Golfers Place 2nd at Regional; Compete at State

Winner Area girls golf team took second place at the Region 3A tournament in Mitchell on May 29.

Winner Area had a team score of 401.

Winner’s Ronae Klein was the medalist as she beat Parkston’s Tylee Neugebauer by one stroke. They were tied at 43 after nine holes and each had scores of 83 heading into the hole No. 18. Klein recorded five strokes on the final hole to win and had a score of 88. Neugebauer had a score of 89.

Also placing for Winner Area were Addy Root, 8th; Rylee Root, 10th; Sam Marts, 18th; Cheyenne Dougherty, 21st.

All members of the Winner Area team competed at the state meet which started June 4 in Dell Rapids.


Basketball Camp Winners Named

There was a nice turnout for the Warrior basketball camp held May 30-31.

There were 25 boys and 24 girls entering 8th to 12th grade at the camp.

NBA boys division

Brandon Volmer, regular season free throw champ, one on one champion

Brady Fritz—regular season free throw runner up, tournament free throw champion and hot shot champion

Joren Bruun—one one one runner up

Kameron Meiners—Hot shot runner up
College boys division

Jackson Vesely—regular season free throw champion

Fred Whiting—one on one champion

Elijah Peterson—one on one runner up

Evan Farner—Regular season free throw runner up

Kolbie Osborn—Hot shot champion, tournament free throw champion

Blake Volmer—hot shot runner up

NBA girls division

Kalla Bertram—regular season free throw champion, one on one runner up

Bella Swedlund—Regular season free throw runner up, one on one champion and hot shot runner up

Madison Thieman—Hot shot champion

Madi Kerner—Tournament free throw champion

College division girls

Kelbi Meiners—regular season free throw champ

Shannon Calhoon—Regular season free throw runner up, hot shot champion, tournament free throw champion

Jenna Hammerbeck—one on one champion

Josey Kludt—one on one runner up

Mackenzie Levi—hot shot runner up


Legion Falls to Parkston

Winner/Colome Legion baseball team was defeated by Parkston 10-4 Sunday.

Leading hitters were Ty Bolton and Riley Calhoon with 2 singles, Jackson Kinzer, Dalton Baker, Calvin Ringing Shield with a single.

Pitching were Carter Brickman threw 1 2/3 innings giving up 10 runs, 5 hits, 3 walks and 1 strikeout.

Levi McClanahan pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up no runs and no hits, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Ty Bolton pitched one scoreless inning.

We had a pretty ugly second inning with a couple of errors and some missed calls that were the difference in the game,” said coach Drew Weber. “I thought Levi threw really well in relief and we hit the ball hard. It was nice to get some action for the kids that did not play club baseball and we were also able to move some kids around playing some new positions,” said Weber.

Jr. Legion Opens Season with Victory

The Winner Junior Legion team opened the season with a 4-0 victory over the Mission Legion last Wednesday at Leahy Bowl.

Behind solid performances by four different pitchers Winner came away with the victory.

Kameron Meiners started on the mound and struck out three 3 batters in two innings. He was followed by Evan Farner, Aaron Gilchrist and Jacob Beckers, all who combined to shutout Mission while allowing just one hit.

At the plate, Winner was led by Joren Bruun who went 2-2 with 2 walks and an inside the park home run. Colby Kaiser drove in two runs in the second inning with a double that bounced over the third baseman’s head.

Winner had scoring threats going in almost every inning but left 10 runners on base.

The Winner Junior Legion team is coached by Kory Foss and Ben Connot.

The Winner Junior Legion (16U) tournament will be held at Leahy Bowl on June 9-10.

The schedule of the games on Saturday are:

10 a.m.—Stanley County vs. Winner

Noon—Platte vs. Gregory

2 p.m.—Parkston vs. Stanley County

4 p.m.—Onida vs. Platte

6 p.m.—Parkston vs. Winner

8 p.m.—Onida vs. Gregory

The schedule for Sunday includes:

Noon—No. 3 seed from each pool

2—No. 2 seed from each pool

4 p.m.—No. 1 seed from each pool

Pool A includes: Parkston, Stanley Co and Winner

Pool B includes: Gregory, Onida and Platte

Jr Teeners Fall to Platte

The Winner Junior Teeners (14 U) team were defeated by Platte 15-1 on Saturday.

Winner took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Ethan Bartels’ single scored Aiden Barfuss and proved to be the only run of the game for Winner.

Winner collected four hits for the day. Owen Duffy had a double and Winner got singles from Austin Wheadon, Bartels and Barfuss.

