The 1-4 Kimball Cubs softballers arrived in Upsala Friday,
May 3, for a non-conference battle with the 3-1 Cardinals. Kimball got off to an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning. But they didn’t stop there, as they added two in the second, and five more in the third. The Cardinals scored two runs in the fourth to cut the lead to 7. Kimball answered back with two runs in the fifth inning, and the Cubs never had less than a 9-run lead from that point on. Smashing out 4 doubles, the Cubs cruised to a 16-5 victory. Kimball’s Alexis Rose is credited with the win. She pitched 7 innings, faced 35 batters, allowed 7 hits, had 9 strike outs, and walked 6 batters.
Osakis Country Club was the site of the Central Minnesota Conference golf meet Monday, May 6, where the young Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins team again found themselves in the cellar. The very inexperienced squad is struggling early, but coach Jason Huschle is patient and understanding. “I’ve asked the kids to focus on getting better every time they get on the course, and so far every player has improved on their previous scores. We still have a long way to go but hopefully this continues, so we keep heading in the right direction.” The competing teams included in the meet were Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball-Eden Valley-Watkins, Maple Lake, Pierz, Rockford and Osakis.
Scoring summary: K-EV-W’s senior Cole Stang, 55; sophomore Logan Schlueter, 55; senior Patrick Latcham, 51; sophomore Cameron Flaschenriem, 50; sophomore Skyler Schiefelbein, 55; eighth-grader Reese Jansen, 50. B-B-E’s Carl Knutson shot 45, HL-W-W’s Jacob Tintes shot 46, Maple Lake’s Aiden Jude shot 44, Pierz’s Dustin Herold shot 41, Rockford’s Ty Griffin shot 42, Osakis’s Paul Hartmann shot 41. Osakis’s Paul Hartmann and Pierz’s Dustin Herold shard Medalist honors with net scores each of 41. Rockford took first Place with a net 173; second Place, Osakis, 184 net; third Place tie, B-B-E and Pierz, 196; fifth Place, HL-W-W, 208 net, sixth Place, Maple Lake, 198; seventh Place, K-EV-W, 211 net.
Junior pitcher Mathias Hennen pitches the first game of the doubleheader v Holdingford. The Cubs would lose to the Huskersin the doubleheader Thursday, May 2, 0-6 and 4-5.
Each placing second in the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Lions 7-team invitational track meet Tuesday night, April 30, the Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball boys’ and girls’ track teams are starting the new season on the right “feet”. The athletes took to the great outdoors and the competition in Belgrade was exciting. Boys’ coach Jason Mortenson is very pleased with the squad’s improvement. “Our relays are starting to take shape and our individuals are pretty much in place. Right now we are working on our depth and trying to find strong second and third participants in events, to help our team score, as we head to our CMC meet in two weeks. Maple Lake is incredibly tough, but we are going to get as tough as we can to compete with them and see what happens.” The relay teams consist of Austin Marx, DJ Stewart, Brandon Faber and Shadly Callahan in the 4x800; Tommy Lochen, Torey Rohloff, Cole Denn and Deshaun James in the 4x200; Alex Shoenwetter, Torey Rohloff, Cole Denn and John Salzl in the 4x100; and Shadley Callahan, Austin Marx, Torey Rohloff and Austin Pelkey in the 4x400.
Connor Wittenberg broke the Kimball Area High School 110M hurdle record that had been held by Jim Hunt since 1981. Wittenberg took first in both the 110M and the 300M hurdles for the Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball track team at the St. John’s track meet held Friday, May 3.