Lynx Paws

BV tops Yankton 3-1
The Brandon Valley varsity boys’ soccer team earned a 3-1 victory over Yankton on Sept. 3, thanks to two Lynx goals in the final seven minutes of play.
BV goals were netted by Eli Kirlin, Mayer Matthies and Lucas Johnson.
Goalkeeper Ayden Spicer recorded three saves.
Kirlin put the Lynx up 1-0 when he caught a pass from Carson Barton in the corner, where he found the Yankton net.
The Lynx secured the win in the 73rd minute of the game when Johnson scored on a penalty kick.
Aidan Mitzel dribbled in the box for an insurance goal in the 78th minute.
The Lynx (4-1-2) head to Aberdeen Central (3-3-1) Friday to take on the  Golden Eagles.
Climb for a Cause fundraiser
Anytime Fitness in Brandon is teaming up with the Brandon Fire Department to “Climb for a Cause”. Participants can reserve the stair climber for 15 minutes in an attempt to climb 110 flights of stairs (same amount as the World Trade Center). Cost is $5 and all proceeds are donated to the Brandon Fire Department. Members and community are encouraged to participate. 
Lynx rebound to No. 2
After starting the season atop the 11AAA S.D. Prep Media Football Poll, the Lynx slipped to No. 4 and moved up to No. 2 following Saturday’s win over O’Gorman.. 
Week of Sept. 9. First-place votes are listed in parentheses.
Class 11AAA
1. SF Roosevelt (24)  2-0       120
2. Brandon Valley (1) 1-1         92
3. O’Gorman       1-1         60
4. Harrisburg       2-0       58
5. SF Washington             1-1       17
Receiving votes: SF Lincoln 11. 
Lady Lynx volleyball ranked fourth
Week of Sept. 3. First-place votes are listed in parentheses.
Class AA
1. Watertown (15) 5-0         83          
2. O’Gorman 4-1         51          
3. SF Washington (2) 4-1         50          
4. Brandon Valley            4-2         20          
5. Aberdeen Central       2-0         19          
Receiving votes: Huron (4-1) 17, RC Stevens (1-1) 15.
Kolbeck named to
Legion’s ‘A’ all-state team
Joe Kolbeck was the lone player from Brandon Valley Post 131 to be selected to the South Dakota American Legion baseball Class A all-state team. The roster, voted on by coaches, was announced Aug. 26.
Kolbeck plays infield for Post 131.
Joining him on the roster are Nick Hoekstra, an outfielder, and Reece Arbogast, a pitcher, from the state champion Renner Post 307, along with runner-up Rapid City Post 22’s   Zach Whitesell, a pitcher, and infielders Ryan Bachman and Matt Hegre. 
The all-state roster also includes Mitchell’s Brady Hawkins, who was recognized as both a pitcher and infielder, pitchers Grey Zabel (Pierre) and Kieren Luellman (Yankton); catcher Cade Hinkle of Pierre, and outfielders Carson Max (Mitchell), Nathan Gonnelly (Watertown) and Mason Crow (Sioux Falls West).
JV golfers compete at Elmwood
Brandon Valley’s JV boys placed fourth out of the six Metro Conference golf teams, and the windy conditions at Elmwood made the round a challenge. 
“For most of our team, we didn’t play as well as we could, but they battled to not let their scores get out of control,” said BV coach Jeff Locker. “I am very pleased with the team’s integrity and how they conducted themselves.”
BV’s best game came from Owen Sanders, who shot a 44. Austin Reiter and Kellen Olson contributed 47s, and Nick Hokenstad offered a 49. Rounding out the Lynx scores are Garret Hennen’s 50 and Max Faber’s 51.
Lincoln’s Charlie Mickelson carded a 38 to best all golfers.
Following Tuesday’s meet at Kuehn Park with the Metro Conference teams, the Lynx play a dual with O’Gorman at Elmwood on Thursday.
Team scores: O’Gorman 173, SF Roosevelt 178, Harrisburg 179, Brandon Valley 187, SF Lincoln 191, SF Washington 210.
Boys JV golf defeats SFW
Brandon Valley’s JV boys’ golf got off to a great start Aug 26, defeating Sioux Falls Washington 181-203, on the links at Elmwood. BV’s Jace Christoffer shot the low score of the day, a 42, to earn medalist honors. Adding to the Lynx tally were Austin Reiter and Kellen Olson, both carding a 46. A trio of Lynx – Will Bommersbach, Max Faber and Owen Sanders – each produced a 47. Garret Hennen’s 49 and Nick Hokenstad’s 50 round out BV’s scores.
“We have a competitive group of sub-varsity high school boys this year,” said JV coach Jeff Locker. “On any given day, each of them is capable of posting a solid score. We now are aware of a few areas that need a little extra work in order to improve our team score. With our depth, it will help us keep pushing each other to get better. This group is a lot of fun to coach and we look forward to improving as the year moves along.”  


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