Kimball Area High School senior guard Cameron Hunt stepped to the free-throw line in a dead-silent gymnasium Monday night, sitting on 998 career points. He had missed the front end of his last two one-and-one opportunities, which would have put him in the elusive 1,000-point club.
He calmly sank the first foul shot. As the noise and energy in the Leo J. Wirth gymnasium increased, he received the pass from the referee, stepped up to the free-throw line and knocked down his 1,000 career point.
“I had no idea how close I was, I knew I was within 5 points, but once I hit the last free throw,
I could tell I got it with how everyone reacted. It was a huge relief.” said Hunt.
Having been away from competition for a while, the Kimball Cubs’ wrestling squad made a visit to Osakis Friday, Jan. 10, to wrestle in the Dual Tournament. Coach Mike Schindler was pleased with the team’s efforts. “We ended up placing third out of six teams and wrestled very well, giving up two forfeits at our lower weights.” Kimball’s Blane Tschida, Quinten Berres, Brady Mehr, Markus Mehr, and Austin Schiefelbein, all went undefeated on the night. Markus Mehr also defeated the sixth-ranked man in AA, Tristan Rubner, from Pequot Lakes/Pine River Backus.
Summary Osakis match: 126 Blane Tschida-PIN; 138 Brady Mehr DEC; 145-Matt Donnay PIN; 170-Skyler Schiefelbein-PIN; 285-Austin Schiefelbein DEC. Summary PLPRB match: 126 Blane Tschida-PIN; 132 Quinten Berres-PIN; 138 Brady Mehr PIN; 152 Markus Mehr-DEC; 220 Austin Schiefelbein PIN. Summary Albany match: 120 Joseph Donnay DEC; 126 Blane Tschida
PIN; 138 Brady Mehr PIN; 152 Markus Mehr PIN; 160 Tanner Schreifels PIN; 170 Skyler Schiefelbein PIN.
Team Standings: KMS First Place; Pequot Lakes/Pine River Backus Second Place; Kimball - Third Place; Osakis Fourth Place; Ottertail Central Fifth Place; Albany Sixth Place. Thursday,
Jan. 16, the Cubs host Rockford and Saturday, Jan. 18, they wrestle in the Staples Tournament.
Kimball JV girls’ basketball traveled to St. John’s Prep Friday, Jan. 3. It was an excellent night for the team offensively and defensively. Emily Utecht led the Lady Cubs with 14 points, Caitlin O’Brien scored 4 and three players each scored 4; Kaitlin Truenow, Alexa Ruehle and Abbey Straley.
Ariel Laabs, Madison Hurrle, Amanda Roerick and Denzel
Atherton each scored 2 points. Marie Achatz made her first basket as a member of the JV team.
Katelynn Loehrer and Alyssa Zabinski played but did not score. We outscored the Lady Johnnies by 11 in the second half, to earn the victory.
The Kimball girls’ basketball team surely knows how to entertain. Following a last second 2-point victory at Collegeville last week, the Cubs were at it again. But this time the girls
decided to treat the faithful to a double overtime show. Cubs’ sophomore Taylor Schreiner rallied for 18 points, but it wasn’t enough, as Kimball fell to the Maple Lake Irish, 45-42, in the Friday, Jan. 10, conference game. It took a while for both teams to warm up as the first half was a display of cold shooting and careless turnovers, but in the second half, the entertainment value rose substantially. Maple Lake stretched their 1-point halftime lead to 9 points with a 32-23 lead with six minutes to play. Cubs’ sophomore guards Taylor
Schreiner and Madison Libbesmeier stepped up by taking turns connecting on 3-point attempts to help Kimball get the score tied 34-34 with three minutes to play.
The Kimball boys’ basketball team hosted Eden Valley-Watkins Thursday, Jan. 9, but the Eagles weren’t too neighborly, handing the Cubs a 64-51 loss. Kimball’s Jarred
The Kimball boys’ basketball team hosted Eden Valley-Watkins Thursday, Jan. 9, but the Eagles weren’t too neighborly, handing the Cubs a 64-51 loss. Kimball’s JarredMerchant poured in 14 points and Cameron Hunt added a dozen of his own, but the Eagles overcame a 4-point Cubs’ halftime advantage, to take the win. “In the first half we did not play very well offensively. We had a number of bad turnovers, probably 8 or 9. Defensively, we played better than the last few games which kept us in it at the half, leading by 4. In the second half, EV-W stepped up their defensive intensity and we did not match it,” Coach Jay Klein said. The Cubs took too many shots early in their possessions, allowing the Eagles to slack off on defense.