History-making music group for UMM - morris mn

History-making music group for UMM - morris mn
The UMM men's chorus opened the Minnesota Day program at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition).

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Strangers at home? Not really, but it's a big GBB win

Tigers 61, Minnewaska 35
A happy mood prevailed at the MAHS gym on Friday (12/12). Just as if Santa Claus was there. Ho ho ho! The Tigers of MACA breezed past the Lakers of Minnewaska Area. This was the only home game on the MACA slate for December.
Fans have been a little starved for home action. Prior to Friday's contest, the Tigers played three games as road warriors. And now, we're looking at six contests on the road before what we hope will be a triumphant return to the home gym on January 5. Milbank SD will be the foe on 1/5 for that "happy new year" game.
Coach Dale Henrich's Tigers can feel happy approaching the rest of the pre-Christmas slate. Will the win over 'Waska set the tone? An aggressive crew of Tigers stole the ball 19 times. They carved out a huge rebounding advantage. Truly the squad was energized.
The final horn sounded with the orange and black up 61-35. We got a 33-20 advantage by halftime. We outscored the Lakers 28-15 in the second half. We made 24 of 59 field goal attempts and ten of 14 in freethrows.
Three Tigers each made one 3-point shot: Sam Henrichs, Lauren Reimers and Becca Holland. Reimers topped the scoring list with 13 points and was joined in double figures by Holland with ten. Correy Hickman put in eight points. Then we have Henrichs with seven, Kayla Pring with six, Lacee Maanum with five, Moira McNally with four, Ashley Solvie and Meichsner each with three, and Piper Gibson and Liz Tiernan each with one.
Meichsner topped that strong rebounding department, snaring ten boards. Maanum snared seven. Hickman was the top assist producer with six, while Holland had three. Four Tigers each had three assists: Hickman, Holland, Reimers and Gibson.
Three of the Lakers each made one 3-pointer: Bayley Pooler, Ashley Blom and Taylor Amundson. It was Amundson on top of the 'Waska scoring list with ten points. Pooler scored eight followed by Ariel Ostrander (7), Makenzie Zemke (4), Ashley Blom (3) and Abby VerSteeg (3). Ostrander and VerSteeg led in rebounds, each with four. Ashlyn Guggisberg had three assists and Pooler had two steals.
The MACA record now: 2-2. BTW the Willmar paper has a tendency to refer to our athletic programs as "Morris/Chokio-Alberta" but isn't it really "Morris Area Chokio Alberta" or "MACA?"
Boys basketball: Montevideo 60, Tigers 39
MACA boys basketball was dealt a setback Thursday (12/11). The orange and black took the home court to vie with the Thunder Hawks of Montevideo. Monte picked up its third win against one loss, by a score of 60-39 over our Tigers.
Monte's fortunes took off in the second half. MACA kept things close up until the halfway mark, at which time the score stood 21-16. Fans at the break could embrace hope for a second half surge. There was a second half surge but it was by Montevideo. The T-Hawks came on strong to outscore the orange and black 39-23. MACA slid under .500 with this setback, to 2-3.
The shooting stats show our team making 13 of 51 in total field goals and 11 of 17 from the freethrow line. Eric Staebler made two 3-point shots but was the only Tiger succeeding from that distance. He was also the only Tiger scoring in double figures with his 14 points.
Jordan Arbach and Robert Rohloff each put in six points. Then we have Jacob Zosel with four points followed by Noah Grove, Joey Dufault and Andrew Goulet each with two. Sean Amundson, Riley Biesterfeld and Austin Hills each put in one point.
It is significant that Monte held Grove to just those two points.
Staebler led the Tigers in rebounds with ten, Zosel was tops in assists with three, and Goulet was the steals leader with three. (BTW the Willmar newspaper didn't report first names of players - here's where the Maxpreps site helps out.)
Monte's shooting stats were 23 of 50 from the field and eight of 15 in freethrows. Troy Diggins paced the Monte scoring with his 15 points. Troy's contributions were far-reaching as he was the top T-Hawk in rebounds, assists and steals, with a stat of seven in each of those categories.
Girls hockey: LPGE/WDC 6, MBA 2
MBA scored one goal each in the second and third periods but it wasn't enough. The Storm are paying some dues this season. On Thursday the story was a 6-2 score with MBA on the short end against the LPGE/WDC skaters.
Abbey Hoffman was the MBA goalie and had 24 saves. Her goalie foe was Angela Hanson who had 17 saves.
Long Prairie struck with two goals in the first period, both by Ashlee Helseth. McKayla Woods assisted on the first goal - Kenzie Christianson and Abigail Ecker supplied assists on the second.
The score became 4-0 before the Storm could get going on the scoreboard. Ecker scored twice for Long Prairie, unassisted the first time, and the second time with an assist from Helseth.
The Storm scored their first goal at 1:29 of the second period. Kelsey Rajewsky scored with an assist from Hallie Watzke. Long Prairie wrapped up the second period scoring with a goal by Morgan Zeise, unassisted at :47.
Nicole Berens scored for MBA in period #3. Megan Kirkeide assisted. Then, Long Prairie finished the night's scoring as Christianson scored with assists by Woods and Helseth.
Wrestling: Tigers 54, Minnewaska 24
MAHACA showed a winning flourish in its face-off vs. 'Waska as part of the "United Triangular." The dual between us and 'Waska is one reason I sometimes feel skepticism about the sport of wrestling. Too many forfeits. With this many forfeits, maybe a team should just be forced to forfeit the whole thing, and skip the competition.
Anyway, the record shows that "MAHACA" - I hate that name - had a 54-24 win, so let's take it, I guess.
Dalton Rose and Gideon Joos won by forfeit at 106 and 113 pounds, respectively. At 120 pounds, Matt Munsterman lost by technical fall vs. Joseph Weaver, 15-0. Jared Rohloff was the forfeit winner at 126 pounds. At 132 pounds, Brady Cardwell lost by fall to Dylan Jergenson in 3:52.
Trenton Nelson came on strong to pin Garrett Kelling in 1:03. At 145 pounds, Travis Ostby was edged in a 3-2 decision by Marcelo Arredondo. Phillip Messner at 152 pounds was on the short end of a 15-2 major decision vs. Weston Lardy. Trent Ostby was a forfeit winner at 160 pounds.
Steven Koehl lost by fall in 1:44 to Caleb Blaisdell. Matt McNeill and Gage Wevley were forfeit winners at 182 and 195 pounds, respectively. Jacob Sperr of the Tigers pinned Tyler Vanluik in 3:07. Alec Gausman was the forfeit winner at 285 pounds.
Wrestling has some issues. Forfeits are one. Unreasonable pressure to lose weight is another. But we all love the Tigers of MAHACA! Just don't try to lose too much weight, guys.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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