Cardinal Volleyball 4th at DVC Tournament

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal volleyball team finished fourth, with a 3-1 record, at the Dakota Valley Conference tournament in Estelline on Saturday, October 18th.

The Cardinals dropped their first match of the day to DeSmet by scores of 25-13, 25-11.  St Mary then took on Oldham-Ramona/Rutland in their second pool-play match, defeating the Raiders 12-25, 25-23, 25-22.

St Mary finished second in pool play, placing them into the silver bracket later in the day.  The Cardinals then played Lake Preston and defeated the Divers in straight games by scores of 32-30, 25-17.  In their last match of the day, St Mary defeated Colman/Egan 25-20, 12-25, 25-22.  By winning both matches in the silver bracket, the Cardinals finished fourth in the tournament.

Elkton/Lake Benton won the conference tournament with a 4-0 record.  DeSmet finished second, followed by Deubrook.

The Cardinals record is now 10-15 on the year.  St Mary will travel to DeSmet on Tuesday, October 21st.

Cardinal Football Posts Big Win over Lake Preston

DellRapidsStMaryFootballDell Rapids St. Mary continues its march to the playoffs with a dominant win over the Lake Preston Divers 56-0 in Lake Preston on Friday, October 17th.

St. Mary come out on their opening drive and scored on a Josh Brown touchdown run. On their second possession, the Cardinals scored on a 22-yard touchdown run by Christian Schnieders.  St. Mary regained possession on a turnover on downs when Lake Preston was unable to handle the snap on the punt. Casey Hansen connected with J. Brown for the first passing touchdown of the game.

Coach Ross Flemmer said that they decided to start Hansen at quarterback and move Wes Heinricy to wing back this week because Heinricy gives them another option at wing back in the double wing formation.

In the second quarter, St. Mary continued to dominate. The first touchdown of the quarter was a pass from Heinricy to Noah Fiegen.  The Cardinals scored again on their next possession, this time by Mitch Brown.  St. Mary scored their last two touchdowns on runs by Heinricy and M. Brown.  The Cardinals not only scored seven touchdowns in the first half to end the game at halftime, they were 7-7 on 2-point conversations.

Offensively St. Mary’s spread the ball around very well in the run game. Heinricy had four carries for 57 yards and a touchdown.  Schnieders finished with three carries for 49 yards and a touchdown. J. Brown added four carries for 47 yards and a touchdown.  M. Brown had two rushing touchdowns in the game.

Heinricy was 3-6 passing for 21 yards and a a touchdown.  Hansen went 2-4 for 19 yards and a touchdown.

The Cardinal defense held the Divers to -21 rushing yards and -1 passing yards.

St. Mary will host Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Thursday, October 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.


Quarrier Volleyball Finishes 1-2 at Dak-12 Tourney

The Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team finished with a 1-2 record at the Dakota-12 Conference Volleyball Tournament at Elk Point on Saturday, October 18th.  SQuarriersioux Falls Christian won the conference tournament.  Dakota Valley finished second, and Madison placed third.

Dell Rapids opened up the tournament with a match against the West Central Trojans.  The Trojans defeated Dell Rapids by scores of 25-22, 25-13.  Tiffany Finkral finished the match with three kills, two blocks, and five digs.  Brittany Kludt added four kills.  Sarah Haak had 12 assists in the match.

In the second match, the Quarriers faced the Vermillion Tanagers.  The Tanagers defeated Dell Rapids by scores of 25-22, 25-17.  Haak had 14 assists and five digs in the match.  Megan Miles finished with five kills.  Shelby Wrage tallied seven digs.

Dell Rapids finished the tournament against Canton.  The Quarriers beat the C-Hawks 25-14, 25-23.  Arial Hoffman had five kills to lead Dell Rapids.  Finkral and Miles each had three kills.  Miles also had two service aces.  Kludt had two defensive blocks, and Haak finished with another 11 assists in the match.

Dell Rapids’ record now moves to 10-13 on the year.  The Quarriers will travel to Madison to face the Bulldogs on Tuesday, October 21st.

Quarrier Football Wins 6th Straight

DRHSvsTV_FB_10-17-14_3The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team earned their sixth straight win on a great defensive effort after defeating the Tri-Valley Mustangs 27-7 on Friday, October 17th, at Tri-Valley High School.

The Quarrier offense got off to a slow start to the game.  Dell Rapids only ran four offensive plays, with one of those plays a punt, in the entire first quarter.  However, the Quarrier defense did not allow any points in the first quarter.

Tri-Valley was able to push across a score with 11:17 to go in the second quarter on an 8-yard touchdown run by Nick Buchmann.  The extra point was good by DRHSvsTV_FB_10-17-14_2Sebastian Granzow, and Tri-Valley had a 7-0 lead.  Dell Rapids was finally able to put together a solid drive midway through the second quarter.  The drive was capped off by a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jase Nelson to Ben Gillogly with 3:23 left in the half.  The extra point was good by Keegan Hemenway, and the Quarriers tied the game at 7-7.  With under 2:00 to play, the Dell Rapids defense recovered a fumble deep in Tri-Valley territory, and the Quarriers turned it into six more points.  Riley Schmidt threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Riley Jurgensen with :27 left in the half to give Dell Rapids a 13-7 lead at halftime.

