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School lunch IIII Tuesday, Jan. 28 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Eng. Muffin, P. Butter/Jelly, Apple Sauce, Milk Lunch: Fiesta Pizza, Salsa, Black Olives, Garden Salad, Diced Pear Sauce, Ice Cream Bar, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Wednesday, Jan. 29 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR French Toast Sticks/Syrup Applesauce, Milk Lunch: BBQ's, Pickles, Batter Bite Fries, Diced Pear Sauce, Brownie, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4- 12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Thursday, Jan. 30 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Cinnamon Roll, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Turkey Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Corn, Pineapple-Orange Sauce, Dinner Rolls Friday, Jan. 31 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Peach Sauce, Milk Lunch: Nachos Supreme, Lettuce, Cheese, Corn, Applesauce, 4-12 Raised Donuts, K-3 Donut Holes OHS GIRLS WERE READY TO PLAY against KMS. Amy Smith, above posted eight points for the night and six rebounds. Lady Trojans were ready to play KMS with winning results Ortonville Lady Trojans basketball team started off the week with a loss to LQPV last Monday evening, but ended the week strong against KMS picking up win number three for the season. "The game with LQPV found the Trojans very flat in all aspects of the game. We simply did not come ready to play bali and it showed out on the floor. We were outplayed offensively and defensively from the opening tip until the final buzzer," recalled Coach Hoernemann. The final was 30-56. Scoring stats for the Lady Trojans: Lisa Spors and Stacy Wiegman with 7, Amanda Erickson with 4, Jenna Longhenry with 3, Stephanie Schuelke, Amy Speth, Amy Smith, and Sarah LaVoi with 2 each and Kelli Sis with 1. .... Friday night KM.S came to Ortonville and it was a different story. The Lady Trojans played four good quarters of basketball to defeat the Saints 51-41. "Defense wins games and that is how the Lady Trojans defeated the Saints," said Coach Hoernemann. The Lady Trojans pressed the entire game creating turnovers for KMS, which turned into baskets for the Trojans throughout the night. The first quarter started out slowly for both teams. At the end of the quar- ter the score was 7-10 in favor of KMS. However, Jenna Longhenry and Emily Sammon came to life in the second quarter scoring 11 of the 13 points for the quarter. KMS only scored 10 to even up the score at half- time (20-20). The third quarter found the Lady Trojans outscoring the Saints again, but only by two ending the quarter at 34-32. Free throws became a factor the second half with the Lady Trojans These were key points for us com- ing at the end of the game. The Lady Trojans had 17 points in the fourth quarter to KMS' 9 and the game ended with a much needed Trojan victory. Jenna Longhenry had a tremendous game with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Amy Smith ended up with 8 points and 6 rebounds, Emily Sammon also had 8 points (two three-pointers), Sarah LaVoi had 6 points, Amanda Erickson and Stacy Wiegman with 3 each, and Stephanie Schuelke and Lisa Spors each contributed 2. Coach Hoernemann said, "This was a great win for us because we played four strong quarters of basketball, both defensively and offensively. Hopefully that play carries over for us the rest of the season. The girls stepped it up and good things happened." stepping to the line::24., times and  The Lady Trojans play Milbank coming away with 12 points. Monday evening in Ortonville, and Stephanie Schuelke went 2 for 2 from again on Feb. 3 at Kerkhoven, and the line in the fourth quarter and Feb. 4 back in Ortonville against Amanda Erickson 3 for 4. Montevideo. MN maintains perfect grades on ED report card For the second consecutive year, Minnesota scored straight A's on the Corporation for Enterprise Development's (CFED) annual report card, the nation's most broad-based index of the economies of the 50 states. CFED, a non-profit nationwide economic development organizations, uses 71 criteria to measure state-by- state economic development success in three main area: business vitality, development capacity and