The defending 9AA state champion Gregory Gorillas will open up the season against Kimball/White Lake on the road in Kimball. Talking with Coach Allmendinger earlier in the week he said Kimball/White Lake presents challenges on both sides of the ball, especially on the line of scrimmage. Kickoff will be at 7pm. KWYR will see the Gorillas next week as they will play at Parkston. Mike Sebern’s Burke/South Central Cougars will play on their home field in Bonesteel Friday night to open the season as they play Scotland. Mike talked earlier in the week about the good football tradition that the Highlanders have and that they always seem to make some noise come postseason time. Kickoff in Bonesteel Friday night will be at 7pm.
Just a reminder that Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University classes will be offered at St. Mary’s Hall in Winner beginning tonight. The classes will be two hours long once a week and will go for nine weeks. If you happen to have any questions in regards to the classes feel free to give Tom a call at 605-519-8009.
Community Connections in Winner is holding a “off to a healthy start” health supplies drive for local schools now through Friday, August 18th. Donations of tissues, hand sanitizers, cleaning wipes etc. can be dropped off at the donation boxes located at Winner Sooper Foods, Winner Food Center, Dollar General, Family Dollar or at Shopko. Help the kids get off to school on a healthy start!
We have some big golf tournaments coming up Saturday and Sunday in the area. The Ron Waller Member Guest Tournament will happen this Saturday and Sunday at the Winner Country Club. Saturday, the Sandhills Iron Horse Riders 3 person scramble will be held in Ainsworth. The West Central Electric Tournament will also happen Saturday in Murdo. Sunday, the One-Eye Open Tournament will take place in Murdo too.
The preseason South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll was released last night. The top ranked team in 11AAA is Sioux Falls Washington. In 11AA, Harrisburg is the top ranked team. In 11A, Madison is the top ranked team. In 11B, two time defending state champion Winner is the top ranked squad while Chamberlain is in fifth. In 9AA, defending state champion Gregory is ranked first while Kimball/White Lake is receiving votes. In 9A, Warner and Canistota/Freeman are tied atop the poll. In Class 9B, Colman-Egan is ranked first while Colome is ranked second as they received 11 first place votes.
The Alexandria Angels won their second consecutive state b amateur championship on Sunday as they were able to shutout Larchwood, 4-0 at Cadwell Park. Pitchers Trevor Vermeulen and Tyson Gau were named co MVP’s of the tournament. Gau, who picked up the win on the mound Sunday afternoon, helped his own cause as he launched a homerun in the third inning for Alexandria, who have won three of the last five state b championships.Winner/Colome’s Austin Richey won the batting title as he hit .600 in the tournament batting 9 for 15. Garretson won the sportsmanship award.
The high school football season will get kicked off for a good number of our area teams this Friday night! Chris Doski and Dan Cahoy will be in the booth in Centerville Friday when the defending state 9B champion Colome Cowboys take on the Tornadoes. Pre-game coverage will start at around 6:30 on Magic 93. On Country 1260AM Friday night, Scott Schramm and Brett Gardner will have the call from Warrior Field when the two time defending state 11B champion Winner Warriors take on Sioux Falls Christian. Pre-game to start at around 6:30.
Don’t forget that it is Patient Appreciation Celebration week at the Mission Community Health Center through August 18th! The celebration is part of National Health Center Week. Stop by and take part in refreshments, a coloring contest and door prizes! Tuesday, the Burke VFW and Auxillary will meet at the Post Home. Dinner will be served at 7 with meetings to follow. The Digital Projector fund drive is still ongoing in Gregory. You can send a donation to P.O. Box, 348, Gregory, South Dakota, 57533.
The Pheasants Forever Chapter #99 will hold a youth outdoor day this Saturday, August 19th beginning with signups at 8:30am at the Rosebud Arrow, Rod and Gun Club in Winner. The event will run from 9am to 1pm and is free to kids ages five to sixteen. You must pre-register by the end of today. Applications are available at the Winner Area Chamber Office, Bankwest and at Farmers Union Insurance. For details call Mike at 840-9992 or Tim at 830-0220.
Winner High School Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 15th at 6pm in the Winner Armory for students entering grades 9-12. Parents must accompany a student to complete paperwork so they can be allowed to pickup a computer and take home. Middle School Orientation for grades 6-8 will take place on Thursday, August 17th at 6pm in the Armory. Students will receive schedules and other information during the meetings. If you have questions you can call the office at 842-8125.