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ORTONVILLE TROJAN CROSS COUNTRY LETTERWINNERS returning from last year are, from left to right, Bridget Athey, Dan Rausch, Terry Heirigs, Brian Hasslen, Luke Backstrand and Dave Heirigs. Trojan cross country team places well at Milbank meet The Trojan runners participated in the Milbank Invitational on Tuesday and came home with two individual champions. Dan Rausch won the boys 4,000 meter race, and Bridget Athey won the girls 3,000 meter. The distance of each race was reduced because of the extreme heat. Jennifer Berning and Jennifer Croatt ran their first race of the year and finished third and eleventh respec- tively in the girls junior varsity 1,600 meter run. Jenni Bowen placed sev- enteenth in that race. In the varsity girls race, Bridget Athey was the individual champion and Elizabeth Thompson finished tenth, Kelsey Henningson eleventh and Alexis Barr twelfth to score a sec- ond place team total. The boys junior varsity race of 3,000 meters saw Dustin Kindelberger and Nick Kriesel finishing third and seventh. Both boys showed good improvements over earlier races. The boys varsity, led by Dan Rausch, won the team title. Following Dan were Terence Heirigs in fourth, David Heirigs in fifth, Luke Backstrand in eighth and Brian Hasslen in eleventh. The next action for the Trojans will be this Saturday, September 19, again in Milbank. INDEPENDENT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS! Trojan fan bus going to Adrian A Trojan football fan bus to Adrian will leave Friday, Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m. from the parking lot above Bill's Super Valu Plus in Ortonville. Save yourself (and your car) the wear and tear of the three hour drive. Videos, reclining seats, and bathroom available. Hot dogs/burgers available at Adrian's concession stand, or pack your own supper. Cost is $15. Your seat will be reserved at the time of payment. See Mary Ross or call her at 839-3856. :!ii!:ii17:8 : ' Big Stone Bob's Cellular TV Ortonville, MN Milbank, SD r 320-839-3264 605-432-6491 888-839-3265 " .......... I ................................................ PEGASUS II,,ll: i .........  SATELLITE TELEVISION DIRECTV. I= Umld tm  I= few mmiai omm  dH==l Pq=eslN te tome= t  SLJN. 11GL:1 d ocime h     Io   m m  u m    Two more big wins last for Trojan volleyball In last week's volleyball action the Trojans played conference opponent Hancock Thursday night on the road. ,While the match did not count towrd.s their conference record it was still a n -lortant match. According to Coach Shawnda Johnson, "Hancock has always been a good rivalry for us. As well, we discussed that if we we're going to be successful in reaching our goals then we had to prove to our- selves that we can win on Hancock's home court. A tall order for the Trojans as they have never won in Hancock before." The Trojans arrived to find a very pumped up Hancock team going into their first match of the season and determined to put it in the win col- umn. However, the Trojans would beg to differ as they remained poised and confident throughout the match. "We never lost our cool - even when we were down in the third match we remained level headed," Johnson said. The Trojans picked away at Hancock and eventually came away with the win 15-11,15-13, 16-14. On Saturday the Trojans hosted a four team tournament with LQPV, Herman-Norcross, and Hancock par- ticipating. The Trojans would face last year's sub-section champion Herman- Norcross in the first round. "Herman is a good team that does not make a lot of mistakes. We were going to have to play well and keep our errors down to beat them," stated Johnson. The girls made only two serving errors and ten serve receive errors in three games to defeat the Panthers 15-11, 11-15, 15- 6. "Our hitting errors kept the games close. As well we gave up a lot of free balls but our serving and passing made the difference," she said. The win put the Trojans in the championship with LQPV who defeat- ed Hancock in two games. The conso- lation match was played first with Herman-Norcross defeating Hancock. The championship game pitted two teams very much alike and as expect- ed would come down to sheer desire as both teams showed the wear and tear of over 90 degree temperatures in the gymnasium. The match lasted almost two hours. "We used everybody. We were looking for energy from all our play- ers to provide just enough spark to outlast LQPV," stated Johnson. The Trojans took the-first game 15-13 and LQPV won the second 8-15. In the third game LQPV took con- trol, jumping to a 12-8 lead. "We were just waiting for an opportunity to pre- sent itself and it did. We found a huge hole ir tlleir dena$ lind turned allDf -fforls intocxeuig ur pliaysto OHS SENIOR AMANDAHILLMAN, Tiffany Finke as the Trojans hosted the Ortonvi take advantage of a tired LQPV defense," Johnson said. The Trojans were also limping along as they lost one to a sprained ankle and another to a sore back dur- ing the match. The team did not lose a beat however and executed to perfec- tion as the Trojans stormed back to tie the match 14-14 and eventually took I" the championship ed the players and have shown in refusing to This conference matcheS,' CGB and Thursday matches will be ,z JV netters drop two against Morris, Han The Ortonville Trojan junior varsi- ty netters opened the season on Friday, August 28 against Morris at home. Ortonville dropped the match, going three games. The girls played very hard in all of the games, and the first was a seesaw battle with Morris, who edged out the Trojans 15-13. In the second game, the team took control early and never looked back. Cassie Torgerson rattled off six straight points to get the team rolling, winning by a score of 15-7. This set the stage for the final game of the match. The third game was also a close game, with the Trojans staying close but trailing the whole game, losing. 15- 12. the girls played very well, show- ing a lot of spirit. The team set a goal of serving 70 percent f6r the match and exceeded it, serving 82 percent. The serving was great, with The Trojans Danielle Beyer, Hillary Wiese with seven. The next visiting little off that as sharp as they team's biggest the ball, and behind the 10-foot the match in two 12. Next match for Monday against Team members Graham, Jill Amundson, Hi Karels Alicia Gayle GregorY Ninneman. ELIZABETH THOMPSON, senior at OHS, placed tenth in the varsity girls race Tuesday at Milbank. PRINTING Is Our THE ORTONVILLE !1 OHS Spo=t Schedule For The Week VARSITY FOOTBALL ! GIRLS VOLLEYBALL sept 18 Adrian(Addln) 7:00 n CROSS COUNTRY SepL 17 C-A (Ortonville) 6:30 I Sept. 19 Milbank (Milbank) 9:30 Sept.21 Canby(Ortonville) 6:00 "B" SQUAD FOOTBALL n sept.,00 Deuellnvitational(ClearLake) 4:30 I Sept. 21 MACCRAY (Ortonville) 5:30 [ I SUPPORT THE TROJANS Page 6 00INDEPENDENT