2019 State Track Results

TrackLogoSeveral Dell Rapids St Mary and Dell Rapids track athletes competed in the 2019 South Dakota State Track meet on Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th.  The opening round for Class B was held at Howard Wood Field on Friday, while the opening round for Class A was held at Tea Area High School.  All the classes were then at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls on Saturday.

The Quarriers had five top eight finishes, and the Cardinals had eight top eight finishes at the state track meet.

 

Individual Girls Results

Shot Put

  • Maddie Schwebach (DRSM – 13th) – 34’4″

3200m Run

  • Addy Gilbert (DRSM – 14th) – 13:10.95

800m Run

  • Elizabeth Price (DR – 12th) – 2:35.08

4x800m Relay

  • Dell Rapids – 14th (Kathryn Fletcher, Adisen Stadem, Katrina Kruel, Elizabeth Price) – 10:54.79

Long Jump

  • Hannah Heiberger (DR – 4th) – 16’0.75″

Triple Jump

  • Hannah Heiberger (DR – 11th) – 32’3.5″

100m Dash

  • Courtney Brown (DRSM – 4th – Class B) – :12.76
  • Ella Heinitz (DRSM – 6th – Class B) – :12.85
  • Aspen Hansen (DR – 9th – Class A) – :12.98

400m Dash

  • Ella Heintiz (DRSM – 3rd) – 1:01.29

Sprint Medley Relay – Prelims

  • Dell Rapids St Mary – 16th (Sydney Klein, Ella Griffin, Courtney Brown, Addy Gilbert) – 4:40.13

200m Dash

  • Ella Heinitz (DRSM – 8th) – :26.88

High Jump

  • Kyra Graham (DR – 10th) – 4’10”

4x100m Relay

  • Dell Rapids – 6th (Hanna VanOverbeke, Hannah Heiberger, Madysen VanOverbeke, Aspen Hansen) – :52.12

Discus

  • Maddie Schwebach (DRSM – 3rd) – 122’8″

 

Individual Boys Results

4x800m Relay

  • Class B – Dell Rapids St Mary – 8th (Ryan Eining, Thomas Eining, Connor Libis, Ethan Geraets) – 8:44.37
  • Class A – Dell Rapids – 11th (Landon Ruesink, Logan Anderson, Karsen Welbig, Brayden Pulscher) – 8:54.23

Long Jump

  • Weston Geraets (DRSM – 7th) – 19’8.75″

Triple Jump

  • Weston Geraets (DRSM – 2nd – Class B) – 42’2.5″
  • Kaeden Eastman (DR – 17th – Class A) – 36’6.5″

Discus

  • Eddie Price (DR – 7th) – 129’0″
  • Coby Maeschen (DR – 22nd) – 104’3″

300m Hurdles

  • Avery Welbig (DR – 5th) – :41.49

1600m Run

  • Ryan Eining (DRSM – 16th) – 4:56.19

High Jump

  • Brayden Pulscher (DR – 3rd) – 6’2″
  • Ryker Pedde (DR – 10th) – 6’0″
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Four Quarrier Golfers Qualify for State

NewDRLogoDespite a change in location for the girls Region 1A golf tournament on Thursday, May 23rd, the Dell Rapids Quarrier girl golfers adjusted well and qualified four for the State A tournament.  The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Milbank, but had to be moved to Sisseton due to course conditions.

Dell Rapids placed fourth as a team with a score of 460.  Madison won the tournament with a score of 414, followed by Sisseton with a 420 and Milbank with 449.

Mallory Haak, Olivia Downs, Abigail Greenhoff, and Sami Schmidt all qualified by finishing in the top 25 of the regions.  Haak finished 12th with a round of 108.  Downs had a 17th place finish with a round of 114.  Greenhoff placed 20th with a 118, and Schmidt was 22nd with a round of 120.

The girls State A Tournament will be held in Aberdeen at Lee Park on Monday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 4th.

