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TAKING CONTROL OF HIS MATCH EARLY is Trojan senior Eli Block at their duel meet at Renville last Tues- day. Wrestling at 171, Block had the early lead on Ben Bennema of MACCRAY/RCW before losing his match. This is Eli's first year out for wrestling and continues to work hard for the Trojans. OHS Mat Men take part in Parkers Prairie Tournament The Trojan Mat Men were in action last week as they traveled to Renville for a duel meet with MACCRAY/RCW and a 10 team tour- nament at Parkers Prairie on Saturday. On Tuesday the Trojan Wrestling traveled to RCW to take on MAC- CRAY/RCW for a Camden Confer- ence dual meet. The Mat Men continue to have to forfeit six weights for various reasons. In the eight matches that were wrestled we wres- tled well in places and competed hard. At 112, seventh grader Joseph Eu- stice took on sophomore Trevor Fagen. Eustice wrestled well and was able to counter some things and did a nice job against an older more experienced wrestler. In the end Joseph's inexperi- ence led to a lose by fall. At 119, Travis Westlund wrestled very well and competed for six min- utes. In the first period Westlund came close to getting the first takedown but slipped and was taken down by Even Suter. Near the end of the period Travis was unable to counter the cra- dle but only gave up a two point near- fall. Travis took up in the second period and was able to control Suter most of the period. At the end of the period Surer gained a reversal to go up by six. Westlund was able to get an es- cape as time ran out. In the third pe- riod Travis did a great job of staying behind the arms and controlling Suter's hands. He was able to roll the wrist and run a half to put Suter on his back. Travis was not able to get the fall but scored a three point near-fall to cut the lead to two points. Westlund was all set to get another turn with the half-nelson when he slipped and Suter was able to get the reversal and take him to his back. Travis was able to fight off the fall but ended up losing the match. This is a match that Westlund was right in and if he could finish the moves, or make one less mistake he is in a posi- tion to win the match. At 140, Isaac Cloos wrestled Bran- don Bratsch. Cloos had some good shots in the first period but could not finish, but was able to counter well and not give up the takedown as the period ended with no score. In the second pe- riod Isaac was able to take the lead. He set up his roll and executed it about as well as you could to get the reversal and held Bratsch on his back to get a three point near-fall and a 5--0 lead. Near the end of the period Cloos was able to add to his lead with a half nel- son that gained him a two point near- fall as time ran out in the period. In the third period Bratsch took up and as Isaac tried to get an escape he put Cloos in a full-nelson that added a point to Isaac's lead. Bratsch was able to put Cloos on his back for a two point near-fall but was not able to score any other points and Isaac came away with an 8-2 win. This was a great effort for Isaac. He was able to not make mis- takes and when he does that he has been in every match this year. At 160 Jorden Roggenbuck contin- ued his winning ways. He went right at Jason Bakker in the first period and got the first takedown. A few seconds later Roggenbuck got a little high and gave up the reversal to tie the score at two. At the end of the period Jorden was able to get a reversal to take a four to two lead into the second period. Roggenbuck chose down and hit his roll and got the reversal. Bakker was able to fight off his back and not give up any back points. Jorden then did a great job of getting hand control and rolled the wrists under and stuck in a deep half-nelson and ran Bakker right to his back. Roggenbuck had it in so deep there was no way that Bakker was going to get off his back and a few sec- onds later he got the fall and his fifth win in a row with four wins coming by fall. Eli Block wrestled very well at 171. He was able to go out and get the first takedown against Ben Bonnema and things were going well for him. Bon- nema got to his feet and was able to get away with an escape. Eli went after Bonnema and got a second takedown to go up 4-1. Block seemed to have things under control as he was work- ing for a turn. He got a little too high with the half-nelson and lost his posi- tion and was reversed to his back. He fought hard and almost got off his back but ended up getting pinned. Eli did a great job as his inexperience just cost him a chance at a win. Dillan Roggenbuck wrestled Brent Jaenish at 189. Things started out well and it looked like he would get the takedown but could not quite get it as they went off the mat. On the restart Jaenisch was able to get the takedown and a two to zero lead as time ran out. In the second period Dillan took down and immediately gained an escape to take the lead. Both wrestlers came close to getting a takedown but neither was able to gain an advantage. Jaenisch was fortunate to get the take- down after Dillan was unable to finish his takedown to take a 4-1 lead into the third period. Jaenisch would out score Roggenbuck in the third period to come away with the win. This was one of MACCRAY/RCW's best wrestlers and Roggenbuck was right in the match with a chance to win in the third period. Kyle Rockensock was moved up to 215 to wrestle Tanner Bedel. This was r PURE EXCELLENCE!. That's what you get when you br00ngl your vehicle to Progressive! 