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PI O'O 8 "l'lQt@ , Li@111 e_ Thursday, September 24, 2009 J- -..-, ]bwl16 I,  I,6  Tri-Coun News Kimball, MN Footba|l Jason Mortenson, Co-Head Football Coach Cubs varsity loses to Maple Lake The Cubs varsity football team lost to Maple Lake 38 - 0. Though the score looks one-sided, the Cubs did show some improvements on team and situational play, espe- cially during the first half. Kim- ball really buckled down after the extremely confident Irish marched down the field on their first drive with a touchdown. For the rest of the half, Maple Lake added only a field goal to get their 10 - 0 half- time lead. Kimball had a prime opportu- nity to score in the closing min- utes of the first half, but when faced with a third and short inside the 7 yard line, the Cubs received a penalty for moving too early. The Cubs tried a hard count but the Irish didn't bite. So on the next play, Kimball fell short of the first- down yardage needed. This was the momentum change of the game and a true lesson learned for the young Cubs. Paul Sundin, 7th-Grade Coach Seventh-grade Cubs 34-0 shutout of the EV/W Eagles It was a hot and humid Sep- tember evening (Sept. 17) when the seventh-grade Cubs of Kim- ball started off their football sea- son at home against the Eagles of Eden Valley/Watkins. Players were nervous, parents were worried, and the coach was concerned; and more importantly, palms were sweaty when the Eagles started with the ball on their own 40-yard line and on the first play fumbled the ball. A pack of Cubs recovered the fumble and suddenly the ner- vousness, worries, and concerns began to subside. The Cubs ini- tially had a hard time moving the ball, then on 3rd down, the Cubs Coming out of half-time, the Irish scored three touchdowns in the third quarter. A Cub turn- over on special teams sparked the touchdown frenzy by Maple Lake. Overall the team improved on their play from Pierz. The Cubs showed good discipline with few penalties and fewer mistakes on assignments than the previous week. The defense played well enough to keep Kimball in the game and earn a +2 in the turn- over ratio battle. Offensively the Cubs displayed some good things, however too many dropped passes and some timely assignment mis- cues cut drives short. This week is homecoming and Holdingford is coming to town. As long as the Cubs have a good week of practice, stay focused and don't let homecoming festivities deviate from the plan, we are planning on a good game. The Cubs are now 1-2 overall and 0-2 in conference play. busted loose for a big gain. The Cubs marched down the field, and punched it in for a TD. The Cubs used the momentum to frustrate the Eagles. The Cubs Defense held the Eagles scoreless on the day by eliminating the big play and meet- ing at the ball. The Eagles longest play from scrimmage was a cou- ple of 12-yard gains. On offense, the Cubs took advantage of their superior speed and had five plays of 20 yards or more. Three differ- ent Cubs players got into the end zone on this day, with the help of good blocking and great play exe- cution. On opening day, the sev- enth-grade Cubs rolled to victory with a 34-0 shutout of the Eagles. Cross Country .... Terry Nelson, Assistant Coach boys' race. Teams competing were EV-W- K, Annandale, Maranatha Acad- emy, Howard Lake-Waverly-Win- sted, Foley, Big Lake, and Becker. New London, Sept. 17 Thursday, Sept. 17, the Cross Country team competed in the New London Invitational meet at the Crow River Golf Course. Most of the team in this meet will be at the section 6a meet in Long Praire. Teams competing were St. Cloud Cathederal, New