The last time we saw Caelyn Calandra-Prue in competition, she was churning her way to a Class A state championship in the 400 meters. Sometimes, with the passage of a few months we forget that this young lady, daughter of Mike and Stacee Prue broke the Class A State meet record in the 400. Her 56.52 was the fastest Class A girl state meet performance EVER, in the history of South Dakota.
Well, it has been a few months since Valandra-Prue stepped onto a high-school basketball court for her Lady Falcons. Todd County lost to Dell Rapids in a Sweet-16 game and this young eighth grader, who scored over 500 points a year ago was named to the Class A, All-State 2nd team.
Now a freshman, Valandra-Prue, according to multiple reports and witnesses has spent a lot of time this summer and fall in the weight room at Todd County.
The Lady Falcons, No. 1 seeded at the upcoming Lakota Nation tournament tip off their season tonight in Valentine. Word on the street is the game, boys and girls will be webcast at http://striv.tv/channel/valentine/
So many great athletes and players on this Lady Falcon squad. A deep squad with a bunch of talented ladies, some who will play college basketball. For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to watch Valandra-Prue, tune in tonight and get ready to watch one of the fastest, toughest and best competitors that has EVER come through the Rosebud.
Good luck to all of our local teams and FINALLY, let the games begin!