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II PAGE 13 2016 Cubs' softball girls clip Falcons' wings By Pat Garry, StaffWriter The Cubs rallied for six fifth- inning runs in their 11-5 victory over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Friday, April 15. Kimball's Emily Utecht drove in a pair of runs on a couple of hits, including a home run. Utecht also pitched the entire game for Kimball, striking out eight hitters and giving up one walk. The Cubs' offensive attack also included Stephanie Hurfte and Katie Merchant, each with two hits. ACGC 202 010 0-- 5 9 2 Kimball 110 162 x-- 11 12 2 Kimball: Utecht (W) 7-9-5-4-1-9. School of Fish in Kimball April 27 The School of Fish will be 3-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Kimball Elementary Gym. It is for grades 3-6, and cost is $25. Kids will receive ($50 value) the following: Rod and reel Tackle box with Northland Tackle Cabela's $10 gift card School of Fish 32-page full color workbook KLN snack pack The School of Fish is a 2-1/2- hour class for kids about fish- ing. It is taught by pro-angler and television show host Mike Frisch. Students learn about lakes, find- ing fish in those lakes, and some great ways to catch them. They also learn to tie a fishing knot and rig and use a slip-bobber setup. This class is made possi- ble through donations from the Kimball Rod and Gun Club, and other donations. Added bonus opportunity this year is that two 2016 School of Fish grad- uates (from all classes across Minnesota) will be drawn for a guest appearance on Fishing the Midwest TV. KES fundraiser garage sale There will be a fund- raiser garage sale at Kimball Elementary School from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 14 (during the Kimball All-City Garage Sale). The purpose is to raise funds for vari- ous improvements at the school. Kimball Class of 1969 Coffee May7 The Kimball Class of 1969 will get together for coffee 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Triple R Grill and Bar. Kimball Class of 1961 to meet Iune 24 The Kimball graduating class of 1961 get together is scheduled to be held at Triple R Grill & Bar Friday, June 24, 2016. Social hour is at 3:30, dinner to follow. Please share this notice with fellow classmates. By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Coach Eric Primus offered a summation of the gifts' season thus far. Wednesday, April 13, Kimball 11, ACGC 5. ACGC scored first, grabbing two runs in the first inning off of two Kimball errors, and a two-run scoring double by Hannah Wilner. Emily Utecht answered back with a solo home run in the first inning. The Cubs tied the game in the bottom of. the second inning, however in the top of the third, Hannah Wilner blasted a two-run home run. Kimball answered back with one run in the bottom of the fourth inning, and ACGC trumped that with one more in the fifth. Kimball scored 6 runs in the fifth inning, and never looked back. Emily Utecht was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 HR; Katie Merchant was 2 for 4, with a double; Stephanie Hurrle was 2 for 4, 1 run scored; MacKenzie Leither was 1 for 1, 2 runs scored, 1 walk, and 1 SB; Shay Krippner was 1 for 3, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, and 3 SB. Emily Utecht got the win, pitching all 7 innings, striking out 8, allowing 7 hits, walking 1. Thursday, April 14, Kimball 10, Eden Valley 0, (5 innings) Kimball played a home game against neighbor Eden Valley The game started on a sober note as a student (lake Foehrenbacher) from Eden Valley had passed away the day before. In honor of ]ake, the Kimball Cubs fast pitch team wore red under their uni- forms seeing as several of the play- ers knew lake, and they knew that red was his favorite color. Kimball had 9 hits between 7 players. Katie Merchant was 3 for 3 with a walk, and 4 RBI. Tasha Kunkel, Madison Libbesmeier, Emily Utecht, Stephanie Hurtle, Lauren Libbesmeier, and MacKenzie Leither, each had one hit. Madison Libbesmeier drew three walks, and she scored four times. Katie Merchant got the win, pitched a complete game. She struck out 10 of the 15 batters she faced, walked 0 and hit two. Monday, April 18, Kimball 8, Howard Lake Wavefty-Winsted 5. Kimball traveled to Howard Lake to play a rainy softball game. After the first three innings Kimball had a 7-0 lead, but fell asleep, allow- ing Howard Lake to pull within 2 runs, after giving up 5 con- secutive. Madison Libbesmeier finally scored in the sixth inning off of a Katie Merchant sacri- fice bunt. Katie Merchant pitched the first five innings and was relieved by Emily Utecht. Madison Libbesmeier 2 for 2, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI; Kari Schiefelbein 2 for 3, run scored, RBI; Emily Utecht 1 for 2, run scored, RBI; Alexa Ruehle and Natasha Kunkel each added a hit. Merchant slings no- hitter as softball Cubs rout Eagles By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Thursday, April 14, was Katie Merchant Day at the ball park.., or so it seemed. 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