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Sports from the week of February 8, 2006


Redwood trips TMB boys 82-71

The Panther Boy’s Basketball Team lost To Redwood Valley Tuesday night at Tracy 82-71. The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/ Balaton’s season record to 9-10 while The Cardinals improved to 10-10 for the season.

The Panthers hung in there and stayed close to the Cardinals until the score became 63-59 in favor of the visitors with 5:29 remaining in the game. At that time the Panthers tried to match three point shots with Redwood Valley and came up short with the visitors opening up a 77-68 lead with 1:00 left. The Cardinals scored their last 13 points on free throws as the Panthers were scrambling for the ball.

“We were right there tonight,” said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. “Just a few costly turnovers and too many open looks at the basket for Redwood cost us. For half of the game we played the way we are capable of playing every night, but we hit that bump in the road again and just couldn’t recover. We had a great crowd there tonight with it being ‘Meet the Panthers night’ and the three point Hoops group performing at half time and we always like the crowd supporting us. We still have 7 games left to get ourselves in good playoff position and finish the regular season off strong. It is something we are confident we will do. We just need to keep working on the little things and it will all come together.”

Spencer Zwaschka led the Panther scoring with 14 points and was followed by Derek Radke with 12. T/M/B hit 20 of 44 field goals for 45% and were 8 of 25 on threes while the Cardinals hit 18 of 36 field goals for 47% and were 7 of 16 on three for 44%. The Panthers pulled down 34 rebounds to 30, had 19 assists to 12, 2 steals to 1, 1 block to 2 and had 15 turnovers to 13.

T/M/B- Knott, 4, 1-4, 9; Nelson, 3, 3-4, 9; Rignell, 2, 0-0, 4; I. Dolan, 3, 0-0, 7; Zwaschka, 6, 2-4, 14; Radke, 4, 0-0, 12; A.Dolan, 2, 1-1, 6; Schmidt, 4, 0-0, 10. Totals, 28, 7-13, 71.

The Panthers will host the R-T-R Knights on Friday night.


The Panther Boy’s B squad won over Redwood Valley 47-43. Andrew Prairie led in scoring with 17 points, Gervais had 2, Va Xiong 4, Paradis 10, Kaup 2 and Schmidt 12.


Wrestlers close with Wabasso

The Panther wrestling team lost to Wabasso 31-30 (tiebreaker-one more fall or ff) and to Windom/MLBO 40-21 in a triangular meet held in Wabasso Thursday night. The losses dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record in duals to 15-3.

Chad Cooreman (135) and Paul Carlson (171) were the only unbeaten Panthers for the day.

The Panther individual results in the Wabasso meet were:

103- Zach Campbell won, fall, :23, Schunk;

112- Chia Thao, lost, dec., 7-4, Grave;

119- Luke Prairie won, M.dec., 15-4;

125-Cole Cooreman, lost, dec., 7-5, Jenniges;

130- Derek Evans, lost, fall, 2:34, Elsing;

135- Chad Cooreman, won, dec., 8-7, Ourada;

140- Drew Hebig, won, dec., 8-2, Tony Ourada;

145- Andrew Deiter, lost, fall, :28, Michael Ourada;


160-Andy Nelson, won, T.fall, 24-9, Knott;

171- Paul Carlson, won, fall, 2:41, Welch;

215- Tyler Bauer, lost, dec.,12-5, Wurscher;

275- Nathan Jacob, lost, dec,.1-0, Johanneck.

The Panther individual results in the Windom/MLBO meet were:

103-Campbell, lost, dec.,10-4, Falk;

112- Thao, lost, fall, 3:45, Fischenich;

119- Prairie,lost, dec., 11-8, Hochstein;

125- Cole Cooreman, won, dec., 7-2, Stevens;

130- Evans, lost, dec., 5-0, Bergandahl;

135- Chad Cooreman, won, dec., 1-0, Stevens;

140-Deiter, lost, M.dec., 12-0, Anderson;

145-Hebig, lost, fall, 5:08, Elg;

152- Nelson, lost, dec., 6-1, Fast;

160- Prairie, won, fall, 1:07, Crow;

171-Carlson, won, dec., 10-7, Radtke;

189- Dieter. lost, fall, 4:51, Zachetzsche;

215- Bauer, lost, fall, 5:58, Horkey;

275-Jacob, won, fall, 1:32, Garza.

Tigers beat girls by 33

Marshall easily beat Tracy/Milroy/Balaton in girls’ basketball action Friday night at Marshall, 84-51. Marshall improved to 15-2 while the Panthers dropped the to 6-14.

Marshall led 55-28 at the half.

“We played pretty well for the first nine minutes of the game,” said Panther Coach Rick Haberman. “Then Marshall turned up their aggressiveness and we became more passive and that resulted in the Tigers opening up a huge halftime lead. We had 23 turnovers and only 3 steals. Marshall is a very good team and they have good quickness.”

The Panthers pulled down 26 rebounds to 35 for the Tigers, had 8 assists to 16, 3 steals to 18, 2 blocks to 1 and turned the ball over 23 times to 17 for the winners. Emily Miller led the Panther scoring with 16 points.


T/M/B- Domine, 4, 5-7, 13; Kirk, 2,0-0, 4; Miller, 5, 4-5, 16; Tholen, 1, 3-6, 5; Haecherl, 3,0-0,6; Carpenter, 2,0-0,4; Fultz, 1,0-0,2; Ashley Kirk, 1,0-0,2. Totals, 19, 12-22, 52.