Warriors Defeat Valentine

Winner High School football team played a competitive game against a tough Valentine, Neb., team Friday night.

The Warriors, rated No. 5 in Class 11B, came away with a 26-20 victory. This improved Winner’s record to 3-1.

We tried to prepare our guys all week to understand the intensity we knew Valentine was going to bring to this game,” said coach Dan Aaker.

We have beaten them 11 straight years and they really wanted us bad.”

The score was tied 14-14 at halftime and Winner played an excellent third quarter to pull away for the win.

The Badgers got on the board first at the end of the first quarter. Jon Keller completed a 59 yard pass to Devon Osnes.

The Warriors countered with a long drive and Trevor Peters scored on a five yard run.

Midway in the second quarter, Valentine scored again giving them a 14-6 lead.

With 1:08 left in the first half, Peters scored on a 7 yard run to tie the game at 14-14.

In the third quarter, Winner scored two touchdowns. Sam Kruger scored on a 3 yard run and Phillip Jorgensen scored o a 30 yard run to give Winner a 26-14 lead.

However, Valentine came back in the fourth quarter and scored to narrow the score.

With 6 minutes left, Winner had a nice drive but fumbled inside the 30-yard line.

The Warriors had 380 total yards and Valentine had 284 yards. Winner had 355 yards rushing.

Leading rusher was Peters with 139 yards followed by Jorgensen with 109, Kruger with 80.

Winner’s defense was led by Shea Connot with 8 tackles, Ethan Vesely, Peters, Preston Norrid, 5 each. Brandon Volmer had 4 tackles.

It is a quality win,” said Aaker. “I saw some resilience in our guys. We did not play very clean as we had 3 turnover and penalties killed us,” said the coach.

For homecoming on Friday, Sept. 21, the Warriors will host the undefeated Mt. Vernon-Plankinton who is rated No. 3 in Class 11B.

Aaker says a big concern will be their junior running back Jessie Hastings. He added MVP has a nice team and will be a good challenge.

The WHS coach noted: “I like playing good teams for homecoming because it forces our guys to understand that they need to bring their best game to the table.”

It is an exciting week with all the homecoming events including the coronation on Thursday night.

We are looking for an exciting week,” said Aaker.

Colome Rolls to Homecoming Victory

No. 3 rated Colome Cowboys rolled to a 68-16 homecoming victory over Gayville-Volin Friday night.

The contest ended in the third quarter due to the mercy rule.

Gayville-Volin put the first points on the board but after that it was all Colome.

Scoring for the Cowboys were Jaikob Week on an 11 yard run, Kinzer on a 75 yard run, Week on a 49 pass from Kinzer, Riley Shippy on a 37 yard run, Michael Supik on a 15 yard run, Layton Thieman on a 73 yard pass from Kinzer, Kinzer on a 40 yard run.

In the third quarter, Shippy had runs of 16 and 46 yards.

The Cowboys had a total of 504 yards.

Kinzer ran for 159 yards and passed for 131 yards.

Wyatt Cahoy had 11 tackles.

We had some players step up and played well,” said coach Ben Connot. He noted that Riley Shippy played well in this game.

The Cowboys, 4-0, will host Alcester-Hudson on Friday.

Volleyball Team Runner-Ups at Big Dakota

Winner Lady Warriors volleyball team took second place in the Big Dakota Conference tournament Saturday in Ft. Pierre.

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

Winner was defeated by Miller in three sets in the championship. The scores were 25-23, 20-25, 19-15.

Addy Root and Maggie LaCompte were 100 percent in serving. Ellie Brozik was 92 percent in serving with two ace serves.

Gracie Littau had one ace serve.

Kalla Bertram had 7 kills and Brozik, 6.

Mackenzie Levi had 16 set assists and Root, 4.

Morgan Hammerbeck had 7 digs and LaCompte, Richey and Levi had 6 digs.

Hammerbeck and Bertram each had a solo block.

For the team, Winner was 90 percent in serving, with 3 ace serves, 21 kills, 21 set assists and 55 digs.

In the first match, Winner defeated Stanley County in two sets—25-13, 25-7.

