January 12th, 2006

Almost a come-back story for Scotties against the Coyotes

Anticipating the rebound ... Casey Elshere is ready to pull down this rebound during the Jones County-Philip match last Friday night in Philip. The Scotties closed a wide gap in the score to threaten the Coyotes, but were unable to close the six point deficit. Elshere garnered 13 rebounds to lead the Scotties.

The Philip Scotties boy’s basketball team lost their home game on Friday, December 6, with a final score of 63-69. The Scotties came back with a vengeance in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Jones County Coyotes. The surge brought the Scotties within only seven points of a win.

Philip 7 23 38 63

Jones County 18 41 54 69

Philip field goals: 29 percent. Two-pointers - 21; three pointers - 2; total - 23. Philip made 15 of 29 free throws (52 percent).

Jones County field goals: 55 percent. Two-pointers - 24; three-pointers - 1; total - 25.

Philip Lady Scotties defeat St. Francis Warriors 67-51

The Philip girls’ basketball team traveled to the White River Classic Double-double Header to go face-to-face against the Saint Francis Lady Warriors on Saturday, January 7. The Scotties came away victorious with a final score of 67-51.

Philip 17 29 44 67

St. Francis 12 24 34 51

Philip scorers: Lindsay Mann - 13, Kenzy Pinney - 10, Bailey Bergesen - 9, Heather Finn and Jodi Williams - 7 each, Sierra Hook and Sarah Albrecht - 6 each, Kaylee Nelson - 5, Sarah Foland and Tylissa Fitch - 2 each. The Scotties made 15 of 32 free throws (47 percent).


Jones County/Midland girls defeat Lady Eagles, 61-48

The Jones County/Midland Lady Coyotes hosted the Wall Lady Eagles at Midland on Thursday, January 5. The Coyotes defeated the Eagles, 61-48.

JC/Midland 11 28 44 61

Wall 6 17 26 48

Jones County/Midland scorers: Amy Petoske and Alyssa Krogman 16 each, Shelby Peters - 10, Karissa Miller - 6, Caitlin Eckert - 5, Staci Royers - 4, Mandy Strait and Katie VanDam - 2 each. The Coyotes made 19 of 25 free throws.

Vikings fall to Wall 31-76

The Midland Vikings basketball team went to Wall on Saturday, January 7, to challenge the Eagles. The Eagles won 31-76.

Midland 11 19 24 31

Wall 17 37 57 76

Midland scorers: Slate Evans - 8, James Williamson - 7, Bryer Jones - 6, Casey Cvach - 4, James Nelson and Jeremy Duncan - 3 each.

Wall scorers: Conrad Kjerstad - 22; Ryan Kjerstad - 12; Joe Kennedy - 11; Tyler Sharp - 7; Ben Anderson - 6; Seth Shull, Jim Besson and Sid Geigle - 4 each; Lex Heathershaw, Bryant Huether and Quincy Kjerstad - 2 each.

Three-point goals: C. Kjerstad - 3.

Wrestling team takes third at Lyman Invitational

The Philip Scotties wrestling team traveled to the Lyman Invitational Tournament in Presho on Friday and Saturday, January 6-7, and earned third place as a team.

Troy Guptill, 103:

•pinned Todd Janis, RC, 1:45

•pinned Tylor Frost GET, 3:25

•pinned by Jamin Battles, SPF, 3:27

•decision by Austin Lake, GET, 2-4

Tucker McDaniel, 103:


•pinned by Kade Klippenstein, HS, 3:49

•decision by Ross Julson, Wall, 3-17

Travis Nelson, 103:

•pinned by Austin McCloud, H/H, 1:27

•decision by Ian Muirhead, WIN, 0-14

Margaret Williams

Margaret Williams, age 92, of Wall, died Thursday, January 5, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, January 10, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Leo Hausmann as celebrant, and Father Bob Baden as con-celebrant.

Music was provided by Rita Patterson, organist, Jeff White, guitarist, and Diane O’Connor, Christine White, Melissa White and Richard White, vocalists.

Lector was Richard White. Ushers were Darrel Terkildsen and Wayland Eisenbraun.

Mary Alice Reiman

Mary Alice Reiman was born to Claude and Verna (Lawrence) Van Driel in Sioux Falls, SD, on March 1, 1956. She was received as a child of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on April 15, 1956, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills, MN. She was confirmed in the Christian faith on Oct. 31, 1971, also at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Darwin "Smokey" Shepard

Darwin "Smokey" Shepard, age 76, of Wall, died Saturday, January 7, 2006, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 10, at the United Methodist Church in Wall with Rev. Preston Brown officiating.

Music was provided by Carol Hahn, pianist, with congregational hymns. Ushers were Bill Leonard, Jerry Johannesen and Bernard Foster. Pallbearers were Ryan Eisenbraun, Keith Eisenbraun, Gary Beck, B.J. Dartt, Doug Crown and Brady Shepard.

Interment with military honors was in the Wall Cemetery.

Darwin N.

Henry B. Jeitz

Henry B. Jeitz, 86, Belle Fourche, South Dakota died Monday, January 2, 2006, at the Sturgis Regional Hospital, Sturgis, SD.

He was born March 19, 1919, in Ft. Pierre, SD, to Bruno Henry Jeitz and Elsie Carrie (Koch) Jeitz. As a young man he worked with his father on the railroad near Capa, SD. Henry enlisted in the United States Army, Cavalry Division on May 9, 1942, and soon became a truck driver, which gave him the opportunity to travel the Pacific. He was honorably discharged on September 29, 1945, in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He returned to Midland were he ran a gas station.

R-CALF President Leo McDonnell speaks at Philip Livestock Auction

“R-CALF USA is proof that change does not come easy,” said Leo McDonnell. He will officially end his R-CALF presidency at the annual cattlemen’s meeting during the Denver Stock Show on January 19.

“We’ve been criticized mainly by those who benefit from the United States cattle producers not being organized. Cattlemen, though, have to be pretty good businessmen or they wouldn’t have made it. My wish is for every ranching community to continue to improve the economy of the cattle industry, to improve their lives and have a successful industry.