Three Quarrier Golfers Qualify for State

NewDRLogoOn a cool, rainy, windy day in Groton, three Dell Rapids Quarrier golfers were able to punch their ticket to state at the Region 1A meet at Olive Grove Golf Course on Monday, September 24th.  Karsen Welbig, Zach McKee, and Brandon Kubly will all play in the South Dakota State A Golf Tournament.

To qualify for state, either the team had to finish as one of the top three teams in the regional tournament, or an individual had to place in the top 60% of the tournament field.  Dell Rapids placed 5th as a team with a team score of 381 out of the 11-team field.  The 60% mark of the Region 1A tournament was the top 29 golfers.

Welbig placed 19th with a round of 92.  McKee was 25th with a round of 94, and Kubly finished 27th with a round of 95.  Two other golfers also participated in the tournament for Dell Rapids.  Lucas Berg finished with a round of 100, and Charlie Holm finished the day with a round of 102.

The State A tournament will be held at Rocky Run Golf Course in Dell Rapids on Monday, October 1st and Tuesday, October 2nd.

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DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, September 24th
Happy Birthday to Alex V. (Mon)!!
Lunch:  Italian Dunkers or Fish Sandwich

  • See You at the Pole Rally will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 am. Students and Staff, take a few minutes to meet at the Middle School flagpole to pray for your school, teachers, friends and community. This event is sponsored by the IMPACT/Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
  • 2nd Annual River Clean Up Day will be Sunday October 7th at 11:00am. Join your community in keeping our parks clean. Start a team, bring the kids, grab a neighbor, all is welcome! This can be used as community service. We will be cleaning up trash, glass and other debris along the dam and along the river. Trash bags will be provided but please bring your own gloves to protect your hands. We suggest you wear jeans, good shoes and a bright shirt and a hat. If you have any questions, please contact Kiley Stone at 605-254-6913 or kiley1978@hotmail.com
  • Library Hours Week of Sep 24th
    • Mon/Tues: Normal Hours
    • Wednesday: 8-12:30
    • Thursday: 12:50-1:50 (Timperley opens library for 1 hour)
    • Friday: 12:50-1:50 (Timperley opens library for 1 hour)
  • Seniors – Mr. Michalscheck is still missing a lot of students class dues. Please get them to him ASAP. Reminder it is $15.
  • Attention Juniors:  Any students interested in taking the PSAT should stop in to see Mrs. Ruesink (registration is required). This assessment will be given at school on Wednesday, October 10th. The cost of the assessment is $16.00 – content covered includes: Reading, Writing & Language & Math. 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors:
    Please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested in being a Study Buddy. A Study Buddy is someone that meets with a elementary or middle school student once a week for 20-30 minutes to help with academics, have fun, and serve as a positive role model. Students must be signed up by September 28th.
  • Attention: If you are interested in becoming an FFCLA member this 18/19 school year, please contact Ms. Rieck at Beverly.Rieck@k12.sd.us or come down to the high school office and sign up. More details will be coming soon.  Please check the posters regarding information about joining FCCLA and/or attending Fall Leadership Conference.  Check with Ms. Rieck if you have questions or are interested in finding out more information.
  • 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
  • The soccer game has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 27th. Come join us at the home (at Garretson) soccer game when our very own Principal Bunkers will be the Celebrity Goalie. For one dollar at half time you can try to get a goal past Mr. Bunkers. If you are successful you will win a candy bar or pop and bragging rights! Reminder: your Activity Pass will work for the soccer games in Garretson. Come out and support your Dell Rapids Soccer players!
  • Attention Juniors & Seniors:
    • Lake Area Tech is hosting Senior Tech Day on Thursday, November 1st for any interested seniors. Students can register at www.lakeareatech.edu
  • Challenge Day 2018 is coming to Dell Rapids on October 1st!!!
    The goal of Challenge Day is to help stop the teasing, violence and alienation that are so deeply a part of the school experience for many students every day. Through a variety of games, trust building activities and presentations, participants will be given the unique opportunity to see yourself and the people around you through a new set of eyes.
    • Be one of the first students to sign up in the office to attend Challenge Day – open to 80 students in grades 9-12
    • Challenge Day has been featured in the book “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul” and the award-winning documentary “Teen Files: Surviving High School”
    • Challenge Day is a day of fun, leadership and power that can change the way students view each other forever. See Mrs. Ruesink for more information
  • DR Mini Quarrier Cheer Camp will be held September 28th from 3:30-5:30pm with the performance at the 7pm game that night.
  • Picture Retakes will be taken Monday, October 15th.
  • Good Luck to the varsity golfers as they travel to the Region meet in Groton today starting at 10am.
  • Good Luck to the JV and Freshman football teams as they host Tri-Valley today starting at 4pm
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Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, September 24th
Happy Birthday to …!!
Lunch today will be choices of:  Italian Dunkers or Fish Sandwich

