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A very busy sports week this past week with lots of track and golf to report along with the Booster Club Banquet and awards night on Friday. Be sure and read all of the stories in regards to all of these events.

The Booster Club Banquet was well attended with food provided by the Booster Club with the help of several of the ladies involved. Jeri Ferguson served as MC and kept things moving right along and Kerry Ferguson put together a video show to close out the evening. Adam Bohac, a former outstanding student/athlete at Kimball High who is now a college men’s basketball coach in Oklahoma, was elected into the Booster Club Hall of Fame but couldn’t attend in person. Adam holds many school records in both basketball and football and was also a good track man at Kimball High. He went on to play basketball for the University of Nebraska. Michele Daum made the presentation and told the audience of the many records Adam set during his high school days. Norm and Shelly Christiansen were voted in as the Community Members to the Hall of Fame for this year.

All of the various coaches talked about their seasons and told of the highlights. Several awards and scholarships were presented and you can catch all of this in the photos and stories in this week’s Observer Sports. It was mentioned that the Booster Club membership has been declining and members are needed if this organization is to remain active. To join, or for more information you can contact Stephanie Pedersen, Chari Mohr, Jamie Soper or Amira Moore, I urge you to do so.

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I thoroughly enjoyed following the Kimball golfers at the WTC and Kimball Invitational held at the Four Winds this past Thursday. As told in stories in this week’s Observer, Kimball won both team titles in the two-tournament format.

A couple of highlights that really stood out was Jordan Greenwood’s Eagle on hole number 14. After a long, but slightly pulled drive that left him in the rough and 222 yards from the green, Jordan pulled out a hybrid club and stuck it on the green of the long five par hole. He then drilled a 15 foot putt for the Eagle! He did win the medalist honors with his par round of 35-37=72 meaning he made many good shots on the day.

Just before the Eagle by Greenwood, I was watching Zane Anthony birdie on hole number 13, and then he followed that up with another birdie on hole number 14. He also birdied number 18 to close out his day with a solid 79 for third place. What fun!

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Bert Linn had some fun this past week at the Four Winds as he registered the first hole-in-one of the season scoring his ace on hole number 12 while playing with Pat O’Brien and Marty Lantzer. This was his second hole-in-one of his career and what an accomplishment for the 83 year old youngster. The official date for the inscribing on his trophy by Larsen’s Jewelry will read May 4.

By the way, Greg Robinson is putting together some interesting facts and figures regarding the hole-in-ones that have been recorded through the years by Kimball golfers and we will have that for your reading in the next couple of weeks.

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Organized golf is about to get going out at the Four Winds with a combined Men’s Scramble set for this Sunday, May 15 with a start time of 1 p.m. This is for all players who belong to either the Thursday Men’s League or the Four Winds Men’s League and remember, your league dues will have to be paid before you play. Stop in at the Pro Shop or call in your entry.

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The Thursday night Men’s golf league held their pre-season meeting last week and discussion was held on scoring rainouts and also to continue using the scoring system they have in place. Introduction of new teams and players were announced and the league is set at 32 teams with their first scramble planned for May 19 followed by another one on May 26. The first night of league play will be June 2. Remember to get your league dues paid to Greg Robinson. This year’s one-time due payment includes your handicap fee, league dues, entry to all scrambles, and the individual match-play league tournament.

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Mike Daum, our Kimball raised Division One College Basketball standout for the South Dakota State University team, is going to be back home in Kimball Town for a week or so and he is going to share with you, the public, his thoughts on this past year. He will speak at the Kimball Manor tomorrow (Friday), May 13, at 1 p.m. Again, this is open to the public and a chance to hear, and support, this fine young man who has excelled in his first year of Division One Basketball.

 

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