Hrabanek is 2nd in 200

Chase Hrabanek took second place in the 200 meter dash at the Wagner Relays on April 14.

Cody Heath took 6th place in the 800 run.

The boys medley relay team took third place. Runners were Reed Harter, Cole McCarty, Chase Hrabanek and Jackson Kinzer.

The boys 400 relay placed fifth. Runners were Chase Hrabanek, Cole McCarty, Jackson Kinzer and Reed Harter.

The girls 4×800 relay took 6th place and runners were Morgan Hofeldt, Lauren Week, Callie Heath and Taylor Hrabanek.

The next meet will be April 23 at the Kimball/White Lake Invitational.

On April 27, Colome will compete in the Great Plains Conference meet in Bonesteel.

Royals win 5-1

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Winner-Colome baseball team defeated Bennett County 5-1 in five innings on Monday, April 6, at Leahy Bowl.  The game was called after five innings due to the rain.

Holden Thieman was the winning pitcher.

Leading hitters were Reed Harter with a double, two stolen bases and one run scored  and Thieman scored two runs and had 2 stolen bases.

“This was a tough game to play due to some rough conditions. I was pleased with how well we pitched. Holden did a great job of getting ahead in the count and making big pitches to get out of some early jams,” said coach Drew Weber.

Ty Bolton came in and pitched the last two innings. “I thought he did really well,” said the coach,

“The biggest key to our season will always be our pitchers ability to throw strikes and we’ve been able to do that so far this season. We need to get the bats going a little bit, but the slow start was to be expected. We are finding ways to get on base and using our speed really well on the base paths. Once the sticks get going a bit, I think we’ll really start putting runs on the board,” said Weber.

With the win, the Royals are undefeated at 3-0.

Cowgirls Place 3rd in SCC meet

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The Colome girls 4×800 relay took first place at the South Central Conference meet in Platte on April 7. Runners Lauren Week, Jaclyn Laprath, Taylor Hrabanek and Callie Heath crossed the finish line in 11:57.59.

Colome girls finished third with 93 points.

Other results of the Colome girls include:

Triple jump—Week, 3rd, 26-11.5

Long jump—Heath, 3rd, 13-7; Taylor Hrabanek, 4th, 13-1

110 hurdles—Emmalle Duley, 6th, :21.99

800 relay—4th, 2:0983, Morgan Hofeldt, Lauren Week, Mariah Kinzer and Taylor Hrabanek

1600 run—Laprath, 1st, 6:09.02

400—Heath, 2nd, 1:06.52

300 hurdles—Hofeldt, 1st, :55.08

800—Hofeldt, 1st, 2:53.21

200—Heath, 2nd, :28.16

3200 run –Laprath, 1st, :13.16

1600 relay—3rd, 4:57.90, Lauren Week, Mariah Kinzer, Jaclyn Laprath and Taylor Hrabanek

The Colome boys track team took second  place in two relays at the SCC meet.

The Cowboys finished fifth with 66 points.

Colome boys results include:

Triple jump—Jackson Kinzer, 3rd, 36-4.5; Andrew Laprath, 6th, 32-4

Long jump—Kinzer, 6th, 16-5

100—Chase Hrabanek, 3rd, :12.07; Reed Harter, 4th, :12.15

400 relay—2nd, :48.18, Chase Hrabanek, Cole McCarty, Jackson Kinzer and Reed Harter

400—Cody Heath, 4th, 1:01.72

Medley relay—2nd, 4:03.15, Reed Harter, Cole McCarty, Chase Hrabanek and Jackson Kinzer

800—Cody Heath, 3rd, 2:26.30

200—Hrabanek, 1st, :24.32; Reed Harter, 2nd, :24.81; Cole McCarty, 4th, :25.30

The next meet for Colome will be the Kimball/White Lake Invitational April 23.track chase 100

Harter wins All-State honors



Winner’s Brendan Harter has been named to the Class A boys basketball all-state first team.

The all-state teams are chosen by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association and  South Dakota Sportswriters Association.

The 6-3 Harter was key in Winner’s third place  finish at state. The skilled power forward registered 18.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game for the 23-2 Warriors.

He also racked up 69 assists, 68 steals and shot 61 percent from the field.

“We are excited about the fact that Brendan is getting recognition for his accomplishments on the playing floor this year,” said Winner boys basketball coach Brett Gardner.

“Being first team all-state is a big deal and we are proud of him. We are 100 percent sure that he will be the first to admit that none of his accomplishments nor awards would have come without the help of his teammates.

“Brendan worked hard to become a better player this off season and it paid off. We are excited that our team achievements have lead to some individual accolades with Brendan getting all-state and Class A all-tournament team along with Nathan Galbraith,” said Gardner.

The two year starter finished his career with 756 points, 445 rebounds and 142 steals. Harter also hit  a game winning shot against Cheyenne-Eagle Butte in overtime in the Region 6A championship game.

Bertram Candidate for “Miss Basketball”

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Kelsey Bertram of Winner has been named as a candidate for Miss Basketball.

The awards luncheon will be held May 3 at the Ramkota Convention Center in Sioux Falls. The luncheon is open to the public. Doors will open at noon with the awards presentation beginning at 1 p.m.

Twelve women and 13 men, all seniors, were selected as finalists by a vote of the South Dakota high school basketball coaches at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.

