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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
MACA boys sink at the hands of Goff, Ahrndt at Benson
Benson 58, Tigers 45
The MACA boys were dealt a heartbreaker Saturday (2/8) at Benson. Halfway through, the Tigers appeared to be in very good shape, leading 30-17. The second half was quite the different story. Led by Jacob Goff and Aaron Ahrndt, the Braves surged to get past the staggered Tigers.
Benson outscored the Tigers 41-15 in the second half, thus the Braves could celebrate victory in the 58-45 final.
The Braves were striving to claw their way to a .500 record. The Tigers don't have that luxury of being so close to .500. A win Saturday would have helped. Instead the Tigers entered this week with a 7-14 overall mark, 5-8 in conference.
Goff and Ahrndt represented a scoring machine for Benson in the second half. They scored all of their points in that half, and that total was substantial - 37 between them. Wow!
MACA cooled considerably in that second half.
Jacob Zosel made all three of the Tigers' three-pointers. MACA was a cool three of 15 in that department, and 17 of 45 in total field goals. In freethrows: eight of eleven.
Eric Staebler collected a team-best nine rebounds. Noah Grove and Bryce Jergenson each had two assists. Nathan Anderson had three steals.
On to scoring: Zosel's 3-pointers propelled him to 15 points. Jergenson followed with 13, then we have Staebler with seven points, Anderson with six and Grove with four.
Ahrndt made three 3-pointers for the Braves. Alex Forsberg and Zach Maurer each made one '3'. Zach Jensen led Benson in rebounds with seven. Forsberg was tops in assists with four, and Ahrndt had four steals.
The Braves made half their total field goal attempts: 22 of 44. Goff and Ahrndt were tops in scoring with their 21 and 16 points, respectively. Forsberg put in nine points followed by Ryan Hampton with five, Maurer with three, and Jensen and Logan Flegel each with two.
Boys hockey: hat trick by Olson in win
MBA won with a come-from-behind flourish on Saturday, 2/8. against Redwood Valley on the road.
MBA trailed 2-1 at the end of two periods. But MBA owned period No. 3. The Storm tucked the win away in the 4-2 final. The Storm could savor their win No. 7 of the season.
Redwood kicked off the scoring with a goal at 2:56 of the first period. Lane Stadther scored that goal, assisted by Alex Olson. Bo Olson of the Storm got the score tied at 12:08 of the first, with an assist from Corey Goff.
Redwood went up 2-1 in the second period as Jacob Prouty found the net, assisted by Bailey Sommers and Logan Sandgren, at 8:37.
The third period was the true highlight for MBA on this day. The Storm came on strong to outscore Redwood Valley 3-0. Bo Olson got things going with his goal at 7:59. Taner Gimberlin got the puck in the net assisted by Matt Hoffman at 15:50. Bo Olson applied finishing touches with his goal at 16:30, with assists from Tanner Mikkelson and Corey Storck.
Olson could celebrate a hat trick. Tony Bruns wore the goalie equipment for Morris Benson Area and he stopped 25 shots. His goalie rival was Tyler Domeier.
Girls hockey: season ends
The MBA girls team made the trip to Fergus Falls Saturday (2/8) for the start of Section 6A play. The Storm struggled in a 9-0 loss.
The loss ended the season for the Storm. They put up four wins in the winter of 2013-14. On Saturday the Fergus Falls skaters asserted themselves early and often. Fergus Falls ended up out-shooting the Storm 50-8.
Abby Hobbs was a nemesis for the Storm. Abby achieved the hat trick for the victorious Otters. Otter Lyndia Mann scored two unassisted goals.
The Otters' win was their ninth of the season overall, against 15 losses and two ties. They came at the Storm with two goals in the first period, an onslaught of five in the second, and two in the third. Hobbs and Mann got the "mo" started for Fergus Falls in the opening period, each with a goal.
Hollie Christians was the MBA goalie and she finished with 41 saves. Katie Shelstad was the Fergus Falls goalie.
Wresting: Tigers host big invite
MAHACA was the runner-up team in the annual invitational held here. Saturday was a busy day for Tiger and Storm sports overall. Wrestling was showcased in an exciting way at the MAHS varsity gym. Bursts of cheers came forth as various wrestlers took charge in their bouts.
MAHACA enjoyed a good share of that success. But it was the Saints of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg who took the event crown. There were six champions in the KMS ranks. KMS put up 247 points on the day compared to 171 by the runner-up Tigers.
The tourney MVP was 160-pounder Zach Carlson of the Saints. Eight teams in all sent their grapplers onto the mats in this spectacle.
Matt Munsterman of the Tigers took third place at 106 pounds, winning two bouts and losing one. Ben Koehl was fifth at 113 pounds with his 2-1 record. Jared Rohloff had a 1-1 day at 120 pounds, placing fifth. Mitchell Ascheman vied at 126 pounds and went 2-1, placing fifth.
Travis Ostby posted a 2-1 record at 132 pounds, a performance good for second. Dillan Johnson at 138 pounds had a perfect 3-0 afternoon to take first. Myles Smith was the runner-up at 145 pounds, winning two bouts and dropping one. Jerid Berning had a 0-2 day at 152 pounds.
Danny Tracy was sixth at 160 pounds with his 1-2 record. Jordan Thooft swept past all three of his foes at 170 pounds, thus he was champion. Steven Koehl had a 0-2 afternoon. Aaron Nelson at 182 pounds went 2-1 for fifth place. The 195-pound slot was open. At 220 pounds it was Alex Gausman vying for the Tigers, and he went 2-1 to take third.
Jacob Sperr won one bout and dropped one, finishing second at 285 pounds. Taylor Zeltwanger went 1-1 to place fifth.
What a winter of sports excitement! It helps put aside some other unpleasant business connected to the school system.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - firstname.lastname@example.org