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Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta broke the game open with a seven-run sixth inning as Piper Gibson produced one of the bigger offensive performances in the area this season at Brandon-Evansville on Thursday, May 18 in Evansville. Gibson was 5-for-5 with a home run, three doubles and four runs batted in.
Jordan Klaphake homered and Brady Birch pitched a three-hitter as Melrose upended Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta on Thursday, May 18 in Morris. Mitchell Dufault, Ryan Bowman and Denner Dougherty had MA/C-A's hits. Bowman took the loss, despite a strong effort. The Tigers play host to Lac qui Parle Valley on Friday, May 19 and travel to Minnewaska on Tuesday, May 23 to close out the regular season.
The Morris/C-A girls golf team finished the West Central Conference season in third behind Minnewaska and BOLD. The Tigers had four individuals earn all-conference nods led by Shiori Legate, who took seventh overall. Peyton Hennen (10th), Hannah Zimmel (11th), and Megan Kirkeide (T13th) all added conference honors. At Benson, Legate took fourth with a 43. Hennen, Miranda Hesse, Kirkeide, and Zimmel were all in the top 15.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta boys golf team wrapped up the West Central Conference play on Thursday, May 18. Jacob Zosel was able to surpass rival and friend Esten Stensrud of Minnewaska to win the conference championship. Briar Peterson also earned all-conference honors with a seventh place overall finish. The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger golf team took first at the first of two meets on Thursday, May 18, checking off one of Morris/C-A’s goals for the season, said head coach Joey Fragodt.
Brady Cardwell earned his first 25-straight patch on Saturday, May 13. “He has been so close so many times and [Saturday morning] he pulled it off,” coach Nick Milbrandt said. Cardwell finished week three with a 46 and remains in the top 25 in the conference with a season average 22.5. Cole Kannegiesser shot a 45 and Jarrett Carlsen finished the week with a 40 to round out the top three boys.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta track teams both took second at the West Central Conference meet on Tuesday, May 16 in A-C-GC. Montevideo was named the conference champs for the boys while Minnewaska claimed the top honor for the girls side. The Tiger boys had first place finishes in four events: 3200-meter run, 300-meter hurdles, and 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relays.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger track and field teams both took first at Ortonville on Friday, May 12. The boys had 12 first place finishes to dominate team competition with 219 points. Second place finishing Ortonville had 96 points. The Tiger girls had nine first place finishes. The Tigers were at the WCC meet Tuesday, May 16 at A-C-GC. Boys results
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta baseball team broke an eight-game losing streak on Tuesday, May 16 at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. The Tigers had nine RBI in 11 hits compared to just two hits by A-C-GC to win 11-0 in five innings. Mitchell Dufault and Alex Daugherty combined for four hits and six RBIs in a lopsided win. Toby Sayles added a hit but it was his pitching that was the most helpful as he only allowed two hits in the five-inning game.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger softball team split with Minnewaska in conference action on Monday and Tuesday, May 15 and 16. In Section 3AA seeding announced Wednesday, May 17, the Tigers earned the No. 1 seed in the North subsection. See bottom of article for more on seedings. Morris/C-A 3, Minnewaska 1
The Hancock Owls recorded two firsts and two personal bests at the Pheasant Conference meet on Wednesday, May 17 at Wheaton. John Kellenberger took first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:14.2. Mason Schmidgall recorded a personal best in the triple jump with a 38-05. The jump was good for first place at the conference meet.