Our Athletes had an excellent performance at the 2014 Championship Friday, June 6, in Alexandria. They placed ninth out of 66 high school teams in Class A. Our top five Varsity shooters will represent our team this Saturday, June 14, at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake. This is the first ever Minnesota State High School League Tournament to be held. Team events start at 9 a.m. and awards ceremony will follow at approximately 1 p.m. We encourage everyone to come and watch and help support our State Bound Athletes. See all team results at www.mnclay
Squad Athlete Session 1 Session 2 Total Birds
V Jacob Borman 25 22 22 23 92
V Cole Czech 23 22 24 24 93
V Matt Donnay 25 22 23 20 90
V Isaiah Ehlinger 22 23 21 22 88
V Samuel Ehlinger 22 17 17 23 79
V Tanner Schreifels 19 21 24 22 86
V Zach Stein 20 25 25 22 92
JV Mitchell Jansky 19 19 16 14 68
JV Tom Lochen 8 17 18 20 63
JV Logan Schlueter 13 20 21 16 70
JV Will Spaulding 18 18 19 25 80
JV William Tadych 16 18 18 23 75
JV Josh Zabinski 21 22 20 22 85
Novice Hunter Davis 19 22 16 57
N Alex Donnay 13 19 14 46
N Josh Donnay 16 14 9 39
N Casey Gohman 11 12 15 38
N Mike Lochen 13 19 18 50
(total birds out of 100 V/JV, 75 N)
Friday, June 6, the Kimball Area High school Trap Team traveled to Alexandria to compete against the 66 teams that make up the class A division. They sent 18 shooters and our top five qualified as a team finishing in the top nine. The Shooters on the State Tournament team are Cole Czech, Isaiah Ehlinger, Matt Donnay, Zach Stein and Jake Borman.
Backups will be Samuel Ehlinger and Tanner Schreifels. Coaches are Rob Kuechle and Mike Truenow. This is pretty awesome being this is the first year we have competed. Also, none of this would have been possible without all the support from the Kimball Rod and Gun Club.
The NRA Foundation holds their own raffles every year to help raise money for clubs like ours. It is local dollars that were donated to them and returned back to local organizations. The NRA Foundation donated $4,500 to purchase a new clay target thrower and also donated a Promatic Thrower to the Kimball Rod and Gun Club. We just finished our Youth/Education Facility and are in the process of building three new trap fields with all new throwers. We needed trap improvements to support our rising number of youth shooters like our local Kimball Area High School Trap Team. We would like to give a big “THANK YOU” to the NRA Foundation and their generous donation. Submitted photo.
The 12U Kimball fastpitch softball team took second place at the Kimball Fastpitch Tournament sponsored by the Kimball Booster Club Saturday, June 7. In front row are, from left, Tori Harren and Cailyn Kuechle. In second row are Jaden DeGree, Haley Robben, Rachel Utecht, and Lilly Voight. In third row are Megan Schindler, Jolee Randall, Katie Decknatel, and Kyrie Rossman. In back row are coaches Sam Rossman, Steve Decknatel, and Tom Harren. Not pictured are Justina Niemi and Bailee Schiefelbein. Submitted photo.
The Kimball 10U softball team took home second-place medals after competing in the Kimball 10U softball tournament Sunday, June 8. Kimball defeated Cold Spring 5-4, lost to the eventual champions Waite Park 2-1, narrowly defeated the other Kimball 10U Blue team 5-4, and finished with a wild 3-2 extra innings win over Buffalo Lake Hector. The team is pictured, front row left to right, Jordyn Donnay, Ellie Kuechle, Morgan Streit, Leah Schiefelbein, Cheyenne Epple, and Brookelyn Kuechle. In back row are coach Jeremy Kuechle, Hallie Arnold, Madison Streit, Jaymee Randall, Rayne Mae Lanenga, Taylor Maurer, Brianna Loehrer, and coach Kari Schiefelbein. Not pictured are Ashley Beehler, and coach Steven Randall. Submitted photo.