Quarriers Earn 3rd Tourney Win

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarriers boys golf team earned their third tournament win in as many tournaments on Monday, August 25th.  Playing in the Dell Rapids Tournament held at Rocky Run Golf Course, the Quarriers posted a team score of 306, 32 shots better than second place Madison. Parkston finished third also posting a team score of 338.  Sioux Valley was fourth at 339, and Canton finished fifth with a team score of 340.

Dell Rapids had four individuals earn medalist honors at the event.  Adam Karst finished first with a round of 71.  Ty Hoglund was one shot behind finishing second with a 72.  Mason Schmidt placed seventh with a final score of 80, and Devon Weber finished 10th with a round of 83.  Josh Parrott ended the day with an 85, and Jordan Kerns had a round of 92.

Dell Rapids will participate in the Sioux Falls Christian Invite on Thursday, August 28th, at Bakker’s Crossing Golf Course.


Quarriers Win First Meet of Year

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarrier boys golf team won their first meet of the year on Monday, August 18th.  The Quarriers finished with a team score of 311 at the West Central Early Bird Invitational at Central Valley Golf Course in Hartford, SD.  Parkston finished second with a team score of 326, followed by Vermillion with 334, and Madison with 339.

Four of the six golfers for Dell Rapids placed in the top 15 of the event.  Devon Weber finished first with a round of 73.  Ty Hoglund finished third with a 78, Adam Karst shot a 79 for fifth place, and Mason Schmidt had an 81 for ninth place.  Josh Parrot had a round of 88, and Jordan Kerns finished the day with a 90.

The Quarriers will be in action again on Thursday, August 21st, at the Dakota Valley Invite held at Two Rivers Golf Course.

Dell Rapids Finishes 2nd at VFW 15/16 State A Teener Tournament

The Dell Rapids 15/16 VFW baseball team took second place in the State A Tournament August 8th through August 10th in Volga.  The team was also awarded the Sportsmanship Award.

Championship:  Tyndall 6, Dell Rapids 0

Chase Kortan pitched a complete game 4-hitter and also contributed two doubles and two singles to lead Tyndall to the title.

Ty Hoglund led the Dell Rapids offense with a double and single. Nate McKee and Eric Klein both singled. Tyndall outhit Dell Rapids 9-4.

Hoglund took the pitching loss. He started and completed 3 1/3 innings. Hoglund gave up six hits, five runs and struck out four. Brett Mogen pitched 3 2/3 innings of middle relief. He gave up one run on two hits and struck out three. Trevor Pulscher completed the final inning. He allowed one hit, no runs and struck out one.

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Dell Rapids 000 000 0 – 0 4 3

Chase Kortan and Cole Uecker.

Ty Hoglund, Brett Mogen (3), Trevor Pulscher (7) and Casey Hansen.

Semifinals:  Dell Rapids 5, Vermillion 0

Hoglund and Mogen combined to pitch a shutout against Vermillion in the semi-finals of the state tournament on Friday, August 9th.

Hoglund pitched the first four innings and struck out six while allowing two hits and two walks. Mogen completed the final three innings. He allowed two hits, one walk and struck out two.

Dell Rapids rallied for three runs in the bottom of the second. McKee doubled off the left field wall with one out. Joel Brust reached first when he was hit by a pitch and advanced to second when Dawson Kerzman walked. Eric Klein ripped a single to score McKee and Brust. After Nick Hoffman walked, Seth Andersen pushed Kerzman home with a ground ball out.  Dell Rapids added two insurance runs in the sixth inning. Mogen singled and advanced to second on and error. Both Mogen and McKee scored on Kerzman’s line drive single.

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Dell Rapids 030 002 X – 5 4 1

Wyatt Markee, Brandon Mockler (6) and Nate Peterson.

Ty Hoglund, Brett Mogen (5) and Casey Hansen.

Opening Round:  Dell Rapids 15, Mission 5

Dell Rapids used 12 walks, six hit by pitches and key hits to beat Mission 15-5 in six innings to start the tournament on Thursday, August 8th.

After surrendering two runs in the top of the second inning, Dell Rapids responded with seven runs in the bottom of the second. Five Dell Rapids batters were hit by pitches in the inning – Kerzman, Seth Andersen, Hansen, Mogen and Brust. Singles by Brust, Klein, Hoglund and Kerzman contributed to the rally.

