Warhawks bow out in epic district semi

West Fork’s Michael Fjone digs in after rounding third on the way to scoring in the second inning on Thursday, July 12. Fjone drove in two runs and scored in a two-hit night as the Warhawks fell short in the district semifinal, 4-3, against St. Ansgar at Mason City Newman High School. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

MASON CITY – If it were up to Michael Fjone, the Warhawks would be playing another day.

The West Fork senior outfielder played inspired in what turned out to be the final game of the season for his team and for his career in a 4-3 Class 1A District 4 semifinal loss to St. Ansgar and he couldn’t help but get choked up after.

“I knew it could be my last,” Fjone said, trying hard to hold back tears. “I don’t know, I wish I would have played like that all season. It is what it is. We all tried our hardest, you know? Coach even tried his hardest. We all had errors, it’s not anyone’s fault.”

The full story appears in the July 18 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.