Friday, June 6, the Kimball Area High school Trap Team traveled to Alexandria to compete against the 66 teams that make up the class A division. They sent 18 shooters and our top five qualified as a team finishing in the top nine. The Shooters on the State Tournament team are Cole Czech, Isaiah Ehlinger, Matt Donnay, Zach Stein and Jake Borman.
Backups will be Samuel Ehlinger and Tanner Schreifels. Coaches are Rob Kuechle and Mike Truenow. This is pretty awesome being this is the first year we have competed. Also, none of this would have been possible without all the support from the Kimball Rod and Gun Club.
The NRA Foundation holds their own raffles every year to help raise money for clubs like ours. It is local dollars that were donated to them and returned back to local organizations. The NRA Foundation donated $4,500 to purchase a new clay target thrower and also donated a Promatic Thrower to the Kimball Rod and Gun Club. We just finished our Youth/Education Facility and are in the process of building three new trap fields with all new throwers. We needed trap improvements to support our rising number of youth shooters like our local Kimball Area High School Trap Team. We would like to give a big “THANK YOU” to the NRA Foundation and their generous donation. Submitted photo.
The 12U Kimball fastpitch softball team took second place at the Kimball Fastpitch Tournament sponsored by the Kimball Booster Club Saturday, June 7. In front row are, from left, Tori Harren and Cailyn Kuechle. In second row are Jaden DeGree, Haley Robben, Rachel Utecht, and Lilly Voight. In third row are Megan Schindler, Jolee Randall, Katie Decknatel, and Kyrie Rossman. In back row are coaches Sam Rossman, Steve Decknatel, and Tom Harren. Not pictured are Justina Niemi and Bailee Schiefelbein. Submitted photo.
The Kimball 10U softball team took home second-place medals after competing in the Kimball 10U softball tournament Sunday, June 8. Kimball defeated Cold Spring 5-4, lost to the eventual champions Waite Park 2-1, narrowly defeated the other Kimball 10U Blue team 5-4, and finished with a wild 3-2 extra innings win over Buffalo Lake Hector. The team is pictured, front row left to right, Jordyn Donnay, Ellie Kuechle, Morgan Streit, Leah Schiefelbein, Cheyenne Epple, and Brookelyn Kuechle. In back row are coach Jeremy Kuechle, Hallie Arnold, Madison Streit, Jaymee Randall, Rayne Mae Lanenga, Taylor Maurer, Brianna Loehrer, and coach Kari Schiefelbein. Not pictured are Ashley Beehler, and coach Steven Randall. Submitted photo.
The Marty Mudcats 16U fastpitch softball team took third place in the Gold Division of the Bison Showdown in Buffalo this past weekend.
Listed below are the highlights from the games this weekend. Overall Tournament Record: 4-1-1
Bison Showdown June 6-8
Friday Night, June 6, Mudcats vs. Monticello. Marty Mudcats won 7-6. Winning pitcher was Madison Libbesmeier with 5 strike outs and 5 hits allowed.
Mudcats offensive highlights are 5 hits, Becky Holtz 2-2, Tashi Kunkel 1-1 with a double.
Saturday, June 7, Mudcats vs. Wayzata. Mudcats won 5-1. Winning pitcher was Emily Utecht with 7 strike outs, and 4 hits allowed.