Dell Rapids added four runs in the third inning. Hoffman reached first on a wild pitch, Andersen on an infield error and Hansen by walk. Mogen added an RBI single and McKee an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Two more runs in both the fifth and sixth innings ended the game.

Trevor Pulscher earned the pitching win for Dell Rapids. He completed four innings and allowed five runs on three hits with three strike outs. Trey Randel closed the final two innings. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out four.

Mission 020 201 – 5 7 2
Dell Rapids 074 022 – 15 7 2

Blake Burnette, Shane Witt (2), Jordan Poignee and Thane Witt.

Trevor Pulscher, Trey Randel (5) and Casey Hansen.


Dell Rapids players: Casey Hansen, Nate McKee, Reese Warne, Joel Brust, Mason Peter, Dawson Kerzman, Trevor Pulscher, Hunter Hansen, Brett Mogen, Seth Andersen, Nick Hoffman, Elijah Story, Trey Randel, Lathon Gorospe, Eric Klein, Ty Hoglund
Coaches: Bruce Mogen, Monte Kerzman, Derrick Vortherms

State Tournament Teams and Places
1 – Tyndall
2 – Dell Rapids
3 – Vermillion
4 – Volga
5 – Groton
6 – Madison
7/8 – Chancellor and Mission

Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners Qualify for State

Dell Rapids qualified for the State VFW Class A 15/16 year-old tournament with a win in the region 3A championship game on Thursday, July 31, in Humboldt.  Dell Rapids will participate in the state tournament in Volga August 8-10.

Dell Rapids 2, West Central 1

Dell Rapids edged host West Central 2-1 in the championship game to qualify for state.

West Central took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Justin Sebert walked, stole second and scored on an RBI single by Joseph Hanisch. A strong throw from centerfielder Seth Andersen came close to getting Sebert at the plate.

Ty Hoglund pitched three strong innings for Dell Rapids to start the game. He allowed one run on one hit and struck out six.  Mason Peter came on in relief in the fourth inning and recorded three straight outs for Dell Rapids.

The Dell Rapids offense came alive in the top of the fourth. Casey Hansen singled up the middle and advanced to second on a walk by Hoglund. With one out Nate McKee singled to load the bases. Joel Brust drew a walk to force in the tying run. Dawson Kerzman put Dell Rapids ahead for good with a sharp single to centerfield to score Hoglund for a 2-1 lead. West Central ended the threat when Nick Hoffman’s line drive hit to centerfield was fired to second base for a force out.

Brett Mogen came on to close the final three innings for Dell Rapids. He retired all nine batters he faced.  He struck out three. Second baseman Reese Warne made an over the shoulder catch with one out in the final inning to keep West Central from mounting a rally.

West Central was held to two hits. Dell Rapids came up with four hits. Hoglund tripled while McKee, Hansen and Kerzman all singled.

Dell Rapids 7, Colton/Crooks 3

Dell Rapids outlasted Crooks/Colton in the second round on Wednesday, July 30.

C/C struck first when Logan Larson singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. They added a second run when Alex Gonzelez singled, stole second and scored on a double by Larson.

Dell Rapids answered with three runs in the bottom of the second. Kerzman singled and advanced to third on Eric Klein’s double. Nick Hoffman got Kerzman home on a ground out. A single by Seth Andersen and a walk by Hansen allowed both Klein and Hoffman to score to give Dell Rapids a 3-2 lead after two innings.

One run in the fifth and two more in the sixth helped Dell Rapids pull away with a 7-2 lead. Mogen scored in the fifth. Hoffman and Andersen both scored in the sixth. All three runs were created by walks.

Dell Rapids managed only four hits but collected 11 walks.

Winning pitcher Trey Randel pitched the first four innings for Dell Rapids. He gave up two runs, three hits, four walks and struck out two. Trevor Pulscher pitched the final three innings and was credited with a save. He allowed three hits, one unearned run and struck out five.

Klein had two hits for Dell Rapids. Andersen and Kerzman both singled.

Dell Rapids 3, West Central 2

It took eight innings for Dell Rapids to overtake West Central in the opening game of the tournament on Wednesday, July 30.

Mogen scored the winning run on a failed pickoff attempt at third base with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning for the win.

West Central scored first in the top of fourth inning. Justin Sebert was hit with a pitch and advanced to second and then third on a steal and sacrifice bunt. He scored on a suicide squeeze bunt executed by Tyler Renken.  West Central extended its lead to 2-0 when Jason Steckley scored on a double by Sebert.

