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Dot' t: L'- Thursday, December 31, 2009 Tri-County News Kimb l, MN CMC player of the week Neil Helgeson was selected as The Central MN Conference player of the week this past week. Nell is a junior at Kimball Area High School and plays point guard on the boys varsity basketball team. He is the son of Kurt and Stacy Hel- geson. In three games last week Nell recorded 62 points, 15 assists, Wrestlers go 2-0 before Christmas break By Mike Schindler, Coach Annandale/Maple Lake. This was The Cubs are currently 6-0 The Cubs traveled to Annan- Alumni night for Annandale/ overall, 2-0 in Section 5A, and 1-0 dale for some non-conference Maple Lakewhich brought in alot in the CMC Conference. The Cubs duals against Annandale/Mapleof fans for the Lightning, but the will open up 2010 with a CMC Lake and Glencoe-Silver Lake/Kimball support really showed, Conference opponent when they Lester Prairie. as we matched the number of fans take on Holdingford on Jan. 7, in Kimball 78 GSL 0 they brought in. It was an exciting Holdingford. Varsity wrestling will The Cubs first dual of the night match all the way through, start- start at 7 p.m. was against the Panthers froming at l03 was Marcus Hamer with Team individualrecords: GSL. We started the night out get- a 7-5 decision over Jordan Hart- Name, weight, wins, losses, team ting pins from Marcus Hamer nan. Tanner Mills (112)received points: 14 steals, 11 rebounds and was (103) and Justin Huhn (112) to put a forfeit putting the Cubs up 9-0. MarcusHamer, 103, 9, 0, 47 15/17 from the free throw line. theCubsupl2-0.GSLwouldforfeit Tanner Meierhofer (125) had a Tanner Mills, 112/119,7,2,40 Congratulations to Neil! the next three weights to the Cubs, match that went back and forth, lustinHuhn, 112/119,2,5, 12 giving th'em a 30-01ead going into putting the fans on the edge of Jeremiah Kelley, 119/125,3,4, 16 135. Quentin Bryce (135) kept the their seats which Tanner ended Tanner Meierhofer, 125, 4, 0, 21 Cubs rolling with another pin and up winning 15-10, to give the Cubs Tyler Kuechle, 130, 9, 0, 46 Lady Cubs victorious once again a36-01ead:At 140 Jordan Joseph a 12-6 lead. Tyler Kuechle (130) Quentin Bryce, 135,5,4,25 ByJeremyKuechle, Coach omore Brooke Merten finishedwon a hard fought match 11-6. won a hard fought match to keep Jordan Joseph, 140, 9, 0, 45 Monday, Dec. 21, Kimball vis- with 9 points highlighted by con- Mitch Pramann (152) and Travis us rolling and a 15-6 lead. Jordan Caramon Hansen, 145/152, 8, 1, ited Paynesville for the final game necting on Kimball's only 3-point Schiefelbein recorded backto back Joseph (135) had another excit- 48 before the Holiday break, looking shot and shooting four for four pins giving the Cubs a 57-0 lead. At ing match that he won by a deci- Mirth Pramann, 145/152, 5, 4, 26 to finishthe2009yearonawinning from the free-throw line. Senior 189 Austin Schiefelbein recorded sion 8-6. Going into the 171 weight Travis Schiefelbein, 160, 5, 3, 24 note. Hot three-point shooting by Kelsey Vigoren also shot well from his first varsitywin with a 4-2 deci- class the Cubs lead was 24-16. David Joseph, 171, 8, 1, 34 the Bulldogs and some unforced the charity stripe, making four sion over Cody Christenson, and David Joseph (171) started off the AlexThurber, 189/215, 9, 0, 50 errors by the Cubs would allow out of five finishing with 8points. Cody Mackereth ended the match rally that would lock the win up for AustinSchiefelbein, 189/215,3,4, Paynesville to stay in the game Sophomore Liz Kastanek also with a fall in 3:04 to give the Cubs the Cubs with a 9-1 decision over 15 early, as the first half ended in a performed well and chipped in a 78-0 victory, his opponent. Alex Thurber (189) Cody Mackereth, HWT, 5, 4, 30. 20-20 tie. Another three-pointer 4points while junior Natalie Stein, Kimball 37 Annandale/Maple kept it going with an exciting 13-9 out of the breakwould put Kimball senior Sarah Messer, and junior Lake 22 decision win, and Austin Schiefel- down 2320, but then the Cubs got Shannon Donnay each added 2 The second dual of the nightbein (215) sealed the win for the things going with a seven-point points to round out the scoring, was against the Lightning from Cubs with a fall in 4:43. run of their own to take the lead Sophomore Rachel Arnold and 27-23. From there, the Cubs would Garding each had three steals to gradually extend the lead and the lead the defensive attack. Kim- Junior Cubs conclude season finish with a hard-fought 54-45 ball looks to improve on their 5-2 By Jay Klein, Coach ketball game. Coach Kuechle and include: DenzelAtherton, Michael win. Several Cubs contributed in record after the Holiday break TheJuniorCubsBasketballPro- Coach Klein saw a tremendous Binsfeld, Jared Bisila, McKayla the victory led by junior Megan with three games their first week gram for grades 4, 5, and 6 finished amount of improvement from the Epple, Trinity Erickson, Zach Garding with 17 