Winner/Colome Legion baseball team won its first game in the region tournament in Rapid City on July 15. The Royals defeated Martin 15-0.
In the second game on Thursday, Winner/Colome defeated Spearfish 5-4 in 13 innings.
On Friday, Winner/Colome had to play Spearfish again in back to back games. Spearfish won both games and advances to the state Legion tournament in Salem.
In Friday’s first game, Spearfish won 8-6. In the final game, Spearfish won 16-8.
“We made a heck of a run at making the state tournament. We were able to secure a spot in the championship with a crazy, fun win Thursday against Spearfish but came up a little short in the two championship games on Friday,” said coach Drew Weber.
“Spearfish is really a good team with players that had just a little more experience than we had and it showed up in the deciding game on Friday. I could not be more proud of the way we played and this is a valuable learning experience for us, considering we only loose two players next year. It will be very difficult to replace Landon Engel and Brandon Bicek as they have been two of our most consistent and steady players the last couple of years,” said Weber.
The coach says Winner/Colome feels like they are one of the top teams in the state and proved that with our showing during the region. “We were one or two plays away from making the state tournament and I expect us to come back next year and make those plays,” said Weber.
Winner/Colome finished the season with a 17-9 record.
The Winner varsity Teeners will begin region play July 29 in Wagner.
Winner will play Lead-Deadwood at 3 p.m.
Winner Teeners won both games of a double header over Pierre Monday, July 13.
In the first game, Winner won 10-3. In the second game, Winner won 8-6.
Winner High School varsity volleyball team won the championship at an Augustana Camp July 15-16 in Sioux Falls.
Winner defeated Sioux Valley in the championship match.
Sydney Fritz of Winner was named the MVP for the tournament. Alexis Richey won the hustler award.
There were 21 Winner junior varsity and varsity volleyball players who attended the camp. The matches were played in the Elman Center.
The Winner Wild 5th grade girls basketball team took runner-up honors at the Pacesetter Great Four state championship in Minneapolis, Minn., on July 11.
The girls advanced to the tournament by being named the South Dakota Pacesetter champions earlier in the year in Huron.
Renae Brewster and Kathy Peppel of Butte, Neb., won the 2 lady best ball golf tournament Saturday at the Winner County Club. They shot a 75.
Second place in the first flight went to Becky Olson and Laura Root with a 79.
Winning the second flight were Brenda and Ronae Klein with an 82 and the second in this flight went to Kay Berg and Bonnie Gardner with an 83.
The Winner 12 and under baseball team played in the state tournament this weekend in Milbank.
On Friday, Winner won the first game 14-2 over Madison. Evan Farner was the winning pitcher.
Adam Bohnet was 3-3 at the plate with a home run, triple and double.
On Saturday, West Central defeated Winner 13-2. In the next game on Saturday, Lennox defeated Winner 9-3.
Several members of the Winner/Colome club baseball team have received honors following the season.
Reed Harter was named first team all-state as a shortstop and Kelly O’Bryan was named honorable mention all-state as a pitcher.
In addition, Holden Thieman, Ty Bolton and Riley Calhoon were named members of the all-region team.
O’Bryan was honored on the all-region team as a pitcher.
Winner/Colome Legion baseball team defeated Ainsworth, Neb., 8-4 on July 7.
On July 8, the local Legion baseball team defeated Rapid City Shooters in a double header at Leahy Bowl.
Winner/Colome won the first game 9-6. The Royals exploded with 8 runs in the second inning to take an 8-1 lead.
In the second game, Trevor Sachtjen pitched all seven innings giving up 5 runs, 8 hits, 5 walks for the victory.
Winner/Colome Legion baseball team was defeated by Pierre 21-7 Sunday in Pierre.
The Winner/Colome team’s record is 15-8.
Winner Teeners were nipped 11-10 by Rapid City Post 320 in the championship game of the Deadwood tournament Sunday.
Winner was leading 9-4 but Rapid City scored seven runs in the fifth inning.
The Winner Teeners played two games on Saturday in the tournament. In the first game, Winner defeated Buffalo 32-0 in three innings.
In the second game on Saturday, Winner defeated Gillette, Wyo., 9-3.