Four named all tourney

Four members of the Winner/Colome Pheasants baseball team have been named to the all tournament team. The announcement was made by the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association.

Chosen from the Pheasants are Dillon Lambley, Chandler Bakley, Derek Graesser and Luke Bamberg, a pickup player from Corsica-Stickney.

Kelly O’Bryan of the Colome Chaos was a pickup player for Kimball-White Lake and was named to the all tourney team.

Ranch bronc, bull riding set

Winner Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a ranch bronc & bull riding on Sept. 3 at the Tripp County rodeo grounds.

The Calcutta will start at 7 p.m. and rodeo action will start at 7:30 p.m.

The stock contractor is Sutton Rodeo.

The announcer will be Jared Salgler and the clown will be Allan Dessel.

An added feature will be a calf scramble for kids ages 8-15.

Riders are to call 605-381-4251.

There will be an added purse of $2,500 in the ranch bronc ride and $2,500 in bull riding.

This event is all part of the Labor Day celebration in Winner.

Cross country team opens season Friday

The Winner Area cross country team will open the season at the Winner Invitational on Aug. 26. The meet will be held at the Winner Country Club.

The returning lettermen for the boys are Joseph Laprath, Chaz Blotzky, Hayden McMurtrey

The only letterwinner for the girls is Melanie Brozik.

Making up the boys team will be Joseph Laprath, Hayden McMurtrey, Chaz Blotsky, Donny De’Sersa, Matthew Calhoon and Taitin Ringing Shield.

The two Colome runners on the team are Laprath and Ringing Shield.

Brozik is the lone varsity runner for the girls. Middle school runners include Avery Manke and Cameron Olson.

The runners who graduated are Sidda Schuyler, Kade Watson and Kylar Meek.

The boys team qualified for state last year and coach Jayd Schuyler says they will be competitive again this year. “I look for a competitive boys team. Our goal is to win the regional and qualify for state,” said Schuyler.

The coach said Brozik’s goal is to qualify for state on her own.

The team has been holding practice twice a day running in the morning and late afternoon.

Assistant coach is Reagan Nielsen.

The cross country schedule includes:

Aug. 26—Winner Invitational

Aug. 30—at McCook Central

Sept. 6—at Scotland

Sept. 15—at Chamberlain (Big Dakota meet)

Sept. 17—at Lyman

Sept. 24—at Platte-Geddes

Sept. 27—at Todd County

Sept. 29—at Burke

Oct. 3—at MVP

Oct. 13—Regional in Chamberlain

Oct. 22—State at Huron

Cowgirls open on the road

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The returning letterwinners on the Colome volleyball team are in front from left Westlie Cahoy, Ashlyn Hoffine, Jordyn Ring and Landi Krumpus. In back from left are Maura Luedke, Toree Ringing Shield and Devan Dougherty.

The Colome girls volleyball team opened the season yesterday (Aug. 23) when they traveled to Armour to play TDA.

The returning letterwinners are Westlie Cahoy, Ashlyn Hoffine, Jordyn Ring, Landi Krumpus, Maura Luedke, Toree Ringing Shield and Devan Dougherty.

Others on the team are Sophie Hofeldt, Libbie Petersek, Emma Vandenbark, Shayleena Kingsley, Shanna Connot, Kalene Preslicka, Aspyn McKenzie, Raylynn Dehing, Raelynn Kingsley, Leticia DeNoyer, Emme Nelson, Keasha Kartak, Gracie Rohde and Savanah O’Bryan.

Taylor Hrabanek is the new head coach for the Cowgirls. She graduated from Colome High School in 2016 and played volleyball all four years.

The coach explained the team has been doing a lot of team building exercises and working on communication. “Now we are starting to work on rotation and get on the court to get playing time in,” she said.

Hrabanek says the girls are excited and she is excited for them. “Their enthusiasm is pretty high and they want to go far in the region.”

There are seven seniors and Hrabanek says they are the leaders. “I have some juniors who are right are right up there with them,” said Hrabanek.,

“I am excited to see where we go.”

The seniors are Devan Dougherty, Sophie Hofeldt, Ashlyn Hoffine, Landi Krumpus, Libbie Petersek, Jordyn Ring, Toree Ringing Shield.

