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Sports from the week of February 16, 2000Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880


57-0 Varsity wrestlers blank Fulda-MCC

Thursday night was retribution night for the Tracy-Milroy wrestling team. All of the frustrations brought about all season, by wrestling state-ranked teams with a lineup decimated by sickness and injuries were taken out on Fulda/Murray County Central. After losing the first two matches in the B squad meet, the Panthers reeled off 24 straight wins to win the B squad meet 59-9 and the varsity meet 57-0.

"We needed that kind of a night," said Panther Coach Joe Kemp. "The wins were great for the morale of our wrestlers just as we are going into the tournaments. To F-MCC's credit many of the matches were close and hard fought."

As the varsity meet progressed the pressure on the T-M wrestlers not to become the only one to lose became tremendous. The wins by Peter Jacobsen and Mark Andree brought great ovations from the crowd and exaltation on the faces of the Panther wrestlers.

Central Christian cagers devour Panther boys with 63-52 victory

The Panther boys' basketball team saw their season record slip to 8-10, 5-7 in the 212 Conference, with a 63-52 loss to Central Minnesota Christian at Tracy Tuesday night.

"We didn't shoot the ball well tonight," said Panther Coach Jon Barsness. "And we played with zero intensity. When we get behind, our players all try to do the job themselves. When we worked the ball we got good shots and scored easily."

Derek Rignell was the only Panther in double figures with 28 points. Five Blue Jays were in double figures.

Poor shooting sinks girls

The Panther girls' basketball team fell victim to ppoor shooting, losing 61-31 to Central Minnesota Christian at Prinsburg Thursday night. The loss dropped their season record to 14-6 and 9-4 in the 212 Conference.

"We just do not match up very well against CMCS," said Panther Coach Paul Soupir. "It was another night that we shot only 18% from the field and you can't win many games shooting that poorly."

The Panthers hit only 9 of 50 field goal attempts for 18% while the Blue Jays hit 22 of 41 attempts for 54%. CMCS pulled down 25 rebounds to 23 for T-M and turned the ball over 22 times to 28 for the Pantehrs. T-M had 11 steal and CMCS 12.