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Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

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Happening Now •Presidents’ Bowl: Game and tailgate tickets will be sold from 3:056:30 p.m. today in commons •Yearbook: Distribution to sophomores 3:10 p.m. today in commons—have your ID to claim your book •Chorus: All-State auditions 3:30 p.m. today in chorus room •Homecoming: Variety show rehearsal 3:30 p.m. today in auditorium

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Philly beef sandwich, tri-tater green beans •À la carte lines: Pepperoni pizza, cheese enchilada with chips, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Quiz Bowl: Team members will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-136. Anyone interested is welcome. •Students: Interested in working on the Native Warrior News publication will meet at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 5 in A-123.

Other Reminders •Students: Who ordered a homecoming T-shirt should verify the order and check the size on the list on the student services window. See adviser Kristy Van Meeteren for corrections. NOW Wednesday Staff Wednesday Co-Editors . . . . Treyton Ponto and Sarah Snelling Wednesday Assistant Editor . . . Kellen Foltz Staff: Tyler Milliron, Amanda Johnson, Elise Hyz, Alex Martinez, Khot Juac, Kylee Kramer Editor-in Chief . . . . . . . . . . Libby Nachtigal Co-Editors: . . . Lauren Olson, Jacob Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Nate 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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Vol. 24 • No. 3

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Cross country teams win title at Butler meet Girls finish first, boys second for combined title

By Alex Martinez and Kellen Foltz arrior varsity cross country teams combined to win the overall title at the Mack Butler City Cross Country Meet for the first time since 1996 as the girls took first and the boys second Tuesday afternoon at Kuehn Park. The girls scored 33 team points, beating second place Roosevelt by 10. The boys tallied 39 points, seven points behind first place Lincoln at the meet. Individually, freshman Alea Hardi of O’Gorman took first with a time of 19:48 for the girls and senior Sam Elliott of Lincoln with a time of 16:56 for the boys. Individually for the Warriors, junior Merci Bita came in fourth with a time of 17:30 to pace the boys and junior Sydney Lather second with a


time of 20:41 for the top girls time. Cross country coach Shane Rieley said he is very impressed with the teams’ early-season start. “It was a great start to our season with many outstanding performances from varsity and JV athletes, many of whom were running their first varsity meet or their first high school meet ever,” Reilly said. Lather said she was happy with the outcome, as well. “We put a lot of work in this summer and I’m proud of how we did,” Lather said. “I’m excited to see what the rest of the season has in store.” Warrior team members will next be in action at the Augustana University Twilight Meet at 6 p.m. Friday at Yankton Trail Park.

Dance team wins Watertown Invite By Sarah Snelling and Elise Hyz Warrior competition dance team members earned the Grand Championship at the Watertown Invitational Cheer and Dance Competition Tuesday. The dancers took second in Jazz with 250 points, falling behind Brandon Valley with 257 points, and won both Pom and Hip Hop with scores of 284.5 and 283.5 to take the title overall. Freshman dance team member Ella Wilson said it was a good meet. “Last night was very energizing with another win,” Wilson said. “I’m pumped to keep going to competitions and working hard in practice.” Junior Megan Richardson, said she was happy, as well. “I’m excited to make further


Photo by Taylar Erickson ADRENALIN—Senior competition dance team members, including senior Mackenzie Wang (standing, center) compete in the Hop Hop event Tuesday. WHS won the event. improvements,” Richardson said. The competition cheer team took third place in Watertown, trailing behind Sioux Valley in second and O’Gorman who took first place. Coach Alissa Sendelbach

said she was happy. “I’m excited to get back to practice to make corrections,” Sendelbach said. The Warrior spirit teams will next travel to Yankton Sept. 6.

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Boys soccer team remains unbeaten Soccer

By Amanda Johnson and Tyler Milliron Warrior varsity boys soccer team members remained unbeaten and improved to 4-0-2 as they defeated the Tigers 3-2 Tuesday evening in Huron. The boys were up 3-0 at the half with sophomore Kevin Franco scoring two goals and Sports junior Darius Cooper scoring the final goal. Senior Alex Martinez said it was a good win. “Huron was a well rounded team, and our hardest competition this year

in my opinion,” Martinez said. “We almost let our guard down, but we’re going to be ready to pick up the intensity for our next game against our rival, Lincoln.” The girls also had a dominating win, defeating Huron 5-0 and improved to 3-2-1 with the win. Junior Rebecca Nichols scored two goals and senior Ashley Moen scored two goals. Senior Brynn Heinert had one. The Warrior soccer teams will next host Lincoln Tuesday at Howard Wood Field.


By Anabella Ishmael and Rachel Wilson

Varsity softball team members combined with four JV team members to take on Mitchell in a doubleheader Monday in Mitchell, splitting the two games with the Kernels. WHS fell in the first game, losing 3-4, but came back to win the second game 6-2. Junior Cassidy VanNoort started as pitcher in the first game and pitched four innings, striking out six players. The pitcher in the second game was sophomore Gabby Larsen, who pitched four innings. The team will next play Harrisburg Tuesday in a doubleheader at 6 and 7:30 p.m. in Harrisburg.

All Warriors need to be at HWF Saturday With the 2018 Presidents’ Bowl just around the corner Saturday, the football team has been working very hard to insure an outcome in WHS’s favor over Roosevelt. Playing in the Presidents’ Bowl is a night every high school football player dreams of. Hear me. . . The lights are on, the fans are rocking and everyone’s pumped for Trey Ponto a great game. Not only is the Presidents’ Bowl a good night for football, but it helps our public schools’ booster clubs. If you do not have a tailgate ticket, make sure you purchase one at WHS after school today, so WHS receives the full profit.

Presidents’ Bowl tickets will also be available for purchase today in the commons from 3:05-6:30 p.m. for $7, your last chance to buy one before Saturday at the game. WHS will take on cross town rival Roosevelt in a rematch from last year’s championship Saturday at 7 p.m. As you hopefully know, we won last year, but both teams are looking different on both sides of the ball and it will be a fight Saturday. While we have been working hard for Saturday night, we can only show up and perform, and I think we have a solid shot at winning. Not only have we put the work in on the field, but we have worked hard in the weight room and film room as well. All Warriors need to show up and make some noise under the Saturday night lights. Senior Trey Ponto is ready to rough up the Riders.

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Hospitals start thinking more green By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News (TNS) Hospitals are energy hogs. With their 24/7 lighting, heating and water needs, they use up to five times more energy than a fancy hotel. Executives at some systems view their facilities like hotel managers, adding amenities, upscale new lobbies and larger parking garages in an effort to attract patients and increase revenue. But some hospitals are revamping with a different goal in mind: becoming more energyefficient, which can also boost the bottom line.

Your green world “We’re saving $1 [million] to $3 million a year in hard cash,” said Jeff Thompson, the former CEO of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis., the first hospital system in the U.S. to produce more energy than it consumed back in 2014. As an added benefit, he said, “we’re polluting a lot less.” The health care sector—one of the nation’s largest industries—is responsible for nearly 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions—hundreds of millions of tons worth of carbon each year. Hospitals make up more than one-third of those emissions, according to a paper by researchers at Northeastern University and Yale. Some recommendations are simple: replacing old lighting and windows. Others are more complex: powering down heating and cooling in areas not being used and updating ventilation standards first set back in Florence Nightingale’s day.


NOW daily student newspaper for Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD


NOW daily student newspaper for Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD