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Ladies golf to meet Wednesday The first meeting of the 1998 season of the Ortonville Ladies Golf Association (OLGA) will be this Wednesday, May 6th at 7:30 p.m. There are still openings for Team Play Leagues: Please contact Janine Teske if interested in playing. Team Play Leagues will be set up following the meeting Wednesday evening. STATE WRESTLING CHAMPS with their trophys at the state meet held April 18. Shown at left is Aaron Thoreson, winning fourth place, and Mmah Reiffenberger who captured first. Reiffenberger, Thoreson state wrestling champs Micah Reiffenberger captured first place honors at the State Jaycees Wrestling Meet held April 18 at Arlington High School in St. Paul. He had three tough matches, facing kids from Brainerd, St. Claire and Waseca. His final win came during the last nine seconds of his match with a kick out reversal and near pin to win it 5-2. Also taking home a trophy at state was Aaron Thoreson. Aaron ran into some very tough competition, but still managed to bring home a fourth place spot. Aproximately 660 kids from across the state in grades K-6 participated in the tournament. Aaron and Micah would like to thank the Elementary Wrestling Booster Club, all the volunteer parents who help with the program, Jackie and Alan Webster, Joe Eustice, Aaron Thoreson Sr. and all who have con- tributed and supported the Elementary Kids Wrestling Program. Anyone in grades K-6 who would like to become part of this program may learn more about it by calling Alan and Jackie Webster at 839-2412. The sgason starts mid-January and goes through mid April. The kids meet twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Ortonville School. Trojan baseball team defeats Ashby 11-6 The Ortonville Trojans overcame " Thymian singled Derek home. ashaky first two innings, on their way Justin Pearson singled, Scoblic to a 11-6 win over Ashby on Monday night in Ortonville. Ashby knocked out seven hits, and Ortonville committed four errors in the first two innings, as Ashby scored their six runs. Ethan Scoblic started off the first inning with a single, Chris Engebretson and Jeremy Ohm walked, Jim May cleared the bases with a double, Jeremiah Schmeichei, Jeff kow,ay  9n  ild pitch, -Tllyniia  walledl and Schmeiefl: seored on Justin Pearson's sacrifice fly for a 5-4 lead. Derek Homrighausen led off the third inning with a double, Laskowske sacrificed Derek to third, and walked, Thymian scored on an error by the left fielder on Engebretson's fly ball for a 7-6 lead. Ohm led off the sixth with a sin- gle, stole second base, and Schmeichel doubled him home. Homrighausen walked and Laskowske doubled, scoring two runs. Pearson singled in Eagkowske for the llth run of the game. Ohm, May, Thymian and Pearson had two each, Scoblic/. Schmeichel, Homrighausen and Laskowskc had one run apiece for the Trojans. Thymian got the victory, going seven innings, allowing 12 hits, walk- ing one, and striking out eight. Firearms Safety training set The Odessa Rod & Gun Club will host its annual Firearms Safety Training Course beginning Wednesday, May 13th, 7 p.m. at the Gun Club Building. The instructors request that a parent or guardian of the youth attend this registration meeting. The course will run three more evenings and part of a Saturday. Any youth (male or female) that will be 12 years old by Dec. I, 1998 may attend. Any adults who need a certificate are also welcome to attend. For further information, please contact: Bill Mellon 839-2349, Craig Danielson 596-2160, Bob Rothi 273- 2373. Giles member Bemidji State track team Ryan Giles of Graceville is a member of the men's outdoor track team this spring at Bemidji State University. Giles, a freshman majoring in industrial technology education, participates in the 800 meter run. Led by coach Craig Hougen, the team competes in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and is nationally affdiated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II. Track