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Sports from the week of January 26, 2005

Beth Lanoue is inducted into SMSU hall of fame

Tracy’s Beth (Elliott) Lanoue has been inducted into Southwest Minnesota State University’s Athletic Hall of Honor.

Lanoue, who was an assistant coach for the state champion Panther volleyball team this fall, was one of six people honored in a special ceremony Sunday.

Lanoue came to SMSU from Wisconsin by way of Nebraska Western C.C. She was first Mustang to earn NAIA All-American honors in volleyball. She is still first in career hitting at SMSU with a hitting percentage of .339 and is second in kills per game with 4.12, fifth in kills with 1,100, seventh in digs with 1,197 and ninth in attacks with 2,564.

As a junior for the Mustangs, Elliott was chosen first team All Northern Sun Conference and first team NAIA All-District 13. She played in a team-high 42 matches and led the Mustangs with 430 kills, a .350 hitting percentage and 473 digs. She also ranked among the conference leaders in kills, hitting percentage and digs.

As a senior co-captain in 1990, she had one of the best seasons in school history. Elliott was one of three players considered for the NAIA Player of the Year Award. In that season of competition she had 670 kills, 724 digs and a .333 hitting percentage. She played in 143 of 144 games and had 60 service aces.

Besides coaching at the high school level, Lanoue is also a Junior Olympic volleyball coach.

“I have really enjoyed my association with the kids in the volleyball program and it was a lot of fun working with them this year,” she said.

Girls prevail over RCW

'The Panther girls’ basketball team beat Renville County West at Tracy Thursday night 58-40.

The win improved Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record to 12-2, and 8-1 in the conference. RCW’s season record dropped to 3-10 and 2-7 in the conference.

“We only scored 7 points in the last quarter,” said Panther Co-Coach Ric Haberman. “That could be a bad habit to get into, fortunately we had developed a pretty good lead by that time.”

The Panthers overcame a good start by the Jaguars in the first period and led at the end of it 18-14. The second period put the game away for TMB as they out-scored RCW 17-4 to take a 35-15 lead at the intermission.

Ashlee Domine led the Panther attack with 22 points to go with her 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Alyssa Kirk added 11 points and Tessa Nelson hit the nets for 8 points to go with her 8 rebounds and 6 blocks. T/M/B had 33 rebounds to 32 for the Jaguars, 17 assists (Schaar 4) to 11, 9 steals to 6 and 10 blocks to 6. Both teams had 13 turnovers.

The Panther B team lost to RCW 34-23. Carpenter, Miller and Fultz led the scoring with 4 points each. Lanoue, K. Tholen, Daniels, Haecherl and Kirk added 2 each and C. Miller posted 1 point.

RCW 14 4 11 11 40

T/M/B 18 17 16 7 58

T/M/B-Schaar, 2,2/2,6; Nelson, 1,6/7,8; K. Tholen, 2,2/4,7; Kirk, 4,0/0,11; Domine, 10,2/6,22; Miller, 1,0/2,3; Coulter, 0,1/2,1. Totals 20, 13/23 58.

Boys close against BOLD

BOLD beat the Panther boys at Olivia, 49-45. The Panther’s season record fell to 2-11 and they are now 0-7 in the conference.

The Panther boys will host Murray County Central Thursday night with the C squad action starting at the high school at 5 p.m.

“We fell to an early 12-6 deficit after the first quarter and although we did tie the game and eventually regain the lead key turnovers once again proved to be too much,” said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. “With less than 15 seconds remaining in the game we had an opportunity to tie the Warriors with a designed play. We set up to take a three point shot, which rolled out of the hoop and led to having to foul. The Warriors converted one of the free throws and took a four point lead with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game.”

The Panthers were led in scoring by Sean Kirk with 14 points to go with his 5 steals and 7 rebounds. Derek Radke followed with 9 points and 4 assists, Gary Knott also had 9 points and 9 rebounds while Taylor Rignell added 6 points. Tracy/Milroy/Balaton pulled down 25 rebounds to 21 for BOLD, 7 steals to 2, 10 assists to 11 and turned the ball over 21 times to 18 for the Warriors.

“The team played hard tonight,” said Boyer. “We just couldn’t come up with the points we needed in the end. This is a game where our coaching staff believes the team took a huge step in the right direction. BOLD is a big, physical team and the boys did not back down. They came at us with pressure and the boys handled it well, we just didn’t finish like we would have liked to.”

The Panther B-squad defeated BOLD 44-27 with Rignell leading the scoring with 15 points. Kyle McIntire followed him with 11.

The Panther C squad won 49-36 to improve its record to 10-2 with Bot scoring 18 points, A. Dolan 13, Schmidt 6, Kaup and Thooft 4 each while Paradis and Gervais added 2 points each.


TMB 6 14 12 13 45

BOLD 12 9 11 17 49

TMB-Nelson, 1,1/2,3; J. Knott, 2,0/0,4; Kirk, 3, 8/8, 14; Radke, 4,0/3,9; G.Knott, 4, 1/4,9; Rignell, 2,1/2,6. Totals 16, 11/19, 4

Schreier's 60th is meet winner

The Panther wrestling team won a tough contest with Dawson-Boyd Thursday night 37-32. The win improved Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season dual meet record to 11-3.

“We were down 32-31 after forfeiting the 215 pound match,” said Panther Coach Brian Michelson. “We took a chance and pinned our hopes on Mike (Schreier) and put him against their heavyweight and he came through for us. It was a fun meet.”

The win was especially memorable for Schreier, since it was high 60th career wom/

The Panthers pins from Schreier, Ross Ryan and Cole Cooreman and a major decision from Cody Arnold. Dawson-Boyd had some wrestlers out due to sickness and T/M/B had 5 out and 3 that had just recovered.

The Panther individual results were:

103-Chia Thao, won, forfeit;

112-Luke Prairie, won, dec., 9-8, Bothun;

119-Sher Moua, lost, fall, 1:30, Jergenson;

125-Adam Snyder, won, dec., 7-4, Strand;

130-Ross Ryan, won, fall, :55, Nehring;

135-Cole Cooreman, won, fall, 5:15, Ireland;

140-Cody Arnold, won, M.dec.,11-2, S. Ireland;

145-Colton Evans, lost, fall, :48, Schueller;

152- lost, forfeit;

160-Kyle Lanners, lost, dec., 7-5, Estling;

171-Paul Carlson, won, dec., 3-0 Peterson;

189-Dan Deiter, lost, t. fall, 2:44, Schacherer;

215-lost forfeit;

Hwt-Mike Schreier, won, fall, 3:47, Schacherer.