banner.gif (15051 bytes)

Sports from the week of April 9, 2003

Minneota keeps TMB nine winless

The Panther baseball team lost it's third straight game of the season 7-2 to Minneota Tuesday night at Milroy. The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton's season record to 0-3 and they are 0-1 in the 212 Conference.

Austin Skoblik started on the mound for the Panthers and pitched 4 1/3 innings while giving up all 7 runs on 11 hits, striking out 5 and walking none. He was relieved by Tim Byrne who pitched the last 1 2/3 innings and gave up no runs on 1 hit while striking out 1 and walking 1.

Saratoga Archery competitors do well in state tournament

Members of the Saratoga Archery Club did well at Minnesota State Championships, April 5-6 at the Garden's Arena in Warroad.

Twenty-four Saratoga archers competed with about 500 other bowmen from around the state.

Awards handed out during the awards ceremony include: Saratoga Archery Club, Minnesota State Association Archery Club of the year award; Joshua Lubben, Joe Pallansch, Elizabeth Halbe and Amanda Egenes, Minnesota Grand Champions award. The Grand Champion award is given to the archer who has the highest total score of the four major archery tournaments in Minnesota. Joshua Lubben received an "Official State Record " award when he shot 2 successive 300s.

Five place in state youth wrestling

The Panther youth wrestling team, led by Jordan Rolling's championship, placed five wrestlers in the NYWA State Wrestling Tournament held in Rochester April 5 and 6. Rolling placed first in the 215 pound class, Zach Campbell was second in the 70 pound class, Ian Mariner was 3rd in the 90 pound class, James Prairie was 4th in the 125 pound class and Chad Cooreman was 5th in the 120 pound class.

"Jordy (Rolling) was behind 2-1 going into the third period and earned an escape and moments later took the kid down and pinned him," said Coach Kent Cooreman. "Zach (Campbell) was tied 0-0 at the end of regulation time and lost in overtime 2-0 to the same kid who beat him in the regional championship. All the kids did a great job since the kids they were competing against were the best wrestlers in the state."