Third Quarter Rally Lifts Centerville to Win

The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team lost to the Centerville Tornadoes on Tuesday, December 16th, in Centerville 74-53.  The Cardinals lead after the first quarter by a score of 23-16.  The Tornadoes outscored St Mary 24-11 in the second quarter to take a 40-34 halftime lead.  However, it was the third quarter that rallied the Tornadoes to the win.  Centerville outscores St Mary 24-4 in the third quarter to extend their lead to 64-38.  The Cardinals did outscore the Tornadoes 15-10 in the final quarter.

Mitch Brown led the Cardinals with 17 points in the game.  Ryan Welbig added nine points.  Zach Geraets finished with eight points, and Matt Farmer had five points.

Head coach Pete Schmidt said, “Ryan came off the bench to score nine points and played great defense on their leading scorer.  Mitch shot the ball well connecting on four three’s.”

St Mary falls to 0-2 on the year.  The Cardinals will host DeSmet on Friday, December 19th.  The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.


Cardinal Girls Basketball Falls to Centerville

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team lost to the Centerville Tornadoes on Tuesday, December 16th, by a score of 64-43.  The Cardinals led early in the ball game.  St Mary had a five-point lead with 4:51 to go in the first quarter, but the Tornadoes were able to close out the first quarter with the lead 18-17.  Centerville was able to increase their lead in the middle two quarters.  The Tornadoes outscores the Cardinals 15-6 in the second quarter to take a 33-23 lead into halftime.  The Tornadoes outscores the Cardinals 20-9 in the third quarter to push the lead to 53-32 at the end of the third quarter.  Both teams scored 11 points in the final quarter.

St Mary finished the night shooting 30% (19-64) from the field.  The Cardinals were just 1-6 from three-point area and shot 4-13 from the free-throw line.  St Mary finished the game with 33 total rebounds.

Ally Mullaney led St Mary with 19 points and 12 rebounds.  Kennedi Mullaney finished with six points.  Lexi Klein added four points.  Jackie Wolles pulled down five rebounds for the Cardinals.

St Mary falls to 0-3 on the year.  The Cardinals will host DeSmet on Thursday, December 18th, in their first home game of the year.

Quarrier Wrestlers Earn Split in Madison

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarrier wrestling team earned one match win and were defeated in a match in Madison in the first Dak-12 meet of the year on Tuesday, December 16th.  Lennox defeated Dell Rapids 54.00 to 30.00.  Dell Rapids beat Tea Area 55.00-18.00.  Other scores from the Dak-12 meet in Madison included Madison over Tea Area 77.00 – 6.00 and Madison over Lennox 49.00 – 29.00.

Below are the results of the two matches for Dell Rapids.

Lennox (54.00) – Dell Rapids (30.00)

  • 106:  Jaetin DeCou (Len) over Max Lamer (DR) – Fall 1:42
  • 113: Tyson Stoebner (Len) over Gage Carr (DR) – Fall 2:26
  • 120: Wesley Weischedel (Len) win by forfeit
  • 126: Cole Halouska (Len) over Chase Foster (DR) – Fall 0:52
  • 132: Tyler Zebell (Len) win by forfeit
  • 138: James Lueders (DR) over Jacob Ziegler (Len) – Fall 1:14
  • 145: Brock Stien (Len) over Sam Schwebach (DR) – Fall 4:41
  • 152: Sutton Adams (DR) over Isaiah Smidt (Len) – Fall 0:41
  • 160: Austin Eulberg (DR) win by forfeit
  • 170: Tate Longville (DR) win by forfeit
  • 182: Reice Tiernan (DR) over Thomas Fischer (Len) – Fall 1:29
  • 195: Chris Stokke (Len) over Nick Palmer (DR) – Fall 1:05
  • 220: Sam Metivier (Len) over Jacob Eining (DR) – Fall 1:10
  • 285: Nate DeWitt (Len) 0ver Nick Schmidt (DR) – Fall 0:12

