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Lyon County News, Inc. Februat)' 12, 2009 i George-Little Rock High School Jazz Band earns Division II - Excellent rating at State Jazz Band Festival Two G-LR wrestlers advance to District George-Little Rock will be repre- sented at the District Wrestling Meet on Saturday, February 14 at Sioux Center, by two of our wrestlers. Will Kruse, wrestling at 135, finished as runner-up at the Sectional Meet in Rock Rapids on February 7 and John Estep, wrestling at 145, finished as runner-up at the Sectional Meet. Congratulations to Will and John and good luck at the District Meet. Team scores from the Sectional Wrestling meet were as follows: Sioux Center 199; Central Lyon 165; Okoboji 158; Hartley-Melvin-San- born 145; Akron-Westfield 113; West Lyon 90; West Sioux 84; and G-LR 78.5. Placing at the Sectional meet were David Grave 3rd Place Justin Walker 4th Place Terron Geerdes 4th Place Eric Timmerman 4th Place Congratulations to all the G-LR wrestlers on a fine season of wres- tling. Five Mustangs place at Siouxland Conference Wrestling Meet The Siouxland Conference Wres- tling Meet was held on Tuesday, February 3 at Orange City. Following are the results for the G-LR wrestlers: 112# - David Grave finished in 3rd place 135# - Will Kruse finished in 6th place 140# - John Estep finished in 5th place 160# - Eric Timmerman finished in 3rd place "189# - Terron Geerdes finished in 3rd place Team scores were as follows: 1. Sibley-Ocheyedan 187 2. Sioux Center 184.5 3. Central Lyon 155.5 4. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 141.5 5. Okoboji 117 6. MOC-FV 106.5  7. Rock Valley-Boyden Hull 79 8. West Lyon 72 9. George-Little Rock 58 Eighth grade girls I lose at Central Lyo00 The George-Little . Rock eighth grade girls basketball team played against Central Lyon at Rock Rap- ids. The Mustangs came out on the short end of the score, 16-33. Scoring for the Mustangs was as follows: Abby Eben one rebound; Erin Bathke two rebounds; Keeley Kruse six pints, two rebounds, two steals; Julia Kruse two points, two rebounds; Taylor Carstensen seven points, seven rebounds, one steal; Shannon Klaassen four rebounds, one steal; Amber Stettnichs one point, one rebound. Seventh grade loses dose one at Central Lyon On February 5, 2009, the George- Little Rock seventh grade girls bas- ketball team played at Central Lyon." G-LR lost a close one, by the score of 26-30. Scoring for the Mustangs were Madeline DeBoer with two, Jessica Sandbulte with five; Allyssa Krull with eleven; Tayler Kruse with eight. The Mustangs hit 29% of their field The George-Little Rock High School Jazz Band, directed by Charles Oldenkamp, received a Division II-Excellent rating at the Iowa High School Music Asso- ciation (IHSMA) State Jazz Band Festival this past Saturday. The jazz band earned an Excellent rating" from each of the four adjudicators. The bands were evaluated on cha- racteristics such as: tone quality, blendl rhythmic feel, interpretation, precision, musicianship, solo crea- tivity, balance, and sight-reading skills. Bech band is then rated according to established IHSMA guidelines receiving a rating of Division I (Superior performance); Division II (Excellent perfor- mance), Division III (Good perfor- mance), Division IV (Fair perfor- mance) or Division V (Poor perfor- mance) or the band can choose to receive comments only. The George-Little Rock High School Jazz Band was one. of eight bands participating in the first jazz band festival at the new Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts in Spirit Lake. Song selections performed were, Fat Cat, by Doug Beach, A Matter of Time, by Bret Zvacek, and Dos Gatos Bailando, by Roy Phillippe. Kathy Estep, Ethan VanBriesen, Ben Tecken, Jessica Hilbrands, and Karlee Stubbe were featured soloists with the ensemble. The next performance by the George-Little Rock Jazz Band will be at the Northwest Iowa District Jazz Band Festival, in Sioux City, performing at 12:55 on February 3. The band will also perform at the Jazz on the Upper Great Plains Festival in Sioux Falls, SD on March 2 and at the Coyote Jazz Festival in Vermillion, SD on March 19. The annual Swing Show featuring the Jazz Band and Show Choir will be held on April 3 and 4 in the High School Auditorium. Mustangs fall to Dutch in Conference play Tuesday, February 3 the George- Little