Local Students Learn the Value of Ethics through Junior Achievement

Winner, SD– Junior Achievement partners with over 350 local business executives and community leaders across the state to prompt students to begin questioning their own set of Ethics. Through the JA Excelling through Ethics program, nearly 8,000 South Dakota middle and high school students will be challenged to think about the impact of their choices. These community members will provide each student an opportunity to think critically about situations they may face in relation to ethics. The JA Excelling through Ethics program was created specifically for South Dakota students. The curriculum, along with the experiences of the volunteers, encourages students to begin thinking about their own personal set of ethics, morals, values, perspective, and character. Junior Achievement’s efforts to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy are enhanced by offering an engaging experience through this program.

On December 3rd, nearly fifty Winner High School students will participate in the program. Business executives and community leaders will share real life ethical decisions they have faced and talk about how they responded. Through these discussions, the students will gain a better understanding of their responsibility to society, and comprehend the role ethics plays in the workplace and in life.

Junior Achievement of South Dakota President, Kayla Eitreim, said, “We are grateful for the time executives take to share their personal experiences and challenge the students to think about the impact of ethical decision making. JA realizes the impact of these discussions can benefit the students both now and in the future.”

Wrestlers Have High Expectations for Season

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Winner Area wrestling team will open the season on Dec. 5 when they attend the Kimball tournament.

Winner wrestling coach Matt Chambers says, “I like this meet. It is smaller but a good way to get the season started and get some matches under our belt.”  The coach also likes the fact that right away Winner will see some of the teams from the region. “It will be good to see teams who will be competitive in our region and it also lets us know where we stand,” said Chambers.

The returning lettermen are Damien Bingen, 170; Cohl Turnquist, 182-195; Colby Curtis, 120; Jayden Schroeder, 195; Wyatt Turnquist, 103; Taylor Watzel, 152; Cameron Biggins, 126; Tristan Watzel, 138; Kayleb Brozik, 160-170 and Avery Gilchrist, 145-152.  The seniors on the team are Cohl Turnquist, Colby Curtis and Cameron Biggins.  Two Colome freshmen, Riggin Shippy and Jaikob Week are on the team.  Chambers says 8th graders who may see action are Trevor Peters and Landon Debus.  Returning wrestlers who competed at state are Biggins and Brozik.

“We are a team that is not returning a lot of state qualifiers but we return athletes with a lot of experience,” said Chambers. The coach added the team will be relying on that experience and will be led by the three seniors. “They will be the ones to set the tone for season.”  The coach noted he will be looking at juniors Schroeder, Brozik and Gilchrist to provide varsity experience.  “We are going to be a team that is going to take a step forward this year. We have a lot of confidence,” said Chambers.

Practices have been up-tempo bringing that intensity back to the practice room. We need our seniors and other leaders to set that tone.”  Chambers explained in a team meeting the team and coaches talked about the mental preparation and expectations. “We want to get in the right mental mindset to prepare every time we are on the mat and in the practice room,” said Chambers.

Assistant varsity coach is Jayd Schuyler. When the middle school wrestling is finished coaches Spencer Novotny and Daryl LaDeaux will be working with the varsity.

Barry Named Daily Republic “Player of the Year”

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By Eric Mayer, Mitchell Daily Republic

WINNER—Windsor Barry was playing for more than the Winner Warriors this season.

The senior running back and defensive back helped guide Winner to a perfect 12-0 season that was capped off with the Warriors sixth state football title. But winning the Class 11B state championship was a way for Barry, a senior, to show love for his mother.

In addition to making his family proud, Barry proved himself as a heck of a player for Winner. For his role in helping lead the unbeaten Warriors, which outscored their opponents 594-26, Barry has been named The Daily Republic’s 2015 football player of the year.

The award winner annually is determined by a point system that awards five points to the top player, four points to the second player on the ballot and so on. Barry received two first-place votes and one second-place vote to finish with 14 points.

Harter Named to All State Team

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Reed Harter of the Colome Cowboys football team has been named to the Class 9B all state football team.  Harter, a senior, was named as a defensive back.

Harter was a force on the defense for the past three years. He capped his senior season with 101 tackles (37 solo and 64 assists) and averaged 10.1 tackles per game. He also picked off three passes. These numbers push his career totals to 277 tackles and 10 interceptions.

“He has been a team captain for two years,” said coach Scott Kortan. “He has been the team leader off and off the field for the last two years.”

Elite 45

Two members of the Winner High School football team and one from Colome High School have been named to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 football team.

Named from Winner were Riley Frazier and Krockett Krolikowski.  Reed Harter of Colome was named to the list.

Cowgirls Open Season on Dec. 8

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The Colome High School girls basketball team is looking to get a game under it belt.

Coach Lori Kalenda says the girls are ready for a game. The Cowgirls will open the season Dec. 8 at Corsica/Stickney.

The returning letterwinners are: Mariah Kinzer, Taylor Hrabanek, Callie Heath, Destannie Noteboom, Elisabeth Duffy and Morgan Hofeldt.
The three returning starters are Kinzer, Hrabanek and Callie Heath.  The two seniors who graduated from last year’s team are Colby Taggart and Sarah Shippy.
The seniors on the team are: Kinzer, Hrabanek, Hofeldt and Noteboom. Juniors are Callie Heath, Adrianna Larson and Darcy Maier. Sophomore is Elisabeth Duffy.
Freshmen are Kaydee Heath, Rayne Hermsen, Jaclyn Laprath, Alexa McKenzie, Hannah Rowe, Matrix