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Sports from the week of January 26, 2000


Still battling injury & illness, wrestlers are 7th in conference

Thinned by illness and injury, Tracy-Milroy wrestlers finished seventh out of eight teams in the 212 Conference Wrestling Tournament Saturday in Olivia.

"I feel that if we had been at full strength we could have finished third," said Panther Coach Joe Kemp. Injured wrestlers who missed the conference meet included: Peter Jacobsen, Aaron Goettig, Derick Goettig and Paul Swenson. Heavyweight Mark Andree was ill.

Bright spots for the Panthers were a 135 pound championship from Aldon Struchen and runner-up honors for Eric Jacobson at 152 and a third from Mike Kamrud at 130.

Panthers roll over R-T-R

The Panther girls posted their eighth win of the season when they upended Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 50-39 at Tracy Monday night.

The win improved their record to 8-6. The Panthers are 5-3 in the 212 Conference. The Panther scoring was evenly divided with only Heidi Peterson in double figures at 11 points. T-M broke the game open in the third quarter when they out-scored R-T-R 15-8.

Panther boys show potential in 75-55 loss to league leader

The Panther boys showed flashes of brilliance in a 75-55 loss to 212 Conference leader Belview-Danube-Renville-Sacred Heart at Renville Thursday.

The Panthers scored 30 2nd period points to take a lead into intermission in the up-tempo game. However, a pressing BDRSH defense, coupled with errant Panther passing and so-so shooting, limited Tracy-Milroy to just 25 points the rest of the game.

The loss dropped T-M's record to 6-5 and they are 4-2 in the conference. The win improved the Jaguars record to 13-2 and they are 8-0 in the conference.