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i - News of our students Creighton University, Omaha, Southwest Minnesota State Neb. graduation May 18 University, Marshall From Eden Valley, Kimberly From Kimball, Tiffany Kuechle, Gross was awarded a Doctor of daughter of Ken and Dawn Kue- Pharmacy degree, chle, received a Leadership Award Valley City State University, N.D. Scholarship for 2013-2014 aca- dean's list demic year. Her major is elemen- From Kimball., Burke Tagney tary education. Summer basketball camp in June For boys and girls to develop12 p.m. June 10-13, at KimballArea basketball skills High School. BylayKlein, coach Girls in grades 6-11 this past The Kimball basketball pro- year.will have camp at Kimball grams will be running their sum- Area High School from 1-4 p.m. mer basketball camps once again June 10-13. this year. Camps are scheduled for Finally, boys in grades 6-11 this the first three weeks of June. past year will have camp at the Studentswhowereinkindergar- high school from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. ten, first grade and second grade June 17-20. All camps will focus this past year will have camp from on skill development and include 3-5 p.m. June 3-6, at Kimball Ele- a number of individual and team mentarySchool, contests and competitions. For Students in grades 3-5 this past more information, contact Kim- year will have camp from 9 a.m. to ball Community Education. Young Marketers compete in national competition Kimball Cubs' softball team ousted in first round ByPat Garry, staff writer besmeier ultimately hit her, and of our fans who came out to sup- The Kimball 'Cubs' softball finally struck out the fourth hit- port us allyear," Primus said. team's post-season ended shortly ter she encountered. The seem-Winning Pitcher: Lad- after it began Thursday, May 23, ingly perpetual first frame was ren Silbernick (Osakis) pitched in Minnewaska, with a 7-4 loss to" finally over, leaving the Cubs in a 7innings, faced 33 batters, allowed the number 3-seed Osakis Silver- 5-0 hole. Osakis scored their only 4 runs, 2 earned, gave up 7 hits, streaks. Finally getting a break earned run of the game in the walked l and struck out 4; from the 3-day rains, the sixth- fifth inning, and Kimball man-Losing Pitcher: Alexis seeded Cubs journeyed to Min- aged just one run in each of the Rose (Kimball)pitched 2/3's newaska, to face the Osakis club, third and fifth innings, and added of an inning, faced 7 bat- in their first meeting of the year, their final two in the sixth. Giving ters, allowed 5 runs, 0 hits, since being"snowed out" earlier in an all-out effort, the Cubs first two walked 3, hit 2 and struck out 1; the season. The game would have hitters reached safely in the top of Pitching in relief: Madison Lib- been just fine for the Cubs had the seventh. But the Silverstreaks besmeier pitched 5 1/3 innings, they not played the first inning, put out the fire quickly, retir- faced 23 batters, allowed 2 runs, After a scoreless top half of the ing the next three Cubs. Kimball 1 earned, gave up 3 hits, walked 2 first, the Cubs took the field with coach Eric Primus believes the and struck out 7; Alexis Rose on the mound. Retir- game could have gone their way. Kimball Highlights: Lauren ing the first two Silverstreaks via "Over all we played a better game Libbesmeier, 4 for 4 with a dou- a strike out and ground out, things than Osakis did. We had more hits, ble, 1 RBI, and 2 stolen bases; went suddenlysouth. Rose walked more earned runs, more stolen Madison Libbesmeier, 1 for the next two batters and hit the bases, and fewer errors, but unfor- 4, 1 run scored, 1 stolen base; next one, loading the bases. Fol- tunately our pitching wasiYt there Alexis Rose, 1 for 4, 1 run scored, lowing yet another walk, Osakis today." Perhaps realizing they let 1 stolen base; Breane Meierhofer, took a 1-0 two-out lead. The score one get away, the Cubs look for- 1 for 3, 1 RBI, and 2 stolen bases; was 2-0, with the ensuing wild ward to another great season in Shay Krippner, 2 runs scored, 3 pitch by Rose, who then yielded 2014...andmaybealittlelesssnow! stolen bases. another base on balls. Madison "It was a disappointing way to end Osakis Hlghights: D. Chris- Libbesmeier