Vol. 21, No. 5; Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019

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This week’s schedules:
Boys soccer—Thursday, home vs. Brookings, 4 p.m.; Saturday, home vs. Huron, 10 a.m.; Tuesday, at Yankton, 4 p.m.
Girls soccer—Thursday, home vs. Brookings, 6 p.m.; Saturday, home vs. Huron, noon; Tuesday, at Yankton, 6 p.m.
Cross country—Friday, at Rapid City Central, 1 p.m.
Volleyball—Thursday, home vs. Aberdeen Central, 7 p.m.
Football—Friday, at Spearfish, 6 p.m. MDT.
Girls tennis—Friday-Saturday, home for Pierre invitational, 11 a.m. and 8 a.m.; Tuesday, at ESD conference meet, Harrisburg, 8 a.m.
Boys golf—Saturday, at ESD conference meet, Mitchell.
Softball—Sunday, at Madison, 12:30 p.m.; vs. Pipestone (in Madison), 2 p.m.
Cheer/dance—Tuesday, at Sioux Falls O’Gorman invitational, 5 p.m.

Cross country: At the Huron invitational the Pierre boys team placed 10th and the girls 11th. Hayden Shaffer was Pierre’s best finisher in the boys’ race, placing 29th in 18:12.21. Jessica Lutmer in the girls’ race placed 21st in 20:50.87.

Girls tennis: Pierre lost an 8-1 dual to Aberdeen Central. Sydney Tedrow’s win in singles provided the Pierre team point.

Volleyball: The Governors lost to Harrisburg, 3-1, on game scores of 21-25, 25-15, 19-25, 18-25. Pierre won 3-1 over Douglas on game scores of 25-19, 25-10, 23-25, 25-11. Pierre’s record is 5-5.

Girls soccer: The Governor girls lost to Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 2-0. Their record is 2-4-2.

Boys soccer: The boys varsity also lost to Roosevelt by the same 2-0 score, and their season record is also 2-4-2.

Softball: The Pierre varsity had a great day in a home doubleheader on Senior Day. In a 10-4 win over Dell Rapids Kenzie Gronlund struck out 12 and allowed seven hits in six innings on the mound. She also went 4-for-4 at the plate, getting three singles and a double and scoring three times. Shelby Roman had three RBIs and scored twice. Meghan Switzer drove in three runs with a mighty gapper to left-center. Allison Johnson had two hits. Pierre followed that win with an 8-0 victory over Baltic as Jessi Buntrock threw a no-hitter while striking out six. Kamden Carter went 3-for-4 and scored three runs. Allycen Herrman, Gronlund, Switzer and Kaycee Carter each had two hits.

Football: Class 11AA has had trouble with Class 11A teams this fall, but Pierre is not one of those. The Governors led Tea Area at halftime, 35-10. Tea rallied to within 35-20 and had possession after a Pierre turnover, but the Governor defense rose up big, stopped the Titans, and then Maguire Raske’s touchdown runs of 63 and 44 yards put the game out of reach in the Govs’ favor. Raske carried 19 times for 216 yards. Garrett Stout completed 11 of 19 passes for 197 yards and four touchdowns and carried 14 times for 145 yards and one score in Pierre’s 52-27 triumph. Regan Bollweg had two touchdown receptions. He and Andrew Coverdale accounted for six receptions for 115 yards. Tea had 305 total yards.

Cheer/dance: At the Brookings meet Pierre was 18th in cheer with a 126 score and 11th in competitive dance at 222.67. Pierre was ninth in jazz, 11th in pom and eighth in hip hop. At Huron’s meet the dance team placed seventh at 212.67 and tenth in cheer.

Boys golf: The Governors placed 15th of 18 teams at Mitchell’s tournament with a 360 team score. Carter Karst tied for 43rd with a 12-over 84 scorecard. Other scores: Grady Klundt 88, Raef Briggs 92, Luke Olson 96. At Watertown’s meet Pierre tied for sixth with a 343. Karst placed 12th with a 79. Other scores: Klundt 88, Briggs 88, Zain Baus 88, Sawyer Sonnenschein 92, Olson 99.


This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, home vs. Wagner, 7 p.m.
Volleyball—Friday, at Crow Creek (in Stephan), 6:30 p.m.; Monday, at Lemmon, 6:30 p.m.
Cross country—Monday, at Miller invitational, 2 p.m.

