Sports

There was a lot of action on the ball diamonds this weekend. The VFW Post 5548 travelled to Gregory for the State Teener Baseball Tournament, the U14 softball team travelled to Sioux Falls for the State U14 Softball Tournament, and the Wessington Springs Post 14 Sr. Legion team went to Canova to play in the Region Baseball Tournament.

…To read about the games, pick up this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

From left to right are Tryce Slykhuis, Cayden Slykhuis and Tater Moody. All three competed at the National Little Britches Rodeo Finals last week.

Tryce Slykhuis, Cayden Slykhuis and Tater Moody all joined hundreds of young riders at the 2018 National Little Britches Rodeo Finals in Guthrie, Okla., from July 10-15. 

Cayden and Tater qualified in Ribbon Roping and Team Roping, and Tryce made it in the flag race. The first go for all three boys was rough. They had no times in any of their events. 

The second go was better. Tater and Cayden had a decent run in team roping and recorded a time. Tryce had a fantastic run in the flag race and ending up 10th in the second round.

It was a fun, fast week, but the boys learned a lot and had a great time competing.

Pictured are the Woonsocket/Wessington Springs Blackhawks Post 5548 Teener baseball team and their region championship trophy, back row, left to right: Cooper Hainy, Quinten Christensen, Mason Schelske, Dylan Schimke, Draven Thompson, Camden Jost, Tyler Fastnacht and Clay Olinger; front row: Coach Cory Mohling, Cade Mohling, Cale Mohling, Landon Cleveland, Austin Schimke, Carson Hainy, Bradin Labore, Coen Harvey and Coach Chad Harvey.

The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs Post 5548 Teener baseball team won the region championship in Groton last week. 

In the first game of the tournament, they played Webster and won 17-2. They then played and beat Clark with a score of 9-2 to earn their place in the championship round.

On Tuesday, July 10, the Blackhawk Teeners snatched the region championship from the tournament host, Groton, with a score of 12-2.

The WWS Post 5548 Teener team will now play in the state tournament in Gregory this weekend. Their first game is at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20, against Winner. They go into the state tournament with an impressive record of 18-1. The state tournament is scheduled to take place July 20-22, with the championship game scheduled for 5 p.m. on Sunday.