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December 1, 1998

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GOLFING THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING. This is one for the history books. Steve Heirigs, at right, of Ortonviile and his brother-in-law Rodger Bjordal of Brookings enjoyed a leisurely round of golf last Friday on Ortonville's Golf Course as temperatures reached the high 50's. Trojan girls come up short against Minneota last -_ :s. The Ortonville lady Trojans played their second basketball game of the season Tuesday evening at Minneota and came out on the short end of a 44-34 final score. The lady Trojans led by one after the first quarter stop, but from that point turnovers, lack of rebounding and horrible shooting took its toll. The poor rebounding continues to haunt the Trojans just as it did most of last year. The inability to get second and third slots at the basket puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the need to shoot a good percentage on first shots. This, coupled with allowing too many second, third and even fourth shots to the opposition made for a real uphill battle. "The defensive effort against the Vikings was good enough to get a victory," stated Coach Connie Newman, "but the offensive game must be stepped up to score enough points to come trot on top." The next action for the Ortonville team will be against a very experienced, talented and tough Benson squad tonight, Tuesday Dec. 1 in Benson. Bowlingstandings ANIMAL N1TE-II/21 Car City Sales 6 10 Won Lost Arndt's P & H 5 11 Vulgar4 14 6 HTS: Mountain Dew 2506; 4-Play 12 8 HTG: Mountain Dew 880; HIS: Missing One 12 8 Mike Danielson 559; HIG: Steve DX 9 11 Hennen 201. THE EXPRESS 8 12 POVERTY- 11/24 JUST DICK 5 15 Won Lost HTS: Vulgar 4 1729; HTG: DX Minnwest Bank 16 4 635; HIS: Cathy Haas 380, Bill Henrich & Sons 12 8 Lund, Jr. 482; H1G: Cathy Haas Jim & Sons Lumber 12 8 133, Derek Homrighausen 180. Big Stone Bowl 11 9 "FOOTBALL MANIA-II/23 Bill's SV Plus 9 11 Won Lost Sonny's Strike Avoiders8 12 Clinton State Bank 13 3 IDS 7 13 Larry's Refrigeration 9 7 H & H 5 15 Mountain Dew 8 8 HTS: Henrich & Sons 2474; Pepsi 7 9 HTG: Henrich & Sons &Big Stone Bowl 890; HIS: Jim Hoxtell 594; HIG: Art Hoernemann 255. WEEKENDERS-11/14 Percent The Rocks 0.800 Spare Change 0.750 The Accounts 0.600 The Tweets 0.600 Bar Assoc. 0.250 Live Misfits 0.200 HTS: Spare Change 1939; HTG: Spare Change 673; HIS: Diana HulLs 553, Tim Burdick 511; HIG: Diana HulLs 205, Tim Burdick 199. r Comfortable Reading "Newspapers come into your home, almost like part of your family. You] greet them in your bathrobe, carry them into your breakfast room, lounge s with them in the den. They may be the only companions you actually take I with you into the bathroom." ] . - ASNE Bulletin, a publication produced by managing editors.j/ FIRST TIME DEER HUNTER Kelly O'Sullivan of rural , Ortonville bagged this 6 p t. 6ti(}k lier first time hunting. She is employed at Cartwright Drug in Ortonville and was hunting the south end of Long Tom Lake with the Jim Carlson family of rural Ortonville. Milbank Valley Archers Fall 300 League I SLor X's B. Tanner Morris 300 54 J. Brandt Morris 300 41 D. Amberg Milbank 296 41 J. Hufford Morris 292 3 l L. Capp Big Stone City 292 29 B. Zahnow Big Stone City 288 20 S. Dahle Ortonville 286 25 K. Capp Big Stone City 277 13 K. McDaniei Ortonville Inc. R. McDaniel Ortonville Inc. Trojan wrestlers beg!n practi challeng=ng season I=es a The Trojan wrestling season program and have earned the right to weight with an experiencedl started Monday. Nov. 16 with 24 young men taking the mat. The team has IQst two good wrestlers to graduau,in Jamie Karels (first state entrant in)2"5.'ears) and Paul Karels. This is the largest group of wrestlers to start the season in the four years of the Trojans' rejuvenated program. The team has nine new wrestlers that were not out last year. The group includes seventh graders Jon Karels. Cory Schmieg and Frank Koval: ninth graders Matt Wipf and Dan Richardson; and tenth graders Bob 3iossi. Adam Rademacher and Collin Franzky. Jeff Laskowske will also be making a return to the mat after being out all of last season with an ankle injury. Returning letter winners for the matmen are Dan Laskowske, Joe Karels, Stuart Stone. Eric Collins, Jason Kellen, Jesse Folk, Chris Lee, James Thompson, Blake Schmieg, Josh Sykora, Josh Kellen, Rich Raffety and Jeff Laskowske. This year's captains will be Rich Raffety, Josh Sykora and Jeff Laskowske. All three have been a big part of the Ortonville wrestling be the leaders of the team. The first week of practice went very well for the Trojans. Everyone has worked very hard and seems to be getting into good shape. The