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BELLINGHAM BEARCAT WRESTLERS will all participate in the State Wrestling Tournament in St. Paul April 18. All wrestlers received first or second to earn the honor to go to the tournament. In front, from left to right are Dillan Roggenbuck, Samantha Larson, Jonathan Kirchberg, Colton Kanstrup and Seth Heinrich. Middle row, Jason Roggenbuck, Randy Larson, Paul Adelman, Brock Kanstrup, Danny Spors and Eric Croatt. In the back row, Coach Tom Croatt, Curtis Kirchberg, Megan Croatt, Tiffany Larson, Dustin Roggenbuck, Russell Anderson and Tyler Fredricksen. J '. Olympic volleyball tourney to be held here this weekend Ortonville's Junior Olympic Volleyball Association will be hosting two tournaments this weekend. A 16- year-old tournament will be held on Saturday, April 18, and an 18-year-old tournament will be held on Sunday, April 19. Both tournaments will have a format consisting of round robin pool play after which all teams will advance to play-offs. T-shirts will be awarded to members of the first place team and medals will given for sec- ond, third and fifth place finishers. Twelve teams from the states of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota are entered in the 16's tourna- ment. Three sites will be used for this tournament, the high school gym, the auditorium, and the Big Stone gym. Seven teams are entered in the 18's tournament. Matches will be played in the high school gym and the auditori- um. volleyball action aiad support Tournament play begins each day Ortonville's teams. There is no admis- at 8:30 a.m. The public is encouraged sion charge for the tournament. to come watch this highly competitive Concessions will be available all day. Trojan Girls' track team competes at Benson Ortonville girls had one new school record and nine personal records as the team scored 78 points to place fifth at the Benson Early Bird Invitational on Monday, April 6. The discus was a great event for the Trojans as they placed fourth in the top six. Jena Tobin placed first in the discus with a career best throw of 104' 10". Jena is one of the senior cap- tains. Bowling standings Won Lost HIS: Diana Hults 213; HIS: H & H Car Care 14 6 Diana Hults 583; HTG: Minnwest Bank 13 7 Splinters 777; HTS: Splinters IDS 12 8 2303. . Jim & Son's Lbr. 8 12 Ardee's 8 12 WEEKENDERS Henrich & Son's 5 15 3-28-98 HIS: Minnwest Bank 3096; Won [mst HIG: Minnwest Bank 1074; LAPD 14 6 HIS: K. Gable 632;'HIG: J. Executioner's 13 7 McKinney 235. Live Misfit's 8 12 Spare Change $ 15 THURSDAY SPARKLERS HTS: Spare Change 1926; 4-%98 HTG: Spare Change 671; HWS: - Won Lost Gloria Danielson 548; HWG: Kirchberg Const. 13 7 Bonnie Volkenant 192; HMS: B.S. Repair 12 8 Matt Carlson S28; HMG: Vail Vu 12 8 Denny Pearson 203. Yardstick 11 9 Pepsi 10 10 FOOTBALL MANIA Splinters 8 12 3-30-98 Clinton State Bank 15 9 Min-Dak 14 l0 Big Stone Bowl 11 13 Pepsi 10 14 Car City Sah 7 17 HTS: Pepsi 2662; HTG: Pepsi 922; HIS: Art Vonmer 602; HIG: Art Vollmer 247. MIDNIGHTERS 4-8-98 Larry's Refrig. 15 5 Bill's Super Valu Plus 11 9 Huizenga Auction Serv. 9 11 EconoLodge 5 lS HTS: Bill's Super Valu Plus 2629; HTG: Bill's Super Valu Plus 986; HIS: Kevin Gable 623; HIG: Kevin Gable 232. Carmen Leger, a ninth grader, broke Chris Scheff's junior high record to place second at 99'11". Kelly Miller had a 80'5" throw for fourth and Beth Fuller had a career best for sixth at 73'2". In the shot put, Carmen Leger placed second at 30'7" and Jena Tobin third with 30'6 1/2". Kassi Karels had a career best in the 100 meter hurdles to place fifth at 19.18. Bridget Athey lowered her time in the 1600 meter run to go under 6 min- utes for