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Sports from the week of January 25, 2006



Panthers take two more at Luverne Triangular

The Panther wrestlers won both duals in a triangular meet at Luverne Tuesday night. They won over Luverne 72-4 and over Fulda/Murray County Central 38-24.

The Panther individual results in the Luverne meet were:

103- Zach Campbell, won, fall, 1:18, Peterson;

112- Erik Cooreman, won,ff;

119- Luke Prairie, won, ff;

125- Cole Cooreman won, fall, 1:04, Fadness;

130- Sher Moua, won, ff;

135- double forfeit;

140- Chad Cooreman, won, fall, 1:20, Donth;

145- Andrew Deiter, lost, M.dec., 14-1, Boyenga;

152- Dan Deiter, won, ff;

160-Andy Nelson, won, fall, 4:19, Peterson;

171- Paul Carlson, won, fall, :33, Maye;

189- Kyle Lanners, won, fall, 1:31, Klay;

215- Tyler Bauer, won, fall, 2:41, Dooyema;

Hwt-Jordan Rolling won, ff.

The Panther individual results in the Fulda/MCC meet were:

103- Campbell, won,dec., 3-0, Reirsma;

112- Chia Thao, lost, dec., 6-2, J. Reirsma;

119- Luke Prairie, won, fall, 2:18, Witzel;

125- Cole Cooreman, won, fall, :30, Delong;

130-Derek Evans, won, fall, :59, Jiese;

135-Chad Cooreman, won, M.dec., 13-1, Beech;

140- Andrew Deiter, won, dec.,6-5,Holovec;

145- Drew Hebig, lost, dec., 7-4, Henning;

152- Dan Deiter, lost, dec., 7-0, Kramer;

160- James Prairie, won, fall, :29, Deuschle;

171- Paul Carlson, won, M.dec., 11-3, Christians;

189- lost, ff; 215-Kyle Lanners, lost,fall, 3:27, Henning;

Hwt- Nathan Jacob, lost,dec., 13-7, Witzel.

Chad Cooreman registered his 100th win in this triangular.

Team effort topples No. 7 Mavericks

The Panther boys’ basketball team upset the seventh state-ranked team in Class AA, Martin County West, 56-54 Saturday afternoon at Tracy. The win improved the Panthers’ season record to 8-7 while MCW’s fell to 11-2.

“As a team we knew this was going to be a big week for us,” said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. “We had three games and that can wear on everybody, but we prepared for them and despite a tough game at Minneota and back-to-backs on Friday and Saturday, we came out on top. We emphasized to the boys that the pressure was not on us as a team, but rather on the Mavericks. They were the visiting team and with the confidence we have at home and our fans behind us we thought this would be a game we could contend in.

“The most important thing about the game wasn’t that it was just a victory over a ranked team in state or even a victory over a sub-section opponent, but the most important aspect about this victory is that it was a team effort. The focus isn’t on one person or a few people, it is on the whole team and what it takes for us to be successful in a team sport such as basketball.”

The Panthers hit 13 of 24 two-point field goal attempts for 54% and were 6 of 12 on threes for 50% while MCW hit 11 of 39 two-point attempts for 28% and were 5 of 15 on threes for 33%. T/M/B had 30 rebounds to 30, had 15 assists to 11, 7 steals to 10, 5 blocks to 2 and 19 turnovers to 14.

The Mavericks led 26-25 at the half.

T/M/B-Knott, 1, 3-4, 5; Nelson, 4, 2-6, 11; Rignell,1,0-2,3; I.Dolan, 4, 4-6, 13; Zwaschka, 2, 0-1, 4; Radke, 4, 2-3, 11; A.Dolan, 1, 0-2, 3; Schmidt, 2, 1-3, 6. Totals 19, 12-27, 56.

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The Panther B-squad lost to Martin County West, in overtime, 57-55 Saturday afternoon. The only time MCW was in the lead was in the overtime period.

Va Xiong led the team in scoring with 17 points, David Schmidt and Ryan Kaup added 11 each, Andrew Prairie 6. John Gervais 4 while Steve Paradis, Josh Hook and Ryan Thooft scored 2 points each.


RTR too much for TMB girls

The Panther girls lost to R-T-R Tuesday night at Tracy 74-51 in a Camden Conference match-up. The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record to 6-11 and they are 3-7 in the Camden Conference South. R-T-R improved to 9-9 and they are 5-5 in the Camden Conference South.

“Passing, catching, shooting, rebounding and defense seem to be trouble spots for us,” said Panther Coach Ric Haberman. “We are running out of time to improve in these areas this season.”

Mallory Fultz led the Panthers in scoring with 13 points to go with her 10 rebounds, Emily Miller registered 11 points and had 8 rebounds and 3 assists and Alyssa Kirk added 10 points and had 3 steals. Ashlee Domine pulled down 8 rebounds, Ashley Kirk had 7 rebounds and 2 steals, Krysta Tholen had 2 blocks and Michelle Lanoue had 3 assists.

The Panthers were competitive in the first half with the score tied at 31-31 with 2:00 minutes before the intermission. At that point the Lady Knights started a 17-2 run that extended into the second half and gave them a 48-33 lead. The Panthers were able to close to 62-51 but then the Knights scored the last 12 points to win the game going away. R-T-R had a defensive player in Alyssa Kirk’s back pocket all night and gave her very little opportunity for a good look at the basket.

T/M/B had 45 rebounds to 38, had 14 assists to 11, 7 steals to 10, 2 blocks to 3 and 14 turnovers to 16.

T/M/B-Tholen, 0,1-2,1; Miller, 4,3-5,11; Haecherl, 1,0-0,2; Alyssa Kirk, 3,2-2,10;Domine, 3,2-4,8; Lanoue, 1,0-0,2; Daniels, 1,0-0,2; Ashley Kirk, 1,0-0,2; Fultz, 5,3-5,13. Totals, 19,11-18, 51.