Sawyer Senska takes the throw at second base to tag the runner out, while Trey Weber, playing shortstop, hurries to back him up.

On Monday, June 10, the American Legion Post 14 baseball team traveled to Chamberlain for a doubleheader. The Blackhawks won the first game with a score of 6-2, but the Cubs got the better of them in the second game and handed a loss to the Blackhawks with a score of 3-8. 

The American Legion Post 14 in Wessington Springs is sponsoring two teams this year. They have a senior Legion team and a junior Legion team. Both teams are comprised of boys from Wessington Springs, Woonsocket, and Sanborn Central schools.

The Blackhawks will see their next action at home in Wessington Springs on Friday, June 15, with a doubleheader against Onida, starting at 6 p.m. 

A full schedule for the Blackhawks baseball teams can be found on their Facebook page under Blackhawk Baseball.

Caycee Guinn earned eighth place in the 400M race at this year’s state track meet held in Rapid City this past weekend. She set a new school record with a time of 1:03.10 during the preliminaries. Trinity Boschee also competed in the 300M hurdles.

Trever Schmidt throws in a pitch while Trent Kingsbury backs him up in the shortstop position on defense.

The Blackhawks’ spring baseball season came to an end in the region tournament in Dell Rapids on Tuesday, May 22. They lost a hard fought battle against Madison with a score of 8-11. 

The Blackhawks end their season with a record of 6-2 and several players earned awards for their efforts on and off the field. John Witte, Trey Weber and Trent Kingsbury all earned Academic All-State honors. Gunnar Brandenburg, Kingsbury, Noah Hainy and Trever Schmidt all earned All-Region honors, and Brandenburg was also the only Blackhawk to make the All-State team. 

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