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Morton County 4-H'ers Claim State Title

The Senior 4-H Livestock Judging Team for Morton County won the state Livestock Judging Contest on the NDSU campus Saturday, March 4, 2017 for the second year in a row. There were 18 teams and 80 individuals in the senior contest. The team will now be preparing to compete in the national contest in Louisville, KY in November.

The junior team also placed seventh in the contest. There were 104 contestants in the junior contest with 22 teams.

The teams are coached by Ben Tokach, St. Anthony, Luke Keller and Jackie Buckley Mandan and Taylor Friesz, New Salem. Team members on the senior team were Sierra Ellingson, and Kourtney Schaff, St. Anthony, Jake Sanders, Jess Sanders, Brooke Kunz, Conner Kaelberer all of New Salem, Allison Smith, Tyrel Clarys, Mandan, and Jacy Hauge, Leith.  The team was first in beef, first in oral reasons, third in sheep, and second in swine. Individually Sierra was high individual over all. She was also 2nd in beef, first in oral reasons, first in sheep and first in swine. Conner was 2nd high individual overall, first in beef, 2nd in oral reasons, and 12th in swine, Jacy was 6th in beef, 18th in oral reasons, and Kourtney was 11th in oral reasons, 14th in sheep.

The junior team members were Cassidy Strommen, Cooper Strommen, Fort Rice, Chase Heim, Wilton, Clayton Marohl, Solen, Grant Hauge, Leith, and Medora Ellingson, St. Anthony. Individually Cassidy was 24th, Medora was 27th, 3rd in beef, 8th in oral reasons, 10th in sheep, and Chase Heim was 33rd, 19th in sheep. The team was fifth in beef, 5th in oral reasons, third in sheep and 12th in swine.

Senior Team
Senior Team
Junior Team
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