Dell Rapids tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Brust walked and Mogen reached on an infield error. Both scored after Kerzman reached on an infield error and Randel hit a sacrifice fly.

Hoglund pitched the first four innings and recorded eight strikeouts while allowing one run on one hit.  Mogen pitched the final four innings. He allowed one run on four hits and struck out four.

PBR Season Comes to End

PBRLogoDell Rapids PBR had their season come to an end on Thursday, July 31st, at the District 4B Amateur Baseball Tournament in Colman, SD.  Harrisburg handed PBR their second loss of the tournament by a score of 3-2.

Harrisburg scored right away in the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead.  PBR was able to tie the game in the bottom of the second inning.  Harrisburg regained the lead in the top of the third inning by scoring two runs for a 3-1 lead.  PBR cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning on an RBI-single by Klock, but could not get another rally together for the come back.

Drew Eldeen took the loss for PBR, throwing 6 2/3 innings giving up three runs on seven hits while striking out seven and walking four.  Nate Alfson pitched the final 2 1/3 innings striking out five.  Dalton Allen picked up the win for Harrisburg, pitching seven innings giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking one.

Harrisburg advances to play Humboldt/Hartford on Friday, August 1st.  This is the second time in 28 years that PBR has failed to make the state tournament.  PBR was disqualified from state tournament play in 2012.

Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Place 3rd at State A Tournament

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener team took third place in the State A Tournament with a win over Madison 8-5 on Sunday, July 27th, in Winner, SD.  Dell Rapids was lead by some terrific defensive plays and a strong first two innings at the plate.

In the first inning, Madison had runners on first and second base when Mason Schmidt made a tremendous diving catch in left field for out number one to set the stage defensively for the game. In the bottom half of the inning, Dells scored four runs. Carter Gullickson scored with bases loaded on a fielder’s choice by Jeffrey Schuch. With runners on second and third, Austin Ellingson hit a two-run single and later scored on an RBI-single by Schmidt.

In the top half of the second inning, Eddie Price had a 1-2-3 inning striking out the side in 14 pitches. In the bottom half of the inning, Dells scored two runs on three hits before Madison made a pitching change.  Dell Rapids led 6-0 after the second inning.

Madison, though, was not going to go away. In the third inning, Madison had two base running mistakes that were costly. After a single Price picked off the runner on first in a 1-3-6-3 rundown. The next batter walked and stole second. The third batter in the inning hit a ground ball to short where Ellingson pump threw to first as the runner on second broke for third.  Ellingson threw it to Gullickson for the put out. With two outs Madison scored one run to cut the lead to 6-1.

Madison chipped away in the fourth inning.  After a lead off walk and two strike outs, Madison scored on two passed balls.  Madison was then able to draw a walk and a hit to put runners on second and third.  Ellingson made a spectacular play deep in the hole at short to put out the next batter and end the inning.  Adam Nagelhout scored, after he walked and stole 2nd, on a base hit by Price to give Dell Rapids a 7-2 lead after the fourth inning.

Madison again started another rally in the fifth inning.  Madison lead off by reaching on an error and two walks. At that time Manager Danny Miller pulled Price and placed Logan Heim on the mound. Heim walked the frst batter he faced, forcing in a run.  After striking out the next two batters, Madison scored two runs on a throwing error to cut the Dell Rapids lead to 7-4.

In the top half of the sixth inning, the Dells defense came through again.  After a one-out walk, Dell Rapids turned a wonderful 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.  Dell Rapids then added to their lead in the bottom half of the inning as Seth Spielman scored on a passed ball to push the lead to 8-4.

Madison made one last attempt to pull off the comeback in the top of the seventh inning.  After the first batter struck out, Madison was able to load the bases on a walk, an error, and a bunt single.  The next batter hit into a 6-4 fielder’s choice scoring a run to cut the Dell Rapids lead to 8-5.  Madison loaded the bases again after a hit batter, but Heim was able to get the final out on a ground out back to the mound to leave the bases loaded and give Dell Rapids the 8-5 win.

Price was the winning pitcher going four innings giving up four runs, all earned, on four hits while striking out five and walking seven.  Heim pitched the final three innings giving up one run, which was earned, on one hit while striking out three and walking four.

Madison 0 0 1 1 2 0 1      5   5   2     12 LOB
Dells       4 2 0 1 0 1 X      8   7  3       5 LOB
Dell Rapids 13-14 Teeners - 3rd Place

Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Advance to Semifinals

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners advanced to the semifinals of the 13/14 VFW State A Tournament with an 11-1 win over Spearfish on Friday, July 25th.

