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LEADING THE TEAM IN SCORING in their two games last week was Trojan junior Trent Kuechenmeister. In the game against Dawson-Boyd on Monday, Jan. 24, he netted 16 points and followed that up with 15 against RTR last Saturday. The Trojans will host Wheaton this Friday for Senior and Parents Night. I i Bowling Scherer nets 24 to help lead MondayNite-l/24/2011 Trojans to w=n over RTR Won Lost Precision Glass ......................... 28 8 Larry's ...................................... .23 13 Moose ....................................... 18. 17 Otrey Lake ................................ 18 18 Ortonville Independent ............ 18 18 Minnwest ................................... 15 21 Pepsi ........................................... 12 23 Mt Dew ...................................... 11 25 HTSG: Precision Glass-906; HTSS: Pre- cision Glass- 2613; HTHG: Ortonville Independent- 1117; HTHS: Precision Glass- 3228; HISG: Jared Heck- 256; HISS: Jared Heck- 631; HTHG: Brad Rieck-273; HTHS: Sam Berger-730. THURSDAY SPARKLERS- 1/27/11 Won Lost Bellingham Elevator ................. 26 6 RJB Trucking ............................ 22 10 SMAC Enterprises ................... 19 13 Alley Cats .................................. 11 21 Moose ......................................... 10 22 Wanna B's .................................. 8 24 HISG: Betty Zahnow- 233; HIHG: Sharon Scoblic- 259; HISS: Betty Zah- now-573; HIHS: Betty Zahnow-648; HTSG: RJB Trucking- 666; HTHG: RJB Trucking- 900; HTSS: SMAC En- terprises- 1867; HTHS: RJB Trucking- 2393. Trojans host Wheaton Friday for Senior, Parents Night tonville couldn't get a shot to fall and had too many turnovers in the game. "The Knights have a very nice team," said Orvik. "They have an ex- cellent point guard in Newton, who is extremely quick and does a nice job of running the offense for Coach Kerns." Trent Kuechenmeister again led the Trojans with 15 points. He also had tour rebounds, two assists and one steal in the game, Shane Lindahl added 12 points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal. Dan Berdan had 11 points and two rebounds. Tate Mess- mer scored nine points, with six re- bounds, one assist and one steal. Tom Rausch had eight points with two re- bounds, one assist and four steals. James Nitz and Ausline Schoon r0unded out the scoring with two a piece. " RTR,lit it up from the field hitting 3 ! shots on 55 attempts for 55 percent, while the Trojans made 26 of 63 shots' for 40 percent. From the free throw line RTR made nine of 17 for 53 percent. The Trojans were three of six for 50 percent. The Trojans (6-8) will host the Wheaton Warriors this Friday, Feb. 4 in Pheasant Conference action. This will be Senior at Parents Night, jans with 16 points, five rebounds, four steals and one assist. Shane Lindahl added 15 points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one blocked shot. Shane was also five of six from the free throw line. Dan Berdan had nine points, nine rebounds, three steals and one blocked shot in the game. Junior Austin Swanson came off the bench to give the team a spark. He net- ted four points, but grabbed a team leading 15 rebounds in the game. Oth- ers scoring for the Trojans were Bran- don Nelson and Jacob Meyer each with three and Tom Rausch and Charlie Taffe each with two. The Trojans were 21 of 68 from the field for 31 percent, while Dawson- Boyd hit 16 of 60 shots for 27 percent. From the free throw line, the Trojans were eight of i 1 for 73 percent, while the Blackjacks were 17, of:" 23 ior:'74 percent. Ortonville then went on the road to Tyler on Saturday, Jan. 29 and lost to a hot shooting RTR Knight team 78-59. The Knights got out in front early 12-0 before the Trojans hit their first basket. The Trojans ended up trailing at halftime 34-23. Taylor Newton and Dylan Feste combined for 23 of the Knights 34 points in the first half. Or- The Trojan boys basketball team played two games last week, beginning with hosting the Dawson-Boyd Black- jacks on Monday, Jan. 24. The Trojans started slow in this game, missing some easy baskets early. The Blackjacks also struggled early to start the game, but found their shots starting to fall and took a 32-23 lead at halftime. Ortonville came out and played real aggresive in the second half, climbing their way back into the game. Trailing by three points with 30 seconds to play, the Trojans tried to foul to send the Balckjacks to the line. Unfortunately, a call wasn't made until 10 seconds re- mained on the clock. Dawson-Boyd made one of two free throws to seal the win, 58-54. "If you erase the first seven minutes of the game, the guys played a pretty solid game," said Coach Jay Orvik. "We really had an opportunity to win this game, but had way too many turnovers. We were hoping to get a quick foul late in the game but didn't get the call. We were able to make it in- teresting and exciting for the fans in that second half. I was proud of the teams second half effort" Trent Kuechenmeister led the Tro- " ELIY.XELL Big Stone Lake Area Waves HOCI(EY PLAYERS OF THE WEB( CHRISTENA WHITMAN is the daughter of Abby Bauer of Milbank, SD. She skates for the Squirts. ETHAN HALL is a Squirt. His parents are Jodie Sperry and Brad Hall of Milbank, SD. GRANT VANPEURSEM is the son of Kendall and Nancy Vanpeursem of Milbank, SD. He skates for the Mini Mites. JACOB STELTZ is the son of Doug Steltz of Ortonville. He skates for the Mini Miles. Proud Sponsors of Big Stone Lake Area Hockey Ortonville, MN Milbank, SD 320-839-3006 605-432-5200 Professionals you need, people you trust INTERSTATE ENGINEERING Dr. Ronn McDaniel, P.A. PO Box 316 Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Phone 218-739-5545 m ANDERSON i TAX & ACCOUNTING OPTOMETRIST Phyllis M. Anderson, E.A., R.A.P. 121 NW 2nd St. - Ortonville, PIN 56278 Phone: 320-B39-2591 Fax: 320-839-2592 t EmaJ,: pfiylflsa@ ..... ill ..... 