Kimball vs. Jordan
The Kimball Cubs opened their 2013 football season traveling to Jordan. Jordan was coming off a season in which they played in the class 3A state tournament. Kimball was coming off of a 5-5 season last year, making it into the second round of playoffs. The game was played in intense heat as the temps were in the low 90s at kickoff. The Cubs offense stumbled out of the gates by turning the ball over twice in their first four plays. The defense held tough against the Jordan offense, but gave up two touchdowns in the first quarter.
Friday, Sept. 6, at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
Offense: Ted Zipoy, junior offensive lineman, son of Sue and Tim Zipoy.
Defense: Troy Filzen, junior linebacker, son of Mary and Paul Filzen. Troy had a total of 7 tackles and a fumble recovery.
Special Teams: Jarred Merchant, junior tight end, son of Linda and Bob Merchant. Jarred completed 4 punts for a 42.5-yard average.
At Sauk Rapids Invitational
The Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball cross country teams showed up at the Sauk Rapids-Rice Invitational Thursday, Sept. 5, and had a pretty good showing. The Junior High team took a very respectable second place, behind the winning Sartell-St. Stephen bunch.
Pictured are the junior high cross country members of EV-W-K team at the Sauk Rapids meet Sept. 5. From left to right, they are Mikayla Markwardt, Hannah Ehlinger, Libby Yozamp, Sonora Mattice, Hannah Holmbert, Lindsay Kavanagh, Ashley Schindele, and Matthew Notch. Submitted photos.
The Kimball volleyball team journeyed to Ogilvie and brought the heat with them Tuesday night, Aug. 27, scorching the Lions in a 3-set sweep. The scores of the match were 25-12, 25-3 and 25-16, as the Cubs tamed the Lions, who represent the Great River Conference. Kimball first-year coach Scott Heinen is pleased with the opening day effort. “Ogilvie was a very hospitable opponent on an extremely hot day. We would like to take a moment to thank them.” Heinen continues, “The match was fun and we were fortunate to win all three games. It was great that all of our players were able to play. The coaches of the past at Kimball make our job very easy.” The Cubs came out with a lot of energy and they stayed sharp throughout the match. Teamwork was key in the decisive victory, and it was clear that the girls have made the best out of practice time.
The Kimball Cubs grabbed a bus ride to Jordan Friday, Aug. 30, and that was the last thing they would get their hands on that evening. Starting the 2013 season in a non-
conference affair with the Jordan Hubmen/Jaguars, the Cubs were left wondering if the 2-nicknamed opponent was playing with a double roster. Suffering a 47-14 loss, the Kimball faithful can only believe things are bound to get better. The Cubs travel to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa to play the Jaguars in a Central Minnesota game at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.