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Ortonville The OHS Music Department Presents Its Annual ADMISSION Adults $5.00 Students $3.00 High School Auditorium Vocal music under direCtion of Mr. Wayne Husefid. Instrumental music under direction of Mr. Matt Lamb. The Ortonville Wrestling Team wrapped up the regular season this past week with their last home dual meet against Benson on Tuesday and a nine team tournament at Morris on Saturday. The Mat Men lost 66-12 to Benson. They placed eighth in the tournament on Saturday. The team scores for the Morris Invitational were: KMS 264, Benson 186.5, WCA 128.5, Fosston-Bagley 127, Dawson-Boyd/LQPV 116, Willmar 103, Morris 102, Ortonville 73.5, and Crosby-Ironton 68.5. This was senior night for the Trojans. Before the match we took time to honor our three seniors for the time they gave to the wrestling pro- gram. Jenny Henrich has been a cheerleader for the past two years. Paul Kellen is a first year wrestler who has done a great job for us. Paul was learning and doing very well until a knee injury cut his season short. Jason Roggenbuck has wres- tled for five years. He is a two time section place winner. Jason has been a captain for two seasons. He has over 50 career falls. He currently has 104 career wins which is sixth on the all time wins list in Ortonville. We will miss all three seniors next year. Wrestling well on Tuesday were John Eustice at 125. He was able to control the match well and came up with a second period fall over Josh Frentzel. Damian Pillatzki at 140 gave us great efforts in his loss to David Tweten. Losing 8-2 in a hard fought match. Jorden Roggenbuck fell behind early but came on in the third period where he ended up losing 16-10. Jason Roggenbuck picked up our second win with a fall over James Hanson in 58 seconds. In most of the other weights we were just out expe- rienced and just could not find ways to overcome that. At 103 Colby Gimmestad wrestled two matches on the day. He lost in the first round to Tony Dominkk of MAHACA by fall. In his second match things looked like they might go his way when he started the match with a nice takedown to take the lead. Colby gave up a reversal and a two .point near fall to fall behind going into the second period. Colby got a second takedown to tie the score at four. He then gave up a reversal and gave up his arms and was pinned in the second period Colby just needs to get more mat time against kids his own age and size. Things are starting to turn around but it just takes time to translate that into wins. At 112 Isaac Cloos was two and two on the day. In the first round Isaac got a nice takedown against Herman Hill of MAHACA to take the lead in the first period. Near the end of the period Hill was able to get an escape to cut the lead to 2-1. In the second period Cloos took down and was able to get a reversal to extend his lead to 4-1. He then did a great job of rolling the wrist and was able to put Hill on his back and get the fall in 2:28 to advance to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals Isaac had to wrestle Tyler Carlson of KMS. In this match Isaac was pinned by the junior and eventual 112 lb champion in the first period. In the semi-finals of the wres- tle backs Cloos was right in the match only down by five points going into the second period. In the second peri- od Isaac took up and gave up a quick reversal and could not gain hand con- trol and was put on his back. He fought very hard but ended up getting pinned by Mark Harman of Fosston- Bagley. This put Isaac into the sixth place match where he would have to face Herman Hill of MAHACA. Cloos started the match with a take- down but gave up an escape and with time running out in the period was takedown to fall behind 3-2 going into the second period. In the second period Isaac was able to put Hill on his back and score a three point near fall to take the lead 5-3, Hill came right back and got a reversal to tie the score. In the third period Hill took down. Cloos earned a penalty point for an illegal head lock. Isaac then got a nice break down and ran a half 2008-09 Section 3A Team Wrestling Tournament #1 Minneota #8 MACCRAY Feb. 19-6:00 p.m. Site: Minneota Feb. 19 7:15 p.m. Site: Minneota #9 MAHACA Feb. 21 1p.m. at Granite Falls #5 BENSON Feb. 19 7:00 p.m. Site: Granite Falls #4 YME Feb. 21 2:30 p.m at Granite Falls #2 KMS #7 RCW Feb. 19 7:15 p.m. Site: Kerkhoven Feb~ 19-6:00 p.m. Site: Kerkhoven #10 Ortonville Feb, 21 1p.m. at Granite Falls #6 Pipestone Feb. 19 7:00 p.m. Site: Canby #3 Canby MACCRAY-Maynard, Clara City, Raymond MAHACA-Morris Area, Hancock, Chokio-Alberta RCW-Renville County West YME-YelIow Medicine East KMS-Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg SOPHOMORE DIMITIRI CUNEO is shown above competing for the Trojans at 215 Ibs. Cuneo and the Trojans, seeded #10, will enter the team tournament this Thursday at 6 p.m. in Kerkhoven against #7 Renville County West with the winner taking on #2 KMS at 7:15 p.m. nelson and put Hill on his back and was able to get the fall in 3:47 to win fifth place. Isaac has given us a great effort all year. He is only a seventh grader and is getting better every day. At 125 John Eustice started the day as the fourth seed. In the first round he took a 5-1 lead over Josh Frentzel of Benson with a nice takedown and a three point near fall with a cradle. Frentzel gained an escape as time ran out in the first period. In the second Eustice took down and scored a rever- sal. He then ran another cradle for a three pdint near fall. John put Frentzel in the cradle again and had him tight this time and was able to get the fall in 3:13 to advance to the semi- finals against number one seed Klinton Van Heuveln of KMS. John wrestled a tough match again,st a tough kid. After a scoreless first period Eustice took the lead with an escape in the second period. It looked like that would be all of the scoring in the second period but Van Heuveln was able to secure a take- down with just three seconds left in the periodto take the lead 2-1. In the third period John did a good job of riding Van Heuveln. In the middle of the period we let Van Heuveln up and it looked like we would get a take- down numerous times but each time Van Heuveln would counter or back off the match and was able to hang on for the 3-1 win. John wrestled very- well but was hurt by giving up a take- down at the end of the second