Rock Boys' Basketball team hosted the Class 3A fifth tanked MOC/FV Dutch in Siouxland Con- ference basketball. The Mustangs were defeated 53-71. Even though the Dutch controlled the opening tip and scored first and took a 9-2 lead in the first quarter, the Mustangs stayed on track and trailed by just five, 17-22 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Mustangs cut the lead to four, 22-26 with 4:21 left before the half. The Dutch called a time-out at that point and went on to take a 29-37 lead at half-time. In the third quarter the Dutch out- scored the Mustangs 20-6 and took a 35-57 lead heading into the final pe- riod. The Mustangs scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to make it 39-57 with 4:39 left to play. A three-pointer by Brandon DeBoer made it 42-57. With one minute left to play Tyler Start got a steal and took it down for two points to make it 51-71. The Mustangs would score once more to make the final score 53-71. Scoring for the Mustangs was led by Tyler Starr with 13, Brandon De- Boer, Ethan Dirks and Ethan Van Briesen each scored eight points; Ja- son Rypkema had five; Taylor Klin- genberg, Matt Nagel, and Lucas Eben each had three and Andrev Eben had two. Tyler led in rebound- ing as well, with seven followed by Ethan Van Briesen with five, Bran- don DeBoer with four, Ethan Dirks and Jason Rypkema each with three, Lucas Eben with two and Taylor Klingenberg, Matt Nagel, and Ethan Hopp each with one. Jason Ryp- kema, Ethan Van Briesen, and Tay- lor Klingenberg each had three as- sists, Tyler Starr and Taylor Klingen- berg each had two assists. In steals, Tyler Starr and Brandon DeBoer each had three, Jason Rypkema had two and Ethan Van Briesen had one. Matt Nagel had the only block for the Mustangs. Eighth grade gifts The George-Little Rock eighth grade girls basketball team played against West Lyon on February 2, The Mustangs galloped to a 30-5 win. Scoring for the Mustangs was as follows: Abby Eben 4 rebounds, one steal; Erin Bathke 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 win big at West Lyon steal; Keeley Kruse 6 points, 1 re- bound, 6 steals; Julia Kruse 7 points, 1 rebounds, 1 steal; Taylor Carsten- sen 4 points, 2 rebounds; Shannon Klaassen 2 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals; Amber Stettnichs 6 points, 1 rebound, one steal. G-LR eighth grade Boyden-Hull 43-11 girls defeat The George-Little Rock eighth grade girls' basketball team hosted Boyden-Hull on Friday, February 6. The Mustangs defeated the Comets 43-11. Scoring for the Mustangs was as follows: Abby Eben, two points, twO re- bounds, two steals; Erin Bathke six points, two rebounds, two steals; Keeley Kruse eight points, five re- bounds, five steals; Julia Kruse four points, five rebounds; Taylor Car- stensen twelve points, nine re- bounds, one steal; Shannon Klaassen three points, eight rebounds, one steal; and Amber Stettnichs eight points, five rebounds, one steal. IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Pairings and Schedule of Tournament/Meets Plays BOY'S 2009 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 0 CLASS 1A, DISTRICT 2, SUBSTATE 1 CLAY CENTRAL-EVERLY @ CLAY CENTRAL-EVERLY THURS., FEB 19, '7:00 PM AURELIA @TBD TUES., FEB 24, 7:00 PM HARRIS-LAKE PARK @ HARRIS-LAKE PARK THURS., FEB 19, 7:00 PM GEORGE-LITTLE ROCK RUTHVEN-AYRSHIRE @RUTHVEN-AYRSHIRE THURS.,FEB19,7:00PM GRAETTINGER-TERRIL @ OKOBOJI, MILFORD THURS., FEBRUARY 26, 7:00 PM @TBD TUES., FEB 24, 7:00 PM NORTH SENTRAL KOSSUTH, FENTON @NORTH SENTRAL KOSSUTH, FENTON THURS., FEB 19, 7:00 PM ARMSTRONG-RINGSTED Mustangs make key free throws down the stretch to seal a win over MOC/FV Taking an eight-game winning streak into Tuesday's game against MOC/FV, the G-LR girls' basketball team was determined to stretch that to nine. With that goal in mind, the Mustangs came out with a 67-58 win over the Lady Dutch. The Mustangs started out strong and took a 7-0 lead before flae Lady Dutch came back to tie the score at 7-7 and then take a 13-7 lead with 1:41 left in the first quarter. The Mustangs came back to tie it at 13-13 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter the Mustangs again found themselves trailing and trailed by five, 31-36 at:half-time. The third qum'ter the Mustangs outscored the Lady Dutch 18-15 and, after a shot at the buzzer by Shelby Nagel, trailed by two, 49-51 at the