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Sports from the week of December 21, 2005



Panther girls are 6th in tourney

TMB seeks new threat to make up for Domine loss

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton girls won one out of three games in a three-day tournament involving teams of the old 212 Conference.

Yellow Medicine East beat the Panthers 56-37 Thursday. Friday, on their home court, the Panthers rebounded to beat Central Minnesota Christian 56-41. Kerkoven-Murdock-Sunburg beat the Panthers 66-56 at Renville Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers played the tournament without senior Ashlee Domine, who sustained a knee injury on Dec. 13. She is expected to remain sidelined for several weeks.


YME 56, TMB 37

The Panthers missed Domine’s inside scoring threat in the YME game, trailing 30-20 at halftime after shooting only 15.3%. The Panthers out-scored the Sting 27-26 in the second half.

“We need to learn to play hard all of the time,” said Panther Coach Rick Haberman. “We also need to find a way to score more points, we need people to step up offensively.”

The Panthers pulled down 16 rebounds to 34 for YME, had 5 steals to 6, 4 assists to 18 and turned the ball over 18 times to only 8 for The Sting. Alyssa Kirk led the Panther offense with 20 points, Emily Miller had 12 points and 7 rebounds, Krysta Tholen had 2 points and 6 rebounds, Ashlei Carpenter had 2 points, Molly Miller 1 point and 4 rebounds, Lindsey Daniels and Kirk each had 3 rebounds.


TMB 56, Central 41

In the second game of the tournament at Tracy the Panthers won over CMCS 56-41.

“It was a good win for the Panthers,” said Haberman. “We played harder than the previous night. Alyssa was shooting well and her teammates did a good job of helping her get open and getting the ball to her in scoring position. Jackie Haecherl, Ashlei Carpenter and Michele Lanoue did a nice job pressuring their point guard into nine turnovers.”

Kirk finished with 28 points, 4 assists and 3 steals, Emily Miller had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals, Tholen had 6 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals, Carpenter 4 points and 2 steals, Mallory Fultz had 4 points, Haecherl 1 point and 2 steals, Molly Miller had 1 point and Jackie Coulter had 6 rebounds.


KMS 66, TMB 56.

“We played hard again but KMS shot very well and had excellent speed and quickness,” said Haberman. “We got behind by 14 in the first half and eventually cut the lead to 2 points but could get no closer. KMS got several fast break baskets in the first 5 minutes of the game to get out to a big lead that turned out to be the difference. The comeback was good, but we cannot get down by so much early.”

Emily Miller led the Panthers with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Kirk had 10 points, 10 assists and 2 steals, Fultz had 13 points and 4 rebounds. Tholen had 8 points. The Panthers pulled down 24 rebounds, had 4 steals, 16 assists and turned the ball over 14 times.


Wrestlers still unbeaten in dual meets

The Panther wrestling team won over KMS 33-27 and New London-Spicer 30-28, to stay unbeaten in dual meets with a 10-0 season record, Tuesday night at Kerkhoven.

Cole Cooreman, Chad Cooreman and Paul Carlson were all 2-0 on the night for T/M/B.

T/M/B vs KMS

103-Zach Campbell won, fall, :38, VanHeuvlein;

112-Chia Thao, won, fall, :19, Engler;

119-Cody Schons, lost, dec., 16-7, Zimmer;

125-Cole Cooreman, won, ff;

130- Luke Prairie, lost, fall, 3:38, Alman;

135- Derek Evans, lost, T.fall, 4:00, Steinhaus;

140-Cody Arnold, won, dec., 12-6, Stassen;

145- Drew Hebig, won, dec., 7-4, Hagen;

152- Chad Cooreman., won, dec., 7-2, Baker;

160- Dan Deiter, lost, dec., 14-4, Bauman;

171- Andy Nelson, lost, dec., 14-6, Braaten;

189- Paul Carlson, won, dec., 7-3, Peterson;

215- Tyler Bauer, lost, dec., 15-4,Kniest;

Hwt- Jordan Rolling, won, dec., 8-4, Kinney.