entered in relief and the season, but I think it left a sour holm, 1 for 3, a double, 3 runs the circus continued. After a wild taste for the girls who will be corn- scored; I. Fearing, 1 for 2, 1 run pitch, she walked the first hitter ing back next year, They know they scored, 1 RBI; B. Waldorf, 1 for 2. she faced. Starting the next batter can. do better and I expect that out with another wild pitch, Lib- they will. I would like to thank all A team of students from Uni- The top six marketing teams versity ofMinnesota has won First this year were: Finalists (in alpha Kimball girls' softball team sweeps Pierz in twin bill Place at this year's national mar- order), Michigan State University, By Pat Garry, staff writer Kimball shut them down and got lead. Shay Krippner reached on an keting competition hosted by the University of Illinois - Urbana/ With the softballseason quickly out of the mess. In the bottom of error, stole second, and advanced National Agri-Marketing Associ- Champaign and University of Wis- fading, the Kimball girls' fast pitch the sixth inning, Stacy Hurrle took to third on a sacrifice fly by Stacy ation (NAMA). The competition consin-- Platteville. Third place, team was flawless on May 16 at -a walk. Raelynn Callander dou- Hurrle. Lauren Libbesmeier hit washeldAprill7-18inKansasCity,Kansas State University; Second home, taking a double-dipperbled, and the speedy Hurrle cir- a rope to center, easily scoring Mo. place, University of Guelph; and from Pierz, 8-7 and 3-0. The lady cled the bases, scoring the win- Kripner. The score remained 2-0 Bethany Libbesmeier of Kim- First place, University of Minne- Cubs committed just one error ning run. until the top of the 6th when Lad- ball is one of the students partici- sota. all day and Coach Eric Primus Winning Pitcher: Alexis Rose ren Libbesmeier scored for Kim- pating from the University ofMin- Students decide on a project and was verypleased. "It was a win we pitched 6 innings, faced 34 batters, ball. With a 3-0 lead, Madison nesota in this competition. She is develop a plan to successfully bring needed. The girls work very hard allowed 7 runs, 1 earned; gave up Libbesmeier finished off the Pio- the daughter of Kevin and Joyce the product or service to the mar- in practice, and our record doesn't 6 hits; walked 5 and struck out 7. neers in the bottom of the frame, Libbesmeier. She is in her junior ketplace. In developing their mar- show how good they really are." Losing Pitcher: T. Hopkins pitched sealing the finale and earning the year with a major in Business and keting plan, students follow the The Cubs pounded out 11 hits in 6 innings, faced 29 batters, shutout, 3-0. "Maddy did a great Marketing Education. same practices'and principles used the double header. Game one allowed 8 runs, 2 earned; gave up job, keeping her composure out "Every team particilSating in by today's marketing professionals, was fast and furious, with Kim- 6 hits, walked 3 and struck out 5. there tonight. She never let the the marketing Competition does Teams submit a written plan sum- ball, scoring first in the second Kimball Highlights: Alexis Rose, batters rattle her," Primus said. an excellent job of developing a mary prior to the competition and inning. They held the lead for just 3 for 3, 1 run scored and 3 RBI; Winning Pitcher: Madison Lib- thorough marketing plan, a pro- then make a formal presentation an inning as Pierz scored five runs Madison Libbesmeier, 1 for 3, besmeier pitched 6 innings, faced cess that takes most teams the of their marketing plan to a panel in the top of the third. The Kim- 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases; 22 batters, allowed 0 runs, gave up majority of the academic year to of judges at the competition. The ball gals trumped that effort with Raelynn Calander, 1 for 3, 1 run 2 hits, walked 1 and struck out 10. complete," said Kristen Marshall, judges' panel consists of marketing two more runs of their own in the scored; Lauren Libbesmeier, 1 for Losing Pitcher: T. Hopkins pitched NAMA Careers Committee Chair. andagribusiness professionals, bottom of the third inning. In the 3, 1 walk; Stacy Hurrle, 2 walks, 6 innings, faced19 batters, allowed "Those teams that advanced to Overall, 29 student