Winning Streak Continues for Quarrier Girls

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers pushed their winning streak to four with a 72-54 win over the Sioux Valley Cossacks on Friday, January 20th.  Not only was this the fourth win in a row, it was the Quarriers sixth in their last seven games.

After the score was tied 10-10, the Quarriers finished out the first quarter on a 12-0 run to take a 22-10 lead after the first quarter.  Dell Rapids was able to increase the lead to 37-20 by halftime.  Sioux Valley made a couple of runs in the second half, but every time the Cossacks got the lead under 10 points, the Quarriers had an answer.

Emma Paul and Jayda Knuppe both finished the game with 21 points and seven rebounds each.  Arial Hoffman had nine points, Kaylee Hennen had eight points, and Aspen Hansen finished with seven points.

Dell Rapids (8-4) will host Elk Point-Jefferson as part of a double header with the boys on Saturday, January 21st.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Cardinal Boys Beat Estelline for Third Time

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals beat the Estelline Redmen for the third time this season.  The Cardinals won 63-15 at the Dakota Valley Conference tournament in Colman on Friday, January 20th.

The Cardinal defense held Estelline to single-digit scoring in each of the quarters.  St Mary out scored 24-3 in the first quarter and just kept rolling the remainder of the game.  The Cardinals led 38-11 at halftime and 44-13 at the end of the third quarter.

St Mary shot 25-57 (44%) from the field, 9-22 (41%) from three-point area, and 5-8 (63%) from the free throw line.  The Cardinals had 40 team rebounds, 12 assists, 16 steals, and four 22 Estelline turnovers in the game.

The Cardinal offense had a very balanced scoring attack.  Austin Welbig had 12 points and four rebounds.  Luke Brown also finished with 12 points along with five rebounds and five steals.  Connor Libis added 11 points and six assists.  Jason Cook and Max Herber both finished with eight points each.  Garret Frost and Herber each had six rebounds.

St Mary (6-6) will face Deubrook Area in the consolation championship of the DVC Tournament at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21st, in Colman.

Quarrier Boys Rally to Beat Madison

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers rallied from a nine-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the Madison Bulldogs 58-57 in Madison on Thursday, January 19th.

The Quarriers trailed through most of the game.  Madison held a 16-11 lead after the end of the first quarter.  Dell Rapids was able to trim the lead to 28-24 by halftime.  Both teams scored 15 points in the third quarter, and the Bulldogs led 43-39 at the end of the quarter.

Madison pushed their lead to nine points after a 5-0 run in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter.  However, with 5:54 to go in the game, the Quarrier run started.  The Quarriers went on a 12-0 run over the next 2:20 with points by Austin Ellingson, Sheldon Siemonsma, Mason Peter and Tanner Heim to take a 51-48 lead with 3:38 to go.

The Bulldogs stopped the run with two free throws with 3:01 to go to cut the Quarrier lead to 51-50.  The Bulldogs then regained the lead after a bucket with 1:28 to go.  Jeffrey Schuch put Dell Rapids back in front at 53-52 with 1:12 to go after two made free throws.  Again the lead went back to Madison with :58 after two made free throws, but Siemonsma hit a three point shot from the win with :45 to go to put the Quarriers back in front 56-54.  The Bulldogs were called for an offensive foul with :17 left to turn the ball over to Dell Rapids.  Peter was fouled with :14.6 on the clock and promptly made both free throws to put Dell Rapids ahead 58-54.  Josh Giles hit a three point shot with :08.1 to cut the lead to 58-57.  Dell Rapids turned the ball over on the in-bounds pass trying to baseball pass to their end of the court.  However, the defense kept Madison from getting a last second shot to hold on for the win.

Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 22-50 (44%) from the field, 3-17 (18%) from three-point area, and 11-14 (79%) from the free-throw line.  The Quarriers had a total of 29 rebounds, 14 assists, and turned the ball over just eight times.

