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Sports for the week of December 8, 2004


Wrestlers place third at AGC

The Wabasso Rabbits’ wrestling team, ranked sixth in the state, defeated Tracy/Milroy/Balaton 46-15 Thursday. Saturday, the Panthers placed third among six teams at the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 2004 Wrestling Classic.

The Panther wrestlers will be at Pipestone Thursday and will entertain River Valley at Tracy Friday night.


Team scores were: ACGC, 211; Willmar, 190.5; TMB, 137; Norwood-Young America, 120.5; Kimball, 31.5; Eden Valley-Watkins, 25.

Cole Cooreman was the lone Panther champion at 119 pounds.

“We were slow out the gate in the first round,” said Panther Coach Brian Michelson. “The second round was better.”

The Panther individual results were:

103- Chia Thao, 1-1, 3rd place;

112- Luke Prairie, 2-1, 3rd place;

119- Cole Cooreman, 2-0, first place;

125- Adam Snyder, 0-2;

130-Derek Evans, 0-2, 4th place;

135- Cody Arnold, 0-2, 4th place;

140-Ross Ryan, 0-2;

145- Chad Cooreman, 1-1, 3rd place;

152- Dan Deiter, 1-2, 4th place;

160- James Prairie, 1-1, 2nd place;

171- Travis Cambronne, 1-2, 4th place;

189- Paul Carlson, 1-1, 2nd place;

215- Andy Nelson, 1-1, 2nd place;

275- Jordan Rolling, 1-1, 3rd place.


The Panthers were defeated by a quick, well conditioned team. Every one of the Wabasso wrestlers were thin waisted, broad-shouldered, deep chested and very quick. Only Chia Thao, Derek Evans and Paul Carlson of the Panther team were winners over their opponents.

103-Chia Thao, won, 2-1, Rohlik;

112-Luke Prairie, lost, fall, 1:33, Jenniges;

119- Cole Cooreman, lost, 11-9, Ourada;

125- Adam Snyder, won, forfeit;

130- Derek Evans, won, 8-2, Ourada;

135-Cody Arnold, lost, injury default, Schunt;

140- Ross Ryan, lost, 4-3, Ourada;

145- Chad Cooreman, lost, 18-8, Altermatt;

152- Dan Deiter, lost, fall, 3:13, Altermatt;

160- Kyle Lanners, lost, fall, 1:23, Jenniges;

171- Travis Cambronne, lost, fall, 1:19, Maertens;

189- Paul Carlson, won, 5-2, Mathiowetz;

215-Andy Nelson, lost, 12-10, Wiuscher;

Hwt- Mike Schreier, lost, 6-3, Johannek.

Girls win home opener

The Panther girls’ basketball team improved its season record to 2-0 with a 71-38 conference win over Central Minnesota Christian Tuesday night at Tracy.

“We are not in good condition yet,” said Panther Coach Paul Soupir. “We have so busy trying to get all of our system things in that we have not been able to do much conditioning work.”

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton had a potent offense going and out-scored the Blue Jays 20-9 in the first period and were ahead 15-1 at one time. Tessa Nelson used her height and quickness to score the first 6 points of the game for the Panthers and then Alyssa Kirk came on with three straight three pointers to bring about the 15-1 lead. CMC came back and scored the last six points of the first quarter to bring about the 20-9 score.

In the second period T/MB put up 21 points to CMC’s 16 to make the score 41-25 at the intermission.

“We got a little lax on defense in the first half,” said Soupir. “However the girls came back and played pretty good defense in the last two periods. We have to be careful on defense and not get into foul trouble.”

The Panthers limited the Blue Jays to only 6 points in the third period and to only 7 in the final stanza and forced a total of 32 turnovers for the game.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton pulled down 36 rebounds to 27 for the Blue Jays had 23 steals to 10, 20 assists to 13 and each team had 4 blocks. Alyssa Kirk, with her four three pointers for 14 points plus seven assists and seven steals led the Panthers. Ashlee Domine added 13 points and 8 rebounds while Tessa Nelson had 10 points to go with her 8 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.

T/M/B 20 21 19 11 71

CMCS 9 16 6 7 38

T/M/B-player, fg, ft, tp; Schaar, 4, 0/0,8; Haecherl, 4, 0/0,8; Nelson, 5, 0/3, 10; J. Tholen, 3, 0/2,7; K. Tholen, 1,0/0,2; Kirk, 5,0/0,14; Domine, 6, 1/2,13; Miller, 1,2/4,43; Coulter, 1,0/0,2; Carpenter, 1,0/0,3.

The Panther B squad won 62-24.

The Panthers travel to RCW Friday and will host ACGC next Tuesday.

Central runs past boys, 66-46

The Panther boys’ basketball team opened its 2004-5 season at Prinsburg Tuesday night with a 66-46 conference loss to Central Minnesota Christian.

“We saw a lot of good things plus some things that need work,” said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. “We gave up two big runs, in the second and fourth quarters that did us in. CMCS is one of the top teams in the conference. We are looking forward to building on this and will be working hard.”

The Panthers got off to a good start and led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter. The Blue Jays then came back and out-scored T/M/B 20-8 in the second period to bring about a 34-25 CMCS lead at the intermission. The Panthers hung close in the third quarter by putting up 12 points to 16 for the Blue Jays but the fourth quarter proved to be the Panthers downfall when the host team added 16 points and held T/M/B to only 9.

The Panthers out-rebounded the Blue Jays 29-28, had 7 steals to 15, 7 assists to 9, 0 blocks to 5 and 13 turnovers to 8. John Knott led the way for T/M/B with 13 points and 8 rebounds, Gary Knott had 11 points and 9 rebounds while Jason Heern had 3 assists and Sean Kirk had 3 steals.

T/M/B 17 8 12 9 46

CMCS 14 20 16 16 66

T/M/B-player,fg, ft, tp; McIntire, 1,0/0,2; J.Knott, 5,3/3,13; G. Knott, 3,5/5,11; Nelson, 1,3/5,5; Zwaschka, 1,0/4,2; Heern, 3,0/0,7; Kirk, 2,2/3,6. Totals 16, 13/20, 46.

The Panther boys are at RCW Thursday night and will host ACGC next Tuesday night in a double header with the girls’ teams.