Tuesday, February 4, 2014
MACA boys upend quality BOLD team on the road
The Tigers visited Warrior country of BOLD on Friday, 1/31, and came away with their seventh win. MACA assumed a two-point advantage by halftime, 30-28, and outscored the foe 37-23 the rest of the way. MACA improved to 7-11 with this 67-51 win.
BOLD was a foe to be much respected, owner of a 9-5 record coming in. Fans of the orange and black can embrace considerable optimism.
Success came Friday despite some stumbling in three-pointers. MACA put up two of 13 stats here. Eric Staebler and Noah Grove had the two makes. Staebler spurred the MACA winning effort with his 29 total points scored. Grove was second-best on the list with 13 points. Bryce Jergenson put in nine points and Nathan Anderson eight. Then we have Ian Howden with four points, and Andrew Goulet and Jacob Zosel each with two.
Staebler topped the rebound list with his 13, followed by Grove and Zosel each with six. Zosel deftly produced six assists while Grove had five. Zosel and Jergenson each had two steals.
In total field goals the Tigers were 29 of 58. In freethrows the squad batted a thousand at seven-for-seven. BOLD connected on six of 19 three-point shot attempts. Nick Kubesh made four of the 3's, and Tyler Lothert had the other two. Kubesh had six rebounds. Trent Athmann had three assists for BOLD, and Brad Wolff stole the ball three times. Kubesh was the top BOLD scorer with 16 points, while Ethan Weis put in 11 points.
BOLD had just one freethrow attempt and made it. The Warriors were 22 of 53 in total field goals.
Wrestling: Big Ole Invitational
The Tigers of wrestling have a long tradition of visiting Alexandria this time of year for a tournament. It's an event that has the "Big Ole" name. The MAHACA Tigers visited Alexandria on Saturday, 2/1, for the 2014 edition.
Strangely, there were several weight classes not manned by Tigers in the event. It's my understanding that MAHACA is blessed by good numbers, so I'm not sure why some weight classes were left open. In the old days when I was "in the loop," I'd know. I don't now.
Christian Athey went 0-2 at the 106-pound class. Then we see "open" next to 113 pounds, 120 and 126. Phillip Messner went 2-2 for fifth place at 132 pounds. Dillan Johnson had a 2-2 afternoon at 138 pounds, good for fourth.
Myles Smith climbed to second place at 145 pounds with his 2-1 showing. Jerid Berning had a 1-2 day at 152 pounds. Danny Tracy, 160 pounds, won two bouts and lost two, a showing good for fourth. Jordan Thooft's 3-1 record at 170 put him in third. The 182-pound class was "open" as was 195. Alex Gausman went 1-2 at 220 pounds, placing fourth.
Jacob Sperr went 1-2 as the "big guy," 285 pounds.
Hockey: 7-1 triumph
The MBA Storm boys kicked off February in a classy way, downing Worthington in a 7-1 final.
MBA assumed a 1-0 lead in the first period as Corey Goff succeeded on the power play at 8:22. Worthington answered in the second period as Andy Johnson scored at :19. Bo Olson put the Storm up 2-1 with his power play goal at 5:53, a goal that had assists from Bo Gullickson and Cole Watzke. The score became 3-1 when Watzke put the puck in the net, at 10:32, assisted by Olson and Corey Storck.
MBA continued taking command as this puck contest continued into the third period. MBA outscored their foe from the south 4-0 in the third. Taner Gimberlin found the net at 3:00. Tanner Mikkelson scored at 8:32 with assists from Gimberlin and Lincoln Pahl. Pahl sent the puck into the net with an assist from Gimberlin at 9:12. Olson applied the finishing touch with his goal at 9:36.
Tony Bruns worked in goal for the Storm, out-dueling Alex Purdy.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - email@example.com