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...... ~=i~i~i=,~=~ii~ii=~=~,,~ Kimball boys cruise to three straight By Pat Garry, StaffWriter we dealt out 27 assists and put three-pointers, and scoring 27 of The Cubs capped off a perfect four players in double figures," our 47 points. We really played week, after a Tuesday, Dec. 6, win Coach Jay Klein said. Cubs' unselfish again, as our 21 assists over Upsala, a victory over Dassel- Scoring: Darius Westrich 23; Del attest. In the second half, we were Cokato on Thursday, and a rout Guerrero 20; Hayden Gagnon 18; able to get everyone a lot of min- of Royalton on Friday. Kimball Noah ]urek 2; Drew Gustafson 16; utes, a great way to wrap up the shot very well against DC, and Levi Sodergren 1; Weston Hine 2; first week," said Coach Klein. despite an occasional lackadaisi- Michael Hoffman 5. Cubs' Scoring: Darius Westrich 17; cal defense, they prevailed, 87-70. Friday's game vs. Royalton ]evonte Victor 2; Hunter Ahlrich 3; "We did not defend well in ended in an 81-43 Kimball - con- Del Guerrero 27; Hayden Gagnon the first half, giving up 39 points, vincingvictory. 11; Noah Jurek 2; Drew Gustafson One player for DC had six three- "We jumped out to an early 9; Levi Sodergren 4; Weston Hine pointers. Our defense shored up 15-2 lead. Del Guerrero had an 4; Michael Hoffman 2. in the second half, and offensively, incredible first half, drilling six PAGE 7 December 15, 2016 Kimball boys pull out all stops in opener By Pat Garry, Staff Writer second half, the Cubs increased a nice job of running the floor to The Cubs looked sharp on the lead and Coach Klein was able get easy baskets. It was a nice start the hardwood Tuesday, Dec. 6, to freely substitute in the last 10 to the year," said Coach Jay Klein. when they dominated the Upsalaminutes ofthe game. Cubs' Scoring: Darius Westrich Cardinals, 81-50. The game was"We had first game jitters to26; Del Guerrero 14; Hayden close for the first eight minutes start and missed a number of easy Gagnon 15; Jevonte Victor 5; Drew and at one point, even tied at 15. lay-ups. We also were careless with Gustafson 11; Levi Sodergren 4; But Kimball kicked it into high the basketball. Our defense looked and Weston Hine 6. gear, taking a 19-point advantage pretty good at times and I thought into the halftime break. In the we communicated well. We did Kimball IV opens season with a win over Thursday, Dec. 8, Cubs' basketball boys defeated the DC Chargers 87-70. Kimball's Del Guerrero, #10 lays one up in the win. Staffphoto by Marguerite Laabs. By NeilHelgeson, Coach a tough 2-3 zone on defense and rebounding and getting to the freeLocal boys to perform in Christmas Kimball wins over Upsala 59-34 held the chargers scoreless for the throw line the Cubs were able to Kimball started the game with last three and one-half minutes grab the victory over the Chargers concert a 10-0 run by converting defense of the first half, and into the first 61-37, to go 2-0 on the season. The St. ]ohn's Boys' Choirpres- (son of Scott and Roberta), Nick into offense. They were led by two minutes of the second half. Kimball JV home against ents its annual Christmas con- Olson (son of Shelly and Chris), Jevonte Victor who had 13 of his Cubs were able to take advantage Royalton. cert with selections of sacred and Charles Studenski (son of 18 points in the first half. Upsala of their strong defense and took a The Cubs found themselves in Christmas music in one of Christopher and Hillary). climbed back into the game with 1-point lead into half time. At one another close battle early on in the Central Minnesota's most beau- Performances are at St. Mary's a run of their own. Kimball held point in the first half, the Cubs game vs Royalton. With eight and tiful settings. Celebrate the sea- Cathedral Church in St. Cloud, a close 3-point lead 22-19 into were trailing 14 to 21. For the sec- one half minutes remaining in the son and enjoy a full performance Friday Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m., and the half. Kimball came out of the ond straight game the Cubs came first half, the Cubs led 14-11. The of Benjamin Britten's choral mas- Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. locker room with more intensity out in the second half and con- Cubs were able to use some full- terpiece "A Ceremony of Carols" Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 ondefense, holding Upsala to only trolledthegamewiththeirdefense court pressure against Royalton, by candlelight, with Andrea Stern forseniors (60+) and students, and 15 points total in the second half. by only giving up 16 points in the causing the Royals to turn the