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Lady Cubs play 3 against tough competition By Ieremy Kuechle, coach Kimball played three games last week, all against quality oppo- nents, at Annandale currently #3 in state power rankings, Pierz, with whom Kimball is tied for third place in the CMC, and St. Cloud Cathedral, ranked #18 in state power rankings. Kimball at Annandale Facing the Cardinals in Annan- dale, the Cubs got off to a slow start not, scoring until the Cardi- nals had already established a 12-0 lead. Kimball trailed 29-12 at half- time and only scored seven points in the second half as Annandale cruised to a 54-19 win. The Car- dinals fierce defense forced Kim- ball into poor decisions and poor shooting most of the second half. Kimball's scoring line: Allie Seth 6, Casie Mackereth 3, Made- lyn O'Brien 3, Breane Meierhofer 2, Kenadi Mackereth 2, Alissa Jones 2, Kaylee Petty 1. Kimball outrebounded Annnadale by five rebounds which was the only highlight statiscally for the Cubs. Seth had 9 boards, Meierhofer 8, Petty 4, Mackereth 4. Raelynn Callander led the defense with 4 steals. Pierz at Kimball Next up for the Cubs was a home matchup with the Pierz Pio- neers in a battle for third place in the CMC as both teams came in with a 4-3 CMC record. The game featured a great crowd of fans as "Bleacher Creature" fan night helped provide some extra energy and excitement thanks to a lot of support from the Kim- ball Sports Boosters. The first half resulted in a 34-31 halftime lead for the Cubs as the pace was fever- ish. Each team pushed the tempo. Kimball connected on 8-15 three point attempts in the first half as Pierz continued to sag off Kim- ball's guards. The game came down to the final minute as Allie Seth hit 4 of 4 freethrows in the games last two minutes to cut a Pierz five-point lead to one point, 57-56 with 26 seconds remaining. Pierz would then answer with two freethrows to push the lead back to 59-56 with 19 seconds remaining. Next, Meierhofer came through in the clutch sinking a game-tie- ing three pointer with 10 seconds left and then proceded to get a steal with the help of Raelynn Cal- lander with 5 seconds left but Mei- erhofer's shot attempt to win it at the buzzer was unsuccessful and regulation would end at 59-59. In the overtime, Pierz scored the first 6 points, and the Cubs were unable to keep the momen- tum going as the Pioneers ended up with a 67-62 overtime win. Mei- erhofer led Kimball with 22 points followed by Seth 14, Kenadi Mack- ereth 11, Paiten Schreiner 9, Petty and O'Brien 2, and Casie Mack- ereth and Callander each scored 1 point. Seth led in rebound- ing with 11, Meierhofer 9, Petty 5, O'Brein 5. Meierhofer finished with 11 steals to lead the defense and Seth had 4 blocked shots to lead there. Kimball set single game records in the contest for three- point attempts, and three pointers made finishing 11-33 from behind the arc. Schreiner is Senior Raelynn Callander drives it to the hoop during the first half in the overtime loss to Pierz. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Kimball at St. Cloud Cathedral On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Cubs faced St. Cloud Cathedral, cur- rently in second place behind Annandale in our section. The contest started with a scoring run of 9-0 by Cathedral and the Cubs trailed 12-2 before Casie Mackereth pushed the ignite but- ton by hitting a three-point shot which started a 13-0 scoring run by the Cubs pushing them into a 15-12 lead. Kimball would trail 27-24 at halfitime, but regained the lead on another Casie Mack- ereth three-pointer with 14 min- utes left in the game and Kimball would not trail again. Kimball pushed the lead to 46-38 with under two minutes to play, as solid defense led by Rae- lynn Callander forced the Cru- saders to foul the Cubs down the stretch as Kimball won by a final score of 49-44. Kimball offen- sively was led by Meierhofer with 25 points, followed by Casie Mack- ereth with 9, Seth 6, Kenadi Mack- ereth 5, Callander 2, and O'Brien 2. Meierhofer also had 12 rebounds, followed by Seth with 5. Meierhofer led in steals with 4 and O'Brien led in blocked shots with 3, Cal- lander led in assists with 3. Kim- ball outrebounded the Crusad- ers, had more steals, and kept the turnovers down to a minimium as the Cubs team defense was the difference maker in the contest. The Cubs record now stands at 8-7 (4-4 CMC) with a game next week at Holdingford Friday, Feb 1. Go Big Blue! ,,,: .................................................................................................... ..... 00ii' ....... i Kimball All-Sports Boosters sponsored "Bleacher Creature" night or "Pack the Gym". Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Kimball CMC player of the week Senior Paiten Schreiner has been named CMC player of the week. Paiten plays a guard posi- tion on the Cubs' basketball team. She tied a Kimball school record by making 5 three-point baskets in a game, scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds to help Kimball to a conference win. KAHS Snow Days Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Dress Up Days - Each day, Stu- dent Government will choose one person from each grade as the "Cubs Fan of the Day". Monday, Jan. 28: Down on the Farm Lunch Activities Musical Chairs Tuesday, Jan. 29: Blast from the Past Lunch Activities Mummy Wrap Wednesday, Jan. 30: Clash Day (plaid with stripes, etc.) Lunch Activities - Improvisa- tion Thursday, Jan. 31: Hollywood (vote on candidate dress up) Lunch Activities - Audience Art Friday, Feb. 1: Spirit Day Coronation/Pep Fest - 2:20 p.m. Friday in the Wirth Gym. Sno Days Dance - Friday, Feb. 1- 9 p.m.-midnight. Grades 9-12. Tickets $5 at the door, or $4 if purchased from a candidate in advance. Penny Drive - Each organiza- tion will have a jar (milk jug) dec- orated and located in the office. They will be transferred and mon- itored to the lunchroom during the lunch hour. The organization with the least amount of points wins for Snow Days royalty points. The money goes to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Snow Sculptures - Candidates will choose a "movie theme" to create their snow sculpture in the front parking lot. Movies must be PG. Sculptures will be judged for Sno Days royalty points. Must be done by Tuesday, Jan. 29. Posters - Each group of candi- dates will be in charge of building a team to help them design and make a poster for their organiza- tion. Students host Coffee Break for business class By Nancy Bonnifield, Instructor For 18 weeks, juniors and seniors in the Business Commu- nications course at Kimball Area High School have been learn- ing best practices in a variety of communication forms. To prac- tice their skills at the end of the semester, students hosted a Cof- fee Break. Six community business pro- fessionals spoke to students about Customer Service, tips for good communication on the job, what they are looking for when hiring a new employee, and general infor- mation about their business. Jeremy Kuechle from Kuechle Underground, Sherry Donabauer from Thomes Insurance, Nicole Pilarski from the City of Kimball, Steve Maus from AM Maus & Son, Marguerite Laabs from Images by Marguerite, and Donita Knaus from Diva's gave of their time to talk with students. The Coffee Break was enjoyed by everyone. Business Communications students and local business people enjoy coffee and donuts during their "Coffee Break". Submitted photo. www.tricou ntyn ews. m n Don't miss our Photo Gallery on our website THOUSANDS of photos of schools, sports, and community events to view and purchase prints!