points and 13 back at Milaca (Jan. 5) then home their season last Saturday, Dec. 19, players over the course of the pro- Garding, Michael Hoffman, Becky rebounds, 11 of those boards corn- against Maple Lake (Jan. 7) finish- with a halftime performance at gram, and would like to thank the Holtz, Mackenzie Leither, Kate- ing on the offensive end. Sopho- inghomeversusSwanville (Jan. 8). the Kimball Holiday Tournament. parents for allowing their children lynn Loehrer, Melanie Loehrer, more Mandy Wittenberg added Go BigBlue! The players just completed a five- to be a part of Junior Cubs. The ]ames Mancini, Seahara Man- 10 points and five rebounds. Soph- week Saturday morning program, coaches would also like to thank cini, Katie Merchant, Kira Scha- learningvariousbasketballfunda- all of the gifts' and boys' basket- fer, Abbey 5chiefelbein, Talyn mentals. They demonstrated vari- ball players who helped with the Schlueter, Taylor Schreiner, Lexi bUS' skills such as ball handling, program. Streit, Sheldon Wohlmann, and dribbling, passing and shooting at Members of the fourth- fifth- AlyssaZabinski. halftime of the Kimballboys' bas- and sixth-grade Junior Cubs Junior Megan Garding 17 points Sophomore Brooke Merten 9 and 13 rebounds, points and 2 assists. New Year's resolutions - 4H news A newyear will soon be upon us and from you, the smile of approval, and the with the New Year's celebration comes time you spend with them. the infamous New Year's resolution. I How about a resolution to read with would 8uess that the number one re 0- your children? Reading is a lifel0n8 lution out there is the vow to lose weight hobby that can easily be shared with in one way or another. This idea is usu- others to make it even more enjoyable. ally proclaimed in front of the Holiday I love reading with children because party buffet line or while consuming a rich, calorie-laden piece of dessert. With all this Holiday cooking and baking still calling our names, it's hard to commit to losing weight. There has got to be something more important and easier to promise this year. What about involving youth in your resolutions this year. I don't mean ask- ing the kids to help you decide. I mean focusing your resolutions on better- Log the lives of kids through your reso- lution. Resolve to hold weekly meetings in your familywhere schedules, successes, each page is more exciting than the last in theft minds. An easy way to incorpo- rate reading to your children into your already busy lives is through bedtime stories each night. If you don't have children of your own or yours are grown, resolve to be a mentor to a child. The time you commit to that child means so much to them. Those children then have the involve- ment of another adult in their lives whom they can learn to trust and enjoy. Try to involve your children in a community organization or activity. You can be involved with them as well. chores, and struggles are discussed and For example, in 4-H, we encourage par- worked on by the whole fanlily. It can ents to join their children at club meet- be pizza night every Sunday or a spe: ings where theylearn life-long skills in a cial meal 0no day 0ftho wool Trying to variety of areas. They alg0 learn to help spend more time as a family communi- others through community service. cates commitment and love. Whether you have children or not, Speaking of communication, why you can turn over a new leaf this year not resolve to become better at talking and make youth the focus of your res- to and listening to your kids. Knowing olutions. This could be your oppor- whatyourkidsaredoingandwithwhom trinity to develop and strengthen that in their lives is your business. Talk with relationship with your children or the them about their lives. Listen to what child down the street. No matter what they have to say. Help them resolve a the focus, I challenge you to develop conflict. Communication comes in healthyresolufions forthe comingyear. many forms. It is the hug they received RI g'I'ORA'I'iONL RrMODELg, MAINTENANCE I can do everything on your "chore" list an(f MOREl: Clean tub and sink drains ~ Clean gutters and down spouts V" Clean faucet aerators V' Roofing repairs V' Clean shower heads it Soffit and fascia repairs # Repair and replace faucets V' Soding repairs V' Replace toilets and sinks ~ Stone and brick repairs Replace toilet wax rings V Interior and exterior painting # Redo caulking around bath fixtures V' Carpentry repairs V' Replace leaking drain pipes V' Furniture repairs Repair and replace water pipes II Upholstery V' Door repairs Flooring and tile V' Doorbells V' Carpet repairs V' Window and screen repairs V' Sheetrock and taping V' Blow down and winterization V' Furnace venting and registers V' Water softeners v" Reverse-osmosis systems Wh01e.h0use water filters v' Humidifiers V' Electric air cleaners v' Ultraviolet air cleaners v' Range hood venting v' HEPA air filters v' Clothes dryers and venting v' Appliance repairs