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LOOKING FOR AN OUTLET is OHS' Brandon Finke during their game against KMS last Monday night at the OHS gym. The boys won the game 79-66. Raffety picks up fall The Trojan Wrestling Team fell to. picked up the last six points with his West Central Area 67-3. The score first varsity win. may not indicate it, but the young wrestlers turned in one of their best performances of the year. Every match lasted into the second or third period. Not every match ended in a pin. Joe Karels, Jason Kellen, Josh Kellen and Blake Schmieg all wrestled very well and fought hard to not get pinned. At 189 lbs. Jamie Karels won his 18th match of the year. Karels deci- sioned Erik Wevley 8-5. This was a big win for Jamie and will help him at the section seedings. All of the kids wrestled very well and are starting to learn how to fight off their backs and are finding ways to score points. The young kids are learning a lot and are starting to show great improvement. On Friday the mat men traveled to Sisseton and took on Sisseton and Groton. The Trojans fell 69-6 to Sisseton and 54-21 to Groton. In the Groton match 103 pounder Joe Karels won by fall over Lee Hjermstad in 38 seconds. At 160 lbs. Josh Sykora pinned Darin Zoellner in 2:34. At 189 lbs. Jamie Karels won his 19th match of the year with a 4-2 decision over Kelly Henning. Hwt. Keith Haggerty In the Sisseton match Rich Raffety found a way to break his losing streak. Rich has led in most of his matches but has made some mistakes and has not been able to get any wing lately. Raffety has kept working hard and came up with a fall over Dirk Hanson in 1:34. I was so glad to see Rich get a win. He has been so close all year and this should really help his confi- dence for the end of the season. In JV action James Thompson had three pins to raise his record to 16-4. Paul Kareis at 171 lbs. won by fall vs. Groton. 152 lb. Chris Lee also won by fall. 145 lb. Gabe Larson showed a lot of improvement in the last few weeks. "I have been very proud of the team for working so hard all year. They have always given everything that they have in every match. As long as we keep our positive attitudes and keep improving everything will work out for us," said coach Joe Eustice. Upcoming action for the mat men will be Friday, Jan. 30th vs. Eagle Valley at home for parents night. On Feb. 3rd we travel to Melrose to take on Melrose and Upsula for our last match of the season. Bellingham school news MENU Monday, Jan. 26 Breakfast: Yogurt, Toast, Orange Juice Lunch: Tacos, peaches Tuesday, Jan. 27 Breakfast: Pancakes, smokies, applesauce Lunch: Chicken patty on bun, french fries, mixed fruit Wednesday, Jan. 28 Breakfast: English muffins, cheese slices, orange juice Lunch: Pizza, lettuce, apples Thursday, Jan. 29 Breakfast: Egg patty, toast, grape juice Lunch: Rotini hotdish, carrots, pears 'riday, Jan. 30 Breakfast: Cereal, toast, apple juice Lunch: creamed chicken, potatoes, corn, brownie CALENDAR Tuesday, Jan. 27: Cheerleaders and basketball practice Wednesday, Jan. 28: DARE Thursday, Jan. 29: Basketball practice SAVE-A-LAKE FISHING CONTEST! ARTICHOKE LAKE - SOUTH END Feb. 1, 1998 - 1:30-3:30 p.m. CASH PRIZES AWARDED: First Fish- Largest Walleye, Northern & Panfish DOOR PRIZES DURING CONTEST DONATION: Adults - $4.00, Under 16 - $2.00 Lunch & Beverages Available - Holes & Bait Provided- Snow Date 2/8/98 SA VE-A-LAKE OFFICIALS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR INJURIES. ALWAYS BE CAUTIOUS OF ICE CONDITIONSl Bring the kids and have a day of fun! Lady Trojans fall to C-G-B The Ortonville Lady Trojans basketball team traveled to ClintOn Thursday night, and came home on the short end o'f a 60-45 score. CGB led at every quarter break, and though the lead was cut to three points midway through the fourth quarter, were able to finish strong with the 15 point victory. The Trojans continue to have trouble attacking the full court press. Several successful attempts are usually followed by an equal number of foiled efforts, resulting in quick and easy buckets for the opposition. The Trojans also lacked the defensive intensity that had been shown in the two previous games, both victories. The Trojans were led in scoring by Tiffany Finke with 13 points. Laura Lantis had eight points and led the team in rebounds with eight, and Amanda Hillman and Heidi Wittnebel each had seven points. Wittnebel pulled down six boards and Hillman finished with five. The Lady Trojans will wrap up their home season this Friday night against Dawson/Boyd. There will still be a full month of games left, but this will be the final home game of this season. Markets No. 1 Wheat ...................... 