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Junior high Trojan softball ends season.with victory against LQPV The junior high Trojan girls' soft- ball team wrapped up their season by defeating Lac qui Parle Valley in two games, 15-1 and 17-4. The team's overall record was 9-2- 1, the tie coming in the first game of the year against Dawson. The game was called because of the length of the game. According to Coach Tim Giese, the season was very fun, and high- lighted by some impressing pitching from freshman hurler Jessica Henrichs. "She has a lenthy frame and throws very hard. She just needs to work on control," said Giese. "She'll do very well next year at the varsity level." Natasha Thompson also started as a Freshman for the team. Thompson played first base and batted third in the lineup. According to Giese, she did a great job in both batting and fielding. Eighth grade starters included Ashley Swenson at left field, Chelsie Parady, short stop, Kayla Delage in right field and Abby Erickson at sec- ond base. Seventh grade starters include Tiffany Giese as a catcher, Morgan Simonitch and Loren Smith at third base, Micaela Rausch and Amy Laskowski in the outfield. Other players for the team were freshman Ann Kopitzke and Rebecca Miller, eighth grader Christine Hartman and seventh grader Caiti Barr. "We have some good young play- ers and should be very competitive next year. Some pitchers that are working to get better are Ashley Swenson, Chelsie Parady, Abby Erickson and Morgan Simonitch. Hopefully they'll work hard this sum- mer and be ready to play next spring. Thanks for all the support from fans," said Coach Tim Giese. Birthdays i' TRACK team ended the season at the sub-section meet held in Morris on Thursday, May 22. abers advanced to the section meet, as well as one relay team. Pictured above is the team. In atrick Eustice Shawn Thomnson Rvan Bolsta Rvan Cloos- Michael Stone Ross Randall Brice ' I  ' ' I r , , leRow (I-r): Jose Ambriz, Jesse BaiJey, Brian Vanorny, Cody Ringsaker, Kirby Athey and Dylan it Row (I-r)'. Matt Athey, Jason Pfleger, Matt Thyne, Bryan Shelstad and Eric Collins. ',NDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTs! I ,ville Valley Area Bombers well in home opener Ville Valley Area tom of the third, scoring eight runs on a few too many missed cues, and that off their season play- I ,Stng the game 11-1 'as also defeated by , APpleton. s played at home on ,the Rosen Express, ress a run for their Ic ,lag the game 13-9. irabers Coach Todd 'Ornbers played very Johnson, the Y OUtplayed by the kber of errors com- a ers made 11 errors le Express had two three runs in added five in the hits and five answered in the bot- six hits. The Express committed an error in this inning. In the fifth inning, Rosen added three runs, bringin the score 11-8. Both teams scored one in the sev- enth inning, and both were shut out in the eighth. In the top of the ninth inning, rosen scored their final two runs on one hit and four Bomber errors, bringing the final score of 13- 9. Curt Schake pitched the game, scattering nine hits, one double and eight singles. "Curt did a fine job pitching," said Coach Johnson. Joe Fuller led the l l-hit outing, going four for five. Fuller was fol- lowed by Brian Appel with two hits and Chance Haugen with two hits. "I'm very pleased with the progress we made at the plate," said Coach Johnson. "Defensively, we had was the difference between the Bombers and the Express. As the players get to know each other better, our defense will tighten." The Bombers will play again on Wednesday, June 4 at Castlewood, SD. They will begin a four-game home stretch on Friday, June 6 play- ing Appleton in Ortonville. On Saturday, June 7, the Bombers will take on Morris in Ortonville. The coaches and players would like to thank Jon Thomas for taking tickets at the home game on Friday, and Paul Zahn for providing play by play announcing during the game, "We drew a great crowd on Friday," said Coach Johnson, "and the crowd saw a great game. I invite everyone to get out and support the team during this season." As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar. Tuesday, June 3 Kristen Nornes, Matthew Jay Wipf, John Merritt, Amy S. Feldt, Judeen Fuller, Carol Hausauer Wednesday, June 4 Milton E. Fischer, Wayne Kanten, Lesley Moorhead, Matthew Nelson, Ashley Nelson, Minnie Merritt, Shelly Curry O'Neill', Leila Kietzman, Lori Prasnicki Thursday, June 5 Jermiah Marshall, Don Wells, Elaine Hofhenke, Kim Ehlebracht, Lindsey Swenson, John Erode Friday, June 6 James Iverson, Scan Athey, Annie L. Hedge, Nancy