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Lady Scotties win at Ft. Pierre triangular

The Philip Lady Scotties competed in the Fort Pierre Triangular Volleyball Tournament Thursday, September 9.

The Philip ladies first faced-off against the Lyman Raiders. The match was won by Philip 3-2, but by the narrowest of margins without extended play. The Scotties won the match by just eight points total. The game scores were 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 23-25 and 15-10.

Renee Thomas, head coach for Lyman, said, "Yes, it was a very fun match. My girls were very excited, even with the loss."

Philip vs. Lyman

Serving: Philip - 92 of 111 (11 aces).

Scotties shut out Newell Irrigators 54-0

The Philip Scottie football team traveled to Newell to face the Irrigators Friday, September 10.

The Scotties won the shut-out game 54-0.

Philip 8 24 8 14 = 54

Newell 0 0 0 0 = 0

Dominating the game by using a total of 50 running plays and no passing plays, the Scotties achieved 20 first downs and a total of 492 yards gained. Philip's one penalty cost the team 10 yards. The Scottie defense forced their opponents to punt three times, while Philip did not punt once.

Wyatt Kammerer ran in a 46-yard touchdown to first put Philip on the score board.

Philip cross country in Kadoka Invite

The Scottie cross country team found a small, but strong, field of competitors at the Kadoka Invitational Friday, September 10.

Other than the never-ending prairie winds, our day could have been no better, with temperatures in the high 60s and sunny skies.

Kadoka began their race day with a one mile youth run. Third grader Josie Rush, running in her second cross country race, found the competition to be big today, as schools from Faith, Lyman County and White River brought several runners each, most of which were middle school runners. This course was actually 1.25 miles long.

Celebration of Life golf tourney and concert

A scholarship fundraiser entitled "Jennifer Nelson Celebration of Life" was held Sunday, September 12, at the Lake Waggoner Golf Course, Philip.

Over 100 people were in attendance during the various festivities. Teams competed in a golf tournament, followed by a community roast beef supper served by the combined United and First Lutheran Youth Group.

Lady Scotties lose to Jones County 0-3

The Philip Lady Scotties traveled to Murdo Tuesday, September 7, to challenge the Jones County Lady Coyotes. The Scotties returned with a 0-3 defeat, and now have a 1-1 season record.

The first game, with its 17-25 score, was a wake-up call for the Scotties, who had easily defeated the Kadoka Lady Kougars last week. The next two games were hard-fought by Philip, but to no avail. The second game was lost by only two points, with a final score of 23-25, and the third game was lost by only three points, a 22-25 final game score.

Serving: Philip - 55 of 63 (10 aces).

Lady Scotties hold on to second in grueling Philip Volleyball Tournament

The Scotties hosted the Saturday, September 11, Philip Volleyball Tournament.

Other teams included were Harding County, Jones County, Colome, Hot Springs, Bennett County, Belle Fourche, Lead/Deadwood, Kadoka and Douglas. Starting at 9:00 a.m. and not ending until after 9:00 p.m., the tournament of endurance culminated in semi-final games and the fight for the championship.

The earlier competitions saw the teams in Pool A wearing each other down in the best of three matches.

Local mother/daughter team featured in regional advertisement campaign

Local faces in ad campaign ... featuring Reghan Bloomquist and Brittney Drury, is the advertisement that will be on a billboard half a mile east of Murdo.

Six-year-old Reghan Bloomquist and her mother, Brittney Drury, Philip, have been chosen as the actresses/models for a West Central Electric Cooperative advertisement campaign that will include a billboard, print media and television spots.

"Joe Connot called me out of the clear blue," said Brittney. "They were looking for a mother/daughter couple and he asked, 'Do you want your 30 seconds of fame?' "

Connot is the head of member services for West Central Electric Cooperative out of Murdo. He said, "I know Brittney, and figured quite a lot of people know Brittney.

Chamber of commerce guest speakers

The Philip Chamber of Commerce, in its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, September 13, entertained several guest speakers. Terry Henrie had recently been on a National Guard medical relief mission to Haiti. Henrie's position as a physicians assistant in Philip is almost a different world from the medical and financial poverty he witnessed in hurricane- and earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

While projecting pictures through an overhead projector, Henrie related that the island country is actually a strategic location for the United States military.

Waddell building now a historical site

The Waddell building, on Pine Street, downtown Philip, has been recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.

The Waddell building, erected in 1910, is only the second building in Haakon County to have received this designation. The Bank at Midland is also on the list, though it has been condemned and is in the process of being torn down.

"There is a lot of infrastructure work to do to the Waddell building. I want to do the building justice," said Christine Andrus, current owner of the building.

City council looking into propane tank liability

The Philip City Council meeting Tuesday, September 7, started by getting the easier business taken care of first.

The council approve payment of all current bills, except part of the swimming pool project, which would be discussed later in the meeting.

The council approved building permits to David Fitzgerald to rebuild/replace a deck, Barry Knutson to build a 16'x28' garage, decking and a fence, Vera Nelson to replace a front step and railing and to realign and repair the front porch, Gary Stephenson to replace a damaged home with a new 28'x44' to 50' home in the same location