Two from Dell Rapids Playing in SDHS All-Star Football Game

Two football players from Dell Rapids will be playing in the South Dakota High School Football All-Star game this year. Josh Brown from Dell Rapids St Mary will play for the Red Team and Griffin Ellison will play for the Blue Team.

The game this year will be held on Saturday, July 9th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion.  This is the first time in the game’s history that it will not be held in Aberdeen.  The players will report to Vermillion on July 6th for practices and events leading up to the game.  There are 84 athletes from around the state participating this year.Full Rosters
Red Team: Abram Herman (Custer); Alex Gonzales (Tri-Valley); Alex Kortemeyer (Custer); Alex Withrow (Yankton); Anthony Jones (Custer); Austin Barrett (Douglas); Ben Blees (Deubrook); Ben Gustad (Irene-Wakonda); Brady Fiedler (Selby); Brady Johnson (Roosevelt); Brandon Kneebone (Douglas); Brevin Wagner (Tea Area); Broderick Poppinga (De Smet); Clayton Koch (Harding County); Colten Drageset (Stanley County); Colton Hitshew (Douglas); Dane Dornbusch (Howard); Deyshon Davis (Lincoln); Dylan Reiners (Spearfish); Garrett Boylan (Harding County); Jaydn Broughton (Canton); Jeremiah Hopkins (Little Wound); Jerry Kappenman (McCook Central-Montrose); Josh Brown (Dell Rapids St. Mary); Josh Giese (Colman-Egan); Justin Broekemeier (Elk Point-Jefferson); Korder Cropsey (Lyman); Kyle Sim (Lincoln); Lathen Stevens (Edgemont); Logan Busch (Beresford); Masen Oltmanns (Lennox); Matt Larson (De Smet); Matt Ouellette (Vermillion); Preston Benford (Hot Springs); Sam Clark (Baltic); Scott Senftner (Sully Buttes); Shilo Tallman (Little Wound); Tanner Frick (Yankton); Tate Petrack (Bennett County); Tucker Chytka (Belle Fourche); Zach Gors (Tea Area)Blue Team: Aaron Eggebrecht (Brookings); Alek Keegan (St. Thomas More); Andrew Sorensen (Brandon Valley); Anthony Andera (Aberdeen Roncalli); Austin Getty (Mitchell); Billy Daniel (O’Gorman); Brady Struck (Wolsey-Wessington); Brady Tiede (Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central); Brodie Frederiksen (Madison); Bryce Malsam (Edmunds Central); Carson Kirby (Potter County); Carter Jondahl (Groton); Chase Von Eye (Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central); Cole Thurness (St. Thomas More); Dodi Makwinja (O’Gorman); Garrett Larson (Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central); Gerald Maxwell (Brookings); Grady Grimshaw (St. Thomas More); Griffin Ellison (Dell Rapids); Hunter Hanley (West Central); Hunter Johnson (Wolsey-Wessington); Jack Peery (O’Gorman); Jackson Diede (Menno/Marion); Jordan Carson (Langford); Kanin Nelson (Mitchell); Keegan Van Egdom (Sioux Falls Christian); Kreg Kepplinger (Scotland); Logan Kann (Britton); Luke Fritsch (O’Gorman); Luke Weber (Arlington); Manny Christopher (Roosevelt); Mitch Hansen (Madison); Noah Huber (Clark-Willow Lake); Noah Thurston (Webster); Parker Evans (Chamberlain); Preston Tetzlaff (Brookings); Riley Frazier (Winner); Rogan Head (Crow Creek); Ryder Grantham (Hamlin); Sean Powell (Roosevelt); Tyson Serr (Burke-South Central); Windsor Barry (Winner)

Three from Dell Rapids Qualify for State Rodeo

Three rodeo athletes from Dell Rapids qualified for the 2016 South Dakota State High School Rodeo held Wednesday, June 15th through Saturday, June 18th in Belle Fourche.

Sutton Adams (DRHS) qualified in tiedown roping.  S. Adams finished 28th with 16.00 points. Cheyenne Adams (DRHS) qualified in breakaway roping and team roping.  C. Adams finished 104th in team roping with 5.00 points and finished 63rd in breakaway roping with 6.00 points. Kayla Wolles (DRSM) qualified in goat tying and pole bending.  Wolles finished 37th in goat tying with 11.00 points and 49th in pole bending with 9.00 points.


