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.................. www.tricountynews.mn Lady Cubs stay unblemished in CMC By PatGarry, StaffWriter blocked shots; Kenzie Leither 7 The Kimball girls moved to points, 4 steals, and took a charge 6-0 in the Central Minnesotaon defense;BeckyHoltz4points, 2 Conference, following a 55-35 vic- steals, 8 rebounds; Katie Merchant tory over Maple Lake on Tuesday, 2 points, 4 steals, 4 rebounds; Jan. 19. Kimball began the game Taylor Schreiner 2 assists, 2 generating steals and forcing the rebounds, 1 steal; and Madison Irish into turnovers, resulting in a Libbesmeier 2 rebounds, 1 steal. 26-5 halftime lead. The Cubs did The Cubs' record moves to 13-2 on not allow a Maple Lake field goal the season and 6-0in the CMC. in the first half, as all five of the "I enjoyed the effort and the Irish first half points came from intensity on defense tonight, as it the foul line. In the second hall led to a lot of offensive opportu- iKimball pushed the lead to 30-8 nities for us and helped us make before Maple Lake began to find some nice runs. We finished a lot some offensive success. The Irish of our defensive possessions with connected on four three-point rushed shot attempts by our oppo- shots in a span of six minutes, to nent, but we still need to improve- close the Kimball lead to 39-28 on our rebounding. I felt we gave with nine minutes remaining,up too many second chances on 'Kimball stopped the Irish run and the boards, but overall I was very closed out the decisive 20-point pleasedwiththeeffort,"saidCoach victory. Statistically the Cubs were Ieremy Kuechle. Game Scoring: led by Madison Hurrle with 19 Mackenzie Leither 7; Madison points, 4 steals; Ashley Schindele Hurrle 19; Ashley Schindele 14; 114 points, 3 rebounds; Caitlin Caitlin O'Brien 9; Rebeckah Holtz O'Brien 9 points, 9 rebounds, 3 4; Katie Merchant 2. Kenzie Leither looks to the hoop during the first half against Maple Lake. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Superintendent Update Week of II ,n Kimball wrestlers host triangular By Pat Garry, StaffWriter The Cubs played host to a triangular Thursday, Jan. 21. Competitors included Atwater- Cosmos-Grove City and Sibley East. Following are the results: ACGC 47, ~Kimball 30: 106: Billy Tadich (KIM) over Cael Blom (ACGC) (Fall 1:57); 113: Aaron Lang (ACGC) over Austin Donnay (KIM) (Fall 1:58); 120: Zack Holtz (KIM) over Logan Anderson (ACGC) (Fall 3:31); 126: Payton Schiefelbein (KIM) over Logan Sherwood (ACGC) (Fall 0:38); 132: Brennan Holien (ACGC) over (KIM) (For.); 138: Cameron Whitcomb (ACGC) over Joseph Donnay (KIM) (Fall 3:58); 145: Shane Whitcomb (ACGC) over Michael Donnay (KIM) (TF 18-2 4:06); 152: Tylor Mortenson (ACGC) over Payton Hanan (KIM) (Dec 7-3); 160: Jacob Whitcomb (ACGC) over Jake Borman (KIM) (Fall 1:08); 170: CJ Toedter (ACGC) over Adam Theis (KIM) (Fall 3:31); 182: Brady Mehr (KIM) over Cullen Lewis (ACGC) (Fall 1:24); 195: Aaron Serbus (KIM) over (ACGC) (For.); 220: Tanner Berghuis (ACGC) over Ben Zipoy (KIM) (Fall 5:16); 285: Brodie Maresch (ACGC) over Austin Hentges (KIM) (Dec 1-0). PAGE 9 January 28, 2016 Zack Holtz pins his Sibley East opponent during the Cubs' first match Thursday, Jan. 21. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Sibiey East 64, Kimball 10: 106: 1:50); 152: Quin Riffenburg (SIEA) Dayne Morton (SIEA) over Billy over Payton Hanan (KIM) (Dec Tadych (KIM) (Fall 1:24); 113: Zack 5-1); 160: Adam Theis (KIM) over Holtz (KIM) over Kevin Melger Thomas Battcher (SIEA) (MD 9-0); (SIEA) (Fall 5:49); 120: Lincoln 170: Jake Wentzlaff (SIEA) over Carpenter (SIEA) o;er Austin Brady Mehr (KIM) (Fall 1:28); 182: Donnay (KIM) (TF 17-2 0:00); 126: Paul Glisczinski (SIEA) over Aaron Tanner Pasvogel (SIEA) over Payton Serbus (KIM) (Fall 0:17); 195: Cody Schiefelbein (KIM) (MD 14-4); Voight (SIEA) over (KIM) (For.); 220: 132: Tommy Wentzlaff (SIEA) over Christian Figueroa (SIEA) over Ben (KIM) (For.); 138: Mason Voight Zipoy (KIM) (Fall 1:10); 285: Jadan (SIEA) over Ioseph Donnay (KIM) Podratz (SIEA) over Austin Hentges (MD 12-0); 145: Logan Tesch (SIEA) (KIM) (Fall0:23). over Braden Hillary (KIM) (Fall Kimball boys' hoopsters have busy, winning week By Pat Garry, StaffWriterin the waning seconds sealed the the ball extremely well and lim- The Cubs had abusyweek, play- Cubs' victory, ited our turnovers. It was a total ing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday "We wereveryfortunatetocome team effort. We led the whole games, and winning two of the back and win this game. We need game," said Coach Jay Klein. Game three contests. Monday, Jan. 18: to play with a sense of urgency Scoring: Darius Westrich 12; Del Kimball 56, Swanville 54; Tuesday, from the beginning of the game. Guerrero 16; Hayden Gagnon 17; Ian. 19: Kimball 73, Browerville 54; I was very happy about our play- Drew Gustafson 2; Sam Ehlinger