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"lie gymnasts "nue to improve dlle girls gymnastic teams meets this past week. the girls traveled to Morris meet, and on Jan. 11, they seven school invitation- hsseton. was victorious in the dual oring 115.5 to Ortonville's team echoed a repeat of the with Benson by starting on the vault but then literally apart on the beam competition. I Becky Holtquist said, "The has been the team's Achilles season. Not one athlete has above a 7.0 yet for this sea- have been hitting clean rings to score the following. McMahon an 8.05 for 4th ,shley Henrich a 7.8 for 5th 7.65, Julia Nelson Kira Sherod 7.4. exercise team score was the 3f the season with the athletes to hit their tumble passes. McMahon placed 2nd with a by Ashley Henrich and Nelson with 6.4 and Katie e.scoring 5.15. nlor Alyssa Adelman had a well uneven bar routine to place ith a 5.41, while Lucinda hit a 5.2 for 4th place. fie Hedge hit a new connection am to score a 6.1 for 5th place. all around, Lucinda McMahon 4th with 26.5 and Katie Hedge 5th with 23.15. squad also competed and Morris' 75.1. Uneven their strong events lng. gymnasts fared much better at the Sisseton meet particular- ly with the floor and uneven bar scores on the rise. The team hit a 105.8 points which was a season high. The other team scores were Clark, 125.15; Watertown, 123.2; Milbank, 122.35; Britton, 119.15; Sisseton, 110.6; Deuel, 100.2. Many of the Ortonville gymnasts hit their season or personal best. Lucinda McMahon had some great scores to lead the team. She hit a 8.1 vault, 7.9 floor 7.1 beam 6.95 bars and an all-time high on all-around at 30.05. Katie Hedge hit a personal best on floor exercise of 7.7, while she scored a 7.4 vault, 5.6 beam, 5.05 bars and 25.75 all around. Julia Nelson hit a personal best on floor with a 7.1 and bars with.a 5.35. Ashley Henrich tried a new vault and hit a personal best of 8.1 and a best score onfloor at 6.4. The balance beam routines were still plagued by too many falls, thus the team lost about 5 points overall. Once these routines become solid the team score should average in the 110 area. The B squad had a surprise day and ended up placing fourth. The uneven bar competitors placed well for such a big meet. Jenny Maas scored a 5.0 for 2nd place, while Ashle Henrich and Kira Sherod scored a 4.7 for 5th place. Kailea Anderson was the other placer with a 5.8 on balance beam for 3rd place. Gymnast of the week is shared by two athletes. Alyssa Adelman placed 3rd on the uneven bars at the Morris meet and Julia Nelson managed to hit a pet'sonal best on both bars and floor exercise during the Sisseton Invitational. The girls have three back to back BA Storm girls win game of Season Miles Abby Knutson, #45, is O'Halloran-Johnson. Alexandria of the Morris-Benson Area 12U Hockey team. Girls were very excited to 'st game of the season ,ed rival Alexandria at on Arena on Saturday; Nov. Beth Rindy scored the first of the season, unassisted, game. She continued to next two MBA goals in the Unassisted for a hat trick. Rajewsky scored the fourth with an assist from Fiona scored four goals in this game. Emily Rajewsky scored the final goal for MBA, unassisted, breaking the tie and winning the game for the Girls 12U MBA Storm. Alexandria's goalie saved seven shots on goal. MBA goalie, Katia Vantries saved ten shots on goal. The game ended with congratulations all- around. Good job girls! Knutson is a sixth grader at James Knoll Elementary in Ortonville and daugh- ter of Aaron and Michelle Knutson. OHS GYMNAST of the week, Alyssa Adelman placed third on the uneven bars at the Morris meet on January 7. home meets. Parents night will be Fri., Jan. 17 against Morris. Mon., Jan 20, Milbank will be in Ortonville for a dual meet, and Jan. 24, Benson will compete in another dual meet. Adult Basic Education Classes next Monday Make this an even better year by enrolling in Adult Basic Education classes. General Education Development programs offer people the opportunity to earn a high School diploma*a credential recognized as a key to employment opportunities, advancement, further education and financial rewards. Even if you have already earned a diploma you can still attend sessions to brush-up your skills in English, math and reading. The ABE classes for the Ortonville area include the following; ABE/GED meets Mondays from 4 - 6:30 p.m. and ESL on Mondays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. both at the Ortonville High School, room C206. GED testing resumes Jan. 14th. For more information about other ABE locations, contact Karla Roisen, Manager, at 1-800-657-3247, extension 148. