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Philip Lady Scotties go into overtime play to defeat Wall Eagles, 52-47

The Philip Lady Scotties held back a hard drive by the Wall Lady Eagles that ended in overtime play. The Scotties defeated the Eagles in a Wall hosted Great Plains Conference game on Saturday, January 26th. The last buzzer sounded to a Philip win of 52-47.

Philip out did Wall 20-15 in free throws, and that was one of the deciding factors in winning the game.


Sweet victory of Lady Scotties over Lemmon Cowgirls, 58-38

Synchronized teamwork ... Philip’s Mariah Evans (#45) lands after going up for a jump shot while Marissa Mann (#33) takes on two Lemmon opponents for the rebound.

The Philip Lady Scotties basketball team hosted the Lemmon Cowgirls on Friday, January 25th in a non-conference game.


January 10th

Rodney G. Gartner

Rodney Gene Gartner, age 49 of Long Beach, CA, formerly of Kadoka, died January 3, 2008, at his home in Long Beach.

Rodney Gene Gartner was born January 10, 1958, in Kadoka, SD, the son of Clifford and Marie (Anderson) Gartner. He grew up in Kadoka and graduated from high school in 1977. That same year he enlisted in the United States Navy. He received an honorable discharge in June 1979. He went to Gillette, WY, where he was in building construction at Wright, WY.

In September 1979, he was injured in a swimming accident.


John Tipps Hamilton

John Tipps Hamilton, 75, of Ft. Pierre, died on Thursday, January 3, 2008, at his winter home in Arizona.

A prayer service will be held Monday, January 21, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pierre with a memorial Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, January 22, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Isburg Funeral Chapel of Pierre has been placed in care of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at ws.

John Tipps Hamilton entered eternal life on January 3, 2008.


Ralph G. "Doc" Millstead

Ralph G. "Doc" Millstead, age 83 of Philip, SD, formerly of Laguna Woods, CA , died January 6, 2008, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Ralph Gordon "Doc" Millstead was born on January 6, 1925, in Philip and died on January 6, 2008, on his 83rd birthday, in Philip.

As a small child in Philip, he was known as "Gordon" but acquired the nickname "Doc" in grade school when he helped the football coach tape up the ankles of team members.


Philip takes Second Place at "Mid Dakota Monster" Lyman Wrestling Invite Tourney

Travis Nelson, 103 lbs., took 7th place in the tournament.

At the Lyman County "Mid Dakota Monster" Wrestling Tournament held at Presho on Friday and Saturday, January 4th and 5th, there were 22 teams participating and over 800 matches were held.

As a team, the Philip Scotties placed second with 241.5 points, and with 12 of the Scottie varsity wrestlers placing. Philip had one champion, three 2nd places, two 3rd places, three 4th places, a 6th, a 7th and two 8th places (one of these was unattached). Winner won the tourney with 256 points.


Lady Scotties can't get over New Underwood

The Philip ladys' basketball team traveled to New Underwood on Thursday, January 3rd, to go against the sixth-ranked Lady Tigers. New Underwood won 36-47.

Philip 5 11 23 36

N.U. 9 21 36 47

Philip scorers: Marissa Mann - 11, Kenzy Pinney - 7, Tylissa Fitch - 6, Sierra Hook - 5, Lindsay Mann - 4, Mariah Evans - 2, Toyeala Fortune - 1.

N.U. scorers: Candi Hall - 12, Devin Smith - 8, Jaymason Whipple - 7, Shelby Brantley - 6, Kelsie Schwartz and Rachael Huether - 4 each, Teri Heavlin and Kara Olson - 3 each.

Field goal percentages: Philip - 37, N.U.


Lady Scotties can't get over New Underwood

Philip’s Kayla O’Connell heads for the basket.

The Philip ladys' basketball team traveled to New Underwood on Thursday, January 3rd, to go against the sixth-ranked Lady Tigers. New Underwood won 36-47.

Philip 5 11 23 36

N.U. 9 21 36 47

Philip scorers: Marissa Mann - 11, Kenzy Pinney - 7, Tylissa Fitch - 6, Sierra Hook - 5, Lindsay Mann - 4, Mariah Evans - 2, Toyeala Fortune - 1.

N.U. scorers: Candi Hall - 12, Devin Smith - 8, Jaymason Whipple - 7, Shelby Brantley - 6, Kelsie Schwartz and Rachael Huether - 4 each, Teri Heavlin and Kara Olson - 3 each.

Field goal percentages: Philip - 37, N.U.


Scottie boys beat Oelrichs

The Philip Scotties boys' basketball team defeated the Oelrichs team 57-32 on Saturday, January 5th, at the White River Classic.

Philip 14 27 39 57

Oelrichs 7 12 16 32

Philip leading scorers: Caleb Clements - 15, Brandon O'Dea - 11, Allen Hauk and Jeb Stewart - 8 each, Rob Williamson - 7.

Oelichs leading scorers: Adrian Eagle Hawk and Chris Fast Wolf - 9 each, Ishala Belt - 7.

Field goal percentages: Philip - 32 (21 of 65), Oelrcihs - 25 (13 of 51).

Free throw percentages: Philip - (9 of 25), Oelrichs - (2 of 11).

Three point percentage


City starts year's official business quickly

The Philip City Council's first regular meeting of 2008, on Monday, January 7th, ended in an executive session concerning employee salaries for 2008. Salaries were established with a three percent increase for employees above the median average wage and a four percent increase for those below the median.

The meeting began quickly.