CAYCEE GUINN shows determination to win the 400 meter race at the Region track meet. She came in second and earned a chance to race at the State meet.

The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Track Team traveled to Chester to compete in the Region 4B track meet on Thursday, May 17. Besides qualifying for state by breaking the time standard set by the SDHSAA during a sanctioned meet during the year, the top two place winners at Regions also qualify.

SC/W had two participants qualify for state. Trinity Boschee qualified in the 300-Meter Hurdles with a second place finish and a personal best of 51.03, and Caycee Guinn finished second in the 400-Meter Dash with a time of 1:04.64. Boschee and Guinn will compete Friday in Rapid City. Guinn will compete in the 400-Meter Dash preliminaries at 1:50 p.m., and Boschee has 300 Meter preliminaries at 2:15 p.m. (Mountain Time). If they both win their heat or have one of the top times, they will compete in finals on Saturday.  Guinn comes in seeded 11th out of 16, and Boschee is ninth out of 18 participants. 

Overall, the boys finished eighth with 36 team points, and the girls compiled 55 points to finish sixth.  

“Region 4 was very competitive and we knew we had our work cut out for us to get our athletes to state. Trinity Boschee ran a perfect race and ran three seconds faster than in any other high school meet this year to punch her ticket. Caycee Guinn came in with one of the top times in the field, but had the second best 400 girl in the state in her heat. The coaches talked strategy with her and she executed it to perfection. She just kept up with that girl as long as she could and outran the rest of the field.  We had a few relays get close, but just couldn’t quite get in the top two. Spens Schlicht finished third in the 300-Meter hurdles, Kaylee White finished third in shot put, and our boys 4×800 team also finished third, but we couldn’t be prouder of the effort put forth by the whole team.”


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

Sawyer Senska leads off first base in the start of his run around the bases on over throws by the Rebels. Senska scored the first run of the game to get things going for the Blackhawks.

On Sunday, May 13, the Blackhawks baseball team honored their mothers  for Mothers’ Day with a victory over the Oldham-Ramona-Rutland/Arlington Rebels to earn a chance to play in the super regional tournament next week. Who and where they will play has yet to be determined. 

Trevor Schmidt and Trent Kingsbury pitched for the Blackhawks. The first run scored in the game for both sides was earned on bad throws all around the bases for Sawyer Senska. Once he made it home, the Blackhawks came to life offensively and started hitting the ball to eventually get two more runs and win the game 3-1.

Sanborn County 4-H Shooting Sports recorded an amazing year in 2018, with many new shooters, numerous county records set, and 67 shooters qualifying for the State Shoot in 176 events.  

County Shoot placings were decided over the county match shoots from January through April. The top scores from the match shoots were used to determine the first, second and third place finishes for the county level.

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