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Sports from the week of March 12, 2003

Youth wrestlers begin tourney

Twenty-six Panther youth wrestlers participated in the first round of the NYWA Tournament at Minneota on Friday.

The 16 wrestlers who finished in the top two places will advance to the regional tournament in Windom on Saturday, March 22. Wrestlers who did not qualify will have another chance this Saturday.

Taking first-place honors were: Caleb Christian, Josh Coyle, Ian Mariner, Kody Kirsh, Zach Campbell, Erik Cooreman, Luke Prairie, Chad Cooreman, James Prairie.

Finishing second were: Austin Peterson, Joe Ruppert, Bradley Schmidt, Jared Towne, Andrew Dieter, Colton Evans, Andy Lackie.

Third-place wrestlers were: Cody Christian, Becca Fedde, Dwayne Fedde, Derek Evans, Dan Dieter.

Finishing in fourth place were: Jordan Schmidt, Cody Ziemke, Brandon Schroeder, Nick Peterson, Josh Michael.

Saratoga archers do well at Hutchinson tourney

Ten archers from Saratoga Archery Club participated in the Midwest Indoor Sectional archery tournament held at Hutchinson last weekend. The 300-round tournament hosted archers from Minnesota and six surrounding states.

The Saratoga archers were Todd and Eric Nelson, Scott and Nick Olafson, Keith and Joshua Lubben, Elizabeth Halbe, Kim Jenniges, Joe Pallansch, and Chad Magnussen.

Todd Nelson, Halbe, and Joshua Lubben each took first place in their championship flights.

The Saratoga Archery Club also received word that they were voted as the minnesota State Archery Association's Club of the Year. "Saratoga archers demonstrated their support for the MSAA by attending MSAA shoots in large numbers despite often having great distances to travel to do so," according to the MSAA website.

Bowling Champs

The Tracy Men's Bowling Association held their city tournament recently at Tracy Lanes. Team champions were Minnwest Bank South with a total of 3,077 pins. Members of the team are White Zwach, and Terry Schaar. Back: Neil Daniels, Dave Lanners, and Bud Michael. Missing from the photo is Terry Wulf.

Whitey Zwach won the singles division with a 82 series. White also won the all events title with a total of 2,031 pins.

Bottom photo: Doubles champions, with a total of 1,287 pins, was Terry Schaar and Chad Alberda.