NAMA fourth inning, Megan B.ozer hit a and scored the winning run.3 runs, 2 earned, gave up 4 hits, the finals truly did exceptional chapters participated in the mar- solo shot, making the score 6-3, Game two was less dramatic walked 0, struck out 3. work on their projects. EachyearI keting competition. The compe- Pierz. Pierz scored another run in but culminated in a favorable Kimball Highlights: Lauren am amazed by the talent of these tition is part of the National Agri- the 5th inning, making the score result for the Cubs. After two Libbesmeier, 2 for 3, 1 run scored; teams. They're truly an awesome Marketing Association's annual 7-3. Kimball answered back with scoreless innings, Cubs' short- Shay Krippner, 1 for i with 1 run group that we hope will continue conference and trade show. 4 runs in the sixth inning, tying stop Breane Meierhofer smashed scored, and 1 stolen base; Emily in Ag marketing as they begin More than 350 student members the game at 7-7. Two Pierz bat- her first round-tripper of the sea- Utecht: I for 1; Breane Meier- their professional careers." attended the conference, ters got on in the sixth inning, but son, lifting the Cubs to a one-run hofer: 1 for 2 (home run) 1 RBI. The University of Minnesota "The marketing competition team had 15 students involvedis a great learning tool for these dy pit with this yeaPs project to mar- students and provides them with La Cubs' fast- ch team pounds Melrose, closes ket Minnesota grown hops "Supe- some really good practical expe- rior Hops". The team spent the last rience," said Marshall, "Our con- season with bang several months conducting mar- gratulations to University of Min- ket research, writing the market- nesota for their exceptional work ing plan and developing a presen- and success at the competition tation, this year." Isyour mess! By Pat Garry, staff writer their lead to 3-0. Finally, Madison Osakis, at Minnewaska, 1:00. On the heels of a two-game Libbesmeier broke the trend by Winning Pitcher: Madison sweep of the Pierz Pioneers, the getting a hit to center, followed by Libbesmeier pitched 6 and 2/3 Kimball Cubs traveled to Melrose Katelyn Lichte who hit a rocket to innings, faced 26 batters, allowed for a non-conference game on Fri- right field. Alexis Rose reached on 3 runs, two earned, gave up day, the 17th. The weather was not an error, allowing Libbesmeier to 4 hit, s, walked 2 and struck out 7; the nicest for a softball game, but score. After Katelyn Lichte scored Losing Pitcher: Rever- that did not dampen the spirits on a passed ball, the game was mann pitched 6 innings, faced 31 of the Cubs players. Cubs' Stacy tied. With-momentum on their batters, allowed 7 runs, 4 earned, Hurtle smacked a 1-1 pitch to left side, the Cubs added three more gaveup9 hits, walked 1, andstruck field to get things started, and runs in the fourth, and four more out 6. scored on a Raelynn Callanderin the seven_th. Melrose scored KimballHighlights:StacyHur- hit to right field. Kimball's Alexis twice in the seventh, but it was rle, 2 for 4 with 2 RBI; Lauren Lib- Rose started outwith abang, fan- too little too late. Kimball took the besmeier, 2 for 4, 1 run scored; ningthelead-offhitter. But then, big victory, 10-5. Coach Eric Pri- Madison Libbesmeier, 2 for 3, as fast as the weather was chang- mus was happy with the win over 3 runs scored, 3 RBI, and 3 stolen ing, so did Rose's pitching. She his home town Dutchmen. "Itwas bases; Raelynn Callander, 1 for walked 3 of the next 4 batters, and great coming home and winning. 4, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, and 3 sto- following an error and wild pitch, I knew a lot of people in the stands len bases; Katelyn Lichte, 1 for 1, the Cubs ultimately found them- from Melrose, and I was proud to 2 runs scored; Alexis Rose, 1 for 3, selves down 2-1. Left fielder Mad- show that my girls were the better 1 run scored; Shelby Schiefelbein, ison Libbesmeier entered in relief team that day. It just felt great. It 1 for 1, 1 RBI; Shay Krippner, 1 for and was able to temporarily put was a nice way to end the season." 3, 1 run scored, and 1 stolen base. out the fire. Melrose added a run The Cubs enter the playoffs with in the third inning, extending a game on Thursday, May 23, vs.