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Sports from the week of June 7, 2006


Tholen, Buyck & Knott are state bound

Three Tracy/Milroy/Balaton athletes qualified last week for the Class A state track meet.

Bobbi Jo Buyck qualified in three events (100M dash, 100 meter hurdles, and pole vault), Jillian Tholen two events (1600 meters and 3200 meters) and Gary Knott in the high jump.

The state track meet will be held Friday and Saturday in Blaine.

The tracksters qualified for state at the Section 3A meet in Pipestone Thursday.

“It was a beautiful day and our kids did well,” said Panther Assistant Coach Jenny Kirk.

As a team the girls were fourth and the boys’ 11th.

The girls’ team scores were: 1) Pipestone, 97.5; 2)BOLD/BLH, 64; 3)Cedar Mountain/Comfrey/

Springfield, 59.5;4)T/M/B, 57.5; 5) Benson/KMS, 46.5; 6) JCC, 46.5; 7)Windom, 40; 8)LQPV/D-B, 36; 9) Adrian, 33; 10) SW United, 31; 11) R-T-R, 21; 12) Redwood Valley, 21; 13) SWC, 19; 14) Montevideo, 18; 15) RCW, 18; 16) Luverne, 16; 17)MCC, 14; 18) W-WG/RRC, 13; 19) HBC/E, 12; 20) MLBO, 10; 21)Ortonville, 8; 22) Wabasso, 7; 23)YME, 7; 24) Fulda, 4.5; 25)Canby/Minneota, 1.

The Panther individual results were:

100M dash- Buyck, 2nd, 12.84;

1600M run- Tholen, 2nd, 5:10.69;

3200M run-Tholen, 1st, 11:27.33;

100M hurdles-Buyck, 1st, 15.23;

4 X 100M relay-T/M/B (Kirsh, Fritz, Miller, Buyck) 3rd, 52.31;

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

Discus-Willard, 5th, 106.00.

The boys’ team scores were: 1) Luverne, 85; 2) LQPV/D-B, 70; 3) Redwood Valley, 64; 4) Benson/KMS, 44; 5) SWC, 44; 6) Montevideo, 41.5; 7) YME, 41; 8) JCC, 38; 9) Fulda, 36; 10) Canby/Minneota, 34; 11) T/M/B, 27.5; 12) MACCRAY, 25; 13) MCC, 23; 14) HBC/E, 23; 15) Pipestone, 21.5; 16) Adrian, 17; 17) SW United, 15; 18) RCW, 14; 19) BOLD, 11; 20)Ortonville, 10; 21) MLBO, 9; 22) Windom, 8; 23) Comfrey/CM/Springfield, 0.5.

Scoring for the Panthers were:

400M dash-Nelson, 8th, 52.93;

1600M run- Tholen, 7th, 4:49.68;

4 X 200M relay-T/M/B (Rosa, Paradis, Swenhaugen, Nelson) 3rd, 1:35.45;

High Jump-Knott, 1st, 6-3;

Triple Jump- Nelson, 5th, 40-11-1/2.

Summer begins with grand slam, girl's softball numbers jump

Tracy Community Education has begun their summer sports activities. Community education is offering co-ed T-ball, boys’ baseball, girls’ softball, intramural soccer and coach pitch softball.

“Our numbers have increased this year which is why we were able to establish a coach pitch softball team,” says Bill Tauer, activities director.

Coach Paul Skoglund feels that the coach-pitch program is a good way for the girls to get started in softball. “They can get a good grasp on the sport and be more familiar with it when they are in high school.”

Sixty-eight girls are out for softball this year, including an older group. Softball practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays. Baseball has 102 boys including T-ball, with practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Baseball games are on the opposite days in the afternoons. Soccer doesn’t interfere with the community education sports.

The summer soccer league, which is a combined effort with Walnut Grove and Westbrook schools, has 75 kids. This year’s coach, Phil Goetstouwers, is thrilled with the numbers. “It’s great to see kids enjoy a sport that isn’t as common. It gives the community a chance to focus on another sport.”

Panther golf tourney is June 17

Supporters of Tracy/Milroy/Balaton athletic programs have a chance to raise money for the Panthers, and have fun golfing next weekend.

The Saturday, June 17 Panther Booster Club Golf Open features three or four-person teams with a shotgun start. A meal and round of golf costs $30 per individual. Many prizes will be given away.

To register, call 507-629-4666.

Projects that the Panther Booster Club has supported in recent years include:

• New sound system at the high school stadium complex.

• New concession stands and improved bathroom facilities at the stadium.

• New sound system in high school gym.

• New safety mats in the high school gym.

• Weight room equipment and staffing.

• Equipment trailer.

• Financial support for equipment and special events.

• Refurbished “Hall of Honor” sport plaques.

• Senior athletic participation plaques.