Four players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Schuch led the team with 13 points and nine rebounds.  Heim tallied 12 points and six rebounds.   Peter finished with 12 points and three steals.  Mason Schmidt added 11 points.  Austin Ellingson dished out five assists in the game.

Dell Rapids (7-2) will host Elk Point-Jefferson as part of a double header with the girls on Saturday, January 21st.  Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Quarrier Wrestling Earns Two Dual Wins at SF O’Gorman

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarrier wrestling team picked up two dual wins at a triangular with Sioux Falls O’Gorman and Garretson on Thursday, January 19th, at Sioux Falls O’Gorman High School.  Dell Rapids defeated Garretson 52-24, and the Quarriers also beat Sioux Falls O’Gorman 46-26.

Jacob Vogel, Zach McKee, James Lueders, Gage Carr, Lincoln Richeal, Ben Cavigielli, and Nick Palmer all earned two wins on the night.

Dell Rapids will travel to Lennox for the Dak-12 Conference Tournament on Saturday, January 21st.

Dell Rapids 52, Garreston 24

  • 106: Jacob Vogel (DR) over Tayson Swatek (Fall 0:29)
  • 113: Zach McKee (DR) over (For.)
  • 120: Trevon Cross (DR) over (For.)
  • 126: Brayden Gee (DR) over Dominic Abraham (Fall 3:56)
  • 132: Chayce Schleuter over Scott Warwick (DR) (Fall 1:56)
  • 138: Max Lamer (DR) over Trenton Karli (Dec 7-0)
  • 145: Jack Konechne over Triston Weinzetl (DR) (Fall 0:53)
  • 152: James Lueders (DR) over Lucas Fitzgerald (MD 12-0)
  • 160: Gage Carr (DR) over Jacob Schmidt (Fall 0:45)
  • 170: Alex Uhl over (DR) (For.)
  • 182: Ben Konechne over Mitchell Klinkenborg (DR) (Fall 5:31)
  • 195: Lincoln Richeal (DR) over (For.)
  • 220: Ben Cavigielli (DR) over Keaton Wagner (Dec 3-0)
  • 285: Nick Palmer (DR) over Dakota Johnson (Fall 1:40)

Dell Rapids 46, Sioux Falls O’Gorman 26

  • 106: Jacob Vogel (DR) over Will Henkhaus (TF 15-0 0:00)
  • 113: Zach McKee (DR) over Carson Holt (Fall 0:50)
  • 120: Aaron Ideker over Brayden Gee (DR) (TF 19-3 5:55)
  • 126: Tigh Hight over Trevon Cross (DR) (Fall 2:36)
  • 132: Scott Warwick (DR) over Josh Brunz (TF 16-1 4:15)
  • 138: Tycho Clausen over Max Lamer (DR) (Dec 4-1)
  • 145: TJ Scheafer over Triston Weinzetl (DR) (Fall 2:17)
  • 152: James Lueders (DR) over Zach Witte (Dec 4-2)
  • 160: Gage Carr (DR) over Jake Scheafer (Fall 0:46)
  • 170: Jon Binstock over (DR) (For.)
  • 182: Mitchell Klinkenborg (DR) over Victor Valencia (Dec 8-3)
  • 195: Lincoln Richeal (DR) over Lucas Berthelsen (Fall 1:41)
  • 220: Ben Cavigielli (DR) over Garrett Berens (Fall 1:07)
  • 285: Nick Palmer (DR) over Kenley Lamberty (Fall 1:40)

Dolphin Defense Shuts Down Cardinal Girls in 2nd Half

DRSM LogoThe Deubrook Area Dolphins held the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals to just eight total points in the second half and pulled away for a 48-29 win in the semifinals of the Dakota Valley Conference tournament in Estelline on Thursday, January 17th.

