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Sports from the week of May 18, 2005

Buyck wins laurels at Slayton,
Tracy hosts 212 meet Thursday

Tracy/Milroy/Balatonwill host the 212 Conference track meet Thursday. Field events begin at 4 p.m. The public is invited.

Panther tracksters tuned up for the meet with a meet Monday at Slayton. The girls were second and the boys sixth.

The Panthers’ Bobbi Jo Buyck was named the outstanding female athlete of the meet. Buyck placed first in the 100 Dash, first in the 200 Dash, first in the pole vault and second in the 100 Hurdles.

"Bobbi Jo (Buyck) had a big day," said Panther Assistant Coach Jenny Kirk. “She likely would have won the hurdles also but she and Veldhuizen were in adjacent lanes and they hooked arms on the second hurdle. Veldhuizen came loose first and got a big jump on Bobbi Jo. It was a very unusual incident."


Girls’ results

1) Pipestone, 152; 2) Tracy/Milroy/Balaton, 107; 3) MCC, 74.5; 4)Canby/Minneota, 74; 5)R-T-R/LB, 71; 6)Adrian, 64; 7)Southwest Christian, 63; 8) Fulda, 55.5.

100 Hurdles- Buyck, second, 16.46, Pool, third, 17.73; 300 Hurdles, Pool, first, 51.52; 4 X 100 Relay- T/M/B (Lanoue, Schaar, Luckhardt, Fritz) second, 52.29; 4 X 200 Relay- T/M/B (Lanoue, Luckhardt, Pool, Fritz) third, 1:53.00; 100 Dash- Buyck, first, 12.37, Luckhardt, fifth, 13.73; 200 Dash- Buyck, first, 27.00; 1600 Run- Lanoue, fifth, 6:21.00; Long Jump- Luckhardt, fifth, 14-11; Triple Jump- Miller, sixth, 32-2 1/4; Shot put- Ryan, fifth, 28-6 1.2; 4 X 800 Relay- T/M/B (Brockway, Snyder, Mason, Vandromme) sixth, 11:26.61; High Jump- Nelson, second, 5-3, Schaar, sixth, 4-8; Pole Vault, Buyck, first, 10-6.

Boys’ results

4 X 100 Relay-T/M/B (Rosa, Knott, Stibbe, Swan) third, 47.34; 4 X 200 Relay-T/M/B (Tutt, Rosa, Nelson, Morin) first, 1:35.43; 100 Dash-Morin, fourth, 11.31; 400 Dash-Nelson, first, 54.08; 1600 Run- Tholen, fifth, 4:57.19; Triple Jump- Nelson, fourth, 37-6 1/2; High Jump- Knott, second, 6-0, Nelson, sixth, 5-6; Pole Vault- Tutt, first, 12-6, Stibbe, fourth, 11-0; Long Jump- Frebault, eighth, 17-4.

YME, TMB split high-scoring twin bill

The Panther girls’ softball team split a double header at Granite Falls Monday. Tracy/Milroy/Balaton lost the first game 16-7 and won the nightcap 22-7.

“We are never happy with a split,” said Panther Coach Dave Sogge. “There were an awful lot of runs scored in the two games.”

Ashlei Carpenter started on the mound for TMB and pitched two innings in the first game. She gave up 7 runs (none earned) on 2 hits while striking out 2 and walking 4. Liz Rayman finished the game, pitching 5 innings and gave up 9 runs (4 earned) on 4 hits while striking out 2 and walking 7.

Lynn Brockway led the offense with a 2 run home run while Stacy LaVoy and Alissa Lightfoot had 2 hits each.


Game one.