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DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, May 24th
Happy Birthday to Conner S. (Sun), Drew V. (Mon), Danek H. (Tue) and Jessica S. (Tue)!
Lunch: Pizza Ranch Pizza or Spicy Chicken Sandwich

  • Attention all students:  Please be aware of where you are parking. Do not park in front of any mailboxes, fire hydrants or too close to driveways. Please remember you cannot park within 12 feet of an intersection or crosswalk or 15 feet of a fire hydrant. YOU MUST HAVE A STAFF PARKING PASS on your dash in order to park in the staff parking lot.
  • On Friday morning we will be preparing and serving breakfast at the Banquet in Sioux Falls. We will need to leave at 5 am sharp and will return at 9:15 at the latest. If you are able to help with this, please pick up a parental form from Eve. Please check with your first block teacher to see if the work you will be missing is something that can be made up at another time. Please return your signed form to the office first thing on Thursday morning. Thanks for your consideration!
  • Attention Students: The Quarrier Station will be closed today for the rest of the school year.
  • Final yearbook ordering deadline is this week. Please order by this Friday, May 24th. Forms are available in the office, from Ms. Gleason or online.
  • Attention 2019 – 2020 Senior Athletes. The Dell Rapids Athletic Booster Club would like to invite you to have your picture taken for your sports banner. Pictures will be taken on June 11, 13, and 19 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. Students are responsible for getting uniforms from your coaches prior to the shoot. More information will be distributed prior to taking pictures. If you have questions, please contact Michelle Heiberger at 605-351-4406.
  • Attention all students: Please refer to the schedule below. This week we will be cleaning out the athletic lockers at the end of 2nd block. Please excuse these students at 11:15.
    • Juniors on Tuesday
    • Sophomores on Wednesday
    • Freshman on Thursday
  • Boys Track participants please make sure to turn in your “CLEAN” jerseys to Mr. Dahl.
  • Girls Track participants please turn in your track jerseys as soon as possible.
    Katy Pulsher
    Nychole Steineke
    Alli Destigter
    Elizabeth Schmidt
    Ashlynn Trewin
    Cara Rice
    Mackenzie Garry
    Dezi Horten
  • For any boys that are interested in the DRHS Summer Acceleration with Mr. Hansen, please pick up a registration sheet from either the highs school office or from Mr. Hansen.
  • **The Dell Rapids Athletic Booster Club is providing $60 scholarships to put towards a summer camp of your choice to better your skills for participating in High School Athletics. Applications may be picked up in either the middle of high school office and must be returned to the High School office or mailed to the PO Box by May 31st. No late applications will be accepted. The Dell rapids High School Team camps and acceleration are great programs to use these scholarships on! **
  • Quarry Days 2019 Summer Soccer Camp will be held south of Cubby’s across the railroad tracks on Hwy 115 June 18-20 from 9am-12pm. Players age 3-10 $60 and players age 11-19 $80. After early bird price increases by $15 for each age group. Please visit our website: dakotaalliancesoccer.com/allcamps/dellrapids for more information. If you have questions, please contact Jud Conner at 712-204-4601
  • Summer and Fall dual credit application window is open –  please see Mrs. Ruesink if you have questions.
  • The Post Secondary Education Book Drop is in need of your Dual Credit/ college-level education textbooks. Taking Dual Credit courses through the school can discount the tuition tremendously, however, the books needed for these courses cost nearly as much as the classes themselves. A shelf will available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office to hold your donated books for future students taking Dual Credit courses to borrow for the duration of their class. Help future DRHS students trying to further their education and save a bit of money by dropping off your unneeded college-level textbooks to Mrs. Ruesink’s office before the end of the school year.
  • Congrats to our girl state golf qualifiers!
  • Olivia Downs
  • Mallory Haak
  • Sami Schmidt
  • Abby Greenhoff
  • They will be representing Dells at the state tournament June 3-4 at Lee Park in Aberdeen.
  • JOBS
    • Double H Paving Inc. is Tea, DS is now seeking highly motivated, dependable, responsible, and hard working individuals to join Asphalt and Gravel Crews for the 2019 Construction Season. Please conat Like Hansen at 605-498-2030 or email him at lukeh@doublehpaving.com. Details about this job is posted outside of the high school office.
    • Yogi Bear’s Camp Ground is hiring all positions. Email christina@jellystonesiouxfalls.com or call 605-332-2233 if you are interested. Details about this job is posted outside of the high school office.
    • The city of Dell Rapids is still looking for lifeguards this summer. If you are interested, please stop in the high school office and pick up an application.
    • The Department of Transportation is looking for people who are 18 years old or older that have a valid driver’s license. They are looking for Bridge Repair Crew (Sioux Falls and Mitchell), Sign Crew (Sioux Falls), or Striping Crew (Mitchell). Work depends on crew assignment but may include: flagging, installing signs, repairing bridges and concrete repair, assisting with striping the roadways, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials. For more information, stop by the high school office.
    • The Dell Rapids Baseball umpire sign-up form is now active. Anyone ages 13 and older can sign up to be an umpire for our Midget (12U) and Pee Wee (10U) baseball games this summer. Go to www.dellrapidsbaseball.com to fill out the form.
    • LIFEGUARDS positions available at the Trent pool. The Trent pool is hiring lifeguards for the summer of 2019. If you are interested please contact Jamie at 605-595-5360 for an application. Lifeguard certification is required. Application deadline is 5/1/2019.
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Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, May 24th
Happy Birthday to Elizabeth M (Mon), Amie P, (Wed), Nevynn Q. (Wed), Monty K. (Thurs), Dawson H. (Fri), Grady L. (Fri) and Laura L. (Fri)!
Lunch today will be choices of:  Pizza Ranch or Spicy Chicken

