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, November 12, 2016

MACA girls win marathon battle vs. Holy Angels

Another private school, but this time a different result. Holy Angels apparently did not have divine power behind them Friday (11/11). Holy Angels fell at the hands of our Morris Area Chokio Alberta Tigers in state volleyball consolations.
We overcame the deflating effect we might have felt from losing to Concordia Academy of Roseville. Consolation-level play saw our orange and black crew return to the winning form that has been their habit under coach Kristi Fehr.
The Tigers downed Holy Angels 3-2 at Xcel Energy Center. They are getting set to play Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in the state fifth place match as I type this, Saturday mid-morning.
The match vs. Holy Angels was a marathon affair. It truly tested the mettle and stamina of the competing teams. Here are the scores with the MACA numbers first: 23-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-27 and 15-12. You can just imagine the atmosphere of excitement. Four Tigers each had one serving ace: Karly Fehr, Brooke Gillespie, Ashley Solvie and Koral Tolifson. Karly Fehr was certainly busy in a five-game match like this, and her set assist total was 56.
Gillespie was at the fore in hitting with her 21 kills. Jenna Howden had 18 kills and Ashley Solvie had 13. Three other Tigers were factors: Nicole Solvie (7), Jenna Larsen (5) and Karly Fehr (3). Karly Fehr and Nicole Solvie each went up for an ace block. On the defensive side, Riley Decker was a cog as always, digging up the ball 37 times. This list also includes Karly Fehr (14), Cassidy Fehr (10), Gillespie (20), Ashley Solvie (6), Koral Tolifson (6) and Jenna Larsen (6).
Holy Angels' Emma Benz had 54 set assists. Ellie Koontz pounded 24 kills. Katie Mackey and Sophie Vass each had two ace blocks. Mackenzie Downs was team-best in digs with 34.
Football: Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 43, Tigers 20
We may have the best football program in the state but we won't be in Prep Bowl. The Tigers had their season end Friday at Alexandria. The opponent was Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. Plagued by turnovers, we fell to DGF in a 43-20 final. It was the Class AAA state opening game. We certainly had a hard time holding on to the football, quite uncharacteristic. Our turnover total was five. Ouch.
For a while there was hope. We drove 97 yards to score, thus answering an early DGF score. That 97-yard march was set up by a Toby Sayles interception. He topped that off by starring on the drive, as he rushed for 60 yards. His eight-yard carry produced the score, and the conversion was good on a pass from Sayles to Jacob Zosel. So we're up 8-7, but the success would not be a prelude, alas.
Ben Beyer came to the fore again for DGF. It was Beyer who scored the game's first touchdown in big play fashion: a 66-yard run. Our pass coverage broke down to open the door for DGF's second score. Ethan Edeen threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Beyer. Now the Rebels of DGF were off on a scoring run. It buried the Tigers. It was a run to the tune of 29-0. The late Don Meredith would have sung "turn out the lights, the party's over."
Our turnovers were divided up as follows: three fumbles and two interceptions. The second interception was returned 47 yards for a touchdown by Steven Taves in the third quarter. Yes, we gave the Rebels opportunities, but give the Rebels credit for their 247 rushing yards, 167 of which were in the first half.
Our final won-lost mark is 9-2, quite good although I'm not sure it makes us "the best football program in the state" as determined by the Minnesota Vikings. Who cares what the Vikings think? That's professional entertainment. A representative of the Vikings, commenting on our award, cited our "marching band." But do we have a marching band? Did someone lie in the application for the award? Some might say "oh, marching band, pep band, what's the difference?" Well, there is a difference and it's not a quibble.
Jacob Zosel rushed for 107 yards against the Rebels. BTW what is the nickname "Rebels" based on? I hope it's not the Confederacy of the U.S. Civil War. Ryan Dietz carried the football 15 times for 75 yards. Sayles' rushing yardage was 43, on ten carries. Other rushing yards were produced by Joel Ruiz, Zach Hughes and Jaret Johnson.
Our passing game was typically minimal: Sayles completed three of five attempts for 31 yards and had two picks. Hughes completed his only pass attempt for 19 yards. The catches were by Metzger and Alex Daugherty. Sayles and Zosel each made an interception.
DGF's Garrett Scheel rumbled for 111 yards in the Rebels' running game. Edeen completed six of eleven pass attempts for 145 yards and had two picks. Spencer Ewen had four catches for 79 yards. Brandon Ciak and Dylan Taves had the DGF interceptions.
Lots of nice memories are left behind, in the wake of our winning football season of 2016.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

1 comment:

  1. the tiger fb team finished at 9-2 not 9-3 as article says only other loss was to BOLD