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


Jays limit Panthers to 27 points

The Panther girls' basketball team saw their losing streak go to three straight Tuesday night with a 43-27 loss to Central Minnesota Christian School at Tracy. The loss dropped T-M's season record to 5-6 and 3-3 in the 212 Conference.

A stifling 2-3 Blue Jay zone frustrated the Panther offense. In the third quarter, T-M was held scoreless.

"Things didn't work out very well for us tonight," observed Panther Coach Paul Soupir. "We weren't able to push the ball up the floor, our press was not very effective because they (CMCS) are taller and could see the floor easily, we were not able to penetrate their zone and our outside shots were not dropping."

Tracy-Milroy played without Rhonda Bitker, one of T-M's main inside people. Jenny Otto, another Panther post, was hampered with foul trouble.

Boys win to stay near leaders; BDRSH showdown is Friday

The Panther boys kept themselves in the 212 Conference basketball race with a victory over Central Minnesota Christian Tuesday night at Prinsburg.

No other details of the game were available when this newspaper went to press.

Tracy-Milroy now has a 4-1 conference record, 6-4 overall. The Panthers' only 212 loss came against Yellow Medicine East in their season opener. Going into Tuesday night's action, BDRSH and YME were both undefeated in conference play. The Sting and Jaguars played Tuesday night, but no details were available at press time.

The Panthers travel to Renville Friday.

Ailing mat squad forced to forfeit five weights Tuesday

The Panther wrestling team continued to struggle with several varsity wrestlers sidelined with injury and sickness, losing a home dual meet Tuesday night to BOLD 68-3.

"It is tough to be so short handed," said Panther Coach Joe Kemp. "Our only light in the darkness tonight was a decision by Eric Jacobson at 152 pounds."

Kamrud, Jacobson post three wins in Wabasso quadrangular

The Panther wrestling team salvaged a tie out of the Wabasso Quad Saturday. T-M lost to Wabasso 51-18, Tied Lac Qui Parle Valley 31-31 and lost to New Ulm 56-12. The squad now has a dual meet record of 6-6-1 for the season.

"It was a tough day for us," said Panther Coach Joe Kemp. "We were short four of our starters but some of the kids wrestled very well. Mike Kamrud and Eric Jacobson had three wins each."