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
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

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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Elks ground the Flyers

February 5, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Benton Elks faced the Chester Area Flyers on Monday, Jan. 27. The Flyers were ground­ed by the Elks as the Elks defeated them 47-38. Coach Steve Erickson said, “We played really well in stretches and then really bad in stretches. I thought there were times we just got sped up and rushed things on offense, kind of forgetting about spacing, moving the ball, and look­ing for quality shots. The third quarter especially, we just were out of sorts on offense, turning the ball over too much and re­ally stagnant with what we were trying to do.”

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Flyers flew over the Lady Elks

February 5, 2020

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Benton Lady Elks battled the Ches­ter Area Flyers on Friday, Jan. 27. The Flyers flew high in this game, defeat­ing the Lady Elks 59-38.
Aubrey Wirth topped the Lady Elk scoring with three 2-point shots and four of eight free throws…

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