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The Ortonville Trojan boys contin- ued their winning ways, picking up two more wins last week to put their overall record at 17-3 on the season. On Tuesday, Feb. 10, the Trojans hosted the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks and came away with a 61-51 win. "The Blackjacks are a much better team than their record indicates," said Coach Jay Orvik. "Cory Larson is a good coach and will have his team ready for the post season. I have a lot of respect for their athletes. Right now, we are playing some excellent basketball." . The Trojans were in control of the game. It was more like a '15 point dif- ference. Dawson-Boyd was able to hit a couple of three-pointers in the closing seconds to cut the lead down to 10 points. Bryant Zahrbock led the Trojans with 22 points. He also had five rebounds, four steals and two assists in the game. Others scoring for the Trojans were Jesse Roscoe and Jacob Berger each with 11; Nathan Scherer with 10, Matt Fellows added four and Ryan Parady with three. Berger also had eight rebounds in the game. On Thursday, Feb. 12, the Trojans hosted the Wheaton/Herman- Norcross Warriors in a big Pheasant Conference game. The Trojans put together two great halves and Played one of their best games of the season, defeating the Warriors 62-25. Ortonville took the lead at halftime 32-13, and continued to play well in the second half, holding a good Warrior team to just 12 points. For the game, the Warriors were 9 of 43 for 21 percent from the field. The Trojans shot 52 percent (12 of 23) from two-point range and 56 percent (10 of 18) from three-point range. "This was a huge conference win for the guys," said Orvik. "This win really puts us in the drivers seat by giving Wheaton their second confer- ence loss." The Trojans were led by Bryant Zahrbock with 18 points. That puts Bryant just 16 points away "from his 1,000th, which would put him in a class with Peter Hanson, Doug Orvik and Ross Wiegman. Other Trojans in the scoring col- umn were Jacob Berger with 17, Nathkn Scherer with nine, Ryan Parady and Charlie Stattelman with five each, Jesse Roscoe and Matt Fellows each with three and Eric Carlson with two. Berger had another strong game on the boards with 11, followed by Sherer with nine and Zahrbock with five. Roscoe led the team in assists with seven, and Zahrbock and Berger each had two steals. The Trojans will have just one game this week as they travel to Chokio-Alberta this Friday for a Conference match-ul with the Spartans. The B-game will start at 6:15 p.m. with the varsity to follow. School menu TROJAN SENIOR ERIC CARLSON tries to avoid the block by a Wheaton defender in their game last Thursday at Trojan Gym. Ortonville defeated the Warriors 62-25 to improve to 17-3 on the season. The Trojans will travel to Chokio-Alberta this Friday for their only game of theweek. The B-game will start at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Cinnamon Pastry, Applesauce, Milk. Lunch: Build A Burger, Cheese, Lettuce, Onions, Pickles, Tater Tots, Juice Choices. Wednesday, Feb'. 18: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Sausage Links, Whole Grain Toast, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Chickenwich, K-3 Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Diced Pear Sauce. Thursday, Feb. 19: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Br. Sausage Pizza, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Fajita, and Veggies, Lettuce, Cheese, K-3 Grilled Cheese, Tri-Taters, Mandarin Orange Sauce. Friday, Feb. 20: Breakfast:' Whole Grain Cereal, Trix Yogurt, Whole Grain Toast, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Garden Salad, Fresh Baby Carrots, Dreamsicle Sherbet. Monday, Feb. 23: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Tonys Br. Pizza, Applesauce, Milk. Lunch: Nachos Supreme, Lettuce, Cheese, Corn, Applesauce, 4-12 Raised Donuts, K-3 Donut Holes. Tuesday, Feb. 24: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Mozzerella Cheese Stix, Whole Grain Toast, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk. Lunch: De/i Ham and Cheese, Cheesy Potaoes, Garden Peas, Pineapple Sauce. earns s rta on it; OHS gymnastics team at Section 6A Meet this Sat. The Ortonville B-squad boys bas- ketball team split in their games last week, losing to Dawson-Boyd 35-33, and defeating Wheaton 58-49. Against Dawson-Boyd on Tuesday, Feb. 10, the Trojans struggled early, trailing 19-13 at halftime. The game was close in the second half, but Ortonville did not shoot well from the free throw line and the Blackjacks were able to win the game. For the Trojans, Charlie Taffe was the leading scorer with nine points. He was followed by Shane Lindahl with eight, Tate Messmer and Tom Rausch each added six, David Lee and forth, but Dan Berdan hit a three- pointer at the buzzer to give