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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019

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Wednesday Editor . . . . . . . . . Cole Hulstein Wednesday Assistant Editor . . . Jordyn Waltman Wednesday Reporters: Logan Bakker, Amy Centes, Angel Perez Editor-in-chief . . . . . . . . . Ganin Thompson Head Photographer . . . . . . . . . . Cloie Jellis Adviser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Lueth The News of Washington is a publication of the Orange & Black Staff Washington High School–Sioux Falls, S.D. Celebrating 25 years of daily publication in 2020! Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/TNS Campus High School Newspaper Service


a 26.4 toward an All-Around title, including a 7.9 in vault, a 7.45 on floor and a 7.1 on beam. Hullinger said it was a good start for the Warriors, but they still have a long way to go to reach their goal of qualifying for state as a team this season. “The team is still in the learning process,” Hullinger said. “Yesterday was a great start to the season, and I’m excited to see how it all unfolds.” In JV, WHS took second place with a 82.8 total. The Lincoln JV won with a 105.35. Individually, WHS shined in the vault as junior Mia Andrejeski scored a 7.25 and sophomore Britton Peterson a 7.1. The Warriors will next return to Lincoln High for the Forseth Invitational at 11 a.m. Saturday. They will then compete in another triangular with Hendricks and Pipestone Area, Minn., High Schools Tuesday. The State AA Tournament is set for Feb. 14-15, 2020, in Aberdeen.

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By Cole Hulstein and Ganin Thompson arrior varsity gymnastics team members took second in a triangular featuring Vermillion and Lincoln Tuesday evening at Lincoln High School. WHS scored 112.4 points for second place. The Lincoln varsity won with a 133.15. Vermillion took fourth, behind the Lincoln JV, with 100.7 team points. Individually for the Warriors, senior Mary Christensen took fifth place All-Around with a 28.95 total including a 7.9 on the balance beam, a 7.4 on vault and a 7.15 on floor exercise. Senior Kia Gjoraas took sixth place All-Around with a 28.45 total, including a 7.75 on vault and a 7.35 on floor. Senior Madeline Nelson scored 28.05 All-Around, including 7.95 on floor, 7.75 on beam and 7.5 on vault. Senior Autumn Hullinger scored

Senior-28.95 All-Around

•Winter Formal: “A Night Under the Stars” will be held Saturday 8-11 p.m. in the WHS Commons. Tickets will be sold during lunch periods this week for $10 each. •Mention: WHS when ordering flowers for the Winter Formal at Hy-Vee and support the Senior Class Party—they will make a donation.

Warriors return to school for Forseth Invite Saturday

Madeline Nelson Kia Gjoraas

Other Reminders

Gymnasts take second in opening triangular at Lincoln

Senior-28.05 All-Around Senior-28.45 All-Around

•Quiz Bowl: Team members will meet both before and after school Thursday to practice. •Anime Club: Will hold an organizational meeting during lunch-study periods Thursday. All interested are invited—sign up in the library. •SALSA: Members will meet at 3:10 p.m. Thursday in the orchestra room. •Knitting Club: Will meet at 7:15 a.m. Friday and Dec. 13 to tie blankets for Project Warm-Up. All interested are invited.

Mostly cloudy Morning fog High 35°

Autumn Hullinger

Group Meetings


Senior-26.4 All-Around

•Today’s lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner roll, green beans •À la carte lines: Chicken Alfredo, cheese enchilada with chips, chef salad, sandwiches

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Increasing clouds Calm winds High 36°

Mostly cloudy Low 23°

Bowling teams take on Yankton

By Angel Perez and Jordyn Waltman The varsity girls bowling team averaged 167 and didn’t look back, throwing some big games, as they defeated the Gazelles 33-17 Nov. 23 at the Family Fun Center in Yankton. Individually, the stand-out for WHS was junior Rachel Spier with the high game of 203 and high series of 575. Other notable performances came from senior Lauren Helmbrecht with a pair of 184 games and senior Kassidy Haberman with 183, 170 and


