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Sports from the week of December 7, 2005


Wrestlers go 3-0 at MACCRAY; with five individual champions

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton wrestling team went 3-0 at the MACCRAY quad in Clara City Tuesday night. T/M/B won over Renville County West 59-9, over MACCRAY 51-19 and over Benson 39-32.

Zach Campbell (103) led the Panthers with three wins by fall. Other individual champions were Cole Cooreman (125), Luke Prairie (130), Derek Evans (135) and Chad Cooreman (152).

T/M/B 59, RCW 9

103- Campbell, won, fall, Fagen, 1:40; 112-Chia Thao, won, T fall, 18-3, Harm; 119-Cody Schons, lost, dec., 6-0, Freiborg; 125-Cole Cooreman, won, fall, 3:40, Johns; 130-Luke Prairie, won, fall, Freiborg; 135- Evans, won, dec., 6-0, Schjenken; 140- Cody Arnold, won, FF; 145- Drew Hebig, won, fall, 5:16, Mertens; 152- Chad Cooreman, won, dec., 4-0, Freiborg; 171- Andy Nelson, won, dec., 6-4, Dambroten; 180- Carlson, won, dec., 10-5, Huseby; 215- Bauer, won, fall, :49, Hanson,; 275- Rolling, won, FF.

T/M/B 51, MACCRAY, 19

103-Campbell, won, fall, 2:25, Berends; 112-Thao, won, FF; 119- Schons, won, fall, :49, Bodin; 125- C. Cooreman, won, FF; 130- Prairie, won, FF; 135- Evans, won, FF; 140- Arnold, lost, dec., 4-0, Sheen; 145- Hebig, lost, dec., 9-1, Miller; 152- Cooreman, won, dec., 13-0, Aterman; 160-Dan Deiter, won, FF; 171- Nelson, lost, fall, 1:54, Schmedeka; 189-Carlson, lost, dec.,8-5, Grussing; 215- Bauer, lost, dec., 5-3, Mendoza; 275- Rolling, won, fall, 1:20, Pederson.

T/M/B 39, Benson 32

103-Campbell, won ,fall, :29, Hanson; 112- Thao. Lost, dec., 11-7, Hoffman; 119- Schons, lost, T. fall, 18-3, Thompson; 125- Cooreman, won, fall, :45, Flolo; 130- Prairie, lost, fall, 5:16, Plumhoff; 135- Evans, won, fall, 2:25, Staton; 140- Arnold, won, fall, 2:42, Huston; 145- Hebig, won, dec., 6-2, Vilke; 152- Cooreman won, dec., 5-4, Berens; 160- Deiter, lost, fall, 5:00, Wersinger; 171- Nelson won, dec., 9-5, Ludebrek; 189- Lanners, lost, fall, 4:25, Carruth; 215- Carlson, won, fall, Pierce; 275- Rolling lost, fall, 2:56, Lustfield.


TMB boys defeat MCC for season opener, 61-54

The Panther boys’ basketball team opened the 2005-06 season with a non-conference win over the Murray County Central Rebels 61-54 at Slayton.

The Panthers were led offensively by seniors Gary Knott and Derek Radke. Knott finished with a double-double (19 points and 10 rebounds) while Radke finished with 15 points, six rebounds and three assists. The Panthers used a complete team effort to defeat the Rebels in a fast-paced contest. Isaac Dolan and Spencer Zwaschka chipped in with seven points apiece, while Anthony Dolan scored four, Drew Nelson and Taylor Rignell scored three each, Kyle McIntire put in two points and Andrew Prairie finished the contest with one point.

“The players put in a solid two weeks of practice prior to this contest and were prepared for the challenge we faced,” said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. “Being down as many as six points with five minutes to go in the contest, we could have folded and let MCC take the game, but the boys didn’t allow that to happen. The intensity kicked in and the desire and heart this team has showed. In the end it came down to execution and the players did it. We (the coaches) just set out a plan for them and it is their job to carry it out and they definitely did that. This is a great way to start the season against a solid team like MCC. Another benefit we had was our ‘sixth man.’ The great following we had from the Panther fans and our ‘Sea of Red’ was huge. We also were fortunate to get some advance scouting on MCC through scrimmages, which helped us to know what some of their tendencies were and that helped in a big way as well.”

The Panthers hit 22 of 50 two-point field goal attempts for 44 percent and were one of seven on threes for 14 percent. MCC hit 14 of 53 two-point attempts for 26.4 percent and were three of 16 on threes for 19 percent. T/M/B had 12 assists to seven for the Rebels, nine steals to 17, four blocks to three, 38 rebounds to 40 and turned the ball over 22 times to 23 for MCC.

The Panther B squad and C squad also won over MCC.


T/M/B 25 36 61

MCC 21 33 54

T/M/B-player, field goals, free throws made-free throws attempted, total points; McIntire, 1,0-0,2; Knott, 9, 1-2,19; Nelson, 1, 1-2,3; Rignell, 1, 1-3,3; Prairie, 0,1-2.1;I. Dolan, 2,3-4,7; Zwaschka, 2,3-7,7; Radke, 5,4-6,15;A.Dolan, 2,0-0,4. Totals, 23,14-26,61.


Girls win season opener over JCC

The Panther girls’ basketball team opened the 2005-06 season with a 54-47 win over Jackson County Central at Tracy last Friday night.

“We will take the win in our season opener,” said Panther Coach Rick Haberman. “We did not play well but we did find a way to win. We thwarted their rally and pulled away in the closing minutes, which is encouraging. I thought we showed good patience on offense at times. We would like to consistently play with more poise and composure on offense.”

The game began with the Panthers playing very aggressively on defense. With only 4:10 gone in the game they had already been called for six fouls and the Huskies were in a one and one situation. With 4:48 remaining in the first half T/M/B had been whistled 10 times and the Huskies were in the double bonus. Fortunately JCC had trouble converting from the free throw line (nine for 27) and only led 13-8 in the early going. At that point T/M/B increased the pressure on defense and, with the help of three three-point baskets by Senior Guard Alyssa Kirk, out-scored the Huskies 14 to two to take a 22-15 lead. JCC then went on a run and closed to within 23-22 at halftime.

The Panthers worked to a 46-38 lead with 4:35 to play but a Husky rally brought JCC back in the game at 48-44 with 1:35 showing on the clock. The situation looked bad for T/M/B when they lost their leading scorer Alyssa Kirk to a leg injury, but the team regrouped and fended off the Husky rally to win 54-47.

Alyssa Kirk scored 22 points, had four rebounds, seven steals and two assists to lead the Panthers. Ashlee Domine had 15 points, five rebounds, three blocks and two steals, Emily Miller had nine points and six rebounds, Molly Miller had five points and two assists, Ashley Kirk two points and two steals and Krysta Tholen one point, four rebounds, six steals and four assists.

“Krysta Tholen had an excellent game,” said Haberman. “She only attempted one field goal but she did all of the little things that gave us a chance to win. Areas that we need to improve are in defense and in rebounding, especially boxing out.”

The Panthers pulled down 25 rebounds to 38 for JCC, had 18 steals to 16, four blocks to one, 22 turnovers to 25 and each team had 11 assists.

The Panther B squad won 41-26.


JCC 22 25 47

T/M/B 23 31 54

T/M/B-player, field goals, free throws made-free throw attempts, total points; Tholen, 0, 1-2,1; E. Miller, 1,7-12,9; Alyssa Kirk, 9,0-0,22; Domine, 6,3-4,15; M. Miller, 2,0-0,5; Ashley Kirk, 1,0-1,2. Totals, 19,11-19,54.