A football dream come true for Brandon Zylstra

November 16, 2017

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Brandon Zylstra started realizing his talents when he attended Concordia College in Moorhead, where he was one of the NCAA Division III top high jumpers and Concordia’s outdoor record-holder in the event.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson@yahoo.com

Brandon Zylstra, son of Vonn and Marcia Zylstra and grandson of the late Gary and Karen Zylstra of Hendricks, is an American gridiron football wide re­ceiver for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.
He attended New Lon­don-Spicer High School in New London. Following graduation, he attended Concordia College in Moorhead. The 6-foot-4, 220 pounder, finished his college career with 3,322 all purpose yards, 114.6 per game in 29 games, and 23 touchdowns. He caught 120 passes for 1,932 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns in 28 games…

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Deubrook Area girls place third at State Cross Country meet

November 9, 2017

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The Deubrook Area girls cross country team finished third in the Class B South Dakota State Cross Country Meet. Pictured above, left to right, are Head Coach Don Ray, Shaylee DeBeer, Josie Olsen, Andrea Vandermeer, Joeve Krier, Cortney Bauman, and Assistant Coach Paul Ekern.–Photo courtesy of Rachelle DeBeer

By Paul Ekern
Editor, Tri-City Star

The Deubrook Area Girls Cross Country Team fin­ished third in the Class B state cross country meet at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in Rapid City, South Dakota on Oct. 21. The team scored 42 points, four points behind six-time defending state champion Ipswich’s 38 points. New­ell was the team champion with 22 points…

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Football award winners

November 9, 2017

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Deubrook Football award winners, pictured left to right, are Brandon Anderson (Scout Team MVP), Colby Trooien (Dolphin Spirit), Chris Landmark (Special Teams Player of the Year), Trace Vierhuf (Dolphin Spirit), Clayton Koppatschek (Team MVP), and Denton Schwartz (Defensive MVP).

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All-DVC Football award winners, from left to right, are Chris Landmark (Honorable Mention), Trace Vierhuf (Honorable Mention), Clayton Koppatschek and Denton Schwartz.

Grizzlies fall to state-ranked Minneota

November 2, 2017

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No. 17 Kristina Bolish, No. 11 Greta Johnson and No. 8 Sophie Johnson prepare for play in the Section 3A playoffs in Minneota on Oct. 27.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Volleyball Team ended their post-season play on Oct. 27, falling to the third-ranked team in the state.
The Grizzlies fell to Min­neota 0-3.
Hendricks brought two fan busses to cheer on their beloved Grizzlies, who started the match off with a bang. The Griz­zlies were up early, but got stopped by the impres­sive Minneota defense…

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Rushmores win the 73+ division championship third year in a row

November 2, 2017

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Members of the South Dakota Rushmores Baseball Team, pictured left to right in front, are Mike Spratt of The Woodlands, Texas, Lew Ingalls of Huntsville, Alabama, Phil Trooien of Astoria, South Dakota, John Somerville of North Fork, California, Mgr. John Larson of Lake Norden, South Dakota, Ken Foster of Rapid City, South Dakota, Nick Pashulka of Mesa, Arizona, Doug Stormo of Watertown, South Dakota, and Art Nielsen of Fort Mill, South Carolina. In back are Phil Clements of Big Rapids, Michigan, Jack Sayles of Custer, South Dakota, Joe Bonacquista of Pueblo, Colorado, Howard Bich of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kent Rolfing of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Al West of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Gerry Barsky of Lang¬horne, Pennsylvania, and Dick Giberti of Sebastopol, California. Not pictured is Dave Wheeler of Herndon, Virginia.

Grizzlies get the gold

November 2, 2017

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The Hendricks Girls Cross Country runners enjoy a team moment at the starting line of the Section 3A Cross Country Championships held in Madison on Oct. 26. The Lady Grizzlies finished in 19th place and received the Gold Award for Academic Excellence from the Minnesota Cross Country Coaches Association.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

For the third consecu­tive year, the Hendricks Girls Cross Country Team received the Gold Academ­ic Excellence Award at the Section 3A Cross Country Meet. The Grizzlies had a team GPA of 3.77 to qualify for the Gold Award given by the Minnesota Cross Country Coaches Associa­tion.

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Grizzlies place in Section 3A cross country at Madison

November 2, 2017

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Despite the cold and windy running conditions, Jesade Siverson runs a personal best. Siverson ran the 5K in 24:10.05, finishing in 88th place.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Section 3A Cross Country Championships were held in Madison on Oct. 26. With extremely cold and windy weather the backdrop for the day, hundreds of runners were on hand for a chance to advance to the Minne­sota State Cross Country Meet.
Twenty-four teams representing 33 schools make up Section 3A…

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Grizzlies roar, advance in the Section 3A playoffs

October 27, 2017

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The Hendricks Grizzlies Volleyball Team celebrates after the Section 3A pigtail game victory over Dawson-Boyd. The Grizzlies defeated the Blackjacks 3-1 (18-25, 25-13, 26-24, and 25-20).

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks volleyball team made history on Oct. 23 defeating Dawson-Boyd to become the first Grizzly team to advance in the Sec­tion 3A playoffs. Over 60 enthusiastic Hendricks fans helped cheer the Grizzlies on to victory. Hendricks defeated Dawson-Boyd 3-1 (18-25, 25-13, 26-24, 25-20) in a thrilling match.
The Grizzlies served well with Kaylee Johnson going 19 for 19 from the line. Greta Johnson served 18 out of 18 including two aces and Sophie Johnson went 17 for 17 with two service aces. Abby Satterlee recorded two ace serves on the match.

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Grizzlies defeat FIS in three

October 27, 2017

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Kaylee Johnson swings for a kill as teammates look on. Johnson had three kills in the 3-0 victory over the FIS Lady Indians.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks volleyball team played Flandreau In­dian School in Flandreau, South Dakota on Oct. 17 to wrap up their regular season. The Grizzlies de­feated the Lady Indians in three straight sets (25-7, 25-7, and 25-6).
Cora Hofer made 13 consecutive serves in­cluding three aces to help the Grizzlies from the line. Greta Johnson went 28-28 from the line and record­ed 12 aces on the match. Abby Satterlee had 12 good serves and six aces…

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Parents’ Night victory for Grizzlies

October 20, 2017

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The Lady Grizzlies get ready to play the Parents’ Night match-up against Dell Rapid St. Marys on Oct. 13. Hendricks defeated the Lady Cardinals 3-2.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Grizzlies hosted Dell Rapids St. Marys on Oct. 10 in vol­leyball action with a great crowd on hand for the last home match of the season. Hendricks outplayed the scrappy Lady Cardinals in five sets (25-15, 17-25, 22-25, 25-17, 15-6) to claim the victory on Par­ents’ Night.

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