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Sports from the week of November 20, 2002

30 wrestlers begin practice

The Panther wrestling team began work outs Monday at the Prairie Pavilion.

"We have a good turnout of wrestlers this year," said Panther Coach Travis Christenson. "We also had several good camps this summer. We had LeRoy Vega, a three time All-American from the University of Minnesota, at one of the camps and he was an excellent teacher."

Lost from last year's squad, 4-14 in dual meets, is Erik Kathman who recorded 75 wins as a Panther.

Students out for wrestling this year are: Cody Arnold, Chris Bornitz, Paul Carlson, Cole Cooreman, Chad Cooreman, Justin Dardis, Drew Hebig,

Andy Nelson, Anthony Rasmussen, Ross Ryan, Mike Schreier, Adam Snyder, Donald Strand, Scott Torkelson, Andy Byrne, Travis Cambronne,

Dan Deiter, Derek Evans, Kong Her, Lance Iverson, Casey Kline, Andy Lackie, Kyle Lanners, Daniel Malmberg, Tory Paczkowski, Brett Peterson, James Prairie, Cody Schons, Chia Thao, VaXiong.

New hoop coach has first practices

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton boys' basketball team began workouts Monday under first-year head coach Nat Boyer.

"We are not about to predict the number of wins we will get this season," said Boyer. "Our goal is to put the kids in a position to have some successes. Right now we are pointing to our opening game with Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City."

Last year's team won only one game.

Out for basketball this year are:

Greg Carlson, Bryan Jackson, Curt Paradis, Jake Peterreins, Eric Peterson, Austin Skoblik,

Pat Spielman, Kyle Stibbe, Jerad Wendorff, Billy Fedde, Anders Davidson, Chris Bangasser, Mark Buysse,

Jason Heern, Bret Jackson, Sean Kirk, John Knott, Adam Louwagie, Ted Nilius, Anthony Vroman, Kirby Arens, Sean Castle, Derek Daniels, Erik Frisvold, Gary Knott,

Brad Lanoue, Tristan Larson, Tom Pyle, Derek Radke, David Schiller, Chad Stibbe, Derrick Vandromme, Lucas Walling, Tyler Anderson, Jacob Hoflock, Brady Jackson,

David Jones, Casey Klein, Andrew Kolander, Adam LeClaire, Darin Louwagie, Kyle McIntire, Taylor Rignell, Nick Soupir, Seth Swan, Kraig Van Keulen, Corey Warner, Ben Ziemke,
Phing Her, Mitchell Bot, Jordan Christianson, Anthony Dolan, Anthony Dutcher, Kyle Fraser, John Gervais, Taylor Hagberg, Kole Henkel, Ryan Kaup, Eric Lanoue,

Michael Lenertz, Drew Nelson, David Nilius, Steve Paradis, Andy Prairie, Matt Rosa, Brian Schalger, David Schmidt, Ryan Thooft, Ben Van Moer, Spencer Zwaschka, Jamie Karka.

Girls open Tuesday against Worthington

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton girls' basketball team continues to prepare for its season opener, Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Worthington.

"We lost the players to graduation who made our inside game work last year," said Panther Coach Paul Soupir. "We are going to have to depend on our back court players and our quickness this year until we can develop some strength inside.”

Varsity candidates include Sandra Zwach, Steph Kaup, Stefanie Hebig, Lindsay Erickson, Tessa Nelson, Kasey Loeslie, Melissa Luckhardt, Laura Lanoue, Jenna Schaar, Krysta Tholen, Emily Miller, Murphy, Nicole Haecherl, Lynn Brockway.