Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
It is always a challenge to make one team with players from schools that are rivals in other sports. But, eleven boys and seven girls came together and joined the ranks of the Kimball Eden Valley-Watkins golf team this year. Many of whom were first time golfers. Despite the wet, and sometimes snowy spring, the KEV-W Jr Hi/JV team made a respectable showing this year, playing in five golf meets. All players showed improvement throughout the season. Paiten Schriener, Chelsey Maus, Jenna Maus and Peter Euerle also saw some playing time at the varsity level. The season kicked off with the Pierz Jr High Invitational. Alissa Jones came up with the top score for KEV-W with a 58. Sartell took the honors for girls with a team score of 247, while Kimball came in with a 285. For the boys Peter Euerle came in with KEV-W's lowest with a 55. Pierz boys came in with a 182 edging out Sartell's 187 score. KEV-W boys came in with a respectable 238. On May 5, Kimball hosted the first Jr Hi home meet of the season against Maple Lake and Rockford. Paiten Schriener came in with the lowest score of 47, while Cora Gohmann had third best score of 58. The KEV-W team placed first with a 228, while Rockford had a 277 and Maple Lake came in third with a 309. Peter Euerle had KEV-W top honors for the team with a 50 and Zach Myllakangas finished with a 56. Howard Lake won the meet with a 206, Pierz 212, Maple Lake 213, Rockford 227 and Kimball 229. Kimball hosted it's second meet against St. Cloud Cathedral May 9. Paiten Schriener, Chelsey Maus tied for lowest score with a 50 and Alissa Jones came in with a 61. The KEV-W girls edged out Cathedral by five strokes. Joe Gathje and Guillermo Ruhland shot a 52 and 54 to help KEV-W get the team score of 222. Cathedral boys took all honors with a score of 174.
Maple Lake hosted the fourth meet of the season at Albion Ridges May 12. Peter Euerle (53), Zach Myllakangas and Guillermo Ruhland (56) and Jacob Cleveland (58) turned in a team score of 223. This was enough to edge out Rockford for fourth place. Chelsey Maus came in with top honors of a 50, leading KEV-W to a victory. The season's final match was held at Whispering Pines in Annandale. Chelsea Maus and Cora Gohmann led the girls to a victory over Annandale by 36 strokes. Placing fourth behind Glenco Silver Lake, Annandale and St. Cloud Christian, the KEV-W boys turned in a team score of 240. It was a great season and the players really came together as a team. There are plans for summer lessons and a summer golf programs for all golfers to improve their game. Watch for these kids next year as they try to break into the Jr. Varsity and High School ranks. Kristine O'Brien Kimball Community Education Director