Football: The Buffaloes overwhelmed Miller/Highmore-Harrold, 48-0, and are now 2-3. The win moved SCHS into a tie for the 16th and last playoff spot in Class 11B, so any subsequent wins are crucial. Dylan Gabriel carried 12 times for 202 yards and five touchdowns, had one pass reception and one interception and made four tackles.

Volleyball: In a dual the SCHS girls lost to Jones County, 3-1. At the BDC tournament they lost to Mobridge-Pollock, 2-0, on game scores of 14-25, 14-25 and lost to Winner, 2-0, on game scores of 4-25, 7-25. SCHS is now 1-8.


This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, at Hitchcock-Tulare (in Tulare), 7 p.m.
Volleyball—Thursday, at Sunshine Bible, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, at Gettysburg invitational, 10 a.m.; Tuesday, at Potter County, 6:30 p.m.
Cross country—Monday, at Miller invitational, 2 p.m.

Volleyball: The Chargers’ record is now 6-8. SBHS beat Lyman, 3-0, on game scores of 25-22, 25-17, 26-24 as Kendra Kleven had nine kills and Jill Hofer eight. In a 3-0 loss at Timber Lake the game scores were 16-25, 24-26, 14-25. On Tuesday the Chargers topped North Border, 3-1, on game scores of 25-21, 18-25, 25-16, 25-21. Hofer had nine kills and Karissa Osterkamp six.


“These are unprecedented days in our nation and in the world. Simply believing that our leaders will do what is right is irresponsible now. Having faith in the system when the system is so badly broken is willfully consenting to our demise. No, America. Things will not be okay unless we wake up and make them okay.”

— John Pavlovitz


Thursday: maple.
Friday-Sunday: raspberry.


Minnesota Twins:
Thursday—at Detroit, 12:10 p.m., FSN.
Friday—at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m., FSN.
Saturday—at Kansas City, 6:15 p.m., FSN.
Sunday—at Kansas City, 2:15 p.m., FSN.

Chicago Cubs:
Thursday—at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m., MLBN.
Friday—at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m., Fox.
Saturday—at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m., Fox.
Sunday—at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.

Colorado Rockies:
Thursday—at San Francisco, 1:45 p.m.
Friday—Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m.
Saturday—Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m.
Sunday—Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m.


Rapid City Rush: The season openers are at Allen, Wichita and Tulsa on successive nights Oct. 11-12-13. The first home games are Oct. 25-26 against Utah.

Minnesota Wild: In preseason action the Wild lost to Winnipeg, 4-1; beat Colorado, 4-3, and lost to Colorado, 3-2, in a shootout. Now 1-3 in preseason play, Minnesota is at Dallas tonight and home vs. Winnipeg Sunday.


Minnesota Timberwolves: The Timberwolves open their preseason schedule Oct. 8 at Phoenix, then go to Golden State’s new arena Oct. 10.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons still need one more win to clinch a playoff berth after tying Portland, 0-0. Minnesota played Sporting Kansas City lat night, then hosts Los Angeles FC Sunday evening.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): At the Sanford International in Sioux Falls, Tom played the course in a 3-under-par weekend of 70-68-67=205, earning $45,000. Rocco Mediate won the tournament with a 201 score. The Champions Tour moves to the Pebble Beach course at Monterey, Calif., this weekend for the PURE Insurance Championship.


Midco Sports Network live games this weekend:
Thursday—College: Augustana at USF, 6 p.m.
Friday—High school: Harrisburg at Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 5 p.m.
Saturday—College: University of Mary at Minnesota State-Moorhead, 1 p.m.
Saturday—College: UND at Eastern Washington, 4 p.m.

NFL live games on TV this weekend:
Thursday—Philadelphia at Green Bay, 7:20 p.m., Fox and NFL Network.
Sunday—New England at Buffalo, noon, CBS.
Sunday—Kansas City at Detroit, noon, Fox.
Sunday—Minnesota at Chicago, 3:25 p.m., CBS.
Sunday—Dallas at New Orleans, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
Monday—Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:15 p.m., ESPN.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings are 2-1 after whipping Oakland, 34-14. Minnesota plays at Chicago at 3:25 p.m. Sunday on CBS.

