The 2020-21 Dakota Valley Dance Team was invited to the Governors Residence by Governor Kristi Noem to celebrate their state championship alongside the other fall sports state champions of South Dakota. Noem hosted a grill out to acknowledge and celebrate the teams’ hard work and dedication.

DVSA 12U players garnered third place in the Class C division of the USA Softball SD Youth Fastpitch State Tournament July 9-11 at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls. All of the girls were members of the Dakota Valley Softball Association's recreation program. The 12U age division this year consis…

Dakota Valley Softball Association 10U players competed in the USA Softball SD Youth Fastpitch State Tournament July 9-11 at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls. It was a double elimination tournament and the team finished with a record of 4-2. They earned fourth place out of 17 teams from across t…

Dakota Valley crushed Wakefield, NE July 13 in Wakefield 8-0. Neither pitcher for Dakota Valley allowed any hits or runs throughout the game. Isaac Bruns pitched 3 innings and had 5 strikeouts and walked one. Brayden Major also pitched 3 innings. He had 6 strikeouts and walked 5.

Dakota Valley decimated the Yankton Blacksox 16-0 at home Saturday, July 17. The game was only four innings long, as DV scored 6 runs in the first, 3 in the second, 1 in the third and 6 in the fourth.

Dakota Valley 14's won the VFW 14U Class A Region 4 championship. Region games were played in Elk Point from Sunday, July 11 through Thursday, July 15. Results were as follows: DV vs Vermillion 15-9; DV vs Beresford 16-2; DV vs EPJ 10-2; and DV vs Vermillion 4-3 (Championship Game).

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Dakota Valley was well represented in the annual Sioux Falls Argus Leader Sports Awards honoring the state’s best high school athletes, coaches and teams.

In a 4 inning game, Rapid City defeated Dakota Valley 4-1 Saturday, July 10.

Worthington, MN broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the top of the 7th for a 3-2 victory over Dakota Valley Friday, July 9.

Jake Pruchniak struck out 10 and allowed only 5 hits and no walks in pitching a complete game as Dakota Valley defeated Tea 2-0, Friday, July 9.

The Panthers scored 2 runs in the 3rd, 4th and 5th, but South Sioux City scored 2 in the 1st and 3rd, then exploded for 4 runs in the 4th for an 8-6 win Wednesday, June 30 in South Sioux City.

Ethan Anema pitched a complete game, striking out 5, as Dakota Valley Post 319 defeated Beresford Post 72 3-1 Thursday, June 24 in North Sioux City. Anema shut out the visitors for the first 6 innings.

The Dakota Valley baseball team held a 1-0 lead after 5 innings in a home game against Yankton JV Monday, June 21.

Dakota Valley qualified 19 athletes for the 2021 State Trap tournament June 12 and 13. DV took second place in Junior Varsity division and had several students place in Novice and Varsity divisions. Top scorer for the team was Kale Kriese, who shot 90 out of 100 targets. Kriese earned All St…

On the first day, June 7, Lexi Squier shot a 113 at the State A golf meet in Spearfish. The second day, she completed the course with a consistent 113. She took 59th out of 89 golfers.

Dakota Valley had a 7-2 lead after three innings, but could not score again. Dell Rapids tied it up with 3 runs in the fourth and 2 in the fifth, then exploded for 6 runs in the 10th to win 13-7, Thursday, June 10.

DV withdrew from the Lewis & Clark Classic that was played Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13. The tournament initially had four pools with the winners in each pool playing in the semifinals to advance to the championship. DV was in the Hartington, NE pool. Sioux Falls East won the tour…

Dakota Valley entered the State B baseball tournament semi-final game with Dell Rapids feeling optimistic. After all, on April 5 they defeated Dell Rapids 8 to 1.

Many Dakota Valley Panthers set personal records or broke school records at the State Track Meet in Spearfish May 28-29. Tommy Nikkel broke the school record in the 200 and was state champ in the 100.

As of presstime, Lexi Squier was tied for 56th place in the 2021 State Golf tournament at Spearfish Canyon. She shot 113 on her first day, June 7, and had 18 more holes to shoot June 8.

The senior-dominated Dakota Valley boys met expectations with a fourth-place finish at the Class A state track meet May 28 and 29 in Spearfish.

