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Thursday, January 14, 2010 Sports Leisure Page 7 Tri-County News Kimball, MN Powder Ridge Alpine Ski Team competes at Buck Hill Ski Area A total of 16 Powder Ridge rac- ers earned top five finishes at Buck Hill in the first of a four-race series for 2010. First place finishes were turned in by Abby Swanson (Girls age 7), Suzanne Schneider (Girls age 9), Nathan Hilbert (Boys age 9), Nicole Bloch (Girls age 12) and Ben Minkel (Boys age 14). Third places went to Charlie Stuck (Boys age 10), Logan Erickson (Boys age 12) and Eric Schneider (Boys age 13). In fourth were Shelby Zoller (Girls age 7), Kelly Zelko (Girls age 14) and Nick Held (Boys age 14). Fifth places were earned by Brooke Swanson (Girls age 6), Rachael Boesen (Girls age 7), Kaia Greely (Girls age 10), Nolan Miller (Boys age 10) and Lexie Deal (Girls age 14). Powder Ridge entered 40 racers who combined for 43 team points compared to first place Mt. Kato (126) with 74 racers, Buck Hill (78) with 50 racers and Trollhau- gen (50) with 50 racers. The Pow- der Ridge Team will travel next to Wild Mt. for their next race that includes powerhouse teams from Afton Alps and host team Wild Mt. Saturday, Jan. 23, and then host Welch Village and Mt. Kato at Powder Ridge Saturday, Feb. 6. DW Bacharach Jr. Alpine Coach Basketbal! Jay Klein, Boys&apos; Basketball Coach 0000Start conference season with win The Kimball boys' basket- ball team hosted the Eden Valley- Watkins Eagles last Tuesday night (Jan. 5) in the conference opener. The Cubs jumped to an early 12-3 lead behind Austin Ruehle's seven quick points. The Eagles answered with a run of their own to take the lead back and went into halftime leading 20-19. In the second half Kimball regained the lead behind Dillon Menson's post play and Nell Hel- geson's perimeter shooting. The Cubs stretched the lead to eleven before the Eagles made a late rally in the final minutes of the game. Kimball closed out the game with a 48-44 victory. Nell Helgeson led the Cubs' scoring attack with 19 points while Dillon Menson chipped in with eleven. Austin Ruehle added nine. Helgeson grabbed seven rebounds, with Dillon 'Menson and Jared Mackereth getting six each. Helge- son also dished out six of the Cubs' 13 assists, Kimball shot 54 percent (19/35) from the field. Coach Klein noted, "Pat Lib- besmeier's defense and the team defense as a whole, was the key to our success tonight." The Cubs' record now stands at 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the Cen- tral Minnesota Conference. Kim- ball travels to Holdingford Friday night (Jan. 8) and then hosts St. John's Prep Monday (Jan. 11). Wresllin00 Mike Schindler, Wrestling CoEh Cub wrestlers start 2010 with win Cubs outdo Holdingford The Cubs traveled to Holding- ford Thursday, Jan. 7, for a Cen- tral Minnesota Conference dual against the Huskers. The wres- tlers picked up the season in the new year right where they left off in 2009, with a dominating win over Holdingford, a conference and section foe. The Cubs were led by senior Justin Huhn (119), junior Tyler Kuechle (125), seventh- grader Jordan Joseph (135), and junior Mitch Pramann (145), all recording pins for the Cubs. Mar- cus Hamer (103) won by a forfeit, Caramon Hansen (140) picked up a major decision, Travis Schiefel- bein (152) and David Joseph (160) won by a decision to give the Cubs a 40-18 conference win. The Cubs are now 7-0 overall on the season with a 2-0 conference record and a 3-0 section record. Kimball Area 40, Holdingford 18 103: Marcus Hamer (K) forf () 112: Derek Scott (H) dec Tanner Mills (K) 9-4 119: Justin Huhn (K) fall Kyle Gerads (H) 1:01 125: Tyler Kuechle (K) fall Tyler Schwartz (H) 3:22 130: Mike Jarnot (H) dec Quentin Bryce (K) 11-4 135: Jordan Joseph (K) fall Luke Doll (H) 3:54 140: Caramon Hansen (K) maj Vic- tor Lumley (H) 11-3 145: Mitch Pramann (K) fall Kyle Kolstad (H) 2:47 152: Travis Schiefelbein (K) dec Bryce Feia (H) 7-5 