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B-squad goes Trojan football team narrowly musses season's first victory, was busyagainlastweekwiththree Trojan gridders came up just a lit- tle short in their bid for victory num- ber one in the last home game of the season against Murray County Central. The closely contested battle saw Ortonville's offense hit its stride as the Trojan's nearly matched Murray score for score before submitting 46- 38. The loss dropped the Trojans to 0- 7 on the year, 0-6 in conference games. Murray attempted only three pass- es all evening. One was completed, one was picked off by Trojan defend- er Tony Weber. Ortonville's passing attack clicked for 202 yards on the night. Although two passes were picked off, Trojan quarterback Ross Ranlall threw tor four touchdowns on the night. Hauling in passes for scores were Riley Sammon, Craig Mork and two by Tony Weber. Another bright spot for the Trojans was the disciplined play as evidenced by having only four penalties. Ortonville also ran the ball effec- tively and was led by Jason Kellen who carried the ball 21 times for 145 yards including a touchdown. As a team, the Trojans rushed for 170 yards on the night. Murray steam rolled for 456 yards as the Trojans could not find a way to stop the opposing ground game. Murray used this advantage to tack on two point conversions after their touchdowns which proved to be the difference in the game. The first quarter ended with the Trojans trailing 24- ! 2. The remainder of the game was a see-saw affair as the teams seemed to trade touch- downs. Ortonville could not come up with ORTONVILLE TROJANS took a loss Friday to Murray County Central. Final score was 46-38. point after touchdowns. Although they hit pay dirt as often as the visitors did, each Trojan march to the end- zone only netted six points. By half-time, Ortonville cut Murray's lead to 32-24. In the second half, each team added a pair on touch- downs. With offenses on both sides domi- nating the action, only one punt was attempted by Murray, none by the Trojans. Ortonville wraps up regular season play on the road against Adrian tomorrow night. By Coach Kylene Nelson The OHS B-squad volleyball team games, one home and two away in -,berta and Milbank, SD. Although it wa intense week, nothing stopped these g',r,l.s ! They started out the week with an unfortunate loss to the Hancock Owls Monday night, but came back strong Tuesday night to beat the Chokio- Alberta Spartans in two games! From then on, it only got better. The intensity and momentum from Tuesday night's game carried through practice Wednesday and our game Thursday night when we defeated our South Dakota rival, the Milbank Bulldogs! We knew it would be a challenge, but we rose above the Bulldogs to take them in three tough games. They played the best volleyball they've played all year and it paid off! Every Trojan fan there was proud to say they were from Ortonville, and I was very proud to say that I was their coach. Once again, they got the glory that they deserved. As the season is ending with only one game left, I would like to thank the players for a great season. Although there were some ups and downs, we need to remember the "ups" for they are awesome memories! Thanks also to the parents who were supportive to me, and to the team throughout the season, I greatly appreciate you as well. GO TROJANS !! Thompson attends UW River Falls Elizabeth Thompson of Ortonville is attending University of Wisconsin River Falls campus this fall. She is the daughter of Marlys and Ron Thompson. 8th grade volleyball another great two On Sept. 23rd the team traveled to with l each. We faced| Canby and played three very hard fought games, winning the first 15-13 and losing the second and third 17-19 and 9-15. Leading the scoring that night was Ashley Henrichs with 11, followed by Ashley Swenson with 8. Kayla Delage with 5, Chelsie Perody, Abby Erickson and Katie Jandro with 4 each, Aria Sherod with three and Tiffany Roschen with 2. Then the girls traveled to Morris on Sept. 30th for a four game match where we took three of the four games with scores of 15-11, 15-6, 5-15 and 15-7. Leading the scoring that night was Ashley Swenson with 14, fol- lowed by Ana Sherod with 13, Megan Williams with 10, Chelsie Perody with 6, Ashley Henrichs with 5 and Abby Erickson with 2. We then finally had a set of games at home with CGB on Oct. 3rd. We played five games that night and won all five with scores of 15-5, 15-3, 15- I1, 15-4 and 15-7. Leading the scor- ing that night was Ana Sherod with a total of 17 points, followed by Megan Williams with 12, Ashley Swenson and Delage with 11, Ashley Henrichs with 10, Chelsie Perody and Katie Jandro with 5 each and Abby Erickson