Colome Play is April 10-11

Colome High School will present the play “Miss Nelson is Missing” April 10 and 11 at the Vet’s Hall. The April 10 performance is at 7 p.m. and the April 11 performance is 5 p.m.

The cast includes: Rachel Tate, Sarah Shippy, Morgan Hofeldt, Alex Hofeldt, Evan Cole, Megan Seegers, Kylie Debus, Halley Shippy, Korrina Williams, Shayna Gustafson, Trenton Seegers, Emily Duly, Kaylee Bolton and Jordyn Seegers.

The play is directed by Abby Smikle.

A Look at You… Chris Doski

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Name: Chris Doski

Birthplace: Marblehead, Ohio

Family: Father – Mike Doski, Mother – Vicky Doski, Sisters – Lauren Indorf and Hayley Doski.

Currently reside where: I reside in Winner; my family’s in Marblehead.

Occupation: Sports Director for KWYR AM and FM

The best thing about my job is: Wow that is tough! If I have to choose just one thing, probably getting the chance to know new people on almost a daily basis, whether it’s over the phone or in person.

My favorite childhood memory: Going on the basketball court of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers during a playoff game. I was 8 years old and buried three shots from the free throw line and won $100!

When growing up, I wanted to be: A veterinarian

My most prized possession: Hockey puck signed by the 2008 Detroit Red Wings.

Favorite sports team(s): Cubs in MLB,  Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Cavaliers.

Favorite current television show: The League

Favorite past television show: Breaking Bad

Favorite movie(s): Jaws and Shawshank Redemption

Favorite actor: Mark Whalberg

Favorite author: James Patterson

Favorite holiday and why: Christmas, spend time with family

Favorite Bible verse: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” — Romans 8:28

My favorite snack: Wheat Thins

People would be surprised to know: I love to dance!

A goal I have for the future: Be a broadcaster that EVERYBODY knows about.

The best thing about where I live: There is no other place that I know of in the world, where there are so many nice and caring people.

If I’ve learned one thing in my life, it’s: Bust your rear end, no matter what it is that you do, and you will go places!

Strong Winds Push Through Area

Wind gusts in Winner on Sunday reached 60 miles an hour.

Winds were strong this weekend across the state with several wind advisories posted.

The wind speed in Witten was 61 miles per hour on Sunday and in Mission it was 64 miles per hour.

“It was a pretty hard push of mild air behind the cold front,” said Brad Adams of the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls.

Royals Win in Five Innings

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The Winner/Colome club baseball team defeated Todd County 15-1 in five innings Saturday at Leahy Bowl.

The Royals started off the first inning with four runs and added nine more in the second inning.

Kelly O’Bryan was the winning pitcher.

Holden Thieman had a triple, double and a single with 2 RBIs, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Riley Calhoon had a double and a single with 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored and 3 stolen bases. Reed Harter had a single, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs.

Coach Drew Weber said it was nice to get another win early in the year. “We were able to get 16 different guys into the game and we showed some great patience at the plate. Our pitchers did a solid job of throwing strikes and we played OK defensively,” said Weber.

“We have a long way to go to get to where we want to be and that starts by not striking out so much, which we did Saturday. Some of that can be attributed to our youth and inexperience and I feel confident that we will continue to make big strides as the season goes on.”

The junior varsity won 8-7 in five innings on a walk off single by Joren Bruun. Phillip Jorgensen earned the win on the mound.

Winner Boys Win Gregory Invitational

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Winner High School boys track team won the Gregory Invitational with 124 points. Todd County was a close second with 122 points. The meet was held on March 31 and featured 12 teams.

Winner took third place in the girls division.

Results of the Winner boys include:

100—Tyrel Haley, 5th, :11.7; Nick Hossle, 6th, :11.7

200—Nathan Galbraith, 2nd, :23.9

400—Galbraith, 1st, :51.5; Coleton Schuyler, 5th, :54.8

800—Schuyler, 2nd, 2:17.8

1600—Luke Engel, 5th, 5:20.4

300 hurdles—Tyrel Haley, 1st, :43.8

4×100 relay—1st, :46.9, Nick Hossle, Riley Calhoon, Tyrel Haley and Nathan Galbraith

4×200 relay—4th, 1:48.1, Nick Hossle, Isaac Naasz, Levi McClanahan and Riley Calhoon,

4×400 relay—3rd, 3:45.4, Luke Engel, Coleton Schuyler, Isaac Naasz and Kayleb Brozik

4×800 relay—2nd, 9:21.6, Luke Engel, Coleton Schuyler, Kayleb Brozik and Izak Moleterno

Medley relay—2nd, 4;07.3, Jayden Schroeder, Riley Calhoon, Kayleb Brozik and Izak Moleterno

High jump—Kayleb Brozik, 4th, 5-7

Long jump—Nick Hossle, 5th, 18-6.5

Triple jump—Isaac Naasz, 2nd, 37-4

Shot put—Brendan Harter, 1st, 49-3.5; Kelly Kidwiler, 3rd, 44-4

Discus—Harter, 2nd, 139-5; John Kludt, 3rd, 126-5

Results of the Winner girls include:

100—Hayley Halverson, 4th, :13.7

800—Chloe Bartels, 3rd, 2:33.8

1600—Bartels, 2nd, 5:48

4×100 relay—3rd, :57, Rachel Sherman, Sydney Schuyler, Kelsey Bertram and Kyran Meek

4×400 relay—1st, 4:29.6, Hayley Halverson, Alexis Richey, Sydney Schuyler and Chloe Bartels

Medley relay—1st, 4:51.2, Rachel Sherman, Kelsey Bertram, Hayley Halverson and Alexis Richey

Shot put—Deloris Herman, 2nd, 35-1

Discus—Herman, 1st, 106; Brindi Felix, 2nd, 102-8; Casey Norrid, 4th, 93-2

The next meet for Winner will be the Todd County Invitational on April 9.

