The Kimball Cubs fourth-grade basketball team placed first in the Holdingford Tournament Saturday, Feb. 15. Game scores were 28-2, 23-8, and 21-14. The girls remain undefeated this season. In back row, from left to right are Luci Schiefelbein, Brianna Loehrer, Morgan Garding, Jayme Randall, and Taylor Maurer. In front are Ellie Wicker, Madelyn Hunt, Leah Schiefelbein, and Chelsea Carlson. Not pictured is Emma Antigua. Submitted photo.
Kimball third graders played this weekend in the Holdingford basketball tournament. Kimball Gold took second place, Kimball Blue took fourth place. Submitted photo.
This past November, Kimball Area High School started a new Robotics program to enhance experiential learning opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies.
KAHS joined and received support from the central Minnesota Dream It! Do It! VEX Robotics organization which is led by
St. Cloud Community and Technical College’s Energy and Electronics Department and their instructor Aaron Barker.
The KAHS Robotics group worked on their robot after school in the Technology Lab at KAHS. Students are mentored by Mr. Kevin Kieke. Kieke is a Kimball area resident and is the Director of Engineering at Sparboe Farms in Litchfield.
This group of dedicated young innovators benefited from teammates’ previous experience in competitive robotics and the shared inspiration found in technology and automation.
Grades 2 through 5
By Jay Klein, coach
Friday, Feb. 14, the Junior Cubs’ second-, third-, fourth- and fifth- grade players performed at halftime of the varsity boys’ basketball game against Holdingford. The players just completed a six-week Saturday-morning program learning various basketball fundamentals. Members of the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams helped coach Kuechle and coach Klein teach the players during the program.
Members of the grades 2-5 Junior Cubs include: Alyssa Anderson, Wyatt Anderson, Hallie Arnold, Jenna Christinsen, Mason Christensen, Morgan Danelke, Austin Decknatel, Jordyn Donnay, Matthew Eich, Christopher Erickson, Cheyenne Epple, Carter Groinus, Kristen Hilbert, Peyton Hooper, Kylie Kesanen, Caitlin Krippner, Emily Krohn, Brookelyn Kuechle, Ellie Kuechle, Cole Lindberg, Natalie Loehrer, Andrew Lueders, Bryce Lyrek, Ella Lyrek, Avery Maus, Ava Molitor, Olivia Mortenson, Madison Mueller, Lexi Myers, Sami Nelson, Evan Powell, Anjellina Schindele, Matix Schmidt, Morgan Streit, Izaak Theis, and Natalie VanNurden.
Friday, Feb. 14, although it was Valentine’s Day, KES school was in session. A celebration of a sort was in progress with inflatables in the school gym. The inflatables were a reward from Chip Shoppe for raising almost $8,000 for our school. The money will be used on I-pads and play-ground equipment for our third and final phase of this project. Staff photo by Stephanie Johnson.