Tripp County 4H Rodeo Results

Arista Kaiser was crowned Senior Ambassador of the 50th annual Tripp County 4H Rodeo which was held Friday, July 13 at the Tripp County Fairgrounds. Avery Schacht was 1st runner-up. Arista Kaiser won the horsemanship. Arista will represent Tripp County at the State 4H Rodeo to be held August 17th, 18th and 19th in Ft. Pierre.

Kyla Mammen was crown Junior Ambassador and also won the horsemanship. Bailey Shelbourn was 1st runner-up.

All Arounds:

Jr Girls Tyra Gates

Runner Up Layni Stevens

Jr Boys Blake Volmer

Runner Up Eli Augen

Sr Girls Josi Stevens

Runner Up Cheyenne Carroll

Sr Boys Wyatt Cahoy

Linkyn Petersek


Jr Girls

Barrell Racing Saylor Schuyler 17.198

Tyra Gates 17.371

Shada Beeson 17.848

Katy Weborg 17.860

Pole Bending Shada Beeson 22.060

Tyra Gates 22.795

Brooke Knoll 23.016

Raylee Fagerhaug 23.174

Goat Tying Layni Stevens 9.730

Tyra Gates 10.320

Emelia Vandermay 12.700

Ashlyn Hoffine 12.760

Break Away Roping Caysen Gran 8.470

Jr Boys

Flag Race Swade Reis 8.522

Blake Volmer 8.687

Colton Michalek 8.791

Matthew Heathershaw 8.920

Goat Tying Haden Chase Alone 10.530

Eli Haugen 11.100

Blake Volmer 11.680

Donovan Rose 12.180

Break Away Roping Teagan Gourneau 4.08

Tristan Spencer 4.83

Rowdy Moore 5.05

Taten Hill 5.59

Cattle Riding Riley Shippy 46

Sr. Girls

Barrel Racing Sidney McCord 17.631

Bailey Bosworth 17.786

Shaw Nelson 17.810

Shelby Lang 17.923

Pole Bending Shelby Lang 21.467

Saydee Heath 22.104

Sydney Hollenbeck 22.925

Cheyenne Carroll 22.983

Goat Tying Laniee Schonebaun 9.740

Josi Stevens 10.540

Tarryn Petrak 11.580

Saydee Heath 12.100

Break Away Roping Natalie Zachanas 3.980

Josi Stevens 4.320

Bailey Olson 4.560

Lexy Leischner 5.430

Ribbon Roping Josi Stevens 8.860

Kazney Knippling 10.080

Sr Boys

Bareback Riding Clayton Smith 32

Saddle Bronc Riding Dylan Suhr 55

Malcom Heathershaw 49

Bull Riding Riggin Shippy 46

Tie Down Roping Blasius Steffen 13.090

Wyatt Cahoy 15.080

Linkyn Petersek 15.810

Beau Dean 17.760

Steer Wrestling Wyatt Cahoy 8.730

Linkyn Petersek 11.610

Dylan Suhr 24.120

Team Roping Blasius Steffen/Beau Dean 12.640

Austin Olson/Wyatt Olson 13.890

Josi Stevens/Westen Vanderpol 20.590

Wyatt Cahoy/Linklyn Petersek 22.310

Junior Teeners Head to State Tournament

The Winner Junior Teeners are headed to the state tournament in Gregory.

In the regional tournament, the Winner team defeated Platte-Geddes for the right to advance to the state meet.

The Class B Junior Teener state tournament will be held in Gregory July 20, 21 and 22. Winner’s first game is at 2:30 p.m. on Friday when they play Wessington Springs. Other teams in the state meet are: Garretson, Alexandria, Tyndall, Canova, Greogry and Redfield.

On July 11, Winner defeated Platte-Geddes 9-6.

Winner Junior Teeners fired up the offense in the first inning. Charley Pravecek singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

Winner scored five runs in the third inning. Winner’s offense in that inning was led by Ethan Bartels, Owen Duffy, Silas Chasing Hawk and Michael Olson who all drove in runs.

Pierce Nelson got the start for Winner on the mound as he pitched five innings. Ashton Klein pitched one inning.

