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CC girls finish first at RCW The Ortonville girls cross country team ran their best race of the year last Thursday taking home a first place tro- RUNNING A STRONG MEET at Renville last Thursday was Trojan sophomore Annie Haukos. Annie finished fifth for the girls as they took home the team first place tro- phy. phy at the Renville County West Meet, while the boys placed second. That was one of two meets for the team last week. On Tuesday, Sept. 20 the OHS cross country teams traveled to Canby for the Canby Invitational. Eight teams took part on a chilly, windy day. In the boys varsity (5000M) race Jake Henrich placed 14th in a time of 19:43. Others placing were Caleb Tol- lakson 17th in 20:07, Nick Athey was 21st in 20:23, Jarett Haugen finished 37th in 21:49, Kurt Westlund was 38th in 21:54, Garion Mulder placed 43rd in 22:26 and Eldon Block was 50th in 24:10. Kelsey Mulder ran in the boys junior high (2000M) race and placed sixth in a time of 7:50. In the girls varsity (4000M) race, Brenna Giese was 16th in 18:26 and Brooke Hanson was 35th in 21:22. In the girls junior high (2000M) race, Kirsten Erickson was second in 7:49, Valerie Scholberg was 1 lth in 9:43 and Alisha Ross placed 13th in 10:51. Last Thursday, both the girls and the boys ran strong races, finishing first and second respectively. The weather was sunny and breezy with tempera- tures in the 50s. Teams competing in- cluded Ortonville, MACCRAY-RCW, YME and BOLD. All five girls competing in the var- sity (4000M) race received medals. Kirsten Erickson placed third in a time of 18:06. Right behind her were Brenna Giese fourth in 18:20, Annie Haukos fifth in 18:22, Carolyn Adel- man was 12th in 20:11 and Brooke Hanson was 17th in 21:03. All five had personal records at this meet. The girls received a trophy for their first place finish. Alisha Ross competed in the junior high (1900M) race and placed second in 11:19. She also received a medal. In the boys varsity (5000M) race, six Trojan runners received medals for placing in the top 20. Jake Henrich was fifth in a time of 19:15, Caleb Tollak- son was seventh in 19:33, Nick Athey was eighth in 19:39, Jarettt Haugen was 12th in 20:21, Kurt Westlund fin- ished 18th in 21:21 and Garion Mulder was 20th in 21:28. Others competing for the Trojan boys were Eldon Block 24th in 23:31, Kelsey Mulder was 25th in 23:43 and Joe Mathes was 26th in 25:00. "We ran very well at both meets," stated Coach Lynn Keller. "The Renville meet was very exciting for both the boys and girls. I was very proud of their efforts. They continue to work very hard and really push them- selves." This week, Ortonville hosted their own Invitational on Monday, Sept. 26 at the Ortonville Golf Course. On Thursday, Sept. 29 the teams will travel to Granite Falls for the YME In- vitational which starts at 5 p.m. Trojan J V football team starts season with win over Canby The Ortonville junior varsity foot- ball team started its season on Monday, Sept. 12 with a solid 38-6 win over Canby at Trojan Field. This game had a little of everything, from an interception return for a touch- down, to a 55 yard touchdown pass, as well as some good hard short yardage running. The defense was dominate only allowing one touchdown and con- trolling the line of scrimmage the whole game. "This was a complete team effort," coaches Bob Foley and Ryan Daniel- son commented. "We saw many things from many players that showed we are going in the right direction." On Monday, Sept. 19, the junior varsity team travelled to Wheaten and was handed a 30-18 loss. The team got off to aslow start and fell behind 16-0 early, but was able to regroup and battle back and go into halftime down 22-12. The second half was a draw as both teams scored one touchdown each. The Trojans were in position to cut into the score late in the fourth quarter, but the fourth down pass was completed just out of bounds. "The boys know they did not come out and play the game they are capable of. They are anxious to get back on the field and improve next week," stated Coach Ryan Danielson. The team was also depleted by illness and injury, so several were asked to play unfamiliar positions. "Overall we were pleased at how some kids stepped in and filled spots that were new to them. That is tough to do," said Coach Foley. "We are anx- ious to get everyone healthy again and move forward." This year's JV team consists of quarterbacks Travis Westlund and Riley Thompson; running backs Noah Kottke, James Nitz, Austin Haas and Jackson Athey; tight ends Isaac Cloos, Jan Taffe, Keaton Eastman and