Winner High School volleyball team is ready to start the season.
They have been involved in two matches prior to this issue of the Winner Advocate hitting the newsstands. The Lady Warriors were in a jamboree in Winner on Saturday and Tuesday they hosted Bon Homme.
Returning letterwinners are Bailey Volmer, Calah Covey, Dacey Kocer, Madyson Frazier, Sydney Fritz, Kylie Horstman, Skyler VanDenHul, Rachel Sherman and Hanna LaCompte. Edith Eagle Hawk is the team manager.
Eleven lettermen will lead the Colome High School football team as they open the season Aug. 28 at home against Corsica/Stickney.
Returning lettermen are seniors, Reed Harter and Allan Varilek; juniors Kelly O’Bryan, Wiley Heath, Noah Hermsen, Nate Krumpus, Will Cahoy, Jordan Shippy and Isaac Kortan; sophomores Nash Atteberry and Zane Rohde.
Colome High School girls volleyball team will open the season at home on Aug. 29 when they host Burke/South Central.
The returning letterwinners are Mariah Kinzer, Taylor Hrabanek, Callie Heath and Lauren Week.
Winner High School boys golf team has one tournament under its belt. The Warriors came away with a second place finish in the Mobridge Invitational on Thursday.
There are six players on the WHS team—Sam Hossle, Duncan English, Luke Engel, Matt Hartley, Jade Whitley and Aiden Barfuss.
The returning lettermen are Hossle, English and Engel.
The numbers are up this year on the Winner Area cross country team, especially among the younger athletes.
The returning letterwinners for the Lady Warriors are Chloe Bartels, Hayley Halverson, Samantha Schuyler and Jaclyn Laprath. The returning lettermen for the boys team are Cohl Turnquist, Colby Curtis, Wyatt Turnquist, Grant Winter Dawson Phillips.
Schuyler, Bartels and Laprath all ran at the state cross country meet last year.
Winner High School competitive dance team is looking for an exciting year.
There are 21 girls on the team with five seniors. Cyndy DeMers is the advisor. The returning letterwinners are Skyler VanDenHul, Payton Eagle, Dacey Kocer, Hayley Halverson, Jadyn Gregg, Amanda Boerner, Macy Olson, Hannah Hanson, Sidney Bohnet and Kacee Konvalin. The leaders are VanDenHul, Kocer and Halverson.
This year the girls picked the motto: “If you want it, go for it.” This is the fourth year for the WHS competitive dance team. The first year at state Winner placed third and the last two years have taken second place. “Our goal is to keep it at that level or go higher,” said DeMers.
There are 22 girls on Winner High School’s competitive cheer team.
Last year the team placed third in its division and 10th overall at state. “We are hoping to far exceed that this year,” said coach Val Ewing.
The returning letterwinners in cheer are Sidney Bohnet, Kaycee Konvalin, Maddy Hanson, Hannah Hanson, Macy Olson, Bayli Beehler, Hannah Peterson, Rachel Sherman and Sophia Lewis.
Winner/Colome amateur baseball team battled Madison in a slugfest in the second round of the state amateur baseball tournament Aug. 12 in Mitchell. Madison defeated the Pheasants 17-14 at Cadwell Park.
Mike Barfuss and Eric Bailey were the winners of the 21st annual Ron Waller memorial member guest golf tournament Sunday at Winner Country Club.
The derby winners in the two day golf meet were Rick Godel and Randy Godel with runner-up Jim Halverson and George Johnson.
The team of Mike and Lana Stickland, Larry Aaker and Phil Husher won the championship of the first flight in the Winner Regional Foundation golf tournament on Saturday at Winner Country Club. Second place in this flight went to Donny and Digger Godel, Stacy Olson and Justin Karst.