SportsDecember 04 2013
Travelers along I-90, near Kennebec, the past two months have witnessed the growth of a mountain of milo as Wheat Growers Elevator at Kennebec started piling grain in October.
As of Monday, December 2nd, there is approximately 721,000 bushels of milo on the ground.
The pile, is located on land, next to I-90, leased from GMH of Kennebec. While the pile looks like a extra large quantity of grain, manager Todd Longivlle said it’s about the same as last year.
“We have a couple producers still bringing in corn, but I think the milo is done,” said Longville.
Dry corn is being piled east of Kennebec near the rail road tracks on property owned by Ronald Moore.
The Kennebec elevator closed Thursday for Thanksgiving day but reopened for the entire weekend to continue accepting grain.
“I hope that was our last weekend!” added Longville.
Normally, the elevator is closed the day after Thanksgiving to allow employees to spend the holiday with family, but this year’s harvest has been extra long due to weather delays and a bumper crop.
Longville believes about 99 percent of the fall harvest is finished in the area.
Elevator employees will start picking up the milo and hauling it back to the elevator where it will be run through the dryer before it's stored or shipped out.
“We pretty much have all our contracts filled now,” said Longville when asked it they were trucking grain out of the elevator.
Grain prices are doing a little better now than before harvest, according to Longville, but the price remains about half of what it was last year. In 2012 when corn was selling for $7.18 a bushel, Monday it was $3.54 a bushel; milo was $6.82 a bushel last year, and just $3.39 this week at Kennebec.
“Harvest may still be going for some, but it’s finally wrapping up,” said Longville.
SportsNovember 27 2013
The Lyman Raider Volleyball team were welcomed home Sunday afternoon at the high school music room by parents, family, friends and supporters following their 5th place finish at the State Class B Volleyball Tournament over the weekend.
The Raiders lost their opening game to Chester area on Thursday night, but came back to win their next two games to win consolation.
This was the Raiders second state tournament in as many years. Last year they finished in eighth place.
“We played Chester tough,” coach Jill Whalen told the assembled crowd. The Raiders lost 3-0 but played a respectable match losing 21-25; 18-25; and 17-25.
“We refocused after that loss and set a new goal of consolation champs,” added Whalen.
Beating Kimball/White Lake in the second game of the tournament was a sweet victory for the Raiders who had suffered a loss to the WildKats earlier in the season.
“That felt good!” said Whalen with a smile. “The girls got out there and did what they had to do to win.”
The Raiders faced a tough match against Herreid/Selby but with a team effort behind the leadership of five seniors, they won 3 – 1, and claimed the fifth place title.
According to principal Cooper Garnos, this year's team finished the state tournament with the best placing in the school's history.
“These girls have made school history,” said Garnos.
Anna Flitner, a senior hitter, was named to the all-tourney team with an overall finish of 6 aces, 45 kills, 4 blocks and 50 digs. Teammates Sara Herman had 10 aces and 47 digs; Bailey Almond had 45 assists and 20 digs; Jessica Welter 29 kills and 5 blocks; Brooklyn Halverson 17 kills and 2 blocks; Ashton Smith 7 kills and 3 blocks; and Hanna Thiry had 37 assists.
Flitner was second highest with 45 kills behind Arlington's Samantha Boeck with 66. Sara Herman recorded the highest number of aces with 10 and led the tourney in front of Ashley Rozell (9) and Sidney Bierman (7) both of Warner.
Flitner was second in digs (50), and Herman third (47) behind the front runner Erin Benson, Chester with 71.
The Raider welcome home was an emotional event for the five seniors as the tournament marked the end of the girls' high school volleyball careers. The teammates took turns thanking their supporters, coaches and teammates which
resulted in a few tears.
Junior Rachel Chester, the last to speak, summed the season up best with a quote from Dr. Suess. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
The Raiders finish the season 26-9.
SportsNovember 22 2013
Raiders to play for 5th place
Lyman Raiders will play for 5th place in the SD State Class B Volleyball Tournament in Huron, Saturday in the second game of the day. The Raiders lost Thursday night to Chester, 0-3 but came back Friday afternoon to defeat Kimball/White Lake 3-0 to win! The Raiders will play Herreid/Selby.
- A colorful mountain of milo greets travelers
- Raiders win Class B Consolation trophy
- Raiders to play for 5th place
- Raiders return to state
- Lyman Raiders earn a return trip to STATE!
- Veterans Day Program
- Veterans day events
- New tower to start broadcast KPLO signal
- Volleyball District Play starts Tuesday at Kadoka
- New clinic opens in Kennebec