Cardinal Football Cruises into Next Round

DellRapidsStMaryFootballThe Dell Rapids St. Mary Cardinals pulled off a stellar first round 9B playoff victory over the Waverly/South Shore Coyotes 52-22 on Tuesday, October 28th, in Dell Rapids.  St. Mary scored 44 unanswered points after trailing 14-6 in the middle of the first quarter.

On the first possession of the game, the Coyotes marched down the field and scored on a touchdown run by Bailey Comes. The big play of that drive was a 20-yard pass on third and 18 to give the Coyotes the opportunity to keep the drive alive. St. Mary came right back and scored on a 7-yard screen pass from Casey Hansen to Christian Schnieders making it 8-8.  Each team scored on their second possession. The Coyotes scored on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Joe Jellis to Jacob Boettcher. The Cardinals scored on a 2-yard touchdown run by Schnieders. The difference between the two drives was the 2-point conversions. Waverly/South Shore failed to convert, while St. Mary was able to punch theirs in for a 16-14 lead.

The game was all St. Mary’s from that point forward. The Cardinals scored on touchdowns by Josh Brown (19 yards), Jacob Glazier (5 yards), Schnieders (15 yards), Hansen to Wes Heinricy (20 Yards), and capped off by Heinricy (5 yard).  St. Mary was 5-7 on 2-point conversions on the night.

Waverly/South Shore finished their season 4-5, and the Cardinals improved to 8-1.  St. Mary will travel to #2 Canistota on Monday, November 3rd.  The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.


Quarrier Football Advances to Quarterfinals

DRHSvsSisseton_FB_10-28-14_1The Dell Rapids Quarriers advanced to the quarterfinals of the 11A playoffs with a 41-12 opening round win over the Sisseton Redmen on Tuesday, October 28th, in Dell Rapids.

The Quarriers scores on their first five possessions of the game.  After forcing Sisseton to punt after three plays, Dell Rapids scored on their first offensive play of the game.  Keegan Hemenway scored on a 32-yard touchdown run and then kicked the extra point to give Dell Rapids a 7-0 lead with 10:03 left in the first quarter.  The Quarriers scores just a mere three minutes later on a two-yard touchdown run by Riley Schmidt with 7:24 in the quarter to go ahead 14-0.  The Quarriers added one more touchdown before the quarter was over.  With :10 left Jase Nelson connected with Schmidt on a 63-yard touchdown pass increasing the Dell Rapids lead to 21-0.

Dell Rapids continued to score at will in the second quarter.  Schmidt scored his third touchdown on another two-yard run with 10:29 to go in the half.  The Quarriers got the ball back on a turnover, and scored again with 9:29 DRHSvsSisseton_FB_10-28-14_2left in the quarter.  This time Nelson connected with Riley Jurgensen on a 1o-yard touchdown pass to put Dell Rapids ahead 35-0.  Sisseton was able to get on the board with 4:46 left in the half on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Medenwald to Ethan Kranhold to cut the lead to 35-6 heading into halftime.

Neither team was able to get much offense going in the third quarter.  The score remained 35-6 at the end of the third.  Schmidt found the endzone for the fourth time in the game with 11:53 to go in the game on a 20-yard run to put the Quarriers ahead 41-6.  Sisseton added their second score on a fumble recovery in the endzone for a touchdown by Nick Peterson with 4:25 left to play in the game.

Schmidt finished the game with eight carries for 109 yards and three rushing touchdowns.  Hemenway had three carries for 78 yards and a touchdown.  Tanner Ljunggren had three carries for 41 yards.  Nelson went 5-7 passing for 149 yards and two touchdowns.  Schmidt had three receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown.  Jurgensen had one catch for 10 yards and a touchdown.  Beau Carpenter had a catch for nine yards.

Seth Anderson led the defense with six tackles, one sack, and one fumble recovery.  Jurgensen finished the game with four tackles.  Nate McKee added three tackles.  Jacob Faux, Anthony Miller, Ross Wiebenga, and Carpenter each had an interception.  Tanner Heim had a fumble recovery.  The Dell Rapids defense force six turnovers and held Sisseton to 257 yards of total offense.

