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Sports from the week of January 19, 2005

Boys prevail over Chargers

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton boys basketball team won over Westbrook-Walnut Grove 49-38 at Tracy Tuesday night. The win improved the Panther’s season record to 2-9.

The Chargers got the first score of the game and led 2-0 but that proved to be the last time they were ahead in the game. By the end of the first period the score was 13-11 in favor of TMB and increased to 20-15 by the intermission. At the end of the third period it was 31-25 in favor of the Panthers.

The Panthers had too much strength under the boards for the Chargers and, in the fourth quarter, when they made their charge, bringing the score to 35-31 at one point and to 40-36 at another, WWG had to play aggressive defense that sent the Panthers to the free-throw line.

The Panther B-squad won 44-35. Spencer Zwaschka had 13 points, followed by Taylor Rignell with 8.

Marcia Ankrum to play SMSU volleyball

Southwest Minnesota State University Volleyball Coach Terry Culhane has announced that Marcia Ankrum will transfer from St Cloud State University.

Ankrum joins the Mustangs after playing one season at St Cloud State and two seasons at Bethany Lutheran College.

In 2003 Ankrum was a Division II first team NJCAA All-American and AVCA two-year college All-American second team selection .

She was a four-year letter winner for Tracy/Milroy/Balatono in volleyball. She was an All-State selection in 2001 and well as being named to the All-Tournament Team in a year in which the Panthers won the state championship.

“Marcia brings experience at the setter position and will make the setting position much deeper and competitive,” said Culhane. “We look forward to her being a Mustang and to her contribution to the team.”

Ankrum is the daughter of Robert and Marianne Ankrum of Tracy. She plans to major in sports management.


Wrestlers are middle of 212
Cole Cooreman, Adam Snyder are runner-ups

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton wrestlers were fourth out of seven teams in the 212 Conference Wrestling Tournament at the Prairie Pavilion last Saturday.

Cole Cooreman (119) and Adam Snyder (125) earned individual runner-up honors.

“We were hoping for more wrestlers to gain the finals,” said Panther Coach Brian Michelson. “Our kids wrestled hard to day and the competition was tough.”

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City won the team championship, followed by BOLD.

Team scores were: 1) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, 213.5; 2) BOLD, 191.5; 3)Yellow Medicine East, 174; 4) Tracy/Milroy/Balaton, 143; 5) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 136.5; 6) MACCRAY, 119; 7) Renville County West, 73.

Panther third-place placings came from Chia Thao (103), Derek Evans (130), James Prairie (152), and Mike Schreier (215). Fourth-place honors went to Cody Arnold (135), Chad Cooreman (145), Luke Prairie (112), Travis Cambronne ((160), Paul Carlson, (171) and Jordan Rolling (Hwt) were fifth in their classes.

Third round Panther individual results were:

103-Chia Thao, won third place, tech fall over Tanner Aus (YME);

112-Luke Prairie won fifth place by dec., over Tom Brenner (BO);

119-Cole Cooreman lost to Adam Hoeper (AC) in championship by dec., 12-6;

125-Adam Snyder lost to Chad Listul (YME) by dec., 6-3 in championship match;

130-Derek Evans won third place by dec., 3-1 over Wyatt Sand (YME);

140-Cody Arnold lost by injury default in match for third place;

145-Chad Cooreman lost to Nick Bauman (BO) by dec., 8-4 in match for third place;

152-James Prairie won over Spenser Sannerud (YME) by dec., 8-3 for third place;

160-Travis Cambronne won over Matt Peterson by fall, 1:12, for fifth place;

171-Paul Carlson, won, dec., 9-0 over Bob Huseby (R) for fifth place;

215-Mike Schreier won by fall, 4:03, over Brian Hagen (BO) for third place;

Hwt-Jordan Rolling won by fall, :26 over Ben Aaseth (BO) for fifth place.