Denver Broncos: Denver remains winless after a 27-16 loss at Green Bay. The Broncos are home vs. Jacksonville at 3:25 p.m. Sunday. If you’re in the West River country, you can see the game on KCLO-TV instead of the Vikings’ game.

Class 11AA (records, last week’s scores, this week’s games):
(NOTE: All 8 qualify for playoffs.)
(1) Pierre 4-0; beat Tea Area 52-27; at Spearfish.
(2) Brookings 4-0; beat Madison 22-9; home vs. Douglas.
(3) Yankton 2-2; beat Vermillion 29-0; at Mitchell.
(4) Huron 2-2; lost to Canton 21-0; home vs. Sturgis.
(5) Sturgis 1-3; beat Douglas 19-6; at Huron.
(6) Mitchell 2-2; lost to Dell Rapids 7-6; home vs. Yankton.
(7) Spearfish 0-4; lost to St. Thomas More 46-0; home vs. Pierre.
(8) Douglas 0-4; lost to Sturgis 19-6; at Brookings.

Class 11B (records, last week’s scores, this week’s games):
(NOTE: Only the top 16 qualify for playoffs.)
(1) Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 5-0; beat McCook Central-Montrose 57-35; home vs. Flandreau.
(2) Webster 4-0: beat Redfield 42-6; at Milbank.
(3) McCook Central-Montrose 4-1; lost to Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 57-35; open date.
(4) Winner 5-0: beat Valentine 54-14; home vs. Mount Vernon-Plankinton.
(5) Mobridge-Pollock 4-0: beat Hot Springs 36-0; at Sisseton.
(6) Mount Vernon-Plankinton 3-1; beat Chamberlain 56-21; at Winner.
(7) Sioux Valley 3-2: beat Elk Point-Jefferson 28-21; open date.
(8) St. Thomas More 4-1: beat Spearfish 46-0; open date.
(9) Lead-Deadwood 3-2: beat Pine Ridge 45-0; at Chamberlain.
(10) Garretson 3-2: beat Flandreau 31-14; open date.
(11) Sisseton 4-1: beat Aberdeen Roncalli 34-30; home vs. Mobridge-Pollock.
(12) Elk Point-Jefferson 1-3: lost to Sioux Valley 28-21; at Beresford.
(13) Beresford 2-2: open date; home vs. Elk Point-Jefferson.
(14) Chamberlain 3-2: lost to Mount Vernon-Plankinton 56-21; home vs. Lead-Deadwood.
(15) Redfield 2-2: lost to Webster 42-6; home vs. Groton.
(16) Stanley County 2-3: beat Miller/Highmore-Harrold 48-0; home vs. Wagner.
(16) Hot Springs 2-3: lost to Mobridge-Pollock 36-0; at Bennett County.
(18) Aberdeen Roncalli 1-4; lost to Sisseton 39-30; at McLaughlin.
(18) Wagner 1-4: beat Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 20-0; at Stanley County
(20) Groton 2-3: lost to Milbank 17-0; at Redfield.
(21) Flandreau 0-4: lost to Garretson 31-14; at Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan.
(22) Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 1-4; lost to Wagner 20-0; at Miller/Highmore-Harrold.
(23) Bennett County 1-3: lost to Gordon-Rushville 12-6; home vs. Hot Springs.
(24) Miller/Highmore-Harrold 0-5; lost to Stanley County 48-0; home vs. Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central.
(25) McLaughlin 0-1; open date; home vs. Aberdeen Roncalli.

Class 9A, Region 4 (records, last week’s scores, this week’s games):
(NOTE: Top 3 in each of 4 regions qualify for playoffs, plus next four best statewide.)
(1) Sully Buttes 4-0: open date; at Hitchcock-Tulare.
(2) Timber Lake 4-0; beat Potter County 55-0; home vs. Lemmon-McIntosh.
(2) Philip 40: open date; home vs. Wall.
(#) Wall 3-1: beat Kadoka Area 35-14; at Philip.
(#) New Underwood 3-1: beat Jones County-White River 34-18; at Kadoka Area.
Potter County 1-3; lost to Timber Lake 55-0; at Herreid-Selby Area.
#As of today, Wall and New Underwood would be among the next four best and would qualify for the playoffs.

