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ORTONVILLE TROJAN FOOTBALL TEAM recently completed the 2011 season. Team members are pictured above. In front, from left to right, are Student Managers Shelb), Strei and Taylor Kuechenmeister, Trevor Schafer, Trent Kuechenmeister, Austin Swanson, Isaac Knutson, Taylor Barnhardt, Stu- dent Managers Kelly Ta,e and Mary Kate Treinen. Second row, left to right, are Student Manager Katie Berdan, Chris Weber, Jade Hasslen, Cole Peters, Jorden Roggenbuck, Quincy Swenson, Austin Schoon and Student Manager Alexis Adelman. Tllird row, left to right, are Assistant Coach Aaron Knutson, Head CoachTrevor Keller, Assistant Coach Ryan Danielson, Noah Kottke, Jan Taffe, James Nitz, Jacob Hamann, Riley Thompson, Isaac Clots, Keaton East- man, Joe Larson, Scott Erickson, Assistant Coaches Bob Foley and Tim Swenson. Back row, left to right, are Nick Steltz, Tanner Arndt, Dylan Loraff, Austin Haas, Jackson Athey, Eddie Ortega, Drew Danielson, Travis Westlund, Josh Teske, Robert Wood, Skyler Anderson, Kyle Rockensock, Andrew Weber and Dylan Arndt. Not pictured are Mike Veen, Aaron Quinn and Tony Schake. Trojans end season with loss to Dawson-Boyd in Sections The #8 seeded Trojans went into the first round of the Section 5A football playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 25 against the #1 Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks with nothing to lose and everything to gain after finishing the regular season at 2- 6. Unfortunately, the Blackjacks proved why they are the #1 seed in the playoffs and have been ranked all sea- son the top five in polls, as they ended the Trojans season with a 79-14 win. The Blackjacks running attack was the story as they gained 410 yards rushing, and another 202 yards through the air for a total of 612 yards for the game. Dawson-Boyd owned the first half scoring 39 points in the first quarter and 32 in the second to take a 71-0 halftime lead. They would add one more score in the fourth quarter. The Trojans were able to get on the board in the third quarter when Trojan quarterback Jade Hasslen hit junior re- ceiver Cole Peters for a 19 yard touch- down pass. The two point conversion was no good. Senior Trent Kuchen- meister then fmished the scoring with a one yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The two point conversion was good to end the scoring on the night for Ortonville. Offensively for the Trojans, they had61 yards rushing and 128 through the air for 189 yards of total offense. Quarterback Jade Hasslen at- tempted 27 passes completing 11 for 114 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Scott Erickson com- pleted one pass for 14 yards and Travis Westlund had one attempt with no completions. Austin Haas led the Trojans ground game with 74 yards on 13 carries. Kuechenmeister had two carries for four yards and one touchdown. Kuechenmeister led the Trojan re- ceivers with three catches for 57 yards. Cole Peters had two receptions for 42 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kuechenmeister had For Every Person who Test Drives a New Vehicle wm DONATe. $20.00 |0 file Nail| O'H00ll00 O| llr|Sl cancer Team u. ,o s5,000! Must be 18 years of ag, O *With a test drive, limit one entry per person. DICK'S CYCLE SHOP II nAN week! i Li i ii ii iTi ii seven solo tackles and three assists. Jade Hasslen had three solos and four assists, Scott Erickson had two solos and four assists and Austin Swanson had one solo tackle and five assists. The Trojans end the 2010 season with an 2-7 record. Five Trojan sen- iors completed their high school ca- reers. They include Austin Swanson, Taylor Barnhardt, Isaac Knutson, Trevor Schafer and Trent Kuechen- meister. Junior varsity, freshman football complete seasons The junior varsity and freshman football teams have wrapped up their seasons. Though the wins were not as many as the players would have liked, there was marked improvement in many areas this year. The JV coaches were pleased with the progress made by many players in- dividually and the team as a whole. "All season it seemed we were patching holes due to injury or illness, or because of some moving to the var- sity level," said Coach Ryan Daniel- son. "We are very proud of the way the kids responded to such challenges. We were in every game this year and now just need to build on that to learn to get over the hump and win those games." The players and coaches would like to thank the parents and fans who sup- ported them all year, and look forward to an even better year in 2012. Ortonville School menu Tuesday, Nov. 