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_ _oL _. ! Thursday, December 17, 2009 ball, MN ...... ~i~;i~iii~iii~;;;~iii~iii Cubs claim seven titles at Rush City Cubs By Mike Schindler as a team. With two events under BylayKlein, Coach Kimball Wrestling Coach their belts, the Cubs have sixwres- The Kimball boys' basket- After their dominating win Fri- tiers that are Undefeated on the ball team hosted the Lester Prai- day night, the wrestlers left town year; they include Marcus Hamer, fie/Holy Trinity Bulldogs this at 6:15 a.m., and headed to Rush Tyler Kuechle, Jordan Joseph, Car- past Thursday, Dec. 10. The game City for an individual tourna- amonHansen, TravisSchiefelbein, was close throughout the first ment. This was our first year in the and Alex Thurber. half, with the Bulldogs holding a tournament, so we did not know Team Scores: 1-point lead at halftime (19-18). In what to expect. However, the guys Kimball - 243 the second half, it was much of the came out on fire and had 13 guys Mille Lacs- 193 same, each team held leads of no advance after the first round. As Crosby Ironton- 148 more than 5 points. At the seven- the day went on the cubs stayed Ogilvie-143 minute mark, Kimball stretched hot, going into the final round, the Rush City/Braham- 111.5 the lead to 5at 36-31. The Bulldogs Cubs had a 17-point lead on Mille Brooklyn Center/Concordia then went on a 7 to 0 run to regain Lacs the next closest team. In the Academy- 106 the lead. Lester Prairie/Holy Trin- final round the Cubs had nine guys Luck Wis. - 99 ity led by 2, with seven seconds left going for the title and were able to St. Croix Lutheran- 97 and had a chance to seal the game bring home seven of them. Mar- Next up for the Cubs is a Tri from the free-throw line. The sec- cus Hamer, Tyler Kuechle, Jordan with Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and ond shot was missed, which gave Joseph, Caramon Hansen, Mitch Browerville-Eagle Valley at BBE the Cubs a chance to tie the game Pramann, Travis Schiefelbein, Thursday Dec. 17. Then Dec. 22, with a three-pointer. A despera- and Alex Thurber all took home we will travel to Maple Lake to face tion shot rimmed off the iron as first. Tanner Mills lost a very excit- Annandale-Maple Lake and Glen- time expired. The Cubs fell to the ing match to Matt Hickerson from coe-Silver Lake. Bulldogs by a score of 46-43. Ogilvie who is currently ranked The Cubs are also doing their Neff Helgeson led the Cubs in fifth in state 8-7. David Joseph also pin-a-thon this year and if you scoring with 20 points, while Pat put together a fun tournament would liketosupportyourfavorite Libbesmeier and Austin Ruehle just coming up short losing in the wrestler, be sure to sign-up with chipped in with 8 and 7, respec- finals to David Booth from Crosby- them. If you do not knowwhat this tively. Jared Mackereth, Aus- Ironton currently ranked eighth in is, please contact a wrestler and tin Ruehle, and Dillon Menson state. In all, the guys placed 13 in they will be happy to share the each corralled 5 boards. Helge- this tournament and placed first details with you. son handed out three assists and come up short after strong defensive effort Alex Fischer added three steals. As games this week. Monday the Cubs a team, the Cubs struggled shoot- were to have played at Milaca. The ing the ball, hitting only 30 per- Kimball Holiday Tournament will cent (14/46) of their shots from the take place Friday and Saturday. field. Kimball was 14 of 19 (74 per- Friday, Dec. 18, Long Prairie/Grey cent) from the charity stripe and Eagle takes on Norwood/Young out-rebounded the much biggerAmerica in the 6 p.m. game and the Bulldogs by a margin of 31-27. Cubs