Whitley Heitsch, 15-year-old granddaughter of Bob & Audrey Jackson of Firesteel, helped her U16 Rapid City Inferno Fastpitch Softball team to a State Championship at the State ASA Softball Tournament held in Sioux Falls July 15-17. Whitley's team went undefeated in the tournament, playing the championship game in Class C against a fellow Rapid City team, the Maurauders. The two teams were very familiar with each other, having played many times throughout the summer season. The championship game was a tight game throughout, with the lead changing hands many times.
The competition for ribbons was tough in some of the contests at the Days of 1910 Saturday morning sports day. Here are the first, second and third place winners: 1ST PLACE WINNERS Penny pick up: Avery Ricci Dashes Age 2 & under: Nash Gruenwald, Avery Ricci; Age 3-4: Isaac Zeug, Maya Biegler; Age 5-6: Rance Gross, Korbi Heck; Age 7-8: Braden Lawrence, Joe Malm, Maria Scherer; Age 8-9: Eli Biegler, Kenlea Heck; Age 11-12: Aiden Rough Surface, Marissa Mathews; Age 13-14: Cami Mettler
Derrick Orth of Mobridge won the Days of 1910 Demolition Derby with his ‘69 Chrysler Imperial on Friday, July 29. He placed second in last year’s event. Chance Jensen of Lantry took second place driving a 1972 Chrysler, and Tanner Elder of Winner was third driving a 1987 Crown Victoria.
The 7th Annual SportsFest program will be held Saturday, August 20 from 8:30 to 4:00 at the Sage Brush Rifle & Pistol Club Range. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is teaming up with Northern Oahe Friends of the NRA, Sage Brush Rifle & Pistol Club, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Oahe Bowmen, Bridge City Gun Club, Walworth County Sportsmen’s Club and the Mobridge Area Hunt Safe Instructors to provide youth ages 10 to 15 an opportunity to try several different outdoor activities.
The Timber Lake sixth grade boys traveling team presented their coach, Deb Ducheneaux, with a star quilt at the YMCA tournament in Aberdeen, where they won first place. The gift was a thank you for coaching them in football, basketball and softball for the past four years. http://etypeservices.com/Timber%20Lake%20TopicID443/default.aspx
R.J. Andrzejewski, 13, has been named as a player for the 2016 Sturgis Little League All Star Team. He will be competing in tournaments in the upcoming weeks which include the chance to go to Indianapolis, IN and the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. http://etypeservices.com/Timber%20Lake%20TopicID443/
A big rodeo weekend saw area rodeo athletes compete and win money at events in Wall, Lemmon and Dupree July 9 and 10. At Dupree’s Pioneer Days rodeo, hometown cowboy Kody Woodward dominated the steer wrestling to win $708.88 with a 4.4.