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Sports from the week of December 12, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Matmen top Cardinals

The Panther wrestling team won over Redwood Valley at the Prairie Pavilion in Tracy Thursday night, 40–30. The team upped its season record to 2–5.

“The kids wrestled well tonight," said Panther Coach Travis Christenson. "They are starting to use some of the moves that I have been trying to teach them and that is all you can ask."

Panther wrestlers go 0-2 at Pipestone triangular meet

The Panther wrestling team went0-2 in a triangular meet held in Pipestone Tuesday night. They lost to Pipestone-Jasper 47-13 and lost to Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 41-33. The Panthers are now 7-2 in dual meets for this season.

Tough teams take home games from Panther boys

The Panther boys' basketball team lost to 212 Conference favorite MACCRAY at Tracy Thursday night 62–52.

Friday night, a powerful Redwood Fall squad ran away from TMB 79–48.


"That is a good MACCRAY team," said Panther Coach Jon Ruoff. "We picked them to win the conference."

The Panthers got off to a slow start and found themselves down 6–0 before Jake Peterreins dropped a three-point shot to get on the scoreboard. By the end of the first period, the Wolverines led 12–7.

TMB was playing without their leading scorer, Scott LaVoy, as he and Joe Brockway were attending a church retreat.

Redwood Valley, 79, TMB 48

Redwood Valley overpowered the Panther boys 79–48 Friday night at Tracy.

"Between 6'7” Aaron Busack, who is a tremendous shooter and rebounder, and his 5'10” cousin Jason Busack, who is a tremendous point guard, they were just too much for us," said Panther Coach Jon Ruoff. "The Redwood Valley players play basketball 12 months out of the year, and I understand Aaron Busack has his own personal coach."

The Panthers, playing without seniors Scott LaVoy and Joe Brockway, played the Cards tough, staying within 10 points of the Cardinals until midway in the third period. The Cardinals out-scored TMB 32–12 in the final 12 minutes.

Kaup scores 18 in TMB victory over MACCRAY

The Panther girls got their first victory of the season with a 59-53 win over MACCRAY Friday night at Clara City.

"We played better in this game and we had to because we were without Laura Zwach, who was at a church retreat," said Panther coach Paul Soupir. Soupir felt the Panthers played good defense, but had to step up their efforts in the fourth quarter after a MACCRAY rally.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton clawed its way to a 20–14 lead by the end of the first quarter and improved that to 38–26 at intermission. MACCRAY out-scored TMB 19–8 to close the score to 46–45 at the end of the third quarter.

Sophomore Stephanie Kaup hit the nets with a game-high 18 points while dishing out seven assists.

"Steph and Melissa Luckhardt did well against the Wolverine press in the absence of Laura (Zwach)," observed Soupir.