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY wins Championship Prairie hosted the dlle Wrestling team on for an eight team individual As a team the Trojans 111 points, good for sixth for the Mat Men were: Eustice, 4th; 112 Dylan th; 119 Eric Croatt, 5th; 130 135 Cory Homan, Roggenbuck, 4th; 145 4th; 152 Ben Rudnick, 6th; 171 Eric 2rid; Cory Schmieg, 2nd; : Koval, 4th; and HWT Jason Joe Eustice said, "Going tournament we felt we would to put three kids nals with all of them having at winning their weight. ms, Cory Schmieg and Jason the finals. These three Very well and helped to set a for the young kids on Collins controlled things well match over Kyle Henry of Foly, g up a win to make it to the finals of the third tournament this year. In the finals he wrestled state entrant Chris Stewart of PP. The match was slowed by a number of breaks for blood time. Eric came out on the short end of a 10-4 decision. Collins wrestled well against a very tough kid. In the semi-final round Cory Scll"mieg at 189 pinned Luke Reuss of Benson in 5:54 to reach the finals. In the final match, Schmieg took on Travis Bjerketvedlt of PP, who proved just too big for Cory. At HWT, Jason Kellen entered the tournament as the #1 seed. He was the defending Champion at the same weight. Kellen wrestled very well all day and looked the best he has all year. In the first round he opened with a 1:10 fall over Luke Young of Foly. In the semi-finals Keilen had his fastest fall of the year with a :22 over Matt Roberts of PP to make it to the finals. In the finals Jason wrestled Abe Miller of Benson. Miller is a tough kid who had an 18-1 record going into the finals. There was a good flurry at the beginning of the match that it looked like Miller would get the takedown and maybe put Kellen on his back, but Jason rolled through very well and they went off the mat. Kellen then took control of things and crunched Miller with a 1:10 fall to win the tournament. "I felt that things went as well as they could have. We did lose a few close matches that if we were more experienced, we may have won. The kids are working hard and learning as we go. "With most of the team in 7th, 8th and 9th grade, our goals are a little different. We need to be concerned with learning moves, staying off our backs, and finishing the matches before we get too wrapped up in win- ning. The young kids are going to get beat a lot of the time. They will need to work through this and stay with the program, and they'll begin to see good things happen," said Eustice. The Trojan Mat Men will see action again on Thursday at WCA. There will be a JV meet at home on Friday night. OHS Trojan boys basketball struggle, lose two, win one OHS Trojan Boys Basketball team struggled with a tough Lac qui Parle team on Tues. Jan. 7. "We entered the gym flat footed and not ready to play," said Coach Tim Giese. "We also missed a lot of easy opportunities. LQP's tough zone defense took us out of the game." Although the Trojan boys held their own through the first quarter, the second quarter LQP pulled away, outscoring the Trojans 26-11 and con- tinued to dominate the boards for the rest of the game. Final score for the evening was 62- 40, as the Trojans were unable to make up for a miserable second quar- ter. According to Coach Giese, "We came back against KMS on Friday, Jan. 19 shooting the lights out at 49 percent from the field. It was a much needed win and we looked like our old selves hustling every where and playing good D." Corey Stattelman had a terrific night scoring 