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'I ! On Monday, Feb. 14 the Ortonville for three from the three point line, as Lady Trojans traveled to Hancock to she would lead the Owls to a 39-14 play the Owls in a game rescheduled halftime lead. due to weather from earlier this season. The Lady Trojans struggled with the The game started with the Owls scor- Owls' pressure defense. Ortonville ing on their first possession of the would break their press at times and game. The Lady Trojans came down the Owl pressure continued as the Tro- and scored on a put back to tie the jans would force up tough shots and game at 2-2. From then on the #8 would play extremely rattled in the ranked Owls took control of the first first half. The second half continued to half. see much of the same things. Hancock Kendra Schmidgall had a good would go on to win the game 63-30. game for Hancock as she went three Hancock would finish the season TROJAN GUARD AMBER SCHERER was the leading scorer with 14 points in their loss last Tuesday to the MUbank Bulldogs. Scherer is shown above in a recent game for the Lady Trojans. Ortonville will enter Section 3A Tournament play this Thursday when they host the Lakeview Lakers at Trojan Gym beginning at 7 p.m. HOCKEY PLAYERS OF THE WEEK How d(oting for the MBR Storm! CLARISSA BLAKE is on the 12 U girls team. Her parents are Phil and Sue Blake of Ortonville. TRAVIS KELLEN PARKER RAFFETY plays on the PeeWee is the son of Collin and team. He is the son of Iver Maria Raffety of and Trish Kellen of Ortonville. Parker plays Clinton. for the PeeWees. RILEY BLAKE JOHNNY ANDERSON VICTOR KELLEN is the son of Phil and Sue plays on the PeeWee of Clinton is a PeeWee Blake of Ortonville. Riley team. He is the son of skater. He is the son of is a Bantam. Nick and Vanda Anderson Iver and Trish Kellen of of Ortonville. Clinton. Proud Sponsors of Big Stone Lake Area Hockey @ undefeated in Pheasant Conference play. The Lady Trojans would finish in a tie for second at 3-3 in conference play. Leading the Trojans in scoring was Morgan Messmer with 11. She was followed in scoring by Rikki Roscoe with two, Samantha Peterson with four, Amber Scherer with five, Rebecca Peterson with three, Michaela Radermacher two, Kara Helgeson had two and Bonnie-Joy Smith with one. The Lady Trojans would try to bounce back from the loss to Hancock, as they would travel to Milbank, SD on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The game saw the Bulldogs score the first couple of buck- ets of the game. The Lady Trojans would come down the floor and Amber Scherer fnished a three point play the old fashioned way. The Bulldogs would slowly edge away in the first quarter of play to take a 13-5 lead. The Trojans would close the gap to 13-9 early in the second quarter. Then Mil- bank would take control of the game and march into the half with a 30-15 lead. "We were struggling to put the ball in the bucket in the first half and gave Milbank several second chance oppor- tunities that they took advantage of," said Coach Bob Foley. The third quar- ter was much similar to the second as Milbank would increase their lead to 16 as the third quarter ended with the Lady Trojans down 42-26. In the fourth quarter the Lady Tro- jans would try to make a come back. They would close the deficit, but with the Bulldogs going eight of 11 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, it was not to be. The Lady Trojans would lose to Milbank 54-41. Leading scoring for the Lady Tro- jans was Amber Scherer with 14. Mor- gan Messmer had 12, Samantha Peterson nine. Brenna Giese one, Theresa Hoffman had three, Kara Helgeson with one and Bonnie-Joy Smith with one. The Lady Trojans will begin Sec- tion 3A play this Thursday, Feb. 24 when they host the Lakeview Lakers at Trojan gym. Tip off is at 7 p.m. TROJAN SOPHOMORE JORDEN ROGGENBUCK goes for the pin in his 152 Ib match against Christian Mor- ris of MACCRAY/RCW. Jorden picked up the fall and only win for the Trojans on the night in the Section 3A Team Tournament held on Thursday, Feb. 17 at KMS. The Trojans will head to Redwood Falls this Friday and Saturday for the Section 3A Individual Wrestling Tournament. The Ortonville Wrestling Team wrestled in the Section 3A Team Wrestling Tournament last Thursday at KMS and wrestled MACCRAY/RCW. Due to illness, injuries, and small num- bers the team could only weigh in 10 wrestlers to compete in the match. As a result the Trojans were defeated by MACCRAY/RCW. At 103 Tristan Eastman was able to reach the minimum weight of 90 pounds by eating extra all week and drinking three 32 oz All Sports before the weigh in. Eastman, a seventh grader, took on senior Travis Fagen. Fagen was able to get the first take- down but Eastman came right back with an escape. Fagen got a second takedown and tried to cradle Tristan. Eastman was able to fight from getting turned and prevented giving up back points. Fagen stuck with the cradle and was able to get a turn, but Eastman was able to fight fight off his back and only gave up a two point near fall. Tristan was able to stop two other pinnifig combinations before Fagen was able to put him on his back and get the fall near tile end of the period. This was a great effort from one of our young wrestlers who was out manned when he went out on the mat. Nick Stelz took the mat for the Tro- jans at 112. Nick, an eighth grader, had to wrestle sophomore Trevor Fagen. It took Fagen considerable effort to get the first takedown at the beginning of Phyllis b4. Anderson, E.A., R.A.P. Email: Phone: 320-839-2591 121 NW 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 Fax: 320-839-2592 ir YOUR COMPLETE AUTO GLASS & BODY SHOP 0 INTERSTATE ENGINEERING Professionals you need, people you lrusl PO Box 316 Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Phone 218-739-5545 I Ortonville, MN Milbank, SD 320-839-3006 605-432-5200 the match. Stelz was able to keep from getting turned with a half nelson a number of times, but could not find a way to get away or reverse Fagen. In the middle of the period, Fagan was able to get a turn but Nick fought right off of his back and only gave up a two point near-fall. Near the end of the pe- riod Fagan got another turn and was able to get the fall over the younger Stelz. Nick gave us a great effort after we moved him up one weight class. Joseph Eustice was moved up from 112 to 119 so that we could fill more weights. Eustice, a