Colome Boys Win Medley Relay

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The Colome boys track team won the medley relay at last Tuesday’s Gregory Invitational.

The team crossed the finish line in 4:05.8. Runners were Chase Hrabanek, Cole McCarty, Jackson Kinzer and Reed Harter.

As a team, the Colome boys placed 9th.

Other Cowboy results include:

400 relay—3rd, :48.2, Chase Hrabanek, Cole McCarty, Jackson Kinzer and Reed Harter

Triple jump—Kinzer, 3rd, 36-11.5

The Colome girls track team took seventh place.

Results include:

200—Callie Heath, 4th, :28.9

400—Heath, 2nd, 1:04.4

3200 run—Jaclyn Laprath, 4th, 13:35.3

100 hurdles—Emmalie Duley, 6th, :21.4

300 hurdles—Morgan Hofeldt, 2nd, :55.7

4×400 relay—6th, 4:59.7, Lauren Week, Mariah Kinzer, Jaclyn Laprath and Taylor Hrabanek

4×800 relay—4th, 11:41.2, Lauren Week, Jaclyn Laprath, Taylor Hrabanek and Callie Heath

Long jump—Callie Heath, 5th, 14-2.5; Taylor Hrabanek, 6th ,  14-0

Triple jump—Week, 4th, 28-5.5

Shot put—Colby Taggart, 5th, 32-3

The next meet for Colome will be held at the SCC meet in Platte on April 7.

Bertram Named to All-State Team

kelsey bertram todd co gameKelsey Bertram of Winner  has been named to the first team of the South Dakota High School Basketball Coaches Association Class A all-state team.

The 5-9 Bertram had one of the best seasons in Winner girls basketball history. She broke school records for points in a game (46), points in a season (521), 3 pointers in a season (58). She also holds records for free throw percentage in a season (83.3), career (77.8) and steals in a season with 118.

Bertram scored over 1,000 points in her career at Winner High School.

“Kelsey led us in every statistical category this year,” Winner head coach Larry Aaker said. “Kelsey has tremendous desire to be the best, she plays extremely hard and she also strives to make her teammates better. She’s a special player that I was fortunate to coach the past four years,” said Aaker.

Royals Pick Up Opening Season Victory

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Winner/Colome club baseball team opened the season Thursday night with a 7-4 victory over Parkston.

It was a cool night for baseball but a large crowd was on hand for the opening game of the season.

The Royals scored three runs in the second inning after Parkston opened with two runs.

Holden Thieman was the winning pitcher and Reed Harter got the save.

“This was a great win to start the season,” said coach Drew Weber. “Parkston is one of the best teams in the state and we are an awfully young team starting seven underclassmen.”

Viola M. Eldridge, 78

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Viola Margene Eldridge was born July 9, 1936 at Winner,  to Henry and Dorothy (Schmidt) Holthus.  She was raised in Hamill where she attended grade school and then attended high school in Winner.  On November 18, 1954, Viola was united in marriage to Byron Dale Eldridge at the Lutheran Parsonage in Winner. They made their home on Bull Creek on Byron’s folks yard for a year before moving to a farm northeast of Hamill where they remained for the next 35 years.  In 1990, they moved to Colome and then in December of 2007 moved to Chamberlain to be near family and for health reasons.

Viola was a mother and farm wife first and foremost but would also work as a substitute post master in Hamill and Colome.  At times, she worked at the Colome Cafe’.  Viola was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church serving in the Ladies Aide and as a Sunday School Teacher.  She was a member of the Hamill Horseman’s Club and was a faithful blood donor becoming a member of the “Gallon Club” and was very close to reaching the “Two Gallon Club”.  Viola was a dutiful letter writer and loved to read.

Viola passed away on April 2, 2015 at Sanford Medical Center in Chamberlain at the age of 78 years.

Steven M. Stenwall, 50

Steven M. Stenwall (50) of Millington, Tn. died unexpectedly at his home , March 18th. 2015.

Steve was born March 2nd. 1965 , the son of the late David E. Stenwall and Judy (Elliott) Stenwall , formerly of the Winner, South Dakota , South Sioux City and Ponca, Nebraska  areas. Steve served as a Navy Corpsman attached to Fleet Marine  Forces in Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He was an EMT first responder  and emergency room tech at the Millington ,Tn. Naval Hospital  and a certified National EMT responder,  and a Physician  Substitute.     The full military Service for Steve was held March 24th. 2015  at the VFW in Millington, Tn. directed by the United  States Navy Chaplin  and  Honor Guards from the Unites States  Marine Corp and United States Navy.   The eulogy was given by Steve’s best  friend, of thirty years, Navy Chief , Rick West .    Steve is survived by his mother, Judy Stenwall ( husband Harold Garfinkel )  David E. Stenwall II ( Marsha ) all of Custer, South Dakota , two sisters, Dyonnie Minier and Shauna Stenwall both of Yakima , Washington. Steve is preceded in death by his father, David E. Stenwall, Sr. , his grandparents , Lee and Elsie Stenwall of Allen, Ne. and Bob and Marian Elliott of Ponca, Ne.  Steve was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Memphis, Tn., a life member of VFW Post 7175 in Millington,Tn. a member of the NRA , a volunteer with the Wounded Warrior Project  .  Steve was a decorated war veteran who served his county with honor and distinction  .   Memorials may be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project in his name.