Simons on All-Academic team

Simons on All-Academic team Brad Simons, senior at Vermillion High School, was recently named to the South Dakota Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Wrestling Team. The minimum requirements needed is for the individual to be a senior varsity wrestler and must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, which Simons has exceeded throughout his high school career.

Simons finished his senior year as a state qualifier at the 215-pound weight class with a 26-19 record. His varsity career record is a respectable 57-55. Simons is a two time state qualifier who has brought leadership to all levels of the Vermillion Wrestling Program.

He has donated his time to assist his head coach with the instruction at the different wrestling club levels during the school year and throughout the summer. He was also a member of the 2002-2003 All-Academic Football Team.

His leadership and motivation will be sorely missed next year. Simons will be attending college at the University of North Dakota in the fall.

HEAD:Tanager girls golfers win triangular

The Vermillion Tanager girl golfers were victorious April 21 with wins over both varsity teams from Canton and West Central in a triangular meet. The days weather and the course conditions were ideal for spring time golf. Team scores: VHS � 328; Canton � 376; West Central � 406.

Medalist for the meet was Allison Stewart with a 72, scores of the remaining Tanager members were: Dru Van Kley � 83; Karrie Plate � 85; Ashley Bjorkman � 88; and Jackie Thomas and Anna Isaacson � 95, each.

Coach Kirk Hogen was satisfied with their performance but indicated that there is still room for improvement.

"We can't rest on our laurels as we meet each competition with renewed effort," he said. "This is a fine group of individual high school golfers, personable and fun to coach."

The JV team from West Central faced the Tanagers JV in a dual with Vermillion coming out on top 385 � 488.

Megan Deaver was medalist with an 88. Other members scores were: Anna Isaacson � 95; and Chelsea Gauer � 98.

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