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Sports from the week of January 10, 2007


Girls win home thriller, 62-61

The Panther girls’ basketball team won over Windom 62-61 Monday night at Tracy. The win improved Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record to 3 wins and 7 losses and all three wins have come in the their last four games.

“The girls did a great job of coming from behind for the victory,” said Panther Coach Ryan Kruse. “We picked up the intensity at the end of the game and kept fighting until we were back in it. We didn’t do everything right at the end of the game but we did enough for the win. I thought this was a great team victory for us. Everyone contributed in some way to the win.”

The Panthers were led in scoring by Ashley Kirk with 16 points while Mallory Fultz added 15 plus seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks and Molly Miller followed with 6 points and 6 assists. T/M/B had 23 rebounds to 18 for Windom, had 11 assists to 14, 12 steals to 6, 3 blocks to 5 and did a good job protecting the ball as they cut their turnovers to 17 while the Eagles had 16.


Windom 34 27 61

T/M/B 35 27 62

T/M/B-Kirsh, 2,1/2,5; Lanoue, 1,1/2,3; Vroman, 2,2/2,6; Haecherl,1,0/1,2; Miller, 2,2/3,6; Daniels, 1,5/6,7; Ryan, 0,2/2,2; Kirk, 5,5/8,16; Fultz, 7,1/2,15. Totals, 21, 19/28,62.

B-squad loses

in overtime

The Panther girls’ B-squad lost to Windom in overtime 36-32.

Bridget Kirsh led the scoring with 10 points, Mindy Her, Anna Snyder and Roxy Ryan added 4 points each, Shelbie Jones and Adria Dolan had 3 each while M’Hesi Haugen and Michelle Lenertz had 2 each.

“We worked very hard the entire game and gave an outstanding effort,” said Panther Coach Gale Otto. “But we turned the ball over too many times after taking the ball away, shot poorly at the free throw line and on field goals, and gave their big girl six easy baskets in the first half. We were able to get some good shots offensively, but weren’t able to turn them into points. The girls are giving great effort and are getting better at running the offense.”

Dawson-Boyd downs Panthers 51-38

The Panther girls’ basketball team lost to Dawson-Boyd 51-38 Tuesday night at Tracy. The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record to 3-8 while the Blackjacks improved to 6-3.

Mallory Fultz led the Panther scoring with 14 points and 7 rebounds. The Panthers had 23 rebounds to 26 for D-B, had 10 assists to 14, 13 steals to 13, 0 blocks to 2 and turned the ball over 17 times to 18 for D-B.


D-B 31 20 51

T/M/B 27 11 38

T/M/B-Fultz, 7,0/0,14; Kirk, 3,1/2,7; Kirsh, 1,2/2,4; Lanoue, 2,0/0,4; Miller, 1,1/4,3; Ryan, 2,1/2,5. Totals 16,5/9,38

Matmen flatten Wolves

The Panther wrestling team won over MACCRAY in Maynard Tuesday night 45-25.

Luke Prairie and Nathan Jacob got pins for the Panthers while Dan Deiter, Derek Evans and Colton Evans won by decision. The Panthers received three forfeits. It was the 60th career win for Luke Prairie and James Prairie posted his 75 career win.

103- Zach Campbell, won, FF;

112- Leng Thao lost, T. fall, 3:23, Berends;

119- Roger Moua, won, FF;

125- Ze Thao, lost, fall, 3:49, Bonnema;

130- Kong Meng Thao, lost, fall, 2:59, Jaenisch;

135- Luke Prairie, won, fall, 1:55, Friese;

140- Chad Cooreman, won, FF;

145- Derek Evans, won, dec., 2-0, DeGrote;

152- Andrew Deiter, lost, T.Fall, 4:00, Steen;

160- Dan Deiter, won, dec., 9-7, Rosendahl;

171- James Prairie, won, FF;

189- Colton Evans,won, dec., 9-5, Littermark;

215- Tyler Bauer, lost, dec., 7-0, Grussing;

Hwt-Nathan Jacob, won, fall, :35, Hanson.

St. James tops Panthers 53-48

The Panther boys’ basketball team lost t a road game to St James, 53-48 Tuesday.

The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record to 5-5 while St James improved to 4-4 for the season.

The Panthers finished the first half trailing by only 1 point but fell further behind in the second half.

“We didn’t maintain the energy we had early in the game and that affected us the remainder of the game,” said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. “We felt we made the adjustments necessary at half-time, we knew they would play zone against us, the game plan just wasn’t executed. By only going to the line 5 times, that showed that we didn’t attack the basket as much as we need to, we settled for too many jump shots and played right into St James’ game plan.”

St James out-rebounded the Panthers 34-22 and turned the ball over 18 times to only 14 for T/M/B. The Panthers hit 21 of 55 field goal attempts for 38% while St James hit 21 of 52 shots for 40% shooting. T/M/B was 3 of 5 on free throws while St James was 9 of 14.

T/M/B 26 22 48

St James 27 26 53

T/M/B- Schmidt, 5,0/0,11; A.Dolan, 4, 2/2,10; Rignell, 1,0/0.3; I. Dolan,5,1/2,12; Kaup,1,0/0.,2; Nelson, 4,0/0,8; Gervais,1,0/0,2. Totals, 21,3/5,48.


B-squad 58-33

over St. James

The Panther B squad won over St James 58-33.

Bo Kirsh led the young Panthers in scoring with 16 points. He was followed by Aaron Frisvold with 10, Josh Hook with 8, Walker Schaar with 7, Kane Zwaschka 6, Alex Jones 4, Chris Hansen 3 and Brandon Kirk added 2 points.

“Our defense and running game worked well tonight. Bo Kirsh had a very good offensive game for us and Josh Hook came off the bench and really sparked us,” said Panther Coach Bob Ladehoff.