The Dakota Valley football team sent several messages to their fans and opponents Friday night, Sept. 11 in their 48-14 win over Milbank.

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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.

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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.

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…

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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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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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.

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Dakota Valley scored 14 of its runs in the last 2 innings on the way to a 15-2 win over Wakefield, NE, July 15.

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Dakota Valley defeated Beresford 11-3 Monday, July 20 at home. They beat Beresford 10-5 June 30 on the road.

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Leads are important, but the key is to hold them. DV had a 2-0 lead going into the top of the 5th when Pipestone, MN scored all its runs (5) to defeat DV 5-3 in Dell Rapids Sunday, July 19.

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Dell Rapids posted 4 consecutive 1-run innings in the first 4 and then held on to beat DV 4-3 Sunday, July 19 in Dell Rapids. Three of DV’s 7 hits were doubles by Keaton Hensley, Brendan Klasi and Samuel Otten. All three had an RBI.

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The Dakota Valley Thunder baseball team had a very eventful weekend July 10-12 at the State VFW tournaments. The 10U took 4th place in the tournaments held in Salem, SD.

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The Dakota Valley VFW 14U team will play at state in Chamberlain this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They will open Friday, July 13 against Tea. Pictured are, from front left, Anthony Berg, Jace Barber, Beau Jones, Beau Pollema, Isaiah Favors, Grant VanDenHul and Kade Kessler; and back, coach …

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Keaton Hensley pitched a 1-hit complete game as Dakota Valley defeated South Sioux City 3-1 Monday, July 13 on the road. The 1 run was unearned, as DV had 4 errors. Hensley struck out 13 and allowed only 2 walks.

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Dakota Valley will host the 12U VFW Class A state tournament July 10, 11 and 12.

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Dakota Valley Post 319 picked up their second win over Elk Point-Jefferson 8-1 July 2 in North Sioux City.