The team only lost 2 seniors—Kasie Leighton, Katie Welker.

The assistant coach is Casey Shippy.

The Colome volleyball schedule includes:

Aug. 23—at Tripp, Delmont, Armour

Au g. 25—at Burke

Aug. 30—Crow Creek, home

Sept. 1—at Platte-Geddes

Sept. 3—Gregory Tourney

Sept. 6—Lyman, home

Sept. 12—Marty, Home

Sept. 19—St. Francis, home

Sept. 22—at Avon

Sept. 24—Wessington Springs tourney

Sept. 27—at ACDC

Oct. 1—Great Plains Conference tourney at Lake Andes

Oct. 6—at Stanley Co.

Oct. 11—at Gregory

Oct. 13—White River, home

Oct. 15—Thunder Nation tourney

Oct. 18—Jones Co., home

Oct. 21—Centerville, home

Oct. 24—at Kimball/White Lake

Oct. 25—at Corsica-Stickney

Oct. 31-Nov. 1,3—Regions

Nov. 8—Sodak 16

Nov. 17-19—State

12 lettermen on dance team

Twelve lettermen will return for the Winner competitive dance team.

The Lady Warriors will open the season Aug. 27 at the Gregory Invitational.

The returning letterwinners are Chloe Taggart, Amanda Edwards, Lena DeMers, Amanda Blare, Kendyl Bachmann, Emily Sachtjen, Bailey Fairbanks, Addi Heenan, Suchi Chaudhari Josey Kludt, Leah Wiechelman and Trista Kierstead.

Coach Sarah Taggart says there will be 12 girls doing hip hop and 9 pom.

There are five seniors—Kendyl Bachmann, Josey Kludt, Trista Kierstead, Amanda Blare, Leah Wiechelman.

The team lost two girls who graduated—Marissa Meiners, Adrienne Lewis.

This year the girls had a different choreographer. Summer Dance Connection of Sioux Falls provided the training. They came to Winner this summer for a 2.5 day camp.

Taggart said the girls have a good start to the season. “We are looking forward to a much higher score in pom because of the increased difficulty of the turns the girls learned at camp,” explained the coach.

Last year, Winner placed third in hip hop and were only 4.5 points away from first place.

The team took 5th in pom.

The home meet for Winner will be Sept. 10. The state meet will be in Watertown.

Taggart said the end of January she will start a middle school dance group.

Related to dance there will be a Warriorette dance camp for students K-5th grade. This will be Sept. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.

Then the girls will perform at the halftime of Winner and Lead-Deadwood football game on Sept. 17. This dance camp and football game are on a Saturday.

The dance schedule includes:

Aug.27—Gregory Invitational

Sept. 3—Pierre Spirit Invite

Sept. 10—Winner Invitational

Oct. 1—Roosevelt Invite at the Pentagon

Oct. 8—Mitchell Invite

Oct. 10—Faulkton Invite

Oct. 21—State at Watertown

Volleyball excited for the season

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Returning letterwinners for the Winner volleyball team are in from from left Lexi Klein, Aleya Miller and Cora Moss. In back from left are Keelie Kuil, Ava Craven, Karlee Brozik and Kelbi Meiners.

The Winner volleyball team is excited for the start of a new season.

The Lady Warriors had their first match Aug. 23 when they traveled to Bon Homme.

There are 27 girls on the team with two seniors—Aleya Miller and Kelbi Meiners.

There are seven lettermen on the team. The letterwinners are Lexie Klein, Aleya Miller, Cora Moss, Keelie Kuil, Ava Craven, Karlee Brozik and Kelbi Meiners.

The team’s record from last year was 18 wins, 14 losses.

Coach Jamie Keiser says the team will be different than in past years. “For several years we have been a power house in hitting. This year we do not have the hitters. We have some younger girls that are getting there. We are going to have to be more strategic and find holes,” she said.

The coach added the team will have to find ways to score points.

Keiser says the Lady Warriors have options to move players around. She said Meiners can play various positions She can play outside, right side, back row at times when she is needed. Meiners is also a good server.

Keiser said Ashlyn McPhee is doing a good job. Klein and Moss will be doing the setting.

The Lady Warriors are going to do what fits them best. They will do what is needed to get the most kills and the most points. “It might take some tweeking to find out where we need to be,” said Keiser.

