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Sports from the week of August 6, 2003

Tracy archers place well in state tournament

Keith and Josh Lubben and Todd Nelson packed up in Lubben's car and drove all the way to Bemidji, Minesota last Sunday morning to particpate in the Minnesota State Archery Three Dimensional Tournament.

They arrived by 11 a.m. shot their tour of 30 targets, attended the presentation ceremonies and drove back to Tracy, all in the same day.

That long trip netted them 2 state championships, Todd in the Adult Bowhunter Equipment category, with a score of 285 (out of a possible 300), and Josh in the Cub Bow Hunter Equipment category, with a score of 296.

Nick Olafson also won a championship, for the Saratoga Archery Club, in the Free Style Class. All in all, 17 Saratoga Archery Club members participated in the Bemidji tournament.

Gopher wrestlers

Tracy area wrestlers participated in a 2-day wrestling camp this week at the Prairie Pavilion featuring University of Minnesota wrestlers.

Lucky golfer could win new pickup

Chamber hole-in-one contest set

A hole-in-one is every golfer's dream. But Saturday night, a hole-in-one at the Tracy Country Club could be worth more than a rush of euphoria. A golfing ace could also mean a brand-new pickup truck to a lucky golfer in a contest sponsored by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce and Salmon Motors. The Tracy car dealership is putting up a 2003 Chevy Silverado extended cab 4x4 pickup as the prize.

The hole-in-one contest is open to all comers. There are two rounds of competition.

A preliminary round begins at 6 p.m. on the Tracy Country Club driving range. For a charge of $1 a ball, golfers get a chance to drive a ball onto a circular target about 135 yards away. The first 15 balls to land in the circle qualify a golfer for a chance in the hole-in-one finals. If a golfer happens to get three balls into the circle, for example, the golfer gets three tries at getting a hole-in-one. One ball gets once chance at the hole-in-one.

The hole-in-one contest will be held on a par-three hole about of 135-yards.