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The Hancock High School trap shooting team wasn't as productive in week two as week one, but the Owls still remain in second place as a team in Conference 6 of Class A. "Week two of conference action was not quite as productive as week one, we lost twenty one targets more than the previous week," head coach Bruce Malo said. "The good news is we still maintained our second place spot in the conference standings." Six Owls are in the top 25 in the conference for male members. Taylor Zeltwanger sits in second place overall in the conference with a season average of 22.
The Hancock Owls took advantage of four errors to defeat Hillcrest on Monday, May 8 in Fergus Falls. The Owls put up three runs in the fifth to lift them above the Comets, 4-1, to improve to 6-4 on the season. The errors were the difference makers in the game as Hancock held just a slight edge in hits, 4-3. Andrew Shaw hit a triple and scored twice to lead Hancock. Zach Copa had a RBI, and Zach Flaten had a double in the game.
The Owls used a four-run fifth and three-run sixth to propel Hancock to a 7-4 victory over Benson on Friday, May 5 in Benson. Peyton Rohloff went 2-for-3 with two RBI at the plate for Hancock. Six other Owls had hits, included Michael Milander, who had two RBI and two runs scored, and Zach Copa, who hit a double. Cody Greiner got the win on the hill, going five innings and giving up four runs on seven hits. The senior walked two and struck out six.
Michael Milander scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth to lift Hancock over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, 4-3, Thursday, May 4 in Chokio. It was C-G-B that earned the walk-off victory, 3-2, in the Wolverines first meeting with the Owls on Tuesday, April 11. Hancock avenged that early season loss and improved to 4-4 overall and 4-3 in the Pheasant Conference. It was more dramatic on Thursday.
The Hancock Owls battled Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley through several early lead changes, but ultimately fell short, 17-12, on Thursday, May 4 in Hancock. Tess Brunnberg led the Owls at the plate. She went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in the game. Emma Nelson and Nadine Miller both added two RBI each in the loss. Lexi Staples got the start and pitched a complete game. She recorded seven strikeouts.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger track and field teams were in action at Little Crow Invitational on Thursday, May 4 in New London. The Tiger boys finished fifth out of 14 teams while the Tiger girls took third. Morris/C-A had three first place showings at the meet, the boys in the 3200-meter run and the 4x800-meter relay and the girls won the 1600-meter run.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta baseball team added two more losses to its now 6-6 record. The Tigers have lost their past five games, including a doubleheader against BOLD Thursday, May 4. BOLD 5, Morris/C-A 4 BOLD scored twice in the top of the seventh and James Woelfel locked down the win for Reed Stadther with a perfect seventh inning in the first game of a West Central Conference doubleheader on Thursday, May 4 against Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta in Morris.
The Montevideo softball team forfeited Thursday’s home game against Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta in a show of support for their head coach, Kyle Goslee. In Tuesday’s game against A-C-GC, Goslee had a dispute with an umpire and was ejected. Goslee said he didn’t raise his voice or speak inappropriately to the umpire before his ejection. Under rules, Goslee also isn’t allowed to coach the game after the ejection.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta softball team swept Sauk Centre Tuesday, May 2 to improve to 8-2 on the season. The Tigers downed the Mainstreeters 5-3 and 16-6. Morris/C-A 5, Sauk Centre 3
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta boys golf team began the West Central Conference season last Friday, April 28 at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City and BOLD, then continued play in Morris and at Minnewaska on Tuesday, May 2. After four complete rounds, seniors Jacob Zosel and Briar Peterson rank in the top 10 of the conference. Zosel sits in second behind Minnewaska’s Esten Stensrud and Peterson sits in sixth overall. At A-C-GC