13/14 Dells J Finishes 5-0 in League Tournament

The Dells J 13/14 Teener team finished the I-29 Conference League Tournament with a 5-0 record last weekend earning them a third place finish.  The only obstacle keeping the team from the championship game was a tie breaking procedure.

During the tournament Dells J defeated Madison 4-3 in nine innings.  Connor Libis and Jake Steineke would combine for the pitching win.  The winning run was scored by Gage Carr with a walk-off double hit by JD Holm.  Holm led the team with three hits in the game.  Brandon Geraets added two hits.

Dells J went on to defeat Tea in their second game 9-5.  Geraets and Holm pitched Dell Rapids to the win.  Holm also lead the team with three hits.  Karsen Welbig and Geraets also each had two hits.

The third win of the tournament ended in exciting form! In the bottom of the fifth inning, Joey Tisher hit a one-out double and later scored the winning run on a sacrifice by Steineke, giving Dells J a 3-2 win over a young and talented Volga B team.   Carter Nelson and Steineke combined to scatter four hits to earn the pitching win.

The fourth game of the tournament saw Dells J defeat West Central 6-1. The team finished with eight hits led by Welbig and Libis with two hits each.   Nelson and Libis scattered six hits in the affair to earn the win.

In the third place game, Dells J met Volga A and greeted them with an offensive explosion. Dells J collected 15 hits in a 14-4 four-inning win. Steineke and Holm pitched for Dell Rapids, giving up only four hits combined.


Walk-off Grand Slam Caps off 2-0 Week for 15/16 Teeners

DellsBaseballLogoThe Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners won two games over the last week to improve to 2-1 on the year.

Dell Rapids defeated Tea Legion 10-4 on Monday, June 6th.  Dell Rapids jumped out to a fast start in the first inning with Austin Ellingson and Carter Gullickson each hitting singles.  Jeffrey Schuch reached based with a walk, and Keegan Miller picked up an RBI on a bases-loaded walk.  Lealand Randel then capped off the scoring in the first inning clearing the bases with a one-out triple down the left field line.  Dell Rapids added another run in the third inning when Chameron Bruhn drove in Schuch with a two-out single.  Dell Rapids added two more runs in the fourth inning, two more in the fifth, and one more in the sixth.  Gullickson picked up the win pitching the first four innings, and Ellingson closed out the game pitching the final three innings.

Dell Rapids came from behind to beat West Central Blue in dramatic fashion on Thursday, June 9th.  West Central led by a run entering the seventh inning.  Ellingson, who entered the game in relief in the sixth inning, struck out the side in the top half of the inning.  The first three batters for Dell Rapids reached based in the bottom half of the seventh.  Seth Spielman reached on an infield single, Tyson Dahler singled on a bunt, and Ellingson drew a walk.  Gullickson then jumped on the very first pitch he saw and drove it over the left field fence for a walk-off grand slam home run giving Dell Rapids an 11-8 win.  Matt Gillogly also hit a home run for Dell Rapids, a three-run shot in the third.

Dell Rapids will host the West Central Trojans on Monday, June 13th.

Dells Inferno Enjoying Good Season

The Dells Inferno 16U softball team is enjoying a good season this year.  They currently have a 6-1-1 league record.  The Dells Inferno team plays in the SEFSA league.  They recently finished 2nd at the Denny Redmon Memorial Tournament in Sioux Falls.  They also placed 5th at the Brandon Early Bird Tournament in May.  There are two more weeks of league play with the league tournament being held June 24-26.  The state tournament is July 15-17.  Dells Inferno will also play in the Interlakes Girls Fastpitch Invitational in Madison June 18-19.


Greenhoff Competes at State Golf for Quarriers

2016GolfState_Greenhoff_2Kaitlyn Greenhoff represented the Dell Rapids Quarrier girls golf team at the 2016 State A golf tournament in Hot Springs on Monday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 7th.  Greenhoff finished the first day with a round of 96.  She had a round of 93 on the second day for a total of 189 for the tournament.  Greenhoff finished tied for 29th overall. 2016GolfState_Greenhoff_1

Parkston finished first for the team title with a total of 678.  Vermillion was second with 707, and Canton placed third as a team with 727.  Sydney Bormann of Parkston won the individual title with a two-day total of 140.  Sydney Weber of Parkston was second with 145, and Kyla Oster of Hot Springs was third with a 155.

