Trevor Peters rushed for 156 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns in Winner High School’s 44-6 win in the season opener at home against the Stanley County Buffaloes at Warrior Field on Friday night.
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That’s how close the Corsica/Stickney Cougars came to souring head coach Gene Bertram’s debut. Luckily for Bertram, his Cowboy’s defense held strong to escape with a 22-18 week one win in the Cowboys home opener at Fetzer Field on Friday night.
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Reed Harter of the Winner/Colome Pheasants won the Tony Adams hustle award at the state amateur baseball tournament.
By Colton Hall Staff Writer
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
It’s a common saying.
The saying talks about the fact that when a talented player of a sport doesn’t work hard, then another player of lesser talent can replace him solely based on hard work.
Becoming complaicent doesn’t make good athletes great. It hinders them.
Luckily for a guy like Reed Harter, he seems to have both qualities in that he’s a hard worker and talented.
Harter, a key component of the Winner/Colome Pheasants, took home the Tony Adams Hustle Award in the Class B state amateur tournament which was held from Aug. 7 until Aug. 18.
The Pheasants would go all the way to the semi-finals before falling to Alexandria, 7-3.
“It was a good tournament,” Harter said of his team’s performance at state. “The First game was little closer than we wanted it to be, but we were able to get it done. The second game JJ threw really good, and we made play when we had to. Came out in Plankinton, our bats got hot, and we were able to pull away.”
“The last game against Alexandria was the intense game I’ve been in. I’ve been in over 70 games playing college and amateur ball this summer, and that was a game where the pressure mounted.”
Becoming a good player and a great player doesn’t come without sacrifice and hard work. All qualities that Harter continues to exude.
Winning the award was only a representation of the Reed Harter that comes in day in and day out.
“That’s the way I play,” Harter said. “I go hard all the time. I don’t know anything different. It’s an honor to get that award. I’m hoping to continue to play hard and continue to play until I can’t walk anymore.”
Harter, a senior at Dakota Wesleyan University, heads into his final season. Amateur baseball only seemed to help Harter who looks forward to improving off a junior season in which he lead the Tigers with 35 RBIs.
“It was a great summer,” Harter said. “I was able to swing the bat well all summer long, and I think that it set me up for my senior year. I was able to be on a high the whole summer because I was able to swing the bat well. I’m excited for my senior season.”