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Sports from the week of July 27, 2005

High school gym floor gets new look

The basketball court at Tracy Area High School is getting a makeover…or at least a new paint job, along with some other improvements. FLR Sanders, a business from Princeton that specializes in gym floors, has been working on the project for about two weeks.

The Tracy gym floor has been sanded and painted. Some boards that had warped were also replaced, and a new ventilation system was also installed under the floor to help with moisture problems.

Supt. Dave Marlette said school officials have been discussing the need for gym floor improvements for the last three years. The total cost will amount to around $20,000. Some of this money had already been saved: Activities Director Bill Tauer had set aside $6,000 for the improvements from money saved from advertisements in the gym. Tracy sports teams who use the gym also contributed a total of $500.

The gym’s boundary lines, once black, are now blue, and the lanes are now painted a solid blue as well. Both ends of the court are now emblazoned with the word “Panthers.” A TMB logo is at center court.

The painting project is nearly finished. Touch-ups and final coats should be completed by the end of this week.

Playoff losses end VFW season

The Tracy VFW baseball team lost two games in the District 3 North playoffs to be eliminated. Tracy lost to Granite Falls on Thursday night 8-6 and to Redwood Falls on Saturday by a score of 12-4. Tracy ended the season with a 14-8 record.

Chris Swenson, Taylor Rignell, David Schmidt and Brian Slager combined their pitching efforts to give up eight runs on 11 hits in the Granite Falls game. Brian Slager was two for four in the hitting department while David McCoy had three runs batted in and Kyle Fraser two.

The teams matched runs in each of the first three innings, Granite put up two in the fourth but Tracy added three to take a one-run lead that held up until Granite added three runs in the seventh to win the game.

There was no other information availabe about the Redwood Falls game available when this newspaper went to press.

G. Falls 111 200 3 8 11 3

Tracy 111 300 0 6 11 4

'One mistake too many' for Legion

The Milroy Legion baseball team lost two games over the weekend at the Sub-District Tournament in Pipestone. The team lost to Minnesota Lake 8-7 on Friday and lost 3-0 to Windom on Saturday. The Milroy legion team finished the season with a 7 -10 record.

Anthony Rohlik pitched the entire game on Friday and gave up eight runs on 12 hits while striking out nine and walking one.

“We had this game won,” said Milroy Coach Derek Flann. “We just didn’t make the plays in the end to finish them off. You just can’t make mistakes when you get into playoff games and we made one mistake too many.”

Andy Nelson led the six hit Milroy attack with a three for three day at the plate. Sean Castle, Derek Radke and Matt Bauer got the other Milroy hits. Nelson and Bauer had three runs batted each.


Milroy 040 021 0 7 6 3

MN Lake 220 010 3 8 12 1

Milroy-Schmidt, 2b, 3-0-0; Castle, cf, 4-2-1; Radke, ss, 2-1-1; Bauer, 3b, 1-1-1; Rohlik, p, 3-1-0; Daniels, lf, 4-0-0; Carlson, rf, 4-1-0; Frisvold, 1b, 2-1-0; Nelson, c, 3-1-3. Totals 26-7-6.


In the Saturday game Milroy was ousted from the tournament on a no hitter by a score of 3-0.

“Both pitchers were outstanding,” said Flann. “There were no hits by either team through the first five innings. They got one infield hit to start the 6th inning and managed to put up three runs.”

Matt Bauer went all the way on the mound for Milroy and gave up three runs (one earned) on only two hits while striking out seven and walking one.

Windom 000 003 0 3 2 1

Milroy 000 000 0 0 0 2

Milroy-Castle, cf, 3-0-0; Radke, ss, 1-0-0; Bauer, p, 2-0-0; Rohlik, 3b, 3-0-0; Daniels, lf, 3-0-0; Frisvold, 1b, 3-0-0; Walling, 2b, 1-0-0; Calson, rf, 2-0-0; Nelson, c, 3-0-0; Totals-21-0-0.