College football roundup (records, last week’s scores, this week’s games):
— USD 1-3: beat Northern Colorado 14-6; open date.
— SDSU 3-1; beat Southern Utah 43-7; open date.
— NDSU 4-0; beat UC-Davis 27-16; open date.
— UND 2-1; open date; at Eastern Washington, 4:05 p.m., Midco SN.
— Northern 1-2: lost to MSU-Moorhead 24-17; at St. Cloud State, 5 p.m.
— Augustana 2-1; beat Wayne State 26-13; at USF, 6 p.m. Thursday, Midco SN.
— USF 21; beat Southwest Minnesota State 51-7; home vs. Augustana, 6 p.m. Thursday, Midco SN.
— Dakota State 2-1: beat Wisconsin-Stevens Point 38-21; at Valley City State, 2 p.m.
— Presentation 0-3: open date; home vs. Mayville State, 7 p.m.
— S.D. Mines 1-2; beat Simon Fraser 26-7; home vs. Dixie State, 6 p.m.
— Black Hills State 0-3: lost to Adams State 45-31; home vs. Fort Lewis, 1 p.m.
— DWU 1-3; lost to Northwestern 52-7; at Dordt, 1 p.m.
— Minnesota 3-0; open date; at Purdue, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2.
— Nebraska 3-1: beat Illinois 42-38; home vs. Ohio State, 6:30 p.m., ABC.
— Iowa 3-0; open date; home vs. Middle Tennessee State, 11 a.m., ESPN2.
— Iowa State 2-1: beat Louisiana-Monroe 72-20; at Baylor, 2:30 p.m., ESPN.
— Wyoming 3-1: lost to Tulsa 24-21; home vs. UNLV, 7 p.m., ESPNU.


“If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough. Just do it.”

— Glennon Doyle


1 day: Stanley County High homecoming day (Sept. 27).
1 day: Riggs High marching band at River City Music Festival, Chamberlain (Sept. 27).
1 day: Pierre Players’ “Dracula” (Sept. 27-29, Oct. 3-5).
2 days: Halo Day at Presentation (Sept. 28).
2 days: “M” Day at School of Mines (Sept. 28).
2 days: Swarm Day at Black Hills State (Sept. 28).
5 days: Baseball playoffs begin (Oct. 1).
5 days: Riggs High indoor marching band concert (Oct. 1).
7 days: Minnesota Wild season opener (Oct. 3).
9 days: Cougar Day at USF (Oct. 5).
9 days: Blue & White Day at DWU (Oct. 5).
9 days: Hobo Day at SDSU (Oct. 5).
9 days: Dakota Day at USD (Oct. 5).
9 days: Homecoming at UND (Oct. 5).
9 days: Sioux Falls Stampede home opener (Oct. 5).
11 days: State boys golf tournaments, ‘A’ Spearfish, ‘AA’ Yankton (Oct. 7-8).
14 days: State girls tennis tournament, Sioux Falls (Oct. 10-12).
16 days: Viking Day at Augustana (Oct. 12).
16 days: Gypsy Day at Northern (Oct. 12).
16 days: Homecoming at NDSU (Oct. 12).
16 days: Riggs High marching band to Yankton ‘March to the Meridian’ competition (Oct. 12).
18 days: Native American Day (Oct. 14).
21 days: Riggs High fall play (Oct. 17-18).
23 days: State soccer championship games, Harrisburg (Oct. 19).
25 days: Georgia Morse Middle School band/choir concert (Oct. 21).
25 days: Riggs High choir concert (Oct. 22).
26 days: Minnesota Timberwolves season opener (Oct. 23).
28 days: Rapid City Rush home opener (Oct. 25).
28 days: State competitive cheer/dance tournament, Aberdeen (Oct. 25-26).
29 days: State cross country meet, Huron (Oct. 26).
31 days: Riggs High band concert (Oct. 28).
36 days: All-State Chorus/Orchestra concert, Sioux Falls (Nov. 2-3).
37 days: Daylight Saving Time ends (Nov. 3).


Black Hills State women’s soccer (Katie Nielson): Beginning RMAC play, the Yellow Jackets tied Fort Lewis in overtime, 0-0. Katie had one shot in that game. BHSU then beat Adams State, 1-0, with Katie scoring the only goal at 83:07. It was her third goal of the season. Now 1-4-1, BHSU goes to Utah to play Westminster Friday and Dixie State Saturday in conference play.

Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): The Yellow Jackets lost to Adams State, 45-31, and are now 0-3. They are home Saturday for their Swarm Day game against Fort Lewis at 1 p.m.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): The Tigers are 1-3 after a 52-7 GPAC loss to Northwestern (Iowa). DWU plays Dordt in Sioux Center at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Mary volleyball (Korie Tetzlaff): The Marauders lost 3-0 matches in NSIC play to Southwest Minnesota State and USF. Now 1-9, Mary hits the road to Augustana Friday and Wayne State Saturday.

Mary women’s soccer (Abigail Foster): Mary’s match against Northern was postponed Friday night due to lightning and will be rescheduled. Mary then tied MSU-Moorhead, 0-0. Now 2-0-1, the Marauders go to Augustana Friday and Wayne State Sunday.

Northwestern (Iowa) men’s soccer (Cole Cruse): The Red Raiders lost to Concordia (Neb.) in GPAC play and are now 3-5. Northwestern is home Saturday vs. Doane.

Northwestern (Iowa) football (Morris Hofer): The Raiders dominated at Dakota Wesleyan, 52-7. They are home in Orange City Saturday at 1:30 p.m. vs. Jamestown.

Northern football (Joe King, Colten Drageset, Jacob Howard, Gage Gehring): The Wolves lost to MSU-Moorhead, 24-17, to fall to 1-2 for the season. Northern plays at 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Cloud State.

Presentation football (Michael Lyons): The Saints are 0-3 coming off last weekend’s open date. They are home for their Halo Day game against Mayville State Saturday.

Loyola men’s soccer (Sean Knoblauch): The Ramblers won at Evansville, 2-1, and lost to Missouri State, 2-1, this week. Now 4-3, Loyola played Bradley last night and goes to Des Moines to face Drake Sunday.

Northwestern (Iowa) women’s soccer (Nikky Farnsworth): The Raiders lost a 1-0 match at Concordia (Neb.) in GPAC polay. Nikky got off one shot in that match. Now 3-3-1, Northwestern hosts Doane Saturday.

Charleston volleyball (Jaxin Melby): The Charleston varsity is now 2-10 after a 3-2 loss to Georgia College, 3-0 losses to Cedarville and Bellarmine and a 3-1 loss to Truman State, all in a tournament in Louisville. Charleston goes to West Virginia Wesleyan Friday and to Davis & Elkins Saturday.

South Dakota women’s golf (Katie Bartlett): Idle last week, the Coyote women play at Missouri’s invitational in Columbia Monday and Tuesday.

Augustana women’s golf (Natalie Young): The Vikings won another tournament, this one the Southwest Minnesota State Mustang Invitational, with a 32-over-par 608. Natalie placed 21st with a 79-82=161, 17-over-par. Augustana hosts its own fall invitational at the Elmwood course Saturday and Sunday.

South Dakota cross country (Maddy McClure): The USD women were third and the men 11th at the Woody Greeno Invitational in Lincoln. USD runs next Oct. 5 at the Chili Pepper Invitational at the University of Arkansas.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The Trojan women defeated Presentation, 3-1, and Mayville State, 3-0, in NSAA play. Nicole had 22 assists, a service ace and five digs against Presentation and 19 assists and four digs in the Mayville match. After hosting Mount Marty last night, DSU returns to conference play at home against Valley City State Friday and Dickinson State Saturday.

King’s College men’s soccer (August Axtman): The Monarchs defeated Cabrini, 3-2. Gus scored the first King’s goal at 12:26 and has five goals for the season. Now 6-1-0, King’s played Centenary last night, goes to Arcadia Saturday and hosts Penn College Tuesday.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin, Emily Mikkelsen): The Coyotes won a 3-2 double-overtime game over Wyoming in Gillette, then won at Northern Colorado, 1-0, to improve to 4-5. USD hosts New Mexico State today, then plays at UMKC Sunday.

Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (Elena Svingen): The Tigers have a record of 14-4 after a 3-1 week. In a 3-0 sweep of Mount Marty Elena played all three sets and had one service ace and a dig. In a 3-0 win over York she had an ace and a dig, likewise in a 3-0 win over Sterling (Kan.) DWU lost to Northwestern (Iowa), 3-1, and Elena had four digs. DWU hosts Dordt Saturday and goes to Presentation Tuesday.

