Docken Makes Fourth Trip to Wrestling Nationals



Augustana College wrestler and Winner native Jayd Docken will make his fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II championships which was held Friday and Saturday in St. Louis, Mo.

Docken, wrestling at 197 pounds, finished third at the NCAA Super Region III championships in Mankato, Minn., on March 1.

Docken lost in the semifinals to second ranked Julian Smith of McKendree by a 3-2 decision. Docken then pinned Dylan Windfield of Upper Iowa to earn a spot at the NCAA Division II championships.

Docken battled against Joe Gomes of Northern State for the third time this season, taking the third place match by a 3-2 decision.

At 27-4 on the season, Docken’s only Division II losses have come to Kenny Breaux of Lindenwood and No. 3 Julian Smith of McKendree.

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Richey Scores Two Hits

Austin Richey of Winner had two hits in four at bats including a RBI double as the University of Sioux Falls dropped an 8-2 decision to Cal State University, San Marcos.

The  Winner sophomore also had a stolen base  which gives USF 15 for the season.

Richey helped USF to a win in an earlier game in California. Richey had a run scoring double in this game.

Darbi Gustafson Wins Spirit of Sue

Darbi Gustafson, a senior on the Ethan basketball team, won the Spirit of Sue award at the State B tournament in Huron this weekend.

Darbi is  the daughter of Jeff and Janet (Bertram) Gustafson, formerly of Winner. Janet grew up in the Colome area.

Ethan won the state title with a 31-28 victory over Sully Buttes. This was Ethan’s first state tournament in 34 years.

Sully Buttes also has a Winner connection. Sully Buttes is coached by Mark Senftner, who is married to Lynn (Daughters) Senftner. Lynn grew up in Winner and is a graduate of Winner High School.

AAU Wrestlers Qualify for State

Several youths  competed in the regional AAU wrestling tournament Saturday in Mitchell.

There are 27 Winner youths who made it to state.

Results include:

6 and under—Ellison LaDeaux, 1st; Roukyn Robbins and Legend Benedict, both 2nd and Hudson, Peters, 3rd

7-8—Hunter Kahler, Ryken Orel, Kylah Biggins, all 1st; Rylan Robbins, Brody Calhoon, both 2nd.

9-10—Karson Keiser, Konner Osborn, Maxton Brozik, all 1st; Landon Calhoon, Parker Mathis and Coy Assman, all 4th

11-12—Kaden Keiser, Joey Cole, both 1st; Riley Orel, Owen Duffy, both 2nd; Kamryn Meek, 5th

13-14—Kaleb Osborn, Trevor Peters, both 1st; Aaron Gilchrist, 2nd; Landon Debus and Xavier Cadotte, both 3rd and Adam Cole and Cailob Week, both 4th

15 and 16—Wyatt Turnquist, Jaikob Week and Jamin Dougherty, all 2nd

The state tournament will be held in Brookings March 28 and 28 at the Swiftel Center.

The wrestlers advancing to state are: Ellison LaDeaux, Roukyn Robbins, Rylan Robbins, Legend Benedict, Wyatt Turnquist, Hudson Peters, Trevor Peters, Hunter Kahler, Brody Calhoon, Landon Calhoon, Ryken Orel, Riley Orel, Kylah Biggins, Karson Keiser, Kaden Keiser, Konner Osborn, Kaleb Osborn, Parker Mathis, Coy Assman, Maxton Brozik, Owen Duffy, Joey Cole, Aaron Gilchrist, Xavier Cadotte, Landon Debus, Jaikob Week and Jamin Dougherty.

Colome Comes Up Short in District Championship

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Colome boys  basketball team was defeated by Gregory 57-43 in the District 12B game Friday in Mitchell.

The game was tied 13-13 at the end of the first quarter.

Reed Harter led the scoring for Colome  with 23 points followed by Holden Thieman with 15. Harter drained five 3 point shots.

“I thought we played well with all things considered,” said coach Drew Weber. “I don’t think we brought our A game offensively and we knew that we would have to in order to have a chance to win in the end. Gregory did a great job of using their length and quickness to make us uncomfortable offensively. I was proud of how well we reacted to playing in such a big game in front of a large crowd,” said Weber.

“We hadn’t had that experience yet and it was nice to see our boys not be intimidated by the circumstances.”

The Cowboys shot 33 percent from the field and 82 percent from the free throw line.

