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Junior high Blackhawk basketball teams continue a strong season

Girls finish JVC tournament as runner-up

Kali Hofer puts up a free throw in the junior high games against Kimball/White Lake on Monday night. 

On Saturday, Jan. 8, both the SCW boys’ and girls’ junior high basketball teams made the trek to Huron to participate in the James Valley Christian Tournament. The girls went up against Wessington Springs first and won a close contest with a final score of 33-29, Lady Blackhawks.

The junior high ladies’ hands weren’t so hot in the championship game against the host team from JVC, and the Lady Blackhawks brought home the runner-up award with a final score of 15-22, Vikings.

On the boys’ side of play, SCW started with a game against Wessington Springs, as well, which ended in a tough loss for the Blackhawks due to a last-second shot at the buzzer that bounced off the rim and out of the basket. Final score for that game was SCW 25, Wessington Springs 28.

The final game for the boys brought them up against Mitchell Christian, and SCW earned a victory with a final score of 55-14.

On Monday, Jan. 10, the Blackhawks hosted Kimball/White Lake for a doubleheader in Woonsocket. The young ladies started with a win over the WiLdKats with a final score of 22-17.

The boys played well and sent the WiLdKats home with a 38-18 loss.

On Thursday, Jan. 13, the Blackhawks traveled to Mt. Vernon for two junior high games and a C-game for both the boys’ and girls’ teams. The girls played in the old gym on Mt. Vernon’s Main Street, and the boys played in the gym attached to the high school. For the girls, the C-team lost in a tight battle and a final score of 21-24, Titans.

The junior high B-game was a loss for the SCW young ladies with a final score of 9-18. .

In the junior high A-game, the girls played well together and worked hard for a victory. The final score was SCW 18, MVP 11.

For the boys’ action, SCW C-team had a tough matchup with the MVP Titans, but the Blackhawks held on and came home with a win. The final score was SCW 32, MVP 27.

The first junior high boys’ game ended in a loss for the Blackhawks with a final score of 17-24.

The second junior high boys’ game against MVP also resulted in a loss for the Blackhawks. The final score was SCW 22, MVP 41.

According to the junior high girls’ coach, Rob Baruth, “All the girls are really improving every day. They play very hard; they play very good team defense, and they share the ball very well on offense. We have several tournaments and quite a few games remaining. We are looking forward to watching them continue to improve with every practice and every game.”

…Read details and see more pictures of the games in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

The Sanborn County 4-H Building in Forestburg has served the area well for many years, supporting 4-H as well as many community events.  We are in exciting times as both growth in 4-H and needs from the school and community are demanding more space for activities.

We are pleased to announce that plans are underway to expand the 4-H building. The Sanborn County 4-H program has grown from about 30 members in 2004 to 160 members today. Of that total, we have 90 4-H members in the Shooting Sports program, an increase from 15 in 2008. Shooting Sports offers practice every week on Sunday and Tuesday from January to April, and this activity pushes the building capacity to its seams.  As we have explored ways to support and expand our annual Achievement Days and other 4-H activities, we also find the need for more space.  

The building is used for community and school activities throughout the year including meetings and workshops, graduation receptions, showers, family reunions and get-togethers, funerals and the Forestburg alumni reunion. As we have visited with Sanborn Central and Woonsocket Schools, we find that there is a need for additional building space for school plays, FFA activities, marching band practice, cheerleading practice, and much more that could take pressure off the school gym and support various activities. We see potential for the building to be used for larger social events with increased space.

We are planning to double the size of the existing 100’x60’ building with an addition to the north side.  It will provide mostly open space, but also add storage off the kitchen and add a family/handicap-accessible restroom. Groundbreaking is planned for May 2023.

…Read on and see a picture of the plans in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

On Sunday, Jan. 9, the Woonsocket Knights of Columbus organization brought back the free throw competition that had been sidelined for a few years. Winners included: Kahle Johnson, 9-year-old boys, no girls competed in the 9-year-old division; Ramsey Fouberg, 11-year-old girls; Whitney Hagman, 14-year-old girls; Hudson Fouberg, 13-year-old girls; Lainey Goertz, 12-year-old girls; Trevor Johnson, 10-year-old boys, no girls competed in the 10-year-old division; Hayze Goertz, 12-year-old boys; Brady Asbenson, 11-year-old boys; McCoy Schulz, 14-year-old boys; and Eli White, 13-year-old boys. 

All local winners advance to the district competition which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Holy Trinity School in Huron.

…See a picture of the winners in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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