Trent Kingsbury looks to the basket to drive past two defenders and get two points.

In the first year of the implementation of the Round of 16 Tournament for the B schools, the Blackhawks boys’ basketball team found themselves competing for a chance to make to it the state tournament with just one game to go. They were up against a tough fifth-seeded Clark/Willow Lake team, but SCW played right with them until close to the end of the third quarter.


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

The four girls representing the SCW Blackhawks in the middle school division, pictured above, left to right, were: Teya Moody, Trinity Boschee, Trista White, and Brooke Doering.

On Saturday, March 3, the FCCLA of Wessington Springs put on a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the Wessington Springs gym. There were several teams from Sanborn Central/Woonsocket who took part in the different age divisions of the tournament.

The eighth grade team representing the Lady Blackhawks brought home the championship in the middle school division. They lost one game, so they had to move up through the underdog’s bracket to get into the championship, and they had to beat the team from Huron twice to win. Perseverance paid off, and they brought home the championship trophy.

Trent Kingsbury looks for an open teammate to help get a basket for the Blackhawks in the Region 4B Tournament played on Thursday night.

On Tuesday night, Feb. 27, the Blackhawks met up with Oldham-Ramona/Rutland at the Corn Palace for their first game of the Region 4B Tournament. Although they were behind by three at the end of the first quarter, they outscored the Raiders 18-13 to gain the lead at halftime. They never lost the lead in the second half and ended with another victory, 67-55.

For their final round of region tournament play, the Blackhawks went up against the Chester Area Flyers for a chance to play in their first ever Round of 16 Tournament. They started out well with a good first quarter and a score of 13-5. The Flyers soon found their groove and made up some time and points and came within two points at the half. That groove continued and the Flyers took the lead by one at the end of the third quarter. But, SCW came alive and outscored Chester Area 21-7 in the fourth quarter and secured their place in the Round of 16 Tournament with a final score of 55-42 and the win.

The Blackhawks now go into the Round of 16 Tournament with a record of 17-5, and they face Clark/Willow Lake for their chance to get into the State B Basketball Tournament. That game will take place on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Huron Arena.

…See more details of the games, along with more pictures, in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.