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.”
Following a slight schedule change, the Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball cross-country teams competed in the Annandale Invitational (Whispering Pines Golf Course) on Tuesday,
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
The Cubs clashed with the Rockford Rockets in Kimball on Friday, Sept. 13, and Rockford emerged victorious, 30-23. Offensively, the Cubs put on a good show, gaining 210 passing yards and 214 yards rushing. Kimball quarterback Cameron Hunt went 16-28, for 210 yards through the air. He also scrambled for 149 rushing yards and one touchdown. Troy Filzen rushed for 45 yards and Austin Schiefelbein ran for 10 yards. Mathias Hennen had 6 catches for 119 yards, Nate Overland grabbed 2 for 16, Ben Theisen caught 2 balls for 18 yards and a touchdown, and Will Spaulding had a big reception for 56 yards.
Scoring plays: Mathias Hennen, 81-yard kickoff return for touchdown; Adam Nehring, added PAT making it 7-6, Kimball in the first quarter. Troy Filzen had a safety, sacking the quarterback in the end zone, making it 14-9, Rockford. Cameron Hunt had a 48-yard run and Nehring's point after made it 16-14 Kimball, but Rockford went up 22-16 at the break. In the third quarter, Hunt hit Ben Theisen on a 3-yard pass, putting the Cubs up, 23-22 Kimball through three. The Rockets scored again and added a two-point conversion, sealing the deal, 30-23.
The Kimball Area Cubs volleyball team started the 2013 season with a split. Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Cubs won a thriller at Royalton, 3-2. The match scores were 25-16, 25-14, 18-25, 16-25, 18-16. Macey Hurrle led Kimball with 13 kills in the non-conference matchup.
Senior Becca Frank, #15, and freshman Madi Hurrle #10, team up for a block vs. Royalton Tuesday night, Sept. 3. The Cubs would need five game but won the match 3 game to 2. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
Sport: 8th-grade football
My family: Wife Sherry, daughter Latia
My high school: Hopkins
My college (and degree): St. Cloud State University, B.S.
My favorite sports experience (as a player): Participating in the Minnesota State High School wrestling tournament.
My favorite sports experience (as a coach): Coaching in the Minnesota State High School wrestling tournament.
Something most people don't know about me: I'm a "softie" at heart.