performance. Minnesota is one of just five states to earn perfect grades in all three categories and one of 10 states to be named to the 2002 Honor Roll. "There's no question Minnesota has had its share of pain over the past two years, but it's encouraging to know we have a solid foundation to help us through difficult times," said Commissioner Matt Kramer of the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED). "We will be working hard in the coming year to build our assets and ensure future growth." Minnesota was awarded top grades in business vitality and development capacity based on rankings in such area as structural diversity, entrepreneurial energy, amenities, human and financial resources, and innovation assets. The state received its seventh straight A in Performance for its high quality of life and low poverty rate. f Check out our web site at i www.ortonviUeindependent.com J I ORTONVILLE MAT MEN WRESTLED a tight match with Benson on Tuesday to a 36-35 win. "Koval wrestled the best match of his career when we needed it the most," according to Coach Joe Eustice. Koval shown above in the Thursday match against CACGB. CASH SFTTLEMENTS Are Beim Awarded NOW Bayer Pharmaceutical pulled Baycol (also called cerivastatin) from the market and it is now linked to at least 100 desths. FDA physicians have linked Baycol  to a rare muscle condition which destroys muscle tissue and releases it into the bloodstream. If you or a loved one have taken Baycol and have lUla;J:;|:4,l'dlgTo41:g'J,.llOm[fl,]OlAl..l:IoI:ti:,klo]:ll]:;l||u contact James E. Rolshouse & Associates to find out about your legal rights. 1 -800-820-4340 "A Day in the Life" of a Bellingham Elementary Preschooler SEE NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL! Preschoolers having fun at Bellingham Elementary School. FREE PRE-SCHOOL CALL FOR A TOUR (320) 568-2118 Transportation may be available in your area. website: bes371@usa.com I Will be constructing state highway projects in the area. CALL BITUMINOUS PAVING, INC. for asphalt and seal coating services. Free estimates for driveways, parking lots, roads, etc. 1-800-827-1637 OHS boys basketball team three this week, player inju OHS Trojan Boys played three games this week, beginning at home on Tuesday against Milbank. Milbank proved too big under the basket, dominating the boards. "We were 0ut-muscled by Milbank's big guys, but if we would have made our bunnies and free throws we had a chance against them." Milbank pulled down the rebounds got second and third looks at the bas- ket, and proved too much for the Trojans. Cory Stattelman took a charge from a Milbank fast break early in the game in a gutsy play. Neither team scored well in the fourth quarter, as both team seemed to lose steam. The final was 47-31 in Milbank's favor. Thursday, Jan 23, the Trojans trav- eled to Wheaton. According to Coach Giese, "Wheaton totally dominated the Trojans with their size and quickness. Wheaton also shot the ball extraordi- narily well." The Trojans went down to defeat 74 to 37, with only Ben Zahrbock posting double figures on the score- board with 12 for the night. Derek Guse was injured in the game. According to Coach Giese, Guse fell backwards with a "stinger", which ran down his legs, causing numbness in his legs. The ambulance was called as a precaution, but Derek made a complete recovery, was released that evening and was able to practice and play by Saturday. In an exciting game for the home crowd on Sat. Jan 25, the Trojan's came out on top 72-70 in a close match. Down early to Benson, the Trojans gutted one out coming back in the fourth quarter to finally take the lead for good. "It was a great effort of determination on our part. We could- n't get anything to flow until the end of the game," said Giese. The big man for Benson, 6'9", Jacob Johnson was a factor early in the game, causing the Trojan shooters to alter their shots. And, once again, Benson got two and three shots off by getting the majority of offensive rebounds. "Ryan Cloos did a great job trying to contain the big man," MILBANK BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM played a fast against the OHS Trojans. Pictured above, Corey basket through a crowd of Milbank players. according to Coach Giese. The closely called