Jacob Hamaan; wide receivers Scott Erick- son, Tony Schake, Drew Danielson and Eddie Ortega; and lineman Joe Larson, Kyle Rockensock, Josh Teske, Skyler Anderson, Dylan Arndt, Chris Weber, Mike Veen, Andrew Weber, Tanner Arndt, Nick Steltz and Robert Wood. JV volleyball team picks up three wins at LQPV Tourney The Ortonville junior varsity vol- ment at Lac qui Parle Valley on Satur- leyball team participated in a tourna- day, Sept. 17. During the tournament We've New Clinic in Hours will vary at the Ortonville Health Center until we establish a permanent schedule. We are looking forward to serving you at both locations. PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR AN APPOINTMENT 320-487-1010 16 2nl Daily Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-6:00PM; Sat. 8AM-5PM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 LET US CATER OUR EVENT? Weddi.qs, Reu.ions, An.irersaries or P.rties 10-1 Lb, Pkgs. - Per Lb. 90% Lean Ground Beef Per Lb. Ribeye Steak & Prime Rib Roast $7.99 Per Lb,: Assorted Pork Chops $2.49 Whole - Per Lb: SIRLOIN STEAK ;4.99 Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Pork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $89.95 $49.95 Per Lb. ..r-- ----lt3eqq Locally Grown Beef-Per Lb. -- 91Q DELl TURKEY 1/2 or 114 BEEF ............ --.-,-..- Seasoned - Per Lb. "r-- ----tl'q 9 Locally Grown Pork-Per Lb. HALF A HOG ..................... 99 PORK SAUSAGE 90% Lean - Per Lb. HAMBURGER PA.'I-rlES ......................................................... $3.29 they defeated Milbank, SD, LQPV and CGB. "We started off slow in our first match but came back with everything for the rest of the day," said Coach Shana Buttke. "Our serving for the day was excellent." On the day, Hannah Eustice was 93 percent and 10 aces, Bree Ninneman was 90 percent with 10 aces, Hannah Mathes was 94 percent with eight aces, Taylor Kuechenmeister was 92 percent with 14 aces and Mary Kate Treinen was 88 percent with 10 aces. As a team their total percentage was 90 percent for the day which is very good. Hitting at the tournament went pretty well, but according to Buttke, they have a few things they need to tweak a little bit. Bree Ninneman had 12 kills for the day, Taylor Kuechen- meister had six kills, Mary Kate Treinen was very powerful with 21 kills and Kelly Taffe had 12 kills. Setting on the day was phenomenal with Kirsten Giese and Hannah Mathes both having a great performance. The passing was good but they do have some adjustments to make. "The girls are playing really well together so far this season and you can tell by watching them that they have a lot of heart for the game," said Buttke. "All of the hard work that they put in. we as a town should be very proud of our Lady Trojans as they are great ath- letes and wonderful young ladies to coach." Ortonville School menu Tuesday, Sept. 27: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Pancake/Sausage on stick, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Turkey Gravy, Mashed Po- tatoes, Green Beans, Diced Peach Sauce, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll. Wednesday, Sept. 28: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Breakfast Hot Pocket, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Nachos Supreme, Lettuce, Cheese, Corn, Applesauce, 4-12 Raised Donuts, K-3 Donut Holes. Thursday, Sept. 29: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Sausage Links, Whole Grain Toast, Diced Pear Sauce. Milk. Lunch: Deli Ham and Cheese, Cheesy Potatoes, Garden Peas. Pineapple Sauce. Friday, Sept. 30: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Mini Pancakes. Applesauce, Milk. Lunch: BBQ's, Pickles, French Fries, Shape-up Juice Bars. Monday, Oct. 3: Breakfast: Whole G. Ceral/Yogurt, Cinnamon Pastry, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Applesauce. Tuesday, Oct. 4: Breakfast: Whole G. Ceral/Yogurt, Waffle Sticks, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Bacon Cheeseburger, K-3 Cheeseburger, Pickles, Tater Tots, Juice Choices. = THE mti 000000-INDEPENDEN t.-,,,II--G:;;;,.:- II/l[llrflrlllllll]l[ [[[ 111 ................ ,, ,I,lt,m,,]=],;,...