  • ATTENTION 7TH & 8TH GRADE STUDENTS:  If you would like to read morning announcements, please sign up in the office.
  • Orthopedic Institute is offering a Sports Injury Clinic on Saturday mornings through October 2th from 9-11am, for more information please stop 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.
  • Please check the posters regarding information about joining FCCLA and/or attending Fall Leadership Conference.  Check with Ms. Rieck if you have questions or are interested in finding out more information.
  • Picture Retakes as well as 7/8 class photos will be taken Monday, October 15th.
  • See You at the Pole Rally will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 am. Students and Staff, take a few minutes to meet at the Middle School flagpole to pray for your school, teachers, friends and community. This event is sponsored by the IMPACT/Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
  • School is out early on Wednesday (1:30pm).  DR Public Library is hosting at Movie/Snack day @ 2pm.  Everyone welcome.
  • DR Public Library is also hosting “Teen Time” this Thursday starting at 4pm.  Join them for outdoor games and snacks – everyone welcome!
  • The 8th grade volleyball team played Flandreau last Thursday.  They won 2-0.  It was a total team effort.  Keep up the good work!!!
  • Good Luck to the varsity golfers as they travel to the Region meet in Groton today starting at 10am.
  • Good Luck to the JV and Freshman football teams as they host Tri-Valley today starting at 4pm
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Dell Rapids Softball has Two Close Games on Senior Day

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Photo courtesy of Michelle Heiberger

The Dell Rapids varsity softball team hosted games against Pierre and Brookings on Sunday, September 23rd.  The two games were the final two home games of the season, and the seniors were recognized during the day.  This year’s seniors are Elly Schultz, Alexis Ehrmentrout, Ashlee Lambert, and Brooke Klein.

Dell Rapids’ first game of the day was against Pierre. Pierre took a close one from Dell Rapids by a score of 8-6.  Dell Rapids then played Brookings and led the entire game until a g0-ahead home run for Brookings in the bottom of the least inning stole a 13-12 victory.

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Photo courtesy of Michelle Heiberger

Sam Price helped lead the team all day with three singles, a double, two runs scored, and two RBIs.  Price also shared pitching duties in both of the games during the day.  Lambert had two singles, three walks, and two runs scored in the two games.  Hannah Heiberger finished the day 3-3 with three singles, two RBIs, and two runs scored.  Ehrmentrout had two doubles in the game against Pierre with a run scored and three RBIs.

Dell Rapids (5-3) will travel to Tea on Sunday, September 30th to play games against Tea and Pipestone.

The Dell Rapids JV team also had two games on Sunday suffering losses to Pierre, 5-15, and to Tri-Valley, 8-16.  Alexyss Ladeaux had three doubles and a run scored.  Michaela Witte was 4-4 with four singles and three runs scored.  Rhaegyn Peterson had two doubles, a single, and a run scored.  These were the final regular season games for the JV team, and their season record ends at 1-7.  Dell Rapids JV will play in the JV state tournament at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls September 29th-30th.

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2nd Annual River Cleanup Planned in Dell Rapids

DellRapidsCleanUpDay1What started as a community project after frustrations over garbage and trash at the dam area in Dell Rapids has led to an annual event.  The “2nd Annual River Cleanup Day” is planned for Sunday, October 7th starting at 11:00 a.m.

Kiley Stone organized the annual event last year and is asking the community to join in the cleanup day to keep the local parks of Dell Rapids clean.  Stone invites everyone to the event and says that folks can start a team, bring the kids, or grab a neighbor to help at the event.

The group will be cleaning up trash, glass, and other debris along the dam and along the river.  Trash bags will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves to protect hands.  It is also suggested to wear jeans, good shoes, a bright shirt, and a hat.

For more information, Stone can be contacted at 605-254-6913 or kiley1978@hotmail.com.  More information about the event can be found on the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/116784005657149/?active_tab=discussion

2nd Annual River Cleanup Days
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Third Place Finish for Quarrier Cheer at Dakota Valley

Photo courtesy of Michelle Heiberger

Photo courtesy of Michelle Heiberger

The Dell Rapids Quarrier competitive cheer team returned for North Sioux City with a third place finish at the Dakota Valley Invite on Saturday, September 22nd.  A total of seven teams participated in the cheer competition of the event.

Dell Rapids finished with a team score of 190.0 points.  Dakota Valley won the event with a team score of 213.5 points.  Parkston was third with 209.5 points.  The other teams competing were Bon Homme, Deubrook, Gregory, and Wagner.

