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The Ortonville boys basketball team their leading scorer Shane Lindahl, hit the road on Thursday, Dec. 23 as who was out with a back injury. they completed the Benson Tourna- Benson took the early lead in the ment that was postponed on Dec. 11. game and the Trojans found them- The Trojans were defeated by the Ben- selves down by 10 points at halftime. son Braves 77-51. "I was surprised to be down by just Ortonville played this game without 10 points at the half considering we TROJAN JUNIOR JACOB MEYER, shown above in action from an ear- lier game this season, scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in their 77-51 loss to Benson in the Benson Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 23. The Trojans will be in action at the Lac qui Parle Valley Holiday Tour- nament Dec. 27-28. entries accepted Dec. 13-30 Artists wishing to enter the Min- nesota Department of Natural Re- sources (DNR) 2012 wild turkey stamp contest must submit their entries by 4 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 30. The eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) must be the pri- mary focus of the design. A panel consisting of members with expertise in art, ornithology, hunting, conservation and printing will judge all entries. Judging will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at DNR headquarters in St. Paul. Revenues from stamp sales are ded- icated to the development, restoration, maintenance and preservation of wild turkey habitat in Minnesota. The stamp art contest is open only to Minnesota residents and offers no prizes. Winning artists, may issue lim- ited edition prints of the artwork and retain the proceeds. A reproduction rights agreement, granting the DNR the right to use the design for the stamp image and other purposes, must be signed and submitted with the design to be considered eligible. Complete contest rules are avail- able online at tests/stamps.html. Information also is available by contacting the DNR In- formation Center, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4040, or by call- ing 651-296-6157 or toll free 1-888- MINNDNR (646-6367). School menu Tuesday, Dec. 28: Christmas Break. Wednesday, Dec. 29: Christmas Break. Thursday, Dec. 30: Christmas Break. Friday, Dee. 31:Christmas Break. Monday, Jan. 3: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Tonys Br. Pizza, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Apple- sauce. Tuesday, Jan. 4: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Whole Grain Toast, Banana, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Bacon Cheeseburger, K-3 Cheeseburger, Pickles, Tater Tots, Juice Choices. turned the ball over 21 times and gave up five lay ups to the aggressive Brave players," said Coach Jay Orvik. "We have to make our opponents work harder for their points if we expect to win the game." The second half was all Benson as both teams played a lot of reserves in the final 10 minutes of the game. The Trojans were led by Dan Berdan with 14 points. He was fol- lowed by Brandon Nelson and Jacob Meyer each with eight, Tate Messmer with six, Trent Kuechenmeister and Yannic Graf each with four, Austin Swanson with three and Tony Schake and Jade Hasslen each with two. Messmer led in rebounding with eight, followed by Berdan with six. Graf had four steals in the game and Kuechenmeister added three steals and three assists. The shooting woes continued for the Trojans as they shot 20 of 61 from the field for 33 percent. Benson was 32 of 67 for 48 percent. From the three point line the Trojans were three of 15 for 20 percent while the Braves were two of nine for 22 percent. Ortonville attempted 14 free throws making eight for 57 percent. The Braves were 11 of 18 for 61 percent. The Trojans committed 35 turnovers in the game to Benson's 17. The Trojans (0-4) will compete in the Lac qui Parle Valley Holiday Tour- nament Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 27- 28. Ortonville played host LQPV in their first game on Monday and will play either Clinton-Graceville- Beardsley or Minneota depending on the outcome of the games. The losers of the first games will play at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday with the winners playing at 7:30 p.m. Triple "A" application deadline Jan. 10 The Triple "A" program was cre- ated in 1988 to recognize high school seniorswho excel in the arts, athletics and the classroom. Seniors who have a "B" or higher grade point average and who participate in League-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities are eli- gible for nomination. Nominations