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tu Berres wins State title Heading into the State Tournament, restling at 126 pounds, and having lost only one match all year, Quinten Berres beat all of his opponents at the Excel Center to take the State Championship over Tyler Tensen from B-B-E. Photo courtesy of Vanessa Schlueter. By Mike Schindler, coachMarcus Hamer made his fourth Last week, Kimball sent five trip to State this year and is a three guys into the Minnesota State High time place wi~ner at state. Marcus School League Individual Wres- faced Alex Ossefoort from Pipestone tling Tournament, and placed three. Area and dominated the match with individuals. For the second time in a 13-4 major decision. In the quarter- school history, Kimball has a Wres- finals Marcus faced the number-one tling State Champion in Quinten ranked Tanner Trembley from Lake Berres. The last time we have had a Crystal-Welcome Memorial. Marcus State Champion is when Tom Lib- wrestled a tough match, but lost a 1-3 besmeier won a title at 171 pounds decision to the eventual State Champ. in 2003. Quinten won his title at 126 In the wrestle-backs, Marcus beat pounds this year, with a record of Dylan Boettcher from Saint Clair- 39-1. Quinten started offthe tourna- Mankato Loyolawith afallin4:10, and ment against Austin Skillings from then Marcus faced Alex Haffner from Frazee who had a 32-13 record, and Chatfield and won with a 9-0 major was ranked 9th in the state. Quinten decision. In the consolation semi- handled the match and came away finals, Marcus faced Bruce Lemon with a 5-0 decision. In the quarter- from Frazee and won the match finals, he faced AJ. Riley from Chat- with a 5-1 decision. In the third-place field with a 43-5 record and ranked match, Marcus faced Logan Peter- fourth in the state. Once again, son from ACGC, another section 5A Quinten controlled the match to a finals match. Marcus wrestled a great 5 -2 decision win. In the Semi-finals, match, coming up short in a 1-3 deci- he faced Tyler Keller from Med- sion lost, and placed fourth at this ford with a 30-6 record. Quinten year's State Tournament. Senior Tra- won the match with a 7-1 decision, visWillswent2-2attheState Tourna- This set up a section 5A final match ment, just comingup short from plac- where he would face Tyler Tensen, ing. Travis beatAlan Bast from Aitkin a senior from Belgrade-Brooten- in the first round with a 4-0 decision Elrosa. This was the third meeting win, inthe quarterfinals, Travislost to between these two within the last the eventual champ from Lake City, month of wrestling. The last match Will Balow, with a 0-5 decision. In was in the Section finals which the wrestle-backs, TravisfacedDevin Quinten won by a 12-3 major deci- Wolle from St. ]ames. Travis won the sion. The State finals would end matchwitha12-6decisionwin.Inthe the same way with Quinten corn- consolation quarterf'mals Travis lost ing out on top with a very controlled a hard-fought match to Dillon Card 5-2 decision and a State Champion- from Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale 0-2. ship added to hisalreadyimpressive Tim Konz came into the State Tour- resum6. Quinten is a sophomore nament as one of the lightest heavy- with a career record of 130-9. When weightsinthetoumament. Inthefirst asked how it felt to be a State Cham- round, Tim faced Tyler ]ensen from pion, Quinten replied with a simple Benson, and the 80 pounds that Tim "It feels good". This was Quinten's was giving up was too much to over- third time at the state tournament, come. Timlost bya 1-2 decision. Tim's In eighth grade, he finished sixth in opponent did not win his next match, state, and as a freshman, he finished and that knocked Tim out of the tour- third.Quinten started thisyear with nament. the goal of winning a State Title, and All of our guys wrestled very well has noWreached that goal. Congrat- at the State Tournament, and Kim- ulations to Quinten on a great sea- ball placed sixth in the individ- son! ual tournament as a team, pretty We had four other kids that fin- impressive for only having five ished their season by making it to qualifiers. Here is a rundown of the the State Tournament. Blane Tsch- top 10 teams' scores for the Individ- ida made the State tournament at ualtournament. 