1 100% Customer Satisfaction Complete Auto Body Shop Windshield Repair & Replacement Largest In-Stock Windshield Inventory in Area PROGRESSIVE COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE Second Street Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 ,. Phone (320) 839-2255 Toll Free 888-819-2255 . the weight that gave Kyle his best chance at a win. Rockensock worked very hard and almost had the takedown in the first period. Bedel was able to get the takedown and later the fall. Kyle has been doing a great job for us, it is just that he is only a freshman and he almost always is matched up against older more experienced wrestlers. Dimitri Cuneo was the last Trojan wrestler to compete on the night at HWT. Cuneo was right in the match at the beginning against Jason Mertens. In the end Mertens was able to get the best of Dimitri to end the dual meet. On Saturday the wrestling team was up early and traveling to Parkers Prairie. Things were tough for the wrestlers on Saturday. We had two wrestlers place and the other six wres- tled two matches on the day and were finished. Joseph Eustice at 112, Travis West- lund at 119, Robert Wood at 130, Isaac Cloos at 140, Hayden Knip at 171, and Kyle Rockensock all ran into much older kids and were not able to find a way to win a match. "I am not sure what it was in some of the matches as soon as we got turned to our back the ref called us pinned," said Coach Joe Eustice. "! do not usu- ally say much about the officiating but in many cases the calls were not that close and should not have been made." Jorden Roggenbuck had a very good day at 160. He entered the tour- nament with a 8-4 record and was seated third in one of the toughest weight classes of the tournament. He started the day against senior Scott Bridgebad of Benson. Things did not go well at the beginning of the match and Jorden was taken down right away. He was able to come back with a re- versal to tie the score in the middle of the period. Jorden did a nice job with hand control and was able to put Bridgebad on his back with a half-nel- son to get a three point near-fall. Bridgebad fought off of his back, but Roggenbuck ran another half and this time was able to get the fall. In the semi-finals he had to wrestle Forrest Drury of Park Rapids Area. Things did not go well from the beginning with Drury getting the first takedown. Jor- den came back with a reversal to tie the score. Drury was able to reverse Roggenbuck back and as he tried a roll caught him on his back for a three point near-fall and a 7-2 lead. Jorden took down and could not get anything going. He tried his roll again but did not keep his head up and was put on his back again for a two point near-fall. Roggenbuck could not get any closer in the third period and ended up taking a lose to a good kid and ended up in the wrestle backs. In the first round of the wrestle backs Jorden had to wrestle Jed Even- son of Pelican Rapids a very physical junior that we knew we could not make mistakes against. Roggenbuck was like a man on a mission. He went right out and took control from the start. He got the first takedown and was able to ride Evenson out the rest of the first pe- riod. Evenson took down in the sec- ond period and was able to score his only points of the match with a rever- sal. From that point on Jorden took no prisoners. He was able to get a rever- sal right back with a nice roll and a two point near-fall to take a 6-2 lead. Roggenbuck was able to score a two point near fall and a three point near fall with a good half-nelson to take an 11- 2 lead into the third period. Jor- den took down and went right to work with his roll and got the reversal and a two point near-fall. He went back to the half-nelson and was able to get an- other three point near-fall. Roggen- buck let Evenson off his back and the match ended with a tec-fall and a shot at third place. In the third place match Jorden had to wrestle another physical junior in Lenard Bennett of Long Prairie-Gray Eagle. Jorden was able to put another mistake-free match to- gether. He got the first takedown in the first period and had a five point lead going into the third period. Roggen- buck was out scored four to two in the last period, but was never in danger of losing the match and came away with a 7-4 win and third place honors. At 215 Dimitri Cuneo was the only other wrestle to place. He started the day with a first period fall and a trip to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals things were going well for Cuneo. He got a nice takedown and had the lead. He got a little high and was reversed by Alex Bantken of BCT as he rolled through, he was called pinned. In the first round of the wrestle backs Dimitri was able to get the first takedown over Logan Schmaus of PRA to take a 2-0 lead into the second period. Cuneo was down in the second and got an es- cape right away. Schmaus was able to get the next takedown and near the end of the period he got a three point near- fall to take a 5-3 lead. In the third pe- riod Schmaus took up and put Dimitri in a full-nelson. Cuneo scored an es- cape to tie the score at 5. Schmaus was able to get the takedown and a 7-5 lead with less than 30 seconds left in the match. Cuneo got right to his feet and escaped. Dimitri was not able to get a takedown and ended up with a one point loss. While it was not a win there were some encouraging signs in this match for Cuneo. He kept coming back and fighting hard. He did wrestle hard for the whole match. The loss put Dimitri in the fifth place match where he was right in it until the end. He took a 5-4 lead into the third period. The only bad thing that happened in the third period is Cuneo got tired and was turned and could not fight off of his back and lost the match. If Dimitri keeps working as hard as he worked this week he is going to get in better shape and will