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ii Gymnasts Take Second Another LSC Orton00ille Hopes to Reve Alignment Is At Meet in Clear Lake,. Being Pr0p0sed.Another0000__.o, Its Luck This Friday the 1 of the Little Sioux Conference- _ _ Ortonville's girl gymnasts lost a dual to Morris at Morris last Thursday, but came back to win second place in a seven- team invitational at Clear Lake, S.D., Monday night. At Morris Thursday, the Tro- jans were outscored 9,5-4 to 83.2. Val Dragt was Ortonville's only individual champion as she won the balance beam with a 6.3 score. Morris also won the junior varsity meet 66.6 to 61. Cathy Cloos was an individual winner as she won the vaulting with 5.2 points. Cara Backstrand won three places for OHS in the varsity meet-fourth in floor exercise with 6.5, fourth in balance beam with 5.55 and third in vaulting with 5.25. Ann Oakes was third in floor ex (6.55) and fifth in all-around (21.4). Mary Vangsness was fifth in vaulting with 4.95. Morris swept the top five places in the uneven bars, the top two in floor ex and vaulting and the top three places in the all-around category. Val Dragt finished fourth in all-around with a total score of 22.1. "The varsity girls' perfor- mance was neither exceptional or poor," said Coach Jan Dall- man. "The girls did well in the bars and Donna Maine had her best performance on bars with four superiors and yet she was not scored high." The girls improved slightly in vaulting, said Coach Dallman, and Cara Backstrand and Ann Oakes turned in strong per- formances in floor exercise. The team's balance beam per- formance was shaky, she add- ed, even though the Trojans outscored Morris in that event. Marie Piehl and Marcia Streich were unable to compete in the meet due to illness. Other Ortonville placewinners in the JV meet were Denise Anderson, with her best per- formance in floor exercise, third with 4.4; Amy Heinecke, fourth in floor ex, 4.3; Cindy Carlson, second in balance beam, 4; Michelle Gerber, fourth in balance beam with 3.7, and third in vaulting with 4.7; and Ellen Moorhead, fourth in uneven bars with 3.6. Val Dragt again won the balance beam event in the Clear Lake meet Monday for Ortonville's only individual championship. She also placed fourth in uneven bars (6.35) and was fourth in all-around (25.3) and was OHS's only individual placewinner. Milhank, S.D., won the event with 101.1 points, followed by Ortonville, 93.15; Brookings, S.D., 93; Clark, S.D., 83.45; Clear Lake, S.D., 80.4; Lake Preston, S.D., 70.6; and Old- ham, S.D., 13.95. Other event winners were Steff Muellenhack of Milhank in floor exercise (8.1), Donna Seeley of Brookings in bars (7.15) and Julie Seydel of Brookings in vaulting (7.05). Top all-around gymnast was Donna seeley with 27.75 points. The Trojans have one more regular season meet remaining Eighth Grade Team Ends Outstanding Cage Season IN THE CRADLE here, the Trojans' Bob Croatt s to break the grip of Elbow Lake's Jeff Stramer in the 138-1b. match, but Stramer went on to take a 14-2 superior decision. Ortonville's eighth grade bas- ketball team recently wound up an excellent season by winning their division championship at the Wheaton junior high invita- tional tournament. The little Trojans whipped Graceville 49-28 in the first round, then plastered Chokio- Alberta 46-18 in .the champion- ship game. The eighth graders, coached by Jim Johnson, com- piled an 11-1 record this year; Ortonville scoring in the first game of the tournament was by: Dan Ostby 10, Scott Worrall 2, Chad Dornquast 3, David Nagel 2, Ray Frounfelter 8, Tim Ham- ann 6, Kurt Eastman 6, Chuck Lewis 12. Against Chokio-Alberta, Or- tonville scorers were: Dan Ostby 5, Scott Worrall 4, Jim Hasslen 2, David Nagel 5, Ray Frounfelter 13, Twn Ham- ann 4, Kurt Eastman 3, Chuck Lewis I0. Ortonville's only loss this year was 32-23 to Milan. The Trojans avenged the loss with a 36-34 double overtime victory over Milan later in the season. Wins this season came over Madison, 24-13 and 31-28; over Appleton 33-12 and 29-20; over Milan 36-34 (two overti/hes); over Chokio-Alberta 28-15 and 46-18; over Graceville 32-17 and 49-28; over Milhank 26-17; and over Wheaton 28-16. Scoring for