London-Spicer, Paynesville, Litch- field, Benson, Minnewaska, West Central Area, Belgrade-Brooten- Elrosa, Long Praire-Grey Eagle, Lac Qui Parle Valley-Dawson- Boyd, Maccray-RCW, Redwood Valley, Bold, Yellow Medicine East and EV-W-K. The girls' varsity placed sev- enth. The individual results were, Larrisa Anthofer 17th in a time of 17:32, Kelsey Vigoren 37th-18:21, Molly Hesse 42nd-18:30, Renee Berg 52nd-18:52, Raelyn Callander 53rd-19:14 and Ashley Morris 54th- 19:31. The girls' IV. placed third. The individual results were, Beth- any Libbesmeier 13th in a time of 20:01, Jennifer Notch 18th- 20:42, Lara Weber 19th-20:46, Kelsey Libbesmeier 28th-22:13, Annandale, Sept. 14 Monday, Sept. 14, inAnnandale, the cross country team ran at the Whispering Pines Golf Course. The girls' varsity placed fifth, girls' junior varsity placed second, junior high girls placed fifth, and the boys ran incomplete teams. The girls' varsity individivid- ual results were: Larissa Anthofer 15th in atime of 18:13, Molly Hesse 21st - 18:36, Kelsey Vigoren 23rd - 18:45, Raelyn Callander 25th - 19:05, Ashley Morris 33rd - 20:10, Jennifer Notch 37th - 21:07, and Beth Libbesmeier 38th - 21:13. Jacob Asfeld placed 27th in a time of 26:33 in the boys' varsity race. The girls' IV results were Renee Berg 3rd in a time of 19:18, Saman- tha Stuve 4th - 19:42, Kristina Mackereth 14th- 22: 59, Kelsey Lib - besmeier 15th - 23:10, Kayla Over- land 16th - 23:15, Olivia Fisher 22nd - 24:10 and Megan Lib- besmeier 23rd - 25: 06. In the junior high girls' race, Brooke Winter placed 7th in a time of 9:19, Grace Kopitzke 22nd- 9: 56, Stephanea Roeser 31th - 10:41, Maria Roeser 32nd- 10:5Z McKen- zie Libbesmeier 38th - 12:25 and Ashley Trout 39th- 12:25. Brett Mattice placed 6th with a time of 8:08 in the junior high Ty Filzen, junior wide Mitch Pramann, Mitch Pramann, receiver, son of Mary and junior defensive tackle, junior punter, son of Lori Paul Filzen. son of Lori Pramann. Pramann. Mitch had I ,,i -- Ty had 5 catches for Mitch had 11 solo tackles 6 punts, averaging  58 yards; one catch and numerous assisted 33.7 yards per punt, all B*k was stolen from the tackles, 1 quarterback were very high which - "t -'-- defenders arms. sack, 1 fumble recovery, allowed Maple Lake- **f'  and 1 forced fumble, only one punt return. - KAHS junior Ty Filzen breaks up a pass during Friday's game against Maple Lake. The Cubs lost to the Irish 38-0. This Friday night the Cubs play Holdingford for Homecoming. The game starts at 7. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Kayla Overland 31st-22:36, Kris- tina MacKereth 32nd-22:39, Olivia Fisher 38th-24:25 and Megan Lib- besmeier 39th-24:52. Bret Mattice placed 17th in a time of 23:02 in the ]V boys' race. The jr. high girls placed sec- ond, The individual results were, Brooke Winter llth in a time of 13:29, Stephanea Roeser 21st- 15:06, Grace Kopitzke 22nd-15:09, Maria Roeser 25th-15:19, Ashley Trout 26th-15:26, McKenzie Lib- besmeier 32nd-17:56. Everybody did a great job. The next meet will be our home meet Thursday Sept. 24, at the Kimball Golf Club.  GREAT RIVER REGIONAL Kimball Public Library Library Hours Monday 3-6 Wednesday 10-1 3-6 Thursday 1-8 Friday 10-1 3-6 Saturday 9-12 5 Main Street North, Kimball, MN 55353 320-398-3915 * www.griver.org KAHS Jordan Joseph runs back when the junior high Cubs played Eden Valley-Watkins Sept. 17. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. .... (interior installations) /nousenos ot Bucklin ..... " " : g wails stralgflteneg Satisfied Customers illS szralgnteneo : Transferable Warranty Egress window installation Licensed-Bonded- A Insured " Licere #20542636 IB I