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Sports from the week of February 23, 2005

Paul Carlson, Cole Cooreman, Ross Ryan wrestle way to state

Three Tracy/Milroy/Balaton wrestlers are headed to the state wrestling tournament in St. Paul this week.

Sophomore Cole Cooreman (119), senior Ross Ryan (130), and junior Paul Carlson (171) qualified for the state Class AA individual tournament by placing second at the Section 3AA meet Saturday.

Carlson takes a 29-10 record to state. Ryan is 27-16, and Cooreman is 27-12.

Senior Adam Snyder (125) just missed qualifying in a 5-4 loss to Adrian’s Zach Reker in a battle for true second.

“Adam’s (Snyder) loss by one point was a heartbreaker,” said Panther Coach Brian Michelson. Snyder had to settle for third. Only the top two wrestlers in each class qualified for state.

Snyder, who has been a varsity wrestler since the seventh grade, finished his prep career with an 118-86 record. He had a 28-10 record this year.

Other Panther wrestlers who placed in the section meet were: Chia Thao (103), third; Cody Arnold ((135), fourth; Chad Cooreman (145), Luke Prairie (112), fifth.

The section tournament was at Pipestone last Friday and Saturday. The three-class state individual and team tournament will be held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Thursday through Saturday.


Friday results

103- Chia Thao, bye, won, fall, 1:56 Cole (YME);

112- Luke Prairie, won, fall, 3:08, Hanen (LQPV); lost, dec.,5-4, Giese (F/MCC);

119- Cole Cooreman bye; won, T.fall, 16-1, Kanstrup (LQPV);

125- Adam Snyder, won, fall, 1:13, Aalfs (Mon); won, dec., 7-1, Crecilius(Mar);

130- Ross Ryan, bye; won, fall, 2:38, Wajer (Wor);

135- Cody Arnold, bye; won, fall, :49, Kanten (Mon);

140-Chad Cooreman, won, dec., 4-2, Kramer (F/MCC); lost, M.dec., 11-1, Evans (PA);

152- Kyle Lanners, bye; lost, fall, 1:56, Evans (PA);

160- Dan Deiter, lost, fall, 5:04, Larson (PA):

171- Paul Carlson, bye; won dec., 4-0, Christenson (RRC/WWG);

215- Mike Schreier, won, fall, 2:56, Krueger (Mon); lost, dec., 4-1, Steinmetz (F/MCC);

Hwt-Jordan Rolling, won, dec., 2-1, Schroepfer (RRC/WWG).


Saturday results

103- Chia Thao, lost, dec., 3-0 Reinsma (F/MCC);

112- Luke Prairie, won, M.dec., 18-4, Patel (Wor);

119-Cole Cooreman, won, dec., 6-4, Thier (Adr); lost, dec., 2-1, Williams (YME);

125- Adam Snyder, lost, dec., 5-3, Listul (YME); lost, dec., 5-4, Reker; won dec., 4-2, Cresilius (Mar);

130- Ross Ryan, lost, dec., 4-0, Halvorson (Mon); won, dec., 5-3, Cole, (YME); won, dec., 4-0, Reker (Adr);

135- Cody Arnold, lost, dec., 6-1, Bullerman (Adr); lost, T.fall, 20-5, Weber (YME);

140- Chad Cooreman won, fall, 3:04, Heitkamp (Adr);

171- Paul Carlson, won, dec., 2-1, Reverts (Adr); lost, dec., Henning (F/MCC).

Boys finish 212 at 1-13

The BOLD Warriors beat the Tracy/Milroy/Balaton boys at Tracy Friday night, 65-51.

The game closed out the Panthers’ 212 Conference basketball season with a 1-13 record.

As has been the case much of the season, TMB had played one poor quarter while playing the opposition almost even in the rest of the game. Against BOLD, the Panthers lackluster period was the fourth, when the Warriors outscored TMB 23-12.

"We had the lead late in the first half and narrowly escaped disaster when BOLD did not capitalize on a technical and personal foul," said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. "The Warriors were too strong in the end for the Panthers to defeat."

T/M/B hit 16 of 50 field goal attempts for 32% shooting and were 2 of 7 on three pointers for 29%. BOLD hit 20 of 41 field goal attempts for 49% shooting and were 2 of 6 from three point range for 33%.

The Panther B-squad lost 45-39 with McIntire leading the scoring with 14 points. Dolan had 6, Rignell 3, Zwaschka 8, Warner 4 and Soupir 4.

The Panther C-squad won 54-31 with Bot scoring 26 points, Kaup 6, Paradis 2, Xiong 3, Schmidt 7, Gervais 4 and Thooft 6.

Derek Radke led the Panthers with 14 points, including seven straight points in the third quarter to keep TMB close. The Panthers out-rebounded BOLD 34 to 29. Knott had ten rebounds and four blocked shots for the Panthers.

TMB turned the ball over 15 times.

TMB 15 12 12 12 51

BOLD 16 13 13 23 65

TMB-Vroman,0,1/2,1; J.Knott,1,8/11,10; G.Knott,3,0/2,6; Nelson, 4,0/0,9; Rignell, 1,0/0,3; Prairie, 1,0/0,2; Kirk, 3,0/0,6; Radke,5,4/5,14. Totals 18,13/20,51.

Girls get opening win

The Panther girls’ basketball team advanced to the second round of the Sub-Section 3AA South Tournament with a 59-33 win over Luverne at Tracy Tuesday night.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton meets Windom, a 50-40 winner over MCC Tuesday, at Redwood Falls at 6 p.m. Friday.

The Panthers started slowlyagainst Luv erne, but still led 10-2 at the end of the first quarter. In the second period their press started to give them some scoring opportunities and TMB increased its lead to 30-11 at the intermission. In the third period TMB out-scored the Cardinals 22-12 to make the score 52-23 at the three-quarter mark. The fourth quarter saw mostly reserves in action and the Cardinals meshed 10 points to T/M/B’s 7 to reach the final score.

Alyssa Kirk led the team in scoring with 16 points, including three three-point baskets. Ashlee Domine had 15, Tessa Nelson 13 and Jillian Tholen 10, including two three pointers. TMB pulled down 29 rebounds (Domine 9, Nelson 7) to 23 for Luverne, had 19 assists (Miller 6, Kirk 5) to 13, 12 steals (Nelson, Tholen , Domine 3 each) to 2, 9 blocks (Nelson 8) to 0 and turned the ball over 15 times to 16 for the Cardinals.


T/M/B 10 20 22 7 59

Luverne 2 9 12 10 33

T/M/B-Schaar, 1,1/1,3; Nelson,6,1/4,13; J. Tholen, 3,2/2,10; Kirk, 6,0/0,16; Domine,7,1/1,15; Miller,1,0/0,2Totals,24,5/8,59.