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Ortonville summer recreation Teeners having a good season The 13-16 year old Ortonville Teener team is playing this summer through the summer recreation department. Jon Fellows and Joel Stattelman are coaching the team. The season opener saw the Ortonville team dropping a doubleheader at Alexandria on June 16 by scores of 8-5 and 7-1. Mickey Rademacher and Joe Fuller each had two base hits, while Nick Stattelman hit a double. The team lost to a strong Montevideo squad 11-3 in the first game of a doubleheader on June 24. The Ortonville teeners came back to win the second game 3-0. Rob Lubenow hit a two run homerun in the first game. Drew Martig had two base hits and Ryan Finke collected a double. On June 29, the Ortonville Teeners swept Big Stone City, SD in a doubleheader by the scores of 10-6 and 3-0. Derek Rieck led the hitting attack with two homeruns. Rob Lubenow also hit his second homerun of the season• Brian Walters, Nathan Thompson and Joe Fuller each had three singles. Getting two base hits each were Mickey Rademacher and Nick Stattelman. Brett Huizenga and Jered Schwebach had singles• Pitching duties were shared by Joe Fuller and Nathan Thompso n . They both pitched well with excellent control. Fuller struck out four and allowed six hits. Thompson struck out nine and gave up no hits in the four inning  second game. A marathon doubleheader was played at Milbank July 2 with Milbank winning the first game 16-12 and Ortonviile winning the second 16-10• A lot of walks were issued by both teams throughout the evening. Pitching duties were shared by Thompson, Fuller, Rademacher and Rieck. Leading hitters in the first"- game were Mickey Rademacher with three hits, and two, hits each by Fuller and Lubenow. Fuller and Rademacher each had doubles. In the nightcap game, the locals came back from being behind 7-0 to win in extra innings• In the final inning, Schwebach laid down another of his excellent sacrifice bunts to advance the runner. Base hits followed by Ryan Finke and Rieck. Nate Thompson tripled to add to the five run final inning to insure an Ortonville victory• The teeners hold a four win, four loss record at the present. Their next games will be July 8 at home with Big Stone City, SD at 5:30 p.m., July 9 away at Madison at 6:30 p.m., and July 11-12 there will be a tournament at Minnewaska High School. Men's -" Golf Schedule THURSDAY, JULY 9 18-HOLE LEAGUE TEAM 1 TEAM 22 Arien LaCombe Ray Seiler Ray Thompson John Stolpman TEAM 2 TEAM 23 Roger Sandberg Bob Dybvig Randy Stattelman Doug Smith TEAM 3 TEAM 24 Wesley Strei Todd CloDs Duane Stock Mike Miller TEAM 4 TEAM 25 Gerry Kunz John Drewelow Tony Rausch Gene O'Neill TEAM 5 TEAM 26 Scott Simonitch Wendell Paulsen Ron Athey Art Novak TEAM 21 TEAM 27 Terry Gere Randy Stock Gary Johnson Virgil Gerber TEAM7 TEAM 13 Jim Kaercher Dan Petersen Brett Jacobsen Marcel Blenlek TEAM 8 TEAM 14 Norm Davis Jerry Stattelman Tom Gronseth Karl Duhr TEAM 9 TEAM 15 Herb Streich Bill Pansch Err Mikkelson Tom Kindt TEAM 10 TEAM 16 Dennis HuUstrom Verden Gerber Glenn Nelson Gordon Glooge TEAM 11 TEAM 17 Blair Johnson Los Iverson Bill Thyne Vic Colago TEAM 12 TEAM 18 Bill Hartman Tom Krarner Mike Rausch Tim Hottquist TEAM 20 TEAM 19 Virgil Sis Robed Pflueger Gary Watkins Morrie Hoffman 9-HOLE LEAGUE TEAM8 TEAM 7 Jerry Wiegman Curt Bystol Brent Nelson Dan Nelson TEAM 9 TEAM 6 Tim Jurgens Randy Christensen Gordon Hippen Jim Teske TEAM 10 TEAM 5 Paul Blascyk Ryan Dinger Stan NeLson Roger Bird TEAM 11 TEAM4 Gary Dinnel Bob Ross Brent Zahrbock Brian Delage TEAM 12 TEAM3 Joe Beming Mark Gem Dale Rnke Dan Petersen, Jr. TEAM 13 TEAM 2 Bernie Kirchberg Dan Welberg Grog Peterson Sam Haugen TEAM 14 TEAM 1 Roger Nomes Val Rausch Jim Collins Morrle Howtand TEAM 15 TEAM 22 Dave I.arson Eric Torgerson Jim Schmeichel Mike Swenson TEAM 16 TEAM 21 Dave Reiffenberger Tim Glese Joe Radermacher Mike Hynnek TEAM 17 TEAM 20 Dave Ellingson Mark Hughes Tim Swanson Dan Oakes TEAM 18 TEAM 19 Keith Glese Dennis Justison Dave Gruenwald John Cunningham SUBSTITUTE LIST LaValle Berkner, Tim Scherer, Ed Tollefson, Robert Yaeger, Darrell Brecke, Tim Radermacher, Sev Steen, Steve Hoffman, Bruce Swigerd, John Mathison, Amle Anderson, Don Tiegs, Glenn