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Sports from the week of January 12, 2005

Boys get first win

The Panther boys’ basketball team broke into the winning column Friday night at Jackson with a 54-47 win over Jackson County Central.

The Panthers improved their season record to 1-8 on the season.

“The win was very big for our entire team,” said Coach Nat Boyer.

He credited the team’s defense with the victory.

“Our coaching staff worked very hard on defense the entire week and emphasized its importance even more prior to the contest. This was an important victory in the section race as we move closer to the post season. The entire team should feel real good about this game. The effort and focus was there tonight and now we look to carry that through to our next contest versus KMS.”

The Panthers hit 16 of 36 shots for 44% and were 0 of 3 from three-point range. The Huskies hit 16 of 46 for 35% and were 3 of 14 from three-point range for 21%. Sean Kirk led the Panther scoring with 16 points. He was followed by Derek Radke with 12 and Andrew Prairie with 9. The Panthers pulled down 25 rebounds to 23 for JCC, had 3 steals to 3, 9 assists to 9, 5 blocks to 4 and turned the ball over 15 times to 11 for JCC.

The Panther B squad lost to the Huskies by a score of 59-27. Zwaschka led the team in scoring with 8 points while Rignell notched 5, Warner 4, I. Dolan, Frebault, Klein and Louwagie had 2 each and McIntire and Ziemke scored 1 point each.

T/M/B 13 14 13 14 54

JCC 11 21 6 9 47

T/M/B- Nelson, 0,2/2,2; Knott, 2,0/0,4; Kirk,5,6/10,16; Radke,5,2/6,12; Prairie,1, 7/8,9; Zwaschka,2,1/2,5; Warner,1, 2/2,4. Totals 16, 20/32,54.

Girls beat MACCRAY

On Friday the Panther girls basketball team hosted KMS and came away with a 60-47 win . The win improved T/M/B’s season record to 10-2 and they are 6-1 in the 212 Conference.

“This was our third game in four days and the girls were a little tired,” said Panther Co-Coach Ric Haberman. “We just did not have that little hop to our step.”

Alyssa Kirk hit 5 three pointers as she led the Panthers in scoring with 22 points. Ashlee Domine added 12 points and Jenna Schaar nine. T/M/B had 23 rebounds (Domine 7) to 31, 15 assists(Nelson 5) to 12 , 16 steals (Kirk 3,Schaar 3)to 9, 7 bocks (Nelson 3) to 1 and turned the ball over 16 times to 16 for KMS.

The Panther girls will be home to BOLD on Thursday, January 13.

T/M/B 11 15 20 14 60

KMS 10 9 15 11 47

T/M/B-Schaar,4,1/2,9; Nelson, 3,2/3,8; Tholen, 2,0/0,5; Kirk, 7,3/4,22; Domine,4,4/5,12. Totals, 22,10/14,60.

Matmen roll to big wins

The Panther wrestling team hosted a triangular with Luverne and Fulda/MCC Tuesday night and won both duals. TMB won over Luverne by a score of 78-3 and won over Fulda/MCC by a score of 40-20.

“It went even better than I expected tonight,” said Panther Coach Brian Michelson.

Cole Cooreman got his 75th win and his 50th pin in the match with Luverne’s Andrew Fodness and Adam Snyder registered his 108th win in his match with Fulda/MCC’s Ben Clarke.

The Panther individual results were:

103-Chia Thao won, fall, :57, Peterson (Luverne); Luke Prairie, lost dec., 8-0, Reinsma (F/MCC);

112-Luke Prairie won, fall, 1:29, Altman (Luverne); Chia Thao, lost, dec., 9-1, Giese (F/MCC);

119- Cole Cooreman, won, fall, :29, Fodness (Luverne); won forfeit (F/MCC);

125-Adam Snyder, won forfeit (Luverne); won, fall, :52, Clarke (F/MCC);

130-Derek Evans, won forfeit (Luverne), won, dec., 12-8, Beech, (F/MCC);

135- Cody Arnold, won, fall, 3:00, Baker (Luverne), Ross Ryan, won, dec., 15-5, Kramer (F/MCC);

140- Ross Ryan, won, fall, 1:03, Dorth (Luverne); Cody Arnold, lost, dec., 8-2, Giese (F/MCC);

145-Chad Cooreman, won, forfeit,(Luverne), won, fall, 1:37, Hotovec, (F/MCC);

152- Kyle Lanners, lost, dec., 10-3, Boyenga, (Luverne); won, fall, 1:59, Zins, (F/MCC);

160-James Prairie, won, fall, 1:58, Peterson, (Luverne); Dan Deiter, won, dec. 2-1 (F/MCC);

171- Paul Carlson, won, forfeit (Luverne); lost, dec., 4-0, Henning, (F/MCC);

189- Travis Cambronne, won, fall, 1:00, Klay, (Luverne); won, dec., 4-3, Horne (F/MCC);

215- Mike Schreier, won, forfeit (Luverne), won, dec., 6-5, Steinmetz, (F/MCC);

Hwt- Nathan Jacob, won forfeit (Luverne); lost, fall, :51, Witzel (F/MCC).

Welcome mat rolled out for 212 wrestling mat

Hundreds of wrestling fans will be in Tracy Saturday for the 212 Conference wrestling tournament. The conference tournament is being held at the Tracy Prairie Pavilion.

“It is also the last tournament for the 212 Conference,” said Panther Athletic Director Bill Tauer. “The 212 Conference will cease to exist at the end of the school year. However the Camden Conference, which we will be joining next year, also has a conference tournament and we will be hosting that sometime in the future also.”

Tauer and Jeremy Trulock are meet coordinators. Volunteers with the Tracy/Milroy/Balaton Wrestling Club are assisting with the tournament. Mev Jackson will be the teams’ hostess and Paula Lamb and Barb Radke will be in charge of the cheerleaders’ room. Kim Rolling will be in charge of concessions.

“The school furnishes the facility rent free and the conference funds the tournament and pays the workers,” said Tauer. “We hope to save the expense of pulling out the bleachers and putting on the hand rails by doing that with a group of volunteers on Thursday night.”

Wrestling action begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with the B-squad individuals. Varsity action will begin at noon. Winning wrestlers will advance toward individual championships but will gain team points along the way.

“We will have four mats going,” said Panther Wrestling Coach Brian Michelson.

In addition to Tracy/Milroy/Balaton, the 212 Conference includes BOLD, Yellow Medicine East, MACCRAY, Renville County West, Atwater-Cosmos Grove City, and Kerkoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

A youth team wrestling tournament is planned at the Prairie Pavilion on Sunday.