Dell Rapids (55.00) – Tea Area (18.00)

  • 106: Jon Karn (Tea) over Max Lamer (DR) – Dec 7-2
  • 113: Gage Carr (DR) win by forfeit
  • 120: Scott Warwick (DR) over Gage Matzen (Tea) – MD 14-3
  • 126: Chase Foster (DR) over Mitchell Messersmith (Tea) – Dec 4-0
  • 132: Michael Karn (Tea) over Jacob Ottoson (DR) – Fall 3:57
  • 138: James Lueders (DR) over PJ Parmelee (Tea) – Fall 0:44
  • 145: Nick Eli (Tea) over Sam Schwebach (DR) – Fall 0:56
  • 152: Sutton Adams (DR) over Reed Frerichs (Tea) – Fall 1:58
  • 160: Tanner Fridrich (Tea) over Austin Eulberg (DR) – SV-1 4-2
  • 170: Tate Longville (DR) win by forfeit
  • 182: Reice Tiernan (DR) over Jeremiah Maka (Tea) – Fall 3:03
  • 195: Nick Palmer (DR) win by forfeit
  • 220: Jacob Eining (DR) win by forfeit
  • 285: Nick Schmidt (DR) win by forfeit

Quarrier Boys Basketball Wins Season Opener

DRvsWC_BBB_12-12-14The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team won their season opener against the West Central Trojans on Friday, December 12th, in Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers took an early lead to start the game and led 17-11 after the first quarter.  West Central was able to cut into the lead by one point by halftime, but Dell Rapids still lead 31-26 at halftime.

Dell Rapids was able to maintain a four-to-seven point lead through most of the third quarter.  By the end of the third quarter, the Quarriers had extended their lead to nine points to 46-37.  The Quarriers were able to pull away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Trojans 14-9 to coast to a 14-point win at 60-46.

Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 34% (22-65) from the field.  The shot 22% (4-18) from three-point area and just 52% (12-23) from the free-throw line.  The Quarriers finished with 38 team rebounds, 12 assists, eight turnovers and eight steals.

Ty Hoglund finished the game with a game-high 25 points and also had six rebounds.  Riley Schmidt added 11 points, seven rebounds, and two assists.  Adam Karst finished the game with nine points.  Ben Hammer had eight points and pulled down 13 rebounds.

Dell Rapids starts the season 1-0 on the year, and will travel to Tea to take on the Tea Area Titans on Friday, December 19th.

Estelline Spoils Season Opener for Cardinals

DRSM LogoThe Estelline Redmen defeated the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team on Friday, December 12th, in Estelline by a score of 55-41.

The Cardinals had two players finish the game with double-figures.  Matt Farmer finished with 14 points.  Noah Fiegen added 10 points and six rebounds.  Christian Schnieders added 10 rebounds for St Mary.  Estelline was led by Max Hausman with 13 points.  Nolan Sonnenburg had 12 points, and Trevor Gorder had 10 points.  Ethan Kurka finished with 15 rebounds in the game.

The Cardinals start the season with an 0-1 record.  St Mary will travel to Bridgewater to take on Bridgewater-Emery on Monday, December 15th.

Estelline Hangs on Against Cardinals

DRSM LogoThe Estelline Redmen hung on to defeat the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals in girls basketball action on Thursday, December 11th, in Estelline.  Estelline jumped out to a 13-5 lead after the first quarter.  They were able to extend the lead to 29-13 at halftime.

The Cardinals were able to cut the lead down to 37-23 by the end of the third quarter.  Dell Rapids St Mary also outscored Estelline 15-11 in the final quarter, but it wasn’t enough as Estelline hung on for the 48-38 win.

The Cardinals shot 29% (15-51) from the field in the game.  They were 33% (2-6) from three-point area and shot 43% (6-14) from the free throw line.  St Mary had a total of 39 team rebounds and 23 turnovers.

