Ready to run -
Cherokee track and field coaches Lynn Jolly and Jim Leonard, left, monitor times and distances for several runners during a recent chilly practice session at George Hicks Field. The Cherokee track and field teams host the annual Tomahawk Relays Thursday (boys) and Friday (girls), with action beginning at 5 p.m. Photo by Paul Struck
The fields are set for this week's 2011 Cherokee Tomahawk Relays, with 17 boys teams comprising two classes, and 21 girls teams in two classes.
For the first time in history, the boys meet is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, instead of the normal Saturday date, due to several Saturday scheduling conflicts involving other school-related activities.
The girls meet is on for Friday, April 8, with both boys and girls meets beginning at 5 p.m. at George Hicks Field.
The boys Class 1A Field, with current enrollment numbers for the top three grades included, are Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (128), Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (155), South O'Brien (157), Ridge View (185), Alta-Aurelia (189), Sioux Central (191), Cherokee (237), Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove (239), and Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central (246).
The boys Class 2A Field includes MOC-Floyd Valley (312), Spirit Lake Park (361), Sioux City Heelan (377), Spencer (486), Le Mars (499), Storm Lake (522), Sioux City West (984), and Sioux City North (1,191).
In the girls competition in Class 1A are MMC, Central Lyon (148), Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer (154), HMS, SOS, Emmetsburg (168), Ridge View, A-A, Sioux Central, East Sac County (218), Cherokee, OA-BCIG and Estherville-LC (276).
2011 Tomahawk Relays Court -
This week the Cherokee Washington High School will host its annual Tomahawk Relays scheduled for Thursday (boys) and Friday (girls). Making up the 2011 Tomahawk Relays Court are the Queen candidates, front row, left to right, Jenna Phipps, Tonya Stowater, Sarah Ruehle, Stephanie Aguilar and Amber Haupert. Back, King candidates Gus Laursen, Alex Struck, Seth Mahnke and Sam Hinkhouse. Absent, Austin Mongan. Coronation of the King and Queen for the Tomahawk Relays Court will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Washington High School.
Photo by Mike Leckband
The girls Class 2A Field includes MOC-FV, SLP, S.C. Heelan, Spencer, Le Mars, Storm Lake, S.C. West, and S.C. North.