Track season to start, finally, Thursday

“We might even get on the track Wednesday and work on our handoffs.” That’s what Mobridge-Pollock track and field coach Cody Stotz said on Tuesday as the team does its best to get ready to compete at the American Legion Relays in Pierre on Thursday. Hoping the team can get to Tiger Stadium and not have to practice relay handoffs […]

Lady Tigers ready but golf courses are not

The Lady Tigers golf team is ready for the golf season, unfortunately the golf courses are not. “We’re really hoping to be in Pierre on Tuesday,” said coach Jason Weisbeck. “We’re just taking our varsity. Those three are the only ones ready for a AA meet.” The three returning varsity members are senior Gennie Krause, sophomore Callie Weisbeck and freshman […]

Huffman’s marathon quest reaches 21st race

Mobridge runner Curtis Huffman checked another marathon off his list when he ran in the Publix Atlanta Marathon in Atlanta, Ga., on March 17. It was Huffman’s 21st marathon. He’s run in 20 states in his quest to run races in all 50 states. The St. Patrick’s Day marathon and half marathon had more than 16,000 runners combined. The full […]

George W. Turner was ‘The Farmer Wrestler’

Before there was Gorgeous George, Superstar Billy Graham, Hulk Hogan, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, Mean Gene Okerlund or Reginald “The Crusher” Lisowski, there was Walworth County’s own George W. Turner, The Farmer Wrestler. According to the website Legacy of Wrestling: “George W. Turner was one of the most significant wrestlers […]

Christman wins Las Vegas derby championship

Jeff Christman of Pollock won the Saturday championship at the inaugural Casino Battle Royale Demolition Derby at Core Arena outside the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. “It was a long week,” said Christman, adding that he is busy getting back to his daily schedule, and “trying to get my neck back in one piece.” The derby had […]

Wellner earns All-American at MS nationals

Mobridge eighth-grader Cole Wellner earned All-American honors while wrestling for South Dakota Storm at the Lee Pamulak Middle School National Duals held at HyVee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday and Sunday. Wellner went 6-2, helping the Storm to finish in fourth place in the 18-team tournament. Wellner went 5-1 in his regular 189-pound division. When bumping up to […]

Pay Pay, Kraft earn second team All-State nods

After leading the Panthers to their second straight Class B State Tournament, Timber Lake seniors Brayden Pay Pay and Tucker Kraft have been named second team to the Class B Boys All-State Basketball team. With Pay Pay and Tucker helping lead the way, the Panthers went through a two-year run where they had a 39-9 record, while taking eighth in […]

Lauren Baumberger makes Class B All-State second team

Lauren Baumberger of McIntosh has been named second team to the Class B Girls All-State Basketball Team. The six-foot senior capped a strong high school career with some astounding numbers this year. She averaged 23.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 5.2 blocked shots, 4.5 steals and 4.2 assists per game for the Tigers. “Lauren played every game like it was her last […]

Panthers settle for eighth place at State B tourney

Slow starts created holes too deep to dig out of as Timber Lake fell three times and settled for eighth place at the Class B Boys State Basketball Tournament held Thursday through Saturday at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen. Bridgewater-Emery The Panthers fought all the way back from a 13-point halftime deficit only to fall 55-54 to Bridgewater-Emery in the […]

Cole Wellner takes second at SDWCA state tourney

Mobridge-Pollock eighth-grader Cole Wellner took second place in the Cadets 195 division at the SDWCA (South Dakota Wrestling Coaches Association) State Tournament held over the weekend in Brookings. Wellner pinned Owen Duffy of Winner Area to get to the finals where he was pinned by Regan Bollweg of Highmore. Bollweg, a sophomore, recently took sixth in the Class B State […]

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