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*ll Pa00e 8 sports Cubs again fall to Cardinals By lay Klein, Coach The Cubs traveled to Upsala last Tuesday night, Jan. 11, to take on the Cardinals for the sec- ond matchup between these two teams this season. Upsala jumped out to an early lead and the Cubs had to play catch up the rest of the way. Kimball trailed at the half by a score of 30 to 16. The Cubs shot only 30 percent from the field (7/23) in the first half and were outrebounded 18-13. Opsala struggled to score the first few minutes coming out of intermission. The Cubs, however, had their own struggles and could not mount a comeback. Kimball fell to Upsala by a score of 66-47. Kimball placed two scorers in double figures, Cameron Hunt with 11 points and Dillon Menson with 10. Camerson Hunt handed out five assists and Preston Peglow dished out four. Neil Helgeson led the rebounding effort with six. Cubs lose heartbreaker to #4 Jaguars Kimball traveled to Brooten to take on the number four rated B-B-E Jaguars last Thursday eve- ning, Jan. 13. The Cubs started out red hot from the field and jumped to an early lead. The Jaguars pounded the boards and stayed close to the Cubs in the first half. A late surge put the Jaguars ahead by one at the half (36-35). The second half was just as close as the first. Both teams had leads early in the second half, only to see them disappear. Kimball, behind the hot-shooting of Brett Ostby and Neil Helgeson, pulled ahead by seven with just 3:28 to play. B-B-E, however, would not Crime quit and went on a run of their own to tie the score with under a minute to play. Both teams had their chances, but neither would score and the game was headed to overtime. In the extra session, the Jaguars made some clutch foul shots and pulled away for a 70-68 victory. Brett Ostby was eight of 13 from the field for 23 points on the night. He made seven three-pointers. Neil Helgeson and Dillon Menson chipped in with 15 and 12 respec- tively. Menson hauled down 12 rebounds and Helgeson dished out seven assists. Cameron Hunt led the Cubs with four steals. The loss put the Cubs at 6-4 on the sea- son and 2-2 in conference play. Girls' Cubs lose to Lakers, upset Rockets Junior Brooke Merten had seven steals against Rockford. the second frame to end the Cubs run. With Kimball turning the tide and building a 43-35 lead, Rock- ford fought back after Kimball went through a stretch of miss- ing seven consecutive free throws. The lead would be cut to one point at 47-46 with just over a minute to play before Brooke Merten and Erin Dingmann took turns shoot- ing two for two from the flee- throw line in the final minute to ice the game and help secure a 53-46 road victory. Rachel Arnold and Brooke Merten led the defen- sive comeback charge with 10 and By leremy Kuechle, Coach The Kimball girls' basketball team began the week by hosting the Howard Lake-Waverly-Win- sted Lakers Tuesday, Jan. 11. The Lakers caught fire early as three quick three-pointers without a miss in the first three minutes helped give HL-W-W an 11-5 lead. The Lakers continued to put on a shooting display that the Cubs had no answers for. By the end of the contest, the Lakers cruised to a 78-53 win. This was the first time the Cubs defense allowed more than 60 points all season. Kimball's leading scorer was Megan Garding with 17 points, followed by Mandy Wittenberg with nine points. Rachel Arnold would score eight points, Breanne Meierhofer five points, Sam Stuve three points, Klarissa Eisenbraun three points, Brooke Merten three points, Natalie Stein three points, and Erin Dingmann two points. Friday, Jan. 14, the Cubs visited Rockford to take on the Rockets in another CMC matchup. The Rock- ets and Cubs battled evenly in the first half until Rockford methodi- cally built an 11-point lead by half- time 33-22. In the second half, Kimball stepped up their defen- sive effort while reducing their turnovers, resulting in a 17-0 scor- ing run to begin the half. Rockford finally scored their first basket seven minutes and 17 seconds into Junior Erin Dingmann eight scored points in Rockford win. Local accidents, crime blotter Attempted car theft in Litchfleld party was identified as Heather seven steals, respectively. Garding led in scoring with 14 points while grabbing six rebounds. Arnold scored 13 points and five rebounds while Wittenberg had 12 points with seven rebounds. Ding- mann finished with eight points, Merten four points and Shan- non Donnay two points. Kim- ball's record moves to 6-4 on the season, 3-2 in the CMC. Next up, Kimball will host Pierz Thursday, Jan. 20, and travel to Norwood/ Young America Saturday, Jan. 22. Go Big Blue! Arrest for fleeing peace officer Saturday, Jan. 15, at about 6:10 p.m., two Stearns County Deputies were patrolling