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Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

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Jett makes successful coaching return Will Johnson

BY WILL JOHNSON Republican Sports Editor Marking his return to the bench since the 2004-05 basketball season, seventhgrade Dutchmen head basketball coach Mark Jett had his long-time friend Bruce Paneitz with him as an assistant coach. It was a successful reunion at Owensville Elementary School Monday night that saw their seventh-grade Dutchmen defeat Bland’s Bears by a score of 41-21. Jumping out of the gate in the first quarter, Owensville raced out to a 14-4 lead after six minutes of basketball. Dustin Faragher paced OMS with six first-quarter points. Sean Irwin (4), Tanner Rector (2) and Richard Nelms (2) also found the scoring column in the first. Nearly holding Bland scoreless in the second quarter, the Dutchmen were able to See Jett on Page 17

‘Will’ful thinking What is your favorite college football rivalry? In major college football, there are a number of rivalries out there. Some for example include The Civil War (Oregon vs. Oregon State), The Iron Bowl (Auburn vs. Alabama), The Bedlam Game (Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State) and The World’s Largest Cocktail Party (Florida vs. Georgia). The following is a list of favorite rivalries of past or present Owensville High School football coaches and coaches in the OHS athletic department: See Rivalry on Page 16

MARK JETT (far right) made his return to the bench as head coach of the Owensville seventhgrade Dutchmen basketball team Monday night with a 41-21 victory over Bland’s Bears. PHOTO BY WILL JOHNSON

Free throws, turnovers factor into Dutchgirl opening loss BY WILL JOHNSON Republican Sports Editor Monday night, Dwayne Clingman’s young Dutchgirls got a valuable lesson in free throw shooting from visiting Fatima. Making 31 of 35 free throws, the visiting Lady Comets spoiled Owensville’s home and season opener with a 66-56 victory. “They (Fatima) made their free throws tonight,” said Dutchgirl head basketball coach Dwayne Clingman. “We just have to go back to work, get better and see what happens against Steelville next Monday.” Falling behind 4-1 in the opening minutes of the game, Dutchgirl freshman Hailey Diestelkamp scored the next five points before a Mandie Robertson bucket

gave OHS an 8-6 lead at the 3:11 mark of the opening quarter. A 5-5 stalemate to end the first period kept the Owensville lead at 13-11 after eight minutes of hoops. Entering the second quarter, foul trouble crept into the Dutchgirl picture seeing Robertson and Jaelyn Gauer each collecting two fouls in the first quarter. Putting Robertson back in the game a minute into the second quarter backfired on Owensville. With her picking up a third foul with 4:45 remaining until halftime, the Dutchgirl junior could only sit and watch as the Lady Comets rattled off a 9-2 run for a 20-15 lead nearly halfway through the second. Buckets from Diestelkamp, Kayla

Charboneau and an Allison Walker free throw tied the game at 22-22 with 2:15 left in the first half of basketball. Charboneau also delivered a blocked shot in the closing seconds of the half to preserve the 22-22 tie going into halftime. Accounting for 14 of Owensville’s 22 points, Diestelkamp led all scorers in the See Free on Page 17

MANDIE ROBERTSON (below, left) eyes a possible shot at the basket. KATIE GREGOR (right, left) makes her way through the lane Monday night in JV action against Fatima PHOTOS BY WILL JOHNSON

Dutchmen drop opener in overtime at Newburg BY WILL JOHNSON Republican Sports Editor Taking to the road, Josh Vinyard’s Dutchmen looked to start the 2012-13 basketball season with a win last Tuesday at the expense of Newburg’s Wolves. Playing bonus basketball in Phelps County, Owensville left Newburg on the

short end of a 55-49 final score. “Despite the loss, this was a good game for us to be in,” said Dutchmen head basketball coach Josh Vinyard said. “When we get into more close games, we’ll learn how to win them as the season goes on.” After one quarter of basketball, the See Dutchmen on Page 16

OHS Sports This Week Dutchmen Basketball 11/28-12/1 OHS at New Haven JV Boys Basketball Tournament (TBD) 11/28 OHS JV at N.H. 5:30 p.m. 12/3 OHS at Belle 6 p.m. Dutchgirl Basketball 11/28-12/1 OHS at Hermann JV Girls Basketball Tournament. (TBD) 12/3 OHS vs. Steelville 6 p.m. OMS Dutchmen Basketball 11/29 OMS vs. Steelville 5:30 p.m. 12/3 OMS vs. Washington 5:30 p.m. 12/4 OMS at Pacific 5:30 p.m. OHS/OMS Wrestling 11/30-12/1 OHS at Westminster Varsity Wrestling Tournament (Wrestling begins at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 and at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 1) 12/1 OMS at Moberly MS Wrestling Tournament 9 a.m. OHS Freshman Basketball 12/3 OHS at Borgia 5:30 p.m.

DALTON LITTRELL (left, left) keeps the ball above his head while Devon Dowler guards him on defense during a practice session earlier this month. COLTON BERGER (above, right) looks to pass the ball around Tanner Goodman (35). Owensville will try again for their first win on Monday, Dec. 3 on the road in Belle. PHOTOS BY WILL JOHNSON

*Unless otherwise noted, all OHS basketball games will be JV/Varsity doubleheaders *All OMS Dutchmen Basketball home games will be played at OES unless otherwise noted

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