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Sports from the week of May 1, 2002

Fairmont gives TMB tracksters a stiff test

Panther track teams placed second in the Fairmont Triangular Invitational last Thursday.

"Fairmont has very good track teams," said Panther Coach Steve Jones. "The competition was very good."

Girls' results

Fairmont won the meet with 107 points, followed by Tracy/Milroy/Balaton, 54; and Jackson County Central, 24.

The Panther girls got first-place finishes from the 4X800 relay team, Cassandra Carlson in the discus, Tessa Nelson in the high jump and Jillian Tholen in the 1600M race.

Boys' results

The boys team scores were: Fairmont, 109; TMB, 40; JCC, 34.

The Panthers got first-place finishes from Brandon Lightfoot in the high hurdles, Darin Wilking in the discus and the shot, Jared Baumann in the long jump and Jason Morin (tie) in the pole vault.

Baseball team is .500

The Panther baseball team won one out of three games this week.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton is now 6-6 for the season and 5-5 in the 212 Conference.

Monday, the Panthers traveled to Grove City and split a double header with the Falcons. ACGC won the first game 3-1 and the Panthers took second 16-4.

"The kids have lost some of their confidence," said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. “It is sort of like, 'here we go again' when things start to go bad. We were leading the first game at ACGC 1-0 going into the last inning and they got 4 hits to score 3 runs and beat us. Downes is about as good a pitcher as we have faced."

Adam Schmidt pitched the first game for TMB and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits while walking none and striking out 5. Downes went all the way for the Falcons and held TMB to 1 run on 2 hits while walking 2 and striking out 6.

Austin Skoblik got both hits for TMB and drove in the only run.

In the second game, Erik Kathman went all the way on the mound giving up 4 runs on 4 hits while walking none and striking out 8.

TMB golfers win triangular

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton golf team participated in a triangular meet in Minneota last Tuesday with Minneota and Lincoln HI. The boys narrowly won both meets. The girls beat Minneota but lost to the Rebels. Boys'

Boys' scores

Team scores were: TMB 175; Minneota, 176; Lincoln HI., 176.

Scoring for the Panthers were: Eric Peterson, 40; Jordan Roots, 44; Andy Engesser, 45; Jake Peterreins, 46. Peterson was the medalist.

The B-squad lost to Minneota 224-215. Panther scorers were: Anthony Vroman, 54; Sam Lau, 56; Derrick McKee, 56; Mark Buysse, 58.

Girls' scores

Team scores were TMB, 230; Minneota, 235; Lincoln H.I., 215.

Scoring for the Panthers were: Brady Averill, 55; Kayla Lau, 54; Shanel Hansen, 59; Sonia Schmiesing, 62.

Roots is medalist in one-stroke win over Renville

The Panther boys' golf team beat Renville County West by one stroke Thursday, 186-185. Panther girls also recorded a victory because the Jaguars didn't have a complete team.

Scoring for the Panther boys on this were: Jordan Roots, 39; Andy Engesser, 46; Eric Peterson, 47; Jake Peterreins, 53. Roots was the boys medalist with his 39. Windy conditions affected play.

Kayla Lau, 53; Sara Macken, 55; Kristen Rokke, 56; Kim Lau, 58; score for the Panther girls.

The boys are now 4-1 and the girls 2-4.

"Jordan's (Roots) 39 on a day like we had Thursday was phenomenal," said Panther Coach Randy McIntire. "We have had three different boys as medalists on our team in three separate meets."