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Black Hawk goes pink for breast cancer awareness
Black Hawk Warriors' Tanner Sweeney, center, raises his arm near the end of a team huddle before their final regular season game against Highland Friday, Oct. 18. Tanner, donned in pink clothing like most of his teammates, lost his mother to breast cancer 10 months ago. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
SOUTH WAYNE - The pink shoes and socks Tanner Sweeney wore during the Warriors' final regular season football game against Highland held a special meaning for the Black Hawk senior: More than just colorful footwear, they were a symbol of someone he lost. It's been 10 months since Sweeney's mother, Cindee Sweeney, died of breast cancer. For a small town such as South Wayne, having a football team like Black Hawk, now 9-0 and ranked No.