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Sports from the week of April 28, 2004

Bobbi Buyck keeps getting better

The Panther track teams hosted the Panther II Track meet and the girls took first place and the boys were second. The girls team scores were 1) T/M/B, 149; 2) Wabasso, 76; 3) Comfrey Springfield, 68; 4) Canby/Minneota, 63; 5) W-WG/RRC, 61.5; 6) Fulda, 55; 7) R-T-R/LB, 52.5; Lincoln HI, 29.5.

"The girls again showed strength in most events," said Panther Coach Al Landa. "Bobbi Jo (Buyck) set new school records in the pole vault and the 100. Weakness in the middle distances still seems to be a concern for the coaches."

Not only did Buyck set new school records in the pole vault and the 100M dash but she won three events herself (110M hurdles, 100M dash and the pole vault) plus anchoring the winning 4X100 relay team.

The boys team scores were 1) R-T-R/LB, 109; 2) T/M/B, 99.5; 3) Canby/Minneota, 89; 4) Fulda, 79; 5) Comfrey Springfield, 71.5; 6) W-WG/RRC, 50; 7) Wabasso, 45; 8) Lincoln HI, 11.

"The boys showed strength in the sprints and the pole vault with the pole vault being the strongest event," said Landa. "We need more boys in multi events. Too many are in only one or two events."

Panther linksters keep busy

The Panther golf teams hosted ACGC at the local course on a cold, windy day on Monday. The girls won and the boys lost. The girls won by a score of 208-220 to remain undefeated in conference play.

Scoring for the girls were: Cassie Bryant, 47; Kayla Lau, 48; Shanel Hansen, 51; Casie Miller, 62. Bryant's 47 was good enough to make her the girl's medallist.

Scoring for the Panther boys who lost 170-183 were: Eric Peterson, 37; Nick Miller, 44; Sam Lau, 50; Kyle McIntire, 52. Eric Peterson's 37 was good for boys medalist honors.

"Considering the conditions Eric's 37 was an excellent score," said Panther Coach Randy McIntire.

The Panther boys are now 1-2 in the 212 Conference.

Renville sweeps twin bill, 3-2, 2-0

The Panther baseball team dropped both ends of a double-header to Renville County West at Milroy Tuesday evening 3-2 and 2-0. The two losses dropped Tracy/Milroy/Balaton's season record to 1-7 and they are now 1-6 in the 212 Conference.

"In the first game we left too many guys in scoring position," said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. "We just didn't get the big hit when we needed it."

"In the second game Matt Bauer pitched a great game and our defense was better," said Tauer. "Now if we could put both offense and defense together for a game we could surprise a few people."