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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.
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger boys basketball team went 1-1 in conference action recently. The Tigers closed out last week with a win at Sauk Centre on Friday, Feb. 3, then started this week hosting, and falling to, a strong Melrose unit that's undefeated in conference play.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta kept things close in the first half, but Sauk Centre ran away with things in the second half to move to 17-1 on the season. The Tigers, who dropped their fifth straight game, trailed by four at 28-24 at the half, but the Mainstreeters came out guns-blazing to win 69-50.
The Morris Area / Hancock / Chokio-Alberta Tiger wrestling team closed out the dual season with a win over Border West on Thursday, Feb. 2 in Morris. Of the eight wins, the Tigers took four by pin: Dalton Rose at 113, Jared Rohloff at 138, Matt McNeill at 182, and Gage Wevley at 285.
Morris Benson Area netted three second period goals to take down Worthington Saturday, Feb. 4. It was the Storm’s second win over the Trojans this season, the previous one being a 5-2 final on Jan. 7 in Benson.