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Sports from the week of February 9, 2000Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880


Full-force Panther wrestlers test strength

Panther wrestlers won one and lost two dual meets in the quadrangular meet held at the Prairie Pavilion Friday night. In the first meet T-M won over Lac Qui Parle Valley 34-22. In the second they lost to River Valley 34-28 and in the third meet they lost to BOLD 46-21.

"We finally had all of our wrestlers available and they wreslted pretty well," said Panther Coach Joe Kemp. "In the BOLD meet Peter Jacobsen lost a close 5-3 decision. Andy Johnson lost a 6-4 decision in overtime and Paul Swenson was leading in his match when he fell into a pin. If those had gone the other way, it would have been a very close score."

Mike Kamrud, Aldon Struchen, Eric Jacobson and Aaron Goettig all went 3-0 on the day for the Panthers.

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It's getting to be habit for T-M girls

The Panther girls' basketball team improved their season record to 13-6, 9-3 in the 212 Conference, with a 68-43 win over BOLD at Tracy Tuesday night. BOLD is now 5-13 for the season and 3-8 in the conference.

"Our girls played with great intensity tonight," said Panther Coach Paul Soupir. "In the early season loss to BOLD we did not have that intensity. We also got very good senior leadership out of our three seniors tonight. Stephanie Welvaert, Mel Sweetman and Heather Hemmingsen all played very well."

"There wasn't anything we could do to stop Tracy-Milroy tonight," said BOLD Coach Mark Olson. "We have been playing our games pretty tough. This game tonight is one of the few times we have been blown out."

Boys fall to 4-6 in 212 Conference with ACGC loss

The Panther Boys Basketball Team lost to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City last Friday night in Grove City. The score was 63-59 and left the Panthers with a 7-9 season record and they are 4-6 in the 212 Conference.

"We didn't handle the ball well, we didn't run the floor well, we didn't shoot well and we didn't finish well," said Panther Coach Jon Barsness. "And when you fail to do those things you can't win against a team that is playing well. In the last few minutes against ACGC we missed several layups and also missed the front end of several one and one free throw opportunities."

The Panthers carried a 44-37 lead into the fourth quarter but the Falcons outscored them in the fourth period 26- 15 to win the game.