Sanborn County’s Evan Ohlrogge and Coaches Art and Audrey Kneen, and Jerauld County’s Katelin Deneke joined a busload of South Dakota 4-H members to attend the National 4-H Shooting competition June 24-29 in Grand Island, Neb.

As a result of his scores at the State 4-H Shoot in April, Evan was chosen to be on the four-person air pistol team from South Dakota. Katelin was chosen for South Dakota’s four-person hunting team. Other teams at the National Shoot were Air Rifle, 22 Rifle, 22 Pistol, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Recurve Archery and Compound Archery. Audrey Kneen was chosen to coach the Air Pistol team and Art Kneen was chosen as the coach for the Air Rifle team.

The group arrived in Grand Island on Sunday, June 24, and spent Monday with practice during the day and opening ceremonies that night. Competition began on Tuesday.  

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

MASON MOODY proudly displays one of the buckles he won at the National Junior Rodeo Finals.

Last week, Mason Moody competed at the National Junior High Rodeo Finals in Huron. He competed in bareback riding, goat tying, and bull riding. With this year’s finals taking place in Huron, Mason could finally have a large hometown following to show their support for him in person.

He ended the 2018 finals and his junior high career with a top 15 placing in all three of his events. He finished 14th in bareback riding, and he earned third place in the nation in goat tying, in which he posted his best time for the week, and the third fastest time of all performances. 

In bull riding, he came home with eighth place, and he had the second highest score of all performances. 

For his efforts, Moody earned four buckles, scholarship money and the right to be incredibly proud of his accomplishments. 

Ken Ruml, left and Rob VanLaecken, right, are both Letcher High School graduates and were both inducted into the National Coaches Association Hall of Fame on June 26 at a ceremony in Sioux Falls.

On June 26, two Letcher natives, Ken Ruml and Rob VanLaecken, were inducted into the National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. They were inducted at a ceremony held at the Ramkota in Sioux Falls, and they were the only two inductees from South Dakota, this year. 


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