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  7! OHS gymnasts look forward to another great season With around 30 girls signed up for the squad so far, Ortonville High School Gymnastics Coach Becky Holtquist says the group is seeing one of the best turnouts ever. "We began practice last Monday, though we got a little behind because of the snow" Holtquist says. "We should have about 25 on the squad this year if everything works out." The Trojans will see two returning seniors this year - Linda Wentland and Georgetta Hagen, both of which are letter winners coming back from last season. "Our squad is mainly younger girls ths year," Holtquist said. "Most of the team will be from the eighth through eleventh grades, and since we lost three good seniors last year, this will be mostly a rebuilding year for us." Despite their youth, she says the squad will definitely see good results in their meets this year if they pull together. "We've had some injuries, but are fortunate to have a large group of younger girls to fill the vacant spots, and we will have a strong squad if we work together." Holtquist says there will be a number of tough opponents for the girls this year. "Benson should be the toughest for us, since they train all year in a private club; an advantage we don't have," she said. "Marshall should also be a strong team because of its size; with that many people they can build a very good team." Half of the squad's meets this season will be against South Dakota teams, and Holtquist says there will be some good competition there, too. "Britton and Sisseton are usually good teams, and should be good opponents," she said. The Trojans' first meet will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1 at home with Benson. t BELLINGHAM GIRLS BEARCATS have won three trophies this season. The sixth grade girls have dace in the Bellingham Girls Tournament and third place in the Big Stone Tournament. The fifth lye also taken second place in the Bellingham Girls Tournament. In front from left to right are Meghan Henrich, Kristin Schlueter, Chelsea Haugen and Lindsay Plathe. In back, Rachael and assistant coaches, Maria Borgerson, Kali Maatz, Heidi Franzky, Caitlin Spors, Tiffany Larson, and Coach Richard Borgerson. n Army Angel Tree Project Christmas - yes it's that again. Army will have our Tree" Project for the families in our com- to help brighten their trees will be placed at seven locations. Pamida, Minnwest Matador Supper Store in Ortonville. in Big Stone City and State Bank in Clinton. tree will be a tag stating age, size and a description they would like for Please remove tag from the tree and purchase a gift for a needy child. Return the gift along with the tag to the location where you picked up the tag by Dec. 11. Please do not wrap the gift, but you may include wrapping paper, if you wish. Lets all help some needy family have a Merry Christmas. Please. be prompt with returning gift to help the volunteers finish the project. If you wish to make a cash dona- tion, please send to Bud Knippen, 229 Michigan Ave., Ortonville, MN 56278 or contact Janiece Larsen at Minnwest Bank. Along with the Angel Tree Project, the Kettle Campaign starts the day after Thanksgiving and continues each Friday and Saturday through Dec. 19th at Bill's Super Valu Plus from 10 am. to 6 p.m. each day. We do need bell ringers. Anyone wishing to volunteer for an hour or two may call Bud at 839-6222 or Janiece at 839-3579. If no answer please leave message. All money donated is designated for Big Stone County to help our local needs. If you care to help and have fun doing so please call Bud Knippen or Janiece Larsen, co-chairs. , i ....... i Y Upcoming season looks good for OHS girls basketball team Practice for the 1998-99 Ortonville Trojan girls basketball team began last Monday, and Coach Connie Newman says the girls will have a strong team this year, but will be facing some tough competition. "Most of the squad will be made up of our four returning seniors, as well as four juniors and one sophomore," Newman says. "All nine girls are also letter winners coming back from last year." Newman stated the team will have a lot of strength this season due to its 55 Alive Driving Program set Nov. 23rd The 55 Alive/Mature Driving Program sponsored by AARP and the Ortonville Senior Center is offering a class from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 23. This class helps seniors better adjust to the limitations that aging has on their driving. The class, held at the Ortonville Senior Center, is directed toward people fifty years of age and over. this four-hour refresher course is aimed at all Minnesota participants who have previously taken the eight- hour course. Please call the Senior Center at 320-839-3555 to register. Pre- registration is required. Cost of the class is $8. A 10 percent discount on your car insurance premium is given to all graduates. Junior Olympic volleyball meet There will be an information meeting for the 1999 Junior Olympic Volleyball season on Nov. 23, 1998 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Ortonville Library. If you have any questions about the meeting call Mona Strege 839- 2019. experience in the past. "There are two things that will make us successful this season," he said. "We're going to have to rebound better than in previous years and above all play together." He says the two toughest teams in the sub-sections this year will be Morris and Benson, since both schools got most of their players back from last year. "With us in the Pheasant Conference will be the big powers Clinton-Graceville- Beardsley and Hancock, who both will be strong this season," Newman adds. Overall, Newman says the season looks great for the girls if they all play as a team and take it one game at a time. The girls' first game is scheduled for this Friday, Nov. 20 at home against Dawson-Boyd. "This team struggled a bit last year, but is in the rebuilding process now so it should be competitive," he said. Men's Adult BASKETBALL Begins this week... Sundays & Wednesdays 6:30 PM at the OHS gym $5.00 per person for the season Ortonville Community Recreation and Education Let Wrap Up Christmas Early! Raise Extra Holiday Gift Cash. Sell Those No Longer Needed Items For Some Instant Christmas Cas/ Phone The Ortonville Independent 839-6163 I Bowling standings THURSDAY SPARKLERS- IGrchbcrg Const II 4 11/12 Yardstick 8 4 Won Lost Triple T 6 6 ;int 11 I B.S. Repair 3 9 rs 10 2 Wanna B's 2 10 r Parts 0 12 : Gloria D. 205; HIS: Gloria D. 582; HTG: Splinters 848; HTS: Splinters 2441. December 4-6. Cash drawings every hour frlOpm and Danny Dee & Blackwater all 3 hors oeuves and and hotseats for novelties. Come help us our second anniversary!..- Ifyour birthday is during November or December come to the casino, bring your lID and receive. -A $5 BlaclKlack/tchplay -$.% for S5 from Guest Services -1 Free cocktail -Entry in our Birthday Drav-Ings 7-10pt No. 27Jl:h & De 18tla. Mflbank Valley Archers Fall 300 League Shr Nov.4th X's B. Tanner Morris 300 54 R. McDaniel Ortonville 298 38 D. Amberg Milbaak 296 41 S. Dahle Ortonville 287 24 B. Zahnow Big Stone City 284 17 K. Capp Big Stone City 274 13 L. Capp Big Stone City 273 23 K. McDaniel Ortonviile 235 5 BAGGING AN EIGHT- POINTER was Chad Markus of Corcoran. Chad bagged this nice buck on Saturday. (Photo by Bud's Bait) TROJANS WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULES 1998-99 BOYS BASKETBALL 1998-99 GYMNASTICS Date Ooonent (Location me We Dec. 1 Beramn (Ortonville) 6:30 1998-99 WRESTLING Date O monent (Location Time We Dec. 2 Bermon (Ortonville) 6:15 Date ODoonent (Lotion me We Dec. 5 West Central (Barrett) 9:.30 1998-99 GIRLS BASKETBALL Date ODoonent (Location)  We Nov. 20 Dawson-Boyd (Ortonville) 6:15 Nov. 24 Minneota (Minneota) 6:15 Nov. 17, 1998 00INDEPENDENT Page 5