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Six Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger tracksters took to the Class A State Track and Field meet at Hamline University on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10 in St. Paul. Of the six Tigers at state, one reached the podium: Maddie Carrington, who qualified for state in two events.
After its first season loss to the Starbuck Stars last Wednesday, June 7 in Glenwood, Hancock made it three straight losses over the weekend. The Hancock Orphans dropped a back-and-forth battle with Madison, 8-7, on Friday, June 9 in Madison and then was handed a 6-4 loss to Dumont on Sunday, June 11 in Hancock.
Shiori Legate opened up a note from her seventh grade self and nearly burst into tears. It read, “I hope you make sections and make state by the time you graduate.” State has been a goal for Legate every since she started her varsity golf career as a seventh grader. In her senior year, that goal became reality as she took fourth overall in Section 3AA to qualify for the Class AA State Meet next week.
Jacob Zosel believes he has what it takes to win a state title in golf. The senior will get one last chance next week as he is headed to the Class AA State Golf Meet for the third consecutive season. Zosel took second overall at the Section 3AA meet to qualify for state at the Ridges at Sand Creek next Tuesday and Wednesday, June 13 and 14 in Jordan.
Hancock and Starbuck went back-and-forth through the first three innings, but it would be the Stars that come out on top, 6-3, Wednesday, June 7 in Glenwood. The Stars got up 3-1 after the first inning, but Hancock didn’t go away quietly, tying the game at 3-3 in the third inning. Starbuck went ahead 5-3 with two runs in the bottom of the fifth, then added an insurance run in the eighth to seal the win.
Wheaton scored twice in the third and that would be all the Bandits needed to top Morris Legion Post 29 on Thursday, June 8 at Chizek Field in Morris. Both teams had solid pitching performances with each giving up three hits apiece. Lukas Adelman took the complete game shutout on the hill for Wheaton with nine strikeouts.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 4x800-meter relay team of Tate Nelson, Christian Thielke, Noah Stewart, and Jaden Maanum took second place behind a fast Hillcrest Lutheran team to advance to the Class A State Track and Field meet at Hamline University on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10 in St. Paul. The first and second place relays qualify for state.
After a year-long hiatus because of an injury, Morris Area High School freshman Maddie Carrington returns to the Class A State Track and Field meet in the 800-meter run and 1600-meter run. In the 800-meter, Carrington finished in third place Thursday, June 1 at the Section 6A meet, but recorded a 2:20.46 to qualify by time for state. “It’s my best this year,” Carrington said of her 800-meter run time.
The Morris Post 5039 Junior Legion baseball team opened up the season with a 20-2 loss to Kerkhoven on Tuesday, June 6 in Morris. Morris had 11 errors, which proved to be the difference maker in the game as Kerkhoven played five innings of errorless baseball. Jaret Johnson led Morris, going 2-for-3 with a RBI and run scored. Colten Scheldorf added a RBI double in the loss.
Both Chokio and Morris participated in the Mike Johnson Memorial Baseball tournament over the weekend. Morris took second place, going 2-1 in the tournament with wins over Chokio and Elrosa. Chokio went 1-2 for seventh place, defeating Ada in the seventh place game Sunday. The Raymond Rockets, 2016 state champions, claimed the title of the third annual tournament.