Kimball 17U JO team takes first

The Kimball 17U Junior Olympics team placed first at the 2021 Avon/Albany Girls’ Volleyball State Championships on Sunday, April 11. The team includes, from left, Madison Schmitz, Ellie Kuechle, Morgan Garding, Kristen Hilbert, Olivia Mortenson, Madelyn Hunt, Leah Schiefelbein, Coach Marcia Mahlum, and Hallie Arnold. Submitted photo.

Local gymnast advances in gymnastics

Alison Olson is a junior at Eden Valley-Watkins High School. She started gymnastics at Granite City Gymnastics in Waite Park when she was just 9 years old. She has worked her way up through the levels in the Junior Olympic program and is now a Level 9 gymnast, with level 10 being the highest she…

River Lakes girls lose in Class A quarters

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Stars played Gentry Academy last Friday, March 26, in the Class A quarterfinals, and lost, 4-1. Shots on goal favored Gentry, 36-20. Goalie Kaydence Roeske faced 36 shots and saved 32 of them. Hannah Zimmer, 1 assist; Myckenzie Cremers, 1 goal. 1st Period – RVRLAK – Cremers goal (even…

Another sure sign of Spring

The boys (and girls) of summer are back out on the ball fields, practicing for their upcoming seasons. Above, several members of the Kimball Express amateur baseball team were out on the field Sunday afternoon. Spring sports practices for both Kimball and Eden Valley-Watkins high schools began this Monday, March 29. Bring it on! Staff…

Kimball girls bumped out of playoffs

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer On Tuesday, March 23, the Lady Cubs traveled to Sauk Centre to take on the defending Region Section 6AA defending champs in the section semifinal round. At stake was a spot in the section championship and, conceivably, a berth in the 2021 state tournament. The Mainstreeters scored first, but sophomore…

Kimball JO VB has strong showing at MSF State Tournament

The Kimball Junior Olympic Volleyball program had a strong showing at the 2021 MSF State Tournament March 20 and 21 in Hutchinson tabbing four top-five finishes. The Kimball 12U-2 team finished in second-place to earn the runner-up honors while the 12U-1 team placed fifth overall Saturday, March 20, in the Lindsay Whalen Hutchinson Gym. On…

Kimball Cubs are 2021 Class A Wrestling State Champions

Kimball wrestlers are State Champions for first time ever! By Pat Garry, Staff Writer After besting Royalton-Upsala, 45-26, in the semifinals of the Class 1A state tournament, the Cubs finished the deal by defeating Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie, 49-21, in the championship match Saturday, March 27, at St. Michael-Albertville High School. The Cubs fell behind 15-0 in…

Golf Club opens for season

The Kimball Golf Club was open for golfers starting Friday morning, March 26. Although there is still some snow up on Powder Ridge, the ski hill’s last day of this season was March 9. Several unseasonably warm and windy days helped to end one season and start the other, both a bit earlier than usual.…

EV-W represented in State Tournament

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Austin Schlangen qualified for the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament at the 285-pound (heavyweight) level. Schlangen went into the State individual tournament with a 32-6 record. His first opponent was Shane Noyes of Canby, with a 22-4 record. Noyes won with a fall at 5:24. He would go on to become…

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