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Archive - 2011

October 20th

Every runner counts; Philip wins Region 5B cross country, sending 10 to state

In baseball you call it a clutch play, in basketball a buzzer beater, in football a winning drive. In any sport it takes a winning effort by every member of a team to win championships. Nowhere is that more evident than the Philip Scotties' cross country team.

All these boys have done in the last four weeks is win. Week six of the 2011 season brought a one-point win over Wall for the Western Great Plains Conference title. Week seven a team title at the Highmore Invite where the top four teams were separated by only four points.


Belle Ravellette

Belle Ravellette, age 75 of Philip, S.D., died Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Luella Belle Vaughn was born January 10, 1936, in Gregory County, S.D., the daughter of Dallas and Dorothy (Bennett) Vaughn. Belle grew up and attended school in Tripp and Gregory counties.

Belle was united in marriage to Lester Ravellette on November 15, 1953, at Gregory. They made their home in Gregory until moving to Sturgis in 1959. They moved to Philip in January 1960.


Highway 14 and 73 intersection still dangerous

by Del Bartels

The intersection north of Philip, the crossing of Highway 14 and Highway 73, has had a history of vehicle accidents.

In late April of 2010, the South Dakota Department of Transportation erected an extra stop sign nest to the northbound lane of Highway 73 at the intersection with Highway 14.


Simulation in Motion mobile training program for rural emergency healthcare

Mock emergency room ... Personnel of Philip Health Services practiced real-life scenarios in the SIM–SD trailer, using simulation mannequins that gave all the medical information, plus the annoyances, of a real person. Everything was recorded on paper and on videotape for a debriefing afterward.

Members of the Philip Ambulance Service and the Philip Health Services, Inc. received hands-on training through a high-tech program called Simulation in Motion - South Dakota.

First, on Wednesday, October 12, the emergency medical technicians and paramedics of the ambulance crew got their chance to work with the realistic training manniquins and go through scenarios in the simulated back of an ambulance.


Haakon Board of Education - from geothermal, to finances, to full calendar

The Haakon School District 27-1 Board of Education meeting, Monday, October 17, was relatively short, though full.

A representative of the board has been invited to attend future Philip Chamber of Commerce meetings on the third Monday of each month. This is for direct two-way communications so both groups can be better informed about actions and concerns of the other. Superintendent Keven Morehart has spoken at chamber meetings before.

The 2011-2012 Philip High School student-to-work Internship program has filled all of its work sites.


October 6th

Scotties cross country team champions at Highmore

A 5:30 a.m. leave time meant for a short night's sleep but it proved worthwhile as the Scotties made a powerful statement at the Highmore Invitation Cross Country Meet Saturday, October 1.

Nelson Holman and Tristen Rush were returning from injury for the first time in nearly two weeks and William Coyle had fought fire for eight hours the day before, the only thing we knew for sure was we would be facing many of the very best B division runners of 2011.


Cross country team competes in Lead meet

The Scotties cross country team traveled west to compete on the Tomahawk Golf Course six miles south of Lead, September 27.

The day saw clear skies and 87 degree weather for the 2:30 p.m. start time for the girls' varsity. Junior Holly Iwan, sophomore Allison Pekron, eighth grader Ellie Coyle and seventh grader Peyton Kuchenbecker lined up for this A division race. Iwan lead her team and at times, the entire field during the first mile.

Coyle ran at the front of the main group, Kuchenbecker, mid-pack and Pekron close behind her young teammate.


Philip Lady Scotties win over Lemmon Cowgirls 3-1

The Philip Lady Scotties traveled to Lemmon, Thursday, September 29, to challenge the Cowgirls.

After trading one game each of fairly easy wins, Philip then claimed the next two games, taking both with overtime scores. The final score was 3-1, with games of 25-15, 11-25, 27-25 and 26-24.

Serving: Philip - 75 of 87 (12 aces). Leaders: Sam Johnson - 11 of 12 (3 aces), Sayde Slovek - 14 of 14 (2 aces), Jordyn Dekker - 10 of 12 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 61 of 79.


Philip volleyball team loses to Dupree

The Philip Lady Scotties hosted the Dupree Lady Tigers, Saturday, October 1.

Philip lost the varsity match 1-3. Though the first game went to the Tigers 19-25, the Scotties came back to take the second game 25-17. The third game put Philip in a defensive position when Dupree took it 19-25 and had a 2-1 lead in the match. The fourth game looked like a possible tie-maker for the Scotties, but overtime play proved it to be a 26-28 win for the Tigers. Philip currently holds an 11-8 season record.

Serving: Philip - 79 of 90 (12 aces).


Scotties outscored by Buffaloes

The Philip Scotties versus the Stanley County Buffaloes football game Friday, September 30, started fast.

Before the first five minutes ticked off of the clock, Stanley County scored on a 34-yard rush. A successful two-point conversion put the scoreboard at 0-8. Philip retaliated by giving the ball to Cody Reder who went in for a 23-yard touchdown. Philip's Cassidy Schnabel carried in the conversion and the score was tied. The Buffaloes then broke through the Scotties line to go 83 yards for another touchdown.