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Sports from the week of December 13, 2006



Matmen still unbeaten


The Panther wrestlers swept their home triangular with Pipestone and W-WG/RRC to improve their season record to 5-0. They won over Pipestone 48-27 and then won over W-WG/RRC 43-25 while Pipestone won over W-WG/RRC 52-6.

Going undefeated for the Panthers were Zach Campbell, Erik Cooreman, Luke Prairie, Derek Evans, Chad Cooreman, Dan Dieter (2 pins), James Prairie and Nathan Jacob.


T/M/B 48, Pipestone 27

103- Jared Towne, lost, fall, 1:20, Bush

112- Zach Campbell, won, dec., 8-4, Evans

119- lost, FF

125- Erik Cooreman, won, fall, 1:44, Hachmann

130- Kong Meg Thao, lost, fall, 1:48, Aaland

135- Luke Prairie, won, fall, :57, Weber

140- Derek Evans, won, fall, :47, Bullerman

152- Chad Cooreman, won, dec., 8-3, Fruechle

160- Dan Dieter, won, fall, 5:38, Purdin

171- James Prairie,won, fall, :44, Dunn

189- Colton Evans, won,fall, 5:14, Larson

215- Tyler Bauer, lost, dec.,11-6, Plann

275- Nathan Jacob, won, fall, :29


T/M/B 43, WG-W/RRC 25.

103- Jared Towne, lost, dec., 8-0, Schroepfer

112- Zach Campbell, won, fall, :35, Wehmaeyer

119- Erik Cooreman, won, dec., 11-4, Vollmer

125- Roger Moua, lost, fall, :56, Becerra

130- Kong Meg Thao, lost, fall, 2:39, Harnack

135- Luke Prairie, won, FF

140-Derek Evans, won, M.dec., 9-0, J. Becerra

145- Chad Cooreman, won, dec., 4-2, Mattison

152- Noah VanNevel, lost, fall, 1:13, Schroeder

160- Dan Dieter, won, fall, 3:59, T. Mattison

171- James Prairie, won, FF

189-Colton Evans, lost, dec.,15-12, Koch

215- Tyler Bauer, won, dec., 6-3, Pfarr

275- Nathan Jacob, won, FF


The Panther wrestlers’ next action will be a triangular with Minneota and Marshall Thursday at Tracy.


First win still eludes girls


The Panther girls’ basketball team lost to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at Tracy on Monday night 63-46.

The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record to 0-4.

“We played well at times during both the first and second halves, but did not play well for the whole 36 minutes,” said Panther Coach Ryan Kruse. “We turned the ball over way too many times to get back into the game once we were down. We need to learn to play the whole game and to value the basketball more.”

The girls got behind early but then rallied to take a 9-8 lead early in the first half. However from that point it was all downhill as they were obviously bothered by the Lady Knights’ pressure defense and fell behind 35-23 at the intermission. The Panthers rallied several times in the second half but could not overcome the R-T-R lead.

Mallory Fultz led the Panther offense with 20 points and she pulled down 9 rebounds. Jackie Haecherl added 7 points to go with her 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.

T/M/B 23 23 46

R-T-R 35 28 63

T/M/B- Lanoue, 2,1/2,5; Haecherl, 3,1/2,7; Miller, 1,1/2,4; Daniels, 2,1/1,5,Kirk, 1,3/9,5; Fultz, 8,4/9,20. Totals 17,11/25,46.


The B squad lost 25-35.

The girls’ next home appearance will be against Lincoln H.I. on Friday, December 22.

Panther boys sink RTR


The Panther boys’ basketball team won over R-T-R at Tyler Monday night by a score of 76-66. The win improved Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record to 2-1 and they are now 2-0 in the Camden Conference. R-T-R fell to 1-2 and they are 0-1 in the Conference.

“The boys played a very good game, we are improving and I truly believe that showed on the floor,” said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. “We keep seeing how well all these guys play together and how much the TEAM matters to each and everyone of them. We are very fortunate to not have any ego’s on this team and all the guys do what they can, when they are called upon to help make this team successful. We are going to face some big tests later on at the end of this week. Defensively we still need to make some adjustments and offensively we have some fine tuning to do as well.”

The Panthers hit 28 out of 53 shots for 53% shooting after shooting 49% against Dawson-Boyd and only 19% against Redwood Valley in the opening game loss. T/M/B and R-T-R each had 30 rebounds, T/M/B had 11 steals to 8 for the Knights, 13 assists to 6, 4 blocks to 5 and turned the ball over 13 times to 15 for R-T-R.

T/M/B was led in scoring by Steve Paradis with 21 points while Isaac Dolan had 17.

T/M/B 41 35 76

R-T-R 27 39 66

T/M/B- Schmidt, 3, 2/4,9; A.Dolan, 2, 4/6,9; Paradis, 8, 5/8,21; Rignell, 1, 1/5,4; Prairie, 1,1/2,3; I. Dolan, 7,1/2,17; Kaup, 3,0/0,7; Zwaschka, 2,0/0,4; Nelson, 1,0/0,2. Totals 28, 14/27, 76.

The Panther boys will now have three successive home games: Minneota on Friday, December 15; Windom on Saturday, December 16; Lincoln H.I. on Thursday, December 21.

B-squad boys win

The Panther boys B squad won over R-T-R 47-43.

“It was good to get our first win,” said Panther Coach Bob Ladehoff. “Walker Schaar played well on both ends of the court. Kane Zwaschka come off the bench and played very well. We forced R-T-R into a number of turnovers and took advantage of their mistakes.”

Walker Schaar led the offense with 17 points while Bo Kirsh added 10, Aaron Frisvold had 8, Kane Zwaschka 7, Josh Hook and Chris Hansen added 2 each and Brandon Kirk had 1.

T/M/B 19 28 47

R-T-R 14 29 43

The Panther wrestling team will host Pipestone and W-WG/RRC at Tracy Thursday night. B squad action begins at the high school gym at 5 p.m.