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)gl O&apos;  .llltotl[  T_I_II$1P " Thursday, March 12, 2009 .t t.,., u taJl, tw6 t,t -,t t,g- Tri-County News Kimball, MN Schiefelbein boys at the State Tournament Kimball Freshman Travis Schiefelbein (right) won his first match at the Minnesota individuals wrestling tournament last Wednesday, March 4, at the Xcel Center. He won against Cole Jokinen of Braham, 5-2. He lost his next match, though, against Nate King of Zumbrota- Mazeppa, 1-6. King took fifth place in the state in the 145-pound class. In wrestle-backs, Travis lost 4-7 against Aaron Zimmer of Kerkhoven- Murdock-Sunburg. Senior Luke Schiefelbein (on left, above) lost his first match in the state individuals tournament, 4-6, to Matt Moenkedick of Bertha-He- witt/Verndale. Moenkedick ultimately lost third place to Micah Lar- son of ACGC. Luke wrestles in the 171-pound class. m and Robin Schiefelbein are the parents of brothers Luke and Travis. Staff photos by Gaylen Bicking. Lady Cubs play hard in playoff loss MCC summer conservation work program High school youth looking for summer work are encouraged to apply now for one of 85 positions available with the Minnesota Con- servation Corps (MCC) Summer Youth Program. Youth, ages 15-18, will be based at a residential program site in St. Croix State Park for eight weeks. They will travel in crews led by staff members to various state and federal lands to camp out and work on conservation projects. "Partici- pants can expect to work hard on projects, such as trail construc- tion, erosion control, bridge and boardwalk building, and invasive exotic plant removal," said Eric Antonson, MCC youth programs manager. The outdoor residential nature of MCC provides a unique opportunity for youth to develop and strengthen leadership skills, work ethic, camping skills, and an understanding and appreciation for the natural environment. Weekend activities include canoe trips, wilderness hikes and high-adventure challenges. The program runs June 21 through Aug. 15, and participants earn a stipend of $180 per week with room and board provided. MCC, which hires an equal number of males and females0:encourages minority youth to apply. Up to 20 deaf and hard-of-hearing youth, who will work with deaf staff and trained sign language interpret- ers, will also be hired. To receive an application, contact Eric Antonson in the MCC office at <Eric.Antonson@> or (651) 209-9900. The Minnesota Conser- vation Corps was created in 1981 by the Minnesota Legislature to do two things - engage youth and young adults in enhancing natu- ral resources and provide oppor- tunities for training and life skills development. KAHS Girls' basketball team, left to right, front row: Natgllie Stein, Sarah Powell, Paige Peglow, and Kla- rissa Eisenbraun. Middle row are Tesslynn Callander, Shannon Donnay, Emily Straley, Kayla Myers, and Brooke Merten. Back row: Coach Melissa Plakutt, Coach Gary Riess, Kelsi Woods, Megan Garding, Kelsey Vigoren, Sarah Messer, Mandy Wittenberg, and Coach Jeremy Kuechle. Not pictured are Rachael Arnold and Liz Kastanek. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. By leremy Kuechle, Coach The Cubs knew traveling to Howard Lake to take on the tal- ented Lakers would be a very chal- lenging contest, as the Cubs came in as a seven-seed, knowing they would have to play flawlessly to knock off the number two-seeded Lakers. Kimball controlled the ball early, and was able to control the ball and the clock, but could not finish off their possessions with scores, as Howard Lake even- tually jumped out to a 9-0 lead. By halftime, Howard Lake had built its lead to 29-9, and although Kim- ball played very determined bas- ketball, they just didn't have the answers for the high-powered Lakers scorers. Kimball's sea- son ended with a 59-26 final score despite their team effort. Sophomore Shannon Don- hay played well in limited action, leading the team in scoring with 7 points, senior Emily Straley finished with 5 points and six rebounds, sophomore Megan Garding also scored 5 points, despite an ankle injury keeping her out of the second half. Fresh- man Rachael Arnold scored 2 points, senior Sarah Powell scored 2 points, sophomore Kayla Myers had 2 points, junior Sarah Messer had 2 points, and sophomore Kla- rissa Eisenbraun was one for two from the free throw line, to round out the scoring. Junior Kelsey Vig- oren and freshman Brooke Merten led the defense with three steals each. Kimball finishes its season with a 6-19 record, which is the teams most wins since the 2003- 2004 season. The junior varsity finished its season with a 16-8 record, while the C-squad ended with a 9-7 record. The improvement at all levels is a testament to the players working hard all season, willing- ness to learn and improve every day at practice, and the self moti- vation that it takes to make them- selves better individual and team players. With continued off-season commitments, the Lady Cubs will continue to show improvement into next season and beyond, as they strive to showtheir school and fans what Kimball Pride means to their team, while continuing to establish a renewed winning tra- dition. The Lady Cubs would like to thank all of their fans for their support throughout the season, also thanking the seniors, Paige Peglow, Sarah Powell, and Emily Straley, for their dedication this season, past seasons, and wishing them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors. UTVS, Husky Productions and Husky Mag take top awards St. Cloud State University's Husky Productions, Husky Mag and the university television sta- tion (UTVS) will receive three of only 17 top Broadcast Educators Association (BEA) awards at this year's Festival of Media Arts April 22-25 in Las Vegas. St. Cloud State mass commu- nications junior Justin Maas of New Hope, Minn., and senior Gwen Siewart of Lake City, Minn., received second place, along with the entire production crew, for stu- dio production; junior Joel Larsen of Morris, Minn., and sophomore Jordan Austin of Apple Valley, Minn., received first place in the studio competition for their work with Husky Mag, a weekly televi- sion show about university and high school sports; and seniors Kristina Perreault of Hugo, Minn., and Scott Wittrock of Waseca, Minn., received first place for their music video, "The Run," viewable at <>. A portion of each student's entry will be shown at the Festival of Media Arts student video com- petition on April 23 in Las Vegas, and each student has been invited to attend. For more than 50 years, BEA has served as a link between pro- fessors teaching radio and tele- vision students and profession- als working within the broad- casting industry. BEA provides a broad range of services to its aca- demic and professional mem- bers, keeping them abreast of the latest electronic media develop- ments. For more information, visit < cfm ?Section= Home>. UTVS took a regional Emmy Award and qualified for national 2008 and its news program won the 2006 and 2007 regional College Emmy Awards, going on to take the National Col- lege Emmy for student-produced news show in 2006. To learn more about UTVS, Husky Productions or Husky Mag, visit \.