3.50 Soybeans ........................... 6.21 Corn ................................... 2.25 Jan. 27, 1997 No. 1 Wheat .................... _3.94 Soybeans ........................... 7.01 Corn ................................... 2.33 Trojan cagers take three more, remain undefeated in confere The Ortonville Trojans boy's iraketball team hosted the KMS ]'igh't Saints,, on Monday, Jan. 19 and cam'away with a 79-66 victory. Both clubs got off to excellent offensive starts, with the Trojans riding the strength of outside shooting (4 treys) to claim a 22-15 lead. Derek Homrighausen's eight points along with Adam Thymian's six pushed the lead to eight at halftime (38-30). Scott Sandberg led the Trojan scoring in the third with eight points of the team's 16, as the lead went to 54-45. Not to be outdone, the Saints "run" got them within two at 56-54, before Justin Wittnebel and Homrighausen connected with slick inside passes and drives to secure a 79-66 victory. The Trojans had four players in double figures led by Homrighausen with 26, Thymian and Sandberg scored 14 each, and Wittnebel notched 12. Wittenebl had a stat- stuffing night coming up with 9 steals and 6 blocks in addition to his points. Kent Orvik again displayed an excellent floor game, leading the team with 5 assists and knocking down 5/6 free throws from the line to finish with 8 points. Dan Ross came off the bench to hit a quarter ending trey as well as run the show from the point guard position, and Grant Botker's solid play on both ends of the court were instrumental in this contest. The Trojans shot well from the field (29/65)-and (15/18) from the line. Both were the result of good passing angles and finding the open man on the weakside. "Even though we gave up 66 points in this game, we did a good job of hustling the ball and creating turnovers to give us an offensive edge in possessions," said coach Roger Sandberg. In a key Pheasant Conference match-up at Graceville, on Tues. Jan. 20, the Trojans were able to outlast the Wolverines 75-71 in overtime. Both teams played an open court style of ball with non stop action throughout the game. CGB came out with an aggressive full court game plan and led 19-16 after the first quarter. The Wolverines pulled out to a 26- 18 lead midway through the second, but the Trojans showed a fast break style of their own outscoring the host 22-12 and leading 40-38 at halftime. The Wolverines again pulled ahead in the third quarter, at one time leading by nine, Derek Homrighausen answered the bell hitting three consecutive treys and a driving lay-up to keep' the Trojans close at 57-55 after three quarters. The Trojans and Wolverines locked up in a defensive struggle in the fourth, ending regulation in a 65 all tie. The Trojans enjoyed the hot hand of Adam Thymian in overtime as he scored nine of the Trojan's ten to give the Trojans a 75-71 victory. "This was a very entertaining and well played game by both clubs, obviously for us to come back from eight and nine point deficits on the road was big. This team really hung on and were patient enough to withstand the Wolverine attack. There were many standout efforts by student athletes on both clubs, for us Derek's 33 points (11-16 from the field and 2/3 from line) ranks as one of the best offensive games I have witnessed in a while. His teammate Adam Thymian came up with 22 points as well as playing a strong all around game (7 assists, 4 steals, 8 rebounds)," said Sandberg. to collect 11 points and had defensive game inside Justin Wittnebel con mastery of the block de 5 stuffs as well as leading with 6 steals. Grant Botker us excellent play hitting 2/3 from the line for 6 points, set the table with 11 assists 3 points from the point the field the Trojans shot 8/15 from the line. "We are doing a good job up our shooters and moving Sandberg said. Playing their third game days, the Trojans traveled