MAKING A NICE DIVING SAVE is Trojan senior Kayla Giese in their match against the Hancock Owls on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Trojan Gym. The Trojans lost in three games by scores of 13-25, 18-25 and 18-25. Ortonville will end their regular season tonight (Tuesday) hosting the Lac qui Parle Valley Eagels starting at 6 p.m.

Lady Trojans defeat Hillcrest, lose to Lac qui Parle Valley

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Trojan volleyball team traveled to Milbank, SD and were defeated in three games by the Bulldogs, 22-25, 8-25 and 14-25.

Leading the team in hits were Samantha Erickson with 13 and Rachel Hoernemann with 12. Tyler Peters chipped in with nine and Edann Cloos  had seven.

Cloos led the Trojans with five blocks, while Erickson and Jaiden Conroy each had four. Clarissa Blake had 30 assists on the night, while Conroy had 25. Hoernemann, Peters and Conroy each had eight digs.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Trojans hosted the Hancock Owls and were defeated in three games by scores of 13-25, 18-25 and 18-25.

The Lady Trojans then hosted the Yellow Medicine East (YME) Sting on Thursday, Oct. 13. YME defeated the Trojans in three games by scores of 16-25, 18-25 and 21-25.

On Monday, Oct. 17, the Trojans traveled to Fergus Falls and defeated the Hillcrest Lutheran Comets in four games by scores of 25-20, 21-25, 25-19 and 26-24. The Lady Trojans played well in all four games to post their fifth win of the season.

Ortonville turned around the next night and hosted the Lac qui Parle Valley Eagles in their final regular season match. The Eagles defeated the Trojans in four games by scores of 16-25, 25-11, 21-25 and 20-25.

The first round of tournament play will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Pairings will be announced later this week.

Trojan girls fifth, boys sixth at Benson CC Invitational

It was a warm, windy day as the runners took to the Benson Golf Course for a meet on Monday, Oct. 10. Eleven teams participated in race.

In the boys 5K run, Lac qui Parle Valley were the team champions with 39 points. They were followed by Benson/KMS with 79, Montevideo 83, Morris Area 95, YME 163, Ortonville 184, Sauk Centre 186, Community Christian 210, BOLD/BLH 214 and Lakeview with 216. Wheaton-Herman-Norcross had an incomplete team.

For the Trojans, Danny Eastman was 22nd in 19:55, He was followed by Nathan Neu in 25th 20:15, Cody Ballard 38th in 21:32, Evan Halbe 49th in 22:19, Deric Radermacher 52nd in 22:51, Austin Eastman 55th in 23:18 and Zak Angelo 66th in 27:48.

Keiser Freetly of Lac qui Parle Valley was the individual champion in a time of 16:54. In second place was Mattthew Van Eps of Community Christian in 17:16 and Mike Kvaal of Lac qui Parle Valley was third in a time of 17:52.

In the boys junior varsity 5K run, Nathaniel Miska was 36th in 25:37. Other Trojan runners placing were Charles Thomson 37th in 26:20, Owen Longnecker 42nd in 29:26, Robert Angelo 43rd in 29:27 and Preston Ballard 44th in 32:59.

Trojan Girl Results

In the girls varsity 5K run, Lac qui Parle Valley were the team champions with 20 points. They were followed by Morris Area with 64, Sauk Centre 80, Montevideo 116, Ortonville 147, YME 152 and BOLD/BLH with 153. Wheaton-Herman-Norcross, Lakeview, Benson/KMS and Community Christian had incomplete teams.

Carissa Vanderwal of the Trojans placed seventh in a time of 21:34. Elly Anderson was 36th in 25:15, Jasmine Hurlbut was 37th in 25:22, Emily Ross was 50th in 26:50, Allie Reiffenberger finished 51st in 27:10, Mackenzie Spaulding was 53rd in 27:14 and Justine Wiik placed 54th in 27:20.

The individual champion at the meet was Jordyn Sterud of Lac qui Parle Valley in a time of 20:41. She was followed by teammate Sadie Thompson in 20:56 and Maddie Carrington of Morris Area was third in a time of 20:58.

In the girls junior varsity 5K run, Taylor Ross was eighth in 28:13. Courtney Strobel was ninth in 28:51, Val Scholberg was 15th and Alisha Ross was 18th in 33:07.

The Trojan teams traveled to Canby on Monday, Oct. 17 for the Camden Conference Meet. Results will appear in next weeks issue.

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