The Region 2 golf tournament was held May 27 on the Central Valley Golf Course in Hartford of which four DV players attended.

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The youthful Dakota Valley girls scored points in four events for 14.33 points and a 17th place finish at the state meet May 28-29 in Spearfish. They participated in 5 other events, including three relays.

Dakota Valley got a 2-0 win over Redfield Monday, May 31 in the opening round of the Class B High School Tournament in Sioux Falls.

Dakota Valley travelled to Brandon Valley May 18 to play back-to-back games and coming out the victor in both.

Lexi Squier was the only DV entrant at the DAK-12 meet May 24 at Two Rivers. She shot a 93 for 12th place.

Dakota Valley will send 26 athletes to the state track meet in Spearfish. It is the largest group in the school’s history. Sixteen boys, including 12 in individual events and 10 girls, including 7 in individual events, will participate.

DV won the first game of pre-season 12-2 over Beresford/Centerville in a shorter 5-inning game. DV had 16 hits including a homer by Hunter Beving. Paul Bruns had 2 doubles and Chayce Montagne 1.

Vermillion defeated the Dakota Valley girls golf team on their home course at Two Rivers Golf Course May 13.

Between Ben Niemeyer and Jake Pruchniak, they only allowed 5 hits against Hanson May 16 in Hanson. Dakota Valley defeated Hanson 3-2 in 7 innings.

The South Dakota High School Baseball Association announced their 2021 Class B Academic All-State Team. It’s for all senior players who have met the requirements of having a GPA of 3.5 or above.

The Dakota Valley boys took second place at the DAK-12 Conference eet held in Dell Rapids May 13. They came in after Sioux Falls Christian. The boys were led by first place finishes from Tommy Nikkel in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes; second and third place finishes from Gunnar Gunderson …

Peyton Carlson attended the Dell Rapids Quarrier golf invite May 4. She shot a 161 on the day.

The Sioux City Country Club (SCC) has provided a list of this year’s charity golf events. The club was founded in 1908. The course includes rolling hills and lots of trees.

Jake Pruchniak took the mound against Beresford/Centerville May 10 in Vermillion and pitched a shut-out, allowing only 3 hits in the 7-inning game.

Three Dakota Valley football players will be on the roster of the Red Team for the South Dakota High School All-Star game Saturday, June 12 at 1 p.m. at the DakotaDome.

Grant Harder competed for Team South Dakota 14U hockey team at the 2021 national tournament in Texas.

The Dakota Valley girls track and field team took first place at the Lennox (LenWood) Invite May 4, topping the second place team, Parker, by 9.5 points.

It was a great day for a track meet May 6 in Yankton. The weather was warm enough for wearing a sweatshirt or light jacket, with a nice cloud cover to give short breaks from the sun. It was also a great day for Dakota Valley, as numerous personal records were broken and one school record tied.

Dakota Valley travelled to Elk Point to take on the Huskies in club baseball April 29. What started out seeming like a sure win for the Huskies quickly changed in the top of the fifth when DV tied EPJ 4-4. They went another five innings before the Huskies scored the winning run in the bottom…

It was a pitcher’s dual Friday, April 30 in Vermillion.

In 5 innings, Paul Bruns struck out 7 batters, allowed only one hit and a walk in the 10-0 win over Bon Homme May 2.

DV girls were just one point from tieing South Sioux City for second place Tuesday, April 27 at the DV Invite. DV had 90.5 points to South Sioux’s 91.5. EPJ was champion at 122 points.

Multiple first and second places helped Dakota Valley to a big victory at the DV Invite Tuesday, April 27.

Dakota Valley Panthers played in their first golf meet of the year two days in a row at Elk Point. The first day was a triangular between Elk Point-Jefferson, Beresford and Dakota Valley. Five Panthers attended: Lexi Squier, Peyton Carlson, Eliana Vondracek, Mackenzie Keizer and Avery Mozak.

Dakota Valley attended the Lennox Booster Qualifier April 22 in Lennox. It might have been an hour away, but high placements in many events made the trip worth while.

Alex Zephier of Dakota Valley played in the Lakota All-Star boys basketball game April 24 in Rapid City.

Dakota Valley took on Canton and Lennox in away games last week both games starting out very similar.