Boys Relay Runner-up at State Track Meet

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Winner High School boys track team had two relays and three individuals that place at the state track meet. The Lady Warriors team was led on the medal stand by senior Deloris Herman who placed in both the shot put and discus.

The Winner boys medley relay took runner up honors as at the state track meet as they placed second, the highest finish of any Winner relay team at state. Running in the finals Saturday in Rapid City were Nick Hossle, Windsor Barry, Nathan Galbraith and Coleton Schuyler. They ran a time of 3:43.55.

“They were disappointed they did not come back for the state championship but the second place finish was remarkable,” said Aaker. “I could not have asked more out of those guys, they ran their best.”

On Friday in Spearfish, the medley relay team qualified for the finals. “The biggest thing about the medley was we needed to make the second day. Credit Nathan Galbraith for stepping up and running the 800. This is not his favorite race but he was willing to sacrifice for the team,” said Aaker.

Since Coleton Schuyler had to run the open half on Friday, he did not run in the medley.

The  first day running the medley were Nick Hossle, Windsor Barry, Kayleb Brozik and Nathan Galbraith. Galbraith ran a 2:02 half and was able to hold off the Vermillion runner at the finish line assuring Winner a good spot in Saturday’s finals at the South Dakota School of Mines track.

“That was huge winning our heat,” said Aaker.

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Royals Win First Round of Playoffs

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Winner/Colome club baseball team defeated Todd County 12-2 in playoff action May 26 at Leahy Bowl in Winner.

Riley Calhoon started on the mound and pitched two innings, giving up 2 runs on 1 hit, 6 walks and 2 strikeouts. Ty Bolton earned the win in relief pitching 4 innings, giving up no runs on no hits, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.

At the plate, Brandon Bicek had a double, 2 RBI, 2 runs scores and 2 stolen bases.

Reed Harter had a single, 1 RBI, 2 runs scores and 2 stolen bases. Bolton had 2 RBI and Nick Lantz scored 3 runs.

“I thought we came out a little unfocused and Todd County capitalized by scoring 2 quick runs in the top of the first inning,” said coach Drew Weber. “After that, we settled down and played a little better. We scored 6 runs in the bottom of the first inning by capitalizing on some  of the mistakes made by Todd County. We did not hit the ball all that well but we found ways on base and used our speed to steal nine bases,” said Weber.

The coach said the team is happy to advance to the next round “We will have to clean up a few mistakes in order to keep advancing. I’m confident we can and the boys are excited for the opportunity,” said Weber.

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Winner/Colome Pheasants Rolling

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The Winner/Colome amateur baseball team split a pair of games they played in Mitchell on May 23.

In the first game, the Pheasants fell to Dimick-Emery 7-5. The local team bounced back and defeated Sioux Falls Brewers 13-5. Derek Graesser went the distance on the mound and also blasted a two run homer in the win.

The Pheasants hosted Kimball on May 26 and won 12-5.

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Laprath Runs Mile and 2 Mile at State

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Jaclyn Laprath of Colome ran in the mile and two mile at the state track meet this weekend in Rapid City.

She ran the two mile in 13:06 on Friday and ran the mile in 6:13 on Saturday.

“She ran hard and represented Colome gracefully,” said coach Charles Hosford. “I hope that we get to take more individuals like her to state in the upcoming years,” said Hosford.

The state meet was held at O’Harra Stadium on the campus of South Dakota School of Mines.

Baseball Team Downs Platte-Geddes

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Winner/Colome club baseball team closed out the regular season with a 2-1 victory over Platte-Geddes Friday afternoon at Leahy

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The Royals ended the regular season with a 10-2 record. They started playoff action on May 26 when they hosted Todd County.

Levi McClanahan’s two run triple in the fifth inning was responsible for the Royal’s two runs.

Platte-Geddes opened the scoring with a run earlier in the game.

Reed Harter added a double. Kelly O’Bryan, Holden Thieman and Ty Bolton all had hits for Winner/Colome.

“We were fortunate to win this game as we did not hit the ball very well,” said coach Drew Weber.
“We had a few miscues in the field that we have not had much this year. Levi came through with a big hit and our pitching staff did a great job of getting out of some big jams,” added the coach.