Coach Scott Hannon said Winner pitchers struggled finding the strike zone giving up 17 walks while Platte only issued one free pass for the day.

Pheasants Defeat Mt. Vernon

The Winner/Colome Pheasants defeated Mount Vernon 10-5 in a Sunshine League amateur game on Sunday.

Zach Harter finished 3-5 drove in four runs and belted a home run. Drew DeMers had two RBIs. Lakin Neugebauer, Reed Harter, Austin Calhoon, Geno Katz and Tarrell Bauld each had a hit.

Kelly O’Bryan earned the win. He gave up two hits and struck out nine batters.

Winner-Colome amateur baseball team defeated Platte-Geddes 14-4 at Leahy Bowl in Winner on Thursday night.

The Pheasants scored four runs in the first two innings before a huge seven run fifth inning.

Derek Graesser went 3-4 with a pair of runs and RBIs and Tarrell Bauld went 3-4 with two RBIs and three runs for the Pheasants. Reed Harter, Austin Richey, Geno Katz each had two hits. Austin Calhoon hit the only home run.

Connor Hopkins pitched the seven innings striking out 11 batters to earn the win.

Winner/Colome will host Alexandria Angels on Thursday at Leahy Bowl. The game will start at 8 p.m.

New Colome Track Records Set

Haley Krumpus of Colome set new school records in the 100 and 200 at the state track meet in Rapid City.

She was 5th in the 100, 4th in the 200 and 8th in the triple jump.

Saydee Heath was 12th in the long jump.

The 4×100 relay placed 10th and the runners were Matrix Noteboom, Baylie Hoffine, Saydee Heath and Haley Krumpus.

Winner/Colome Falls in State Tournament

Lennox defeated Winner/Colome high school baseball team in the state tournament on May 28 in Sioux Falls.

Winner/Colome had one hit as Lennox’s Brock Anderson struck out 11 batters.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Royals loaded the bases with two outs but were not able to score the runners.

This was obviously a little disappointing way to end another spectacular season,” said coach Drew Weber.

Lennox’s pitcher threw a fantastic game and we had some chances but sometimes that’s just how it goes,” added the coach.

Ty Bolton started pitching for Winner/Colome as he threw 4 2/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts.

Jackson Kinzer pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up no runs on 2 hits, 2 walks.

Bolton had the lone single for Winner/Colome.

Weber said Jackson and Ty threw a great game. “We made some big plays behind them in the field but could never get in a groove at the plate.”

Weber says it is going to be hard to replace the seven seniors—Riley Calhoon, Carter Brickman, Dalton Baker, Levi McClanahan, Nick Lantz, Jeremiah Yeaman and Ty Bolton.

They have won so many games over the past four years and have been the key part of the success we have had,” said Weber.

He added: “The future is bright with 10 lettermen coming back and some good, young talent coming up. We may not have won it all this year like we had hoped but our kids have shown that we have one of the top baseball programs in the state,” said Weber.

Winner/Colome finished the season with a record of 13-1. They were the only undefeated team in the state tournament.

Phyllis Catherine (Lane) Marts, 82

Phyllis Catherine (Lane) Marts, age 82 of Bonesteel, SD, gained a heavenly home on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 at the Burke Community Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held on June 1 at the Bonesteel City Hall at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Annie Henninger officiating. Burial was in the Rosebud Cemetery of Bonesteel.

Phyllis was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 19, 1935 to Walter and Marie Lane with 4 brothers and a sister.

After getting the name of an active Air Force member from her neighborhood friend, Phyllis wrote letters back and forth to Ralph Marts for 2 years. They met and were later married Nov. 19, 1955. They also shared June 19 as their birthday. Phyllis left electricity and indoor plumbing at her Ohio home to find a home on the prairie without these necessities! They raised 7 children; 5 boys and 2 girls, on the family ranch north of Bonesteel. She enjoyed attending her kids and grandkids school activities, excelled at league bowling, was an avid card player and always enjoyed a good baseball game or western movie.

She loved to crochet pot holders as gifts for all she met. She took great care in choosing their favorite choice of colors. Many were mascot colors for her college bound grandchildren and their friends. Any gifts she received were deeply cherished, loved, and displayed. She attended many Cincinnati Reds baseball games and acquired several autographs from players (George Foster, Pete Rose) and manager (Sparky Anderson). She was a dedicated “Reds” fan.

Phyllis was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church and The Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She held many offices at both the local and state levels and enjoyed many lasting friendships.

She worked as postmaster relief for the USPS for a number of years before retirement.

Two short months ago, March 2018, Phyllis was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and began chemo treatments with the hope of a cure. She was surrounded by loved ones as she passed away suddenly from a cardio-pulmonary event.

Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph of 38 years of marriage, her father, Walter, her mother Marie, her brother, Allen (Marlys), and sister, Laura Maher (Walter).

Phyllis is survived by her 3 brothers: Walter (Patricia), Thomas (Mary Ann), Gregory (Beverly) Lane; 7 children: Lee (Beverly) Marts, Troy, Ohio; Dr. Pamela (Jerry) Moore, Artesian, SD; Cliff (Brenda) Marts, Ignacio, Colorado; Edwin (Dr. Teresa) Marts, Winner, SD; Mary (David) Jones, Burke, SD; David Marts, Bonesteel, SD and friend (Carey); Glen (Lisa) Marts, Canton, Georgia; 22 grand children: Bret (Vanessa) Marts; Rachelle and Dillon Moore; Tiffany, Janelle, Erin, Richard, Kelly, Ryan (Tessa) and Reed Marts; Trevor and Travis Hickens; Samantha and Abigail Marts; Suzanne (Joel) Jones Pranger, Lindsey (Joseph) McCarthy and Jordan Jones; Kelsi (Bryan) Fuentes, Derik (Bianca) and Karli Marts; Talen and Teegan Marts; 8 great grandchildren: Isla, Isaac, Kaelyn, Reagan, Emily, Felicity, Colton and Veyron “Rad.”


Coyotes Nab Second-Straight Showdown Series

The South Dakota Coyotes have topped the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 14-13 to win the annual South Dakota Showdown Series presented by South Dakota Corn for the third time in the last four years. The official announcement was made Wednesday by South Dakota Corn Utilization Council officials.

The South Dakota Showdown Series is a point-based athletic and academic competition between the two in-state university rivals.

The Yotes outscored the Jacks 11-10 in athletic competitions for the second-straight year to keep the traveling trophy in Vermillion. Those points were decided by head-to-head competitions and Summit League Championship finishes in 17 men’s and women’s sports. Both programs scored the maximum three points allotted for academic achievement by compiling a student-athlete grade-point average above 3.0.

“I am so proud of all our student-athletes and coaches and happy for Coyote fans,” said University of South Dakota Director of Athletics David Herbster. “Maybe more impressive than that is how our schools have played a part in helping the South Dakota Corn Council and Feeding South Dakota generate $70,000 to feed those in need. That’s teamwork and the biggest win.”

Feeding South Dakota, the Series’ philanthropic partner, will be able to provide 280,000 meals for adults and children throughout the state because of the $70,000 generous donation from South Dakota Corn. Funds were raised throughout the year at a variety of activities, including the “Get Off the Bench” campaign. Now in its second year, the campaign took place at USD-SDSU rivalry games during the 2017-18 season where fans were encouraged to support the overall goal to provide funding in the state’s fight against hunger.

“Through this continuing partnership with Feeding South Dakota, our state’s farmers are making a commitment to provide hundreds of thousands of nourishing meals to individuals and families who are less fortunate,” said South Dakota Corn’s Teddi Mueller. “The Showdown Series and other events throughout the year raise awareness of the state’s needs and generate a substantial amount of money to ensure South Dakotans do not go hungry. We are all partners in this meaningful cause.”

Fans can visit,, or to track progress and see point totals. Spearheading the initiative between the athletic departments and South Dakota Corn are Coyote Sports Properties and Jackrabbit Sports Properties, the multimedia rights holders for USD athletics and SDSU athletics, respectively. Both are properties of Learfield, which manages multimedia rights for nearly 130 collegiate properties around the country.

A breakdown of the scoring follows:

South Dakota (14)
3 – cumulative GPA above 3.0
2 – volleyball sweeps Summit series 2-0
2 – women’s basketball sweeps Summit series 2-0
1 – women’s cross country
1 – men’s basketball splits Summit series 1-1
1 – men’s swimming and diving
1 – women’s indoor track and field
1 – women’s tennis
1 – men’s golf
1 – women’s outdoor track and field

South Dakota State (13)
3 – cumulative GPA above 3.0
2 – football
1 – women’s soccer
1 – men’s cross country
1 – women’s swimming and diving
1 – men’s basketball splits Summit series 1-1
1 – men’s indoor track and field
1 – softball wins Summit series 2-1
1 – women’s golf
1 – men’s outdoor track and field

Showdown Series History
2013 – SDSU wins 14-13
2014 – SDSU wins 18-9
2015 – USD wins 14-13
2016 – SDSU wins 16-11
2017 – USD wins 14-13
2018 – USD wins 14-13