Ortonville the lead at halftime 31-28. "We decided to switch up out defense, and were able to hold their leading scorer down and come away with a nice win," said Coach A1 Guse. Shane Lindahl led the "trojans with 15 points. Tate Messmer added 14, Dan Berdan 13, Chartie Taffe had a good game with eight points and 10 rebounds, Tom Rausch added four, and David Lee and Austin Swanson each had two. The Trojans B-squad record now stands at 11-8 overall. They have just The Ortonville Trojan gymnastics team will compete this Saturday, Feb. 21 during the Section 6A meet held in Morris. Schools involved include Melrose, Litchfield, New London-Spicer, Sartel!, Benson, Little Falls, Paynesville, Long Prairie, Ortonville and Morris. Melrose advanced as a team out of this section last year and athletes finishing in the top four will advance to the State Tournament, Feb. 26-27 at the University of Minnesota. had three and Dan Berdan with one. one game this week. 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There were a total of 47 fouls called during the game with Ortonville having the most with 26. Starters Ashley Eastman and Morgan Messmer both picked up their third in the first half and had to sit until the second half. They both fouled.eventually fouled out. Wheaton converted on 18 of 30 freethrows to the Trojans 16 of 20 for the game. "Fouls were definitely a problem during the game. It hurts to have players sitting out and others playing tentatively because they have four fouls and they don't want to pick up their fifth," said coach Sheila Hoememann. Ortonville trailed Wheaton 21-27 at half time, but outscored them in the second half 35-31. However, it just wasn't enough to pull off the win. Wheaton ended up winning 58-56. "I was proud of the way the girls played hard and battled back after being down," said Hoernemann. "I think the girls will be ready to play them again on Friday. Kayla Mielitz had a nice game net- ting 16 points and going 6 for 7 from the free throw line. Bonnie Smith played a great second half scoring 11 points going 5 of 6 from the free throw line. Ashely Eastman had nine points and was perfect, 4 of 4, from the charity stripe. Amber Scherer had eight points, Sam .Peterson had five, Morgan Messmer four, and Theresa Hoffman three. On Thursday the Trojans traveled to Kerkhoven to play the Saints. The Trojans found themselves up by six in the first half, but KMS got hot shoot- ing from the perimeter and ended up outscoring the Trojans 41-27in the first half. "KMS is a solid team that shot 7 for 10 from beyond the three-point line, and they attacked the basket hard throughout the game." said Hoememann. "It is hard to keep up with a team that shoots as well as the Saints did!" KMS ended up winning the game 81-55. Leading the way for Ortonville were Sam Peterson and Kayla Mielitz with 14. Peterson also pulled down seven rebounds. Ashley TRYING TO GET AROUND TWO ,DEFENDERS is Lady Trojan eighth grader Morgan their ame against. RCW on Saturda. y, Feb 7. Morgan" earned her first start m that wctory. The lady TroJans wdl travel to Lincoln HI (Ivanhoe) this Thursday, Feb. 19 starting at 6 p.m. Eastman added nine points, Bonnie Smith and Amber Scherer had four each, Theresa Hoffman had three, and Nicole Gulley, RaeAnn Thompson and Morgan Messmer all had two points. Friday the girls traveled to Brandon to take on the undefeated, state-ranked Chargers. "This is a solid team, and there is a reason they are undefeated and ranked in state," said Hoememann. "Besides having an inside game with two 5'11" post pl~tyers; they also have an o~utside game with some quick good-shooting guards." Ortonville was down 15 at half time, 26-41. "We played with them for most of the half; however, turnovers and us not hustling back on defense gave them some easy baskets. It could have been a single-digit dif- ference going into the lockerroom." stated Hoernemann. Ortonville connected on four treys in the second half, but was still outscored 34-20 in the half. Amber Scherer led the Trojans with 11, Kayla Mielitz added nine, Morgan Messmer had six, RaeAnn Thompson had five, Sam Peterson, Ashley Eastman, and Bonnie Smith had four, and Theresa Hoffman had three. The Lady Trojans have another busy week. They will travel to Ivanhoe on Thursday, and host Wheaton for Parent's Night on Friday. ( Check out our web site at ) q ON DEMAND. PART OF THE MIDCONTINENT THEATRE DVR SUITE. WHAT YOU WANT. WHEN YOU WANT IT! Push a button for pepperoni? That may never pan out, but your On Demand button will! It puts hundreds of hours of programming - movies, sports and more - at your fingertips any time you want. As part of our Theatre DMI! Suite, you'll also enjoy the stunning clarity of HI} programming, a Premium Movie Packacje, and of course the DMR, to record and view your favorites on your schedule! 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