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February 25th, 2008

Elizabeth Shearer

Elizabeth Shearer, age 97, of Wall, better known as "Gammies" to her family and friends, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008, at Custer Regional Senior Care Center.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Thursday.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m.


Blanche L. Young

Blanche L. Young, age 86, Philip, SD, formerly of Morris and Beardsley, MN, was called to her heavenly home on February 14, 2008, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Memorial services for Blanche will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 21, at St.


Louie Grimes

Louie Grimes, age 89, of Kadoka, SD, died February 16, 2008, at the Hans P.


February 14th

Scottie boys fall to Rapid City Christian Comets, 51-61

The Philip Scotties traveled to Rapid City Christian to challenge the Comets on Friday, February 1st. The final score of the Great Western Plains Conference basketball game was 51-61 against the Scotties.

Philip 11 19 27 51

R.C.Christians 13 23 38 61

Philip leading scorers: Brandon O'Dea - 13, Caleb Clements - 11, Casey Cvach - 10, Jeb Stewart, Allen Hauk - 6 each, Richard Williamson - 4, Rob Williamson - 1.

R.C.C.


Scottie boys lose to Lyman

The Philip boys traveled to Presho on Friday, February 8th, to go against the Lyman Raiders in a Western Great Plains boys basketball game. The final score was 43-87 in favor of Lyman.

Philip 10 15 35 43

Lyman 26 46 60 87

Philip leading scorers: Rob Williamson - 15, Caleb Clements - 9, Jeb Stewart - 5, Richard Williamson, Jeff O'Connell - 4 each, Brandon O'Dea - 3, Casey Cvach - 2, Jade Nelson - 1.


Lady Scotties walk over Jones County, 45-28

The Lady Scotties invited the Jones County Coyotes to a basketball game on Tuesday, February 5th. That invitation was to the Coyotes' own defeat.

The Scotties made the first basket. Within seconds the Coyotes made their own to tie the score. This was to be the only close part of the game. The Scotties used the low scoring first quarter to learn the abilities and weaknesses of their opponents. The other quarters were a steady walk-away by Philip. One of the more exciting moments was a successful three pointer launched by Jones County at the halftime buzzer.


Lady Scotties take second place at Hot Springs West River Tournament

The Philip Lady Scotties competed at the West River Invitational Basketball Tourn-ament hosted by Hot Springs on Thursday and Friday, February 7th and 8th.

In Philip's first game, the Class "B" Scotties came from behind to squeak by the Class "B" Wall Eagles with a 51-49 win.

Philip 6 19 28 51

Wall 8 30 37 49

Philip scorers: Marissa Mann, Tylissa Fitch - 14 each, Sierra Hook - 13, Kenzy Pinney - 5, Carissa Doolittle - 3, Kelsey Hostutler - 2.

Wall scorers: Katelyn Crown - 20, Muriel Kjerstad, Kaylee Gallino - 8 each, Katrina Kjerstad, Madison McLaughli


All 14 Philip wrestlers move past 7B Districts and advance to Region 4B

The Philip Scotties are sending all 14 of their varsity wrestlers on to the Region 4B Tournament.

Philip hosted the District 7B Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, February 9th. The Scottie team earned 254.5 team points, almost double the points received by the nearest competitor team of Bennett County, which had 129 points. Hill City took third place with 94 points, St. Thomas More claimed 74, Wall had 62, Custer 49.5, and Red Cloud earned 47 points.

In order to advance to the Regions, a wrestler must earn at least fourth place in his weight class.


Philip boys fall to Dupree

The Philip Scotties boys' basketball team traveled to Dupree to challenge the Tigers on Saturday, February 9th. The final score was 43-58 in favor of Dupree.

Philip 8 21 29 43

Dupree 14 28 45 58

Philip: Jeb Stewart 1 0-2 3, Richard Williamson 3 0-1 6, Rob Williamson 0 2-4 2, Casey Cvach 1 2-2 5, Allen Hauk 2 1-3 5, Caleb Clements 5 1-4 11, Jeff O'Connell 1 0-2 2, Brandon O'Dea 4 0-0 9.


Bonnie L. Royer

Bonnie L. Royer, age 74, Wall, SD, died February 6, 2008, at her home in Wall.

Services were held Saturday, February 9, 2008, at the First Lutheran Church in Wall, with Pastor Monty Dell officiating.

Music was provided by Mary Kay Wilson, organist. Ushers were Darwin Haerer and Dan Dartt. Pallbearers were Jeremy Royer, Ray E. Royer, Vern Omdahl, Terry Peters, Craig Weber and Mark Brucklacher.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery of Philip.