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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Regular Schedule

Happening Now •Track and Field: Varsity Last Chance Meet 2:30 p.m. at O’Gorman High School •Girls Golf: JV Metro Meet 4 p.m. at Kuehn Park Golf Course •Baseball: JV doubleheader vs. Harrisburg 5 p.m.; freshman/sophomore Ken Tomek Tournament resumes interrupted semifinals 5:30 p.m. with finals to follow at Harmodon Park

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Barbecue chicken sandwich, french fries, steamed broccoli •À la carte lines: Pasta, soft taco, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

AP Testing •This Morning: Calculus •This Afternoon: Human Geography •Wednesday: English Language and Composition and Macroeconomics

Group Meetings •LibCATs: Library advisory group will meet at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday in the library.

Other Reminders •Oak View: Library will visit during lunch periods Wednesday to issue cards—visit today. NOW Tuesday Staff Tuesday Co-Editors . . . . Ganin Thompson and Treyton Ponto Tuesday Assistant Editors . . Rachel Wilson, and Hannah Wentzel Reporters . . . Chloe Sheridan, Bella Ishmael Editor-in-Chief . . . . . . . . . . . Libby Nachtigal Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Nathan Rietz 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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Mostly sunny Summer-like High near 80°

Partly cloudy Scattered showers Low 53°

Wednesday: Mostly sunny High 78°

Girls golf team hosts large Warrior Invitational Warriors finish ninth at event at Willow Run Golf Course

By Rachel Wilson and Hannah Wentzel arsity girls golf team members finished ninth as they hosted the Warrior Invitational Monday at Willow Run. WHS finished the day 102 over par. Individually for the Warriors, sophomore Samantha Brockhouse tied with junior Alyssa Wiseman, each shooting a 92 to tie for 27th and pace the team. Junior Megan Richardson shot a 96 to tie for 32nd. Junior Mackenzie Wynia finished with 102 strokes to tie for 41st. Brockhouse sees a successful road ahead. “As a team, I think we are improving a lot,” Brockhouse enthused. “We’re a lot better than last year. Personally, I struggle with short chips. I could’ve easily cut down on strokes yesterday if my chips were accurate.” Richardson also has a positive attitude. “We played good as a team, and we are continuing to bring our team score down,” Richardson said. Freshman Taylor Wit of Rapid City Stevens


was the overall medalist, shooting a 77, seven over par on the day. O’Gorman won the event with 34 over par. Aberdeen Central finished second with 62 and Rapid City Stevens third with 67 over par. Coach Craig Nelson has a good idea of the changes needed to be made for the team. “Our team really needs to work on the short game,” Nelson said. “We did have three girls earn Juice Stop with three or fewer puts.” The Warriors will next play in the Brookings Invitational Thursday. The JV girls golf team was also in action Monday, playing the fourth round of their Metro Meet at the Country Club of Sioux Falls. WHS finished in fourth with 224 strokes. Freshman Jadyn Schetnan paced the team in the round, shooting a 49. Sophomore Zoe Bruflat shot a 56, sophomore Taylor Olson a 59 and freshman Claire Rickenbach a 60. The JV will play again today at the Kuehn Park Golf Course.

Baseball team falls in two games at Mitchell Freshmen/sophomores resume interrupted tournament today By Morgan Warmbein After losing two more games to rain over the weekend, the varsity baseball team fell in a pair of games to the Kernels Monday in Mitchell. WHS fell in the first game in a tough 10-2 loss in which the Warriors made seven errors and got only one hit. They then fell to Mitchell 6-5 in extra innings. The highlight of the game was a home run by junior Evan Hammer. Junior Ganin Thompson said the team will be ready for the postseason. “We really needed to get our defense back to the way it was at the beginning of the season,” Thompson said. “But

I think with a good week of practice we should be ready for this weekend and make it to state.” Varsity pairings for upcoming Regionals will be released on Wednesday. WHS will almost certainly be the No. 8 or No. 9 seed and play at Brandon Valley, who will be the No. 1 seed. The Warriors will also play a non-standings game against Lincoln on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Harmodon Park after their game was rained out Saturday. The JV team split their games with the Kernels on Monday, winning the first 10-0 and falling in the second 6-1.


