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Ortonville High School Auditorium The OHS Music Department Presents Its Annual 4 I 'Ii Vocal groups under direction of Mr. Wayne Huselid. 7:30 P.M. Instrumental groups under direction of Mr. Matt Lamb. ADMISSION Adults $5.00 Students $3.00 2010-11 Section 3A Girls Basketball-North #1 Minneota #80rtonville Feb. 26 1 p.m. Site: Montevideo Feb. 24- 7 p.m. Site: Ortonville #9 Lakeview #5 CMCS Feb. 24- 7 p.m. Site: Prinsburg #12 ECHO Charter #7 Dawson-Boyd Feb. 24- 7 p.m. Site: Dawson #10 RCW #6Wabasso Feb. 26 2:30 p.m. Site: Montevideo #4 KMS #2 Canby Feb. 26 4:30 p.m. Site: Montevideo Mar. 16p.m. atSMSU Mar. 17:30p.m. atSMSU Mar. 48p.m. atSMSU vs South Champion at SMSU 5 p.m. Fri. Mar. 11 Feb. 24- 7 p.m. Site: Wabasso #11 Lincoln HI Feb. 26 6 p.m. Site: Montevideo #3 MACCRAY RCW-Renville County West CMCS-Central Minnesota Christian School KMS-Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg The Trojan gymnastics team had a kip on the high bar for extra difficulty, final round of regular season competi- but the score was only a 4.9. The tion on Tuesday, Feb. 15 in Benson. coaches were hoping this score would Ortonville had a team score of 104.7 to move her into the low 6's, but the Benson's 125.4. judges thought differently. Rachel's The Ortonville athletes put together beam routine took two falls and scored some nice routines on floor exercise a 5.95, while her vault score was an and balance beam, but the judging was 8.1. rather low for the quality of routines at Junior co-captain Kaitlyn Kottke this particular meet. Three no-fall rou- had a no-fall beam routine, but only tines that met difficulty requirements scored aa 6.4. The routine has some on beam barely scored above 6.0. The nice tricks and shows confidence. Her same thing happened on floor with all floor score was 6.4. difficulty being met, but the gymnasts Hannah Eustice proved she could saw scores around ,5 to .8 lower than pull together a no-fall beam routine. most scores of the season for this event. Even though she scored a 5.65, she was This was senior MalloryAdelman's pleased with her performance. Her last round of competition as she will floor score was 5.65 an bars a 4.1. out of town during the Section 6A Destiny Eastman attempted a new competition. She definitely went out high bar series, but took a fall and with a bang and proved she is a strong scored a 4.15. When she connects it all-around competitor by placing in should rise into the low 6's. She also two events. Adelman set personal bests scored a 7.35 on vault. on floor with a 7.4 and a no-fall beam ShaRaye Redfield has strengthened routine score of 6.8. She placed third her floor tumbling passes the last few on bars with a 6.9 and fourth in all- weeks and hit a season high of 7.05. around with a 29.25. Mallory also She also connected a few new beam ,e- scored an 8.15 on vault, ties to hit a 6.2. Her vault score was Rachel Berger placed on two events. 7.45. Her 7.45 score on floor earned her fifth Others competing for the Trojans at place and a 26.4 in all around placed this meet were Kirsten Giese who her fifth. Rachel hit a first ever hang scored a 7.3 on vault and attempted some new beam jumps, but a few falls kept the score at 5.4. Kersten Cooper scored a 7.3 on vault, a 5.55 on floor and a 3.55 on bars. GYMNAST OF THE WEEK goes to freshman ShaRaye Redfield who hit season highs on floor exercise and balance beam at the Benson meet on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The Ortonville seventh and eighth while the eighth grade was just below, fense and controlled the boards, and grade girls played 22 games starting on Seven games were lost by four points Jamie Gulley was on fire scoring 17 Nov. 11, 2010 and ending Jan. 24, or less. points in the win. 2011. Thirteen girls started and ended "I was very proud that we were able The seventh grade swept Hancock the season with three eighth graders out to hang in there in our games," said this season, playing them three times, and 10 seventh graders. This may be Coach Jan Eifealdt. "The girls were with one being in a tournament. The the first time since the beginning of able to get a lot of basketball experi- overall best rebounding and defensive girls basketball, going way back into ence in this year." game was against Dawson-Boyd on a the 1970s. One goal for the season was to get bigger court. Ortonville did not have a The three eighth grade girls were better in rebounding. Every girl by the great game offensively as they missed Stephanie Arndt, Jamie Gulley and end of the season was getting re- a lot of shots, but they were able to Mackenzie Gustafson. Making up the bounds. They hit a season high 27 in a hold the Blackjacks to 10 points and seventh grade team were Gina Nelsen, seventh grade game, but no player got earned the win. Julie Drobny, Katie Boyle, Hope Has- over five so it was a good team effort. The seventh grade high offensive slen, Jenna Bousquet, Kirsten