the Rockville area on snowmobiles. They encountered a 1998 Toy- ota Tacoma on 230th Street, and noticed that the car was driven erratically and approached it on their snowmobiles. The Tacoma drove off and the deputies fol- lowed with their red lights. They activated the sirens and the car continued to drive away. The deputies pursued the car on the snowmobiles until other depu- ties arrived in squad cars and were able to stop the car on County Road 6 near Granite Ledge Road. Deputies arrested Alan Ben- son, age 50 of St. Cloud, for flee- ing a peace officer in a motor vehi- cle, suspicion of second-degree DWI, and open container. Benson also had an uncased air rifle in the car, and was charged with posses- sion of uncased firearm in a motor vehicle. Benson is being held in Stea- rns County Jail. His car was impounded for possible forfeiture proceedings. (continued next column) Just before 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, the Meeker County Sheriff's Office was called to an attempted motor vehicle theft at Premier Auto, 61502 Hwy. 12 in Litchfield. Two woman had attempted to flee the scene but were stopped by the owner of Premier Auto and were escorted back to this address pend- ing the arrival of law enforcement. The owner of Premier Auto had been working in his shop when he noticed one of his cars running in the lot. He noticed that there were people in the car and went to con- front them when they took off run- ning. After chasing them for a short distance on foot he was able to stop the two women identified as Steph- anie Barbara Pederson, age 20, of Litchfield, and Care Eleanor Cline, age 22, of Litchfield. Both parties were later arrested and are pending charges for attempted Motor Vehi- cle Theft. It was learned that these two were dropped off by a third party who told them to "start the car" for her and that she would be back later to pick them up. The third Marie Pederson, age 23, of Litch- field, the sister of Stephanie Ped- erson. Heather Pederson was later arrested in Meeker County and is pending charges for Conspiracy to Commit Motor Vehicle Theft. Klein pleads guilty to killing newlyweds in crash Sarah Klein of Eden Valley pleaded guilty last week to vehicular homi- cide after hitting a Spicer couple on their motor- cycle last July. Klein's blood alcohol after the crash was .19. Jim and Amy Nel- son, 50 and 43, of Spicer were on their motorcycle heading west on Hwy. 55 when Klein rear-ended them with her van. Both newly- weds were killed. Klein has been out of jail since July 27, three days after the acci- dent, after she posted bail. Her sen- tencing is scheduled for March 16. She faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Thursday, January 20, 2011 Tri-Coun News Kimball, MN Jill News 1-11-11 W L Kimball Rescue 41 22 R & R Construction 38 25 Aqua Lanes 38 25 Gohmann's Foods 37 26 A M Maus 35 28 Stuve's Auto Ranch 30 33 Fair Haven Electric 25 38 Ind. high game and series: Allison Korsmo 198, 524; Barb Liedman 198; Rachael Voight 196, 517; Pat Dockend- orf538. Team high game and series: Fair Haven Electric 614, 592, 1782; Kimball Rescue 594, 1591; Aqua Lanes 1599. 160 game or better: Allison Korsmo 198, 165, 161; Barb Liedman 198; Rachael Voight 196, 164; Pat Dockendorf 190, 178, 170; Karla Adolph 180, 167; Ada Adolph 179; Patty Decknatel 178; Jenn Schlangen 175; Pat Brandt 173; Megan Kiffmeyer 160; Marion Weber 162. Aqua Belles 1-10-11 Studio 44 47 9 Tessmers Gravel Gals 36 20 Gilbert's Gals 30 26 AK Graphics 27 29 Alf's 26 30 160 games and over: Katie Niesen 165; Diane Spiczka 176; Annette Tess- mer 176; Laurie Bentley 164, 187; Jane Schmidt 178; Carol Jordan 192; Jodi Vinar 169; Julie Vinar 167. Tri-County League 1-12-11 l & l Marine 125 23 Mainstreet Pub 81.5 46.5 Vinar Cabinet 61 67 Ameriprise 54.5 73.5 Custom Towing 47 81 Aqua Lanes 35 93 High games: Dave Kloeppner 245, 209; Jason Knoll 245; Gordy Schreifels 236, 223; Jeremy Vinar 225, 204, 200; Steve Becker 217, 211; Dick Capes 214. High series: Gordy Schreifels 638; Jer- emy Vinar 629; Dave Kloeppner 618; Steve Becker 607; Jason Knoll 572. Town and Country League 1-14-11 Vinar Cabinet 55 29 Weisman Racing 55 29 Looman Construction 42.5 41.5 Triple D Farms 35.5 48.5 Aqua Lanes 33 51 Gagnon Landscaping 31 53 Week 18 high games 210 or better: Gordy Schreifels 278, 238, 225; Jesse Bogatzki 275; Keith Arens 236; Matt Adolph 220; Matt Kotila 214; Mark Jor- dan 213; Steve Becker 212. High series: Gordy Schreifels 741; Jesse Bogatzki 643; Matt Kotila 596; Keith Arens 594. Commercial League 1-13-11 SOBs 125 67 Triple R 118.5 73.5 Kimball Legion 115.5 76.5 H & S Geothermal 88.5 103.5 KFD 86 106 H & S Heating/AC 84.5 107.5 Kim-Built 84 108 J&BMasonry 66 126 Weekly top ten: Jeremy Vinar 220, 204, 61B; Matt Adolph 222,613; Dave Unter- berger 222, 210, 610; Mike Schmidt 234, 581; Bill Liedman 210, 581; Aaron Win- ter 551; Kelly Danelke 228, 551; Richie Capes 224, 547; Preston Fischer 544; Tony Stewart 523; Jamie Leither 221. Meeker County Sheriff's Office Monday. Ion. 17 12:31 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm on MN Highway 55, Watkins. The deputy checked the property and found all to be okay. On the 17th at 9:34 a.m. the Sher- iff's Office responded to a request to put down a deer that had been hit by a train, near the crossing on County State Aid Highway 1, Litchfield. 