Radermaoher, Aaron Knutson, Brock Tatge, Jeff Larcom j KYLE ARNDT MAKES THE PLAY at first base during a recent summer recreation baseball game at Northside Park. Shawnda Johnson, summer recreation director, stated that there are more than 100 children in summer rec. programs this year. Teener Polecats take the win at Watertown On Monday, June 29, the Big'Stone Teener Polecats hosted Ortonville for an evening of.baebail, . In the first game, the Polecats col- lected six hits, including two home- runs from Nick Bear, but were defeat- ed 10-6. The second game was closer but the Teener Polecats would lose the game 2-0. Tuesday, June 30, the Polecats trav- eled to Watertown to play the Tigers and the Pirates. The Polecats combined walks and hits to defeat the Watertown Tigers 9- 0. In the second game of the evening with the Watertown Pirates, the Polecats took a 3-0 lead by the end of the third inning. By the bottom of the fourth inning, Watertown would tie the score 7-7. Since the field had no lights, the game was called because of darkness and the Polecats had to settle for a tie of 9-9 at the end of six innings. On Thursday, July 2, the Polecats traveled to Wilmot. In the first three innings the Polecats held Wilmot to a 1-0 lead. With the pitchers of both teams keeping the hitting to a mini- mum the Polecats lost 5-4• In the second game, Wilmot came out hitting the ball and defeated the Polecats 9-2. Teener Polecat action this week includes a game tonight, Tuesday July 7,with Wilmot at Big Stone. Game time is 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Big Stone is away at Ortonville, "with a game time of 5:30 p.m. Rex come up short, lose to Clinton by one run In a very close game with Clinton on Sunday, June 28, the Ortonville Rex came up short in the top of the ninth, losing 9-8. Ryan Arndt threw 4 1/3 innings, allowing six runs, five hits, three walks and five strikeouts. Shawn May threw one inning and allowed two runs, seven hits, two walks and no strikeouts. Ethan Scoblic pitched the remaining 2 2/3 innings, allowing one run, one hit, two walks and two strikeouts. Ortonville's eight runs came from ten hits, with leading hitters Jim and Shawn May both going two for four, Ryan Arndt two for five, and various other hitters with one apiece. After three innings, the Rex jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and Clinton came back in the bottom of the fourth with one run to make the score 3-1. Clinton took the lead in the bottom of the fifth, scoring five runs, and tacked on two more in the sixth and one in the eighth. Ortonville came back with one run in the eighth and three in the top of the ninth, but still came up one run short. The Rox last three losses have been by only one run. i iiiiU :: ........................ i i."..:iiii ............... i;-? : : ! " ii!.:.:.i.....%......:..:!ii!i;.:...!iiii!i...!;!iii*i:i:i:i::i::::::::::..i:!: • THIS WEEK'S FEATURE SPECIAL• 1998 Suzuki Cougar 100 Dirt Bike • 4 Speed • Kick Start • Priced to Sell Fast DICK'S CYCLE SHOP II Ortonville, MN • 320-839-3191 SUMMER HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm • Sat. 9am-Noon SPECIAL Big Stone Legion team three and one last week On Tuesday night, the Big Stone Legion team travelled to Wheaten and avenged an earlier loss by beating them 11-4. "han Scoblic won the game. He star:t.ed',q the mound and went five innings for the win. Jeremy Ohm came on to pitch the last two innings. The team brought out the big lum- ber and belted out three homeruns. Jeremiah Schmeichel got the Polecats started, and was followed by Justin Pearson and Adam Thymian. All three hit solo homers. The team fin- ished the night with 11 hits, four play- ers each with two hits - Jeremiah, Justin, Adam, and Chris Engebretson. The second inning was the big inning, as the Polecats punched across six runs on five hits, two homeruns and Ethan added a double to knock in two runs. Ethan evened his pitching record at 1-1, both against Wheaten. On Wednesday, the Legion Polecats travelled to Watertown for a double header and again avenged an early season loss by sweeping the dou- bleheader, winning game 1 16-9 and game 2 13 -2. The team brought the bats along and pounded Watertown pitchers for 37 hits in 12 