Click on the link below to read about the MACA football team's 41-21 win over Benson on 9/16. This post is on my companion website, "Morris of Course." Thanks for reading. - B.W.
Tigers 3, Sauk Centre 2
Sauk Centre's only loss previous to Tuesday was against No. 1 Maple Lake.
The Tigers made a strong statement about their superiority in conference. We're ranked No. 5 in state but got humbled in game 1 vs. the Streeters. We were edged by two points. But it was just the start of an extended, intense and entertaining affair. We took game 2 before getting edged again in game 3. Then the Tigers bore down to prevail the rest of the way. Mission accomplished!
Karly Fehr showed stamina and focus in the setting department, emerging as a key individual in the win with her 49 set assists. Many of those assists were seized upon by Brooke Gillespie who pounded down 15 kills. Jenna Howden and Ashley Solvie each produced 13 kills. The list continues with Nicole Solvie (6), Jenna Larsen (5) and Karly Fehr (3).
Ashley Solvie and Cassidy Fehr each had two serving aces. Koral Tolifson batted one serving ace at the Streeters. Solvie (first name N/A) and Larsen each executed two ace blocks while Karly Fehr and Howden each had one. On the defensive side, Riley Decker accumulated 32 digs to lead. Gillespie was in position to produce 27 digs, Cassidy Fehr produced 16, then we have Karly Fehr (14), Tolifson (9), Howden (7), Ashley Solvie (6) and Larsen (5).
Occasionally I check the Morris newspaper website. I'm puzzled, as I'm sure others are, about the valueless nature of the sports link on that site. It has devolved into a mish-mash of mostly non-local stuff. Non-Morris high schools are there, along with Vikings etc., all outside the normal sphere of what you'd expect a site like this to cover.
In the last couple days I tried finding a review of the Morris-Benson football game. I could not find it. I wrote my own post about that game Saturday morning and had it on the web y 11 a.m. The Morris newspaper staff has someone paid to do this. But maybe they would just link to the Willmar paper's very dry coverage.
Our teams deserve better than this. They deserve someone who has their heart in covering the teams, someone who could apply a little pizazz. I invite any and all to visit my sites: "I Love Morris" and "Morris of Course." The radio station is welcome to link to any post I write. If they get a complaint for any reason, they can just pull it.
We're just getting going in an exciting MACA sports year.
Click on the link below to read about the football team's win over ACGC on September 9:
Quick theory: the Morris newspaper isn't anxious to provide anything for which it isn't paid. The paper might say "we need a sponsor." Why? Does it cost anything to put a game review on the website? The paper would just be saying "show us the money." We needn't be so dependent on the paper.