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Sports from the week of December 13, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880


Ball-hawking girls improve to 3-1

The Panther girls basketball team improved their season record to 3-1 with a 71-48 win over MACCRAY Tuesday night at Tracy.

"The Panthers are a quick, aggressive team," said MACCRAY coach Les Feia. "You know what to expect when you play them. They are going to press you all over the floor and do their best to take you out of your offense. Paul (Soupir) has a nice team. He has some good post players and good outside shooters and, of course, they play that tough defense."

"We have had three games and only one practice this week," said Panther coach Paul Soupir. "Our shooting has improved (that is a mental thing, you know) since the Marshall game. Our kids came out against YME and played well, they didn't let that Marshall loss bother them."

Busy wrestling schedule continues

The Panther wrestling team lost to Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 48-13 and tied Pipestone 34-34 in their triangular at the Prairie Pavilion Tuesday night.

The score of the Pipestone match was 34-34 but the Arrows won on the first tie breaker by winning one more match than the Panthers.

Last week Colin Evans was injured. Coach Joe Kemp said, "After Christmas we hope to get Eric Jacobson, Colin Evans and Paul Swenson healthy. They will make a big difference!"

Frigid shooting hampers boys in 71-41 loss at Redwood Falls

The Panther boys basketball team's record dropped to 0-3 with a 71-41 loss at Redwood Falls Friday night.

"We made some improvements," said Panther Coach Jon Ruoff. "However you are not going to win many games, and especially against a good team like Redwood Valley, when you are shooting only 24%."

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton got behind early, 18-9 at the end of the first quarter, and were never able to close the gap. By the end of the first half the score was 31-18 and a second half scoring burst of 40 points, by the Cardinals brought about the 71-31 final score.

"We were able to put up 59 shots and most of them were good shots but we just couldn't get them to drop," observed Ruoff. "We are not yet a good rebounding team so we are not getting the easy put-backs that improve your shooting percentages."