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 Huskies faced a 20-team field at the McCook Central/Montrose Invite Dec. 31.

Ashley Brewer had a break-out game Dec. 28 at Irene-Wakonda, scoring 19 points and pulling down 6 rebounds.

The Husky defense held Viborg-Hurley to just 12 points total in the 2nd and 3rd quarters to take a 53-45 win at home Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Although they won the battle of the boards, the EPJ girls lost to the Viborg-Hurley Cougars 41-53 Tuesday, Dec. 21 at home.

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.

The girls basketball team opened their season with 2 wins over DAK-12 opponents.

For the second time, head football coach Jake Terry has been recognized for excellence, as voted on by his peers.

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.

Things looked like they were going EPJ’s way the first 2 games in Irene Nov. 9, when the Huskies took on the Wagner Red Raiders with a trip to state on the line.

Winner really likes to run the ball. Then they run again. And again.

The Elk Point-Jefferson volleyball team capped their season with 2 wins in region play. That qualified them for the SoDak 16, the last step to the state tournament.


The South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors has approved the softball steering committee’s plan to sanction softball.

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.


Claire LaFerrier and Joe Cross represented Elk Point-Jefferson at the State A Cross Country Meet Saturday, Oct. 23 in Sioux Falls.

Six touchdowns and a school record. Nearly 150 yards rushing. An interception and 5.5 tackles.

The Madison Bulldogs came to town Friday, Oct. 22 and took a win home with them – 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 26-24.

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.

EPJ hosted Irene-Wakonda Thursday Oct. 14 and got the 3-set win – 25-19, 25-17, 25-11.

The Elk Point senior citizens card club will hold its next meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18 at The Pointe Golf & Event Center. The group meets the first and third Monday of each month.

Students of Elk Point-Jefferson from kindergarten to fourth grade were little Husky Cheerleaders and took to the football field, Oct. 8 to perform for the crowd.

Landon Geary and Carter Langle attended the State A golf meet Oct. 4-5 in Madison. Geary tied for 37th, shooting 92-91, 183. Langle tied for 48th 90-98, 188.

Viborg-Hurley came to town Tuesday, Oct. 5 and by the middle of the first game, it was clear the Cougars were outmatched. The Huskies won in 3 – 25-21, 25-14, 25-11.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, the EPJ Huskies cross country team ran in the Dak XII Conference meet. This year’s races took place in Dell Rapids at the beautiful Rocky Run Golf Course. The weather was sunny, breezy and warm, and the team was ready to go against Sioux Falls Christian, Dakota Valley, L…

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The EPJ football team should always take the opening kickoff, because, man, can they move the ball downfield on their first series.

The Elk Point-Jefferson band marched down Main Street in Vermillion as part of USD’s Dakota Days parade Oct. 2. The band has two more competitions this week – Friday, Oct. 8 at Menno and the annual March to the Meridian in Yankton Saturday, Oct. 9.

Last week, head football coach Jake Terry talked about how his team needed to stop a really good quarterback in their game this week. Sioux Valley’s Parker Puetz proved difficult to stop, but the Husky offense nearly kept pace with him, falling just a touchdown short in a 28-34 loss on the r…

The EPJ cross-country team went to Lennox to participate in the Lennox Invite Sept. 30. This large meet has some of the fastest runners, with this year’s meet showcasing a boys and girls favorite for the state championship.

Sioux Falls Christian proved why they are the #1 volleyball team in the state, as they beat EPJ in 3 games, 25-15, 25-11, 25-9 Sept. 30 in Sioux Falls.

“Fast start” might be an understatement for the way EPJ took off in their homecoming football game Sept. 24, as they defeated the Baltic Bulldogs 41-0.

The EPJ volleyball team got 3 wins last week, all on the road.

Landon Geary and Carter Langle peaked at the right time, golf-wise, as they led the Huskies at the DAK-12 Conference meet Sept. 21 at Madison, and again at the Region 2A qualifying event Sept. 27 at Beresford.

The Huskies hosted the annual Union County Quad meet Thursday, Sept. 23. The weather was warm and windy for the races with Beresford, Dakota Valley, Alcester-Hudson and Elk Point-Jefferson. Although the Watchdogs had won the prized “Canteen” the previous 8 years and were seeking a 9th straig…

On Monday, Sept. 20, the EPJ Huskies Cross Country team competed in the Alcester-Hudson XC invite. The teams included Alcester-Hudson, Elk Point-Jefferson, Dakota Valley, West Central, Akron-Westfield, West Sioux-Hawarden, Vermillion, Sioux Falls Lutheran, Beresford, Baltic, Parker, Canton a…

The Huskies hosted 2 DAK-12 opponents last week and swept them both, beating the Lennox Orioles 25-18, 31-29, 25-16 and the Tea Area Titans 25-20, 25-21, 25-17.

With 260 rushing yards and 107 in the air, the Husky offense proved itself on the road at Beresford Sept. 17, bringing home a 34-7 win.

Weather for the annual Husky Invite golf meet has run the gamut of cold storms to as hot as it can get.

On Sept. 15, the EPJ Huskies’ cross country team participated in the Flyer Invite in Freeman, SD. This is the first time EPJ has made the trip to Freeman for cross country, replacing an Iowa meet for 2021 and subsequent years.

Three Huskies put down 32 kills in a match at West Central Sept. 7 to lead the Huskies to a 4-game win.

The Huskies’ cross country team brought 26 individuals to the Canton Invite Tuesday, Sept. 7. Teams at this meet included Dakota Valley, EPJ, Vermillion, Tea Area, Parker and West Central. The course was long and slow with the long grass, hills and wind, making for some intense competition.

Elk Point-Jefferson piled on the points in the 1st half, but couldn’t keep up with McCook Central/Montrose in the 2nd, losing a home game 36-20 Sept. 10.

The EPJ offense took off right out of the gate and didn’t let up the entire 1st half, taking a 48-6 halftime lead to a 55-6 win Sept. 3 at Flandreau.

On Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies went to Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve to run the Dakota Valley Invite. An annual event, this year’s race included Dakota Valley, Alcester-Hudson, SC East, SC West, Lawton-Bronson, Centerville, Irene-Wakonda, Canton and Tea Area.

A short-handed Dell Rapids volleyball team came to town Tuesday, Aug. 31. They only suited up 9 varsity players for the match, and didn’t have a libero, but that didn’t stop them from winning the match – 29-27, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22.

On Friday, Aug. 27, 27 Husky runners competed against the largest field the entire team will face in 2021 at the Beresford Cross Country Invite. Unlike last year, all schools were together this year, making for a tight competition. The 6 Husky seniors of Madison Stark, Rosie Calamanco, Clair…