Ally Mullaney led the Cardinals with 22 points and 15 rebounds.  Lindsey Wolles added nine points, and Jackie Wolles tossed in four points.  Estelline was led by Abbi Benning with 15 points.  Leannah Tekrony had 12 points, and Makensie Saathoff had 11 points.

The Cardinals fall to 0-1 in the DVC and 0-2 overall on the year.  St Mary will travel to Centerville on Tuesday, December 16th.

Quarrier Girls Basketball Opens Season with Win

ThDRvsSFC_GBB_12-9-14e Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team earned a 61-57 OT victory over the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers in the opening game of the 2014-2015 season on Tuesday, December 9th, in Dell Rapids.

The Quarriers jumped out to an early 6-0 lead through the first half of the first quarter.  Dell Rapids was able to maintain that lead through the rest of the first quarter and led 11-6 at the end of the quarter.  Dell Rapids was able to push their lead to 23-11 by the 4:00 mark in the second quarter as the offense continued to roll.   The Quarriers had a 12-point lead at halftime at 32-20.

Sioux Falls Christian opened up the third quarter scoring the first six points to pull within 32-26.  The Chargers were able to cut the lead to 39-34 with 2:20 left in the quarter, but Dell Rapids scored the final four points of the quarter to extend the lead to 43-34 at the end of the third quarter.  The Quarriers maintained a cushion throughout much of the fourth quarter, even extending the lead to 53-42 after a three-point basket by Arial Hoffman with 3:34 to go in the game.

The Chargers however were not about to go away quietly.  Sioux Falls Christian went on a 12-0 to take their first lead of the game at 54-53 with :30 after a layup by Kensi Brands.  The Chargers added another point from the free throw line to lead 55-53 with just :16 left in the game.  Dell Rapids in the final possession of regulation was able to draw up a play that allowed Brittney Siemonsma to hit the game-tying layup to send the game to overtime.  The Chargers hit the first basket of overtime to regain the lead at 57-55, but Dell Rapids scored the final six points of the game to pick up the win.

Dell Rapids was led by Averi Pankonen with 19 points.  Siemonsma added 14 points, and Emma Paul finished with 10 points.  The Chargers were led by Shelby Zomermaand with 19 points.

The Quarriers improve to 1-0 on the year.  Dell Rapids will travel to Salem to take on McCook Central/Montrose on Monday, December 15th.


“Top of the Rock” Quarrier Wrestling Results

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Wrestling team hosted their annual “Top of the Rock” tournament on Saturday, December 6th, at the Dell Rapids High School.  Eight teams participated in the event:  Adrian, Alcester-Hudson, Beresford, Dakota Valley, Dell Rapids, McCook Central/Montrose, Parker, and Tri-Valley.  Adrian won the team title with 202.5 points.  Beresford was second with 178.0 points, and McCook Central/Montrose was third with 130.0 points.  Dell Rapids finished sixth with 89.0 points.

Below are the individual places for each weight class.


  • 1st – Cade Entwisle, McCook Central/Montrose
  • 2nd – Nathan Ewer, Tri-Valley
  • 3rd – Cody Sechser, McCook Central/Montrose
  • 4th – Taelon Jensen, Tri-Valley


  • 1st – Caden Lamer, Tri-Valley
  • 2nd – Colin Becker, Dakota Valley
  • 3rd – Blake Gessner, McCook Central/Montrose
  • 4th – Beau Bullerman, Adrian


  • 1st – Trevor Stene, Alcester-Hudson
  • 2nd – Alex Fuerstenberg, Adrian
  • 3rd – Grant Plucker, Parker
  • 4th – Trevor Klinnert, Tri-Valley


  • 1st – Skylar Hieronimus, Adrian
  • 2nd – Chase Andersen, Parker
  • 3rd – Robert Streeter, Dakota Valley
  • 4th – Hunter Borah, Beresford


