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The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta tennis team was 1-2 at a quadrangular in Osakis Monday, Aug.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta volleyball season got underway this week as the Tigers traveled to take on state-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. As the new season begins, the Tigers are getting to know their new head coach, Kristi Fehr. Fehr is not new to coaching.
The Morris Area/ Chokio-Alberta tennis team started the season with a split at home Friday, Aug.
Six local youth participated in the 2013 Hershey’s Minnesota State Championships Saturday, June 22 at Gustavus Adophus College in St. Peter. All six placed at the Hershey District Track meet in Willmar on June 19 to advance to the state meet. Kaylie Raths finished second in the age 9-10 girls’ 200 meter dash with a time of 33.56. She placed fifth in the 9-10 400 meter dash with a time of 1:19.06.
The second of two field trials hosted by the West Central Minnesota Retriever Club this summer was held July 19-21 in the Morris area. Three of the 215 dogs entered to compete belong to Bobby Smith of Madison, Miss. His dogs are all Labradors: five-year-old Jake, three-year-old Shade, and 19 month-old Joy. Smith is a regular participant in the WCMRC’s July Field Trial.
After a late start due to the long winter, coach Jerry Witt said the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta golfers were fortunate to have good weather for meets. “It’s ironic that the weather worked out perfectly for us,” he said. The season started a couple weeks later than usual, but after their first meet on May 2, the Tigers didn’t have any postponements due to weather. They were not able to make up one early-season invite because of a scheduling conflict, otherwise they played the entire conference schedule.
Eight Morris Area/ Chokio-Alberta seniors wrapped up successful careers of baseball when the Tigers finished third in the 2013 Section 3AA Tournament. Tom Holland, Jacob Torgerson, Logan Manska, Tyler Henrichs, Lincoln Berget, Mac Beyer, Tanner Picht, and Chandler Erickson were all instrumental in the Tigers’ success this season, as well as during previous campaigns and summer leagues. With a son among those seniors, head coach Mark Torgerson has been following this group since their Little League debut. “I pr
Tradition doesn’t graduate. That’s the new motto for Dale Henrich, head coach of the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta boys’ track and field team. Despite losing 10 seniors to graduation this spring, Henrich is confident that the Tigers will still be strong next season. There’s no reason to doubt that theory, because it’s been the norm for the past six seasons. The recently graduated seniors had a long tradition of success.
This year’s Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta varsity softball season was condensed to just one month, starting with the Tigers’ home tournament on April 27 and ending on May 28 in the fifth round of the Section 3AA Tournament. “This was the worst season weather wise in my 33 years of coaching,” said Mary Holmberg. The team finished 13-9 overall, taking fourth place in Section 3AA. This year’s team had five seniors coming back from a successful 2012 campaign in which the Tigers were 14-3 during the regular seas