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Sports from the week of January 17, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Girls escape Renville with one-point victory

The Panther girls basketball team won a close game against Renville County West at Renville Friday night. The score was 50-49 Tracy/Milroy/Balaton's record improved to 10-2, 5-1 in the 212 Conference.

“It was a real battle,” said Panther Coach Paul Soupir. “They were up on us by 14 points early in the second period and only our pressure defense got us back in the game.”

Assistant Coach John Rokke agreed.

“They were a good team. They have some kids that are very quick. We shot very poorly in this game,” said Soupir. “We missed a lot of very close in shots.”

Short-handed wrestlers have tough-outing at Wabasso

The Panther wrestling team went 0-3 in the Wabasso Quad Saturday. The team was without the services of Colin Evans and Donald Strand, who were victimized by the flu and injuries.

T/M/B lost to Wabasso 40-22 in the first round, 42-25 to New Ulm in the second and 45-22 to Windom/Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin in the third. Aldon Struchen, Erik Kathman and Eric Jacobson went undefeated while Mike Kamrud had two wins but was disqualified by the referee in his third match.

Unbeaten Prinsburg tops boys

The Panther boys basketball team lost to Central Minnesota Christian School at Tracy Tuesday night by a score of 59-38. The loss dropped T-M-B's record to 0-10 for the season and they are 0-4 in the 212 Conference. The Blue Jays improved their record to 11-0 for the season

“We don't want to talk about our record,” said the Blue Jay scorekeeper. “We have played 11 games and only 2 of them have been at home. We face a tough one this weekend when Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City comes to town.”

The Blue Jays put on a clinic for the Panthers in this game with their tenacious defense, strong rebounding and their ability to push the ball up the floor.