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ililBJ[inlmmiiBi IIBIIIINN NNIIBIBIIIII IIIKNIIIIImlE IH|IImlBIBIIN I A-o4--- ,* 0 Thursday, April 23, 2009 Tri-Coun .News * Kimball, MN Students at Ridgewater receive awards St. John's Prep Nliddle School baseball wins Royalton tournament The Saint John's Prep Middle School baseball team won all three of its games and repeated as the champions of the Royal- ton Jr. High Baseball Tournament Saturday, April 18. Patrick Arnold, son of John and Margaret Arnold of Kimball, is a member of this winning team. Agriculture students were hon- in February, and the national con- Konz, received sixth place Dairy ored at the PAS (Postsecondary tests were held in Hersey, Penna. Specialist Team and second place Agricultural Student Organiza- in March. Dairy Specialist Individual for tion) Awards Banquet which was * Jacob Kieke (above left) of state competition held at Ridgewater College-Will- Kimball, the son of Kevin and Nathan Pramann (right) of mar Campus on Tuesday, April Z Julie Kieke, received first place - South Haven, the son of Lory Pra- Students received awards for their Career Planning-Animal Systems mann, received fifth place Dairy participation in state and national - Ruminant, for state competition. Specialist Team for state compe- PAS contests. The state PAS con- Allison Konz (center) of Kim- tition. tests were held in Marshall, Minn. ball, the daughter of Nick and Amy Softball season opens with three games By Gary Riess, Coach a double to plate three runs and The 2009 Kimball fast-pitch sea- secure a 7-5 victory. Kendra Albers son opened last week with three was 3-4, Kelsey Vigoren was 3-3, games ~on Monday, Tuesday, and Callanderwas 2-4, and Megan Lib- Thursday. Practice began March 9, besmeier was 2-4 for Kimball. andtheteamspentalmostamonth Thursday Rockford continued in the gym before weather permit- the trend of the week and jumped ted thecompetitiontobegin, out to a 7-0 lead through three Monday's opener was against innings. Using six hits and two Osakis, who were playing their errors, they forged their lead. Kim- second game of the season. Open- ball then started to chip away with ing day nerves were apparent as Callander, Albers andKristenKue- the Cubs fell behind 7-0 after two chle scoring. Cassandra Loch and innings. Kimball returns only two Albers scored next in the fifth, and full-time starters from last year's the game was 7-5. Rockford scored team, so seven of the nine players once more and Albers added her were seeing their first significant third run of the game and the final playing time. After the rough start, score was 8-6 for Rockford. Albers the Cubs settled down and thelast was 3-4, Callander was 2-3, and five innings saw Osakis add only Megan Libbesmeier was 1-2 with a one more run, while the Cubs got double and 2 RBI. two runs from Beth Libbesmeier, The Cubs face their busiest and one from Melissa Hechtel to week of the season this week, with end the game with an 8-3 margin, games at Maple Lake and St. John's Libbesmeierwas 2-3 and Tesslynn Prep, and then a double-header Callander was 2-4 to lead the Kim- with EV-W Thursday, and a Sat- ball offense, urday tourney with Royalton and HLW-W was the Tuesday oppo- ACGC, for a total of six games in a nent, and also the CMC opener, week. Again, the Cubs fell behind early This year's squad consists of with the Lakers taking a 4-0 lead seniors Kendra Albers, Cassandra into the bottom of the fourth Loch, andAmyMassmann.Juniors inning. The Cubs used four hits, a -are Tesslynn Callander, Erin Gil- walk, and three Laker errors to tie patrick, Melissa Hechtel, Melissa the game 4-4. Callander, Megan Konz, Kristin Kuechle, Beth Lib- Libbesmeier, AmyMassmann, and besmeier, Shantel Tschida, Kelsey Cassandra Loch scored runs. The Vigoren, and Abby Zoller. Fresh- Cubs took a 5-4 lead in the fifth, man Megan Libbesmeier corn- when Callander singled and was pletes the varsity roster. Head driven in by Megan Libbesmeier's coach is Gary Riess, ]V is Eric Pri- triple. The Lakers pounced in the mus, Joe Stangle eighth grade, and sixth, using 2 walks, an error and Barry Strand seventh grade. Megan Libbesmeier delivers a pitch in the first Cubs softball game of the 2009 season. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Boys' basketball team holds awards banquet On Thursday, April 2, the boys' was also chosen First Team All- to Stephan Kurkosky. BobbyArens basketball team held their post- Conference. Bobby Arens was was named Most Improved Player. season awards banquet. All play- selected Second Team All-Confer- Stephan Kurkosky received the ers in grades eight through l2 were ence. Scott Nystrom was named Sportsmanship Award. Statist:- honored by the coaching staff and to the KDUZ All-Area Team and cians who earned letters included: their parents for all their hard St. Cloud Times All-Area Team Tommy Linn, less:ca Dahle, Mel- work throughout the season. Indi- honorable mention, ody Rose and videographer Alex viduals on the teams were recog- Several team awards were Bateman. nized for their accomplishments handed out at the banquet. Play- Allthreeofthebasketballteams during the year. ers receiving varsity letters for the showed a tremendous amount of Anumberofconferenceawards 2008-2009season, included:Bobby improvement over