Two Quarrier Cross Country Runners Headed to State


Photo courtesy of Sara Van Regenmorter

Dell Rapids Rocky Run Golf Course hosted the Region 2A Cross Country meet on Thursday, October 11th.  Two Quarrier runners advanced to state by finishing in the top 20 during their races.

Adisen Stadem qualified for the girls team with a 15th place finish in a time of 22:03.34.  Brayden Pulscher qualified for the boys with a 20th place finish in a time of 18:40.73.

The girls team finished fifth overall with a total of 87 points.  Flandreau was first with 15 points, Sioux Falls Christian was second with 28 points, and Garretson placed third with 35 points.  Those three teams all qualified for state.

The Quarrier boys team also finished fifth with a team score of 110 points.  Sioux Falls Christian finished first with 18 points, West Central was second with 43 points, and Flandreau placed third with 60 points.  Those three teams also qualified for state.

The 2018 South Dakota Class A Cross Country meet will be held on Saturday, October 20th at Yankton Trails Park in Sioux Falls.

Individual Girls Results:

  • Adisen Stadem (15th) – 22:03.34
  • Aspen Hansen – 22:31.02
  • Kat Fletcher – 23:27.00
  • Katrina Kreul – 24:10.23
  • Madysen VanOverbeke – 25:00.77
  • Alli DeStigter – 25:20.38

Individual Boys Results:

  • Brayden Pulscher (20th) – 18:40.73
  • Carter Wynja – 18:53.56
  • Logan Anderson – 19:08.21
  • Mitchell Heinemann – 20:18.39
  • Gabe Clark – 20:32.26
  • Gabe Skonseng – 20:48.18
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Showing at the Dells Theater

“NIGHT SCHOOL”Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish star in this new comedy about adults going back-to-school.

Kevin Hart plays an out-of-work guy along with a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult night school in the longshot chance that they might pass the GED exam and get their high school diplomas. Tiffany Haddish plays the attractive, but no nonsense, teacher who is determined to get them to pass in spite of themselves.

The comedy was written by Hart and is directed by Malcolm D. Lee who also directed “Girls’ Trip.”

“Night School” starts Friday, October 11 at the Dells Theatre. 111 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some drug references and violence.


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New Truck Route Now in Place

Dell Rapids has an updated truck route ordinance which includes a secondary truck route.  Dell Rapids City Ordinance 856 had a second reading and adoption passed during the regular council meeting on Tuesday, September 4th, but the ordinance did not go into effect until October 1st.

The new primary truck route is as follows:

  1. State Highway 115 from the west boundary of the city turning southeast to the south boundary of the city.
  2. Quartzite Street from State Highway 115 on the west to Garfield Avenue on the east.
  3. Garfield Avenue between Quartzite Street and Seventh Street.
  4. Seventh Street from Garfield Avenue on the west to the east boundary of the city.
  5. County Highway 129 from the north boundary of the city angling southeast to where the highway intersects State Highway 115 (Fourth Street) and continuing south on State Highway 115 to the south boundary of the city.
  6. Zero Street from State Highway 115 on the east to Quarry Road on the west.
  7. The entire portions of Quarry Road and Quartzite Street.

The new secondary truck route is as follows:

  1. Third Street from State Highway 115 on the west to Orleans Avenue on the east.
  2. Orleans Avenue between Third Street and Fourth Street.
  3. Fourth Street between Orleans Avenue and Garfield Avenue.


Signs for the new truck routes that will be placed by the city and the South Dakota Department of Transportation should be completely installed within the next couple of weeks according to comments made by City Administrator Justin Weiland during the last city council meeting.

A question was also raised as to when the new railroad gates would be installed on South Dakota Highway 115 on the south end of town.  It was reported that those gates would be installed after the sidewalks were completely finished to avoid potentially having to come back and move them during sidewalk placements.

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Quarriers Big Rally Nets Win over Deubrook Area

NewDRLogoTrailing two sets to none and facing match point, the Dell Rapids Quarriers rallied for a thrilling five-set match win over the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Tuesday, October 9th.  Dell Rapids won by set scores of 11-25, 26-28, 26-24, 25-20, 15-11.

Playing in their second match in as many nights, the Quarriers got off to a bit of a slow start as Deubrook was able to get out to a 14-9 lead in the first set, and then close out the set on an 11-2 run to win 25-11.  Dell Rapids appeared as if they were going to tie the match at 1-1 leading 22-17 in the second set, but Deubrook rallied to tie the set at 24-24, and then got the advantage and win at 28-26.

