Easton Kempf hit double-digits big time in a road game at Irene-Wakonda, scoring 20 points for the Huskies. He also had 6 boards and 6 assists.
The Dakota Valley girls went up against Corsica/Stickney Dec. 28 in the Parkston Classic. The Panthers and the Jaguars played a hard, fast game, battling point for point. DV came out the winner, squeaking past by 1 point – 67-66.
The Dakota Valley boys participated in the Parkston Classic and played against Platte/Geddes Dec. 28. The boys got off to a fast start and didn’t look back, outscoring Platte/Geddes 76-41.
The Dakota Valley athletics programs continue to grow and be strong opposition to their opponents. 2021 saw many changes in participation along with many state berths.
The Dakota Valley girls basketball team, in a double header with the boys, hosted Tea Area and came out on top. However, a tie, 69, at the end of the fourth quarter pushed the game into overtime. Putting up another 12 points to Tea Area’s 4 gave DV the win 81-73.
This year’s basketball sideline cheerleaders are, front from left, Karlee Hughes, Nathalia Young, Olivia Scardino and Clarie Kilcullen; and back, Austyn Koedam, Lily Smith, Rachel Bryan and Madison Bell.
Weather wreaked havoc with wrestling meets last week, as the team made only 1 of 3 events scheduled. Both Redfield Dec. 10 and Faulkton Dec. 11 were rescheduled or postponed by the Friday snowstorm.
Peyton Wingert, graduate of Dakota Valley and a senior at Midland University, was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference and Hauff Mid-American Sports Womens Basketball Player of the Week for games played Nov. 29-Dec. 5.
Steve and Suzanne Peterman were awarded Friends of Football by the South Dakota Football Coaches Association. The Petermans have worked for the newspapers for over 20 years diligently taking sports photos for both Dakota Valley and Elk Point-Jefferson.
The Dakota Valley girls basketball team began their season with a win Saturday, Dec. 4 over Dupree. The game, played in Pierre, resulted in a 14-point spread with DV on top, 63-49.
The Dakota Valley Panthers are back on the prowl at the Class A State Tournament for a win over defending champion Sioux Falls Christian. They return to the tournament after their SoDak s16 win over Lakota Tech in Beresford, Nov. 9. The Panthers won in three easy games – 25-6, 25-10, 25-17.
Eight Dakota Valley students participated in the 2021 All State Chorus. Pictured are, front from left, Emily Carlson, Jalen Doyle, Claire Maeschen and Lexi Squier; and back, Tyler Kuehl, Peyton Machan, Preston Carlson and Tavone Keomanyvong.
Ellie Wiese signed a letter of intent to play softball with the Morningside Mustangs. She will continue in her position as pitcher, but said she could also be playing another position as she’s a “utility player.”
The Dakota Valley volleyball team was idle last week, with no games scheduled until Tuesday, Nov. 2 when they opened region play. The Panthers, seeded #1 in Region 4A, hosted #8 Vermillion. They hosted Parker at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. With the win against Parker, Dakota Valley will now fac…
The EPJ volleyball team hosted a Pink Out for breast cancer awareness Friday, Oct. 22. Team members placed pink pumpkins in a row or handed them to special survivors at the start of the varsity game. The event raised $321.
Dakota Valley’s Cheer teem went up against 22 teams at the state championship Friday, Oct. 22 at Brandon Valley and came home with the silver. They were awarded 214 points.
By half a point (277), Dakota Valley’s Dance team continued their state championship run for the 12th year in a row. State was held in Brandon Valley Friday, Oct. 22. Coming close in second was Beresford with 276.5. Tea Area took third with 262.5.
The Huskies cross country team brought 24 runners to participate in the Region 3A cross country event at Beresford Thursday, Oct. 24. With the addition of teams to the region, an already challenging race has become even more difficult. Even so, EPJ came ready to compete.
The first series in EPJ’s final regular-season game pretty much told the story for the game: Parker offside, EPJ 1st down; Parker offside, EPJ 1st down; Parker offside, EPJ 1st down. Even though it ended in a missed field goal, the Pheasants never got back up in the game.
The girls Class A state soccer championship game Oct. 16 had a number of scenarios. West Central had won twice during the year, both 1-0. Could they overcome the athletic challenge of beating the same team three times in one season?