to on Fri., Jan. 23, and came a 79-43 victory. The Trojans 14 quarter stops, 18-5, 54-16, 70- 79-43. Ortonville shot well from ! in this contest comnecting on 22 in the first half. Adam Thymian's 11 and Sandberg's 10 led the Trojan halftime. Excellent pressure d and our ability to breakdo Warrior s full-court defense r in many scoring opportunities " Trojans throughout the first half Statistically, Ortonville hit l for the game from the field, a_e from the line. They collecl boards (Sandberg and Longhenry led with 6 each), Orvik had 5 assists of the tea Justin Wittnebel had 4 steals team's 15. The scoring for the Troja well distributed; Sandberl Wittnebel 13, Homrighausc Thymian 11 each, 9 from LonJ Orvik 7, Finke and Ross 5 eac Sletten with 4. The win leaVe Trojans at 8-3 for the season al in the conference. Next week they host the B on Tues., the Hancock Owls c0 on Thurs., and they travel to i$i Scott Sandberg came off the bench on Saturday.  one Sq a "C" uad I dies do00i Clinton-Graceville 35- The "C" squad Lady Trojans used full-court pressure defense to offset cold-shooting and a C-G height advantage Thursday at Clinton. The Trojans came out swarming in the first quarter forcing 8 turnovers, and launching 20 shots to C-G's 7 shots, but cold-shooting limited the Trojans to only a 6-4 lead. The second quarter saw much the same, and at the half C-G lead 12-10 on 6 for 18 (33 percent) shooting, while Ortonville shot 5 for 35 (14 per- cent). Trailing 15-10, Ortonville finally found the range in a 17-5 run to lead 27-20 with 3 minutes left. C-G attempted 15 fourth quarter free throws and made 8 and closed to 33- 30 before Kelly Larson's jumper iced i reco it at 35-31. i ,, I os] Larson's 12 points .. Mrs Ortonville with Jannelle Vol Milb adding 8 (4 of 6 shooting), ! Warr Henningsoq (4 points, 8 re bin, and Jessica Chase (4 poial ,-,:" - ,JI IJles q rebounds) provided strength i n. A Ortonville. Other strong contril b- Ashley Zahrbock (4 points), 1| uroul "OV( Libka (1 point, 4 steals), A TM Meyer (2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 . Jessica SeUin (3 rebounds), Le"'-'---- (2 rebounds, 2 steals), Jenny  w, and Kirsten played strong g UII; For the game Ortonville sl ,.wm for 65 (25 percent), while C-G for 36 (28 percent). C-G out-re. ed Ortonville 37-28. Ortonville 10-4. HARD TO THE BUCKET! OHS senior Derek Homrighausen took the ball hard to the hole during the Trojan's game against KMS and drew the foul. He missed the shot, but made one of his two free throws. Homrighausen led the Trojans in scoring in two of their three games this past week. He scored 26 against KMS, and 33 against Clinton- Graceville-Beardsley. Bowling standings FOOTBALL MANIA Five Spares 3 5 1-12-98 Granite Squares 2 6 Won Lost HI'S: Mixed Rocks 1624; HTG: Big Stone Bowl 10 2 Mixed Rocks 578; HWS: Anison Arndt'sP&H 9 3 Gable 403; HWG: Carole Pepsi 6 6 Carlson 154; HMS: Earl Komis Min-Dak 6 6 448; HMG: Bob Dunston 183. Car City Sales 3 9 Clinton State Bank 2 10 WEEKENDERS HTS: Pepsi 2722; HTG: Pepsi 1-17-98 964; HIS: Bill Lund Jr. 635; Won Lost HIG: Joe Berning 243 Spate Change 7 ! Live MisflPs 6 2 FRIDAY NIGHT MIXERS LAPC 2 6 1-16-98 Executioner's 1 7 Won Lost HTS: Spare Change 2284; Mixed Rocks 7 1 HTG: Spare Change 790; HWS: Lucky Strikers 4 4 Bonnie Volkenant 586; HWG: Diana Hults 203; HMS: Kevin Gable 626; HMG: Kevin Gable 213. THURSDAY SPARKLERS ! -23-98 Won Lest B.S. Repair 10.5 I.S Pepsi S 4 Hedge & Herbecg 8 4 Triple T 7 5 Vail Vu S 7 Splinters 4 8 Kirchberg Const. 3 9 Yardstick 2.5 9.5 HIG: Mind Beerger 208; HIS: Diana Hults $24; HTG: Pepsi 834; HTS: Pepd 7.3 THE DISH. Sophomore Tiffany Finke makes home game. Finke led the Lady Trojans in s, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley last Thursday a pass durin 13 TROJANS WINTER SPOR S(00HEDULES 1997-98 BOYS BASKETBALL GYMNASTICS 1997-98 GIRLS BASKETBALL I Date ODoonent (Location) Time Date O ODonent (Location) -Time Jan. 27 Milbank (Ortonville) 6:30 WRESTLING Jan. 30 Dawson-Boyd (Ortonville) 6:|5 Jan. 29 Hancock (Ortonville) 6:30 Jan. 30 Eagle Valley (home) Feb. 2 C-T-F (Away) 6:00 Jan. 31 Lac qui Parle Valley (LqP High) 6:15 Feb. 3 Upsala/Melrose (Melrose) TBA Feb. 3 Lac qui Parle Valley (Appleton) 6:15 Page 6 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Jan. 27, i