fourth. She also ran a lifetime best in the first race of the day, the 3200 meter relay, as the Trojans low- ered the.Jr .time.y. 33 seconds. Otbe members were Anna Schumacher, Lisa Spors, and Hilary Libka. All ran a lifetime best split in the four by 800 meter relay. The team placed fourth at 10:49. Hilary also ran a lifetime best in the 400 meter dash for seventh place, at 68.53. In the jumping events, scores were not spectacular. Margo Reiffenberger placed fifth and Ruth Goergen eighth in the long jump, and Goergen also was third in the triple jump. - The 800 meter relay team of Lisa Spors, Tiffany Radermacher, Ruth Goergen and Megan Reiffenberger ORTONVILLE Men's Golf LEAGUE SIGN-UP Signup for the 1998 Ortonville Men's Golf league is now being held at the Golf Clubhouse. Any course member 18 years of age or a high school is eligible. The league play will begin on THURSDAY, MAY 14. There will be a 9-hole / and an 18-hole league. The dues for the league are $25 ($15 for handicap card and $10 league dues). The signup MUST be completed by MAY 1 to be a league participant and to be eligible to participate in men's club sponsored tournaments. Additional can be picked up at the Clubhouse. Schedule will be in The Independent's May 12th issue. BIG STONE COUNTY PHEASANTS' FOREVER board of directors held another successful chapter. Board members left to right are, in front, Larry Moen, Doug Adelman, Mark Amundson and entertainment chairman, Dave McMahon and Scott Roelke. In the middle are Greg Peterson Lynn "Jr." Lovgren - secretary/treasurer, Jean Rixe, AI Dexter, Steve Strei, Russell Carlson, out going vice-president, andMark Hughes. In back are Lon Moen - out going president, Lance Moen - banquet chairman, Darren Wilke and Brock Tatge. Boys' track takes first at The boys' track team used a great team effort to place first in their first outdoor meet of the year. Ortonviile finished with 149 points, BDRSH with 148.5, Melrose 106, Benson- KMS 97, New London-Spicer 71, MaCray 47, and Sauk Center 26. The Trojans scored points in every event for the first time this year. Mike Lovgren placed sixth in the long jump with a jump of 16'1". In the high jump Eric Longhenry and Justin Wittnebel tied for second with a jump of 6'. Noah Zehringer tied for sixth with a jump of 5'4". Brandon Finke picked up eighth place with a 35'5.5"jump in the triple jump. In the shot put, Grant Botker placed fourth with a throw of 41' 1.25". Botker also placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 110'8". In the 110 meter hurdles Ortonville had four men score in the top six. Eric Longhenry placed first with a time of 15.9 Mike Schumacher ran third with a time of 18.25. Steve Powell was Baseball team loses to C-G-B The Ortonville Trojans lost 7-3 to Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Thursday, April 9. C-G-B would score two runs in the first on two hits and a walk. They would score five runs in the seventh on three hits and four Ortonville ell'Ors. Ortonville had only one base run- her in the first four innings, before scoring three runs in the seventh on a walk, an error, and doubles by Justin Pearson and Ethan Scoblic. Derek Homrighausen pitched six lxigs,__aUo.wJng, four Jits. four alks, and striking out four. Ethan Scoblic pitched the last inning, allow- ing two hits and striking out three. Scoblic had two hits for the Trojans, and Jim May, Jeremy Ohm and Justin Pearson each had one hit. placed fourth at 1:59.53. The 400 meter relay team of Natalie Mork, Mindee Lovgren, Amy Haukos and Kirsten Dragseth placed seventh. The mile relay team of Lisa Spors, Anna Schumacher, Kassi Karels and Hilary Libka placed fifth. Next meet for the