Thursday, Jan. 21: Holdingford 59, ers never giving up," said Coach 4; Weston Hine 6; Michael Kimball51. Jay Klein. Game Scoring: Darius Hoffmann 16. (Swanville Game): Kimball Westrich 8; Del Guerrero 15; Hayden (Holdingford Game): "Against started slow, hitting just 6/23 from Gagnon 5; Drew Gustafson 14; Sam Holdingford we played very tired the field in the first half and com- Ehlinger 2; Weston Hine 2; Michael (6 games in 11 days). We shot the mitting 11 turnovers. The Cubs Hoffmannl0. ball poorly and had too many first- turned up the defense in the sec- (Browerville Game): Sopho- half turnovers. All in all, it was a ond stanza and forced some turn- more guard Hayden Gagnon, one good week, however, winning two overs, resulting in a 50-47 Swanville of four Cubs to score double fig- of three games," Coach Klein said. lead with two minutes remaining. A ures, finished with 17 points in the Game Scoring: Darius Westrich 16; Drew Gustafson three-pointer tied non-conference win. Del Guerrero 5; Hayden Gagnon 7; the game at 52 with about a minute "Browerville was ranked num-Drew Gustafson 6; Sam Ehlinger to.play. Converted free-throws by ber three in the state when we 4; Weston Hine 4; Michael Darius Westrich and Del Guerrero upset them on Tuesday. We shot Hoffmann 9. {an. 25 By Jim Wagner, Superintendent kindergarten moving to all day to the structure which would save Kimball Area Schools every day. In years past, two sec- cost. The high school could be set Good day Kimball community, tions of kindergarten could be in up for the sixth-grade class to have It is hard to believe that this is the one classroom because of a morn- all their classes located next to final week of January. The second ing session and an afternoon ses- each other in the junior high area semester has started at the high sion. The state is also looking at of the building. This would allow school and the elementary is mid- implementing new pre-school them to have their own schedule way through their second trimes- requirements that would also have and keep their times consistent to ter. The school year is more than that age group meeting more. Our what they have now. half over with the winter activities pre-school program has grownThere will be a parent informa- in full force and teams competing significantly this year with the tion meeting for any Kimball par- for seeding positioning, direction of the pre-school staff ent or community member who Last week we hosted our kin- offering as many programs with would like to hear the options as dergarten roundup and therewere the space available. Next year we well as express any issues they more potential students attend- are going to be offering 2-, 3-, and might foresee. The meeting will ing than expected. Throughout 4-day options for parents along be held in the high school cafeto- the course of the school year, we with utilizing our enrichment rium Monday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. have been seeing a steady increase programs. This will be a good way for staff in students with our classes at the Some have asked, "Why not and parents to talk about all the elementary that have only two use the church space for the pre- options and have a plan in place sections. This has put the district school?" If we move all of pre- before the summer. It is import- in a spot to consider the space we school into the community edti- ant to have this planned and have in our elementary. Optimal cation center, it displaces the ready if the enrollment continues student numbers in the elemen- Cubs Club as well as the commu- to grow. That way the transition tary are having class sizes of 25 or nity education programs that go can be done without being rushed smaller, but because of the num- on throughout the course of the and things missed to make it suc- ber of students enrolling, our day and evening in that building, cessful and comfortable for the third- and fourth-grade classes The option that we are looking at is students. are getting to the point of expand- moving our sixth-grade class up to The next two weeks will be ing to three sections, the high school because of having busy for activities, if you have not The increase has the staff look- four classrooms that are not being had the chance or need something ing at options for space. The ele- used for classes in the high school to do, stop in and check out all the mentary building was built during building. This would free up 3 groups competing. a time when classrooms were not classrooms at the elementary and Have a great rest of the week- used for computer labs and the allow that building to grow with- end, enjoythenicewinterweather. building was not configured for out havingtomakeanyalterations GO CUBS! Darius Westrich drives in for a layup against Jan. 18. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. the Swanville Bulldogs Monday,