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Sports from the week of August 1, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Bobbi Jo Buyck wins national JO 12-13-year-old pole vault title

Jason Morin and Bobbi Jo Buyck competed in the National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California.

Bobbi Jo, who will be an eighth grader at Tracy Area High School this fall, won the national pole vault title for girls in the 12-13 age category.

She cleared nine feet, 4 1/2" (her personal best is 9'-6"), edging the second place girl (from South Carolina) and the third -place girl (from Staples, Minnesota) because she cleared the bar on every attempt until the 9'-4 1/2" height was reached. The others had several misses as the height increased.

Jason, a sophomore at Tracy this fall, did not place in a field of 23 competitors. He cleared 11 feet, six inches, but the wind blew his pole back into the bar. (Assistants were not allowed to catch the pole).

"Our kids were almost the only ones, of the 6700 athletes not sponsored by a large, well organized track club," said Bobbi Jo's father Joe Buyck. "They did it on their own with Jason leading the way."

Legion is in `must win' situation

The Milroy Legion baseball team has won two games and lost one in the double elimination district tournament being held in Fairmont.

The squad can't afford any more losses in its quest for a return trip to the state legion tournament.

Milroy opened with a 10-7 win over Edgerton in the first round last Thursday and followed with a 6-3 win over Jackson on Saturday. Sunday found them paired against Slayton and they committed six errors in the field and lost 7-6.

Milroy meets either Luverne and Jackson in a 7 p.m. elimination game Friday at Fairmont.

Softball team to host Sunday double-elimination tourney

The Tracy girls recreation program softball team defeated Morgan twice last week. Tracy won 9-2 in league play last Wednesday and then won an exhibition game Saturday by a score of 5-2.

The team is now 8-4 overall and 3-2 in the conference.

Tracy will play Clements this Wednesday to complete their conference schedule and the conference will hold a double elimination tournament in Tracy this Sunday. The seedings for the conference tournament will take place this Wednesday.

The current standings in the conference are as follows:

Wanda 4-1

Seaforth 4-1

Tracy 3-2

Wabasso 3-2

Morgan 1-4

Clements 0-5