Four Qualify for Nationals

2017 National Qualifiers

Four participants in Tripp County Shooting Sports have qualified for the national championships.  The qualifiers are Tane Pravecek, Wade McClanahan, Cody Amidon and Luke Hennebold.  The national championship will be in Grand Island, Neb., June 26-30.

Hennebold qualified last fall at the state shotgun match in Mitchell.  Pravecek, Amidon and McClanahan qualified at the spring match in Ft. Pierre on April 28-30.

Hennebold competes in shotgun, sporting clays, skeet, trap; Pravecek competes in 22 pistol, slow fire bullseye, silhouette and camp perry round; Amidon competes in 22 rifle: silhouette, CMP and 3 position and McClanahan competes in air pistol: single shot, rapid fire, silhouette and slow fire—bullseye.

Vets Wall of Honor

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A veterans wall of honor will be dedicated at the Winner Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29.  The dedication will follow the Memorial Day service which starts at 11 a.m.

On the wall are a list of 104 names of persons from Tripp County who have died while wearing the uniform.  The honor list includes names of persons from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Cold War and Operation Iraqi Freedom.   The names are soldiers who were killed in action, missing in action, died of wounds and non-battle death.

The Avenue of Flags commissioned the creation of the wall. 
Bob Benson, president of the Avenue of Flags, said Ruth Novotny made the wall out of a material similar to highway signs so it will last forever.   A lot of research went into compiling the names. Benson explained he had a list of names from the American Legion and also went to Pierre to do some research.  “It was a long process trying to get everything right and making sure we did not miss any one,” said Benson.

There is still room on the wall for additional names.

At the dedication, the Avenue of Flags will recognize Ruth Novotny, Rosebud Concrete, Marilyn Grossenburg, Grossenburg Implement.  Benson said Gene Grossenburg was the main man who made this wall happen. “He would bring equipment and employees to work on the project,” said Benson.  The Avenue of Flags is a community based organization. Persons who would like to donate to the Avenue of Flags can contact Benson or Byron Foreman.

Winner Track Teams Claim Region Titles

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Winner High School boys and girls track teams won the Region 7A meet Thursday in Martin.

The Lady Warriors scored 260.5 points for first place and the boys scored 243 points.

Several Winner athletes qualified for the state track meet which is May 26-27.

Results of the Winner girls team include:
100—Ellie Brozik, 3rd, :13.34; Meagan Blare, 4th, :13.90; Charlotte Shopene, 5th, :13.93
200—Alexis Richey, 2nd, :28.52; Ellie Brozik, 4th, :29.21; Skyler Hansen, 6th, :30.40
400—Samantha Schuyler, 2nd, 1:03.50; Alexis Richey, 3rd, 1:08.52; Meagan Blare, 4th, 1:10.18
800—Saige Schuyler, 2nd, 2:37.55
1600—Sidda Schuyler, 1st, 5:43.50; Chloe Bartels, 4th, 6:02.84
3200—Sidda Schuyler, 1st, 12:50.24; Aryn Meiners, 4th, 14:06.28
100 hurdles—Elisabeth Duffy, 1st, :17.65; Skyler Hansen, 2nd, :18.20; Katherine Jankauskas, 3rd, :19.06
300 hurdles—Duffy, 2nd, :54.62; Hansen, 3rd, :56.97; Jankauskas, 4th, :58.84
4×100 relay—1st, :55.65, Charlotte Shopene, Kelsey Sachtjen, Madison Thieman and Ellie Brozik
4×200—1st, 1:55.75, Alexis Richey, Morgan Hammerbeck, Katherine Jankauskas and Ellie Brozik
4×400—1st, 4:34.52, Alexis Richey, Chloe Bartels, Morgan Hammerbeck and Samantha Schuyler
4×800 relay—1st, 10:46.71, Chloe Bartels, Saige Schyler, Sidda Schuyler and Samantha Schuyler
Medley relay—4th, 5:24.72, Charlotte Shopene, Madison Thieman, Kelsey Sachtjen and Gabby Kocer
High jump—Kelsey Sachtjen, 1st, 4-7; Sam Marts, 4th, 4-01
Long jump—Morgan Hammerbeck, 3rd, 14-2.75; Duffy, 4th, 13-07.25
Triple jump—Morgan Hammerbeck, 2nd, 30-02; Blare, 4th, 29-03
Shot put—Kyran Meek, 1st, 31-04.25; Jaynee Gregg, 4th, 28-04; Bella Swedlund, 6th, 27-02.25
Discus—Meek, 1st, 102-05; Swedlund, 2nd, 90-11; Gregg, 6th, 76-11

