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LADY TROJAN SENIOR FIRST BASEMAN BRITTANY MAAS takes a swing and delivers one of her three hits against Wheaton/Herman-Norcross last Friday at Trojan Field. Maas had two singles and triple to help the Lady Trojans defeat the Warriors, 9-8. Ortonville is now 5-5 overall on the season and 4-1 fn the Pheasant Conference. Trojan golfers finish 00hird at own Invitational Apri 25 The Ortonville boys golf team has had a busy two weeks competing in five meets. On Monday, April 25 the Trojans hosted their own Invitational and fin- ished third shooting a 329. Benson won the event with a score of 314, Montev- ideo was second at 321, MACCRAY was fourth at 330, Yellow Medicine East shot a 336 for fifth in the 15 team invite. The Trojans Junior Varisty had two teams entered. Ortonville Orange shot a 363 to finish in seventh place, Or- tonville White posted a 390 to finish llth. Ortonville Black was led by Jade Hasslen who shot 78 to place sixth in- dividually, Luke Hartman posted an 80, James Nitz had an 85, Joe Mathes an 86, Nick Giese fired an 87 and Shane Lindahl a 95. Ortonville Orange was led by Ben Anderson and Kyle Rockensock with 89's, Issac Oakes had a 91 and Austin Schoon a 95, The Ortonville White team was led by Ryan Hanson with a 91 and Jon Taffe with a 98. "After posting team scores in the 340-350 range it was good to see us break the 330 mark," said Coach Roger Graceville Invitational The Trojan boys competed in the Graceville Invitational on Thursday, April 28. The team placed first shoot- ing a score of 162. Ashby was second at 182, CGB third at 185, Underwood fourth with a 192 and Wheaton fifth at 211. Medalist in the event was Luke Hartman as he posted a three over par 39. James Nitz shot a 40 for third, Joe Mathes a 41 for fourth and Issac Oakes shot a 42 for sixth. Benson Invitational On Saturday, April 30 the Trojans traveled to Benson and finished 12th in the 18 team event. The weather was wet, windy and temperatures in the upper 40s. Montevideo won the event firing at team score of 327. They were followed by Litchfield (329), Alexandria (340), YME (344), Benson/KMS (348), MACCRAY (349), New London- Spicer (351), Albany (354), Min- newaska (354), Rocori (370), Dawson-Boyd (379), Ortonville (389), BOLD (399), Browerville (408), Ben- son Golf (410), Osakis (413), LQPV (416) and Lakeview (448). Ortonville was led by Jade Hasslen 123. Josh Polingo of Litchfield won the event with a 76. Ashby Invitational On Tuesday, May 3 the Trojan boys traveled to Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course in Elbow Lake for the eight team Ashby Invitational. Ortonville shot a 321 to win the meet. Sophomore Jade Hasslen led all golfers shooting an even par 70. Team- mate Nick Giese shot an 82 for fourth, James Nitz had an 83, Luke Hartman an 86, Isaac Oakes fired an 88 and Joe Mathes a 90. Wheaton Invitational The Trojan boys won the Wheaton Invitational on Thursday, May 5 with a team score of 154, Ashby was second at 175, CGB third, Underwood was fourth and Wheaton fifth. Pacing the Trojans with 37's were Jade Hasslen and Nick Giese finishing second and third respectively. James Nitz shot a 39 for fourth place while Isaac Oakes fired a 41 for sixith place. Also shooting a 41 but losing in a card playoff was Luke Hartman. Joe Mathes posted a 43 for seventh to round out the Trojan golfers. The Trojan boys now have a week off and will use the time to tweak their The Trojan softball team began the week traveling to Dawson-Boyd on Tuesday, May 3 and lost to the Black- jacks, 14-1. The Lady Trojans scored their lone run of the game in the top of the first when Amber Scherer tripled and scored on a groundout by Brittany Maas. Dawson-Boyd would score three runs in the bottom half of the inning, and added seven in the second and four more in the third to go on and win the game. Brittany Maas and Samantha Rush- ford each had two hits to lead Or- tonville. Taylor Kuechenmeister had the only other hit for the Trojans. Emily Giese and Kuechenmeister shared mound duties in the game for the Lady Trojans. On Thursday, May 50rtonville played host to the Ashby Arrows. The Arrows started the sscoring with two runs in the first innings. Ortonville Trojan softball team earns Sandberg. "The guys are putting in a with an 85 for 21st place. JamesNitz games for the upcoming