Five E-LB tracksters qualify for State May 25-26

May 24, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Five members of the Elkton-Lake Benton track team qualified for the state meet to be held in Rapid City, South Dakota over Memorial Day Week­end. Hunter Nielsen quali­fied twice, in the Pole Vault event and in the 110 Me­ter Hurdles. Though they did not qualify for state, several team members competed in the regional track meet held in Chester, South Dakota, with many of them placing in the top ten finalists.

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

Wildcats lose a close game at home

May 24, 2018

Submitted by Mike Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats lost a close game to the Sioux Empire Crusad­ers Saturday in Lake Ben­ton by a score of 22-20. The Wildcats are now 2-1 while the Crusaders move to 4-0.
The Wildcats were ahead of the Crusaders for most of the game which saw nine turnovers, six by the Crusaders, but gave up the lead late in the game and could not score again…

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

E-LB boys take second in DVC track meet May 10

May 17, 2018

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Noah Greer jumped 16-07.50 in the Long Jump event at the DVC track meet.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Dakota Valley Conference meet for track was held on Thursday, May 10 at Estelline, South Dakota. Both the girls and boys teams participated in the events, with many of them placing in the top 10 finalists.
In the girls events, Brooklyn Nielsen placed fifth in the 400 Meter Dash with a final time of 1:08.09. Aubrey Wirth placed ninth in the event, finishing at 1:11.03.

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

Several E-LB athletes rank top 10 in track and field events

May 17, 2018

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Hunter Nielsen ranked in the top 10 in the boys 300 Meter Hurdles event.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
The Elkton-Lake Benton boys and girls track teams competed in the Quarrier Invite meet in Dell Rapids, South Dakota on Monday, May 7. Several individuals and relay teams finished in the top 10.
E-LB boys finished in sixth place in the 4×800 Meter Relay with a time of 10:24.29. Hunter Nielsen placed fourth in the boys 110 Meter Hurdles. Hunter’s younger sister, Brooklyn Nielsen, placed eighth in the girls 100 Meter Dash with a final time of 14:36…

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

Wiskur eighth in DVC

May 17, 2018

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Caleb Wiskur placed eighth in the DVC Golf Tournament in Colman, South Dakota last week.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

 
Caleb Wiskur and Lukas Yearous of the Elkton- Lake Benton Golf Team played in the Dakota Valley Conference on May 7 at the Sunrise Ridge Golf Course in Colman, South Dakota. For this meet, the varsity teams golfed 18 holes, hitting each hole on this course twice…

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

E-LB tracksters do well in all day track meet at O’Gorman

May 9, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Ben­ton track teams travelled to O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls, South Da­kota last Friday, May 4, for an all-day track meet that included both Class AA and Class A high schools. Many of the events were segregated by class, but some events combined the classes. Despite the huge competition, both E-LB teams did well, many im­proving on their personal bests.

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

E-LB tracksters place in several events at Baltic

May 9, 2018

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The E-LB boys took first place in the 1,600 Meter Sprint Medley event at the Baltic, South Dakota meet on Tuesday, May 1.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

The Elkton-Lake Ben­ton Track Team traveled to Baltic, South Dakota on Tuesday, May 1. Several of the tracksters finished in the top ten of their events…
Over all, the Lady Elks finished in ninth place, while the men placed sev­enth.
The track teams compet­ed in two more meets last week, one at O’Gorman in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Friday, May 4, and the Dells Invite in Dell Rapids, South Dakota on Monday, May 7. Their next meet will be the Dakota Valley Championship on Thurs­day, May 10 in Estelline, South Dakota.

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

Wiskur placed fifth in DeSmet golf meet

May 9, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
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Caleb Wiskur and Lu­kas Yearous traveled to the Kingsbury Golf Course in DeSmet, South Dakota for a golf meet on Thursday, May 3. The weather for the meet was mostly clear with a light breeze. Wiskur placed fifth in the meet, through a tie-breaker for fifth. The tie was broken based on which player scored best on the most difficult hole.

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

Wildcats triumph over the Tri-State Buffalos

May 9, 2018

Submitted by Mike Tiedeman

The Buffalo Ridge Wild­cats defeated the Tri-State Buffalos Saturday by a 48-0 score. The game was played in Garretson, South Dakota. The Wildcats showed much improve­ment from their first game, with fewer penalties, but they still need to keep im­proving to get back to an­other championship.
The Wildcat offense was led by QB David Oates, who completed 10 of 16 passes good for 151 yards, four TDs and one interception…

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

E-LB hosts Running Elk track meet at home

May 4, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
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Elkton-Lake Benton hosted the Running Elk Track Meet last Saturday, April 28. There were nine schools including Elkton-Lake Benton who compet­ed in the meet… In the men’s division, Alex Landsman finished the 100 Meter Dash in sev­enth place and Bryson Sik finished in eighth place. The boys were close in time, with Landsman fin­ishing at 12.46 and Six at 12.47. Bryson Sik finished sixth in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 25.09…

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