Geier, Fran Henningson, Jodi Paulsen, Larry Benkowski, Jr., Jeff Seez, Marissa Adell Oslie Saturday, June 7 Brian John Dimberg, Lynne Dahle Johnson, Leah Marie Streich, Sarah Felton, Mike Schulte, Kristi Joy Kolb, Amanda Joy Rice, Winton "Squint" Lindman, Darsheil Frevert Sunday, June 8 David John "DJ" Kraus, Carly Jo Ness, Janice Hinders, Lauren Benkowski Monday, June 9 Gwen Anderson, Denise Dinnei Sorenson, Daniel Laurence Peterson, Ellen Freiwald, Paul Kellen, Myra Mielitz, Patrick Daly IV, Jim Dayton, Gerald Fredricks, Joseph Nelson, Veronica Adelman, Tom Roscoe Tuesday, June 10 Linda Leger, Nicole Dinnel Peterson, Stephen Sis, Jean Kanten, Scott Mueiler, Virginia Bunting, Denise Scherer, Kayla Delage, Philip Schneider Friday Night Golf Mixer to. be held for two person teams A Golf Mixer will be held on Friday, June 6 at the Ortonville Golf Course, beginning anytime after 5:30 p.m. The mixer will consist of two per- son teams, and any single person can pair up with another single of their chosing. The pairs will then play the front nine with another twosome. Prizes will be given for the team with low net combined score. Registration fee is $2.50 per person, or $5 per couple, and teams are asked to register prior to golfing. Optional events include closest to the pin on number six and longest putt on number 9. Cost to enter the option- al contests is $1 each or $2 for both team members. These costs must be paid for prior to participation. Entrants are asked to print their first and last names on the scorecard, along with handicaps. Anyone who does not have a handicap should indi- cate that on the card as well, and offi- cials will assign necessary handicaps. Participants must turn in score cards when finished golfing. For more information, contact Mike Miller at 839-3877. Everyone is invited to have fun and be at the Clubhouse for prizes after golfing. }USINS are pictured above with the small bass. winner of the Bass category in last week's fishing of Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm. Walleye MAY 26, 2003 eaamat 12.0 pounds 8.6 pounds 8.6 pounds 8.0 pounds 7.6 pounds Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Jerry Junk last Wednesday. There were five squares in attendance with guests from Boyd, Herman, Morris, Madison and Kerhoven, also from Arlington, Sisseton, Watertown and Brookings. No dance June 4. Upcoming dances: June I1, Hank Prasnicki. Old Mill Twirlers will dance at Koch School for the summer months. Use main north east door. Marine hero's father threw pitch at Express game David Meyer, father of Staff Sergeant Randy Meyer, threw the first pitch at the Rosen Express game vs. the Morris Eagles on Memorial Day in Rosen. Randy was featured in last week's issue of The Ortonville Independent as a result of his efforts in helping with the rescue of seven American Prisoners of War during "Operation Iraqi Freedom". Randy, of rural Big Stone City, SD, was the first Marine on the scene at the rescue in the town of Samarra, which is north of Baghdad, on April 14. To appreciate and honor Randy Meyer's act of heroism, his father David threw out the first pitch at the Express game in Rosen on Memorial Day. Randy continues to serve America in Iraq. According to David, he is to be stationed there until August. Hl TUBBS SOFT WATER n's Tree Service STUMP GRINDING * stump/ county! to get areas) .Drinking Water Systems ,Iron Removal Systems ,Salt Delivery at Appleton, MN Phone 289-1999 LARGE MOUTH BASS were caught on Big Stone Lake by the gi ;pic- tured above. Cassie Olson, at right, and her cousin caught the ba they are displaying in the above picture. Photo courtesy of Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm. Your Minnesota Propane Dealers 877-=5=-OSTS www.MNPropane.com Quality Collision Repair FREE LOANER VEHICLE *Body Work & Painting *Glass Installation *Insurance Claims .Free Estimates Located one mile north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 to Sioux Historic Pavilion) GARY KNOLL Call Anytime 1320)839-2718 i ii in i iiiii Schmidt's Landing Walleye League Weekly Results The Schmidt's Landing Walleye League Wednesday, May 21: 1st Rolly Karels/Ken VanDover 21.7# + .6 (release bonus) -- 22.3 2nd Wade VanDover/Paul Treinen 11.2# + .5 (release bonus) = I 1,7 3rd Todd Kuefler/Monty Athey 10.7# +.5 (release bonus) = 11.2 4th Jim Gregory/JT Gregory 10.2# + .4 (release bonus) = 10.6 5th Butch Jackson/Scott Jackson 9.2# + .6 (release bonus) = 9.8 (A total of 47 fish were caught & released by 20 teams!) Big Fish this week was 7# 6 ozs caught by Rolly Kareis & Ken VanDover. I I I I I II 