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Sports from the week of February 2, 2000


Kathman, Jacobson sit out because of 30-match rule

Panther wrestlers placed sixth out of 10 teams in the Plum Creek Wrestling Tournament in Lamberton Saturday.

"I had to hold out Erik Kathman and Eric Jacobson because they have wrestled so many matches that they are getting close to the limit of 30," said Panther Coach Joe Kemp. "With them participating we may have placed as high as fourth. The kids wrestled pretty well and we should be back at full strength for our next meet.

The Panthers' Aldon Struchen and Mark Andree won championships, Aaron Goettig placed second and Peter Jacobsen fourth in the tournament.Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Cagers overwhelm W-WG

The Panther boys basketball team improved to 7-7, 4-4 in the 212 Conference with a 79-46 win over Westbrook-Walnut Grove Saturday at SSU.

After going into the intermission with a slim 37-31 lead the Panthers outscored the Chargers 42-15 in the second half to reach the final tally. "Our bench strength proved to be the deciding factor," said Panther Coach Jon Barsness.

Panther boys drop MACCRAY contest

The Panther boys basketball team lost to MACCRAY at Clara City Tuesday night by a score of 64-54.

"We played hard," said Panther Coach Jon Barsness. "However we did not execute well when we needed to make a run."

As the Panthers have been in the habit of doing lately they dropped behind early and were not able to recover. The Wolverines took a 17-10 lead at the end of the first period and would not relinquish it .

T-M gals defeat Thunderhawks, 63-40

The Panther girls basketball team won over Montevideo 63-40 Tuesday night at Monte. The win improved T-M's record to 10-6 for the season.

The Panther girls actually trailed Monte in the first period which ended with Monte ahead 13-12. However the Panthers put 23 points on the board in the second quarter to take a 35-23 half-time lead. They then used a tight defense to shut down the Thunderhawks in the third period and only allowed them to score 1 point.