Lady Elks fight hard, fall in first round of regionals

November 7, 2018

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The Lady Elks finished their volleyball season in a final battle against Colman-Egan on Monday, Oct. 29. Kailyn Drietz led the team in service aces, making three for the night.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks finished their volleyball season on Monday, Oct. 29 in the first round of the regional playoff games. They were defeated in four sets by Colman-Egan, 25-18, 24- 26, 22-25, and 23-25. The girls played hard, battling to the end, but could not get enough points for the win.
Kailyn Drietz led the Lady Elks in serving aces, with three…

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Quarriers bury the Lady Elks in the final game of the season

November 1, 2018

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The Elkton-Lake Benton Lady Elks played their final match of the season against the Dell Rapids Quarriers.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Ben­ton Lady Elks finished their volleyball season on a low note, with a defeat by the Dell Rapids Quar­riers last week, 25-13, 25-15, and 25-19. This put their conference re­cord at 16-14.

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E-LB Elk runners place 17th in State Meet

November 1, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
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Five Elk runners on the E-LB Cross Country Team represented the school at the state meet on Satur­day, Oct. 20. The team had qualified to compete as a team at the Regional meet that took place Wednes­day, Oct. 10.
Freshman Miles Harm­ing was the first Elk run­ner to cross the finish line. He made it in 18:37.73, earning him 57th place out of 120 runners.

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Seniors honored at Cancer Match

October 26, 2018

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Seniors Ashleigh Rodriguez, left, and Baylee Jandahl, right, were honored at the Cancer Match volleyball game on Oct. 16. Rodriguez is a team statistician and Jandahl is an outside hitter. The ladies are pictured with Coach Melissa Erickson.

Elks fall to Cardinals in first round of playoffs

October 26, 2018

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Elkton-Lake Benton’s No. 55 Taryn Krog makes a tackle on Arlington-Lake Preston’s Miguel Campos during the first quarter of the Elks’ 55-20 loss to the Badgers in the first round of the South Dakota High School Football Playoffs Thursday night in Arlington, South Dakota.

By Shelly Finzen
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The E-LB Elks played the Arlington Cardinals in the first round of the Dakota Valley Conference playoffs. The Cardinals defeated the Elks, 55-20.
Offensively, four Elks ran the ball 18 times, for a total gain of 40 yards…

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Lady Elks hit hard by the Cardinals at home

October 26, 2018

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Elkton-Lake Benton’s Brooklyn Nielsen blocks a spike attempt for a point during Set 3 of the Elks’ 3-0 loss to Arlington Tuesday night in Elkton, South Dakota.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks were hit hard last Tuesday, Oct. 16, by the Arlington Cardinals at home. The Cardinals defeated the Lady Elks in three sets, 25-10, 25-17, and 25-19.
As one audience mem­ber put it, “The ball was all over the court and the Car­dinals never let it hit the ground…”

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E-H Redhawks defeat the Lady Elks in Hendricks

October 26, 2018

By Shelly Finzen
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The Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks defeated the Elkton-Lake Benton Lady Elks in a non-conference game played in Hendricks Monday night. The final score was 25-20, 25-15, and 25-22.
Three Lady Elks each made an ace serve in this game—Hannah Krog, Ju­lia Drietz and Baylee Jan­dahl…

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Elks rampage through the Warriors in Castlewood

October 18, 2018

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Elkton-Lake Benton’s No. 11 Bryson Sik and No. 24 AJ Busselman take down Castlewood running back Noah Wiersma during the third quarter of the Elks’ 30-26 victory over the Warriors Friday night in Castlewood, South Dakota. The win put the Elks into the South Dakota High School Football 9AA playoffs and they will travel to Arlington, South Dakota on Thursday night to take on the Arlington-Lake Preston Badgers.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elks rampaged through the Castlewood Warriors on Friday, Oct. 12. They defeated the Warriors in the last game of the season, 30-26 with a fourth-quarter touch­down.
The Elks utilized both running and passing plays in the game to gain their edge. The Elks ran the ball 44 times, for a total gain of 150 yards.

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Elkton-Lake Benton running Elks will proceed to State

October 18, 2018

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The Elkton-Lake Benton Cross Country Team participated in the DVC meet on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Pictured in front are Riley Hunter and Miles Harming; in back are Marcus Harming, Mark Harming, Cameron Lorden and Danial Nelson.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Elkton-Lake Ben­ton Cross Country Team showed their speed and endurance in the Dakota Valley Conference regional meet on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Many of the runners set their personal best times and the varsity boys team will head to state on Satur­day, Oct. 20, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
In the boys JV division, Jose Chavez Segura, Charlie Harming, and Garrett Neill all finished in the top ten runners…

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Lady Elks are victorious against Deuel in Lake Benton

October 18, 2018

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Elkton-Lake Benton’s Hannah Krog records a dig during the last set of the Elks’3-1 victory over the Deuel Cardinals Tuesday night in Lake Benton.

By Shelly Finzen
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The Lady Elks played the Deuel Cardinals in LakeBenton last Tues­day evening, Oct. 9. They were victorious, defeating the Cardinals before full stands, 25-23, 25-23, 21- 25, 25-14.
The ladies were on fire with Hannah Krog lead­ing the herd…

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