Erick- They usually averaged 19. total was 34 against Big Stone City. son, Jenney Delage, Chandra Kovarik, In a eighth grade game against They also had every girl score points. Makiah Gores and Kori Block. Wheaton, the team grabbed 25 re- Their was someone different with high The two teams were really one in bounds. Eighth grader Mackenziepoint every game. many ways. The eighth graders played Gustafson and seventh grader Katie "My whole philosophy of junior over 95 percent of their minutes on the Boyle each had a double-double with high basketball is to play and have fun court with the seventh graders plugging 10 plus points and 11 rebounds respec- and try to improve the girls skills," said in at the wing and post positions and tively. Hope Hasslen averaged seven Coach Jan Eifealdt. "They made some few times at point guard. It really de- points per game until she went out with mistakes and that was fine. We just pended how they were matched up in an ankle injury. Every girl showed im- wanted to get better and play hard. A skill and sometimes height, provement in this part of the game. big thank you to the parents, grandpar- That extra year of experience makes The girls best overall game was an ents, family and friends for their sup- such a difference. The seventh grade eighth grade game against Wheaton at port this year" finished just above .500 on the season Ortonville. They played good solid de- Students at James Knoll Elementary literally jumping and shooting hoops called Fitness Fever Food and Fun in Ortonville are jumping at the chance into a heart healthier life while becom- Night. This is going to involve the kids to fight heart disease and stroke, our ing passionate about raising money for being able to make and eat healthy nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. Dur- other kids with sick hearts." snacks, such as: fruit-ka-bobs (skewers ing the week of Feb. 21, the kinder- This year the students are trying a filled with fruit), yogurt parfaits (la~,- garten through sixth grade students will couple of new ideas to increase their ering yogurt, granola, etc. to make a jump rope and shoot hoops during their fundraising efforts: a giant glass jug is parfait), making ants on a log (celery, physical education classes. Jump Rope being used to motivate students to be peanut butter, and raisins), etc. The fit- For Heart and Hoops For Heart are an- heart heroes by bringing in coins. "The ness part will find the kids doing phys- nual events that the kids take part in to kids have been so excited to bring ical activities, such as: shooting hoops, raise money for the American Heart coins from their own piggy banks, jumping rope, yoga, cup stacking, Association, which funds lifesaving They truly feel they are making a dif- bowling, balancing peacock feathers, heart and stroke research and commu- ference in other people's lives, which and more. nity and educational programs for our they are," said Hoernemann. "Our When the students complete the youth, local banks have agreed to add to our physical activities, they will get a slip Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops coin total by possibly matching what of paper to put their name on for For Heart teaches students how physi- the students bring in." chances to win many prizes that have cal fitness benefits the heart and shows been donated or purchased. Their also them that volunteering can be a fun and On Monday; Feb. 28, families will will be an opportunity for t~amUies to positive experience for the whole cam- have the opportunity to come to the buy chances to win many donated munity. The need to educate children school from 5-7 p.m. in the elementary prizes. The money raised will go to about the importance of physical activ- gym to participate in a new event the American Heart Association. ity couldn't be timelier. According to recent studies, about one-third of chil- dren ages two to 19 are overweight and obese. "By including physical activity into their daily routines, kids can signifi- cantly reduce the onset and burden of heart disease,," said Sheila Hoerne- mann, event coordinator. "By raising money through Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart, we are prevent- ing heart disease and obesity for the next generation of Americans. Kids are Children's musician to perform Sat. Area families are invited to a con- cert by children's musician, Mr. Jim at the Ortonville Elementary gym on Sunday, Feb. 27. His upbeat perfor- mances bring out the best in kids of all ages with LOTS of audience partici- pation. Mr. Jim's friendly voice, live- ly guitar and dynamic stage presence captivate his audience with catchy tunes, playful movement and the won- der of imagination. Prior to the concert, each child will have an opportunity to paint a rhythm instrument to take home. Painting begins at 3:30 p.m. with the concert at 4 p.m ECFE registration will be available at this event. 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