team has a lot of returning letter winners that have been around for a few years and are starting to come into their own as wrestlers. The team is looking forward to getting the season underway. "'We will have a tough schedule that will get us in good shape for the end of the year tournament." stated Coach Joe Eustice. "We "will be wrestling some new teams that we have not ever faced, and this will provide some stiff competition. We will wrestle Wheaton, Staples, Morris, Montevideo and Lac qui Parle Valley. Other teams that we will face with strong programs are Dawson- Boyd, West Central and CACGB. This will be as tough a schedule as anyone around, and it should reenforce to our kids what it takes to be successful in the sport of wrestling." As it is right now, Eustice says the team should be able to fill every and also be able to younger kids from having varsity before they are says the starting lineup tournament on Saturday, look something like this: t03 9ounds - Dan 112 3ounds - Joe Karels 119 )ounds - Dan 125 9ounds - Stuart Stone 130 9ounds - Eric Collins 135 .ounds - Jason Kellen 140 9ounds - Jesse Folk 145 9ounds - Rich Raffety 152 9ounds - Chris Lee 160 9ounds - James 171 3ounds - Josh Sykora 189 9ounds - Heavyweight - Keith Ha The season has gotten great start, and Coach the team is expecting to their finest years ever. everyone saw what it make it to the State are very excited ab6ut mat," he said. "They can they stick with the program hard, good things can happen. MEMBERS OF THE 1998-99 OHS WRESTLING TEAM are, from left to rilzht in front, student John and Patrick Eustice, Jon Karels, Ben Rudnick, Cory Schmieg, Frank Koval, Dan Laskowske Karels. Middle row - Dan Richardson Eric Collins, Jason Kellen, Jesse Folk, Keith Haggerty, M Chris Lee. In back are Coach Karels, Gabe Larson, James Thompson, Josh Kellen, Josh Sy Rademacher, Jeff Laskowske, Blake Schmieg, Collin Franzky, Richard Raffety and Coach Joe Eust OHS football team academic champs With an overall grade point average of 3.36, the 1998 OHS football team is the Minnesota Academic Sectional Champion., demonstrating academic excellence. The Trojans, who participate in section 6AA, defeating teams "up north", had three players with a 4.0 or above grade point average, based upon the scale with an "A" being a 4.0. The team also had eight players with a 3.5 GPA or above, along with 10 players with a 3.0 GPA or greater. Trojan Football Coach Kyle Inforzato stated, "In athletics, it is important to score points on the field. But, in reality, the most important points are the ones that are scored in the classroom." "The 1998 Trojan football team is a fine example of what the term 'student athlete' is all about," Inforzato said. Trojan boys basketball ready for first game The Ortonville Trojans graduated six seniors off last year's 16-7 club, including the starting five, but donot look for rebuilding...bette'r yet, "reloading". Coach Roger Sandberg stated the Trojans have five tettermen back from last year's club, namely seniors Scott Sandberg and Grant Botker, and juniors Dan Ross, Mickey Rademacher and Ryan Longhenry. "Obviously, we will depend heavily on their skills early in the season, and will look for some additional punch from Noah Zehringer, Tracy Grossman, John Thomas and Dave Heirigs," Sandberg said. "Jordan Botker has looked very impressive in the early far, along with other Andy Ross and Ski .... Yudging practices to date, Sandberg look to be a physical team enjoys moving the ball up stated most of the p increased their stren their leaping ability over months which should hel on the boards. "Conditioning, timi rotation are big items on in the upcoming week: home opener vs. Tuesd/y, Dec. 1," Sandberg THINKABOUT BELLINGHAM BASKETBALL TROPHY WINNERS pictured left to right are, front row: Megan Croatt, 5th grade, 4th place fag court lay-up; Meghan Henrich - 4th grade, 5th place elbow shots; and Tiffany Larson - 5th grade, 3rdplace free throws. Back row: Kali Maatz - 6th grade, 1st place in the 2-point shot; Caitlin Spors - 6th grade, 3rd place elbow shots; and Heidi Franzky - fi rade, 5th place 1/2 court lay up. ) THIS YEAR'S WRESTLING CAPTAINS at OHS are, from left to right, seniors Josh and Rich Raffety. This year's student wrestling managers are John and Patrick Eustice, Amber Eustice. NTER SPORTSscs SCHEDULES 1998 99 BOYS BASKETBALL GYMNA T,__ TROJANS Wl Ortonvillelnvitational(home) 10:00 1998 99 GIRLS BASKETBALL Dec. 4 Chokio-Alberla (Alberta) 6:15 Dec. 7 Deuel (Clear Lake) 6:30 Dec. 1 Benson (Benson) 6:15 Dec. 7 Canby(O.o.00,00.) s:00 WRESTLING Dec. 3 Cempl0ell-lintah-Fairmont (Home) 6:00 - Date O DDonent (Location)  Dec. 7 Canby (Canby) 6:00 Dec. 5 West Central (Barrett) 9:30 Page 6 Tuesday, Dec. 00INDEPENDENT