conference lot of time on the course and we are fired a 92, Scott Erickson a 95, Austin and sub-section meets. seeing some positive results. Schoon a 116 and Ben Anderson with a w00ns over Ashby, Wheaton Trojans record now 7-1 with wins over Hillcrest, KMS gled and Hoffman walked to load the bases. Amber Scherer doubled to score three runs for the Lady Trojans. Brit- tany Maas followed with a single to score Scherer and give Ortonville the lead, 7-6. Ashby added a run in the seventh to tie the game at seven and held the Lady Trojans scoreless in the bottom half of the inning to send the game into extra innings. The Arrows scored in their top half of the inning to lead 8-7 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. With one out, Hoffman doubled for the Trojans. She scored on a double off the bat of Scherer, who then stole third. Maas then flew out to centeffield to score Scherer to give the Trojans the win, 9- 8. Scherer led the Trojan hitters with four hits including two doubles. Mary Kate Trienen had three hits including a double. Hoffman and Emily Giese also had doubles in the game. Maas, Shelby added a run in the bottom half of the Strei,.Taylor Kuechenmeister and Lau- inning. Theresa Hoffman led Off With a ..... ren'Pettyj0hia- hadthe 0theft flits for Or- tonville. Freshman Alexis Adelman went the distance on the mound and picked up the win. On Friday, the Lady Trojans hosted Wheaton/Herman-Norcross in another close Pheasant Conference game. Or- tonville came away with a 9-8 win. Ortonville took the early lead, 1-0 in the first, but the Warriors came back with five in the top of the second to lead, 5-1. Ortonville added three runs in the walk and then stole second. With two out, Hoffman scored after Shelby Strei singled to make the 2-1 in favor of Ashby. The Arrows added another run in the top of the second, and three more in the sixth to lead, 6-1. In the bottom of the sixth the Lady Trojans exploded for six runs. With one out, Emily Giese doubled. Mary Kate Trienen singled to score Giese. Taylor Kuechenmeister then singled to score Treienen. Lauren Pettyjohn then sin- bottom of the second. Mary Kate Treinen singled and stole second and third base. She scored when Taylor Kuechenmeister singled and stole sec- ond. After Lauren Pettyjohn walked, Theresa Hoffman singled to score Kuechenmeister. Amber Scherer then singled to score Pettyjohn and cut the Warrior lead to 5-4. The Trojans tied the game at five in the third inning only to see Wheaton add a run in the fourth and two more in the sixth to take an 8-5 lead. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Kuechenmeister led off with a single. She then stole second and third base and scored on a bunt by Petty john to make it 8-6 in favor of Wheaton. The Warriors were held scoreless in the top of the seventh. The Trojans then came up needing three runs to win the game. Brittany Maas led off with a triple and scored on a triple by Shelby Strei. Emily Giese then delivered a hit to score Strei and tie the game. Giese stole second and third and scored the winning run on a wild pitch. Alexis Adelman picked up the win going seven innings. Maas had three hits including a triple. Treinen also had three hits, Kuechenmeister had two and Hoffman, Scherer and Strei each had one with Strei hittting a triple. Ortonville was scheduled to travel to Hillcrest Lutheran on Monday, May 9, will host CGB on Friday, May 13 and take part in the Wheaton Tourna- ment this Saturday. R-Graphix Has Moved Downtown! "7"earn @ccel aeA Much More ! The Trojan baseball team continued their hot play with wins over Hillcrest Lutheran, 6-3 and Kerkhoven-Mur- doch-Sunberg, 11-8. ltillcrest Lutheran On Monday, May 2 the Trojans hosted the Hillcrest Lutheran Comets in Pheasant Conference action and came away with the win to remain un- beaten in conference play. Ortonville and Hillcrest were tied at two going into the third inning. With one out Chase Kuefler singled and stole second. He scored when Tim Lar- son doubled to give the Trojans the lead at 3-2. In the fourth inning, Austin Schnei- der doubled, stole third and scored on a ground out by Shane Maas to give the Trojans the lead at 4-2. The Trojans added two more runs in the fifth inning. Kuefler ld off with a walk and Lars0n whs"fi]t by a p]tch.  