The Dolphins led by as many as seven points in the first quarter before the Cardinals closed the gap at 14-13 at the end of the first quarter.  The Cardinals scored the first bucket for their first lead of the game in the second quarter at 15-14, but Deubrook regained the lead.  St Mary was again able to pull within a point at 22-21 at halftime.  Both teams struggled offensively in the third quarter as both teams combined to score just 14 points.  The Dolphins were able to push their lead to seven at 32-25 at the end of the third quarter.  The Deubrook Area offense found its groove in the fourth quarter and outscored St Mary 16-4 in the final quarter for the win.

St Mary (5-8) will play Colman-Egan for third place in the DVC Tournament on Saturday, January 21st, in Colman at 4:00 p.m. in the old gym.

Quarrier Girls Pull Away Late Against West Central

DRvsWC_GBB_1-17-17The Dell Rapids Quarriers won their third game in a row and their fifth out of six games after defeating the West Central Trojans 62-45 on Tuesday, January 17th, in Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers were able to lead from start to finish in the game and never trailed.

Dell Rapids held West Central scoreless for the first 5:30 of the game and jumped out to a 7-0 lead.  They maintained the seven point advantage at 14-7 at the end of the first quarter.  The Trojans got the game within two points at 18-16 with 5:00 to go in the second quarter, but Dell Rapids outscored West Central 12-4 over the rest of the quarter to lead 30-20 at halftime.  Dell Rapids was able to maintain close to a 10 point lead throughout much of the third quarter, but the Trojans were able to make a little run and cut the lead to five points at 43-38 with just under a minute to play in the third quarter.  The Quarriers were able to get the last basket and lead 45-38 at the end of the third.  The Quarriers then held West Central to just seven points in the fourth quarter for the victory.

Emma Paul led the team with 23 points.  Jayda Knuppe finished with 12 points.  Kaylee Henned added eight points, and Averi Pankonen had six points.

The Quarriers (7-4) travel to Volga to play Sioux Valley on Friday, January 20th.

Quarrier Wrestling Splits at Dak-12 Meet in Madison

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarrier wrestling team won and lost a dual at the Dak-12 Meet held in Madison on Tuesday, January 17th.  The Quarriers lost their dual to Elk Point-Jefferson 48-27, but Dell Rapids earned a team dual win against Dakota Valley 48-29.

Jacob Vogel, Zach McKee, Brayden Gee, and Ben Cavigielli all earned two wins on the night.

Dell Rapids will be Sioux Falls O’Gorman for a triangular with SF O’Gorman and Garretson on Thursday, January 19th.  The meet will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Elk Point-Jefferson 48, Dell Rapids 27

  • 106: Jacob Vogel (DR) over (For.)
  • 113: Zach McKee (DR) over Joe Weis (Fall 1:27)
  • 120: Brayden Gee (DR) over Tommy Garvin (Dec 6-5)
  • 126: Zak Fowler over Trevon Cross (DR) (Fall 3:59)
  • 132: Skyler Swatek over Scott Warwick (DR) (Fall 4:42)
  • 138: Brody Weavill over Max Lamer (DR (Dec 4-0)
  • 145: Tim Mingo over Triston Weinzetl (DR) (Fall 4:28)
  • 152: Dylan Colt over James Lueders (DR) (Dec 6-2)
  • 160: Ethan Marx over Gage Carr (DR) (Fall 5:09)
  • 170: Logan Donelan over (DR) (For.)
  • 182: Alex Norby over Lincoln Richeal (DR) (Fall 1:43)
  • 195: Hunter Ewing over (DR) (For.)
  • 220: Ben Cavigielli (DR) over  (For.)
  • 285: Nick Palmer (DR) over Garrett Chicoine (Fall 2:30)

