WINNERS OF THE 2015 CABELA’S MASTERS WALLEYE CIRCUIT Fishing Tournament on Big Stone Lake last Friday and Saturday, May 15-16 were Dan Sunne, left, and Jim Hartman both of Milbank, SD. The team caught their limit of five walleye each day, weighing in 11.11 pounds on Friday and 20.15 pounds on Saturday for a two-day total of 32.10 pounds. The first place prize was $9,300. The 20.15 pounds was the largest caught for either day.

Local team of Sunne and Hartman win MWC Tourney

The local team of Dan Sunne and Jim Hartman of Milbank, SD came away with the top prize at the 2015 Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Fishing Tournament held Friday and Saturday, May 15-16 on Big Stone Lake.

Sunne and Hartman caught their five fish limit both days, weighing in 11.11 pounds the first day and 20.15 pounds of walleye the second day for a total of 32.10 pounds. They received a check for $9,300.

Troy Morris of Fargo, ND and Corey Heiser of West Fargo, ND came in second with a total of 28.15 pounds. Brian Steichen of Sisseton, SD and Shawn Carl of Rosholt, SD were third with 28.07 pounds. In fourth place were Artie Arndt of Ortonville and Mike Frisch of Elbow Lake with a total weight of 25.07. Rounding out the top five was the team of Paul Weber and Russel Borstad of Madison with 24.02 pounds.

The biggest fish of the tournament was caught by the local team of Monty Athey Big Stone City, SD and Kelly Stattelman of Ortonville weighing in at 10.02 pounds. They placed 14th in the tournament.

Placing seventh was the team of Cody Backstrand of Ortonville and Justin Heinrich of Rogers with 23.13 pounds. Rich Huebner of Correll and Mike Oletzke of Watertown, SD placed ninth with 22.07 pounds of walleye for the two days.

The fishing was slow for the first day of the tournament, but much better on the second day. Rain fell off and on the second day, with the tournament completing just in time before the heavy rains fell.

Trojans pick up wins over Wheaton, Hillcrest Lutheran

The Trojan baseball team traveled to Wheaton on Friday, May 15 and defeated the Warriors, 4-2. Due to the weather, this was their only game played during the week.

Ortonville opened the scoring in the second inning when Deric Radermacher reached on an error and stole second. Nate Treinen walked and both he and Radermacher advanced on a passed ball. With two out, Tristan Adelman and Elijah Cloos both singled to score Radermacher and Treinen to give the Trojans a 2-0 lead.

The Trojans added a run in the fifth inning when Treinen and Dan Sitter each singled. Treinen scored on a fielders choice off the bat of Adelman.

With one out in the sixth inning, Riley Thompson reached on an error, stole second, advanced to third and scored on a Wheaton error to give the Trojans a 4-0 lead.

The Warriors would score two runs in the bottom of the seventh, but Mike Schake relieved starter Drew Danielson to record the final two outs and give the Trojans the win.

Danielson was the winning pitcher going six and one-third innings allowing three hits, one earned run, no walks and struck out four. Schake pitched the final two-thirds innings with one strikeout.

Leading hitters for the Trojans were Tristan Adelman and Deric Radermacher each with two. Robert Wood, Elijah Cloos and Nate Treinen each had one hit for the Trojans.

On Tuesday, May 19, the Trojans hosted the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets and came away with a 3-2 win in nine innings.

Mike Schake went the distance on the mound to pick up the win. Schake also looped a single down the right field line in the bottom of ninth to score Riley Thompson with the winning run.

The Trojans are now 11-5 on the season.

Trojan boys place first at Tipsinah Golf Course

It was a good day for the Trojan boys golf team as they took the team title at Tipsinah Golf Course near Elbow Lake on Tuesday, May 12.

The Trojans finished with a 349, followed by Otter Tail Central 350, Pillager 357, West Central Area 358, Wheaton-Herman-Norcross 374, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville 392, Underwood 418 and Ashby 443. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley had an incomplete team.

For the Trojans, Logan Schoon was fourth with an 83. Other Trojan golfers were Colt Scofield with an 87, Nathan Strong with an 89, Britton Conroy a 90, John Anderson a 93 and Austin Streich with a 98.

Hunter Pfingsten of West Central Area was the individual champion winning the tie breaker with an 81. Adam Young of Otter Tail Central was second with an 81 and Logan Jackson of Pillager was third with an 82.

The Trojans will travel to Tipsinah Golf Course today (Tuesday) for the Conference Meet starting at 1 p.m. and will travel to Minnewaska Golf Course at Glenwood on Wednesday, May 20 for the Sub-Section 5A meet starting at 9 a.m.

Lady Trojan golfers first at Tipsinah, Benson meets

The Lady Trojan golfers had another good week winning meets at Tipsinah Golf Course near Elbow Lake and at the Benson Golf Club.

Ortonville traveled to Elbow Lake on Tuesday, May 12 and placed first at the Tipsinah Golf Course with a team  score of 346. They were followed by Otter Tail Central with a 381 and West Central Area with a 500. Underwood, CGB and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville had incomplete teams.

Hope Hasslen of the Trojans was the individual champion with an 84. Karina Kafka was third with an 86, Alisha Ross was fourth with an 87 and Gina Nelsen was fifth with an 89. Val Scholberg shot a 105 and Emily Ross had a 119 to round out the Trojan scoring.

On Wednesday, May 13 the team traveled to Benson with nine teams competing in the Benson Invitational.

The Lady Trojans won the invitational with a team score of 361. They were followed by Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa with a 380; Morris Area 413; Lac qui Parle Valley 415; Benson 424; Dawson-Boyd 434; and Yellow Medicine East (YME) 444. The Benson Junior Varsity and MACCRAY had incomplete teams.

For the Trojans, Hope Hasslen was the individual champion with an 87. Karina Kafka was third with an 89, Alisha Ross fourth with a 91, Gina Nelsen seventh with a 94, Val Scholberg placed 14th with a 104 and Emily Ross was 34th with a 118.

The Lady Trojans will travel to Tipsinah Golf Course today (Tuesday) for the Conference meet starting at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, May 20 they will travel to  Minnewaska Golf Course for the Sub-Section Golf Meet starting at 9 a.m.

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