Quarriers 3rd, Cardinals 6th at State Cheer

The Dell Rapids Quarrier and Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal competitive cheer teams gave their final performances of the 2018 season at the 2018 South Dakota Class A Competitive Cheer Competition on Friday, October 19th at Brandon Valley High School.  A total of 18 teams competed at this year’s state event.

The Quarriers took home 3rd place with a total of 240.0 points.  The Cardinals placed 6th in the state with a total of 225.0 points.  Sioux Valley claimed the Class A title with 290.5 points.  Dakota Valley was second with 246.0 points.  Deubrook Area was fourth with 227.0 points, and Platte-Geddes was fifth with 226.5 points.


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Madison Spoils Senior Night for Quarriers

NewDRLogoThe Madison Bulldogs spoiled senior night for the Dell Rapids Quarrier football team with a 28-7 win on Thursday, October 18th at Dell Rapids High School.  It was the final regular season for both teams in the 2018 season.

Both teams had chances to score in the first quarter, but both defenses held tough.  The Bulldogs finally broke through late in the first quarter when Thomas Gors had a four-yard touchdown run.  The extra point was good, and Madison led 7-0 after the first quarter.  Madison again scored midway through the second quarter on a 10-yard pass from Tyler Tappe to Caileb Reilly to make it 14-0.  Dell Rapids had a chance to put a score on the board in the final seconds of the half, but an Eddie Price pass was tipped and intercepted at the goal line.  Madison led 14-0 at halftime.

Neither team was able to get the offense going much in the third quarter.  Both teams were held scoreless, and Madison continued to lead 14-0 heading into the final quarter.  Nic Comes scored early in the fourth quarter on a 53-yard pass from Tappe to go ahead 21-0.   Avery Williams had a two-yard run with around 3:30 to go in the game to put the Bulldogs ahead 28-0.  Price connected with Logan Ellingson on an 84-yard pass with just over 2:00 to go for the lone Dell Rapids touchdown.

Dell Rapids finished with a total 286 yards of offense, 245 passing yards and just 41 rushing yards.  Madison, meanwhile, had 375 yards of total offense, 217 passing yards and 158 rushing yards.

Price finished 15-30 passing for 245 yards, a touchdown, but threw three interceptions.  Ellingson had nine catches for 170 yards and a touchdown.  Logan Stone had a catch for 36 yards.  Tatye Gleason had five carries for 19 yards.  Price finished with nine carries for nine yards. Coby Maeschen led the defense with 16 tackles.  Eddie Price finished with 10 tackles.  Drew VanRegenmorter had eight tackles with a sack.

The 2018 Dell Rapids Quarrier football team seniors are Nick Boever, Tate Kolbeck, Tayte Gleason, Eddie Price, Hunter Garry, Max Lamer, Alex Kringen, Jacob Rechtenbaugh, Kenyon Shellum, and Logan Heim.

Dell Rapids (5-4) still qualified for the 11A playoffs as the #7 seed.  Dell Rapids will travel to Madison to play the Bulldogs again in the quarterfinals on Thursday, October 25th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Castlewood Ends Cardinal Season in 9B Playoffs

DRSM LogoThe 2018 football season came to an end for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals in the opening round of the South Dakota 9B Playoffs on Thursday, October 25th in Castlewood.  The Castlewood Warriors beat the Cardinals 36-12 to advance to the quarterfinal round.

The first quarter was a defensive battle as neither team was able to put a score on the board.  The Warriors got on the scoreboard in the second quarter with 10:22 to play on a seven-yard touchdown run by Noah Wiersma to go ahead 6-0.  St Mary tied the game with 1:52 remaining in the half on a two-yard run by Connor Libis.  Castlewood took the lead again with just seconds remaining on a one-yard touchdown run by Kaden Eng and two-point conversion.  The Warriors led 14-6 at halftime.

Castlewood scored first in the third quarter on a five-yard run by Kevin Munoz with 7:18 to play.  The two-point conversion was good extending the lead to 22-6.  St Mary cut the lead after a 26-yard touchdown pass from Libis to Weston Geraets at 22-12.  That’s where the score remained heading into the fourth quarter.  Wiersma scored with 7:38 to play in the game after a Castlewood interception.  The score pushed the lead to 28-12.   The Warriors added one more score on another Wiersma touchdown with 2:20 to play.