Brozik and Richey were 100 percent in serving. Brozik had 3 ace serves and Root and Richey 1 ace serve.

Hammerbeck had 11 kills, Marts, 9 kills.

Levi had 15 set assists, Root, 7 set assists.

Richey had 18 digs and Hammerbeck, 9.

As a team, Winner was 88 percent in serving with 5 ace serves, 26 kills, 23 set assists and 45 digs.

Winner beat CEB in 2 sets. The scores were 25-12 and 25-16.

Hammerbeck, Brozik and Littau were 100 percent in serving. Hammerbeck had 7 ace serves and Brozik, 2.

Hammerbeck had 9 kills and Marts, 6.

Levi had 12 set assists and Root, 7.

Hammerbeck had 11 digs and Richey 10 digs. Brozik and Bertram had 1 solo block.

As a team, Winner was 98 percent in serving with 12 ace serves, 21 kills, 19 set assists, 34 digs.

Winner beat Chamberlain in two sets—25-17, 25-5.

Hammerbeck and Bertram were 100 percent in serving. Bertram had 6 aces and Hammerbeck, 5 aces.

Hammerbeck had 4 kills.

Root had 8 set assists and Levi had 3.

Richey had 10 digs and Brozik, 7.

As a team, Winner was 89 percent, 12 aces, 15 kills, 13 set assists and 31 digs.

It was a real up and down day,” said coach Jaime Keiser. We came out ready to play. We did a good job of attacking the ball against Stanley County and Cheyenne-Eagle Butte. We were put in the championship pool and played Chamberlain first. We came out a little flat and made some errors and gave Chamberlain some unearned points. The second set we took care of the little things and did a great job of serving and attacking which kept Chamberlain out of system,” said Keiser.

We had Miller in the championship and we knew they would want revenge after beating them earlier in the season. The first game we had everything clicking and played pretty good. We had all the momentum after winning the first set and took it into the second set. We had the lead with Alexis Richey went down with an injury and it took everything out of us and completely took away our momentum,” said the coach. “We stayed with Miller but just couldn’t completely recover after beating deflated by Alexis’s injury.”

Winner Lady Warriors defeated Lyman in four sets on Sept. 11.

The scores were 25-18, 25-14, 22-25 and 25-21.

The Lady Warriors are rated No. 2 in the Class A poll.

Alexis Richey and Gracie Littau were 100 percent in serving.

Mackenzie Levi had 4 aces and Maggie LaCompte, 3.

Morgan Hammerbeck had 18 kills, Ellie Brozik, 16 kills.

Levi had 23 set assists and Addy Root, 16.

Richey had 30 digs and Hammerbeck, 29.

Kalla Bertram had 3 solo blocks and 1 block assist.

Abby Marts had 1 solo block.

As a team, Winner was 88 percent in serving, 14 ace serves, 48 kills, 43 set assists, 122 digs and 5 blocks.

Lyman was a very scrappy team and they seemed to get over everything we hit at them,” said coach Jaime Keiser.

It was their homecoming week and they came out ready to play. We played flat and had a hard time getting anything going,” said the coach.

It seemed like we were just going through the motions and our minds weren’t in the match. We gave up too many unearned points with serving and attacking errors. I was proud of the girls that came off the bench and played the end of the fourth set. They stepped up and showed a lot of intensity and heart.”

The next action for the volleyball team will be Sept. 22 at Sisseton and Sept. 25 Todd County will be in Winner.

Colome Sweeps Marty

Colome swept Marty in a prep volleyball match on Sept. 10. Set scores were 25-10, 25-14, 25-12.

Makayla Shippy had nine aces and 20 assists. Rayne Hermsen added three aces, five digs, four kills and one block.

Kaydee Heath led the team with 10 kills and five digs.

Saydee Heath finished with six kills while Carleen Burger had 5 kills.

Platte-Geddes defeated Colome 3-1 on Sept. 11. The scores were 25-13, 25-19, 25-27 and 25-22.

Shippy had 28 assists and four digs. Kaydee Heath had 13 kills, eight digs, two blocks and an ace.

Hermsen had six kills and five digs and two aces.

Lady Warriors Place 2nd at Big Dakota


Winner Area girls cross country team took second place in the Big Dakota Conference and Chamberlain Invite on Thursday.

