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Sports from the week of August 17, 2005

Yanks begin state play Thursday

The Milroy Yankees open play in the Class C amateur baseball tournament Thursday, August 18.

The Yankees face Midway in a 5 p.m. game at Dassell. The Class C tournament will be held at Dassell and Hutchinson August 18-Sept. 5.

Milroy qualified for state competition by winning three of four games over the past week.


Lamberton 5, Milroy 2

The Yankees lost to the Lamberton Long Sox August 24 5-2 at Milroy.

Lamberton’s Matt Samyn cooled off the Milroy bats and allowed them only 2 runs and 4 hits over the eight innings he pitched. Adam Schmidt started on the mound for Milroy and allowed 2 runs in the first inning and another pair in the fifth. Erik Kathman turned in a strong performance in relief for Milroy.

The loss put Milroy in the losers’ bracket, and put the team in a position of having to win its next game against Sleepy Eye.

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Three straight wins

The win over Sleepy Eye qualified Milroy for the state tournament. The team then played Lamberton twice for for seeding purposes on Sunday. The Yankees beat Lamberton twice.

Milroy got strong pitching performances from Ryan Rohlik and Brian Dolan as they prevailed 3-1 and 6-0.

Andy Schmidt went 3 for 4 and Eric Dolan 3 for 5 to lead Milroy to the 3-1 win. Joe Kemp was 2 for 2 in the second game while Derrik Pinckney scored three runs and Andy Schmidt added a double to insure the win in the second game.

First game

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Second game.

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Cross country has 17 runners

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton cross country has 17 runners this fall. The team’s first meet is August 31 at Mt. Lake.

Senior Jillian Tholen, sixth at last year’s Class A meet, will lead the girls’ team. Bobbi Jo Buyck, Jessica Coulter, Stacy LaVoy, Jessica Mason, Rachel Stobb, Jennifer Vroman, Celia Brockway, Roxy Ryan, Ayla Snyder and Carli Tholen are the other girls.

Jenna Schaar, Becca Gervais, Megan Pool were lost to graduation and Julia Olson has moved to International Falls.

Alex Jones, Dalton Kirk, Joshua Lubben, Ryan Tholen and Brad Lanoue make up the boys’ cross country team.

Marie Clauson is the head cross country coach.

Numbers are up for football-Panthers hope to build on '04 success

The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton football program has 69 boys in grades 9-12.

Panther Head Coach Randy McIntire began practice sessions Monday. The Panthers were 7-4 last fall, their best record since 2000 season when they were 8-3. The Panthers saw their 2004 season end with a loss to Yellow Medicine East in the Fargodome in the Section finals.

Eleven seniors were graduated from that team: Donald Strand, Kong Her, Paul Johson, Trevor Morin, Brett Jackson, Anthony Rasmussen, Sean Kirk, Guillaume Frebault, Mike Schreier, Josh Ruppert and Jason Heern, who will be greatly missed.

This year’s squad has 31 juniors and seniors. The upperclassmen are Kirby Arens, Cody Arnold, Matt Bauer, Travis Cambronne, Paul Carlson, Derek Daniels, Dan Deiter, Derek Evans, Sean Fox, Erik Frisvold, Matt Hagberg, Drew Hebig, Pheng Her, Brady Jackson, Nathan Jacob, Gary Knott, Tristan Larson, Adam LeClaire, Dan Malmberg, Kyle McIntire, Andy Nelson, Taylor Rignell, Logan Sanow, David Schiller, Daniel Scheier, Nick Soupir, Seth Swan, Chris Swenson, Erich Swenson, Derrick Vandromme and Andy Lackie.

Sophomores are Jordan Christianson, Matt Deiter, John Gervais, Taylor Hagberg, Mike Lenertz, David Moua, Andrew Nelson, David Nilius, Steve Paradis, Andrew Prairie, Matt Rosa, David Schmidt, Ryan Thooft, Sam VanNevel and Spencer Zwaschka.

Freshmen are Joshua Anderson, Mike Anderson, Travis Apperson, Tyler Bauer, Austin Butman, Isaac Dolan, Trenton Edwards, Keith Engelkes, Colton Evans, Aaron Frisvold, Adam Haecherl, Christopher Hansen, Joshua Hook, Brandon Kirk, Todd Louwagie, Daren Pederson, Jordan Rolling, Walker Schaar, John Swenhaugen, Seth Swenson, Dylan Vandromme, John Steele and Andrew Thooft.