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.

Colome Boys Win Medley Relay

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The Colome boys track team won the medley relay at last Tuesday’s Gregory Invitational.

The team crossed the finish line in 4:05.8. Runners were Chase Hrabanek, Cole McCarty, Jackson Kinzer and Reed Harter.

As a team, the Colome boys placed 9th.

Other Cowboy results include:

400 relay—3rd, :48.2, Chase Hrabanek, Cole McCarty, Jackson Kinzer and Reed Harter

Triple jump—Kinzer, 3rd, 36-11.5

The Colome girls track team took seventh place.

Results include:

200—Callie Heath, 4th, :28.9

400—Heath, 2nd, 1:04.4

3200 run—Jaclyn Laprath, 4th, 13:35.3

100 hurdles—Emmalie Duley, 6th, :21.4

300 hurdles—Morgan Hofeldt, 2nd, :55.7

4×400 relay—6th, 4:59.7, Lauren Week, Mariah Kinzer, Jaclyn Laprath and Taylor Hrabanek

4×800 relay—4th, 11:41.2, Lauren Week, Jaclyn Laprath, Taylor Hrabanek and Callie Heath

Long jump—Callie Heath, 5th, 14-2.5; Taylor Hrabanek, 6th ,  14-0

Triple jump—Week, 4th, 28-5.5

Shot put—Colby Taggart, 5th, 32-3

The next meet for Colome will be held at the SCC meet in Platte on April 7.

Bertram Named to All-State Team

kelsey bertram todd co gameKelsey Bertram of Winner  has been named to the first team of the South Dakota High School Basketball Coaches Association Class A all-state team.

The 5-9 Bertram had one of the best seasons in Winner girls basketball history. She broke school records for points in a game (46), points in a season (521), 3 pointers in a season (58). She also holds records for free throw percentage in a season (83.3), career (77.8) and steals in a season with 118.

Bertram scored over 1,000 points in her career at Winner High School.

“Kelsey led us in every statistical category this year,” Winner head coach Larry Aaker said. “Kelsey has tremendous desire to be the best, she plays extremely hard and she also strives to make her teammates better. She’s a special player that I was fortunate to coach the past four years,” said Aaker.

Royals Pick Up Opening Season Victory

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Winner/Colome club baseball team opened the season Thursday night with a 7-4 victory over Parkston.

It was a cool night for baseball but a large crowd was on hand for the opening game of the season.

The Royals scored three runs in the second inning after Parkston opened with two runs.

Holden Thieman was the winning pitcher and Reed Harter got the save.

“This was a great win to start the season,” said coach Drew Weber. “Parkston is one of the best teams in the state and we are an awfully young team starting seven underclassmen.”

5 Crowned Champion at State AAU

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Winner had five  champions at the state AAU wrestling tournament this weekend in Brookings.

The champions were Kylah Biggins (3x State Champion), Ryken Orel, Maxton Brozik (4x State Champion), Kaden Keiser (2x State Champion) and Wyatt Turnquist.

Results include:

6 and under: Roukyn Robbins, 6th

7 and 8—Ryken Orel, 1st; Kylah Biggins, 1st; Rylan Robbins, 7th

9-10—Maxton Brozik, 1st; Konner Osborn, 3rd and Karson Keiser, 5th

11-12—Kaden Keiser, 1st; Owen Duffy, 2nd

13-14—Trevor Peters, 5th; Kaleb Osborn, 7th; Xavier Cadotte, 7th and Landon Debus, 8th

15-1—Wyatt Turnquist, 1st and Jamin Dougherty, 6th

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WHS Performs in Opening Track Meet

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Winner High School track team had a successful opening of the track season as they competed at the Bill Pistulka Invitational on Friday.

The athletes ran in all types of weather conditions from cold, wind to sun later in the day.

No team points were kept at this meet.

Deloris Herman won both the shot put and discus. Herman won the shot with a throw of 35 feet and the discus with a throw of 107-8.

The Lady Warriors won both the 1600 and sprint medley relays.

In the mile relay, Winner crossed the finish line in 4:38.39. Runners were Chloe Bartels, Kylie Horstman, Alexis Richey and Hayley Halverson.

