Sports from the week of November 15, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880
Football team outscored rivals by nearly 2-1 margin
While compiling an 8-3 record this season, the Tracy/Milroy/Balaton football team out-scored their opponents 237-130. In 599 plays they gained a total of 3199 yards while the opposition gained 2392 yards in 590 plays. The yards gained resulted in 153 first downs, 116 by rushing and 37 by passing.
Another 7 first downs came from penalties. The defense was penalized 30 times for a total of 232 yards and the offense was penalized 45 times for 295 yards.
In the turnover category the Panthers fumbled 10 times and lost 9 of them to the opponents. T/M/B recovered 9 of their opponent's fumbles. The Panthers also blocked 2 kicks and had 2 blocked. T/M/B suffered 8 pass interceptions while picking off 17 from the opposition.
On offense the Panthers rushed 448 times and gained 2365 yards. They attempted 151 passes and completed 60 for 835 yards.
Heidi Peterson named to Class AA All-State team
The Panthers veteran setter, Heidi Peterson, has been selected to the Coaches Association All-State volleyball team for class AA.
Peterson has been a four year starter for the Panthers and was an eighth grade member of the squad when Tracy-Milroy last won the state championship.
She has played in 80 games this season, served 292 times for a 95% serving percentage with 26 aces. Peterson had 1488 sets and a set percentage of 97%. She also had 127 digs, 15 solo blocks and 56 deflections.
Panthers lead conference in serving
The Panther volleyball team lead the 212 Conference in serving at 91.53%.
Runner-up CMCS served 88.8% and Renville County West 87.4%. In total aces the Panthers were third with 207 behind RCW's leading 250 and BOLD's 237.
Most observers thought T/M/B's best efforts were made on the defensive side of the ball. They were very good at keeping the ball alive.
Coach Katie Gervais has maintained all along that serving was the main Panther offensive weapon and when they were not serving well they had difficulty winning.