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Sports from the week of March 9, 2005

Arrows represent region in state girls’ hoop tourney

Pipestone-Jasper, the team that eliminated Tracy/Milroy/Balaton, is representing Section 3AA in the girls’ state basketball tournament. The Arrows advanced to state by defeating Yellow Medicine East.

Other state Class AA entries are Albany, Minnehaha, Rockford, Rocheter Lourdes, Hawley, Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Pequot Lakes. The tournament starts Thursday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. The Arrows (19-9) tip-off against Pequot Lakes (28-1) at 5 p.m.

Speakers rank high at Fairmont

Rebecca Gervais captures first

The Tracy Area High School speech team placed seventh among 22 schools at the Cardinal Speech Tournament in Fairmont Saturday.

Senior Rebecca Gervais led the team with a first-place finish in great speeches. All three final-round judges gave her a No. 1 ranking.

Sophomore Celia Brockway earned her way into final rounds in two categories, placing third in storytelling and fifth in humorous.

Other Tracy speakers who advanced into the final round were junior Brad Lanoue who placed fifth in serious prose, junior Jenna Fischer placing fifth in informative, and eighth grader Carly Miller placed eighth.

Blue-ribbon recipients who missed final rounds by one point were ninth graders Jeremiah Martin and Ben VanMoer. Jeremiah competed in serious poetry and Ben in storytelling.

Missing the final round by two points were red ribbon recipients Rachel Stobb in drama, Megan Nelson and Nicole Marks in dramatic duo, and junior Dani Thooft in serious poetry.

The team travels to Redwood Falls Saturday for their final regular season competition. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public.

Students to play at DSU

Two Tracy Area High School seniors recently signed letters of intent to play sports at Dakota State University. Top, Laura Lanoue is accepting a volleyball scholarship. Bottom, Donald Strand will receive scholarship money to play football. Lanoue is pictured with Principal Chad Anderson, Activities Director Bill Tauer, and Coach Katie Gervais. Below, Strand is pictured with Coach Randy McIntire, Anderson, Tauer, and DSU quarterback Coach Brian Bell (left) and DSU offensive coordinator Carson Walch (front right).