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Derek Kilibarda was dominant for Montevideo with a 2-for-2 performance as his team exploded for 15 runs. He hit a double and a triple, driving in five runs for the Thunderhawks in the 15-6 win over Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Thursday, May 11 . He also earned the win from the mound with 4-2/3 innings. Jackson Snell added a 3-for-4 afternoon and two RBIs while teammate Noah Buseman drove in two with a pair of doubles. Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta's Toby Sayles also showed some pop with two triples and three RBIs.
The Morris/C-A Tiger boys claimed third place at the Benson Invitational on Wednesday, May 10 at the Benson Golf Club in Benson. Jacob Zosel paced the Tigers with a 71 to claim first place medalist honors.
The Morris/C-A Tiger boys track and field team took fifth at the Section 6A True Team meet on Tuesday, May 9 in Holdingford. Holdingford claimed the 2017 True Team title, Montevideo took second, Redwood Valley came in third, and New London-Spicer fourth. The lone win for the Tigers came in the 4x800-meter relay. The team of Tate Nelson, Noah Stewart, Christian Thielke, and Jaden Maanum finished in 8:40.80. The Tigers travel to Ortonville on Friday, May 12.
Sauk Centre was able to come back in each game to sweep Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta in West Central Conference baseball action on Tuesday, May 9 in Morris. The Mainstreeters won both games 4-3 to improve to 13-2 overall and 9-1 in the conference. With the losses, the Tigers drop their seventh straight game, falling to 6-8 overall and 3-7 in the conference. The Tigers haven't won a game since winning the Morris/C-A Invite on Saturday, April 22.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta took advantage of 16 walks and four errors to win 13-11 against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Tuesday, May 9 in Morris.
The Tigers participated at the Section 6A True Team meet on Tuesday, May 9 in Holdingford. Out of 12 teams, Morris/C-A finished in third with six first place finishes. The Tigers won the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs, 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays, long jump, and tied for first in the pole vault.
The Hancock Orphans began the 2017 season going 2-0 on the road over the weekend. “We should have a pretty good team this year,” player manager Rick Jepma said. “We have 21 guys on our roster, and all of them are good ball players. Our defense and pitching have always been pretty solid. Hitting with runners on base is where we need to improve this year.”
After two more West Central Conference meets, the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger boys golf team sits in fourth. Minnewaska, which has won four straight meets, is in first ahead of Melrose and BOLD. Individually, Jacob Zosel sits in second overall through six meets with two meets left to play. Minnewaska’s Esten Stensrud is two strokes ahead of Zosel in first place. Briar Peterson also sits in the top 10 overall, in ninth, just a three strokes behind cracking the top five. At Sauk Centre
The Hancock High School track and field program took a drive to participate at the Sisseton Invitational on Friday, May 8. Charlie Marczak and Mason Schmidgall both recorded personal bests at the meet. Marczak had a career best 18-09.5 in the long jump event. At the meet, it was good for 10th place. The senior's previous best was an 18-04.75 he reached at the Morris/C-A invitational on April 11.
The Hancock Owl softball team fell to Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Thursday, May 4 and Hillcrest Lutheran on Monday, May 9 to remain winless after nine games. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 17, Hancock 12 The Hancock Owls battled Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley through several early lead changes, but ultimately fell short, 17-12, on Thursday, May 4 in Hancock. Tess Brunnberg led the Owls at the plate. She went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in the game. Emma Nelson and Nadine Miller both added two RBI each in the loss.