The Elk Point-Jefferson volleyball team had its first home matches of the season and went 1-1.


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Cold, windy and rainy. Those 3 words describe the Canton C-Hawks Cross Country Invitational Sept. 8.

Sunday’s game, Sept. 13, against Pipestone was a heartbreaker for the Panthers, as they lost the lead late in an 11-3 defeat. DV struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Pipestone, giving up 11 runs.

A 38-point divide separated the Dakota Valley cheer team from taking first place out of Sioux Valley’s hands at the Dell Rapids Invite Sept. 8.

Dakota Valley increased their season record to 4-0 with a win over Beresford Sept. 8 at Beresford. Beresford at that time had the reverse season record.

The Panthers travelled into Mustang territory Sept. 1, taking every game in C-team, junior varsity and varsity. The C-team dominated in two – 25-10; 25-16; the junior varsity in three – 25-19; 25-20; 25-16.

Sioux Falls Washington is a big school and has a big volleyball team. With a frontline that averages over 6’, including a 6’4 middle hitter and a 6’6 outside, they can be intimidating.

The Dakota Valley boys cross country team took second place at the Canton Invitational Sept. 8 despite the cold, wet weather.

The Husky golf team played in the highly-competitive Sioux Falls Christian Charger Invite Sept. 1. EPJ placed sixth in the 15-team field.

On Sept. 1, the Elk Point cross country team travelled the short distance to Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve to participate in the Dakota Valley Cross Country Invite.

The EPJ football team came home after 2 road games to host the Sisseton Redmen Sept. 4 and gave Husky fans a lot to cheer about with a 37-16 win.

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Paul Bruns led the course once again as he came out medalist at the Sioux Falls Christian Invite Sept. 1. Bruns had a score of 39 on the front 9 and 34 on the back for a total of 73. Bruns was only one stroke over par for the course. Hot on his heals was Christian’s Andrew Dykstra with a 75,…

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Dakota Valley held their dance and cheer invite this weekend, Sept. 5.

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The Dakota Valley football fans who travelled to Yankton had high hopes for the first half.

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The Panther volleyball team swept the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies at home Sept. 3 – 25-12, 25-15, 25-18.

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“Blake [Schmiedt] was coming in hot,” head coach Tiffany Wendling said. “I have never seen such a large smile and such excitement at a finish. He was determined to bring in his best time and make the leader board for Dakota Valley’s (short) 5K.”

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The Dakota Valley soccer team tied top-ranked West Central 0-0 Tuesday, Sept. 1. West Central is 5-0-3, the only Class A team without a loss. Their other ties were to Vermillion, who is 2-2-2, and Brandon Valley, who is 4-1-1 in AA.

The EPJ cross country team had their first meet Friday, Aug. 28 in Beresford at the cross country Invite. This well-attended meet sees entrants from a large number of schools in South Dakota.

The Husky golf team took fifth place at the Dakota Valley Golf Invite Aug. 19 at Two Rivers Golf Course in Dakota Dunes.

The EPJ football team had a tough task, as they played defending the 11B champion Bridgewater-Ethan/Emery Seahawks on the road Friday, Aug. 28.

Dakota Valley soccer picked up 2 wins this past weekend. On Friday, Aug. 28, DV defeated Rapid City St. Thomas More 1-0. A win in any sport against STM is an achievement and appreciated by all athletes.

It was a great opening night test for the Dakota Valley Panther volleyball team. They defeated Sioux Falls Lincoln 3-1. Lincoln has been ranked as high as third in AA and is considered one of the most improved teams in the state.

The Dakota Valley cross country team participated in their traditional season opener Friday Aug. 28 in Beresford. After thunderstorms moved through prior to running, it was a picture-perfect day.

The transition from baseball to golf was easy as Paul Bruns shot a 34-33-67 to win the Dakota Valley Invite Aug. 19 by 7 strokes. He was one of 3 golfers to shoot in the 30’s on both the first and back nine. Dalton Plucker of Lennox who shot 35-39-74 was second.

Edgerton, MN, #30, led things off in the pitcher’s circle Sunday, Aug. 30. She allowed 2 hits and a run over 6 innings, striking out 11.

The heat and humidity was definitely present in the second golf meet that Dakota Valley attended Monday, Aug. 24 in Dell Rapids.

The Dakota Valley Panthers softball team played their first games in Sioux Falls, Aug. 23. They won both games, beating Tri-Valley 13-2 and Baltic 9-7. Winning pitchers were Bailey Sample and Emma Weise.

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DVSA 10U Sindt went undefeated during their SYA Rec League season and took first place in the league-ending tournament July 22. Pictured are, front, Emma Honner; second row, from left, Emma Barnett, Audrey Sindt and Ava Sindt; third row, Madi Andersen, Rilyn Norton, Jalyn Norton, Bella Galle…

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The Siouxland Fastpitch 14U Softball team has had a winning season. This team is comprised of girls from this area, including Dakota Valley, Elk Point-Jefferson, West, LeMars and North. The back-to-back undefeated champions of the 14U division at SYA. Pictured are team members, front from le…

Attendance at fall sporting events was discussed at the Dakota Valley School Board meeting Aug. 10. This plan will have limited attendance in the stands and special vouchers will be utilized. Below are the guidelines presented by Activities Director Bill Clements.

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Members from horse clubs in Clay, Union and Yankton County came together at the combined Tri-County 4-H Horse Show Aug. 4.  Twenty-five youth participated in 29 different classes throughout the day. Local 4-H members have had to practice on their own throughout the spring and summer due to t…

MVP United 18U Red Team finished third in the 18U Premier Division at the AAU National Tournament in Orlando, FL July 15-16.

The Dakota Valley 16U baseball team lost their 1st game to Madison 4-3 in the VFW 16U state tournament in Humboldt, SD last weekend.

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DVSA 10U Sample team members are, front from left, Lexi Harlan, Kenzi Jenks, Lydia Pick, Hartlyn Sample and Ava Buck; and back, Kendyl McIntosh, Sage Agrimson, Leah Crombie and Coryn Kimbell. Not pictured is Sienna Schauff.

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DVSA 10U Sindt team members are, front from left, Bella Galles, Audrey Sindt, Jalyn Norton, Rilyn Norton and Ava Sindt; and back, Emma Honner, Emma Barnett, Paige Moffatt and Madi Andersen.

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DVSA 10U Betsworth team members are, front from left, Jenna Hansen, Lauren Christensen and Kenadie Kratz; middle, Thea Akre; and back, Veronica Kistner, Katie Betsworth and Kallie Carter.

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DVSA 10U Riibe team members are, front from left, Callie Bourne, Mallory Riibe, Lexi Stusse and Isabel Bradshaw; and back, Quinn Bonstead, Cali Smith and Cambria Monk. Not pictured are Sophie Meyer and Zoey Anderson.

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With the precision of a championship golfer, Keaton Hensley pitched a 3-hit complete game as Dakota Valley defeated Beresford/Centerville 4-0 Monday, July 27 in Vermillion. Hensley struck out 8 while walking 1.

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DVSA 12U Redstone team members are, front from left, Melina Snoozy, Ashlyn Meyer, Sammy Kimbell and Ella Chamberlain; and back, Sara Wetrich, Ava Redstone and Maliyah Pace. Not pictured are Claire Munch, Raegan Headid, Autumn Wickey and Addy Kellen.

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12U DVSA Bourne team members are, front from left, Mia Riibe, Annie Bourne, Emma Pringle, Suri Uhl, Claire Wiebelhaus and Payten Konopasek; and back, Bria Perryman, Lexi Vaske, Chaley Preston, Tyra Yi and Kyla Bacan.