period. If we keep the lead going in to the third then Van Heuveln has to wrestle differently in the last period and things may work out differently for us. In the semi-finals of the wrestle backs John got back on the winning track with a 16-1 tech fall over Riley Patrick of Crosby-Ironton. This was one of the first tech falls of John's career and it was nice to see him start to score more points. This win was John's 75th of his career. This win put Eustice into the third place match where he would face Josh Frentzel. After a scoreless first period John took down and crunched Frentzel in the cradle to score a three point near fall. He then picked up a two point near fall with another cradle. Frentzel gained an escape and Eustice got a quick takedown to take a 7-1 lead into the third period. In the third peri- od John gave up an escape but then got a takedown. Frentzel reversed Eustice to make the score 9-4. John reversed Frentzel back and as time ran out Frentzel gained an escape to make the final score 11-5. At 130 Andrew Dittel wrestled two matches for us. Dittel had to wrestle two more experienced wrestlers and lost to both of them by fall. Andrew has really done a nice job for us. This is his first year and he has learned a great deal. The only thing is it takes some time to get the timing down to be able to put everything together so wrestlers see the success on the mat. This will come as long as he sticks with it. Taylor Stotesbery started the tour- nament against number one seeded Brett Hoffman of Benson. Taylor wrestled well in the match and was able to make it into the third period against a very tough kid. In the end Hoffman was able to get a tech fall over Stotesbery. The last time the two wrestled Hoffman pinned Taylor in the first period. This was a very good effort by Taylor. In the first round of the wrestle backs Taylor again wres- tled well against Coty Milhausen of Willmar. Taylor could not get much .going in the match and ended up los- mg 5-0 this ended his wrestling for the day. At 140 Jorden Roggenbuck wres- tled well in all three of his matches. In the first round he was right in the match. He got the first takedown but gave up a reversal and then got an escape but gave up a takedown as the period ended to make the score 4-3 in favor of Blake Olson of Fossten- Bagley. After two scoreless periods the match ended in a hard fought loss for Roggenbuck. In the semi-finals of the wrestle backs Jorden lost another heartbreaker to Dave Tweten of Benson. Jorden fell behind with a ta~edown in the first period. In the second he come back to score four points but also gave up four points to go into the third period down by two points. In the Roggenbuck would out score Tweten 4-2 but would come up on the short end with a final score of with a crushing double leg takedown. Jason did a great job of controlling Wersinger and not letting him score. Roggenbuck took both up and come close to scoring another takedown but was unable to and went into the third period with a 2-0 lead In the third Wersinger took down and was able to cut the lead to one with an escape. Roggenbuck remained the aggressor and near the end of the period got a second takedown and a 4-1 win to bring home the CHAMPIONSHIP at 151. This was a very good win for us. From 160 - 215 we were not able to win many matches. We were in some of the matches, but were not able to do what we needed to get the wins. At 171 Aaron Skinner did pick up a win by fall in the wrestle backs to place 6th. At HWT William Kaiser was two 9-8. In the fifth place match Jorden and two on the day. In the first round gave us another good effort. He .he lost to Michel Cormican of worked very hard and ended up losing 9-4 to Mason Pomerleau of Willmar. Jorden gives us 100 percent every time he goes out on the mat. It is just that he is an eighth grader and he is wrestling older kids all the time and he needs to execute the moves better to beat the older kids. He is going to get the moves down and will start winning these close matches. Damian Pillatzki wrestled two matches on the day at 145 and contin- ues to show improvement. He does a lot of good things but will make one mistake and that will be his downfall. Jason Roggenbuck wrestled well in all three of his matches. He started the tournament as the number one seed. In the first round he picked up a first period fall over Casey Kriger of KMS in 1:31 to make it into the semi- finals. In the semi-finals he took a two point lead into the second period with a nice hard takedown. In the sec- ond Jason took down and got a rever- sal to take a 4-0 lead. Roggenbuck let Chris Rothstein of C-I up and took him down right away. In the third period Rothstein took both up and Jason was able to get another take- down to go up 8-2. Near the end of the period Rothstein gained an escape to make the final score 8-3 in favor of Roggenbuck. In-the finals Jason wrestled one of his best matches of the year. He had to take on Brady Wersinger of Benson who he has split wins with this year and is one of his main competitors to make it to the state tournament. In the first period Roggenbuck got the first takedown Fosston-Bagley by fall. In the wrestle backs Kaiser came on strong with two falls to make it into the third place match. He got a fall over Levi Becker of C-I in 19 seconds. In the semi- finals of the wrestle backs he got a 15 second fall over Tyler Jenson of Benson. In the third place match Kaiser had to wrestle Michel Cormican from Fosston-Bagley once again. In this match it looked like he was going to finish the day with a big win. After a scoreless first period William took the lead with an escape. In the third period Cormican took up and half way through the period Kaiser gained a second escape and a two point lead. With only 26 seconds left in the match Kaiser was head locked and pinned. William made one mistake that cost him the win. He wrestled very well all day but made two mistakes that cost him both of his losses on the day. The next action for the Trojans will be Thursday night when they travel to KMS to take on RCW in the first round of the section 3A team wrestling tournament. The match will start at 6:00. The winner will wrestle KMS in the second round. il I1[ Water Softeners and Salt Delivery to Your Home or Office! WE SERVICE ALL MAKES OF SOFTENERS Serving the Big Stone Lake Area! Page 4b INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 J