the course of were handed out at the banquet. Arens, Andy Dingmann, Travisthe season. The varsity team fin- Two players chosen to play in the Erickson, Stephan Kurkosky, Alex :shed with a record of 8 wins and CMC All-Star Game were Bobby Fischer, Pat Libbesmeier, Scott i-7 losses. The coaching staffwould Arens and Andy Dingmann. Andy Nystrom, Nell Helgeson, Brett like to thank the players for all of Dingmann and Brett Ostby were Ostby, and Austin Ruehle. Scott their hard work, the parents for all named All-Conference Academic. Nystrom was named Most Valu-of their support, and everyone else Scott Nystrom was named Con- able Player-Offense. Travis Erick- who helped make the 2008-2009 ference Player of the Week dur- son received Most Valuable Player- basketball season a success. ing the course of the season. Scott Defense. The Hustle Award went Cubs baseball By Paul Sundin ~~~q~: ~ ~ ~ ~4~-t~b=4 The Kimball Cubs Varsity Base- ball Team finally got the season Tri-County League, 4-15-09 started Tuesday night, April 14, L.B.C.. 221 99 in Howard Lake against the Lak- Vinar Cabinet197 123 ers. The game started with a bang Aqua Lanes 179 140 when Tommy Linn led off for the Ameriprise Financ. 177.5 142.5 Cubs, a hit, a gapper to left-center Tri-CountyNews170.5 149.5 field. However, the Lakers Center Bowling Ninjas116.5 203.5 Fielder made a spectacular diving Bringemdwn 103 189 Richies Sm Eng87 205 catchtotakeanextrabasehitaway High games: Matt Kotila 266, 214; ler- from Linn. The game started out emy Vinar 257, 234, 204; Brian Arens close, but the Cubs pitchers could 226, 202; Gordy Schreifels 219; Steve not consistently throw strikes; Becker 215; Joe Bogatzki 212; Brian walking a combined 10 batters. Mackereth 207; Steve Berscheid 207; At the plate the Cubs struggled to Mike O'Reilly201; Bob Schwanke 200. string together any hits, but were High series: Ieremy Vinar 695; Matt Kotila 628; Brian Arens 597; Mike still able to muster 3 runs on 4 hits O'Reilly 565; Gordy Schreifels 566. and 1 walk. The final score was: Commercial League, 4,16-09 Lakers 14 Cubs 3. Kimball Fire Dept 12~94 The Cubs travelled to Rockford Kim-Built 117.5 54.5 at 4:30 Thursday, April 16, to face AffordableDisp. 116 100 The Rockets and to Faber Field at S]Roofing 111 105 7:30 Friday night, April 17, under H & S Heating/AC 93 123 the lights, to face The Johnnies of King Crow 88.5 127.5 Weekly top ten: Aaron Winter 222, St. Iohn'sprep. 637; Kelly Danelke 232, 620; ]eremy Vinar 224, 214, 612; Dwight Vinar 225, 606; Eric Donnay 220, 215, 581; Butch Weigelt 563; Mark Serbus 562; Steve Berscheid 223, 559; Ray Adolph 556; TobyWentzlaff220, 542; Bryon Kramer 225. Fishing rules change for Sylvia Lakes The Minnesota Department northern pike 36 inches or larger. of Natural Resources (DNR) Another note is that the daily reminded anglers that regula- possession limits apply to the two tions have changed slightly at East lakes as a whole. In other words an and West Sylvia Lakes. Effective angler may not harvest the limit of March 1, 2009, the daily posses- fish from both East and West Syl- sionlimit of northern pike is three, via Lakes. The intent is that the None can be harvested between two lakes were treated as one. 24-36 inches. The regulation was This information is included in changed as a result of study, pub- the 2009 Minnesota Fishing Regu- lic meetings, and a concern for lations; and signs with these rules the conservation of medium- have been posted at the public sized northern pike. The pro- access. tected slot-size limit allows fish to For more information: Paul grow to a medium size before har- Diedrich, Area Fisheries Supervi- vest:Anglers may possess only one sor. Moose, bear hunt app. deadline May 1 Deadline to apply for Minnesota In 2008, 2,706 parties applied moose-hunting license is May 1 for 247 permits. Hunting parties Minnesotans who want to harvested 110 bull moose. experience a once-in-a-lifetime Additional information is avail- bull moose hunt this fall only have able online . Applicants will be applying for- Deadline to apply for Minnesota a total of 225 bull-only harvest bear-hunting license is May 1 permits, which are spread across Applications for this fall's black 30 hunting zones of northeastern bear hunt are due by May 1. They Minnesota. Permits for the Oct. are available at any of the Min- 3-18 hunt are awarded randomly nesota Department of Natural to parties of two to four hunters. Resources' (DNR) 1,650 license Permit applications are avail- agents or online. able at any of the DNR's 1,650 Hunters interested in the license agents. A fee of $3 per indi- Sept. 1-Oct. 18 hunt can apply for vidual must be included with an one of 10,000 available licenses application, spread across 11 permit areas. Only Minnesota residents are Hunters picked in the lottery must eligible for the moose hunt. Any pay $38 for a resident license and hunter who received a moose per- $200 for a nonresident license. mit since 1991 is not eligible to Hunters who are interested in apply for the once-in-a-lifetime obtaining only a preference point hunt. Successful applicants must should apply for Area 99. By doing pay a license fee of $310 per party so, they will not be considered for and attend a mandatory orienta~ a permit but will accrue a prefer- tion session, ence point instead.