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Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

Regular Schedule

Happening Now •Chorus: All-State auditions 3:30 p.m. today in chorus room •Homecoming: Variety show rehearsal 3:30 p.m. today in auditorium •Boys Golf: JV Metro Meet 3:45 p.m. today at the Country Club of Sioux Falls—rescheduled from Aug. 21 •Boys Basketball: Open gym 6:15 a.m. Thursday in main gym

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

Group Meetings •Students: Interested in working on the Native Warrior News publication will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-123. •Chess Club: Members will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-127. All interested are welcome to attend. •Students: Interested in serving on the WHS and Oak View Libraries Student Advisory Committee should meet at 3:15 p.m. today in the library. •SALSA: Student service club will meet at 3:20 p.m. Thursday in the orchestra room, C-111. Returning and new members are welcome. •All Girls: Planning to play basketball for WHS this winter will meet at 7:50 a.m. Friday in the main gym. 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. 6

Slowly clearing Light NW wind High 71°

Mostly clear Low 48°


Sunny Light E. breeze High 77°

Volleyball team serves up win over Gazelles Warriors now 6-1 on season, rated No. 2

By Sarah Snelling and Alex Martinez arrior varsity volleyball team members, rated No. 2 in the most recent AA poll, defeated the Yankton Gazelles in four games Tuesday at WHS, winning 25-12, 25-20, 24-26, 25-17 to improve to 6-1 on the season and remain undefeated vs. AA opponents. The Warriors’ only loss so far this season was a two-game loss to No. 1 Class A Sioux Falls Christian in the Huron Invitational Aug. 25. Senior Lily Bartling said the game went well. “We played to the best of our ability but we hope to play even better next game and pick up the intensity.” Bartling said. Bartling had 13 kills and 11 digs in the win. Senior Peyton Rymerson had 18 kills and Aspen Langley a whopping 28 assists. In sub-varsity action, the JV girls won 25-13, 25-13. Both the sophomore girls and freshman A won 2-1. The Freshman B lost in 2 sets. The Warriors next travel to Watertown Thursday for another non-conference game.


Photo by Jake Smith DEFENSE—Junior Phekran Kong (left) and senior Samiya Jami (right) defend against junior Hailey Gokie of Yankton in Game One Tuesday.

Boys soccer team wins wet game Soccer

By Elise Hyz and Amanda Johnson Warrior boys soccer team members defeated Lincoln 2-1 Tuesday night at Howard Wood Field in the pouring rain. Senior Drew Moss said he was proud of his team. “We fought hard for the win and it helped us prepare for our next game,” Sports Moss said. In the second half, senior Kirubel Yerga scored on a penalty kick, and junior Darius Cooper added the winning goal. The varsity boys improved to 5-0-2 with the win.


The JV boys also defeated Lincoln 3-1. Earlier in the evening, the Warrior varsity girls played to a 1-1 tie with senior Ashley Moen scoring the goal, in their second draw of the season. Sophomore Halle Johnson was excited. “We had high energy as we held our own against a really strong team,” Johnson said. The girls are now 3-2-2. The JV girls also won 4-0. Both teams host Brookings Thursday at Yankton Trail Park.

JV Football

By Tyler Milliron JV football team members improved to 1-1 as they defeat-

ed Watertown 13-0 on a rainy afternoon Tuesday at WHS. In the first quarter, freshman quarterback Max Thomson threw a six yard touchdown pass to sophomore Jayden Feterl. Sophomore Luke Behrens point after kick was good. Thomson then threw another touchdown pass to sophomore Carson Strom. Coach Eric Struck waxed poetic about the win. “Neither wind, rain, mud or Arrows could stop the Warriors as they slipped and slided their way to victory,” Struck said. Up next, the Warriors host the O’Gorman Knights on Monday at 3:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 Pollution makes red tide worse

Year fully in gear as OLD events begin The new year is now fully in gear with Orange Letter Days homecoming week next week and many events now fully under way. The Warriors have already been through two football games, seven volleyball games, Hear me. . . two cheer and dance competitions, seven soccer games and Kellen Foltz two cross country meets. Now, homecoming time is just around the corner! Things will begin with the presentation of the homecoming candidates during an assembly Thursday morning in the gym, followed by sophomores-seniors voting for the


King and Queen of Orange Letter Days. Things continue on Sunday with the annual booster club ice cream social and all of the dress up days next week. The end of the week will be filled with fun festivities including the variety show and coronation Monday night, many events during the day on Friday and the football game against the Mitchell Kernels at 5 p.m. next Friday. The Warriors have a very solid shot at getting back in the winning column as long as we can keep our minds focused for a whole week of homecoming practice. Win or lose, homecoming week will end with a dance party for all Warriors to attend after the game in the commons. As a senior, I’m super excited for my very last homecoming. This is my first year at WHS, and I can’t wait to see how much crazier this homecoming week is going to be! Senior Kellen Foltz wishes all Warriors a wonderful Wednesday!

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By Jenny Staletovich Miami Herald (TNS) MIAMI — Every few yards, dead herring, grass eels and pinfish float by Longboat Key in southwestern Florida, peppering the water like a toxic stew. The water, cloudy and yellowish, looks like it was flushed from a toilet. The agriculture industry and some state regulators pushed back on any connection, calling red tide “naturally occurring.” That’s true. Outbreaks have been reported for centuries. But a federal study going back more than a decade concluded man-made pollution worsens red tide. That makes the water, laced

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with high levels of the fertilizer nutrients phosphorus and nitrogen, a likely source. What’s not clear, since the same nutrients get flushed from the coast, is whether it’s definitely a source. One reason for the continuing uncertainty: Despite decades of recurring problems, the state has focused mostly on tracking red tides once they arrive, not on the pollution that’s driving them. Over the last decade, the state gutted water quality monitoring that might help scientists understand red tide dynamics while shrinking agencies that investigate water and regulate pollution. “We think we understand this but we’re flying blind,” said University of South Florida oceanographer Bob Weisberg. “We’ve never been able to get the state of Florida to commit, and it’s further hampering our ability to predict red tide.”


Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018


Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018