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To put their shoulders to the mat is the point of the sport, and Bailey Schmiedt did just that at the wrestling tournament in Miller on Saturday.

The Wessington Springs/Woonsocket wrestlers traveled to Miller on Saturday, Jan. 6, for the Miller Invitational. With 17 teams in attendance, the gym was full of tough competition. The Blackhawks had a good finish with six wrestlers placing. They were as follows: Seth Tebay – fifth place at 152 pounds, Luke Knifer – sixth place at 170 pounds, John Witte – fifth place and Bailey Schmiedt – sixth place, both at 182 pounds, Riley Stevens – fifth place at 195 pounds, and Collin Schmiedt – eighth place at 220 pounds.

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


Coach McCain directs the team in one of the several timeouts taken during the close game against the Redfield-Doland Pheasants on Saturday night in Redfield.

On Saturday, Jan. 6, the Lady Blackhawks worked hard to the end, and after four full quarters of play, came out on top of the Redfield-Doland Pheasants 48-42. The Blackhawks were just up by two with a score of 19-17 at the half.

The Lady Blackhawks were led in scoring by Tesa Jensen with 15 points, and Abby Doering helped with nine points. Megan Poyer led all rebounders with seven rebounds on the night.

The SCW girls improve their record to 4-2 on the season. Their next action is on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Kimball, followed by the 281 Tournament starting on Friday, Jan. 12, at 3:30 p.m. against Iroquois in Wolsey.

…See more pictures of the game in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

The Blackhawk basketball cheerleaders for the 2017-2018 season are pictured, left to right: Ashleigh Fry, Dana Schelske, Amber Schelske, Chloe Ruml, Aleya Fry, and Josie Weber.

Under the leadership of senior Ashleigh Fry, the Blackhawk cheerleaders have been pumping up the crowd from the sidelines to pump up the basketball teams on the court. The SCW cheerleaders cheer for both girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball games.

This year’s six-member squad put in many hours before the basketball season even started, and they still have regularly scheduled practices when they can find time and space.

There is a lot to learn each year as a cheerleader because many cheers and chants have actions that need to be learned along with the words. With a few new members this year, there was more time needed to get everyone on the same page with actions, words, timing, responsibilities of a cheerleader, etc.

The most important part of being a cheerleader is to have fun and enjoy raising the spirits of spectators and athletes. This year’s cheerleaders are off to a great start and are working well together to get this very important part accomplished.

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