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Page 16 Lel00als ,4 ,Government  Thursday, December 24, 2009 Tri-County News Kimbl, MN Cubs boys&apos; basketball events Second half rally leads to Cub's win By lay Klein, Coach The Kimball boys' basketball team traveled to Milaca Monday, Dec. 14, to take on the Wolves. The Cubs struggled in the first half and trailed by 10 at halftime (25-35). It was a different story in the sec- ond half. Kimball picked up their defensive intensity and shot the ball much better. The Cub's took the lead with about five minutes remaining and went on to a 65-55 win. The Cubs placed three players in double figures in scoring led by Nell Helgeson with 17. Brett Ostby and Dillon Menson each added 12 points. Menson also grabbed 11 rebounds. Helgeson passed out six assists and had three steals. Pat Libbesmeier contributed two blocked shots. The section victory gives the Cubs a record of two wins and one loss overall. Upsala's pressure defense gives Kimball problems In the first round of the Kimball Holiday Tournament ,the Cubs faced the Cardinals from Upsala. The game was very competitive in the first half with the Cardinals holding on to a four-point lead (34- 30). Kimball managed to cut the deficit to three (36-39) when Brett Ostby hit a three-pointer early in the second half. However, 10 con- secutive turnovers by the Cubs led to a 20-0 Upsala run as the Cardi- nals went on to an 80-51 victory. Neil Helgeson filled up the Kimball stat sheet with 23 points, six assists, six steals, and five rebounds which led the team in each category. The loss put the Cubs at a record of 2-2 and in the third-place game facing Long Prai- rie / Grey Eagle. Kimball's comeback falls short against Thunder In the third-place game of the Kimball Holiday Tournament, Kimball faced Long Prairie/Grey Eagle. The first half remained close throughout, with Nell Helge- son making a shot just before the hatftime horn. Kimball trailed by two at the half 22-24. The Thun- der stretched the lead a little in the second half before the Cubs rallied late. Trailing by one, Kimball was forced to foul with just five sec- onds remaining. A Thunder player missed both free-throws, but a desperation heave at the buzzer was off target and the Cubs fell by a score of 40-41. Alex Fischer and Nell Helgeson led the rebounding effort with six boards each. Bret Ostby handed out three assists. Helgeson also led the Cubs with 22 points and five steals. The loss puts the Cub's record at two wins and three losses on the season. The next game for Kimball will be Jan. 5, as they host Eden Valley/Watkins. Helgeson named to all- tournament team Neil Helgeson represented the Kimball Cubs on the all-tour- nament team. In the two games Helgeson collected 45 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, and 11 steals. Also selected to the team was Cody Warner from Long Prai- rie/Grey Eagle. DJ. Schrupp and Spencer Nelson from the first- place team, Norwood/Young America, and Billy Krivenek and Isaac Schultz from second-place Upsala rounded out the squad. Cubs dominate B-B-E and B-EV By Mike Schindler against #10 ranked Randy Shamp Kimball Wrestling Coach on a controversial call from the The Cubs traveled to Belgrade to face their first conference and section opponents in Belgrade- Brooten-Elrosa and Browerville Eagle Valley. Kimball 49 Belgrade-Brooten- Elrosa 18 The Cubs first faced the Jaguars of B-B-E and started off with very nice wins from Marcus Hamer (103) and Tanner Mills (112), giv- ing the Cubs a 7-0 lead. Tanner Meierhofer (125) and Tyler Kue- chle kept things going with back to back pins and a 19-6 lead. Jordan Joseph (140) and Caramon Hansen (145) picked it back up for the Cubs with two more victories and a 28-9 lead. The top of the line-up sealed the win for the Cubs as they were able to win the last four weights with David Joseph (171) starting off with a 7-3 decision and Alex Thurber (189) picked up a fast pin in 21 seconds. Austin Schiefelbein (215) and Cody Mackereth (HWT) both received forfeits to give the Cubs a nice Conference and Sec- tion win. Kimball 50 Browerville-Eagle Valley 24 The Tigers of B-EV knocked Kimball out of the Section tourna- ment last year with a42-15 win over the Cubs last year, but that was last year and the Cubs were ready for revenge. Marcus Hamer (103) started the dual with a dominat- ing victory over his opponent 19-4. Tanner