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f 2002 OHS VOLLEYBALL TEAM closed out their season last week. In front row, left to right, are Sarah Swenson, Stephanie Schuelke, Michelle Amundson, Amanda Nelson and Nicole Henrich; middle row, manager Leah McLaughlin, Amy Jo Smith, Amy Kellen, Kelly Dawald, Jenna Longhenry, Amanda Arndt and Coach Dean Strege; back row, Sabrina Strege, Lacy Ronglien, Angela Nelson and Amanda Pederson. Not pictured was Jessica Eastman, manager. OHS volleyball team nets victory at Herman-Norcross to end season Monday, Oct. 14, Ortonville's Trojan volleyball team played the last game of the season at Herman- Norcross. The home team was cele- brating parents night. The visitors spoiled the celebration by winning the match in four games. After losing the first game 12-15, Ortonville took the last three games 15-7, 15-9, and 16-14. Ortonville played well in all phas- es of the game as everything came together. Both teams battled back and forth most of the night and the gaines could have gone either way. Game one saw the Trojans break out on top 4-0. Herman-Norcross came back and then the teams traded points. Ortonville was in good posi- tion with a 12-11 lead but H-N scored the final four points to win the first game. Ortonville played perhaps their best in game two. They had two runs of five points and their passing and hitting were solid. The visitors grabbed the lead early and didn't look back en-route to a 15-7 win. Game three was close as the teams traded points looking for the advan- tage. The home team had a run of tour but Ortonville held to a 10-9 lead. At this point, the Trojans took over. Good blocking and good defense shut down their opponents and Ortonville scored the final five points to gain another victory, 15-9. Both teams played-wall and wouldn't give up in game four. H-N was up early, 6-11, and seemed poised to force a fifth game. Ortonville dug Ninth grade volleyball report The Trojan freshman team finished the season with 24 wins, 23 losses and two ties. The team was expected to learn a lot during the season, and we accomplished that. We learned a 5-1 offense using one setter and all the switching that occurs for positions. We learned how to run a rotational defense and finished the season working on covering our spikes. We had three girls that served 85% or better. Amanda Maas served 92%, Emily Sammon and Natasha Thompson each had 86%. As a team we served 74%. Amy Graham, Rebecca Hillman and Natasha Thompson led the team in serving aces. Each had over 30. Becca Hillman led the team in spikes and kills. Amy Graham led the team in defensive digs with 37, Emily Sammon was next with 36. A special thank you to all family and friends that came out to support this team. It was so appreciated. deep for a little extra and mounted a colae back. Facing game point against them at 13-14 Ortonville rose to the challenge and shut down the home team. Ortonville scored the final three points to win the game, and match, 16-14. On the night, Ortonville had 30 kills, had fewer passing errors, played good on defense and offense. Stephanie Schuelke and Amanda Arndt led the way for the Trojans with eight kill each. Jenna Longhenry and Michelle Amundson added six each. "It was good to get "if" victory be fore we head into the playoffs," said Trojan coach Dean Strege. Ortonville's next game will be on Oct. 24. Their opponent is yet to be announced, t Public meeting about Waubay Lake walleye Persons interested in information about the Waubay Lake walleye population and its proposed changes can attend a public meeting at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Ramkota in Watertwon. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call (605) 345- 3381. Cross country su meet in Montevideo By coach Lynn Keller " We ran pretty well considering the c.ond breezy conditions. Our first time "hagsity runners ran very well. They were a little nervous, but once they started the race they ran strong. Seventh graders Morgan Simonitch and Molly Rausch pushed each other throughout the race. Eighth grader Dustin Beachem ran very well for his first time on varsity. The rest of the boys' team pushed each other throughout the whole race and they earned good times. David Rausch ran very well. Our girls did a great job. They ran strong. Competition was very tough, but overall, we finished our season on a great note. I'm proud of the runners and their performances through the season. It has been a great year and a great bunch of runners to work with. 'Are are losing six seniors - Lisa Spors and Amanda Croatt for the girls, and for the boys, Eric Collins, Landon Franzky, Matt Thyne, and Jason Pfleger. Our returning runners will have more experience and I'm looking for- ward to working with them next year. Trojan results from Tuesday, Oct. 15 sub-section in Montevideo. Teams: BBE, Maccray, Minnewaska area, Montevideo, Morris, New London-Spicer, Paynesville, LQPV-DB, and Ortonville. Girls varsity Name Lisa Spors 22 Megan Croatt 34 Erin Peterson Morgan Molly Rausch 45 Boys varsity Eric Collins 38 David Rausch 39 Landon Kirby Athey 45 MattThyne 47 Dustin Beachem Jason Pfleger 52 OHS 2002 CROSS COUNTRY TEAM ended their season last week. In front row, left to right, Amanda Croatt, Colleen McLaughlin, Molly Rausch and Morgan Simonitch; middle row, Coach Lynn Lisa Spors, Megan Croatt and Kailea Anderson; back row, Dustin Beachem, Eric Collins, Michael Stone, Jason Pfleger and Matt Thyne. Not pictured were Kirby Athey and David Rausch. OHS football finishes The Trojan football team closed out its regular season on Wednesday night in Adrian. The home team crushed Ortonville 76-6. It was still a game at the first quar- ter break with the score 14-6. Ortonville scored when quarterback Ross Randall hooked up with Riley Sammon for a scoring pass. From that moment on, it was all Adrian. The home team built up the score by adding 28 points in the sec- ond quarter, and 34 in the second half. Little was done through the air by either team. Adrian attempted two passes, completing them both, one f Check out our web site at h I www.orlonvilleindependent.comjl review transportation issues, review MnDOT's 20 Year Transportation Plan, and discuss local issues in the region. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information contact Steven Road, bridge, rail , trail atSTerud' UMVRDC Assistant Planner320_2899_ 1981. eanv00?00a00es tO00obe, .rankedra!roC ally lere:tw c aqd t p 7Soulwl etreba their quarterly Transportation rate proje,.,,t ,.h commended t I ransportatlon vartnershl for consol 'MO" " Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting Parle and Yellow Medicine Counties ' "P - next Tuesday, Oct 29, from 3:30 p.m. idation into a list of projects for their to 5:30 p.m. at the Appleton Civic proposed to use 2006 federal vans- 12 county jurisdiction. portation funds. Center. In other business the TAC will VOTE KRUEGER Big Stone County Commissioner Pp.31Cd  jd for by tho c3rldid31( on hot o'.n behalf, NOW AVAILABLE AT THE Ortonville : 1 Independent: going for a touchdown. Trojan quar- terbacks combined for three comple- tions in 14 attempts. Most of Wednesday's action took place with the running game and was highlighted by Adrian's dominance on both sides of the ball. Ortonville managed 94 rushing yards on 38 attempts while Adrian ran for 420 yards on 54 attempts. The loss closes out a winless sea- son for Ortonville, but all is not lost. The Trojans played with spirit and drive all year and never gave up. All season, the Trojans battled against teams that usually had a size and experience also had injuries the sideline. 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