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After the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta softball team defeated Montevideo last Tuesday, May 23 in Morris, the Tigers continued their postseason by going 1-1 on Saturday, May 27. The Tigers fell to Martin County West then defeated Minnewaska on Saturday in Marshall. On Tuesday, May 30, New London-Spicer was able to 10-run Morris/C-A in six innings to end the Tigers’ season. More on Tuesday's game here. Martin County West 8, Morris/C-A 7
The Hancock High School trap team bounced back in the final week of competition, but fell short of the conference title by six points. Blackduck won the conference (Class A - Conference 6) with 2616 points, and Hancock finished the five-week season with 2610 points. Hancock recorded 668.5 points in week five, which was over 175 points more than any other conference team in week five. The Owls had eight shooters with over 40-plus targets hit on the day. “The week before there was no one with those kind of numbers,” head coach Bruce Malo said.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta earned a walk-off win in the Section 3AA opener against Montevideo on Saturday, May 27 in Spicer. Following the win, a defeat by New London-Spicer dropped the Tigers to an elimination game against Paynesville at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 in Montevideo. Morris/C-A 3, Montevideo 2
Cody Greiner gave up just two hits to earn a complete game win over Wheaton/Herman-Norcross in the true Hancock home opener on Thursday, May 25 in Hancock. The Owls earned a 3-0 win to secure the No. 2 seed in the Section 6A-West tournament, which opens play Tuesday, May 30. RELATED: Ortonville's big innings top Hancock , Hancock athletics
Ortonville strung together eight runs in the fifth and sixth inning to overturn Hancock on Tuesday, May 23 in Chokio. Despite having 10 hits, Hancock was only able to score five runs, falling 11-5. Zach Copa and Chandler Gramm each had three hits in the game for Hancock. Copa recorded two runs and two RBI in the loss. Gramm also had two RBI.
Hancock track and field saw one of its most successful subsection meets on Thursday, May 25 in Wheaton. The Owls had six personal bests and three participants advanced to the Section 6A meet, including senior Charlie Marczak, who will advance in two events. It was the best subsection meet in the two years Casey Skalbeck has been the head coach. “We only have one move on to sections last year,” Skalbeck said.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger girls track and field had seven first place finishes, but it wasn’t enough to defeat Minnewaska, who won the Subsection 21 meet on Thursday, May 25 in Wheaton. The Lakers defeated second place Morris/C-A 171 to 158.5.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger boys track and field team claimed the Subsection 21 title on Thursday, May 25 in Wheaton. The Tigers beat out second place Minnewaska 139.5 to 122. The Tigers placed in the top five in 19 and those will be moving on to the Section 6A meet, which will be held in Fergus Falls next Thursday, June 1. Morris/C-A rode seven first place finishes to victory, including all four relays.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta boys golf team ended its season run at the first day of the Section 3AA meet on Thursday, May 25 at Oakdale Golf Course in Buffalo Lake. Senior Jacob Zosel is the lone Morris/C-A golfer moving on to the second day of the 3AA meet. After a rough start bogeying his first four holes, Zosel turned things around to golf a solid 77 round, which was five over par for the course. Head coach Joey Fragodt hopes the fire he saw in Zosel carries into next Tuesday's round.
A four-run fifth inning and solid pitching helped Minnewaska defeat Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta on Tuesday, May 23 in Glenwood. Lakers' starter Colin Richards, winning pitcher Matthew Gruber and Shawn Stumpf combined to allow just one run on five hits while striking out seven. Gruber worked a perfect three innings, striking out three.