  • 1st – Dakota Galt, Beresford
  • 2nd – Parker Ramstad, Tri-Valley
  • 3rd – Greg Kern, Adrian
  • 4th – Paul Lauck, McCook Central/Montrose


  • 1st – Ryan Elias, Adrian
  • 2nd – Dylan Eldeen, Tri-Valley
  • 3rd – Jordan Scheier, McCook Central/Montrose
  • 4th – Jacob Ottoson, Dell Rapids


  • 1st – Ty Haneke, Beresford
  • 2nd – Carl Bruening, McCook Central/Montrose
  • 3rd – James Lueders, Dell Rapids
  • 4th – Jayden Even, Parker


  • 1st – Tony Lynn, Adrian
  • 2nd – Jared Lyle, Beresford
  • 3rd – Kaylen Dickau, Alcester-Hudson
  • 4th – Zamuel Centeno, Parker


  • 1st – Nick Casperson, Beresford
  • 2nd – Michael Preuss, Adrian
  • 3rd – Caleb Krouse, McCook Central/Montrose
  • 4th – Dylan Nagelstad, Parker


  • 1st – Trent Lyle, Beresford
  • 2nd – Austin Eulberg, Dell Rapids
  • 3rd – Carter VanDyke, Adrian
  • 4th – Tanner Grocott, McCook Central/Montrose


  • 1st – Matthew Slater, Adrian
  • 2nd – Dalton Combs, McCook Central/Montrose
  • 3rd – Kordell Buyck, Parker
  • 4th – Trevor Hallman, Tri-Valley


  • 1st – Jerry Kappenman, McCook Central/Montrose
  • 2nd – Jesse Slater, Adrian
  • 3rd – Reice Tiernan, Dell Rapids
  • 4th – Kole Nordquist, Beresford


  • 1st – Jade Worth, Beresford
  • 2nd – Justin Dolan, Beresford
  • 3rd – Raymundo Oropeza, Dakota Valley
  • 4th – Nick Palmer, Dell Rapids


  • 1st – Dylan Gyberg, Adrian
  • 2nd – Trustan Lutter, Beresford
  • 3rd – Willie Heiberger, Tri-Valley
  • 4th – Jacob Eining, Dell Rapids


  • 1st – Payton Jensen, Parker
  • 2nd – Trent Rus, Alcester-Hudson
  • 3rd – Connor Hoy, Beresford
  • 4th – Jordan VanHout, McCook Central/Montrose

Dak-12 2014 Volleyball All-Conference Selections

Three Quarrier volleyball players earned Dak-12 All-Conference mentions for their play in 2014.  Senior setter Sarah Haak earned 3rd Team All-Conference, and seniors Tiffany Finkral and Shelby Wrage earned Honorable Mentions.

2014 Volleyball All Conference 1st Team

Player Year Position School
Lindsey Smith – MVP Sr. Setter Dakota Valley
Serena Hopf Jr. Middle Hitter Madison
Sammy Kosowski Sr. Middle Hitter Tri-Valley
Meredith Lammers Fr. Outside Hitter Dakota Valley
Kortney Pollema Sr. Libero SF Christian
Shelby Zomermaand Jr. Middle Hitter SF Christian

2014 Volleyball All Conference 2nd Team

Player Year Position School
Kensi Brands Sr. Outside Hitter SF Christian
Amber Hanson Sr. Setter Elk Point-Jefferson
Emma Johnson Sr. Middle Hitter Tri-Valley
Shayla Johnson So. Outside Hitter Dakota Valley
Morgan McKinney Sr. Setter Tea Area
Morgan Skluzacek Sr. Outside Hitter Madison

2014 Volleyball All Conference 3rd Team

Player Year Position School
Sydney Goertel So. Setter/RS Hitter West Central
Sarah Haak Sr. Setter/Back Row Dell Rapids
Hannah Hepner Sr. Left Side Beresford
Lexi LaFave Sr. Right/Defense Tea Area
Miranda Stabe Sr. Outside Hitter Elk Point-Jefferson
Courtney Weeldreyer So. Outside Hitter Lennox

