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..... www.tricountynews.mn ji iii!! Kimball boys lose final two regular season games By Pat Garry, StaffWriter was 36-29. Twice in the second The Cubs lost to Eden Valley- half, Kimball increased its lead to Watkins Tuesday, Feb. 16, by a llpoints.Thenwithaboutsixmin- final of 66-52. Then on Thursday, utes remaining, ACGC made a run Kimball lost a heartbreaker in the that the Cubs could not stop. The closingsecondstoatoughAtwater- lead changed hands a few times Cosmos-Grove City, 71-69. down the stretch, and Kimball In the EV-W game, Kimball had the ball, behind by two with started out well and led for most of 30 seconds remaining. The Cubs' the first half, but a late run put the effort to set up a last-second shot Eagles on top at the break. The sec- . attempt was foiled by a great ond half was very competitive, but Falcons' defensive play. EV-W built a lead midway through "We shot the ball well and were thehalfandthatwouldbeenough, very unselfish. Unfortunately, "They made their free-throws we did not rebound well or down the stretch to seal the win. take away their inside game," Rebounding hurt us again, both Coach Klein said. Game Scoring: offensively and defensively. We Darius Westrich 13; Del Guerrero also had some very untimely turn- 31; Hayden Gagnon 5; Drew overs," said Coach Jay Klein. Game Gustafson 3; Dunkin Westrich Scoring: Darius Westrich 11; Del 3; Samuel Ehlinger 6; Michael Guerrero 18; Hayden Gagnon Hoffman 8. Kimball is the 7; Samuel Ehlinger 4; Dunkin No. 3 seed for the Thursday, Westrich 10; Weston Hine 2.Feb. 25, opening playoff game; In the ACGC game, the Cubs and will host Upsala. The win- jumped out to an early 14-5 lead net advances to face the winner of and maintained it throughout the the Isle/Swanville game Saturday, first half. The score at the break Feb. 27, at Little Falls. Darius Westrich takes on three EV-W defenders early in the game to help Kimball pull ahead of the Eagles Tuesday, Feb. 16. The Cubs would lose this one. K-1 Junior Cubs Skills Demo Night By Iay Klein, Coach Friday, Feb. 12, the Junior Cubs kindergarten and first-grade play- ers performed at halftime of the varsity boys' basketball game against Maple Lake. The players had taken part in the Junior Cubs Saturday morning basketball pro- gram. During this program, the players learned a number of differ- ent skills in basketball including: ball handling, dribbling, passing, pivoting, and shooting. Members of the boys' and girls' basket- ball teams helped Coach Kuechle and Coach Klein teach the players during the program. Members of the K-1 Junior Cubs include: Kayden Bollman, Mya Christensen, Julia DeMarais, Felix Fischer, Adrian Gallagher- Mancini, Wyatt ]ahnke, Mazie Jurek, Coltin Kenning, ]amison Klein, Jonah Klein, Tanner Kuseske, Lila Lies, Carly Loch, Joshua Loch, Jaelyn Major, Claire Maus, Hawkins Nyholm, Brenden Olson, Elyanna Peters, Adrian Schindele, Lexi Schindele, Ryder Schwieters, Kennedy Theis, Kylie Van Nurden and Max Zoller. PAGE 9 February 25, 2016 Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs. Weston Hine puts up 2 points during the first half at Eden Valley-Watkins. Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs. Superintendent Update Week of Feb. 22 By]ira Wagner, Superintendent showing a steady increase in the different roles. This creates rela- KimballArea Schools numbers participating this past tionships among their peers that Good day Kimball commu- year compared to the previous can't be experienced in a class- nity. The winter sports season is year. room. For many of the students, winding down fast, and it is hard The extra-curricular pro- activities teach them to learn how to believe this week is the state grams in Kimball have been ato manage their time better as wrestling tournament already, strong asset to the school district, they are pulled in many different Saturday's tournament was excit- and community. With some of directions. We strive to teach our ing and loaded with some great the sports getting more press, it is students responsibility and lead- wrestling. Congrats to Brady Mehr sometimes missed with the other ership through their experiences. and Zack Holtz for qualifying to activities and their importance to As we move to the spring activ- the state wrestling tournament, the educational development for ity season starting in just three Congrats also goes out to thewres- the student, weeks, take the time to talk to a tiers and the parents who ran a Activities such as Speech, FFA, student and see what activities wonderful tournament. Robotics, Art Club, One-Act Play, they are involved in. You might The girls' and boys' basketball and trap shooting allow the stu- find as an adult, you will have teams will be wrapping up their dents the opportunity to experi- more in common with them than regular seasons this week as well. ence things that may have some you think. Plus, it will give you the Make sure you take the opportu- influence later on in their lives, opportunity to reminisce on what nity to get out and see them before The experiences our students can experiences you learned when you the season is done. They too have have in schoolhelp shape who they were involved with extra-curricu- been doing well this year, and. we are and what theywant to become, lar activities as a young student. look to see them make a deep run Giving students the opportu-Good Luck wrestlers at state into the playoffs this year. The nity to be involved allows them this week and GO CUBS! activities programs have been to see classmates and advisors in