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Chokio went 2-0 in Land O' Ducks action over the weekend before falling in a non-league game to the Milroy Irish. The Coyotes defeated Appleton 14-2 in seven innings on Friday, July 7 in Chokio then downed Minneota 6-0 on Saturday, July 8. In the nightcap on Saturday, Chokio fell to Milroy 10-4. The Coyotes close out the regular season at 8 p.m. Friday, July 14 in Ortonville. Region 9C playoffs begin at the end of the month. Chokio 14, Appleton 2 F/7
Play Ball! Minnesota will conduct a free youth baseball clinic in Clinton, MN on Friday, July 21, 2017. Hosted by Clinton‐Graceville‐Beardsley Community Education, the clinic will take place at CGB Baseball Feld in Clinton. In the event of rain, the clinic will be relocated to CGB Elementary Gymnasium.
The Hancock Orphans went 0-3 over the busy weekend to fall to 4-6 in the Land O' Ducks league. Hancock fell 5-2 to Montevideo on Friday, July 7 in Montevideo then dropped a game to Morris 8-3 on Saturday, July 8 in Hancock. The Orphans closed out the weekend with a 11-1 eight inning loss to Cottonwood on Sunday, July 8. The Orphans close out the regular season by playing host to Ortonville at 2 p.m. next Saturday, July 15 then traveling to Rosen at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 16.
Morris clinched the No. 1 seed in the Region 9C playoffs after its 10th straight Land O' Ducks win on Sunday, July 9. The Eagles went 3-0 on the weekend with wins over Minneota, Hancock, and Rosen. Morris 3, Minneota 1 Minneota.......................000 000 010 – 1 8 3 Morris.............................300 000 000 – 3 5 0
The Northwest District 7 legion playoff seedings were announced Friday, July 7. Glenwood/Lowry took the No. 1 seed with a 9-1 sub-district record. Glenwood/Lowry is 11-2 overall. Hancock finished the season with a 4-6 record for the No. 3-seed. Morris finished 4-12 overall with a 2-8 sub-district record for the fifth and final seed. Morris will travel to No. 4 Brandon-Evansville on Tuesday, July 11 for a play-in game at 6:30 p.m.
A record-high turnout was recorded at the 18th annual Hancock Lions Page Lake 5K that was held Tuesday, July 4. This year’s run / walk included 219 participants, 113 female and 106 male. Overall female winner was Chelsea Lundberg of Holloway with a time of 18:09. Keiser Freetly of Appleton won the male 5K with a time of 19:29. Eight categories from 12 and under to 70-plus each had at least one runner participate.
Wheaton used a three-run sixth to take the lead for good against Hancock on Thursday, July 6 in Wheaton. Hancock fell short 4-3 in the game. Daniel Milander was 2-for-3 with a RBI to lead Hancock. Collin Brown took the loss on the mound as he gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits, walked run, and struck out eight.
Osakis used a two-run ninth inning to edge a 2-0 win over Morris on Thursday, July 6 in Morris. Parker Dierks had a triple and Brenden Goulet also had a hit in the game. Morris was outhit 8-2 in the contest. Ryan Bowman took the loss on the hill, giving up one earned run on six hits. He walked six and struck out eight.
The Hengstler-Ranweiler Awards are presented annually to the West Central Tribune-area's outstanding senior male and female three-sport athletes. The awards are named for Herb Hengstler and Lefty Ranweiler, two long-time Tribune Sports Editors. Nominees must have competed in three sports through their senior years and earned all-conference honors in at least two of their sports at some point in their careers.
Morris and Hancock legion teams had its second Post 29 showdown of the season on Monday, July 3. The result was the same with Hancock winning 8-3. On Saturday, July 1, Morris took a 12-1 win at Sacred Heart. On Wednesday, July 5, Hancock dropped a home game to Glenwood/Lowry, 9-2. Hancock 8, Morris 3 Hancock legion won the Post 29 showdown on Monday, July 3 as it defeated Morris 8-3 at Chizek Field in Morris. Hancock took a 4-3 win in the first meeting between the two teams to take the season sweep.