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Sports from the week of April 5, 2000Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880


Todd Nelson claims third national bow championship

Todd Nelson was practically perfect in claiming a national archery championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Tracy Area High School grad hit the “bulls-eye” 117 times in 120 shots to claim a National Field Archery Association championship. His title came in the bow-hunter free-style limited division.

Nelson needed near perfection. His winning score was 597. The runner-up logged a 595.

“At this level, it is pretty competitive,” the Murray County farmer explains.

This is Nelson's third National Field Archery Association title in the past four years. He also won in 1997 and 1999. In 1998, he was leading the competition before experiencing an equipment failure.

Baseball team opens Thursday, home opener Friday against MCC

The Panther baseball team had a scrimmage at Sleepy Eye Friday.

"I had been rather discouraged with the way we have been practicing," said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. "However when we got into game conditions against Sleepy Eye, we looked much better. We hit the ball very well."

The Sleepy Eye team has returned all but two players from last year's team and are favored to win the Tomahawk Conference championship.

The Panthers open the season Thursday against Central Minnesota Prinsburg at Prinsburg. Their home opener is against Murray County Central Friday at 5 p.m.

Golf line-ups still uncertain

Panther Golf Coach Randy McIntire is having a difficult time getting a boys and a girls team ready to compete against Red Rock Central this week. There are a few ineligibility's and there are trips to France and to Spain by language students.