The Dell Rapids defense held strong in the second half giving up zero points.  The Quarrier offense was unable to score in the third quarter, but Schmidt scored on a 4-yard run one play into the fourth quarter.  The two-point conversion was no good, and Dell Rapids held a 19-7 lead with 11:55 to go in the game.  Schmidt DRHSvsTV_FB_10-17-14_1found the endzone again on a 56-yard run with 3:01 to go.  Nelson was able to find Hemenway in the endzone on a pass to convert on the two-point conversion to give Dell Rapids a 27-7 win.

Dell Rapids improves to 6-1 on the year.  The Quarriers will wrap up the regular season at home on Thursday, October 23rd, when they host the Vermillion Tanagers.


Quarrier Volleyball Falls to Sioux Falls Christian

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team lost in three games to the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers by scores of 25-11, 25-13, 25-12 on Thursday, October 16th, in Dell Rapids.

Tiffany Finkral led the Quarrier offense with 12 service points.  Brittany Kludt added four kills, and Kia Schumacher and Arial Hoffman each had three kills apiece.  Shelby Wrage finished the night with six digs for Dell Rapids.

The loss drops Dell Rapids to a record of 9-11.  The Quarriers will travel to Elk Point for the Dak-12 Conference Tournament on Saturday, October 18th.  Dell Rapids will open up the tournament against West Central at 9:00 a.m.

JV Results:
The JV team played their best volleyball of the season, but ended up falling to the Chargers two games to one by scores of 20-25, 25-19, 8-15.  Chloe Solberg had eight service points in the match.  Alyssa Shellum added six kills and one block.  Trinity Gordon and Hoffman each tallied four kills.  Hannah Welbig led the defense with seven digs, while Sami Reider finished with four digs.

C Team Results:
The C Team also fell to Sioux Falls Christian by scores of 25-22, 25-11.  Autumn Schumaker scored six points for Dell Rapids, and Betsy Amundson scored four points.  Sydney Cook finished the match with two blocks and four kills.  Ashley Lorenzen also had four kills.

Three Quarrier Cross Country Runners Qualify for State

QuarriersThree Dell Rapids Quarrier Cross Country runners qualified for the state during the Region 2A Cross Country Meet on Thursday, October 16th, in Garretson.  Both the girls and boys team participated in the region meet.

The Dell Rapids girls team finished 7th with 101 total points.  Madison won the girls team title with 20 points.  Garretson finished second with 35 points, and Flandreau was third with 53 points.  Shaylee Hoff and Aspen Hansen qualified for state individually for Dell Rapids by placing in the top 20 at the region meet.

The Quarrier boys team finished fourth with 86 points, just missing qualifying the entire team.  West Central finished first as a team with 24 points.  Garretson was second with 37 points, and Madison finished third with 58 points.  Zane Schumaker qualified for state individually by also placing in the top 20.

The State A Cross Country Meet will be held in Huron on Saturday, October 25th.  Big Sioux Media will have updates from the state meet for Hoff, Hansen, and Schumaker.

Girls Individual Results:

  • Shaylee Hoff – 16:36.13 (16th)
  • Aspen Hansen – 16:43.35 (18th)
  • Shaina Visser – 17:52.90 (30th)
  • Katie Jaycox – 19:00.84 (42nd)
  • Mikayla DeNoon – 19:20.09 (45th)
  • Jessica Tisher – 19:34.08 (46th)

Boys Individual Results:

  • Zane Schumaker – 18:02.94 (8th)
  • Trent Knuppe – 19:19.56 (25th)
  • Caleb Kirschenmann – 19:30.30 (26th)
  • Brett Mogen – 19.35.18 (27th)
  • Ted DeLange – 19:43.56 (28th)
  • Dominic Holmes – 21:02.23 (45th)

Deubrook Ends Quarrier Volleyball Win Streak

QuarriersLooking for their third straight win, the Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team lost to the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Tuesday, October 14th, in White.  The Dolphins beat the Quarriers by scores of 25-13, 25-13, 21-25, 25-18.

Brittany Kludt recorded nine kills in the match.  Tiffany Finkral added six kills.  Sarah Haak had seven aces and 20 set assists.  Shelby Wrage finished the night with 11 digs.

The Quarriers fall to 9-10 on the year.  Dell Rapids will host Sioux Falls Christian on Thursday, October 16th.

JV Results:
The Dolphins came away with a 25-15 and 25-22.   Trinity Gross had six kills and five service points, and Chloe Solberg added seven service points.  Autumn Schumaker had four service points, while Sydney Stofferahn and Kenedy Mergen each smacked three kills.