Dell Rapids improves to 8-1 on the year.  The Quarriers will host Vermillion on Monday, November 3rd.  The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.


Quarrier Volleyball Earns Win in Beresford

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team earned a 3-1 match win over the Beresford Watchdogs on Monday, October 27th, in Beresford.  The game scores were 25-22, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23.

Mikaela Stofferahn finished the night with 10 service points, 14 digs, and one block.  Brittany Kludt had six kills and two blocks.  Tiffany Finkral added five kills, 12 digs, and two blocks.  Sarah Haak dished out 24 set assists and also had 20 digs.  Shelby Wrage added 23 digs for the Quarrier defense.

The Quarriers improve to 11-15 on the year.  Dell Rapids will host Dakota Valley on Thursday, October 30th, in the final regular season match of the year.  The match will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.

JV Results:
The JV team lost to Beresford 2-1.  Trinity Gordon (7 points and 5 kills); Hannah Welbig (5 points); Arial Hoffman (10 kills and 3 points); Megan Miles (3 kills and 1 block); Chloe Solberg (12 set assists) lead the way.

C Team Results:
The C team fell 20-25 and 12-25.  Autumn Schumaker had 6 points.  Sydney Stofferahn and Kinsey Carr had 3 and 2 kills respectively.

Cardinal Volleyball Team Falls in Final Home Match

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals were defeated in their final regular-season home match by the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders by scores of 17-25, 20-25, 20-25.

Kaitlyn Vortherms anchored the defense with 15 digs on the night.  Lindsey Wolles added 10 digs, and Ally Mullaney finished with nine.  Mullaney had three blocks, while Riley Wolles had two blocks.  L. Wolles also had nine set assists in the match.  Mullaney tallied six kills, and R. Wolles added two kills.  Claudia Schwebach notched three service aces, and Vortherms finished with two aces.

The Cardinals fall to 10-17 on the year.  St Mary will finish up the regular season in Canistota on Thursday, October 30th.

KSFY/KWSN Prep Broadcasters Football Poll- Oct 27

1) Sioux Falls Lincoln (8-0); 55 (11); last week- #1
2) Sioux Falls Roosevelt (7-1); 44; last week- #2
3) Brandon Valley (6-2); 33; last week- #3
4) Sioux Falls O’Gorman (5-3); 22; last week- #4
5) Aberdeen Central (4-4); 11; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:  N/A

1) Yankton (8-0); 55 (11); last week- #1
2) Brookings (6-2); 44; last week- #2
3) Douglas (7-1); 30; last week- #4
4) Harrisburg (4-4); 24; last week- #3
5) Pierre (3-5); 10; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:  Mitchell (3-5); 2

1) Madison (7-1); 55 (11); last week- #1
2) Dell Rapids (7-1); 43; last week- #2
3) West Central (6-2); 34; last week- #3
4) Hot Springs (6-2); 18; last week- #4
5) Tea Area (4-4); 7; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:  Todd County (5-3); 3;   Vermillion (4-4); 2;   Lennox (4-4); 1

1) Parkston (8-0); 55 (11); last week- #1
2) Winner (7-1); 39; last week- #3
3) Aberdeen Roncalli (8-0); 38; last week- #2
4) St. Thomas More (8-1); 22; last week- #4
5) McCook Central/Montrose (8-0); 9; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:  Canton (5-3); 2;   Custer (7-1); 1;   Tri-Valley (4-4); 1

1) Gregory (8-0); 53 (9); last week- #1
2) Arlington (8-0); 46 (2); last week- #2
3) SC/Woon./Wess. Springs (7-1); 26; last week- #3
4) Duel (7-1); 23; last week- #5
5) Garretson (6-2); 9; last week- #4
Others receiving votes:  Elkton/Lake Benton (6-2); 3;   Clark/Willow Lake (4-4); 3;   Lyman (6-2); 1;   Kimball/White Lake (6-2); 1

