Playing the Warrior way

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Brady Fritz puts up a shot for Winner in Friday’s game with McLaughlin. Fritz scored 38 points in the game.

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

Brady Fritz is enjoying a breakout season.

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Lady Warriors primed to repeat

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Bella Swedlund drives to the basket in Friday’s game with Mclaughlin. Swedlund scored 22 points in Winner’s victory.

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

There aren’t many dominant teams like the Winner Lady Warriors basketball team.

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Warriors win five straight

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Oscar Pravecek looks for an opening in the game with McLaughlin on Friday. The Warriors won the game 78-73.

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

The Winner Warriors basketball team couldn’t be happier with how they picked up key wins against St. Francis Indian, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, and McLaughlin last week.

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Cowgirls lose two

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Lanie Bolton comes away with a steal against North Central in the Colome Cowgirls 68-24 loss at home on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

By Colton Hall
Staff writer

It’s tough when a team is missing two of it’s better players.

It’s even tougher when that team is going against a team that doesn’t seem to have many weaknesses.

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Lady Warriors on a roll

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Kelsey Sachtjen eyes the basket in the game with Cheyenne-Eagle Butte. Sachtjen scored 4 points in Winner’s victory.

Winner girls basketball team scored its 40th consecutive victory Friday in Winner as they took on McLaughlin.

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Late surges stifle Cowboys

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Michael Supik puts up a shot against North Central at home on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

Colome vs. North Central

This was a close game that the Colome Cowboys just couldn’t close out when it mattered.

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Wrestlers win tournament

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Winner Area wrestling team took first place at the Huron Invitational on Saturday. The Warriors had four champions. The next action for Winner will be the regional tournament Feb. 22 in Winner.

Winner Area wrestling team continues to improve as it won first place at the Huron Invitational on Saturday.

The Warriors took first place with 236 points. Aberdeen Central took second with 166.5 points.

The four champions from Winner were Kaden Keiser, Riley Orel, Trevor Peters and Sam Kruger.

Also placing for Winner were Karson Keiser, Joey Cole and Achilles Willuweit who all took second.

The Warriors had seven wrestlers in the championship.

Placing third were Kaleb Osborn, Aaron Gilchrist . Charley Pravecek and Jude Sargent both took fourth with Cailob Week taking sixth.

In the championship match at 126 pounds. Kaden Keiser won by major decision 22-8 over Eli Fischer of Milbank.

Riley Orel, 138, won in the ultimate tie breaker 7-3 over Keegan Haider of Wolsey/Wessington.

Trevor Peters, 152, pinned Carter Grohs, Wosley/Wessington, in 35 seconds.
Sam Kruger, 160, won the championship with a medical forfeit over Colby Mennis, Madison.

Karson Keiser wrestling at 106 pounds was pinned in 5:09 by Moses Gross, Huron, in the championship.

Cole, 170, was defeated by tech fall in the championship by Tyson Lien, Huron.

Willuweit was defeated 1-0 by Micah DeBoer of Bon Homme/Scotland in the championship at 285 pounds.

Winner Area wrestlers who were also in action Saturday in Huron but did not place are: Adam Bohnet, Owen Duffy, Stetson Shelbourn.

The next action for the wrestlers will be the regional tournament which will be held in Winner on Saturday, Feb. 22 starting at 10 a.m. The top four wrestlers in each weight class will qualify for the state tournament which is the next weekend in Sioux Falls.

Celebrating FFA week

The 93 chapters that make up the South Dakota FFA (SD FFA) will celebrate National FFA Week February 22-29th, 2020. National FFA Week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future.

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