The Lady Warriors have a tough schedule. The will play a lot of teams that are ranked.

Keiser feels Belle Fourche will be a team in Class A that can do some damage. “They are young and last year really impressed me when we played them,” said Keiser.

The coach said she is really looking forward to this year. She said the girls are willing to try anything and have a good attitude. “They hustle nonstop. It is just fun and everyone gives a lot of effort.”

Jenna Phillips will be the assistant coach.

The volleyball schedule includes:

Aug. 23—at Bon Homme

Aug. 25—at Miller

Aug. 30—Burke, home

Sept. 1—at Valentine

Sept. 8—Belle Fourche, home

Sept. 13—at Lyman

Sept. 15—Kimball/White Lake, home Sept. 17—Big Dakota Conference, Stanley Co.

Sept. 20—Parkston, home

Sept. 24—Pentagon tournament

Sept. 26—At White River

Sept. 27—Todd County, home

Sept. 29—Mount Vernon/Plankinton, home

Oct. 1—at Mobridge/Pollock

Oct. 4—at Gregory

Oct.11—at Chamberlain

Oct. 13—Corsica/Stickney, home

Oct. 18—Wagner, home

Oct.22—SESD conference in Winner

Oct. 24—Platte-Geddes, home

Babe Haskell, 90

Babe Haskell, 90, of Winner, SD passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 at 11 a.m.  at the Christ Lutheran Church in Winner, SD. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery. Visitation was be held on Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, 2022 from 6-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Christ Lutheran Church in Winner, SD. Funeral services will be live streamed through the Mason Funeral Home Facebook page:

 Babe Haskell born Feb. 14, 1932 joined her parents Clarence and Marcia Davenport, Wes her husband, two sisters and their spouses Velva (Warren) Sanborn, Lucille (Hienie) Schnabel, sister-in-law Irene (Frenchie) Letourneau, brother-in-law’s, Lloyd (Hap) Haskell and Lester (Helen) Haskell in heaven on Aug. 19, 2022.

 Left to carry on the family traditions are their children and their spouses; LaVonne (Steve) Grill, Marcia (Pat) Newton, Gary (Vicky) Haskell, and Jerry (Cindy) Haskell. Also, her grandchildren Kelli (Mark) Easter, Ryan (Jody R) Haskell, Chad (Angel) Haskell, Kody Olthoff, Renee Trompke, Charlie (Mandy) Haskell, Luke (Erica) Haskell, Tye (Carrie) Haskell, and last but not least Wesley (Julius T) Haskell.

 Babe was blessed with 14 great grandchildren, each one put twinkles in her eyes. Gus, Ethan, Carter, Avery, Henry, McKenna, Emerson, Everett, Marly, Taylor, Cooper, Ira, Tru, and Leo, plus one on the way.

 She kept tabs on several nieces and nephews, as well, had frequent conversations to catch up on each one’s lives. Her cell phone was a life saver for her.

Babe’s family was her pride and joy. She always had information to share just about with anyone she came in contact with. They became enjoyment for many. She gave and received a lot of love and was blessed and grateful for each and every one. Her heart was big and she was happiest when they were present, received a phone call, text, or a new picture from them. She rarely missed anyone’s birthday by sending a card with a little money tucked inside. She made sure everyone got the same so no one thought she was playing favorites.

 It was always a fun time on the Haskell farm.

Babe’s friends and neighbors were cherished to the fullest. She shared fond memories over and over. Her stories never got old. They brought a lot of laughter accompanied by smiles from ear to ear.

She was born, raised, and lived most of her life on the farm near Clearfield. Her life’s goal became serving and giving to others. She was always baking for some event and was well known for her sour cream raisin pie, homemade chicken and noodles, caramel rolls, and Mrs. Orr’s chocolate cake, garden veggies, and flowers that she shared with many.

Babe was a pillar of strength and courage in whatever endeavor she participated in. She was a giant to many and her shoes will be hard to fill. She was witty and sharp as a tack. She was the “go to” girl in many circles. She was the “life of the party”. She was a highlight with those she touched at Golden Prairie Manor whether at an activity or at the dinner table.

She leaves this earth a better place for all. She never knew a stranger and was a true heroin in many eyes.