game, provided, Benson with several foul shot oppor- tunities in the first half. The Trojans came out strong in the second half, handled the full court press extremely well, and clearly wore down their opponents. Ross Randall came 8 of 18 in the fourth, huge free throws. tributed 13 for the ni Stattelman, 15. The Trojans play this week beginning at 28 the Trojans play Jan. 31 against C-A. Ortonville Mat Men win period with three takedowns. In the second period Jason gained a reversal and with 22 seconds left-in .fie petit got the fall we needed to give us the 36-35 win. "This was a great team effort. Everyone did what they needed to get us in a position to have a chance to win the meet. The young kids stepped it up and gave Jason the chance we needed. If we are only behind by five with Kellen left to wrestle in most cases we will come out with a win," said Eustice. "We lost the matches to KMS and Wabasso by large margins. They are two very good teams that are much older then we are. We had some kids that were hurt in the Benson match that we could not use which hurt us, also. Hwt Jason Kellen won all of his matches by falls to raise his record to 19and 1 with 16 pins." Patrick Eustice won two matches on the night, Jon Karels wrestled very well against some very good kids and is starting to come into his own. In the BEV match the Mat Men won 10 of the 14 matches. Five of the wins were by falls. Getting wins were: Patrick Eustice, Dylan McLain, Eric Croatt. Drew Johnson, David Webster Jon Karels, Eric Collins, Cory Schmieg, Matt Kovel, and Jason Kellen. Key wins in the match came at 130, 140 and 215. At 130 David Webster picked up a fall over Aaron Perich in just :21. At 140, Jon Karels continued to show improvement. He was wrestling Gee Tsheda who gave state entrant Joe Darels a good match last year. Jon really controlled things well in all three periods and went on to win 8-2. At 215, Matt Koval wrestled another great match. Koval did not give up a point to the much bigger Matt Schaeffer. Matt got the take- down and two point near fall in the first period. In the second period he got a takedown and the fall in 3:27. In the CACGB match we wrestled to a 39 all tie. This was a tough-fought match that could have gone to either team. We felt that we would have a shot at a win if we wrestled well. The kids stepped it up and with two matches to go we were either going to win it or tie. The kids did a great job and if I had made some different choices we may have come out with the win," said Coach Eustice. 2003 ST. CLOUD ISth Annual At 145 Jon Karels started. Karels took a *flrst period. In the 9-0 then got the Schwageri. At 152 Ben great job when we reall to. Rudnick got the over Dylan Schuster in really a big win time the two wrestled Ben. In the next three alternated forfeits to 33-33 going into the last We were very could find a way to get Koval has been and Jason Kellen has pable. At 215, Matt very well, but got a sive in the second caught on his back. but could not get off by Matt Burnet in Kellen made short work getting the fall in just the scoring. In recapping the said, "Both teams had not wrestle that could difference in the would not have been the matches, for the two count, if we! out at 160 and may have won the many things we could ferently that might outcome. This is a lot made a choice of h( kids and it just did not way we had hoped. back and change it live with the tie. The the kids all competed a chance to be Team leaders at tll Kellen is leading in 18, team points 154 three point near Schmieg is second on wins at 16, team falls 10. Schmieg is with 20 reversals. on the team with wins 1 = 110, and fourth on the' falls. Patrick Eustice is team in wins 12, team falls with 9. The next action Men will be Tues. at on WHN and Morris. el to LQPV to Dawson. BOAT, CAMPING & VACATION Ortonville Wrestlers had a busy week wrestling in five dual meets in two days. Tuesday, they traveled to Benson to take on Benson, KMS, and Wabasso. Thursday, they were home to wrestle BEV and CACGB. The Mat Men won two, lost two, and had one tie. On Tuesday, the Trojans picked up an exciting 36-35 win over Benson. They lost to KMS 66-12, and Wabasso 66-6. On Thursday, the grapplers won 54-24 over BEV and tied CACGB 39- 39. "On Tuesday, we