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Sports from the week of May 31, 2006


Track section is Thursday

A host of Panther athletes have qualified for the Section 3A track meet in Pipestone Thursday. The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton students advanced by placing high at the sub-section meet in Redwood Falls May 25. The top four individuals and top two relay teams are eligible to compete at sections.

Both the Panther boys and girls placed second to Redwood Valley in the Sub-section track meet held in Redwood Falls Thursday.

“I was very pleased with the performance of both teams,” said Panther Coach Al Landa.

The disqualification of Chad Stibbe in the pole vault for a technical rule violation was a sour note on an otherwise banner day for Tracy/Milroy/Balaton athletes.

“It was very unfortunate,” said Landa.

Stibbe was declared ineligible in pole vaulting, after he failed to compete in the 100-meter dash. Stibbe was entered in the 100 meters, but had decided during the pole vault competition to not run in the 100 meters. According to sub-section rules, once an athlete is entered in an event, they must compete unless they are physically unable to perform. Stibbe’s failure to run in the 100 meters resulted in his disqualification in the pole vault.

Boys’ team scores were:1) RV, 167; 2)T/M/B, 109; 3) Canby/Minneota, 96; 4) RCW, 75; 5) R-T-R, 70; Lincoln H.I./LB, 20; Lakeview 0.


Scoring for the Panther boys were:

100M dash-Kirk, 3rd, 11.92; Swan, 10th, 12.43;

200M dash-Swenhaugen, 2nd, 24.02; Rosa, 4th, 24.12; Paradis, 7th, 25.33;

400M dash- Nelson, 1st, 52.56;Rosa, 3rd, 55.11;

800M run- Lanoue, 7th, 2:15.21; Soupir, 8th, 2:24.5;

1600M run- Tholen, 2nd, 4:54.45;Mata, 8th, 5:33.79;

110 hurdles-Kirk, 8th, 19.78; Schaar, 9th, 21.30;

300 hurdles-Kirk, 7th, 51.00; Schaar, 9th,53.82;

4 X 100M relay-T/M/B (Kirk, Hook, Stibbe, Swan) 2nd, 48.94;

4 X 200M relay-T/M/B (Rosa, Paradis, Swenhaugen, Nelson) 1st, 1:36.71;

4 X 400M relay- T/M/B (Swenhaugen, Tholen, Paradis, Prairie), 3rd, 3:43.36;

4 X 800M relay- T/M/B (Lanoue, Soupir, Prairie, Malmberg) 3rd, 9:35.84;

High Jump-Knott, 2nd, 6-2; Nelson, 4th, 5-10;

Pole Vault-Hook, 1st, 11-0;

Long jump-Paradis, 2nd, 19-2;

Triple Jump- Nelson, 2nd, 40-11; Lanoue, 7th, 36-9;

Shot Put- Prairie, 6th, 41-4 ; Discus-Prairie, 7th,123-4 .


The girls’ team scores were: 1) Redwood Valley, 155; 2)T/M/B, 111;3) RCW, 103; 4)R-T-R, 74; 5) Canby/Minneota, 66; 6) Lakeview, 33; 7) Lincoln H.I./LB, 15.

Scoring for the Panther girls were:

100M dash-Buyck, 1st, 12.84; Kirsh, 5th, 13.46; Fritz, 7th, 13.72;

200M dash- Kirsh, 2nd, 27.7; Fritz, 5th, 28.29;

400M dash- Roseland, 6th, 66.53; Kolander, 10th, 71.51;

800M run- Stobb, 6th, 2:45.34;

1600M run- Tholen, 1st, 5:24.88; Ryan, 5th, 6:11.24;

3200M run- Tholen, 1st, 11:30.26; Mason, 9th, 15:08.76;

100M hurdles- Buyck, 1st, 15.68; Haugen, 9th, 19.29; Radel, 10th, 19.57;

300 hurdles- Haugen, 8th, 57.90;Vosberg, 9th, 58.27;

4 X 100M relay- T/M/B (Kirsh, Fritz, Miller, Buyck) 2nd,52.64;

4 X 200M relay- T/M/B (Her, Welu, Miller, Roseland) 4th, 4:38.63;

4 X 400M relay-T/M/B (Stobb, Miller, Roseland, Kolander)4th, 4:38.63;

4 X 800M relay-T/M/B ( Stobb, Buatista, Brockway, Mason) 4th, 11:20.91;

High jump-Haugen, 2nd, 4-8;

Pole Vault- Buyck, 1st, 10-9; Snyder, 4th,6-6, Kolander, 5th, 6-6;

Shot put- Willard, 4th, 33-5;

Discus, Willard, 2nd, 114-6.


Jackson eliminates TMB baseball

The Panther baseball team saw its season come to an end with a 3-1 loss to Jackson County Central Tuesday in Luverne. It was the Panthers’ second loss in the double elimination format and eliminated Tracy/Milroy/Balaton from the playoffs.

Jackson County Central’s pitcher Ryan Rasche held the Panthers to only 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 13, walking 1 and hitting 1 batsman over the seven inning game. Matt Bauer was just as good for T/M/B as he limited the Huskies to 3 runs (none earned) on only 3 hits while his team committed 5 errors to aid the JCC cause. Anthony Dolan led the attack with a pair of hits while Rignell had a double and Derek Daniels a triple

“Rasche from JCC kept our hitters off balance all night with a slow curve and a sneaky fast ball,” said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. “We had some opportunities to score some runs but just couldn’t get the big hit.”

The game was scoreless until the Huskies broke through with 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Panthers came back to score 1 run in the top of the sixth inning but that was all they could get. The Huskies turned a double play to get out of the seventh inning, and end the game, after T/M/B had runners on first and second with only 1 out.

The Panthers’ lone run came in the sixth inning when Taylor Rignell led off with a double, advanced to third on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly ball.

T/M/B 000 001 0 1 3 4

JCC 000 030 x 3 4 2


T/M/B-Rignell,2b,3,1,1; Radke,ss ,3,0,0; Schmidt,3b,3,0,0; Bauer,p,3,0,0; Daniels,cf,3,0,1; Carlson,rf,3,0,0; Dolan,lf,2,0,2; Arens,DH, 1,0,0; Fox,1b; Nelson,c,3,0,0. Totals; 24,1,4.


Softball season ends with disappointment

In floated a change-up, the Panther batter swung and missed. “Strike three!” yelled the umpire.

So ended the Panther girls’ season May 30, with a disappointing 10-0 loss to Redwood Valley. Tears came to the faces of many athletes as many athletes exchanged hugs. The seniors gathered for a picture at the end so they could always remember it.

“We may have had a tough year, but we seemed to pull each other through the hard times and fight back as best we could,” said senior short stop Alyssa Kirk.

Seniors closing out their prep softball careers were Stacy LaVoy, catcher/center field; Ashlei Carpenter, pitcher; Mariah Schelhaas, first base; Jackie Vroman, second base; Alyssa Kirk, shortstop; Jackie Coulter, first base/pinch runner; and Jess Bladholm, catcher/pinch runner.

Underclassmen on the team include Cassie Miller, third base; Ashley Kirk, left field; Jackie Haecherl, right field; Bekah Zens, catcher; Elizabeth Rayman, pitcher/center field; Lisa Bauer, second base/designated hitter; Lindsey Daniels, shortstop; Mallory Fultz, first base; Brittanie Carlson, third base; Becki Towne, centerfield; and Bailey Lackie, centerfield/pinch hitter.

The Panthers posted a 9-10 overall season record.