Celebrating parents’ night and alumni night, the Kimball wrestlers invited Pierz and Rockford to the party on Thursday, Jan. 30. The Cubs, like so many others in the past, fell to the ninth-ranked and undefeated (19-0) Pioneers, 51-18. At 126 pounds, Kimball’s Blane Tschida, ranked second in the state, beat sixth-ranked Chris Ortman, 8-3. Kimball’s Quinten Berres, who is ranked No.1, won by pin at 132 pounds. Brady Mehr, 138 lbs., was victorious by decision. Tschida and Berres both went 2-0, as did Kimball senior Austin Scheifelbein at 220 pounds.
Saturday, Jan. 25, the Kimball seventh-grade boys traveled to Olivia for a tournament. The team lost its first match to BOLD, then beat New Ulm and B-B-E to take fifth place in the
tournament. The boys were coached by Jarry Cole. It was a great day of basketball. In the photo, in front, left to right are Brendan Maurer, Jake Traurig, Carl Blanchard, and DeAndre Borge. In back are Riley Miller, Zack Streit, Casey Gohmann, Noah Jurek, Drew Gustafson and Coach Jarry Cole. Submitted photo.
The Kimball wrestling squad met up with Eden Valley-Watkins Saturday, Feb. 1, at Kimball in a makeup match from Jan. 7. The Cubs were tough and ag
gressive and dominated the Eagles, 54-23. Michael Donnay, Blane Tschida, Quinten Berres, and Matt Donnay, each earned pins in the contest. “We had another good week for wrestling. We had three Central Minnesota Conference matches and we went 2-1, beating Rockford and Eden Valley-Watkins; and losing to ninth-ranked Pierz. We continue to wrestle well as the end of the season comes near,” coach Mike Schindler said. Blane Tschida, Quinten Berres, and Austin Schiefelbein continue to lead the team and all went 3-0 this week with Quinten picking up his 150th career win.
Wednesday is the team seeding meeting for the section tournament. Thursday, the Cubs travel to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle to take on the host school along with Minnewaska, and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. Then wrapping up on Friday, Kimball goes to the Albany Individual Tournament.
The Kimball wrestlers had a good week on the road, picking up a 42-30 victory at Holdingford Tuesday, Jan. 21, followed by a 44-26 win at Belgrade-Brooten-
Elrosa, Thursday, Jan. 23.
Holdingford results: 106
Payton Schiefelbein pinned Alex Lange of Holdingford in 24 seconds; 126 Blaine Tschida beat Zach Scott of Holdingford
5-3 (Decision); 132 Quinten Berres pinned Aaron Maleska of
Holdingford in 47 seconds; 138 Brady Mehr pinned Tazz Taflinger of Holdingford in 4 minutes and 52 seconds; 152 Marcus Mehr beat Jake Knettel of Holdingford 6-4 (Decision); 170 Skyler Schiefelbein
pinned Nolan Prokott of Holdingford in 1 minute and 14 seconds; 220 Austin Schiefelbein pinned Walker Nienaber of Holdingford
in 19 seconds; HWT: Austin
Hentges won by forfeit.
B-B-E results: 106 Payton Schiefelbein won by forfeit; 132 Blane Tschida-PIN; 138 Quinten Berres-Decision; 145 Brady Mehr won by forfeit; 152 Matt Donnay-
Decision; 160 Tanner Schreifels-
PIN; 195 Devon Kelley won by forfeit; 220 Austin Schiefelbein won by forfeit.
Capping off a very busy week, the Kimball wrestling squad, competing for the third time in five days, accepted an invitation to the Fergus Falls Pudge Anderson Memorial Tournament, Saturday, Jan. 25. The Cubs lost to Bismarck Century in the quarterfinals, 45-24. In the consolation finals, Kimball overtook Thief River Falls, 46-31. The fifth-place match saw the Cubs prevail over a very worthy opponent in Wahpeton, 38-30. The Championship Match was won by an extremely powerful Apple Valley team, 64-3, over West Fargo.
Bismarck Century match results: 126 Blane Tschida won by pin; 132 Quinten Berres won by pin; 220 Devon Kelley won by forfeit; 285 Austin Schiefelbein won by pin.
Thief River Falls match results: 106 Payton Schiefelbein (KIM) defeats Cade Lundeen by pin 0:44; 126 Blane Tschida (KIM) defeats Stephen Holecek (TRF) by pin 1:05; 132 Quinten Berres (KIM) wins by forfeit; 152
Tanner Schreifels (KIM) wins by forfeit; 160 Markus Mehr (KIM) wins by forfeit; 195 Devon Kelley
(KIM) defeats Jake Bohl (TRF) by major decision 13-4; 220 Austin
Scheifelbein (KIM) defeats Tyshaun Brown (TRF) by pin 3:49.
Wahpeton match results: 106 Payton Schiefelbein (KIM) defeats Noah Wiek (WAHP) by pin 0:50; 126 Blane Tschida (KIM) defeats Jacob Berg (WAHP) by major decision 11-3; 132 Quinten Berres (KIM) defeats Dylan Wiek (WAHP) by pin in 1:30; 138 Brady Mehr (KIM) defeats Logan Meyer (WAHP) by major decision 12-4; 145 Matt
Donnay (KIM) defeats Aaron Deike (WAHP) by pin 4:14; 160 Tanner
Schreifels (KIM) defeats Kyle Bjugstad (WAHP) by decision 3-1; 195 Devon Kelley (KIM) defeats Hunter McCall (WAHP) by decision 5-2; 220 Austin Scheifelbein (KIM) defeats Josh Deike (WAHP) by pin 0:56.
The KAHS alumni/parents/senior recognition night has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Kimball will participate in a dual against Pierz at 6 p.m. and Rockford at 7:30 p.m. All alumni and parents should plan to be there by 5:30.