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STACY AMUNDSON hammers the ball through these Canby defend- ers to notch a kill in last Monday's action at the OHS Gymnasium. Amanda Arndt (12) and Stephanie Schuelke (10) are poised and ready for a return. Nelsen named NS conference golfer of week Southwest State University golfer Lindsey Nelsen has been named the Northern Sun Conference Golfer of the Week for her performance at the St. Cloud State University Triangular on Sept. 14-15. The announcement came from the league's office in Minneapolis. Nelsen, a freshman from Ortonville, finished tied for second at the 36-hole event shooting a two-day total of 163. She shot an 80 in the first round and followed that up with an 83 in round two. On the season, Nelsen has recorded an 86.1 stroke average through seven 18-hole rounds. Nelsen is a 2002 graduate of Ortonville High School. Southwest State University is a member of NCAA II and competes in the Northern Sun Conference. Southwest State, the defending two- time NSIS championships, will host the Mustang Invite this weekend at the Marshall Golf Club. Ortonville throttled by Friday's tune-up before homecom- ing did not go the Trojans" way as they lost to Dawson-Boyd 37-0. Outplayed in every facet of the game, the Trojans fell to 0-4 on the season. Offensively. Ortonville man- d only three first downs while g.ain"ig., 68 yards on 34 plays. Defensively, the Trojans yielded 342 yards to the balanced D-B attack. After a scoreless first quarter, D-B . got rolling in the second. Seemingly scoring at will, they piled up 27 points by half-time. Dawson-Boyd added a touchdown in the third quarter and a field goal in the fourth making the final score 37-0. Jason Kellen was one bright spot on the night for Ortonville. The versa- tile player was among the tackling leaders for the Trojans with 12 (one solo and 11 assists). Ryan Cloos led Ortonville by being in on 15 tackles. Kellen had Ortonville's only pass reception for 22 yards and was the team's leading rusher with 32 yards on 13 carries. Ortonville turned the ball over four times, two fumbles and two intercep- tions. Seven penalties also hurt the Trojans. D-B did not have al evening, another nance of the game. Dawson-Boyd ball 49 times for ing department, they 17, for 150 yards. only counter and 46 yards on the Ortonville will try Fridav's homecoming Canby at 7 p.m. 1 Trojan Volleyball nets first win against Canby Lancers Trojan's volleyball squad earned a split this week with a win at home against Canby and a loss in Wheaton. Tuesday's closely contested match against the Canby Lancers ended in Ortonville's first victory of the season, 6-15, 15-9, 17-15, 18-16. Contrary to past form, the Trojans started fast in each game, gaining the upper hand early. Amy Jo Smith and Michelle Amundson served up six points in game one and the Trojans had a confi- dent look and a 6-2 lead. Canby countered with some spirit, and runs, of their own and took away any momentum the Trojans had to take the first game 6-15. Game two saw the Trojans taking an early lead, 3-0, on the strength of Amanda Arndt's opening serve. Mid- way through, with the score 8-7, the Trojans took control of the contest with some hard serving by Arndt, Lacy Ronglien and Jenna Longhenry. The Trojans prevailed 15-9. A banner hanging in the Ortonville gym says, "Never under estimate the heart of a Trojan." The girls displayed an abundance of heart in games three and four. Diving and sliding across the floor, good teamwork and passing at the net, and steady serving kept game three tight the whole way. Down 14-15, facing game point, the girls came up with two nice saves to keep the game going. The Trojans earned an exiting victory scoring the final three points to win 17-15. Game four seemed as if the Trojans had two teams on the floor. Racing off to an 11-1 lead, the game and match seemed to be in the Trojan's back pocket. A Lancer charge cut into the Trojan lead. Unbelievably, Canby was soon ahead 15-14 and poised for victory. With a calm confidence, the Trojans took charge again and prevailed 18-16 to win the match 3-1. Thursday's trip to Wheaton saw another good effort put in by the lady Trojans, but it wasn't enough as they fell 7-15, 4-15, and 7-15. Ortonville scored first on an ace by Lacy