Guests from Denmark Visit Winner Rotary

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By Dan Bechtold, Editor

Svend Jensen had never seen the beauty of the Black Hills or the expanse of the South Dakota Badlands.

The retired banker from Denmark was one of 13 people on a Rotary Friendship Exchange that spent part of their time in Winner.
The Denmark guests arrived in Rapid City on Sept. 7 and on Sept. 22 will return home after a stop in Sioux Falls.

A Rotary Friendship Exchange program provides a means through which Rotarians in one part of the world can experience life in another country or culture. Its goal is to advance international understanding and goodwill all through person to person connections across national boundaries.

A group of Winner Rotarians met the Denmark group in Wall where they had a tour of Wall Drug and then a tour of the Badlands before arriving in Winner on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Colome Student Essays

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Colome students in grades 2nd through 12th took part in an essay contest titled “Why I love to be Colome student.”

Here are some excerpts from the students’ essays.

“School is a building with four walls with tomorrow inside”—Lon Watters. Being a CHS student is the best thing that has ever happened to me and its because I went to bigger schools and got bullied a lot there, so I would think it would be the best thing that could happen to anyone. Colome is a small town with very nice people and no one seems to get bullied and “everyone” is very excepting and you can get to know “everyone” in the school. The teachers are great and can understand you if you just talk to them.

Warriors Defeat Valentine 24-12

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Winner High School football team improved its record to 3-1 with a 24-12 victory over Valentine,Neb., Friday night in Winner.

Coach Dan Aaker was impressed with victory and said it was a nice win for the team.  “We were ready to match their intensity,” said the coach.

The Warriors scored first at the end of the first quarter on a 5 yard run by Riley Calhoon.

Valentine came back in the second quarter and scored on a 1 yard run by Jordan Kelber which tied the score at 6-6.

With 1:24 left before half, Ty Bolton scored on a 1 yard run to give Winner the lead at 12-6.

The Warriors had positive field position in the first half. They were able to make some traditional Winner Warrior drives of getting third and fourth downs.

The Warriors scored a touchdown each in the third and fourth quarters.

In the third quarter, Calhoon scored on a 1 yard run. In the fourth quarter, Bolton completed a 35 yard pass to Calhoon for a touchdown.

The final score of he game was by Valentine as Kelber completed an 82 yard pass to Dylan Lurz.

The Warriors had 306 yards of total offense. Both teams were fairly even in first downs with the edge going to Winner 17-15.
Calhoon and Phillip Jorgensen both had 77 yards rushing with Matt Smither adding 69 yards.

The Winner defense played well in the game. Going into this contest the focus was to limit the big plays.

Aaker said he was worried about screens so in practice this week the team worked a lot on screens which proved beneficial in the game.

The Warrior defense was led by Matt Smither with 8 tackles followed by Shea Connot, Brandon Volmer and Levi McClanahan with 5 each. Bolton had 4 tackles.

Calhoon and Volmer each had an interception for Winner.

Aaker said the last two weeks the team has battled and played physical and played with a lot of heart.  “This week we took another step forward. We had the best week of practice all year. If we can bring that to the table each week we will continue to get better,” he said.

Aaker added that even in the 95 degree heat at practice the team came with a lot of energy.

The Warriors will take on a new team on Friday when they travel to Mt. Vernon to play Mt. Vernon/Plankinton.  The MVP team is coached by Brent Olson, brother of Winner coaches Trent and Sam Olson.

This will also be an SESD conference game.

Aaker says MVP runs a lot of options and the Warriors will have to stop Jesse Hastings who rushed for 112 yards when MVP defeated Flandreau 48-20.

Cowboys Remain Undefeated

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Colome Cowboys rushed to a 60-6 victory over Gayville-Volin Friday night to remain undefeated for the season.

The No. 2 ranked Cowboys are 4-0.  The game Friday in Gayville ended at the half due to the mercy rule. The Cowboys scored 46 points in the first quarter.

Scoring for Colome were Jackson Kinzer on a 17 yard run, Chase Dufek on a 35 yard run, Kinzer on a 75 yard kickoff return, Layton Thiemanon a 10 yard pass to Calvin Ringing Shield, Dufek on a 70 yard run, Thieman on a 47 yard run, Kinzer on a 36 yard run, Thieman on an 8 yard run.

Two point conversions were scored by Wyatt Cahoy, Kinzer, Dufek

The Cowboys had 372 yards on offense. Dufek picked up 105 yards and Thieman had 73 yards.

The defense was led by Cahoy with 8 tackles, Beau Bertram, 7 and Nash Atteberry, 6.

“We came out ready to play,” said coach Ben Connot. “We got better this week and we need to keep that going,” he said.
The Cowboys will play Alcester/Hudson in Alcester on Friday.

Lady Warriors Second at Big Dakota Meet

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Winner High School volleyball team took second place at the Big Dakota Conference tournament Saturday in Ft. Pierre.

Named to the all tournament team were Alexis Richey, Morgan Hammerbeck and Abby Marts.

In the first match, Winner defeated McLaughlin in two sets 25-6, 25-5.  In the next match, Winner defeated Mobridge-Pollock in two sets 25-21, 25-14.

Winner was in the championship pool with Stanley County and Miller.  Winner defeated Stanley County 25-5 and 25-15.  In the championship match, Miller defeated Winner in 3 sets 23-25, 25-21 and 20-25.

Richey got her 1,000 dig during the Miller match.

The next action for Winner will be Sept. 23 at Tri Valley and Sept. 26 at Todd County.

Volleyball Team Downs Lyman

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Winner volleyball team defeated Lyman in three sets on Sept. 12. The scores were 25-7, 25-13 and 25-12.

Gracie Littau and Abby Marts were 100 percent in serving.

