Tricounty News

Kimball volleyballers sweep Ogilvie in season opener

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 wasW-130827-CubsVBOgilvie-09 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.


Cubs flattened on the gridiron


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-
W-130830-CubsFBvsJordan-2conference 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.



EV-W-K cross country runners start season at Maple Lake

It was a pretty warm day for a run on Friday, Aug. 30, but that’s just what the Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball cross country girls’ and boys’ teams did. Arriving at Maple Lake’s Nye Park early enough for a 9 a.m. start, the EV-W/K girls’ squad finished eighth in the 10-team invitational, and the boys’ team was deemed incomplete. Individual results: Bret W-IMG 4006Mattice, 20.09; Tyler Neu, 21.40. Coach Holly Hansen is pleased with the start. “Almost all my athletes who ran this course last year improved their meet time this year. They are off to a great start. I knew Emily Donnay would be a great addition to our team, but it was really fun to see her get in there and do a fantastic first Varsity race! Kudos to all!” Hosts Maple Lake Irish captured first place. The lady EV-W/K were led by junior Emily Donnay, finishing second overall with a blistering time of 17:00. Teammates results:  Grace Kopitzke, junior, 28th place, 19:19; Brooke Winter, junior, 46th place, 20:19; Stephanea Roeser, junior, 50th place, 21:22; Maria Roeser, junior, 52nd place, 21:24; Madison Libbesmeier, sophomore, 60th place, 22:53.


Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?


It’s time for the KIMBALL CUBS Youth Football!

• Touch Football Program for students entering grades 1-2.

When: Saturday, Sept 7, 14, 21 & 28, from 9-10 a.m.

Where: Kimball Area High School Football Field

Cost: $20

• 5th & 6th Grade Tackle Football. Sign up, equipment handout and first practice is Aug, 13, at 6 p.m. at the Kimball Area High School.

We will also be handing out equipment on Aug. 15.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Aug. 13, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Kimball Area High School Football Field

Cost: $50

• 3rd & 4th Grade Tackle Football. Sign up and equipment handout is Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kimball Area High School.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Sept. 3, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Kimball High School Football Field

Cost: $50

All participants will learn skills such as passing, catching, ball handling, blocking, kicking and much more.

For more information on any of these programs, please call Brian Becker at (320) 764-7800, or (320) 493-1217, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Programs sponsored by The Kimball Booster Club please visit our website at: www.kimball


Marty Mudcats compete at Nationals

Marty Mudcats competed in the NAFA 14U Fastpitch National Tournament held in Eden Prairie, Minn. There were 68 teams competing in the tournament. The team W-130725mudcats-nationals-546participated in three pool-play games to arrange which division to play in, to compete in the double-elimination tournament. This was to determine the championship in the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Division.

The Mudcats went 2-1 in pool play. They beat Hastings Gold 8-7, lost to Champlin Park Rebels 10-1, and won over Maple River 5-0. With the top 20 teams advancing to the Gold Division, the Mudcats found themselves heading to the Gold. The tie breakers were decided on runs allowed and the Mudcats gave up only 17 runs in three games. The Mudcats played their hardest in all the games, and carried the ethical portion of competition with them through the whole tournament.