Sidda Schuyler placed 4th. She was followed by Saige Schuyler, 9th; Jaclyn Laprath, 18th; Aryn Meiners, 28th; Meagan Blare, 41st; Melanie Brozik, 59th.

In the varsity boys race, Wyatt Turnquist placed 29th and Joseph Laprath placed 59th.

In the junior varsity girls, Madison Thieman placed 10th; Gabby Kocer, 24th; Katherine Jankauskas, 31st; Trinity Vrbka, 35th.

In the junior high boys, Konner Osborn took 2nd.

The next action for the Winner area team will be Sept 22 at Platte and Sept. 25 at Todd County.

Winner Area girls cross country team won the Lyman Invitational on Saturday.

In the girls varsity, Sidda Schuyler took first. She was followed by Saige Schuyler, 4th; Meagan Blare, 8th; Melanie Brozik, 10th; Aryn Meiners, 14th; Jaclyn Laprath, 20th.

In the varsity boys, Joseph Laprath was 30th.

In the junior varsity girls, Madison Thieman placed 3rd; Gabby Kocer, 8th; Trinity Vrbka, 10th; Katherine Jankauskas, 11th.

Konner Osborn placed 4th in the junior boys division.

Watson Leads Golfers

Parkston won the team title in the Winner boys golf invitational on Sept. 11. Second place went to Mobridge-Pollock and third to Chamberlain.

Gage Watson led the Warriors as he placed 12th.

Nathan Monk placed 32nd.

In the junior varsity, Landon Calhoon placed 4th; Ryder Halligan, 5th and Karson Keiser, 7th.

The Winner boys golfers competed in the Todd County Invitational on Thursday.

Gage Watson shot an 81 and Nathan Monk shot a 101.

Watson placed fifth in the tournament.

In the middle school results, Karson Keiser shot a 47, Ryder Halligan, 48 and Landon Calhoon, 51.

The Winner boys golfers competed in the Todd County Invitational on Thursday.

Gage Watson shot an 81 and Nathan Monk shot a 101.

Watson placed fifth in the tournament.

In the middle school results, Karson Keiser shot a 47, Ryder Halligan, 48 and Landon Calhoon, 51.

William Matousek, 83

William Matousek passed away at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls on Sept. 14, 2018 following complications after a hard fall earlier in the month. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 starting at 10 a.m. at the Carter Gospel Fellowship Church in Carter, South Dakota.

Bill was born in Sioux City on Jan. 26, 1935 to parents William and Louise (McDonald) Matousek. He moved with his parents to Carter, SD the following year where his father engaged in farming and ranching. He attended The Carter Elementary School (1949), Winner High School (1953), and the University of South Dakota (1957). He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army intelligence services in Providence, RI for two years after graduation from USD. Following separation from the military, Bill settled in Boston where he pursued a life of professional diversity and international travel. Part of this time was spent in the Arctic Circle doing research.

Bill returned to South Dakota in 2000 and settled in the Carter and Winner area. He managed his ranch lands and was a great supporter of the Tripp County area. He was also active in supporting the University of South Dakota and took part in local charity fund raising events.

Bill and his brother Bob were both graduates of the University of South Dakota (USD) and the two of them funded many projects, scholarships, and other ventures at the university.

However, their greatest satisfaction came from supporting the USD John T. Vucurevich Children’s Center and its preschool that was named in honor of their parents, Bill and Louise Matousek.

Bill was the epitome of generosity and the betterment of our entire community was extremely important to him. If there was a cause in our community that was in need, Bill was the first to commit to helping in any way he could. Bill was one of the founding board members of the Tripp Co. Community Foundation and served as chairman until 2017. Through the foundation he established the Harold Smith Memorial Scholarship fund to recognize Harold for his years of teaching students at the Winner High School. He also established the William J. Matousek & Marjory E. Calderia Fund to be used for grant making for a variety of community organizations needs in the Tripp County area.

