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Two Twins pitcher and manager Paul Molitor are optimistic about the upcoming baseball season. Pitchers Brandon Kintzler and Ryan Pressly and Molitor were in Morris Thursday, Jan. 19 as a part of their annual Twins Caravan.
Hancock exploded to a 42-16 halftime lead and kept pace in the second to defeat Ashby on the road in non-conference basketball action Thursday, Jan 19. RELATED: Kannegiesser-Reese combine to top C-G-B , prep boys basketball , Hancock athletics
The Hancock girls went 1-1 this week in basketball action. The Owls fell to a strong Wheaton/Herman-Norcross team on Tuesday, Jan. 17, but bounced back against Ashby on Thursday, Jan. 19. RELATED: Owls double up Benson , prep girls basketball , Hancock Owls
Jacob Zosel scored 30 points including a layup with 1.3 seconds remaining to guide his Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers to a 70-68 victory over Montevideo in triple overtime Thursday, Jan. 19 in Montevideo. RELATED: Slow start dooms Tigers at Breckenridge , prep boys basketball , Morris/C-A athletics
The Morris Area / Hancock / Chokio-Alberta Tiger wrestling team hosted two teams on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and ended up splitting them. The Tigers defeated Minnewaska, then fell to West Central Area / Ashby / Brandon-Evansville.
The Morris Benson Area PeeWee Blue team traveled to New Ulm on Friday, Jan. 6 for a three-day tournament. The Storm took second place, falling to Waconia in the championship game by an overtime score of 4-3. MBA went 3-2 at the tournament. On Friday, MBA fell to Mankato 4-3. On Saturday, the Storm worked their way back by defeating Wadena 10-1 and Marshall 7-1. Then on Sunday, MBA defeated New Ulm / Sleepy Eye 6-3 to earn a spot in the championship game.
The Morris Benson Area Storm PeeWee Silver team competed at the 12-team Crookston tournament on Jan. 13-15. The Storm took home the championship by going 2-0 in pool play on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14, then 2-0 in bracket play on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Storm defeated Crookston 12-6 on Friday and St. James 6-2 on Saturday. In bracket play, MBA defeated District foe Alexandria Black 7-1 to punch its ticket to the championship. In the finals, the Storm defeated Fort Gary North (White) Manitoba 7-2 to claim first place.
The Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta boys got off to a slow start at Breckenridge Tuesday, Jan. 17 and couldn’t recover, falling to the Cowboys 67-58 in prep basketball action. Morris/C-A won the second half 32-26, but it was too little too late.
The Hancock junior high girls lost their first game of the season, but bounced back nicely by winning their next five consecutive games, including capturing the Ortonville tournament title on Dec. 3. The Owls closed out 2016 with an 8-4 overall record.
The Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta Tiger boys traveled to Sauk Centre for a swimming and diving triangular on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Tigers competed against the Melrose / Sauk Centre Fusion and the Perham Yellowjackets. RELATED: Tigers host Fusion , boys swimming and diving , Morris/C-A athletics