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,: ] " , amiiMlilJg4iiillnminlalimnm JllUNllllllllll31tillUliIBIJll Henrich takes first at RCW Meet The Ortonville cross country run- ners rounded out their regular season with two meets last week On Monday, Oct. 11 they traveld to Benson for the Benson Invitational. Eight teams participated including Or- tonville, Benson-KMS, BOLD, Min- newaska, Morris, Paynesville, Sauk Centre and Wheaton. The weather was ideal with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s For the Trojan boys, Jake Henrich placed 15th in 19:26 in the 5000 M course, Caleb Tollakson was 18th in 19:52, Shane Lindahl placed 21st in 20:16, Tom Rausch was 24th in 20:30, Nick Athey 29th in 21:21, Luke Hart- man was 31st in 21:30 and Jarett Hau- ORTONVILLE'S BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM had a very successful meet at Renville last Thursday. Five runners received medals forplacing in the top 20. Kneelingin front are Kelsey and Garion Mulder. In 6ack from left to right are Jonah Thune, Nick Athey-16th place, Joseph Mathes, Jacob Henrich-lst place, Jarett Haugen-18th place, Caleb Tol|akson-3rd place and Luke Hartman-13th place. The Trojan runners will next be in action on Thursday, Oct. 28 for the Section Meet in New London. gen was 32nd in 21:31. In the boys Junior Varsity (5000 M) race Jake Meyer was 4th in 22:13, Jonah Thune placed 9th in 23:44 and Joseph Mathes was 11 lth in 25:00. In the boys junior high race (2500 M), Garion Mulder was 5th in 10:50 and Kelsey Mulder was 12th in 12:25. In the girls varsity race (4000 M), Annie Haukos was the lone Trojan run- ner and placed 19th in atime of 18:40. In the girls junior high race (2500 M) race. Hope Hasslen was 2nd in a time of 12:11. Kirsten Erickson placed 4th'in a time of 12:36 and Jenny De- lage was 5th in 12:43. Ortonville then wrapped up the reg- ular season traveling to Renville on Thursday, Oct. 14. Four teams partic- ipated including Ortonville, YME, Bold and RCW. Windy conditions greeted the runners on a sunny day. In the boys varsity (5000 M) race Jake Henrich ran a great race finishing first in a time of 18:51. The top 20 in- dividuals were awarded medals in the race. Other Trojan runners receiving medals were Caleb Tollakson who fin- ished third in 19:22, Luke Hartman was 13th in 20:59, Nick Athey was 16th in 21:25 and Jarett Haugen placed 18th in a time of 21:50. Garion Mulder was 25th in 23:11, Jonah Thune was 6th in 23:53, Joseph Mathes finished 29th in 25:35 and Kelsey Mulder was 30th in 25:53. In the girls varsity (4000 M), all four Trojan runners received medals. Annie Haukos placed fifth in 17:34, Hope Hasslen was 10th in 18:40, Jenny Delage finished llth in 18:46 and Kirsten Erickson was 12th in 19:21. "I'm very proud of the runners," said Coach Lynn Keller. "It was ex- tremely windy and we ran tough in it. We had some really good times as well. We are now getting ready for our Sec- tion meet coming up." Next action for the Trojan runners will be the Section Meet on Thursday, Oct. 28 at New London. The girls var- sity team will run at 4 p.m. with boys scheduled to run at 4:30 p.m. The top 10 runners will advance to state. PROUDLY DISPLAYING THEIR MEDALS from the cross country meet in Renville are members of the OHS girls cross country team. Pictured from left to right are Annie Haukos-5th place, Jenny Delage-11th place, Kirsten Erickson-12th place and Hope Hasslen-10th place. Lady Trojans to end regular season at home with KMS The Trojan volleyball team had a busy couple of weeks with two confer- ence and two non-conference matches. On Tuesday, Oct 5 the Lady Trojans traveled to Milbank, SD. Ortonville played three games ending with OHS taking the loss for the night by scores of 12-25, 19-25 and 16-25. "We had a little problem handling the ball for the evening," said Coach Missy Pederson. "Just about every time either team touched the ball it was considered a lift." Leading passer for the night was was Rachel Berger. She had 25 at- tempts, with five errors and assisted in one. Passing has been the strongest as- pect so far this season, but the Trojans definately fell short against the Bull- dogs letting 17 balls drop. They faired well in serving with 92 percent. Becca Peterson led the Lady Trojans withl I attempts and two aces. Berger fol- lowed with nine attempts, two errors and one ace. The Trojans set the ball a lot through out the night. Morgan