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On Thursday, June 14, the junior varsity and varsity SCW Blackhawks girls’ basketball teams took part in the Parkston Jamboree Team Camp. 

The JV started the day off with a loss to one of Parkston’s JV teams with a score of 31-40. The varsity competed next against Gayville-Volin and came away with their first victory of the day with a final score of 27-21.

Then, after a short break, the JV played again. This time they played against Menno’s JV team and lost a close game with a score of 20-22. The varsity girls played next versus the Mitchell Christian varsity team. They won that game with a score of 32-19. Right after that game, the varsity had to play, with no break, against the Menno varsity team. They lost a hard fought game with a score of 25-35. At this point, the SCW Blackhawks had not eaten anything since the start of the day. After they finished their third basketball game, they were tired and hungry. 

The last two games of the day saw the Blackhawks varsity against the Viborg-Hurley varsity. They came away victorious with a score of 27-14. The Blackhawks JV girls played another Parkston JV team and ended the day with a tough loss and a final score of 20-26.

Overall, the day was beneficial for the Lady Blackhawks’ basketball program. The gyms were very hot and humid. There was a fire alarm that went off so the Parkston Fire Department had to come and investigate, but nothing was found, and the girls had to play for five hours before getting a break. They endured the day’s adversities well, and did not give up until the last game was over.

A small group of girls use their skills for painting rocks during the Woonsocket Library’s Summer Reading Program kick-off. Some of the rocks are on display outside the public library door.

Every summer the Woonsocket Public Library takes part in the Summer Reading Program organized by the South Dakota State Library. This year’s theme for the program is “Libraries Rock,” so it was only fitting for the library in Woonsocket to start the program with a pizza party and an opening event of stations related to the theme. 

There were approximately 130 people in attendance for the kick-off held at the Woonsocket School on Tuesday, June 5, from 12-2 p.m. Kids attended four stations after enjoying pizza. The four stations and their locations included: learning dance moves in the gym, learning about music rhythms and instruments in the music room, painting rocks in the commons area, and of course, checking out books in the library. 

With the help of the members of the Woonsocket Library Advisory Council, many students, and other adult volunteers, the kick off was very successful and encouraging for students from both Woonsocket and Sanborn Central Schools to continue to read and check out books throughout the summer.

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

TRENT KINGSBURY and John Witte were selected by the South Dakota Football Coaches Association to participate in the 2018 All Star Football Game. Witte and Kingsbury both played on the Blue Team that defeated the Red Team 27-6 at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion on June 9. Witte played running back/full-back, while Kingsbury played defensive back.