Golden Oldies defeat Purple

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Playing in the 26th annual Warrior Alumni game are in front from left Shea Connot, Ben Connot, Brett Gardner and Devon Koskan. In back from left are Blake Day, Jerry Long Crow, Tyler Kucera and Blake Tideman.

The Golden Oldies defeated the Young Purple team 62-40 in the 26th annual Warrior Alumni game on Dec. 23.

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Warriors fall to Sully Buttes

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

Sometimes you just have to hand it to the other team.

The Winner Warriors boys basketball team couldn’t take down Sully Buttes on the road in a close knit 45-39 loss on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Nick Wittler of Sully Buttes, one of the best players in the state, posed a problem to the Warriors early and often. Wittler gouged Winner for 26 points.

The Warriors, who had a cold overall shooting night, out-rebounded, had more steals, and played at least comparable if not better defense than Sully Buttes. However, it came down to putting the ball in the basket.

Winner (2-1) was led by Joren Bruun who scored a team-high 18 points. Brady Fritz added 14 points as well as seven rebounds. Kameron Meiners also grabbed seven rebounds for the Warriors.

Sully Buttes 45
Winner 39
Non-Conference at Sully Buttes.

Sully Buttes;13;10;18;4 — 45
Winner;8;9;10;12 — 39

WINNER (2-1): Joren Bruun 18, Brady Fritz 14, Oscar Pravecek 3, Phillip Jorgensen 2, Fred Whiting 2. Totals 13-43 8-11 39.

SULLY Buttes (1-1): Nick Wittler 26, Grant Johnson 8, Jett Lamb 4, Jack Darling 4, Quinn Jordre 3. Totals 19-46 0-5 45.

3-pt FG — WIN 5 (Bruun 4, Fritz 1); SB 7 (Wittler 4, Johnson 2, Jordre 1). Fouls — WIN 12; HOM 14. Fouled out — None. Rebounds — WIN 33 (Fritz, Meiners-7); SB 26 (Lamb, Jordre- 6). Assists — WIN 8 (Bruun, Fritz, Meiners-2; SB 7 (Wittler 3) Turnovers — WIN 14; SB 12. Steals — WIN 8 (Bruun 3); SB 6 (Wittler 3). Blocks — WIN 2 (Fritz 2); SB 2 (Wittler, Lamb-1).

Cowboys bounce back

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Jacob Beckers drives past a Cody-Kilgore defender in the Cowboys 58-47 win on Saturday, Dec. 21. Also pictured is Nathaniel Hansen.

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

There’s no feeling like winning.

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Students learn about farm safety

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Tripp County Sheriff Shawn Pettit shows Winner 4th graders some items during a presentation on drug awareness during an ag safety day.

By Dan Bechtold

Learning to be safe on a farm is important for everyone—not just for kids raised on a farm.

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Eugene Borland, 71

Eugene Lee Borland (Mr. B), age 71 of Tyndall, SD, died Dec. 22, 2019 at University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Tyndall, SD. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church with a luncheon to follow. Burial services were held in Colome, SD at the Colome Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. There was also be a light lunch to follow at the Colome Legion.

Eugene (Gene) Lee Borland was born Jan. 20, 1948 to Ervin and Edna (DeMers) Borland in Gregory, SD. As a child Gene helped on the family farm and driving tractor at the age of five. He graduated from Colome High School in 1966. He then attended Springfield Southern State College and graduated with a bachelor of science in education in 1970 and began teaching in Tyndall until his retirement in 2003.

Gene married Pauline Minahan Nov. 28, 1970 in Geddes, SD. To this union two children were born, daughter Sherri Borland and son Christopher Borland.

Family vacations were very important to Gene. Trips included travels to the Black Hills, Colorado and Glacier National Park in Montana’s Rocky Mountains. The whole family enjoyed the outdoors.

Gene loved fishing and shared that love with his grandchildren by taking them fishing many times over the years. Gene’s love for teaching has inspired thousands of students throughout his 33 years of teaching. Gene also had a love of the weather. He was an avid storm chaser, getting hailed on many times in his adventures. He also enjoyed many trips to Ft. Randall Casino for the entertainment, food and fun.
Gene’s love for his parent’s family farm continued as he would return to lend a hand during summer vacation from school.

Gene is survived by his children Chris (Michelle) Borland of Sioux Falls, SD, Sherri Borland of Lennox, SD; four grandchildren Melissa (Trinity), Mathew, Joey (Phyllis), Arianna and his best friend Mark.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and sister Diane.

A memorial has been established with Bon Homme Knights of Columbus Council #4002.

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