Kimball pulled out all the stops in game one of a pair at Pierz on Friday, April 25, topping the Pioneers, 22-16. Stacy Hurrle, Alexis Rose, Lauren Libbesmeier and Emily Utecht collected hits in the first inning, opening up a two-run lead. The Cubs added two more runs in the second inning, on hits by Becky Holtz, Maddy Schreifels, Hurrle, and Rose. Seven batters reached safely in the third, as Kimball added five more to the total, making the Kimball advantage, 9-3. In the fifth inning Lauren Libbesmeier led off with a single and Shay Krippner followed with the same, but the next three batters were retired. With an 11-11 tie, Kimball rallied for 11 more, and that was enough to secure the victory.
Competition Week 2
The weather was really bad this week with plenty of rain and heavy winds. That didn’t stop our Athletes from shooting. They had a solid performance, gaining more than 400 points compared to last week, that helped move them to the number 6 spot.
This weeks Top 5 shooters are:
1. Zach Stein (44)
2. Matt Donnay (43)
3. Jacob Borman (42)
4. Sam Ehlinger (40)
5. Isaiah Ehlinger (39)
Pierz High School hosted the Central Minnesota Conference golf meet Thursday, April 24. The Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins girls’ golf team finished tied for sixth in the seven-team event.
The conference battle included teams from BBE, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford and Osakis. Scoring summary:
K-EV-W’s junior Nicole Vossen, 45; eighth-grader Trinity Erickson, 59; Ashley DeJuliannie, 74; B-B-E’s Peyton Miller shot 46, Maple Lake’s Tabitha Latzig shot 48, Pierz’s Jessica Hawks shot 51, Rockford’s Haley Woodrich shot 64, Osakis’s Alayna Eldred took Meet Medalist honors with a 43. Osakis took first place with a net 181; second place, Maple Lake, 197 net; third place, B-B-E, 211 net; fourth place, Pierz, 241 net; fifth place, Rockford, 290 net; tied sixth K-EV-W, 300 net and HL-W-W, 300 net.
The Kimball/Eden-Valley-Watkins’ boys’ golf team dusted off the clubs Monday, April 21, at Blackberry Ridge in Sartell. Preparing for the end-of-year section meet, the Section 6AA Pre-Section Meet is a chance for the kids to “hone-up” their skills. It provides an opportunity for the guys to play the course with other teams and competitors within the section. “It was a tough day, with the wind blowing like it was. We didn’t play our best golf, but it is early in the year, and we’ll continue to try to improve every meet,” coach Jason Huschle said.
Meet Results/Team: first, St. Cloud Cathedral, 324; second, Staples/Motley, 335; third, Becker, 349. The gathering featured 16 teams and K-EV-W finished tied for 13th place, with a net 423.
Meet Results/Individual: Tied first, 77 net, Kyle Haag/SCC; Andrew Israelson/SM; Tied third, 80, Jackson Fluck/Becker; David Molinari/Zimmerman. Kimball/EV-W: Tied 31st, Tommy Wuertz, 95; Tied 41st, Reese Jansen, 100; Tied 60th, Tony DeJuliannie, 108; 80th, Cameron Flaschenriem, 123; 81st, Nathan Vossen, 124.
Head girls’ track and field coach Gordy Schlangen is pleased with the kids’ efforts, despite the tough competition at the Tuesday, April 22, five-team ROCORI Invitational. “We had a meet last night at ROCORI against some really good teams. Many of our girls had very good individual times and distances, but the competition was as good as anything that we will see this year.” Some highlights were the 4x800 relay of Courtney Geislinger, Chelsey Barthel, Amaya Lyrek, and Emily Donnay, finishing third. EV-W-K’s top two throwers Raevon Willner and Ariel Laabs finished first and third in shot, and fourth and fifth in the discus. The women’s team competition was won by ROCORI, and the men’s team competition was won by Willmar.