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Sports for the week of June 16, 2004

State trackers earn medals

When the Panther thinclads participated in the State Track Meet last weekend they were missing two familiar faces.

Jason Morin competed in the state meet in the pole vault as a sophomore and Sarah Fritz has been a member of the very successful 4 X 100M-relay team.

"Jason pulled a hamstring muscle last year and could not compete in the pole vault and this year he pulled the hamstring on the other leg," said Panther Track Coach Al Landa. "Sarah Fritz suffered a knee injury in volleyball last fall and is now in rehab."

In this year's meet Tessa Nelson finished fifth in the high jump at 5-4 and Jillian Tholen was fourth in the 800M run at 2:18.27. The 4 X 100M relay team of Tina McIntire, Jenna Schaar, Melissa Luckhardt and Bobbi Jo Buyck ran their best time of the season and finished sixth in the state meet with a time of 51.28 beating their section rivals Cedar Mountain and Pipestone.

Buyck went on to finish fifth in the 100M hurdles with a time of 15.71 and fourth in the pole vault at 10-6.

"It was a very successful state meet for us," said Landa. "Everyone got a medal."

Cole Cooreman collects four hits in VFW win

The Tracy VFW baseball team got off to a winning start last Tuesday evening with an 8-7 win over Redwood Falls at Tracy. Tracy scored 2 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to get the win.

Chris Swenson started on the mound for Tracy and pitched 2 innings giving up 1 run on 2 hits while walking none and striking out 2. He was followed by Castle who pitched 3 innings giving up 3 runs on 3 hits while walking 3 and striking out 5. Matt Bauer pitched the last 2 innings and gave up 3 runs on no hits while waling 2 and striking out 1.

Cole Cooreman led the 13 hit Tracy attack with 4 hits while Matt Bauer and Paul Carlson got 3 each.

Milroy Yankees record at 13-2

As of June 10 the Milroy Yankees have won 13 games and lost 2. The team won its first twelve games before losing to Granite Falls and Hadley. The Yankees got back on the winning track with a 4-3 win over Canby on June 6.

The team is loaded with former Panther athletes including: Brian Dolan, p, 1b, or OF; Eric Dolan, shortstop; Scott LaVoy, cf; Jeff Dolan, 2b; Cory Schmidt, lf; Erik Kathman, p; Andy Schmidt, OF; Adam Schmidt, p; Dean Zwach, 3b. Joe Kemp, former Panther coach, is filling the role of designated hitter.

John Schuh is leading the hitters with a .438 average, Tom Van Loy is next at .361 and Justin Schlemmer follows at .348.

Eric Dolan has the most times at bat with 63, Brian Dolan is next with 58 and John Schuh has 48.

Schuh leads the team in hits with 21, followed by Eric Dolan with 20 and Brian Dolan with 19.

Eric Dolan and John Schuh each have 13 RBI and Scott LaVoy follows with 11.

Scott LaVoy leads the team in home runs with 4.