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Sports from the week of January 17, 2007


Tracy to welcome wrestlers Saturday

Ready, wrestle!

Hundreds of wrestling fans are expected to swell the streets and sidewalks of Downtown Tracy Saturday. The Camden Conference wrestling meet is being held at the Veterans Memorial Center. Action begins at 10:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.

“It’s going to be a good tournament and there will be a lot of people in town,” said Activities Director Bill Tauer.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton is one of eight teams in the tournament. Other entries are Canby, Dawson-Boyd, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. MACCRAY, Minneota, Ortonville, and Renville County West.

Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for students.


Wolves beat TMB, 60-48

MACCRAY beat the Panther boys in Clara City Tuesday, 60-48. The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record to 7-6.

“We started slow and made a nice run to get back into the game going into halftime,” said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. “Our offense didn’t execute and on defense we didn’t make many stops. When you get into a game like we had, it’s absolutely necssary to execute on both ends of the floor. MACCRAY is the type of team that will take advantage of any mistake that a team makes. We need to come back and play our game on Thursday night. Lakeview is a good ball club.” Andrew Prairie led the Panthers in scoring with 15 points and he was followed by Isaac Dolan with 11. The Panthers pulled down 32 rebounds to 29, had 4 assists to 14, 8 steals to 4, 7 blocks to 9 and turned the ball over 23 times to 26 for MACCRAY.

MACCRAY won the B-squad game, 62-52.

“We struggled with our passing for most of the game,” said Panther Coach Bob Ladehoff. “We made mistakes and MACCRAY took advantage of them. We didn’t get to the free throw line enough either.”

Bo Kirsh led the scoring with 12 points, Brandon Kirk added 11, Josh Hook and Aaron Frisvold 9 each, Walker Schaar 4 and Alex Jones and Chris Hansen had 2 while Kane Zwaschka added 3.

T/M/B 23 25 48

MACCRAY 27 33 60

T/M/B-Schmidt, 3,0/0,6; A.Dolan, 5,0/0,11; Paradis, 1,0/0,2; Rignell, 1,1/2,3; Prairie, 7,1/3,15; I.Dolan, 5,0/0,11; Kaup, 2,0/0,4; Nelson, 1,0/0,2; Gervais, 1,0/0,2. Totals, 22,2/7,48.

KMS prevails in Thursday away action

The Panther girls’ basketball team lost to KMS in Kerkhoven Thursday night 71-52. The loss dropped T/M/B’s season record to 3-9 and they are 1-6 in the Camden Conference. KMS improved to 5-6 for the season.

“The girls played very well to end the first half and we thought we were going to come back hard the second half and get in the game and did not,” said Panther Coach Ryan Kruse. “When we played well at different stretches of the game, we stuck with them, but when we let up a little is when they pulled away. They are a very good team with the best player we have seen this year and if we played well for the whole game we could have been right in the game.”

Ashley Kirk led the Panther scoring with 16 points and was followed by Lindsey Daniels with 13 and Shea Lanoue with 12 to go with her 6 rebounds and 5 steals. The Panthers had 31 rebounds to 32 for KMS, 10 assists to 14, 13 steals to 13, 1 block to 3 and turned the ball over 25 times to only 9 for the Fighting Saints.


KMS 34 37 71

T/M/B 24 28 52

T/M/B- Daniels, 3,7/6,13; Fultz, 1,1/4,3; Haecherl, 1,2/4,4; Kirk, 3,7/8, 16; Kirsh, 1,3/6,5; Lanoue, 5,2/3,12. Totals, 14,22/33,52.


Girls’ B-squad

The Panther girls’ B-squad lost to KMS 36-14. Michelle Lenertz led the scoring with 4 points and was followed by Noakes, Haugen, Ryan, Kirsh and Jones with 2 points each.

“Once again we were outsized and unable to stop their big people inside,” said Panther Coach Gale Otto. “We were able to finally adjust to their offensive pattern and play aggressive defense, but we were unable to score with any consistency. We had a great defensive effort in the second half but were unable to some back after getting too far behind in the first half.”


TMB gives Canby wrestlers tough match, Lancers win by 9

The Panther wrestlers lost to Canby at Tracy Thursday night by a score of 42-31. The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record in dual meets to 8-4 while Canby improved to 18-1 for the season.

When asked before the meet what his expectations were Panther Coach Brian Michelson replied,” If we can finish the meet with less than 20 points behind them we will be doing very well.”

The coach might have been right on if Nathan Jacob had lost by a decision instead of winning by a fall in the heavyweight match.

“Nate really wrestled a great match,” observed Michelson. “I think we showed tonight that we can challenge Adrian for the section.”

The Panthers got pins from Zach Campbell and Nathan Jacob plus decisions from Erik Cooreman, Luke Prairie, Chad Cooreman and James Prairie in the meet.

103- Zach Campbell, won, fall, 3:00, Berckes;

112- Erik Cooreman, won, dec., 7-1, Long;

119- Leng Thao, lost, dec., 7-1, B. Citrowski;

125- Ze Thao, lost, fall, 1:12, Deslauriers;

130- Luke Prairie, won M.dec., 10-2, Jelen;

135- Chad Cooreman, won, dec., 6-2, Baer; 140-lost, FF;

145- Derek Evans, lost, fall, 3:31, Verhelst;

152- Andrew Deiter, lost, fall, 2:25, Merritt;

160- Dan Deiter, lost fall, 4:52, C. Citrowski;

171- Colton Evans, lost, fall, :57, Oeilien;

189- James Prairie, won, dec., 3-0, Beiningen;

215- Tyler Bauer, won FF;

Hwt-Nathan Jacob, won, fall, 3:13, Wollum.