The Kimball Cubs hosted the Falcons from Foley last Friday night, Nov. 22, at the Wirth Gymnasium. This was the opening game for both clubs. Foley jumped out to an early 16-5 lead. Kimball answered with a 16-0 run to take a lead they would not give back. The Cubs entered the half leading 43-25.
The home team had a slow start to the second half as well. Foley scored the first four points before a timeout was called to refocus the Cubs. Kimball maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the game to pull away from the Falcons and win with an 82-59 score.
In front, from left are Hollie Donnay, volleyball first team, Macie Hurrle, volleyball first team, Emily Donnay, Cross Country first team, and Cameron Hunt, football first team. In back are Lexi Rose, volleyball second team, Madison Hurrle, volleyball second
team, and Mathias Hennen, football second team. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
Hot on the heels of a decisive victory over the Foley Falcons, the Kimball Area Cubs hoopsters added another notch to their victory belt Tuesday, Nov. 26, topping the Paynesville Bulldogs, 79-65. A complete team effort, the Cubs had four players score in double figures. Junior center, Jared Merchant, posted a double-double, with 26 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Cubs to the non-conference win. Mathias Hennen hit a three-point shot at the first half buzzer to cut Paynesville’s lead to three (40-37). Keeping on a roll, the Cubs started the second half on a 7-0 run and never lost the lead, and for a five minute span, Kimball held the Bulldogs scoreless.
Ram Truck brand and A.M. Maus and Son help raise $4,320
Kimball families and fans participated in a Ram Gridiron Challenge Fundraiser Friday, Oct. 4, and raised $4,320 for the Kimball football program. The Ram Truck brand contributed $20 for each test drive in one of the new award-winning Ram Trucks.
“Ram Trucks and high school football make a perfect partnership,” said Reid Bigland, CEO of the Ram Truck brand. “The players on these teams face new challenges week after week, knowing that with hard work comes reward. This commitment to hard work and excellence is what we strive for at the Ram Truck brand, and we’re proud to support these kids and their efforts on the field, in the classroom, and in their community.
Kimball announced the All-Conference Academic varsity players with a 3.8 grade-point average or higher. In front, from left are Taylor Schreiner - CC, Maddy O’Brien - VB, Stacy Hurrle - VB, Shelby Schiefelbein - VB, Cameron Hunt - FB, and John Zipoy - FB. In middle are Grace Kopitzke - CC, Denzel Atherton - CC, Ben Serbus - FB, and Rebecca Frank - VB. In back are Erika Johnson - CC, Madison Libbesmeier - CC, Lexi Rose - VB, Hollie Donnay - VB, Ted Zipoy - FB, and Mathias Hennen - FB. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.