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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.
The Hancock Owl track and field team participated at Ortonville and Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Invitationals over the past week. Ortonville The Owls had four personal records at the Ortonville meet on Friday, May 12. John Kellenberger had two and so did Warren Osterman.
The Owl softball team played two five-inning games against Ashby on Friday, May 12 and played host to West Central Area on Monday, May 15. Hancock, now 0-14, closes out the regular season Thursday, May 18 against Hillcrest Lutheran. Ashby 8, Hancock 0 The Owls fell 8-0 to Ashby in game one of a doubleheader on Friday, May 12 in Hancock. Hancock mustered just two hits in the game, one by Ashlyn Mattson and one by Nadine Miller.
Hancock trap shooters fell to third in Class A - Conference 6 after a season low 442 total points in week three. Tyler Timmerman led the trap team with a 45 this past week, which was top in the conference. "We had a shortage of shooters this past week due to the senior class trip and baseball on Saturday, so we dropped a spot in our standings," head coach Bruce Malo said. "We only had 10 shooters and we needed all 10 of the scores. We did, however, have five shooters with a score of 40 or more."
Hancock baseball had a busy week on the diamond this past week. After falling to Ashby Thursday, May 11, the Owls took third at the four-team Canby tournament on Saturday, May 13 and fell 10-3 to West Central Area on Monday, May 15. At the Canby tournament, the Owls fell to the hosting Lancers 8-5 then defeated PACT Charter 5-4 in the third place game. No other stats were reported from the games.