The West Central Trojans showed why they’re 6-1, ranked #2 in the state, with a 55-29 victory over the EPJ girls Jan. 5 in West Central.


The EPJ wrestlers headed west Jan. 7 for a dual with Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon. They had 5 individual winners, two by pin – Hayes Johnson-113 and Gavin Jacobs-182. Lucas Hueser-145 and Grayson Jacobs-170 won by decision and Drake Peed returned for his first match this season to win by forfeit.

The Husky boys hosted Canistota Jan. 5 and dug a first quarter hole they couldn’t get out of. The Hawks built on their 15-3 lead to win 62-29.

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The girls basketball team hosted the Alcester-Hudson Cubs to end the year Friday, Dec. 31.

Generally, a game that starts off with a 3 from your big would end well. Indeed, the Huskies had a good first half after Nora Kastning hit that statement shot. It helped her out to another double-double, with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

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The wrestling team had a rare 2-home match week, hosting a double-dual with Canton and Vermillion Dec. 15 and then the annual Husky Invite Dec. 19

The girls basketball team got their first win of the season on the road at Parker Dec. 17, beating the Pheasants 46-36.

A big second quarter burst killed the Huskies’ chance for their first win this season, as the Parker Pheasants scored 25 points on their home floor Dec. 17.

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The boys basketball team’s first games of the season both ended on the wrong side of the scoreboard, but the team showed what it’s capable of this year.


Three football players were named to the academic all-state team – Tyler Goehring, Drake Peed and Riley Schmitz. In order to gain this honor, students must be seniors, take part in the sport for three years and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

EPJ travelled to Tea Area for round 2 of region playoffs Nov. 5. The Huskies faced a seasoned Titan team, a big change from Beresford. Tea Area won the match, and the SoDak 16 berth 25-22, 25-15, 25-22.

Academic All State Ben Hanson, Daniel Harvey, Emma Scarmon

State Qualifiers Nathan Buenger, 22nd Place

MacKenzie Stone had a career game in the opening round of volleyball playoffs Nov. 3. The Huskies hosted the Beresford Watchdogs and beat them decisively – 25-12, 25-11, 25-8.

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The EPJ volleyball team played in a triangular Friday, Oct. 30 at Vermillion and went 1 for 2.

Joe Cross ran in the State A Cross Country Meet Saturday, Oct. 24. Run times were adjusted, trying to beat a winter storm, but runners were still slogging through wet, snowy conditions. Cross, a freshman, finished in 18:33.64 for 45th place in his first state meet.

In their regular season matchup Sept. 18, the Husky football team had little trouble in their 40-6 win over Mount Vernon/Plankinton.

The EPJ volleyball team played at Madison Friday, Oct. 23 and did not fare well against their DAK-12 opponent.

The Huskies took part in the Region 3A meet Oct. 15 in Lennox. Teams at the meet included Lennox, Vermillion, Canton, Ethan/Parkston, Tea Area, Beresford, Parker, Elk Point-Jefferson, Dakota Valley and Wagner.

The Huskies hosted Irene-Wakonda in the last home match of the season and won in 4 games – 25-14, 18-25, 25-22, 25-17.

Elk Point-Jefferson got a decisive 42-14 win over Flandreau Oct. 16 to secure home field for the opening round of playoffs Thursday, Oct. 23. They will host Mt. Vernon/Plankinton, a team the Huskies beat 40-6 in the opening game of the season. It’s the first home playoff game for EPJ since 2006.

On Thursday, Oct. 8, the DAK-12 Conference held the conference cross country championships. The meet was at the Madison Golf & Country Club.

The boys golf team played at the state meet Oct. 5-6 in Hot Springs. Nathan Buenger was the top Husky, shooting 84-85-169 to tie for 22nd. Landon Geary tied for 42nd at 89-91-180. Cade Fennel was 59th, 89-100-189 and Carter Langle tied for 62nd, 97-94-191. The team placed 10th.

Nathan Buenger, Cade Fennel, Landon Geary and Carter Langle played in the state golf meet in Hot Springs Oct. 5-6.

The Elk Point-Jefferson football team got back on track with a home win, 36-14, over the Garretson Blue Dragons Oct. 2.

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The boys golf team played at the state meet Oct. 5-6 in Hot Springs. Nathan Buenger was the top Husky, shooting 84-85-169 to tie for 22nd. Landon Geary tied for 42nd at 89-91-180. Cade Fennel was 59th, 89-100-189 and Carter Langle tied for 62nd, 97-94-191. The team placed 10th.

On Thursday, Oct. 1, Elk Point Jefferson Cross Country participated in the Lennox Cross Country Invite. With 14 schools in attendance, this meet is as competitive as any other on the Huskies’ schedule.

The Sioux Falls Christian volleyball team came to town Oct. 1 and showed they have lost little momentum from last year’s state championship team.

Alcester-Hudson, Dakota Valley and Beresford travelled to Elk Point to participate in the Union County Quad Cross Country meet with the Huskies Thursday, Sept. 24. As always, The Pointe Golf & Event Center course was in good condition for the event. Although the weather was sunny and hot…

In what was the start of a busy homecoming week, the Husky volleyball team hosted Beresford Sept. 22.

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Huskies competed at the Woodbury Central Invite in Moville, IA as the only South Dakota school. With nationally-ranked Sioux City North, along with strong teams like Bishop Heelan, Le Mars Gehlen, Woodbury Central and Siouxland Christian, the Husky runners had their…

Elk Point-Jefferson hosted its annual Husky Invite golf meet Thursday, Sept. 17. Teams from Beresford, Canton, Dakota Valley, Dell Rapids, Sioux Falls Christian, Tea Area and West Central took part, along with the Huskies. The format was match play, with the highest score winning. Sioux Fall…

The Husky volleyball team dropped a pair of home matches last week, losing a tight match Sept. 15 to Lennox 22-25, 25-15, 24-26, 23-25. Tea Area took a 25-17, 25-13, 25-18 win Sept. 17.

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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.

The Elk Point-Jefferson volleyball team had its first home matches of the season and went 1-1.

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Cold, windy and rainy. Those 3 words describe the Canton C-Hawks Cross Country Invitational Sept. 8.

The Husky golf team played in the highly-competitive Sioux Falls Christian Charger Invite Sept. 1. EPJ placed sixth in the 15-team field.

On Sept. 1, the Elk Point cross country team travelled the short distance to Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve to participate in the Dakota Valley Cross Country Invite.

The EPJ football team came home after 2 road games to host the Sisseton Redmen Sept. 4 and gave Husky fans a lot to cheer about with a 37-16 win.

The EPJ cross country team had their first meet Friday, Aug. 28 in Beresford at the cross country Invite. This well-attended meet sees entrants from a large number of schools in South Dakota.