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Sports from the week of January 18, 2006




Matmen beat RCW

Panther wrestlers flattened Renville County West 62-9 Tuesday at Tracy.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton now has a 13-1 season dual meet record, and5-1 in the conference.

The Camden Conference Meet will be held Saturday at Renville Canby, ranked seconod in state, is the heavy favorite.

“The meet went about as I expected,” said Panther Coach Brian Michelson. RCW has a young team and we were hoping to break 60 points tonight. We had a good night. The kids wrestled very well and our B squad won also, 47-18.”

The meet was marred by a shoulder injury to Panther 135 pound wrestler Cody Arnold on an illegal hold.

103- Zach Campbell, won, M.dec., 10-2, Fagen;

112- Chia Thao, won, T.fall, 22-6, Freiborg;

119- Erik Cooreman, lost, dec., 4-2, Novotny;

125- Cole Cooreman, won, ff;

130- Derek Evans, won, M.dec., 14-0, Schjenken;

135-Cody Arnold, won, injury default, Zach Freiborg;

140- Chad Cooreman, won,ff;

145- Drew Hebig, won, M.dec., 10-1, Gigsstad;

152- James Prairie, won, ff;

160- Andy Nelson, won,dec., 9-3, Dambroten;

171- Paul Carlson, won, ff;

189- Dan Deiter, lost, fall 5:10, Huseby;

215- Tyler Bauer, won, fall, 1:56, Hanson;

Hwt- Nathan Jacob, won, fall, 3:35, Adamski.

Girls beat Martin County West

The Panther Girl’s Basketball Team traveled to Trimont Tuesday night and came away with a 62-58 win over Martin County West.

“It was a back and forth game the whole way,” said Panther Coach Ric Haberman. “The score was tied 58-58 before we scored the final 4 points of the game to win. Emily Miller and Jackie Haecherl each made a free throw in final 1:10 before Alyssa Kirk sealed the win by making 2 free throws with 12 seconds left.”

Alyssa Kirk led the scoring with 27 points and Emily Miller followed with 10. Mallory Fultz pulled down 8 rebounds, Alyssa Kirk had 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 4 assists, Ashlei Carpenter had 5 rebounds and Krysta Tholen had 3 assists. Tracy/Milroy/Balaton had 37 rebounds to 39, 8 assists to 8, 10 steals to 6 and only 13 turnovers to 16 for MCW.

“We competed better tonight,” said Haberman. “But we still had lapses where we did not box out or go after the rebound, we need to eliminate these. It almost cost us the game. The positive was that we found a way to win down the stretch. It was a good win for the team.”

T/M/B 28 34 62

MCW 25 33 58

T/M/B-Tholen, 3,1-4,7; E.Miller, 3,4-5,1`0; Carpenter, 1,0-1,2; Haecherl, 3,1-2,7; Alyssa Kirk, 11,2-2,27; Domine, 2,1-2,5; Fultz, 2,0-1,4. Totals, 25,9-17,62.


Boys beat Minneota

The Panther boys traveled to Minneota Tuesday night and came away with a 66-57 conference win. Tracy/Milroy/Balaton is now 6-7 on the season and 2-3 in the Camden Conference South. Minneota fell to 3-9 overall and 1-6 in the conference.

“Following a weekend and early week of sickness for the team this was a very nice win to get,” said Panther Coach Nat Boyer. “We didn’t play as well as we were capable of, but we came together as a team tonight and the players made it happen.

“Minneota is a spoiler, make no mistake about it, They are a very streaky team that can turn it on when you least expect it. After that four-game stretch where we didn’t find the success we wanted, it was nice to bounce back with a win. The boys went out there and took care of business.”

Derek Radke had 17 points and 3 steals. Gary Knott had a double double with 16 points and 16 rebounds to go with his 5 blocked shots. Isaac Dolan contributed 9 points. Taylor Rignell added 6 points. Anthony Dolan and Drew Nelson each scored 5 points with Dolan adding 4 assists and Spencer Zwaschka and David Schmidt scored 4 points each.

TMB hit 16 of 44 two-point field goal attempts for 36% and were 8 of 18 on threes for 44% while Minneota was 9 of 39 on two pointers for 23% and 12 of 27 on threes for 45%.

The Panthers pulled down 43 rebounds to 41, had 15 assists to 8,12 steals to 5, 6 blocks to 5 and Minneota committed 21 turnovers to 19 for the Panthers.

The Panthers travel to Lincoln HI on Friday and host Martin County West Saturday.

T/M/B- Schmidt,2,0-0,4; A. Dolan,2,0-0,5; Knott, 5,6-6,16; Rignell, 2,1-2,6; I. Dolan, 4,0-0,9; Nelson, 2,0-1,5; Radke, 5,3-7,17. Totals 24, 10-19,66.