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Sports from the week of April 13, 2005

Five talk way to state speech meet

Five Tracy Area High School students have qualified for the state speech tournament. Another seven students are state alternates, as the team captured Section 3A runner-up honors.

“We are extremely happy with the tournament,” said Coach Tamara Purrington. “The team worked very hard this year. We are very proud of every member of the team. It has been a great season.”

State qualifiers placed in the top three of their category at the section meet held Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall. Students competing at state in Bloomington Saturday are:

• Junior Bobbi Buyck, first in storytelling.

• Sophomore Celia Brockway, second in storytelling.

• Senior Rebecca Gervais, third in great speeches.

• Eighth grader Carly Miller, third in serious prose.

• Sophomore Casie Miller, second in serious drama.

Tracy speakers who placed high enough at section to be state alternates are: Dane Bloch, first alternate original oratory; Emily Gilmore, third alternate original oratory; Rachel Stobb, second alternate serious drama; Kyle Lessman, third alternate serious poetry; Jeremiah Martin, finalist serious poetry; Brad Lanoue, first alternate serious prose; Jenna Fischer, third alternate informative.

Five other local students competed at the section tournament, but did not advance to the finals. Those students are: Jordan Christiansen, informative; Bekah Zens, great speeches; Jessica Mason, serious prose; Dani Thooft, serious poetry; Melissa Noerenberg, serious poetry.



Choir, band get superior contest ratings

The Tracy Area High School Music Department has recently completed annual sub-section and section/state music contests. Music Directors Shirlee Gilmore and Chris Miller said they were very pleased andproud of all of the student performances.

The high school choir began the contest season by receiving a Superior”rating at the sub-section large group choir contest at Dawson Boyd March 7. The band performed at the Sub-Section Large Group Band Contest at Minneota on March 14 and also received a “Superior.” rating.

The contest season was completed with performances at the Section/State Solo and Ensemble Contest hosted by Lakeview High School on April 7. Solo andensemble results were:

Brass Choir—Kyle Peltola, Anthony Rasmussen, Celia Brockway, Nicole Hansen, Emily Miller, Casie Miller, Maria Schmidt, Jon Carter, Kyle Lessman, Adam Louwagie, Paul Carlson, and Dan Dieter, Superior.

Vocal Ensemble—PaIa Moua, Mai Vue, Mai Xiong, and Christy Her, Excellent.

Barbershop QuartetKyle Peltola, Jacob Gilmore , Ben Van Moer, and Dan Dieter, Superior.

Chamber Choir—Emily Baumann, Celia Brockway, Allison Rasmussen, PaIa Moua, Jackie Vroman, Casie Miller, Mai Vue Moua, Bailey Landa, Lyndsie Murphy, Dane Bloch, Jacob Gilmore, Kyle Peltola, Ben VanMoer, Dan Dieter, Superior.

Clarinet Duet—Jackie Haecherl and Ann Byrne, Excellent.

Clarinet Quintet—Emily Baumann, Lynn Brockway, Kayla Lau, Kim Lau, and Melissa Luckhardt. Superior.

Tenor Voice Solo—Ben VanMoer, Superior.

Tenor Voice Solo—Kyle Peltola. Superior.

Baritone Voice Solo—Dan Dieter. Superior.

Baritone Voice Solo—Jacob Gilmore. Superior.

Vocal Duet—Kyle Peltola and Celia Brockway, Superior.

Vocal Duet—Dan Dieter and Allison Rasmussen, Superior.

Vocal Trio—Alison Rasmussen, Celia Brockway, and Emily Baumann, Excellent.

Contralto Solo—Jackie Vroman, Excellent.

Contralto Solo—Emily Baumann Superior.

Vocal Quartet—OngMoua, Jamie Vue, Linda Vang, Mai Zao Vue, Excellent.

Soprano Solo-Allison Rasmussen, Superior.

Vocal Duet—Emily Scharfe and Jackie Vroman, Superior.

Mezzo Soprano Solo—Stacy LaVoy, Superior.

Percussion Ensemble—Megan Meyer, Mallory Fultz, Kaitlin Lubben, Dan Dieter, Ben VanMoer, Tom Pyle, Kyle Fraser, Kyle Peltola, Nate Jacob, and David Schiller, Superior.

Mezzo Soprano Solo—Mai Zao Vue, Superior.

Mezzo Soprano Solo—Jessica Mason, Superior.

Trombone Solo—Emily Gilmore, Superior.

Mezzo Soprano Solo—Celia Brockway˜ Superior.

Mezzo Soprano Solo—Christy Her, Excellent.

Girls Vocal Jazz—Emily Baumann, Celia Brockway, PaIa Moua, Stacy LaVoy, Allison Rasmussen, Julia Olson, Jessica Mason, Jackie Vroman, Lyndsie Murphy, Mai Zao Vue, Bailey Landa, Megan Landa, Mai Vue Moua, Brittnee Michael, Superior.

Trumpet duet—Rachel Stobb and Eric Lanoue, Superior.

Trombone ensemble—Emily Gilmore, Brad Lanoue, Dan Malmberg, and Logan Sanow, Superior.

Each judge selected one event that they felt was the best musical

performance of the day. Celia Brockway and Kyle Peltola received the

“Best in Site” Award for their vocal duet.

Pianists who served as accompanists were Pam Gervais, Eileen Schimming, Vicky Olson, Kyle Peltola, Emily Baumann, and Shirlee Gilmore



Kayla Lau is medallist' golfers play despite rain

Light rain didn’t stop Panther golfers from getting in a meet at Raymond Monday.

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton girls beat MACCRAY 225 to 275. MACCRAY won the boys’ meet by three strokes, 181 to 184.

“I am sure the rain cost each golfer a couple of strokes,” said Panther Coach Randy McIntire.

Kayla Lau was the girls’ medallist with a 41.

“I believe Kayla’s 41 was her best round ever,” said McIntire.

Jenna Fischer 53, Kim Lau 65 and Nicole Hansen 66; also scored for the Panthers.

Scoring for the Panther boys were Sam Lau 43, Mark Buysse 46, Chad Cooreman 47, Kyle McIntire 48. The Panther boys’ B squad won 206-230 with Jordan Christianson, David Nilius and Mike Lenertz all carding 51s. David Schiller had a 53.

Lakeview meet

Panther golfers hosted Lakeview and Red Rock Central Friday

RRC won the boys meet with an 187, followed by Lakeview, 189; and TMB, 194. Lakeview won the girls’ competition with a 208, followed by 229 for RRC and 245 for TMB.

Scoring for the Panther boys were Anthony Vroman 46, Ted Nilius 48, Lau 50 and Buysse 50. Chad Cooreman fired a 48 for the Panther B squad while David Nilius had a 58, Jacob Hoflock 59 and Caleb Schmidt 64.

Scoring for the Panther girls were Kayla Lau 53, Hansen 62, Kim Lau 63 and Fischer 67.