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Sports from the week of May 15, 2002

TMB softball has high & low

The Panther softball team split a double header with Renville County West at Tracy Monday, winning 11-3 before losing 22-5. The Panthers complete their regular season schedule Monday when they host KMS in a double header at Tracy.

The Panthers are 2-12 on the season 2-10 in the 212 Conference. The Panthers have been placed in the south half of Section three for post season play and the seeding meeting will be held Wednesday at Marshall.

TMB 11, Jags 3

"We played our best all-around game of the year in the first game," said Panther Coach Dave Sogge. "We pitched well, we hit well and we caught the ball. It's a pretty simple game when you do those three things well."

Kami Skoglund, Lindsay Erickson and Steph Kaup led the Panther 17 hit attack in the first game. Each had a 3 for 4 day at the plate. Erickson hit a home run.

Megan Anderson pitched, holding the Jaguars to only 3 runs on 10 hits.

Jags 22, TMB 5

"As well as we played in game one, we played that badly in game two," said Sogge. "We had seven errors and we walked ten and hit three. Megan was ill today, though, finishing up even though she didn't feel well."

Baseball team falls to 8-9

The Panther baseball team won one of three games this week, leaving them 8-9 for the season and 7-6 in the 212 Conference.

Monday, MACCRAY beat Tracy/Milroy/Balaton 9-3 at Tracy. Friday, Westbrook/Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central topped TMB 11-8. Thursday, the Panthers pounded KMS 17-4.

The Panthers host Renville County West Thursday.


The Wolverines out-hit the Panthers 9-6 but again errors plagued the Panthers as they registered 4 of them.

Designated Hitter Matt Schreier led the 6 hit Panther attack with a double. Nick Koewler of MACCRAY led the Wolverines with 2 home runs.

Adam Schmidt went all the way on the mound for TMB, giving up 9 runs (seven earned) on 9 hits while walking 3 and striking out 12.

Falcons 11, Panthers 8

"We weren't focused, we didn't hit the ball well, we just weren't ready to play," said Tauer.

The Panthers were leading 3-2 in the fifth inning when the Falcons came to bat and scored nine runs to put the game away.

Seven Panther errors contributed to the Falcon's scoring. Austin Skoblik and Schreier had 2 hits each to lead the Panther

TMB 17, KMS 4

"Everything went right for us on this day," said Bill Tauer. "We were focused, we hit the ball well pitched well and fielded well."

Skoblik who hit a home-run and had 5 RBI's. Clay Caron was 3 for 5 with 4 RBI's and Scott LaVoy and Greg Carlson each had a double and three hits.

Schmidt went all the way on the mound for TMB and gave up 4 runs on 8 hits while striking out 8 and walking 2.

Girls win region True Team

The Panther girls' track team won the Section 3A True Team championship at Slayton Thursday while the boys placed eighth.

The team travels to Blaine Friday for the state True Team meet. In True Team competition, two athletes from each school compete in each event. Each placing, from first to last, figures in the team point totals.

"We are really pleased with the effort the girls made to win this meet," said Panther Track Coach Steve Jones. "In this meet it is good to get first place finishes, but it is the depth of the team that makes the difference.”

The girls team scores were: TMB, 663; ACGC, 606; WWG/RRC, 576; SSC/SVRLB, 505.5; Fulda, 441; BOLD, 397; RCW, 397; MCC, 377; H-BC/E, 366; YME, 332; Adrian, 259,

Panther relay teams were a force that took first three times and second once. Melissa Luckhardt won the 400M dash, Rebecca Gervais won the 800M run, Kristen Sweetman won the 3200M run and Sarah Fritz won the 200M dash.

The boys team scores were: Montevideo, 884.5; Southwest Christian, 749.5; Fulda, 609; H-BC/E, 567; BOLD, 521; YME< 515; TMB, 496; SSC/SVRLB, 488.5; MACCRAY, 487; RCW, 425; MCC, 400.5; WWG/RRC, 369.5; Adrian, 293.5; Lakeview, 259.5.