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Sports from the week of October 31, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Harriers win academic honors, TMB is 4th in Section 3A race

JCC, Canby are section champs

Jackson County Central (JCC) won the girls meet and Canby//Minneota/Lincoln HI the boys at the Section 3A Cross Country Meet held at the Tracy Country Club Friday.

Over 100 runners competed in each race.

The Redwood Valley girls and JCC boys each claimed team runner-up honors to also qualify for the state cross country meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield this Saturday.

Nichole Nelsen of Martin County West won the girls course, by touring the 4,000 meter course in 15:57. Krystie Ratzlaff of Mt. Lake/Butterfield/Odin was second at 16:05.

Brad Haak of Hills-Beaver Creek won the boys' 5,000 meter race in 17:03. The top seven individuals also qualified for state.

Spikers face RCW Thursday

T-M-B blanks BOLD in Tuesday night action

The Panther volleyball team advanced to the third round of the Section 3AA North Volleyball Tournament with a 3-0 win over BOLD Tuesday night at Redwood Falls. The 15-0, 15-3, 15-6 win improved Tracy/Milroy/Balaton's season record to 25-2. BOLD ended their year at 18-8.

The Panthers face Renville County West, the team that eliminated TMB from the tournament last year, at Southwest State Thursday night at 6 p.m. A Panther goal for this season is to advance further in the sectional playoffs than they did last year. So this is the match that would enable them to reach that goal.

"We have a history of good competition with Renville County West," said Panther coach Katie Gervais. "We are in the same conference with them and have participated in a few tournaments with them this season. We beat them in a conference match earlier in the season but they did not have Katie Eekhoff then."

Garvin hunter bags huge mule deer in Montana

Garvin sportsman Doug Kass of recently bagged the biggest buck of his life. Kass shot the mule deer on Oct. 21 while on a hunting trip to Broadus, Montana.

The deer weight 439 pounds, after it had been field dressed. The animal was so heavy, Kass said, that he had a difficult time trying to drag it.

“The Montana Game, Fish, and Parks Department said this will probably be one of the biggest of the year,” Kass said.

Kass, an avid hunter who also pursues whitetail deer in northern Minnesota every year, said he usually tries to go hunting in Montana every year.

“But usually, I don't get one this big,” he added.

The mule deer was one in a bunch of 21. Kass decided that the one he got looked the biggest, and he was right.