In addition to Bertram, the other candidates for Miss Basketball are: Ellie Brecht, Sioux Falls Lincoln; Darbi Gustafson, Ethan; Danni Honner, Harrisburg; Tagyn Larson, Sioux Falls Roosevelt; Jessica Mieras, Sioux Falls O’Gorman; Rylie Osthus, DeSmet; Sydney Palmer, Pierre Riggs; Ashley Rozell, Warner; Dalee Stene, Sioux Falls O’Gorman; Alexys Swedlund, St. Thomas More and Taylor Volesky, Mitchell.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Augustana women’s head basketball coach Dave Krauth. In his 25th year at Augie, Krauth became the 20th Division II women’s basketball coach in history to win 500 career games after an 86-82 win over then No. 12 Minnesota State on Dec. 14.

Ticket information for the luncheon can be obtained by calling 1-800-621-0801.

Bertram Named to “Second 5” on All-Star Team

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Kelsey Bertram of Winner has been named to the girls second five of the Argus Leader Media/Sanford Pentagon all-star basketball team.

The senior is a first team all-stater. She had 8.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks a game. Bertram also holds Winner’s single game steals record, getting 118 as a junior and averaging 3.7 a game this season.

Bertram was also Class A’s top distributor with 5.2 assists a game.

“Kelsey led us in every statistical category this year,” said coach Larry Aaker. “She is a player you love to have on your team and don’t want to play against.”

Bertram played in the girls all star game Sunday at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls. She played on  White team which was defeated  by the blue team 88-76.

Also playing on the white team was Erin Grimshaw of Todd County.

Playing on the blue team was Darbi Gustafson of Ethan, the daughter of Jeff and Janet Gustafson, formerly of Winner and Colome. Darbi was also named to the second five girls team.

The South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association and the Sanford Pentagon sponsored the girls and boys games on Sunday.

Royals Win in Five Innings

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The Winner/Colome club baseball team defeated Todd County 15-1 in five innings Saturday at Leahy Bowl.

The Royals started off the first inning with four runs and added nine more in the second inning.

Kelly O’Bryan was the winning pitcher.

Holden Thieman had a triple, double and a single with 2 RBIs, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Riley Calhoon had a double and a single with 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored and 3 stolen bases. Reed Harter had a single, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs.

Coach Drew Weber said it was nice to get another win early in the year. “We were able to get 16 different guys into the game and we showed some great patience at the plate. Our pitchers did a solid job of throwing strikes and we played OK defensively,” said Weber.

“We have a long way to go to get to where we want to be and that starts by not striking out so much, which we did Saturday. Some of that can be attributed to our youth and inexperience and I feel confident that we will continue to make big strides as the season goes on.”

The junior varsity won 8-7 in five innings on a walk off single by Joren Bruun. Phillip Jorgensen earned the win on the mound.

Winner Boys Win Gregory Invitational

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Winner High School boys track team won the Gregory Invitational with 124 points. Todd County was a close second with 122 points. The meet was held on March 31 and featured 12 teams.

Winner took third place in the girls division.

Results of the Winner boys include:

100—Tyrel Haley, 5th, :11.7; Nick Hossle, 6th, :11.7

200—Nathan Galbraith, 2nd, :23.9

400—Galbraith, 1st, :51.5; Coleton Schuyler, 5th, :54.8

800—Schuyler, 2nd, 2:17.8

1600—Luke Engel, 5th, 5:20.4

300 hurdles—Tyrel Haley, 1st, :43.8

4×100 relay—1st, :46.9, Nick Hossle, Riley Calhoon, Tyrel Haley and Nathan Galbraith

4×200 relay—4th, 1:48.1, Nick Hossle, Isaac Naasz, Levi McClanahan and Riley Calhoon,

4×400 relay—3rd, 3:45.4, Luke Engel, Coleton Schuyler, Isaac Naasz and Kayleb Brozik

4×800 relay—2nd, 9:21.6, Luke Engel, Coleton Schuyler, Kayleb Brozik and Izak Moleterno

Medley relay—2nd, 4;07.3, Jayden Schroeder, Riley Calhoon, Kayleb Brozik and Izak Moleterno

High jump—Kayleb Brozik, 4th, 5-7

Long jump—Nick Hossle, 5th, 18-6.5

Triple jump—Isaac Naasz, 2nd, 37-4

Shot put—Brendan Harter, 1st, 49-3.5; Kelly Kidwiler, 3rd, 44-4

Discus—Harter, 2nd, 139-5; John Kludt, 3rd, 126-5

Results of the Winner girls include:

100—Hayley Halverson, 4th, :13.7

800—Chloe Bartels, 3rd, 2:33.8

1600—Bartels, 2nd, 5:48

4×100 relay—3rd, :57, Rachel Sherman, Sydney Schuyler, Kelsey Bertram and Kyran Meek

4×400 relay—1st, 4:29.6, Hayley Halverson, Alexis Richey, Sydney Schuyler and Chloe Bartels

Medley relay—1st, 4:51.2, Rachel Sherman, Kelsey Bertram, Hayley Halverson and Alexis Richey

Shot put—Deloris Herman, 2nd, 35-1

Discus—Herman, 1st, 106; Brindi Felix, 2nd, 102-8; Casey Norrid, 4th, 93-2

The next meet for Winner will be the Todd County Invitational on April 9.