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WINNER—The sport of baseball is flourishing in Winner, home to one of South Dakota's iconic baseball fields. The Winner/Colome prep baseball team won the Class B state championship on Monday in Sioux Falls and Leahy Bowl is days away from completing construction on new grandstand bleachers behind home plate. The new grandstand will replace the old bleachers that were demolished in August after 6 to 8 inches of rot was found on the main support columns. The stadium is owned by the city of Winner.
Heading into the Legion baseball season, Post 18 head coach Luke Norden wants his Mitchell team to become more consistent. "Hopefully, we can build some overall consistency through everybody," Norden said. "All summer long, we're going to rely on all of our guys to throw. We need to understand we're playing a schedule that is going to require everybody to throw." After finishing the high school season with a record of 17-10 and missing the Class A state tournament, the team has shifted gears and players since the club baseball season ended on May 21 in Yankton.
Two-time defending state champion Sydney Bormann was firing on all cylinders at the Region 3A girls golf tournament on Tuesday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. Bormann carded a 1-under 71 to claim the individual title by 12 strokes and helped lead the Parkston Trojans to the region title. The Trojans finished with a team score of 339 to win the nine-team tournament. Winner took second with 418 and Chamberlain just edged Mobridge-Pollock for third place with a 464. Mobridge-Pollock carded a 465 to finish fourth, while Redfield-Doland took fifth with a 552.
SIOUX FALLS—Winner/Colome head coach Drew Weber wasn't shy about the ability of his middle infield heading into the 2016 prep baseball season. Weber noted his Royals team might have the best defense in the state because of middle infielders Reed Harter, Kelly O'Bryan and Riley Calhoon. At the Class B state baseball tournament in Sioux Falls, the Royals defense—especially the middle infield—shined in the team's two wins. In the Class B state title game, Harter and O'Bryan combined to turn four double plays in seven innings.
SIOUX FALLS -- It was a long, wild ride to the Class B state baseball championship game for the Winner/Colome prep baseball team. After coming from behind in the Region...
SIOUX FALLS—Rex Schlicht couldn't stop smiling on Saturday. The Woonsocket senior capped off his impressive track and field career with a pair of second-place finishes for Sanborn Central/Woonsocket in the Class B boys 1,600-meter run and the 300 hurdles in front of a large crowd at the South Dakota State Track Meet at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. In the 1,600 run, Schlicht had to fend off a pack of runners that were right behind him in the final stretch.
MADISON—Winner sprinter Cameron Kuil set himself up for a strong ending to his stellar season. Kuil entered the 2016 Class A state meet with the top time in the boys 200-meter dash, the third-best time in the 100 and the fourth-best time in the 400. On Friday in Madison, Kuil recorded the top preliminary times in both the 200 (22.4 seconds) and 400 (50.41), while holding the second-best prelim 100 time (11.16).
MADISON—Wes Genant joined the Ethan/Parkston track and field team for the first time this spring and he wanted to make an impact. On Friday at the Class A state track and field meet in Madison, Genant made his presence known as he stood atop the podium after winning the boys shot put with a personal-best mark of 53 feet, 3 inches. "It's a great feeling to come out and be the best in the state," Genant said. "I was capable and it was all a matter putting it together. I was a little surprised, too."
MADISON—Since finishing a few inches shy of a state title last year, Bon Homme's Chase Kortan had been waiting for Friday's start of the 2016 Class A state meet. A few inches made the difference again in 2016 but Kortan was on the right side of the tape measure, as he claimed Class A boys long jump state championship with a leap of 21 feet, 11.5 inches. "I've waited about 365 days to come back here to win and I got the job done," said Kortan, who took second behind Ethan/Parkston's Wes Dvorak at last year's state meet. "It feels great."
SIOUX FALLS—Six days after knocking off the three-time defending Class B state champions in the Region 4B title game, the Winner/Colome prep baseball team will have its eyes on replacing St. Thomas More as the state champs. The Royals' quest for the team's first club baseball title begins against Region 2B winner Dell Rapids at 10 a.m. on Monday at Sioux Falls Stadium in Sioux Falls. West Central and Dakota Valley will meet in the second semifinal and the championship will be decided later that day.