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Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
Happening Now •Sideline Cheer: Auditions for boys and girls basketball 3:15 p.m. in gymnastics room •Volleyball: Sub-varsity City Tournaments—freshmen 4 p.m. at WHS; sophomores 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln High School •Booster Club: Monthly meeting 5:30 p.m. in library
Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Hamburger, seasoned fries, calico beans •À la carte lines: Pepperoni hot pocket, taco fixings, chef salad, sandwiches
Group Meetings •Media Arts: Club members will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in the library. •Sideline Cheer: Try-outs for boys and girls basketball will be at 3:15 p.m. today and Tuesday in the gymnastics room. See coach Cindy Jones in A-200 with questions. •Rubik’s Cube: Club will meet at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday in A-204. •Winter Athletes: In basketball and wrestling will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the main gym along with a parent. All athletes must have a physical form on file in the activities office prior to the first day of practice. •German Club: Will meet at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in A-153. •Okichiyapi Club: Members will meet at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday in A-123 to travel to Whittier Middle School. NOW Monday Staff
Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophie Nieman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Zach Heins Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riley Jensen Staff: Cyler Melvin, Trevor Burkhart Editors-in-chief . . . . . . . . . . . . Madi Forseth and Libby Nachtigal 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/TNS Campus High School Newspaper Service
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Warriors win semifinals over O’Gorman 42-41 WHS to face Roosevelt for third consecutive title
By Cyler Melvin arrior football team members won an exciting 42-41 11AAA Semifinal nail-biter Friday at Howard Wood Field to advance to the championship game this Saturday. This will be WHS’s third straight appearance at the dome as they look to win their third consecutive state championship. WHS will face Roosevelt in the title game after the Rough Riders defeated Brandon Valley in a double-overtime thriller 41-40 Friday. WHS’s game was a back-and-forth one the entire time, with neither team leading by more than nine points at any point in the game. Ultimately it all came down to the final seconds as senior Payton Jahnke caught a touchdown pass from junior Jayden
Johannsen. This tied the game at 40, and senior Brock Walker kicked the game winning extra point. WHS junior Tupak Kpeayeh had 40 carries for 241 yards and five touchdowns in the win. Johannsen led the Warriors in the air going 16 of 33 for 285 yards. Senior Logan Uttecht had a stellar game as he racked up 153 yards on seven catches. Coach Chad Stadem said it was a very exciting game. “I’m very happy with how our guys responded to adversity,” Stadem said. Senior Trevor Burkhart said it was a great win. “I felt that the team showed true grit and determination and pushed through many hard situations,” Burkhart said. “Now it is time to prepare for the championship game and finish strong.”
Tickets available today Warrior students will be able to buy general admission tickets for the 11AAA title game during lunch today and Tuesday for $10. Dome T-shirts will also be sold today only during lunch at the ticket table for $10. No shirts will be sold on Tuesday. These tickets are for bleacher seating at the DakotaDome at the game, set for 7 p.m. Saturday. No general admission tickets for adults will be sold. All adult tickets are reserved seat tickets and are $15. Students wishing to sit with their parents must buy a reserved seat ticket for $15. Reserved seat tickets will be sold to the general public from 4-6 p.m. today only in the auditorium lobby. Student general admission tickets will also be sold during this time. After Tuesday’s lunch time ticket sales, all tickets will need to be purchased at the Dakota Dome prior to the game Saturday.
Volleyball team to host Pats in play-in game By Riley Jensen, Zach Heins and Sophie Nieman The Warrior volleyball team ended the regular season as the No. 7 seed in AA after all the games were completed, and will host the No. 10 seeded Lincoln Patriots in a AA Tournament Play-In game at 7 p.m. this Thursday at WHS. The winner of the game will move on to the State AA Tournament in Rapid City Nov. 16-18. The loser will end
their season. Senior Hailey Olson is excited for the play-in game. “Playing Lincoln is going to be a fun time, as it is our playoff game for state,” Olson said. “But if we lose we are done, so are really going hard in practice this week and will not underestimate them.” WHS defeated Lincoln in three games during both meetings this season on Sept. 12 and Oct. 31.
