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Battlers win first playoff game against Tigers


Potter County had its first taste of March Madness when they played their first playoff game on Tuesday, March 3 against the Ipswich Tigers.  After losing to this same team just 12 days earlier by the score of 73 to 67 in the old Greyhound stadium in Hoven, the rematch had captured the community’s collective anticipation and wonderment to find […]

Battlers and Chargers face off in third round of Regions, Sully Buttes moves on to SoDak 16


If you had walked into the Sully Buttes High School gymnasium on Friday night, March 6, you might have thought it was a home game for the Battlers at first glance because so many people from Potter County showed up wearing red.  This sea of red was cascading on the shores of Onida because it was “The Game” to decide […]

Battler basketball teams played final home games on Friday


Both the boys and girls played their final 2019-2020 season game on Friday, Feb. 21 when the girls entertained the Sully Buttes Chargers and the boys went up against the Highmore-Harrold Pirates in the friendly confines of the Gettysburg High School gymnasium.  It wound up being a doubleheader since the girls had to make up this game with the Chargers […]

Battler teams are not little lambs

On Feb. 20, the ferocious Ipswich Tigers played the Battlers on a Thursday night doubleheader in the old Greyhound coliseum in Hoven.  It was “Retro Nite” and some of the Hovenites honored the tradition by showing up in their past purple and gray high school regalia.  The HHS band was rocking but it would have been Fonzie Cool if a […]

Lady Wolverines tear up Potter County

Some days you’re loving life and some days you’re breaking rocks.  The girls ran into a huge rock pile when they squared off against the Herreid/Selby Area Wolverines on the night of Feb. 18 in Gettysburg.  The Wolverines crushed the Battlers 63 to 31. The South Dakota High School Athletic Association “Mercy Rule” was invoked halfway through the third quarter, […]

Girls host Faulkton Area in basketball action


The girls were under-manned in their game against the number one ranked team out of Region Two, the Faulkton Area Trojans.  Their matchup was on Feb. 11 in the GHS gymnasium.  They already had to postpone their Feb. 7 game against Sully Buttes due to too many of their players being out with illness.  With some still out and others […]

Battlers win one, lose one in Timber Lake double header Feb. 15


On an almost spring like day, the Battlers split a double-header with the Timber Lake Panthers on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 15 in the Gettysburg gym.   Still somewhat short-manned due to illness, the girls wound up manhandling the Panthers 57 to 40.  The Panthers girl had a 5-10 record coming into the match, but yet, they just beat the number […]

Battlers take Chargers to overtime


What a game!  Friday night’s match against Sully Buttes was everything a boys high school basketball game should be because the script could have been made into a movie – maybe not like Hoosiers since the underdogs did not win but nevertheless a classic still. With the Sully Buttes Chargers being the longtime nemesis of the home team that dates […]

Battler wrestlers compete in quad at Onida

Battler wrestlers headed to Onida for a quadrangular with Sully Buttes, Stanley County, and Cheyenne-Eagle Butte/Dupree matches on Thursday, Jan. 30. Following are the results.  Potter County vs. Sully Buttes 106 Nicholas Schlachter (Potter County) over Unknown (For.)  113 Lucas Arcoren (Sully Buttes) over Jaidn Wager (Potter County) (Fall 4:49)  126 Lincoln Stuwe (Potter County) over Unknown (For.)  132 Brayden […]

Potter County wins double header against North Central Thunder


The old Greyhound house hosted a doubleheader on Jan. 30, when the North Central Thunder rolled into Hoven to challenge Potter County in two contests of boys and girls basketball. The Thunder girls were a bunch of scrappy, vertically challenged players because even though they listed their starting point guard, Samantha Lux as 5’ 1” tall, the same height as […]


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