Alexis Richey had 3 ace serves and Littau, 2.

Abby Marts had 17 kills and Morgan Hammerbeck, 12 kills.

Littau had 30 set assists.

Hammerbeck was 100 percent in serve receive and Richey was 90 percent.

Richey had 12 digs and Marts had 11 digs.

Sam Marts had 1 solo block and 1 block assist.

As a team, Winner was 93 percent in serving with 6 ace serves, 38 kills and 34 assists. They were 82 percent in serve receive with 53 digs and 2 blocks.

“We came out ready to play from the start,” said coach Jaime Keiser.

“We did a great job of serving and attacking the ball which kept Lyman out of system. We lost focus in set 2 and 3 and gave Lyman too many unearned points. I was proud to see us battle back and play together as a team and not keep playing at their level. We did a better job of serve receive which has been our weakness,” said Keiser.

High School Softball Team Falls in Two Games

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Winner High School girls softball team lost two games in Pierre on Sunday.

In the first game, Winner lost 15-2 to Dell Rapids.

Kenndal Turnquist was the losing pitcher.  Leading hitters were Emmy Kaiser, Turnquist and Delanie Nelson.

In the second game, Winner lost 10-4 to Aberdeen.

Elisabeth Duffy was the losing pitcher.  Leading hitters were Kaiser, Duffy, Alex Bohnet and Nelson.

Winner will play in Pierre on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 12:30 p.m. as they will play Pierre in a double header.

Lady Warriors Win Big Dakota Meet

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Winner Area girls cross county team took first place in both the Chamberlain Invitational and the Big Dakota Conference Thursday in Chamberlain.

For the girls varsity, Sidda Schuyler took second place. Also placing were Jaclyn Laprath, 6th; Aryn Meiners, 22nd; Melanie Brozik, 28th; Meagan Blare, 41st and Madison Thieman, 45th.

The boys varsity team was led by Kade Watson, 8th followed by Dawson Phillips, 23rd and Wyatt Turnquist, 50th.

In the girls junior varsity race, Katherine Jankauskas placed 16th, Gabriel Kocer, 17th, Nanette Eagle Star, 18th and Joselin Kludt, 39th.

In the junior high boys race, Joseph Laprath placed fifth. Ci Ci Watson placed 9th in the junior high girls race.

Eula Cole, 89

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Eula Pearle (Jenkins) Cole passed away peacefully in her home at Wewela, South Dakota with family around her on Friday morning Sept. 8, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She looked forward to meeting her Savior Jesus Christ and a host of friends and family who have gone on before.

Eula was born on June 28, 1928 to Milton Frederick and Hattie Pearl (Wilson) Jenkins near Ulman, Missouri, the fifth of seven children. Eula married Frank Boyce Cole on Dec. 19, 1943 in her parents home near Brays, Missouri. They moved to Fremont, Nebraska after their marriage and she worked at the Walkers Ammunition Plant where she became an inspector, while Frank worked for the railroad. They then moved to a ranch in Pahapesto Township of Tripp County and one in Todd County near Carter, South Dakota, before Frank bought the Wewela General Store in 1951.

Eula was a hard worker, but also somewhat of a dreamer. She enjoyed planning her gardens, gardening, canning, cooking, hanging clothes out to dry, horseback riding, making children clothes, and embroidering, and quilting in later years. She also loved to read books and study her Bible daily.

Eula was always ready to help in any way she could whether it was haying, milking the cows or other ranch work, working at the Wewela Post Office, Port of Entry, fixing and serving meals, or doing something involving children. She made popsicles, a favorite treat for her grandchildren and their parents, on summer days.

Eula was a 43 year member of the Winner Assembly of God Church. She especially enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many of those years, lovingly known as “Grandma” to all the children she served. She enjoyed music, loved singing, and sang while she worked. The kids loved to hear her sing and yodel, until her voice wouldn’t allow it anymore.

Faith and family were the most important things to Eula. Each of the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were very special to her. She loved sharing about Jesus with them, playing games, and sharing God’s handiwork by pointing out the beautiful displays of the land, sky, and nature that God created as they took walks and visited.

Eula loved life, was very generous and thoughtful, thinking of others first. She hand-made beautiful baby quilts for almost every grandchild and great grandchild. She loved to have family and friends stop in to visit, always offering a cup of coffee and whatever baked goods she had on hand. When the children were young the neighbor kids came home with them after school to get some of her fresh baked bread with butter. This was considered a real treat. You were blessed with a wonderful meal that she would prepare, if you could stay to eat,

Eula will be missed by many. She left us all with a great legacy and a high standard of living. She made an important decision to accept Jesus Christ as her Savior at age 13, and loved the Lord with all her heart, soul, and mind. She deeply loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They knew this because she told them often and demonstrated it with her actions. All who loved and knew her will grieve and miss her, yet will rejoice for we know God rewards those who are faithful. To quote Eula, “I have been truly blessed by the Lord. I have been blessed.”

She is survived by her eight children: Sharon Cole, Karen (Milton) Douglas, and Juanita (Richard) Peterson, all of Wewela; David (Colleen) Cole, Sioux Falls; Richard (Laura) Cole, Colome; Virginia (Brad) Albertz, Humboldt, IA; Colleen Cole, Gayville, SD; and Teresa Stark, Johnstown, CO; 21 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren; her brother, Raymond (Mary) Jenkins, Booneville, MO; sister-in-laws Margaret Jenkins, Jefferson City, MO; Kaye Cole, Winner; Burdine Cole, Marjetta, GA and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Those who preceded her in death were her husband, Frank; her parents, her brothers, Leslie and John; her sisters, Myrtle, Gertrude, and Imogene; and her grandson, Nicholas Albertz.