W. Geraets finished with 12 carries for 81 yards.  Ethan Geraets had 13 carries for 77 yards, and Libis finished with five carries for 20 yards and a touchdown.  Libis was also 3-7 passing for 70 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.  W. Geraets had two catches for 63 yards and a touchdown.  Eli Longville led the team in tackles with 11 in the game.  W. Geraets had 10 tackles.  Ryan Eining finished with 7.5 tackles.  Libis also had 6.5 tackles and a defensive interception.

St Mary finished their season with a 3-6 overall record.

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DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, October 19th
Happy Birthday to Tyler W. (Mon), Madison L. (Wed), Yazmin G. (Sun), and Michaela W. (Sun)!!
Lunch:  Big Daddy’s Pizza or Mexi Tots

  • Cross country runners please turn in your clean uniforms to  Mr. Hegge by Friday.
  • August 23rd- October 20th from 9:00am to 11:00am Orthopedic Institute 810 E. 23rd St. in Sioux Falls is offering Saturday morning sports injury clinic. Patients should check in on the third floor between 8:30am and 10:30am unless prior arrangements are made. A full staff, including a Sports Medicine Physician, will be on hand to assess your injury. X-ray and MRI will be available as needed. If you have any questions please call 1-866-777-7678
  • Any student that is 18 years of age or will turn 18 before November 6th, please stop and see Mr. Welbig.
  • Impact is hosting a food and clothing drive for the local food pantry. They are need of toiletries, canned food, non-perishable food, and gently used winter clothing. This drive will take place October 15-19th. You can bring your donations to the high school office or Mrs. Ruesink’s office. Everyone who brings donations will have their name placed in a drawing for $10 gift cards. There will be two winners each day. Thank you for your support.
  • The following college admission representatives will be at Dell Rapids.  Please let Mrs. Ruesink know if you are interested in meeting with any of these admission representatives. :
    • Monday, October 22 @ 11:30 – University Center
    • Thursday, October 25 @ 11:15 – Mitchell Tech
  • Attention Juniors or Seniors:   Please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested in applying to become a South Dakota Legislative Page and working in Pierre during a selected legislative term. Deadline for application is quickly approaching.
  • Good Luck to the competitive cheer team as they travel to Brandon today for the STATE COMPETITION.
  • Good Luck to the oral interp team as they travel to Sioux Falls Washington today and Madison tomorrow.
  • Good Luck to Adisen Stadem and Brayden Pulscher as they participate in the STATE CROSS COUNTRY MEET tomorrow in Sioux Falls (Yankton Trail) starting at 12:30
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Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, October 19th
Happy Birthday to Ms. Archer (Mon), Mr. Michalscheck (Wed), and Sam S. (Sat)!!
Lunch today will be choices of:  Big Daddy’s Pizza or Mexi Tots

  • ATTENTION 7TH & 8TH GRADE STUDENTS:  If you would like to read morning announcements, please sign up in the office.
  • Attention MS students:  Reminder that at the end of the day you should exit through the east doors NOT the doors by the office.
  • If you have an FCCLA form to turn in, you may hand it to Connie in the office.
  • IMPACT is hosting a food and clothing drive October 15-19 to help the local food pantry.  They are in need of toiletries, canned food and non-perishable food.  They also need winter clothing such as hats and gloves.  The homeroom with the most donations will win a special prize!  All donations are welcomed and appreciated.
  • Attention all 5th and 6th grade students interested in auditioning for Elementary Honor Choir. You need to find a time at the beginning of school or after school this week to record your audition with Mr. Michalscheck. Mr. Michalscheck can also be here Saturday morning from 8 to 10 AM. If you are wanting to audition Saturday have your parents email Mr. Michalscheck to set up a time. Thank you.
  • Cross country runners:  Please turn in your clean uniforms to Mr. Hegge by the end of the day today.
  • ATTENTION 7TH AND 8TH GRADE BAND STUDENTS:  No band lessons today
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade students interested in Quiz Bowl.  There will be another meeting next Tuesday after school from 3:30-4pm.
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade football players: Equipment return will be Monday at 3:30 pm in the training room where we checked out equipment. Please return all your washed football clothing and equipment that day. You are free to leave the school once your equipment is returned! Also, we will have the Pizza Party at the Dell Rapids Pizza Ranch that evening from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm. Cost of a buffet is $10.00. Talk to Coach Lesnar or Coach Headrick if you have questions.
  • Good Luck to the competitive cheer team as they travel to Brandon today for the STATE COMPETITION.
  • Good Luck to the oral interp team as they travel to Sioux Falls Washington today and Madison tomorrow.
  • Good Luck to the volleyball team as they travel to Parker tomorrow.
  • Good Luck to Adisen S. and Brayden P. as they participate in the STATE CROSS COUNTRY MEET tomorrow in Sioux Falls (Yankton Trail) starting at 12:30
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Showing at the Dells Theater

“A STAR IS BORN”“A Star Is Born” headlines four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper also makes his directorial debut.