Mess- mer and Mallory Adelman both set up 18 followed by Peterson. Messmer also had the most blocks of the evening with 10. "For the first time all season the ladies hit the ball solid. It was awe- some to see the girls attacking the ball all night," said Pederson. "Even though we sent the ball sailing a few times, we continued to hit aggressively and didn't give up. We have worked the entire season for that to happen, so when it did it was awesome to see." Mallory Adelman led with 23 and Berger fol- lowed with 19. As a team total they had 68 attempts at hitting and 48 were successful. The Lady Trojans typically have given up if they hit out, and or start tipping right away and Coach Ped- erson was very proud of the girls con- tinuing to hit the ball. On Thursday, Oct. 7 the CGB Wolverines came to Trojan Gym. It was an emotional night for the team, as #8 KMS Oct. 25-7 p.m. Site: Kerkhoven #9' Dawson-Boyd #5 CMCS Oct. 25-7 p.m. Site: Prinsburg #12 RTR #4 MACCRAY Oct. 25-7 p.m. Site: Clara city #13 Ortonville had hoped to pull off a win, but we just fell apart." First game was 12-25. The second game the Lady Trojans did give them a little run going back and forth most of the game. Towards the end CGB pulled off the win 19-25. It was excit- ing, as the Trojans tried a new rotation on defense and it seemed to work quite well. They pulled in the entire bench on a rotation through out the game. Our third game seemed to end as soon as it started. OHS lost 16-25. Leading passing for the night was held by Messmer, Adelman and Peter- son. Setting up the ball was Messmer with 25 followed by Adelman with 17. Serving for the Trojans was led by Messmer and followed by Peterson. Our hitting was spread around with Adelman putting up 16 hits followed by Berger, Kara Helgeson and Brittany Maas. Ortonville only put up four solid blocks the entire night and that would explain why the match went so fast. Passing was lead by Peterson with 23, followed by Messmer and Adelman. On Tuesday, Oct. 12 the Lady Tro- jans hosted the Hancock Owls. It was a fun night and great to see the girls play some of their best ball of the sea- son. The Lady Trojans had some good passing for the night. They used their Libero Jessica Valek most of the game. She went 28-29 passes. Morgan Mess- mer the setter also passed 29-32. Both girls played full time back row and there coverage was really good the whole night. At the net se[ting was Morgan Messmer and Becca Peterson. These two girls are the Trojans main two set- ters and for the first time the entire sea- son both girls came up with the most sets. The Lady Trojans use their de- fense instead of shanking the ball all over the court. Serving was strong with Berger going 7-7, Peterson was 7- 8 and Brittany Maas 6-7. "Rachel Berger has been strong the they honored their parents as well as entire second half of the season while their four seniors. Graduating from the senior Brittany Maas and ninth grader OHS team is Jessica Valek, Brittany Becca Peterson had been struggling Maas, Sam Peterson and Mallory Adel- with her serves. It was nice to see their man. Unfortunately the ladies didn't extra practice pay off andput them up play up to their potential and lost in in the lead serving for us, said Peder- three games, son. It was our shortest night of the sea- Hitting was strong for us against the son and I think a little disappointing for Owls. Kara Helgeson was 12-12 with the entire team," said Pederson. "We four kills and three blocks. Maas was Junior high footbal! teams complete season wuth w, ns 2010 3A North Sub-Section Volleyball Nov. 4 7:30 p.m. at SMSU #1 Minneota #7 Lakeview Oct. 25-7 p.m. Site: Cottonwood #10 RCW #6 RCW Oct. 29 6 p.m. Site: SMSU Nov. 1 6 p.m. at SMSU Oct. 29 7:30 p.m. Site: SMSU #2 Canby Nov. 1 7:30 p.m. at SMSU Oct. 29 6 p.m. Site: Granite Falls The seventh and eighth grade foot- ball teams wrapped up their season last Thursday, both winning over the CGB Wolverines. The seventh grade put together their best effort of the year and came away with a hard fought 18-6 victory over a big and quick CGB team. They ended their season with a 3-3-1 record. and showed great improvement all season. These young men will be ex- citing to watch as they move up in the future. The eighth grade completed their run for a perfect 7-0 season with a 48- 0 win over CGB. Everyone on the team contributed to the vgin, whether by great run blocking, sacks, intercep- tion returns