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&apos;7 Pa00e 8 Kimball 12U tournaments Tournament at Hutchinson Kimball 12U fastpitch com- peted in the Hutchinson Tour- nament in the non-stealing divi- sion. There were 12 teams in this bracket. Kimball's first opponent was Brownton. Kimball just played them in league and lost by one run. Looking to avenge that loss, Kimball came out with a strong pitching performance by Denzel Atherton and Lauren Libbesmeier. These two girls and Kimball's defense held Brownton to two runs through seven innings. The offense took advantage of walks and some timely hits and won the game 12-2. Kimball advanced to the semi-finals vs. Hutch Hurri- canes. This again is another team that we played in league and had lost by two runs. Kimball started off early hitting the ball putting three runs across the plate and continued this trend scoring five runs in the third inning and the fourth inning. The girls threat- ened to score every inning of this game showing some nice hitting off a left handed pitcher. With Kimball winning 13-7 in the top of the seventh inning, the Hurri- canes put together two runs and threatening to score more, until Kimball's outfielders put together two great heads up plays. With a runner on first base, and a Hurri- cane hit to right center, outfielder Denzel Atherton threw the ball to second base person Emily Utecht to force the lead runner out. Now with two outs and a runner on first base, the Hurricane batter hits a base hit to left fielder Bailey Bersc- heid and she fires it to Utecht cov- ering second base to force the run- ner out for the last out of the game. Kimball again showed a fine pitch- ing performance by Denzel Ather- ton and Lauren Libbesmeier. Kim- ball wins the game by a score of 13-9 and advances to the champi- onship! Kimball's task to win the cham- pionship is to beat the Hutch Light- ening. Kimball came out strong scoring 4 runs in the first inning. This was continued by Kimball scoring in every inning but one with some solid hits and running every ball out that was put in play. At the end of five innings, the score was 12-2 and the game ended due to the run rule. Kimball's hitting performance gave them the edge in this game. Madison Libbesmeier pitched all five innings of this game and struck out seven Light- ening batters. This game proved to be a total team effort where the defense and offense each did their part. The players on this team were: Denzel Atherton, Bailey Ber- scheid, Becky Holtz, Tashi Kunkel, Ariel Laabs, Lauren Libbesmeier, Madison Libbesmeier, Hedy Rob- ben, Taylor Schriener, Montana Tschida, and Emily Utecht. Con- gratulations to these girls on the first-place finish! Ramsey Dirt Devil Classic On June 5th and 6th, Kimball 12U participated in the Ramsey Dirt Devil Classic, who played host to 12 teams. The tournament was aligned that the girls first played three games in pool play on Sat- urday to seed them for the dou- ble elimination tournament on Simday. On a rainy Saturday, the girls went 2-1 in pool play. We beat Anoka Ramsey 11-6, lost to Mon- ticello 7-10, and came out strong against a tough Soderville team winning with a score of 12-3. Our performance on Saturday seeded us #three out of four in the upper bracket for championship Sunday. Prior Lake received the top seed, Soderville received the second seed, Kimball was the third seed, and Becker got the 4th seed. This set us up to see Soderville in the opening game on Sunday. Starting out on Sunday, Kim- ball again came out strong scoring a run in the top of the first inning and followed this trend through- out the game, scoring at least once every inning against Soderville. Defense and pitching proved suc- cessful in making several great plays and pitcher Lauren Lib- besmeier not allowing a walk in the game. Kimball's hitting and plate discipline came through in putting the ball in play and earn- ing several base hits against a fast Soderville pitcher. Kimball won the game 8-3 to advance to the Cham- pionship round against Prior Lake. Kimball started out strong again, scoring runs in the top of the first inning and continued throughout the game this way. Pitching and defense did their job in holding some good hitters to single base hits or making the play and get- ting them out. Going into the last inning Kimball was leadingby a score of 6-5. Prior Lake came out with there bats and quickly scored one run to tie the game. With Kim- ball winning the toss for home sports Leisure Thursday, June24,2010 Tri-County News Kimball, MN team, they came up to bat in the bottom of the inning to score the game winning run. Hedy Rob- ben led off the inning by earning a walk. She then stole second base. With no outs, Emily Utecht came up to bat and hit a line shot up the middle for a double which scored Hedy from second base giving Kimball the win 7-6! Kimball completed the tourna- ment going 4-1 and played in a vari- ety of weather conditions. This is the second year in row Kimball has taken first place in the top bracket of the Ramsey Tournament. We seen many different types of pitching and the girls made the proper adjust- ments to be successful in these situ- ations. Kimball's defense and pitch- ing came through while playing in a tournament where the dropped third strike rule was in effect, steal- ing bases, and advancing on passed ball/wild pitches were allowed. There was a lot of learning that took place, while also experiencing suc- cess doing it. Players on this team were: Denzel Atherton, Bailey Ber- scheid, Becky Holtz, Shay Krippner, Tashi Kunkel, Ariel Laabs, Lauren Libbesmeier, Madison Libbesmeier, Hedy Robben, Amanda Roerick, Kaitlen Truenow, and Emily Utecht. Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs. Legal Notice REGULAR MEETING BOARD OF EDUCATION JUNE 16, 2010 IND. SCHOOL DISTRICT 739 KIMBALL, MN The meeting was called to order by Chair Helgeson at 6:30 p.m. with all board members except Stenger present. Member Stenger arrived at 6:45. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance. Zipoy/Dockery to approve the agenda as presented. MC Celebrations included Erin Dingmann participating at the State Golf Meet, Softball finished 3rd in the Section, baseball fin- ished well playing a tough game against EV-W, track sent Shawny Kramer tostate tournament play in discus, the 13-year-old boys' base- ball team won the state champion- ship advancing to the World Series possibly in Omaha, Nebraska, the 12U girls' won their tournament in Ramsey and the A-team has two wins, one loss, and one tie pres- ently. Mr. Widvey reported on gradu- ation going very well, a great end to the school year, and cleaning of the building well underway. Mr. Clark reported on a great end to the school year as well, the all-school cook-out was held on the last day of school, the lst-2nd grade wing has the carpet cleaned and is ready to go with cleaning continuing in the other areas of the building, the half-time Kinder- garten teacher position has been filled, so all staffing needs are cov- ered for the next school year. Mr. Tritabaugh reported on upcoming meetings: June 23 - Stearns County Family Services, June 28 - the 3rd Levy Commit- tee meeting, July 8 - the 4th Levy Committee Meeting, and the next Regular Board meeting is on July 21st at 6:30 p.m., the integration grant has been approved by the Department of Education provid- ing for Viewpoint software, part- nerships with elementary class- rooms in St. Cloud, technology, creates a welcoming environment and exchange program with stu- dents in other districts, Stearns County tax capacity information was shared with the board mem- bers, and, with the new shift in revenue payments from the state, the District will need to borrow $2.5 million. Member Stenger arrived at this point of the meeting. Levyinforma- tion was provided to the members with suggestion that the members determine the dollar amount to appear on the November ballot. The board had discussion regarding the ideal dollar amount to put to the vot- ers. Stenger/Zipoy motioned 'We are going to do an Operating Levy at the November 2nd Election with two questions; Question #1 will be for $700 and Question #2 will be for an additional $175.' Motion carried with all members voting in favor. The Superintendent will get tax impact information for the next levy meeting on the 28th. Committee reports included: SEE - Tritabaugh/Dockery, Health & Safety- Widvey, Benton-Stearns Education District- Helgeson Zipoy/Gagnon approved the listed bills in the amount of $74,637.07. MC Gagnon/Stenger approved the consent agenda. MC The consent agenda including approval of the May 19, 2010 meeting minutes, and accepting a donation of $3250 from PIE toward SmartBoards, computers, and wiring needs at the elementary. The treasurer's report was reviewed and discussed. Zipoy/Dockery approved rein- vestment of a $139,000 CD for 9 months, maturing 3/7/11, at CFG Community Bank, MD, at.5%. MC Zipoy/Stenger approved rein- vestment of a $245,000 CD for 1 year, maturihg 6/9/11, at Onewest Bank FSB, CA, at.83%. MC Stenger/Dockery approved an Interim Superintendent Contract with John Tritabaugh for the 2010- 2011 school year. MC Gagnon/Schreiner approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Gary Riess to return to teach- ing the college level social studies courses and to return as head soft- ball coach next spring. MC Stenger/Zipoy approved a con- tract with Stacy Helgeson as half- time Kindergarten instructor for 2010-2011, at BA, Step 0 of the Mas- ter Agreement. MC with Chair Hel- geson abstaining. Zipoy/Stenger accepted resig- nation received from Elementary Principal Clark effective June 30, 2010. MC Dockery/Stenger accepted resignation as Jr. Class Advisor, received from Nancy Bonnifield, effective at the end of the current school year. MC Stenger/Zipoy approved a 12-day extended contract for Tracy Nelson. MC Zipoy/Gagnon approved a 6-day extended contract for Jay Klein. MC Dockery/Schreiner approved an extended contract for the Activ- ities Director. MC Stenger/Zipoy approved the Non-Licensed Policy and Wage Agreement for 2010-2012. MC Dockery/Stenger approved the revised budget for FY10. MC Stenger/Zipoy approved the Food Service Budget for 2010-2011, allowing all milk and meal prices to remain at the same rate as 09-10. MC Stenger/Schreiner adopted the proposed budget for FYll as fol- lows. MC [see table below] Revenues Expenditures General Fund (incl. Capital) $6,185,949 $6,178,700 Food Service 333,779 338,373 Community Service 413,229 413,482 Debt Service 751,668 795,053 Scholarship 400 400 Total $7,685,025 " $7,726,008 Gagnon/Dockery approved purchase of an add for the Sum- mer Guide coming out in July. MC Stenger/Dockery to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. Robin Dockery, Clerk (This is a summary of the full minutes of the School Board. To obtain a full copy of the offi- cial minutes, contact the District Office at 398-5585, or check the District website at <www.kimball.>.) Published in the Tri-CountyNews Thursday, June 24, 2010. Legals also are available on-line at www.tricountynews.MN