WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012
ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS/ESTHERVILLE, IA
GRAETTINGER-TERRIL/RUTHVEN-AYRSHIRE TITANS SCHEDULE: Nov. 27 WB-M (37-53) Nov. 30 CWL (63-56) Dec. 1 ELC (30-55) Dec. 4 St. Mary’s (41-82) Dec. 7 North Union (64-26) Dec. 13 Laurens-Marathon (44-61) Dec. 18 @Trinity Christian Dec. 21 Harris-Lake Park Jan. 3 Laurens-Marathon Jan. 4 @Clay Centra-Everly Jan. 8 @West Bend-Mallard Jan. 10 Pocahontas Area Jan. 18 North Union Jan. 19 @M-M-C Jan. 22 @CWL Jan. 25 Trinity Christian Jan. 26 @Lake Mills Feb. 1 @Harris-Lake Park Feb. 5 Clay Central-Everly Feb. 8 Newell-Fonda
The 2012-13 Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Boys Basketball Team includes, front from left, Jeff Kathman, Ethan Eldridge, Austin Miller, Jared Sikora, Taylor Enderson, Joe Tonderum, Jake Wegner, Zach Girres: middle row: Mason McGrauth, Ryan Jackson, Cory Jordan, Cole Hagedorn, Nick Josephson, Brady Flint; back row: Connor Sturgill, Austin Rehm, Noah Stukey, Andy Geelan, Austin Dyer, Marcus Girres, Michael Girres, Trevor Hagedorn. Not pictured are Lane Reiman and Travis Meyer. Photo courtesy Jay Schoning, Ruthven Zipcode
Dyer leads group of young Titans BY DAVID SWARTZ MANAGING EDITOR
GRAETTINGER — Graettinger-Terril/RuthvenAyrshire has some potential, but the Titans will have to work for most wins this season. Under their new mascot, the Titans are off to a 2-4 start this season, but both wins were in the Cornbelt Conference where they are 2-1.
Last year, GTRA was 6-16 overall. The Titans do return last year’s leading scorer Austin Dyer. The 5-10 senior guard averaged 9.3 points per contest last season and is averaging 9.4 points through the first four games. However post Connor Sturgill leads the Titans so far this year. The 6-6 sophomore is averaging 11.2 points per contest and leads
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the team in rebounds with 33. He is shooting 55.6 percent from the field. Andy Geelan, a 6-1 freshman guard also is helping with the scoring at 8.0 points per contest including 8-for-16 from 3-point range. Six-foot sophomore guard Marcus Girres also is shooting well, averaging 7.8 points per contest while making 11-for-27 (40.7 percent) from 3-point
range. Senior Trevor Hagedorn gives the Titans another inside presence and he is averaging 3.6 points per contest. Also seeing court time are 6-0 senior Cory Jordan, 5-10 sophomore guard Mason McGrauth, 60 sophomore Lane Reiman, 6foot freshman Michael Girres and 6-foot freshman Noah Stukey. Dyer, Marcus Girres, Geelan,
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Hagedorn and Sturgill have been the starting five for most of the games this season. Rounding out the roster are sophomores Ryan Jacks and Joe Tonderum. Harris-Lake Park is the favorite to win the Cornbelt Conference this season after sweeping the league a year ago. The Wolves are ranked third in Class 1A and off to a 7-0 start.
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