innings. In game one, Josh DeBoer started and earned the win, going four and one third innings• Adam Thymian and Jeremy Ohm came on and held off Watertown to preserve the win. Josh didn't have his good stuff but good defense helped him out, and the Polecats' torrid offense was more than the Lakers could overcome. They belt- ed out six doubles and two homeruns in their 20 hit attack. Ethan Scoblic and Jim May each homered. Jim May, Chris ' Engebretson, Jeremiah Schmeichel, Derek Homrighausen, Adam Thymian, and Josh Lee all col- lected doubles, and Derek led the way with four hits on the game. Jeremy Ohm and Ethan and Adam each added three hits apiece• Josh ran his record to 4-1 with this win. In game two, Derek Homrighausen started and pitched a great game for his first win on the year. He held the Lakers to seven hits and only walked one batter. Josh Lee came on to pitch the last inning and put them down one, two, three. The team took off fight where they left off more hits. Jim May end homerun of the had three hits each - Jeremy Ohm, and Jeremy had two DeBoer added one and Jeremy each batted apiece. This win ran record to 9-3 with a ning streak going. Friday, the team went played Madison, loss. Adam Thymian the loss. Ethan Ohm finished the scored 13 runs seven runs. Madison with Fernholz blasting Jim May the Polecats with two hit Homrighausen had Engebretson and JereY belted out triples. IjCL The Legion PolecalslJl ..... home games this week.-- Webster at home on btol, f=,._ p.m. and will be at !'- 6:30 p m. against Estell'  Summer conditioning prog begins Monday, July 13th A summer tradition continues at Ortonville High School, when the "Trojan Gym" Summer Conditioning Program, begins on Monday, July 13. The Summer Conditioning Program is open to all Ortonville area students grades 7 - 12 to prepare them for the 1998 fall sports seasons using quickness and agility work, weight training, and running. It is free of charge to all participants. The sessions will meet each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from July 13 through August II. The pro- gram is designed to allow athletes to choose one of four sessions to train. Athletes can choose to come at 7a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., or 6 p.m. On Monday and Thursday the workout consists of agility drills to improve quickness and explosiveness along with circuit weight training to improve strength and muscular endurance. The Monday and Thursday workouts take place in the OHS Gym and Weight Room. Students are asked to enter through the gym doors on Jefferson Street. Ortonville Rex down Castlewood The Ortonville Rex accumulatecL five hits and scored three runs to defeat Castlewood Fridiy, June 26 by a score of 3-2. Adam Thymian threw all six innings for the Rex, allowing two runs, three hits, one walk and three strikeouts. In the top of the first, Castlewood jumped ahead with one run, and Ortonville came back to tie the score in the bottom of the second. Castlewood reclaimed the lead in the fourth when Jerod Bass hit a solo home run, making the score 2-1. In the bottom of the sixth, Ortonville reclaimed the lead when two runs scored on Jim May's double. The close game was forced to end after the sixth due to rain. Leading hitters for the Rex include Ethan Scoblic, who was two for two, Brad Koosman one for one, Jeremiah Schmeichel one for two, and Jim May who was one for four. Ortonville Men's Softball (thru July 3rd) Won Lost Shooters Bar & Grill .......... 7 1 Bill's Super Valu Plus ......... 7 3 Elmer's Drive In ................. 6 4 Henrich & Sons .................. 4 6 J & J Express ...................... 3 5 Jaycees ................................ 3 5 Fathead's Bar ...................... 