is one of six sports offered to men at BSU, which also include: golf, football, basketball, ice hockey, and baseball. Softball team gets first win The Ortonville Trojan softball team hosted Dawson-Boyd last Tuesday, suffering a 19-9 loss. "We were forced to use our third string pitchers," stated each Ryan Danieison, "and wlks hurt us pretty bad." On Thursday, the girls got their first win of the season at Herman, defeat- ing them 10-9. Coach Danielson said that the girls played very well, showing good defense and getting quite a few good hits. Next game for the Trojans is Thursday at Dawson-Boyd. From the fairway,., linksters win Dawson-Boyd Invitational Monday, April 27, the linksters attended the Dawson-Boyd Invitational. The boys won the event heating Lakeview 163 to 164, third place went to Lincoln at 178 and Dawson-Boyd finished at 191. Tracy Grossman took second place with a 39, Dan Ross fourth at 40, Pete Ross and Scott Sandberg each had 42's to complete the Trojans' scoring. Tuesday, April 28, the boys won the West Central Invitational with a 304 score. Other teams and their scores are as follows: CACG 311, WCA 323, Ashby 4, Eagle Valley 335, Hancock 343, Henning 345, Osakis, 353, Hillcrest 354, Underwood 358, and Wheaton 378. Scott Sandberg's 74 was low for the day, followed by Dan Ross at 75, Tracy Grossman 76, Mike Sandberg, Pete Ross and Andy Ross all had 79's to complete the team scor- ing. "This is the first time I believe that an Ortonville golf team all posted scores under 80," stated Coach Roger Sandherg. Thursday, April 30th, the Trojans did the double header thing again, traveling to Battle Lake to take part in the Breckenridge Invite at the Balmoral Course. The Trojans shot a team score of 319 to win the 16 team event. Pete Ross's 76 placed second and Tracy Grossman's 77 tied for fifth, Scott Sandherg posted a 82 while teammate Dan Ross shot 84, Mike Sandberg shot 85 and Andy Ross an 87. In the Wheaton Invitational, Pete Ross's 36 led all golfers, Andy Ross followed closely behind at 37, while Scott Sandberg placed fifth with a 38. Tracy Grossman and Mike Sandberg each had 39 to complete the scoring. OHS won the event with a 150 score, CACG came in second at 155, WCA third at 162, Hancock fourth 173 and Wheaton 194. The Trojans placed third in the 27 team Benson Invitational on Sat., May 2nd. Albany and Alexandria were one- two with 303 and 305 team scores, the Trojans foliowed at 328. Scott SandbeTg and Dan-Ross shot 80's, Tracy Grossman fired an 83 while teammates Andy Ross, Pete Ross and Mike Sandberg all had 85's to com- plete the scoring. "All in all it was a very good week for us as we won three invites and placed third in the other. We are getting consistent scor- ing from all golfers, but I don't believe we have played as well as we are capable of. This team has excellent depth and that has been the difference in many of our invitational champi- onships this year," stated Sandberg. The boys' record to date is 86-11. Monday, May 4, Ortonville hosted the 5th annual Ortonville Invitational, Today, Tues., CACGB comes in for a dual meet and Sat. May 9, the boys travel to Sauk Centre for an invitation- al. 1998 Sat Hay 2 5:00 hbrris Fri May 8 7:30 Granite Falls Sat Hay 9 3:00 Alexandria (OH) Fri Hay 15 7:30 $isSetOtt. St) Sun Hay 17 2:00 Oumtmt" Fri May 22 7:30 Stat'hk Sat  23 to:00 0rtorertlle*,' Sun Hay 2a 2:30 Clinton *" Yet Hay 29 7:30 Clear Lake, SD Sat Hay 30 6:00 Clinton "m Sat Jun 6 1:00 rt, rltvre, NO ([q) SL Jun 7 2:30 gp@leton 3un tO 7:30 lay,'acmd Sat Jun 13 2:00 Regal (OH) i ROSEN EXPRESS BASEBALL SCHEDULE SITE Sun Jua It. 2:]O t 'k _ Roson Horris Wed Juo 17 7:30 Starbuck Padlioo Granite Falls Frt Jun 19 6:30 Ortvillc'r OrtorNill* Alexandria Sun JL', 21 2:00 Wynre, NO (OH) Ila Sisset Fri Jun 26 7:30 Hilbonk, SD Milbak Nheattm Sat Jun 27 4:iX) AppletoclCnt Appleton Mirclelska Sun J,, 28 2:30 t 'k Romn Ortonvil le Fri Jul 3 4:GU (;rtotvetllett' Iomm Sat Jul , 230 kpplat Claav Lake Wed Jul 8 7: Raymond Idllon