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Sports from the week of January 31, 2007


Jacob, Evans win Plum Creek


The Panther wrestling team placed fourth in the Plum Creek Tournament held in Westbrook Saturday.

Team scores were: 1)United South Central, 189; 2) Minneota, 151; 3) Fulda/MCC, 145; 4)T/M/B, 131; 5)Windom/MLBO, 98; 6) Dawson-Boyd, 86; 7) RRC/W-WG,73; 8)Redwood Valley, 56; 9) MACCRAY,42.

James Prairie and Nathan Jacob won championships while Zach Campbell and Derek Evans were second place finishers.

103- Zach Campbell, bye; won, fall, 4:57, Wigern (USC); lost, M.dec., 16-6, Skillings (Min);

112-Erik Cooreman, bye, lost, M.dec., 14-5, Nolt (F/MCC);

119- Leng Thao, lost, fall 3:34, Reinsma (F/MCC, lost M.dec., 16-5,Bottleberg (Min) fourth place;

130- Luke Prairie, won, fall, 1:57. Longtin (Min); lost, dec., 8-5,
Giese ( F/MCC); won, fl, 3:47, Sandt (USC) third place;

135-Chad Cooreman, won, M. dec., 16-3, Knoblock (RV) ; lost, dec., 6-4, Stevens (WML); won, dec., 4-2, Witzel (F/MCC);

140-Derek Evans, bye, won , fall, 3:10, Illies ( Min); lost, dec., 8-3, Bonsack (USC);

152- Sam VanNevel, lost, fall, 1:06, Anderson, (WML);

171- James Prairie, bye; won, fall, 1:43; Stevemer (USC); won, dec., 9-2, Kramer (F/MCC);

189- Colton Evans, won, fall, 2:21. Hut (DB); lost, M.dec., 18-5, Andron (RV);

Hwt- Nathan Jacob, bye; won, fall, 2:27, Garza (WML); won, fall, 1:48, Carlson (USC).

Statewide wrestling suspension sidelines panthers thru Tuesday


The Panther wrestling program has been sidelined by a Minnesota State High School League statewide suspension of wrestling competition and contact practices.

The Minnesota State High School League announced the wrestling moratorium early Tuesday afternoon because of an outbreak of a skin disease called herpes gladiatorum among wrestlers. All high-school league sponsored wrestling competitions through Tuesday, Feb. 6 have been cancelled. Wrestling squads can hold conditioning practices as long as the drills don’t involve direct body-to-body contact.

Tracy Area High School Activities Director Bill Tauer said that Panther coaches have told him that no local athletes have contracted the skin disease. Panther wrestlers had been scheduled to travel to a three-team meet at Butterfield Friday, and host a triangular Tuesday. Efforts will be made to reschedule those events, Tauer said.

A state high school league statement Tuesday said that “herpes gladiatorum is not a fatal disease. However, once it is contracted it becomes a permanent condition. Left untreated, it can lead to serious consequences.”

The League statement said that the Minnesota Dept. of Health had been tracking an outbreak of the herpes since late December. “Evidence suggests that the disease began to spread following a team tournament in Rochester on Dec. 29-30. Since then there have been 24 clinically-confirmed cases among 10 different teams,” the League statement said.

Herpes gladiatorum is spread from direct skin-to-skin contact.

Camden record now 9-3


The Panther boys’ basketball team won a conference match-up over Canby at Tracy 58-48 Tuesday night. The win improved Tray/Milroy/Balaton’s season record to 10-7 and 9-3. The Lancers dropped to 8-8 and they are now 5-7 in the conference .

Drew Nelson led the Panthers in scoring with 16 points. He was followed by Isaac Dolan with 12 while Anthony Dolan and David Schmidt each scored 8 points.

T/M/B had 31 rebounds to 35 for the Lancers, had 7 assists to 2, 15 steals to 6, 2 blocks to 6 and had only 12 turnovers to 24 for the Lancers.

The Panther defense produced 15 steals for T/M/B and helped to cause the 24 Canby turnovers while holding the Lancers to only 15 first half points.

T/M/B led by 24 points at one time but the Lancer did a good job of coming back to get in the game again.

T/M/B 33 25 58

Canby 15 33 48

T/M/B- Rignell, 1,1/3,3; A.Dolan, 4,0/1,8; I.Dolan, 4,3/5,12; Nelson, 6,3/6,16; Paradis, 0,0/2,0; Prairie, 3,2/6,8; Schmidt, 4,0/0,8; Zwaschka, 1,1/2,3. Totals 23,10/25,58.


Lancer girls prevail in 52-47 win over TMB

The Panther girls’ basketball team lost a road game to Canby on Tuesday night 52-47. The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record to 5-12 and they are 3-8 in the conference. Canby improved to 10-9 and they are now 5-6 in the conference.

Mallory Fultz led the Panther scoring with 10 points. She was followed by Roxy Ryan and Jackie Haecherl with 8 points each. Canby out-rebounded T/M/B 37-30 in the contest.


T/M/B 20 27 47

Canby 27 25 52

T/M/B-Lanoue, 3,0/0,6; Haecherl, 4,0/3,8; Miller, 1,0/1,2; Daniels, 3,0/0,6;Ryan, 4,0/0,8; Kirk, 1,5/6,7; Fultz, 3,4/6,10. Totals 19,8/16,47.