end of the third quarter. The Mustangs had the ball to start the fourth quarter. They took the lead mid-way through the final quarter and were able to hold on the for win. With 1:51 left inthe game, the Mus- tangs lead was 62-56. With 1:13 left, the Lady Dutch called a time-out. They came back and scored follow- ing the time-out to make it 62-58. Patrice Peters was fouled with 45.6 seconds left to play and went to the line to shoot a l-and-1. She made both free throws to make it 64-58. With 24.9 seconds left, Shelby Nagel was fouled and made two free throws as well to make it 66-58 Again the Dutch failed to score and were forced to foul, this time sending Abbie Voss to the line. She made one free throw to make the final score 67-58. The Mustangs made 25-40 of their field goals (62.5%) and hit 4-of-7 from three point range for 57.1%. From the charity stripe they were goals and 20% of their free throws. / I,I00 n --- ...... andyman + Valentme's Day I Bob Dreke ? Saturday, +February 14, 2009 / 712-472-3863 ( Call 00[Wg00[lllt 00[000000IIt00 l Stump removal / servicesl  at 475-3396 i for thatperfect gift to let someone special in your life know you Care. Forever Love $69.98 Diamonds & Roses Bouquet $52.98 $44.95 Pretty in Pink $41.98 Be Mine Basket $31.98 Bucket of Love $19.50 Mugs $17.75 Bear Hug Vase - Rose $15.00 Bear Hug Vase Cam. $11.00 FREE Delivery in George and 50% Off all other areas on orders placed before February 9 and delivered on or before February 12. 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They pressed us like crazy and we really didn't handle their pressure very well. Almost all of our 25 turnovers were due to bad passing. We were just in a hurry and panicked. The fourth quarter we showed a lot more composure. Ra- chel Kruse had a huge first half, scor- ing all 16 of her points while our two leading scorers were on the bench in foul trouble. Patrice had another big night for us, along with Abbie Voss (12 pts.) and Shelby Nagel (10 pts.). They just always find a way to win!" Mustangs winning streak continues with 54- 44 win over Sioux Center With a 54-44 win over Sioux Cen- ter on February 6, the G-LR Lady Mustangs will take a 10-game win- ning streak into their final regular season game at West Lyon on Tues- day. Even though the Mustangs didn't have their best shooting night, they led at all the breaks, 13-7 after one quarter, 30-20 at half-time and 42-32 at the end of the third quarter. The first basket of the game, made by Sioux Center, came at the 5:05 mark of the first quarter. The Mus- tangs trailed 2-4 with 4:08 left in the first quarter and tied it at 4 before taking a 6-4 lead with 3:20 left in the first quarter. The Mustangs were able to extend their lead, and led for the remainder of the game. With 3:50 left in the game, the Warriors hit a three-pointer to come to within five, 46-41. Shelby Nagel turned a steal into two points to make it 48-41. Leading 50-44, the Mus- tangs called a time-out with 1:53 left to play. Brooke Kruse and Shelby Nagel each connected on their free throws in the closing moments of the game to give the Mustangs the 54-44 win. From the field, the Mustangs shot 39.1% (18-of-46). In three-point goals they shot 50.0% (3-of-6). From the free throw line they shot 75.0% (15-of-20). They had 27 rebounds, six assists, 11 tumovers and 17 steals. They scored 20 points in the paint and had 11 points from their bench. Individual scoring for the Mustangs was as follows PTS. REB. AST. BLK. STL. 'Shelby Nagel 20 9 3 5 Rachel Kruse 12 3 5 Katlin Wiertsema 6 2 1 Brooke Kruse 5 2 Kelli Starr 4 5 1 1 Abbie Voss 3 2 1 5 Patrice Peters 2 4 1 | Jessah Fiedler Z Coach Block had the following comments on her teams perform- ance. "This was a big win for the kids. One of their goals at the begin- ning of the season was to be confer- ence champs and we needed this win to have a chance at that. I was proud of the way the girls responded when Patrice went out because of her knee. They just stepped it up. Shelby had a great night on both ends of the floor. Again Rachel Kruse proved she can score and stepped up big time. I was proud of the kids' efforts. They're having fun playing together and that's the most important thing." Abbie Voss #44 puts up a shot against MOC/FV. Jessah Fiedler # 10 and Katlin Wiertsema #42 arealso pictured. 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