knew that we would have a chance to compete with Benson if we wrestled well. We need- ed the kids to step it up and for the most part they all did," said Coach Joe Eustice. At 103 Patrick Eustice got us off to a great start with his 9-4 win over Taylor Atchison. Eustice had lost to Atchison at .the Parkers Prairie Tournament on Jan 11. This match was big and really set the tone for the meet. At 112 Dylan McLain was doing a great job taking a 4-2 lead into the second period. Things did not go the way we needed them to in the second period. Dylan was head locked and hurt his back and was pinned by Brandon Berens in 3:44 to give Benson a 6-3 lead. At 119, Irving Becceril stepped in and won by forfeit. At 125 Eric Croatt wrestled very well against Ryan Unke. Croatt had a 13-0 lead in the third period when he just crunched Unke and put him on his back to get the fall to give the Trojans a 15-6 lead. Ever optimistic Coach Eustice remarks, "The good news in this is that we were able to not get pinned in all six of the matches." Jon Karels wrestled very well in his 12-3 loss to Matt Cook. Ben Ruddick last 11-1 to Brian Goff at 160. Eric Collins lost a 2-1 double overtime to Wade Miller at 171. At 189, Cory Schmieg was able to get Ortonville back on track with a 6- 5 win over Luke Reuss to cut the Benson lead to 35-24 and put us in a position to win the match with two pins. At 215 Matt Koval had to take on Tyler Giese who had pinned him at the Parkers Prairie Tournament. Koval wrestled the best match of his career when we needed it the most. In the first period Matt gained an escape from a takedown right away and then took down Giese. Matt could not hold Giese down and gave up an escape at the end of the period to make the score 3-3.Koval chose down and got a reversal right away and put Giese right on his back and got the fall in 2:27 to give Hwt Jason Kellen a shot at getting us the win. In the HWT match Jason Kellen took on Abe Miller who is the best HWT in Section 4. Kellen wasted lit- tle time in taking a 6-2 lead in the first SllOW 4 GREAT SHOWS IN Boat Show Camping Show & I Hunting & Fishing Show FREE SEMINARS February 14-16 Page 14 n/i- INDEPENDENT Tuesday, School lunch IIII Tuesday, Jan. 28 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Eng. Muffin, P. Butter/Jelly, Apple Sauce, Milk Lunch: Fiesta Pizza, Salsa, Black Olives, Garden Salad, Diced Pear Sauce, Ice Cream Bar, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4-12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Wednesday, Jan. 29 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR French Toast Sticks/Syrup Applesauce, Milk Lunch: BBQ's, Pickles, Batter Bite Fries, Diced Pear Sauce, Brownie, OPTIONAL CHOICE 4- 12: Baked Potato/Meat/Cheese Thursday, Jan. 30 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Cinnamon Roll, Orange Juice, Milk Lunch: Turkey Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Corn, Pineapple-Orange Sauce, Dinner Rolls Friday, Jan. 31 Breakfast: Cereal Choices OR Cinnamon Wheat Toast, Peach Sauce, Milk Lunch: Nachos Supreme, Lettuce, Cheese, Corn, Applesauce, 4-12 Raised Donuts, K-3 Donut Holes OHS GIRLS WERE READY TO PLAY against KMS. Amy Smith, above posted eight points for the night and six rebounds. Lady Trojans were ready to play KMS with winning results Ortonville Lady Trojans basketball team started off the week with a loss to LQPV last Monday evening, but ended the week strong against KMS picking up win number three for the season. "The game with LQPV found the Trojans very flat in all aspects of the game. We simply did not come ready to play bali and it showed out on the floor. We were outplayed offensively and defensively from the opening tip until the final buzzer," recalled Coach Hoernemann. The final was 30-56. Scoring stats for the Lady Trojans: Lisa Spors and Stacy Wiegman with 7, Amanda Erickson with 4, Jenna Longhenry with 3, Stephanie Schuelke, Amy Speth, Amy Smith, and Sarah LaVoi with 2 each and Kelli Sis with 1. .... Friday night KM.S came to Ortonville and it was a different story. The Lady Trojans played four good quarters of basketball to defeat the Saints 51-41. "Defense wins games and that is how the Lady Trojans defeated the Saints," said Coach Hoernemann. The Lady Trojans pressed the entire