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Sports from the week of February 7, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Wrestlers' are gracious hosts

The Panther wrestling team went 0-2 in a triangular meet held at the Prairie Pavilion in Tracy Friday night. The Panthers lost to Minnewaska Area 39-20 and to River Valley 38-25. The meet had originally been scheduled to be a quadrangular but LacQui Parle Valley called Athletic Director Bill Tauer on Wednesday to cancel.

"Aldon Struchen weighed in at 135 pounds, went up a weight and beat two state ranked wrestlers tonight," said Panther Coach Joe Kemp.

T-M-B girls improve season record with win over ACGC

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton girls basketball team improved their season record to 13-3 with a 51-33 win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Grove City Thursday night. They are now 9-2 and are in second place in the 212 Conference behind the Central Minnesota Christian School.

The Panther defense got T/M/B off to a great start by holding the Falcons to only 4 first quarter points while the offense was putting up 14 on the scoreboard. The ball hawking Panther defense risked arousing the ire of the Grove city Police Department by recording 23 steals in the game to only 9 for the Falcons.

Panther boys nearly upset ACGC

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton boys basketball team is still winless after Tueaday night's game with Agwater-Cosmos-Grove City but they had a shot at a win. The final score was 47-45 in favoe of ACGC, now 13-3 and in second place in the 212 Conference, but the final minutes were very close and except for five free throws in the closing seconds by the Falcons, the Panthers had a good chance for that elusive first win of the season.

"It was the best we have played for 32 minutes all season," said Panther Coach Jon Ruoff. "We played well."

The Panther B-squad won 48-43 to improve their season record to 8-7. Greg Carlson led the scoring with 18 points and was followed by Austin Skoblick with 12. Curt Paradis added 7, Eric Peterson 6 and Jason Vercruysse and Ross Ladehoff scored 2 each.