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Sports from the week of September 20, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Gridders win ugly over Fulda

• Mistakes hamper T-M/B in final non-conference tilt

The Panther football team improved their season record to 3-0 with a 21-6 win at Fulda Friday night.

The long lay-off since their win over Lennox appeared to cause the Panthers some trouble, especially on offense. The Panthers hurt themselves with 8 penalties for 55 yards in the first half alone, two fumbles and numerous dropped passes.

"We just didn't come ready to play," said Panther Coach Gale Otto. "We missed many opportunities and let Fulda get back into the game."

Football team looks for tough game with with Renville County

The unbeaten Panther football team opens 212 Conference play Friday with its homecoming game against Renville County West at Tracy this Friday. Kick-off time is 7 p.m. Renville County West is 2-1 coming off a 29-28 loss to Morris last Friday.

"Renville County West uses a multiple set offense and a base four defense," said Panther Coach Gale Otto. "Their quarterback can both run and throw and they have 2 good receivers. Both the offensive and defensive lines are big and their backs are quick."

Volleyball team stays unbeaten

The Panther volleyball team improved their record to 9-0 Tuesday night with a 3-0 win over KMS at Kerkhoven. The game scores were 15-7, 15-10 and 15-0.

"It wasn't pretty," said Panther assistant coach LeAnne Thooft. "But a win is a win."

The Panther B and C squads also won. The B squad scores were 15-2, 15-4 and 15-11. The C squad scores were 15-4, 15-7 and 15-7.

In a junior varsity volleyball tournament held in Worthington last Saturday, the Panthers were very successful and brought home the trophy.

Sweetman 5th at Canby Invitational

The Panther cross country team placed second in the Canby Invitational Tuesday.

"My heart was in my throat when I watched the runners coming in, there was nothing I could see but orange from Canby and Marshall," said Panther coach Brian Michelson. "Finally Kristin Sweetman broke through the orange and she and the rest of the Panther team did a terrific job."

The Panther cross-country team placed third in the Turkey Trot held on a windy day at Worthington Saturday. There were 10 teams competing.