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Page 8 _Sports0000 Leisure Thursday, March 11, 2010 Basketball ]eremy Kuech[e, Girls' BasketballCoach Lady Cubs win playoff opener of two freethrows to round out the scoring. "" Next, Kimball advanced to play the" number two seed Eden Valley- Watkins in Howard Lake on Sat- urday, March 6. Kimball would be looking for the upset and some revenge for two earlier season losses to the Eagles. Tefl minutes into the game, Kimball was hanging on only down by two, 11-9, but the Eagles would make the one run in the game that would be the difference as they outscored the Cubs 16-2 to enter the locker room at halffime with a 27-11 lead. Kimball fought hard in the second half to try to match the intensity that the Eagles play with, even closing the Eagle lead to under 10 points, but the shots down the stretch would not fall often enough and Kimball's season would come to an.end with a 51-39 loss. The Eagles aggressive defense would result in many fquls and free-throw opportunites for the Cubs, but poor shooting would haunt Kimball, as there were enough free throws missed (14 for 29) to close the EV-W advantage and even win the game, ironically this was true. in all three games against the Eagles this year. Kimball's scoring line finished as follows: Megan Garding 10 points and seven rebounds, Natalie Stein 7 Kimball entered the sub-sec- tion 5 AA North half with a three seed and a home playoff game for the first time since the 2(102-2003 season. Kimball matched up with the Foley Falcons, coming in with the six seed. The Cubs were fired up from the tip resulting in an 11-2 run in the game's opening six min- utes. Foley would not go away how- ever, as they fought hard for their playoff lives, while the Cubs held a 24-1Thalftime lead. In the second half, Kimball was led by guards Tes- slynn Callander and Rachel Arnold (5 steals'each) as they turned up the defensive heat and helped Kimball secure the team's first playoff win in seven years, closing out a 52-39 victory. Arnold also led the offense, as she finished an excellent per- formance, scoring a game-high 16 points, followed by Mandy Witten- berg with 13 points and8 rebounds. Callander's strong game also pro- vided 12 points offensively while Shannon Donnay stepped up in a big way, grabbing five boards, scor- ing 6 points, and blocking two shots offthe bench. After Megan Garding's minutes were limited because of foul trouble concerns, Donnay shut down Foley's leading scorer and best player Kiah Dahlquist, holding her to only 6 points on the night. Garding would finish with 2 points, Natalie Stein 2 points, and KelseyVigoren made one points and five steals, Tesslynn Cal- A UC THO00 Saturday, March 27th at 8am At Lampi Auction Center- Annandale, MN www.LampiAuction.com Sportsman's Night Out Friday, March 26 Powder Ridge Entertainment Center 15015 93 4 Ave., Kimball Doors open at 5:30 p..m. Dinner 7 p.m. $25 in advance only * No sales at the For tickets call Judd Bonham: 320-492-2209 Wear Came or Orange Shirt Get a Chance to Win a GUN! 8 GUNS TO BE RAFFLED! Raffle Ticket Packages Available: Teal $50-60 Tickets & DU Hat Mallard $100-140 Tickets & DU Hat Honker $200-280 & DU Print & Hat lander 6 points, Mandy Wittenberg 5 points and 11 rebounds, Rachel Arnold 3 points and three steals, Liz K'astanek 3 points,. Kelsey Vigo- ren 2 points and two steals, Brooke Merten 2 points, and Shannon Don- nay 1 point. EV-W advances to the sub-section championship game against St. Cloud Cathedral while the Lady Cubs finish with a 13-13 record. There were m/my bright spots for the Cubs and many things to be proud of as these girls have brought competitive basketball back and took Kimball Gifts' Bas- ketball to the next level providing an optimistic and exciting future for Kimball Gifts' Basketball. Go Big Blue!. Basketbai| Jay Klein, Boys Basketball Coach Cubs boys' basketball loses two Mandy Wittenberg-11 rebounds in playoff defeat. tain the momentum as the Lak- ers roared back. Howard Lake- Waverly-Winsted went on to win by a score of 62-44. Alex Fischer and Pat Lib- besmeier led-the Cubs' scoring attack with 10 points apiece. Fis- cher also added three blocked shots. Nell Helgeson contributed five steals and Dillon Menson hauled down six rebounds. Cubs Fall to the Irish on Senior Night Kimball hosted the Irish from Maple Lake last Friday night, March 5, on Senior Night. Maple Lakers defeat Cubs The Cubs hosted the Lakers from Howard Lake-Waverly-Win- sted last Tuesday night, March 2, at the Leo Virth Gymnasium. Kim- ball jumped out toa great start leading 13-5 early in the game. The Lakers quickly called time-out to make a defensive adjustment. The " change stymied the Cubs for the rest of the half, as the Lakers led by 14 at the break (28-14). In the second half, the Cubs started