  • The talent show will be today at 1:30 in the Commons.
  • Attention students: The board approved free meals as a promotion on May 22, May 23, and May 24. Breakfasts and lunches will be free for all students on these days. Adult meals and a la carte items will be at the regular prices.
  • Reminder that all lunch balances need to be paid before dismissal on Friday.
  • Good Luck to the varsity tracksters as they participate in the State meet today in Tea and tomorrow @ Howard Wood, Sioux Falls.
  • Good Luck to Abby Greenhoff, Sam Schmidt, Mallory Haak and Olivia Downs as travel to the State Meet in Aberdeen on June 3rd and 4th.
  • Drivers ed classes start on June 3rd – meet in the middle school commons at 8am
  • Attention 8th grade athletes: The Dell Rapids Athletic Booster Club is providing $60 scholarship to put towards a summer camp of your choice to better your skills for participating in High School Athletics. Applications may be picked up in either the middle school office and must be returned to the High School office or Mailed to the PO Box by May 31st. No late applications will be accepted. The Dell Rapids High School Team camps and acceleration are great programs to use these scholarships on!
  • Attention 5th and 6th grade students: Dells Hospital is hosting a Super Sitter Class on Wednesday, May 29th from 9am-3pm. Class is limited to the first 20 registered.
  • The Dell Rapids Baseball umpire sign-up form is now active. Anyone ages 13 and older can sign up to be an umpire for our Midget (12U) and Pee Wee (10U) baseball games this summer. Go to www.dellrapidsbaseball.com to fill out the form.
  • Quarry Days Summer Soccer Camp: June 18-20, 9am-12pm for anyone interested – Sponsored by Dakota Alliance Soccer Club. For more information, please stop in the office.
  • SDSU women’s basketball is hosting summer camps starting June 3rd. For more information, please stop in the office.
  • Have a great summer – see you August 22nd!
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Jon Kayser

Jon H. Kayser obituary image, copyright Mark KayserJon H. Kayser, 80, passed away on May 16, 2019, in Mesa, Ariz., after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. At his side was his loving wife Sharon who shared his life in marriage for 57 years. Jon, formerly of Dell Rapids, S.D., was born in Kaylor, S.D., to Hugo and Eugenia (Vetter) Kayser. He spent his early years attending country school and enjoying farm life in Hutchinson County before graduating from Parkston High School. Jon attended South Dakota State University for two years and while there he joined the South Dakota Army National Guard. After his college experience Jon was hired at International Harvester Truck in Sioux Falls, S.D., in the parts department. This experience prompted him to open his own dealership in Dell Rapids in 1966 with an emphasis on farm machinery that was close to his heart from his rural upbringing. He would continue managing Kayser Implement until retiring in 1995.

Jon was proud of his service in the National Guard and was called to active duty in 1961 where he served during the Berlin Crisis. As Jon’s trusting, fair and humorous nature spread throughout the local farming community his dealership, and customer base surged. Farmers knew that they would be treated as a partner and it was commonplace for Jon to meet farmers in the evening and after Sunday worship to help them with implement repairs to keep them in the field when weather was good. Customers soon became friends and Jon was invited to many graduations, and weddings over the course of his career.

In addition to operating an implement dealership Jon started collecting toy tractors and eventually full-sized, restored tractors of yesteryear. At the height of his collecting years Jon had a collection of more than 400 toy tractors, many on display in his office. He also had nearly 40 antique tractors, many of which he took to local parades and celebrations to showcase a proud agricultural history. Of course everything he collected was red to reflect his International Harvester background that dated back to his childhood farm days. He even located, purchased and refurbished his father’s H Farmall. One of Jon’s running jokes was that his home address in Dell Rapids was 1206 and the last four digits of his home phone were 3788. Both of these were popular model numbers of International Harvester tractors, but an uncanny coincidence to say the least.