 Though her physical health declined, she couldn’t see very well or hear worth a darn, she kept “showing up.” There wasn’t much that held her back.

 Many will miss her presence and selfishly we wish she could have stayed longer but her beautiful legacy will live on in our minds and hearts and we all agree well done, Babe! Well done and she’d reply, “Love to you all!”

Louise Jane DeMers, 96

Louise Jane DeMers, 96, of Winner, SD passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 after spending the past 7 ½ years at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center Nursing Home in Winner, SD.

 Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner, SD. Burial  followed in the Colome City Cemetery in Colome, SD.

Louise Jane DeMers was born May 20, 1926 to John and Rosie (Hrabanek) Kartak. She was baptized in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Danton, SD. She grew up on the family farm south of Colome. She attended Grand Valley country school located in Lake township. Growing up Louise enjoyed wading in the Keya Paha River, fishing, ice skating at Rahn Dam, playing cards, and Chinese checkers.

She was united in marriage to Lawrence DeMers on Sept. 15, 1949 at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Colome, SD. They made their home west of Colome, where they farmed and ranched. She was a member of the Colome Catholic Daughters and Wilson Extension club. They retired in 1987 and moved to Winner, SD.

Louise enjoyed dancing, playing cards, taking bus tours, and gardening. She also enjoyed going to her grandchildren’s 4-H shows, sporting events, and music concerts.

She is survived by her son Ron (Kate) of Colome, SD; her daughter, Janine (Kim) Beck of Sioux Falls, SD; her son Keith (Lynn) of Winner, SD; six grandchildren, Alisa (Paul) Bousa of Pierre, SD; Ross DeMers (Kim) of Colome, SD; Ronda (Cory) Graber, of Gregory, SD; Lance (Leah) DeMers, of Pierre, SD; Jami Beck, of Rapid City, SD; Courtney DeMers (Collin Strong) of Denver, CO; eight great grandchildren, Maggie, Lena, & Bianca DeMers; Jaden, Madisan, & Paisley Graber; Allison and Andrea DeMers; sister-in-law Geraldine DeMers & numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, her parents; one grandson, Justin DeMers; one granddaughter, Kari DeMers; one sister, Lucy Krumpus; four brothers, Stephen, Lloyd, Raymond, & Clifford Kartak.

Janice Lillian Fisher, 93

Janice Lillian Fisher, 93, of Fullerton, Calif.,  formerly of Winner, SD, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at Wolf Memorial-Good Samaritan Society in Albion.

Funeral services were held  at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, at Winner United Methodist Church in Winner, SD with Pastor Royal Archer officiating. Burial followed at Winner City Cemetery in Winner, SD. Palmer-Santin Funeral Home and Mason Funeral Home are serving the family.

Janice was born July 18, 1929 to Floyd and Lillian (Larsen) Gipson near Springview, NE. She attended public schools in Keya Paha County. She moved to Brown County with her family when she was a junior in high school and graduated in 1947 from Ainsworth High School in Ainsworth.

She married Waldo Summers on June 8, 1947 in Ainsworth. To this union, three children were born: Karen, Gordon, and Kevin. She loved dancing and one night she met Frank Fisher at Carlock Ballroom in Carlock, SD. They were married on March 9, 1974 at the United Methodist Church in Winner, SD. They resided two miles south of Winner on Frank’s farm until 1994 when they retired and moved into Winner.

Janice was a 4-H leader for several years, a member of D.A.T Extension Club, and a member of the United Methodist Church in Ainsworth. She was a member of the Weaver Extension Club in Winner, SD. She enjoyed her family, friends, flowers, and playing cards.

She was thankful for sharing her life with her daughter, Karen (Ron) Delaney of Fullerton, NE; three step-sons, Jerry (Mary) Fisher, John (Deb) Fisher, and Jim (Maxine) Fisher, all of Winner; four step-daughters, Sharon Hanson of Mequon, WI, Barbara Leeds, and Debra (Ray) Hannett, both of Winner, SD and Pamela Reis of Reliance, SD; brother, Keith (Betty) Gipson of Bismarck, ND; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; two sons, Gordon and Kevin Summers; sister, Janette Denny; and step-sons-in-law, John Hanson and Will Reis.