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gllggg qRllKiPRtlRiRiR|liPMllggillqlglltPllE mammmnma q mnir __. ......... .... JUNIOR RACHEL BERGER is shown above performing on the beam during the teams season opening meet against Sisseton, SD on Thursday, Dec. 9. Rache| scored a 7.3 to place second tlie beam. Ortonville will host Mor- Area tonight (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. at the Ortonville Armory. The Trojan gymnastics team started Rachel and at least one point above her The teams weakness was definitely their season stronger than anticipated vault score from last season. Rachel floor exercise and uneven bars. The with a dual meet against Sisseton, SD has pounded down hard on beam and athletes need to strengthen up tumbling on Thursday, Dec 9. The team scored a was finishing a no fall routine when series and build endurance so they 101.75 to Sisseton's 107.95. The she errored on her dismount series. She don't fatigue during a floor routine. coaches were hoping to score in the still scored a 7.3 for second place. However the gymnasts started rather high 90's, so hitting the 100 mark was Rachel has added a kip to her bar rou- strong on vault and balance beam to great, tine and she scored a 5.2 for fourth pull the team score up. Senior Mallory Adelman and junior place. Her floor score was a 6.5, which The Junior Varstiy team was ex- Rachel Berger led the team and came baffled the coaches. It was a tough rou- tremely weak due to four athletes out away with many placings. Mallory tine and done well and normally would with the "no pass, no play" policy the threw together a beam and floor rou- score her a 7.2. Her all around score of school is enforcing this year. The team tine in a week to fill an all around po- 27.85 placed her third, had to go short at a few positions. They sition. Her normal strengths are bars Other athletes competing struggled scored a 62.3 to Sisseton's 90.65. and vault, but she did just fine in the with falls and execution errors but still McKenzie Streich was the teams all other two events. She had a no fall made the effort for the team. Kaitlyn arounder. She placed second on vault, beam routine to score a 6.3 for fourth Kottke scored a 5.7 on beam and floor tied for fourth on bars -and all-around. place. Her bar score was 6.5 for first, and a 4.2 on a first attempt at varsity Jasmine Sletten showed poise on the vault an 8.2 for third and all around bars. Hannah Eustice attempted an all beam to score a 5.9 for first place. She 27.55 for fourth. Her first attempt at around position at this meet. She also tied 4th on bars. Eighth grader floor exercise scored a 5.95. scored a 5.0 beam, 3.2 floor, 5.1 bars Lauren Swanson is a new comer to the "Mallory has potential to be a strong and 7.6 vault, sport, but watching her on beam you all arounder once she solidifies beam Kirsten Giese competed on threenever would have known this. She dis- and floor skills," said Coach Becky events as a new varsity competitor• She played confidence and hit her skills on Holtquist. struggled with some first meet jitters beam to score a 5.6 for second place. Rachel Berger has been experi- but still attempted all her tricks. Her Other competitors at this level were menting with a full twisting vault this vault score was 7.4, beam 5.6 and floor D'Laine Thomas, Heidi Sparby and season. Warmups were off, but she 4.55. Eighth grader Jazmine Sletten Jennifer Weber. nailed one in competition to plhce first vaulted for a first time at varsity and with an 8.8. This is a personal best for came away with a nice score of 7.9. h,l-" ! -iTi The Ortonville Trojan boys basket- ball team began the 2010-2011 season by hosting the Morris Area Tigers on Tuesday, Dec. 7 and lost by a score of 59-49. Morris took control early by domi- nating inside, which led to many easy- baskets. Ortonville was able to battle back and at halftime trailed the Tigers 33-24. The Trojans played a much better second half. but could not overcome their first half deficit. The Trojans were down by seven points with 5:42 to play when Coach Jay Orvik called a time out to set up a play. However. the Tro- jans turned the ball over on a charging call and Morris was able to score on their next possession. Ortonville then committed back-to-back turnovers which pretty much sealed the victory. "'We didn't play all that bad when you take into consideration it was our first game of the season." said Orvik. • 'Morris is a very good team and will beat a lot of teams this year. Hopefully we will as well." Shane Lindahl led the Trojans with 15 points. He was followed by Trent Kuechenmeister and Dan Berdan each with seven, Brandon Nelson, Tom Rausch and Tate Messmer with six a piece and Jacob Meyer with two. Lindahl also had five rebounds to lead the Trojans. Messmer, Berdan, Rausch, Nelson and Austin Swanson each had four. Rausch and Berdan each had four steals in the game. Ortonville was 19 of 55 from the floor shooting for 35 percent, while Morris shot 44 percent. The Trojans were 10 of 15 from the free throw line for 66 percent. Morris was 14 of 19 for 73 percent• On Friday, Dec. 10 the Trojans trav- eled to Benson for the Benson Tourna- ment where they faced the MACCRAY Wolverines. MACCRAY took control from the opening tip and went on to de- feat the Trojans 77-38• "The Wolverines looked impressive in warm-ups," said Orvik. "I felt we were intimidated by their starters as they blocked a few of our shots early. If MACCRAY stays healthy and injury free, they could go a long way this sea- son." The Trojans shot poorly in that first half, going 3for 32 in the first half. Or- tonville did play better in the second half. For the game the Trojans shot 15 of 80 from the floor for 18 percent while the Wolverines were 29 of 65 for meister with nine, followed by Mess- 44 percent, mer with seven. Berdan, Rausch and Trent Kuechenmeister led the Tro- Kuechenmeister each had three steals jans with nine points. Shane Lindahl, and Berdan added two assists. Charlie Taffe. Dan Berdan and Nick The Trojans will travel to Lac qui Benck each had four. Brandon Nelson. Parle Valley this Friday for a make-up Jacob Meyer and Austin had three and game with the Eagles. The second day Tate Messmer and Tom Rausch had of the Benson tournament was post- two a piece, poned due to the weather. No make-up Leading rebounder was Kuechen- date has been scheduled. GOING IN FORTWO POINTS is Trojan senior Dan Berdan in their sea- son opening game against the Morris Area Tigers on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The Trojans lost the game 59-49. Ortonville will travel to Lac qui Parle Valley this Friday, Dec. 17 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK goes to senior captain Mallory Adelman who moved into an all around position for the meet on Dec. 9. She placed first on bars, third on vault, fourth in beam and was fourth in all around. CHRISTMAS WRAP & BOWS MADE TO ORDER... Chips and Salsa Kit. Dessert and Dips Potpourri And Much More! Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks. 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Schmeichel first batted the ball, then MNU's receiver had his hands on the ball, before Schmeichel grabbed the ball and sprinted down field 31 yards, giving the USF offense the ball at the MNU 45. USF will match up with Carroll College this Saturday, Dec. 18 in Rome, GA. The Saints defeated No. 3 Saint Xavier (13-1) 27-5 in the their semi-final game. Kickoff between Carroll College and the University of Sioux Falls is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. You can watch the game from home on the CBS Col- lege Sports Network • Serving Pieces .Glasses .Cups • Plates & Bowls • Purses • Wallets • Jewelry • Much O ® CHECK OUT OUR GREAT SALES IN OUR COUPON BOOK... Christmas Decorations, Lights, Candles, Extension Cords, etc. INCLUDING ACCESSORIES $ 0500000000 Your Locally Owned and Operated Main Street Ortonville, MN 320-839-6102 T/hd hite IDrug With Two Pharmacists Mike and Brian To Serve You! 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