Cheerleaders, the other E-LB sports team

January 16, 2019

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The Elkton-Lake Benton Cheer Team— pictured left to right in front are Amelia Hansen, Tiffany Rouge, Jayla Prosch and Trinity Stein; in the middle are Autumn Tooley, Emma Kampmann, Jesse Busselman, Julia Drietz and Madeline Bressler; and in back are Emily Miller, Dallas Lytle, Tristin Basham, Kaitlynn Thompson, Hannah Schuurman and Skylar Jones.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Rah! Rah! Sis boom bah! Whenever someone thinks about sports teams, they generally list football, basketball, soccer, and other competitive team sports. One that tends to be forgotten is the cheerleading team. Jayla Prosch, a senior on the Elkton-Lake Benton Cheer Team, took a few minutes to share with the Journal about her team and the sport she loves.
The Elkton-Lake Benton Cheer Team gives their all to support the Elks football team. Currently, there are 15 young ladies on the team, from freshmen to seniors. According to Jayla, anyone can sign up for the team. If the numbers signed up are too large, there will be tryouts. “The four years I’ve been in cheer we haven’t had to do tryouts,” Jayla said.

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Big win for the Lady Elks

January 16, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks made their first win of the sea­son last week against the ORR Raiders, 54-41.
Four of the Lady Elks hit double digits in scoring in the game. Hannah Krog topped the scoring making 13 points from five 2-point field goals and three of 11 free throw shots…

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ORR can’t take the Elks down

January 16, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elks stopped the raid by the ORR Raiders on Thursday, Jan. 11, de­feating them 60-35.
The top Elk scorer was Matthew Nibbe, who put 25 points on the board. Nibbe put six 2-point bas­kets and three 3-point shots, as well as four free throws…

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The Elks were raided at home 49-46

January 16, 2019

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Elk Matthew Nibbe put up a free throw shot in the final quarter of the Gayville- Volin game at home, Tuesday, Jan. 8.

By Shelly Finzen
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In a back-and-forth game, the Elks saw a tough defeat by the Gayville-Volin Raiders at home last Tues­day, Jan. 8. The lead was back and forth for the first three quarters, but in the final quarter, the Raiders gained and kept the lead, finishing the game with a score of 49 to the Elks’ 46.

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It was a double, double, double for E-LB basketball

January 16, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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In a doubleheader against the Chester Flyers, there was a double defeat, with the boys finishing the game in double overtime. The Flyers defeated the Lady Elks 49-26 and the Elks 67-54.
The leading scorers for the Lady Elks were Brook­lyn Nielsen and Julia Dri­etz, each of whom put eight points on the board…
In the boys’ game, the top scorers were Marcus Harming, Grant DeRuyter and Matthew Nibbe…
When the buzzer sound­ed at the end of the fourth quarter, the score was tied 48 all…

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Another tough defeat for Lady Elks

January 16, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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As the near the DVC tournament games, the Lady Elks faced another difficult loss this season. The Howard Tigers defeat­ed the Lady Elks on Mon­day, Jan. 7, 58-28.
Jesse Busselman led in the Lady Elk scoring, putting nine points on the board with a 2-point basket, two 3-point field goals and a free throw shot.

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Lake Benton’s sixth grade class make New Year’s resolutions

January 16, 2019

The Lake Benton sixth grade has been studying goal setting and making new year’s resolutions. Here is the second half of the class’s resolutions.
Allyssa R.
Did you know that 46 percent of new year’s reso­lutions are kept for a least six months? Only 45 per­cent of people make them in the first place. This is kind of crazy. This is my first new year’s resolution. The first thing I want to improve on is my spelling grade from a B- to an A. My second goal for next year is to spend more time with my cousins. They are: Jo­selynn, Jenea, Alea, Anna, Ashlyn, Dakota, Connie, Isabelle, Trinity, Tim, Pa­tience, Tieanna, Fraya, Pip­er, Sawyer, and Camden. 2019 is going to be great and filled with family!!!

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Cubs can’t get a bite on the Elks

January 10, 2019

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Coach Erickson gave his team some advice during the last minutes of the game.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Benton Elks had another good win last Saturday, Jan. 5, as they defeated the Alcester-Hudson Cubs, 67-37. The win brings the Elks’ record to 3-2 overall, compared to the opponents’ record of 5-3.
Grant DeRuyter led the scoring in the game putting 21 points on the board. DeRuyter made six 2-point baskets and three 3-point shots for the team…

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Lady Hawks attack at E-LB

January 10, 2019

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At the girls’ home game against Colman-Egan, four Jr. Lady Elks were honored.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks played another tough challenger last week following the holiday break. On Thursday, Jan. 3, the ladies were defeated by the Colman-Egan Hawks, 55-20. Their record stands at 0-6 for the season.
The top Lady Elk scorer was Hannah Krog, who put seven points on the board. Hannah made a 2-point basket and five of 10 free throw shots.

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E-LB Jr. Lady Elks win the DVC tournament in Arlington

January 10, 2019

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The junior Lady Elks are the new DVC champions. Pictured left to right in front are Tevan Erickson, Ella Crofutt, Kayla Goertz, Zoey Greer, Dashia Warren, Alyssa Kotsala and Coach Remund; in back are Malayna Hemmen, Emily Robbins, Kinsley Krog, Rachael Krog, Aubrey Schindler, Kailyn Drietz, Sabel Christensen, Aubree Bales, Jenae Christensen and Tabitha Sanderson. Not pictured is Desirae Johnson.

By Shelly Finzen
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Elkton-Lake Benton’s Junior High Girls Basketball Team was named champion at the 2019 Junior High Girls Basketball DVC Tournament. The girls played four teams, defeating their opponents in every game.

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