game creating turnovers for KMS, which turned into baskets for the Trojans throughout the night. The first quarter started out slowly for both teams. At the end of the quar- ter the score was 7-10 in favor of KMS. However, Jenna Longhenry and Emily Sammon came to life in the second quarter scoring 11 of the 13 points for the quarter. KMS only scored 10 to even up the score at half- time (20-20). The third quarter found the Lady Trojans outscoring the Saints again, but only by two ending the quarter at 34-32. Free throws became a factor the second half with the Lady Trojans These were key points for us com- ing at the end of the game. The Lady Trojans had 17 points in the fourth quarter to KMS' 9 and the game ended with a much needed Trojan victory. Jenna Longhenry had a tremendous game with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Amy Smith ended up with 8 points and 6 rebounds, Emily Sammon also had 8 points (two three-pointers), Sarah LaVoi had 6 points, Amanda Erickson and Stacy Wiegman with 3 each, and Stephanie Schuelke and Lisa Spors each contributed 2. Coach Hoernemann said, "This was a great win for us because we played four strong quarters of basketball, both defensively and offensively. Hopefully that play carries over for us the rest of the season. The girls stepped it up and good things happened." stepping to the line::24., times and  The Lady Trojans play Milbank coming away with 12 points. Monday evening in Ortonville, and Stephanie Schuelke went 2 for 2 from again on Feb. 3 at Kerkhoven, and the line in the fourth quarter and Feb. 4 back in Ortonville against Amanda Erickson 3 for 4. Montevideo. MN maintains perfect grades on ED report card For the second consecutive year, Minnesota scored straight A's on the Corporation for Enterprise Development's (CFED) annual report card, the nation's most broad-based index of the economies of the 50 states. CFED, a non-profit nationwide economic development organizations, uses 71 criteria to measure state-by- state economic development success in three main area: business vitality, development capacity and performance. Minnesota is one of just five states to earn perfect grades in all three categories and one of 10 states to be named to the 2002 Honor Roll. "There's no question Minnesota has had its share of pain over the past two years, but it's encouraging to know we have a solid foundation to help us through difficult times," said Commissioner Matt Kramer of the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED). "We will be working hard in the coming year to build our assets and ensure future growth." Minnesota was awarded top grades in business vitality and development capacity based on rankings in such area as structural diversity, entrepreneurial energy, amenities, human and financial resources, and innovation assets. The state received its seventh straight A in Performance for its high quality of life and low poverty rate. f Check out our web site at i www.ortonviUeindependent.com J I ORTONVILLE MAT MEN WRESTLED a tight match with Benson on Tuesday to a 36-35 win. "Koval wrestled the best match of his career when we needed it the most," according to Coach Joe Eustice. Koval shown above in the Thursday match against CACGB. CASH SFTTLEMENTS Are Beim Awarded NOW Bayer Pharmaceutical pulled Baycol (also called cerivastatin) from the market and it is now linked to at least 100 desths. FDA physicians have linked Baycol  to a rare muscle condition which destroys muscle tissue and releases it into the bloodstream. If you or a loved one have taken Baycol and have lUla;J:;|:4,l'dlgTo41:g'J,.llOm[fl,]OlAl..l:IoI:ti:,klo]:ll]:;l||u contact James E. Rolshouse & Associates to find out about your legal rights. 