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Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta came out firing to put an end to Minnewaska's five-game winning streak with a 60-55 West Central Conference victory on Thursday, Feb. 9 in Morris. The Tigers, who led by just two at the half, was tested by a strong comeback attempt by the Lakers, who took their first lead of the game in the second half. The lead was short-lived however as the Tigers improved to 7-4 in the conference.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers hung tough with Ortonville on Thursday, Feb. 9 in boys basketball action, but ultimately the Trojans squeaked out the win, 55-22, to improve to 15-3 overall. The Tigers, who were without starting point guard Jacob Zosel in the non-conference game, dropped to 10-8 with the loss.
West Central Trailblazers held its fourth Ice Lemans and Rader Runs Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29 on Page Lake near Hancock. The Radar Run topped out at 138.88 miles per hour on Saturday by racer Jordan Hunstad and 135.54 on Sunday by Jake McCan. Cody Krosch won all three of the races he entered. Both the Open Pro and 600 Pro Classes along with the Buddy Race with teammate Kyle Janke. The 85-Horsepower Pro Class winner was Tom Classen.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta boys swim and dive team hosted Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Morris. The Lakers took the top two spots in each varsity event to win. RELATED: Visiting Perham swims past Morris/C-A , boys swim and dive , Morris/C-A athletics
University of Jamestown women's track & field coach, Jim Clark, announced Thursday, Feb. 9, that Katie Cannon, who will be a 2017 graduate of Morris Area, has signed a North Star Athletic Association Letter of Intent and plans to participate in track and field for the University of Jamestown Jimmies. Cannon is the daughter of Tim and Vicki Cannon of Morris and is looking at Elementary Education as her field of study.
The Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta wrestling team sent three wrestlers to the ninth grade league state tournament on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Champlin Park. Dalton Rose went 3-1 on the day and took third place, the highest MAHACA has ever had a wrestler place in the league. Rose had one pin in the tournament. Seventh graders Ethan Lebrija and Jed Feuchtenberger also participated for MAHACA. Lebrija went 4-1 with three pins and a major decision. He finished fifth at 100 pounds. His lone loss came by 11-10 decision in the semifinals.
Wadena-Deer Creek opened strong and defeated Morris Benson Area on Tuesday, Feb. 7. MBA trailed by one at 3-2 at the end of the first, but two goals in the second and an added insurance goal in the third paved the way to victory for WDC, 6-2.
The Hancock girls basketball team dropped two games to strong opponents over the last week. The Owls struggled against conference foe Ortonville last Friday, Feb. 3, then dropped a non-conference road game to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta took an eight-point lead into halftime en route to a 50-44 win over Montevideo Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Morris. The Thunderhawks outscored the Tigers by two in second half to fall short of their 11th win of the season. Morris/C-A is now 10-9 on the season with a 6-4 West Central Conference record.
The Hancock Owls earned their 11th win in comeback fashion over Brandon-Evansville on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Hancock. Trailing 27-18 at the half, the Owls came out hot in the second half, outscoring the Chargers 37-21 to come back and win 55-48.