In the medley relay, Winner finished in 5:03.69. Runners were Sydney Fritz, Kelsey Bertram, Hayley Halverson and Alexis Richey.

Other results of the Lady Warriors include:

100—Rachel Sherman, 3rd, :14.24

200—Sherman, 3rd, :29.6 and Sydney Schuyler, 4th, :29.9

400—Chloe Bartels, 2nd, :67.56

800—Bartels, 2nd, 2:39.12

300 hurdles—Skyler VanDenHul, 5th, :55.29

400 relay—3rd, :58.96, Fritz, Bertram, Schuyler and VanDenHul

800 relay—4th, 2:05.4, Fritz, Bertram, Horstman and Schuyler

Shot put—Kyran Meek, 2nd, 31-10 ¼; Casey Norrid, 5th,   30-8

Discus—Brindi Felix, 2nd, 95-8; Casey Norrid, 3rd, 89-2 and Meek, 5th, 83-6

On the boys side, Winner almost had a sweep of the relays winning three of  four relays.

Results of the Winner boys include:

100—Riley Calhoon, 5th, :12.1

200—Isaac Naasz, 3rd, :24.34

800—Coleton Schuyler, 1st, 2:06.77; Luke Engel. 3rd, 2:22.99

300 hurdles—Tyrel Haley, 4th, :44.27

800 relay—1st, 1:38.9, Nick Hossle, Sam Naasz, Tyrel Haley and Nathan Galbraith

1600 relay—1st, 3:43.85, Coleton Schuyler, Sam Naasz, Tyrel Haley and Nathan Galbraith

3200 relay—2nd, 9:22.9, Kayleb Brozik, Coleton Schuyler, Luke Engel and Izak Moleterno

Sprint medley relay—1st, 4:13.95, Nick Hossle, Sam Naasz, Kayleb Brozik and Isak Moleterno

High jump—Brozik, 2nd, 5-8

Long jump—Cameron Kuil, 2nd, 20- ¾; Nick Hossle, 5th, 18-2 ¼; Riley Calhoon, 7th, 17-7

Triple jump—Windsor Barry, 1st, 37-2

Isaac Naasz, 2nd, 34-10

Shot put—Brendan Harter, 1st, 43-7; Jayden Schroeder, 3rd, 39-2 ¾ and John Kludt, 4th, 38-5 ¼

Discus-Harter, 2nd, 126-5; Wyatt Ewing, 3rd, 111-3 and Kludt, 4th, 109-1

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Heath Wins 400

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Callie Heath won the 400 at the Bill Pistulka track meet in Winner on Friday.

The runner’s time was 1:06.8

Other results of the Colome girls include:

200—Heath, 2nd, 28.6

800—Taylor Hrabanek, 5th, 2:53.2; Lauren Week, 7th, 34:07 and Morgan Hofeldt, 8th, 3:12.4

1600—Jaclyn Laprath, 5th, 6:22.1

100 hurdles- Emmalie Duley, 3rd, :21.3

300 hurdles—Hofeldt, 8th, 1:00.9

400 relay—5th, 5:17.1, Morgan Hofeldt, Mariah Kinzer, Maggie McCarty and Lauren Week

4×800 relay—2nd, 12:26.4, Jaclyn Laprath, Lauren Week, Callie Heath and Morgan Hofeldt

Long jump—Hrabanek, 1st, 14-9.5; Heath, 2nd, 14-1.5; Maggie McCarty, 5th, 11-8; Anna Ferre, 6th, 10-3

Triple jump—Week, 1st, 27-9.75

Shot put—Colby Taggart, 3rd, 31-8.25

Results of the Colome boys include:

100—Reed Harter, 6th, :12.2

200—Harter, 4th, :24.58; Chase Hrabanek, 5th, :24.60

400—Hrabanek, 4th, :57.4

800—Andrew Laprath, 8th, 2:36. 8

Medley relay—2nd, 4:16.5, Reed  Harter, Cole McCarty, Chase Hrabanek and Cody Heath

Long jump—McCarty, 8th, 17-6

Triple jump—Laprath, 3rd, 32-4.75

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Winner High School Track Team Begins Season

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Winner High School track team will return athletes who have state experience.

