On Sunday, May 19, the Letcher Summer Youth Program hosted the Play Ball! Minnesota baseball clinic at the Woonsocket School Gym. The clinic was supposed to be at the Letcher baseball diamond, but with the weather being so difficult, it had to be moved indoors. 

Three clinic facilitators affiliated with the Minnesota Twins provided guidance and expertise for many of the county’s aspiring baseball and softball players. There were two groups of attendees. The first group was for boys and girls ages 6 to 9, and the second group was for boys and girls ages 10-13. Each group met and worked for about 90 minutes.

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

With the weather being so uncooperative, this year’s soccer season didn’t have much of a chance, but the local players were able to work in a few games before the cold and rainy weather returned. 

Because of the football co-op with Wessington Springs and Sanborn Central, there are no longer football games played in Woonsocket, so the soccer teams make good use of the area by playing games on the field.

…See pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

The SC/W track team took a limited team to Howard Wood to participate in the Dakota Relays in Sioux Falls over the weekend.  Howard Wood is the premier meet for the Upper Midwest that consists of teams from South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa.  All individual events do not separate by class, while relays are separated by class.  The SC/W track team participated in the Class B portion in all relays.

Friday, the lone SC/W competitor, Trey Ulmer, participated in the 100M Open. A slip out of the blocks cost him a shot at reaching the semis in the event.  The Open 100M was run in-between two rain delays that impacted the Friday portion of the meet.

Ten SC/W athletes competed Saturday in five different events with perfect running conditions.  Spens Schlicht ran the 300M Hurdles and four relay teams ran season bests in their events.  The highlight of the day came in the Boys 4×200 Relay.  The relay team of Trey Ulmer, Austin Schmit, Sawyer Senska, and Spens Schlict recorded an SC/W record with a time of 1:37.55 beating the mark of 1:38.10 set by the 2017 team of Trey Weber, Austin Schmit, Wyatt Feistner, and Logun Feistner.  

The SC/W track team competes Tuesday, May 7, at the 281 Conference Meet in Miller.   The Region Meet is scheduled for May 16 in Elkton. 

…Read the rest of the results and see a picture of the record breaking team in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.