Dell Rapids was able to get themselves a 15-11 lead mid way through the third set, but Deubrook tied it at 18-18.  The Dolphins continued with the momentum for a 24-22 lead, forcing match point on Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers rallied for four straight points to steal the third set at 26-24 and keep the match alive.

Neither team was able to get more than a two-to-three point lead for much of the fourth set.  The two teams were tied 17-17 and 19-19 before Dell Rapids closed out the fourth set on a 6-1 run to force the fifth and final set.  Deubrook started to pull away in the fifth set as they lead 9-5 and then 11-7.  However, the Quarriers stormed back with eight straight points with Maria Jackson serving to win the match.

Dell Rapids (16-6) will take a four-match winning streak into the Dak-12 Conference Tournament on Saturday, October 13th.  The tournament will be held at Dakota Valley High School.


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Monte Martell

Martell, Monte obit photoMonte Ralph Martell, 64, of Sioux Falls passed away peacefully Sunday, October 7, 2018 at his home. Memorial visitation will be at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids, SD on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. A Celebration of Monte’s life will be at 5:00 PM followed by fellowship and refreshments at Monkey’s Bar and Grill in Dell Rapids.

Monte was born November 25, 1953 to parents, LeMoyne & Marcene (Vietor) Martell.  He attended Lincoln High School, graduating in 1972. He then started working at John Morrell and Company. He married Shirley Fox on July 28, 1973.  Most of their married life they lived near Renner where they raised their three children, Matt and twins, Andy & Angie.

In 1999 he began working as Vice – President of the Union Local 304A. After retiring in 2008, he opened Monkey’s Bar & Grill in Dell Rapids which is known for Monte’s WORLD FAMOUS MONKEY BALLS.

Monte enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gambling, football, and his afternoon beers. He is well known for giving nicknames, collecting, saying crazy quotes, and his unique sense of humor.

Monte is survived by his wife, Shirley, sons, Matt and Andy (Amber) and his daughter, Angie; grandchildren, Jade (16), Riley (10) and Reagan (8); sister, Jeannie (Greg) Ammon and many friends and family. He is preceded in death by his parents, LeMoyne and Marcene Martell; brother, Leno; sister-in-law, Debbie and nephew, Wyatt Ammon.

The family would like to thank you for all your condolences and Monte would like to say…. “You smell like a goat!”

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Cardinals Lose Tough Battle to Ellsworth

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals lost a tough, hard-fought match to Ellsworth, MN on Monday, October 8th at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  Ellsworth won by set scores of 25-23, 26-24, 25-23.

Cassie Mullaney finished the night with nine kills.  Veronica Beck and Maddie Schwebach both had seven kills.  Tyra Harrington had four kills.  Ella Heinitz had 16 set assists and five digs.  Carly Maxwell had 26 digs, Macie Brown had 20 digs, and Courtney Brown had 11 digs.  Schwebach had a block.

St Mary (7-11) will host Castlewood on Thursday, October 11th.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.


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Quarrier Volleyball Wins on Senior Night

NewDRLogoOn a night when the team celebrated five seniors, the Dell Rapids Quarriers defeated the Baltic Bulldogs 3-1 by set scores of 23-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-20 on Monday, October 7th.

Baltic jumped out to an early lead in the first set and led by as many as seven points.  Dell Rapids had cut the lead to one point multiple times in the set, but Baltic was able to hold the Quarriers each time and took the first set of the match.  Dell Rapids got out to a nine point lead mid way through the second set.  The Bulldogs made a late run, but the Quarriers took the second set and gained momentum.  Dell Rapids was able to take that momentum and cruised to the final two set wins to win the match.

Hannah Fletcher had 27 set assists, eight kills, three ace serves, and a block in the match.  Jayda Knuppe finished with a team-high 11 kills.  Maria Jackson also had eight kills.  Brooke Klein tallied 40 digs and five ace serves.  Dezi Rus had 18 digs, while Mackenzie Grisham added 17 digs.

This year’s seniors are Maria Jackson, Hannah Fletcher, Jadya Knuppe, Brooke Klein, and Nina Bradonjic.

The Quarriers (15-6) will travel to White to play the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Tuesday, October 9th.

