The long-awaited and much-anticipated thaw is on, and area high school athletes are chomping at the bit to get the spring season underway. Coaches are optimistic and look forward to successful journeys in 2013.
Returning six starters from last year’s squad, the Eden Valley-Watkins baseball team should be highly competitive in the circuit. Senior Brent Stenger plays outfield and hits lead off. Alex Geislinger, in his final year, plays outfield and shares ace duties on the mound with senior Hayden Willner. Seniors Austin Berg and Travis Linn flank the left side of the infield at third base and shortstop, respectively, and rounding out the group is junior outfielder Cain Renner.
State Field House. Following are the results:
Girls’ 55-meter dash: Miranda Albert placed 7th with 8.80, Holly Loch 8th with 8.81, Amanda McCann 14th, and Amanda Trout 21st. Jenny Puncochar of Maple Lake took 1st with 8.06.
Boys’ 55-meter dash: DeShaun James took 5th with 7.40, Tyler Heiss took 19th. Tyler Millner of Pierz took 1st with 7.11.
Kimball Express Baseball donated a $200 Easton BBCORE Certified baseball bat to the Kimball Area High School baseball program. The donation was generated from the meat raffle funds received every Friday night at Son of a Butcher Bar and Grill. Pictured from left to right are Express board member Tom Marquardt, high school assistant coach Matt Dingmann, high school head coach Adam Beyer, and Express board member Brian Marquardt. Submitted photo.
Kimball Express is planning their beanbag tournament for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Registration can be on that day; sign-up is at 11 a.m.
A make-up date is possibly April 27.
The winners of the 2013 Pearl Lake Fishing Contest are in two categories: This contest took place Saturday, Feb. 9.
Luke Merten - 3.0 Bass
Denise Kampa - 2.0 Northern
Brigitt Gerads - 1.98 Northern
Nick Heying - 1.1 Crappie
Zach Thell - .82 Crappie
Amy Jendro - .72 Crappie
Michael Holbrook - .72 Crappie