Ronglien, but Wheaton put together seven unanswered points after that. OHS battled back making the score 7-10. Wheaton controlled the rest of the game to win 7-15. The second game was close early, at 3-4. Wheaton's height advantage took over from there and the home team won going away 4-15. Ortonville played well on defense resistering 35 digs and 15 blocks. The passing game let the Trojans down much of the night. Hoping to stay in the match, the Trojans showed some spark jumping out to a 7-3 lead in game three. Wheaton turned back the visitors however, and prevailed 7-15. Michelle Amundson led the Trojans with 4 kills, Jenna Longhenry added 3. Trojan cross coUntry team runs strong at Canby meet Windy, warm weather last Tuesday in Canby did not keep the Trojans from turning in their best performance Ninth gr, volleyball After coming off winning the Lac qui Parle Tournament, Ortonville Freshman Volleyball Team hosted Canby on Tuesday and won 15-8, 13- 15, 15-4. Everyone got on the board in this game though serving was below average and allowed Canby some easy side outs. We played some good offense and defense at times. We started running one of our playsets and served off of it because of good passing. Emily Sammon, Natasha Thompson and Amanda Moen all served very well. 85 to 100 percent. Jessica Henrich also had a good night serving just under 85 percent. Becca Hillman, Emily, Jessica and Holly led in good passing of opponents serves. Thursday we went to Wheaton and we had trouble in our play. We served only 10 percent as a team and Wheaton just did not make many mistakes. We never got anything going in this match and lost 3-0. This week we host KMS and then Saturday we go. to Benson for a 10 team tournament. of the year. Trojan Coach Lynn Keller was elated saying, "Our competition was very tough, but we ran strong!" Six teams competed including Granite Falls, Marshall and Milbank. There was a 7th & 8th grade divi- sion. Boys and girls each ran 2000 meters. Morgan Simonitch and Molly Rausch.spurred each other on as they crossed the finish with times of 8:39 and 8:40 respectively. This was good for 10th and 11 place respectively. Dustin Beachem captured 6th place in the boys 2000 with a time of 7:21. Eric Croatt placed 10th flying in at 7:47. Matt Thyne competed in the boys junior varsity 4000 meters. He placed 10th with a time of 18:11. Lisa Spors led the Trojans in the girls varsity 4000 meters. Her time of 18:59 was good for 23rd. Erin Peterson's time was 20:32, 32nd place, and Megan Croatt finished just behind her at 20:53, in 33rd. Boys varsity ran the 5000 meter. The Trojans were led by Eric Collins in 22nd place with a time of 19:43. Collins was closely followed by team- mates David Rausch in 23rd, at 20:01, Jason Pfleger, 24th, 20:02, Landon Franzky, 26th, 20:06, and Kirby Athey, 28th, 22:20. Coach Keller added, "Most of our runners got their personal best limes of the season. We are looking forward to running on our own golf course on Monday !" Ortonville's Invitational was held last night, Monday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. at the Ortonville golf course. Some areas in Sodak closed to goose hunting Waterfowl hunters are advised that the season on Canada geese will be closed in some northeastern counties when South Dakota's first duck season opened Sept. 21st. "South Dakota's Low Plains North Zone duck season opened Saturday, Sept. 21, and while hunters were pursuing ducks in some counties, they need to refrain from shooting Canada geese until the following Saturday, Sept. 28," said Assistant Wildlife Director Emmett Keyser. Counties involved are Brown, part of Spink and Faulk, McPherson, Edmunds and part of Campbell and Walworth. For details or further information, consult the 2002 Hunting Handbook, which is available via the Game, Fish and Parks website at www.stat&, department offices and most license agents. Things are buzzin' in the WANT ADS TROJAN ANDY LEE lets Craig Mork (24), Riley Sammon (81), and another blocker pave kick return in the Dawson-Boyd game here on Friday. The Trojans lost the game 37-0. in Friday's homecoming game. it'sallinside. catalog ] .com Catalogs also available at Liebe Drug/Variety in Milbank or Wilmot You've Got Your Chores Done... 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