Jon also enjoyed the great outdoors. Sharon and he were avid campers with their family when time allowed. In 1976 they purchased a cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota where they spent many of their summer days. The mountain cabin would serve as their retirement base until selling it in 2014 to eventually settle full-time in Mesa. Nearly every evening Jon would hike to the top of their mountain meadow to watch whitetail deer feed in the opening and he would listen for the far-off whistle of the Newcastle, Wyo., coal trains. Jon was also fortunate to win several vacations due to his successful salesmanship. This prompted Jon and Sharon to begin a lifetime of travel that took them around the world. Some of their most memorable adventures included stops at the Great Wall of China, a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, an excursion to the Australian Outback, looking out from atop the world’s tallest building in Dubai, spending a month in the Ukraine for volunteer work, a somber visit to the landing locations at Normandy, a solemn day at Auschwitz, numerous cruises and far too many more destinations to list here. Jon kept his love of tractors even while spending his last days in a care facility.

Jon is survived by his wife Sharon, his sons Mike of Sheridan, Wyo.; Mark (Sharon) of Sheridan; Mitch (Jen) of Belgrade, Mont.; and four grandchildren: Cole, Katelyn, Spencer and Bailey. With no regrets, Jon spent a full life and shared many good times with his friends, keeping the old ones and making new ones. A private, military service and interment will take place at the Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association South Dakota Research, 4304 S. Technology Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57106; www.alz.org/sd/donate

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Clarence Fiegen

Fiegen picClarence “Corney” L. Fiegen, 83, of Garretson, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center. His Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. Visitation with the family present was on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Kahler Funeral Home. The Christian Wake Service was at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Catholic Order of Foresters Rosary. www.kahlerfh.com

Clarence was born on November 25, 1935 in rural Egan to Sylvester and Agnes (Bowar) Fiegen. He grew up on a farm near Dell Rapids and graduated from St. Mary High School in 1954. After graduation, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1957. He married Phyllis Walz on February 15, 1958. The couple farmed in the Dell Rapids area from 1958-2014. He was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the National Farmers Organization, Catholic Order of Foresters, the St. Mary School Board and the Dell Rapids American Legion Post. He enjoyed wintering in Arizona and loved to dance, fish and farm. He loved Pepsi, popcorn and Snickers.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his two sisters, Lorayne Goedken and Alice Thomas. Corney is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis; his children, Tom Fiegen of Clarence, IA, Terry (Martha) Fiegen of Sioux Falls, Tim (Kristie) Fiegen of Sioux Falls, Jean (Jeff) Fiegen Ordal of Colton, Joan (Tom) Wolles of Colton, Ted (Judy) Fiegen of Sioux Falls, Todd (Monica) Fiegen of Ethan, Julie (Dave) Price of Dell Rapids, Tad (Brenda) Fiegen of Garretson, Janet (Kevin) Fods of Colton and Travis (Char) Fiegen of Canistota; his 39 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; his brother, Don (Marlene) Fiegen of LaCressent, MN; his sister, Barb (Ron) Walters of Henderson, MN’ and his many friends and extended family. Memorials can be directed to the St. Mary Building Fund.

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Season Awards for Dell Rapids Baseball

DellsBaseballLogo_DRBAA few members of the Dell Rapids High School club baseball team earned awards for their play in the 2019 season.

Eddie Price was named  1st team Class B All-State team.  Austin Henry was named 2nd team Class B All-State.

Price, Henry, Keegan Miller, Jay Holm, and Jake Rechtenbaugh were named Class B Region 3 All-Region team members.

Holm, Miller, Rechtenbaugh, Price, and Tate Kolbeck also earned Academic All-State awards.

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Dell Rapids’ Season Ends in Super Regional

DellsBaseballLogo_DRBAThe Dell Rapids High School club baseball team had their season come to an end in the Super Regional on Monday, May 20th.  Dell Rapids played Lennox at Ronken Field and took a 5-3 loss ending their season.

Lennox took the early lead in the bottom of the first inning with a couple of runs.  They added two more runs in the bottom third inning for a 4-0 lead.

