"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)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sweep vs. 'Waska makes it five wins in row

Momentum grew for the MACA volleyball Tigers on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Success has become a habit for coach Kristi Fehr's orange and black squad. Success was enjoyed by sweep vs. the Minnewaska Area Lakers.
This win went into the books with scores of 25-22, 25-19 and 25-22. The win skein now stands at five.
Also, MACA has now won ten times in their last eleven matches. The Tigers own an overall record of 12-5 and 7-4 in conference. 'Waska's record: 9-12 (3-8).
Karly Fehr was the proficient setter and she put up 87-for-88 numbers in good/attempts and 35 assists. Lacee Maanum took advantage of those sets, going 32-for-37 in hitting with 18 kills. Brooke Gillespie was also in position to pound the ball vs. the Lakers. Brooke's hitting numbers were 36-for-43 and she accumulated 14 kills.
Kayla Pring had six kills and was 15 of 17 in G/A. Haley Erdahl added three kills to the mix and Fehr one.
Maanum executed two ace blocks and Gillespie had one. Lindsey Dierks led in digs with 13 followed by three of her mates each with 12: Erdahl, Gillespie and Kourtney Giese. Fehr had ten digs.
These Tigers each had one serving ace: Maanum (14 of 14 in G/A), Erdahl (13 of 13), Gillespie (five of six), Fehr (20 of 20) and Dierks (10 of 10).
Ariel Ostrander and Emma Middendorf each had nine kills for Minnewaska Area. Middendorf had four ace blocks. Ostrander topped the digs list for 'Waska with 24. Taylor Amundson was their chief setter and had 20 assists. Four Lakers each had a serving ace: Abby Ver Steeg, Becca Goetsch, Middendorf and Kaylee Glover.
Cross country: Tigers run at Benson
Maddie Carrington was the top performer for the Morris Area Chokio Alberta harriers on Monday, Oct. 6, at Benson. Carrington posted a 16:24.27 time to place fourth in the Benson/KMS Invite.
Savannah Aanerud placed seventh, arriving at the finish chute in 16:28.86. The other three varsity Tigers were Correy Hickman (17:13.90, 15th place), Midori Soderberg (17:50.18, 21st) and Lauren Reimers (18:01.14, 25th).
Maddie Carrington set the pace in a fine team effort that garnered second place, behind only Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd. Ten teams were present. The LQPV/DB girls were lifted by having the top two place winners: Alaysia Freetly at No. 1, time of 15:25.74; and Jordyn Sterud at runner-up, 16:01.08.
Let's turn to the boys picture: here it was Ryan Gray topping the MACA effort with his time of 19:18.21, good for 17th. He was joined in the boys' effort by Jonathan Jerke (29:28.08), Travis Ostby (20:15.11), Tyler Reimers (21:07.34) and Dalton Uphoff (21:18.18).
The host Benson-KMS team topped the boys standings. The MACA boys were No. 6. Ben Burgett of Community Christian was the boys champ, time of 17:10.65.
Football: BOLD 32, Tigers 13
The MACA gridders lined up vs. BOLD on an absolutely miserable night for our Homecoming 2014. Hoo boy! Yours truly didn't even make his usual jaunt over to the field just before halftime to check things out. As "Yukon Cornelius" from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" would say: "The weather isn't fit for man or beast!"
Miserable it was, but one of the teams was going to be happy at the final horn. Our MACA gridders had reason to be downcast. Our gridders had been playing some mighty fine, high-scoring football in the games leading up to this. They failed to parlay that success into Homecoming night. The very hardy fans saw BOLD dominance on the gridiron.
The BOLD Warriors came at our Tigers in a fast and furious fashion. MACA failed to score in the first half. BOLD added 14 points in the third quarter. Game's end arrived with BOLD up on the scoreboard, 32-13. It was BOLD's fifth triumph of the season. MACA came out of Homecoming right at .500 in both overall and conference.
MACA scored one touchdown each in the third and fourth quarters. Trent Wulf scored both TDs, covering 80 yards in a spectacular sprint in the third quarter, and finding the end zone again in the fourth on a 30-yard scamper. Noah Grove kicked for the PAT after the last MACA score.
The Tigers struggled passing the football. Our quarterback had but two completions in ten attempts for 12 yards. Eric Staebler had a catch good for ten yards. Wulf was a bright spot as he amassed 178 rushing yards in 16 carries. He was complemented by Isaac Wente whose stats were 91 yards, 12 carries.
Grove did the Tigers' punting. Wente was the tackle chart standout.
Here's a rundown on the four BOLD touchdowns (and a field goal): First it was Trent Athmann scoring on a 43-yard reception from Lane Stadther. The same two Warriors hooked up on the conversion. Oh, and the same two accounted for the next BOLD score, this time a 34-yard pass and catch. Kubesh kicked the PAT after the second touchdown.
Kubesh then kicked a field goal from 23 yards out to make the score 18-0, where it stood for halftime and the traditional announcement of royalty.
Ben Steffel gave more breathing room for BOLD on the scoreboard with a six-yard TD scamper. Kubesh kicked the PAT.
The next score was Wulf's 80-yard run, and after that it was Kubesh catching a 73-yard pass from Stadther, and there was nary a break for Kubesh as he kicked the point-after.
Wulf scored the final TD on this blustery night.
Ben Steffel finished the night with 146 rushing yards for BOLD on 26 carries. Stadther completed five passes in ten attempts for a whopping 162 yards and had none picked off. Athmann and Kubesh were the big guns in receiving with 77 and 73 receiving yards, respectively. Austin Tersteeg stood out for BOLD on the tackle chart.
BOLD's win was their fifth straight. They're ranked among the best in Minnesota.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com


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  2. just a ltiile question about the tiger image: is it yours? i would like tu use it to make a logo. thank you