Dell Rapids Legion Opens Season with Win

DellsBaseballLogoThe Dell Rapids Legion baseball team opened its season with a win on Wednesday, June 1st, at home over Madison 7-2.

Dell Rapids scored right away in their half of the first inning for an early 1-0 lead.  Dell Rapids scored three more in the bottom of the third to push the lead to 4-0.  Madison scored their first run in the fourth, but Dell Rapids added three more runs in the seventh to put the game out of reach.

Elijah Story earned the win by pitching five innings giving up one earned run on three hits while walking two and striking out one.  Josh Roemen pitched three innings of relief allowing just two hits and struck out five.  Dawson Kerzman also pitched an inning of relief giving up one earned run on one hit while walking three and striking out one.

Trey Randal, Brett Mogen, and Ryan Geraets all had three hits apiece.  Casey Hansen had two hits, and Roemen, Nate McKee, Kerzman, and Trevor Pulscher each had a hit.  Geraets drove in two runs for Dell Rapids, and Kerzman also had an RBI.

Dell Rapids will host Volga on Monday, June 6th.

Quarrier Golfer Qualifies for State

NewDRLogoKaitlyn Greenhoff finished fifth individually with a round of 92 at the Region 1A Golf Tournament on Tuesday, May 31st.  The round for Greenhoff qualified her for the State A Golf Tournament Monday, June 6th, and Tuesday, June 7th held in Hot Springs.

Dell Rapids finished sixth as a team at the regional tournament with a team score of 455.  Madison won the team title with a score of 367.  Sisseton placed second with a 389, and McCook Central/Montrose placed third with a 401.

Olivia Downs finished with a round of 118.  Rose Habeger had a round of 122, and Mallory Haak finished with a round of 123.

St Mary Cardinal Boys Golf at Region 2B

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys golf team traveled to Madison for the Region 2B Golf Tournament at Madison Country Club on Tuesday, May 31st.  Josh Brown, Jacob Frost and Garrett Frost all golfed for Dell Rapids St Mary.

G. Frost finished the tournament with a round of 113.  J. Frost had a round of 120, and Brown finished the day with a round of 126.  Mason Hemmer from Colman-Egan won the individual Region 2B title with a round of 85.  Noah Hodges of Howard was second with an 86, and Kade Groos from Colman-Egan was third with an 87.

Colman-Egan won the Region 2B title with a team score of 268.  Arlington-Lake Preston was second with a 295, and Flandreau finished third with a team score of 300.

Dell Rapids Baseball Finishes 4th at State

DellsBaseballLogoDell Rapids Baseball finished 4th at the State B Baseball championship round on Monday, May 30th, at the Birdcage in Sioux Falls.

Dell Rapids played a tough and exciting game to open up the games at 9:00 a.m.  The game went 13 innings, but Dell Rapids lost to the eventual state champs Winner/Colome Royals 4-3.  Dell Rapids scored a run in the second inning on a passed ball, and then scored again in top of the seventh on an RBI hit by Eric Klein, but Winner/Colome scratched across two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings.  Dell Rapids threatened to score in the 10th and 11th innings, and finally broke through with a two-out RBI single by Brett Mogen, but again the Royals tied the game in the bottom of the 12th, and then scored the game-winning run on a single to center in the bottom of the 13th.

Mogen started the game for Dell Rapids pitching seven innings giving up two runs, one earned,  on four hits while walking one and striking out 10.  Eddie Price took the loss pitching 5 1/3 innings.  Price gave up two earned runs without giving up a hit, but walked four batters while striking out five.

Mogen led the offense with four hits in the game and an RBI.  Josh Roemen added a double, and Klein had an RBI single.

Dell Rapids then played Dakota Valley in the 3rd/4th place game, but the offense could only string together three hits in the game.  Dakota Valley defeated Dell Rapids 5-2.  All the runs scored were in the first three innings.  Dakota Valley scored a run in the first, three more in the second, and one in the third while Dell Rapids picked up both of their runs in the bottom of the third inning.

Carter Gullickson, Trey Randel, and Mogen all had hits in the game.  Matt Gillogly and Gullickson drove in the two runs for Dell Rapids.  Trevor Pulscher started the game taking the loss.  Pulscher threw 4 1/3 innings giving up five runs, but only one earned, on six hits while walking five and striking out three.  Randel closed out the game throwing 2 2/3 innings giving up just one hit while walking two and striking out three.