Team all smiles at Tea Area with win

For the first time in Dakota Valley history, the girls soccer team will be playing in the state championship. They will play against West Central at 11 a.m. at the Howard Wood Stadium in Sioux Falls. Pictured are soccer members, front, from left, Gracie Strong, Emma Honner, Sophie Meyer, Ella Schmiedt, Grace Meyer, Izzy Linden, Claire Hemmingsen, Peyton Tritz, Emma Deacon and Tyra Yi; and back, head coach Jesse Castillo, Addy Wubbena, Grace Bass, Ashlynn Stusse, Ashley Neeser, Kacey McCabe, Rylee Rosenquist, Josie Eckhardt, Emerson Bowen, Brooke Carlson, Isabella Mijangos, Ivey Winckler, Jaelyn Bacan and assistant coaches Eddie Vongsiprsom and Armand Garcia.