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Sports from the week of July 19, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880


Tracy anglers hook high finish in Green Bay derby

Two local anglers placed high in a master's walleye tournament on Lake Michigan's Green Bay near Oconto, Wisconsin, July 15-16.

John Judkins and Joe Beech, both of Tracy, traveled eastward for the Mercury/North American fishing club walleye tournament held on Lake Michigan's Green Bay this past weekend. the duo placed 11th out of over 160 teams.

"We were really pleased with that outcome," says Judkins.

Since Judkins and Beech were not familiar with the area or what spots were good for fishing, they arrived in Oconto early and did some research.

Milroy advances in Legion play

Milroy continues its quest for a berth in the state American Legion baseball tournament this week.

Coach Chris Miller's squad advanced from sub-district play by winning three of five games last week. Milroy is one of eight teams in the Second District Legion Tournament that begins in Jackson Thursday.

Milroy plays Slayton at 8pm Thursday night in Jackson. The other teams in the tourney are: Welcome, Jackson, Ceylon, Luverne, Edgerton and Minnesota Lake.

If Milroy wins its first game, their next game will be against either Jackson or Welcome, Saturday at 6pm. If Milroy loses its first game, the team enters the losers bracket, playing Saturday at 1pm. The tournament is double elimination, meaning Milroy would have to win six straight games if it loses its first game. If Milroy wins its first game, it could win the tourney with as few as four straight wins. The tournament continues on July 28-29 next week.

VFW needs 3-straight wins

The Tracy VFW baseball team faces an uphill fight to stay alive in the District 3 North division play-offs.

Tracy, 4-7 on the season, needs to win three straight games Saturday and Sunday to advance to the next level of play-offs. Tracy lost its first play-off game Monday in the double elimination tourney.

Tracy faces either Canby or Granite Falls in a 2 p.m. game Saturday afternoon in Milroy. If Tracy wins on Saturday, the team would need to win two additional games Sunday to advance to the District 3 finals the following weekend. All District 3 North tournament games Saturday and Sunday will be played in Milroy.