Kelly O’Bryan started on the mound for the Royals and pitched two innings. Carter Brickman threw two innings in relief. Reed Harter got the win with three innings in relief.

The victory allowed Winner/Colome to earn the No. 1 seed for the divisional playoffs. “Now is the time that we will need to play our best,” said levi mcclanahan

Winner Golfers Placed 11th at State

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Winner Area golf team placed 11th at the state golf tournament last Monday and Tuesday in Madison.

Ronae Klein led the Lady Warriors as she placed 28th with a two day score of 202. Liz Jankauskas tied for 41st with a 213. Addy Root placed 77th with a 241 and Sam Marts placed 82nd with a 254.

Coach Randy Kludt said Klein had a nice finish moving up 15 places from last year. “The other girls had nice finishes on day two,” said the coach.

The first day was bitter cold with the girls playing in 39 degree weather with a steady wind of 30 miles per hour. “It really wasn’t a fair day to score very well for anyone,” said Kludt.

“There were 24 teams represented at the state tournament and finishing 11th with this young of a team was a good ending,” said the coach.

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Laprath Advances to State

The Colome boys and girls track team both took 7th place at the Region 6B meet on Thursday.

Results of the Colome girls include:

200—Callie Heath, 4th, :28.48

400—Heath, 4th, 1:05.22

1600 run—Jaclyn Laprath, 2nd, 5:53.55

3200—Laprath, 1st,  13:02.34

100 hurdles—Kaydee Heath, 5th, :18.66

300 hurdles—Heath, 5th, :54.69; Morgan Hofeldt, 7th, :55.11

4×200—8th, 2:10.64, Haylie Krumpus, Kaydee Heath, Taylor Hrabanek, Callie Heath
4×800—3rd, 11:07.79, Callie Heath, Jaclyn Laprath, Morgan Hofeldt and Taylor Hrabanek

Long jump—Taylor Hrabanek, 4th, 14-11.75

Triple jump—Krumpus, 7th, 28-11

Shot put—Colby Taggart, 4th, 32-3.75

Results of the Colome boys include:

100—Cole McCarty, 3rd, :11.46

200—Chase Hrabanek, 4th, :24.63; Reed Harter, 5th, :25.33
800—Cody Heath, 7th, 2:20.42

300 hurdles—Andrew Laprath, 7th, :53.99

4×100 relay—3rd, :48.14, Chase Hrabanek, Jackson Kinzer, Reed Harter and Cole McCarty

Medley Relay—3rd, 4:02.79, Reed Harter, Cole McCarthy, Chase Hrabanek, and Jackson Kinzer

Long jump—Hrabanek, 6th, 18-00.75

Triple jump—Jackson Kinzer, 5th, 38-9

Jaclyn Laprath will advance to the state meet and she will run the both the 1600 and the 3200.

The state meet is May 29 and May 30 in Rapid City.

Amateurs Open Season with Victory

The Winner/Colome amateur baseball team opened the season Thursday night at Leahy Bowl as they defeated Chamberlain 6-3.

The game was tied 3-3 going into the 8th inning. The Pheasants scored three runs in the 8th inning.

Leading hitters were Shane Pajl and Derek Graesser, each with a triple.

Pitching in this game were J. J. Farner, Tyrell Bauld, Derek Graesser, Drew Weber and Will Burke.

Coach Kevin Graesser says there will be 17 to 18 players on the Winner/Colome team this season.

Baseball Team Improved to 9-2

Winner/Colome club baseball team improved its record to 9-2 with a 12-2 victory over Todd County on May 18.

Reed Harter had a triple, single, 3 RBIs, 3 runs scored and 3 steals. Kelly O’Bryan had 2 singles, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Ty Bolton added 2 singles and Riley Calhoon had a single, 2 runs scored and 4 steals.

Holden Thieman was the winning pitcher as he gave up no runs on no hits, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Riley Calhoon came on in relief and pitched 2 innings, giving up no runs, no hits, 2 walks and one strikeout. Ty Bolton pitched the final two innings  giving up 2 runs on two hits, no walks and 4 strikeouts.