face Upsala in the nightcap. The Cubs record now stands atThe third place and championship one win and one loss, with three games will be Saturday, Dec. 19. ,;v;: k+;iii / saving the team 2 points by only Cubskeep rolling giving up the major decision. Sev- By Mike Schindler enth-grader Jordan Joseph (140) Kimball Wrestling Coach was able to keep his pin and win The Cubs traveled to Big streak alive by pinning his oppo- Lake Tuesday, Dec. 8, expect- nent in 3:36, he is now 5-0 with ing to wrestle a quad against Lit- five pins. Caramon Hansen (145) tle Falls, Becker and Big Lake. When the Cubs weighed in, they were informed that Little Falls and Becker would not wrestle us because of match-count issues. The wrestlers were very disap- pointed over this news, but made the most of the night, anyway. Marcus Hamer (103) started has only seen the second period once this year and tonight was not the night, as he pinned his oppo- nent in 1:20, to remain undefeated on the year. Travis Schiefelbein (160) also remains undefeated on the year with a fall in 4:35. David Joseph (171) made quick work of his oppohent by pinning him in the Cubs out with a fall in 2:58 to 1:18 to keep the Cubs rolling. Alex remain undefeated on the year. Thurber (189) bumped up to 215 Tanner Mills (112) kept things to give the Cubs a full line-up and rolling for the Cubs with a pin in made quick work of his opponent 3:08. Tyler Kuechle (130) made as well, with a pin in 2:44. Alex is quick work of his opponent with also 5-0 with five pins. CodyMack- nent and man-handled him with a whip-over and the pin in 2:57. Final score on the night was Kimball 54 Big Lake 25. After the match, Coach Ander- son couldn't believe how well the kids have been wrestling. He stated "this team is wrestling so well, and they have not even dropped down to their weights yet, once they do that, they are really going to be tough." This year's team is very exciting to watch and we have had great support from the fans and school. Next up for the Cubs is a "tri" in Belgrade, where they will face their first Conference and Section opponents in Belgrade- Brooten-Elrosa and Browerville- Eagle Valley. Wrestling will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday Dec. 17, then the Cubs will face Annandale- a fall in 4:36 to keep his unde- ereth (285) wrestled one of his Maple Lake and Glencoe-Silver feated streak alive. Quentin Bryce most physical matches this year, Lake Tuesday, Dec. 22, in Maple (135) fought a very tough match going in to the second period tied Lake. against #one-rated Matt Nelson, at zero, Cody looked at his oppo- Chargers hand Lady Cubs first loss ByJeremyKuechle, Coach lead, and the free-throw advantage more Liz Kastanek finished with 4 Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Dassel-down the stretch would be enough points, senior Tesslynn Callander Cokato Chargers traveled to Kim- to seal the win for D-C and hand 2 points, and junior Shannon Don- ball in non-conference action to try the Lady Cubs their first loss of the nay made one free throw to round and give the undefeated Cubs their young season by a final score of out the scoring line. Stein led the first loss of the season. Kimball 63-56. team with three steals, followed by played a strong first-half defense, Kimball was led in scoring by Wittenberg and Donnay with two holding the Chargers to 17 first-half Sophomore Mandy Wittenberg, steals each, while Messer battled in points, helping Kimball to a 21-17 with 13 points as she stepped up the paint, leading the team with six lead at the half. In the second half big for the Cubs, shooting nine for rebounds. of the game, the hoop would get a 10 from the free-throw