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The C-Squad Lady By Melanie Marquardt, coach The Cubs opening game of the season was held at home against the Milaca Wolves, Nov. 30. Despite the first game jitter nerves, the girls found their groove and led the game at half time with a score of 21-12, and never looked back. The final score was 36-21. Becky Holtz and Abbey Straley led the team with 17 and 8 points Madi- son Libbesmeier and Ericka John- son chipped in 3 points each. Tay- lor Schreiner, Lauren Libbesmeier, Amanda Roerick and Kaitlyn True- now rounded out the scoring with 2, 2, 2 and 1, respectively. Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Cubs trav- eled to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City for their first away game. That seemed to not have bothered the team, as they defeated ACGC with a score of 26-11. Leading our team was Becky Hokz, Madison Libbes- meier, Taylor Schreiner and Ariel Laabs with 6, 6, 4 and ~, respectively. The Paynesville Bulldogs put out a great effort to defeat the cubs as they went into half-time leading 10-9. However, great team work from the Cubs proved the Bulldogs wrong, and the Cubs came out on top with a final score of 25-1% Leading the Cubs were Abbey Straley and Denzel Atherton with 8 and 7 points. Becky Holtz, Madi- son Libbesmeier, Kaitlyn Truenow and Lauren Libbesmeier tallied in 4, 3, 2, and 1 points to help the Cubs to a 3-0 start. Friday, Dec. 7, the LadyCubs con- tinued their winning streak with a trip to Dassel-Cokato. With a half- time score of 14-10, the girls contin- ued to work together and get the W with a score of 35-25. Leading the team was Becky Holtz with 16, and Madison Libbesmeier with 8 points. Finishing out the scoring was Ariel Laabs with 7, Abbey Straley with 2 and Denzel Atherton and Taylor Schreiner with 1 each. ~The first conference game was against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at home Tuesday, Dee. 11. The girls wanted to start the conference season out right and that they did. They blew the doors off of B-B-E with a score of 48-12. The scoring for the cubs was very well rounded with Becky Holtz and Ariel Laabs, leading the way with 12 and 8 points, respectively. Finishing out the scoring was Madison Lib- besmeier with 7, Abbey Straley, Cubs are 9-0 to start the season Kimbalrs C-Squad girls' basketball team are, left to right, in back, Abbey Straley, Amanda Roerick, coach Melanie Marquardt, Erika Johnson, and Lauren Libbesmeier. In the middle are manager Shay Krippner, Kaitlyn Truenow, Becky Holtz, Taylor Schreiner, and manager Montana Tschida. In front are Denzel Atherton, Ariel Laabs, and Madison Libbesmeier. The eighth graders that were added later are Katelynn /oehrer, Alexa Ruehle, Alyssa Zabinski, and Emily Utecht. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Lauren Libbesmeier and Amandawith 3 and Ariel Laabs and Ericka Roerick with 4 points each, and Johnson with 2 each. Denzel Atherton with 2. The Cubs dodge a close one Friday, Dec. 14, the Cubs headed against the Maple Lake Irish. With over to Eagle territory with their more than 4 minutes left, two of first match up against our rivals, the starters, Taylor Schreiner and Eden Valley-Watkins. The Eagles Abbey Straley fouled out. The rest came out fighting, and led the first of the team stepped it up to hold half 12-8. Not wanting to give up off the Irish for another W, with the their perfect season just yet, the final score of 27-23. Abbey Straley Cubs found their spark in the sec- and Lauren Libbesmeier stepped up ond half and came out on top with with 12 and 5 points, respectively. a final score of 24-18. Becky Holtz Ariel Laabs and Taylor Schreiner and Abbey Straley led the way with each added 4 with Amanda Roerick 13 and 6 points. Ariel Laabs and rounding outthe scoring with 2. Taylor Schreiner added 2 each and The Cubs continue to 9-0 after Madison Libbesmeierwith 1. defeating the Howard Lake Lak- Continuing their winning ers Thursday, Jan. 10. It was a nail ways, the Cubs defeated the Hold- biter at the end, but with tough ingford Huskers with a score of defense, the Cubs were able to hold 44-23. Helping the way was Abbey off the Lakers with a final score of Straley and Becky Holtz with 26-23. Scoring for the cubs was Arial 12 points each and Madison Lib- Laabs, 7, DenzelAtherton, 6, Lauren besmeier adding in 8. Finishing Libbesmeier 5, and Taylor Schreiner out the scoring was Taylor Sch- andAbbeyStraleywith4each. reiner with 5, Kaitlyn Truenow Keep it up, Cubs! Cubs basketball win 1 lose 1 By Jay Klein, coach to.give the Cubs a one-point lead. Cubs win at Paynesville After a Pierz miss on the ensuing The Kimball Cubs traveled to possession, the Cubs controlled Paynesville on Tuesday, Jan. 15, to the rebound and Cameron Hunt take on the Paynesville Bulldogs. made both free-throws to make it The Cubs jumped out to an early a three-point margin with .5 sec- lead. Their full-court pressure onds to play. A half-court shot defense led to a number of easy at the buzzer found the net and shot opportunities and helped sent the game to overtime. Pierz themgointothehalfupbya38-22 jumped to an early lead in the score, extra session and held on for a Kimball maintained a double- 54-45 win. digit lead for most of the second Cameron Hunt and Pres- half even though they struggled ton Peglow led the Cubs in scot- shooting the ball (7/25) from the ing with 23 and 11 