Cross-country runners at Osakis dual meet

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The EV-W/K cross-country runners competed in a dual meet at the Osakis Country Club Thursday, Sept. 17. One of XC’s COVID-19 rules states that only 24 people may be at the start line (with spaced-out lanes). Since this was a dual meet, the schools were permitted 12 runners on varsity…

MSHSL to allow fall football, volleyball

At a Board of Directors meeting Sept. 21, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) voted to: • Return volleyball to the fall activities season. The 11-week season would begin Sept. 28 with competition beginning Oct. 8; there would be 14 regular-season contests. • Return football to the fall activities season. The 10-week season would…

EV-W/K runners start season at Maple Lake

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Eden Valley-Watkins Kimball athletes competed in the annual Maple Lake Cross Country Invitational Friday, Sept. 4, at Ney County Park in Maple Lake. Participating teams included Albany, Benilde- St. -Margaret’s, Buffalo, Eden Valley- Watkins/Kimball, Maple Lake, Osakis, Holdingford, Royalton, St. John’s Prep, and Paynesville. EV-W/K’s Ryan Wirz took top honors…

Matt Dingmann wins Kimball Golf Championship

The 36-hole Kimball Golf Club Men’s Championship was highly contested this year, with Matt Dingmann, Neil Helgeson, and Scott Kunkel all tied after the 28th hole. Matt and Scott were still tied going into the final hole before Matt edged out Scott by one stroke. “It was definitely the best Club Championship match we have…

Kimball Express Team at the 2020 Minnesota Class C State Tournament

The Kimball Express started and finished their 2020 state tournament appearance on Saturday, Aug. 29, ending a good season. The 2020 team has a combination of veteran and young players, and they went into the state tournament as Region 15C champions. The 2020 Kimball Express include: (back row, left to right) Back row left to…

Watkins Clippers finish season in Minnesota top 16

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The Watkins Clippers played the Bird Island Bullfrogs Saturday, Sept. 5, in Springfield. Both teams made it into the Final 16 in the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Class C state tournament, but only one moved on to the next level. The teams were equally matched, and it turned into a battle…

Clippers move on in state tournament

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Another shut-out game by pitcher/manager Matt Geislinger won the day for the Watkins Clippers Sunday evening, Aug. 30, in Milroy. Geislinger allowed only four hits on the game while keeping the Fergus Falls Hurricanes scoreless. The Clippers scored quickly and early, and they won the day, 6-0. For the Clippers,…

Express end season with close game in extra innings

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The Kimball Express entered the Minnesota Amateur Baseball state tournament as Region 15C champions. As such, they had a bye for the first weekend of play. Their first tournament game this season was to be their last: Saturday evening, Aug. 29, at Milroy against Prior Lake (after their victory over…

KAHS welcomes new activities director/ head football coach

By Pat Garry, staff writer Clay Anderson, a 1982 Northfield High School graduate, is the new activities director and head football coach at Kimball Area High School. Anderson graduated from St. Olaf College in 1986, and he holds a Master’s Degree in Education through St. Mary’s University. Clay’s wife Melissa Radeke is superintendent of schools…

High ratings for Kimball Golf Club

A 2019 study by the Minnesota Golf Association revealed that the popularity of golf results in important contributions to small-town economies all across the state. “While the study points out how broadly golf impacts Minnesota’s economy, it also highlights the importance that every golf course plays in its local community,” said Tom Ryan, MGA executive…

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