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, January 17, 2015

Wins in MACA girls hoops, MAHACA wrestling

What an icy and miserable morning (Saturday, Jan. 17). I just got back from Willie's and I'm reminded of a statement on the chalkboard behind Woody Paige on that ESPN panel discussion show: "Raisin cookies that are made to look like chocolate chip cookies are the reason I have trust issues."
On to sports:
Tigers 73, Yellow Medicine East 52
Second half muscle! It's a sign of good coaching and conditioning when a team takes off in the second half to win. This is precisely what the MACA girls did on Friday night, Jan. 16. Fans at the home gym relished the second half surging. It resulted in a 73-52 win.
On the opposing end were the Sting of Yellow Medicine East. My goodness, we trailed by one at halftime, 31-30. The second half story was a 43-21 scoring advantage by the fired-up group of Tigers, overseen by the savvy coach Dale Henrich.
The success evened up our season record at 6-6. In conference we're a most upbeat 5-2. YME's overall record is around .500 too.
The Tigers sprang forward with a 7-0 run to begin the second half. That truly set the tone.
The schedule is proceeding in a frenetic way, as today (Saturday) will have Henrich's crew hosting Pelican Rapids.
The Tigers made 31 of 68 field goal tries in the win over YME. In freethrows the numbers were six of 12. Our scoring was pretty well spread around. Lauren Reimers was in the zone with her 20 points scored. Correy Hickman put in 14 points and Becca Holland 13. Then we have Piper Gibson with eight, followed by Moira McNally (6), Kayla Pring (4), Lacee Maanum (3), Ashley Solvie (2), Liz Tiernan (2) and Lexi Mahoney (1).
Reimers built her team-best total with three successful 3's. Gibson and Holland each made one 3-pointer. Pring with her six rebounds led in that department. Hickman and Reimers led in assists, each with nine. Hickman was the steal leader with five.
Three of the Sting players scored in double figures: Chyanne Sand (14 points), Makayla Dyrdahl (12) and Anna McCosh (10). Other Sting scorers were Britanna Raddatz (8), Paige Steffen (3), Jordan Hinz (3) and Maggie Scheffler (2). Raddatz canned two 3-pointers. Sand collected 16 rebounds and Scheffler had ten. Madison Hagert dished out two assists. Raddatz stole the ball three times.
Wrestling: win vs. Paynesville
The score was 53-24 as the MAHACA wrestlers savored victory recently. There were pins galore in this dual, along with a technical fall. Lots of those pins were achieved by the MAHACA Tiger grapplers. What excitement!
Let's review this dual, beginning with the lightest weight. "Those little guys!" my friend Scott Long used to say. Dalton Rose was on the short end by fall versus Shawn Rue, time of :14. At 113 pounds it was Matt Munsterman coming on strong to win by fall over Cameron Schmidt in 1:13. Jared Rohloff at 120 pounds was the technical fall winner over Alex Mages, score of 16-1.
At 126 pounds, Ben Koehl joined the circle of MAHACA fall winners, getting Garth Utsch's shoulders pinned to the mat in 1:29. Trenton Nelson came on strong too, pinning Nick Gabrielson in 1:17. Tiger Diego Arreguin won by forfeit at 138.
Travis Ostby at 145 pounds pinned Connor Meagher in a time of 1:45. Jose Sperr at 152 lost by fall to Jacob Mages in 1:24. There's another Ostby in the Tigers' arsenal and he's Trent. Trent, manning 160 pounds, pinned Taylor Veldkamp in :16. Steven Koehl at 170 pounds won by fall over Jack Poepping in 1:22. Toby Sayles was the Tigers' 182-pounder and this big guy was outdone by Anthony Wendlandt: a fall defeat in 1:56. There was a double forfeit at 195.
Jacob Sperr was on the short end by fall in his battle versus Grant Lundwig at 220 pounds - time of 3:24. The Tigers' real "big guy," Alec Gausman, pinned Lucas Peterson in 1:45. Congrats to the Tiger matmen!
Change afoot at newspaper
I got a heads-up the other day that Nancy Olson, formerly Nancy Woodke, is leaving the Morris newspaper. I learned that her final day was yesterday (Friday, Jan. 16). I always had the impression that her lifelong calling was going to be community newspapers. Has she landed a job with another newspaper? I don't know.
Nancy came on board with the Morris newspaper back in 2006 as the hero wearing the cape who was going to replace me. I seriously doubt that most people consider the newspaper product better than when I was there.
Nancy had the curious habit of walking laps around the football field in the second half of some home games. I am hoping that this practice is over now, and that I can just inconspicuously take photos from the visitors sideline at future home games. I skipped the 2014 season. I feel I have a lot to offer, both with my writing and photography. I can post photos as Flickr albums, which I did over a period of four years. It costs nothing - zero- for fans to come to my sites and digest this coverage. It's a delight for me to still be involved in my own small way with MACA athletics.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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