These Wolsey-Wessington High School Oral Interp members went to the Arlinginton Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 31. They brought home five excellents, 2 excellents plus; 5 superiors and 12 Superiors plus. Pictured back row from left; Zach Reilly, Sidney Carey, Sam Kirton, Cydnee Davis, Ryne Johnson, Alex Babcock, Brittney Zerfoss, Tanner Waters, Emma Abbott. Third row from left: Randy Neuharth, Lexi McGillvrey, Bailey Zerfoss, Chris Williams, Lorenzo Williams, Andrew McKown, Alyssa Fernholz, Brittney Bergquist, Sidney Delvaux. Second row from left: Tyler Horn, Brandon Black, Brady Struck, Carter Langbehn, Megan Robinson, Megan Larsen, Kallie Carey. In front: Mariah Lord and Cole McGehee. Not pictured: Alecia VanTassel and Roy Lumpkin.
Wolsey-Wessington 5-6 Basketball Summary
October 22 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket at Wolsey-Wessington
The girls played an excellent defensive game, defeating Sanborn Central/Woonsocket by the score of 20-8. Leading the scoring for the Warbirds was Kailen Krause with 8 points. Cortney Sprecher had 6 points while Allyson Boomsma added 4 points. Chantel Haider added 2 points to round out the scoring. The win moved the girls’ record to 8-1 on the season.
The boys also recorded a win against Sanborn Central/Woonsocket by the score of 23-11. Tate Haider had a big night, netting 9 points. Mark Hamilton added 6 points, while Brevan Hooks had 3 points. Adding 2 points each were Skylar Zomer and Seth Spiehs. Lance Langbehn added a free throw to complete the scoring. With the win, the boys moved to 5-4 on the season.
October 26 Wolsey-Wessington at Wessington Springs
The girls jumped out to a 13-2 halftime lead, and cruised to a 17-10 victory. Leading the scoring for the Warbirds was Allyson Boomsma with 8 points. Chantel Haider, Kailen Krause, Raquel Nelson, and Cortney Sprecher each added 2 points. Lizzie Brandt added 1 point in the win. The win moved the season record to 9-1.
The boys also enjoyed an early lead, and won by the score of 28-6. Brevan Hooks was the leading scorer with 10 points. Mark Hamilton, Tate Haider, and Lance Langbehn each added 4 points. Skylar Zomer, Logan Zemlicka, and Jakob Kahre each added 2 points to round out the scoring. The win brought the boys’ record to 6-4 on the year.
October 27 Wolsey-Wessington at Hitchcock-Tulare tourney
The girls and boys traveled to Tulare for a tourney on October 27. There were teams in the girls’ division and 4 teams in the boys division. The Warbirds had a great day, with both the girls and boys winning the free throw shohoting competition. The girls also walked away with the championship trophy, while the boys finished 2nd.
The boys started their day with an impressive win over Highmore-Harrold by the score of 29-14. This was Highmore-Harrold’s first lost of the year. Leading the scoring for the Warbirds was Mark Hamilton with 13 points. Tate Haider added 5 points, while Brevan Hooks and Skylar Zomer each had 4 points. Logan Zemlicka added 3 points in the win, which put the Warbirds into the championship game.
The Warbirds would face James Valley Christian in the championship game. This game proved to be very close throughout, and would end up going into overtime. James Valley would need a shot at the buzzer to win the game by the score of 18-17. Although it was a heartbreaking loss, the boys showed excellent sportsmanship and attitude. Leading the scoring was Mark Hamilton with 8 points. Tate haider added 5 points, and Logan Zemlicka and Brevan Hooks each added 2 points. The loss put the season record at 7-5.
The girls played Redfield to start the tourney. The girls put on an excellent defensive showing, defeating Redfield by the score of 17-3. Leading the charge for the Warbirds was Kailen Krause with 5 points. Adding 4 points was Lizzie Brandt. Raquel Nelson, Allyson Boomsma, and Cortney Sprecher each added 2 points.
The girls played Highmore next, and used a big game by Allyson Boomsma to come out with the win by the score of 30-20. Boomsma netted 12 points in the contest. Lizzie Brandt had a good game with 6 points. Adding 4 points each were Chantel Haider and Kailen Krause. Cortney Sprecher and Mckenzie Hockhalter each added 2 points in the win.
The girls would play a very good Miller team for the championship. Despite jumping out to a quick 5-0 lead, the Warbirds found themselves down by 5 points at halftime. The Warbirds would come back to grab the lead, and hold on for a 23-21 victory. Leading the scoring was Allyson Boomsma with 8 points. Lizzie Brandt added 7 points, while Kailen Krause had 4 points. Chipping in with 2 points each were Raquel Nelson and Chantel Haider. The win brought the season record to 12-1.
November 3 Wolsey-Wessington at JVC tourney
The boys and girls traveled to James Valley Christian on November 3 for their tourney. The girls salvaged third place in the tourney, and the boys brought home the championship trophy.
The girls started the day against JVC, and lost in a low scoring game by the score of 7-4. The only two baskets on the day were scored by Chantel Haider and Allyson Boomsma.
The second game was much better for the Warbirds, as they defeated Hitchcock-Tulare by the score of 20-2. Allyson Boomsma led the way with 10 points. Sierra York put in 4 points, while Chantel Haider, Lovella Wehye, and Raquel Nelson each added two points. After the win, the season record stands at 13-2.
The boys also played JVC in the first round. The game went right down to the wire, and with only 2 seconds left, the Warbirds found themselves down by 2 points. The boys were able to pull the game out, however, as Brevan Hooks sank a 3 pointer as time expired to advance to the championship game by the score of 16-15. Leading the scoring was Hooks with 11 points. Logan Zemlicka added 3 points, while Tate Haider had 2 points.
The boys would face Sanborn Central/Woonsocket in the championship game, and come out on top by the score of 22-19. The boys were led in scoring by Mark Hamilton with 12 points. Brevan Hooks and Tate Haider each added 4 points in the win, and Skylar Zomer added 2. The boys record stands at 9-5.