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Sports from the week of May 9, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Nate Clark sets new discus record

Nate Clark set a new school record in the discus Monday.

the senior recorded a throw of 149 feet, nin inches, breaking the record of 148 feed, eight inches, set by Josh Massa in 1994.

Tuesday night at the Trojan Relays in Worthington, Clark broke the record again with a toss of 151 feet, five inches.

Coach Steve Jones complimented Clark's effort. "we were glad to see nate get the new school record in the discus. He has been working hard on improving his performance.

With four meets scheduled this week, the Panther track team took a low-key approach to the six-team meet at Tracy. "The meets have been piling up on us the last few days so I told the kids to relax, enter whatever events they wanted to and have fun," said Jones. "There were some strange entries."

Baseball team stays atop 212 Conference standings

The Panther baseball team remains on top of the 212 Conference standings, after splitting two games.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton, now 11-1 on the season and 10-1 in conference, hosts Kerkoven-Murdock-Sunburg Thursday and Red Rock Central on Friday before traveling to Granite Falls Monday.

The Panthers, ranked fourth in state, lost their first game of the season to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City last Thursday, then beat BOLD on Monday.

Panthers 3, BOLD 0

Eric Dolan shut out BOLD on two hits. Over 7 innings, Dolan faced only 26 hitters striking out 6 and walking 1.

"We got the hits when we needed them," said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. "It was a well-played game."

ACGC 6, Panthers 2

"We played pretty well defensively, the pitching was good enough and we got enough hits to give us good scoring opportunities," said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. "The problem was that we just didn't run the bases very well and took ourselves out of several scoring chances. However ACGC has a good team with good pitching."

Bad innings hurt softball squad

The Panther girls' softball team saw action in two 212 Conference double-headers, at KMS and YME, this week. They dropped all four games to see their season record slip to 3-10 and they are now 2-10 in the conference.

The scores at KMS were 5-0 and 4-3 while at Granite Falls they were 12-2 and 10-6.

Two no-hitters

Megan Anderson pitched a no-hitter in the first game at KMS and still lost it 5-0. She pitched six innings and gave up 5 runs on no hits while striking out 4 and walking 4.

"Both pitchers threw no-hitters," said Panther Coach Dave Sogge. "Unfortunately, we had five errors in the final two innings. If you give a good team eleven outs, you are going to have trouble, and we did. They never hit the ball hard, but we didn't catch it."

"We need to get rid of the bad innings," added Sogge. "We play people very tough for the bulk of our games, and then have that bad inning or two that ends up costing the games. If we can solve that, we can make some noise in the upcoming sub-section tourney."

"I dislike mental errors more than anything in a game, and it was my mental error that probably cost us this game," confessed Sogge. "It's just too complicated to explain here, but I let the girls know in no uncertain terms that this loss is on me."