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Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

Happening NOW •Cross Country: Today in Watertown—cancelled due to heat •Soccer: At Sioux Park in Rapid City—tonight 6 p.m. vs. Central and 9 a.m. Saturday vs. Stevens •Football: vs. Aberdeen Central 7 p.m. tonight at Howard Wood Field •Cheer and Dance: Golden Eagle Invitational 10 a.m. Saturday at Aberdeen Central

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Popcorn chicken •A la carte lines: Cheese pizza, cheese quesadilla, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Students: Interested in tech work on the fall play should meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Little Theatre. No previous experience is necessary. •Green Club: Will hold their first meeting of the school year at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in A-209. New members always welcome.

Other Reminders •Presidents’ Bowl: Tickets will be sold beginning today in the student services office for $7. The price increases to $8 at the game Sept. 7. •Senior Girls: Check your homecoming jersey order for accuracy—a list is posted in the student services window and E-101. T-shirts for all grades are still available for pre-order today in E-101—last chance.

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This Weekend: Not as hot Chance of showers

Warriors open football season with many changes New coach, conference, class all part of transition

By Hannah Nieman t’s a season of transitions for the Warrior football team as they open the new season as defending state-champions by hosting Aberdeen Central at 7 p.m. tonight at Howard Wood Field. WHS will be under the direction of new head coach Chad Stadem when they take the field for the first time in the newly-created 11AAA class tonight. The team is also part of a new Metro Conference with the other city teams and Brandon Valley after the end of the Greater Dakota Conference after last season.


Senior tight end Nate Weberg said the team will be ready for the many changes. “We’ve really been working hard to pick up on where we left off last year,” Weberg said. “To win tonight it is important for us to win the turnover battle and score early and often to help out our defense.” Stadem said the Warriors have to bring their “A” game to pick up a win. “We’re going to have to be really physical and play with high intensity,” Stadem said. “Our guys need to play as hard as they can every down and keep up the Warrior tradition.”

WHS rated No. 2 in first poll 1. Roosevelt (5) 2. WHS (1) 2. (tie) Lincoln (2) 4. O’Gorman 5. Brandon Valley (1) Also receiving votes: R.C. Central (First place votes in parentheses) Source: S.D. Sportswriters Prep Poll

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Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lizzie Spier and Hannah Nieman Staff: Maddie Wiley, Clay Flolo, Nate Weberg, Amy Walker, Kelsi Kearney, Olivia Nieman 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. WHSNOW.COM Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/ MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service

Photo by Anna Kate Nieman A ROYAL BUNCH—Homecoming 2013 Royalty candidates were announced Thursday at WHS. Royalty court members, as selected by members of the senior class are Queen candidates (front, from left) seniors Hannah Nieman, Chloe Goodhope, Peyton VandeBrake, Lauren Farritor, Rachel Goetz and Ellie Benson. King candidates are (back) Tad Brakke, Chris Vroman, Dan Marlette, Wyatt Dixon, Rob Goetz and Zac Freese. Sophomores-seniors will select the winner following a presentation assembly Sept. 19. Coronation is Sept. 26.


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Softball team continues winning ways with two victories over O’G

By Clay Flolo The Warrior varsity softball team improved to 7-1 Thursday night with a two game sweep of the O’Gorman Knights at Sherman Park. In Game 1, the Warriors scored the only run of the game in the seventh inning when junior Tannah Goens led off with a single and scored on senior Alyssa Aschlager’s single. Junior Anna Nichols struck out seven in the game as the Warriors won 1-0. In Game 2, the Warriors turned it up a notch, scoring seven of their

eight runs in the second inning. Senior Michaela Mayer led off the inning with a walk followed by a string of base hits from Junior Madison Owan, Aschlager, Senior Caitlyn Lint, Junior Maycee Trujillo, Junior Regan Sheldon, and Senior Emily Winkler. Aschlager pitched the win for the Warriors. Owan said she felt great about the pair of wins for the Warriors as they improved to 7-1 in the early season. “We came out with a strong win last night,” Owan said. “We played

together as team, and I felt that our teamwork helped us earn the victory.” The Warriors are next headed to Watertown Tuesday night for a double header against the Arrows as they look to put together a another state championship season. Game time is 6 p.m. The team will then face a traditional cross-town rival as they face Roosevelt in a pair of games Thursday at Sherman Park. Thursday’s varsity games will be played on Diamond B.

