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The One Person Scramble held at the Four Winds Golf Course this past Saturday, attracted 24 golfers who were divided into two flights. No surprise that Ty Garrett emerged the champion, winning the 1st flight with his handicap score of 57.6. Gene Golding finished runner up with 58.6 and Dustin Bowron 3rd with 59.4. Each golfer was allowed to play two balls, on each shot, from the tee box until the ball was holed thus giving each golfer a mulligan on every shot! Each golfer was also given 60% of their handicap.

Don Trofholz won the 2nd flight with his round of 62.4, Wayne Hammett was 2nd with 62.4, Payton Wise 3rd with 62.6, and Lloyd Howard 4th with 65.0.

This event was a fund raiser to benefit the golf course with half of the $20 entry fee going to the fund and the other half of the entry fee money going towards prize money.


An Open Two-Day stroke play tournament at the Four Winds was on the schedule for this coming weekend but at the time of this writing the entries were so limited, it may prove to be a cancellation of this event. Regardless, there will be open golf this weekend, so be sure and call for your tee times.

Also, starting this next Monday through Thursday, the grounds crew will be sanding and plugging the Four Winds course, which will limit play considerably and could even close the course for a period of time – so again, be sure and call the pro shop to see if the course is open and for tee times.


Catching you readers up on some of our former Kimball High athletes who are involved in the college sports scene. Madison Biesecker is going full speed ahead as a setter for the Southeast Community College Volleyball team in Beatrice, Nebraska. She is doing all of the setting for Southeast and rarely leaves the court.

Jaycie Walker has transferred this year to Doane College and is a member of the Women’s Golf Team. I will try to get you readers more details on both of these young ladies as the season continues.


Jake Reader, in his second season at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, was on the losing side this past Saturday as his Skyhawks fell to Chadron State 17-10. Jake said he was hampered somewhat for the opening game after rolling an ankle in the practice earlier but still saw lots of action Saturday at his tight end position. You might remember that Fort Lewis played at Chadron a year ago in the season final game and then opened this year back at Chadron. Jake caught a touchdown pass a year ago, but had only one thrown his way this year.


A pair of former Longhorns playing at Dakota Wesleyan College and Jonathon Withrow, in his second year, is returning starter as a running back. His Tigers fell to Dakota State 34-30 in the season opener with Jon having 2 receptions and 50 yards rushing.

Dakota Wesleyan pulled the upset over number 8 ranked Tabor College out of Kansas this past Saturday winning 35-21 and Jon played a major role in this win with 15 carries for 90 yards and 2 touchdowns plus catching 1 pass for 50 yards.

Enrique Cajero, who sat out last year with a red shirt – is the starting punter this year for Dakota Wesleyan and according to teammate Jon Withrow, “Is kicking the heck out of the football.”

I will gather some more stats on his punting as the season progresses.


We also have Henry Heeg playing college golf out in California, Danika Daum playing volleyball for WNCC in Scottsbluff, and Mike Daum will be back at South Dakota State University come basketball season and I was reading one report that listed the big sophomore as the number 4 ranked player, nationwide, to watch this year!


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