Mills (112) took a tough loss ref, and the Cubs forfeited at 119 to Travis Borchert who is currently ranked #2 in state. Going into the 125-pound weight class the Cubs were down 5-9 then the Cubs were able to rally off five pins in a row out of Tanner Meierhofer (125), Tyler Kuechle (130), Quentin Bryce (135) Jordan Joseph (140), Cara- mon Hansen (145) to give the Cubs a 35-9 lead. Browerville was able to put a mini rally together and win some very tough fought matches at the next two weights and the Cubs also forfeited to Lucas Kalina (171) who is currently ranked #4 in the state, this brought the Cubs lead to 35-24. David Joseph bumped up a weight class and was able to get the Cubs on a roll again with a 9-1 decision over his opponent and the Cubs were able to get big wins from Alex Thurber (215) with a 18-3 tech fall, and the Mack Truck Cody Mackereth picked up his fourth win in a row with a 2:54 pin over his opponent. The Cubs are currently 4-0 overall this season and 2-0 in the Section and 1-0 in the Conference. The guys have wrestled really welt as a team this year and they are very exciting to watch. There are currently six wrestlers undefeated for the Cubs; they are Marcus Hamer (103) at 7-0, Tanner Meier- hofer (125) at 2-0, Tyler Kuechle (130) at 7-0, Jordan Joseph (140) at 7-0, Caramon Hansen (145) at 7-0 and Alex Thurber (189) at 7-0. Catch the latest scores at Twitter.com/Tricountysports Legal Notice REGULAR MEETING (UNOFFICIAL MINUTES) BOARD OF EDUCATION DECEMBER 16, 2009 IND. SCHOOL DISTRICT 739 KIMBALL, MN The meetingwas called to order by Chair Helgeson at 6:07 p.m. with all members except Peglow and Stenger present. Member Peglow arrived at 6:10 and mem- ber Stenger arrived at 6:20. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all in attendance. Zipoy/Laabs approved the agenda as presented. The District Truth in Taxation Hearing was the first item on the agenda. There was only one com- munity member present for this purpose. The only item the School District can address is the School District portion of the tax state- ment. With no other questions regarding the taxation issue, the meeting continued. Brandon Edwards and Alex Mies, both members of the Arts Club, presented a request to begin a mural tradition beginning in the high school commons. Theresa Niemi, 5th grade instructor, was present to share her findings as the question of continuing the Iron Range field trip is being debated. Celebrations and successes of students and staff included the National Honor Society Induction held on December llth, including Andrew Kieke, David Joseph, Lar- issa Gohmann, Jenna Maus, Mat- thew Massmann, and Brandon Edwards. Boys' basketball won in Milaca, girls lost to EV-W. Bruce Holmseth received a message from Big Lake commending the Kimball wrestlers on their positive response to the incident occur- ring during the wrestling meet on December 8th.The combined band and choir concert was fan- tastic on December 7th, and the Community Education sponsored Spark Fest held on December llth had a wonderful turnout. Mr. Widvey reported on the upcoming performance by Climb Theater on January 13th for 7th and 8th graders in regards to bul- lying. He and Mr. Klein are work- ing on scheduling, and staff are in the process of getting course descriptions put together. Soph- omores will be skiing at Powder Ridge on the 23rd as a part of their Phy-Ed unit. An AYP cohort meet- ing was held earlier in the day, and there are only 5 days remaining before the Christmas break. Mr. Clark reported on the suc- cessful Knowledge Bowl meet held earlier. This event was very well attended and ran smoothly thanks to all of the staff and parents involved. The elementary invited businesses to come in to the school. Being the first year there weren't a lot of business, but it is hoped this activity will grow. The 5th graders had their DARE grad- uation. Danielle Brower organized and completed a coat share at both the high school and elementary. Coats were collected and distrib- uted to persons in need within the community. Any extra coats were shared in the Annandale area. The I(-3 Holiday program is being held on December 17th. Math curric- ulum is still being reviewed. The group has not made final selection of which curriculum they will pur- chase, but much progress had been made. The field trip and fund rais- ing committee has put together a proposed policy. This policy