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Thursday, June 23,2011 .11t0 Tri-County News. Kimball, MN 00VV& I,O Elementary Basketball Camp By Iay Klein, coach The Kimball boys' and girls' basketball programs recently held a basketball camp at Kimball Area High School. Participants in the camp consisted of boys and girls in grades four, five and six. Players learned about the different fun- damentals of basketball related to ball-handling, dribbling, pass- ing, shooting, rebounding and defense. Campers participated in a number of contests and com- petitions both individually and as a team over the course of the week. All of the campers worked extremely hard and improved tre- mendously throughout the week. Members of the 4-6 grade group consisted of the following: Jacob Beehler, Carl Blanchard, Trinity Erickson, Casey Gohmann, Mackenzie Leither, Melanie Loehrer, Brendan Maurer, Katie Merchant, Erin O'Brien, Kira Schaefer, Ashley Schindele, Sidney Schreiner, Brody Strand, Sophia Strand, Lexi Streit, Zack Streit, Easton Syvertson, Madilyn Truenow, Rachel Utecht, and Julia Zipoy. Photo by Images by Marguerite. Sports, School News, Legais, Crime, Photos, Announcements, Classifieds, Weather, and much morel WWW. tricountynews.MN ALSO: You can easily enter events yourself in the online Community Calendar, subscribe or renew, or place a classified ad Star of the North Games week two Preview for the 24th annual Star of the North Games in St. Cloud week two: June 23-26. Week two of Star of the North Games in St.Cloud kicks off on Thursday, June 23, with BMX Cycling. BMX Cycling will be the only sport that starts on Thursday at Pineview Park BMX. Friday, Sat- urday, and Sunday will consist of baseball, basketball, golf, pickle- ball, Olympic Day, softball, track & field and the 5K Road Race. Sports will take place at various loca- tions across St. Cloud for the clos- ing weekend of Star of the North. The Star of the North Games are Minnesota's annual Olympic-style amateur sports festival, with over 5,000 athletes from all over the state expected to compete in 17 different sports. Week two line up: Baseball (June 24-26) Basketball-Adult (Jtme 24-26) Basketball 10-12 grade (June 25) BMX Cycling (June 23) Golf (June 24) Olympic Day Celebration (June 25) Pickleball (June 25) 5k Road Race (June 25) Softball 16's (June 25) Softball 18's (June 26) Track & Field (June 25) About Star of the North Games: Each year, a different Minnesota community hosts the Games. Past host cities have included Bums- ville, Rochester, Blaine, Coon Rap- ids, Twin Cities North Metro, Moor- head, and Brooklyn Park. The num- ber of sports varies from year to year, typically 18 to 24. The Star of the North Summer Games is annually held on the third and fourth weekends of June. This year, St. Cloud will host the Games for the sixth time on June 18-19 and June 24-26. When coaches, referees, family members and spectators are included, the Star of the North Games will bring 8,000 to 10,000 people to St. Cloud for the Games. Olympic Day 2011 in St. Cloud The 2011 Star of the North .Games has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to host an Olympic Day event at the St. Cloud Summer Games and will feature three Midwest athletes with Olympic and International resume. The Star of the North Games Olympic Day Event will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in Halenbeck Hall Fitness Center at St. Cloud State University. Olym- pic Day is a worldwide celebration of the values and ideals associ- ated with the Olympic Movement. Olympic Day will host a free cele- bration for youth around the world to observe the Olympic values of fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. Members of the public are welcomed to attend and participate in an ice-cream social and a "meet-and-greet" ses- sion with the Olympic athletes. Three confirmed guests for Olympic Day, so far, include Olym- pic Silver Medalist and three-time World Champion women's hockey star, Gigi Marvin; three-time Paralympic Archer Aaron Cross; and Minnesota Golden Gopher women's hockey player, Anne Schleper. Olympic Day is part of the Star of the North Games hap- pening in St.Cloud June 17-19 and June 24-26. The United States Olympic Day is the United States Olympic Com- mittee's (USOC's) initiative to edu- cate people about the Olympic Movement and inspire all Ameri- cans. Meet the athletes: Gigi Marvin is from