"You'll never get ahead if you don't take care of what you have." - Doris Waddell, RIP

A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn

A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn
The multi-ethnic building was the original home of the music department at UMM. (B.W. photo)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Student athletes hit gym floor running for 2012

Jacob Torgerson advances the ball during the January 3 game against Milbank. Two days later, Jake would have a memorable shooting night from long-range vs. BOLD. Both games were Tiger wins. (B.W. photos)
Lincoln Berget shoots during the Tigers' 1/3 win over Milbank.
It's a breeze: Chandler Erickson of the Tigers goes in for two against Milbank in the 1/3 home success. The Tigers won on both 1/3 and 1/5.

Boys basketball: Tigers 63, BOLD 51
Two home wins during the week put mighty big smiles on the faces of MACA fans. The gym was rocking with hoops excitement Tuesday and Thursday.
The Tigers entered the weekend with a 6-2 overall record, 2-0 in conference.
The Milbank game has been reviewed previously on this site, so please scroll down. And while you're at it, you could consume some of my current thoughts about the Minnesota Vikings.
Let's move on to the Thursday story which had BOLD as the opponent. BOLD was tough in football but what would they present on the basketball court?
It turns out they were beatable. Coach Mark Torgerson's orange and black squad took care of business with a 63-51 score.
Much of the oomph was supplied by Jacob Torgerson whose shooting eye was sharp from a distance. Jake made five of his six shots beyond the three-point stripe. The junior topped the scoring list with 15 points.
Shooting in general was quite upbeat for the Tigers. You can hardly beat that. The total field goals category showed MACA making 23 of 46. Even I can conclude that's 50 percent.
Jacob's hot hand helped produce eight of 15 team numbers in 3's. The freethrow numbers: nine of 14. Four Tigers scored in double figures which is quite encouraging.
Following Jake with his 15 points we have Austin Dierks with 13, Chandler Erickson with eleven and Logan Manska with ten. Other Tigers scoring were Riley Arndt (8), John Tiernan (4) and Tyler Henrichs (2).
Two BOLD players tied for their team-best total of eleven: Kyle Athmann and Zach Remillard. Athmann made three 3-pointers.
Joining Jake Torgerson in the Tigers' 3-point barrage were Manska with two and Erickson with one.
Dierks attacked the board for ten rebounds. The Tigers outrebounded the Warriors 31-20. Arndt dished out five assists and Dierks four.

MAHACA wrestling: Thursday success too
The matmen of Morris Area Hancock Chokio Alberta won with a flourish vs. Minnewaska Area Thursday. Momentum took hold for them right away. They tucked away the first six matches as wins, getting up 36-0 on the scoreboard.
When it was all over, the orange and black crew could savor the 57-12 win at 'Waska.
The story at 106 pounds was Mitchell Ascheman pinning Spencer Libby in 5:28. The story at 113 was Travis Ostby bearing down for a pin of Joseph Weaver in :21.
Devin Robertson won by forfeit at 120. Evan Nelson in the 126-pound class got Weston Lardy's shoulders pinned to the mat in :47.
Myles Smith at 132 pounds was a forfeit winner. Ditto for Dillan Johnson at 138. Minnewaska got a win at 145 pounds as Zach Steffensen decisioned Seth Nelson, 14-11. 'Waska likewise won at 152 pounds where Ryan Stottler decisioned Jordan Thooft 5-3.
Tim Ostby of the Tigers came on strong at 160 pounds to pin Brook Wollschlager in 4:35. Connor Metzger (170) took a firm stance on the mat to defeat Taylor Lundebrek 9-3.
At 182 pounds Laker Jorge Munoz-Peterson won by fall over Tiger Wade Ehlers in 4:58. Tyler Moser, the 195-pounder for the Tigers, decisioned Brad Jacobs 10-8.
Big Joel Harrison at 220 pounds got the job done in a pin over J.R. Formo, in 1:06. Zach Gibson supplied an exclamation point with his win by decision over his Laker foe, Dan Holtkamp.

Girls basketball: loss at ACGC
Courtney Gades hit a pair of three-pointers but the Morris Area Chokio Alberta girls came up short Friday against ACGC.
Playing at Grove City, the Tigers were bested by the Katie Knisley-led Falcons in the 58-45 final.
Gades finished the night with eight points. MaKenzie Smith and Brooke Wente matched that total.
But no one broke into double figures for coach Dale Henrich's squad. Knisley of the host Falcons certainly did. She in fact had a double-double in the stats. The talented Falcon scored 15 points and snared 17 rebounds, plus she stole the ball four times.
Falcon Jessica Gilbert also scored 15 points. ACGC's win was their third in WCC-South play against no losses. They're 6-5 overall.
The Tigers came out of Friday at 3-6 in overall, 2-3 in conference.
Katie Holzheimer made a three-pointer and finished with five points. Nicole Strobel and Beth Holland each scored five too. Cassey Hickman added four points to the mix. Tracy Meichsner scored two.
Smith picked up eleven rebounds. Gades produced five assists. Three Tigers each had three steals: Holland, Smith and Hickman.
The Tigers made 17 of 49 shots in total field goals. In freethrows: eight of 17.

Boys hockey: 7-4 triumph on road
Tuesday, Jan. 3, saw the skating athletes of MBA win 7-4 on the road over Redwood Valley. This was boys hockey action.
MBA got the 1-0 advantage in the first period when Taner Gimberlin scored at 10:32, assisted by Darion Helberg and Chad Schwarz.
It was Tanner Picht scoring for the Storm at 1:03 of the second period, assisted by Kelly Enquist and Jordan Staples. The lead grew to 3-0 when Luke Schwarz got the puck in the net at 1:31.
Colin Bailey scored the first Redwood Valley goal, shorthanded. Luke Schwarz scored on the power play at 4:09 with assists from Picht and Staples. The Momentum continued for the Storm at 6:50 with a Riley Blake goal - assist from Luke Schwarz.
Redwood Valley's Jordan Skele scored the last goal of the second period.
Redwood also scored the first goal of the third. Austin Kritsch scored that goal.
Picht seized the "mo" back for MBA with goals at 14:23 and 14:44. Enquist assisted on two of those goals, and Mac Beyer picked up an assist too.
Redwood's Jake Prouty scored the game's final goal. Add 'em up and it's a nifty 7-4 win for Morris Benson Area.
Matt Huot picked up 14 saves in goal for MBA. Parker Revier was the Redwood goalie.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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