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Thursday, January 15, 2009 Tri-County News * Kimball, MN A total of 22 Powder Ridge rac- ers combined top 5 finishes to help Powder Ridge place second at Andes Tower Hills SkiArea in Kens- ington, Minn., in the first of a four- race series for 2009. First place fin- ishes were turned by, Abby Swan- son (Girls age 6), Callan Miller (Boys age 6), Suzanne Schneider (Girls age 8), Anne Hunstiger (Girls age 13)and Ben Minkel (Boys age 13). In second were Shelby Zoller (Girls age 6), Nathan Hilbert (Boys age 8), Nicole Bloch (Girls age 11) Sports Leisure Page 11 Powder Ridse Alpine Ski Team places second neider (Boys age 12). Powder Ridge entered 33 racers who combined for team points totaling 68 com- pared to first place Mt Kato (171) with 82 racers and Andes Tower Hills (49) with 25 racers. The Pow- der Ridge Team will travel next to Afton Alps for their next race that includes powerhouse teams from Wild Mt. and Afton Alps on Sat. Jan. 24 and then host Welch Vil- lage and Andes Tower Hills at Pow- der Ridge on Feb. 7. and Lyndzi Durkin (Girls age 13). Third places went to Emma Erick- "son (Girls age 9), Helena Nelson (Girls age 10), Kelly Zelko (Girls age 12) and Leah Mergen (Girls age 15+). Fourth place finishes were earned by Kaia Greely (Girls age 9), Charlie Stuck (Boys age 9), Logan Erickson (Boys age 11), Lexie Deal (Girls age 13), Nick Held (Boys age 13) and Parker Fuchs (Boys age 14). Securing fifth places were Anne Boesen (Girls afe 8), Nolan Miller (Boys age 9) and Eric Sch- Cubs open conference play with win over Irish By Jay Klein, Coach Kimball upsets ninth-rated ACGC from the three-point arc (7/15-47 in a thriller For the third year in a row the Cub&apos;s faced a ranked opponent dur- ing the season as they hosted the Falcons from Atwater-Cosmos- Grove City. Kimball jumped out to an early lead with the help of some good three-point shooting from Andy Dingmann, who had four threes in the first half. The Cubs led by 13 at the halfway point (36-23), The Falcons staged a rally of their own in the second half and actually took a three point lead. Kimball tied the score with just under 20 seconds to play, and ACGC's missed shot at the buzzer sent the game to over- time. In the extra session the Cubs received some huge baskets from Bobby Arens and Travis Erickson to seal the upset 73-69. Scott Nystrom led all scorers with 29 points. Andy Dingmann contrib- uted 17 points with a great-shooting night. Nystrom also led the team in rebounding with nine, in assists with seven, and in blocks with two. Neff Helgeson topped the team with three steals. The Cubs shooting percent) was one of the main keys to the victory. Kimball's record now stands at four wins and two losses. Cubs fall to Lakers With their third game in four days Kimball hosted the Lakers from Howard Lake-Waverly-Win- sted. The game started out close, with the teams tied at six in the opening moments of the game. The Lakers then went on a 15-0 run and closed the half with a 15 point lead (36-21). The Cubs could get only as close as eleven in the second half and fell to the Lakers by a score of 68-46. Rebounding and shooting proved to be the dif- ferences in the game. HLWW out rebounded the Cubs 44 to 16 and out-shot the Cubs (26156) 46 per- cent to (16142) 38 percent. Scott Nystrom led the team in scoring with 23 points and rebound- ing with six boards. Pat Libbesmeier added two stems and Neff Helgeson contributed three assists. Kimball now stands at a record of four wins and three losses overall. The Kimball boys' basket- ball team hosted the Maple Lake Irish on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead and went in at halftime ahead by four (31-27). Kimball struggled from the field in the second half, scoring only four points over the first eleven minutes and Maple Lake took a six point lead, with just more than four minutes to play. The Cubs, how- ever, rallied behind a three-pointer and a traditional three-point play from Scott Nystrom late in the con- test. Neff Helgeson hit a pair of free- throws with 2.6 seconds left to secure the win 47-46. Neil Helgeson and Scott Nystrom led the team in scoring with 12 points each. Andy Ding- mann added eleven. Helgeson also led the team on the boards with seven, and in the assist depart- ment with three. Bobby Arens had four blocked shots on the night. The win put the Cubs at a record of 3-2 for the season and 1-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference. Cub wrestlers back in action after