Spearfish scored an unearned run right away in the first inning on three walks and an error, but Dell Rapids was able to answer right back in the bottom of the first inning with a run on two hits.  Dell Rapids picked up another run in the bottom of the second on an RBI fielder’s choice by Keegan Miller.  Dell Rapids then broke the game open scoring three runs each in the third, fourth and fifth innings to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Carter Gullickson and Adam Nagelhout each had two hits in the game.  Nagelhout also had two RBI.  Logan Ruesink had an RBI double.  K. Miller, Eddie Price, Jeffery Schuch, Austin Ellingson, and Cameron Bruhn all had a hit.  Ellingson was also hit by a pitch two times, the second one hitting him under the helmet in the face.

Head Coach Danny Miller said that his team hit the ball okay.  Their pitcher kept them off balance with his curve ball and had a different delivery they were not used to.  D. Miller also said that he was pleased with only having one error in the game.

Ellingson picked up the win on the mound throwing four innings of no-hit baseball.  He gave up an unearned run while walking five and striking out seven.  Gullickson pitched the final inning for Dell Rapids giving up no runs on one hit and had one strikeout.

Dell Rapids will face Harrisburg Black in the semifinals at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th. Harrisburg earned a 9-3 win over Parkston in the first game of the tournament.  D. Miller said that this game could be a slugfest and the last team standing will win.  His plan is to start Logan Heim on the mound.

Video webcasts of all the tournament games is being provided by http://winnerwarriorslive.com.

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Spearfish 1 0 0 0 0 x x 1 1 4
Dell Rapids 13/14 1 1 3 3 3 x x 11 10 1

13/14 Teener Team Readies for State Tournament

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener team will play in the 2014 13/14 VFW State A Tournament Friday, July 25th, through Sunday, July 27th, in Winner, SD.  Dell Rapids will open up tournament play against Spearfish at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Head Coach Danny Miller took time to talk with Big Sioux Media about his team’s performance in the Region 3A Tournament to qualify for state, and how he thinks his team will compete at the state tournament.

Stay with Big Sioux Media throughout the weekend for updates from Winner.


Dell Rapids M Completes Regular Season

Dell Rapids M won five of its last seven games to finish the regular season 6-10.

Dell Rapids M 9, Volga 4

Six first inning runs propelled Dell Rapids M to a win July 21 at Rickeman Field.

Casey Hansen, Josh Roemen, Brett Mogen and Eric Klein all walked in the first inning. An error, hit by pitch and two-run single by Nick Hoffman created the early rally. Dell Rapids scored three more runs in the second inning on walks by Adrian Juba and Hansen in front of three consecutive singles by Mogen, Klein and Elijah Story.

Mogen pitched the first four innings for the win. He allowed three runs on six hits and struck out five. Story followed with two strong innings of relief. He gave up one run on one hit with a strike out. Mason Peter closed out the seventh with three up and three down.

Mogen had a single and double and two RBI. Klein, Story, Hoffman and Peter each had one hit.

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Dells 630 000 x – 9 6 3

Dell Rapids Battery: Brett Mogen, Elijah Story (5), Mason Peter (7) and Casey Hansen.

Dell Rapids NSS Takes 2nd at 12U State

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

The Dell Rapids NSS 12U team finished second at the 2014 12U VFW State Tournament held in Humboldt Friday, July 18th, through Sunday, July 20th.  The tournament had 16 teams from Dell Rapids, Humboldt, Madison, Tea, Vermillion, Volga, Chamberlain, Custer, Groton, Milbank, Lennox, Parkston, and Elk Point-Jefferson.  The teams were put into four pools of four teams each.  The winner of each pool played for the championship on Sunday.

Dell Rapids NSS won all three of their pool-play games.  They defeated West Central 11s by a score of 11-6, Milbank 9-8, and Lennox 12-0 to advance to the championship round on Sunday.

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

In the semi-final round, Dell Rapids NSS defeated Tea by a score of 6-2.  In their fifth game of the tournament, Dell Rapids NSS fell to the Madison 12s by a score of 7-0 in the championship game, for a second place finish.

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

Photo courtesy of Stone Photography

The Dell Rapids Devils 11U team also participated in the state tournament, playing hard-fought games against Tea, Volga and Chamberlain.


Photo courtesy of Stone Photography


Photo courtesy of Stone Photography