Tricounty News

Kimball VB tough week on the courts

The week would start out no better than it ended for the Kimball Cubs volleyball team. Hosting the Norwood-Young America Lady Raiders on W-Cubs-at-pierz-VBTuesday, Sept. 17, the Cubs emerged with a tough loss, 25-27 9-25 14-25. “As a team we’re still seeking our identity, we’re experiencing the trials of a new coach and new players to the varsity speed and strategy,” Cubs Coach Scott Heinen said. Heinen realizes the importance of growing and maturing together. “We are lucky to have a fundamental group from the coaches before us and are beginning to understand as a group the evolution of team. We have a great group of young women striving to get better. Again, congratulations to the C-Squad and JV teams for continuing to play strong, competitive volleyball.”

Senior setter Hollie Donnay sets it up at the Cubs’ volleyball game against the Pierz Pioneers Thursday, Sept. 19, at Pierz. Hitters Caitlyn O’Brien and Rebecca Frank are ready to hit. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.



Kimball football team falls short at Pierz

The Kimball football boys had a date at Pierz High School stadium on Friday, Sept. 20, but unfortunately, it was the hosts that would do most of the dancing. The Pioneers put a pounding on their guests, 41-19, moving to the five hundred mark at 2-2. The Cubs now sit at 0-4 overall. Getting offensive was no problem for Pierz, as Tyler Millner scampered for two touchdowns on 167 of the team’s 349 rushing yards, while quarterback Ethan Lochner completed W-Cubs-at-Pierz-FB-270 percent of his passes for an even 100. “The Cubs played hard the first half, and were in the game, but a couple of injuries in the second half wore us down. Pierz took advantage of that, ike a good team should,” Kimball coach Jamie 

Leither said. Kimball quarterback Cameron Hunt tallied three TDs on 191 yards rushing and threw for 92 yards on 19 attempts. Cubs’ wide receiver Mathias Hennen snatched seven balls for a gaudy 82 yards.


Kimball Area Cubs volleyball team splits week

The Kimball Area Cubs volleyball players were most gracious hosts last week, as they treated their guests to a couple of great matches. Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Cubs beat Foley High School, 3-2 (25-22, 27-29, 25-25, 27-29, 15-10). On Thursday, Sept. 12, Kimball dropped a heartbreaker to Rockford, 3-2 (19-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 15-12). Kimball coach Scott Heinen talks about the Foley contest. “Our match was extremely fun. The community of Kimball was there and supported us with so much enthusiasm, and the girls all played hard. We played a smart match that was as much a chess game as it was a thriller. We are a team united to succeed.”W-Cubs-vb-vs-foley-2

Match Stats: Kills: Madelyn O’Brien 3, Macey Hurrle 24, Rebecca Frank 1, Madison Hurrle 20; Assists: Hollie Donnay 39, Anna Donnay 1, Madelyn O’Brien 2, Rebecca Frank 2; Digs: Hollie Donnay 1, Anna Donnay 3, Hannah Serbus 1, Alexis Rose 11, Macey Hurrle 10, Madison Hurrle 5; Blocks: Hollie Donnay 2, Madelyn O’Brien 3, Caitlin O’Brien 4, Rebecca Frank 1, Madison Hurrle 1; Serving:  Hollie Donnay 16-18, Anna Donnay 24-25 (1 ace), Hannah Serbus 7-8, Alexis Rose 19-19 (1 ace), Stacy Hurrle 9-9, Macey Hurrle 14-15 (1 ace), Madison Hurrle 15-16, Shelby Schiefelbein 4-5.


Cubs volleyball team loses tournament, gains experience

The Kimball Cubs volleyball team played in the Sauk Rapids-Rice Tournament Saturday, Sept. 14, and dropped three good battles against three worthy opponents. Their 9 a.m. match resulted in a loss to the Melrose Dutchmen (women), 25-13 and 25-15. Kimball lost its 11 a.m. contest to Holdingford, 15-25, 25-9, and 15-13. The final match for the Cubs was a 3 p.m. clash with a tough Onamia Panthers bunch, who took the victory in a 2-0 sweep. Kimball Coach Scott Heinen is pleased with the girls’ enthusiasm and heart. “We finished the tournament 0-3, but we will use this tournament as a bar to evaluate where we’re at as a team, and set some goals to build on and learn from in the upcoming events and future of our season. Like all teams that evolve, we will continue to work hard, keep evaluating things, and learn from times of adversity.” Heinen said that the kids are determined to be playing their best volleyball by season’s end. “The players on the varsity team are great individuals with great character, and together will work to our potential.”


EV-W-K runners shine at Annandale Invitational

Following a slight schedule change, the Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball cross-country teams competed in the Annandale Invitational (Whispering Pines Golf Course) on Tuesday, W-1280452 10201524707271372 1410999234 n

Sept. 10. The Eagles varsity girls captured third place out of the five entrants. The Annandale varsity girls earned first place accolades.

Ashley DeJuliannie at Annandale Invitational Sept. 10