In this new take on the tragic love story, Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling songwriter Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons causing his own career to spiral downwards.

“A Star is Born” starts Friday, October 19 at the Dells Theatre. 136 minutes. It’s rated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.


Link to Trailer:



  • WEEKENDS:  Bargain Matinees every Saturday and Sunday for all shows starting before 6:00 p.m.  All ages, all seats only $5!
  • TUESDAYS are Super Saver Tuesdays!!  All ages, all seats are only $5.  Plus there’s also a special at the snack bar—you can get a small popcorn and small drink for only $5. Want a larger size? You can upgrade and still apply the $2.50 savings!

(check Logan Luxury Theatre for more information)

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Job Opening: Flagshooter – Production Supervisor

FlagShooterLogoFlagshooter, Inc. has a new position open. We are seeking an experienced Production Supervisor. This is an opportunity to enter a growing company and use your past experiences to promote innovation and growth. You will be working in tandem with company leadership while leading production personnel in daily duties. This is currently a very hands-on position where your daily duties will involve running production equipment, performing mechanical repairs, and leading the production team to ensure high quality, low waste and on-time order fulfillment. We are offering this position as full-time Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.

Requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Highschool Diploma
  • 2 years of experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Extensive mechanical understanding
  • The ability to maintain machinery that operates with tight tolerances +-.005”
  • Experience in leading and building up a team in a Supervisory role
  • A willingness to learn and foster growth in a company
  • The ability to accurately report to company leadership

Additional preferred qualities are:

  • Experience in milling, cutting and welding various metals
  • Understanding in mechanical, electrical and pneumatic actuators, cylinders and motors
  • PLC Ladder Logic with Motion Control Experience
  • OSHA understanding and application experience
  • An understanding of lean manufacturing principles
  • Experience with the full Microsoft Office Suite

Pay will be based on experience. Vacation and Holiday pay. No medical or dental benefits available.

Located 20 miles north of Sioux Falls, near Baltic

Submit Resume to:

Flagshooter, Inc.

47742 250th Street

Garretson, SD 57030

Attn: General Manager

Or email resume to sales@flagshooter.com subject line: Production Supervisor attn. General Manager

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Cardinals Beat Lake Preston in Second Straight Match

DRSM LogoPlaying the Lake Preston Divers for the second match in a row, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals earned their second win over the Divers on Tuesday, October 16th in Lake Preston.  St Mary and Lake Preston met at the Dakota Valley Conference Tournament on Saturday, October 13th with the Cardinals getting a 2-0 win.  St Mary followed that match win with a straight set win on Monday by scores of 25-16, 25-16, 25-15.

Veronica Beck finished with 10 kills and four ace serves for the Cardinals.  Maddie Schwebach had eight kills, and Cassie Mullaney had five kills.  Ella Heinitz tallied 20 set assists, nine digs, and two ace serves.  Paige Bunkers finished with four set assists and an ace.  Macie Brown had a team-high 13 digs, and Carly Maxwell finished with 12 digs.

St Mary (9-15) will host Colman-Egan on Monday, October 22nd.  It will be the final regular season match and senior night for the Cardinals.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Madison Edges Quarriers in Five Sets

NewDRLogoIn a Dak-12 match-up, the Madison Bulldogs defeated the Dell Rapids Quarriers in a five-set match on Tuesday, October 16th in Madison.  The set scores in the Madison win were 25-18, 16-25, 25-14, 21-25, 15-7.

Mackenzie Grisham and Jayda Knuppe led the offensive attack for Dell Rapids.  Grisham had 13 kills, while Knuppe finished with eight.  Knuppe and Brooke Klein both had an ace serve in the match.  Klein also led the back-row defense with 28 digs.  Hannah Fletcher finished the night with 17 digs and 39 set assists.  Maria Jackson finished with five blocks at the net.

The Quarriers (18-8) will travel to Beresford on Monday, October 22nd.

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