Winner area competitive cheer team won first place at the Gregory Invitational on Saturday. Pictured in front is Daisy McIntyre. Second row from left are Addy Pravecek and Cora Moss. Third row from left are Leigh Balsiger, Emma Jorgensen, Cici Watson, Shelby Scott, Alex Bohnet and Kasie Leighton. In back from left are Deja Kucera, Karlee Brozik, Brennan Bachmann, Alanie Old Lodge, Keleigh Stands, Jenna Hammerbeck and Katherine Jankauskas.
Winner competitive cheer team took first place at the Gregory Invitational on Aug. 31. Winner scored 121.5 points with Platte/Geddes coming in second at 118 points.
“For this being our first competition, I was extremely happy with taking home first,” said coach Val Ewing. “Our goal going to the meet was just to go and do our best and get the nerves out,” said the coach.
“There are seven girls on the Winner squad that have never competed like this. With these girls as much as we prepare them for what it is like, you just really can’t,” said Ewing.
“We have been practicing but with school starting and summer ending we have had some practices where we didn’t do all our stunts or do anything with music which makes a difference.”
The coach noted all stunts stayed in the air in Gregory. “The girls were pretty on with their timing and it was a great first performance.”
The coach added the team has a lot of cleaning up to do and are always looking for ways to increase our difficulty scores so our next routine will not look exactly like this first one.”
The Winner Invitational will be held Sept. 14. It will start at 1 p.m. in the Armory.
Darlene Clyde, 79, of Winner, SD passed away on Aug. 31, 2019 at her home in Winner.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Church in Gregory, SD.
Darlene was the cherished wife to Robert Clyde, cherished mother to Crystal & Pamela. Loving grandmother to Desiree, Robbie, Jason, Brittany, and Kyle. Loving great grandmother to Caden, Hudson, Peyton, & Henry.
Darlene is also survived by her two sisters Marlene, Betty, and a brother Dale. She is succeeded in death by her brother Wayne Middlesworth.
She was the best mom anybody could ever have, our best friend. She was always there for us in our daily lives whenever we needed her. Mom and Dad loved to square dance and vacationed in South Dakota every year to come back to visit family who they loved. She liked the beach, loved to shop, and always looked beautiful with her hair done and makeup on. She loved Red Roses. She will be missed more than words can say.