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					  THE CHIPPEWA HERALD                                                                                                                       WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2006       D23
                                                                            ELK MOUND

                                                                                                                                                  BRETT HART / THE DUNN COUNTY NEWS

Elk Mound Mounders
Members of the 2006 Elk Mound Mounders football team are (front row, from left): Micah Mauer, Ryan Grimm, Bobby Pagel, Andrew Oebster, Andrew Kirby, Garrick Day
and Austin Miles. Second row: Greg Lacky, Derek Susa, Joe Hoffman, Nick Spehle, Andy Kurtzhals, Coobuam Lor, Jake Woodley, Garret LaBerge and Travis Baker. Third
row: Adam Conner, Jake Radtke, Jason Beaulieu, Ben Larrabee, Alan Brummand, Jacob Brixen, John Chladek, Graham McCullough and Dan Hayden. Fourth row: Mike
Kendzierski, Cheng Lor, Jarred Wieser, Dakota DeLeasky, Evan Jorstad, Alex Heirner, Jake Mack and Vance Grimm. Fifth row: Matt Mauer, Jesse Jenson, Mitch Oas, Nate
LaBerge, Matthew Baker, Justin Ellingstad, Nick Leland and Rob Devine. Sixth row, Brandon O'Connell, Corey Pederson, Joey Harrison, Brandon Devine, Eric Blumer, David
Green and Joey Werner.

Mounders will find strength in numbers this year
                 By BRETT HART      ence. The Mounders have a             In 2005, Jenson rushed for 650
            The Dunn County News    steady balance throughout the         yards.
  ELK MOUND — Elk                   ranks with 17 seniors, 12 juniors,       David Green was a second
Mound’s football team will be       17 sophomores and nine fresh-         team-all conference end/defen-
looking for big things from an      men in the program.                   sive back.
inexperienced squad. With 55          They return just four starters         Justin Ellingstad was a second
players in the program, the         from last season’s Dunn-St. Croix     team all-conference end and hon-
Mounders do not lack numbers,       Conference runner-up team.            orable mention defensive back.
but they do lack size and experi-     Brandon O’Connell returns as a         Thirty-third year head coach
                                    second team all-conference quar-      Dan Pederson expects newcom-
                                    terback/defensive back/punter.        ers like Andrew Kirby, Matt
                                    Last season O’Connell recorded        Baker, Morgan King and Joe
    DAN PEDERSON                    eight interceptions.                  Harrison to contribute this year.
   Entering 33rd season lead-
                                      Jesse Jenson will lead the             And Elk Mound lost three
 ing the Mounders                   team’s running game as a return-      returning starters in Gary Wilcox
   Overall record: 220-99           ing first-team running back/line-     (first-team OL/second-team DL),
   2005                             backer and second-team kicker.        Mike Shea (second-team RB)
 record: 5-5,                                                             and Shane Kurtzhals (second-
 5-2 in Dunn-                                                             team DE)
 St. Croix                             2006 SCHEDULE                         Pederson said the team has a
 (2nd)                                                                    good attitude and its goals are to
   Last year                        Aug. 25         Edgar, at UWEC, 5     play hard. He expects Colfax,
 in the play-                       Sept. 1              at Ladysmith     Glenwood City and St. Croix
 offs: 2005                         Sept. 8            Glenwood City
                                                                          Central to challenge the                                             JOEL BECKER / THE DUNN COUNTY NEWS
                                    Sept. 15      at St. Croix Central    Mounders for the conference          Justin Ellingstad can’t find running room around the end
 coaches: Jeff                      Sept. 22                Boyceville
 Mack, Mark        Pederson                                               title. The Hilltoppers replace their during last year’s game with Owen-Withee.
                                    Sept. 29          at Spring Valley
 Traun, Dave                        Oct. 6                     at Unity   conference championship players
 Lew, Jayson Lesik and Josh         Oct. 11                     Colfax    with an undefeated junior varsity
 Fizel                              Oct. 19                 at Mondovi    team.
   Profile: Dan is a 1969 grad-
 uate of Eau Claire Regis. He
 earned degrees from UW-Eau                                                                                                                            Sales & Service
 Claire and Winona State. He’s           2 0 0 5 R E S U LT S                                                          Colfax, WI
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 guided the Mounders to the                                                                                   Phone: (715) 962-3121
 state final three times. He and    Aug. 26 Wisconsin Hts, L, 41-47                                              (800) 962-5227                     Colfax, Glenwood City
                                                                           Serving the Chippewa Valley                                                   Menomonie
 his wife, Jane, have a son,        Sept. 2    Owen-Withee, L, 0-33          with professionalism &
                                    Sept. 9       Mondovi, W, 42-22
                                                                                                               Fax: (715) 962-4030                   (715) 235-5141
 Paul (36), and a daughter, Jen                                                integrity since 1991
 (32).                              Sept. 16 Glenwood City, L, 12-26                                             Need your water tested?
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                                    Sept. 23 St. Croix Ctl, W, 17-14
                                    Sept. 30     Boyceville, W, 47-0         Agricultural • Industrial
                                    Oct. 7     Spring Valley, W, 14-6         On-Call 24-7 Service
                                    Oct. 13            Unity, W, 42-6           715-235-5209
                                    Oct. 20           Colfax, L, 8-30           715-962-3880
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