Cardinal Cross Country Girls 2nd at Region 2B Meet

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals Cross Country teams participated in the Region 2B Meet held on Wednesday, October 15th, in Howard.

The Cardinal girls finished second in the region with 27 points.  Howard won the event with 17 points.  Hanson was third with 32 points, Chester Area fourth with 39 points, and Elkton-Lake Benton was fifth with 42 points.  Christina Vogel finished second individually for St Mary, just two seconds behind Ashlyn Deknikker of Lake Preston, who won the event.

The St Mary boys team finished sixth with 51 points.  McCrossan won the meet with 14 points.  Canistota was second with 34 points.  Baltic placed third with 38 points, Elkton-Lake Benton finished fourth with 41 points, and Oldham-Ramona/Rutland was fifth with 43 points.  Matt Farmer was the top finisher for the Cardinal boys team with a time of 19:07.80.

The State B Cross Country Meet will be held on Saturday, October 25th, in Huron.

Individual Girl Results:

  • Christina Vogel – 16:15.10 (2nd)
  • Tana Harrington – 17:21.10 (11th)
  • Catherine Vogel – 17:36.60 (16th)
  • Cassie Geraets – 17:49.80 (19th)
  • Paige Bunkers – 18:54.20 (26th)

Individual Boys Results:

  • Matt Farmer – 19:07.80 (16th)
  • Micah Roeman – 19:18.50 (20th)
  • Jason Cook – 20:00.80 (28th)
  • Drew Wood – 21:12.20 (37th)


KSFY/KWSN Prep Broadcasters Football Poll- Oct 13


1) Sioux Falls Lincoln (7-0); 50 (10); last week- #1
2) Sioux Falls Roosevelt (6-1); 40; last week- #2
3) Brandon Valley (4-2); 29; last week- #3
4) Sioux Falls O’Gorman (5-2); 21; last week- #4
5) Aberdeen Central (2-4); 8; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:  Sioux Falls Washington (3-4); 2;

1) Yankton (7-0); 50 (10); last week- #1
2) Brookings (5-2); 40; last week- #2
3) Harrisburg (4-2); 29; last week- #3
4) Douglas (6-1); 17; last week- #5
5) Pierre (3-3); 14; last week- #4
Others receiving votes:  N/A

1) Madison (5-1); 50 (10); last week- #1
2) Dell Rapids (5-1); 40; last week-#3
3) West Central (4-2); 28; last week- #2
4) Tea Area (4-2); 18; last week- #4
5) Todd County (4-1); 10; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:  Vermillion (4-2); 3

1) Parkston (6-0); 50 (10); last week- #1
2) Aberdeen Roncalli (6-0); 37; last week- #2
3) Winner (5-1); 31; last week- #3
4) St. Thomas More (6-1); 21; last week- #4
5) McCook Central/Montrose (6-0); 8; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:   Tri-Valley (4-2); 2;    Custer (6-0); 1

1) Gregory (7-0); 48 (8); last week- #1
2) Arlington (7-0); 41 (2); last week- #2
3) SC/Woon./Wess. Springs (6-0); 29; last week- #3
4) Garretson (5-1); 18; last week- #5
5) Duel (6-1); 8; last week- #4
Others receiving votes:  Webster Area (5-2); 3;   Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (4-3); 3

1) Howard (6-0); 47 (7); last week-#1
2) Wolsey-Wessington (6-0); 41 (2); last week- #2
3) Potter County (6-0); 31 (1); last week- #3
4) Alcester-Hudson (6-0); 20; last week-#4
5) Phillip (6-0); 10; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:   Sully Buttes (5-2); 1

1) Canistota (6-0); 48 (8); last week- #1
2) Hamlin (7-0); 37 (2); last week- #3
3) Harding County (6-0); 35; last week- #2
4) Langford Area (6-0); 16; last week- #4
5) Avon (5-2); 8; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:   Faulkton Area (5-1); 3;   Faith (5-1); 2;   Dell Rapids St. Mary (5-1); 1

South Dakota High School Volleyball Poll

PictureOfVolleyballSIOUX FALLS, SD – Here is the South Dakota Sportswriters Association volleyball poll for the week of Oct.13, 2014. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking:

Class AA
1. Sioux Falls O’Gorman (9) 19-4 45 1
2. Aberdeen Central – 14-0 36 2
3. Rapid City Stevens – 17-4 23 4
4. Huron – 10-4 15 RV
5. Watertown – 12-3 12 3
Others receiving votes:   Spearfish 14-2.

Class A
1. S.F. Christian (9) 15-6 45 1
2. Dakota Valley – 19-3 35 2
3. Mount Vernon-Plank – 17-0 27 3
4. Pine Ridge – 22-0 16 5
5. Wagner – 17-4 12 4
Others receiving votes:   None.

Class B
1. Warner (9) 22-1 45 1
2. Northwestern – 21-4 35 2
3. Chester Area – 21-2 27 3
4. Parker – 21-3 19 4
5. Arlington – 21-5 8 5
Others receiving votes:   Sully Buttes 21-2.