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This one’s for Josh

Posted April 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Jerod Fisher | The Miller Press
SENIOR JOSH MCEWEN sports a Duck Dynasty beard at the benefit held in his honor.

Sometimes it takes a story that touches your heart to remind us that amongst the violence and aggression that populate the evening news, one might also find warm compassion. I found that compassion on Tuesday, April 8. Even though the basketball season was over, quite possibly the most epic conflict and demonstration of basketball skills unfolded in front of spectators in the High School Armory that night. The Miller boys’ and girls’ basketball programs joined forces to create a varsity super squad and they needed to bring their A game because standing before them was the most cunning, fierce, and unforgiving opponent on this side of the Missouri River. The

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    Miller Rustlers Track: Season outlook

    This should be another fun season. Everyone is focused; setting the tone of what is possible through hard work and commitment. Our boys’ and girls’ teams are relatively young. What we lack in numbers on our girls’ side, we will make it up by focusing on where we can be strongest both individually and as a team. The numbers and experience we have on our boys’ team will allow us to be more balanced. We will be counting on our returning athletes to build on their past success. Our newcomers are important additions in

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    Rustler track and field hosts first invitation of season

    Jerod Fisher | The Miller Press
    Mason Breitling hands off to Lucas Simpson.

    The Rustlers’ Track and Field team returned to Miller on Tuesday April 15, to host their first home event of the season in an invitational against Huron, Pierre, Sully Buttes, and Winner. Runners from Pierre were abundant and outnumbered the other schools but the Rustlers came through when it counted and gave the home crowd a good show.

    Shaley Werdel finished seventh and

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    Two Rustler golfers place in top ten at Big Dakota Conference Tournament

    Thursday, April 10 marked the Big Dakota Conference girls’ golf tournament in Chamberlain. Three girls from Miller participated, playing their way to a fourth place overall team finish behind Mobridge/Pollock, Chamberlain, and Winner.

    Twenty-three girls were in contention over 18 holes and the leaders were tied at 45 strokes after the first nine. Amanda Lewellen trailed the lead by four strokes at 49 after the first nine while Jamie Mentzer and Erin Moncur shot a 51 and a 67 respectively.

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    Sixth grade team ends season with a tourney win

    The Miller sixth grade girls’ basketball team took third place at the Nordby Center Showtime Classic in Huron on Saturday, March 29. The girls won the first game against Brookings, 46-30 and then lost to the Pierre Hotshots 17-26.

    They went on to triumph over the Mighty Grizzlers 59-13 before winning the third place contest against Huron, 38-34.

    On April 5 and 6, the girls participated in the Willie Mac Tournament, ending their

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    AAU Wrestling

    KELLAN HURD wrestled in his first State AAU tournament and earned an eighth place medal in the Bantam 45 division.

    OLIVER FRITZSCHE competed in the State Championship round , placing second in Tots 55.

    TREVOR WERDEL pinned his opponent in a time of 1:26, to win third in the Midgets 103 division.

    JACK JONES took sixth place in this year’s State AAU tournament Cadet division.

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    2014 Miller Girls Track Team

    2014 MILLER GIRLS’ TRACK TEAM (front, l-r): Maycee Mohr, Samantha Sporrer, Allison Hasart, Macee Fanning, Nicole Swartz; (back, l-r): Taylor Schlechter, Ashley Gasper, Brooke Fawcett, Shae Knox, Taica Blasdell, Megan Fiala, Shaly Werdel, Jennifer Kenaston.

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    Basketball Immortality

    Photos courtesy of Dawn Joy
    SBA senior standout Tricia Wilken scored her 1000th high school basketball point while helping her team defeat Lower Brule January 14.

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