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Sports from the week of August 2, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880


Milroy nine is bound for state

For the third time in four years, the Milroy American Legion baseball team is headed to the state tournament.

Milroy, 22-5 on the season, qualified for state in stunning fashion, by winning four-straight games Friday and Saturday. The Milroy nine upset previously unbeaten Jackson 4-2 and 3-0 Saturday. Friday, Milroy rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Luverne 5-4 before blanking Minnesota Lake 2-0.

Milroy faces Montgomery in the state tournament opener Friday at 11 a.m. in Truman. The state tourney continues on Saturday and Sunday. Win or lose, Milroy plays at least one additional game on Saturday. In the event of a first-round loss to Montgomery, Milroy plays a consolation game Saturday at 10 a.m. A second-round game in the winner's bracket would be Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Young 4-Her learns by doing follows dad's dirt bike path

"Like father, like son," they say.

Years after his father Tom zipped around the countryside on his dirt bike and terrorized area cattle shows with high quality beef cattle, nin-year-old son Josh is matching his dad step for step.

Josh Hook, son of Tom and Shannon Hook of rural Tracy is having a blast participating in various 4-H activities. "I'm having a lot of fun," says Josh. "I'm glad I joined 4-H."

Hook, a member of the Springdale Climbers 4-H club in Redwood County, began his involvement in 4-H through the discovery program, "Cloverbuds."

Tauer feels VFW players showed good improvement

VFW Coach Bill Tauer, who many believe did his best coaching job this summer with a very inexperienced squad, makes this assessment of this season's performance.

"Wins and losses don't always show the result of a season. We did not have a great record this summer but I really feel the guys grew as ballplayers. This summer we tried some guys in new positions to fill the needs of the team.

“Every player did what had to be done for the betterment of the team. Some younger players received an opportunity to play and gain valuable experience. Look for these kids to keep improving in the future and success will follow," he said.