113 pounds and placed third. In the !09 Points - Jackson County first round Blane beat Dillon Kubia- Central Lady Cubs v Falcons By ]eremy Kuechle, coach Section 5AA playoffs begin, Cubs lose to Foley The Lady Cubs were the #5 seed traveling to Foley to take on the #4-seeded Falcons on Thurs- day, Feb. 28, in the opening round of the section 5AA North play- offs. Kimball started cold as Foley built an 18-3 lead before the Kim- ball offense awakened. Kimball cut the Foley lead to 20-15 at half- time, and Kimball's Breane Mei- erhofer connected on a three- point basket, coming out of the half to make it 20-18. The Cubs would not get any closer, however, as the Cubs struggled to convert on the offensive end (4 of 26 on two-point field goals, and 4 of 13 on three-point field goals), while Foley slowly re-built their lead. Foley closed out a 39-29 low-scor- ing playoff victory. Kimball's scor- ing leaders were Meierhofer 10, Kenadi Mackereth five, Allie Seth four, Paiten Schreiner three, Casie Mackereth three, Madelyn O'Brien two, and Kaylee Petty two. Seth led all rebounders with 10 boards, fol- lowed by Schreiner and O'Brien with five each. Kenadi Mackereth was the assists leader-with five. Kimball finishes its season with a final record of 11-14 overall. Sec- tion 5AA North update: Annan- dale defeated'Foley 46-41, Howard Lake defeated St. Cloud Cathedral 62-37. Annandale plays Howard Lake for the sub sectio~a 5AA North Championship. towicz from NRHEGwith a 5-0 deci-., sion win. In the quarter finals, Blane defeated Zach Scott from Holding- ford with a 3-1 decision win. In the Semi-Finals, Blane lost a tough- fought match in double overtime with a 1-2 decision. Blane bounced back in the Consolation semis and had a 10-1 major decision over Zack Kuhns of Maple River. In the thffd- place match Blane met up against ]oey Majerus from Zumbrota- Mazeppa, and came away with a third-place finish with a 6-5 deci- sion victory. Kimbalrs Breanne Meierhofer lays it up for 2 during Lady Cubs game v Foley. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Mark Anthony Meteorologist More snow hit Sunday into Tuesday Weather column: More snow were set on that date across Min- hit the region late Sunday night nesota! into Tuesday across much of Min- Weather fact: The worlds tall- nesoto. Winter storm warnings est-ever snowman made mea- were posted beginning Sunday sured "a massive 113.5 feet and evening and lasted until Tuesday. was made by the people of Bethel, Four to eight inches of snow were Maine." It took two weeks to build common by the time this system and was finally being completed exited the region by Tuesday after- on Feb. 17, 1999. noon. The winds were also a prob- MN AT A GLANCE: lem and caused some blowing and Moorhead Low -3 High 20 drifting of snow and reduced vis- Duluth Low 7 High 27 ibility, and also dropped wind CentralMinn. Low3High21 chills below zero at times. Twin Cities Low 11 High 26 There is some good news, how- Rochester Low 9 High 24 ever, as high pressure will settle in Marshall Low 6 High 27 for the midweek and temperatures Monday, March 4: Partly will warm-up to the mid 30s later cloudy. High 21 Low 12 Winds: in the week. We could see some NE/SE 5-15 mph Prec. None light snow by Saturday into Sun- Monday's sunrise: 6:51 a.m. day as a weak disturbance arrives. Monday's sunset: 6:15 p.m. This system doesn't seem to pack Normal High: 32 much of a "punch" at this stage, Normal Low: 9 however. High pressure will keep the I know everyone is starting to midweek quiet before a couple of get tired of winter and we are anx- weakwaves of energy arrive by the ious to get outside more, and start weekend that could bring a few planting our gardens. (Except flurries or sprinkles to the Upper the snowmobilers and skiers). It Midwest by Saturday. should be right around the corner Thursday: Partly cloudy, early ... we hope. morning fog possible.- High 30 89 Points - Atwater-Cosmos- -" One sure sign that spring is Low:19 Winds: SE 15-20 mph Prec. Grove City 77 Points- Sibley East 65 Points - Wabasso/Red Rock Central 59 Points - Kerkhoven-Mer- ,dock-Sunburg 56 Points-Kimball Area 55 Points- Chatfield 52 Points-Border West 49-1/2 Points - Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial 41-1/2 Points - LeSueuer~Hen- derson almost here is that we spring for- None. ward this weekend as Daylight Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy Saving Time begins. We will lose with fog possible early. High 32 that sunshine in the morning, but Low 21 Winds: Variable at 5-10 by this Sunday evening the sunset mph Prec. None. will be after 7 p.m. Saturday: Variable cloudiness, In the meantime, however, for 20-percent chance of light snow. the latest on road conditions, call High 28 Low 14 Winds: NE/NW 511 or go to: www.511mn.org. 10-15 Prec. Trace-.05" Have a great week! Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20-per- Weather history: On this date cent chance of light snow. High in 1987 "spring was in the air" as 34 Low 19 Wind: NW/SE 5-15 mph temperatures hit the 60s and 70sl Prec. Trace-.10" Many record high temperatures Rubber stamps You can now order rubber stamps, seals and signs. Quick service, low prices and high quality. Stop by and take a look! 70 Main Street South Kimball 13201 398 5000