1) Howard (8-0); 54 (10); last week-#1
2) Wolsey-Wessington (8-0); 45 (1); last week- #2
3) Alcester-Hudson (8-0); 32; last week- #4
4) Phillip (8-0); 20; last week- #5
5) Potter County (7-1); 10; last week- #3
Others receiving votes:  Sully Buttes (6-2); 2;   Gayville-Volin (7-1); 1;   Tri-State (6-2); 1

1) Hamlin (8-0); 55 (11); last week- #1
2) Canistota (7-1); 43; last week- #2
3) Harding County (7-1); 25; last week- #3
4) Faulkton Area (7-1); 25; last week- #5
5) Avon (6-2); 10; last week- #4
Others receiving votes:  Langford Area (7-1); 4;   Faith (7-1); 1

South Dakota High School Volleyball Poll

PictureOfVolleyballSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Here is the South Dakota Sportswriters Association volleyball poll for the week of Oct. 27, 2014. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking:

Class AA
1. Sioux Falls O’Gorman (9) 23-4 45 1
2. Aberdeen Central – 18-1 34 2
3. Watertown – 16-3 24 4
4. Huron – 15-4 20 3
5. Spearfish – 23-2 8 RV
Others receiving votes:  Roosevelt 12-14, Rapid City Stevens 22-7.

Class A
1. S.F. Christian (9) 21-6 45 1
2. Dakota Valley – 18-3 36 2
3. Wagner – 26-5 27 3
4. Mount Vernon/Plankinton – 23-3 14 4
5. Pine Ridge – 29-1 12 5
Others receiving votes:  Redfield-Doland 20-4.

Class B
1. Warner (9) 27-1 45 1
2. Northwestern – 24-4 34 2
3. Chester Area – 24-2 29 3
4. Parker – 24-3 18 4
5. Arlington – 25-5 7 5
Others receiving votes:  Elkton-Lake Benton 25-3, Sully Buttes 25-2.

2014 State Cross Country Meet Results

The 2014 State Cross Country Meet for classes AA, A, and B were held in Huron on Saturday, October 25th.

The entire Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls team (Christina Vogel, Tana Harrington, Catherine Vogel, Cassie Geraets, Paige Bunkers) participated in the Class B meet.  Shaylee Hoff and Aspen Hansen competed individually for the Dell Rapids Quarriers in the girls State A meet.   Matt Farmer and Micah Roemen represented Dell Rapids St Mary in the boys Class B meet, and Zane Schumaker ran for the Quarriers in the boys State A meet.

The St Mary girls team finished in 14th place with 123 points.  Ipswich won the girls title with 12 points in Class B.

Girls Results

  • Christina Vogel (DRSM) – 17:14.04 – 39th Class B
  • Tana Harrington (DRSM) – 17:48.30 – 59th Class B
  • Catherine Vogel (DRSM) – 18:18.82 – 79th Class B
  • Cassie Geraets (DRSM) – 18:26.29 – 85th Class B
  • Paige Bunkers (DRSM) – 20:15.85 – 114th Class B
  • Shaylee Hoff (DR) – 17:07.01 – 66th Class A
  • Aspen Hansen (DR) – 18:09.68 – 106th Class A

Boys Results

  • Matt Farmer (DRSM) – 19:33.69 – 62nd Class B
  • Micah Roemen (DRSM) – 19:52.36 – 78th Class B
  • Zane Schumaker (DR) – 19:12.44 – 91st Class A

Quarrier Cheer Team 2nd and Cardinal Cheer Team 3rd at State A

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarrier and Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal competitive cheer teams participated in the 2014 State A Competitive Cheer and Dance Competition on Friday, October 24th, in Watertown.

The Quarriers team finished 2nd in the Grand Championship with 215.5 points.  The Cardinals team finished 3rd with 213.0 points.  Sioux Valley won the the Championship with 237.5 points, and Parkston finished 4th with 211.5 points.

Dell Rapids placed 1st in the Small Team Stunting/Tumbling division.  The St Mary Cardinas placed second.    Sioux Valley placed 1st in the Large Team Stunting/Tumbling division.

