Players: Noah Shonyo, Mason Hennen, Payton Hanan, Adam Nehring, Tommy Lochen, John Zipoy, Ortega Mohamad, Curtis Kamel, Adam Theis, Hunter Davis, James Mancini, Austin Hentges, Colton Czech, Parker Peglow, Aeron Ashbrooke, Justin Bogatzki and Jake Borman.
These young men came into the 2013 football season raw, but ready to learn and get better. After the long practice days and scrimmage at St. John’s University these guys were ready to go out and play some football. For our first game we went on the road and played a bigger team, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. But that didn’t seem to matter to our kids. We played well but we just ran out of juice, having only a few turnovers hurt us and the game slipped away from them.
The next game we got to play at home against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. This was our best all-around game on both sides of the ball. The kids came out hitting and moving the ball on offense. When all the dust was settled, after the game, we ended in a 14-14 tie with them. The team showed great effort and continues to show improvement from the week before.
The Section 6A Cross Country Tournament was held at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School, Thursday, Oct. 24. Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball team fought a fairly substantial chilly and wet milieu, but emerged in a respectable ninth place, in the middle of the pack. “It was cold and sleeting – but a good race nonetheless. Emily is advancing to the State meet on Saturday, Nov. 2, as an individual,” said Coach Holly Hansen.
The Kimball Area volleyball team lost to Royalton Friday, Oct. 25, 3-1. The set scores were (26-24, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21). After drawing a first-round bye in the Section 5A volleyball playoffs, the number two-seeded Kimball Cubs lost a tough battle to a formidable Royalton Royals squad, seeded at number three.
Royalton Game Stats
(Kimball stats were not available at press time) Kills: Haley Olson 5; Brandi Kloss 5; Kayla Eli 3; Abby Duevel 7; Katelyn Kasella 12; Emily Fussy 16; Set Assists: Haley Olson 43; Digs: Jenna Skajewski 29; Haley Olson 3; Kayla Eli 14; Abby Duevel 10; Katelyn Kasella 11; Emily Fussy 13; Service Aces: Haley Olson 5; Kayla Eli 1; Abby Duevel 2; Katelyn Kasella 1; Emily Fussy 1.
Stacy Hurrle takes the serve from Royals server in the Cubs’ first (and last) playoff game Oct. 25. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.
Wrestlers can sign up
The Kimball Wrestling Booster Club will be registering youth wrestlers from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Kimball Area High School. An informational meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.
The fee for youth wresting is $30 per wrestler. Registration forms will be available that night.
The Kimball Area football team left the post-season competition early. Opening the Section 4A quarterfinals action Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Belgrade, the seventh-seeded Cubs lost a tough one to the number two-seeded Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars, 21-13. Kimball Area jumped out early and grabbed a first-quarter 7-0 lead. But Austin Kollman’s 135 yards rushing and two touchdowns proved enough for the Jaguars to claim victory and move forward into the next round.
Kimball scoring summary: Devon Kelley fumble recovery (kick good); Luke Merten pass from Cameron Hunt (kick blocked).
Brady Mehr #10 takes the kick-off from the B-B-E Jaguars and returns it for a great starting field position for the Cubs during the Section semifinals Saturday, Oct. 26. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.