There’s no excuse not to get involved in game tonight It’s the most wonderful time of the year, ladies and gentlemen—football season. As we get ready for our first game of the season tonight against the Aberdeen Central Golden Eagles, I want to provide both the newbies and the veterans of our student section a few tips for making this Hear me. . . football season our most successful one yet. First, there is no such thing Anna Kate Nieman as arriving at Howard Wood “too early.” It is not uncommon for the true die-hard Warrior fans to tailgate for hours before the game starts, and for the line to start to form long before the gates even open. For tonight’s game, I would recommend leaving

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immediately after school to ensure a spot by your friends in the student section. Next, participate in the dress theme at all costs. Do not be the one person in the student section wearing a colored t-shirt tonight. Be creative! The dress theme is blackout, so I expect black hats, clothing and accessories from every person in attendance. If you are asking yourself, “is my outfit too much?” you probably did it right. If you think you are screaming loudly enough tonight, scream louder. The Warrior student section has a reputation of being the biggest, loudest and best, and it is our job as a student body to uphold that. Most importantly, have fun tonight! Football games are one of the best parts about high school, so make as many memories as you can and go all out. I’ll see you in the stands tonight as you support Warrior football and the Warrior Nation tradition. Senior Anna Kate Nieman is prepared to lose her voice tonight.

Girls tennis team earns 7-2 win over Watertown at WHS By Nate Weberg and Lizzie Spier The varsity girls tennis team triumphed over the Watertown Arrows 7-2 in a non-conference match on the Warrior courts Thursday. Assistant Coach Jillian Hurley said she was proud of her team as they put up with less than favorable August conditions. “They put up a great battle through the heat and came out with a strong win,” Hurley, in her first year coaching the Warriors along with head coach Nate Larson, said. Although the heat has been an issue during the past few weeks, junior Mical Johnson said the team has an optimistic outlook. “As long as we keep battling the heat, I think we will have a successful season,” Johnson said. The Warriors will next face their cross-town foes, the Roosevelt Rough Riders, Sept. 6 at WHS.

Soda’s bites not just about the bubbles By Melissa Pandika Los Angeles Times (MCT) What gives carbonated drinks their zesty bite? Bubbles might be your first guess — but you’d be wrong. In fact, bubbles aren’t needed to experience the burning sensation, but they do enhance it, according to a study published this past week in the journal PLOS One. The secret behind soda’s sharp taste is the acid that forms on your tongue when you take a sip.

Science Friday Carbonated beverages are produced by dissolving carbon dioxide in liquid, typically under high pressure. Popping open a can or bottle of the liquid reduces that pressure, releasing the carbon dioxide in the form of bubbles. Enzymes in the mouth convert the carbon dioxide into carbonic acid. The acid stimulates nerve endings, activating pain mechanisms that cause a mild irritation, or “bite.” The researchers seated 12 healthy adults in a pressurized chamber and asked them to rate the bite intensity of carbonated water once while under normal pressure — at which bubbles could still form — and a second time at higher pressure that made bubble formation impossible. There was no difference in the bite ratings reported in the two conditions. “Clearly, the bubbles are not required for the perception of carbonation bite,” the researchers wrote. However to the scientists’ surprise, the volunteers rated the bite as stronger when the bubbles were directly hitting their tongues — suggesting that bubbles enhance the bite of carbonated drinks. How the bubbles do this remains a mystery. Perhaps they “stir” the liquid in the mouth, continually drawing in fresh carbon dioxide to convert into carbonic acid, said study leader Paul Wise, a sensory psychologist.

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