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Pn.o 19 .qirtnt.ta | Thursday, September 22, 2011 News Kimb l, MN Kimball football against Pierz: it was so close Wills sacked the QB for the try to who was 14-24 for 192 yards and be no good, and the Cubs led 14-13 two touchdown passes. Ruehle led going into the fourth quarter, all runners with 78 yards rushing The Cubs struck again with a and a touchdown. Joseph led all 78-yard run by senior WR Austin receivers with four catches and 84 Ruehle to give the Cubs a 20-13 yards recieving and a touchdown. lead. The PAT was no good. Then The O-line did a great job, giv- the Cubs forced the Pioneers into a ing Hunt time to throw all night. turnover in Pierz's end of the field. The Line is seniors Jesse Hedlund, The Cubs went for the victory on Brandon Lichte, Travis Brinkman, a fourth-down play and came up Tyler Brinkman, and junior Aus- short. The Pioneers then showed tyn Schlueter. The defense was led why they are fourth ranked in by senior LBer Travis Schiefelbein state, as they drove down the field with 14 tackles. The Cubs had four and scored the winning touch- sacks and two fumble recoveries. down, and two-point converision. They travel to Maple Lake Friday The final score was 21-20 Pierz. night, Sept. 23. Hope to see you The offense was led by Hunt there. Sophomore Cameron Hunt with the quarterback keeper leaps for some extra yards as senior lineman Andy Linn blocks. Staffphoto by Marguerite Laabs. By lamie Leither, coach The Cubs traveled to Pierz to take on the fourth-ranked team in Class 2A. The game was a big mea- suring stick for the Cubs who were coming in 2-0. The game didn't start very well for the Cubs as Pierz took the opening kickoff and drove it down the field and took an early 7-0 lead. The Cubs looked over- matched and a little jittery in the first quarter. They settled down on defense, and the offense started to get into a flow of the game. The Cubs tied the score on a 68-yard pass from sophomore QB Camron Hunt to freshman WR Jordan Joseph, and with an Andy Linn PAT, the Cubs went into halftime tied 7-7. The Cubs came out in the third quarter and took the lead on a nice drive that ended with Hunt finding Junior WR Preston Peglow for a 12-yard touch- down pass. With the PAT good again by Linn, the Cubs led 14-7. The Pierz team didn't give up, as they found a way to crack the Kimball defense who picked their play after the opening drive. The Pioneers scored a touchdown and tried for 2 points to take the lead, but junior LBer Travis S your you a e Time to start those projects with help from the Fix-up Fund! - Convenient application through our statewide network of local lenders Covers remodeling, repairs and energy efficiency projects . 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EV-W-K Cross Country By Terry Nelson l Raelyn The EV-W-K team competed in n the 2011 Annandale Invitational ~; Meet, Monday Sept. 12. Teams at the meet were Annandale (2010 state team entrant), Big Lake, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Maranatha, Foley and EV-W-K. The girls' varsity finishers were Grace Kopitzke placed 18th in a time of 19:49, Brooke Winter 23rd- 20:19, Kayla Overland 28th-21:11, Stephanea Roeser 30th-21:40, Maria Roeser 31st-21:48, Marisa Johnson 32nd-21:50 and Chelsey Maus 37th-23:07. The girls' varsity placed sixth as a team. We did not have any boys' varsity runners. In the gifts' IV race, Raelynn Cal- lander placed first in a time of 18:29, Denzel Atherton fourth-19:15, Kelsey Libbesmeier 10th-21:17, Kendra Ather- ton 11th-21:33, Jennifer Notch 15th- 22:41, Samantha Stuve 17th-22:57, Erin Dingmarm 20th-23:30, Nicole Orth 24th-24:51, Paiten Schreiner 25th-25:26, Hannah Zipoy 26th-25:32, Megan Libbesmeier 27th-26:35 and Janessa Dahle 27th-28:29. The girls' IV tied with Annandale for first place, in the fie breaker placed second. In the boys' JV race, Brett Mat- tice placed first in a time of 18:29 and Tyler Neu 10th-22:23. Callander In the girls' JH, Madison Lib- besmeier placed fifth in a time of 9:23, Lauren Libbesmeier sixth- 9:25, Erika Johnson 13th-ll:05, Kristen Howe 14th-ll:19, Kait- lyn Truenow 15th-11:27 and Talyn Schlueter 20th-15:28. The girls JH placed second as a team. Everyone is improving their times and they are doing a great job. Our home meet is this Thurs- day, Sept. 22, at the Kimball golf course at 4:15 p.m. Volleyball C-team Sept. 13 and 15 By Kim Pelzer, coach the season. The young Cubs started Paynesville match Sept. 13 the match once again getting behind Kimball's C-team traveled "Ikaes- early in the first set at 9-3, and strug- to a very tough-serving Bulldog team. the rally points and maybe one other. The Cubs struggled immediately and were down 14-0 in the first set, but battled back to come within four points at 14-18. Kimball scored only two more points in the set and lost 16-25. In set two, the Cubs started out with more confidence and leading 6-2, but allowed the Bulldogs to gain ground and stay with them until the score was 19-18 in favor of the Cubs, while again, the Bulldogs served the final seven points from one server, and 10st the set and match 19-25. The next match for the Cubs is Thurs- day, Sept. 15, at Pierz for a conference match and then next week Tuesday at Annandale. Go CUBS! Match highlights: Setting = 33 attempts and 0nly 1 assist Attacks = 21 attempts and only 2 kills Serves = 44 attempts with 34 suc- cessful for 77 percent; 14 ace serves. C-Team loses again Pierz match Sept. 15 Thursday, Sept. 15, the Kimball volleyball teams traveled to Pierz for their second conference match of At one point they appeared to be making a comeback and came within five points being down 10-15 only to lose momentum and get behind 10-21, and were able to add five more points, but lost set one at 15-25. In set two, we struggled passing right off the bat and ended up dig- ging a hole and were down 1-7, then down 2-13 and then 7-22. The Pio- neers added two more to make the score 8-24 before the Cubs gained some momentum and picked up their serving game to come within reach only to lose the set at 20 -25. The is now 2-over- all and 1-1 in the conference. Our next match is Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Annandale and our next confer- ence match is Thursday, Sept. 22, at Maple Lake. Go CUBS!!! Game Highlights: Setting = 18 attempts with only 1 assist Attacks = 24 attempts and only 2 kills Serves = 31 attempts with 27 suc- ceses for 87 percent and 5 ace serves. I Welcome KAHS 2011-12 exchange students: *Mine" from Thailand, Shota from Georgia, and Mary from Germany. They are staying with the Vossens, Matuas and Edwards, respectively.