strong, cutting the Laker lead to 6 in the opening minutes. Kimball, however, could not main- Mike Schindler, Wrestling Co Hamer places fourth at State Freshman Marcus Hamer(103) placed fourth in the state tourna- ment last weekend. Marcus is the youngest Cub to place at the state tournament. Marcus started our the tournament pinning the fifth- ranked Trevor Stilke from Frazee in 1:46. In the quarter finals, Marcus lost a very close match 2-3 in the closing seconds to Gus McCarthy from Border-West, who is ranked eighth in state and finished the tournament in second place. Mar- cus came back in the wrestle backs beating Andrew DayIand from St. Charles 11-5, Evan Knudson from Yellow Medicine East 4-2 and .Zach Kuhns from Maple River 10-3. This set Marcus. up in the third-place match against Kurt Timmons from Kerkhoven-Mur- dock-Sunberg who is ranked sixth in the state. Marcus battled very Summer Ball S]on.tyP N00cnx Tuesday March 16 6-8 p.m. Kimball Elementary Experience Room hard and has the scars to prove it, but lost the battle 4-8. Marcus wrestled above his state ranking of seventh in the state to bring home a fourth-place finish. Tanner Mills(ll2) started off the tournament with a first-round win over Brad Meyer from Pierz winning 5-2. In the quarter finals, Tanner faced Zach Keller from Medford, ranked second in state, and eventually finished third in the tournament. Tanner lost a close match by a decision 1-3. In the wrestle backs, Tanner lost 2-8 to Mitch Steffens from Wadena Deer Creek ranked ninth in state. Some of the Kimball fans did some research and looked back at past tournaments and could not find a seventh-grader who qualified for the state tourna- ment heavier than 125 pounds. Kimball's seventh-grader Jordan Joseph made his first state tourna- ment appearance this year at 135 pounds. In the first round, Jordan lost 2-13 to Clint Poster from Pierz, ranked second in state and fin- ished third in the tournament. Jor- dan was able to get a wrestle back match, but it did not get any eas- ier as he lost a tough battle with Ethan Hildebrandt from St. ]ames ranked fourth in the state by a decision 2-3. Hildebrandt finished per night per person Boys & Girls ages 8-16 interested in playing beball or softball this summer must be signed up by March 23, or they will not be assured a spot on the team. Sponsored by the Kimball Sports Booster Club Call for information: Fritz Hoffmann: 398-3279 or Charlie Serbus 266-1491 Rachel Arnold-16 points in play- off victory. Lake jumped out to an early 12-0 lead on the Cubs. It was not until the 8:58 mark of the first half that the Cubs finally scored. The Irish held a 23-10 advantage at the half. The Cubs were able to put more points on the board in the second half. However, they came up short against a strong Maple Lake team, falling by a score of 57-37. Neil Helgeson tossed in :12 points on the night. DillonMn- i son grabbed five rebounds. Dafi#y / ' Jenson handed out three asisks i / and Pat Libbesmeier swatted thrpe ] shots for the Cubs. The Cubs ndd the regular season with a record of seven wins and 17 losses. Kimball will play at Zimmerman Thurs- day, March 11, in the first round of tournament play. the tournament placing fifth. Caramon Hansen (140) started off his first state tourna- ment appearance with a dom- inating win 15-7 over Max Aho from United North Central. In the quarter-finals, Caramon lost an exciting match going back and forth the whole time 11-13 to Sky- qer Quamme from Kenyon-Wan- amingo who upset the second- ranked kid in the first round and finished the tournament placing sixth. Caramon then had to wres- tle the second-ranked Sam Derynk from Minneota, losing this battle 3-11. Derynck eventually finished the tournament in fifth place. Making his second state tour- nament appearance was Sopho- more Travis Schiefelbein(152). In the first round, Travis faced the number one ranked kid in state and the eventual State Champ Ryan Thompson from Benson, Travis lost the match 7-20. In the wrestle backs, Travis lost a hard- fought match 3-7 to Sam Lindgren from LeSueur:Henderson. All of the Cubs wrestled very hardin the tournament and gained some great experience for next year, as we return all of our qualifi- ers. This year was filled with some great accomplishments as we set a new single-season wins record as a team, we sent a seventh-grader to state at 135 pounds, Tyler Kue- chle won his 100th match in the Individual Section Tournament, and the Cubs sent five guys to the Wrestling/To page 10 Restaurant & Bar Open Nightly Check out our website for our special May charter rates :iii  ii:::::: ::i:::::::::::::I:: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::!:::i::i::i;iiii::iii;i!:,";iiiiiiii !iiiii i !i-i "::!" " ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: i::::!iiiii:ii!iiiii!j::iiii;