The bats were hot for both teams, but not a lot of runs were scored when EPJ played at Vermillion April 22. The Huskies scored all their runs in the second inning, then held on for a 3-2 win.

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The boys track and field team travelled to Mt. Vernon for the Greenway Relays Friday, April 23. The boys team brought home 2nd place, based on strong showings in the throws and jumps.

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The Husky golf team played Dakota Valley and Beresford Tuesday, April 20 at The Pointe Golf & Event Center in Elk Point.

Dakota Valley Panthers played in their first golf meet of the year two days in a row at Elk Point. The first day was a triangular between Elk Point-Jefferson, Beresford and Dakota Valley. Five Panthers attended: Lexi Squier, Peyton Carlson, Eliana Vondracek, Mackenzie Keizer and Avery Mozak.

Dakota Valley attended the Lennox Booster Qualifier April 22 in Lennox. It might have been an hour away, but high placements in many events made the trip worth while.

Alex Zephier of Dakota Valley played in the Lakota All-Star boys basketball game April 24 in Rapid City.

Dakota Valley took on Canton and Lennox in away games last week both games starting out very similar.

Gunnar Gunderson led the DV track team at the Sioux City Relays. He won the Class B 110 hurdles with the best time of the three classes. He came back and won the Elite 110 hurdles with the top hurdlers of all classes competing.

The South Dakota High School Activities Association has changed how athletes qualify for the state track and field meet.

The Dakota Valley track and field teams showed their skills and dominated the Homer Invite April 15, taking overall first place team finishes in both boys and girls varsity and junior varsity competitions.

The boys track and field team had another strong showing at the Canton Invite April 13. Tyler Goehring won the 200, long jump and triple jump and Drake Peed won shot and discus. As a team, the boys placed 2nd behind Sioux Falls Christian.

EPJ built a big lead and hung on for the win 8-6 over Beresford at home Thursday, April 6.

The Husky golf team played Dakota Valley and Beresford Tuesday, April 20 at Two Rivers Golf Course before coming home to host the annual Husky Invite Thursday, April 22. The event starts at 9 a.m. at The Pointe Golf & Event Center.

The boys track and field team started the season with a win on their home field, at the Husky Invite April 6.

EPJ used 13 hits and a Bon Homme error to score 8 runs in a game at Tyndall April 5.

The Husky golf team opened its season with a 9-hole triangular at Beresford Friday, April 9. They tied for first with Sioux Falls Christian at 146.

Dakota Valley girls basketball assistant coach Kristin Hanson and head coach Tammy Lilly were named Region 6 Coaches of the Year by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association. They will be presented an award this Saturday, April 17 at the All-Star game in Sioux Falls.

Senior Paul Bruns was named to the All Class Boys First Five by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. It was the second consecutive year Bruns has made the First Five.

Dakota Valley travelled north into Husky territory to participate in the Husky Invite, their first track meet of the season, April 6.

Baltic had exploded for 5 runs in the top of the 5th to take a 5-1 lead Saturday, March 27 in Baltic. DV responded with 2 in the bottom of the 5th, 1 in the 6th and 2 in the 7th to win 6-5.

Paul Bruns threw a one-hitter as DV defeated EPJ 2-0 Monday, March 29. In pitching the complete game, Paul struck out 10 and had only 1 walk.

Especially against Tea Area. The Panthers defeated the Titans 1-0 Friday, March 26.

Three former Dakota Valley athletes, all 2020 graduates, competed in a power lifting meet – James Ratley, Johnny Tureaud and Collin Becker. The meet was in South Sioux City Feb. 27. Above Tureaud is shown lifting.

Dakota Valley was the only school to have three players on the all-state Class A boys and girls first teams combined – senior Paul Bruns, junior Rylee Rosenquist and sophomore Isaac Bruns.

Katelyn Stanley had an excellent freshman year at the University of St. Thomas.

Three DV female and one male wrestlers qualified for state after placing high in the regional tourney in Harrisburg March 12. The girls wrestled Friday and the boys wrestled Saturday.

Sophia Johnson, center front, signed her letter of intent to play golf at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City. Joining her were, front from left, brother, Hayes; mother, Marjo; Johnson; father, Erik; and brother, Nash; and back row, Briar Cliff assistant coach Erik Ingenluijff, Briar Cliff …

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This section has the three games and photos from the BBB State Tournament March 18-20, 2021 in Sioux Falls. Dakota Valley took 3rd place.

Dakota Valley senior Owen Hede signed his National Letter of Intent to play football with Northwestern College. He will be a guard or point guard for the team or wherever they need him on the line. Hede chose Northwestern for their coaching staff, facilities and the community. He plans on ma…

They didn’t miss their shot at making the state tournament last year, but did have to miss out on playing in it. The Dakota Valley boys weren’t going to do that again. They punched their ticket to state March 9 after a win over Sisseton played in Centerville.

Cheerleaders for the Dakota Valley Girls and Boys Basketball teams are, from left, Madison Bell, Analese Martinez, Nathalia Young, Zoey Zeller and Karlee Hughes. They were in Watertown last week for the girls State A Tournament, shown here, and will be in Sioux Falls this week for the boys t…

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This section has the three games and photos from the GBB State Tournament March 11-13, 2021 in Watertown. Dakota Valley took 6th place.

Five Husky youth wrestlers qualified for the SDWCA Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Rapid City. From left, Nash Johnson–Midgets 82 lb, Luke Swatek–Novice 93 lb, Brantley Peed-Midgets 104 lb, Caleb Heuertz–Schoolboy 130 lb and Jaice Lynch–Midgets 82 lb (not pictured) all placed at the Reg…

Dakota Valley, once again, hosted a region game, this time against Tea Area. What started out as a close game, slowly fell apart in the second half for Tea Area, DV on the other hand, picked up 29 points in the second half compared to 23, making all the difference. DV won 64-58.

The Dakota Valley girls faced Tea Area in Harrisburg March 4 to vie for a state berth. Dakota Valley prevailed, winning 68-59.

Four Panthers hit double digits in the first game of post-season play on their home court against Beresford March 2. They outscored Beresford in every quarter, winning 81-52.

The boys basketball team took on the Tea Area Titans in the opening round of Region 4A play March 2. Their season ended there, with a 53-75 loss.

The win at Vermillion sent EPJ back to Tea Area to take on the Titans in the second round of Region 4A play Feb. 25.

The girls basketball team was not deterred by a hot 2nd quarter from the Vermillion Tanagers, as they came back for a 46-42 win in the opening round of Region 4A play Feb. 23 in Vermillion.

In Dakota Valley’s first game of post-season play, the girls knew they had to win or were done for the season; but so did Lennox. DV faced Lennox in a nail-biter game that went back and forth and ended with DV winning by 1 point – 61-60.

Putting the ball in the basket continued to be a struggle for the EPJ girls, as they lost 2 games shooting under 35 percent from the field.

Ariana Gomez will be the first Dakota Valley girl to wrestle in the first-ever girls state wrestling meet. Jackson Boonstra (126) took second place for Dakota Valley in the region tournament in Brandon Valley Feb. 19 and will also be heading to state.

Dakota Valley travelled to Madison to participate in a double-header with the girls Saturday, Feb. 19. Region 4 top seed Dakota Valley (16-2) took on Region 5 top seed Madison (10-7).

There was nothing left of Madison after the Dakota Valley girls visited them Saturday, Feb. 19 in a double-header with the boys. The Panthers dug their claws into the Bulldogs, not letting them score once until the second quarter while putting up 15 of their own points in the first.