18 followed by Ross Randall with 14 points. Stattelman also played great defense for the night. Hillcrest played a hard and tough game against the Trojans on Saturday defeating the Trojans 60-44. "We just couldn't put the ball in the hole. We shot just 28 percent from SHARING THE HONORS of OHSGymnast of the week is Julia Nelson who hit a personal best on both bars and floor exercise during the Sisseton Invitational on January 4. FIRST PLACE CHAMPION in the Heavyweight Class at the Parkers Prairie eight team Wrestling Tournament was Trojan wrestler Jason Kellen. (photo by Char Athey). OHS TROJAN BOYS Basketball player, Landon Franzky goes head to head with Lac qui Parle player on January 7, while Ross Randall (far left) gets into position for the rebound. the field and no one can win games shooting that bad," said Giese. "We played great defense and held Hillcrest to 60 points. They are very quick but we still got good looks. The ball didn't dropS" The Trojan boys team will com- pete again at home on Tues., Jan 14 against Lincoln HI beginning at 6:00. Injury report: Ryan Cloos is recov- ering from pneumonia, Tim Thompson suffered a broken toe vs. KMS and may be out for the season. and Riley Sammon suffered a sprained ankle against Hillcrest and will be unavailable for at least a week. REQUEST FOR IDS Ortonville Area Health Services Ortonville Area Health Services is soliciting bids for the replacement of ceiling tile at Northridge Residence. Bids will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. in the Administrator's office. Project plans and specifications are available upon request. If any company is interested in submitting bids, please contact Brad Schipper, Northridge Administrator, 1075 Roy Street, Ortonville, MN 56278, phone 320-839-6113. Bids are good for 60 days. Bidder will be notified in writing. (Jan. 7, 14, 2003) Rates effective January 13, 2003 Limited time only $500 minimum deposit Penalty for early withdrawal \\; 396 DAY TERM *Annual Member FDIC % *APY "Because we care[" CenBank Page 9 !sday, Jan. 14, 2003  INDEPENDENT "lie gymnasts "nue to improve dlle girls gymnastic teams meets this past week. the girls traveled to Morris meet, and on Jan. 11, they seven school invitation- hsseton. was victorious in the dual oring 115.5 to Ortonville's team echoed a repeat of the with Benson by starting on the vault but then literally apart on the beam competition. I Becky Holtquist said, "The has been the team's Achilles season. Not one athlete has above a 7.0 yet for this sea- have been hitting clean rings to score the following. McMahon an 8.05 for 4th ,shley Henrich a 7.8 for 5th 7.65, Julia Nelson Kira Sherod 7.4. exercise team score was the 3f the season with the athletes to hit their tumble passes. McMahon placed 2nd with a by Ashley Henrich and Nelson with 6.4 and Katie e.scoring 5.15. nlor Alyssa Adelman had a well uneven bar routine to place ith a 5.41, while Lucinda hit a 5.2 for 4th place. fie Hedge hit a new connection am to score a 6.1 for 5th place. all around, Lucinda McMahon 4th with 26.5 and Katie Hedge 5th with 23.15. squad also competed and Morris' 75.1. Uneven their strong events lng. gymnasts fared much better at the Sisseton meet particular- ly with the floor and uneven bar scores on the rise. The team hit a 105.8 points which was a season high. The other team scores were Clark, 125.15; Watertown, 123.2; Milbank, 122.35; Britton, 119.15; Sisseton, 110.6; Deuel, 100.2. Many of the Ortonville gymnasts hit their season or personal best. Lucinda McMahon had some great scores to lead the team. She hit a 8.1 vault, 7.9 floor 7.1 beam 6.95 bars and an all-time high on all-around at 30.05. Katie Hedge hit a personal best on floor exercise of 7.7, while she scored a 7.4 vault, 5.6 beam, 5.05 bars and 25.75 all around. Julia Nelson hit a personal best on floor with a 7.1 and bars with.a 5.35. Ashley Henrich tried a new vault and hit a personal best of 8.1 and a best score onfloor at 6.4. The balance beam routines were still plagued by too many falls, thus the team lost about 5 points overall. Once these routines