Bill was very proud of his roots in the Tripp County area and especially of his alma mater, WHS! Bill was the 1952 Homecoming Warrior and every year was proud to attend roll call for the class of 1953. Everyone remembers him as the voice of the Tripp County Community Foundation as each year he took liberties with the microphone at roll call to put a plug in for the foundation. In 2017 Bill was humbled and honored to be selected as the WHS Homecoming Parade Marshal.

Bill will be forever remembered as the face of the Red Kettle campaign of the Salvation Army in our area. During the holidays he spent countless hours lining up youth and adult volunteers to ring the Salvation Army bell in town. This was important to him and many hours of his own time were spent ringing the bells. No philanthropic effort was too big or small for him to tackle.

There was no greater supporter of the Tripp County community than Bill. Everything he did, he did quietly, behind the scenes, not looking for self-promotion or fame. He did these things because of his great compassion to help others and high hopes for the future of our community. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends in the Tripp County area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his life-partner Marjory Caldeira (2017), and his younger brother Robert (Bob, 2018). He is survived by his brother Jan of Denver, CO, sister-in-law Colette Clowes Matousek of Tiburon, CA, nephew Peter Matousek & Kristin Unger, niece Kathryn Steinberg, their children, along with numerous cousins.

His family appreciates his faithful neighbors, his friends, his professional associates, and his medical team for the support and encouragement through life and in death. The family ask that you make any donations in his memory to your local church or the charity of your choice — which might include: The Salvation Army, Tripp County Community Foundation – William J. Matousek & Marjory E. Caldeira Fund, PO Box 111, Winner, SD 57580.

Joan Brinckmeyer, 80

Joan Brinckmeyer, 80, of Presho, died Monday, Sept. 10 at Avera Maryhouse in Pierre.

Service will be 1 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Presho United Methodist Church with burial at Presho City Cemetery

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com

Mary “Joan” Brinckmeyer was born in Chamberlain, South Dakota on Oct. 8, 1937 to Vincent “Bink” and Violet (Werner) Snodgrass. Joan was raised in Presho and graduated from Presho High School. Joan and her family also resided in Wood, South Dakota. Joan was employed as a bookkeeper for Farmer Elevator and served as the Lyman County Auditor for 30 years. After retirement, Joan enjoyed many months in Arizona and California.

Joan loved attending the Chicago Cubs spring training and being a member of the “Wild Bunch”, playing cribbage, watching basketball, shopping and most importantly her four legged baby boy Domino. Her children, grandchildren and her extended family were the love of her life and she loved spending time with them. Joan was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Joan was united in marriage to Alvie Uthe in Presho on May 28, 1955. After his death, she met and married Allen D. Brinckmeyer on Sept. 4, 1963 in Ft. Pierre.

Joan is survived by her daughters: Cindy Canaga, Rhonda (Blaine) Drageset, Tammy (Steve) Kokas, Liza Brinckmeyer, (Rod); step children Lynn Brinckmeyer and Jeff Brinckmeyer; daughter-in-law Debby Uthe and by her 10 grandchildren: Derek, Nicole, Justin, Brandi, Brent, Matt, Kelly, James, Wesley and Jessica; her step grandchildren, and her great grandchildren. Joan also leaves her brother, Gary Snodgrass, her sister Linda Goltz, extended family and her many dear friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, “Bink” and Violet Snodgrass, her husbands Alvie Uthe and Allen D. Brinckmeyer, her son Curtis Uthe, son-in-law Patrick Canaga, and great granddaughter Alana. Also preceding her in death was her stepdaughter Melinda Dube and stepson, Max Brinckmeyer.

Marguerite Hutchison, 86

Marguerite Hutchison, 86, of Winner, SD passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center in Winner.

Funeral service were held on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at 10 a.m.. at the Mason Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.

Marge was born Aug. 31, 1932 at home in Hamill SD to Bruce Herman and Minnie (Mundlein) Herman.

After graduating High School in Chamberlain, she was married. From this union Terry Lee was born.

On Aug. 23, 1958 she married her true love, Robert Hutchison. To this union Robyn Elise and Jeffrey James were born. They eventually made their home at the ranch along the White River south of Presho.

Marge enjoyed her life on the ranch tending the cattle and helping put up hay. She always had a very large garden. Marge taught Sunday School many years at the Community Bible Church in Presho and was also active in her local Women’s Bible Study. After moving to Golden Prairie Manor, she still grew tomatoes on her patio every summer and loved to play cards every day.