In other AA action, Harrisburg will host Brookings, Mitchell will host Sturgis, Rapid City Stevens will host Rapid City Central, Aberdeen Central will host Yankton, Watertown will host Pierre, Huron will host Roosevelt and O’Gorman will host Spearfish for trips to state. The top 16 teams from the regular season were seeded for a single postseason play-in game for a spot in the AA Tournament.
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A profile of WHS students
Editor’s note: The Warrior Q & A is a Sports weekly profile of Warrior students with the goal of helping members of the WHS community come to know each other better. Subjects are chosen by the Student/Activity Leader of the Month Committee at WHS. Assembled by Madi Forseth
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Freshman student of the month •What are your plans/dreams for the future? My plans are to go to college and become a lawyer. •What activities are you involved in at WHS? I am a member of the Shoes and Boots Club at WHS. •What is your favorite class this semester? I like science because Mr. (Troy) Wanner is a good teacher and I like to learn new things. •What is your advice to readers of the NOW? Come to school every day and be respectful. Work hard.
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 Akash Chhetri
Freshman student of the month •What are your plans/dreams for the future? I plan to enter the business world and make money. •What is your favorite class this semester? My favorite class is gym, because I like the activities we do there. •What is your advice to readers of the NOW? Work hard and do what you are told. •How do you want to be remembered at WHS? I want to be remembered for my personality. •Who inspires you? My mother.
Warrior fans have a job to do on Saturday The No. 1 seeded and undefeated Warrior football team will be returning to the dome for the third year in a row—hungry for a three-peat —and it is our job as Warriors to show our never-ending support! Hear me. . . Get pumped, Warriors, it’s about to be lit! Invite your classLibby Nachtigal mates, friends, and family to the DakotaDome as we need all Warriors cheering on the football team! Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this experience. I’ve been lucky enough to witness the Warriors win
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the past two years, and each time was such a thrilling experience to be a part of. There is nothing better than cheering on your own and congratulating them as they’ve earned what they have worked so hard for. When the Rough Riders are on offense, especially when it is third down or they are in the red zone, be loud and crazy! Make them crack under pressure! Be quiet while the Warriors are on offense until they make a big play. This allows the players to communicate with each other, but once they make a big play—cheer, cheer, cheer! Not only do the players have to do their job, we have to do ours, as well! Be loud and proud to be a Warrior. Show your Warrior spirit and be ready to lose your voice cheering on the best team in the state alongside the best student section in the state! Junior Libby Nachtigal wants ALL Warriors to show up Saturday!
26 dead in Texas church shooting By Matt Pearce and John Savage Los Angeles Times (TNS) SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — Worshippers had filed in for their weekly song and prayer service at First Baptist Church on Sunday when a man clad in black, wearing a tactical vest and carrying an AR-15-style assault rifle, pulled into the parking lot, got out and opened fire. Soon the man made his way inside, and kept shooting, and shooting, and shooting. But this was Texas. As the gunman exited the church, a neighbor with a gun opened fire on him, forcing the attacker to drop his weapon and flee in his SUV. The neighbor and another bystander in a truck followed in hot pursuit until the gunman drove off the side of the road, mortally wounded — perhaps by one of the neighbor’s bullets, or perhaps by his own. It was too late. Back in Sutherland Springs, a rural suburb 35 miles southeast of San Antonio, 26 churchgoers were dead and 20 more were wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in the modern history of Texas. The victims included women and children who were targeted without remorse, including the daughter of the church’s preacher. The victims’ ages ranged from 5 to 72 years old. The gunman was identified as Devin P. Kelley, 26, a resident of Comal County, Texas, with a history of domestic violence but no other immediate sign of a possible motive. “I’ve been talking to some community members. They think there was a relative there. It was not random,” said U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), who was briefed by investigators. “There’s going to be some sort of nexus between the shooter and this small community.… Somebody in that church will help us find answers.”