Sports

Last week, the Blackhawks volleyball team put in some valuable time at the Woonsocket Gym. They hosted the Gold Medal Squared Volleyball Camp, which is a camp they have had in the past that has been very beneficial for the players individually and as a team. 

This year’s guest coaches who put on the camp were Katie Walker as lead coach and Savannah Cox. Walker is from Washington and played volleyball at Idaho State. She has coached at Middle Tennessee, Washington, Notre Dame and is currently at Drake University in Iowa. Cox is from North Carolina and played volleyball there. She is currently the assistant coach at the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City. While in town, both ladies stayed in the apartment above Hegg Insurance.

According to Blackhawks’ Head Coach Dayna Rodriguez, “The girls worked hard all week, and the coaches really enjoyed working with our girls and had awesome things to say about them.”

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

The Woonsocket little league baseball teams all participated in their league tournaments to end the season for this summer. The rookies started with their all-day tournament on Thursday, June 27, in Chamberlain. They played Plankinton and won 4-2 in their first game. Their second game was a close one, with Woonsocket losing 3-4 to Wessington Springs. However, in the final round of pool play, Plankinton beat Wessington Springs, and since Woonsocket allowed the least amount of runs for their opponents, Woonsocket advanced to the semi-finals out of their pool. In their semi-final game, Woonsocket’s Rookies lost to Platte, and ended their season with third place in the league.

On Friday, June 28, the Woonsocket minors traveled to Plankinton for their end-of-the season tournament. They played two games and lost both with scores of 10-3. Their first game was against Ethan, and their second game was against Mt. Vernon. Coach Rodriguez commented that they played well, but they had some tough competition to get through.

On Saturday, June 29, which was the hottest day so far in the year 2019, the Woonsocket majors team spent their day in Platte for their final ball play of the year. They had a long tournament under some tough conditions and still played well. They won their first game against Kimball/White Lake, 6-5. Their second game went into extra innings, but after three extra rounds, Woonsocket came out on top with a final score of 10-7, which advanced them to the semi-finals, where they lost to Corsica/Stickney 6-2. With a great season under their belts, they ended their season with third place in the league.

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

This past weekend the 16U Teener baseball team traveled to Groton to play in a tournament.  For their first game, they played Groton and lost 8-5.  In their second game, they played Faulkton and won 14-7.  Their third game found them up against Lennox, and they lost 10-3. The U16 Teener baseball team sees their next action this weekend at a tournament in Sioux Falls. They play their first game against Mitchell at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28.

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