On Saturday, Feb. 8, the WSWWW wrestlers traveled to Ft. Pierre to participate in the Big Dakota Conference Tournament. The team notched another day of successes for their season with six wrestlers individually placing in the top six of their respective weight classes to help the team finish in fifth place out of 25 teams. 

The wrestlers who placed at Saturday’s tournament in Ft. Pierre are: Joey Hoverson, placing first in the 120-pound weight class; Keegan Haider, placing third at 138 pounds; Carter Grohs, placing sixth in the 152-pound weight class; Landon Wolter, placing fourth in the 160-pound weight class; Brock Stevens, placing first at 182 pounds; and Quintin Christensen finishing as champion at 220 pounds.

This week is their last week of the regular season, and the team traveled to Highmore on Tuesday, Feb. 11 to compete in a triangular with Miller/Highmore-Harrold and Ipswich/Leola/Bowdle. Their last regular season tournament is this Saturday, Feb. 15 in Huron for the Huron Invitational with wrestling starting at 10 a.m.

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

On Monday, Feb. 3, the Blackhawks traveled to Ethan to take on the Rustlers in a doubleheader. The night started with the junior varsity games playing at the same time in separate gyms. The SCW girls’ JV lost to a tough Ethan team with a final score of 19-27. There were no stats available for the boy’s JV, but the paper was informed that they also suffered a loss against the Rustlers.

The girls’ varsity had a very exciting game with the older Lady Rustlers. Their game came down to the wire and some much-needed defensive rebounds that the Lady Blackhawks just couldn’t seem to bring down. The final score was SCW 51, Ethan 52. Trista White had a great game with 22 points and four steals. Kaylee White recorded 10 points and seven rebounds. Teya Moody helped out with nine points, four rebounds and two steals, while Brooke Doering contributed eight points and six rebounds.

The boys’ varsity had a tough loss to the Ethan boys with a final score of 54-63. Tater Moody led the Blackhawks with 17 points, while Noah Dickson and Tryce Slykhuis scored 11 points each.

…Read on in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

St. Charles Knights of Columbus of Artesian held its local Free Throw competition on Sunday, Feb. 9, with 21 participants. Winners are pictured, back row, left to right: Elizabeth Boschee – 12 years old, Aiden Lieber – 14 years old, Evan Easton and Alexa Goertz – 13 years old, and Sam Baruth – 12 years old; front row: Kali Hofer and Eli White – 11 years old, Ellie Hofer and Denairic Lieber – nine years old, and McKenzie Uecker and Shiloh Senska – 10 years old.

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