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…

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…

Benson hopes to return to dream life

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor There is no question that football has been Johnny Benson’s life for all of his 27 years. He finished high school while playing football for Becker. He got a degree in business and economics from St. John’s University while playing football there, even though he didn’t play often. When he…

Girls’ basketball summer skills in action

By Jeremy Kuechle, Coach On Tuesday, June 23, girls’  basketball began working on skill development (with safety precautions and sanitation practices). They plan to keep practicing through Thursday, Aug. 6, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with morning and evening sessions available. So far, we average about 35 student athletes participating on a daily basis, they are…

Preparing for graduations
KAHS staff in the parking lot, ready to deliver caps and gowns to Class of 2020 seniors in and around Kimball. Kimball’s graduation will be Thursday evening, May 21, and it will include a parade through town. Watch for details next week! EV-W HS staff sorting out the caps and gowns for the Class of…
Be The Light MN

Nearly 200 high schools across the state of Minnesota are said to have participated in a Be The Light Minnesota event Monday evening, April 6. Stadium lights were turned on for 20 minutes in honor of the Class of 2020 which is facing a loss of many aspects of their senior year of high school,…

Kimball Junior Olympics team takes second place
The Kimball Junior Olympics team took second place with a 16-2 win in Monticello this past weekend. Pictured in back are Morgan Streit, Abbey Nelson Groover, Lexi Meyer, Taylor Maurer, Coach Stephanie Hurrle, and Kate Kraemer; in front are Katie Krippner, Jordyn Donnay, and Olivia Schneider. Submitted photo.
Boys’ basketball team holds post-season banquet

By Jay Klein, Coach On Sunday, March 8, the Kimball boys’ basketball program held their end-season banquet. The team traveled to Target Center to watch the Timberwolves play and then had their banquet at Pizza Ranch in Monticello. After the meal awards were handed out, as coaches reflected on their seasons. This past year the…

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