1 -800-820-4340 "A Day in the Life" of a Bellingham Elementary Preschooler SEE NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL! Preschoolers having fun at Bellingham Elementary School. FREE PRE-SCHOOL CALL FOR A TOUR (320) 568-2118 Transportation may be available in your area. website: bes371@usa.com I Will be constructing state highway projects in the area. CALL BITUMINOUS PAVING, INC. for asphalt and seal coating services. Free estimates for driveways, parking lots, roads, etc. 1-800-827-1637 OHS boys basketball team three this week, player inju OHS Trojan Boys played three games this week, beginning at home on Tuesday against Milbank. Milbank proved too big under the basket, dominating the boards. "We were 0ut-muscled by Milbank's big guys, but if we would have made our bunnies and free throws we had a chance against them." Milbank pulled down the rebounds got second and third looks at the bas- ket, and proved too much for the Trojans. Cory Stattelman took a charge from a Milbank fast break early in the game in a gutsy play. Neither team scored well in the fourth quarter, as both team seemed to lose steam. The final was 47-31 in Milbank's favor. Thursday, Jan 23, the Trojans trav- eled to Wheaton. According to Coach Giese, "Wheaton totally dominated the Trojans with their size and quickness. Wheaton also shot the ball extraordi- narily well." The Trojans went down to defeat 74 to 37, with only Ben Zahrbock posting double figures on the score- board with 12 for the night. Derek Guse was injured in the game. According to Coach Giese, Guse fell backwards with a "stinger", which ran down his legs, causing numbness in his legs. The ambulance was called as a precaution, but Derek made a complete recovery, was released that evening and was able to practice and play by Saturday. In an exciting game for the home crowd on Sat. Jan 25, the Trojan's came out on top 72-70 in a close match. Down early to Benson, the Trojans gutted one out coming back in the fourth quarter to finally take the lead for good. "It was a great effort of determination on our part. We could- n't get anything to flow until the end of the game," said Giese. The big man for Benson, 6'9", Jacob Johnson was a factor early in the game, causing the Trojan shooters to alter their shots. And, once again, Benson got two and three shots off by getting the majority of offensive rebounds. "Ryan Cloos did a great job trying to contain the big man," MILBANK BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM played a fast against the OHS Trojans. Pictured above, Corey basket through a crowd of Milbank players. according to Coach Giese. The closely called game, provided, Benson with several foul shot oppor- tunities in the first half. The Trojans came out strong in the second half, handled the full court press extremely well, and clearly wore down their opponents. Ross Randall came 8 of 18 in the fourth, huge free throws. tributed 13 for the ni Stattelman, 15. The Trojans play this week beginning at 28 the Trojans play Jan. 31 against C-A. Ortonville Mat Men win period with three takedowns. In the second period Jason gained a reversal and with 22 seconds left-in .fie petit got the fall we needed to give us the 36-35 win. "This was a great team effort. Everyone did what they needed to get us in a position to have a chance to win the meet. The young kids stepped it up and gave Jason the chance we needed. If we are only behind by five with Kellen left to wrestle in most cases we will come out with a win," said Eustice. "We lost the matches to KMS and Wabasso by large margins. They are two very good teams that are much older then we are. We had some kids that were hurt in the Benson match that we could not use which hurt us, also. Hwt Jason Kellen won all of his matches by falls to raise his record to 19and 1 with 16 pins." Patrick Eustice won two matches on the night, Jon Karels wrestled very well against some very good kids and is starting to come into his own. In the BEV match the Mat Men won 10 of the 14 matches. Five of the wins were by falls. Getting wins were: Patrick Eustice, Dylan McLain, Eric Croatt. Drew Johnson, David Webster Jon Karels, Eric Collins, Cory Schmieg, Matt Kovel, and Jason Kellen. Key wins in the match came at 130, 140 and 215. At 130 David Webster picked up a fall over Aaron Perich in just :21. At 140, Jon Karels continued to show improvement. He was wrestling Gee Tsheda who gave state entrant Joe Darels a good match last year. Jon really controlled things well in all three periods and went on to win 8-2. At 215, Matt Koval wrestled another great match. Koval did not give up a point to the much bigger Matt Schaeffer. Matt got the take- down and two point near fall in the first period. In the second period he got a takedown and the fall in 3:27. In the CACGB match we wrestled to a 39 all tie. This was a tough-fought match that could have gone to either team. We felt that we would have a shot at a win if we wrestled well. The kids stepped it up and with two matches to go we were either going to win it or tie. The kids did a great job and if I had made some different choices we may have come out with the win," said Coach Eustice. 