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Sports from the week of September 19, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Panthers slip & slosh to 16-6 victory over Fulda

Despite steady rain, a slippery pigskin and an inspired Fulda team, the Panthers won 16-6 at Tracy Friday night. The win improved Tracy/Milroy/Balaton to 2-1.

"Now we start conference play," said Athletic Director and Assistant Football Coach Bill Tauer.

"Someone will fill the role of spoiler in the conference and it might as well be us," Panther Coach Joe Kemp told his team after the game.

"We got ahead early but they just wouldn't give up," said Fulda Coach Brad Holinka. "They controlled the ball and just wore us out in the second half."

The Fulda Raiders turned a squib kick catch by front line junior tackle Andy Isder, which he returned to the Panther 36-yard line, into a 6-0 lead when senior quarterback Brent Winter scored on the 10th play of the drive from 1 yard out. The extra point try was no good and, with 7:12 left in the first period Fulda led by a touchdown.

Things did not get better for TMB when they put the ball in play from their own 30 and incurred a motion penalty on the first play. After three plays produced only nine yards the Panthers had to punt.

TMB improves mark to 10-2

The Panther girls volleyball team cruised to easy wins with matches against R-T-R and KMS on Monday and Tuesday. the wins improved their season record to 10-2. the spikers are now 4-0 in the 212 Conference.

In the R-t-R match Monday, the Panthers won 1-1, 15-2 and 15-6. The B squad also swept 1-7, 15-3 and 1-8. The C squad lost 2 games to 1.

On Tuesday the Panthers hosted 212 Conference foe KMS and swept them 15-2, 15-3 and 15-5. The B squad also won 15-3, 15-2 and 15-0. The C squad lost 2 games to 1.

"We had players in different roles tonight and they got good experience in them," observed Panther coach Katie Gervais. "Our younger players got another chance to play tonight and they did a lot better than on Monday night.

Whoops! Scoring error meant first-place trophy was mistake

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton cross country team finished second in the Worthington Turkey Trot Saturday.

"For the third time this season the final team scores were goofed up," said Panther Coach Brian Michelson. "We had been actually awarded the trophy and were ready to leave for home when they discovered the error."

Instead of finishing in first place by nine points the Panthers found out they were second to Murray County Central by 7 points. The final team scores were: Murray County Central, 79; Tracy/Milroy/Balaton, 86; Windom, 97; Worthington, 129; Sioux Valley-Round Lake-Brewster/ Southwest Star Concept, 136; Luverne, 145.

"We haven't been at full strength in any of the meets so far this season," observed Michelson. "We have got to get going or we will be left behind."