Hendricks High School’s Class of 1958 reunites

June 27, 2018

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The Hendricks High School Class of 1958 held their 60-year class reunion at Cedric’s in Hendricks on Saturday night, June 16. There were 28 graduates, 10 of whom have passed away. Pictured left to right are Jerry Kluess, Gordy Siverson, Dennis Christianson, Helen (Eggen) Laabs, Darold Laabs, Nona (Sandro) Siverson, Wanda (Franken) Ochocki, John Aune, Roberta (Pierce) Trooien, Gordy Singsaas, Gene Ochocki, Leon Siverhus and Jim Eggen.

HPS board discusses Lynd’s recent decision to pull out of SWEC

June 22, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Three Hendricks Public School teachers—Matt Adams, Sharon Evert and Monica Dorn—were present during the Public Fo­rum portion of the regular HPS School Board meeting on Thurs­day evening, June 14.
Speaking on the group’s behalf, science teacher Monica Dorn asked the school board mem­bers present, who included Tom Olson who is also on the SWEC Board, Superintendent Bruce Houck, and Principal Paul Chick, how Lynd’s recent decision to pull out of the SWEC agreement will affect HPS. Houck said it will be “as usual” for the upcoming year; the board will wait a year to see “how it shakes out.”…

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Hendricks Grizzlies 12U split with Tracy Thunder

June 22, 2018

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Keira Larson at bat during the HPS Grizzly game vs. Tracy.

Hendricks 12U softball team splits a doublehead­er with Tracy on June 14 in Tracy. Tracy took game one, 11-5. Savannah Snow started the game pitching, throwing 1½ innings. She had two strikeouts, six walks and two hits. Ellie Olsen finished the second inning and pitched two more innings. She finished the game with three strike­outs, five walks and five hits, only giving up two runs. Sadie Johnson got a homerun in the last inning. Claire Dagel and Ellie Ols­en got a double play in the first inning. Claire caught an infield pop fly at third base and threw to first to get the runner out.

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Two golfers wrap up 2018 golf season at State Golf meet

June 22, 2018

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Sophie Johnson, left and Kaylee Johnson, right. They competed at the State Golf meet in Becker.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Grizzlies wrapped up their 2018 golf season at the Min­nesota State Golf Meet in Becker, June 12 and 13.
Kaylee Johnson and So­phie Johnson qualified to this prestigious event un­der the direction of coach­es Steve Holland and Tom Olson.

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Golfers going to State

June 15, 2018

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Sophie Johnson (left) and Kaylee Johnson are pictured after qualifying to the Minnesota State Golf Championships, which will be held at the Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker on June 12-13. This will mark Kaylee’s second trip to the state tournament and she’s looking to improve on her finish from last year; she placed 34th out of 83 golfers who qualified to state in 2017.

Youth girls summer softball begins with three games

June 15, 2018

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The Grizzly girls softball team kicked off their season last week. Pictured above, one Grizzly heads for home as another heads for first base.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Grizzles girls 8-14- year-old girls fast pitch soft­ball teams kicked off their season last week, playing both Minneota and Slayton.
The girls 14U team took on Minneota at Froiland Field on Wednesday, June 6, taking a loss on their opening night scrimmage of 11-40. Meghan Carmody noted that the Wednesday night score could be slightly inaccurate.

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Americanism Essay winner

June 7, 2018

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Each year the Bakken-Engen Auxiliary Unit of Astoria, South Dakota, as well as the Toronto and White, South Dakota Units, sponsor the American Legion Auxiliary Essay and Poem contest at Deubrook Area School. This year, Deu­brook fourth grader Carly Engelstad, daughter of Nathan and Cheryl Engelstad of Hendricks, received first place for her essay, “What can I personally do to promote Ameri­canism in my school or community?” Her essay went on to District 5, where she also earned first place. She re­cently received a letter and monetary award congratulating her as a winner at the state level. She was encouraged to keep writing and to keep veterans in her heart. Carly is the granddaughter of Karen Christianson of Hendricks and Charles and Janice Engelstad of Astoria, South Dakota.

Grizzlies runners-up at section golf

June 7, 2018

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Jesade Siverson, Abby Satterlee, Sophie Johnson and Kaylee Johnson are pictured with their silver medals from the Section 3A Golf Tournament held in Worthington on May 23 and 30. Hendricks finished second behind state tournament qualifiers Murray County Central.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

 
The Hendricks Grizzlies Girls Golf Team, coached by Steve Holland and Tom Olson, brought home the second place trophy from the Section 3A Golf Tournament held in Worthington on May 23 and 30. After advancing to day two of the section meet, the Hendricks girls golfed an impressive 408 to finish second in the state qualifier.

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Johnson wins a state track title

May 31, 2018

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Tracksters take time out for a photo during their weekend at the State Track and Field Championships held in Rapid City, South Dakota. Pictured left to right in front are Jesade Siverson, Marissa Golas, Kate Wegner, Sophie Johnson, Kaylee Johnson, Kylie Beare, Cora Hofer and Greta Johnson; in back are Katelynn Hawley, Christine Nefgzer, Harrison Wegner, Marcis Hausman and Riley Benning. Not pictured is Tiffany Vohlken.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

Greta Johnson has achieved one of her dreams by winning a state title. Johnson was crowned the South Da­kota Class B Pole Vault Champion at the SD State Track and Field Cham­pionships held in Rapid City, South Dakota, May 25-26.
The Estelline-Hen­dricks team had three qualifiers in the girls pole vault and the event proved to be successful for the trio…

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Greta Johnson brings a state title home to Hendricks. Johnson won the girls pole vault at the South Dakota State Track and Field Championships held in Rapid City, South Dakota on May 25 and 26. She vaulted 11-00 to claim the Class B Pole Vault title.

Golfers advance to second round of Section 3A tourney

May 31, 2018

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Pictured left to right are Grizzly golfers Jesade Siverson, Abby Satterlee, Sophie Johnson and Kaylee Johnson after placing second in round one of the Section 3A golf meet held in Worthington on May 23. The Grizzlies tallied a score of 436 to advance them to the next round.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Grizzly Girls Golf Team finished second overall to advance to the second round of Sec­tion 3A tournament play. Hendricks, Adrian, Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda, Hills- Beaver Creek, Murray County Central, Red Rock Central, Russell-Tyler-Ruth­ton, Southwest Minnesota Christian-Edgerton, Wa­basso, and Westbrook-Wal­nut Grove were on hand at the course in Worthington to compete for a chance to play in the Minnesota State Golf Tournament.

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