seventh grader, had to wrestle sophomore Trevor Beck- endorf. Joseph was over matched from the beginning, but was able to counter a few things before he was pinned. Joseph has worked very hard for us all year and has done a great job manag- the next four weight classes to fall be- hind 42 ). Isaac Cloos took the mat at 145 for the Trojans against Brandon Bratsch. This was the match-up we wanted and it looked like Cloos was going to take control of the match at the beginning. Isaac tried a fireman's carry and half way through things went south on us. Cloos could not free his arm and his long arms got all tangled up. Bratsch was able to get his hips up and caught both of Isaac's arms and got him on his back so tight that there was no way for him to keep from getting pinned. Cloos has been improving but contin- ues to have some of the worst luck on the team. He has caught up to his body a little more this year and has been able to win more matches than he did last year. Sophomore Jorden Roggenbuck stepped on the mat for the Trojans against Christian Morris a sophomore. Roggenbuck took charge 'from the be- to fight hard the whole match and did not give up the fall. Ninth grader Kyle Rockensock took the mat at 215 for the Mat Men. This was the place that we thought gave Kyle the best chance at success. Like most of our kids he was match up against an older wrestler in junior Tan- ner Bedel. Kyle worked hard for us and tried a lot of things but could not get much going against Bedel. In the end Rockensock was pinned. At HWT Ortonville had to forfeit due to an illness to Dimitri Cuneo. "I could not have been more proud of the effort every wrestler gave me," said Coach Joe Eustice. "We were out manned from the beginning but every- one went out and gave us everything they had. I do not have a lot of kids, but the ones that I have out, work hard, out hustle, and out class every other kid in town. They do not get the respect that they deserve from the school or the town which is unfortunate, but I know that all of my wrestlers will do great ginning of the match. He got the first take down and came close to getting several turns for points. Jorden was able to stick in a nice half-nelson and run Morris to his back and get the fall. Roggenbuck got his team leading 12th fall of the year. He also came away with his team leading 21st win of the year. Jorden has had a very good year for us. He leads the team in just about everything, He works very hard,and has put in a great deal of time that is starting to pay off for him with more success on the mat. The Trojans had to forfeit at 160 due to Eli Block being sick and unable to wrestle. Block was sick all week and was able to weigh in but could not take the mat to wrestle. Ninth grader Hayden Knip wrestled for the Mat Men at 171 against senior Ben Bonnema. Knip did not back down from the older more experienced wrestler. He went fight out there and gave us everything he had for as long as he could. In the end Hayden was pinned, but he has been able to get bet- ter each match. Dillan R0ggenbuck wrestled 189 against Brent Jaenisch. Roggenbuck gave us a great effort in the match. He is still not quite the same wrestler he was at the end of last year due to some ing his weight and has gottenbetter health' issues that have not been re- every day. solved. Dillan was ready to go and Due to injuries, illness, and lack of gave us six hard minutes of wrestling. wrestlers the Mat Men had to forfeit, In the end he lost 13-1 but he was able things for our community as they go through life." The next action for the Trojans will be Friday and Saturday in Redwood Falls for the Section 3A Individual Wrestling Tournament. Two wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the Minnesota State High School Wrestling Tournament in St. Paul the following week. They have a few kids that have a real shot at making it to the state tournament. One of the great benefits of wrestling is that they have a way to have individual success take over when the team is less successful. Our best shot is at 152 with Jorden Roggenbuck. He is in a weight class that he matches up well with everyone in the weight. If he can go there and do the things that he is good at and not make mistakes he has as good a chance as anyone at that weight. Depending on which weight Dillan Roggenbuck is at and how he is feeling he may be in the hunt. At HWT Dimitri Cuneo could be in the top two. No matter what happens next weekend I know that my wrestlers will give me 100 per- cent the whole time. A special thanks to all of the spon- sors, parents, wrestlers, workers, and fans for the great effort they put forth to help make our Elementary Wrestling Tournament on Friday a success. This year's tournament was one of our most successful. Men's Club g01f The Ortonville Golf Men's Club will be meeting this Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ortonville VFW. They will be discussing and plan- ning for the upcoming season and ad- dress any other business that comes up. All Men's Club members and those interested in joining are encour- aged to attend. Largest In-Stock Windshield Inventory in Area ,Free Estimates 100% Customer Satisfaction ,Certified Technicians on Staff COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE Second Street Ortonville, Minnesota 56278 Phone (320) 839-2255 Toll Free 888-819-2255 j Dr. Ronn OPTOMETRIST i 128 NW 2nd Street Ortonville, MN 56278 Sitter named to ASU Dean's List Kathryn Sitter, daughter of Steve and Mary Sitter of Ortonville, has earned a place on the Dean's List for academic performance during the fall of 2010 semester from Arizona State- University. Dean's List recognition is awarded to students enrolled in 12 credits or more and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester. Kathryn attends the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU in Tempe, AZ. Jacobson named to UMD Dean's List Logan Jacobson, a 2007 graduate of Ortonville High School, has been named to the fall Dean's List for Aca- demic Excellence at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. This honor is reserved each semes- ter for students whose academic achievements place them in the top 15 percent of those enrolled in the Swen- son College of Science and Engineer- ing. Logan is the son of Brent and Dorla Jacobson of Clinton. m 1 Page 2b INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Feb. 22,2011