Trojans will be Milbank's early season meet with some nine schools this afternoon, Tuesday, and then on Thursday the Milbank junior high as well as the Montevideo Invitational. The Milbank meet starts at 4:15 and Montevideo at 4:30. B il OHS SENIOR MIKE SCHUMACHER, left, meet last Monday. Schumacher took third the 100 helping the Trojans to take first place in the meet. fifth with a time of 19.31. Paul Karels placed sixth in 19.34. In the 100 meter dash, Justin Wittnebel picked up second with a time of 11.65, and Mike Lovgren came in fifth with a time of 11.71. The Trojans had three score in the 1600 meter run with Terry Heirigs fifth, Dan Rausch sixth, and David Heirigs eighth. All three ran very well with times of 5:13.28, 5:15.16 and 5:18.18 respectively. Jamie Karels ran a great race in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.5 and took second at the wire. Brandon Finke placed fifth with a time of 56.65. In the 300 meter hurdles, Mike Schumacher placed third with a time of 49.46, and Paul Karels placed sixth in 50.59. Dan Rausch ran well in the 800 . meter, run with ,0 tXa of 2:18.31 to pick up second place. Cory Kassube ended up with fourth in the 200 meter dash. In the 3200 meter run Terry Heirigs placed second with a time of 11:34.43, and David in 11:48.49. The 3200 meter relay Karels, Dan Rausch, and Jeremy Iverson 9.38. In the 800 me tet Karels, Steve Powell, Cory Kassube took of 1.43.5. The 400 meter of Tom Inforzato, Mike Lovgren and ran great and placed In'st the 1600 meter relay Brandon Finke, Justin Mike Lovgren placed 3.41.4. This was a great Trojans to start the able to score in every many cases scored two ot same event. In some the.f.u'st time they this spring. The next Trojans are in Montevideo on Thursday. Ortonville Trojan team defeats Wheaton Chris Engebretson's Mickey Rademacher Scoblic, and a two Wheaton. The Trojans fifth on a Hornrighausen and a run by Chris En Ortonville's final the seventh inning on Engebretson and a by Jeff Laskowske. The Ortonville Trojan Baseball team traveled to Wheaton on-Monday, April 6, and came away with a 7-3 vic- tory. Wheaton scored one run in the sec- ond inning on an Ortonville error, and would bunch together walks and errors to score two runs in the third inning. Ortonville would score one run in the third on Jim May's solo home run. The Trojans would score two more runs to tie the score in the fourth on BELLINGHAM GYMNASTICS KIDS completed their class April 8 with parents attending left to right, are Jessica Mielitz, Theresa Hoffman, Kalyn Gloege, McKenzie Henrich, Kayla M Larson, Brandy Larson, Nicole Kirchber and Colin Plathe. Middle, Instructor Mary Ann Brehmer, Ethan Hoffman, Whitley Strel, Jonathan Kirchberg, Danielle Larson, Roggenbuck. Hands up row, Ryan Mielitz, Eric Croatt, Karl Maatz, Meghan Henrich, Haugen and Katie Adelman. Back row, Gregory Larson, Megan Croatt, Amanda Tiffany I.arson. Not pictured are Mary Spors and Benjamin Dempcy OHS Spring Sports - Support The Trojans! TRACK , BASEBALL ua sire T.  GOLF April 16 Montevideo Montevideo 4:30 p.m. DATE MEET SITE TIME . DATE OPPONENT SITE April 21 Deuel Clear Lake 4:00 p.m.  Apdl 14 Benson (G & B) Ben,son 4:15 p.m. April 16 Montevideo (G & B) Montevideo 1:00 p.m. April 16 Hillcrest GIRLS SOFTBALL ., 18 Ben,son (Girls) Ben,son 9:00 a.m. / ] April 20 C-A [ OPPONENT SITE TIME April 18 Minnewaska (Boys..) Minnewaska 9.' a.m. f April 21 Minneota April 17 CA OftomdHe 4:30 p.m. Apd121 - CG (G & B) Graceville 4:30 p.m. April 20 Minneota Minneota 5:00 p.m. 21 CGB Graceville 4:30 p.m. Ortonville - 5:00 p.m. Chokio 4:30 p.m. Minneota 5:00 p.m. Page 6 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday,