Sports from the week of August 10, 2005
Yanks one game from state
A state play-off berth is at state when the Milroy Yankess host the Lamberton Long Sox Wednesday (August 10) at 7:30 p.m.
Both teams are undefeated in play-off action. Either can qualify for the state Class C amateur baseball tournament with a victory.
Milroy 11, Sleepy Eye 1
Milroy defeated Sleepy Eye 11-1 at Milroy Saturday. Andrew Van Loy pitched the complete game for Milroy and held Sleepy Eye to only 1 run on 7 hits while striking out 10. Eric Dolan drove in four runs for the Yankees
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Milroy 010 025 03 11 12 1
Milroy 8, New Ulm 1
On Sunday the Yankees traveled to New Ulm and won over the Brewers by a score of 8-1. Nathan Deutz pitched for Milroy and got the win. He gave up 1 run of 5 hits while striking out 6. Joe Kemp led the 14 hit Milroy attack with 3 hits. Eric Dolan, Scott LaVoy, John Schuh and Adam Schmidt each added 2 hits.
Milroy 020 120 210 8 14 4
New Ulm 000 001 000 1 5 2
School gym has new look
A $20,000 project to refurbish the gym floor at Tracy Area High School has been completed. One could almost describe the results as gym dandy.
The floor shines with a new finish coat. A TMB logo gleams at center court in the red and blue school colors. The name Panthers is scripted across two end lines.
Before the new paint job, the floor had been sanded down and re-sealed. Where necessary bad boards were replaced and other spot repairs made. FLR Sanders was the general contractor.
The $20,000 project includes a $3,900 ventilation system to eliminate moisture underneath the floor.
School administration and staff want to keep the new floor from getting scuffed and scratched. Monday night, the Tracy school board accepted a staff recommendation to buy a gym floor cover and mobile storage rack. School board members committed $2,000 from school district funds. Additional money will be sought from private contributions.
Bill Tauer, District 417 activities director, told school board members Monday that he expects to see many more community requests for the gym because of the recent closure of the Mediterranean Club. When chairs and tables are moved onto the floor, Tauer said, there will be an increased risk of marring the surface. A floor cover will go a long way toward preventing such scratching, he said. Scratches could also occur from stones embedded in a shoe sole.
The Miss Tracy Scholarship Pageant, Primetimers, and the Spring Sportsmens Show are among the community events Tauer said that will use the facility. Tauer said that since little is charged for community use of the gym besides custodial fees, it would be appropriate to ask to user groups to contribute to the cost of the protective cover.
Non-athletic school events, such as concerts and plays, could also benefit from the floor cover, Tauer said.
Tauer presented an $8,000 estimate for a floor cover and rack system that could cover the entire gym floor with the bleachers pulled back. The athletic department recommended that $4,000 be spent from school district funds, and the balance from donations.
Board member Eric Fultz, who offered the motion to spend $2,000, expressed the hope that $2,000, with donations, will be adequate to cover the center basketball court area.