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The Trojan baseball team finally cher. After a fly out by catcher Isaac opened the 2011 baseball season on Knuston, Austin Schneider singled to Monday, April 11 hosting the Hancock put runners on first and third. Adelman Owls in Pheasant Conference action, then singled to score Blake from third. The weather was good and the Trojans Shortstop Tony Schake then singled to were able to open with a 12-4 win. load the bases. Maas delivered his sec- After shutting down the Owls in the ond hit of the game scoring two Trojan top of the first inning, the Trojans runners. Dan Berdan then grounded pushed two runs across the plate in the , into a fielders choice scoring Schake. bottom half of the inning. With two Maas later scored the final run of the outs Trojan third baseman Tim Larson inning to put the Trojans up 9-0. reached on an error. Taylor Raderma- Hancock finally got on the board cher followed with a two-run homer to with four runs in the top of the fifth. give the Trojans the early lead. Ortonville would counter with one in Ortonville then pushed two more the bottom half of the inning to make runs across the plate in the bottom of the score 10-4. the second. Left fielder Philip Adel- The Trojans scored their final two man reached on a walk, stole second runs of the game in the bottom of the base and scored on a double by desig- sixth. With two outs, Knutson and Sc- nated hitter Shane Maas. neider each scored to wrap up the scor- The Trojans then took control of the ing for the Trojans. game in third inning. Radermacher led Radermacher started on the mound off with a walk. Sophomore Riley and pitched four innings allowing two Blake then courtesy ran for Raderma- hits, with four strikeouts and three walks. Dan Berdan pitched one inning and Brandon Nelson pitched the final two innings for the Trojans. Berdan led the Trojan hitters with three hits. Schneider had two, Maas with two including a double, Raderma- chef a home run and Adelman, Schake and Larson each with one hit. As a team the Trojans pounded out 11 hit in the game. The Trojans have a busy week of baseball coming up, weather permit- ting. On Monday, April 18 they trav- eled to Evansville for a conference game with the Brandon-Evansville Chargers. Tonight, (Tuesday) the Tro- jans travel to Minneota with both games starting at 5 p.m. On Thursday, April 21 Ortonville will host the Canby Lancers starting at 4:30 p.m. On Mon- day, April 25, the Trojans will host Wheaton at 5 p.m. "-- • ............................... II H ]1111] I][I [[11]11111111]111111]1111111111 ........... IInlIIHIH ORTONVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM held their annual Awards Banquet at the Ortonville School on Mon- day, April 11. Award winners are pictured above. From left to right are Tate Messmer (Honorable Mention-All Conference), Shane Lindahl (All-Conference, Most Coachable), Tom Rausch (All-Conference, Most Steals, Top De- fender, Hustle Award), Dan Berdan (All-Conference, Captain Award, Top Shot Blocker, Top Rebounder, Top Field Goal Percentage, Most Improved and Most Valuable) and Trent Kuechenmeister (All-Conference, Captain Award, Most Assists and Top Free Throw Percentage). / / II The Ortonville boys basketball team son. wrapped up the 2010-11 season with Other awards handed out were: their annual awards banquet on Mon- • Most steals during the season-Tom day, April 11 at the Ortonville School. Rausch (54). Head Coach Jay Orvik recapped the • Most assists during the season- season and stated that he was proud of Trent Kuechenmeister (52). the effort his team and the season they ° Blocked shots-Dan Berdan (28). had. The team finished 5-1 in the °Toprebounder-DanBerdan(167). Pheasant Conference and 15-10 over- • Top Field Goal Percentage during all. the season-Dan Berdan (127 of 287 for "We set some goals for the year and 44 percent). nearly met them all," said Orvik. "We ° Top Free Throw Percentage for the worked the kids pretty hard during the season-Trent Kuechenmeister (63 of year and I am very proud of all of 92 for 68 percent). them." • Top Defender-Tom Rausch. Receiving their All-Conference ° Hustle Award-Tom Rausch. Awards were seniors Dan Berdan,° Most Improved-Dan Berdan. Sl'qme Lindahl and Tom Rausch, along ° Most Coachable-Shane Lindahl. with junior Trent Kuechenmeister. ° Most Valuable Player Award-Dan Senior Tate Messmer received his Berdan. Honorable Mention Award. • Pheasant Conference Coach of the Captains Awards went to Dan Year-JayOrvik. Berdan and Trent Kuechenmeister who Following the awards presentation, served as Captains for the 2010-11sea- Coach Orvik thanked those who helped during the season. JAY ORVIK, Trojan boys head basketball coach, is shown above with