-; - TROJAN RUNNING BACK JAMES NITZ (30) tries to escape the tackle of a Hancock player in last Friday's 42- 32 win over the Owls. Nitz had 112 yards rushing on the night with one touchdown. Trojans pictured are Austin Swanson (64), Trevor Schafer (44), Jade Hasslen (10) and Keaton Eastman (77). Trojans snap losing streak with win over Hancock, 42-32 The last time the Trojan football team walked off the field after winning a football game was Set. 12, 2008 when they defeated Russell-Tyler- Ruthton, 19-13. Friday night, the Tro- jans snapped a 24-game losing streak by defeating the Hancock Owls, 42-32. It didn't look good.early, as the Owls scored from 66 yards on the sec- ond play of the game to take an early 6-0 lead. The Trojans, however, came right back as quarterback Jade Hasslen connected with Trent Kuechenmeister on a 27 yard touchdown pass. The extra point was not good to tie the game, 6-6. Hancock came right back and scored on a touchdown pass. The two- point conversion was good for a 14-6 lead. The Trojans then tied the game late in the first quarter when running back James Nitz scored on a two-yard run. Hasslen then connected with Isaac Knutson on the two-point conversion to tie the game, 14-14 after one quar- ter. The second quarter saw plenty of scoring as well. The Owls scored a rushing touchdown and returned a kickoff for a touchdown, but could not convert on the two-point conversions. The Trojans also scored twice. Senior Trevor Schafer scored on a 46 yard run and converted the two-point conver- sion. Hasslen then connected with Trent Kuechenmeister on a 29 yard touchdown pass. The two-point con- version was no good, as the Trojans led at halftime, 28-26. In the third quarter, Hasslen con- nected with Schafer on a 16 yard touchdown pass but did not convert the two-point conversion. Trent Kuechen- meister returned a kickoff 73 yards for touchdown and converted the two- point conversion. Hancock was able to add one score in the quarter to make the score 42-32 after three quarters. Neither team scored in the fourth quar- ter as the Trojans went on to win the game. The Trojans rushed for 283 yards in the game, led by Trevor Schafer with 13 carries for 146 yards and two touch- downs. James Nitz carried 21 times for 112 yards and a touchdown. Junior quarterback Jade Hasslen was 10 of 20 passing for 126 yards. Trent Kuechenmeister had three catches for 64 yards and two touch- downs. Isaac Knutson had two catches for 20 yards and Schafer had three catches for 21 yards. Kuechenmeister also had five kick-off returns for 115 yards including a touchdown. Defensively, junior linebacker Jor- den Roggenbuck had five solo tackles and nine assists for a team leading 14. He also had two fumble recoveries. Hasslen had four solo tackles and eight assists including a sack. Schafer had three sacks while Knutson had one sack with two tackles. Cole Peters had two interceptions in the game and Kuechenmeister had one. "This was a nice team win," said Coach Trevor Keller. "The offensive line played great, opening some huge holes for us. The defensive line did a great job of stopping the run." The Trojans had 419 yards of total offense, while Owls rushed for 153 yards and passed for 180 resulting in 333 total yards. The Trojans (1-2) will travel to Win- sted this Friday night for a game against Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity. This was originally scheduled for Lin- coln HI, but they combined with Min- neota for football this year. Game time is 7 p.m. Kelly Gustafson has been teaching at James Knoll Elementary School in Ortonville since December of 1999, In the past 12 years she has taught Title I and ECSE. She has also been the football cheerlead- adviser since 2001. vile High School in 1990 and attended the of Minnesota, Morris. She graduated with a K-6 Elementary furthered her education at Minnesota State at Moorhead in Early Childhood Special Education. years. Stacey is currently the NCOIC of the Southwest Minnesota Recruiting Team for the Minnesota Army National Guard and seventh grade football coach. They have four children. Mackenzie is a freshman at OHS and active in basketball, track and is in her 13th year of dance with Core Kinetics Dance Studio. Alexander is in seventh grade. He is enjoying football and plans to play basketball and run track s spring. He also has his Junior Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Madeleine is in fourth grade. She is also a dancer at Core Kinetics, She is passionate about gymnastics. Nathaniel is a first grader, He is an orange belt in Tae Kwon Do and loves to read. An interesting fact is that each of the Gustafson children has 27 letters in their full names! In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with family, reading, scrapbooking and decorating "I love working with five and six year aids. They have such an enthusiasm for learning and a zest for life," says Gustafson, 'If all of us could be that enthusiastic about learning new things, think of what we could accomplish." . .... 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