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Thursday, September 15, 2011 Tri-Cotm News Kimball, MN Kimball varsity volleyball By Tabitha Mortenson Co-head volleyball coach Cubs Volleyball wins home opener Thursday, Sept. 8, the var- sity Cubs volleyball team won their home opener against Rock- ford. Although the Cubs started slowly losing the first set 25-22, they came back to win sets two and three, with scores 25-19 and 25-20. Stat highlights included Cora Gohmann with nine kills and 12 service points, Breane Meier- hofer with eight kills and four total blocks, and Steph Konz with seven kills and five total blocks. Rachel Arnold served 11 points and had 20 set assists. Liz Kastanek posted 11 digs. Kimball Cubs host - and win - tournament Saturday, Sept. 10, the var- sity and junior varsity volleyball team combined match scores to win the Kimball Cubs Invitational tournament. Teams participating included Swanville, Royalton, and Holdingford. The Cubs went five- and-one for the day, with the var- sity going two and one and the JV Sports f.4 Leisure 2Oll Lady Cubs: (back row, left to right) Rachel Arnold, Shelby Schiefelbein, Ashlyn Jendro, Kaylee Petty, Cora Gohmann, Laura Frank, Tessa Mackereth, Macy Hurrle, Rebecca Frank, Hollie Donnay, Emily Donnay, Alexis Rose, Steph Konz; (middle) Maria Donnay, Tiffany Kuechle, Emily Donnay, Liz Kastanek, Stacy Hurtle, Kenadi Mackereth; (front) Breane Meierhofer, Holly Erickson. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. winning all three. Stat highlights for the varsity includes Rachel Arnold who served 29/29 with four aces and 27 points. Rachel also had 45 set assists and 11 digs. Bre- ane Meierhofer served 24/26 with seven aces and 13 points. Breane also had 13 kills, five total blocks, and 23 digs. Steph Konz had 11 kills while Liz Kastanek had 21 digs for the six sets played that day. Kimball Cubs varsity volleyball team defeats Paynesville, 3-0 Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, the Kimball Cubs varsity volley- ball team was victorious over the Paynesville Bulldogs at Paynes- ville. Although the Paynesville gym was loud with Bulldog fans, the Lady Cubs controlled the tempo of each set. Set scores were 25-15, 25-13, and 25-17. Stat high- lights for the evening included senior setter Rachel Arnold with 3 kills, 20 set assists, and 7 digs; Breane Meierhofer, a junior, with two ace serves, 9 kills, and 6 digs; and senior Steph Konz with 2 ace serves and 4 kills. The Lady Cubs are now 5-1 and next play at Pierz Thursday, Sept. 15. Kimball JV volleyball opens season with 5-0 record By Amy Notch, coach The Kimball Cubs IV volleyball team is off to a fast start for the fall of 2011. Led by juniors Laura Frank, Kaylee Petty, and Kenadi Mackereth, this group of 10 young athletes has really bonded on the court. Joining the three juniors are sophomores Hollie Don- nay, Rebecca Frank, Stacy Hur- rle, Tessa Mackereth, and Shelby Schiefelbein. The team is rounded out by freshmen Emily Donnay and Macey Hurrle. The Cubs opened the season at Ogilvie Tuesday, Aug. 30. In a quick two-set match, the Cubs bested the Ogilvie team by scores of 25-17 and 25-20. In a third set played for fun, the Cubs did not let up, win- ning 15-9. The next match for the Cubs was the conference opener against Rockford on Thursday, Sept. 8. The IV volleyball proceeded to roll over the Rockets after a slow start, 25-23 and 25-12. A third set was played for fun, and the Cubs won 15 -4. Saturday, Sept. 10, the IV co- hosted the Kimball Invitational with the varsity team. Junior var- sity and varsity team from Swan- ville, Royalton, and Holdingford played in this year's tournament. The overall record of each school C-team volleyball wins home opener determines tournament winner. Kimball's junior varsity played to a 3-0 record, while the varsity fin- ished 2-1, giving the Cubs the tour- nament trophy. Match play for the tourna- ment included a 25-21, 25-9 match win over Swanville. In the second match of the day for the Cubs, they beat a scrappy Royalton team, 25-18, 25-27, 16-14. Finally, the Cubs triumphed over the Holding- ford Huskers, 25-22 and 25-20. The next matches for the Cubs are on the road. They face Paynes- ville Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Pierz Thursday, Sept. 15. Go CUBS! Game highlights are as follows: Setting = 17 attempts and 3 assists Attacks = 15 with 6 kills and 2 tips Serving = served 72 times with 54 success for 75 percent; 24 ace serves By Kim Pelzer, coach Kimball's C-team hosted the Rockford Rockets to an exciting first set of volleyball. The Cubs once again started out tentative, but came through to win the first set 25-23. In the second set it was no contest as the young Cubs came out to win by improving their serv- ing AND passing game, to again win the set and the match at 25-10. The Cubs still have a lot of work to do and are ready to get back in the gym to fix their errors to con- tinue being victorious at the game of volleyball. Their next matches are at Paynesville Tuesday, Sept. 13, and at Pierz Thursday, Sept. 20. Page 9 Harvest Roast Beef Friday, Oot00ber 14  Your/ast chance to win  i 1pair of ' ] ii Kith Urban|  Food & Drink 8pals All Night/ (20) g98"-75 Wear your Keith Urban T-Shirt.and | get into a special p i Hunters reminded not to shoot radio- collared bears Hunters participating in Min- nesota's bear season are reminded to avoid shooting radio-collared research bears, which are marked with large colorful ear tags or col- orful streamers. Hunters are likely to find col- lared bears in and near Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area; the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge; the Chippewa National Forest; Camp Ripley; the Cloquet Forestry Station; Voyageurs National Park; and northern St. Louis County between Ely and Tower near the Eagles Nest chain of lakes. Photos of some collared research bears are available on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website at www. mndnr.gov/bear. Any hunters who do shoot col- lared bears should call the DNR Wildlife Research office in Grand Rapids at (218) 327-4146 or (218) 327-4133. Kimball Golf Club champions The Kimball Golf Club held its annual club tournament Saturday-Sun- day, Aug. 27-28. The Men's Club Champion was Chadd Kunkel (above, left), Women's Club Champion was Diana Henfling (center), and First High Handicap Champion was Wayne Tschumperlin (right). Not pic- tured are second-place Club Champion Nick Christianson, High Handicap second place Jeff Shelley, First Low Handicap Champion John Tonnell, and Low Handicap second place Preston Fischer.