Six Wrestlers Place in Aberdeen

Winner Area wrestling team placed 9th out of 16 teams at the Lee Wolf tournament in Aberdeen on Saturday.

Six Winner wrestles placed in the tournament:

  • Tyrel Haley took third place as he won 7-6 over Shea Krause of Aberdeen Central.
  • Kayleb Brozik placed fifth as he won 3-0 over Nick Christensen of Huron.
  • Colby Curtis and Jayden Schroeder both placed sixth. Curtis lost 9-1 to Austin Cihak of Aberdeen Central. Schroeder was pinned in 2:34 by Josh Lasley of Canton.
  • Ty Bolton took 7th place as he won 14-0 over Carter Canham of Miller/Highmore/Harrold.
  • Taylor Watzel took 8th place as he was pinned in 2:08 by Ryan O’Connell of Sioux Falls O’Gorman.

“I really liked the way the team came out and wrestled,” said coach Matt Chambers. “They came out ready to go every match and battled all day long. Six of the eight wrestlers were able to place in a very tough tournament,” said the coach.

Chambers added: “I still think we are a little inconsistent in some of our matches but overall the boys had a good performances on Saturday.”

The next action for Winner will be at the Big Dakota Conference meet in Ft. Pierre on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Harter Reaches 1,000 Mark

reed harter 1,000 pointsReed Harter scored his 1,000 career point in the basketball game with Marty last Tuesday in Colome.

The Cowboys won the game 90-71. Harter scored 37 points and made five 3-pointers. Holden Thieman added 26 points and Reid Rutten scored 11.

“This was really a fun, up and down game from the opening tip,” said coach Drew Weber. “We were able to play a solid first half and had a nice lead but Marty shot the ball well from deep to get back into the game,” said Weber.harter action shot

Cowgirls Defeated Marty

sarah shippy colome gameColome High School girls basketball team defeated Marty 55-44 on Jan. 27.

Callie Heath scored 22 points with Colby Taggart adding 12. Heath pulled down 18 rebounds.

The Cowgirls lost the junior varsity game 38-29. Leading scorer was Rayne Hermsen with 8 points and Kaydee Heath, 7.

Heath pulled down 8 rebounds.

Lady Warriors Down Miller

Winner High School girls basketball team picked up its 10th victory of the season as they defeated Miller 73-43 on Jan. 26.

The game was close at the end of the first quarter with the Lady Warriors holding a 10-9 lead. Winner had a strong second half as they outscored Miller 47-23.

Kelsey Bertram had a strong night for Winner as she scored 23 points. The senior was 5-10 from the three point line.  It was a  good balanced scoring night for Winner as Sydney Fritz scored 18 points, Tawny Sherman, 14 and Bailey Volmer, 11.

Warriors Place 5th at Local Invitational

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Winner area wrestling team placed fifth at the Winner Invitational on Saturday. The Warriors scored 143 points. The team title went to Bon Homme/Scotland.

Eight local wrestlers placed.

Tyrel Haley won first place by injury default over Nick Donnelly of Philip Area.

Third place went to Jimmy Sharkey with a 6-3 win over Ryan Yost of Redfield.

Also placing third was Kayleb Brozik at 160 pounds as he pinned Josh Vaith of Bon Homme/Scotland in 4:34.

Fourth place went to Cameron Biggins and Ty Bolton. Biggins, 126, lost by a pin in 2:37 to Isaac Olson of Mobridge/Pollock.

Bolton, 138, lost to Sam Caba, Bon Homme/Scotland, 7-6.

Fifth place went to Colby Curtis, Cohl Turnquist and Jayden Schroeder.

Curtis, 113, won 3-1 over Chance Stuwe, Potter Co.

Turnquist, 170, won by major decision 12-0 over Joseph Avalos of Mobridge/Pollock.

Schroeder, 182, pinned Jed Konnechne of Sunshine Bible Academy in 2:31.

Named the outstanding wrestler was Atlas Willuweit of Burke/Gregory.

Coach Matt Chambers said it was great to see 8 of the 10 wrestlers place in the home tournament. “I thought they wrestled well throughout the day. We were a little inconsistent still and lost some close one or two point matches that we could have won. I hope they get a little confidence from this tournament and see they can compete with anyone,” said Chambers.haley wrestling

Youth Place in Winner AAU tournament

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Several young wrestlers placed in the 15th annual Winner Quarterback Club AAU wrestling tournament Jan. 25.

Results include:

6 and under—Hudson Peters, 1st; Roukyn Robbins, and Legend Benedict, 2nd; Cooper Craven, 3rd and Logan Calhoon, 4th

7-8—Kayden Fryer and Ryken Orel, both 1st; Rylan Robbins, Brody Calhoon, Mason Curtis, all 2nd; Carter Craven, Peydin Peterson, both 3rd; Kooper Welch, Robinson LaDeaux, Jackson Bachmann, all 4th

9-10—Karson Keiser, Konner Osborn, Kellen Brozik, Coy Assman and Maxton Brozik,  all 1st; Keygan Biggins, Broden Duffy and Landon Calhoon all 3rd; Payton Fisher and Evan Bartels, both 4th.

11-12—Owen Duffy, Kaden Keiser, both 1st; Kamryn Meek, Joey Cole, both 2nd; Gavin Tucker, 4th

13-14—Aaron Gilchrist, Adam Cole, Kaleb Osborn, all 1st; Xavier Cadotte and Cailob Week, both 3rd.

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Lady Warriors Fall to Pine Ridge

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Winner Lady Warriors basketball team played an excellent first half as they hosted Pine Ridge Thursday night.

Pine Ridge out-scored Winner in the third and fourth quarters and defeated the Lady Warriors 70-62.

“We had a great start to the game and played very well in the first half,” said Coach Larry Aaker. “In the second half we made too many mistakes and Pine Ridge took advantage of them like good teams do.”

The Lady Warriors led 20-8 at the end of the first quarter and led 34-23 at the half.

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Warriors Keep Undefeated Season Alive

The unbeaten string for the Winner High School boys basketball team remains alive as they won their 11th game on Thursday over Wagner. On the road, Winner came up with a 69-52 victory.

The Warriors led 35-26 at the half.

Brendan Harter led the scoring for Winner with 21 points followed by Devon Leiferman with 17 and Nathan Galbraith and Sam Naasz with 10 each.

“We started the game with a lot of fire and took an early lead,” said coach Brett Gardner. “We traded baskets for most of the second and third quarter. Then in the fourth quarter we dug down and defended and were able to pull away and get some guys some playing time,” said the coach.