the eighth grade beiore the Region 3 meet here. Ortonville travels to Benson on Saturday, Feb. 21, for a 1 p.m. meet. The Region 3 meet, with teams from Ortonville, Red- wood Falls and Benson compet- ing, will he in Ortonville Mon- day, Feb. 23, starting at 7 p.m. team this year was as follows: Ray Frounfelter, 79 points; Chuck Lewis, 70; David Nagel, 66; Scott Worrall, 62; Dan Ostby, 59; Tim Hamann, 23; Jim Hasslen, 20; Kurt East- man, 15; Kurt Bieniek, 4; Chad Dornquast, 3; and Kent Star- key. Freshmen Win Wheaton Event Ortonville's freshman basket- ball team won its division championship in the recent Wheaton junior high "invitation- al. . The fresh coasted to a 56-21 victory over Graceville in the first round, then blasted Wheat- on 46-27 in the champi game. The same group of Ortonville players also won the tourna- ment as seventh and eighth graders. Last year's freshmen team also won the tourney. In the opening game, Tom Giese had the hot hand in the first half, hitting 18 of his 20 points. Dave Leger added 18 in the game. Other Ortonville scoring was by Terry Scherer and Jeff Klang with four each and Steve SIS, with a good passing game, Chad Gnstafson, Brian Sparby, Joe Ehlebracht and Todd Kuefler with two each. Kleindl had nine for Graceville. Ortonville used more balanc- ed scoring to subdue Wheaton in the finals. Leger hit for 15 while Giese added 11 and Scherer 10. Steve Sis had four, and Gustafson, Kurt Streed and Jeff Klang, two apiece. Last week, John Prigge's freshmen wound up their sea- son with a 56-30 wh3 over Wheaton in a game played in OrtonviUe. The Trojans put the game away in the third quarter by scoring 20 points and holding Wheaton to four. Dave Leger gunned in 21 points fo game scoring honors and Steve Sis contributed 14. GleBe, Scherer, Gustafson, Arndt and Klang each added four to the Orton- ville column and Streed added a free throw. R was Ortonville's third win over Wheaten this year. The freshmen wound up with a 9-3 record. Bellingham Hosts Starbuck Feb. 20 Bellingham's varsity basket- ball games against Starbuck will be played at Bellingham on Friday, Feb. 20. The girls will he playing at 6:30 and the boys will be playing at 8 p.m. Please note the times for each game. A BEARCAT FAST BREAK is led here by Rita Krakow (34). No. 20 for Bellingham is Cathy Sheldon. The Bellingham gids got their second win of the season by nipping Beardsley last Tuesday. The Independent Ortonville, Minnesota Page 4 Wed., Feb. II, 1981 at least for foothall-has crop- ped up. The new proposal is to divide D-B Game the Little Sioux into north and south divisions. An ad hoc Rescheduled committee of representatives from area schools was formed Last Saturday's boys' to suggest a new setup, as basketball game between many schools are feeling the Ortouville and Dawson- squeeze of falling enrollments Boyd which was postponed and rising transportation costs, due to tEe weather, will be Several schools may find them- made up on Tuesday, Mar. selves without a conference in 3. That will make it Orlon- coming years, ville's last game of the The new proposal, as report- regular season. District ed in the Granite Falls Tribune play starts Mar. 6. recently, would have Ortonvflle in the northern conference. Other north members would be Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sundherg Granite Falls (KMS), Appleton, Wheaton, Dawson-Boyd, Madison and p o s- Dawson-Boyd sibly Belgrade. The southern conference would have Granite Beat Trojans Falls, Canby, Russell-Tyler, Tracy, Minneota and Slayton. Olivia is leaving the Little Ortonville's girl cagers stayed Sioux at the end of the current with Granite Falls the entire school year. Tracy was added game, but couldn't push ahead to the football conference last as the Kilowatts took a 37-34 year, although it has competed decision from the Trojans at in the L.SC wrestling tourua- Granite last Thursday. ment for several years. Granite held small leads of This new proposal presently 10-8, 21-18, and 29-28 at the is being considered for football quarter stops. only, although, ff adopted, it Julie Dawald led OHS in may include all sports eventual- scoring with 11 points and ly, reports the Granite Falls