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Sports from the week of April 11, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Dunks & three-pointers wow capacity Vikings game crowd

A team comprised of only two Minnesota Vikings players, Todd Baumann and John Turner, won over a group of local all stars 111-107 at Tracy Saturday night.

It was a case of Viking Football players (?) playing basketball in a game to financially benefit the Panther baseball program. Right: Actions along the sidelines provided extra excitement to the benefit Vikings basketball game Saturday night. The Panther mascot was assisted by the official mascot of the Minnesota Thunder.

The balance of the Viking contingent was stymied by flood waters near Henderson, Mn. and could not keep their appointment. Baumann's brother Troy, plus Assistant Panther Basketball Coach Chris Miller and Panther graduate and Division III All American wide receiver Jared Peterreins filled in for the missing athletes.

The capacity crowd (they even had to set up chairs on the stage)of over 800 fans was treated to an entertaining, high scoring game that was notable for it's lack of defense.

Tracksters get in first action

The opening track meet with Luverne scheduled for April 3 was rescheduled for April 5 when the meet at Brookings, for that date, was canceled. It was a quadrangular for both girls and boys with Luverne, Tracy/Milroy/Balaton, Southwest Christian and Southwest Star Concept participating. No team scores were kept.

Jason Morin , in the pole vault, was the only first place finisher for the boys, while Nate Clark, in the discus and the 400M dash plus Dan Vogel , in the 300M hurdles were second place finishers.

The girls got first place finishes from the 3200 Relay team and the 400 Relay Team plus second place finishes from Rhonda Bitker in the 300 Hurdles, Katie Lanoue in the pole vault, Jenna Tholen in the 3200 Run and Laura Zwach in the 800 Run.

Snow what! TMB opens 2-0

Dolan freezes opposing batters twice

The Panther baseball team is 2-0 after overcoming less than ideal early spring weather conditions to get their home field ready.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton beat BOLD 10-2 Monday, after topping Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, 4-2 Thursday.

Baseball players used snow blowers to remove the little snow remaining on the field last Tuesday and practices on it the first time last Wednesday.

"We evidently had the only playable field in the area last Thursday," said Coach Bill Tauer.

The game had been scheduled to be played at Grove City but then the Grove City field had snow on it.