128 NW 2nd Street. Ortonville, MN 56278 The Lady Trojans were busy with three games last week. They started with the Wheaton Warriors coming to town on Tuesday, Jan. 25 for a Pheas- ant Conference game. The Warriors were ready to avenge a loss earlier in the season as they came out aggressive and would take an early lead. The Lady Trojans had three costly turnovers to aid the start for the War- riors. The first half saw the Trojans clawing their way back in the game, trailing 30-28 at halftime. The second half saw the game get more physical as both teams would go to the free throw line a total of 74 times. The Warriors built a lead that the Lady Trojans would try to over come. Ortonville would pull as close as one point, but then some turnovers late in the game and foul shooting for the Warriors would seal their 62-58 vic- tory. Samantha Peterson led the Lady Trojans with 15 points. She was fol- lowed by Amber Scherer with 12, Mor- gan Messmer with 10, Theresa Hoffman with eight, Bonnie Joy Smith with six, Emily Giese added five and Kara Helgeson with two. "It was nice to have three players in double fig- ures," said Coach Bob Foley. The Lady Trojans shot 27-40 from the free throw line for 68 percent. From the field, they were just seven for 52 for 13 percent, "This was by far our worst shooting game this year," said Foley. "Our av- erage is 33 percent and if we shoot half of that we win the game." Morgan Messmer had nine rebounds and Kara Helgeson had eight, with six of them offensive. Amber Sherer led the team with eight assists and is doing a great job on the season of sharing the ball and dishing it to the right girls at the fight time. RCW game On Thursday, Ortonville hosted the Renville County West Jaguars in a make-up game that was postponed due to weather earlier in the season. The Lady Trojans were lacking en- ergy from the get go. They were miss- ing senior Samantha Peterson, and it clearly showed on the floor missing that offensive threat. The half time score was 23-15 in favor of the Jaguars. Late in the second half, Coach Foley went deep into the bench looking for energy, and was able to find it in soph- omores Amanda Goergen and Jenae Schneider, along with freshmen Brenna Giese and Becca Peterson. They were able to bring instant energy to the floor as they would turn up the pressure on the Jaguars. Brenna Giese was able to get four points with one field goal and was 2-2 from the free throw line. "When the older girls stepped back on the floor they were able to absorb some of that energy as we closed the deficit," said Foley. The Lady Trojans still ended up on the short end of the point total as the Jaguars were able to come away with the victory of 51-46. In the scoring column, Morgan Messmer led the Trojans with 15 points. She was followed by Amber Scherer with 10, Kara Helgeson had six, Bonnie Joy Smith added five, Brenna Giese had four, Theresa Hoff- man and Rikki Roscoe each had three. The Lady Trojans were 13 of 49 for 27 percent from the field and 11 of 24 from the free throw line for 46 percent. Kara Helgeson led with 7 rebounds, Amber Scherer had four assist and four steals,Theresa Hoffman had three as- sists and Morgan Messmer had five steals RTR game On Saturday, Jan. 29 the team trav- eled to Tyler to take on the RTR Knights. Both teams struggled to hit shots early, but none the less the Tro- jans were able to build an 11-2 lead. The Knights then found their touch as Sam Schaefer hit a couple of three pointers and Kristin Knudson went six of eight from the free throw line and the Knights were able to find them- selves on top at the half with a 26-23 lead. In the second half, the Lady Trojans put one of their best halves of the sea- son together as they would take the lead back and build up to as much as a 15 point lead. "Our shots really started falling and Amber Scherer was amazing from the charity stripe in the second half going 10-10," said Foley. OrtonviUe was able to come away with the victory, 61-49. It was a bitter sweet victory as they found out that they lost junior post player Rikki Roscoe for the season as she went to the floor on a collision and fractured her wrist in two locations. "It will be difficult to find a re- placement for Rikki as she brings so much energy and hustle to the floor. Her defensive effort will be missed," said Foley. Senior Amber Scherer had a career high of 24 points (11 of 14 from the free throw line) to lead the Trojans in the win. She also had seven robounds on the day. Others scoring were Samantha Peterson with 12 points, eight rebounds three steals and two blocked shots, Morgan Messmer and Bonnie Joy Smith each with eight, Theresa Hoffman with four points and six assists, Rikki Roscoe with two and Amanda Goergen with one, The Lady Trojans were 20 of 32 from the free throw line for 63 percent and made 19 of 62 shots from the field for 31 percent. Ortonville (5-9) will be on the road ffor two games this week. Tonight (Tuesday) they travel to Hancock for a Pheasant Conference game withthe Owls beginning at 6:15 p.m., then head to Minneota on Thursday, Feb. 3 to bat- tle the Vikings starting at 6;15 p.m. with the B-game. "  ,' ............  I -I Ill Make That Final Move! Let Your Insurance Company Know Your Choice is Progressive! JORDEN ROGGENBUCK Largest In-Stock Windshield Inventory in Area Free Estimates 100% Customer Satisfaction Certified Technicians on Staff P_ROG R E$S I VE COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. 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