Tricounty News

Cubs 14U finish fifth in division

The Kimball Cubs 14U fastpitch softball team competed this past Sunday, Sept. 29, in Minnetonka at the Minnesota Metro Fastpitch League State Tournament. This year marked the first year that these girls competed in a fall softball league, and for many of them the first time they played at the 14U level.W-14U-Fastpitch-Softball-1380820 4791654048144 1305836162 n


Donnay takes first at HL-W-W Invitational

Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball’s Emily Donnay finished first on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Invitational. Capping her second winning race of the year, Donnay finished an 11-whopping seconds clear of second-place finisher Emilie Berry of Mayer Lutheran-Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity. Next up for EV-W-K is the Litchfield Invitational at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Litchfield Golf Club.


Kimball volleyball team drops a couple

The Kimball Area volleyball team had a road trip scheduled last week, and the first stop was at Annandale for a non-conference match Tuesday, Sept. 24. Despite Madison and Macey Hurrle’s 15 and 20 kills, respectively, the Cubs were topped by the Cardinals 3-1. (22-25, 25-14, 25-18, 25-21). Kimball’s Alexis Rose had 11 digs and went 15-15 serving, and Hollie Donnay finished with 35 set assists. Coach Scott Heinen says there’s plenty of time left to have a successful season. “Annandale was a good W-Cubs-VB-at-Maple-Lake-2opponent and the Kimball community was a great crowd. It was a tough loss, as we are looking to rebound for the next part of our season. We have a month left and the most crucial part at the end of next month. We will continue to strive to be ready for playoff volleyball.”


Cubs continue losing streak at Maple Lake

The Kimball Area football team traveled to Maple Lake last Friday night, September 27, in search of their first victory but came away disappointed. Maple Lake was up for the challenge as they jumped out early, taking a 23-6 advantage into the halftime break. Each team tallied 20 second half points, resulting in a runaway victory for the W-Cubs-FB-at-Maple-Lake-1Irish, 43-26. “The Cubs fought hard this week down two starters against a very good team. We need to continue to improve ourselves and look toward making noise in the playoffs,” Kimball Coach Jamie Leither said.



Senior Nate Overland blocks a Maple Lake defender as senior Austin Schiefelbein breaks a tackle to gain some extra yards Sept. 27. Staff photos by Marguerite Laabs.



EV-W-K cross country teams look good at invite

“Thankfully, the rain cleared out for a nice evening of racing!” said Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball cross-country coach Holly 

Hansen. Emily Donnay took first place with a time of 16.36. The competition was held at the Kimball Golf Club Thursday, W-547004 10201575930511921 1659278853 nSept. 19. Team results: Girls’ Varsity: first, Dassel-Cokato; second, EV-W-K; third, Maple Lake; fourth, St. John’s Prep; fifth, Sauk Rapids-Rice.

Results: Varsity girls: (first) Emily Donnay, 16.36; (16th) Grace Kopitzke, 18:47; (19th) Brooke Winter, 19:12; (20th) Taylor Schreiner, 19:16; (22nd) Stephanea Roeser, 19:34; (24th) Maria Roeser, 19:50.