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Sports from the week of May 17, 2006


Track teams compete at MCC

The Panther girls’ track team was second and the boys took third at the MCC Invitational Monday.

The girls’ team scores were: 1)Pipestone, 184; 2)T/M/B, 91.5; 3)SW Christian, 89.5; 4)MCC, 79; 5)Fulda, 78; 6)Adrian, 75; 7)R-T-R, 47; 7)Canby/Minneota, 47.

Scoring for the Panther girls were:

4 X 600M relay-T/M/B (Stobb, Bautista, Mason, Brockway), 7th, 11:45.06;

100M hurdles- Buyck, 1st, 16.75; Haugen, 10th, 20.27; Mackenzie, 12th, 21.05;

100M dash- Buyck, 1st, 13.08; Kirsh, 4th, 13.86; Fritz, 6th, 13.96;

4 X 200M relay- T/M/B (Welu, Snyder, Kolander, Vosberg), 7th, 2:04.25;

1600M run-Brockway, 12th, 7:01.79;

4 X 100M relay-T/M/B (Kirsh, Fritz, Miller, Buyck) 2nd, 52.88;

400M dash- Roseland, 5th, 1:09.02; Ryan, 9th, 1:12.00;

300M hurdles-Radel, 11th, 58.90; Haugen, 15th, 1:02.72;

800M run- Tholen, 1st, 2:24.92; Stobb, 12th, 2:49.25;

200M dash- Kirsh, 1st, 28.44; Fritz, 4th, 29.19; Her, 15th, 31.96;

3200M run- Mason, 10th, 14:34.94;

4 X 400M relay- T/M/B (Miller, Her, Kolander, Roseland). 6th, 4:43.23;

High Jump-Haugen, 5th, 4-06; Kolander, 12th, 4-00;

Pole vault-Buyck, 1st, 10-00; Kolander, 3rd, 6-06;

Long jump- Welu, 13th, 12-04; Her, 14th, 12-03; Radel, 15th, 10-10;

Triple jump-Roseland, 11th, 26-03; Haugen, 12th, 25-10.75.


The boys’ team scores were: 1)MCC, 132; 2)SW Christian; 3) T/M/B, 84; 4)Canby/Minneota, 84; 5) R-T-R, 82; 6)Fulda, 80; 7)Pipestone, 61; 8) Adrian, 59.

Scoring for the Panther boys were:

110M hurdles-Kirk, 5th, 12.42;

100M dash- Kirk, 5th, 12.42; Stibbe, 13th, 12.97; Swan, 14th, 12.99;

4 X 200M relay-T/M/B (Rosa, Paradis, Swenhaugen, Nelson) , 1st, 1:37.23;

1600M run-Vroman, 13th, 5:54.27;

4 X 100M relay- T/M/B (Swan, Kirk, Stibbe, Hook), 4th, 48.25;

400M dash- Rosa, 2nd, 55.46; Tholen, 5th, 57.09;

300M hurdles- Schaar, 12th, 53.10; Kirk, 13th, 56.74;

200M dash- Swenhaugen, 4th, 24.89; Paradis, 5th, 25.41;

3200M run- Tholen, 4th, 10.45.77; Malmberg, 13th, 13.19.62;

4 X 400M relay- T/M/B (Nelson, Swenhaugen, Paradis, Prairie), 4th, 3:41.88;

High jump- Knott, 1st, 6-05; Nelson, 4th, 5-10;

Pole vault-Stibbe, 3rd, 10-06; Vroman, 11th, 6-06;

Long jump- Knott, 7th, 17-09.75; Paradis, 10th, 17-05.75; Schaar, 17th, 15-01;

Triple jump- Nelson, 2nd, 39-09.75;

Discus- Prairie, 8th, 120-00;

Shot put- Prairie, 9th, 39-04.50.

Matt Bauer has been big contributor to TMB athletics

By Dick Donaldson

In the spring of 2003 Matt Bauer was living in the Twin Cities and was hoping for a career in athletics at Bloomington Jefferson High School.

“However the kids have always expressed a desire to be near their grandparents and the family home in Southwestern Minnesota so I decided to move out here,” said Matt’s dad, Brian Bauer.

Matt’s impact was almost immediate. He made big contributions as a Panther athlete in football and baseball. He even used a pairing agreement with Marshall to experience hockey with the Tigers.

One of the highlights of Matt’s football career was kicking the winning field goal, in the closing seconds, against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton a year ago last fall.

Matt has enjoyed football but baseball is his first love, he has been a starter for both the high school and the American Legion since he arrived in the area. He was one of only two high school players in the state to be selected to the 2005 All-State Baseball Team as a junior. He is, most likely, the only area baseball player with a batting cage in the basement of his home.

“It is a way to keep involved in the game during the off-season.” said Matt.

Bauer has spent most of his playing time pitching and playing third base.

“Matt also does a good job at first base. He has the ability to play at the college level,” said Panther baseball coach Bill Tauer.

In addition to leading area batters in hitting percentage and in home runs, Matt recently pitched a no-hitter against Lakeview at Cottonwood.

“It was a thrill to get a no-hitter,” said Matt. “I had a lot of fun pitching that game.”

Girls sweep RCW double header

The Panther softball team swept a double header against RCW at Tracy Monday 6-5 and 16-11. The two wins evened Tracy/Milroy/Balaton’s season record to 9-9 (8-3 conference) as they concluded the regular schedule.

“Now we wait for the seedings and the tournament,” said Panther Coach Dave Sogge. “I look for us to get the seventh seed, which will pit us against the #2 seed in Windom on May 23 at 4:30 p.m. I am looking forward to the tournament and I think the girls are too.”

The first game took 9 innings to decide. T/M/B went up 6-5 in the top of the ninth and held on as Jackie Haecherl made a run-saving catch in right field to end the RCW threat.

In game #2 the Panthers scored 8 times in the fourth inning to take a 16-7 lead and held on to win 16-11.

Ashlei Carpenter struck out 12 in game #1 and pitched a seven-hitter to get the win. Carpenter also got the win in game #2 on a nine-hitter. She struck out 6, walked 0 and hit three batters.

Ashley Kirk led the Panther offense with a 4 for 8 night and picked up 7 runs batted in. Cassie Miller and Lisa Bauer each had 3 RBI.

“We just couldn’t get either of their pitchers timed very well,” said Sogge. “We definitely are used to more speed from the pitcher and tonight we just couldn’t adjust.”

Game #1

T/M/B 211 100 001 6 5 4

RCW 201 010 100 5 7 3

T/M/B-LaVoy,cf,3,2,0; Carpenter,p,5,1,1; Kirk,ss,4,0,0; Schelhaas,1b,5,0,0; Miller,3b,2,1,0; Ashley Kirk,lf,4,1,2; Rayman,DP,5,0,1; Zens,c,2,1,1; Vroman,2b,3,0,0; Haecherl,flex. Totals, 33,6,5.

Game #2

RCW 024 010 4 11 9 3

T/M/B 502 810 x 16 10 4

T/M/B-LaVoy,c,3,3,2; Carpenter,p,4,0,1; Kirk,ss,4,1,1; Schelhaas,1b,0,9,0; Miller,3b,2,3,1; Ashley Kirk,lf,4,3,2; Rayman,DH,3,2,1; Bauer,rf, 3,1,2; Haecherl,cf,3,1,0; Vroman,flex. Totals 26,16,10.