1: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Waffle Sticks, Banana, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Bacon Cheeseburger, K-3 Cheeseburger, Pickles, Tater Tots, Juice Choices. Wednesday, Nov. 2: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Toasted English Muffin, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Spaghetti Hot Dish, Garlic French Bread, Garden Salad, Fresh Baby Carrots, Diced Peach Sauce. Thursday, Nov. 3: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Tonys Br. Pizza, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Hot Dog on a Bun, 4-12 Curly Fries, K-3 Smiley Fries, Baked Beans, Diced Pear Sauce. Friday, Nov. 4: No School Faculty Workshop. Monday, Nov. 7: Breakfast: Whole Grain Ceral, Breakfast Hot Pocket, Apple Slices, Milk. Lunch: Fiesta Pizza, Lettuce, Salsa, Fresh Baby Carrots, Diced Pear Sauce, Pudding. Tuesday, Nov. 8: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Whole Grain Toast, Banana, Milk. Lunch: BBQ's, Pickles, French Fries, Shape-Up Juice Bars. Popular class on raising bison scheduled in November The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's (MDA) Minnesota Grown Program and the Minnesota Buffalo Association are offering a free class for farmers and producers inter- ested in raising bison. The nation- wide demand for bison meat has skyrocketed in recent years and as a result more people are interested in raising bison, according to Minnesota Buffalo Association President Dale Rengstorf. "We've been offering this free class for two years now and it's a ter- rific opportunity for our members to share their insights on starting a herd and techniques for raising these ani- mals," said Rengstorf. "Bison are ex- tremely hardy animals making them a good alternative to other livestock. We see more and more Minnesotans raising bison in addition to carrying out their other farm activities or work- lng a day job." The "Bison 101" class will be held Friday, Nov. 25 from 2-4 p.m. at the Central Livestock Sales Barn, 34412 County Road 10, in Albany. The barn is located just off of Interstate 94 west of St. Cloud at exit 147. The follow- ing day, the Minnesota Buffalo Asso- ciation will hold its annual live buffalo auction - the only bison auction in the Upper Midwest. Although walk-ins are welcome, those interested in attending are en- couraged to register and reserve a take-home educational packet by emailing info@mnbison.org or by Calling 507-454-2828 with names of attendees. For more information on the class or the auction, visit the Min- nesota Buffalo Association website at www.mnbison.org or call 507-454- 2828. Salvation Army Angel Tree Project underway in County It's time once again to ask for the public's help in providing a merrier Christmas for the children in Big Stone County. The Angel Tree project provides gifts of clothing to children whose parents have asked for a bit of help at Christmas time. Tags with the children's age, sex, and sizes may be picked up at Cen- Bank or Minnwest Bank in Or- tonville, First State Bank in Big Stone , City, Clinton State Bank in Clinton, and Liebe Drug in Graceville. To participate in the program, sim- ply pick up a tag or two from one of these locations and purchase the items requested. Return your unwrapped gift to the location from which you picked it up by November 29. This would be a great opportunity for church groups, civic clubs, or other organizations to help a local child. Those of you who have taken tags in the past will notice that the tags ap- pear different this year. The yellow tags are for girls; the blue, for boys. Information on the tags is the same as in the past. In the event that you would like to help with the project but are unable to go shopping, you may also help by leaving a cash donation. We have a group of people who are willing to do the shopping so feel free to contribute by leaving cash. Checks may be made out to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Project. Your help in past years has been outstanding; we are hoping for the same great response this year as we do have a greater number of children to provide gifts for. If you have any questions, please call Sandy Helgeson at 273-2331. SNOWBLOWER REPAIR We have on hand.., tires, chains, belts, cables, oil and spark plugs. STORAGE AVAILABLE For small boats, motorcycles and scooters. (Must have own insurance.) SERVICE Motorcycles,, A TVs, lawn m( and ALL small engines LEAF PICKUP DAY will be held on Saturday, November 12th --- City of Ortonville Only Please put your leaf bags where you normally put your garbage can. 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