Sports from the week of November 22, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880
Girls' basketball team hopes to build upon 15-9 season
The Panther girls basketball team has been practicing for a week in preparation for their season opener against KMS at Tracy on Dec. 1.
Last year's team lost to Martin County West in the second round of the Section 3AA South Tournament. They finished the season with a 15-9 record.
Lost from that team are Heather Hemmingsen, Melissa Sweetman and Stephanie Welvaert. Welvaert and Heidi Peterson were chosen to the all-conference team last year and Melissa Sweetman was given honorable mention status.
This year's team, under Coach Paul Soupir, is looking for help from last year's B squad which finished with an 18-4 record.
Wrestlers hope to continue improvement
The Panther wrestling team also began practices Monday for their season-opening quadrangular meet at Clara City on Dec 1.
Last year's team finished with a 9-12-1 record after posting a 3-18-1 record the previous season. Third year coach Joe Kemp is looking for better things this year as he returns everyone from last year's squad except Peter Jacobsen, Mike Weedman and Mark Andree.
The boys basketball team began practicing Monday for their opening game of the season. The first game is with the Arrows from Pipestone-Jasper and will be played at Pipestone on Dec. 1.
Last year's team ended the season with a 9-14 record while bowing out in the semi-finals of the Section Tournament with a loss to Jackson County Central. The team finished in fourth place in the 212 Conference with a 6-8 record under Coach Jon Barsness.
Lost to graduation from last year's team were: Jeremy Goltz, Pat Coquyt, Chris Gervais, Ben Lightfoot and John Rialson.