Baseball Team Wins Season Opener

Winner/Colome club baseball team opened the season with a 25-0 victory over Hot Springs on Saturday. The Royals won the game in five innings.

Carter Brickman, Ty Bolton, Jackson Kinzer, Riley Calhoon and Layton Thieman combined to throw a no hitter. Winner/Colome allowed no runs, no hits, 6 walks and 14 strikeouts.

We were very pleased with the start of the season,” said coach Drew Weber. “I thought the pitchers threw really well and we showed good patience at the plate.”

At the plate, Thieman had a single, 3 walks, an RBI and 4 runs. Calhoon had a double, 2 walks, an RBI and two runs scored, Nick Lantz had 2 singles, Jeremiah Yeaman had a 2 RBI double, Carter Brickman, Oscar Pravecek, Dalton Baker and Ty Bolton all had 2 RBI singles.

Hot Springs is a young team that struggled to throw strikes but we capitalized when they did. We haven’t had the normal amount of time to do live hitting and pitching outside in the past but I feel like we’re in a good spot for the early part of the season,” said Weber.

The junior varsity won 10-0 in five innings. Kameron Meiners, Joren Bruun, Chase Dufek, Jesse Colton and Aaron Gilchrist combined to throw a no hitter.

The next action for the Royals will be at home at Leahy Bowl on Thursday, March 29, when they host Todd County. The junior varsity game will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by varsity contest.

On April 2, Winner/Colome will host Gregory County with a 5:30 p.m. junior varsity game followed by the varsity contest.


WHS Students Named All Conference

Three members of the Winner Lady Warriors basketball team have been named to the Big Dakota all-conference team.

Chosen were Morgan Hammerbeck, Gabby Kocer and Madyson Frazier.

Winner won the conference with a 7-0 record.

On the boys side, Brady Fritz was named to the Big Dakota all-conference.

Brandon Volmer was named to the SESD all-conference.

WHS Track Team Preparing for Season Opener

Winner High School track team is gearing up for the first meet of the season.

Weather has not bee in their favor as snow, ice and rain have not made for ideal conditions for practice.

The first big meet in Winner will be the Bill Pistulka Invitational which will be held on Saturday, April 7.

Last year the boys team took fourth place at the state meet. Senior gone from that team are Kayleb Brozik, Drew DeMers, Luke Engel, John Kludt, Cameron Kuil, Izak Moleterno, Isaac Naasz, Jayden Schroeder, Krockett Krolikowski.

Returning lettermen this year are: Kade Watson, Riley Calhoon, Brady Fritz, Joren Bruun, Colton Schroeder and Levi McClanahan.

The numbers are low on the boys side this year. However, there are returners who have state meet experience. Riley Calhoon is one of two seniors on the team and the other senior is Levi McClanahan. Calhoon was on relays at state and helped the 4×100 and 4×200 place at state a year ago in Sioux Falls.

We look for Riley to run the relays and get him in some open events,” said coach Larry Aaker.

Fritz competed in the triple jump and long jump at state and was on the 4×100 team and an alternate on the 4×200.

McClanahan is a strong thrower in the shot put and discus and will be the leader in the weight department.

Nolan Sachtjen will return as a sprinter as he was out last season with a knee injury. Shea Connot is out for track this season and will throw the shot put and discus

Bruun ran on the relays at state and Watson qualified for the two mile last year.

Leading the Winner Lady Warriors team are several letterwinners including Elisabeth Duffy, Meagan Blare, Tedra Vrbka, Skyler Hansen, Alexis Richey, Sidda Schuyler, Ellie Brozik, Madison Thieman, Charlotte Shopene, Katherine Jankauskas, Saige Schuyler, Morgan Hmmerbeck, Jaynee Gregg, Kelsey Sachtjen and Aryn Meiners.

Lost from graduation are Chloe Bartels, Sam Schuyler and Kyran Meek.

The Lady Warriors have several returners who have experience at the state meet. Senior Duffy will be the leader in the hurdles as last she ran both the 100 and 300 at state.

Richey was in a couple of events and ran on some relays.

Brozik qualified in the 100 and ran relays. Saige Schuyler ran the 800 and 4×800 with Sidda Schuyler running the mile and two mile and placing in the two mile. Sidda was also on relays.

Morgan Hammerbeck was in field events with Hansen running hurdles and a couple of relays. Shopene and Sachtjen competed in relays.

Blare will run middle distance with Gregg throwing the shot put and discus and Meiners running distance races.

The assistant coaches are: Glenn Carlson, Jaime Keiser, Brett Gardner, Lindsey Foster, Robin Curtis and Jayd Schuyler.

