The Elk Point senior citizens card club will hold its next meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18 at The Pointe Golf & Event Center. The group meets the first and third Monday of each month.


Students of Elk Point-Jefferson from kindergarten to fourth grade were little Husky Cheerleaders and took to the football field, Oct. 8 to perform for the crowd.

Landon Geary and Carter Langle attended the State A golf meet Oct. 4-5 in Madison. Geary tied for 37th, shooting 92-91, 183. Langle tied for 48th 90-98, 188.

Viborg-Hurley came to town Tuesday, Oct. 5 and by the middle of the first game, it was clear the Cougars were outmatched. The Huskies won in 3 – 25-21, 25-14, 25-11.

Three-time all-state goalie Ivey Winckler made the key stop during penalty kicks against Tea Area in the state semi-finals. Then, Winkler made her penalty kick to give Dakota Valley a 7-6 victory. The win sends the Panther soccer team to their first-ever state championship game.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, the EPJ Huskies cross country team ran in the Dak XII Conference meet. This year’s races took place in Dell Rapids at the beautiful Rocky Run Golf Course. The weather was sunny, breezy and warm, and the team was ready to go against Sioux Falls Christian, Dakota Valley, L…

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The EPJ football team should always take the opening kickoff, because, man, can they move the ball downfield on their first series.

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For the first time in Dakota Valley history, the girls soccer team will be playing in the state championship. They will play against West Central at 11 a.m. at the Howard Wood Stadium in Sioux Falls. Pictured are soccer members, front, from left, Gracie Strong, Emma Honner, Sophie Meyer, Ell…

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Dakota Valley’s girls soccer team faced Groton Area in the first round of state playoffs Oct. 5, winning 1-0 on their home field.

The Dakota Valley defense kept Sioux Falls Christian out of the end zone for over 46 minutes but a Charger touchdown and PAT with 1:31 left in the game tied it at 14-14 Friday, Oct. 8. The touchdown came after an 11-play, 73-yard drive.

The Panthers travelled to Brandon Valley Oct. 5 to compete in the Dance and Cheer Invites. The dance team took an overall 4th place finish.

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Dakota Valley freshman Logan Collette may have had that experience all athletes wish for when they perform at a higher level. Three DV golfers were playing in the state golf meet Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 4-5 in Madison.

The DAK-12 Cross Country meet was held at Dell Rapids Oct. 7. DV saw a 4th-place finish from the boys varsity and Jr. high boys and a 2nd-place finish from JV boys.

The Dakota Valley Panther volleyball team travelled into Iowa to face five schools in tournament fashion, Saturday, Oct. 9. They played Sioux City East, Central Lyon, Harlan, Hull Western Christian and Boyden Hull. Out of the 5 matches, Dakota Valley won 2 – Central Lyon and Harlan.

The Dakota Valley volleyball team, in true Panther fashion, demolished Dell Rapids Oct. 4 in 3 games – 25-13; 25-18; 25-21.

The Elk Point-Jefferson band marched down Main Street in Vermillion as part of USD’s Dakota Days parade Oct. 2. The band has two more competitions this week – Friday, Oct. 8 at Menno and the annual March to the Meridian in Yankton Saturday, Oct. 9.

Last week, head football coach Jake Terry talked about how his team needed to stop a really good quarterback in their game this week. Sioux Valley’s Parker Puetz proved difficult to stop, but the Husky offense nearly kept pace with him, falling just a touchdown short in a 28-34 loss on the r…

The EPJ cross-country team went to Lennox to participate in the Lennox Invite Sept. 30. This large meet has some of the fastest runners, with this year’s meet showcasing a boys and girls favorite for the state championship.

Sioux Falls Christian proved why they are the #1 volleyball team in the state, as they beat EPJ in 3 games, 25-15, 25-11, 25-9 Sept. 30 in Sioux Falls.

Dakota Valley took 4th place at the state softball tournament held in Sioux Falls Oct. 2-3. There were 12 teams in the tournament and DV played 5 games. Even after being knocked into the losers bracket at the very beginning of the tournament, the Panthers fought their way back.

The Dakota Valley Dance and Cheer teams travelled the almost 70 miles to Sioux Falls to participate in the O’Gorman Dance and Cheer Invite Sept. 28.

After a three game week, DV headed into the state soccer playoffs Tuesday, Oct. 5 against Groton Area. (Results were not available by presstime).

Dakota Valley had its last regular cross country meet of the season and competed against 11 schools – Sioux Falls Christian, Milbank, Lennox, Vermillion, Ethan/Parkston, West Central, Beresford, Tea Area, Elk Point-Jefferson, Dell Rapids and Aberdeen Roncalli. Throughout all of these teams, …

Dakota Valley hosted a border battle, taking on two Nebraska Schools – Ponca and Pierce – Sept. 30. The three volleyball teams faced off on multiple courts throughout the night, including the JV teams.

