Golden Oldies defeat Purple

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Playing in the 26th annual Warrior Alumni game are in front from left Shea Connot, Ben Connot, Brett Gardner and Devon Koskan. In back from left are Blake Day, Jerry Long Crow, Tyler Kucera and Blake Tideman.

The Golden Oldies defeated the Young Purple team 62-40 in the 26th annual Warrior Alumni game on Dec. 23.

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Warriors fall to Sully Buttes

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

Sometimes you just have to hand it to the other team.

The Winner Warriors boys basketball team couldn’t take down Sully Buttes on the road in a close knit 45-39 loss on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Nick Wittler of Sully Buttes, one of the best players in the state, posed a problem to the Warriors early and often. Wittler gouged Winner for 26 points.

The Warriors, who had a cold overall shooting night, out-rebounded, had more steals, and played at least comparable if not better defense than Sully Buttes. However, it came down to putting the ball in the basket.

Winner (2-1) was led by Joren Bruun who scored a team-high 18 points. Brady Fritz added 14 points as well as seven rebounds. Kameron Meiners also grabbed seven rebounds for the Warriors.

Sully Buttes 45
Winner 39
Non-Conference at Sully Buttes.

Sully Buttes;13;10;18;4 — 45
Winner;8;9;10;12 — 39

WINNER (2-1): Joren Bruun 18, Brady Fritz 14, Oscar Pravecek 3, Phillip Jorgensen 2, Fred Whiting 2. Totals 13-43 8-11 39.

SULLY Buttes (1-1): Nick Wittler 26, Grant Johnson 8, Jett Lamb 4, Jack Darling 4, Quinn Jordre 3. Totals 19-46 0-5 45.

3-pt FG — WIN 5 (Bruun 4, Fritz 1); SB 7 (Wittler 4, Johnson 2, Jordre 1). Fouls — WIN 12; HOM 14. Fouled out — None. Rebounds — WIN 33 (Fritz, Meiners-7); SB 26 (Lamb, Jordre- 6). Assists — WIN 8 (Bruun, Fritz, Meiners-2; SB 7 (Wittler 3) Turnovers — WIN 14; SB 12. Steals — WIN 8 (Bruun 3); SB 6 (Wittler 3). Blocks — WIN 2 (Fritz 2); SB 2 (Wittler, Lamb-1).

Cowboys bounce back

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Jacob Beckers drives past a Cody-Kilgore defender in the Cowboys 58-47 win on Saturday, Dec. 21. Also pictured is Nathaniel Hansen.

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

There’s no feeling like winning.

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The ultimate racing duo

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Broc Stout had a lot of racing success in 2019. This is a picture of some of the trophies that Stout won at some races this year.

Editor’s note: This is a corrected story on Broc and Dave Stout and their racing season.

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

Racecar drivers are of a different breed. Maybe that’s because racing is unlike any other sport.

The speed of car racing is a deterrent for some people. It’s unnerving and dangerous. Unpredictable.

That feeling of fear doesn’t apply to someone like Broc Stout.

Stout began his racing career in 2003, and for someone that’s going into his 17th year of racing in 2020, he’s as comfortable as someone that was born in a race car.

With many wins on the season even though he went to about half of the meets that he usually does, Stout and his father/racing mentor Dave Stout are looking forward to another strong push next season.

“I wouldn’t be doing this if it weren’t for him,” Stout said of his father’s guidance. “I really couldn’t race without either of my parents, my friends, or my girlfriend Dana, and my twin boy and girl. The amount of support that I have is amazing.”

Racing can bring many things for an individual, but once in a while, even a life lesson can sneak its way on to the track. There’s no secret to success in racing. It’s just like anything else in that it takes hard work, practice, and a lot of great people to make it happen.

“I’ve been able to learn a lot of things from racing,” Stout said. “The most important is probably patience because you can always use some of it.”

Stout’s father, Dave, raced for almost four years from 1989 till about ’92. Racing with his son has given Broc and Dave the chance to have a strong relationship that isn’t always common.

“It’s like a guy taking his kid to the ball game,” Dave Stout said. “It’s a great feeling to be able to impart some wisdom and help him to learn from the mistakes that you’ve made.”

The Stouts have had much success in their time racing, but they’re not ones to forget those who have helped them along the way. They cherish and appreciate the people that have helped them from the beginning.