Winner Junior Teeners had 12 hits. Adam Bohnet, Ethan Bartels, Ashton Klein and Nelson all had multiple hits for Winner. Winner did not commit an error in this game.

Following the victory over Platte-Geddes, Winner turned around and played Gregory for the regional championship. Gregory defeated Winner 15-2.

Gregory scored nine runs in the first inning and six more in the fourth inning.

Winner’s two runs came in the first and fifth innings.

Owen Duffy led things off pitching and Riley Orel threw two thirds of an inning in relief.

Leading hitters for Winner were Orel, 2-3, Justin Hausmann, 1-2; Silas Chasing Hawk, 1-2 and Ashton Klein, 1-2.

The Winner Junior Teeners opened region play with a win over 12-11 win over Parkston in Platte.

Winner Junior Teeners trailed 11-10 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Ethan Bartels singled on the first pitch scoring two runs.

Winner was boosted by Bartels who went 4-5 at the plate. Bartels singled in the first, third fourth and seventh innings.

Winner tied the game at 10 in the bottom of the fourth inning as the local Junior Teeners put up five runs in the third inning.

Aiden Barfuss got the start on the mound for Winner. He allowed one hit and five runs striking out three. Charley Pravecek also pitched for Winner.

Duffy and Pravecek had doubles for Winner.

On July 10, a walk off single propelled Winner to a dramatic 12-11 victory over Kimball-White Lake. Winner trailed 11-10 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Pravecek singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.

Winner/Colome Downs Corsica/Stickney

The Winner/Colome Pheasants picked up a Sunshine League amateur baseball game victory over Corsica/Stickney Sunday in Winner.

The Winner/Colome team won 6-0.

For Winner/Colome Austin Richey had 3 hits and drove in a run, Derek Graesser and Zach Harter each had two hits.

Graesser drove in two runs while Harter had an RBI. Kelly O’Bryan, Reed Harter, Dillon Lambley, Drew DeMers and Geno Katz each had a hit. Lambley drove in two runs while Austin Calhoon knocked in a run.

Connor Hopkins earned the win, striking out seven batters, giving up two hits.

Winner/Colome finished the regular season with a 17-2 record overall and 13-2 in the Sunshine League.

Winner Legion Splits a Pair

Twelve runs in the 7th inning propelled the Winner/Colome Legion baseball team to a 24-14 victory over Valentine, Neb., on July 11.

Four hits from Jackson Kinzer helped lead the way for the Royals. Kinzer singled in the first, homered in the third, doubled in the sixth and doubled in the seventh.

Both offenses were strong at the plate as Winner/Colome collected 21 hits and Valnetine 12 in the high scoring game.

The Royals took an early 4-1 lead but Valentine captured the lead in the second inning. Valentine scored four runs when Turner Tinant homered.

Winner/Colome took the lead for good in the fourth inning with three runs.

I was happy with the way we bounced back against Valentine after blowing a late lead against Platte-Geddes,” said coach Drew Weber.

The Royals had lot of good hitters in the Valentine game. Riley Cahoon had 3 singles, 2 runs; Carter Brickman, 3 singles, 3 runs; Andrew Laprath, 2 doubles and 4 RBIs; Shea Connot, 2 singles and 2 RBIs; Ty Bolton, 2 singles and 2 runs and Chase Dufek, 2 singles, 2 runs and 2 RBIs

In pitching, Cale Meiners pitched four innings allowed 8 runs, 7 hits, 8 walks and 5 strickouts.

Levi McClanahan pitched two innings with 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and Shea Connot pitched 1 inning with 4 runs, 2 hits, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts.

Winner/Colome fell to Platte-Geddes 10-9 on the final play of the game on July 10.

The game was tied at 9 with Platte batting in the bottom of the seventh when Seth Kirsch singled on the first pitch scoring one run.

The Royals had 6 hits and Platte 10.

Batting, Kinzer had 2 singles and 3 RBIs; Bolton, 2 singles and 2 runs scored and Calvin Ringing Shield an RBI double.

Brickman pitched five innings allowing 6 runs on 8 hits, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts.

