Plans Made for Winner High School Homecoming

Winner High School will celebrate its annual homecoming Sept. 20-21.

The homecoming royalty candidates are: Gabby Kocer, Gracie Littau, Madison Thieman, Alexis Richey, Bayli Beehler, Brandon Volmer, Tyson Westendorf, Casey Stickland, Shea Connot, and Nolan Sachtjen.

The seniors chosen as float riders are: Sierra Hansen, Madison Kerner, Brielle Bachmann, Abby Marts, Sadie Woods, Wyatt Turnquist, Colton Schroeder, Luke Hennebold, Logan Tunnissen and Jerry Long Crow.

The coronation and alumni roll call will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Armory.

The crowning of the princess and warrior, the announcement of the parade marshal and the annual alumni roll call are all highlights of the coronation ceremony.

Abby Marts and Logan Tunnissen are the master and mistress of ceremonies.

Ushers are Elijah Blare, Trey Welch, Jeslyn Felix and Makenna Petersen.

The high school band, WHS cheerleaders and Warriorettes will perform.

The burning of the W will follow the ceremony in front of the ag building.

Any alumni reunions that require reserved seating can call Mona LaCompte at the high school at 842-8125. There is also reserved seating for alumnus that prefer not to climb the bleachers.

The annual pep rally will be held Thursday at 2:15 p.m. at the football field.

The activities will include a board game themed obstacle course, an eating contest, a real life game of Hungry Hippos.

There will also be the traditional presenting of the torches, a tug of war and class cheer challenge.

Spectators are encouraged to sit on the east side of the stadium, middle schoolers on the east side of the steps, 9-12 graders in ascending order sit on the west side of the stadium.

On Friday, the homecoming parade will start at 2 p.m. “Game On” is the parade theme.

Any group that wants to participate in the parade can call LaCompte.

Parade entries will line up at the corner of 7th Street and Country Club Road starting at 12:30 p.m.

Winner High School would like to remind everyone that the school and fields are alcohol and drug free zones.

The week will conclude with the football game at 7 p.m. Winner Warriors will host Mt. Vernon/Plankinton Titans.

The ticket office opens at 5:30 p.m. with pregame at 6:30 p.m.

Winner Student Council will have concessions. The proceeds help to fund homecoming activities.

Each day of the week has a special theme. Monday was Candy Land: Sweet Dreams (dress in favorite pajamas or sleep wear)

Tuesday—What are you doing with your Life? (dress as your future favorite career)

Wednesday—Take a trip to the jungle with a game of Jamanji (dress as your favorite jungle animal or in best safari clothes).

Thursday—Class color day

Friday—Purple and Gold day

Class colors chosen are:

Seniors—black

Juniors—white

Sophomores—pink

Freshmen—red

8th grade—blue

7th grade—yellow

6th grade—purple

To join in the festivities, all faculty are invited to dress up for the theme days or wear jeans and Winner Warrior apparel.

Winner High School student council puts on the homecoming activities. Their advisors are Mona LaCompte and Lisa Jankauskas.

We strive to have a fun-filled homecoming week for the students, alumni and community,” said the student council.

Glen Hollenbeck Family to be Honored

The Glen and Yvonne Hollenbeck family of Clearfield will be honored at the 29th annual Casey Tibbs Foundation tribute dinner on Nov. 3.

The Hollenbecks will be honored as the ranch cowboy family.

Glen’s grandfather Earl, produced some of the first rodeos in the Sandhills of Nebraska, circling Model T’s and wagons around to create an arena.

Glen become one of the top pick up men in the country and trained and mentored others such as Steve Sutton. He was the 1960 world champion calf roper.

Yvonne was a professional rodeo organist and secretary for many rodeos, sometimes handed both duties at the same rodeo.

At the age of 40, Glen won the championship calf roping in 1982, against much younger competitors. He won the U.S. Calf Roping Association championship in his age division in 2008. In 2017, at the tender age of 75, he won the senior pro association world championship.

Sons Shawn and Jay excelled in calf roping and other family members actively participate in rodeo.

Winner Cub Scouts Pack 100

The Winner Pack 100 Cub Scout Program of BSA held its annual Pinewood Derby on April 22. Nearly 25 entries were received, with participants receiving medals.

Fall recruitment is currently underway for youth interested in joining scouting. Parents are welcome to register their child at the upcoming parent/scout meeting to discuss popcorn sales on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., at the Scout Cabin in Winner. Parents may also contact Charlie Grossenburg at 840-9010 for more information.

Colome Parade Winners

Winners have been named in the entries in the Colome High School homecoming parade.

Results include:

K-2nd division—1. Second grade, 2. First grade, 3. Kindergarten

3rd to 5th division—1. 5th grade, 2. 3rd grade, 3. 4th grade

6th to 8th grade—1. 8th grade, 2. 6th grade, 3. 7th grade

9-12 division—1. 10th grade, 2. 9th grade and 3. 12th grade

Community—1. First Fidelity Bank, 2. Colome Catholic Daughters

Cheer, Dance Place in Spearfish

The Winner Area cheer team placed second at the Spearfish Invitational on Sept. 10.

This was a huge win for us,” said coach Val Ewing. There were five Class AA schools there and to compete with those schools at that level is just what Coach Novotny and Coach Ewing are looking for. Winner beat all of the A schools,” said the coach.

We have never gone to this competition and even though it was a really long day it was great to get to see some of the teams from the far west side of the state,” added Ewing.

The Winner cheer performs at the half time of the homecoming football game on Sept. 21.

Winner Area dance took third place in Spearfish.

Coach Cyndy DeMers said the team scored their highest in the kick category and performed their best routines in pom and hip hop.

Spearfish won first in dance with Rapid City Stevens, 2nd; Winner, 3rd and St. Thomas More, 4th.

Calhoon, Scott Win Golf Tournament

Austin Calhoon and Erik Scott won first place in the Wesson Littau Foundation golf tournament over the Labor Day weekend. They shot a 33.

Second place in the championship flight went to Justin Zeigler and Jason Beehler with a 34 and third to T. J. Owen and Jayme Owen with a 35.

Jason and Candi Sachtjen won the first flight with a 39. Second went to Tyler and Danette Tobin with a 39 and third to Dawn Andel and Heidi Lang with 39.

Stacy and Megan Halverson won the second flight with a 42. Grady Myers and Quinten Lavoy took second with a 42 and Chad Peterson and Peggy Heilman took third with a 42.

Luke Littau and Doug Mitchell won the third flight with a 45. Second went to the Vaughn team with a 45 and third to Shelly and Wayne Kindt with a 45.

The tournament raised money for pediatric cancer research.

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.