Both runners advanced on a double steal to put runners on second and third. Kuefler then scored on a ground out by Taylor Radermacher and Larson scored on a groundout by Isaac Knut- son to give the Trojans the lead at 6-2. Hillcrest added a run in the seventh but came up short as the Trojans pick up the win. Taylor Radermacher started and pitched six and two-thirds innings al- lowing two runs on eight hits, with two walks and six strikeouts. Damian Pil- latzke came in to get the final out. Tim Larson and Austin Schneider led the Trojan hitters with two hits a piece. Schneider had two doubles in the game and Larson one. Brandon Nelson had the only other Trojan hit. KMS Ortonville then traveled to Murdock for a game against the KMS Fighting Saints and came away with another win. The Trojans started strong taking an i Where Does a BurSar )i Enter a House?  through the front door. 23% i i through a first-floor window. 22% through the back door. q009% through the garage. 12% through the basement, a storage area, or from the ' second floor. ,Source: Na'dorkll Burglar and FR Assocla'don. early 7-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth. KMS came back with five runs in thebottom half of the inning to cut the Trojan lead to 7-5. KMS would add another run in the fifth before the Tro- jans came up in the sixth. Tim Larson led off the inning with a single. Taylor Radermacher then walked. Austin Schneider laid down a sacrifice but to move the runners up a base. Philip Adelman grounded out to score Larson and Damian Pillatzke double to score Radermacher to give the Trojans the lead at 9-6. KMS added two runs in the bottom of the sixth but the Trojans came back with two more in the seventh and held KMS scoreless in the seventh to get the win. Chase Kuefler started and pitched three and two thirds innings. He al- lowed five hits and struck out one. Brandon Nelson pitched two innings allowing four hits and struck out one. Damian Pillatzke pitched the final one and one-third innings for the Trojans. The Trojans pounded out 13 hits in the game led by Tim Larson with three. Taylor Radermacher, Austin Schneider and Brandon Nelson each had two with one of Schneider's hits was a double. Chase Kuefler had a triple, Damian PiP latzke a double and Tony Schake and Quincy Swenson each with a single. The Trojans were scheduled to host Ashby on Monday, May 9, then will travel to Hancock on Thursday and at Hillcrest on Friday. SENIOR TIM LARSON laces one of his two hits in the Trojans win over Hillcrest Lutheran, 6-3 on Monday, May 2 at Trojan Field. The Trojans are 7-1 on the season and leading the Pheasant Conference with a 5-0 record. A+ Foundation Annual Golf Tournament set for June 4 It's the 4th annual fund-raising A+ Foundation 18-hole Golf Tournament, with trophies for the top three teams, great door prizes and a "bragging rights" trophy for Alumni OHS Class that shows up with the most participants. If you are lucky enough to get a hole-in-one, you'll win $1,000. Everyone is welcome, so get your pre-registration in now. The tourna- ment is a three-person scramble for- mat with a team entry-fee of $150 (which includes greens fees for non- members, meal tickets, beverage tickets and a guaranteed good time), with an added bonus of supporting the Ortonville Public School. Registration and sign-in begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 4, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Call the Ortonville Golf Clubhouse now to register and to rent carts at 320-839-3606. or call Isaiah Longnecker at 320-839-4217. If you are unable to participate in the golf Tournament, you are invited to support OHS by mailing a tax- deductible financial gift to the A+ Foundation, Ortonville Public School, 200 Trojan Drive, Ortonville, MN 56278. The A+ Foundation looks forward to seeing you on June 4. lI (  COME ENJOY THE 2011  ;]I [ .... II  00iil; .................... % e . :iiii! .................... ': ii: ..... OHS Vocal Concert 3! : ' ..... . Tuesday, aa'; 17th at 7:30 p.m. .............. ADMISSION_ b IN THE ORTONvlLLE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM WINNER ....... / Adlts "$5.0 0 featuring Senior High Concert Choir, Junior High Choir, Men's Chorus, "Tuesday Lights" __ ilI be @'::;:i)+ Students" $3.0 and Women's Choir, all under the direction of Wayne Huselid. annOUnced. ............. i ii;;: Page 8 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, May 10,2011 1