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Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Happening Now •Freshman Basketball: vs. Lincoln 6 p.m.—girls at WHS, boys at Lincoln •Senior Class Parents: Prize committee meeting 6:15 p.m. in commons •Band: Concert 7 p.m. in auditorium

Lunch Time at WHS

Chayden Fitzsimmons Caleb York Chris Vroman

Senior Hannah Nieman said the Warriors played well on Friday. “We played pretty good team defense and got a few big stops at the end to help us close out the game,” Nieman said. The JV girls won 61-52, the sophomores 55-43, the freshmen A Team 43-26 and the B Team 39-9.

Chase O’Cnnor

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By Matthew Rehurek and Matt Schievelbein Girls basketball team members swept every level Friday in the WHS gyms. The varsity won 62-52, improving to 17-2 on the season. Senior Ellie Benson had 19 points on the night, followed by senior Sydney Koel and sophomore Sydney Arrington each with 15.

Trey Crisp-Peterson

The News of Washington is a publication of the Orange & Black Staff Washington High School–Sioux Falls, S.D.

Warrior girls sweep RHS

Dorian Simpson

NOW Monday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Vroman and Lizzie Spier Assistant Editors . . . . . . . . . Connor Schneider Staff: Samantha Small, Tad Brakke, Mason Jones, Matt Schievelbein, Matt Rehurek, Lexi Stoltz Editor-in-chief . . . . . . . . . Chloe Goodhope Managing Editor . . . . . . Anna Kate Nieman Adviser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Lueth

Warrior qualifiers for State A Meet:

Dan Marlette

•Students: Assist with an incoming student visit by eighth graders March 5. See Freshman Academy coordination Todd Novak for information to volunteer. •Summer School: Registration is now open. Follow the “CommEd” link from the district web site to register.


By Tad Brakke and Mason Jones leven Warrior wrestlers qualified for the State A Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Rapid City following the Region 2 Meet Thursday and Friday in Lennox. WHS had seven individual champions at the Region 2 Meet, as they finished with 201 points and were crowned Regional Champions for the third year in a row. Assistant coach Lance Peters was happy with the performance. “Overall, I think we wrestled well as a team and we will carry some confidence into the state tournament where we should be a top five team,” Peters said. Senior Dorian Simpson, who won the 170 pound weight class, said the team will be ready for state. “We need to continue working hard in practice, and stay focused as we get ready for state on Friday,” Simpson said. The State A Tournament begins Friday and continues Saturday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.

Luke Reiter

Other Reminders

Eleven WHS wrestlers qualify for State A Meet

Grant Rosheim

•National Honor Society: Members will meet at 7:45 a.m. or 3:10 p.m. Tuesday in A-211. Choose one meeting. •Aviation Club: Members will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the CTE Academy in Room D-106. •Track and Field: Sign-up meeting will be held at 3:15 p.m. Thursday or 7:30 a.m. Friday in A-249. Choose one meeting. Practice begins March 3. •AP Students: Will meet in the auditorium during reading period Friday to discuss next year’s classes.

Warrior wrestlers take first in Region 2 Meet

Zac Freese

Group Meetings


Mostly sunny Blowing snow High 12°

Hunter O’Connor

•Today’s lunch: Cherry blossom chicken •A la carte lines: Pepperoni pizza, taco fixings, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

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Snow 2” total today High 15°

Four bands present concert By Lizzie Spier, Lexi Stoltz and Connor Schneider Warrior band students will present “A Mid-Winter Concert” at 7 p.m. tonight in the auditorium. “I am looking forward to our performance,” junior Ethan Beck said. “We have momentum from the Band Masters a couple weeks ago that will enable us to play with great musicianship.”

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Q & A


A profile of WHS students

Editor’s note: The Warrior Q & A is a Sports weekly profile of Warrior students with the goal of helping members of the WHS community come to know each other better. Subjects are chosen by the Student/ Activity Leader of the Month Committee at WHS. Assembled by Chloe Goodhope

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Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

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Kiah Damme

Senior Student of the Month •What activities are you involved in at WHS? I am involved in student council and prom committee and play football at WHS. •What are your plans/dreams for the future? I plan to become a police officer or federal agent following my education. •What is your favorite class this semester? I enjoy newspaper. I like delivering the NOW’s each day and seeing smiling faces in the morning. •What is your message to the readers of the NOW? Be a good friend and be nice to lots of people.

Senior Student of the Month •What activities are you involved in at WHS? I am involved in Link Crew and play volleyball at WHS. •What are your plans/dreams for the future? I plan to attend the University of South Dakota following graduation from WHS. •What is your favorite class this semester? I am enjoying the physical science class that I tutor for. I really enjoy working with all of the kids in there. •What is your message to the readers of the NOW? Be involved and enjoy it while you can.

It’s time to step-up and make invitations memorable Ladies, it’s time for us to show the guys how dances are really done. The Spinsters dance is quickly approaching on March 29 and will be here before we know it. What makes Spinsters different from other dances is that it’s the girls job to ask the guys and make all Hear me. . . the plans. The first step in planning a night to rememAnna Kate Nieman ber is to choose a date that you will have a fun time with. This is not a time to use the golden rule and ask the way you would want to be asked. Flowers and giant teddy bears were a big trend for formal, but my

inner senses tell me that won’t go over well for the boys. If you feel the guy you’re asking is worthy, you can splurge on a nice pair of sneakers or socks. This gives the subconscious message, ‘If you don’t go to Spinsters with me the guilt will follow you every time you wear these.” Basically, a guaranteed yes! Another more budget-friendly way to ask is with food. Guys love food. Personalize it by using their favorite food, pair it with a clever pun, and your date will be all in. If you already have an idea of how to ask, but still want some insurance of that “yes,” be sure to slip a compliment in before you ask. Making your future date feel good will make them more likely to agree. Whatever you do, girls, make it memorable. Senior Anna Kate Nieman asks, Tad Brakke will you go to Spinsters with me?

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Home team wins final medal count Medal Count: Russia USA Norway Canada Netherlands

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Olympic update

By Stacy St. Clair Chicago Tribune (MCT) SOCHI, Russia — Some outlets (including the official Olympic Committee) tallied the medal total by number of gold medals won. Some (like NBC and the NOW) tallied by number of total medals won—a number that favored the U.S. for most of the games. But no matter how you counted, Russia proved these were their games in the end, finishing with the most gold and most total medals, and the closing ceremony was intended to celebrate the new face of Russia as the country celebrated their Olympic success. And after a month of intense scrutiny over human rights violations, stray dogs, unfinished hotels and terrorism threats, that face looked largely relieved Sunday and perhaps a bit too exhausted to party. “We did it,” Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko said at the ceremony. “We conquered the Olympic summit. And these Games will be with us forever—Olympics. Cool. Ours.” The Sochi Games ended much like they began, with a colorful homage to Russia’s rich cultural history. Just as it had two weeks ago, the ceremony featured spectacular dancing, tributes to great writers and stirring classical music piped throughout Fisht Olympic Stadium. It was not a bad Olympics for Team USA, however, who totaled the most medals for a nonNorth American Winter Olympics ever at the games that ended in Sochi, Russia, Sunday.

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper, the "News of Washington" or NOW, for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014