1 7 Fundraiser for new playground equip. Parents of children attending Bellingham Elementary School will be running a concession stand this Wednesday at the Bellingham City The Tuesday program is a running program to tmprove speed and endurance• This session will take place at the Ortonville High Athletic Field• There, the athletes will run 40 yard dashes and 20 yard dashes. Attendance is taken each day and records are kept to help athletes see their improvement. In fact, all atten- dance, agility, and 40 yard records have been kept since the program began in 1993. this helps the athletes see the "big picture" regarding their improvement over time. Trojan coach Kyle Inforzato, who has developed the summer condition- ing program, is in charge and trains the athletes each session. The program is organized from beginning to end from the time ath- letes walk in until they leave. The organization allows for no wasted time and allows each athlete to get a great workout in less than an hour. "I've been involved in strength and conditioning for over 20 years and one of the great things about strength and conditioning is that you can look into the heart of a ever step on the "Ability will only so far in this day athlete gets, the more strength and To compete at a hi mance, you have to tion. It does not start practice. Studies athlete should be at conditioning by the practice• Our weeks and gets ticipate," he said. The risk of in athlete who is just makes good sense than three hours per This years theme the construction at only is a new ed, but the Trojan process of Champions!" Take advantage and be at the Tro Monday, July 13. GRANITE VALLEY HORSESHOE Results as of June 30, 1998 Bud Paulsen A1 Knippen - Hedge & Herberg Mark Ninneman - Cashtown Service Don Tiegs - Cashtown Service Bert Bertleson Roman Karels - Tom's Service Slick Thiele Merilee Thiele Elroy Aderman - Cashtown Service Alex Johnson - Cashtown Service Eric Collins - Olson Construction TJ Ninneman - Cashtown Service W/L :9/2 35.o9O 16/5 25.428 12/6 42.000 14/7 27.904 3/2 26.800 8/6 23.142 11/10 7.238 8/10 5.555 7/13 7.100 3/7 3.800 3/15 2.888 1/14 7.733 Bellingham City Hall. For a dinner reservation ($10) call Clara (Koeckeritz) Lotthammer at Ortonville, 320-839-2342 by July 15th. Entertainment for the reunion will include a bus tour of the town, rooms of the former school, and the new area high school Lac qui Parle Valley• In addition th'ere will be a boat excursion on Big Stone Lake Saturday evening. Reservations for both of these are full at the present time however. Coming OAHS July meeting on the the Activity Ce The pie sale on be the topic. ***,, CLASSIFIED QUICK Letters to the editor Dear Jim & Sue: Should a politician be judged on his private life? Is prosperity the only measure to judge a politician? I don't judge people like God. I am not all knowing. I make a judgement based on several things a person did. Did the person lie before? Are his friends of: good quality? Are his friends in a lot Of trouble? There are some people of low quality in politics. They have good points also. They have charm, good looks. This doeS faults. I don't make more careful what see that the Trying to the wrong thinl Sometimes I some things) but I "When the the people rejoice Schmidt's Landing league The Schmidt's Walleye League results feom Wednesday, July 1, (Week 6) are as follows: 1st - Lonnie Fender/Jim Forrette, both of Milbank, 3.7# + .1 bonus = 3.8# 2nd - Gene Johnson/Ron Bjerke, both of Milbank, 1.4# + .1 bonus = 1.5# 3rd - Wade City/Paul Treinen, • 1 bonus = 1.4# 4th - Jim Stone City and bonus = 1.3# 5th - No placing A total of 4 fish released. / on Big Stone Lake • Modem Cabins -Boats/Motors -Store Jim Big 605-432-6911 or C) Buy three Mystic Shads and get one free.T ( Buy a Daiwa line counter combo for $159.99 or a for $189.99 and get $20 in Schmidt's Landing Bait Park, starting at 6 p.m. during the girls softball game, to help. raise money to purchase new eqmpment for the school's playground. The new equipment, including slides and a climbing set, will be purchased bit by bit and will hopefully get started this year, stated Linda Roggenbuck, one of the parents helping with the fundraiser. The ,tguP hopes to raise a total of ,000 by the end of the project. Anyone with' questions or who is interested in donating should call Linda Roggenbuck at 839-3821 or Margaret Adelman at 68-2426. Bellingham 1938 class reunmn set Bellingham's class of 1938 invites Bellingham High School graduates from 1935-1941 and spouses or "significant others" to a Gala 60th Reunion Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25. Any other interested graduates from approximately that era are invited to attend the dinner on Friday evening, July 24th, at 7 p.m. at the Page 6  INDEPENDENT