Dufek pitched an 1 1/3 inning with 4 runs on 2 hits, 2 walks.

We really struggled making tough plans for our pitchers against Platte and that doomed us as they had 9 in field hits,” said Weber. “I am really pleased with the way we have been hitting the ball lately, but we need to back that up with more consistent pitching and defense,” added the coach.

Winner Jr. Legion Plays Four Games in Sioux Falls


Winner Junior Legion baseball team played four games in Sioux Falls over the weekend.

In the first game on Saturday, Winner fell just short of the Renner Dukes 7-6.

Despite a six run deficit in the fourth inning, Winner almost came all the way back, getting nipped by just one point.

Winner scored five runs in the comeback on runs by Oscar Pravecek, Kameron Meiners, Tyler Olson and a double by Pravecek in the sixth.

Joren Bruun led things off on the hill for Winner. Phillip Jorgensen, Jacob Beckers and Bosten Morehart all contributed in relief.

Saturday afternoon, Winner shut out Brandon Valley 12-0.

Winner scores four runs each in the second, third and fourth innings.

Joren Bruun led Winner with two hits in three at bats. Other leading hitters were Colby Kaiser, 1-3, Phillip Jorgensen, 1-2, Oscar Pravecek, 1-3, Fred Whiting, 1-3, Jacob Beckers, 1-1.

Evan Farner was the winning pitcher.

Sunday morning Detroit Lakes, Minn., defeated Winner 5-3.

The Winner Junior Legion scored 2 runs in the third and one in the fifth.

Meiners led things off on the mound for Winner as he surrendered five runs on six hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked one.

Bruun and Whiting each had 2 hits for Winner.

In the last game of the tournament for Winner, they were defeated by Harrisburg 9-0.

The local junior legion team fell behind early and could not come back.

Whiting led the team at the plate as he was 3-3 with a double.

Pitching for Winner were Aaron Gilchrist, Bruun and Whiting.

The junior Legion will host Platte on Wednesday, July 18, with game starting at 6 p.m.

Sharon Senkel, 73

Sharon Senkel is healthy, whole, and celebrating in the presence of Jesus. Sharon began her life April 7, 1945, in Winner, SD. She learned at an early age to love Jesus and never doubted His love for her. She had one brother, Garry, and several cousins who were more like siblings that she loved dearly.

She enjoyed making coffee and cookies for visitors, embroidering beautiful linens, listening to music, and church. Sharon left Winner in 1988 to move with her dad to Morrill Manor in Morrill, NE. There she enjoyed many special friendships while living on her own. She began attending Mitchell Berean Church and grew to love the church and the many kind people who made her a part of the family.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ariel Senkel.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Garry and Barbara Senkel; nephew Bill (Alicia) Senkel and children Lexi, Belle, and Elijah; nephew Heath (Kinsey) Senkel and sons Justin and Andrew; and special friends Pam and Ron Ward.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 13, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Dugan Kramer Funeral Home with the graveside at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Morrill.

Francis Mason, 89

Francis Mason, 89, of Ideal, SD passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket, South Dakota.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Ideal First Presbyterian Church in Ideal at 2 p.m. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Francis Henry “Buzz” Mason was born on Sept. 29, 1928, in Tripp County South Dakota and he passed away at the Prairie View Assisted Living Care Facility in Woonsocket SD on July 12 2018. He was the son of William Henry “Hank” Mason and Ival (Lenker) Mason. Hank and Ival Mason had seven children, they were Lyle, Francis, Bill, Ted, Wanda, Clarice, and Shirley. He graduated from Colome High School. In 1946 right after high school, Buzz joined the U.S. Army. He served in the Panama Canal Zone until he separated from the Army in 1949. Buzz was immensely proud of his honorable military service.

He met Janice McMacken, his first wife at a box lunch fund raising contest when he bought one of Jan’s box lunches. Jan and Buzz were married in Tripp County in 1952. Buzz and Jan had two sons, Danny and Francis A. Mason.

