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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.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta boys golf team participated at the New London-Spicer’s Little Crow Invitational on Friday, May 12. Out of 14 teams that participated, the Tigers took fifth with a team score of 352. Jacob Zosel led the way for Morris/C-A with an 80. He finished in seventh overall. Briar Peterson carded an 85, which was good for 17th out of over 80 golfers at the meet.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta trap shooting team closed out week two of competition Saturday, May 6. The Tigers remain in eighth place in Conference 1 of Class 4A. Brady Cardwell hit 45 targets, including a 24 round this week to lead Morris/C-A. His 22.25 season average remains in the top 15 in the conference for male members. Marty Koehl and Dylan Gillespie both hit 42 to round out the top three shooters for the week.
The Mayville State University baseball team went 5-1 to claim the North Star Athletic Conference Tournament last week. The Comets, ranked No. 22 in the nation, defeated Waldorf twice (14-5 and 9-3), Valley City State twice (5-4 and 9-6), and Jamestown (5-3) to earn a trip to the NAIA National Tournament in Oklahoma City Monday, May 15.