Dell Rapids 48, Dakota Valley 29

  • 106: Jacob Vogel (DR) over Landon Erickson (Inj. [time])
  • 113: Canyon Lowman (DR) over Michael DeWall (Fall 4:29)
  • 120: Zach McKee (DR) over Dominic Shepherd (Fall 0:22)
  • 126: Brayden Gee (DR) over Julen Aldalur (Fall 1:23)
  • 132: Robert Streeter over Scott Warwick (DR) (Fall 1:05)
  • 138: Max Lamer (DR) over Kaden Martin (Fall 1:41)
  • 145: Kaleb Martin over Triston Weinzetl (DR) (Fall 1:15)
  • 152: James Lueders (DR) over (For.)
  • 160: Gage Carr (DR) over (For.)
  • 170: Quinton Dickey over (DR) (For.)
  • 182: Sam Wente over Lincoln Richeal (DR) (TF 18-3 5:14)
  • 195:
  • 220: Ben Cavigielli (DR) over (For.)
  • 285: Ryan Parker over Nick Palmer (DR) (Fall 1:04)

ORR Beats Cardinal Boys in DVC Opener

DRSM LogoThe Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders defeated the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals in the opening round of the Dakota Valley Conference Tournament on Tuesday, January 17th, in Colman.  The Raiders beat St Mary 61-35.

St Mary was only able to score 10 points total in the first half as the Raiders held a 29-10 lead at halftime.  The lead extended to 51-22 by the end of the third quarter.  St Mary was able to outscore the Raiders 13-10 in the final quarter.

The Cardinals shot 14-48 (29%) from the field, 3-13 (23%) from three-point area, and 4-7 (57%) from the free-throw line.  The team had a total of 28 rebounds, just three assists, and turned the ball over 16 times.  The Raiders finished 25-53 (47%) from the field in the game.

Connor Libis led the team in scoring with 11 points.  Luke Brown finished with eight points, and Logan Gaspar added six points.  Garret Frost and Max Herber led the team with five rebounds each, while Brown had four rebounds.  Gaspar also had four blocked shots, and Austin Welbig finished with three assists.

St Mary (5-6) will play Estelline for the third time this year in the consolation round of the DVC Tournament.  Tip-off is at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20th, at Colman.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Quarrier Boys Shut Down Garretson

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers Garretson to just 44 points in a 70-44 win over the Blue Dragons on Monday, January 16th, in Garreston.

Dell Rapids only had a one point lead after the first quarter at 12-11, but the Quarriers held Garretson to just nine points and pushed their lead to 32-20 by halftime.  The Quarriers then outscored the Blue Dragons 15-11 in the third quarter, and then outscored Garretson 23-13 in the final quarter for the win.

Dell Rapids finished the night 29-58 (50%) from the field, 6-16 (38%) from the free-throw line, and 6-14 (43%) from the free-throw line.  The team had a total of 37 rebounds, 21 assists, 11 steals, and only turned the ball over six times.

Jeffrey Schuch had a double-double in the game with 24 points and 13 rebounds.  Schuch also had four blocked shots.  Mason Schmidt finished with 15 points and six rebounds.  Austin Ellingson added 13 points, five assists, and four steals.  Carson Rentz also had five assists.

Dell Rapids travels to Madison on Thursday, January 19th, to play the Bulldogs.  Big Sioux Media will have a link to a live stream of the ball game.

Cardinal Girls Win at DVC

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls won their opening round game of the Dakota Valley Conference tournament 39-30 over the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders on Monday, January 16th, in Estelline.  The Cardinals held the lead after every quarter break in the game.

St Mary had just a one point lead at the end of the first quarter at 6-5.  The Cardinal offense then scored 18 points in the second quarter while holding the Raiders to just five points to take a 24-10 lead at halftime.  O-R-R was able to cut the lead to nine points at 33-24 by the end of the third quarter, but both teams scored six points as the Cardinals won to advance to the semifinals.

Kennedi Mullaney led the Cardinals with 11 points in the game.  Ella Heinitz and Lexi Klein both finished with eight points in the game.  Sydney Cook added six points.

St Mary (5-7) will play the Deubrook Area Dolphins after their 51-12 win over Estelline.  The semifinal game will be played at 8:00 p.m. in Estelline on Thursday, January 19th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.