“If it weren’t for FFA, I would have never known I enjoyed this so much,” said Wessington Springs High School senior Sierra Burg of her love of horticulture. “What I’ve learned in FFA has led me to study horticulture at SDSU with the goal of eventually owning my own flower shop.” 

Wessington Springs Elementary School students are celebrating American Heart Association month by taking part in a jump rope challenge during P.E. beginning Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 1. Students will rotate between five stations working on jump rope-themed ideas. Families and Commu…

The robotics team from Wessington Springs brought home a solid 12th place out of 50 teams across South Dakota last Saturday, as a result of intense competition at the state tournament held in Sioux Falls February 2, 2019. Coached by Julie Bruckner and Audra Scheel, members of the team are: T…

The Weskota Foundation, dedicated to preserving healthcare services in Jerauld County, was the recipient of donations generated by the Lady Spartan Volleyball team’s Volley for a Cure and student athlete Chasity Vissia’s senior project, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament held earlier last year.

The atmosphere at the youth robotics regional competition held Saturday in Sioux Falls was electric – and along with many months of hard work, two Wessington Springs robotics teams tapped into that energy, powering their way through the ranks of dozens of teams with one team qualifying for state.

From the halls of WSHS, we bring a new project to this week’s Artist’s Corner. This week’s project is an oil painting completed by Advanced Art III senior, Houston Mees. Houston chose to paint this woman because he wanted to represent the African American culture in a way that was powerful, …

Wessington Springs High School  senior Maddie Neely signed to play college volleyball at Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) in Mitchell, SD beginning in fall 2019.  Neely is shown above with DWU volleyball coach Lindsay Wilber earlier this month in Mitchell, SD. 

Sioux Falls was the host for the 2018 State Cross Country Meet,  held at Yankton Trails Park for all three classes.  This year WSHS Freshman, AJ Neely and the rest of the Class B boys started off the meet, followed by Class A and AA boys and then the three races for the girls in the same ord…

The Spartan Volleyball team took third place at the 281 Conference Tournament in Forestburg on Saturday, beating Wolsey-Wessington in three straight sets. This is the first time since 2014 that the Spartans have been in the winner’s bracket. Currently the team record stands at 9-7. 

The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central Blackhawks picked up its second win of the season over Redfield/Doland on Friday in Doland.   

After a hard fought opening loss to Estelline/Hendricks, the Spartan volleyball team opened at home with a three set win over Iroquois. In Estelline, the Spartans lost the first two sets, but came back strong to win the third set. They could not hold out for the fourth and were edged out by …

The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central Blackhawks suffered the first loss of the season at Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan last Friday by a score of 41-0.  

The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central Blackhawks began the 2018 season with a 14-0 victory over Wagner on Friday night.   For most of the night both defenses kept the other teams’ offense in check.   Finally with 10:16 remaining in the 4th quarter the Blackhawks broke through wit…

The local Junior Horse Judging Team and Beginning Horse Judging Team participated in the State Horse Show. Junior Horse Judging Team members are: Raylee Fagerhaug, Hannah Heezen, Caroline Witte and Abigail Kolousek. Beginning Horse Judging Team members are: Alexis Roesler, Rylan Fagerhaug an…

Two Wessington Springs baseball players, Brock Krueger and Blake Larson, were part of a dynamic group of 13 area youth who played their way up the exciting road towards the Little League World Series.

Members of the VFW Post 5548 Teener baseball team made up of local youth took home the top prize last weekend in the 2018 Joe Kirley Tournament held in Pierre June 22-24.  To earn the championship title, the Teeners won the following games: 

Wessington Springs Majors weathered a scare by Ethan SD in the third inning where Wessington Springs coughed up three runs, but Wessington Springs still won 7-4 at home last  Thursday. Wessington Springs captured the lead in the first inning and took the lead for good with four runs in the t…

Trucks and trailers filled with  a wide variety of livestock and rodeo contestants from around South Dakota and neighboring states  drew a good-sized crowd despite record heat to the Foothills Rodeo grounds in Wessington Springs over the weekend. 

David Jost Memorial Field in Wessington Springs played host to the first round of the high school baseball playoffs Sunday.  

Soccer season was in full swing last Thursday in Wessington Springs with kids from kindergarten through eighth grade matching up against Sanborn Central at home.

After a month of practices in the gym due to the snow, the Blackhawk JV baseball team finally got to play the first game of the season.  They traveled to North Sioux City to take place in Dakota Valley High School’s one-day JV event.  Their first game put them up against a team from Madison.…

Well I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to get to write a track article this season.  On Thursday, April 12, we ventured over to DeSmet for our first track meet of the 2018 season.  With everyone looking to get a meet in, we competed against at least 25 teams and 1,009 student-athletes!!  I w…

Wessington Springs area kids had the unique opportunity to learn from the best last Saturday, when head soccer coaches from Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) brought a free, traveling soccer clinic to the elementary school gymnasium.

Wessington Springs Elementary School announced last week that students raised $1,394.45 during a “Jumping for a Healthy Heart Fundraiser” the last week of February.

Fans came out in big numbers to support the Wessington Springs Boys Basketball program at Friday night’s basketball games against Woonsocket/Sanborn Central Blackhawks. The games marked the last regular home game for the Spartans, who, at press time Monday, were set to play Lake Preston in R…

The Ski Hill in Wessington Springs earned top honors in the state last week, being named as one of seven destinations on the South Dakota Department of Tourism’s online Sledding Guide. 

The Lady Spartans girls basketball team has had some tough losses this season and are currently 3-10. During the early stages of the season, the girls struggled to find their identity but finally won their game against Colome. They had another tough win against Sunshine Bible Academy to star…

The sound of bouncing basketballs filled the Alpena Community Center on Saturday, January 20 where a four team tournament was being played. Teams from Huron, Redfield and Wessington Springs brought the former home of the Alpena High School Wildcats back to life.