Minnesota baseball (Nolan Burchill): The Gophers were to play North Iowa Area Community College in their first fall ball game last Friday, but so far no result has been posted on the Gopher website. Minnesota hosts its Pro Alumni game this Friday.

Black Hills State cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): BHSU hosted its own McSpadden Memorial races last Friday, but as of yesterday the school website still had not posted results. BHSU runs at Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational Saturday.


“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”


Thursday, Sept. 26:
Kim Hipple, Josh Williams, Stephanie Snow, Marty Calkins, John Storsteen, Mikayla Hight, Trudy Feigum, Calyn (Cronin) Hauck, Michele Hoss, Helen Sutera.
— 10th anniversary, Nathan/Sara (Dvorak) Becker.
— 10th anniversary, Michael/Kallee (Hewlett) Rydland.
— 16th anniversary, Joshua/Cheri (Olinger) Raymond.
— 4th anniversary, Clay/Angie (Beintsma) Pearson.
— 54th anniversary, Tim/Janie Cass.

Friday, Sept. 27:
Mark Mitchell, Robert Sowers, Quanna Hager, Ken Melius, Barb Nielsen, Hazel Thier, Ken Erlenbusch, Mollee (Hewlett) Madden, Nicole Stasch, John Williams, Gill Hedman, Cheryl Seefeldt, Remington Uecker, Kevin Hipple, Ryan Ogan, Kevin Colestock, Kendra (Lamb) Macke.
— 11th anniversary, Tyson/Crystal (Boehmer) Lindekugel.
— 22nd anniversary, Brian/Jamie Oakland.

Saturday, Sept. 28:
Tom Byrum, Matt Mullaney, Dr. Pat Hermanson, Mark Nielsen, Kim Otterness, Amy (Swenson) Einspahr, Erin (Titze) Herr, Sophie Hackett, Cody Hostler.
— Anniversary, Allen/Jennifer (Maberry) Langfeldt.
— 7th anniversary, Matthew/Darby (Warne) Boyd.
— 17th anniversary, Ron/Mary (Burtts) Wire.
— 6th anniversary, Matthew/Ashley (Heikes) Riggs.

Sunday, Sept. 29:
Jon Kinsman, Tim Schaefer, Charlie Magedanz, Ben Clair, Brittani Scott, Jeri Wilcox, Elizabeth Vogt, George Sperry, Ellen Kub.
— 1st anniversary, Tyler/Rachel (Hartmann) Arbach.
— 7th anniversary, Justin/Erin (Moehring) Boggs.
— 7th anniversary, Brian/Jessica Knadle.

Monday, Sept. 30:
Rod Fisher, Ezra Rosenau, Allison Lindbloom, Kelley Trebesch, Joey Tetzlaff, Todd Bertsch, Mike Huxford, Dusty Johnson, Chelsey Diez, Leigh Ann Dunn, Joan Adam, Jeff Holden, Jim Mehlhaff, Tonya Brady-Jones.
— 2nd anniversary, Austen/Abbie (Ramsey) McCloud.
— 2nd anniversary, Adam/Salina (Ballesteros) Sharkey.
— 8th anniversary, Jay/Lindsey (Suedkamp) Griffith.
— 3rd anniversary, Jason/Ashley (Iverson) Feyereisen.
— 14th anniversary, Shawn/Lori (Stulken) Blom.
— 2nd anniversary, Sean/Shayna (Gross) Mehlhaff.

Tuesday, Oct. 1:
Mikal Kern, George Sazama, Josh Hartmann, Karlie Slape, Sarah Farnsworth, MIchael Lindbloom, Kelsey Collier-Wise, Joelle (Sarvis) Ellenbecker, Karae (Englehart) Parsons, Janell (Sarvis) Juhnke, Dawn Harris, Michael Rydland, Randi (McQuistion) Norman.
— 20th anniversary, Brad/Joelle (Sarvis) Ellenbecker.
— 8th anniversary, Dustin/Jamie (McQuistion) Haefner.
— 8th anniversary, Derek/Jennifer (Jensen) Newcomb.