Thieman pulled down 15 rebounds and Harter, 10.

Colome ended the season with 13 wins and 9 losses.

“I feel we were able to use this experience as a springboard for next season. Overall, I feel like we had a very successful season and have a lot of things to be proud of,” said Weber.


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Warriors Advance to Region Championship Game

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Winner High School boys basketball team punched its ticket to the Region 6A championship with a 61-39 victory over Miller Saturday in Winner.

The Warriors played Cheyenne-Eagle Butte in the region championship March 10 in Pierre. Complete results and pictures of the championship game will be in next week’s Winner Advocate. The March 11 issue was printed before the game started on Tuesday.

The Winner Armory on Saturday was packed with Winner and Miller fans.

The Warriors jumped to an early lead and never looked back. Winner led 9-0 in the first quarter and on the heals of two free throws by Brendan Harter took a 13-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. At the half, Winner led 27-13.

“We are proud of our student athletes for coming out ready to play and getting after it on the defensive end,” said coach Brett Gardner.

He said Sam Naasz, Lattrel Terkildsen, Nick Hossle, Cameron Kuil and the rest of the team did an outstanding job on Miller’s two big scorers. Winner was able to play all 14 players who suited up.

Nathan Galbraith and Brendan Harter both scored 15 points with Sam Naasz, 11; Nick Hossle, 7; Terkildsen,  5 and Devon Leiferman, 4.

Galbraith pulled down 11 rebounds followed by Harter, 8; Naasz,7 and Leiferman, 4.

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Lady Warriors Fall in Championship Game

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Winner High School girls basketball team saw its season come to an end  as they were defeated 62-53 by Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Friday in the Region 6A championship in Ft. Pierre.

The Lady Warriors fought hard and were down 25-17 at the end of the first quarter.

“It was a tough way to end the season but the girls played their hearts out and gave it all they had,” said coach Larry Aaker. “They should be proud of the effort they gave. We have to give Cheyenne-Eagle Butte a lot of credit as they shot the ball well and played the type of game they needed to play,” said the coach.

Kelsey Bertram led the Lady Warriors in scoring with 25 points followed by Bailey Volmer with 12 points.

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Cowboys Down Burke/South Central

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Colome boys basketball team advanced to the District 12B championship with a 55-37 victory over Burke/South Central Thursday night in Burke.

The game was close at the end of the first quarter with Colome leading 13-12.

The Cowboys led 22-18 at the half.

“This was probably our best played game of the year,” said coach Drew Weber. “We rebounded really well and limited our turnovers, which cost us the last time we played them.”

Reed Harter scored 20 points and Holden Thieman added 17 and Kelly O’Bryan scored 12.

Youth Place at District Wrestling

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Winner had 35 kids participate in AAU wrestling districts in White Lake on Saturday.

The top eight placers go on to regions which is March 15 in Mitchell.

Results from the district include:

6 and under—Ellison LaDeaux, Roukyn Robbins and  Legend Benedict, all 1st and Hudson Peters, 2nd

7 and 8—Rylan Peters, Hunter Kahler, Ryken Orel, Kylah Biggins, all  1st; Kayden Fryer, 2nd; Brody Calhoon, 3rd and Robinson LaDeaux, 6th

9-10—Karson Keiser, Konner Osborn, Maxton Brozik, all 1st; Parker Mathis and Coy Assman, 2nd; Keygan Biggins, Kellen Brozik, both 4th; Landon Calhoon, 5th and Broden Duffy, 6th

11-12—Riley Orel, Owen Duffy, Kaden Keiser, all 1st; Kamryn Meek and Joey Cole, both 3rd and Gavin Tucker, 8th

13-14—Kaleb Osborn, Trevor Peters, both 1st; Landon Debus, Aaron Gilchrist, Xavier Cadotte, all 2nd; Adam Cole, 3rd and Cailob Week, 4th.

Cowboys Open District Play with Victory

Colome boys basketball team won its opening game in the District 12B tournament which started on Monday, March 2 in Colome. The Cowboys defeated Andes Central 71-34.

Colome led 24-4 at the end of the first quarter.

“It was nice to get the post-season off with a victory,” said coach Drew Weber. “I was happy that we were able to play everyone on our roster a good deal of minutes and get some of our key players more rest going into the next round,” said the coach.

Reed Harter and Holden Thieman both scored 24 points and Jackson Kinzer added 9. Harter had four 3 pointers in this game.