line. Senior The loss moves Kimball's record lot bigger on both ends, as scoring Kelsy Vigoren scored nine points, to 3-1 on the season, as they look to became easier for each team. Kim- followed by junior Natalie Stein bounce back at home versus EV-W ball would score 35 second-half with 8 points, while senior Sarah Tuesday, Dec. 15, then at Holding- points, but D-C answered with 46 Messer and sophomore Rachel ford Friday, Dec. 18, followed by a second-half points, shooting 17 of Arnold each had 7 points. Junior Monday Dec. 21, game at Paynes- 23 from the free-throw line in the Megan Garding managed to talley ~lle before the Holiday break. Go second half. With three minutes to 5 points, despite being in foul trou- Big Blue! play in the game, D-C held a 51-50 ble for most of the game. Sopho- Senior Kelsey Vigoren made 9 Sophomore Mandy Wittenberg Senior Sarah Messer made 7 points for Cubs. Submitted pho- made 9 for 10 from free-throw points and six rebounds. Submit- to. line. Submitted ohoto, ted photo. Sophomore forward Aaron Laabs goes in for a reverse layup. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. lill News 12-8-09 Fair Haven Electric 23 12 A M Maus 22 13 Aqua Lanes 21 14 Gohmann's Foods 19 16 Stuve's Auto Ranch 16 19 R & R Construction 15 20 Studio 44 15 20 Kimball Rescue 9 26 Ind. high game and series: Jenn Schlan gen 213, 518; Sheri Gohmann 208; Pat B randt 191; Karla Adolph 490; Barb Liedman 490. Team high game and series: Fair Haven Electric 596, 1677; R & R Con- struction 586, 586, 1716; Gohmann's Foods 1622. 160 game or better: Jenn Schlangen 213; Sberi Gohmann 208; Pat Brandt 191; Barb Liedman 190; Megan Kiff- meyer 175; Janie Schmidt 170, 161; Alli- son Korsmo 170, 162; Darlene Looman 170; Karla Adolph 170, 165; Rachael Voi- ght 169; Jodi Vinar 168; Lynn Adolph 167; Mandi Walters 163. Commercial League 12-10-09 Kimball Fire Dept. 61 35 Kim-Built 54 42 H & S Geothermal 51.544.5 SOB's 48.547.5 Kimball Legion 44.551.5 Triple R 39.556.5 H & S Heating/AC 38 58 Weekly top ten: Jason Salzbrun 246, 586; Preston Fischer 223, 202, 582; Steve Gohman 224, 576; Bill Lied- man 212, 207, 576; Mike Neff 208, 560; Randy Reinert 207, 540; Chuck Hunt III 528; Matt Adolph 518; Jeremy vinar 202, 518; Dave Unterberger 508; Mark Ser;bus 210. Tri-County League 12-9-09 Ameriprise Financial 290 190 Vinar Cabinet 285.5 194.5 Richies Small Engine 241.5 238.5 Aqua Lanes" 222 258 Studio 44 202.5 277.5 Chickadee's 198.5 281.5 High games: Tom Kliber 251; Bill Lied- man 244; Brian Arens 242; Matt Kotila 234, 203; Ben Leither 227, 204; Brian Mackereth 224, 203; Dave Kloeppner 219; ]eremy Vinar 204, 200; Dick Capes 201. High series: Brian mackereth 612; Ben Leither 604; Matt Kotila 590; Dave Kloeppner 589; Bill Liedman 550. Aqua Trio 12-9-09 Pearl Lake Lodge 18 6 Brenda's Daycare 16 8 Aqua Lanes 12.57.5 EZCrusher 11 13 RIMGD 8.5 15.5 High games: Matt Adolph 198, 191; Jer- emy Vinar 184, 181, 175; Eddie Kamin- skie 183, 179; Mike Stenger and Gary Grossinger 174. High series: Matt Adolph 550; Jaremy Vinar 540; Eddie Kaminskie 487; Gary Grossinger 481; Mike Stenger 459. Aqua Belles 12-7-09 Schmidty's Kitties 21 7 Tessmer's Gravel Gals 18 10 Alf's 13 15 Aqua Lanes 12 16 Gilberts Gals 10 18 Schmidty's Bitties 10 18 160 games and over: Julie Vinar 164, 189; Megan Mackereth 164; Laurie Bentley 161; Tiffany Danelke 174. 500 series and over: lulie Vinar 501. Aqua Belles 12-14-09 Schmidty's Kitties 26 9 Tessmer's Gravel Gals 20 '15 Gilberts Gals 17 18 Aqua Lanes 17 18 Alf's 15 20 Schmidty's Bitties 10 25 160 games and over: Annette Tessmer 168; Theresa Kummer 167; lulie Vinar 178; TiffanyDanelke 171;Andrea Miller 168; Katie Niesen 165; Jill Miller 167.