A hard-earned win for the Elks is cause to celebrate

February 12, 2020

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Coach Steve Erickson was honored on Thursday, Feb. 6 for his 200th win, which was against Estelline-Hendricks. Pictured are Riley Hunter, Bryson Sik, Miles Harming, Logan Kuehl, Marcus Harming, Ryan Krog, Aiden Erickson and Eliot Erickson in front. In back are Peyton Sik, Joseph Nibbe, Assistant Coach Mark Harming, Isaac Jaacks, Grant DeRuyter holding Jenna Nibbe, Matthew Nibbe, Mason Gaumer, William Neil and Coach Erickson.

By Shelly Finzen
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The E-LB Elks were chal­lenged by the Estelline- Hendricks Redhawks in Lake Benton on Thursday, Feb. 6. The high-scoring game was a hard fight for the Elks, but they defeated the Redhawks in overtime, 70-71. Coach Steve Erick­son said, “We faced some adversity throughout this game, and I was proud that we were able to pull it out…I’m proud of our guys for the way they made the plays down the stretch that they need to in order to pull it off.”
Matthew Nibbe was the Elks’ top scorer. He put 25 points on the board with 11 2-point field goals and three of eight free-throw shots…

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Elkton-Lake Benton’s senior boys basketball players Grant DeRuyter, left, and Bryson Sik, right, were honored on Thursday, Feb. 6. The boys were presented with framed jerseys.

Cardinals don’t have what it takes, defeated by the Elks

February 12, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elks battled the Deuel Cardinals at home on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The Cardinals didn’t have what it took, and the Elks de­feated them 53-27.
Three Elkton-Lake Ben­ton players scored in the double-digits in the game. Marcus Harming led the Elk scoring with 16 points from five 2-point field goals, a 3-point shot and three free throws…

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Elks battled top Dogs in DeSmet

February 12, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Benton Elks challenged the num­ber one rated DeSmet Bull­dogs on Thursday, Jan. 30. Although they fought hard, the Bulldogs defeated the Elks 64-41. Coach Steve Erickson said, “We knew going in, DeSmet was a very good basketball team. They are rated number 1 in the state for a reason.”
Elk scoring was led by Marcus Harming, who put 11 points on the board. Marcus scored with three 2-point field goals, a 3-point shot and two of three free throws…

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Lake Benton Elementary Boys Basketball

February 12, 2020

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The elementary boys basketball team is nearing the end of their season. Their final game will be on Saturday, March 7 in Elkton, South Dakota.

Lady Elks win big one at home

February 12, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks battled the Iroquois-Doland Chiefs on Monday, Feb. 3 at home. The Lady Elks were on fire, as they defeated the Chiefs 52-31.
Leading the Lady Elk scoring were the Krog sis­ters. Rachael Krog put 13 points on the board with six 2-point shots and a free throw, and Hannah Krog added 11 points for the team with four 2-point field goals and three free throws…

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Bulldogs defeat the Lady Elks

February 12, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks chal­lenged the DeSmet Bull­dogs on Friday, Jan. 31. The ladies were defeated by the Bulldogs, 49-21.
Leading in the scor­ing for the Lady Elks was Brooklyn Nielsen, who put eight points on the board with one each 2-point and 3-point shots and three of four free throws…

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E-H takes down E-LB

February 12, 2020

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The Lady Elks put up a shot in the Elkton-Lake Benton versus Estelline-Hendricks girls basketball game.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Benton Lady Elks were challenged by the Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks in Lake Benton on Friday, Feb. 7. Although they battled valiantly, the Redhawks defeated the Lady Elks 45-26.
Scoring for the Lady Elks was led by Brooklyn Nielsen, who put eight points on the board with a 2-point basket and two 3-point shots…

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Close game for the Lady Elks in Deuel

February 12, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks battled hard in a close game against the Deuel Cardi­nals on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The Cardinals, however, had the upper hand and defeated the Lady Elks 33-29.
The Lady Elks lead scor­ers were Brooklyn Nielsen and Aubrey Wirth, who put seven and six points on the board, respectively…

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How does Lake Benton Elementary love reading? Let us count the ways

February 12, 2020

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Shasta Bos was the first Mystery Reader in the preschool class. All the classes at Lake Benton Elementary School are celebrating I Love to Read Month with a variety of fun activities.

By Shelly Finzen
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February is I Love to Read Month and students at Lake Benton Elementa­ry School(LBE) are show­ing their love of reading in a variety of ways. Check out what they have going on at the school.
In the four-year-old preschool class, teacher Amanda Drake has ar­ranged for a new Mystery Reader to visit the class throughout the month. She explained, “I have parents, grandparents, community members and siblings come hide in my box and read a story of their choosing to the stu­dents. The class tries to guess who is in the box af­ter the story is done.” The students enjoy discover­ing someone they know hiding in the box.

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Five E-LB students perform in the Quad State Honor Band Festival

February 5, 2020

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Five Elkton-Lake Benton students performed in the Quad State Honor Band Festival in Vermillion, South Dakota on Monday, Jan. 27, 2019. Sharing their musical talents were Emma Kampmann, Brooklyn Nielsen and Emily Miller in front, and Noah Greer and David Cacho in back.

By Shelly Finzen
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Five Elkton-Lake Benton students were selected to perform in the 22nd annual Quad State Honor Band Festival, which was performed at the Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall on the University of South Dakota (USD) Campus in Vermillion, South Dakota. The festival was a two-day event, with students congregating at USD on Sunday, Jan. 26 and performing the concert the evening of Monday, Jan. 27.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.