Dell Rapids cut into the lead in the top of the sixth inning.  Brandon Geraets hit a one-out single, and Keegan Miller drove him home with a double to center field.  Jay Holm followed Miller’s double with a walk.  Eddie Price then hit a single to right field scoring Miller.  Kaeden Eastman, who entered the game as a pinch runner for Holm, stole home before Price was tagged out to cut the lead to 4-3.  Lennox would add an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth and held Dell Rapids scoreless in the seventh for the win.

Miller, Price, and Geraets had the only three hits in the game for Dell Rapids.  Miller and Price each had an RBI.  Price started the game on the mound pitching 2 2/3 innings giving up four runs, all earned, on four hits with seven walks and three strikeouts.  Austin Henry pitched the final 3 1/3 innings giving up an unearned run on one with with four walks and nine strikeouts.

Dell Rapids finishes the season with 9-4 record.

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Cardinal Tracksters Run at Region 4B Meet

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls and boys track team traveled to Elkton for the Region 4B track meet on Thursday, May 16th.  Athletes that hadn’t qualified for state at previous meets by meeting the SDHSAA standards could qualify for state by placing first or second in their events at the region meet.

The St Mary girls were fifth with 75 points.  Colman-Egan won the girls region team title with 139 points, just one point better than Hanson with 138 points.  Chester Area was third with 115 points, and Elkton-Lake Benton was fourth with 80 points.

The Cardinal boys also finished fifth with 82 points.  Chester Area won the boys title with 124 points.  Hanson was second with 117 points.  Elkton-Lake Benton finished third with 86 points, and Colman-Egan placed fourth with 83 points.

For the Dell Rapids St Mary athletes that will be participating in the 2019 Class A State Track Meet, the prelim events will be held on Friday, May 24th at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.  The finals will be held on Saturday, May 25th also at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.

Individual Girls Results

4x800m Relay

  • 5th – 11:44.51

100m Dash

  • Ella Heinitz (2nd) – :12.84

4x200m Relay

  • 3rd – 1:54.78

1600m Run

  • Addy Gilbert (6th) – 6:22.03

4x100m Relay

  • 4th – :57.64

400m Dash

  • Courtney Brown (3rd) – 1:05.68
  • Maya Heinitz – 1:10.80

Sprint Medley Relay

  • 5th – 5:17.55

800m Run

  • Ella Heinitz (2nd) – 2:26.30

200m Dash

  • Courtney Brown (3rd) – :28.11
  • Sydney Klein – :31.40

3200m Run

  • Addy Gilbert (2nd) – 13:18.60
  • Sierra Klein – 15:56.28

Shot Put

  • Maddie Schwebach (2nd) – 32’9.75″
  • Jaycee Tebay – 22’4.75″
  • Katie Scherff – 21’7.5″

Discus

  • Maddie Schwebach (2nd) – 100’6″
  • Jaycee Tebay – 86’1″
  • Katie Scherff  – 67’11”

Long Jump

  • Ella Griffin – 13’1″

Triple Jump

  • Ella Griffin – 29’7.5″

 

Individual Boys Results

4x800m Relay

  • 5th – 9:44.62

110m Hurdles

  • Ethan Geraets (3rd) – :17.38
  • Nick Gaspar (7th) – :21.57

100m Dash

  • Payton Park (5th) – :12.12

4x200m Relay

  • 6th – 1:59.44

1600m Run

  • Ryan Eining (2nd) – 4:48.94

4x100m Relay

  • 6th – :50.24

400m Dash

  • Connor Libis (6th) – :58.23

300m Hurdles

  • Ethan Geraets (4th) – :44.40
  • Seth Roemen – :50.58

Sprint Medley Relay

  • 3rd – 4:08.28

800m Run

  • Connor Libis (2nd) – 2:10.04
  • Ryan Eining – 2:27.43

200m Dash

  • Seth Roemen – :27.28
  • Luke Geraets – :30.60

3200m Run

  • Lucas Flemmer – 13:47.40

4x400m Relay

  • 7th – 3:57.02

Shot Put

  • Austin Greene-LeBrun – 36’11”
  • Eli Longville – 35’2″
  • Logan Wolles – 29’9″

Discus

  • Logan Wolles (8th) – 109’4″
  • Noah Dennis – 90’2″

High Jump

  • Nick Gaspar – 5’2″

Long Jump

  • Weston Geraets (1st) – 19’2.75″
  • Hunter Griffin – 16’7.5″
  • Nick Gaspar – 15’2″

Triple Jump

  • Weston Geraets (1st) – 41’4.5″
  • Hunter Griffin (6th) – 35’10.5″
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