Results of the Winner boys include:
100—Cameron Kuil, 1st, :11.24; Riley Calhoon, 4th, :11.46
200—Drew DeMers, 3rd, :23.74; Isaac Naasz, 4th, :24.65
400—Kuil, 1st, :52.62; Joren Bruun, 4th, :57.93
800—Kayleb Brozik, 1st, 2:08.37
1600—Izak Moleterno, 1st, 4:54.59
3200—Kade Watson, 2nd, 11:23.96; Moleterno, 3rd, 11:24.46
110 hurdles—Phillip Jorgensen, 2nd, :20.18; Jacob Clay, 3rd, :24.46
300 hurdles—Phillip Jorgensen, 2nd, :49.68; Kaden Keiser, 4th, :53.02
4×100—1st, :46.31, Riley Calhoon, Isaac Naasz, Drew DeMers and Brady Fritz
4×200—1st, 1:41.12, Riley Calhoon, Drew DeMers, Kayleb Brozik and Cameron Kuil
4×400—1st, 3:53.40, Brady Fritz, Joren Bruun, Luke Engel and Kayleb Brozik
4×800—2nd, 10:19.94, Luke Engel, Kaden Keiser, Joey Cole and Kade Watson
Medley relay—4th, 4:35.72, Casey Stickland, Colton Schroeder, Luke Engel and Joey Cole
High jump—Kayleb Brozik, 2nd, 5-8
Long jump—Fritz, 1st, 19-02.5; Riley Calhoon, 3rd, 18-09.25; Joren Bruun, 4th, 17-10.75
Triple jump—Bruun, 1st, 39-0; Fritz, 2nd, 38-09; Phillips Jorgensen, 3rd, 36-06
Shot put—Jayden Schroeder, 1st, 46-06; Levi McClanahan, 3rd, 41-04.25; John Kludt, 5th, 37-06
Discus—Schroeder, 1st, 123-07; John Kludt, 3rd, 112-0; Levi McClanahan, 4th, 109-02

The Warriors and Lady Warriors will compete in the state track meet this weekend. On Friday, May 26, Winner and all Class A teams will compete in Tea and on Saturday, May 27, the finals will be Sioux Falls at Howard Wood Field.

regional 100 brozik

Royals Win Playoff Game

baseball phillip jorgensen

The Winner/Colome baseball team won the first round of the playoffs when they shut out Gregory County 8-0 May 16 in Winner.

Ty Bolton earned the win on the mound pitching five innings. Carter Brickman pitched the final two innings giving up no runs, hits and walks with two strikeouts.

Holden Thieman and Nick Lantz each had two singles. Ty Bolton had a single and 2 RBIs.

Winner Area Lady Warriors Golf Team Won the Winner Invitational and Placed Third in the Vermillion Invitational.

girls golf 1st place

At the Winner Invitational, Ronae Klein was the medalist as she took first place with an 86.   Also placing were: Addy Root, 4th, 95; Liz Jankauskas, 5th, 98; Sam Marts, 7th, 102.

At the Vermillion Invitational, Winner placed third as a team with 363 points.  Klein placed 3rd, 81; Jankauskas, 8th, 88 and Root, 14th, 92.

The regional will be held May 30 in Mitchell and the state golf meet is June 5-6.

Colome Athletes Qualify for State

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Colome High School qualified athletes for the state track meet at the Region 6B meet in Kimball on Thursday.
The Colome boys took sixth place as a team with 57.50 points. The Colome girls placed fourth with 78 points.

