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Sports from the week of October 10, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Spikers win in four over rival Tigers

The Panther volleyball team defeated the Marshall Tigers at Marshall Monday night 15-0, 13-15, 15-9 and 15-11.

The victory improved Tracy/Milroy/Balaton to 17-2 on the season.

Tiger coach and former Panther coach Terry Culhane, was somewhat prophetic, at least for the first game, when he was quoted on the program as saying," TMB may have the best team in any class right now. They're solid at every position. They may have the best ball control team in the state."

In the first game the Panthers lived up to Culhane's description. They served aggressively with Kristin Rokke reeling off 10 straight points before 2 quick sideouts gave Laura Zwach a chance to put up 4 more points on the scoreboard. After 2 more sideouts Maria Ankrum came on to finish off the shutout. The Panthers had passed accurately, received good sets and hit the ball crisply.

On defense, Jenna Tholen and Rhonda Bitker turned several Tiger kill attempts into Panther points with solid blocks to the floor on the other side of the net.

Tracy runners host two important meets this month

The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton cross country team will be hosting two important meets this week. On Friday, October 12, the 212 Conference meet will start at 4:45 p.m. The other meet is on Thursday, October 25, at 4:30 p.m. This will be the Section 3-A meet with 18 teams participating.

This Friday the Panthers will be defending their 212 Conference crown at the Tracy Country Club. Spectators are welcome and there is no admission charge.

ACGC holds Panthers to minus 67 yards rushing

TMB forces 6 Falcon turnovers, but loses 21-0

The Panther football team fell to unbeaten Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Friday night 21-0.

The loss dropped Tracy-Milroy-Balaton's season record to 2-4 and 0-3 in the conference. ACGC is now 6-0 and leading the conference with a 3-0 record.

"You played a great, great game on defense tonight," Falcon coach Terry Karlsgodt told his team after the game. "You missed some scoring opportunities in the first half but found ways to score in the second half. They (the Panthers) did some things that caused us trouble, but you are going to find that any time you face a well-coached team."

"ACGC was by far the best team we have played so far this season," said Panther Coach Joe Kemp. "We played very well on defense. I was disappointed with our offense-but they just wouldn't allow us get anything going."

Last year, ACGC nipped the Panthers 14-13.