Natalie Stein two points ish in regulation with Liz Kastanek to finish out the scoringline. Brooke nailing two pressure free throws Merten led in assists with four, Kas- with 39 seconds left to tie the game tanek and Erin Dingmann also had at 43-43, while both teams missed three steals each. Thursday, ]an. 6, what seemed to be game-winning Kimball would travel to Maple Lake shots after that. In the overtime for an important conference game period, Kimball took a 46-45 lead, against the Irish. The Cubs again but would run out of gas as Long jumped out to an early lead 18-6, Prairie prevailed at home by a final but a late first-half run by Maple score of 51-46. Kimball was plagued Lake would cut the lead to 25-20 at by foul trouble for much of the con- the half. test as four of the Kimball players In the second half, Kimball would have two fouls in the first extended their lead to 10 points, half. Garding would eventually foul with under three minutes to play. out while Wittenberg and Kastanek With a big three-point shot by survived with four fouls each lim- Arnold, and from there, Kimball iting their play. In defeat, the Cubs finishedofftheIrishbyafinalscore would have more steals than their of 49-35. The Cubs defense again opponent, fewer turnovers, more proved to be strong, holding their rebounds, and shoot20-28 from the opponent to 35 points or less for the free-throw line. A recipe that usu- third time this season. The Kim- ally leads to a positive outcome, ball offensive attack went as follows, but the Lady Cubs shot only 12 for Wittenberg 13, Garding 10, Arnold 9, 61 from the floor on the night as Merten five, Dingmann four, Kas. the ball geemed to g0 "in and out" tanek four, Donnay two, and Stein just a few too many times. Garding two. Wittenberg led the team with led in scoring with 12. followed by 13 rebounds, Merten with three Wittenberg with 11 (10 rebounds), assists, and Arnold with four steals. Kastanek nine, Arnold five, Ding- Friday, ]an. 7, Kimball made the mann three, Merten three, Stein trip to Long Prairie to tryto finish off two, and Donnay one. Kimball's a perfectweek, but missedopportu- record moves to 5-3 on the sea- nities would haunt Kimball as they son, 2-1 in the CMC while this came up just a little bit short, losing week they play at Rockford Friday, in overtime by a score of 51-46. The Jan. 14, then at home versus an Page 7 Neil Helgeson goes up for two of his 14 points in Friday.'s game against Holdingford. He also had five rebounds and six assists. Staffphoto by Marguerite Laabs, Powder Ridge Alpine Ski Team competes By Dave Bacharach, Jr. Alpine Coach, PRWRA A total of 12 Powder Ridge rac- ers earned top five finishes at Andes Tower Hills in the first of a four-race series for 2011. First- place finishes were turned by Nathan Hilbert (boys age 11), Kelly Zelko (girls age 14), Katie Bai- ley (girls age 15+) and Ben Min- kel (boys age 15+). Second places went to Shelby Zoller (girls age 8) and Helena Nelson (girls age 12). Third place was captured by Kaia Greely (girls age 11), fourth went to Ben Summers (boys age 6), and fifth places were earned by Carly Hendrickson (girls age 9), Anne Boesen (girls age 10) and Charlie Stuck (boys age 11). Powder Ridge entered 50 racers who combined for 37 team points compared to first-place Highland Hills Mt. (169) with 174 racers, Trollhaugen (59) with 72 racers and Andes (26) with 22 racers. The Powder Ridge Team will travel next to Trollhaugen for their next race that includes power- house teams from Aft0n Alps and Wild Mt. Saturday ]an. 22, and then host a race at Powder Ridge on Saturday Feb. 5. Tim Ellis, Owner Scores a Rachel Arnold: 14 points, three of 6 steals, 6 rebounds in win against Milaca. undefeated Upsala team Monday, ]an. 17. Go Big Blue! HRS: Mon'Fri: 7:30-5:30; Sat:; : 0-Noon North of Hwy. 55 on Hwy. 15 in Kimball * 398-2200 12 Week Wei ht Loss Competition O Let's start the new year gh ! EVERYONE Welcome, come and make a Life Style Change! Starting Monday, January 17, 6 p.m. at Kimball City Hall Cost is $29.00 ($25 goa into the prize pot, $4 for material ) 45 min. Nutrition Class . Private Weigh-ins Individual Coaching Group Support Call for details &/or to pre-register Contact Lou Ann at 320-764-2192 or *Results are based on body weight percent loss.