Cowboys Roll to Victory

Colome boys basketball team defeated Andes Central 75-24 on Jan. 20 in Colome.

The Cowboys led 26-2 at the  end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Colome outscored its opponents 16-5.

Reed Harter led the scoring for Colome with 25 points and Holden Thieman added 16.

The Cowboys were strong on the boards as Thieman pulled down 16 rebounds, Will Cahoy, 11 and Harter 7.

“I thought we played really well,” said coach Drew Weber. “We were down a couple of players due to flu and were able to get solid production from all nine guys that were dressed for the varsity game. We talked pre-game about creating turnovers and dominating the rebounds and we did a fantastic job and that really was the key to the win,” said the coach.

“Sometimes in games like this it is easy for the guys to lack energy but I was really happy with how hard we played for the full 32 minutes. Having Chase Hrabanek back is going to be great for our team. He provides a little more senior leadership and toughness that will benefit us. Nobody works harder than he does and I’m happy for him that he has recovered from his injury and is back on the court where he belongs,” said Weber.

Gaye Hambek, 73

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Gaye Hambek  was born on July 18, 1941 south of Colome, SD in her grandparent’s home. She was born the oldest of three girls to Carl and Rita (Amick) Stroschine.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 13 at Grace Fellowship Church in Spearfish.  Interment followed at Rosehill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to benefit the Spearfish Ambulance Service and Northern Hills Relay for Life.

Mervin John Higgins, 85

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Mervin John Higgins was born July 20, 1929 to John and Ada (Brown) Higgins at Brocksburg, Nebraska.  He died January, 20, 2015 at the Gregory Community Hospital at the age of 85 years.

Funeral services were held Jan. 23 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Butte, Neb with Father Andrzej Wyrostek officiating. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery at Naper.

Football Alignments Set for Next Two Years

The state high school activities association has announced football classifications for the next two seasons.

Winner High School football team will remain in Class 11B and Colome High School football team will be in Class 9B.

The teams in 11B will include: Aberdeen Roncalli, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan, Bennett County, Beresford, Chamberlain, Crow Creek, Custer, Elk Point-Jefferson, Flandreau, Groton Area, Jones County/White River, Lead-Deadwood, Little Wound, McCook Central/Montrose, Mobridge-Pollock, Parkston, Red Cloud, Redfield/Doland, Sioux Valley, Sisseton, Tri-Valley, Wagner and Winner.

Teams in 9B are: Alcester-Hudson, Avon, Bison, Burke/South Central, Centerville, Colome, Corsica-Stickney, Crazy Horse, DeSmet, Dell Rapids St. Marys, Dupree, Edgemont, Faith, Faulkton, Freeman, Hamlin, Harding County, Hitchcock-Tulare, Howard, Lanford, Leola/Frederick, Lower Brule, Northwestern, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, Sunshine Bible Academy, Timber Lake and Wall.