with 4. On Saturday, Oct. 5th we traveled to Hancock for a four team round robin tournament where we took 2nd place . Our first set of games was against CGB where we took games 1 and 2 with scores of 15-2 and 15-12 and didn't need to play a third. Leading the scoring was Chelsie Perody with 17, followed by Elisha Rendon with 7, Ashley Henrichs with 4, and Kayla Delage and Ana Sherod out our web site at Check where we again with scores of Leading the scoring games was Ana lowed by Chelsie Ashley Henrichs Williams with 4, Katie Jandro with 3 Swenson with 1. first game 15-5 13-15 and 13-15. was Kayla Delage by Ashley with 8 each, Megan Williams Rendon with 2, and 1. We then Herman/CA agai onship games. We 12-15, won the the third 3-15. Placing in the tournament. ing was Chelsie Ashley Henrichs Swenson with 4, 3, and Kayla Delage Megan Williams girls played excellent but with only eight team we just ran out against a good coach I can't be mor them. Over the next two our last two matcheS, on Oct. 10th and against HermanCA at 15th. It has been Congratulations to Eighth grade Milbank on 25-19. Busy week for Trojan volleyball Cross country sub Ortonville Trojan volleyball team played three matches last week including their final home contest of the season. The girls came up short on the score board, but not in the hearts of parents and fans. On Monday, parents night, Ortonville lost at home to Hancock in three games. Tuesday saw the Trojans travel to Chokio-Alberta. Winning the first game, the Trojans saw C-A dom- inate the final three games to take the match. Ortonville ended the week by losing a match in Milbank Thursday night. Ortonville scored the first point in game one at home against Hancock. That would be the only score they would register as Hancock took advantage of Trojan mental errors and sub-par passing. OHS improved in all phases of the play as the night progressed, but it all started coming together too late. Game two went to Hancock 7-15 and the third game too, 10-15. Tuesday's game at Chokio-Alberta i was a reversal of Monday's match. Ortonville started out hot. Michelle Amundson got the Trojans on the scoreboard with two aces on her serve. Later, Amy Jo Smith chipped in four point on a serve. Ortonville was rolling and took the first game 15-8. Good serving, passing and defense gave way to some mental errors and the Trojans couldn't get things going in game two. C-A jumped out to a 1- 10 lead and didn't look back. The Trojans tried to come back, but lost 7- 15. The first point in game tht'e, was scored on an ace by Stephanie Sg hke. This. was the tast t Game three ended 1-15 and the finale was 0-15. Thursday's match against Milbank was played using South Dakota rules. A new wrinkle for the Trojans was rally serving, which means on every serve someone scores a point. Games are played to 25 points. Ortonville coach Dean Strege instituted a new defense for the Miibank match and he was impressed at how the girls responded. Defensively, Ortonville was out- standing and their intensity was evi- denced by hustle and hard work dig- ging for the ball, blocking, and work- mg together as a team. As the night wore on however, weaknesses in the Trojan passing game started to show up. Milbank won each of Xhe three games by an increasing margin, 20- 25, 18-25, and 9-25.- Coach Strege was pleased at the girls' effort this week however. He said steady improvements are show- ing, forth ia all .facets of the game, especially defense. Winning is nice, but the girls have shown a lot of char- acter this year by their determination and attitude of never giving up. Ortonville closed out the regular season last night with a game against Herman-Norcross. PRINTING Is Our Business THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT The OHS Cross Country team competes in their sub section meet this Tuesday, Oct. 15th in Montevideo. There will be eight total teams competing for section advancement. They include: Belgrade-Brooten Elrosa, MACCRAY, Minnewaska Area, Montevideo, Morris, New London Spicer, Ortonville, and Paynesville. "The top 10 individual finishers in this meet will advance to the Section Meet. The top four teams from this meet will advance to the Section meet. Competing on the Trojan boys' team are, seniors Landon Franzky, Eric Collins, Matt Thyne, and Jason Pfleger, sophomore David Rausch, Freshman Kirby Athey, and 8th grad- er Dustin Rausch. Competing for the girls team are senior Lisa Spors, freshman Megan Croatt, 8th grader Erin Peterson, and 7th graders Molly Morgan Simonitch. "We will be facing toughest competition' season, but our best We improved that the runners will bests of the year at looking forward to Coach. 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