Wednesday, Oct. 2:
Jayce Beastrom, Briana (Tobin) Bales, Eric Robinson, Brent Hepker, Nancy Baker, Brea Lyn Steele, Jenna (Wickersham) Morin.
— 15th anniversary, Jon/Lacie (Boyle) Herman.
— 15th anniversary, Brian/Brooke (Drewes) Dozark.
— 8th anniversary, Donny/Abby Kuper.
— 9th anniversary, Tyler/Angel Nemec.

Thursday, Oct. 3:
Chris Rumrill, Tyson Paxton, Christian Hess, Jill Gilmore, John Rounds, Jolene Schall, Annika Russell, John Barnett, Ellery Humphery, Eero Lehmkuhl, Paulette Disburg, Stephanie (Collison) Thier.
— 32nd anniversary, Mike/Kristi Jordan.
— 10th anniversary, Bryan/Gina Konechne.
— 4th anniversary, Ronn/Kendra (Ott) Beyer.
— 10th anniversary, Nic/Lacey (Boehmer) Hogan.
— 4th anniversary, Kyle/Carly (Myers) Schrempp.
— 4th anniversary, Thomas/Brianne Trimble.


Last week Greg Dean, Jason Noyes, Greg Chapin and Mikal Kern had 9-1 records for 10 points each, and they each missed a different game. At 8-2 for 9 points each were Jon Boer, Kyle Richards, Randy Pool, Brandon Lowery, David Thoreson, David Ludwig and Brian Hunhoff. With 7-3 records for 8 points each were Dawn Magee, Laurie Johnson, Nathan Vetter, Debra Bollinger and Eric James.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):
(1) UCLA at Arizona
(2) Iowa State at Baylor
(3) Minnesota at Purdue
(4) Kansas at TCU
(5) USC at Washington
(6) Virginia at Notre Dame
(7) Ohio State at Nebraska
(8) NFL: Kansas City at Detroit
(9) NFL: Minnesota at Chicago
(10) NFL: New England at Buffalo


— I realize there are countless opportunities to attend fine arts events in Sioux Falls. Hopefully some of you down there will support community theater. The Sioux Empire Community Theatre, which nearly died last year, resumes strong with the first show of its season, “Mamma Mia!” Eight shows will be performed between this Friday and Oct. 6 at the Orpheum downtown. For details: www.siouxfallstheatre.com.


“If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideals of beauty would be.”

— Unknown


Nic and Lacey (Boehmer) Hogan are expecting their second child in March. Their son, Cooper, is 4 years old. The Hogans live in Sioux Falls where Nic is owner/operator of Hogan Honey Farms and Lacey works for the Raymond James financial business.

Larissa FastHorse’s “The Thanksgiving Play” appears in the New York Times list of most-produced plays this year. Her play is being performed at eight more theaters across the country this year.

Named Athlete of the Week last week by the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association were Regan Bollweg of the football team and Paige Brandt of the cheer/dance team.

Pierre Players will hold auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the Grand Opera House. For information call Michele Beeler at 605/999-8503.

There is another Pierre connection to “Beauty and the Beast,” the Black Hills Community Theatre show that closes this weekend. Charlotte Grey, daughter of Pierre native and Riggs High alumnus Ellery Grey, has the role of Chip in the musical.

The Emerald Regiment, the Riggs High marching band, will be in Chamberlain for its River City Band Festival this Friday. Field competition begins at 9:30 a.m. with Pierre’s performance set for 10:15. Drumline competition is at 10:45 a.m. and the downtown parade at 12:30 p.m.

Brandon and Cassie (Kinsman) Deffenbaugh, who have twin daughters Olivia and Greta, are expecting another daughter in February.

A calendar date: Faith Lutheran Church will host its annual fall Country Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the American Legion cabin.

This is opening weekend of Pierre Players’ season-opening show, “Dracula.” Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play continues at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-4-5.

Dmitri Mutchelknaus, who graduated from Riggs High in May, has graduated as an honor graduate from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

Casey Buechler and Annie Schaefer were married Sept. 21. Casey is a sales associate at Farm Bureau Financial Services, and Annie works at Farm Credit Services of America.