two-week break state, and Travis Schiefelbein lost to Jordan Wentland from Royal- ton, in a close 6-2 match. The Cubs placed five other wrestlers in the tournament, in third place we had Justin Kuechle, and Tyler Gregory, Mike Munz placed in fourth place, and we had two wrestlers place fifth; they are Tanner Meierhofer and Alex Thurber. Team Standings: Team Points 1) Foley 228 2) Royalton 213.5 3) Kimball 183 4) West Central?Area 135.5 5) Crosby-Ironton 111.5 6) NewYork Mills 94 7) Big Lake 79 8) Granite City Baptist 0 Next for Kimball are the Kimball Duals on Saturday, Jan. 17, wres- tling starts at 10 a.m. We are hav- ing a competition for the wrestlers for the duals, we are asking the fans to sign up for the wrestler they came to watch that day and whichever wrestler brings in the most fans will receive a gift certifi- cate to a local business. The cubs will then travel to Pierz for a conference match on Tuesday Jan. 20. Parents night will be held on Thursday Jan. 29, against Hold- ingford. Alumni night will be held on Friday January 30th against St. Cloud Tech. We will also feature our future wrestlers before the Varsity match. Kimball's future will take on St. Cloud Tech's future in a dual meet format. The Kimball Wrestler's would like to Thank everyone for their continued support! Mike Schindler Kimball Wrestling Coach Kimball finished in third place at the Royalton Invite over the weekend with placing ten out of fourteen wrestlers. Leading the way for the Cubs and taking the championship were Tyler Kuechle at ll9-pound weight class with a 4-2 decision in overtime over Sam Keeler from Foley. Luke Schiefel- bein at the 171-pound weight class with a 10-0 major decision over Royalton's Craig Lensing. Josh Almgren won his first tournament with a fall of 1:10 over Da Gadacz from Royalton. The Cubs had three other kids in the finals that came up just short and placed second they are Tanner Mills who lost to Hayden Zillmer from Crosby Iron- ton, who is currently ranked third in state, Mitch Pramann lost to Jake Long from West Central Area, who is currently ranked sixth in Minnesota fish shelters require identification Dark houses, fish houses, and portable shelters placed on the ice of Minnesota waters must be leg- ibly marked on the outside with one of three forms of identifica- tion in figures at least two inches high. Those forms of identifica- tion include the owner's complete name and address; drivers license number; or nine-digit Minnesota DNR license number. Other shelter regulations include" a license is not required on border waters with Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. a tag, furnished with a license, must be attached to the exterior in a readily-visible location. dark houses, fish houses, and portable shelters must have a door that can be opened from the out- side at any time when in use. fish houses left on the ice overnight need to have at least two square inches of reflective mate- rial on each side of the house. fish houses must comply with the identification requirements of the state for which the angler is licensed. no person may erect a dark house, fish house, or shelter within 10 feet of an existing dark house, fish house, or shelter. portable dark houses, fish houses, and shelters may be used for fishing within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), but must be removed from the ice each night; the struc- ture must be removed from the BWCAW each time the occupant leaves the BWCAW. More informa- tion about ice shelters is available on DNR Web site at <http://files. dnr.state.mn, us/rip/regulations fishing/fishing2OOS.pdf>. Minnesota Department of Nat- ural Resources (DNR) conserva- tion officers remind ice anglers that all fish houses, dark houses, and portable shelters placed on the ice and left unattended over- night must be properly identified. "Some people abandon or burn shelters as the March 1 or March 16 removal date draws near, creating an eyesore and a potential safety hazard," said Capt. Ken Soring, DNR Enforcement acting director. "Conservation officers can monitor shelters that are properly identified." The March 1 deadline is for shelters located south of an east-west line formed by U.S. Hwy 10, east along Hwy. 34 to Minne- sota Hwy. 200, east along Hwy. 200 to U.S. Hwy. 2 East along Hwy. 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The March 16 date is for shelters north of that line. Scott Nystrom was high-scorer in games against ACGC and Maple Lake. 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