TMB 001 232 0 7 7 4

YME 071 050 3 16 8 7


TMB-Kirk, ss, 4-0-2; LaVoy, cf, 4-1-2; Lightfoot, If, 4-2-3; Schelihaas, 1b, 2-1-0; Coulter, ph, O-O-O; Carpenter, p, 1-0-1; Rayman, p, 1-0-1; Maeyaert, ph, 1-0-0; Miller, DP, 3-0-1; Gervais, ph, 1-0-0; VanMoer, c, 4-1-1; Brockway, 3b, 2-2-1; Vroman, 2b, 3-0-0; Towne, flex. Totals-30-8-10.


The Panthers jumped off to an early lead in the second game by scoring 10 runs. The big blow was a home run by Carpenter that scored 3 runs.

Carpenter pitched the entire five innings of the second game and gave up 7 runs on 4 hits while striking out 7 and walking 6.

Stacy LaVoy and Mariah Schelhaas led the 23 hit Panther attack with 4 hits each.


Second game

YME 310 30 7 3 8

TMB (10)41 70 22 23 1


TMB-Kirk,ss, 4-1-2; LaVoy,cf,5-5-4; Lightfoot,lf,3-5-2; Schalihaas,1b,4-1-4; Coulter,1b,1-0-0; Carpenter,p,5-1-3; Miller, DP,5-1-1; VanMoer,c,4-4-3; Brockwat,3b,4-2-2; Vroman,2b,2-2-2; Towne,flex. Totals 36-22-23.

Wins improve prospects for 212 baseball crown

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton still has a chance at the 212 Conference baseball title.

Through action Monday, the Panthers were a half-game behind Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. The Falcons have 9-3 record with two games to play, while the Panthers are 9-4 with one game to play. TMB, 12-6 overall, host Kerkhoven/Murdock/Sunburg Friday in their final conference game.

The Panthers beat YME 9-5 at Granite Falls Monday, after beating BOLD 2-1 Friday.

“We still have a chance at the conference title,” said Panther Coach Bill Tauer.


TMB 9, YME 4

TMB scored 2 runs in the first inning and 4 more in the second to take an early 6-0 lead.

“We really hit the ball well early in this game,” said Tauer. “It is so advantageous to get ahead early. Matt (Bauer) pitched a good game. He struggled with his control a bit in the 5th and 6th innings but finished well.”

Bauer pitched all 7 innings and gave up 5 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits while striking out 7 and walking 2.

Derek Radke led the 14-hit Panther attack with 3 hits while Donald Strand, David Schmidt, Bauer and Derek Daniels had 2 hits each.



The Panther baseball team won a well-played game, at Bird Island, Friday by a score of 2-1.

“Derek (Radke) pitched a nice game,” said Tauer. “ He really did a nice job of changing speeds and hitting his spots and we got the hits when we needed them.”

Radke pitched all seven innings, facing 31 hitters and giving up 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 1 and walking 3.

Strand was 2 for 3 day at the plate with three stolen bases. Bauer was also 2 for 3 while David Schmidt, Derek Daniels, Paul Carlson and Erik Frisvold also had hits for T/M/B.

All of the scoring was done in the first three innings on a very cold day.

BOLD 100 000 0 1 4 2

T/M/B 101 000 0 2 8 3

T/M/B-Strand, 2b, 3-1-2; Schmidt, ss, 4-0-1; Radke, p, 4-0-0; Bauer, 3b, 3-1-2; Daniels, lf, 3-0-1; Carlson, rf, 3-0-1; Jackson, cf, 3-0-0; Frisvold, 1b, 2-0-1; Castle, If, 1-0-0; Nelson, c, 3-0-0. Totals, 29-28.


YME 000 032 0 5 6 3

TMB 240 003 0 9 14 3


TMB- Strand,2b, 4-1-2; Schmidt,3b,4-2-2; Radke,ss,5-3-3; Bauer,p,3-2-2; Daniels,1b,3-0-2; Carlson,rf,4-0-1; Jackson,cf,3-0-1; Frisvold,DH,2-1-0; Nelson,c,1-0-0; Castle,lf,2-0-0; Walling,ph,1-00. Totals-32-9-14.