The Quarriers will take a few days off before their next event.  Dell Rapids will be at the Brandon Valley Invite on Tuesday, October 2nd for their next performance.

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Dells Volleyball Finishes 2-3 at Sanford Tourney, Fletcher Hits Milestone

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers played a total of five matches on Saturday, September 22nd at the Sanford Pentagon Invitational volleyball tournament in Sioux Falls.  The Quarriers had pool play matches against Mt Vernon/Plankinton, Central Lyons, IA, and Warner, and then they had bracket matches against Aberdeen Roncalli and Rapid City Central.

The Quarriers’ day started with pool play.  Their first match was a 2-1 win over Mt Vernon/Plankinton by scores of 21-25, 25-22, 25-23.  The Quarriers then played Central Lyons, IA and fell two sets to zero.  The final pool play match was against the #2 team in Class B, the Warner Monarchs.  Warner won by set scores of 25-10, 25-11.

With a 1-2 record in pool play, Dell Rapids was placed in the silver bracket for the evening matches.   The Quarriers won the opening match of bracket play over Aberdeen Roncalli by scores of 25-18, 25-17.  The win put Dell Rapids in the championship match of the silver bracket against the Rapid City Central Cobblers.  Dell Rapids won the first set 25-14, but the Cobblers won the next two sets 25-16, 25-21 to take the match.

During the tournament Hannah Fletcher reached the 1,000 career set assists milestone!

Dell Rapids (12-5) will host the McCook Central/Montrose Fighting Cougars in a big Class A volleyball match-up on Tuesday, September 25th.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarriers Victorious on Homecoming

Photo courtesy of Kiley Stone

Photo courtesy of Kiley Stone

The Dell Rapids Quarries were victorious on homecoming as they defeated the Tri-Valley Mustangs 33-6 on Friday, September 21st at Dell Rapids High School.

Dell Rapids scored first after a Tri-Valley fumble.  With 4:55 to play in the first quarter, Logan Stone scored on a six-yard run.  The extra point was good by Hunter Garry, and Dell Rapids led 7-0.  Tri-Valley got within a point with 2:37 to play in the quarter after a 26-yard touchdown run by Mohamed Ibrahim.  The extra point was no good, and the score remained 7-6 in favor of Dell Rapids.

The Quarriers then scored four more touchdowns throughout the rest of the game.  With 1:42 to play in the first quarter, Eddie Price threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Logan Stone.  The extra point was no good.  Dell Rapids got another score before halftime.  Price had a 20-yard touchdown run with 3:06 to play in the half, and the Quarriers led 19-6 at the break.  Nick Boever added a 12-yard touchdown run with 1:37 to play in the third quarter, and Alex Kringen had a one-yard touchdown run with 4:55 to play in the game for the final two scores.

Dell Rapids finished with 396 yards of offense while holding Tri-Valley to just 101 yards of offense.  The Quarriers had 185 passing yards, 211 rushing yards, and finished the game with 20 first downs.

Price was 9-11 passing for 185 yards and a touchdown.  Ellingson had eight of those catches for a total of 164 yards and a touchdown.  Tayte Gleason had a catch for 21 yards.  Price had 11 carries for 46 yards and a touchdown.  Gleason had seven carries for 38 yards.  Boever finished with eight carries for 33 yards and a touchdown.  Stone added four carries for 29 yards and a touchdown, and Kringen had five carries for 20 yards and a touchdown.  Coby Maeschen led the defense with six tackles.  Boever added five tackles.  Tristan Stahl, Brandon Geraets, and Kenyon Shellum all had four tackles each.

Dell Rapids (3-2) will host Tea Area on Friday, September 28th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Dell Rapids Free Rubble Site Days Announced for Fall Season

DellRapidsTowerThe Dell Rapids City Council approved three “Free Rubble Site Days” this fall during their regular meeting on Monday, September 17th.  The three days will be October 27th (Saturday), November 1st (Thursday), and November 3rd (Saturday).  The council also approved having one of the two Saturdays also be a technology drop day.  City Administrator Justin Weiland is still working SEAM of Sioux Falls to get a date finalized.

As a reminder the Rubble Site is licensed by the State of South Dakota and is restricted to trees, branches, untreated wood, construction and demolition debris, sheet rock, plaster, concrete, carpet, furniture, mattresses, grass, yard and garden waste and leaves, and large household appliances. Fees are enforced by volume and type of material.  Dell Rapids residents only.

Unaccepted items include household waste, cardboard, plastic (of any kind), small electric appliances (TVs, stereo equipment, microwaves), toys, and bikes with tires, shingles, asbestos, tires, hazardous materials, fiberglass.

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