The season is already underway as the first meet of the season was the Bill Pistulka Invitational which was held Friday in Winner.

Head coach of the track teams this year is Larry Aaker who is taking over from his brother, Dan Aaker, who served as head track coach for five years.

Larry Aaker says the team has some lofty goals. Some of the goals are to be the Big Dakota and region champions plus place in the top four at the state meet.

This year the state track meet will be in the Black Hills with the first day for Class A teams in Spearfish and then all classes competing in Rapid City at the South Dakota School of Mines field on the second day.

There are 17 girls out for track. The returning letterwinners are: Chloe Bartels, Sydney Fritz,  Calah Covey, Hayley Halverson, Deloris Herman, Kylie Horstman, Kyran Meek, Casey Norrid, Alexis Richey, Samantha Schuyler, Sydney Schuyler, Rachel Sherman and Skyler VanDenHul.

The Lady Warriors have a lot of girls throwing the shot put and discus. Herman competed at state last year in the weights.

Girls who will be throwers will be: Bailey Baker, Covey, Brindi Felix, Herman, Meek, Casey Norrid, Lauren Norrd.

Sprinters will be Kelsey Bertram, Covey, Sydney Fritz, Horstman, Meek, Sherman and VanDenHul.

Leading the distance runners will be Chloe Bartels, Hayley Halverson, Alexis Richey. Senior Sydney Schuyler will be in the mix as a middle distance runner and will be running some sprints.

There are not a lot of  numbers in the girls field events. VanDenHul will be a hurdler in addition to competing in the triple jump.

Aaker sees the medley relay as being the strongest for the girls. He says the girls should be competitive in relays.

The girls have had the advance of a full week of practice over the boys. With Winner boys playing in the State A basketball tournament, they did not report for track practice until March 24.

There are solid numbers on the boys side with 30 athletes out for track.

A lot of experience will return when the boys step on the track.

The returning lettermen for the boys are: Windsor Barry, Trevor Bertram, Nick Blare, Kayleb Brozik, Chet Bryan, Drew DeMers, Luke Engel, Wyatt Ewing Nathan Galbraith, Tyrel Haley, Brendan Harter, Nick Hossle, Kelly Kidwiler, John Kludt, Cameron Kuil, Isaac Naasz, Sam Naasz, Trevor Sachtjen, Jayden Schroeder, Coleton Schuyler, Ryan Sherman and Jace Voegeli.

Like the girls, the Warriors have a lot of athletes throwing the shot put and discus. The squad is led by Harter who qualified for the state meet a year ago.

Competing in shot and discus this year are: Harter, Blare, Bryan, Ewing, Kidwiler, Kludt, Levi McClanahan, Sachtjen, Alex Schaeffer, Schroeder, Sherman and Voegeli.

In the field events, long jumpers will be Hossle, Barry, DeMers, Riley Calhoon and Cameron Kuil.

Barry, Isaac Naasz  and DeMers will be in the triple jump.

Brozik will high jump.

Leaders in the hurdles will be Tyrel Haley and Sam Naasz. Aaker says Haley will concentrate on the 300 hurdles.

The field of sprinters is strong with Galbraith returning following his 7th place finish in the 400 at state a year ago.

Other sprinters will be Barry, Calhoon, DeMers, Haley, Hossle, Kuil, Mike Massa, McClanahan, Sam  and Isaac Naasz, Schroeder, Mason Schuyler and Ian Tunnissen.

The distance runners will be led by senior Coleton Schuyler. Other  mid to long distance runners will be Bertram, Brozik, Izak Moleterno and Engel.

With the good crew of sprinters and distance runner the Warriors will be able to have a great pool to choose from for relays. Last year at state, the medley took fourth place. This relay is fortunate to have three of the four runners returning. Back on this relay are Sam Naasz, Nate Galbraith and Schuyler.

Aaker says the medley looks to be the strongest relay but all the others will also be competitive.

“One of our goals is to get all of our relays qualified for state,” said Aaker.

Assistant coaches are Glenn Carlson, Jaime Keiser, Lindsey Foster and Brett Gardner.

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