6:12 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a car/dog accident on MN Highway 22, Eden Valley. Upon arrival of the deputy, the dog's owner was identified and notified of the accident. 6:56 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a burglary of a fish house on Clear Lake, Watkins. Sunday. lan. 16 10:14 a.m. a Sheriff's Deputy came upon an abandoned stalled vehicle on 380th Street, Watkins. The vehicle was not a road hazard. 6:24 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a car/deer acci- dent in the area of MN Highway 24/ County State Aid Highway 34, Litch- field. The call was transferred to the MN State Patrol 6:48 p.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted the St Cloud Police Depart- ment with locating an individual at a residence on Hambroer Street, Eden Valley. The individual was located and the St Cloud Police Department was advised. Saturday. lan. 15 8:37 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm on Cedar Avenue, Watkins. A short time later the deputy was canceled due to it being a false alarm. Friday, Ion. 14 3:56 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded along with the MN State Patrol to a property damage acci- dent on MN Highway 15 and MN Highway 24, Kimball. No injuries were reported. 5:55 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an attempted theft of a vehicle on US Highway 12, Litchfield. The depu- ties responded and after investiga- tion, arrested Care Eleanor Cline, age 22, of Litchfield, and Stephanie Barbara Pederson, age 20, of Litch- field, for Motor Vehicle Theft. Also arrested was Heather Marie Peder- son, age 23, of Litchfield, for Con- spiracy to Commit Motor Vehicle Theft. (See story at left.) 6:51 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 hang up call trans- ferred from Stearns County Sheriff's Office from a residence on 675th Avenue, Watkins. The deputy made contact with resident and found all to be okay. Thursday, Jan. 13 9:45 a.m. the Sheriff's Office arrested Eric Roger Schlangen, age 31, of Eden Valley, in Union Grove Township, on a Meeker County war- rant for a probation violation. 10:01 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm at a resi- dence on 330th Street, Watkins. The deputy checked the residence and it was secure. 11:14 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a vulnerable adult at a business on Luella St., Watkins. 1:03 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the ditch on MN High- way 24 and County State Aid High- way 17, Watkins. The deputy located the owner of the vehicle and was advised that it broke and will be removed from the ditch. 7:56 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a request for a deer pos- session tag near the intersection of County State Aid Highway 27 and 745th Avenue. Prior to the deputy's arrival, the party called back stating the deer was gone and an officer no longer needs to respond. 11:18 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance and Eden Valley Rescue for a med- ical at a residence on MN Highway 22, Eden Valley. One individual was transported to St Cloud Hospital. Wednesday. lan. 12 9:34 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm at a resi- dence on 330th Street, Watkins. The deputy checked the area and it was secure. 1:12 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance for a medical at a business on Hazel Ave- nue, Kimball. One individual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital. 1:34 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm at a business on MN Highway 15, Kimball. The deputy checked the business and all was secure. Tuesday. lan. 11 11:52 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of threats made at a residence on 330th Street, Watkins. 7:48 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a civil matter at a resi- dence on 367th Street, Kimball. The deputy advised the party of their options. Monday. lan. 10 3:18 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm on MN High- way 15, Kimball. The deputy checked the area and found all to be okay. 7:32 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a property dam- age accident on 318th Street, South Haven. There were no injuries.