Winner High School football team opened the season in dominant fashion Friday night as they shut out Mobridge-Pollock 50-0.
The game ended with 4:21 left to play in the fourth quarter due to the mercy rule.
On a beautiful night for football before the home fans at Warrior field the team was clicking on all cylinders.
The final touchdown was by Carter Brickman on a 5 yard run. The Warriors punched in the two point conversion on a run by Matt Smither to end the game.
“It was a good start to the year,” said coach Dan Aaker. “One thing I liked was that we played with emotion from start to finish.”
The Warriors scored 21 points in both the first and second quarters and led 42-0 at the half.
Colome High School football team opened the season Friday night with a 34-22 victory over Corsica/Stickney.
The first points on the board were put up by Corsica/Stickney but the Cowboys came back to tie the score at 8-8 on a 9 yard run by Kelly O’Bryan. The two point conversion was a pass from Reed Harter to Will Cahoy.
The Cowboys scored 14 points in the second quarter.
Jackson Kinzer scored on a 22 yard pass from Harter. The extra point was Harter on a run.
Corsica/Stickney came back to tie the game at 16-16 but Jackson Kinzer had a huge 92 yard kickoff return for touchdown and the Cowboys never looked back after that.
Colome led at the half 22-16.
There was no scoring in the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Harter scored on a 1 yard run. This was set up by a fumble recovery by Koty Dougherty. The final Colome TD was on a 15 yard run by Harter.
Winner High School varsity volleyball team defeated Miller in three sets on Aug. 27. The scores were 25-22, 25-20 and 25-20.
“We came out focused and ready to play,” said coach Jaime Keiser. “We were aggressive and did a great job of attacking the ball which kept Miller on the defensive end. We were getting in defensive position and playing very well as a team,” said the coach.
Keiser said the serve receive was better “ but we still gave up a few unearned points. It was a total team effort and everyone stepped up and did what they needed to do to win.”
In the opening match of the season, the Lady Warriors fell to Bon Homme on Aug. 25.
Bon Homme took the first two 26-24, 25-21, then Winner won the third game 25-19 with Bon Homme taking the fourth 25-18.
Coach Keiser said Bon Homme is a great team and brought back everyone from last year. “They have a very balanced and athletic team. I thought we came out nervous and scared. The first two games we let Bon Homme get up 5 points before we scored. They have some good hitters and we were chasing the ball all over the place which kept us playing defense the whole time.
“We gave Bon Homme too many unearned points with attacking errors and serve receive errors. The third game we came out and took the lead right away. We were playing offense and made Bon Homme play defense and chase the ball.
“We know we did not play our best and we just need to take care of the little things. Hopefully, we will get another shot at them in the SESD Conference tournament in October,” said the coach.
The next action for the volleyball team will be Sept. 3 in a triangular in Ainsworth, Neb.
Colome volleyball team defeated Burke/South Central 3-0 on Saturday in Colome.
The Cowgirls won 30-28, 26-24 and 25-22.
The Winner area girls cross country team won first place at the Winner Invitational on Aug. 28.
The Lady Warriors swept the top three places with Chloe Bartels taking first place in 21:57.60.
Second went to Jaclyn Laprath, 22:41 and third to Samantha Schuyler, 23:15.14.
Aryn Meiners placed 8th in 25:03.94 and Hayley Halverson was 10th in 32:41.9.
Coach Jayd Schuyler said the girls team ran solid.
The Winner Area boys team tied for second place. The Warriors were led by Colby Curtis who took 4th place in 20:16.69. Curtis was followed by Grant Winter, 10th, 21:32.57; Dawson Phillips, 13th, 22:11.45 and Wyatt Turnquist, 14th, 22:17.94.
Winner High School boys golf team competed in Pierre on Aug. 25.
Sam Hossle shot a 91; Duncan English, 103; Luke Engel, 126 and Matt Hartley, 135.
Rapid City Stevens won the team title with Pierre taking second place.
The Winner High School competitive cheer placed third in Gregory on Saturday.
“This was a hard competition mostly due to fact that we didn’t feel ready,” said coach Val Ewing. She said the team got their music last Monday so only had two practices with the music.
Winner High School dance team took third place in the contest in Gregory on Saturday.
The Pom placed 2nd, Hip hop, 2nd and kick, 3rd. “I am proud of how the girls performed,” said coach Cyndy DeMers. “We really need to work on synchronization and finishing all of our dance moves.”
The next competition will be Sept. 5 in Pierre at noon.
Jim Uttecht, formerly of Winner, long time West Central football coach, had the football field in Hartford renamed in his honor. The ceremony was held Aug. 29 and the field was renamed Jim Uttecht Field.
Uttecht is married to the former Diane Bloom of Winner. Jim Uttecht coached in Winner in the early 1970’s prior to moving to West Central where he had a long career.
Uttecht retired from coaching at the end of last season having spent the previous years as offensive coordinator after leading the Trojans as head coach from 1974 to 2003. During that span, Uttecht’s Trojans compiled a 223-64 record.
USA Wrestling has selected Ray Ringstmeyer as one of the three recipients of the 2015 President’s Award winners. Ringstmeyer, along with Sarah Jadach (Conn.) and Craig LaMont (Utah), was chosen for his exemplary work as the chairperson of South Dakota-USA Wrestling, the state affiliate of USA Wrestling. All three award winners will be part of the U.S. delegation at the World Championships in Las Vegas, Nev, from Sept. 7-12.