points respec- field. Paynesville m~/de a couple tively. Hunt and Peglow also had of runs, but they could not quite four and three steals each. Austin catch Up. The Cubs won by a score Roerick led the Cubs in rebound- of 60-42. ing with 13 boards. The Cubs Cameron Hunt tossed in dropped to 2-2 in conference play 29 points and Jarred Met- and 8-4 overall. chant added 18. Hunt also had 10 rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Joey Von- Wahlde had four steals. The Cubs moved to 8-3 on the season with the victory. Cubs lose heartbreaker to Pioneers The Cubs took on the Pierz Pio- neers last Thurs- day evening, Jan. 17, in Pierz. The teams stayed close through- out the first half. Turnovers and poor shooting kept the scoring at a minimum. With a three-point play by Cameron Hunt to close the half, the Cubs led by a 21-18 score. The second half was just as close as the first. Kimball trailed by one with 13 see- onds to play. Cam- Kimball's senior captain Austin Roerick takes eron Hunt was it to the hoop for 2 during the first half of the fouled and madehearbreaking overtime loss to Pierz. Staph photo both free-throws by Marguerite Laabs. Cubs wrestlers go 3-1 on the week ByMike Schindler, coach the next two matches to fie the (220) picked up a couple more falls The wrestlers started out on team score up at 30-30 going into for the Cubs as they cruised to the Thursday, Jan. 17, wrestling at heavyweight, where Tim Konz victory. home a conference foe in Holding- bumped up to take on Bryan In the Semis, the Cubs faced ford in front of a great crowd. The Scepaniak. Brian outweighed Tim the host school Staples-Motley. Cubs were fired up and ready to by 80 pounds and was about aThe Cubs started off in the hole, go for Parents' Night and it started foot taller, but that did not change but Quinten Berres (126) fought with Payton Schiefelbein getting Tim's style at all. Tim went out through an injury to pick up the an exciting 15-13 decision win over there and wrestled his match like win in the ultimate tie breaker. Kevin Robak at 106. Blane Tsch- he has done so many times this Jacob Borman (132) picked up ida (113) won avery close decision year and picked up a 3-0 decision his first varsity win with a fall in over seventh-ranked Zach Scott to give the Cubs a 33-30 confer- 41 seconds over Tyrell Bradon. Ty Morrison was in a tight match encewin. Marcus Hamer (138) won with that was tied at two, and then he On Saturday, Jan. 19, the Cubs a 9-1 decision over Josh Becker. was in a scramble that turned traveled to Staples-Motley for Tanner Schreifels (145)won with out very bad for him. Ty landed the Don Dravis Duals. In the first a 2-0 decision over Tyler Pogreba. on his arm and broke his elbow round, the Cubs took on the Thun- Markus Mehr kept his streak going and is done for this season, but der from Long Prairie Grey Eagle. with a fall in 27 seconds over Josh looking forward to coming back The Cubs won 9 out of 14 weight .Robben.AustynSchlueterandTim healthy for next season. Quinten classes as they came out with a Konz picked up two forfeits for the Berres (126) won with a quick fall 49-24 win. Payton Schiefelbein Cubs and Devon Kelley (285) won in 58 seconds over Tazz Tafflinger. (106) won with a 6-4 decision over by a fall in 1:51 over Warren Japke. Brady Mehr (132) majored Jason Thomas Pesta. Blane Tschida (113) Blane Tschida and Travis Wills did Jarnot 10-2. Marcus Hamer (138) won with a fall in 44 seconds over not wrestle this match because of added six more points for the Cubs Nicholas Middendorf. Quintenmatch-count issues. with a fall over Weston Lumley. Berres (126) won by a major deci- In the Finals the Cubs faced Markus Mehr bumped up to 170 to sion 13-3 over Migual Ambriz. Sartell. The Cubs fought hard, but take on tenth-ranked Kyle Kols- Marcus Hamer (138), Tanner Sartell was just too much for the tad; Markus wrestled'a controlled Schreifels (145), and Markus Mehr Cubs. Payton Schiefelbein (106) match and won with a 5-3 deci- all picked up pins over their oppo- started the Cubs offwith receiving sion. Travis Wills (182) domi- nents for Kimball. Travis Wills a forfeit. Blane Tschida (113) kept nated Matt Messman with a 17-0 received a forfeit and Austyn the scoring going for the Cubs with Tech Fall. Holdingford would win Schlueter (195) and Tim Konza 15-5 major decision over eighth- The Cubs.took second place at Staples Saturday, Jan. 19. First off, the Cubs beat Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. Round 2, they defeated the Staples Cardinals, and in the championship round they fell to Sartell. Three wrestlers went 3 for 3 on the day; Marcus Hamer, Markus Mehr, and Austyn Schlueter. Photo courtesy of Vanessa Schlueter. ranked in triple A Drew Bienusa. tion. Marcus Hamer (138) would score The guys that went undefeated a major decision for the Cubs with this week include: Blane Tschida an 11-2 win over Zach Motschke. (3-0), Quinten Berres (3-0), Mar- Markus Mehr (152) won by a 3-1 cus Hamer (4-0), Markus Mehr decision over Theo Deuel. Aus- (4-0). tyn Schlueter (195)won a 6-4 bat- Next up for the Cubs will be tie with Nick Jensen. Devon Kel- Foley on Friday Jan. 25, at Foley, ley (285) won by a fall in 2:38 over then on Saturday, Jan. 26, the Cubs Ryan Zayas, but it was not enough travel to Fergus Falls for a dual as the Cubs lost the dual 26-39. tournament. The Cubs are 12-10 overall, 2-1 in the conference, and 3-0 in the sec-