2003 ST. CLOUD ISth Annual At 145 Jon Karels started. Karels took a *flrst period. In the 9-0 then got the Schwageri. At 152 Ben great job when we reall to. Rudnick got the over Dylan Schuster in really a big win time the two wrestled Ben. In the next three alternated forfeits to 33-33 going into the last We were very could find a way to get Koval has been and Jason Kellen has pable. At 215, Matt very well, but got a sive in the second caught on his back. but could not get off by Matt Burnet in Kellen made short work getting the fall in just the scoring. In recapping the said, "Both teams had not wrestle that could difference in the would not have been the matches, for the two count, if we! out at 160 and may have won the many things we could ferently that might outcome. This is a lot made a choice of h( kids and it just did not way we had hoped. back and change it live with the tie. The the kids all competed a chance to be Team leaders at tll Kellen is leading in 18, team points 154 three point near Schmieg is second on wins at 16, team falls 10. Schmieg is with 20 reversals. on the team with wins 1 = 110, and fourth on the' falls. Patrick Eustice is team in wins 12, team falls with 9. The next action Men will be Tues. at on WHN and Morris. el to LQPV to Dawson. BOAT, CAMPING & VACATION Ortonville Wrestlers had a busy week wrestling in five dual meets in two days. Tuesday, they traveled to Benson to take on Benson, KMS, and Wabasso. Thursday, they were home to wrestle BEV and CACGB. The Mat Men won two, lost two, and had one tie. On Tuesday, the Trojans picked up an exciting 36-35 win over Benson. They lost to KMS 66-12, and Wabasso 66-6. On Thursday, the grapplers won 54-24 over BEV and tied CACGB 39- 39. "On Tuesday, we knew that we would have a chance to compete with Benson if we wrestled well. We need- ed the kids to step it up and for the most part they all did," said Coach Joe Eustice. At 103 Patrick Eustice got us off to a great start with his 9-4 win over Taylor Atchison. Eustice had lost to Atchison at .the Parkers Prairie Tournament on Jan 11. This match was big and really set the tone for the meet. At 112 Dylan McLain was doing a great job taking a 4-2 lead into the second period. Things did not go the way we needed them to in the second period. Dylan was head locked and hurt his back and was pinned by Brandon Berens in 3:44 to give Benson a 6-3 lead. At 119, Irving Becceril stepped in and won by forfeit. At 125 Eric Croatt wrestled very well against Ryan Unke. Croatt had a 13-0 lead in the third period when he just crunched Unke and put him on his back to get the fall to give the Trojans a 15-6 lead. Ever optimistic Coach Eustice remarks, "The good news in this is that we were able to not get pinned in all six of the matches." Jon Karels wrestled very well in his 12-3 loss to Matt Cook. Ben Ruddick last 11-1 to Brian Goff at 160. Eric Collins lost a 2-1 double overtime to Wade Miller at 171. At 189, Cory Schmieg was able to get Ortonville back on track with a 6- 5 win over Luke Reuss to cut the Benson lead to 35-24 and put us in a position to win the match with two pins. At 215 Matt Koval had to take on Tyler Giese who had pinned him at the Parkers Prairie Tournament. Koval wrestled the best match of his career when we needed it the most. In the first period Matt gained an escape from a takedown right away and then took down Giese. Matt could not hold Giese down and gave up an escape at the end of the period to make the score 3-3.Koval chose down and got a reversal right away and put Giese right on his back and got the fall in 2:27 to give Hwt Jason Kellen a shot at getting us the win. In the HWT match Jason Kellen took on Abe Miller who is the best HWT in Section 4. Kellen wasted lit- tle time in taking a 6-2 lead in the first SllOW 4 GREAT SHOWS IN Boat Show Camping Show & I Hunting & Fishing Show FREE SEMINARS February 14-16 Page 14 n/i- INDEPENDENT Tuesday,