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Sports from the week of March 15, 2000Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880


Welvaert, Rokke honored for all-state sport status

Last fall Stephanie Welvaert was named to the Coaches Association All-State Volleyball Team and last year Brendan Rokke was named all-state in both basketball and baseball.

At the winter sports banquet held Monday night both athletes were presented with wooden plaques in the shape of the state of Minnesota by the Panther Booster Club.

Eric Jacobson leads matmen in wins, tds

Junior 152-pounder Eric Jacobson led Panther wrestlers in wins and take-downs during their 1999-00 campaign.

Jacobson posted a 24-4 record, compiling 73 takedowns and ll pins.

The Panthers compiled a composite 208-183 individual match record.

In 212 Conference wrestling action, Swenson led the 112-pound class in takedowns with 35 and in falls with 7. Kamrud led the 130-pound class in takedowns with 54 and in falls with 10. Struchen led the 135-pound class in takedowns with 45, in falls with 10 and with a won-loss record of 23-3. Kathman led the 140 pound class in falls with 11 and Eric Jacobson led the 152 pound class in take downs with 73 and in falls with 11. Aaron Goettig led the 189-pound class in takedowns with 52.

Coquyt made up for lack of size with quickness, desire

Pat Coquyt has overcome the handicap of diminutive size to make a positive contribution to the Panther boys' basketball team this season. Pat has also participated in football and baseball but it is in basketball that he has been able to convert his quickness and tenacity into a big bonus for the team.

In this day and age where everyone's conception of a basketball player is a person 6-4 or taller, who can jump, shoot the basketball, put it on the floor plus being able to chew gum and walk at the same time, Pat has managed to get the job done with a body that is only 5-7 and weighs less than 145 pounds.

Pat scored the last field goal in the section tournament game against Jackson County Central that brought the score to 61-59 in favor of the Huskies with 10 seconds to play. The Panthers lost the game but Pat and his team mates acquitted themselves well.

Despite his size, Pat gave a real spark of intensity and enthusiasm to this year's team.