After a two-week hiatus due to sickness, Dakota Valley’s volleyball team went back to action in a game at Lennox Oct. 13. No one would have realized that team play was suspended the way the Panthers came out and dominated the Orioles in three – 25-9; 25-7; 25-11.
Sioux Falls Christian hosted the DAK-12 Conference Volleyball Tournament Saturday, Oct. 17 where Dakota Valley was paired against Tea Area. For the second time last week, Dakota Valley dominated the floor, winning in three – 25-9; 25-18; 25-12. Assistant coach Lonnie Bermel commended the gir…
2020 hasn’t been everyone’s year, but it’s a year to remember for the Dakota Valley boys cross country team. They finished with 51 points at the region meet in Lennox Oct. 15 qualifying them for the state tournament as a team – Blake Schmiedt, Reed Donaldson, Alex Olsen, Keaten Wright, Alex …
The second-ranked Dakota Valley football team learned that rankings mean nothing after the kickoff. Vermillion was 1-5 coming into the game and shocked Dakota Valley 48-7 Friday, Oct. 16 in North Sioux City.
The Dakota Valley Panthers had a decisive 38-21 win Friday, Oct. 9 over the Orioles in Lennox. It was a team effort, as over 20 players made the scorebook. That number does not include the offensive line that powered DV to 425 yards of total offense.
The Dakota Valley Cross Country teams used the DAK-12 Conference Meet in Madison as a way to better themselves for the region meet next week. Madison’s course is on the difficult side, but the DV runners rose to the challenge.
For most of the year this year, and years prior, Dakota Valley hasn’t had enough girls to field a varsity cross country team. However, when it came to the Lennox Invite Oct. 1, DV accomplished that goal.
The volleyball team spent a long day in Sioux Falls Saturday, Sept. 26, playing in the Sanford Pentagon Volleyball Tournament. DV took on four of the top teams in South Dakota and Iowa.
The competition moved up several notches when DV travelled to Sioux Falls Christian Sept. 24 in a match between Class A #1 and #2. It was also a rematch of last year’s state title game, won in 5 sets by the Chargers.
It could be expected the 8-0 Dakota Valley volleyball team would have little trouble taking care of the 4-7 West Central Trojans, and that was mostly the case in a home match Sept. 22.
Garretson came out possessing and being the aggressive team when the Dakota Valley soccer team played in Garretson Sept. 12. They caught the Panthers sleeping in the first half and scored in 21 minutes.
A sea of purple, that’s how Dakota Valley junior Blake Schmiedt described the runners coming across the finish line at The Pointe Golf & Event Center in the Union County Quad Sept. 24.
Participation by Union County 4-Hers at the State Fair included 38 livestock exhibits which received 21 Purple (P), 16 Blue (B) and one White (W) ribbons. Youth-in-Action events, which included livestock showmanship, earned 8 Purple, 3 Blue and one Red (R) ribbons.
Dakota Valley skipped up the road to Elk Point to play in the Husky Invite Match Play with 7 other teams Sept. 17. Unlike normal golfing when teams are trying to have the lowest score, in match play it’s the highest.
Dakota Valley finished 6th in the Vermillion Invite in challenging conditions at The Bluffs Golf Course. Paul Bruns (75) won the medalist honors with a 1-stroke victory over Lennox’s Dalton Plucker (76). Par for the course is 72.
The teams ran at the Alcester-Hudson Invite Monday, Sept. 21. It was a good day for the boys, as the varsity placed 3rd and the JV won their division. The JV girls also took 3rd.
Dakota Valley participated in the 17-school Sioux Falls Chrsistian Cross Country Invite Sept. 15. They ran against schools they wouldn’t normally run against, helping them gain more experience.
The Dakota Valley Dance team travelled to Brookings to participate in the Brookings Invite along with 14 other teams. They danced in the Jazz and Pom categories. DV took fourth in Jazz with 338.5 points. Brandon Valley took first with 385, followed by Harrisburg 347 and Sioux Falls Washington 345.
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.
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.
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,…
“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.”