Sports from the week of June 28, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880
Legion is perfect `10'
On Monday the Milroy Legion baseball team hosted Montevideo and improved their season record to 10-0 with a 5-1 win.
Cottonwood, Fulda, Adrian and Okabena fall to Milroy.
First pheasant was eye-opener
John Glaser was the front man for the Al Menke Orchestra and the idol of most area single women in the pre-World War II days. However Mary Catherine O'Brien held the right of first refusal on John and claimed him for her own. After marriage and in the post WW2 era John settled down in Tracy and became an ardent sportsman. He had many experiences in tennis, golf, bowling and pheasant hunting in the local area as well as hunting trips to Nebraska.
Many years ago, when I was on a hunting trip to Canada, the group I was with stopped off for a meal in John's home town of Harvey, North Dakota at a restaurant called "One -Eyed Jacks. When Jack found out we were from Tracy he regaled us with stories about John Glaser's youth. He told us about John's two trips to the state high school tennis tournament and about John and his brother Larry finishing second in 1931. One-Eyed Jack was Jack Kirchten and John's best friend in high school. The trio built 3 tennis courts all by themselves and turned them over to the Harvey Kiwanis Club.
John sponsored, and bowled on, the Hollywood Bowling Team which won two Minnesota State Legion Tournaments. One in Fairbault and one in St. Paul. Whitey Engesser, Dale Hatch, Harland Jacobsen, Roy Peterson and Ernie Surprenant were some of the bowlers, along with John, who won those state championships. John also competed in a National Championship Tournament held in St. Louis.
Tracy girls' softball teams host teams
On Tuesday, June 20, the Tracy girls' softball teams hosted Clarkfield. Due to lack of players for the opposing team, only the Pee Wees and Peanuts games were played. The Peanuts game only consisted of three innings.
The Peanuts collected five hits while being defeated 7-0. On Thursday, the Peanuts had a close game, losing 1614 to Lakeview.
The Pee Wee team has improved their winning record to 3-0 defeating Clarkfield 8-6. They continued their winning streak by outpowering Lakeview 15-5. The game ended in the 4t inning on the 10 run rule.