are limited to one male and one female per school. State Triple "A" award recipients will receive a four-year $1,000 schol- arship. The application deadline in Ortonville is Monday, Jan. 10. Triple'A" application forms are posted on the MSHSL website under "Recognition" at HYPERLINK " http ://w ww .mshsl .org ", and may be submit- ted (must be typed) to the Ath- letic/Activities Director in your school. Lady Trojans at LQPV Tournament The Ortonville girls varsity and B- squad teams are participating in the Lac qui Parle Valley (LQPV) Holiday Basketball Tournament today (Tues- day), Dec. 28. The Ortonville B-squad will play LQPV at 1:30 p.m. at the LQPV High School. The varsity will also play LQPV following the B-squad game at approximately 3 p.m. Action will resume for both teams following the New Year when they will host Renville County West on Fri- day, Jan. 7 starting at 6:15 p.m. ~,~,~: ",~ C~ ~ ~ ~. ~ ~';--a-~ ,IIIIIIIIH I I IIIIIIIII IIHII IIIIHIII The Ortonville gymnastics team traveled to Milbank, SD for the eight school Liebe Drug Invitational held on Saturday, Dec. 18. Top ranked Deuel from South Dakota dominated the meet individu- ally and team wise. Team scores were Deuel-142.6, Britton, SD-123.5, Mil- bank- 122.65, West Central- 116. I. Sis- seton, SD- 115.2, Morris- 114.1, Ortonville-106.7 and Warner, SD- 31.95. "We have been slowly progressing and we gained another three points since our last meet." said Coach Becky Holtquist. "While we are still lacking in floor exercise scores, the girls have been picking up beam series and con- nections." The only gymnast to place in the top 10 was senior Mallory Adelman. She scored an 8.3 on vault for ninth place. Mallory had a great day of competition by scoring personal bests in all events. She scored a 7.0 on bars, 7.05 on floor, 6.3 on beam and a 28.65 in all around. Both of Mallory's grandparents died within the week and she commented, "I'm doing it for them." Rachel Berger competed in all around and scored a 7.2 on floor, 5.6 on bars. 8.1 on vault, 6.6 on beam and a 27.5 in all around. Rachel is continu- ally adding difficulty to her beam rou- tine and when she puts it all together she will score in the eights. Destiny Eastman score a 7.6 on vault and a 5.3 on bars while teammate Hannah Eustice scored a 5.45 on bars and a 4.4 on beam. Kaitlyn Kottke attempted a new se- ries on floor and beam. She hit a per- sonal best on beam with a 6.5. She also scored a 6.15 on floor and a 4.9 on bars. ShaRaye Redfield competed in three events. She had a clean vault to score a 7.8, a 6.35 on floor and a 5.3 on beam. Her beam routine is loaded with flexibility difficulty, but still lacking in confidence to score big. Seventh grader Kersten Cooper made a first attempt at the varsity level by competing in three events. She came to the team with solid basic skills and is now working toward bumping up the difficulty and confidence to compete at this level. She scored a 5.3 on bars, 4.8 on floor and a 6.2 on vault. Kirsten Giese competed in three The team now has the holiday break events at this meet. The last few meets to toughen up and add some stronger she is either on or off, unfortunately elements to their routines. The next she had an off day at this meet. She has competition will be at home on Thurs- some beautiful jumps on the beam, but day, Jan. 6 when they host Benson. struggled with the tumble. She scored a This will also be "Parents Night" at the 5.3 on beam, 6.8 on vault and a 5.0 on Ortonville Armory. floor. TROJAN JUNIOR KAITLYN KOTTKE scored a personal best on beam with a 6.5 at the Liebe Drug Invitational in Milbank, SD on Saturday, Dec. 18. The next action for the ]gymnasts will be on Thursday, Jan. 6 when they host Benson on "Parents N,ght'. i' ii US TO YOU! We wish you all the best in 2011! COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. Steve and Linda Roggenbuck 109 SE 2nd St. Ortonville, MN 56278 320-839-2255 Toll Free 888-819-2255 THE ROGGENBUCK FAMILY. Left to right are Jason, Jorden, Linda, Amy, OusUn, Steve and I)illan. The staff and providers at Northside Medical Clinic wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season. Northside Medical Clinic Holiday Hours Closed New Year's Day, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. Emergency care available 24/7 at the Ortonville Hospital, with care provided by local physicians. Medical Clinic Ortonville Area Health Services NORTHSIDE CLINTON CLINIC': I from Mike, Pat, Brian, Marilyn, Cheryl, Teresa, ReneG Candy, Bev and Dylan Your Locally Owned and Operated 320-839-6102 Ortonville, MN !Drug Two pharmacists Mike and Brian to serve you/