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Dell Rapids Fire Rescue Holds Open House

Dell Rapids Fire-Rescue held an open house for the second year in a row on Saturday, October 6th at the Dell Rapids fire station.  The open house helps kick off National Fire Prevention Week which is October 7th-13th.  This year’s theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware, fire can happen anywhere.”

During the open house, hot dogs, popcorn, and cake were served.  Firetruck and ambulance tours were given.  Parents and children were able to meet a firefighter, EMT, and a police officer, and a fire truck bouncy house was also there for the children to enjoy.

A nice turnout came to the fire station during the four-hour open house.


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Quarriers Run Past Milbank for Win

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

In a big game for both teams, the Dell Rapids Quarriers ran past the Milbank Area Bulldogs 41-12 on a cool, damp night on Friday, October 5th in Milbank.  Both teams entered the game with a 3-3 record hoping to hold onto playoff spots.

The strategy to run the ball was evident by both teams early in the game.  Each team only had one drive for the majority of the first quarter.  After the Quarrier defense stopped Milbank’s drive after just under five minutes, the Dell Rapids offense held the ball for about five minutes and scored on a three-yard run by Nick Boever with 2:05 to play in the quarter to take an early 7-0 lead.

Boever would find the endzone again in the second quarter after a hard, 31-yard run in which he broke many tackles for the touchdown.  The extra point was no good, and the Quarriers led 13-0 with 5:55 to play in the second quarter.   Dell Rapids forced a Bulldog punt, and Logan Ellingson returned the punt 75 yards for a touchdown with 2:50 to go to give Dell Rapids a 21-0 lead.  Milbank was able to break through with under a minute to play on a 32-yard pass play on fourth down to make the score 21-6 going into halftime.

The Dell Rapids ground attack got going again in the third quarter.  Alex Kringen had two rushing touchdowns in the third quarter.  The first one was for three yards with 9:37 to go in the quarter.  The second touchdown game with 4:12 on the clock for 42 yards to extend the Quarrier lead to 34-6.  Milbank scored about halfway through the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 34-12, but Trystan Stahl scored the final touchdown of the game on a five-yard run.

Eddie Price was 2-4 passing for 48 yards.  Tayte Gleason had a catch for 36 yards, and Tyler Wood had a catch for 18 yards.  Boever finished with nine carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns.  Price had six carries for 60 yards.  Kringen had two carries for 45 yards and two touchdowns.  Coby Maeschen led the team with 11 tackles on the night.  Logan Stone and Kringen each had six tackles.  Boever had five tackles, and Hunter Garry had four tackles.

Dell Rapids (4-3) will be on the road again on Friday, October 12th.  The Quarriers travel to Flandreau to play the Fliers.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Elks Hold Off Cardinals in Gridiron Win

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals come-from-behind win fell short as the Elkton/Lake Benton Elks earned a 28-20 win on Friday, October 5th in Elkton.

With the scored tied 6-6 early in the second quarter, the Elks scored the go-ahead touchdown with 7:23 to play in the first half to take a 14-6 lead.  The score remained 14-6 at halftime.

Neither team was able to get on the board in the third quarter, and with one quarter to play, the Elks continued to lead 14-6.  Elkton/Lake Benton scored early in the fourth quarter on a halfback pass to extend their lead to 20-6.  St Mary answered with 7:39 to play on a 47-yard touchdown pass from Connor Libis to Ethan Geraets to cut the lead to 20-14.  The Elks again were able to get a two score lead after a four-yard run with 3:04 to play to go ahead 28-14.  St Mary was able to get a score with just :26 remaining to make the score 28-20, but Elkton/Lake Benton was able to run out the clock for the win.

The Cardinals finished the game with 263 yards of total offense, 120 rushing yards and 143 passing yards.  The Elks had 266 total yards of offense, 236 rushing yards and 30 passing yards.

Payton Park led the ground attack for St Mary with 10 carries for 54 yards.  Libis finished 9-21 passing for 143 yards, three touchdowns, and a two-point conversion.  Weston Geraets had five catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns.  E. Geraets had three catches for 51 yards, a touchdown, and two-point conversion.  Eli Longville led the defense with nine tackles in the game.  Ryan Eining had eight tackles, and Logan Wolles had seven and a half tackles.

St Mary (2-5) will close the regular season with a home game and senior night against Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Friday, October 12th.

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