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Audrey Dorweiler saw the biggest improvement in week four of the trapshooting season, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta coach Jared House said. "She ended the week with a score of 31 and has been making great improvements," House said. "It has been fun to watch." Brady Cardwell led the Tigers again with a team-high 48. He sits in fifth in the conference (Class 3A-Conference 4). Tristan Raths hit 42 targets this week and remains in the top 20 with a season average of 21. Alex Denzer (41), Carter Deneui (43) and Hunter Vogt (44) all hit 40-plus targets in week four as well.
Hancock junior Tyler Timmerman is back in the top 10 after four weeks of trapshooting competition. He is in a three-way tie for ninth overall with a season average of 21.25, which is actually lower than his 21.33 average from last week. Senior Tory Schmidgall fell from third to 13th in the conference. He holds a season average of 20.88 targets hit per 25 target round. They were the only two Owls to hit 40-plus targets this week.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger boys track and field team placed fifth at the 12-team Class A State True Team meet Saturday, May 18, in Stillwater. The Tigers had five first-place finishes on the day, including the 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relays. The 4x400-meter relay of Camden Arndt, Abram Schmidgall, Jared Boots and Jaden Maanum claimed the title with a time of 3:37.34. The time was just under a second faster than runner-up finishing Wadena Deer Creek (3:38.24).
After beating them Monday, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to complete the sweep of Benson in West Central Conference baseball action on Tuesday, May 21, in Benson. The Tigers won 3-2. The Tigers tied the game at 2-2 on a Jaret Johnson RBI single, which scored Jack Riley, then Johnson scored on a balk to give MACA the lead.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta baseball team went 2-1 to end last week and start this week. The Tigers beat Minnewaska Friday, May 17, in Glenwood, then fell to BOLD and beat Benson on Monday, May 20, in Benson.
Thanks to a five-run bottom of the fourth inning, Hancock secured a 5-2 victory against Ortonville on Monday, May 20, in Hancock. The inning started with a lead-off double by Gideon Joos, who came around to score on a Colton Crowell single in the next at bat. After Tanner Pahl singled, Peyton Rohloff cleared the bases with a two-run double. After stealing third, Rohloff scored on a single by Montana Molden, who then scored on a single by Preston Rohloff to give the Owls a 5-1 lead.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger baseball team earned the No. 6 seed in Section 3AA-North playoffs. The Tigers will face No. 3-seeded New London-Spicer at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Minnewaska Area High School in Glenwood. Paynesville earned the top seed in the subsection with Minnewaska being No. 2. The Lakers will play host to No. 7 ACGC at 11 a.m. Saturday, in Glenwood. Full bracket here . Opening round scheduled for Saturday, May 25
It has been done before but not for a few years. The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta softball team completed the West Central Conference season with a perfect 14-0 record after a 15-1 six-inning victory over Montevideo Friday, May 17, in Montevideo. The Tigers last had an unblemished conference record back in 2015.
Three Hancock Owl boys won events at the Pheasant Conference track and field meet Thursday, May 16, in Wheaton. The Owl boys third while the girls finished fifth as a team.
The Section 6A playoff bracket was announced Saturday, May 18. The Hancock Owl softball team took the No. 5 seed in Section 6A-South and will travel to No. 4 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in the first round at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. The Owls lost 16-9 to the Jaguars early in the regular season, but ended the regular season winning four of their last five games. The winner of Tuesday's game will play the winner of No. 1 Upsala and No. 8 Wheaton/H-N on Thursday, May 23, at Minnewaska Area High School in Glenwood. Tuesday, May 21 Section 6A-South