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September 18th

County Commissioners budget work continues

Budget work continued for the Haakon County Commissioners on Thursday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 16, as they pared down the difference between revenue and expenses.

When the commissioners had left Tuesday, September 9, the deficient sat at approximately $240,000, down by $40,000 from when they started earlier in the day. Overall revenue for the general fund and the road and bridge fund is $1,721,405.


Labor Day SDRA rodeo results

Area rodeo athletes faired well at South Dakota Rodeo Association rodeos held over Labor Day weekend.

Results for the final rodeo of the season, the Oelrichs Last Round Up, were not available at press time. The SDRA Finals are slated for September 19 - 21 in Sioux Falls.

Wagner Labor Day Rodeo

August 30 - 31

Ladies Breakaway Roping - 6th - 3.7, Renee Gropper, Long Valley.

Calf Roping - 3rd - 8.7, Matt Jones, Midland.

Goat Tying - 2nd - 7.8, Gropper, Long Valley.

Team Roping - 2nd(tie) - 5.2, Jeff Jones, Midland, M.


Scotties sweep own volleyball triangular tournament over Lyman and Stanley Co.

The Philip Scotties hosted a triangular volleyball tournament on Thursday, September 11. The Stanley County Buffs and the Lyman Raiders both fell to the Scotties. Stanley County defeated Lyman.

Philip required only three games in each match to earn the best three of five games. In a closer match, the Buffs needed to play five games to defeat the Raiders; 25-19, 15-25, 25-22, 16-25 and 15-12. The fifth game goes to the first team to reach 15, rather than 25.

The Scotties now stand with a season record of 4-1.

Philip vs.


Lady Scotties defeat Jones County Coyotes 3-0

The Lady Scotties traveled to Murdo on Tuesday, September 9, to challenge the Jones County Coyotes. The Coyotes improved as the evening progressed, but Philip swept the first three games to take the best three of five. The volleyball match ended 3-0 with game scores of 25-13, 25-18 and 25-23. Philip's win makes for a current season record of 2-1.

Serving: Philip - 60 of 70 (7 aces). Leaders: Kenzy Pinney - 9 of 10 (2 aces), Josie Guptill - 12 of 14 (3 aces), Taylor Holman - 13 of 13.

Serving: Jones Co. - 49 of 55 (5 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 44 of 51.


Lady Scotties Tournament Champions

4 of 4 ... Back row, from left: Student Mgr. Krystal Davis, SM Michelle Van Tassel, SM Grace Schnabel and Statistician Tara Ravellette. Middle row: Assist. Coach Lacey Clements, Josie Guptill, Molly Coyle, Marissa Mann, Colby Smith, Kenzy Pinney and Head Coach Kim Bouman. Front: Taylor Holman, Kayla O’Connell, Sierra Hook and Abby Fitzgerald.

The Philip volleyball team won all four matches during the Philip Tournament on Saturday, September 13. Out of nine teams separated into three pools, the Scotties took first place, while Hot Springs took second, Bennett County took third and Harding County came away with fourth. Other teams competing were St. Thomas More, Jones County, Belle Fourche, Lead and Kadoka. The Lady Scotties' season record is now 8-1.

Philip vs. Jones County

25-5, 23-25, 25-21

Serving: Philip - 62 of 72 (6 aces).


South Dakota 4-H Rodeo Finals held in Pierre

Over 500 young cowboys and cowgirls from across South Dakota qualified from regional rodeos to compete in the 4-H Rodeo Finals in Ft. Pierre on August 22 through 24.

The top four average placers earned buckles. Below are the Haakon County contestants who placed in the top 10 of the 1st go, the 2nd go and the average in each event at the South Dakota 4-H Rodeo Finals.

Sr. Girls Breakaway Roping

1st Go: 7th - Kelsey Hostutler, Midland

Sr. Girls Ribbon Roping

1st Go: 8th - K. Hostutler

2nd Go: 7th - K. Hostutler

Averages: 2nd - K.


Cross Country Scotties race in Pierre

by Ralph Kroetch

Entering all four of Philip's cross country girls in the same race would give them their best ever team performance. Eighth grader Holly Iwan, junior Emily Schofield, sophomore Jennifer Stangle and seventh grader Allison Pekron ran in the junior varsity "A" division race.

After a mad-dash start, Iwan fell into third place out of the 34 runners. Schofield settled into 10th and Stangle into 16th, with Pekron in the back of the pack. By the one mile mark, Iwan had moved into the distant lead with only Chamberlain's Burke in close pursuit.


Philip runners takes first place in Kadoka

“B” division team championship ... The varsity boys’ team brought back a plaque from the cross country meet in Kadoka. Shown, back row, from left: Zane Pekron and Kelvin Ferguson. Front: Anthony Iwan and Kyle Iwan.

by Ralph Kroetch

No rest for the weary, as the Scottie cross country team would compete for the second time in three days, this time at the Kadoka meet on Saturday, September 13.

The Philip girls' varsity runners were Holly Iwan, Emily Schofield and Jennifer Stangle. Iwan again lead her team early on in a battle for fifth place with Todd County's Kylie Willison. Schofield began in 15th place and Stangle in 24th. No other runners were able to challenge Iwan up the long finish hill. She earned sixth place and a time of 18:20, cutting 40 seconds off of her Kadoka course best.


Philip Scotties football team gives slippery win to Harding County 20-32

The first Philip home game of the season, as well as the first football game played on the newly resurfaced field, was a 20-32 loss for the Scotties.

The Friday, September 12, game against the Harding County Ranchers began with drizzle during the first half and a wet, slippery field throughout the game. Incomplete passes and fumbles were numerous. The first quarter was tied 8-8 and only the Scotties scored in the second half.


September 11th

Lady Scotties defeat Kadoka Kougars

In a home match, the Philip Scottie varsity volleyball team defeated the Kadoka Area Lady Kougars 3-0. The final scores for the contest on Thursday, September 4, were 25-10, 25-8 and 25-9. The season record for the Lady Scotties is now 1-1.

Serving: Philip - 70 of 73, with 16 aces (non-returned serves). Individual leaders: Kenzy Pinney - 14 of 14 (4 aces), Abby Fitzgerald - 14 of 16 (5 aces), Colby Smith - 12 of 12 (1 ace), Sierra Hook - 13 of 14 (1 ace).

Serving: Philip - 26 of 28.