Mom leaves us with many fond memories and we will always remember the story of when Bob ran over her with the 4-wheeler during calving. Marge leaves a legacy of hard work and the true love she always had for Bob.

Marge is survived by her children, Terry (Nancy), Robyn, and Jeff (Connie); Grandchildren Colin (Kasey),

Brianne, Jesse (Timmi), and Cody (Brooke). Great grandchildren; Caelyn, Claire, and Dashel. One sister Norma Johnson; Sister-in-laws Twila Herman and Lois Warner. Many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Minnie, husband Robert, brother Raymond, brother-in-law Miles and one great granddaughter.

Blaine Kennobie, 79

Blaine Kennobie, 79, of Kennebec, died Saturday, Sept. 8 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Services were held at 2 pm, Friday, Sept. 14 at American Lutheran Church in Kennebec with burial at Kennebec Cemetery.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com

Blaine “Pete” Martin Kenobbie was born on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1939 on his grandfather Henry Cross’s Farm SE of Webb, IA to Bernerd Blaine and Tressie Fern (Cross) Kenobbie

When Blaine was almost a year old his family moved to South Dakota. He started school in a country school house north of Presho. They lived on what was called the Reed Ranch. This is where Blaine developed his love for the South Dakota prairies, which would stay dear to his heart forever.

At the age of 10 his family moved back to Webb, IA where he continued his schooling. Pete loved the outdoors. He enjoyed horseback riding, hunting, ice skating, sledding and skiing. During his school years he was active in church activities, baseball, basketball and FFA.

Later the Kenobbie family bought a farm SE of Greenville, IA. At this time he attended the Greenville-Rossie High School. This is where he met the prettiest girl in school, Beverly Carol Bryan, the love of his life. Blaine and Beverly graduated together in the Class of 1957 as High School Sweethearts.

On June 28, 1959 Blaine and Beverly were united in marriage at the Congregational Church in Sioux Rapids, IA. They were blessed with four children: Randy, Carol, Roger and Roy. While farming and raising livestock, Blaine and Bev lived in Greenville, Gillett Grove, and Webb. In July of 1969 they settled on a farm NW of Laurens, IA. Here they spent the next 17 years raising their family, farming, milking cows and raising livestock. You could say they had an Old McDonalds Farm with almost every animal you can think of.

Blaine’s roots kept calling him back to South Dakota. In the spring of 1986 they made the big move west taking everything – machinery and cattle included. For the next nine years they lived in various places raising cattle. Blaine also worked part time during the winter months at the Chamberlain John Deere, working on equipment.
In 1996 Blaine got his boyhood dream of owning his own land in Lyman County, SD where all you see is prairie and sky. This is where they’ve made their home ever since.

Through the years Blaine has enjoyed playing basketball in high school, square dancing, playing cards, pheasant hunting, riding horses and playing his guitar and singing to his sweetheart Bev. Another favorite pastime was collecting and restoring many old two-cylinder John Deere tractors and implements.

In later years Pete really enjoyed South Dakota history and reminiscing of the cowboy days and life on the range. So his dream of becoming a “West River Cowboy” really did come true. He was truly at home riding the prairies of South Dakota.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 59 years, Beverly; son Randy (Deb) Kenobbie of Laurens, IA; daughter Carol (Scott) Banks of Spencer, IA; son Roger Kenobbie of Kimble, SD; son Roy (Marcia) Kenobbie of Hot Springs, SD; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Joyce (Stan) Garton of Odenville, AL, Carolyn Beasley of Centralia, MO; two brothers Dan Kenobbie of Newnan, GA and Lyle (Linda) Kenobbie of Greenville, IA, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Blaine was preceded in death by his parents Bernerd and Tressie; his in-laws Wesley and Margaret Bryan; sister Betty Lou Kenobbie; daughter-in-law Tammy Kenobbie; two sisters-in-law: Karen Kenobbie and Judy Kenobbie; two brothers-in-law: Don Bryan and Ray Beasley; niece Valerie Wilson and grandson-in-law Cole Buchholz.