his Pheasant Conference Coach of the Year Award. The Tro- jans finished the year as conference champs with a 5-1 record and 15- 10 overall. TROJAN SENIOR DESIGNATED HI]1"ER SHANE MAAS takes a t~ng-in their game Tuesday, April 12 against the Hancock Owls. Maas had a good day at the plate with two hits including a double and three runs batted in. The Trojans defeated the Owls 12-4. boys pl rshall, first Ortonville's boys golf team began their 2011 season with a meet in Mar- shall on Tuesday, April 12. Twelve teams took part in this meet. Marshall won the meet with a 301. Marshall Orange was second with a 319, followed by Montevideo (324), MACCRAY (342), Yellow Medicine East (351), Lincoln HI (352), Or- School menu Tuesday, April 19: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Pancake/Sausage on a stick, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Turkey Gravy, Mashed Po- tatoes, Green Beans, Diced Peach Sauce, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll. Wednesday, April 20: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Breakfast Hot Pocket, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Nachos Supreme, Lettuce, KID'S QUILTING DAY was held April 9 at the Big Stone CRy, SD School and hosted by the Hands Across the Cheese, Corn, Applesauce, 4-12 Lake Quilt Guild. Nine young quilters attended and made doll quilts, placemats and small snap bags. Pictured Raised Donuts, K-3 Donut Holes. above are the nine young quilters. In front from left to right are Kaitlyn Hartman, Natalie Strei, lustine Wiik and Thursday, April 21: Breakfast: Lora Botker. Back row left to right are Amanda Lee, Kortn[Arndt, Emma Botker, Hannah Strei and Emma Ostlund. Whole Grain Cereal, Sausage Links, Assisting the young quilters were guild members Mary Weber, Jyla Dahle, lune Harms, Linda Nitz, Norma Fre- Whole Grain Toast, Diced Pear Sauce, vert, Linda Chase, Kay Robinson, Sandy Kumm and Erlys Sis. Refreshments were served and the young quilters and Milk. the quild members alike greatly enjoyed the morning of creativity. The event was held for the third year in a row. Lunch: Deli Ham and Cheese, Cheesy Potatoes, Garden Peas, Pineapple Sauce. Friday, April 22: Spring Break. Check our www. o rto nvi I lei nde pag or go to 1he Ortonville Ladies Golf Association is gearing up for a wonderful golf season, The aLGA organizational meeting is scheduled for , April at 6:00 PM at the Ortonville Golf Course Clubhouse. ..˘ This will be a dinner meeting and if you wish, you may i order off the menu. Meeting topics will I include budget, team play, committees and further meeting dates. This meeting is for all returning golfers and we welcome any potential new members. Team play is set to begin May 25th and continue each Wednesday through August 10th. For further information, call Mary Weber at 320-839-3964! No School. Monday, April 25: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Tonys Br. Pizza, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Grilled Chicken Sand., K-3 Zoo Crew and Goldfish, Tater Tots, Mandarin Orange Sauce. Tuesday, April 26: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Whole Grain Toast, Banana, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Bacon Cheeseburger, K-3 Cheeseburger, Pickles, Tater Tots, Juice Choices. seventh at traveled to Balmoral Golf Course in ace Underwood for the Quad County Con- ference opener. The boys won the nine team event with a score of 346. They I,iI Ib were followed by Ashby with a 374; -'~ ......... : .... C(3B" (394), Henning (397),-'Under= ..... tonville (354). Russell-Tyler-Ruthton wood (401), Wheaton (401), Brow- (362), Marshall Orange II (364), Daw- erville (407), Pillager (428) and son-Boyd (380), Minneota (405) and Rothsay (538). Lakeview (469). Jade Hasslen of the Trojans earned Individually for the Trojans, James medalist with a 78. Luke Hartman was Nitz fired an 84, Jade Hasslen an 86, fourth with an 88 and Austin Schoon Shane Lindahl with a 91, Luke Hart- was fifth with an 89. Rounding out the man shot a 93 and Austin Schoon and Trojans scoring was Nick Giese with a Joseph Mathes each shot 98's. 91, James Nitz with a 96 and Joseph Coach Roger Sandberg said theMathes with a 99. ! boys did fine at this meet. "The weather was cold and windy "Considering this was our first out- which kept the scores high," said Sand- door event this season we are okay berg. "We did see our scores improve with the results," said Sandberg. and are looking for a good week of out- "Many of the competing schools to our door practice." south have been on a course for well The next meet for the Trojans will over a week. We will improve as the be their own Invitational on Monday, season moves on." 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