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Local gymnast has top finishes for Granite City Gymnastics Area gymnast Katie Spauld- ing of Kimball has had a won- derful year competing for Gran- ite City Gymnastics in Waite Park. Katie is competing level 9 and had a great competition at the Tropical Twist that was hosted by Granite City Gymnastics. Sunday, Feb. 17. She placed first on the floor exer- .cise and third place on the bal- ance beam and in the all-around. Katie also qualified for the 2013 USA Gymnastics MN State Meet that will be held March 23-24 in St. Joseph. Katie, daughter of Chad and Kim Spaulding, is coached by Tommy Rodine, Liz Walek, and Danielle DesMarais. Aaron Laabs graduates Basic Training Army National Guard Pfc. Aaron M. Laabs has gradu- ated from Basic Combat Train-- ing at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of train- ing, the soldier received instruc- tion in drill and ceremony, weap- ons, rifle marksmanship qualifi- " cation, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training nd tactical exercises, marches, military cour- tesy, military justice, physical fit- ness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. Laabs is the son of Randy and Marguerite Laabs of Lakeside Farm Road, South-Haven. He is a 2012 graduate of Kimball Area High School. Sixth Annual Sportman's Night Out Mark your calendars for the packages will be available with a Sixth Annual "Sportman's Night Out" which will be at Powder Ridge north of Kimball Friday,. March 20. The event is sponsored by Maine Prairie Ducks Unlim- ited Chapter #312. This event includes raffles for a Fishing pac k- age, two Waterfowl Hunting pack- ages, Tier Raffle, 3-Gun Raffle, Bean Bag Raffle, Pull Tab Gun Raf- fle Green Wing Raffle Sponsored by The Kimball Rod and Gun Club and a Deer hunting package, The Big Dog gun is a Fausti Silvery DU engraved O/U 3" 12 gauge. Other School menu Mar. 18-22 total of at least 10 shotguns and rifles raffled. A silent auction will. also include many donated items from area businesses and DU mer- chandise. A sit-down dinner of fish or chicken will be included. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. Purchase your tickets soon, as no tickets will be sold at the door. Call ]amie Kurkowski at (320) 241-6975, or Bill Liedman at (320) 398-5523 for tickets or more information. milk. Tuesday: Soft shell taco or chicken-Caesar salad w/WG gar- lic breadstick, spinach salad w/FF dressing, white bean salad, rad- ishes, oranges-diced pears, milk. Wednesday: Chili & cheese or turkey sub, hashbrown patty, car- rot sticks, broccoli salad, cauli- flower, pineapple-peaches, milk. Thursday: Chicken divan or crispy chicken wrap, WG bread stick, bean-a-licious salad, cucum- ber slices, orange juice, banana, milk. Friday: Pizza parlor cheese pizza or Italian turkey sandwich WG, steamed broccoli, carrot sticks, white bean tomato salad, fresh apple, mixed fruit, milk. Breakfast Monday: Sausage patty & cheese on an English muffin, juice or fxuit, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast pizza, juice or fruit, milk. Wednesday: Toasted cheese bread, sausage patty, juice or fruit, milk. Thursday: Egg bake, juice or fruit, milk. Friday: Pancake or French toast, sausage patty, juice or fruit, milk. Lunch Monday: Turkey chowmein, rice & noodles or corn dog, car- rot sticks, broccoli florets, tomato wedges, - apple-Mandarin oranges, / The C-Squad Lady Cubs finish the season 18-4l By Melani e Marquardt, coach After a great 9-0 start to their season, the Lady Cubs headed to Rockford to take on the Rock- ets. After leading the majority of the game, the Cubs found them- selves down by 1 with less than 10 seconds left of the game, and the ball in the Cubs' hands. They were able to drive the ball down and get a great shot off before the buzzer only to find themselves defeated for the first game of the season. Although there was obvi- ous disappointment in their first loss of the season, the Lady Cubs played their hearts out and had no reason to hang their heads. Lead- ing the team with scoring was Taylor Schreiner with 10, Lau- ren Libbesmeier and Ariel Laabs with 6 each. Denzel Atherton and Amanda Roerick rounded out the scoringwith 4 and 2 points respec- tively. Friday, Jan. 18, the Cubs came out clawing the B-B-E Jaguars to a 32-17 win. Abbey Straley had a strong game that finished with a game high of 15 points. Taylor Schreiner, Ariel Laabs and Alexa Ruehle each added 4 and Amanda Roerick, Kate Loehrer and Lau- ren Libbesmeier rounding out the scoring with 2, 2 and 1, respec- tively. The Cubs headed over to the powerhouse Annandale Cardinals to face a tough challenge. It was a rough and physical game and the Cardinals' press was too much for the Lady Cubs to handle trail- ing at half with a score or 8-25. The final score was 18-47. Ariel Laabs lead.the team with 6, Roerick and Libbesmeier adding 4 each and Straley and Schreiner chipping in 2 each. The Cubs showed no match for the Pierz Pioneers as the Cubs cruise passed the Pioneers with a score of 27-12. The scoring was very well rounded for the cubs with Abbey Straley and Lauren Libbesmeier leading the way with 6 each. Madison Libbesmeier and Ariel Laabs with 4, Ericka Johnson with 3,'Denzel Atherton and Alexa Ruehle with 2 each. Saturday, Jan. 26, the Cubs headed north to play St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders The Cubs started out flat and on their heels trailing at half 20-35. Within a few minutes of play in the second half, the Cubs found themselves down by 22 points and defeat was writ- ten on their faces. The girls put a spark in each other, and found a second wind to go on a 24-5 run to cut the lead to 3: Having to foul to stop the clock, the Crusad- ers knocked down some key free throws to keep the lead at 5 with a final score of 45-50. Madison Lib- besmeier, Abbey Straley'and Ariel Laabs led the team with 13, 11 and 10 points, respectively. Finishing out the scoring for the Cubs: Den- zel Atherton (3), Kaitlyn Truenow (2), Lauren Libbesmeier (2), Alexa Ruehle (2), Emily Utecht (1). and Kate Loehrer (1). The Cubs breezed by the next 3 conference games defeating EV-W, Holdingford and Maple Lake with final scores of 25-16, 35-13 and 22-17, respectively. The 3 game total in scoring was led by M. Libbesmeier, Straley and Laabs each chipping in 20 points. L. Lib- . besmeier and Johnson chipped in 7 points and 5 points while Roer- ick and Utecht rounded out the 3-game total with 3 each. Friday, Feb. 8, the Cubs hosted the Litchfield Dragons. With the Cubs trailing at half with a score of 13-20, it was nothing they haven't seen before. The second half was owned by the Cubs with an intense 14 minutes of play fin- ishing out the game on top with a score of 35-32. Straley and Laabs took charge with 12 points and 9 points. L. Libbesmeier added 6 while Atherton and Truenow chipped in 4 each. The second time around for the Cubs against the Howard Lake Lakers was a bit different than the nail biting game the first time around. The Cubs jumped to a 10-0 run and never looked back with a final score of 45-34. Ariel Laabs scored her new game high with 17 points. Straley and Sch- reiner added 10 points, which was Schreiner's first game back from injury. The Cubs finished out the scoring with L. Libbesmeier (3), Truenow (2), Atherton (2), and Utecht (1). On February 15th, the Lady Cubs wanted their revenge on the Rockford Rockets from their one and only conference loss of the season - and thai they did. Jump- ing to a half time lead of 22-16 the Cubs never looked back to secure their revenge win with a score of 37-28. Straley and Laabs rallied in 13 points and 11 points, respec- tively. Finishing out the scoring was Schreiner, (6), Truenow (5) and Loehrer (2). The Lady cubs head to Foley only to fall short of another win with a final score of 29-37. Laabs poured in 13 points to lead the' team with Truenow and Schreiner chipping in 7 points and 5 points, respectively. L. Libbesmeier and Utecht each added 2. The last conference game was held at Pierz and the cubs finished strong to end the season 13-1 in conference play. Laabs and Straley took charge each scoring 13 points, L. Libbesmeier contributing 6 and Truenow added 1. The last game of the season was held at home against the St. John's Prep Johnnies and the Cubs were looking to end their great sea- son with one final last win - and that they did! Scoring was well rounded for the Cubs as Straley led the team with 14 points, Laabs (7), Schriener (6), Atherton (6), Ruehle (5), Truenow (4), and Roerick (3). Congratulations on a great sea- Kimball C-Squad girls' basketball finished their season at home v St. John's Prep Monday, Feb. 25. In back, from left to right are Emily Utecht, Lauren Libbesmeier, Denzel Atherton, Taylor Schreiner, Amanda Roerick, Kaitlyn Loehrer, Ariel Laabs, and coach Melanie Marquardt. In front are Alexa Ruehle, Ericka Johnson, Abbey Straley, Kaitlyn Truenow, and Alyssa Zabinski. They finished their season with 19 wins and only 4 losses. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Sports, School News, Legals, Crime, Photos, Obits, Announcements, Classifieds, Weather, Archives, Government, History, and so much more! wWW. tricountynews.MN