It was a banner week for the athletic department at Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta High School. The football team punched its ticket to state with a 36-16 win over Albany in the Section 6AAA final. The Tigers face 10-1 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in Alexandria Friday. Meanwhile, the volleyball team will take on 24-7 Concorida Academy at the Xcel Energy Center Friday. The Tigers topped Jackson County Central 3-1 in the 3AA championship round.
Volleyball Minnesota State Tournament Class A Quarterfinals At Xcel Energy Center Thursday Mayer Lutheran vs. Stephen-Argyle, 1 p.m. Heritage Christian Academy vs. Underwood, 1 p.m. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton vs. Kimball, 3 p.m. Caledonia vs. Cook County, 3 p.m. Semifinals Friday Mayer Lutheran-Stephen-Argyle winner vs. Heritage Christian Academy-Underwood winner, 1 p.m. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton-Kimball winner vs. Caledonia-Cook County winner, 3 p.m. Final Saturday Semifinals winners, 1 p.m.
9-man Quarterfinals Friday Edgerton/Ellsworth (10-1) vs. Grand Meadow (11-0), 7 p.m., at Rochester Community and Technical College Stephen-Argyle Central (10-1) vs. Waubun (11-0), 7 p.m., at Bemidji State Hillcrest Lutheran Academy (10-1) vs. Cleveland (11-0), 5 p.m., at St. Cloud State Ely (10-0) vs. Cromwell (11-0), 7 p.m., at Public School Stadium, Duluth Semifinals U.S. Bank Stadium Nov. 17 Hillcrest Lutheran Academy-Cleveland winner, 11:30 p.m. Edgerton/Ellsworth-Grand Meadow winner vs. Stephen-Argyle Central-Waubun winner, 9 a.m.
WILLMAR - Kaitlynn Kienholz had 27 points and 10 rebounds while Abby Oberg added 18 points and five assists to lead the Ridgewater girls basketball team to a 70-56 exhibition win over the Presentation JV team on Monday. Up by just three at the half, the Warriors used an 18-11 run in the third quarter to pull away. Lexi Orlowski added nine points and pulled down eight rebounds. The Warriors have two more exhibitions before beginning the regular season. They travel to Concordia Moorhead on Nov. 16, then host Gustavus on Nov. 17. Both games tip off at 5:45 p.m.
MARSHALL — The Morris/Chokio-Alberta volleyball team repeated as Section 3AA champion with a 3-1 victory over Jackson County Central in Saturday's section final at Southwest Minnesota State. The Tigers, now 25-3, defeated JCC 25-17, 7-25, 25-23 and 25-19. The Class AA state tournament opens Nov. 10 at Xcel Energy Center. Morris/CA, the No. 5 seed in the eight-team field, plays No. 4 seed Concordia Academy, of Roseville at 5 p.m. Thursday. The Tigers won the 3AA championship last season and went 1-2 in the state tournament, placing sixth.
JORDAN—MACCRAY's season came to an end against one of the state's top passers on Saturday afternoon. Cleveland quarterback Carter Kopet was impressive in the Section 2 9-man final, throwing for five touchdowns and 185 yards in a 44-6 win over the Wolverines. The undefeated Clippers were in control from the early going, scoring 24 points in the opening frame. MACCRAY didn't get on the board until the fourth quarter on Brady Madsen's 10-yard touchdown pass to Ben Burner. It was Burner's 10th score of the postseason.
The Ridgewater volleyball team took a convincing victory from M State-Fergus Falls in the Region 13A championship match on Saturday to earn a spot in the NJCAA Division III National Championships. The Warriors open the national tournament at noon Friday. The tournament is Nov. 11-12 at the UCR Regional Sports Center in Rochester, Minn. Ridgewater's MCAC rival Central Lakes also earned a spot in the eight-team field with a victory in the Region 13B title match on Saturday.
NORTHFIELD -- The Willmar girls cross country team placed second at the Class AA State Meet on Saturday, with three Cardinals runners also earning All-State honors at the St. Olaf...
Football Playoffs Section 8AAAA Tuesday Willmar 42, Thief River Falls 0 Rocori 33, Little Falls 7 Semifinals Saturday Willmar 35, Fergus Falls 34 Rocori 17, Detroit Lakes 0 Final Nov. 4 At Alexandria Rocori 14, Willmar 6 Section 6AAA Tuesday Litchfield 27, Holdingford 13 New London-Spicer 35, Melrose 12 Albany 25, Montevideo 0 Semifinals Saturday Morris/Chokio-Alberta 33, Litchfield 6 Albany 32, New London-Spicer 7 Final Nov. 4
ST. CLOUD — The Morris/Chokio-Alberta football team makes no bones about the fact that the length of its postseason run will continue depends heavily on the legs of star back Jacob Zosel. But Zosel got plenty of help in the Tigers' 36-16 win over Albany in the Section 6AAA championship game on Friday at St. Cloud State University. Quarterback Toby Sayles attempted just three passes but he completed them all, two of which went for touchdowns to Camden Arndt.