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Sports from the week of April 17, 2002

Panthers split four games

The Panther baseball team completed a week of activity that included four games in which they won two and lost two. Their season record is now 4-2 and they are 3-1 in the 212 Conference. The Panthers host KMS Thursday before traveling to Raymond Monday and Redwood Falls Tuesday. Tracy/Milroy/Balaton swept a double header from Central Minnesota Christian Monday, 12-5 and 11-4. Thursday, the Panthers dropped a 3-2 game to BOLD.

Panthers sweep

The Monday games had been scheduled to be played in Milroy but were moved to Tracy because of wet grounds in Milroy.

"Scott LaVoy and Adam Schmidt both had great games for us," said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. “Scott was 5 for 6 with 2 home runs, plus a terrific catch in center field and six runs batted in and Adam was 4 for 6 with 7 runs batted in, including 2 home runs.”

BOLD 3, Panthers 2

"We played better in the field in this game but did not get the 'timely ' hits that we have been getting," said Panther Coach Bill Tauer.

“Erik Kathman, after he settled down, pitched well for the Panthers. Schmidt also pitched well, except for the one pitch which he got up, about waist high, and it was belted for the winning run."

Caron and LaVoy led the Panther hitters with 2 hits each. Caron had a run scoring double and LaVoy stole 2 bases. Other Panther hits were by Kathman, Byrne, Brockway and Schreier.

The game was scheduled for Bird Island, but switched to Tracy because of dryer conditions.

Minneota edges softball team

The Panther softball team lost its second game of the season to Minneota on Monday by a score of 6-5. The game was played in Minneota.

"We just couldn't get a timely hit," said Panther Coach Dave Sogge. "As a result we left 11 runners on base, nine of them in scoring position."

The Panthers were held to only 2 hits by Jesse Bottleberghe, the Minneota pitcher.

"We really need to hit the ball better. At one time we had scored 4 runs without the benefit of a base hit," observed Sogge. "We did pitch the ball better and caught the ball better, after the third inning, so we made a step forward."

Rokke, Peterreins lead golfers in first outing

The Panther golf teams opened their 2002 season by splitting with Westbrook/Walnut Grove at Tracy Monday.

The boys won 178-194 and the girls lost 226-204.

"We need lots of work on our short game," said Panther Coach Randy McIntire.

Scoring for the Panther varsity boys were: Jake Peterreins, 40; Eric Peterson, 45; Jordan Roots, 46; Andy Engesser, 47. For the Chargers it was: Kurt Farber, 44; Chris Munson, 49; Ben Martius, 49; Joe Glanzer, 52.

Scoring for the Panther girls were: Kristen Rokke, 55; Brady Averill, 55; Kayla Lau, 57; Sara Macken, 59. For the Chargers it was: Ashley Knakmuhs, 49; Jenny Heinrich, 51; Jamie Munson, 52; Marie Barrie, 52.

The Panthers' Jake Peterreins was the boys' medalist with a 40 and the Chargers' Ashley Knakmuhs was the girls' medalist with a 49.