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  The Whitehall Ledger, established in 1984, is a weekly newspaper owned by Jack Smith.
   The circulation is 1,150, and a typical Ledger is 24 tab-sized pages, although with special editions and special sections the paper can be as large as 40 pages. The newspaper offers extensive coverage of local activities, organizations and local government, and the paper has the following sections on a weekly basis: opinion/editorial, community/historical section, sports, agriculture, classified advertising and a real estate page. We are a five column (12 picas per column, 16 inches deep) tab. Our general circulation area is Whitehall, Pipestone, Cardwell, Silver Star, Waterloo, and Boulder. We publish the paper every Wednesday, and our deadline for news and advertising is 5 p.m. each Monday. Our business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, however, sometimes we are out of the office gathering photos and news.

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Whitehall Football opens season
Friday at Sweet Grass County

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher

The expectations are the same each year for head coach Dan Lacey and his Whitehall High School football team.
“We want to give ourselves a chance to make the playoffs,” Lacey said.
With a game scheduled Friday night on the road at 7 p.m. against Sweet Grass County, Lacey said practices have been going great.
“The kids are learning a lot on both sides of the football. Our special teams units are progressing much faster than expected. Also our upperclassmen have been doing a great job of getting the younger kids up to speed with the terminology of our offense and defensive schemes,” he said.
Among the key returning players from the Trojans will be Andrew Simon who was an all-conference player last year at tight end and will also play linebacker. Other top returners include Braden Larsen at quarterback and free safety, Chas Buus at running back and linebacker, Dillon Hoerauf who plays on the offensive and defense line and kicker Riley Harper.
Lacey said one of the strengths of the 2015 team would be the passing game.
“The kids have been in this system for a while now and each practice they are getting more and more comfortable with understanding where they need to be based on what the defense gives them,” he said.
With just a few practices until the opener, Lacey said the team needs to work on trusting each other on defense.
“We tend to over think things sometimes which gets us playing slower than we would like at times on defense,” he said.
Looking at the season opener, Lacey said Sweet Grass County loves to run the football as much as they can.
“They like to use a misdirection running style to try and get people out of position which makes it much easier blocking assignments for their offensive line,” he said.
Lacey said Sweet Grass is aggressive on defense with their blitzes and they like to run a lot of cover 3 over the top.
“They have some talented skill position guys that will match up well with ours,” he said.

Quarterback Braden Larsen (2) looks for a hole in the defense, while Chas Buus (27) leads the way upfield at the teams annual scrimmage last week. Whitehall High School opens the season Friday at Sweet Grass County.  Ledger photo by Jack H. Smith