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•Debate: Novice after school event 3:45 p.m. at Lincoln High School •ACT: Prep course 5 p.m. in A-114 •Volleyball: Varsity District 2 semifinal game vs. Harrisburg 7 p.m. in gym

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Pizza burger •A la carte lines: Pasta, soft shell taco, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Quiz Bowl: Team members will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-159. •Basketball: Sideline cheerleaders will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in E-112. •First Priority: Christian fellowship group will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in A-124. •Green Club: Members will meet at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday in A-209. •Boys: Planning to wrestle for WHS this winter will meet at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday in the varsity locker room. •Freshman Girls: Planning to play WHS basketball this winter will meet at 7:45 a.m. Thursday in A-118. •SALSA: Student service club will meet at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in C-111. •Junior States of America: Will meet at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in A-124. •All Winter Athletes: And their parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the gym. NOW Tuesday Staff Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . Makenzie Huber and Adam Gacke Assistant Editors . . . . . . . . . Jamie Withorne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and Kelsey Knecht Staff: Anna Buxengard, Carly Kuntson, Miranda Rios, Zac Lupica, Quintin Brady, Lizzy Pirrung, Tia Nath, Alison Rollag, Tyler Versluys 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. Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/ MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service

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Warriors face new AA squad Harrisburg at WHS By Jamie Withorne and Kelsey Knecht arrior varsity volleyball team members will open post-season play tonight as they host Harrisburg in the semi-finals of District 2. The Warriors are the No. 1 seed in the district with a record of 16-6. The Warriors will go head-to-head against the Harrisburg Tigers (4-16). This is the first season Harrisburg has been in the district after they advanced to Class AA this year. Harrisburg won a play-in game with Yankton in four sets Monday in Harrisburg. In the other half of District 2, Brandon Valley will host Lincoln tonight. Should WHS win tonight, they will host the winner of that game Saturday for a trip to the State AA Tournament. The loser will face the loser for a trip to the Region 1 game. Senior Kiah Damme said the Warriors are ready for the postseason and tonight’s game. “We are excited and ready

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to go,” Damme said. “We are looking forward to playing our district games.” WHS, fresh off a three-set win in Yankton last Tuesday to end the regular season, will face Harrisburg for the first time since the Tigers joined the AA

ranks this year. Tonight’s game is set for 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and activity and other passes will not work for this playoff game. Admission for tonight’s game is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

JROTC drill team competes at event out west By Miranda Rios, Tyler Versluys, Tia Nath and Zac Lupica The WHS JROTC Drill and Color Guard teams competed at the JROTC Battalion Drill Competition Saturday at Lower Brule. The WHS Color Guard took first place in Leadership Education and Training (LET) 1, or the first year competition, while the Varsity Drill Team ended in third place. Senior Battalion Commander Lyanna Johnson also took an individual honor as she won first place in the individual knockout drill and freshman Jacob Peterson won second place

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in the LET 1 individual knockout drill. JROTC instructor Rod Burmeister said he believes the event was a great experience for the Warriors. “It was the first competition and it gave a chance for all cadets, both first year and experienced, to be put to the test and be evaluated,” Burmeister said. Burmeister is excited to see what the rest of the year will provide for the teams. “The thrill of competition and meeting new kids is a very important part of this program,” he said.

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Four WHS athletes part of club tennis team competing at national level

Students finish in 14th in South Carolina as team ‘Racq City’ By Adam Gacke Tennis may not be the most popular spectator sport in high school, but it’s very important to seven WHS and O’Gorman students and their families. These students, who make up the Sioux Empire Fitness Junior Tennis Team “Racq City,” include WHS students freshman Elliot Hartwig, juniors Nate Ackert and Mical Johnson and senior Berkley Darr. The team recently competed in the 18 and under advanced division at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Championship from Oct. 25-27 Feature in Cayce, S.C. At the event, the team from Sioux Falls competed in pool play with teams from the New England, Northern California and Mid-Atlantic sections. Darr said that it takes a lot of hard work to prepare for a national tournament. “We had a lot of practices over the summer and we also played a lot of matches,” Darr said. Racq City went up against some fierce competition this year. “The competition was really hard,” Darr said. “The other teams were very

History.com (MCT) On Nov. 5, 1994, George Foreman, age 45, became boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion when he defeated 26-year-old Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas. More than 12,000 spectators at the MGM Grand Hotel watched Foreman dethrone Moorer, who went into the fight with a 35-0 record. Foreman dedicated his upset win to “all my buddies in the nursing home and all the guys in jail.”

Our History Photo courtesy Berkley Darr ON THE COURT—Members of the Sioux Empire Fitness club team (left to right) senior Berkley Darr, junior Nate Ackert, Melissa Sierra of O’Gorman, freshman Elliot Hartwig, junior Mical Johnson and Jake Moran and Samantha Czarnecki of O’Gorman pose at the USTA event. advanced and we played against the best people in the country.” This marks the third time in the last four years Sioux Empire Fitness has sent one of its junior teams to the national championships and the first time they have competed in the advanced division. The team finished14th in the nation at this year’s tournament. Sioux Empire Fitness finished second nationally in 18 and under in the

Intermediate Division in 2010 and sixth in 2011. Ackert and Darr were both members of the 2011 team and this marks their second trip to the national championships. Darr said she has high hopes for the younger members of the team who will hopefully return next year and in future years. “I hope that they keep playing a lot and improve as they get older,” Darr said.

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Born in 1949 in Marshal, Texas, Foreman had a troubled childhood and dropped out of high school. Eventually, he joined President Lyndon Johnson’s Jobs Corps work program and discovered a talent for boxing. “Big George,” as he was nicknamed, took home a gold medal for the U.S. at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. In 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica, after winning his first 37 professional matches, 34 by knockout, Foreman KO’d “Smokin’” Joe Frazier after two rounds and was crowned heavyweight champ. At 1974’s “Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasha, Zaire, the younger, stronger Foreman suffered a surprising loss to underdog Muhammad Ali and was forced to relinquish his championship title. Three years later, Big George morphed from pugilist into preacher, when he had a religious experience in his dressing room after losing a fight. He retired from boxing, became an ordained minister in Houston and founded a youth center. A decade later, the millions he’d made as a boxer gone, Foreman returned to the ring at age 38 and staged a successful comeback. When he won his second heavyweight title in his 1994 fight against Moorer, becoming the WBA and IBF champ, Foreman was wearing the same red trunks he’d had on the night he lost to Ali.


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