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Sports from the week of January 9, 2002 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Central Christian rallies to beat Panther boys

The Panther boys basketball team lost to the Central Minnesota Christian School 72-53 Tuesday night at Prinsburg.

The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton's season record to 10-1 and they are now 0-4 in the 212 Conference.

"We were ahead at the half tonight," said Panther Coach Jon Ruoff. "However CMCS came out and played an excellent third quarter against us and we lost our intensity in the fourth."

The Panthers fell behind 17-8 at the end of the first quarter but came back to play very well in the second and take a 28-27 lead to the locker room at the intermission.

"They blocked four of our shots to start the third quarter and that intimidated us and made us adjust our shots," said Ruoff. "We let them have a couple of 10-0 runs against us and that was the ball game."

The Blue Jays out-scored TMB 20-12 in the third quarter and 25-13 in the fourth to reach the final score.

Matmen tested in Granite tourney

The Panther wrestling team participated in the Dam Site Tournament at Granite Falls Saturday and finished last out of eight teams.

The team scores were: Wabasso, 182; Canby, 138; Windom/Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin, 133; Renville County West, 98; Pipestone-Jasper, 59; Dawson-Boyd, 51; Yellow Medicine East, 41; Tracy/Milroy/Balaton, 26.

"The competition was very strong," said Panther coach Joe Kemp who was subbing for Travis Christenson. "Most of our kids wrestled well but came away with very few wins."

Erik Kathman had the best Panther record, taking third with a 3-1 record. Derick Goettig was 2-2 and finished in fourth place while Scott Torkelson and Donald Strand had 1-2 records.

C-squad girls win tourney

The Panther girls' C-squad basketball team won a four-team tournament held at Renville County West Saturday.

The Panthers defeated Redwood Valley in the first game 61-13 and rolled over Yellow Medicine East in the championship, 50-22.

The Panthers' Laura Lanoue won a three-point shooting contest. In her best round of shooting (15 shots or 45 seconds which ever came first) Lanoue hit six, three-pointers.

Alyssa Kirk led the Panthers against Redwood Valley with 11 points. Tessa Nelson followed with 10, Sarah Fritz 8, Nicole Haecherl 7, Alyssa Lightfoot 6, Jillian Tholen 5, Laura Lanoue and Jenna Schaar 4 each. while Llyndsie Murphy, Lynn Brockway and Melissa Luckhardt each scored two.

In the championship game, Luckhardt and Nelson each had 11. Brockway had 8, Lanoue and Fritz 6 each, Schaar 4, Haecherl and Lightfoot 2 each.

Monday, the young Panthers traveled to Slayton and won 34-16.