ball as well as other seasonal favor- $5 for youth ages 5-12. With the strong post-play lead by second half. The Cubs offense got over, helping the Cubs take a 25-14 ites accompanied by the S]BC Tickets available online or call Cubs' Noah Jurekwith 12 of his 15 rolling by going to the free throw lead into halftime. In the second Orchestra. (320) 363-2558 for reservations. points coming in the second half, line and converting at the line. As half, the Cubs were able to keep Members of the choir from the Visit, for more Kimball was able to pull away and a team, the Cubs were 21 for 32 and up the full court pressure and with local area include Jonah Beck (son information. never look back as theywent on to were 16 for 22 in the second half some help from outside shooting of Jill and Jason), Karl Lexvold win the game 59-34. alone, out-shooting the Chargers from Chase Gustafson and ]evonte Kimball JV home opener win at the line as they were 7 for 16 for Victor, the Cubs were able to run. against Dassel-Cokato. the game. The Cubs were able to away from the Royals with a 50-30 The Cubs were in a tough bat- get 6 different players to the line win. The Cubs were led in scoring tle in the first half with the D-C and were led by Casey Gohmann by Jevonte Victor with 20 and Riley Chargers. The Cubs switched to 7for8andJakeTraurig3for3.With Miller adding l0 points ofhis own. a strong combination of defense, The Cubs are 3-0 on the season. Superintendent Update for the week of Dec. 12 Bylirn Wagner attend as well as having more and make sure it makes sense for kids Superintendent, better parking options at the high and provides the most flexibility FimballAreaSchooIs school. The last couple of years forthem. Good day Kimball. Winter is had attendance so high for these Our knowledge bowl teams now here. We knew it was only events that it resulted in standing have been knocking it out of the a matter of time before the cold room only for the spectators. The park. They have beaten out some would arrive. Powder Ridge is new bleachers in the old gymna- tough and high quality programs working at full force to get the hill sium should provide more seating this year. It is a great sign to see just ready. We certainly won't have options and a more comfortable how tough and great our kids are to worry about the snow melting spot to sit in as well. We are expect- here in Kimball. Congratulations for a while. I hope everyone had ing it to ease the parking issues we to the coaches and members of a chance to get their vehicles and were experiencing on the streets the teams. It's fun to see our stu- homes winter ready before this around the elementary building, dents succeed and raise the level blast of cold. A number of local residents were of expectations for what they want Now that we are only a couple getting frustrated with the way to accomplish. of weeks away from Christmas, I the vehicles were being parked in Make sure to have your chil- want to remind everyone who is the way of their driveways. This dren dressed appropriately for interested in the winter activities should help that problem, the weather. It is more important to look to the school district web- The calendar committee met to at this point to be warm than look site for schedules. There are a lot review the results of the survey of good. Of course that is an ugly bald of things going on, so make sure to the community's preference for a guy saying that, but it is import- look to the website to avoid miss- start date. The results of the survey ant with the temperatures to have ingyour favorite activity. The win- had 54 percent in favor of starting your children dressed for the con- ter sports of girls' and boys' bas- one week before Labor Day, 32 per- ditions. We always assume our ketball are in full swing as well as cent preferred starting after labor vehicles will work and not have the wrestlers are battling it out on day, and 14 percent had no pref- any issues until our car stalls and the wrestling mat. erence. The committee is meet- we are not prepared for the con- This year, we will be having our ing to determine what the calen- ditions. That is when tragedies elementary concerts at the high dar will look like for the upcom- occur. school in the old gymnasium. By ing school year as well as to deter- So staywarm, get out and watch moving the concert over to this mine how it can accommodate as our students participate and per- venue, we are able to accommo- many issues as possible. The big form. Have a great weekend and date more seating for all who issue the group is discussing is to GO CUBS! team at AgVenture Feed Seed Inc. would like www.lands