Last week’s football story, Two halves – two games, reported that in the fourth quarter against West Central, Ethan Anema connected to Lake Kistner for a 29-yard touchdown. Preston Carlson was the receiver and scored the touchdown. We reported the story based on the play-by-play stats sent to us.

Dakota Valley hosted its second-consecutive Northeast Conference foe Milbank, Friday, Oct. 1. The results were different, as Milbank defeated Dakota Valley 36-13.

Three days apart, Dakota Valley travelled Union County, attending the Alcester-Hudson Invite Sept. 20 and the Union County Quad in Elk Point Sept. 23.

Dakota Valley came out to a fast start in their match against West Central Sept. 21 winning in a quick 3 games. In the first 2 games, DV didn’t allow West Central to get into double digits, winning 25-3, 25-9. The third game, DV won 25-12.

The Dakota Valley soccer team won two games on the road last week, starting with Garretson, Sept. 21. DV won 2-0.

In what seems like a rematch of the last decade of state volleyball championships, Dakota Valley and Sioux Falls Christian met again, with much the same results. Other than 2013, the Chargers have won every matchup, both in-season and at state. Their match Sept. 23 at DV was no different, al…

The Dakota Valley Panthers went to Sioux Falls for the Sanford Pentagon Classic Sept. 25 where they came up against Warner, Northwestern, Sioux Falls O’Gorman and Hull (IA) Western Christian.

The Harrisburg Dance and Cheer Invitational was a learning experience for both the Dakota Valley dance and cheer teams.

The weather wasn’t enough to stop the Dakota Valley boys golf team from taking 4th place at the DAK-12 Conference Meet in Madison Sept. 21. Logan Collette had a great game on the course, tying for runner-up with EPJ’s Landon Geary, both with 82 strokes. Lennox’s Dalton Plucker took medalist at 81.

West Central used homecoming motivation to defeat Dakota Valley 27-13 in Hartford, Sept. 24. Dakota Valley’s slow start proved costly.

“Fast start” might be an understatement for the way EPJ took off in their homecoming football game Sept. 24, as they defeated the Baltic Bulldogs 41-0.

The EPJ volleyball team got 3 wins last week, all on the road.

Landon Geary and Carter Langle peaked at the right time, golf-wise, as they led the Huskies at the DAK-12 Conference meet Sept. 21 at Madison, and again at the Region 2A qualifying event Sept. 27 at Beresford.

The Huskies hosted the annual Union County Quad meet Thursday, Sept. 23. The weather was warm and windy for the races with Beresford, Dakota Valley, Alcester-Hudson and Elk Point-Jefferson. Although the Watchdogs had won the prized “Canteen” the previous 8 years and were seeking a 9th straig…

On Monday, Sept. 20, the EPJ Huskies Cross Country team competed in the Alcester-Hudson XC invite. The teams included Alcester-Hudson, Elk Point-Jefferson, Dakota Valley, West Central, Akron-Westfield, West Sioux-Hawarden, Vermillion, Sioux Falls Lutheran, Beresford, Baltic, Parker, Canton a…

The Huskies hosted 2 DAK-12 opponents last week and swept them both, beating the Lennox Orioles 25-18, 31-29, 25-16 and the Tea Area Titans 25-20, 25-21, 25-17.

With 260 rushing yards and 107 in the air, the Husky offense proved itself on the road at Beresford Sept. 17, bringing home a 34-7 win.

Weather for the annual Husky Invite golf meet has run the gamut of cold storms to as hot as it can get.

On Sept. 15, the EPJ Huskies’ cross country team participated in the Flyer Invite in Freeman, SD. This is the first time EPJ has made the trip to Freeman for cross country, replacing an Iowa meet for 2021 and subsequent years.

Dakota Valley overcame 10 penalties and 7 fumbles (2 lost) to defeat Sisseton 45-12 on homecoming Friday, Sept. 17.

Three Dakota Valley cross country members medalled at the Charger Invite Sept. 14 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls. Blake Schmiedt took 7th place in the boys varsity, Max Jensen took 16th place in the boys JV and Mia Riibe placed 15th in the girls JV meet. The top 20 medal.

Dakota Valley held West Central scoreless for most of the game, until the last 8 minutes on Sept. 15. That’s when West Central was able to score the only goal of the game.

Three Huskies put down 32 kills in a match at West Central Sept. 7 to lead the Huskies to a 4-game win.

The Huskies’ cross country team brought 26 individuals to the Canton Invite Tuesday, Sept. 7. Teams at this meet included Dakota Valley, EPJ, Vermillion, Tea Area, Parker and West Central. The course was long and slow with the long grass, hills and wind, making for some intense competition.