for touchdowns, two kick- off returns for TD's, or numerous other things. It was an excellent team effort all around. These guys love the game, but even more love competing at a high level. The coaches thank both the seventh and eighth grade players and parents for such a great season. IN THE CLASSIHED] 11-15 with four kills and two blocks and Berger went 6-6 with four kills. During the second game OHS ran with the Owls for over half the game with the lead most of the game. It was ex- citing to see, until the girls started pay-i ing attention to the score and then they seemed to fall apart. Their confidence started to dwindle and they let the Owls take over and they dominated. Even- though we took the loss for the evening the girls played well. Final for the night was Hancock winning 15-25, 12- 25 and 13-25. On Thursday, Oct. 14 the Dawson- Boyd Blackjacks came to OHS. All three games went to D-B with a score of 18-25 to take the match. "Even though our scores were closer matched than against the Owls, our volleyball playing wasn't," said Coach Pederson. "We were really hop- ing for a win against the Blackjacks. Looking at stats our two teams are quite comparable, but the Trojans did- n't play like they did Tuesday night and we fell short." Passing was led Libero Valek who had 29-30 followed by Berger with 37- 40. Setting for us was Messmer 30-31 and Peterson 20-22. Serving was led by Berger who had 16 and Peterson was 10-13. Hitting was led by three at- tackers for the night. Maas led with 14 followed by Berger and and Helgeson each having 10. "Junior Rachel Berger has really im- proved and playing very strong for the Lady Trojans," said Pederson. "She has gotten a lot of playing time this season and we are looking at Rachel to be a strong leader for our team next year." The Lady Trojans will end the regu- lar season tonight (Tuesday) hosting the KMS Fighting Saints with the B- match starting at 6 p.m. They then start first round of playoffs on Monday, Oct. 25 traveling to Clara City for a match against MACCRAY starting at 7 p.m. Bowling Monday Nite - 9/20/2010 Won Lost Mt Dew ...................................... 15 5 Larry's ....................................... 13 7 Otrey Lake ................................ 12 8 Dummy ...................................... 12 8 Precision Glass ......................... 11 9 Minnwest .................................... 8 12 Pepsi ........................................... .5 15 Ortonville Independent ............ A 16 HTSG: Mt Dew - 866; HTSS: Mt Dew- 2458; HTHG: Larry's - 1082; HTHS: Larry's - 3069; HISG: Jared Heck- 214; HISS: Jared Heck - 585; HTHG: Richard Janke-260; HTHS: Richard Janke-718. THURSDAY SPARKLERS-10/14/10 Won Lost SMAC Enterprises ................... 15 5 Alley Cats .................................. 11 9 RJB rucking ............................. 9 11 Wanna B's .................................. 9 11 Bellingham Elevator .................. 8 12 Moose ......................................... .8 12 HISG: Arleen Athey - 197; HIHG: Ar- leen Athey- 229; HISS: Betty Zahnow- 530; HIHS: Betty Zahnow-599; HTSG: SMAC Enterprises- 628; HTHG: SMAC Enterprises- 767; HTSS: SMAC Enterprises- 1809; HTHS: SMAC En- terprises-2226. Sub-Section 3A Nort h Champion SEVENTH GRADE TROJAN FOOTBALL TEAM finished their season with an 18-6 win over CGB last Thursday at Trojan Field and left them 3-3-1 on the year. Team members are pictured above. From left to right in front are Colt Scofield, Hunter Winther, Nathan Roe, Mike Schake and Tristan Eastman. Second row left to right are Isaac Adelman, Cody McMahon, Zach Cramer, John Anderson, Joe Eustice and Victor Kellen. Back row, left to right are Coach Joe Eustice, Spencer Schafer, Dylan Veen, Ethan Striech, Logan Schoon, Cody Bedore and Coach Artie Arndt. Not pictured are Jordan Kurash and Coach Ryan Danielson. Oct. 25-7 p.m. Site: Renville #11 Lincoln HI #3 TMB Oct. 25-7 p.m. Site: Tracy #14 E.C.H.O. Oct. 29 7:30 p.m, Site: Granite Falls TROJAN EIGHTH GRADE FOOTBALL TEAM is shown above ready to run a play against the CGB Wolverines last Thursday in Ortonville. Ortonville defeated CGB 48-0 to complete an unbeaten 7-0 record for the year. The team was coached by Joe Eustice, Artie Arndt and Ryan Danielson Page 2b 00INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 4 ....  .... il I' I,I I t00llt!00Wt0000Uil00fliil :,lf00l Id ill I !;= !!!I] ''t f,! 00i0000lillFilBli00lill00ltImi - ,