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Sports from the week of February 19, 2003

TMB boys turn tables on Yellow Medicine

The Panther boys' basketball team reversed an earlier season loss and won a hard-fought, overtime, conference game over Yellow Medicine East Friday night at Tracy 74-69.

The win improved TMB's season record to 6-14 and they are 5-7 in the 212 Conference. YME's season record dropped to 8-12 and they are also 5-7 in the conference.

The Sting jumped to a 7-2 early lead but TMB came back to lead 12-11 at the end of the first period. By half-time the Panthers had worked to a 28-24 lead and had increased that to 48-38 with 1:00 remaining in the third quarter.

"It was great to get the win over YME," said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. "I was particularly pleased that we could find a way to win in a very close game. I would not want to play YME again, they are tough."

Late basket sinks girls

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton girls' basketball team lost a close contest with Pipestone Monday night at Tracy 57-55.

The Panthers were up 53-48 with 1:43 to play but the Arrows gained 55-53 lead with 31 seconds remaining. Kasey Loeslie dropped 2 free throws to tie the game with 14.3 seconds left. But Arrows took a time out and then found Kabiri open under the basket for the winning field goal.

The loss left TMB with a 7-14 season record and 7-6 in the 212 Conference. Pipestone improved to 12-10 for the season.

"We played well in this game," said Panther Coach Paul Soupir. "We just came up a bit short at the end."

Sting win finale

The Panther girls' basketball team lost to Yellow Medicine East Tuesday night at Granite Falls by a score of 40-30.

The loss dropped TMB's season record to 7-15 and they are now 7-7 in the 212 Conference. The Sting clinched a share of the conference title with ACGC and are the #1 seed in the Section 3AA North Tournament.

The Panthers came out with great intensity and forged to a 14-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.

"We got off to a great start," said Panther Coach Paul Soupir. "However, after that we seemed to hit a wall and our offense left us."

TMB girls open tourney Saturday

The Panther girls' basketball team has been seeded seventh in the Section 3AA South Tournament which begins Saturday, Feb. 22 at SSU.

The Panthers will play second seeded Jackson County Central at about 5:30 p.m., Feb. 22.

Worthington was seeded No. 1 and will play No. 8 seed Luverne at 1 p.m., No. 4 Pipestone will go against Redwood Valley at 2:30 p.m. No. 3 Windom plays No. 6 Martin County West at 4 p.m.

Wrestlers prepare for individual tourney

Cole Cooreman, Panther 103 pound wrestler has been seeded #3 in the Section 3AA Individual Wrestling Tournament to be held in Windom Friday and Saturday, he will get a first round bye and will wrestle Nathan Wajer of Worthington in his first action. Chad Cooreman was the #4 seed at 112 and opens against Walley Stern of Red Rock Central/W-WG.

Adam Snyder is the #5 seed at 119 pounds and will draw Nick Schroeder of RRC/W-WG. As the #3 seed in the 145 weight division Panther Paul Carlson will get a first round bye before wrestling Jordan Baldwin of Montevideo. Mike Schreier received the #4 seed at 215 pounds and will open against Jon Nordin of Marshall.

Victory, then defeat

Wrestlers eliminated from team tourney

The Panther wrestlers saw their team season come to an end Thursday night. The wrestlers beat Lac Qui Parle Valley 45-23 but lost 69-3 to top-seeded Windom at Windom in the Section 3AA South Tournament. Windom will advance to the final 4 at LQPV and TMB will send their individuals to the individual tournament to be held at Windom next Friday and Saturday.

Chad Cooreman, Panther 112- pounder was the only Panther to garner two wins Thursday night at Windom.