Warroad, Minn., and played four years of hockey from 2005-2009 at the Uni- versity of Minnesota. Marvin won the Silver medal at the 2010 Van- couver Olympic Games and is a four-time Gold medalist in the International Ice Hockey Feder- ation World Women's Champi- onships (IIHF). Marvin was part of the Media All-Star Team at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and received the 2010 USA Hockey Women's Player of the Year Award. Aaron Cross is from Water- loo, Iowa, and currently lives in St. Cloud. Cross is American archer who graduated from Augs- burg College in Minneapolis in 1997. A world-class archer, Cross holds 15 U.S. National titles, five World titles and is a three-time U.S. Paralympian. Cross received a bronze medal in the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games and is a cur- rent part of Motivation on Wheels, a professional public speaking organization. Cross speaks about overcoming life's obstacles with focus and determination to groups of children and adults. Anne Schleper is a St. Cloud native and will be at home when she returns to the Olympic Day The emphasis is on friendly, par- ticipatory competition. The largest team sports for week one include volleyball, with 137 teams expected; and lacrosse with 28 teams. Sport Venues: Sports will be held at dozens of athletic venues in St.Cloud and sur- rounding communities for both weekends. The sport venues for week two include: Waite Park for baseball, Pineview Park for BMX Cycling, Territory Golf Club for golf, Whitney Recreation Center for picldeball, Whitney Park for the 5k Road Race as well as softball, Halenbeck Hall Fitness Center at St. Cloud State University for Olym- pic Day, Sauk Rapids Middle School for track & field and various local gyms for basketball. Results: Results from week one can be found by visiting www.starofthe northgames.org/, and searching the result page. Week two scores will be posted here as well when available. event. Schleper is a current wom- en's ice hockey player for the Min- nesota Golden Gophers. Schleper was a member of the women's national ice hockey team at the 2011 IIHF Women's World Cham- pionship. Schleper was named to the 2010-11 WCHA First Team as well as the WCHA All-Academic Team and she has also received the 2011 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award. National recognition Olympic Day events are sched- uled in all 50 states and it is expected that 350+ Olympic Day events will take place across the United States, most happening from June 17 to 26. The states for which State Games are sponsor- ing an Olympic Day event are: Ala- bama, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Car- olina and Utah. "I think anytime one has the chance to hear from some of the most elite athletes from the United States, especially at a sport- ing venue like Star of the North Games, it has the chance to inspire and motivate people to pursue their dreams, be it athletic or oth- erwise," says Keith Bryant, Direc- tor of the U.S. Olympic Communi- cations Division. For further information on Star of the North Games as well as Olympic Day, please visit www. starofthenorthgames.org. Leisure II ] ]] rrrr iIiIiiii]r Page 7 Springers claim Highway 55 Tournament Championship The Cold Spring Springers won threw a complete game and struck the tournament with a 9-3 win out four to get the win. Eden Valley over Moorhead Sunday night in beat the Sartell Stone Poney's 10-0 Watkins. Zach Femrite, who was in the consolation game in Kim- named the tournament MVP, ball. Demo Derby results Results are in for the DEMO DERBY which took place Satur- day, June 18, at the Meeker County Fairgrounds in Litchfield. 80s Feature 1 - Myron Prochaska 2 - Tom Stern 3 - Ryan Zitzloff 4 - Marvin Miller 5 - lake Elsenpeter Full Size Trucks 1 - John Binsfeld 2 - Nathan Cooley 3 - Jim Riebe 4 - Cory Stuher 5 - Chris Pearson Mighty Minis 1 - Jeremy Fredricks 2 - Trenton Adkins 3 - Pete Lindstom 4 - Shane Painschab 5 - Cory Deters Old Iron 1 - Mike Ashman 2 - Dale Karels 3 - Rick Anderson 4 - Jeremy Wrobleski 5 - Scott Svigen Chain Stock 1 - Chad Kipf 2 - Adam Prieve will post 3 - 5 soon Compact 1 - Brenden Bruss 2 - Nick Erickson 3 - Travis Yokey 4 - lake Tews 5 - Adam Waldron 1/2 ton trucks 1 - Scott Hatcher 2 - Cody Flowers 3 - Mike Knutson 4 - Brett Nelson 5 - Andrew Huhn Bal Garage !,! "lim Ellis, Owner HRS: Mon-Fri: 7:30-5:30; Sat: North of 55 on 15 in -Noon 398-2200