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Sports from the week of February 22, 2006


Pipestone shuts down TMB shooters

The Panther Boy’s Basketball Team lost to the Pipestone Arrows 61-39 at Tracy Tuesday night. The loss dropped Tracy/Milroy /Balaton’s season record to 9-14 while the Arrows improved to 9-14.

The Panthers were very cold shooting in the opening minutes, fell behind 23-3 and were never able to catch up. In the third period, while behind 52-25 the Panthers used a full court press to go on a 9-0 run and close the score to 34-52 . That run featured a field goal by Isaac Dolan, two free throws plus a steal and a lay up by David Schmidt and a three pointer by Taylor Rignell. However that was as close as T/M/B would get to the Arrows.

The Panthers hit 8 of 32 field goal attempts for 25% and were only 5 of 17 on three pointers. The Arrows were 17 of 38 on field goals for 45% and hit 4 of 6 three point attempts. T/M/B garnered 24 rebounds to 30 by Pipestone, had 7 assists to 9, 3 steals to 7, 3 blocks to 5 and turned the ball over 16 times to 18 for the Arrows. The halftime score was 40-18 in favor of the visitors.

T/M/B- Schmidt, 2,3-5,7; A.Dolan, 2,0-0,6; Knott, 2,3-6,7; Paradis, 1,0-0,2; Rignell, 1.0-0,3; I.Dolan, 2,0-0,4; Zwaschka, 1,2-3,4; Radke, 2,0-0,6. Totals 13, 8-14, 39.

Disappointment follows elation in team wrestling

Panther wrestlers are focusing on the individual wrestling section tournament at Redwood Falls Friday and Saturday.

Tracy/Milroy/Balaton hopes for a team appearance at state were foiled by a close loss to Adrian in the Section 3AA team competition Friday at Lamberton. The Adrian victory followed a Panther victory over Windom/Mt. Lake-Butterfield-Odin.

The Panthers upset Windom/MLBO 36-21.

Typifying the Panther win was Luke Prairie (119) who worked to an 18-6 win over a wrestler who had beaten him six times previously. Zach Campbell (103) overcame an 8-2 deficit and pinned his opponent to get the Panthers off to a good start. Cole Cooreman (125) and Chad Cooreman (135) recorded decisions, Andy Nelson won by an injury default, James Prairie (160) got a pin, Paul Carlson (171) recorded a 9-0 win and Nathan Jacob got a decision to seal the victory.

The win advanced the Panthers to meet Adrian, the Section 3AA defending champions. Wins by Chia Thao (112), Luke Prairie (119), Cole Cooreman (125), Chad Cooreman (135), James Prairie (160) and Paul Carlson (171) brought the Panthers a 22-19 lead with three matches remaining. However the favored Adrian Dragons prevailed in all three to take a 36-22 win and eliminate the Panther team.



Windom meet

103-Zach Campbell won, fall, 5:40, Falk;

112- Chia Thao, lost, dec., 8-2, Fichenich;

119-Luke Prairie, won, M.dec., 19-6,Hochstein;

125-Cole Cooreman, won, dec., 12-5, Stevens;

130- Derek Evans, lost, dec., 14-4, Bergendahl;

135-Chad Cooreman, won, dec., 10-0, Silvas;

140-Cody Arnold, lost, T.Fall, 21-6, Elg;

152-Andy Nelson, won,injury default, Gorsklags;

160- James Prairie, won, fall, 1:36, Radke;

171-Paul Carlson, won, dec., 9-0, Rodney;

189- Dan Deiter, lost, dec., 6-5, Zachetzche;

215- Tyler Bauer, lost, dec., 14-5, Garza;

Hwt- Nathan Jacob, won, dec., 4-2, Horkey.



Adrian meet

103-Zach Campbell lost, dec., 6-2, Bullerman;

112- Chia thao, won, dec., 9-6, Tiesler;

119-Luke Prairie won, dec., 7-3, Loosbrook;

125- Cole Cooreman, won, dec., 13-0, Gades;

130- Derek Evans, lost, dec., 4-2, Their;

135- Chad Cooreman, won fall, 1:59, Heitkamp;

140- Cody Arnold, lost, injury default, Bullerman;

145- Drew Hebig, lost, dec., 7-5, Loosbrock;

152- Andy Nelson, lost, dec., 10-2, Reker;

160- James Prairie, won, dec.,13-0, Metz;

171-Paul Carlson, won, dec., 4-3, Wagner;

189- Dan Deiter, lost, fall, 1:48, Engelkes;

215- Tyler Bauer, lost, T.fall, 18-3, Reverts;

275- Nathan Jacob, lost, fall, 1:12, Luttmer.

Victory gives pre-tourney boost

The Panther girls’ basketball team concluded its regular season with a 63-49 win over Renville County West at Tracy Thursday night.

The victory improved Tracy/Milroy/Balaton an 8-16 regular season record and momentum going into the Section AA tournament.

Three-point shooting by the Jaguars (five in the first half) kept RCW in the game in the first half and in the lead 30-27 at the intermission. The Panthers picked up their intensity in the second half and out-scored RCW 36-19 in the second half to seal the win. Ashlee Domine continued her strong play since returning to the line-up from a knee injury by contributing 30 points, 2 steals, 2 blocks and 10 rebounds to lead the Panthers. Emily Miller added 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists while Alyssa Kirk scored 10 points and had 8 assists and Krysta Tholen had 9 rebounds and 5 assists.

“We played with more purpose and much better defense in the second half,” said Panther Coach Ric Haberman. “The team played well together and shared the ball well.”

The Panthers also took better care of the ball in this game. TMB had 41 rebounds to 27 for RCW, had 18 assists to 12, 4 steals to 12, 3 blocks to 0 and tuned the ball over 8 times to only 6 for the Jaguars.

The Panthers begin tournament against Jackson County Central Saturday.

TMB- Miller, 7,3-4,20; Kirk, 4,0-0,10;Domine, 13, 4-6,30; Fultz, 1,1-2,3. Totals, 25,9-12,63.