“We had 15 days off due to the weather so it was nice to get back out and play,” said coach Drew Weber. “I thought we played pretty well but you could tell the lay off between games affected our hitting early on. Once we got comfortable again at the plate we had some success. I thought our pitchers threw really well and our defense was fairly solid behind them like they have been all year,” said Weber.

The playoffs started on May 26.

Track Team First at QB Club Meet

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Winner High School boys and girls track teams both captured first place at the Winner Quarterback Club track meet on Friday.

The Winner girls scored 169 points for first and Colome took second with 123 points.

The WHS boys scored 193 points for first and with Burke/South Central taking second and Colome, third.

Results of the Winner girls team include:

100—Rachel Sherman 1st, :13.7

400—Alexis Richey, 1st, 1:05.9; Saige Schuyler, 4th, 1:12.; Morgan Hammerbeck, 5th, 1:12.5

800—Chloe Bartels, 2nd, 2:29.5; Saige Schuyelr, 5th, 2:51.6; Sierra Hansen, 6th , 2:52.4

100 hurdles—Gabby Kocer, 2nd, :19.7; Tedra Vrbka, 3rd, :19.9 and Kyran Meek, 4th, :21.7

300 hurdles—Vrbka, 3rd, :58.7

4×100 relay—1st, :58, Rachel Sherman, Kelsey Bertram, Tedra Vrbka and Hayley Halverson; Winner team No. 2  took second place in 1:04.2, Calah Covey, Lauren Norrid, Gabby Kocer and Kyran Meek

4×200 relay—1st, 1:59.5; Rachel Sherman, Kelsy Bertram, Alexis Richey and Hayley Halveson

4×400 relay—Winner, 1st

4x800relay—2nd, 10:40.6, Chloe Bartels,Alexis Richey, Sydney Schuyler and Hayley Halverson

High jump—Abby Marts, 2nd, 3-10

Long jump—Sierra Hansen 34d, 13-5.75; Morgn Hammerbeck, 4th, 13-5.50; Gracie Littau, 6th, 12-5

Triple jump—Vrbka, 29-1

Shot put—Deloris Herman, 1st, 34-10.75; Kyran Meek, 2nd, 31-3.75; Casey Norrid, 4th, 30-6

Discus—Meek, 2nd, 91-6; Herman, 3rd, 86-11;Norrid, 4th, 85-0

Results of the Winner boys include:

100—Nathan Galbraith, 1st, :10.9; Nick Hossle, 2nd, :11.3; Drew DeMers, 4th, :12.0; Michael Massa, 5th, :12.5

200—Galbraith, 1st, :23; Isaac Naasz, 5th , :25.3; Levi McClanahan, 6th, :26.5

400—Massa, 2nd, :57.5

800—Coleton Schuyler, 1st, 2:05.8

1600—Izak Moleterno, 6th 5:32.9

3200 run—Moleterno, 6th, 11:52.3

110 hurdles—Tyrel Haley, 1st, :16.3

300 hurdles—Haley, 2nd, :42.2

4×100 relay—1st, :46.2, Nick Hossle, Tyrel  Haley, Riley Calhoon and Nathan Galbraith

4×200 relay—2nd, 1:40.9, Riley Calhoon, Trevor Bertram, Isaac Naasz and Drew DeMers

4×400 relay—2nd, 3:40.9

4×800 relay—1st, 8:45.7, Luke Engel, Kayleb Brozik, Nolan Sachtjen and Coleton Schuyler

Medley relay—2nd, 4:08.8, Riley Calhoon, Isaac Naasz, Drew DeMers and Luke Engel

High jump—Brozik, 1st, 5-4; Nick Hossle, 2nd, 5-4; Nolan Sachtjen, 3rd, 5-0

Long jump—Nick Hossle, 2nd, 18-3; Riley Calhoon, 4th 17-3.75

Triple jump—Isaac Naasz, 5th, 33.8.5

Shot put—Kelly Kidwilier, 1st, 43-3.50; Jayden Schroeder, 2nd, 39-2.50; Trevor Sachtjen, 4th, 38-2; John Kludt, 5th, 38-1.50; Levi McClanahan, 6th, 38-0

Discus—John Kludt, 1st, 112-6; Levi McClanahan, 2nd, 96-9; Ryan Sherman, 4th, 91-07

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