Elk running teams place in top 10 at DVC in Coleman

October 17, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The E-LB Cross Country runners competed in the DVC meet held in Coleman, South Dakota on Wednes­day, Oct. 9. Coach Mark Harming said, “It was a good day for the Elks.” The varsity boys finished fourth in the conference, “just two points out of third place,” Harming said. The varsity ladies finished in sixth place, with two la­dies running in their first varsity meet…

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Elk CC runners gallop through the Invitational in Colman-Egan

October 17, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Benton Cross Country Team trav­eled to the Sunrise Ridge Golf Course in Coleman, South Dakota to run in the Coleman-Egan Invitational meet. E-LB runners were lower in number than usu­al, so the varsity runners competed as individuals.
Hunter Riley led the herd for the varsity boys. He placed seventh with a time of 19:04…

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Hannah Krog reaches milestone and is honored with MVP

October 17, 2019

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Hannah Krog, holding the volleyball, hit a milestone on Saturday at the Chester Challenge. She made her 1,000th kill and earned Game MVP recognition. Congratulations, Hannah!

By Shelly Finzen
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The E-LB Lady Elks had a lot to celebrate on Satur­day, Oct. 12. They defeated the Deubrook Dolphins in the Chester Challenge and Hannah Krog, a ju­nior, reached the 1,000th kill milestone and earned the Game MVP honors. Ac­cording to Coach Melissa Erickson, Krog is the first of her players to reach the 1,000th kill milestone.
The ladies played three sets against the Dolphins, defeating them in all three, 25-20, 25-14 and 25-13…

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Lady Elks improve their record

October 17, 2019

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Photo courtesy of Jason Salzman/Salzman Studios
Elkton-Lake Benton’s No. 4 Aubrey Wirth leaps for a block during the second set of the Elks’ 3-0 match victory over Oldham-Ramona-Rutland (ORR) Thursday night in Elkton, South Dakota.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks were chal­lenged by the ORR Raid­ers at home on Thursday, Oct. 10. They appeared to be up to the challenge, as they defeated the Raiders in both the JV and varsity games.
The JV ladies defeated the JV Raiders in two sets. 25-19 and 25-6. Kayla Go­ertz led the team in service aces, putting three over the net, while McKenna Krog made two and Madi­syn Nielsen added one…

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More wins for E-LB Lady Elks

October 17, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks chalked up another night of wins last week. They faced the Howard Tigers on Monday, Oct. 7 in a series of games originally scheduled for Sept. 13. The game was postponed due to severe flooding in South Dakota last month.
Coach Melissa Erickson said that her junior high players won all four of their sets. The JV ladies started out slow, but they finished on top, defeating the Tigers 22-25, 25-21 and 15-11. Kayla Goertz and Tevan Erickson led the JV ladies in service aces, each making two for the team. Aubrey Schindler and Madisyn Nielsen each added one ace to the stats…

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Lady Fliers fly home with a defeat

October 10, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks faced the Flandreau Fliers on Thursday, Oct 3. The ladies played well, covering the floor well and executing offensively, according to Coach Melissa Erickson. They sent the Fliers home flapping, with the junior high defeating them 2-1, the JV team winning 2-0, the C squad losing 1-2 and the varsity ladies winning 3-0
In the JV game, the E-LB ladies finished with scores of 25-20 and 25-15. Madi­syn Nielsen and Kinsley Krog led the ladies in ser­vice aces, with two each, while Tevan Erickson put one service ace over the net…

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Cougars slash the Elks

October 10, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elks faced a tough opponent on Friday, Oct. 4, the Viborg-Hurley Cou­gars, and had a tough defeat as a result. The Cougars slashed the Elks, 58-6.
The Elks gained eight yards in their running game with 17 carries. Bryson Sik ran the ball 10 times for a total gain of eight yards…

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E-LB’s Julia Drietz named Taco John’s Athlete of the Week

October 10, 2019

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Elkton-Lake Benton junior Julia Drietz was recently named the Taco John’s Athlete of the Week.

By Shelly Finzen
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Last month, Julia Drietz earned her 1,000th career set assist. This achieve­ment was shortly fol­lowed by another athletic achievement. Drietz was honored for her volleyball skills by being named the Taco John’s Athlete of the Week.
Drietz is an Elkton-Lake Benton junior who is ac­tive in school and on the volleyball court…

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Dragons defeated by Elks

October 10, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks faced the Garretson Blue Dragons on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The ju­nior high and varsity Elks came back winners, while the JV team lost 1-2.
The JV ladies played hard and learned from their mistakes. Regardless, they were defeated by the JV Lady Dragons 19-25, 25-22 and 11-15. Tevan Erickson led the ladies in service aces, putting up two, while McKenna and Kinsley Krog each put one ace serve on the board…

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Lady Elks win two, lose two at the Pentagon tournament

October 10, 2019

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks competed in the Sioux Falls Pentagon Classic on Saturday, Sept. 28. Overall, the ladies end­ed the tournament with two wins and two losses.
The first game saw the Lady Elks face off against the Mt. Vernon-Plankinton Titans. The Lady Elks were defeated by the Titans in three sets, 25-27, 25-22 and 21-25. The ladies did not earn any service aces in this game, but Julia Dri­etz put 38 more set assists up for her team. Hannah Krog led the ladies in kills against the Titans, tally­ing 15 for the game…

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