Photo by Erin Thopmson

LEAP—Senior Jenson Amdahl competes in the high jump at the Roosevelt Triangular Tuesday. He took ninth in the event.


Boys jump to high, long and triple jump titles at Roosevelt
Girls see success in middle-distance races

By Stephen Cordell and Carly Knutson
Warrior track and field team members ran to Roosevelt High School for a triangular meet vs. Roosevelt and Watertown Tuesday. 

At the meet, WHS took first in the girls 400 meter dash, 800 run, 4x200 relay and triple jump along with the boys 800 run, high jump, long jump and triple jump. 

For the girls, junior Kelsi Kearney won the 400 in 1:03.2, junior Skylar Moen the 800 in 2:30.1 and junior Emily VanBockern the triple jump with a leap of 34’7.5”. 

VanBockern was pleased with the overall outcome of the meet. 

“It was fun competing with people we haven’t before,” she said. “We all worked really hard and gave it our all.” 

For the boys, senior Alex Derr won the 800 in 1:59.6, senior Michael Enalls the high jump with a leap of 6’, senior Ty Smith the triple jump with 43’2.25”, and junior Zach Bolden the long jump with a leap of 20’1”.

Junior Jack Bren said he was pleased with Tuesday’s meet. 

“It was fun to see Roosevelt because we have not faced them as much,” Bren said. “Also, it was a good preparation for the Howard Wood Dakota Relays coming up.” Bren placed fourth in the 100 dash and the 400 dash. 

The Warriors next compete at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays Friday and Saturday for some competitors. Others will participate in the O’Gorman Invitational Friday. 


Tennis team downs Brookings 6-3

By Ty Smith and Aaron Johnson
Warrior boys tennis team members defeated the Brookings Bobcats 6-3 Tuesday afternoon at WHS. 

Junior Elliot Hartwig won over his Brookings opponent Baylor Dobbs at No. 1 6-1, 6-1. 

At No. 3, senior Carter Huber won over Jonah Dobbs 6-3, 2-6, 10-3. No. 5 seventh grader Chris Harris and No. 6 junior Ethan Hays won their matches by the scores of 6-0, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-2, respectively. 

Harris said it was a good match for the Warriors. 

“As a team we are strong,” Harris said. “With the Metro Conference Meet coming up, we have a good chance of improving and doing well.” 

In doubles action, Hartwig and freshman Tory Schafer won their match over Dobbs and Dobbs of Brookings 7-6, 2-7, 6-4. Hays and junior Ryan Morgans won their doubles match 6-4, 6-1. 

Coach Jillian Hurley said the weather was not ideal, but her team played hard. 

“It was pretty windy, so I feel like the conditions weren’t great,” Hurley said. “But overall, the team performed well.” 

Hurley said the team will keep improving as the season goes along. 

“There were some tough losses, but with every loss there comes some improvements,” Hurley said.

The team will next visit Lincoln in a city-rivalry and conference match Thursday.


WHS in fourth after first round of City Golf Meet
Warriors short-handed due to AP testing Monday

By Isaiah Feterl and Carter Keller      
After a somewhat cold and wet start to the spring golf season, Monday afternoon the sun was shining and the birds were chirping on a gorgeous day for the opening round of the annual City Meet at Elmwood Golf Course. 

WHS finished the first round in fourth with 437 strokes, behind Lincoln with 413 and Roosevelt with 346 strokes. O’Gorman took first with a 325 on the day. 

The leading golfer for WHS was sophomore Erin Zahn with a score of 99, followed by senior Kelsie Massmann with a 102. 

WHS was missing a number of team members due to testing Monday.

“We played without two of our regular varsity players as they had AP testing,” head coach Doug Rinken said. “So some younger players got some varsity experience. We are still working hard to keep improving.” 

The girls will look to improve on their performance at the Yankton Invitational Friday at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton.

The next round of the Cty Meet is Monday at Willow Run Golf Course. 


Stadem, Struck named WHS coaches of Year

By Jenson Amdahl, Jared Gully and Matt Farniok 
Football coach Chad Stadem has been named Head Coach of the Year and football assistant coach Eric Struck the Assistant Coach of the Year for WHS for the 2015-16 school year.

Activity principal Nate Malchow announced the awards Wednesday.

Stadem said he is humbled by the honor.

“I am really happy to receive this reward,” Stadem said. “I have to thank my staff and players in helping me to achieve it.” 

Both will be recognized at the district athletic luncheon Sept. 2.


Enalls breaks record at Metro track meet

By Jack Schelhaas
The Warrior track team hit the polyurethane at the Metro Conference Track Meet Friday at O’Gorman’s McEneaney Field. 

Overall, the boys did well, finishing second with a total score 80.5 team points. The highlight of the meet was senior Michael Enalls posting a Conference Meet record time of :15.2 in the 110 meter hurdles to take first. Senior Ty Smith took a close second with a time of :15.26. 

Enalls was humble regarding his record time. 

“It’s been fun to see my time begin to drop,” Enalls said. “I couldn’t do it without my coaches and teammates pushing me to be the best I can be.” 

The boys also took first in the 4x800 Relay. Seniors Austin Miller, Nick Rovang and Alex Derr and sophomore Topher Zahn won in 8:18.45. 

The girls finished fourth overall with a score of 34.33. The top performer for the girls was sophomore Haley Christopherson, grabbing a third place finish in the 100 dash. In the 4x100 relay team took first with a time of :50.62.

Lincoln won both the boys and girls divisions.

The Warriors will be back on the track Tuesday at Roosevelt as they take on Roosevelt and Watertown.


Baseball team takes two from Harrisburg

By Patrick Saaleephiw and Chase O’Connor
The varsity baseball team took both games of a doubleheader Thursday at Augustana University’s Ronken Field. 

The Warriors destroyed the Tigers in Game One 12-1. Winning pitcher was senior Tyler Olmstead. 

In Game Two, the Tigers kept it closer as WHS won 5-4. Sophomore Alex Bertram was the winning pitcher; senior Keenahn Coyle had the save.

Coach Chad Barman said it  was a huge night for the Warriors. 

“It is rare to get the opportunity to play two regional games in one night,” Barman said. “We took advantage of it, and set us up to proceed exactly how we want the remainder of the season.”

WHS is now 9-5 on the season and 2-1 in Region play.

The Warriors next face Brandon Valley at 5 p.m. Thursday at Harmondon.


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