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Pa00e 8 Lady Cubs drop two Tuesday, Feb. 17, Kimball played ACGC in the first of two home games for the week, followed by BBE Thursday, Feb. 19. Kimball would lose both contests against these two quality opponents despite some bright spots by Lady Cub performers. Junior Tess- lynn Callander led the team ver- sus ACGC, with 12 points and four steals, while senior Emily Straley had 9 points and eight rebounds. Brooke Merten had 6 points and two steals, while freshman Rachael Arnold finished with 4 points. Senior Paige Peglow and sopho- more Klarissa Eisenbraun both had 3 points, while sophomore Kalya Myers scored 2 points and Junior Kelsi Woods scored 2 points and two steals. ACGC&apos;s 61-41 win left Kimball hoping for a better outcome against BBE Thursday. Playing BBE, the Cubs fought hard to keep it close, as they trailed by 9 points at halftime, but the Jag- uars extended their lead in the sec- ond half, as Kimball couldn't get any breaks on the offensive end, losing by a final score of 54-28. Straley would finish with 11 points and nine reboundswhile Callander had 4 points, four steals, and 2two assists. Sophomore Shannon Don- nay and junior Sarah Messer both had 3 points, while Merten, junior Kelsey Vigoren, and senior Sarah Powell all finished with 2 points. Senior Paige Peglow went one for 2 from the charity stripe to round out the scoring. Next week, Kimball finishes its regular sea- son with two home games host- ing Pierz Tuesday, Feb. 24, and Holdingford Friday, Feb. 27. Sec- tion 5AA playoffs opening round action will be-.Thursday, March 5, with Kimball's opponent yet to be determined. Sports Leisure Thursday, February 26, 2009mball, MN Junior Tesslynn Callander leads defense with 8 steals in last week's action. Senior Emily Straley leads post play with 17 rebounds in two games last week. Ice anglers get some extra fishing Fishing Regulations handbook. The deadline for sheker removal in the northern part of the state, March 16, remains the same. Shelters must be removed from the ice by these dates. The other important change is that fish houses/shelters statewide can be on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise when occupied or attended after the March 2 and the March 16 deadlines. This exception had previously applied only to fish houses/shelters north of the east-west line formed by U.S. Hwy:. 10, east along Hwy. 34 to Min- nesota Hw. 200, east along  200 to U.S. Hwy. 2, and east along Hwy. 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The walleye and northern pike sea- sons on inland waters closed Feb. 22. Update to 2008 fishing regula- tions handbook allows ice anglers to get some extra fishing opportu- nities. Minnesota ice anglers will have extra fishingopportunities in March because of some changes that were made late in the 2008 Legislative session but not included in the regulations handbook. "These changes will allow anglers to enjoy some late season ice fishing," said Capt. Ken Sor- ing, acting Department of Natural Resources Enforcement chief. The updated regulations are available online at <www.mndnr.gov>. The fish house/shelter removal deadline for the southern part of the state is March 2, rather than March 1, as originally printed in the 2008 Junior Tesslynn Callander moves the ball up-court with junior Sara Messer close behind. Despite the team's efforts, the Cubs lost to the BBE Jaguars Thursday, Feb. 19, by 54-28. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Baseball Starz of Tomorrow clinics March through April The 16th annual Stars of Tomor- row "Spring Training" Clinics for area youths ages 8-18 will begin the first week in March and run up to the start of the high school base- ball season for 9th-12th-graders. A session two for 8th-graders and below will be help on Saturdays, March 28, April 4 and 11. The cost for the clinic is $150 per player and $100 for additional family members for 9th-12th- graders and $90 for 8th-graders and younger. The older session will include 15 hours of baseball and the younger clinics will include nine hours of baseball, getting players ready for their seasons. Additionally, if 10 or more players from the same team sign-up as a group, the cost per player will only be $100 per player. The camp will be about 80 percent hands-on drill work and simulated games and 20 percent classroom lecture setting. 7th-grade boys' b'ball Each session will be limited to 150 campers. All sessions will be held at the campus of St. Cloud State University. The synthetic- turfed field is 80 yards by 120 yards and is 120 feet high. The third weekend of session two will be held in the SCSU Field House. For more information 6rto reg- ister for the camp please call (320) 333-3336 or e-mail at <pat@starz- basebaUcamp.com>. at CMC [ tune ' ] Just us tn. Get all of your area news, weather & sports along with your favorite music & more! CALL KRIS ] TODAY! il Seventh-grade boys' basketball team: Nate Overland, Hunter Schreifels, Cameron Hunt, Adam Laabs, Ben Serbus, Mitchell Klein, Luke Merten, and Coach Barry Strand. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs[ By Barry Strand, Coach The seventh-grade boys' bas- ketball team played in the annual Central Minnesota Junior High Basketball Tournament Saturday, Feb. 21, at Rockford High School. The Cubs first-round game found them facing EV/W. The Cubs were able to jump out to a quick 24-10 halftime lead and would win their first game of the day by a score of 40-14. The team's defensive play set the tone with solid rebounding and aggressive- ness on the ball defense and team mates who were ready in the pass- ing lanes to take advantage of any passes that they could get a hand on. The second round game put the Cubs against the Irish of Maple Lake. The Cubs again started fast and were able to keep the Irish off balance with both aggressive defense and smart offensive plays that gave the Cubs easy baskets off of back door cuts, and nice drives to the basket. The Cubs led at the half by a score of 19-11 and would close the game out with a score of 40-29. With the win, the Cubs would move on to the champion- ship game. The championship game found the Cubs playing a tough team from BBE. The Cubs started slowly on both ends of the floor and saw BBE jump out to a half-time score of 27-8. We were feeling the effects of our two earlier games and didn,t get the same intensity to start the game. The Cubs were able to regroup at half and come back with a renewed energy. The Cubs would win the second half in scoring, but were unable to make up the differ- ence from the first half of the game losing by a score of 32 - 49. I am really proud of how the team played in this tournament. Six players playing three games in the course of six hours is a lot to ask. At the end of the day, the Cubs overall record stands at 7-5. The Cubs close out their season with a home game versus Rockford Thursday, Feb. 26. The team and I would like to thank all of the parents and fans for their support at all of our games this season. It's that kind of effort on everyone's part that makes us successful. Go Cubs!