T/M/B vs. NL-S

103-Campbell, lost, dec., 9-4, Hatlestad;

112-Thao, lost, dec., 5-0, Henle;

119- Schons, lost, fall, 1:58,Reiter;

125- Cooreman, won, fall, 3:46, Dean;

130- Prairie, won, fall, 2:57, Keller;

135- Evans, won, dec., 5-4, DeLong;

140- Arnold, lost, dec., 9-4, Nething;

145-Hebig, lost, dec., 9-1, Luberts;

152- Cooreman, won, dec., 7-0, Tobkin;

160- Deiter, lost, dec., 2-1, Schultz;

171- Nelson, won, dec., 6-2, Ruter;

189- Carlson, won, dec., 12-8, Blomker;

215- Bauer, won, fall, 4:47, Peterson;

Hwt- Rolling, lost, fall, :54, Westby.

Boys show promise

TMB third in 212 tourney

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton boys’ basketball team went 2-1 in the “Old 212 Conference” Tournament for third place.

The Panthers opened with a 65-61 win over YME at Granite Falls Thursday, lost to CMCS in Prinsburg on Friday 66-40 and beat Renville County West 83-46 at Renville on Saturday.


TMB 65, YME 61

In the opening game against previously unbeaten YME, Derek Radke’s two free throws with 19 seconds remaining were the margin of victory.

“A solid second half by the Panthers, while avoiding foul trouble and still being aggressive on both ends of the court, gave TMB the upper hand,” said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. “We finally took over the game with 1:30 left in regulation and, with some key execution and free throws down the stretch, the Panthers won the opening game in the tournament.”

The Panthers were led by Anthony Dolan with 15 points and 4 steals and Spencer Zwaschka contributed 12 points. Gary Knott continued his streak of double doubles with 10 points and 12 rebounds and Derek Radke had 9 points and 3 assists. The Panthers registered 35 rebounds to 41 for YME, had 13 steals to 11, 20 assists to 11, 10 blocks to none and committed 20 turnovers to 21.

TMB-Knott, 4, 2-5,10; Nelson, 2, 2-6,6; Rignell, 1,0-0,2; Prairie, 2,1-1, 5; I. Dolan, 2, 0-1,4; Zwaschka,6,0-2, 12; Radke,2,4-6,9; A. Dolan, 4, 5-6, 15; Paradis,1,0-0,2.


TMB 66, Central Christian 40

The Panthers went into the half with a 27-21 lead but came out cold in the second half and were beaten by a hot-shooting Central team. The Panthers were only 7 of 30 from the field for 23% while CMCS was 20 of 38 for 53% on two point field goals. TMB had 23 rebounds to 28, had 9 steals to 11, 8 assists to 14 and turned the ball over 25 times to 18.

TMB-Knott, 6,2-4,14; Nelson, 1, 0-0,3;I. Dolan, 1,2-3, 5; Zwaschka, 1, 3-4,5; Radke,2,2-3,8; Soupir, 0,2-4,2; A. Dolan, 1,0-0, 3; Kaup, 0, 2-4,2.


TMB 83, RCW 46

The Panthers put all aspects of their game together in their victory over RCW.

“This victory showed that when these young men come out with intensity and put their minds to something, they can and will succeed,” said Boyer. “We have a lot of growing to do as a team, but good things are continually happening. I was so impressed by the way the boys hustled and how the entire team made sure (Chad) Mulder did not get good open looks (Mulder had scored 37 and 30 points in consecutive nights). This team is exactly that a TEAM. From the first five on the floor to everyone on the bench, all the way into the stands there are no individual agendas, everyone is there for the team.”

The Panthers were led by Gary Knott who scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. Anthony Dolan had 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals; Steven Paradis had 10 points and 9 rebounds; Taylor Rignell 9 points; Isaac Dolan 8 points; Drew Nelson with 7 points.