February 2018

​Sanborn Central sophomore Katie Schmit received word recently that she won first place  at the post level in the VFW Voice of Democracy speech contest.

Schmit’s recorded speech was sent to the VFW Post 270 in Mitchell. From the post contest, Schmit’s speech went to the district, where it was a runner-up. She will be invited to an Americanism Day celebration to present her speech.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Seniors Logan O’Farrell and Presley O’Farrell, junior center Shelby Selland and head coach Dave Krauth of Augustana women’s basketball each garnered NSIC honors, the conference office announced Thursday.

Selland joins Presley O’Farrell on the All-NSIC second team. The Letcher native is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Selland scored a season-high 18 points on three different occasions throughout the season and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds vs. SMSU. Selland was named to the NSIC All-Freshman team back in 2015-16 and earned NSIC Player of the Week back on Nov. 20, 2017.


Sarah Morgan goes up for two against a couple of Lady Elk defenders in the Blackhawks’ first game in the Region 4B Tournament last Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Post-season play started for the Lady Blackhawks on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Huron Arena in a game against Elkton-Lake Benton.

The Lady Elks and SCW both came into the round of the region tournament with a 12-8 record, so it was expected to be a good game between two well-matched up teams.


The girls’ season came to an end on Thursday night when they met up with the highly ranked Hanson Beavers for the final night of the region tournament in Huron. Final score of that game was 32-61 for a loss.

…See more details about the games, along with another picture, in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.