Sports from the week of August 9, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880
Legion baseball season ends with smiles & consolation title
The Milroy Legion Baseball Team won the consolation title in the 13th Annual Division 11 American Legion Baseball Tournament held in Truman, Minnesota.
Milroy saw its state championship hopes fade away in a 12-6 loss to Montgomery Friday. But Milroy rebounded to defeat Nashwauk/Keewatin 3-0 Eyota 4-1 on Saturday to finish fifth in the tournament and win the consolation championship.
Sacred Heart won the championship by out-scoring Montgomery 7-2 Sunday. They used a six run fourth inning to secure the win. Paynesville edged Fertile 6-5 to win the battle for third place.
Fighting Mermaids make splash
The Panthers aren't the only athletic mascot in town. Don't forget the Tracy Fighting Mermaids!
The Fighting Mermaids girls' swimming team hosted a team from Slayton last week in the Sebastian Park Pool. Not normally in Tracy's three-team cluster of Minneota, Ivanhoe and Tracy; Slayton was invited to square off against the Mermaids in this specially-scheduled meet.
Coach Heidi Miller says the Tracy team was excited to face neighboring Slayton. "The girls are excited. They normally don't get to face Slayton, because they're not in our cluster, but tonight should be fun and exciting ."
Yankees need 2 wins to reach state
The Milroy Yankees continue sudden-death baseball with a home game this Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. against Starbuck.
Starbuck lost their opening round game to Granite Falls but came from behind on Sunday evening to edge Dumont.
The Yankees will qualify for the state tournament if they can win their next two games.