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PACE 10 Thursday, October 24, 2013 ECFE Harvest Parties for families in both locations Attention KHS ECFE is hosting a Harvest The cost is $5 per family. Class of 1959 Party for families with children ages 3-5. There will be a party in both locations, Watkins Ele- mentary School and Kimball Ele- mentary School from 6-7:30 p.m. The Watkins party is Monday, Oct. 28. The Kimball party is Tuesday, Oct. 29. The fun evenings will have fall-themed activities, including an obstacle course. -=  IL II II ,A.,,JLA :- : www.tricountynews.mn ,,,,u,l,, opuft00 Volleyball playoffs begin To the Kimball Class of 1959, we ask you to save the date of Aug. 13, 2014. We plan to meet for a reunion at 4 p.m. at Triple R Grill and Bar in Kimball. For more information, please call Marlene at (320) 558-2858, or Jane at (320) 236-7416. Please wear black and orange to the party. For questions, please call ECFE office at (320) 398-7700, ext. 218. Cubs' football team drops thriller in regular season finale HL-W-W's 19-yard line. Kim- ball quarterback Cameron Hunt rushed for one score and shelled out 23 completions for a whop- ping 372 yards passing and four touchdowns. Cameron Hunt's last TD pass with just over five minutes remaining, broke a 26-all tie and elevated the Cubs to a six- point advantage. But the Lakers persevered, combining a safety with the final TD bomb, and to the faithful onlookers' dismay, snatched the victory. HL-W-W 6 6 0 22 - 34 Kimball 7 6 13 6 - 32 Stats and such: Brady Mehr- 19-yd. pass from Cameron Hunt (Adam Nehring kick); Hunt-l-yd. run (kick failed); Ben Theisen- 9-yd. pass from Hunt (Nehring kick); Mathias Hennen-38-yd. pass from Hunt (kick failed); Rushing: Hunt 14-37, Theisen 2-21; Passing: Hunt 23-44-4-1-372; Receiving: Hennen 10-225, Brady Mehr 6-81, Luke Merten 5-50, Theisen 1-9, Nate Overland 1-7. By Pat Garry, Staff writer Finishing regular season play at 0-8, the Kimball Cubs football team just can't seem to catch a break. The Cubs hosted league rival Howard Lake-Waverly-Win- sted on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and lost a heartbreaker, with just sec- onds remaining, 34-32. Taking the lead on a last-minute 47-yard touchdown pass, the Lakers with- stood a gallant comeback effort by the Cubs, which ended in'a game-ending interception from Kimball (12-13-0) has a bye for the first playoff (Oct. 24) in the volleyball playoffs. The Cubs will first play Friday, Oct. 25, against either Royalton or Atwater-Cos- mos-Grove City who play oct. 24. The Kimball game is at 7 p.m. this Friday, at Kimball. If they win, their next game, for the quarterfi- nals, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Long Prairie. Eden Valley-Watkins (7-15-0) will face St. Cloud Christian at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Eden Valley. The winner will advance to face Belgrade-Brooten- Elrosa at 7 p.m.Friday, Oct. 25, at BBE. The winner of that game will play for the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Long Prairie. Semifinal match-up for both Kimball and Eden Valley-Watkins (if they're still in the running) will be played at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, both games at Pierz. The championship game will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Pierz. Both teams have been working really hard, and have had great seasons. Wouldn't it be great to see them both advance far? State tournament is Nov. 7-9 at the Xcel Energy Center. ClassGradeSubject(s): College World Civilization (11), and College U.S. History (12). I grew up in: Rochester, Minn. My high school: Rochester John Marshall. College: University of Minnesota, B.S.; St. Cloud State University, M.A. My academic achievements: National Honor Society, B.S. with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Non-academic life achieve- ments: LEEA Award (2000), Kimball Teacher of the Year (1992), Ashland Oil Golden Apple Award (1993), CMC Head Coach of the Year (1995-96), MSHSL Lifetime Coach Award (2008), MSHSL Coach of 18 champion or runnerup athletic teams (1976-2012). My favorite school experience (as a student): Friends and team- mates participating in sports. My favorite school experience (as a teacher): Sharing history's stories and lessons with current students, and catching up with former students about their lives and experiences. Something most people don't know about me: I am a member of the St. Cloud Police Reserves (16 years). Quarterback Cameron Hunt works for some extra yards on the keeper in the tough 32 to 34 loss to the HL-W-W Lakers. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Mathias Hennen, senior receiver, son ofJen & Rob Hennen. Mathias had 10 catches for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns. Luke Merten, senior linebacker, son of Steve Merten. Luke had 11 total tackles. Luke Merten, senior special teams player, son of Steve Merten. Luke did a great job covering kicks and he caused 1 fumble. Tyler Smith, junior lineman, son of Janice & Troy Smith. Tyler did a great job blocking on offense and he had 8 total tackles on defense, 2 for loss and a fumble recovery. Eric Primus Sport: 8th-grade volley- ball, 8th grade girls' basketball, 8th-grade boys' basketball. My family: Wife Mandy, and daughters Lydia (3) and Bella (3 mos.). My high school: Melrose Area High School. My college (and degree): Southwest Minnesota State University, B.S. in Elementary Ed. My sports achievements: Varsity baseball, football, and track in Melrose. Other life achievements: I was married in May 2006, and bought a farm in August 2008. My favorite sports experience (as a player): Playing adult co-ed softball as a ninth-grader in State in Duluth, robbing a would-be grand slam running from right to center, catching the ball while diving into the fence. My favorite sports experience (as a coach): Coached against my wife as a J.V. softball coach, and won 1-0, 5-2. Something most people don't know about me: I am a huge fan of old-school-rap music, especially 2Pac, Bone Thugs, and Notorius B.I.G.