is not yet approved by the committee, and will need final approval by the full board before being enacted. Mr. Tritabaugh reported on the Integration program that he has been involved in. Race To The Top is a new program in which federal funds flow through MDE. A Mem- orandum of Understanding will need to be sent to MDE in order to be eligible, but this does not mean we need to participate. Wednes- day, Dec. 23 there will be treats at both building from Mr. Trita- baugh. Upcoming meetings: Janu- ary 13 - Meet & Confer, January 20 - Benton-Stearns Education Dis- trict, followed by the board meet- ing, January 22- SEE meeting. Committee reports included: Negotiations - Peglow, Meet & Confer - Laabs, Benton-Stearns Education District- Laabs, Stearns County Family Services Collabor- ative - Laabs. Communications included a thank you card received from the Pete Stenger family. Doug person- ally thanked the board and Mr. Tritabaugh for the plant received. lean Matua announced that there is a follow-up letter regarding the levy in the Tri-County News this week. Laabs/Dockery to approve the listed bills in the amount of $169,602.92. MC Laabs/Peglow to approve the consent agenda including approval minutes of November 18 Board Meeting, accepting a donation of $51.45 from the United Methodist Church for school supplies. MC The treasurer's report was reviewed and discussed. Dockery/Laabs to Certify the 09 Payable 10 Levy as presented. MC Laabs/Peglow to Ratify the Master Agreement for 2009-2011 contract. MC Zipoy/Stenger to approve FMLA leave and Child Care leave for Kri- sanne Forsman beginning about February 17, 2010. MC Laabs/Zipoy to approve con- sultation contract with Maryann Dirks for 10 hours per week for the remainder of the school year. MC Laabs/Peglow to adopt Resolu- tion Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Posi- tions and reasons therefore. Upon roll call vote, all voted in favor. MC Chair Helgeson presented Mar- guerite Laabs and Tim Peglow with the traditional school bell recognizing their years of service to the District by serving on the school board. Peglow/Laabs to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. (This is a summary of the full minutes of the School Board. To obtain a full copy of the offi- cial minutes, contact the Dis- trict Office at 398-5585, or check the District Web site at <www. kimball.kl2.mn.us>.) Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009. Seventh-grade boys' basketball wrap-up Finish 8-4, take third at CMC Tournament By Coach Barry Strand The seventh-grade boys' bas- ketball team closed out their sea- son by taking third place in the annual Central Minnesota Con- ference Tournament in Pierz Sat- urday, Dec. 19. The team started out the day by narrowly defeating a scrappy Howard Lake team in first-round action by a score of 39-37. The sec- ond game found the Cubs facing a good Holdingford team and the tallest team they had faced all sea- son. The Cubs were defeated by a score of 41-29. B-B-E would be the team to beat for third place in the tournament. The Cubs took over the game from the start and never looked back, winning the contest by a score of 34-26. The win gave the Cubs third place in the tourna- ment and their eighth victory for the season. The season started with a half game against St. John's Prep in which the Cubs trailed after 14 minutes by two points. They then played EV-W the day after and were beaten by a score of 46-28. Our two first games were tough to swallow because we weren't really clicking as a team yet, but it did show us things that we needed to improve on. The team went to work in practice and it paid off. The Cubs would win the next three matches defeating Maple Lake 42-25, Rockford 30-23 and HL- W-W 48-45. The Cubs then faced EV-W, but were defeated by a score of 40-26. The loss moved their midseason record to 3-3. The Cubs again committed to more intense practices and working to improve both individually and as a team. The result would be another three- game winning streak by defeating Maple Lake 35-31, Rockford 39-24 and Howard Lake 43-39 heading into the CMC tournament with a 6-3 record. I would like to thank the team for their enthusiasm, hard work and energy that they brought to practice each day. The team and I would like to thank the parents and fans for their support at our games. It takes a lot of effort on everyone's part to be successful. Go Cubs!