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Sports from the week of January 31, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Otto, Lustfield lead scoring parade over MACCRAY

The Panther girls improved to 12-3, 8-2 in the 212 Conference, with a 57-40 win over MACCRAY Thursday night at Clara City.

The Panthers used two quarters of outstanding offensive basketball to out-score the Wolverines by 22 points and take a 38-16 halftime lead.

Wrestlers move up in standings

The Panther wrestling team placed fifth out of ten teams at the wrestling tournament at Westbrook Saturday.

“We placed ahead of Windom/Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin and they almost won over Jackson County Central last week. JCC is the top ranked team in the state in our class,” said Panther Coach Joe Kemp. “All of the kids wrestled well.”

“Eric had Ryan Fier (Minneota) who is ranked number four in the state, on his heels most of the championship match,” observed Kemp. “Eric lost 3-1 but many of the fans in the crowd thought he deserved to win.”

THS grad is Racquetball Hall of Fame pick

Glen Withrow is national doubles winner

Glen Withrow, a 1966 graduate of Tracy High School was inducted into the Minnesota Racquetball Hall of Fame on Jan. 20, 2001. The induction ceremony was held during the 2001 Racquetball Hall of Fame Tournament at Donatelli's Restaurant in Minneapolis He is one of only 34 inductees over the past 20 years.

Withrow's love for racquetball began almost 25 years ago, when he injured an ankle playing basketball. He started playing racquetball while recuperating from the injury and he hasn't stopped playing the game since. Besides basketball, Withrow also played baseball for the Tracy Scrappers.

The Tracy grad has won over 40 state tournament championships in Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota, nine regional championships, a national singles championship, and a national doubles championship. In addition to being an outstanding player, Withrow has spent over 23 years teaching racquetball.