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Sports from the week of April 14, 2004

Boys & girls win track meets

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton boys and girls both won titles at the Panther Invitational Track Meet at Tracy Tuesday. The boys' team points were: TMB, 159; MCC, 123; Lakeview, 84; Pipestone, 78.

"This is very satisfying for the boys as this is the first meet they have won in a very long time," said Panther Coach Al Landa. "The effort made by the boys was tremendous."

The girls' team points were: T/M/B, 189; Pipestone, 167; MCC, 86; Lakeview, 5.

TMB softball tops Marshall

Stacy LaVoy, Alyssa Lightfoot and Kasey Loeslie each drove in two runs as Tracy/Mlroy/Balaton opened the 2004 softball season with an 8-4 win over Marshall in Tracy.

Megan Anderson pitched the entire game for the Panthers, scattering nine hits and walking none. Anderson was aided by a strong Panther defensive effort .

TMB grabbed a 5-0 lead with three runs in the first inning and two in the second. Marshall rallied in the third, fifth and seventh innings. Though TMB had defensive lapses early, good defense help stop the late Marshall rallies.

"They hit the ball well and kept the pressure on us from the start. They played us tough," said Coach Dave Sogge. He added:

, "We played nervous today-first-game jitters. We go to Minneota Thursday. Hopefully things will be better. We got the big hits with runners in scoring position. They hit shots at us. That was the difference today." commented Sogge.

Panther cagers list on honors team

Sean Kirk, Eric Peterson and Ross Ladehoff were given honorable mention status on the Marshall Independent All-Area boys' basketball team.

Ladehoff (315 points and 12.6 average) and Peterson (284 points and 11.4 average) were listed among the scoring leaders. Kirk (207 rebounds and an 8.6 average) and Anders Davidson (122 rebounds and 4.9 average) were among the rebounding leaders. John Knott (67 of 121 for 55.4 average) and Davidson ( 68 of 134 and an average of 50.8) were among the leaders in field goal percentage.

Ladehoff (86 of 115 and an average of 74.8) , Kirk (38 of 53 and an average of 71.7 ) and Donald Strand (20 of 28 and an average of 71.4) were among the free throw shooting leaders. Peterson (49 of 137 and an average of 35.8) and Kyle Stibbe (24 of 69 and an average of 34.8) were among the leaders in three point shooting. Ladehoff (95 and 3.8) and Stibbe (70 and 2.8) were among the leaders in assists. Kirk (16 and 0.7) was among the leaders in shots blocked.