174 games. Haberman said the team still has a long way to go this season. “It’s going very well so far,” Haberman said. “We are performing amazing, but we need to improve on spares and oil patterns.” The varsity boys fell to the Bucks 29-21 as the team averaged 207.6. Senior Miller Soutar-Bishop had the high game of 258, and junior Trevor Broshears the high series with a 701. Coach Derek Schumacher

said the Warriors were not ready for Yankton. “We definitely underestimated the amazing Yankton boys varsity team that averaged a huge 209.7 vs. our relentless WHS boys varsity team’s average of 207.6,” Schumacher said. “Our coaching staff were memorized watching the talent both these teams were showing off during this match.” Schumacher said he was impressed with the way both teams conducted themselves at the match. (Cont. on back—GIRLS)

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If at first you don’t Girls defeat Gazelles, boys fall to Bucks succeed, keep trying Teams host McCook-Montrose Friday (Cont. from front) “We all want to thank the Yankton bowlers and coaches for the great sportsmanship they demonstrated and the big games they bowled,” Schumacher said of the match. In JV action, the boys won 42-8 as juniors Leyton Kramer and Tyler Masching tied for high game with a 214. Kramer had the high

series with a 603. The JV girls bowled unopposed vs. the Gazelles at Yankton, as sophomore Aubrey Ford had the high game of 131 and high series with a 348. The Warriors took Thanksgiving week off to celebrate with family, but will host McCook CentralMontrose at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Eastway Bowl.






Amazing Amy: I tried out for the boys basketball team, and I am scared I might have not made it. I love basketball so much, and if I get cut I think it would be hard to move on. Amazing Amy, what can I do to release some stress and what should I do if I do get cut? Does it mean it’s all over for me? -Nervous Junior I am not going to lie to you—there is a lot of competition when it comes to trying out for the basketball team. During tryouts every boy has the same mentality and hope as you do. They all want to make the cut. I know it’s very stressful to worry about whether or not you made the cut, but I want to tell you that it’s absolutely okay! If you know deep down you put in your all and you showed those coaches your true worth, there is nothing you need to worry about. I don’t want to Submit give you false hope, questions to however. Sometimes, even if you give it your all, the outcome might not be what you wanted. It does not mean you are worthless and you should give up. It just means you have much more to show and improve on. Just because you fail once does not mean you will fail each and every time. If you do not make the cut, I want you to work days and nights on what you are truly passionate about. Do not rest until you have won! (metaphorically speaking). If, then, you do make the cut, celebrate for a bit—but then get back to work. Even the best are always proving themselves. Senior Amy Centes answers questions in a fun way. Take her advice for what it’s worth and make your own decisions, please.


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By James Thornhill Bloomberg News (TNS) While global carbon emissions growth is slowing, the persistent rise is a warning that governments aren’t doing enough to stave off the worst consequences of climate change, according to a new report. Carbon-dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels likely increased by 0.6% this year, down from 2.1% in 2018, according to a report from the Australia-based Global Carbon Project. Declines in the U.S. and Europe were offset by increases in the fastgrowing economies of China and India, it said.

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Warriors are A-Maze-ing!

Climate goal may be out of reach


“Current climate and energy policies are not enough to reverse the trends in global emissions,” the report’s authors said in a press release. “Continued support for low-carbon technologies need to be combined with policies directed at phasing out the use of fossil fuels.” The warning comes as envoys from nearly 200 countries gather this week for United Nations-organized climate talks, aimed at implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit fossil fuel pollution, and as a global protest movement calling for tougher action on climate change gathers momentum. The global climate outlook is “bleak” and the planet’s pathway back to a safe climate is narrowing, the UN warned last week. The increasingly dire estimates about the pace of climate change are leading to calls for more extreme solutions than the actions that nations have already committed to. The slowdown in global emissions growth was still significant, the report said. Given the margin of error in the projection, an actual decline could not be ruled out.

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WHS NOW for Wdnesday, Dec. 4, 2019


WHS NOW for Wdnesday, Dec. 4, 2019