be able to find a way to win the close matches. The team would like to thank every- one that came out to support them at the match against MACCRAY/RCW and at the Parkers Prairie Tournament. They would also like to thank Pro- gressive Collision and Glass, Big Stone Physical Therapy, Frederickson Heating, Bellingham Farmers Elevator, Klimek Brothers Well Drilling, Snor- turns Landscaping, and Keeta Kay's Screen Printing for sponsoring the wrestling t-shirts for this season. The next action for the wrestlers will be Tuesday at home against West Central Area. Messmer nets 21 as Lady Trojans defeat Wolverines It was rivalry week for the Lady Trojans basketball team as they hosted the CGB Wolverines in Pheasant Con- ference play on Tuesday, Jan. 11 and then hosted the Milbank Bulldogs on Thursday, Jan. 13. On Tuesday, the Lady Trojans shot extremely well from the field and were able to pull away in the second half to defeat the Wolverines 61-46. Both teams had a good first half as they battled back and forth. As soon as the Lady Trojans would go on a run the Wolverines would return the favor and go on a run themselves. At the half, the Trojans had a slim four point lead 30- 26. The battling continued into the sec- ond half as both teams fought back and forth. The Trojan defense was able to stiffen enough to hold the Wolverines to 30 percent shooting in the second half. The Lady Trojans really picked up their game in the second half shooting 53 percent from the field to pull offthe win. "It was our best night shooting as a team as we shot 46 percent from the field for the game," said Coach Bob Ortonville School menu Foley. "It was nice to see those shots fall for the girls." Leading the Trojans in scoring was Morgan Messmer with 21 points. Amber Scherer added 12 points and Sam Peterson had 10 points. Rounding out the scoring was Theresa Hoffman with five, Rikki Roscoe with two, Kara Helgeson two, Emily Giese with three, and Bonnie Joy Smith with six points. Leading rebounder was Smith with seven. Scherer had a big night of dish- ing out the passes as she was one assist shy of having a double-double with nine assists. Messmer led the team with six steals. The win improved the Trojans record to 2-1 in conference play and 4-4 overall. On Thursday night the Lady Trojans hosted the Milbank Bulldogs. It was a night full of basketball as the boys and girls played in one night. The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard right away as they scored a bucket off the opening tip. They then took control right from the start as they would go on an 18-4 run. The Lady Trojans would fight back to end the half, trailing 26- 18. In the second half each team made several runs. At one point, late in the second half, the bulldogs had a lead of 42-28 with over five minutes to play. Ortonville would make a run to pull within six points at 44-38 with 1:32 left to go in the game. However, the Bull- dog defense and some critical errors by the Lady Trojans allowed the Bulldogs to come away with the victory 48-40. "It was not our best shooting night as we shot 30 percent from the field and 27 percent from the foul line hit- ting just four of 13 in the first half," said Coach Foley. Leading us in scoring was Morgan Messmer with 14 points, Kara Helge- son had a good all around game as she poured in nine points, Theresa Hoff- man, Rikki Roscoe and Sam Peterson each had two points, Amber Scherer netted six, Emily Giese had one and Bonnie Joy Smith added six. Peterson led the team with seven boards followed by Theresa Hoffman with six. Peterson, Scherer and Helge- son each lead the team with two as- sists. Scherer had three steals on the night. The Lady Trojans (4-5) will hit the road for two games this week. On Tuesday, Jan. 18 they will travel to Dawson-Boyd and on Friday they will play the Brandon-Evansville Chargers in Brandon. Tuesday, Jan. 18: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Raised Donut, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Build-A-Burger, Cheese, Lettuce, Onions, Pickles, Tater Tots, Juice Choices. Wednesday, Jan. 19: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Pancake/Sausage on stick, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Chickenwich, K-3 .... Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Diced Pear Sauce. Thursday, Jan. 20: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Cinnamon Roll, Applesauce, Milk. Lunch: Chili, Breadsticks, Broccoli and Cauliflower, Diced Peach Sauce. Friday, .Jan. 21: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Mini Pancakes, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Stuffed Crust Pizza, K-3 Cheese Pizza, Garden Salad, Fresh Veggies, Mixed Fruit Sauce. Monday, Jan. 24: No School. Tuesday, Ja. 25: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Br. Sausage Pizza, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk. Lunch: Meatballs and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Diced Peach Sauce, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll. TROJAN SOPHOMORE MORGAN MESSMER eyes the basket as she hit for 21 points in the Trojans win over the CGB Wolverines 61-46 last Tues- day at Trojan Gym. Teammates pictured are Kara Helgeson (at right) and Samantha Peterson (in back). Ortonville will travel to Dawson-Boydtonight (Tuesday) and Brandon on Friday for a game against the Brandon-Evans- vUle Chargers. Big Stone Lak,e Area Waves HOCKEY PLAYERS OF THE WEEK JESSE ANDERSON is the son of Amy and Dale Anderson of Ortonville. He skates for the Squirts. TYLER ELBERT is a Squirt. His parents are Jason and Hope Flbert of Big Stone City, SD. JOSH HOEKE is a Squirt. 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