2003 Page 7 00INDEPENDENT Junior high Trojan softball ends season.with victory against LQPV The junior high Trojan girls' soft- ball team wrapped up their season by defeating Lac qui Parle Valley in two games, 15-1 and 17-4. The team's overall record was 9-2- 1, the tie coming in the first game of the year against Dawson. The game was called because of the length of the game. According to Coach Tim Giese, the season was very fun, and high- lighted by some impressing pitching from freshman hurler Jessica Henrichs. "She has a lenthy frame and throws very hard. She just needs to work on control," said Giese. "She'll do very well next year at the varsity level." Natasha Thompson also started as a Freshman for the team. Thompson played first base and batted third in the lineup. According to Giese, she did a great job in both batting and fielding. Eighth grade starters included Ashley Swenson at left field, Chelsie Parady, short stop, Kayla Delage in right field and Abby Erickson at sec- ond base. Seventh grade starters include Tiffany Giese as a catcher, Morgan Simonitch and Loren Smith at third base, Micaela Rausch and Amy Laskowski in the outfield. Other players for the team were freshman Ann Kopitzke and Rebecca Miller, eighth grader Christine Hartman and seventh grader Caiti Barr. "We have some good young play- ers and should be very competitive next year. Some pitchers that are working to get better are Ashley Swenson, Chelsie Parady, Abby Erickson and Morgan Simonitch. Hopefully they'll work hard this sum- mer and be ready to play next spring. Thanks for all the support from fans," said Coach Tim Giese. Birthdays i' TRACK team ended the season at the sub-section meet held in Morris on Thursday, May 22. abers advanced to the section meet, as well as one relay team. Pictured above is the team. In atrick Eustice Shawn Thomnson Rvan Bolsta Rvan Cloos- Michael Stone Ross Randall Brice ' I  ' ' I r , , leRow (I-r): Jose Ambriz, Jesse BaiJey, Brian Vanorny, Cody Ringsaker, Kirby Athey and Dylan it Row (I-r)'. Matt Athey, Jason Pfleger, Matt Thyne, Bryan Shelstad and Eric Collins. ',NDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTs! I ,ville Valley Area Bombers well in home opener Ville Valley Area tom of the third, scoring eight runs on a few too many missed cues, and that off their season play- I ,Stng the game 11-1 'as also defeated by , APpleton. s played at home on ,the Rosen Express, ress a run for their Ic ,lag the game 13-9. irabers Coach Todd 'Ornbers played very Johnson, the Y OUtplayed by the kber of errors com- a ers made 11 errors le Express had two three runs in added five in the hits and five answered in the bot- six hits. The Express committed an error in this inning. In the fifth inning, Rosen added three runs, bringin the score 11-8. Both teams scored one in the sev- enth inning, and both were shut out in the eighth. In the top of the ninth inning, rosen scored their final two runs on one hit and four Bomber errors, bringing the final score of 13- 9. Curt Schake pitched the game, scattering nine hits, one double and eight singles. "Curt did a fine job pitching," said Coach Johnson. Joe Fuller led the l l-hit outing, going four for five. Fuller was fol- lowed by Brian Appel with two hits and Chance Haugen with two hits. "I'm very pleased with the progress we made at the plate," said Coach Johnson. "Defensively, we had was the difference between the Bombers and the Express. As the players get to know each other better, our defense will tighten." The Bombers will play again on Wednesday, June 4 at Castlewood, SD. They will begin a four-game home stretch on Friday, June 6 play- ing Appleton in Ortonville. On Saturday, June 7, the Bombers will take on Morris in Ortonville. The coaches and players would like to thank Jon Thomas for taking tickets at the home game on Friday, and Paul Zahn for providing play by play announcing during the game, "We drew a great crowd on Friday," said Coach Johnson, "and the crowd saw a great game. I invite everyone to get out and support the team during this season." As Taken From The Big Stone American Legion Auxiliary Birthday Calendar. Tuesday, June 3 Kristen Nornes, Matthew Jay Wipf, John Merritt, Amy S. Feldt, Judeen Fuller, Carol Hausauer Wednesday, June 4 Milton E. Fischer, Wayne Kanten, Lesley Moorhead, Matthew Nelson, Ashley Nelson, Minnie Merritt, Shelly Curry O'Neill', Leila Kietzman, Lori Prasnicki Thursday, June 5 Jermiah Marshall, Don Wells, Elaine Hofhenke, Kim Ehlebracht, Lindsey Swenson, John Erode Friday, June 6 James Iverson, Scan Athey, Annie L. Hedge, Nancy Geier, Fran