E-LB players named to All Conference teams

March 6, 2019

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Matthew Nibbe was named to the second string DVC All-Conference Team.

By Shelly Finzen
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The 2019 Dakota Val­ley Conference All-Con­ference teams have been announced. Redhawk players made it to the teams and the honorable mention list.
On the boys All-Con­ference team, Co-Coach­es of the Year were Jeff Gruenhagen of DeSmet, South Dakota and Mike Parry of Arlington, South Dakota. The First Team includes Devon Heuer, Arlington Cardinals; Connor Libis, Dell Rap­ids St. Mary Cardinals; Dalton Voelker, Colman- Egan Hawks; Kalen Gar­ry and Trevin Holland, DeSmet Bulldogs; and Paydon Casper, Lake Preston Divers.
The Second Team in­cludes Mathew Nibbe, Elkton-Lake Benton Elks;…

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Elks finish the post season with loss to the Blackhawks

March 6, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elks finished their post-season last Tuesday, Feb. 26. They were defeat­ed by the Sanborn Central- Woonsocket Blackhawks in the first round of the re­gional playoffs, 56-46.
Top scorer in the game was Marcus Harming, who put 13 points on the score­board with two 2-point shots and three 3-pointers…

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Elks finish their season strong

February 27, 2019

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Grant DeRuyter put the Elks into the lead with two free throw shots early in the game.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Benton Elks finished the regular season strong last Friday, Feb. 15 when they defeat­ed the Deubrook Dolphins 68-51. The game was played in the Lake Benton School gym.
Leading Elk scorers in the game were Matthew Nibbe, who put 21 points on the board. Nibbe made nine 2-point field goals and three of five free throws.

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Bulldogs bury the Elks at home

February 27, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elks hosted the DeSmet Bulldogs on Friday, Feb. 18. The boys fought hard the whole game, but could not find a win. The Bulldogs defeated the Elks 59-27.
Grant DeRuyter led the Elks in scoring, putting nine points on the board with three 2-point baskets and a 3-point shot.

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Golden Eagles swoop in for the kill over the Lady Elks

February 27, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks finished their season in the first round of the regional playoffs, Monday, Feb. 18. The Ladies were defeated by the Mitchell Christian Golden Eagles, 36-21.
Hannah Krog topped the Lady Elk scoring, put­ting eight points on the board with two 2-point field goals, a 3-point shot and a free throw…

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Congratulations to the JV on their victory affairs

February 27, 2019

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Mason Gaumer goes up for a shot in the JV game against the Deubrook Dolphins. The JV Elks defeated the Dolphins in the last seconds.

Elkton-Lake Benton Elks senior sports stars

February 21, 2019

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Seniors were honored at the Feb. 15 basketball games at home in Elkton, South Dakota. Left—The senior Lady Elks are Jayla Prosch, daughter of Julienne and LaDon Prosch, and Ashley Skeels, daughter of Bridget and Steve Skeels.

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The seniors Elks are Devin Sopko, son of Pennie Skime and Jeremy Sopko (not pictured), Billy Stuefen, son of Berniece and Scott Stuefenson, Dylan Kuehl, son of Steve and Melanie Kuehl, and Taryn Krog, son of Scott and Kyndall Krog.

Tigers can’t get a bite on the Elks

February 21, 2019

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Elkton-Lake Benton’s No. 5 Matthew Nibbe scores in the paint over Dell Rapids St. Mary’s Colton Spader during the third quarter of the Elks’ 67-55 victory over the Cardinals Friday night in Elkton, South Dakota.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Benton Elks hosted the Howard Tigers on Friday, Feb. 15. Although the Tigers fought hard, they just couldn’t get a bite on the Elks. The Elks defeated the Tigers, 67-54.
Three Elks scored in the double digits. Matthew Nibbe put 22 points on the scoreboard with seven 2-point shots, two 3-point shots and two of six free throws…

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Blue Dragons burn the Lady Elks

February 21, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks and Garretson Blue Dragons faced off in Lake Benton on Monday, Feb. 11. The Dragons pulled out the stops and burned the Lady Elks, defeating them 62-19.
Julia Drietz led in the Lady Elk scoring for the game, making eight points from one each 2-point and 3-point baskets…

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Cardinals fly above the Lady Elks

February 21, 2019

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Elkton-Lake Benton’s No. 11 Jesse Busselman scores on a jumper in the lane during the third quarter of the Elks’ 61-35 loss to Dell Rapids St. Mary Friday night in Elkton, South Dakota.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks hosted the Dell Rapids St. Mary Cardinals in a rescheduled home game on Friday, Feb. 15. The Cardinals flew higher than the Lady Elks, defeating them 61-35.
Jesse Busselman led the ladies in scoring, putting 13 points on the board. Busselman successfully shot five 2-point field goals and a 3-point basket…

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