Congratulations to the Quarriers and Cardinals! DRSM Logo

Cardinal Football Finishes Regular Season 7-1

DellRapidsStMaryFootballDell Rapids St. Mary’s completed their regular season with a win over the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders 48-20 behind four rushing touchdowns by Josh Brown. Brown who rushed for 207 yards had touchdown runs of 47, 45, 79 and one yard.

St. Mary stared the scoring with a two-play drive on their opening possession of the game. Brown broke free on a 47-yard run down the right side to put the Cardinals up 6-0. On their next possession, St. Mary scored on a short touchdown run by Christian Schnieders, and with the two-point conversion, St. Mary was up 14-0 early. Brown scored again with 45-yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 20-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter was again all St. Mary. The Raiders could not get a drive going, and the Cardinals capitalized. The first score of the quarter was a Jacob Glazier 10-yard touchdown run to make it 28-0. After a wonderful punt by Jamus Brown of O-R-R to pin St. Mary to the one, on the second play of the drive Brown ran for 79 yards for the touchdown making it 34-0 at half.

In the third quarter, the Raiders scored on their first possession with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Nick Skyberg to Jacob Hegdahl cutting the lead to 34-6. St. Mary responded with Brown’s fourth touchdown of the night on a 1-yard run. O-R-R scored again before the end of the third quarter on another Skyberg touchdown pass making it 40-12 at the end of the third quarter.

St. Mary scored on a touchdown pass from Casey Hansen to Noah Fiegen in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 48-12.  As the clock was running down, O-R-R scored on a half-back pass from Jamus Brown to Bennet Trygstad for the final score of the game.

The Cardinals finish the regular season with a 7-1 record.  St. Mary will host Waverly/South Shore Tuesday, October 28th, at 6:00 p.m. in the first round of the 9B playoffs.


Quarrier Football Ends Regular Season with Win

DRHSvsVerm_FB_10-23-14_1The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team ended their regular season with a win on Senior Night.  The Quarriers defeated the Vermillion Tanagers 39-12 on Thursday, October 23rd, in Dell Rapids earning their seventh win in a row.

The Quarriers scored first with 7:08 to go in the first quarter on a 5-yard touchdown run by Jacob Faux.  The extra point was no good, and Dell Rapids led 6-0.  The Quarriers maintained that lead at the end of the first quarter.

Dell Rapids added another touchdown with 6:28 to go in the second quarter.  This time Jase Nelson threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Sam White.  The 2-point conversion was no good, and the Quarriers extended their lead to 12-0.  Vermillion pulled within a touchdown after an 80-yard touchdown pass from Carter Kratz to Regan Bye with 4:47 left in the quarter.  The Tanagers could not convert the extra point and cut the lead to 12-6.  The Quarriers added one more touchdown with 2:57 to go on a 1-yard run by Tanner Ljunggren to take a 20-6 lead at halftime.DRHSvsVerm_FB_10-23-14_2

The Quarriers were able to extend the lead to 26-6 with 8:08 to go in the third quarter after a fumble recovery in the endzone by Ljunggren after a fumble by the Dell Rapids offense.  Vermillion scored for the second time with 11:18 left in the game after a 10-yard touchdown pass from Kratz to Brandon Mockler.  This was as close as Vermillion would get, as Dell Rapids scored two more times in the fourth quarter.  Ljunggren scored on a 51-yard touchdown run with 10:46 left in the game, and Tanner Heim scored on a 10-yard run with 3:38 to go.

Dell Rapids finished the game with 455 yards of total offense, 359 yards rushing and 96 yards passing.  Nelson finished 6-13 passing for 96 yards, one touchdown, and had two interceptions.  Ljunggren had nine carries for DRHSvsVerm_FB_10-23-14_3106 yards and two touchdowns.  Riley Schmidt had 12 carries for 93 yards.  Schmidt also had two receptions for 37 yards.  Nate McKee led the defense with seven tackles, two of them for loss.  Seth Anderson added six tackles.  Ben Gillogly had four tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery.  Ljunggren had an interception as well, and Joel Brust had a fumble recovery.

Dell Rapids improves to 7-1 on the year.  The Quarriers will host Sisseton in the first round of the 11A playoffs on Tuesday, October 28th.