Shawnda Johnson added 10 Tribune. markers and eight rebounds, before suffering a sprained Tournament ankle. She may he out for a couple more games. Monica At Bellingham Gloege grabbed 11 rebounds and scored four points while Is Rescheduled J. Roder scored six, Randi Funk two and Ra 'Keeta John- son one. Val Sontjer led the The Sixth Annual Bellingham Kilowatts with 11 points. Grade Basketball Tournament The Trojan girls absorbed a scheduled for last Saturday, 60-34 beating at the hands of Feb. 7, will be held this Satur- Dawson-Boyd in another Little day, Feb. 14. Sioux Conference game here The tournament will he play- Monday night. ed in two divisions, 5th and 6th Ortonville took the advantage grades, and 7th and 8th grades, after one quarter, 11-10, but the Teams fron Bellingham, Mar- Blackjacks applied a full-court ietta, Big Stone City and MLI- press and limited the Trojans to bank will compete, only two points in the second Bellingham will have two quarter to take a 36-24 hafftime "A" teams. Big Stone City and lead. Bellihgltm "D" will kick-off Sandy Beutler had an out- the tournament at 9:30 a.m., standing game for Ortonville with the championship games with 15 points and 16 rebounds. scheduled for 4:15 and 5:15 in Jean Roder added eight re- each respective division, bounds. Other OrtonviUe scot- The tourney was postponed ing was done by Roder with 7, due to had weather last Satur- Monies Gleege with 6, Julie daY" Dawald 3, Randi Funk 2 and Ra 'keels Johnson I. LSC Boys' 'Trojans, now 1-13 overall and 1-9 in the LSC, are host to Appleton this Thursday,, Feb. Basketball ,,, and play Canby at Canby next Monday, Feb. 16. ANOmGS  MGams TEAM ,.. ........ ,- Dates Posted .... :::::"-" ........... ,o, ,: For Closing ..... ' , Fish Seasons .......... II I 1 lz IESUtTS LAST WEEK MAnne's Dept. of Natural 53  Sl Resources reminded anglers to- MWmk brad 0flmvlm Applehm 5(i I 47 day that the seasons on wal- S7 Gnmh Fails 43 leye, northern pike, muskel- M Am U lunge and bass will close Feb. Tlm' 73  $0 15 on Minnesota's inland wat- mm   immm ers. 0mmm-b1 at  m Seasons will close Feb. 28 on Minnesota-South Dakota and 6AMES THiS WtEEK Minnesota-North Dakota wat- 24 cmmmm m0mmm4Wt ers. The seasons will remain |.1o Cl at MI Crow m Shqtm open until Mar. Ist on Min- Z-lZ Oavla at Carny nesota-Wisconsin boundary wat- 2-13  M 0{h ers of the St. Louis River and 0nmvak at 6nmm  St. Croix River and until Apr. m   14 on Minnesota-Canada boun- dary waters. There is a contin- Bellingham G ades r uons season on the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin. Defeat Big Stone Feb.Darkhouse15. spearing will end Last Thursday, the Belling- After Feb. 28 on inland wat- ham "C" and "D" teams tray- ers, ice fishing shelters may not eled to Big Stone City to win be placed on the ice or used be- both games, tween the hours of midnight The "D" team won by a and 7 a.m. score of 34 to 10. Scorers were Fisheries and enforcement of- Jerry Rademacher with 10, ficials suggested that because Steven Asche with 8, Doug of the unusual and unpredict- Thole with 4, Mike Adelman able weather this winter ang- with 4, Les Alexander with 2, lets should not wait until the Scott Kessler with 2, Tim Nel- last day to remove their shel- son with 2, and Joel Stueckrath ters. with 2. On Minnesota-Iowa boundary The "C" team won by a score waters, the fish shelter deadline of 39-26. Scorers were Mike is Feb. 20, on Minnesota-Wis- Hamson with 13, David Vane consin waters it is Mar. 1, on with 11, Mark Sheldon with 6, Minnesota-South Dakota and Aaron Larson with 4, Mark Minnesota-North Dakota waters Weber with 2,_ Steve Pearson it is Mar. 5, and on Minn- with 2, and Daryl Kanthak with esota-Canada waters, it is Mar. I. 20. .., !:i FIGHTING OFF A TAKEDOWN here is Ortonville's :olt Dahle who battled to a 4-4 fie with Elbow Lake's Mike Kastner in the 126-1b. match of the dual here Thursday. Graceville Will Be Trojans' Final Regular Season Foe Only two regular-season duals remain for Ortonville's varsity wrestlers before they begin post-season competition. The Trojans, who were to wrestle at Appleton Tuesday night, host intracounty rival Graceville next Tuesday, Feb. 17, in their final dual. District action begins Saturday, Feb. 21. Elbow Lake visited OrtonviUe last Thursday night and handed the Trojans a 38-19 defeat. The Trojans, without regular 11g- pounder Tony Rausch, got a three-point decision from Or- lynn Mueller in the l12-1b. class, but could manage only a pair of draws with the visiting Eagles until the final two bouts of the night. Steve Weber at 185 and Fred Hunt at heavyweight made short work of their opponents, but it was too little, too late as the Trojans trailed 38-7 going into the l-Ib, match. Weber pinned his opponent in the second period, while Hunt stuck the Eagle heavyweight just 36 seconds into the match. Elbow Lake racked up extra points in their seven wins with four superior decisions, two major decisions and one pin. Scott Dahle at 126 and Tony Croatt at 145 battled to draws with their opponents. The loss put Ortonville's dual record at 3-10. Elbow Lake 38, OIIS 19 98 Ibs.-David Aanerud (EL) major dec. David Cox, 15-6. 106-Brett Larson (EL) major dec. Jay Stock, 11-2. ll2-Orlynn Mueller (O) dec. Dean Larson, 9-3. llg-Mike Strainer (EL) pin- ned Jordan Wachte'r, 1:20. 126--Scott Dahle (O) drew with Mike Kastner, 4-4. 132-Jon Strainer (EL) sup- erior dec. Mark Joplin, 17-5. 138-Jeff Strainer (EL) sup- erior dec. Bob Croatt, 14-2. 145-Tony Croatt (O) drew with Darren Libel, 6-6. 155--Dean Ladwig (EL) super- ior dec. Bob Cox, 17-5. 167-Allen Larson (EL) sup- erior dec. Mike HoRquist, 17-5. 185-Steve Weber (O) pinned Jerry Westrom, 2:34. Hwt-Fred Hunt (O) pinned Wayne Bevins, :36. SCOTT OLSON (25) drove jdnst the Herman defense as he led the Bellingham Bearcals to their 13th straight win of the season last Friday. Who could ask for s situation than playing Falls on its home Friday the 13th, yet? watts' home floor is s place for visitors in any ! and Ortonville's boys' cagers have a big task when they travel Friday. OHS will be avenge a one-point loss Kilos (38-37) earlier this as well as trying to in the Little Sioux race. Presently, the and the Kilowatts are fourth in the league records. Last Saturday's game with was postponed because snowstorm. Next Tuesday, Feb. journeys out of the again with a game at Olivia last week mixed! Little Sioux leadership by knocking off beaten Appleton, so the still have a chance at the league though it's against ing odds. Tuesday of last week, second meeting with this seasou, tlm Troja the Bulldogs for the time, this time by I margin. Ortonville managed close to Milbank and 22-21 at the quarter stops) until period when the up a seven-point lea& quarter was go-for-bral two squads in s 50 26 for Mi]hank and 24 tonville. For the third game iD the Trojans saw their singe the nets with plus field goal bank sank 22 of 35 while OHS made 20 the Trojans had their bounding total to date 13-9 defensive and 4 Mike Ross' 6 retrieves Ortonville. The 6-1 also collected 16 guard Todd Scherer game scoring honors bank's Steve Beare by in 17 counters. The Trojans cashed of 16 free throws for 67 At this point, said Roger Sandberg, the main objective is to try some momentum going District IIA has only five games remaimng-our against I..SC foes. doesn't start until Mr the seeding meeting place next LSC leader Appleton, less, and undefeated ham appear to have shot at the top seeds point. Following the trio d over a five-day coming week, play Olivia at home Fet Madison away Feb. 21 its regular schedule. is now 4-9 overall and Little Sioux. OrtonvUle Box FG T. Slmnn ....... 11 IL llasslw ...... 3 C. Ilms ......... 3 NL Napl ........ 0 M. fires ........ S D. idudsm ..... 2 TOTALS Zll 1: r.mml m: mm, t Little Cage Stats In this week's Little Conference individual Mike Ross continues onto second place in with an average d game. He also received in free throw ing 60.6 percent o Todd Scherer is sixth ing, averaging an eves game. He's also four throw stx, making attempts for 71.4 Chuck Ross is goal percentage at an percent. Andy Rausch also mention by shooting on free throws. ORTONVILLE TROJAN SCHEDULE t *.E00TL,N00 Fri., Feb. 13, Granite Falls away Tues., Feb. 17, Gracewlle .......... home Tues., Feb. 17, Wheaton. i:ii away GIRLS' BASKETBALL Thurs., Feb. 12, Appleton ..... home Mon., Feb. 16, Canby ........ aw