The 2018 WHS track schedule includes:

April 5—Todd County Invitational

April 7—Bill Pistulka meet in Winner

April 10—Miller Quad

April 14—Corn Palace Relays in Mitchell

April 14—Rescheduled Gregory meet

April 17—Big Dakota Conference in Chamberlain

April 20—American Legion Relays in Pierre

April 26—Cecil Johnson Invitational in Presho

May 1—Meet of Legends in Burke

May 4-5—Howard Wood in Sioux Falls

May 8—SESD Conference in Wagner

May 17—Regional in Mission

May 25—State in Spearfish

May 26—State in Rapid City

Eight Lettermen Lead Colome Track Team

The Colome High School track team has two returning lettermen on the boys side and six on the girls side.

The boys lettermen are Beau Bertram and Michael Supik.

The letterwinners for the girls are Saydee Heath, Kaydee Heath, Haley Krumpus, Matrix Noteboom, Abby Kortan and Jaclyn Laprath.

Also on the boys team are Rhett Bertram and Evan Cole.

Other girls out for track are Bailey Hoffine, Alice Rehnberg and Jordyn Seegers.

The outdoor season for Colome will open April 3 at the South Central Conference meet in Gregory.

On March 20, some of the Colome athletes ran at the indoor Dan Lennon Invite in Vermillion.

Charles Hosford is the head coach. Assistant coaches are Ben Connot and Mende Supik. Grace Campbell is the manager.

The 2018 track schedule includes:

April 3—South Central Conference at Gregory

April 7—Bill Pistulka meet in Winner

April 10—Gregory Junior High meet

April 12—Menno Relays

April 14—Gregory meet

April 19—Flyer Invite in Freeman

April 19—Platte JH meet

April 23—Great Plains Conference junior high meet in Centerville

April 24—Great Plains Conference in Burke

April 28—Platte Relays

May 1—Meet of Legends in Burke

May 3—Lyman JH meet

May 4-5—Howard Wood Relays in Sioux Falls

May 8—Ft. Randall Invite, Avon

May 17—Regional in Scotland

May 25-26—State meet in Rapid City

Club Baseball Season Schedule

Winner/Colome club baseball team will open the season on the road when they travel to Hot Springs on March 24.

The home opener will be March 29 when the Royals host Mission.

The 2018 season schedule includes:

March 24—at Hot Springs, 1 p.m. junior varsity and varsity

March 29—Mission in Winner, junior varsity and varsity, 5:30 p.m.

April 6—Gregory County in Winner, 5:30, JV, V

April 8—at Bennett County

April 14—Sioux Falls Washington, home, (JV only), 2 p.m.

April 15—St. Thomas More, home, 1 p.m., JV, V

April 19—at Platte, 5:30, JV, V

April 22—at Mission, 3 p.m., JV, V

April 27—at Chamberlain, 5:30, JV,V

May 2—Platte/Geddes in Winner, 5:30 p.m. JV, V

May 5—Mitchell in Winner (JV only), 3 p.m.

May 6—at Parkston, 2 p.m., JV, V

May 9—at Gregory, 5:30, JV, V

April 9, 12, 23 and

May 7, 10, 11—open for possible makeup games

May 13-16—Division semi finals

May 21—Super regional at No. 1 Region seed

May 28-29—State tournament at the Birdcage in Sioux Falls

The Winner/Colome team is coached by Drew Weber and Jon Hanson

Cowboys Eliminated from Post Season

The Colome Cowboys took their first step in the post season as they nipped Scotland 56-53 in Region 6B play in Colome on Feb. 27.

Jackson Kinzer scored 17 points, Kolton Salonen, 14; Layton Thieman, 9 and Calvin Ringing Shield, 8.

Salonen pulled down nine rebounds. Kinzer had nine assists.

The Cowboys played in the regional semifinal on Friday in Yankton. The Cowboys took on Kimball/White Lake and the Cowboys were defeated 65-49.

Layton Thieman led Colome with 21 points. He was followed by Kolton Salonen with 12 and Jackson Kinzer with 9.

Thieman pulled down 5 rebounds and Kinzer, 4.

Colome ended the season with a 19-3 record.


Warriors Season Ends with Loss to Little Wound

Winner boys basketball team saw its season come to a close as they were defeated by Little Wound 71-55 on Feb. 27 in Kyle in the Region 7A game.

The Warriors were led in scoring by Shea Connot with 14 points. He was followed by Brandon Volmer, 11; Brady Fritz, 10; Joren Bruun, 8; Tyson Westendorf and Oscar Pravecek with 4 each.

Westendorf and Volmer each had 6 rebounds and Fritz, 5.  Connot had 5 assists.

The Warriors ended the season with a 6-15 record.