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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Regular Schedule

Happening NOW •Fire Department: Career sessions will be held 4B and again 5A today— details are available and sign up in counseling center to attend

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Chicken nuggets, potatoes with gravy, dinner roll, green beans •À la carte lines: Pepperoni pizza, cheese enchilada with chips, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Quiz Bowl: Team members will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-136. •Yoga Club: Members will meet at 7:20 a.m. Friday in A-159. New members welcome. •Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Members will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday at 1304 N. Pikes Peak Circle. •Show Choir: Auditions for 2018-19 will be from 6-9:30 p.m. Monday in the auxiliary gym. Audition materials are available on the chorus website at •Wrestling: Year-end banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the commons. •Spanish Club: Members will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in A-154. •Audition: For the next play, the Agatha Christie murder mystery “And then There Were None,” at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Little Theatre. See director Fred Reiner in A-136 for audition forms. NOW Thursday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Boer and Alyse Dockter Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sadie Goodhope Reporters . . . Brock Wulf and Mariah Jones Co-Editors-in-Chief . . . . . . . . Madi Forseth and Libby Nachtigal Adviser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Lueth The News of Washington is a publication of the Orange & Black Staff Washington High School–Sioux Falls, S.D. Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/ MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service

Vol. 23 • No. 108

Mostly sunny Light shifting breezes High 28°

Increasing clouds Scattered flurries Low 18°


Clearing High 36°

Warriors win first-ever powerlifting state title

Event held Saturday at Brandon Valley H.S. By Mariah Jones and Alyse Dockter arrior powerlifting team members captured their first-ever state team championship at the South Dakota High School State Powerlifting Meet Saturday at Brandon Valley High School. The team has been competing in the event since 2014, and this is their first team championship. WHS had 39 total athletes competing, spread across male and female divisions in various weight classes, many of whom saw success, including junior Chase Randal, senior Daniel Yanes and junior Zaki Ladu who went first, second and third in the boys 163 pound class, respectively. Seniors Brock Walker and junior Matt Ruesch went first and third in the boys 182 class. Junior Menase Megosha took first in the boys 130 pound class and senior Riley Cowles first in the boys 205 class. Senior Madison Hollingshead took second in girls group seven, breaking her own state squat record with a 405 pound squat-lift and beating her previous record by 70 pounds. Hollingshead said she was very happy. “Since I’ve been working so hard this season, and haven’t missed a day in the weight room, it has definitely paid off,” Hollingshead said. “Taking the championship is just what our team needed. Everyone has been putting in full effort this season.” Other top place winners included junior Jakayla Burglar who placed second in girls group six, sophomore Jamie Thomas second in the boys 145 pound class, senior Payton Lester second in the boys 264 class, senior Trevor Burkhart second in the boys heavyweight class, junior Pabitra Basnet third in girls group one and senior


Photo courtesy Jason Stahlberg WINNERS—Warrior team members won this trophy, their first state powerlifting title since the team formed in 2014, Saturday. Raylynn Rohrer third in girls group five. Coach Jason Stahlberg said he was very pleased with the event. “This wouldn’t have been possible without their sacrifice and passion,” Stahlberg said. “Although many of our athletes achieved success on a personal level, the best part of the competition was winning the team state championship trophy. Winning the team championship has been a point of emphasis since WHS started competing in this event. Words cannot express how proud I am of this special group of student athletes.”

State tournament tickets available online By Madi Forseth Both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams will compete in their respective State AA Tournaments next week at the Premiere Center and Arena in Sioux Falls.


The Warriors will open with first round action one week from today, March 15, as the girls take on the Lincoln Patriots at 1 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Arena, and the boys face Harrisburg at 7 p.m. at

the Denny Sanford Premiere Center. As such, WHS will run a special schedule on March 15 to allow students and staff to attend the tournament. Classes (Cont. on back—WHS)

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WHS tournament t-shirts sold during lunch today (Cont. from front) will run in a modified tournament schedule from 7:30 a.m.-noon. All students will need to leave the building upon dismissal at noon on that day, whether they plan to attend the game or not. Teachers may also leave to attend the game as soon as their duties permit, as well, or remain and work their regular hours. All tickets for the tournament will need to be purchased online at—search for “SDHSAA” to find—in advance or on the day of the games at the Premiere

Center/Sioux Falls Arena box office. Student ticket prices are $30 for the whole three-day tournament or $10 per session. Each day has two sessions, including afternoon games evening games, so Thursday’s boys and girls games, for example, would require two single session tickets, if purchased that way. Adult tickets are $45 for the whole tournament or $15 per session. Tournament t-shirts can be pre-ordered during all lunch periods today for $10. Delivery will be Tuesday.

The Big Sioux-do-ku Fill all the blank squares in the game with the correct numbers. Every row, column and 3x3 subsection of nine numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Week keeps getting better as it goes on Monday was like any other first day of the week— except for the freezing rain and snow that hit. Then, on Tuesday we got a surprise snow day, which rarely occurs. I spent my day off catching up on some Z’s and shopping, of course. It was a nice mini break that I’m sure many enjoyed. I was convinced this week could not get any better. But it did. Yesterday we honored “Spread the Word to End the Word” at WHS, and I realized how much of an impact the RISE kids at WHS have on my everyday life. When I travel to third period Hear me. . . or seventh period, if I get the chance to get a hug from sophomore Hayden Rachel Boer Knoblich (pictured with me, above) or to hear sophomore Nathan Mallard talk about his favorite “My Little Pony” character, it’s a good day. Today is International Women’s Day, and as most of WHS knows, one of my personal favorite days of March. This day is dedicated to women all over the world and their achievements, big or small. So give your sister, mother, aunt, grandmother or any female some love and appreciation at some point today. After today though, be preparing for the recognition of all those awesome males in your life, because International Men’s Day is Nov. 19—only 8 months and 11 days away. Tomorrow is Friday, so it’s already automatically going to be a good day. Make the most out of the rest of your week, Warriors! Senior Rachel Boer is supporting her fellow “sisters” today.



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$1 billion ‘battery’ in Mont. planned By Hal Bernton The Seattle Times (TNS) MARTINSDALE, Mont.—Carl Borgquist wants to spend more than $1 billion to transform a remote butte fringed by pine trees into a giant water battery. This might seem a madman’s folly if not for the roller-coaster nature of wind and solar power production, which can soar when few need electricity, then fade in the evenings when people come home to turn on the lights.

Technology Watch When demand is low, Borquist would store energy in the form of water pumped from a low-lying pond to another pool carved out of the rim top. When demand is high, this flow would be reversed and run through turbines to produce hydropower for Montana, Oregon and Washington. Borgquist is betting this technology — called pumped storage — will claim a role in a cleaner grid as the region’s utilities move off coal. On a wintry day, he walks through the sagebrush and grass, where the wind has sculpted a rippled crust of snow, and he imagines what could be. “We are ready to build,” declares Borgquist, whose Bozeman-based company has spent six years planning and gaining permits for the Gordon Butte project. “The world is moving in our direction.”

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Thursday, March 8, 2018

03 08 18  

Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Thursday, March 8, 2018