Henningson, Jodi Paulsen, Larry Benkowski, Jr., Jeff Seez, Marissa Adell Oslie Saturday, June 7 Brian John Dimberg, Lynne Dahle Johnson, Leah Marie Streich, Sarah Felton, Mike Schulte, Kristi Joy Kolb, Amanda Joy Rice, Winton "Squint" Lindman, Darsheil Frevert Sunday, June 8 David John "DJ" Kraus, Carly Jo Ness, Janice Hinders, Lauren Benkowski Monday, June 9 Gwen Anderson, Denise Dinnei Sorenson, Daniel Laurence Peterson, Ellen Freiwald, Paul Kellen, Myra Mielitz, Patrick Daly IV, Jim Dayton, Gerald Fredricks, Joseph Nelson, Veronica Adelman, Tom Roscoe Tuesday, June 10 Linda Leger, Nicole Dinnel Peterson, Stephen Sis, Jean Kanten, Scott Mueiler, Virginia Bunting, Denise Scherer, Kayla Delage, Philip Schneider Friday Night Golf Mixer to. be held for two person teams A Golf Mixer will be held on Friday, June 6 at the Ortonville Golf Course, beginning anytime after 5:30 p.m. The mixer will consist of two per- son teams, and any single person can pair up with another single of their chosing. The pairs will then play the front nine with another twosome. Prizes will be given for the team with low net combined score. Registration fee is $2.50 per person, or $5 per couple, and teams are asked to register prior to golfing. Optional events include closest to the pin on number six and longest putt on number 9. Cost to enter the option- al contests is $1 each or $2 for both team members. These costs must be paid for prior to participation. Entrants are asked to print their first and last names on the scorecard, along with handicaps. Anyone who does not have a handicap should indi- cate that on the card as well, and offi- cials will assign necessary handicaps. Participants must turn in score cards when finished golfing. For more information, contact Mike Miller at 839-3877. Everyone is invited to have fun and be at the Clubhouse for prizes after golfing. }USINS are pictured above with the small bass. winner of the Bass category in last week's fishing of Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm. Walleye MAY 26, 2003 eaamat 12.0 pounds 8.6 pounds 8.6 pounds 8.0 pounds 7.6 pounds Old Mill Twirlers The Old Mill Twirlers danced to the calling of Jerry Junk last Wednesday. There were five squares in attendance with guests from Boyd, Herman, Morris, Madison and Kerhoven, also from Arlington, Sisseton, Watertown and Brookings. No dance June 4. Upcoming dances: June I1, Hank Prasnicki. Old Mill Twirlers will dance at Koch School for the summer months. Use main north east door. Marine hero's father threw pitch at Express game David Meyer, father of Staff Sergeant Randy Meyer, threw the first pitch at the Rosen Express game vs. the Morris Eagles on Memorial Day in Rosen. Randy was featured in last week's issue of The Ortonville Independent as a result of his efforts in helping with the rescue of seven American Prisoners of War during "Operation Iraqi Freedom". Randy, of rural Big Stone City, SD, was the first Marine on the scene at the rescue in the town of Samarra, which is north of Baghdad, on April 14. To appreciate and honor Randy Meyer's act of heroism, his father David threw out the first pitch at the Express game in Rosen on Memorial Day. Randy continues to serve America in Iraq. According to David, he is to be stationed there until August. Hl TUBBS SOFT WATER n's Tree Service STUMP GRINDING * stump/ county! to get areas) .Drinking Water Systems ,Iron Removal Systems ,Salt Delivery at Appleton, MN Phone 289-1999 LARGE MOUTH BASS were caught on Big Stone Lake by the gi ;pic- tured above. Cassie Olson, at right, and her cousin caught the ba they are displaying in the above picture. Photo courtesy of Lakeshore RV Park and Fruit Farm. Your Minnesota Propane Dealers 877-=5=-OSTS www.MNPropane.com Quality Collision Repair FREE LOANER VEHICLE *Body Work & Painting *Glass Installation *Insurance Claims .Free Estimates Located one mile north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 to Sioux Historic Pavilion) GARY KNOLL Call Anytime 1320)839-2718 i ii in i iiiii Schmidt's Landing Walleye League Weekly Results The Schmidt's Landing Walleye League Wednesday, May 21: 1st Rolly Karels/Ken VanDover 21.7# + .6 (release bonus) -- 22.3 2nd Wade VanDover/Paul Treinen 11.2# + .5 (release bonus) = I 1,7 3rd Todd Kuefler/Monty Athey 10.7# +.5 (release bonus) = 11.2 4th Jim Gregory/JT Gregory 10.2# + .4 (release bonus) = 10.6 5th Butch Jackson/Scott Jackson 9.2# + .6 (release bonus) = 9.8 (A total of 47 fish were caught & released by 20 teams!) Big Fish this week was 7# 6 ozs caught by Rolly Kareis & Ken VanDover. I I I I I II 2003 Page 7 00INDEPENDENT