Senior Spotlight: Dylan Kirkeby

Dylan Kirkeby
Baseball has been a big part of this 2019 Brandon Valley High School senior’s life so far.
And, will continue to be part of Dylan Kirkeby’s life next fall when he heads to Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where he will study pre-engineering and play baseball for the Red Raiders.
Kirkeby, who has staffed the mound for the BV’s varsity Lynx all four years of high school, helped the team win a state championship. He’s also earned All-State and All-Region honors in the sport. 
In addition to baseball, Kirkeby ran cross country for two seasons and was elected into the National Honor Society.
Outside of BVHS, he’s worked in the Sunday school office of his church, Brandon Lutheran, for seven years, and voluntarily delivers boxes for Feeding South Dakota’s weekend backpack program at Fred Assam Elementary.
His top pick for lunch from the school cafeteria is popcorn chicken, and Josh Gibson, a baseball player in the Negro league, would be his choice to have lunch with.
“He never got a chance to play in the MLB because of his skin color,” Kirkeby said. “Statistically, he would have been one of the best players to ever play with over 800 home runs, but died tragically at the age of 35. I would love to just sit and talk about his life.”
Among his favorites are the San Francisco Giants, and the series Game of Thrones. 
“Winning the state baseball championship last year,” is a memory of high school he won’t soon forget.


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