The freshman/sophomore team also played in their end-of-season Ken Tomek Tournament over the weekend, defeating Rapid City Stevens 11-0 via the 10-run rule in five innings Friday, then beating the O’Gorman freshman/ sophomore team 8-5 Saturday. They were down 5-1 against Brandon Valley in the semifinals of the event Saturday when the game was called because of rain. The semifinals will resume at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the point of interruption with the championship and third place games to follow. Brookings and the O’G sophomore team are playing in the other semi-final game.

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Jeremie Benson named Argus Leader Soccer Player of Year at event Friday Award just one of many for outstanding WHS boys soccer player

Photo courtesy Dave Dancler WINNER—Junior Jeremie Benson (left) poses with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins Friday. By Ganin Thompson The Warrior varsity boys soccer team was the first WHS soccer team since the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) sanctioned the sport to win a state title, and junior Jeremie Benson was a big part of that success.

Benson was named the Defensive player of the Match at the State title game Oct. 13, 2018, in Rapid City, where the Warriors defeated Aberdeen Central 3-0 in the snow to win the State AA title. He was also nominated as a Gatorade Player of the Year and named as an Allstate All-American by Allstate Insurance for his accomplishments. Most recently, Benson was awarded the Soccer Player of the Year at the Argus Leader Sports Awards ceremony held Friday at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. Benson said he was surprised by the awards and recognition. “I was shocked when I heard I was an Allstate All-American,” Benson said. “I couldn’t believe it because it’s a huge deal for high school. I’m grateful to have achieved it, and without my teammates, friends, family and coaches it wouldn’t have happened.” Benson is also ready for next season with the WHS soccer team, he said. “The team is still putting in

work and getting better,” Benson said. “So I think there is a huge chance of winning state again.” WHS boys soccer coach Dave Dancler, who was also recently honored as the WHS Head Coach of the Year, said he was proud of Benson’s accomplishments. “To date, he is the most decorated soccer player in WHS history since the sport was sanctioned by the SDHSAA,” Dancler said. “We are very proud of his accomplishments on and off the field. He continues to grow and improve as a player and a leader for us.” In addition to Dancler’s WHS head Coach of the Year honor, girls basketball assistant coach Jeff Tobin was honored as the WHS Assistant Coach of the Year recently. Benson said he is planning on playing soccer in college after he graduates from WHS, but is currently focusing on returning to the State AA Championship game with the Warriors next season. The 2019 State Soccer tournament will be played Oct. 19 at the Harrisburg High School Stadium.

Lewis and Clark depart today in 1804 (MCT) One year after the United States doubled its territory with the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition left St. Louis, Mo., on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean on May 14, 1804.

Our History Even before the U.S. government concluded purchase negotiations with France, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned his private secretary Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, an army captain, to lead an expedition into what is now the U.S. Northwest. On May 14, the “Corps of Discovery”–featuring approximately 45 men (although only an approximate 33 men would make the full journey)–left St. Louis for the American interior. The expedition traveled up the Missouri River in a 55-foot long keelboat and two smaller boats. In November, Toussaint Charbonneau, a FrenchCanadian fur trader accompanied by his young Native American wife Sacagawea, joined the expedition as an interpreter. The group wintered in presentday North Dakota before crossing into present-day Montana, where they first saw the Rocky Mountains. On the other side of the Continental Divide, they were met by Sacagawea’s tribe, the Shoshone Indians, who sold them horses for their journey down through the Bitterroot Mountains. On Nov. 8, 1805, the expedition arrived at the Pacific Ocean, the first European explorers to do so by an overland route from the east. After pausing there for the winter, the explorers began their long journey back to St. Louis, arriving on Sept. 23, 1806.

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