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Kimball Komets volleyball team in tournament play

The Kimball Komets 15s team traveled to Pillager Sunday, March 3, for the Central Lakes Tournament. The Komets started out slowly, and lost their first match in pool play 2 games to 1 v the Becker Inferno. The second match in pool play went better, and they came away with a 2 to 1 win over Granite City Green. The Komets continued their winning ways during their last match of pool play, winning over Sartell Blue 2 games to 1. After pool play was completed, the Komets were tied with Sartell Blue in wins and losses. Since Kimball had won the match v Sartell, the Komets were seeded first in their pool and moved on to the Gold Division for bracket play.

During the first game of bracket play, the Komets faced the second-place team of the pool B, LPGE Thunder. The girls continued their winning ways and silenced the Thunder in two games. Sartell Blue then played the first-place team from pool B, Central City. It was a very close match, with Sartell coming out the winner 2 games to 1. The Kimball Komets and Sartell Blue then faced off in the Gold Division Championship. Kimball came out on top, again defeating Sartell in 2 games. The Komets will be at St. Ben’s Sunday, March 10, for their next tournament.
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Kimball Komets 15s volleyball team are, in back, left to right, Ariel Laabs, Kenzie Leither, Stephanie Hurrle, Becky Holtz, Trinity Erickson, and coach Tesslyn Callander. In front are Tashi Kunkel, Montana Tschida, and Shay Krippner. 

 
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At right, Ariel Laabs goes up to hit during a tournament match with the Becker Inferno. Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs.