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The future of the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta girls' golf team is bright. “Coming into this year's season I was expecting to have three golfers on the team,” said coach Austen Miller. “Turns out I ended up with nine. “That may not seem like a lot, but it is more than double what we had last season,” explained Miller.
Six Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta girls can boast successful careers with the Tiger track and field team, capped off in 2013 with the West Central Conference trophy. It’s been 18 years since the Tigers last brought this one home. This season was also the first year that the conference included 10 teams. The Tigers had several other accomplishments this season. For the third straight year, the Tigers were runners-up at the true team meet. They were champs at the sub-section meet for the second year in a row.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta’s Mary Holmberg was one of two coaches inducted into the Minnesota Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame this year. Holmberg received the honor at the All Star Recognition Banquet June 9 in Mankato. Holmberg has been coaching softball in Morris since developing the program in 1980. She’s been coaching ever since. Along the way Holmberg has received other awards for her dedication to the sport. In 1996 and again this year, Holmberg was awarded th
A new Miss Morris Area and Miss Midwest were crowned Saturday during the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Program. Cassey Hickman of Morris will represent her hometown for the coming year. Katia Vantries and Samantha Searle will be the Morris Area Ambassadors. Chelsea Swiggum of Prior Lake was crowned Miss Midwest, while Abigale Bodene of Forest Lake was named the first runner up. Aundrea Johnson received the Spirit Award.
MORRIS -- The Okee Dokee Brothers performed at the East Side Park Thursday afternoon. The musical duo won a Grammy this year for the Best Children's Album "Can You Canoe?” Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing put their passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music recording and performing family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and experience nature. The performance was sponsored by the Morris Public Library and Viking Library System, funded in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota's Art and Cultural Heritag
Twelve seniors led the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta boys’ basketball program this past season. “That’s the most I’ve ever had in the 26 years I’ve coached,” said coach Mark Torgerson. “The chemistry was pretty good. These guys all got along.” Torgerson remembers that there were 18 kids from this class on the fourth-grade team. “To have that many players hang in there was special,” he added.
The Morris Area/ Hancock/Chokio-Alberta wrestling team finished the season with a winning 7-6 record in duals. After several seasons with low numbers, the Tigers had 35 wrestlers on the varsity and junior varsity roster and did not have to forfeit a single weight class during duals. “We had a great season,” said coach Troy Ostby. “We ended the season right where we should have been.”
For the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta boys’ swimming and diving team, 2012-13 was a new experience for everyone involved. For first-time head coach Anita Nelson, coaching boys at the varsity and junior varsity level was a bit of a learning curve. For the team, even those with experience, having a female coach was a new situation for them. “We had a successful season,” said Nelson. “The boys learned a lot and had fun and success along the way.” For a young team with a new coach, the leadership of four seniors was very valuable.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta gymnastics team recorded many individual accomplishments, as well as achieving several team goals, during the 2012-13 season. The varsity Tiger claimed the second highest team score on record this season. The Tigers attained a season-high score of 122.325. The varsity school record is 125.825. Meanwhile, the junior varsity set and reset the school record for team score with a 98.3.