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April 5th

SD Attorney General Larry Long speaks in Philip

Information against con artists ... Mike West helps distribute free packets as South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long describes the most common types of scams and consumer fraud that are currently being worked on state citizens.

Larry Long admitted to his audience that he felt comfortable in the Philip area, since he grew up in nearby Martin and often visited Philip as a youngster, especially remembering playing baseball against Philip teams. He knows many local people, such as Mike West who introduced him to the crowd. The Philip AARP hosted Long's visit during the monthly Senior Center public luncheon on March 21st.

Long said that the Attorney General's office and its 150 employees use two-thirds of their time and budget for law enforcement.


Philip young wrestlers compete at the AAU state tournament

The Philip area was represented well by its AAU wrestlers who competed in the state tournament on March 24 to 25 at the Rapid City Civic Center.

Out of the growing number of area AAU members, seven local athletes had earned the right to go on to the state meet. Coaches Keven Morehart, Joe Carley and Randy Johnson saw five of these wrestlers earn places in the top eight spots in their respective age and weight divisions in South Dakota.

"It was an enjoyable season," said Morehart. "The kids worked hard.


Scottie athletes compete at Winner's Pistulka Track and Field Invitational

Kayla O'Connell ... 300 yard hurdles.

The Winner Track Meet (AKA Bill Pistulka Invitational) on Friday, March 30, was a cold day with many Philip athletes not able to compete because of other school functions.

The boys' team took 5th place overall, while the girls' team took 8th place.

"Overall the kids did quite well at Winner considering how cold it was," said Head Coach Jerry Rhodes.


Scottie athletes compete at Winner's Pistulka Track and Field Invitational

Josie Guptill in a relay.

The Winner Track Meet (AKA Bill Pistulka Invitational) on Friday, March 30, was a cold day with many Philip athletes not able to compete because of other school functions.

The boys' team took 5th place overall, while the girls' team took 8th place.

"Overall the kids did quite well at Winner considering how cold it was," said Head Coach Jerry Rhodes.


Philip Scotties' first track meet of season

Jake Mathews at the triple jump.

The Philip Scotties competed at their first track meet of the 2007 season at the Bennett County Invitational meet in Mission on Saturday, March 24.

"Overall the meet went quite well," said Head Coach Jerry Rhodes. "We needed to get on a track and get some times and distances to see where we are and what we have to work on. I was pleased with the athletes and how they performed."

The boys' team has 26 members from grades seven through 12. The girls' team has 25 athletes out this season.

"I'm pleased with the numbers that we have," said Rhodes.


Philip Scotties' first track meet of season

Nathan O'Dea at the long jump.

The Philip Scotties competed at their first track meet of the 2007 season at the Bennett County Invitational meet in Mission on Saturday, March 24.

"Overall the meet went quite well," said Head Coach Jerry Rhodes. "We needed to get on a track and get some times and distances to see where we are and what we have to work on. I was pleased with the athletes and how they performed."

The boys' team has 26 members from grades seven through 12. The girls' team has 25 athletes out this season.

"I'm pleased with the numbers that we have," said Rhodes.