Results of the Colome boys include:
100—Beau Bertram 4th, :11.72
200—Holden Thieman, 2nd, :24.11; Bertram, 7th, :25.20
4×100—3rd, :46.85
4×200—2nd, 1:36.88
Shot put—Matt Campbell, 1st, 52-01
Discus—Campbell, 1st, 165-11
Long jump—Chase Dufek, 4th, 18-09
Triple jump—Andrew Laprath, 8th, 35-09.75
Callie Heath won both the 100 and the 200.

Results of the Colome girls include:
100—Callie Heath, 1st, :13.3; Saydee Heath, 7th, :14.24
200—Heath, 1st, :27.20
400—Abby Kortan, 3rd, 1:09.7
800—Kortan, 5th, 2:45.95
3200—Jaclyn Laprath, 2nd, 12:52.72
100 hurdles—Kaydee Heath, 5th, :18.21
300 hurdles—Kaydee Heath, 5th, :56.03
4×100—3rd, :55.02
4×200—2nd, 1:54.87
Long jump—Saydee Heath, 2nd, 15-07; Abby Kortan, 7th, 13-09
Triple jump—Kortan, 3rd, 30-07.5

The state track meet will be May 26 and 27. Colome will be in Sioux Falls at Howard Wood Field both days.

Pheasants Win Two Games

leahy bowl canopy

The Winner/Colome Pheasants earned a pair of wins Sunday at Leahy Bowl.

The team defeated Four Corners 14-5 in a non-league game.  In this game, Winner/Colome had 15 hits and Reed Harter was 4-5 with two runs scored.  Tarrell Bauld added three hits. Bauld and Zach Harter each knocked in three runs in the win.

Drew Weber threw five innings for the win, allowing four hits, two earned runs and striking out three. Austin Calhoon and Derek Graesser threw the final four innings.

In the second game, the Pheasants defeated Corsica/Stickney in a Sunshine League game 10-6. 
 Jared Donahue threw seven innings and struck out 16, allowing just one hit. Lincoln Neugebauer had two hits and scored three runs and Dillon Lambley added two hits for the Pheasants.

Winner/Colome will host Alexandria on Friday.

Chase Novotny, 27

chase novotny obit

Chase Christopher Novotny was born to Chris and Kami Novotny on Oct. 12, 1989. Chase was born in Winner, South Dakota. He grew up on the family ranch just west of Winner. He attended college at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD in 2008 and 2009. He graduated with his degree in welding. After spending part of a year working in Winner he joined the United States Marine Corps. In January of 2011, Chase left for boot camp in San Diego, Calif. On his leave after boot camp graduation, Chase proposed to Misti Dawn Hofeldt, also of Winner. He and Misti were married the following year on May 26, 2012. After their marriage, Misti moved to live with Chase in Jacksonville, North Carolina where he was stationed.

Chase served 4 honorable years in the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Division stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. During his service, he worked as a Motor T Mechanic and Wrecker Operator. He did one deployment in Afghanistan in 2013. In February of 2015, Chase completed his USMC duty and left The Corps. He and Misti moved to Avondale, AZ in June of 2015 where he began taking motor enhancement and mechanic courses at Universal Technical Institute. He had completed the general mechanic courses, the Ford program, and was in the process of finishing the diesel program. Chase is receiving his Honorary Degree.

Chase is survived by his wife, Misti Novotny; his parents, Chris and Kami, Winner, SD; his sisters, Kristyn Schuyler (Jayd) Winner, SD, Aryn Koupal (Dan) Dante, SD; his nephews, Tatum Swan, Waylon Koupal, and Coleton Schuyler; his nieces, Sidda Schuyler, and Raye Schuyler; and his grandfather, Gene Green, White River, SD. He is also survived by many other aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and friends.

Chase is preceded in death by his grandparents Leo and Frances Novotny and his grandmother Winnie Green.
Chase was an ambitious, kind, and caring individual who left us too early. At 27 years old, Chase’s death was sudden and unexpected and with the loss of a loved one it is always hard, but to lose someone so special to many is unbearable. Chase’s ambitions were to make those around him happy, especially his loving wife. He always had a way of placing a smile on your face and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Chase made sure to never miss a moment in life to support his wife and anyone he met. This entire family, including those throughout the world, will know that this hero and friend will forever be in our hearts and prayers. The family wants to express their deepest appreciation to all of those that have provided support during this time.