Spartans fans of all ages lined Highway 34 as the boys basketball team made its way east via fire truck escort to Colman-Egan High School in Colman to take on DeSmet in the Region 3 Basketball Tournament last Friday. To make it to that place in the tournament, Wessington Springs scored 29 po…

Wessington Springs-Woonsocket-Wolsey-Wessington wrestlers Landon Wolter, Quinten Christensen, Seth Tebay and Keagan Haider competed at the state wrestling tournament held in Sioux Falls last week.

Spartan boys basketball makes big strides on the seasonGood communication and “all out hustle” is the name of the game when it comes to Spartan boys basketball coach Joey Mitchell’s philosophy.  “Our first game of the season, we had a ton of turnovers and we didn’t play very well, we gave up…

Hundreds of youth wrestling fans from across the state filled the Wessington Springs Elementary School gymnasium Friday night to cheer on wrestlers ranging in age from preschool to seventh grade. Three rounds of matches made up of wrestlers from Pierre, Miller, Redfield, Ipswich, Gettysburg,…

Last Friday, Wessington Springs robotics club coaches Julie Bruckner, Katie Jackson and Spartan Bots member Holden Jackson practiced the 4-8 grade team’s robot run in front of an audience of junior robotics team members made up of Kindergarten - third graders. Newly formed this year, the jun…

Home wrestling action was in full swing last Thursday evening, as Wessington Springs hosted  Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes, Warner/Northwestern and Howard in a  quadrangular. WSWWW went 2-1 on the day, topping Howard 45-11 and Warner/Northwestern 60-9. Seth Tebay scored two wins, Howard’s…

As we head into 2020 and the full chill of winter, the Spartan sports schedule lends an opportunity to support student athletes and heat up chilly nights. . The complete sports schedule for the upcoming month can be found in the January community calendar inserted into this week's print issu…

The Spartan Girls basketball team picked up their first win of the season on Tuesday, December 17  over Iroquois/Doland by a score of 36-25.   Through three quarters, it was a close game with Iroquois/Doland leading by a score of 22-20 going into the fourth quarter.   However, the Spartans p…

From the halls of WSHS, we bring a pencil drawing to this week’s Artist’s Corner! This week’s project was created by Advanced Art IV Senior, Emma Lammey.

4-H beef project enthusiasts packed the Jerauld-Buffalo County 4-H grounds on a cold rainy Sunday, November, 3, 2019, to participate in the Eleventh Annual Springs Showdown Calf Show. 

The Wessington Springs Elementary School Robotics team, along with help from their families and community members, recently participated in a snow hill clean-up day in the city park in Wessington Springs.  

 A big crowd decked out in pink filled the gym for the Lady Spartan volleyball game vs. Wolsey/Wessington Friday night. Thursday’s game was held in conjunction with Volley for a Cure, a cancer awareness event that raises thousands for Weskota Foundation's Cancer Awareness fund. The fund prov…

From the halls of WSHS, we bring a “Spartan” mixed media drawing to this week’s Artist’s Corner! This week’s project was created by Advanced Art II Junior, Rydell Krueger. Rydell chose this project because he has an interest in history and the time-period this portrayed. To help create the c…

The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central Blackhawks shut out Lead/Deadwood on Friday afternoon by a score of 20-0.  

WSHS senior hosts community land and range seminar After a decorated high school career in Land and Range judging, Wessington Springs High School (WSHS) senior Landon Wolter discovered that he had reached a pinnacle when it came to competing in the contests. Due to having previously won at t…

Local youth football organizers and parents hosted over 600 third through sixth grade football players and fans at a youth football jamboree held at the practice field east of the elementary school Saturday.

The cross country team is off and running the town.  We are gearing up for another successful season, guided by returning letter winners, AJ Neely, sophomore,  and Brock Krueger, 8th grader.  

The annual HuntSAFE Program will be held in Wessington Springs on September 10, 12 and 14. The first two sessions will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the Jerauld County Courthouse. The final session will be held at the Jerauld County Trap Club range from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Game One of the state tournament saw Wessington Springs (WS) facing Parkston. The game was low scoring and a pitcher’s duel.  Parkston scored one run in the third inning, one run in the fifth, and one in the sixth.  Wessington Springs’ lone run came in the sixth inning.  Springs outhit Parks…

Wessington Springs nabbed the lead late in last week’s South Dakota VFW 16U Class B Northwest Region Teener Baseball Tournament Championship in a 14-4 victory over Kimball/White Lake on Wednesday. Springs was down 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning when an error scored two runs for the ho…

Six members of the Wessington Springs FCCLA chapters joined over 8,600 Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the nation in Anaheim, CA for the 2019 National Leadership Conference (NLC) June 30 - July 4.  “The conference was…

Amateur baseball fans in Wessington Springs have rejoiced this season, with the return of Owls Baseball after not being able to field a team for the past three years. With the entrance of manager Joe Butterfield and a new generation of players stepping up to the plate, community members and …

The Wessington Springs High School Clay Target League team’s first trip to the state shoot  was a memorable one, with five from the ten-member team competing last weekend in Aberdeen, SD.

On May 28th the Wessington Springs Post 5548 16U Teeners opened their season against Mount Vernon/Plankinton.  In a rain-shortened game, Wessington Springs won their first game 6-1. Gerrit Brandenburg got the win on the mound going all five innings.

Friday, May 10, the Blackhawks Baseball team played host to both the varsity and JV teams from Wolsey/Wessington/Miller/Highmore for the final regular season games of the year.  The varsity team was able to grab an early lead and keep adding on to earn a 9-1 victory.  Six pitchers saw action…

On May 2, 2019, Wessington Springs hosted the Junior High 281 Conference track meet.  The conference meet is for grades 7-9.  

Soccer season was in full swing Saturday with local students from kindergarten through sixth grade matching up against Sanborn Central, Woonsocket and Huron in Forestburg.  Although off to a slow start due to weather with many practices canceled, most games were made up, with final soccer ac…

On Tuesday, April 23, we were finally able to participate in our first varsity track meet.  We traveled up to Estelline, SD, as we were one of twenty-four teams that competed.  We were very thankful to get into that meet.  For our young athletes, it was a little overwhelming as there were ov…

In preparation for the May 4 season opener at Miller Central Speedway, local race car drivers Domanick Havard, Tanner Grohs, James Reiner and Chad Kopfmann brought their cars to Main Street in Wessington Springs for a driver meet and greet outside of Slippery’s last Saturday. 

Dedicated Blackhawk Baseball players Cooper, Carson and Noah Hainy, Trevor Schmidt, Brendon Labore and Coach Nathan Hainy scoop snow in hopes of improving field conditions at David Jost Field for upcoming game play.

The sound of fans cheering from the grandstand paired with the buttery aroma of fresh-popped popcorn stirred long-dormant excitement for  spring  -- and more importantly for some -- baseball season’s long-awaited arrival.

Shown with students from the 8th grade Choices for your Future class and members of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), the City of Wessington Springs Pool Task Force (Sandy Beckman, Teri Mebius, Pam Hainy, Jeanna Schafer, Ryan Jensen) is shown receiving a $1000 donation …