Capping off a winning week, the Kimball Cubs’ volleyball team put the icing on the cake, Saturday, Oct. 5, taking third place and going 3-1 in the Braham Tournament. The girls looked ready to play and it showed, as they beat the Zimmerman Thunder, the Barnum Bombers, and the Princeton Tigers. Their only loss came at the hands of the hosts, a very tough Braham bunch with a lot of talent. Cubs’ coach Scott Heinen sees the value of teamwork portrayed by his group. “In the last week, we have won seven out of the ten matches we have played. We do not find it a coincidence. We together are continuing to grow with each person and their roles are critical to our success. Together, we will fight to the end of the season. We are the team we are, because of each person’s contributions, and we love it!”
Soon after the Star Spangled Banner ended, the score was 27-0, in favor of the bad guys. The Kimball Cubs ended up on the short end of a 48-12 Holdingford thrashing last Friday, Oct. 4. Alumni abound for Homecoming as they witnessed the conference-leading Huskers’ quarterback Mitch Messman testing the airwaves and landing two touchdown passes, en route to a game total 223 passing yards. The Cubs managed a couple of TDs from Mathies Hennen and Ben Serbus, in the second and fourth quarters. Now 0-6, Kimball plays at neighboring Eden Valley-Watkins on Friday, Oct. 11, while the 6-0 Huskers host Maple Lake.
Holdingford 27714 0 – 48
Kimball 060 6 – 12
Individual statistics: Rushing: Cameron Hunt 16-62, Austin Schiefelbein 6-4, Ben Thiesen 1-8, Brady Mehr 2-4, John Zipoy 1-1; Passing: Cameron Hunt 13-25-1-162, Jake Borman 1-2-0-5; Receiving: Mathias Hennen 6-68, Ben Serbus 2-25, Jarred Merchant 2-33, Ben Thiesen 2-26, Brady Mehr 1-3, Noah Shonyo 1-5.
The Kimball Cubs took on the third-ranked team Holdingford Huskers on a damp cool night last Friday night, Oct. 4. The Huskers showed the Cubs early in the game why they hold that ranking. The Huskers scored 27 first quarter points and never looked back. The Cubs settled down after the first quarter and played better football, but could never get any closer. The Cubs opened their scoring on an 8-yard pass from Cameron Hunt to Ben Serbus on a nice catch. The Cubs wouldn’t score again until the fourth quarter on a two-yard run by Mathias Hennen. The final score was 12-48 Holdingford.
Home cooking was just what the Kimball Cubs volleyball team needed last week, as they hosted two and won two. Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Cubs invited Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted into their den for a conference battle. Winning in shutout fashion, the Kimball girls prevailed; 29-27, 25-17, and 25-16. The Hurrles were hoppin’ as Madison had 14 kills and Macey slammed down 11 for the victorious Cubs. Hollie Donnay shined with 28 set/assists. Cubs’ coach Scott Heinen is pleased with the progress. “We had a fun match at home in front of a fun crowd. A three-game win vs. a conference opponent was a good step in the direction we are striving to achieve in our efforts to be playing our best volleyball late in the season.”
Match Stats: Kills: Hollie Donnay 1, Macey Hurrle 11, Madison Hurrle 14, Anna Donnay 1, Rebecca Frank 1, Caitlin O’Brien 1, Madelyn O’Brien 5; Digs: Hollie Donnay 2, Macey Hurrle 5, Madison Hurrle 3, Alexis Rose 7, Shelby Schiefelbein 2, Anna Donnay 6; Serving: Hollie Donnay 11/11 (ace), Macey Hurrle 2/3, Madison Hurrle 9/10, Alexis Rose 13/14, Stacy Hurrle 9/10 (ace), Shelby Schiefelbein 8/9, Anna Donnay 7/7; Set Assists: Hollie Donnay 28, Hannah Serbus 1, Rebecca Frank 2; Blocks: Hollie Donnay 2, Madison Hurrle 3, Hannah Serbus 1, Rebecca Frank 1, Caitlin O’Brien 4.
The Kimball Area Cubs volleyball girls entered the Dassel-Cokato tournament Saturday, Sept. 28, and showed well, winning two of four matches. They beat Eden Valley-Watkins and St. Cloud Tech. Their two losses came at the hands of host Dassel-Cokato and a good Sibley bunch. “The tournament was a great time, and the team played together with everyone using their individual skill sets,” Cubs’ coach Scott Heinen said. He said the girls personality traits of determination, celebration, encouragement, and competitiveness were instrumental in how well they played.