State Track Meet: (69) Sacred Hoops players competing on the big stage

At left, Red Cloud’s Jade Ecoffey will be competing in several events for the Crusaders: White River’s Caelyn Valandra-Prue ready to tear (STUFF) up; Clark Willow Lake senior Jacob Prouty (Bulldozer per Jordan Long) will be a contender in the open 800 and the CWL 3200 meter relay; Scotland’s Isabella Vitek will be looking for medals in the Class B shot put and discus.

By Rich Winter

Such a dreary week with the rain and cold in South Dakota…Looking ahead the National Weather Service promises better weather on Thursday, little breezy on Friday and near perfect and sunny on Saturday.

Let the games begin.

At any rate, just kinda wanted to just toss out some numbers on our Sacred Hoops athletes participating in this weekend’s state meet.

Girls - 28 - Boys = 41

AA Girls = 2, A Girls = 15, B Girls = 11

AA Boys = 5, A Boys = 15, B Boys = 21


Will be keeping an eye on Kimball/White-Lake big guy Justin Becker….

Becker plays on our East River 17-U Sacred Hoops squad.

He’s a heck of a football player, and has qualified for the state track meet in the shot put and discus.

Taylor Byerly takes down one of Carla Allard’s track records at Bennett County


Hope everyone remembers Carla Allard (Watson) the 1987 graduate from Bennett County.

Scored over 2900 points and was a HELL of a track athlete. Many of her records from 200 meters through 1600 meters and a ton of relay records still stand.

But, last week, Bennett County 8th-grader cranked out a 5:28 1600 meters to break Allard’s 33 year old 5:35.4 from 1986.