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Sports from the week of August 3, 2006


Students, parents invited to sports meeting Monday

A fall sports meeting for Tracy/Milroy/Balaton athletics is planned Monday, August 7.

Students interested in volleyball, football, cross country, soccer or cheer team are invited. A meeting for boys begins at 6:30 p.m., with a girls’ meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend along with their student. The meetings are in the Tracy Area High School cafeteria.

Coaches will be in attendance to answer questions. Parents and students are invited to fill out all necessary paperwork and pay fees at this meeting. The participation fee is $75 for students in grades 9-12, and $50 for students in grades 7-8.

Boys’ soccer is being offered to Tracy, Milroy and Balaton students for the first time this fall. The new team, called the Penguins, is being offered as a cooperative venture with Westbrook/Walnut Grove Public Schools.

Twister dance line will not be offered as a fall activity due to a Minnesota State High School League ruling. The danceline will be considered a competitive sport, but will be offered only in the winter. In the past, danceline was considered an activity that had a fall performance season and a winter competition season.

The Panther Booster Club will be selling school calendars and accepting money for Booster Club memberships at the Monday gathering.

Practices for fall sports begin Monday, August 14.

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Reduced cost athletic physicals are being offered by Sioux Valley Tracy Medical Center Wednesday August 2, and Wednesday August 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. No appointments are necessary. All incoming seventh graders need a physical exam. Other students must have a medical exam every three years.

David Schmidt, Pat Schommer are top 'Dolan Classic' golfers

Eighty-two people took part in the 36th annual Dolan Family Classic Golf Tourney Friday and Saturday, July 28-29 at Tracy Country Club.

The event, held annually since 1971, involves the direct descendants of the John and Mary Dolan family and their families. John and Mary Dolan who were life-long residents in the Milroy area died in the 1980s.

Fifty-four people golfed in a handicap tourney, and 28 golfers competed in simultaneously run alternate shot events.

A two-hole sudden death “shoot out” after the first 36 holes was needed to determine a winner handicap event.

Teams in the shootout were:

• David Schmidt, son of Don and Jean Schmidt of Milroy, and Pat Schommer of Hutchinson, son of Nonnie and Hal Schommer of Marshall, combined net score of 19 under par during their first 36-holes.

• Katie Dolan, daughter of Larry and Linda Dolan from Sartell, and Brian Dolan, son of Pat and Lori Dolan of Milroy, who posted a combined net score of 27 under par, for the first 36 holes, and ultimately finished in second place,

• Brenda Baker, Marshall, daughter of Ken and Marie Dolan, Lucan, and Andy Schmidt, Milroy, son of Don and Jean Schmidt of Milroy), who posted a net score of 15 under par, for their first 36 holes.

The Schmidt-Schommer duo won the sudden death, by earning pars on the No. 1 hole and combining for six strokes on No. 8.

The second place team of Katie and Brian Dolan matched the winners on No. 1, but had a combined seven strokes on No. 8.

Baker and Andy Schmidt were eliminated in the first hole of sudden death.

The low gross player was of Denis Dolan of Cedar Falls, IA (formerly of Milroy), with score of 150, six over par for the 36-hole tourney.

Team winners of the Friday alternate shot event were Spike Dolan of Milroy and Jack Dolan of Minnetonka, with a gross score of 43 for the 9-hole tourney. Molly Edwards of Harrisonburg, VA, and Sandi Krenik from Hopkins topped an alternative shot nine-hole event Saturday with a gross score of 44.

A total of 130 Dolan family members took part in a Friday evening dinner, talent show and sing-a-long. Twenty-one talent presentations and skits were presented.

Jan LaVoy of Tracy was awarded the $25 first place prize to the entrant wearing the most authentic Grandma Mary Dolan kitchen apron.

A total of 110 family members attended a Saturday night awards banquet, emceed by Joe Dolan of Burnsville

“The Dolan Family extends its thanks to the members of the Tracy Country Club for sharing its golf and clubhouse facility for this annual event,” said Mike Dolan.

He added the course was “in great shape in spite of the heat and humidity. The staff there does a great job. Tracy has a gem of a course, which we are privileged to enjoy, as a family, each summer.”

Box Car Days trap shoot is set next weekend

The 29th annual Box Car Days Trap Shoot is scheduled Sunday, August 13.

The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Tracy Sportsman’s Club eight miles south of Tracy.

Three events are planned: 1) 16-yard 75-bird Lewis Class; 2) 50-bird handicap Lewis Class; 3) 25-pair doubles Lewis Class.