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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

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Happening Now •PSAT: Administered 7 a.m.-1:15 p.m. today in auxiliary gym •Tutoring: For English learners is available at 3:20 p.m. today and each Monday-Thursday in A-135. •Flu Shots: Administered to students with completed permission forms 3:15 p.m. today in commons—forms in student services •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 •Chess Club: Members will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-127. All interested welcome. •Quiz Bowl: Team members will meet at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in A-134.

Other Reminders •Juniors and Seniors: Sign up for a University of Nebraska-Lincoln bus trip on Nov. 7. Participants must meet the school’s admission requirements. Cost is $20. Sign up today in the consoling center—limited seats. 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. 30

Showers Breezy, cool High 40°

Cloudy Frost advisory Low 31°


Slowly clearing High 41°

Warrior boys headed for State AA Championship Soccer team defeats Spearfish 2-1 in semifinals

By Alex Martinez arrior boys varsity soccer team members, the No. 2 seed in the State AA playoffs, won a close match in windy, rainy conditions 2-1 over the No. 3 seeded Spearfish Spartans in the semifinals Tuesday evening at Howard Wood Field. In the first half senior Kirubel Yerga sent a corner kick from the left side and junior midfielder Jeremie Benson out-jumped the defender and headed the ball in for the Warriors’ first goal. Later in the first half sophomore forward Kevin Hernandez hit a shot from a distance to hit the game winning goal. Later in the first half the Spartans pulled one back as they scored on a wellplaced, left footed shot into


the right corner of the net. Both teams were greatly impacted by the weather conditions in the second half, and Spearfish was also slowed when they went down to 10 men on a red card as a Spartan defender put a strong foul on Hernandez. In the other semifinal game, No. 9 seed Aberdeen Central upset No. 4 Rapid City Central. WHS will now face the Aberdeen Central Golden Eagles in the State AA Championship game for the first time in program history. Senior Ayana Abdela is ready for the game. “Saturday’s game is going to be the hardest game all year,” Abdela said. “I believe that all the boys are ready for the occasion and we will make history.”

Photo by Nick Bernardy DEFENSE—junior midfielder Jeremie Benson clears the ball from the Warrior goal in the game.

Girls tennis team takes 16th at state Girls Tennis

By Amanda Johnson It took four days instead of the planned three as matches were repeatedly moved indoors and back Sports out again because of wet weather, but the State Girls Tennis Tournament ended Saturday in Rapid City with WHS in 16th place with 95 team points in the 23 team event. Sioux Falls Lincoln won the event with 611 points.


WHS finished 37 points ahead of 17th place Pierre T.F. Riggs at the event. Individually, eighth grader Rylie Neshiem finished in eighth place in singles Flight 3 to go the farthest for WHS. Junior Macy Skiles, singles Flight 5 for the Warriors, said she enjoyed her time at the state meet. “It was such a good experience getting to play different girls at so many different levels,” Skiles said. “I think we all feel like we could’ve done

better, but we had so much fun! We definitely made a lot of great memories, and learned a lot about tennis.”


By Treyton Ponto The Warrior sophomore volleyball team defeated the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers JV in three games 19-25, 25-19, 15-11 Monday evening at WHS. The freshman team lost to the Chargers in two. All Warrior teams will host Pierre T.F. Riggs Thursday.

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Who do you think will win Januar y’s Super B owl?

Assembled a nd photos by Sa r ah Sn elling and Ty l e r Milliron

“The Packers will win because they have Aaron Rodgers. He’s the best quarterback in the league.”

“The Minnesota Vikings are going to win the Super Bowl! They are godlike and have beast players.”

“The Saints are going to win the Super Bowl because Drew Brees is the best and they are my favorite team!”

“The Packers are obviously going to win it all this year, because they are the best in the league.”

“The Eagles will win the Super Bowl because they represent NDSU and SDSU and WHS!”

It’s state tournament time for fall sports State tournament time for fall sports is here, Warriors! Girls softball has already taken place with the Warriors sadly losing their first two games in double elimination, falling to Stevens and Brandon Valley. Girls tennis and boys golf Hear me. . . have already wrapped up for the 2018 campaign, as well. By Kellen Foltz The Warriors placed 16th in tennis. Boys golf was wrapped up with the State AA Tournament in Brookings. The results were not what we hoped, but we gave effort in hopes of being better next year. But don’t get down, Warriors, as we still have plenty of sports left to take home a state title, starting off with the soccer team who will be playing for that state title on Saturday for the first time ever in Rapid City. We match up against


Aberdeen Central at 7 p.m. Mountain Time at Sioux Park Saturday, and I like our odds of taking home the gold as they are just another Cinderella story, and we all know how those movies turn out. They get close, but fall just short and then there’s all of the sad scenes, even though they should not have been there in the first place. After that, we will have the football playoffs starting on Oct. 25. I like what the football team is doing right now. If we can clean up some little mistakes and play to our very best every play, I like our odds of taking home the Dome once again this year. State volleyball doesn’t take place until Nov. 15, which gives our girls time to work on their craft to get into the championship. After taking the North Dakota tournament they played in over the weekend, they are well on their way. The volleyball state tournament will take place at the Premier Center, and I would love to see every last Warrior in that building come November. Senior Kellen Foltz will see you at the State AA Volleyball Tournament.



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Hurricane expected to hit land today By Stuart Leavenworth McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — The Florida Panhandle braced for a lashing from Hurricane Michael as the storm sawed north on Wednesday, gathering strength from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and intensifying to a Category 4 storm. Weather forecasters and government officials worried about destructive winds and an onslaught of rain, but they also feared the hurricane’s storm surge, which they said could reach 13 feet in some areas, in a region that is particularly vulnerable to it. “The time for evacuating along the coast has come and gone,” Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said on Twitter on Wednesday. “First responders will not be able to come out in the middle of the storm. If you chose to stay in an evacuation zone, you must SEEK REFUGE IMMEDIATELY.” The storm grew more organized Tuesday evening and intensified to Category 4 overnight, with sustained wind speeds of up to 140 miles per hour. Michael was about 105 miles south-southwest of Panama City, Fla., as of 7 a.m. today, moving toward the coast at 13 m.p.h., according to the National Hurricane Center. The eye of the storm is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle today, tracking northeast across Georgia and the Carolinas on Thursday before moving off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Friday. Flash flooding is a concern. The Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region, southeast Alabama and parts of Georgia could receive four to eight inches of rain, with some spots getting as much as a foot. Governors in three states — Florida, Alabama and Georgia — have declared states of emergency, with mandatory evacuations in effect in coastal areas across the Florida Panhandle.


Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2018


Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2018