During the first years of Buzz and Jan’s marriage, Buzz farmed and worked as a hired hand for Pat and Dave Lenker of Ideal SD. While living in Ideal, Buzz was very active in the Ideal Presbyterian Church and the Ideal School. In 1963 Buzz and Jan purchased and moved to a small farm west of Mitchell SD. Over the years Buzz worked as a farmer, mechanic, feed salesman, master plumber, and manager of the Davison County Rural Water System. Buzz was very proud of his days managing the Davison Rural Water System.

Buzz loved the outdoors and at an early age learned to hunt and trap. He shared this joy hunting with his sons and his friends. Over the years he developed a large collection of rifles and shotguns. He was passionate about pheasant hunting and gun collecting. Buzz as also involved in the VFW, American Legion and the Shriners.

He is survived by his current wife Ellen Ann, sons Danny and Al Mason, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. The grandchildren are Aaron Mason, Jordan Jones, Hilary Mason, Patrick Mason, Sydney Mason, Natasha Mason, Madeline Mason, Timothy Mason, Evangeline Mason, Phillip Mason, and Dorothea Mason. Buzz’s great grand children are Ayden, Austyn, and Adasyn Mason

Buzz was preceded in death by his parents Hank and Ival Mason and his brothers Bill and Ted and his sisters Wanda and Clarice. Buzz was also preceded in death by his first wife Janice and his second wife Phyllis.

Josephine Cecilia Brockhoft, 89

Josephine Cecilia Brockhoft, wife and mother, passed away at the age of 89 on July 12, 2018. Jo was born to Alice Schintgen Jungen and Otto Jungen on Jan. 13, 1929 at Valley Springs, SD and was the 3rd born of 12 children. As a young girl the family moved to rural Watertown, S.D. where Otto farmed and worked as a blacksmith to survive the depression years of the 1930’s. These were the days when school kids really did walk several miles to school and obesity was almost non-existent due to the physical hardships faced by the working class. Jo attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic School and graduated from the eighth grade, which was the highest level of formal education that she attained.

Josephine’s adult life began at an early age as she labored in the fields picking potatoes by hand, planting trees, processing poultry, and working as a waitress; all difficult work but always honest labor.

She was united in marriage to Ray Brockhoft on June 19, 1951 at Webster, S.D. They spent their early married years on their farm in the Crocker Hills near Crocker, S.D. where their two sons were born, Rodney in 1953 and Michael in 1955. The family raised cattle, sheep, and chickens and Jo milked cows by hand and sold milk and cream locally.

In 1963 the family moved to Watertown. Daughter Sheila was born in Watertown in 1964 and brought the new joy to Josephine’s life that a daughter can bring.

Josephine was a wife and mother that endured two of the men in her life having served in military service in wartime settings. Jo comforted her husband, Ray, as he endured nightmares from World War II during their early years, and later in her life, she cried for an entire month as she came to grips with her young son Rodney’s tour of duty in Vietnam.

Josephine was proud of the three children that she raised with her husband Ray. Josephine was also very proud that all of her grandchildren graduated from college or vocational school. Jo sang in the church choir for many years in Watertown and enjoyed singing while playing her guitar and organ in later years.

In 1990, Ray and Jo moved to Sioux Falls.

Josephine is survived by children, Rodney (Julie), Mike (Kris), and Sheila (Ralph) Belding; eight grandchildren, Sara (Brent) Jamison, Dr. Nichole Brockhoft (Nick) Shada, Jonathan Brockhoft, Dr. Thomas Brockhoft, Christopher Brockhoft, Lindsey (Paul) Panitzke, Amanda Belding, Valerie Belding; and six great grandchildren, Henry Jamison, Alaina, Mia, and Nicholas Shada, Anthony and Elliot Belding, and Lydia Jo Panitzke; brothers, Leo (Julie) Jungen, Clem Jungen, and Otto (Margaret) Jungen; sisters-in-law, Vivian and Della Jungen and many nieces and nephews.

Josephine was preceded in death by her husband Ray, sisters, Catherine Fisher, Pauline Briggs, Rose Hanks, Mary Hudelson, Margaret Halvorson; and brothers, Nick, John and Roger Jungen.

Goodbye and thank you Mom, Grandma, and G.G. until we meet again and walk together in fields of green clover