“I personally can’t take credit for Broc’s success,” Dave Stout said. “We’ve also had a lot of great people that have helped us out from the beginning, and we’re extremely thankful for that.”

As far as what Dave is excited about next year? Just the opportunity to continue to race with his son and spend time with family.

“I’m looking forward to being with Broc and the grandkids next year,” Stout said. “It’s always so much fun, and to be able to do it with everybody around us makes it special. It’ll be great to get the grandkids out to the race track as well.”

In racing, there seems to be a comradery that isn’t prevalent in a lot of other sports, and not just between the Stouts. The Stouts run into someone they know at every meet, and that’s just another part of racing.

“Every meet you run into somebody,” Broc Stout said. “It’s one thing to race, but it’s another thing to be able to race with friends. In racing, everybody is a family.”

Make no mistake, when the green flag drops, it’s all business for Stout and company. Even when a tragedy like crashes happen, business is business.

“It’s go time when you see that flag go down,” Broc Stout said. “Obviously, you want nothing but the best for everybody, but when it’s time to go, it’s time to go. Things like crashes are just part of racing. After getting into a crash, in the next race, you have to still be cautiously aggressive and find a way to still get it done.”

Racing also brings racers to new places. For the first time, the Stouts found themselves in Billings, MT, and it was for a good reason. The Stouts raced in the Jerry Quinn memorial race.

“It was great to be in Billings,” Stout said. “Being there meant a lot and I had a lot of fun. It was a long drive, but it was worth it.”

The Stouts also enjoyed a new trailer that helped with getting their car to and from races with ease while also making it easier to make repairs.

This was one of many reasons that the Stout duo found success in 2019.

“We did have a good year last year,” Stout said. “The new trailer helped, but at the end of the day, we all love racing. We’re excited to be able to come out and race again next year.”

The Stouts only exemplify what racing brings to the fans and racers. Family, friends, and the love for a great sport.

Turnovers cost game

Jacob Beckers goes up for a shot against Gregory on Thursday, Dec. 19. Beckers led the Cowboys with eight points.

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

Teams can’t win games when they have more turnovers than points.

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Lady Warriors defeat Burke

Winner girls basketball team continue to keep its unblemished record alive.
On Thursday, the Lady Warriors defeated Burke/South Central 51-27.

The No. 1 rated Lady Warriors are 2-0 for this season and 26-0 dating back to last season in which they finished with a perfect record.

At the end of the first quarter it was a two-point game with Winner leading 13-11.

However, Winner held Burke/South Central scoreless in the second quarter while scoring 18 points. At the half, Winner led 31-11.

In the third quarter, a strong Winner defense held the Cougars to 4 points.
Bella Swedlund led the scoring for Winner with 19 points. Kalla Bertram added 13 points.

As a team, Winner made 21-47 shots for 45 percent from the field.
Morgan Hammerbeck pulled down 7 of Winner’s 28 rebounds. Swedlund added 5 and Kelsey Sachtjen, 4.

Winner won the junior varsity game 35-21. Leading scorers were Josey Kludt and Jenna Hammerbeck with 8 points each and Katherine Jankauskas, 7.

The next action for Winner will be Jan. 3 when they host Bon Homme in a boys and girls double-header.

Below is the box score

Winner 51
Burke/South Central 27
Non-Conference at Bonesteel

Winner;13;18;14;6 — 54
Burke/South Central;11;0;14;6 — 27

WINNER (3-0): Maggie LaCompte 2, Jenna Hammerbeck 4, Kalla Bertram 13, Morgan Hammerbeck, Bella Swelund 19, Kelbi Meiners 3, Kelsey Sachtjen 4. Totals 21-47 5-13 51.

3-pt FG — WIN 4 (Swedlund 2, Meiners 1, J. Hammerbeck 1). Rebounds — WIN 28 (M. Hammerbeck 7). Assists — WIN 17 (M. Hammerbeck 4). Turnovers — WIN 9. Steals — WIN 15 (Sachtjen 4, Bertram 4). Blocks — 3 (Sachtjen 2). JV Game —35-21 Winner .

Warriors too much for Miller

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Fred Whiting puts up a shot for Winner in Friday’s game with Miller.

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

The Winner Warriors boys basketball team put together another dominating performance at home with a 79-35 win over the Miller Rustlers in a Big Dakota Conference game on Friday, Dec. 20.

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