A story regarding Wessington Springs High School distance runner Jase Kraft appears in the January 29, 2013 issue of the True Dakotan. Here is an unedited list of his accomplishments (so far) in his career. He is a junior at WSHS.
JASE KRAFT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
[ Jase Kraft has been coached by Becky Bell Krueger all of his years of running]
2012 – Junior:
• 2nd place at State Meet in Huron (team does not make medal stand)
• SDHSAA Top Twenty Five All-State Award across all 3 classes
Owls finish outstanding season
Go down swinging in 3-0 loss in opening round of SD State Amateur Baseball Tournament
The Wessington Springs Owls competed Friday night at the State Amateur Baseball Tournament held this year in Mitchell. The Owls would take on the Alexandria Angels and their pitching ace Trever Vermeulen. “Going into the game we knew we had our work cut out for us facing Vermeulen,” stated Owls manager Nathan Hainy, “but we have a solid team and feel like we could play with anyone.”
Owls Earn State tourney berth
After a year layoff, the Owls once again are able to field an amateur baseball team. On Friday night, they got their season started when they played the Dimock-Emery Raptors at Miller’s Invitational tournament.
The Owls would play a nearly flawless game to earn the 14-1 win.
The Owls were first to strike when Adam Kaus doubled to start the game, moved to third on a ground ball hit by ArinBoschee, and scored on a single by Nathan Hainy.
Jase KraftMindy Kraft
Wessington Springs Early Bird Track Meet
April 4, 2012
Corsica/Stickney, Iroquois, James Valley Christian, Kimball/White Lake,
Mt. Vernon, Plankinton, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, Wessington Springs
Boy’s Shot Put
1 CS Adam Borman 44’ 4.75″
2 Plank Matt Frey 41’ 6″
3 CS Michael Odens 41’ 5.5″
4 KWL Philip Schroeder 35’ 5.5″
5 SCW Riley Zoss 35’ 3″
6 CS Cameron Kostal 35’ 1/2″
BY CRAIG WENZEL
Curtis Huffman, of Wessington Springs, won the Big Island International Marathon held at Hilo, Hawaii, on Sunday, March 18 with a time of 2:39:31. There were more than 250 entries in the race from across the United States and several countries.
The win was the second marathon victory for the Wessington Springs runner. He captured first place in the 2011 Omaha, NE, marathon. Prior to that he placed in the top 100 at the internationally-known Boston Marathon.
He can regularly be seen training on the streets of Wessington Springs. Huffman is employed in the Wessington Springs school system.