160: David Joseph (K) dec Kyle Jar- not (H) 5-0 171: Mitch Messman (H) dec Tyler Filzen (K) 7-6 189: Brady Hedlund (H) dec Alex Thurber (K) 9-4 215:0 dblforf 0 Hwt: John Scepaniak (H) fall Cody Mackereth (K) 1:47 Cubs claim crown at Royalton Saturday, Jan. 9, the Cubs trav- eled to Royalton for an individual tournament. The Wrestlers had eight guys in the finals, capturing seven titles and placing 14 in the tournament, to get the win by more than 60 points. The Cubs wres- tled well all day and were led by great performances out of Marcus Hamer (103), Tanner Mills (112), Jordan Joseph (135), Caramon Hansen (140), Travis Schiefelbein Cubs defeat Huskers in overtime The Kimball boys' basketball team traveled to Holdingford last Friday night (Jan. 8.) to take on the Huskers. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead in a slow first half. Only 27 points were put on the board with Kimball leading 16-11 at halftime. Both teams battled back and forth in the second half. Holding- ford tied the score at 38 with just over a minute to play. The Cubs called time-out to set up a last sec- ond shot, but the Husker's defense held on to force overtime. Dillon Menson opened the scoring in overtime to give the Cubs the lead. Holdingford answered with a bas- ket and again Kimball had the bail for one last shot. With 3.2 seconds remaining Menson scored the go- ahead basket to give the Cubs the win 42-40. Dillon Menson and Nell Helge- son led the team in scoring with 13 and 12 points respectively. Pat Lib- besmeier played excellent defense, once again, and contributed six steals. Libbesmeier and Austin Ruehle handed out five and four assists. Menson led the rebound- ing effort with eight. The Cubs' record now stands at 4-3 overall and 2-0 in the conference. This week the Cubs host St. John's Prep Monday, Jan. 11, and Belgrade- Brooten-Elrosa Thursday, Jan. 14. (152), David Joseph (160), and Alex Thurber (189), who all took home titles for the Cubs. Placing second in the tournament was junior Tyler Kuechle (125). In third place for the Cubs was Quentin Bryce (130) and Cody Mackereth (Hwt.). Placing fourth was Mitch Pramann (145) andAustin Schiefelbein (171). Plac- ing fifth was Justin Huhn (119) and Andrew Kieke (160). The "Mack Truck" Cody Mackereth received the most pins in the least amount of time awarded, with 3 pins in a total time of 5 minutes and 17 sec- onds. Freshman Marcus Hamer (103) and seventh-grader Jordan Joseph (135) remain undefeated on the year with records of 13-0. The Cubs will next host the Kimball Duals Saturday, January 16, with wrestling starting at 10 a.m. Royalton Invite Team Scores: Kimball - 253 Royalton - 185.5 Foley JV- 153 West Central Area - 143 Cloquet - 98 Big Lake JV- 89 Barnesville - 83.5 Glencoe Silver Lake - 75 Granite City Baptist - 6 Extension offers Food Safety-Employee Training class in Little Falls University of Minnesota Exten- sion is offering a two-hour course for food service workers that cov- ers the basic requirements for safe food handling. The class is designed for employees who are not certified food managers. A single outbreak of foodborne illness can easily cost a food service operation $75,000. Food Safety Employee Training is one way food service establish- ments can proactivelywork towards preventing such losses. Topics covered in the course include: Preventing Foodborne Ill- ness, Food Temperature Control, Personal Hygiene, Preventing Cross Contamination. Preparing and Serving Food Safely and Cleaning and Sanitizing. The course will be held at the Morrison County Government Cen- ter from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. For more infor- mation or a registration brochure. contact Connie Schwartau at (507) 337-2819 or <schwaO47@umn. edu>. Austin Ruehle shoots for two against EV-W. The Cubs won their conference opener against the Eagles, 48-44. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. 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