Clinton Fri Jul I0 7:00 Castlltmd SI) Omtla:,mad Wahpeton, NO Sat Jul 11 3:00 Alexandria Iosen Sun Jul 12 2:00 Clint t' C, lintlm P, aymord Sat Jul 18 a:O0 Milbank, SO Re.on Regal Sun Jul 19 2:30 Castleaood, SO iomen  League Games (OH) Double Headers...7 Innirs TRACK DATE MEET srrE May 8 Lac qui Parle Valley (boys) LQPV GIRLS SOFTBALL  srrE May 5 " C-A Chokio May 7 Dawson-Boyd Dawson May 8 CGB Ortonville ,11 OrtOlwtlle TROJAN BASEBALL IS IN FULL SWING. The boys travel to Ashby today, Tuesday, a on Thursday afternoon. Ortonville Trojan boys track takes first place at Wheaton The Ortonville Trojan Boys' track scored a season high 216 points and took first at the Wheaton track meet Monday, April 20. Team scoring was as follows: Ortonville 216, Breckenridge 177, Hillcrest 82, WHN 63, CGB 22, ABE 7 and Hancock 5. The Trojans were once again paced by Eric Longhenry (four first places), Jamie Karels, Mike Schumacher, Justin Wittnebel, Brandon Finke, Steve Powell, Cory Kassube and Mike Lovgren. LMderclassmen that also had a big day were Dan Rausch (a sec- ond, two thirds and a fourth), Terry Heirigs (a first and a second), Dave Heirigs (a second and a fourth), Grant Botker (a third and a fourth), and Tom Inforzato (a first and a third). "This was a great team effort," stat- ed Coach Joe Eustice. "We had a great showing against all of the con- ference teams and Breckenridge, a sub-section team. The 3200 meter relay team of Dan Rausch, Brandon Finke, James Thompson and Matt Karels were third in a time of 9:25.09. Lovgren finished fifth in the 100 meter dash. In the high hurdles, Eric Longhenry was first, Mike Schumacher third and Steve Powell fifth. The 800 meter relay team of Tom Inforzato, Steve Powell, Cory Kassube and Jesse Cloos were third. In the 800 meter run Brandon Finke outran Dan Rausch to place second and third, respectively. Jamie Karels ran second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.21, and Nick Kreisel placed sixth in 1:03.59. In the inter- mediate hurdles Eric Longhenry took first, Mike Schumacher third and Steve Powell took fourth. In the 200 meter dash, Jamie Karels was edged out at the finish line by .05 seconds to take second, and Cory Kassube placed sixth with a time of 25.28. The Trojans did very well in the long distances with Terry Heirigs first, Dan Rausch third and David Heirigs fourth in the 1600 meter run. In the 3200 meter run, the Heirigs picked up 18 team points with Terry first in 11:03, and David second in 11:22. The 1600 meter relay team of Eric Longhenry, Jamie Karels, Justin Wittnebel and Mike Lovgren outran everyone to take first in 3:41.63. The 400 meter relay team of Tom Inforzato, Justin Wittnebel, Mike Lovgren and from behind to 46.87. In the high jump, and Justin They chose to save four by 400 jumped 5'4", good Brandon Finke and placed first. Dat ond with 35'1/4". picked up fourth in the discus. Mike great day in the 13'3" vault. Mike school record of 13' Matt Karels vaulted finish. Coach Eustice another great team were able to score areas where they past. "All of the very hard in improvement this treating to build up to the meets at the end stated. RUNNING A RELAY for the Trojan boys' track team is senior Cory Kassube. The Trojans scored a season high 216 points and took first at the Wheaton track meet last Monday. i} :i MAKING A HIT for the Ortonville Trojan softball Jackie Vollmer. The Trojans defeated Herman 10-9 I  t } SENIOR JENNA TOBIN puts up the .shot put for the OHS girls' track team. The team took tird lace with 68 points at Sisseton t Monday. TAKING THE HANDOFF from OHS junior Tom senior Steve Poweli. The boys will travel to Lac qui OHS Spring Sports - Support. The Trojans! riME GOLF 4:30 p.m.  DATE MEET  ] May 5 CA-GB (G & 13) Ortonville 4:15 p.m. May 7 B-E ,j May12 WCA (Girls) Elbow Lake 2:00 p.m. May9 Benson Tourney 4:30_p.m. May 11 Hilk:mst 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. BASEBALL OPPONENT SrrE Ollonvme Ben,son -- Fergus Falls 9.0 S:O0 p.m- Page 6 00INDEPENDENT