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4 ill OHS Senior Kent Orvik is looking for a way out in last the LQPV Eagles. (photo by Mike Barnhardt) basketball play offs begin in grades 5-6-7-8-9 summer. The regional champion will an opportunity to play Pacesetter Minnesota Championship when begins in all eight regions Each grade-level will be held on a single between March 28 and May regional open to the first register. All teams will )teams will be able to advance tournament play in the qualify for the Pacesetter Minnesota State Championship at the Whitney Center in St. Cloud. Runner-up teams will be invited to play in the Pacesetter Minnesota Invitational Tournament, which will also be held at the Whitney Center. Teams that win two or more games will be invited to play in the Pacesetter Open Basketball Championships at New London- Spicer and Paynesville. tn,, ng standings ....... 0 Hnizensa Auction 928; IllS: GrateSquar /'7 13 Won Lost Denny Lindlmlm  HIG: Bill HTS: Granite S(Fmlres 1692; 16 8 Lurid, Jr. 244. HTG: Five SpjrPes 606; HIS: 14 10 WlEEKENDERS-2/7 Allison Gable 439, Arlen 14 10 Won Lost LaCombe 548; HIG: Allison 14 10 E]tecuflomcm 12 8 Gable 170, Arlem LmCombe 221. l0 14 Uive Misfits 10 10 FOOTBALL MANIA-2/2 4 20 tre Chlmge 9 11 Wou Lost Sons Lumber L.AJP.D. 9 11 Armit's P & H 16 4 rich & Sons tiTS: L.A.P.D. 1932; HTG: Big Stone Bowl 14 6 , RIG: L.A.P.D. 675; illS: Bonnie Min-Dalk 11 9 Volkenont 566, Rick Johnson Cur Ci/? Sales 7 13 497; HIG: Bonnie Volkenant ton 6 14 Won  211, Matt  213. State Bank 6 14 13 7 FRIDAYNIGItTMIXERS-2/6 HTS: Arndt's P & H 2378; 11 9 Won  HTG: Min-Dak 827; HIS: Bill U 9 Lucky Strikers 12 8 land, Jr. 545; HIG: Bill Lurid, 5 15 Mixed Rocks 11 9 Jr. 218. Five SpaRs 10 10 4-H sets bowl OHS Trojans capture Pheasant for Knowledge 00.00,aarea,ou,00a,e.00an00o, Conference Championsh00 title their knowledge this winter by preparing fdr 4-H Poject Bowls. 4-H 7:00 P.m. Project Bowls are similar to a knowledge bowl contest. During the actual contest, two 4-player teams compete against each other. One individual from each team is asked each question. The individual to buzz in with the correct answer first receives points for their team. There is a project bowl for eight different projects: rabbit, dairy, dairy goat, livestock, dog, poultry, nutrition and horse. Big Stone County 4-Hers plan to participate in the dairy goat, livestock, and nutrition project bowls. The objectives are to provide an exciting and fun way for youth to explore their project, to encourage youth to develop teamwork, self- confidence and decision making skills, and to develop committee member organization and leadership skills. Regional contests are held in March with the State Bowl held April 18th at the University of Minnesota. Area youth planning to participate in the project bowls this year include; Jessica Chase, Randy Fitzner, Scott Fitzner, Jenna Heck, Jessica Heck, Holly Krueger, Kari Morrill, Kayla Morrill, Heather Smart, and Meghan Smart. These 4-Hers are being coached by Mark Chase, Craig Danielson, Karen Fitzner and Carrie Olson, Extension Educator. Public library meet The Pioneerland Library System Board will meet Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, 7:30 p.m., at Kandiyohi County Health & Human Services Building in Willmar. ' The Ortonville Trojans won the 1998 Pheasant Conference Championship cruising by the Spartans of Chokio-Alberta by a score of 83-46. Playing a sticky man to man defense, the Trojans capitalized on Spartan turnovers to lead 13-4 after the first quarter of play. Hitting I0 of 13 field goal attempts in the second quarter increased the Trojan advantage to 38-14 at halftime. The Trojans pumped in 23 more points to CA's 13 in the third to lead 61-27. The Trojans picked up 10 more field goals in the final stanza, outscor- ing the Spartans 22-19. The Trojans were led in scoring by Justin Wittnebel with 18 points (9/14 from the field), Adam Thymian 17, and Derek Homrighausen 15, Ryan Longhenry and Scott Sandberg sup- plied 10 and 8 off the bench. Category leaders for this game: Wittnebel 9 boards, Orvik 9 assists, Wittnebel 4 blocks ... OHS shot 32/68 from the field and 16127 from the line. "This club did an outstanding job of containing the Spartan offense throughout the contest to keep our conference record clean at 7-0," said Coach Roger Sandberg. The Trojans hosted the LqVP Eagles last Friday, Feb. 13th. The Giles member Ryan Giles of Graceville is a member of the 1998 men's indoor track team at Bemidji State University. Giles, a freshman industrial technology education major, is a middle distance runner. Lady Trojans come up short against West Central The Lady Trojans ran into a tall talented West Central team on Friday night and came out on the short end of a 87-59 score. West Centrals 6'3" cen- ter led them with 32 points. Their 6' sophomore added 15 points. The Trojans fell behind early and were never able to get closer than 10 points after the first quarter. Tiffany Rademacher led the Trojans scoring 17 points. Tiffany Finke added 14 points, Amanda Hillman and Laura Lantis followed with 7 apiece and Margo Reiffenberger with 5, Heidi Wittnebel with 5 and Kelly Miller with 4 points rounded out the scoring. Amanda Hillman led the rebound- ers with her second straight game of 12 boards. C-squad scores were Ortonville 15 - West Central 31 and B-squad scores were Ortonville 24 - West Central 72. Next action has the Trojans going to Kerkhoven tonight, Tuesday, to take on KMS. Jaycees to hold shooters' education for area youth Ortonville Area Jaycees will be holding a shooters' education for boy and girls ages 8-14 upstairs Minnwest Bank in Ortonville from 7-8:30 p.m. on three Monday nights from Feb. 23, March 2 & 9. The program, called Shooting Education, is sponsored by Daisy Manufacturing Company, Inc. and administered by The U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. Each year thousands of young boys and girls from all across the nation are educated in the safety and educational elements of firearms. Through the Shooting Education pro- ON 3-AA GIRLS BASKETBALL- Sub-Section 12 Winner Game 1 GAME 2 ] Feb. 21 - 6:30 p.m. Site: Montevideo __ #1 BENSON GAME 6 Fob. 24 GAME 8 Feb. 27 Site: SSU CHAMPIONSHIP March 6 - 5:30 p.m. Site: SSU GAME 7 Feb. 24 #5 BOLD GAME 3 Feb. 21 Site: Montevideo #4 YME Trojans were sparked by the early sharpshooting of Kent Orvik (3 treys and a layup) to give the Trojans a 20- 14 lead. The Trojans stretched their lead to as many as 10 points midway through the second quarter as Adam Thymian clicked for 7 points. The Eagles cut into the Trojan lead late in the quarter to narrow the lead at halftime to 36-29. The Eagles got an outstanding quarter of play from Cody Reiffenberger (4 treys and 2 layups) and scored 27 points to the Trojans 12 to take the lead 56-48 after three quar- ters. Using a trapping full court defense, the Trojans started on their run and closed the lead to 67-65 with 9 seconds remaining, but a big time block eliminated any Trojan hopes for a victory in this contest with the Eagles. "We had another outstanding effort by our club on both ends of the court, we got good looks at the basket and we had our chances to even the season with the Eagles, we know the Egles have a good club and we know we belong in this category as well," said Coach Sandberg. The Trojans had four people in double figures, Kent Orvik 14, Justin Wittnebel 12 and Adam Thymian and Derek Homrighausen 11 each, Scott Sandberg had 7, while Grant Botker and Brandon Finke each scored 4, Ryan Longhenry came off the bench late in the game to hit a clutch one and one for 2 points. OHS shot 22/60 from the field and 14/27 from the line. Derek had 8 boards, and 4 assists while teammate Justin had 3 blocks in this nonconfer- ence contest, tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Trojans travel west to visit the Bulldogs, Thursday, Feb. 19, Canby comes to town and Friday, Feb. 20 OHS travels to Dawson. J #7 LQP VALLEY GAME 4 Feb. 21 Site: Granite Falls _ #2 MORRIS 116 MACCRAY GAME 5 Feb. 21 Site: Granite Falls 113 MONTEVIDEO gram, these children will learn all aspects of gun safety prior to handling an airgun. They will learn the four competi- tion positions consisting of: prone, sit- ting; kneeling and standing. Finally, they shoot for scores and receive a certificate from the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce showing they have mastered the basics of proper gun handling and respect. This is all done with BB guns, tar- gets, and the cooperation of Daisy Manufacturing Company, Inc. Fun, safety, education, and compe- tition. All the elements needed to teach your child o be a responsible person when dealing with firearms. If this sounds like something you want your children involved in, please call the local Jaycee chairman: Dalen Roe of Ortonviile at 320-839-3502. LOOK OUT! OHS senior Justin Wittnebel is looking for the score against the LQPV Eagles last Friday night. The Trojans took a lead right into the game but couldn't pull it off. The Trojans lost 67-65. (photo-by Mike Barnhardt) S 9 Opening New Session Kids' Kingdom pre-school is now accepting apphcations for an afternoon session that would meet on MONDAY and WEDNESDAY from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. This session is available to pre-school children, ages 3-1/2 to 5 years old. We need a minimum enrollment of eight children to begin session. Call Sue Spors at 839-3504"or 568-2411 for enrollment information. TROJANS WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULES 1997-98 BOYS BASKETBALL Opnent (Location) Time Feb. 17 Milbank (Milbank) 6:30 Feb. 19 Cmby (Ortonville) 6:30 Feb. 20 Danon-Boyd (Dawson) 6:15 Feb. 24 Wheaton (Ortonville) 6:00 WRESTLING GYMNASTICS 1997-98 GIRLS BASKETBALL Date O_ponent (Location) Time Feb. 17 KMS (Kerkhoven) 6:00 Feb. 19 ACGC 7:00 Sub4ecllorm at Montevideo Feb. 21 Benson 6:30 Sub-section# at Montevideo Feb. 17, 1998 INDEPENDENT Page 9