The boys track and field team started the season with a win on their home field, at the Husky Invite April 6.
Sophia Johnson, center front, signed her letter of intent to play golf at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City. Joining her were, front from left, brother, Hayes; mother, Marjo; Johnson; father, Erik; and brother, Nash; and back row, Briar Cliff assistant coach Erik Ingenluijff, Briar Cliff …
Five Husky youth wrestlers qualified for the SDWCA Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Rapid City. From left, Nash Johnson–Midgets 82 lb, Luke Swatek–Novice 93 lb, Brantley Peed-Midgets 104 lb, Caleb Heuertz–Schoolboy 130 lb and Jaice Lynch–Midgets 82 lb (not pictured) all placed at the Reg…
The girls basketball team was not deterred by a hot 2nd quarter from the Vermillion Tanagers, as they came back for a 46-42 win in the opening round of Region 4A play Feb. 23 in Vermillion.
A typical start for the Husky offense wasn’t nearly enough to keep up with a Tea Area barrage of points, as EPJ lost 57-86 Feb. 19 at Tea Area.
The Husky girls basketball team took on a daunting task – 18-0 Kingsley-Pierson, IA. The Panthers proved they were a team to contend with, winning 63-35.
Dan Peed, left, and Makayla Peed, right, watch their son, Drake, center, sign his letter of intent to play football at Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. In back, his brother, Brantley and sister, Grace, look on.
Tyler Goehring, center, is joined by his parents, Tammy Goehring, left, and Matt Goehring, right, as he signs his letter of intent to play baseball at Mounty Marty College in Yankton.
The EPJ boys basketball team started the game at Lennox Feb. 2 with a strong 1st quarter. Their press led to a number of Oriole turnovers and the teams were tied 8-8 going into the second quarter.
The Huskies wrestled in a double dual with Lennox and Tea Area at Lennox Jan. 26. They got a solid win over the Orioles, 52-21, but lost a squeaker to the Titans, 35-39.
The boys hosted Tri-Valley Jan. 28 in a game that moved up and down the court at lightning speed. While that led to quick baskets for both teams, it also meant lots of travelling calls and overthrown passes. The teams combined for 36 turnovers in the game.
Skyler Swatek got a pin and 2 decisions to win the conference championship at 152 pounds. The meet was held in Hartford Saturday, Jan. 23.
The EPJ boys ran into a Vermillion team that matched their speed and leaping ability, and took nearly twice as many shots. The result was a 31-point halftime deficit that the Huskies could not overcome.
The Husky girls took a road trip to Irene-Wakonda and brought home a much-needed 45-27 win, their first since mid-December. The losing streak included several nail-biter losses, but the girls finally broke through with a signature third quarter.
Landon Geary got his first start of the season and made the most of it, with a career game – 19 points and 7 rebounds. His performance led the boys to their first win of the season, as they beat Irene-Wakonda 59-44 on the road Jan. 12.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.