Springs track coach among nominees for state award
Wessington Springs High School track and field coach Becky Bell-Krueger was among the nominations for the South Dakota High School Coaches Association boys track coach of the year for 2010.
Bell-Krueger guided the WSHS boys to a second place finish in the 2010 State B Track Meet at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
Harmony Township seeks tax opt out
The Harmony Township governing board has filed for a tax opt of in the amount of $10,000 per year for five years, beginning with calendar year 2010 taxes payable inthe 2011 calendar year.
Unless the action is referred to a vote of the people in that township the resolution will go into effect.
The Harmony Township board consists of Bruce Eilers, chairman, and board members Lynn Horesley, Steve Thompson, Linda Thompson and Amy Schimke.
Owls will end home season this Thursday night
The Wessington Springs Owls amateur baseball team had just two games this week.
On Thursday they traveled to Plankinton for a Pony Hills matchup. The Owls just could not string enough hits together to beat Plankinton and lost 7-1.
Kaleb Kopfmann led the offense with two hits and scored the only run on a single by Kyle McLaughlin. Adam Kaus had the only other hit for the Owls. Kaus was also the losing pitcher going 3and 2/3 of an inning before Jay Fischer can on in relief. Fischer was able to keep Plankinton from scoring the rest of the way, but the offense never got on track.
The following night the Owls made the trip up to Redfield. Once again the Owls had a lot of hard hits, but were not able to find many gaps in the Redfield defense.
Redfield started off hot with eleven runs in the first off of starting pitcher Kaleb Kopfmann. They added three more runs later in the game to make the final score 14-0. Nathan Hainy relieved Kopfmann in the bottom of the first.
Offensively, Kopfmann again had the hot bat collecting two more hits. Adam Kaus, Hainy, Kole Kopfmann, and Drew Kraft all had one hit apiece.
With the two losses, the Owls are now 6-7 on the season and 5-4 in league play.
The Owls will have their final home game of the season Thursday, July 8 as they host Chamberlain in a Pony Hills League game. They will then travel to 4-Corners on Sunday, July 11 for a make-up game.