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The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta/Minnewaska girls' swimming and diving team opened the season in Willmar Saturday. They came in seventh with 101 points. Willmar finished just one and a half points behind first-place St. Cloud Tech at its own invitational. St. Cloud Tech finished with 569.5 points to 567 for Willmar. Melrose was next at 350.5. Sauk Centre finished fourth with 312.5 points and Bemidji took fifth with 267 points. Montevideo took sixth. 200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) St.
The Tiger Cross Country team hosted the Morris Invitational Monday at Pomme de Terre Golf Club. More than 300 runners participated from 16 teams. Nikki Swenson of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd started the girls' 2006 cross country season with a win, running the course in 14:31.40. Brooke Wyffels of Marshall was second in 15:17.54. LQPV/DB finished second to Marshall 25-81. Marshall took the next four spots after Swenson, whose sister, Kelly, finished seventh.
By Nancy Woodke Sun Tribune The Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta girls' tennis team opened their season hosting a triangular Friday, Aug. 18. The home court advantage wasn't enough to get the first win of the season against West Central Area and Parkers Prairie. The MACA team lost a close match to WCA 4-3. Playing first singles was Britney Greenwaldt. She dropped the first set 2-6, came back in the second set 6-2, but then fell the the Knights' Kate McKenzie 3-6. At second singles Jessica Schatzke played Steph Haack of WCA.
Go to the big game early Friday and enjoy a pork loin sandwich. The Morris Area Sports Boosters will be serving sandwiches, with chips and soda, before the Tigers take on Minnewaska this Friday starting at 6 p.m. The Morris Area Sports Boosters is a group of volunteers who help support school athletics. The group's purpose is to help supplement athletic programs and promote community spirit. Sport Boosters plan to grill hamburgers for the rest of the home games this season. Another Sports Boosters fundraiser is the Morris Area Sports Discount Card.
The first ever men's soccer team practice was held Saturday, Aug. 19 at the University of Minnesota-Morris. UMM will field a men's soccer team for the first time in school history in 2006 and coach Christian DeVries welcomed around 20 athletes to the first practice. DeVries becomes the head men's coach and soccer coordinator for the Cougars after getting the Cougar women's soccer team started in 1998 and turning the program into a very successful one. The Cougars took on Ridgewater College in a scrimmage at UMM Saturday. Their 2006 season officially opens at home on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Coach Jerry Witt said his team is excited to play at Big Cat Stadium. The Morris Area Tigers are scheduled to play Minnewaska Friday at 7 p.m. Barring unforeseen obstacles, the game should be played at the new Morris Area High School and University of Minnesota, Morris shared-use football facility. It is expected that Big Cat Stadium will be competition-ready by Friday, when the Tigers play Minnewaska and Saturday when the Cougars play Lawrence University. However, a final decision regarding the location of these games will be made later this week.
By Jacob G. Hornberger You'll recall that immediately after the 9/11 attacks, U.S. officials declared that the attacks had been motivated by the terrorists' hatred for America's "freedom and values." That refrain produced the "war on terrorism" and, more recently, the "war on radical Islamo-fascism." Nonsense, said libertarians. The anger and hatred that Arabs and Muslims have for the United States is rooted in decades of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Ending the U.S.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column which tried to explain why people who still live in their hometown so frequently skip class reunions. I concluded that it is no fun for those of us left behind to defend our humble country lives to the condescending suburbanites determined to display their wealth and importance. Better to stay home than to put up with questions like, "So, you just stayed around here then?" Raising the matter of returning to one's hometown must have struck some sort of nerve.
Thanks from Katrina survivors This is the month of the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina devastating the Mississippi gulf coast. We were flooded, losing everything inside our house and making it uninhabitable. We evacuated to Morris, my hometown, and stayed four months. I will always remember the help my wife, Dell and I received from people in the Morris area.
This week, I'm going to pass along some dessert recipes, and some of them are quite novel. In fact, the first two sound like wrestling matches. The first one I got out of a Taste of Home magazine; it sounded so different, I had to try it and it was very good! Black 'N' Blue Berry Grunt 2 1/2 C. fresh or frozen blackberries, thawed 2 1/2 C. fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed 3/4 C. sugar 1/4 C. water 1 T. lemon juice 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp. pepper Dumplings: 1 C. all-purpose flour 2 T. sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/8 tsp. salt 2 T.