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ROESLER LEADING CHARGE OUT WEST

JEREMY WALTNER - PUBLISHER

Titus Roesler runs to win.

To that end, this has been a good cross-country season for the Freeman Academy senior, who has owned the Class B field throughout the year and ran away with the Region 5B championship last week in Platte. Roesler finished the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes, 33 seconds and nearly 45 seconds in front of the Bon Homme’s Nate Hall, who finished second.

FLYERS MOVE TO 13-7, BEARCATS DROP TO 0-11

Freeman Public remains undefeated in October and now stands at 13-6 after a 3-1 win over Hanson at Alexandria Tuesday night, Oct. 20. The Flyers beat the Beavers (5-13) 25-19, 25-18, 16-25, 25-9 behind 16 kills, 23 digs and five aces from senior Rijjy Peterson. Kate Miller added seven kills, 12 digs and a pair of aces, Mesa Mehlhaf had six kills, and Cara Maske and Ava Ammann shared the set assists with 18 and 15, respectively.

CANISTOTA/FREEMAN FOOTBALL ON AS PLANNED

Canistota Superintendent Larry Nebelsick confirmed Monday morning, Oct. 19, that there are several cases of COVID-19 in the junior high, but the Canistota/Freeman football team is not impacted. One Canistota volleyball player will miss tonight’s home match against Irene-Wakonda, but there is no reason for alarm, he said.

PRIDE WIN; RAZORBACKS LOSE, MISS PLAYOFFS

Canistota/Freeman finished the season 7-1 after a 40-0 win over Hanson Friday night, Oct. 16 while Menno/Marion lost to Irene-Wakonda 30-26 in Menno's homecoming game. A win would have qualified the Razorbacks for postseason play; instead they finish their final season as a cooperative with a 1-7 record. The Eagles improved to 2-6.

WOLVES DOWN GOLDEN EAGLES, MOVE TO 7-9

Menno won for the third time in four matches with a 3-1 victory over Mitchell Christian Thursday night, Oct. 15 in Menno. The Wolves downed the Golden Eagles 22-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-22 and improved to 7-9. Mitchell Christian dropped to 2-11.

LOCAL RUNNERS QUALIFY FOR STATE XC

The Freeman Academy/Marion boys cross-country team won the meet, FA’s Jada Koerner was third while Menno’s Ashton Massey, Morgan Edelman and Kadeyn Ulmer all finished in the top 20 at the Region 3B Meet in Platte on Wednesday and will run at state in Rapid City Saturday, Oct. 24.

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FLYERS, WOLVES WIN ON VOLLEYBALL COURT

Freeman Public took down Oldham-Ramonda/Rutland 3-1 in volleyball action Tuesday night, Oct. 8 while Menno held off Hanson in five sets.

The Flyers won 25-14, 25-14, 22-25, 25-21 behind 13 kills and 15 digs from senior Rijjy Peterson. Oddy Pankratz added eight kills, 18 digs, 10 set assists and four aces while Ava Ammann had 20 set assists and 10 digs. The win moved Freeman to 12-6 while ORR dropped to 5-11.

COLMAN-EGAN TAKES DOWN 'BACKS IN RARE DAY GAME

In a rare day game, scheduled after Menno/Marion had its Oct. 9 meeting with Parkston canceled because of COVID-19 issues there, Colman-Egan controlled the time of possession to build a 16-0 lead at halftime and ended up winning 24-6 over the Razorbacks in Menno late Monday afternoon, Oct. 12.

The C-Hawks, who play in Class 9B, improved to 4-2 while Menno/Marion dropped to 1-6.

PRIDE WIN BIG AGAIN, MOVE TO 6-1

Tyce Ortman scored on runs of 82, 6 and 21 yards and returned a punt for a 52-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and Isiah Robertson intercepted a pass for a touchdown as Canistota/Freeman Pride build a 36-0 lead over Bon Homme after 12 minutes.

The Pride ended up winning 48-8 in the Oct. 9 game played in Freeman to improve to 7-1; the Cavaliers dropped to 2-5.