Kimball volleyball opens season at Lakers tournament

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Kimball opened the new season Friday, Aug. 27, at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted’s invitational tournament. The Cubs went 2-2 on the day and finished 6th out of 12 teams. “We lost to Annandale at the start, won our next two against Mora and Buffalo Lake-Hector- Stewart; then we lost at the end…

Team Krippner wins Ladies Club Championship

In a closely contested match, Team Krippner edged out Team Risch for the 2021 Kimball Golf Club Ladies Championship. The Team Krippner ladies (Carol Krippner, Lila Kalla, Tara LaVoy) won by a single hole (one up) over Team Risch (Gene Risch, Dale Risch, Wanda Risch). Third place was won by Team Lindquist (Abby Lindquist, Dawn…

Clippers enjoy another shut-out win

Clippers move into sweet 16 at state tournament By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The Watkins Clippers faced the Princeton Panthers Saturday afternoon, Aug. 28, in Waconia. After a first-round bye, this was the first appearance of the Clippers in the 2021 tournament. The Clippers scored in the first inning, then again in the seventh, and…

Eleventh-inning rally ends Express run

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor For a state championship game, the Aug. 28 match-up between the Kimball Express and the Alexandria Black Sox was pretty uneventful. The Express scored a run in the third inning and maintained that lead into the middle of the ninth inning. The Black Sox had only one scoreless hit on…

August unoffical School Board minutes

The Kimball School Board held their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18. The consent agenda was approved including hiring a 6th grade teacher, four paraprofessionals, and two Community Education paraprofessionals, and accepting a resignation. Fall coaching assignments were also approved. The principals reported on Kimball Days participation by staff, ROAR program, updates on…

Ladies League playoffs

Forty-two Ladies League team golfers began their Kimball Golf Club season playoffs this week in some very close matches. Week one playoffs • Team Risch (Gene Risch, Dale Risch, Wanda Risch) beat Team Jensen (Lois Jensen, Vicki Knaus, Kelsey Christianson, Cindy Stelten. • Team Krippner (Carol Krippner, Lila Kalla, Tara LaVoy) beat Team Lindquist (Abby…

Express dominate in first tournament game

Express dominate in first tournament game By Jean Doran Matua, Editor In their first game in the 2021 Minnesota Amateur Baseball state tournament, the Kimball Express scored three runs, spread over the first six innings, taking the lead and maintaining it throughout the game. Union Hill had 5 hits to the Express 9 hits, but…

Express lose to Muskies, earn #3 seed to state tournament

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor After losing the Region 11C championship to the Watkins Clippers Friday evening, the Kimball Express faced the Sartell Muskies Sunday afternoon for the #2 spot going into the state tournament. Their 6-4 loss to the Muskies puts the Express at #3 seed going into the state tournament. For the Express,…

Area high school teams ready for 2021 fall season

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer High school student athletes prepare to get back on the competitive fields, tracks, and hardwoods, as summer slips into fall and a new season emerges. Despite all of the craziness associated with the pandemic, coaches are optimistic and they look forward to healthy and successful journeys in 2021. The EV-W/K…

KAHS softball team
2021 KAHS summer softball team completed Crow River play at 6-12-1. Pictured (in back) are coach Jamie Leither, Sami Winter, Brooke Stelton, Zoe Stuve, Ava Molitor, Emily Krohn, Hannah Carlson, and Allie Leither, and coach Roger Utecht; (in front) Jordan Donnay, Natalie Loehrer, Morgan Streit, Riley Fisher; not pictured is Hallie Arnold, Hayley Bruss, Alison…