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Boys Basketball

By Aveen Aware and Lauren Brudigan arrior varsity boys basketball team members are kicking it into high gear and turning things around in the second half of their season. Most recently, the boys beat No. 5 rated Watertown 64-50 Tuesday night at WHS. The Warriors started off slow, but came back in the second and third to leave the Arrows 18 points behind. Senior standout Brett Stanley scored a season-high 25 points. Coach Craig Nelson said he was proud of his team’s performance last night. “We played really hard on the defensive end of things and really shared the ball on the offensive end,” Nelson said. “We have got to be ready and prepared to play tomorrow night.” The Warriors visit No. 3 Roosevelt Thursday. In sub-varsity action, the JV boys dominated 60-49 and the sophomores fell in overtime 53-51. The freshman A and B Teams both won, the A 43-32 and B 46-33.

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•Student Mentors: And peer tutors will meet at 7:30 a.m. or 3:15 p.m. Thursday in A-230. Choose one meeting. •Chemistry Club: Members will meet at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in A-217. •Junior State of America: A nonpartisan citizenship group, will meet at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in A-124. •WHS Book Club: Members will meet to discuss “Trafficked” fourth period and “Code Name Verity” fifth period Friday in the library. •FCA: Members will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday at 1100 N. Vail Drive.

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Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Simko and Kassidy Kruger Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . . Lexus Paulson Staff: Aveen Aware, A.J. Breck, Lauren Brudigan, Noah Weber Editor-in-chief . . . . . . . . . Chloe Goodhope Managing Editor . . . . . . Anna Kate Nieman Adviser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Lueth The News of Washington is a publication of the Orange & Black Staff Washington High School–Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Girls remain perfect, dominate Arrows in second half

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Warrior boys continue to roll over No. 5 Watertown

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Girls Basketball

Photo by Chloe Goodhope JUMPER IN THE PAINT—Senior Sydney Koel puts up a shot in Tuesday’s win in Watertown. Koel had 12 points in the game.

By Kassidy Kruger The top-ranked girls basketball team dominated the Arrows 68-33 Tuesday in Watertown. After leading 26-19 at halftime, the Warriors pulled ahead in the third quarter with six 3-pointers. The JV won 46-37. Both freshman teams won, the A Team 48-42 and the B 35-33.

Debate team has strong showing at Lincoln event By Lizzie Spier Warrior debate team members stayed in town this past weekend to compete at the Silver Bowl Invitational at Lincoln High School Friday and Saturday. At the event, seniors Kyle Mckee and Zach Person finished strong as semi-finalists in Varsity Policy Debate. Senior Anton Hall fin-

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ished in sixth place in Varsity Domestic Exempt. Senior Angela Liu had an excellent showing, finishing in second place in Varsity LincolnDouglas Debate. In JV action, juniors Alex Hixon and Destrie Johnson finished well in JV LincolnDouglas, finishing as semifinalist and in second place, respectively.

The tournament marked the half-way point in the regular debate season, and coach Travis Dahle said he is proud of the team’s progress so far. “We had a great weekend and we’re very excited about the second half of the year,” Dahle said. The team will next compete at the Speech Fiesta in Watertown this weekend.

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Warrior opinions If you could take a winter trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Assembled and photos by Noah Weber and AJ Breck

Stephen Cordell Sophomore

Lacy Gottsch Freshman

“I would like to visit Colorado in the winter, because I love the mountains.”

“I would travel to Africa because I love all the exotic women and animals there.”

Page 2 Ian Ailts Junior

“I want to go to Alaska, because South Dakota is a little too warm for me!”

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 John McMahon Senior

“I would go to Russia to train and avenge my friend, Apollo Creed’s, death. Adrian!”

Alison Terhorst Teacher

“I would go to the Dominican Republic, because I need to get away from the negative 30 degree weather.”

Everybody should be a football fan on Super Sunday This past weekend, the match-up for Super Bowl XLVIII (48, for those of you Roman numeral impaired) to be played Feb. 2 in “beautiful” East Rutherford, N.J. was determined. Although I am not happy with the teams playing in this year’s Super Bowl—especially after what Richard Sherman had to say about himself after the Seahawks and 49’s game—I am always excited Hear me. . . for Super Bowl Sunday! The big game is the only NFL Lexus Paulson some fair-weather fans watch all season long, and has, by far, the biggest audience of the season as fans and non-fans alike host parties. Some tune in just for the commercials and half-time entertainment. So, in case you are not usually interested in football or

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don’t regularly follow the NFL, I will share my favorite parts of Super Bowl Sunday with you today so you know what you are missing out on if you skip the big game. First, with the Super Bowl comes all the hottest and newest super commercials for the year, and on this day they will be aired for the first time (although this year many are available in advance on-line). My personal favorites are usually the Doritos and E-Trade commercials. Secondly, the food. It isn’t a Super Bowl Sunday with out tons of football food! Some of my favorites include burgers, Cheetos and M&M’s! Last, but certainly not least for female fans such as myself, is the fun of looking at the gorgeous football players such as the Bronco’s Eric Decker and the Seahawk’s Russell Wilson. No matter the outcome of the game (unless you are a Bronco’s or Seahawks fan) Super Bowl Sunday will be a day filled with fun, family and friends. Enjoy! Junior Lexus Paulson wishes the Packers were playing in the Super Bowl.

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White rhino poaching up in 2013 By Carol J. Williams Los Angeles Times (MCT) The world’s largest surviving population of white rhinos suffered its heaviest toll on record last year when poachers killed more than 1,000 of the threatened animals to feed an international market for trinkets and potions made from their horns.

Your green world The South African Department of Environmental Affairs reported Friday that it had counted 1,004 rhinos killed by poachers in 2013, mostly in Kruger National Park, along the porous border with Mozambique. It was the worst year for rhinoceros poaching since the government began tracking the illegal hunting in the early 1900s, National Geographic reported. South Africa is home to more than 20,000 white rhinos, about 80 percent of the world’s population of the iconic beasts that numbered 500,000 a century ago, conservation organizations report. Soaring demand for rhino horn from Asian countries, particularly China and Vietnam, is driving up prices for the slain animals’ signature feature, nurturing an illegal poaching network. In its quest to protect rhinos from poachers, the South African government has signed agreements with China and Vietnam to better coordinate their tracking and enforcement efforts. Similar agreements are in the works with Mozambique, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Hong Kong.

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