become solid the team score should average in the 110 area. The B squad had a surprise day and ended up placing fourth. The uneven bar competitors placed well for such a big meet. Jenny Maas scored a 5.0 for 2nd place, while Ashle Henrich and Kira Sherod scored a 4.7 for 5th place. Kailea Anderson was the other placer with a 5.8 on balance beam for 3rd place. Gymnast of the week is shared by two athletes. Alyssa Adelman placed 3rd on the uneven bars at the Morris meet and Julia Nelson managed to hit a pet'sonal best on both bars and floor exercise during the Sisseton Invitational. The girls have three back to back BA Storm girls win game of Season Miles Abby Knutson, #45, is O'Halloran-Johnson. Alexandria of the Morris-Benson Area 12U Hockey team. Girls were very excited to 'st game of the season ,ed rival Alexandria at on Arena on Saturday; Nov. Beth Rindy scored the first of the season, unassisted, game. She continued to next two MBA goals in the Unassisted for a hat trick. Rajewsky scored the fourth with an assist from Fiona scored four goals in this game. Emily Rajewsky scored the final goal for MBA, unassisted, breaking the tie and winning the game for the Girls 12U MBA Storm. Alexandria's goalie saved seven shots on goal. MBA goalie, Katia Vantries saved ten shots on goal. The game ended with congratulations all- around. Good job girls! Knutson is a sixth grader at James Knoll Elementary in Ortonville and daugh- ter of Aaron and Michelle Knutson. OHS GYMNAST of the week, Alyssa Adelman placed third on the uneven bars at the Morris meet on January 7. home meets. Parents night will be Fri., Jan. 17 against Morris. Mon., Jan 20, Milbank will be in Ortonville for a dual meet, and Jan. 24, Benson will compete in another dual meet. Adult Basic Education Classes next Monday Make this an even better year by enrolling in Adult Basic Education classes. General Education Development programs offer people the opportunity to earn a high School diploma*a credential recognized as a key to employment opportunities, advancement, further education and financial rewards. Even if you have already earned a diploma you can still attend sessions to brush-up your skills in English, math and reading. The ABE classes for the Ortonville area include the following; ABE/GED meets Mondays from 4 - 6:30 p.m. and ESL on Mondays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. both at the Ortonville High School, room C206. GED testing resumes Jan. 14th. For more information about other ABE locations, contact Karla Roisen, Manager, at 1-800-657-3247, extension 148. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS PAY wins Championship Prairie hosted the dlle Wrestling team on for an eight team individual As a team the Trojans 111 points, good for sixth for the Mat Men were: Eustice, 4th; 112 Dylan th; 119 Eric Croatt, 5th; 130 135 Cory Homan, Roggenbuck, 4th; 145 4th; 152 Ben Rudnick, 6th; 171 Eric 2rid; Cory Schmieg, 2nd; : Koval, 4th; and HWT Jason Joe Eustice said, "Going tournament we felt we would to put three kids nals with all of them having at winning their weight. ms, Cory Schmieg and Jason the finals. These three Very well and helped to set a for the young kids on Collins controlled things well match over Kyle Henry of Foly, g up a win to make it to the finals of the third tournament this year. In the finals he wrestled state entrant Chris Stewart of PP. The match was slowed by a number of breaks for blood time. Eric came out on the short end of a 10-4 decision. Collins wrestled well against a very tough kid. In the semi-final round Cory Scll"mieg at 189 pinned Luke Reuss of Benson in 5:54 to reach the finals. In the final match, Schmieg took on Travis Bjerketvedlt of PP, who proved just too big for Cory. At HWT, Jason Kellen entered the tournament as the #1 seed. He was the defending Champion at the same weight. Kellen wrestled very well all day and looked the best he has all year. In the first round he opened with a 1:10 fall over Luke Young of Foly. In the semi-finals Keilen had his fastest fall of the year with a :22 over Matt Roberts of PP to make it to the finals. In the finals Jason wrestled Abe Miller of Benson. Miller is a tough kid who had an 18-1 record going into the finals. There was a good flurry at the beginning of the match that it looked like Miller would get the takedown and maybe put Kellen on his back, but Jason rolled through very well and they went off the mat. Kellen then took control of things and crunched Miller with a 1:10 fall to win the tournament. "I felt that things went as well as they could have. We did lose a few close matches that if we were more experienced, we may have won. The kids are working hard and learning as we go. "With most of the team in 7th, 8th and 9th grade, our goals are a little different. We need to be concerned with learning moves, staying off our backs, and finishing the matches before we get too wrapped up in win- ning. The young kids are going to get beat a lot of the time. They will need to work through this and stay with the program, and they'll begin to see good things happen," said Eustice. The Trojan Mat Men will see action again on Thursday at WCA. There will be a JV meet at home on Friday night. OHS Trojan boys basketball struggle, lose two, win one OHS Trojan Boys Basketball team struggled with a tough Lac qui Parle team on Tues. Jan. 7. "We entered the gym flat footed and not ready to play," said Coach Tim Giese. "We also missed a lot of easy opportunities. LQP's tough zone defense took us out of the game." Although the Trojan boys held their own through the first quarter, the second quarter LQP pulled away, outscoring the Trojans 26-11 and con- tinued to dominate the boards for the rest of the game. Final score for the evening was 62- 40, as the Trojans were unable to make up for a miserable second quar- ter. According to Coach Giese, "We came back against KMS on Friday, Jan. 19 shooting the lights out at 49 percent from the field. It was a much needed win and we looked like our old selves hustling every where and playing good D." Corey Stattelman had a terrific night scoring 18 followed by Ross Randall with 14 points. Stattelman also played great defense for the night. Hillcrest played a hard and tough game against the Trojans on Saturday defeating the Trojans 60-44. "We just couldn't put the ball in the hole. We shot just 28 percent from SHARING THE HONORS of OHSGymnast of the week is Julia Nelson who hit a personal best on both bars and floor exercise during the Sisseton Invitational on January 4. FIRST PLACE CHAMPION in the Heavyweight Class at the Parkers Prairie eight team Wrestling Tournament was Trojan wrestler Jason Kellen. (photo by Char Athey). OHS TROJAN BOYS Basketball player, Landon Franzky goes head to head with Lac qui Parle player on January 7, while Ross Randall (far left) gets into position for the rebound. the field and no one can win games shooting that bad," said Giese. "We played great defense and held Hillcrest to 60 points. They are very quick but we still got good looks. The ball didn't dropS" The Trojan boys team will com- pete again at home on Tues., Jan 14 against Lincoln HI beginning at 6:00. Injury report: Ryan Cloos is recov- ering from pneumonia, Tim Thompson suffered a broken toe vs. KMS and may be out for the season. and Riley Sammon suffered a sprained ankle against Hillcrest and will be unavailable for at least a week. REQUEST FOR IDS Ortonville Area Health Services Ortonville Area Health Services is soliciting bids for the replacement of ceiling tile at Northridge Residence. Bids will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. in the Administrator's office. Project plans and specifications are available upon request. If any company is interested in submitting bids, please contact Brad Schipper, Northridge Administrator, 1075 Roy Street, Ortonville, MN 56278, phone 320-839-6113. Bids are good for 60 days. Bidder will be notified in writing. (Jan. 7, 14, 2003) Rates effective January 13, 2003 Limited time only $500 minimum deposit Penalty for early withdrawal \\; 396 DAY TERM *Annual Member FDIC % *APY "Because we care[" CenBank Page 9 !sday, Jan. 14, 2003  INDEPENDENT