Riggs High’s fall play, “The Hope and Heartache Diner,” will be performed at 7 p.m. Oct. 17-18 and 1 p.m. Oct. 19. Activity tickets will be accepted. The adult ticket price is $5, and children get in for $3.

Reid Wieczorek and Ella Hand are reigning over Stanley County High’s homecoming after being crowned at the coronation ceremony Tuesday night.

Pierre native Rodger Hartley and his wife, Joanna Lawler, have been selected as part of the cast of Black Hills Community Theatre’s “Book of Days.” That show will be performed on three weekends in November on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. The dates are Nov. 8-9-10, 15-16-17 and 22-23-24.

A recital in honor of the inauguration of Dr. Alan LaFave as president of Valley City State University in North Dakota will be held at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) on the campus. Alan, a native of Onida, and both his undergraduate clarinet professor at Northern and his graduate clarinet professor from Arizona State, will all perform as will members of the VCSU music faculty and musicians from Alan’s alma mater, Northern State University. The inauguration ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the VCSU fieldhouse. Then on Friday night at 8 p.m. outdoors on the campus Transit Authority, the premier tribute band to the iconic group Chicago, will play a free public concert.

The next (perhaps last?) Blunt all-school reunion has been set for June 26-28 next summer. To be sure you receive reunion information via e-mail, send your e-mail address to Kathy (Walker) Blackburn at kathytcb@live.com. Notify Kathy if you plan to attend and help spread the word of the reunion to your classmates from back in your Blunt school days.

Retired Riggs High band director Larry Johnson was named Melvin Wall Kiwanian of the Year in the Pierre-Fort Pierre Kiwanis Club for the 2018-19 club year. He serves on the club board of directors, helps deliver Meals on Wheels, co-chaired the annual Kiwanis concert and participates in other club activities. Outside of Kiwanis he directs the Capital City Band and continues to build stage sets for Riggs High drama and Pierre Players. The Kiwanis Club also inducted Laurie Gill as its president for the 2019-20 year. Jeff Mammenga is secretary and Kayla Tinker treasurer. The club also named its annual children’s movie as the “James Valnes Memorial Kids Movie.” The late Jim Valnes chaired that event for more than 20 years.

Brendan and Andee Newman are the parents of a daughter. Noah Ann Newman was born Sept. 20. She joins a brother, Tennyson James, 2, in their family.

The three-vehicle crash Sept. 14 at the junction of S.D. Highways 37 and 34 east of Woonsocket that took the lives of three Woonsocket High School students had an impact in the Onida community as well. Two of the three boys who died were the oldest sons of Lance Klich, who works in the grains section of the Ringneck Energy ethanol plant at Onida. Seven people have died in accidents at that intersection in the last 10 years. Now less than two weeks after the latest crash, the intersection has been made into a four-way stop accompanied by blinking warning lights.

Readers in the Twin Cities area, take note: SDSU’s Pride of the Dakotas marching band will perform at the Vikings’ US Bank Stadium Saturday, Oct. 12, during the Youth in Music Band Championships, a premier high school marching band competition where more than 30 bands will compete. The SDSU band will perform at the end of Session I at about 3:45 p.m. For details: www.youthinmusic.org.

Virginia “Jean” (Jones) Lahman, 84, Thornton, Colo., formerly of Blunt, died Sept. 20. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. this Friday at Feigum Funeral Home with the funeral service there at 2:30. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blunt. She moved with her family to Blunt during her senior year of high school and graduated from BHS in 1953. She attended Northwest College of Commerce in Huron. She and Galen Lahman were married in 1957. Jean worked for the state Division of Insurance and served as a secretary in the South Dakota Legislature. She is survived by her daughters, Gala Byrum and Angela Poirier and her husband Paul; her son, Galen Lahman and his wife Lori; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Among those who preceded her in death were her husband, their daughter Valauri and a great-great-grandson.

Sully Buttes High sophomore Collin Bradberry has been selected to march with the Great American Marching Band in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York on Nov. 28. Former members of that band from Pierre, Thomas Vetsch and William Kessler, will be going to New York again, this time as alumni of the Great American Marching Band. (News courtesy of The Onida Watchman)

Mark Schlekeway, principal at Brandon Valley High School, and his office staff and fellow administrators dressed as the characters from the legendary TV show “Saved by the Bell” this week as BVHS celebrates homecoming.


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