Honorable Mention Selections

Player Year Position School
Katlyn Arneson Sr. Middle/Left Tea Area
Ashley Bamsey Sr. Middle Tea Area
Taylor Bird Sr. Libero Madison
Lauren Dolly Sr. Left/Middle Hitter West Central
Marisa Eimers Jr. Setter Madison
Tiffany Finkral Sr. Middle Hitter Dell Rapids
Rachel Finnegan Sr. Outside Hitter Vermillion
Morgan Haga So. Libero Tri-Valley
Carter Hausmann Jr. Defensive Specialist Tri-Valley
Sydney Hausmann Jr. Setter Tri-Valley
Ally Kacmarynski So. Libero Tea Area
Drew Keuck Sr. Outside Hitter Elk Point-Jefferson
Morgan Klostergaard Sr. Middle Hitter Beresford
Elizabeth Lammers Fr. Outside Hitter Dakota Valley
Molly McMahon So. Libero West Central
Chloe Nielsen Sr. Outside Hitter Vermillion
Kelsy Pollema Sr. Defensive Specialist SF Christian
Caitlin Siegel Sr. Middle Hitter Vermillion
Allison Targonski Sr. Libero Elk Point-Jefferson
Emma Tuttle Sr. Middle Hitter Dakota Valley
Ellie Voss Fr. Middle Hitter SF Christian
Taylor Watkins Sr. Libero Beresford
Melissa Wollman Jr. Middle Hitter West Central
Shelby Wrage Sr. Defensive Specialist Dell Rapids
Justine Zylstra Sr. Left/Middle Hitter Canton


Dak-12 2014 Football All-Conference Selections

Seven Quarrier football players earned 2014 Dak-12 All-Conference selections.  They are sophomore Seth Anderson, junior Griffin Ellison, and seniors Ben Gillogly, Ben Hammer, Tanner Ljunggren, Jase Nelson, and Riley Schmidt.  Two Quarriers received Honorable Mention – seniors Keegan Hemenway and Andrew Wiebenga.

2014 Football All Conference Selections

Player Year Position School
Seth Anderson SO RB/DL Dell Rapids
Jaydn Broughton JR FB/LB Canton
Nick Buchmann SR RB/DB Tri-Valley
Cody Bussell SR RB/S West Central
Regan Bye SR RB/LB Vermillion
Tyler Clay SR OL/DL Dakota Valley
Brady Dam SR RB/LB Dakota Valley
Luke DeSautel JR OL SF Christian
Oliver Doeden SR QB Beresford
Griffin Ellison JR OL/DL Dell Rapids
Jordan Fechner SR WR/SS Tea Area
Brody Frederiksen JR RB/LB Madison
Ben Gillogly SR TE/LB Dell Rapids
Ben Hammer SR OL/DL Dell Rapids
Jace Hanisch SR QB/LB West Central
Hunter Hanley JR T/DT West Central
Mitch Hansen JR QB/LB Madison
Mason Hemmer SR RB/LB Madison
Brandon Hertz SR OG/DE Vermillion
Hunter Irvine SR LB Tea Area
Brandon Joffer SR C/DT Tea Area
Brady Johnson JR OL/DL Tri-Valley
Chris Kropuenske JR LB Beresford
Jacob Lackas JR RB/DB Lennox
Josh Lasley SR C/DE Canton
Tanner Ljunggren SR RB/DB Dell Rapids
Tyler Madsen SR RB/LB Vermillion
Jeremiah Maka SO LB Tea Area
Collin McEntee JR RB/LB Lennox
Josh Mettler SR RB/LB West Central
Jase Nelson SR QB/DB Dell Rapids
Kole Nordquist SR DE Beresford
Dexter Nowstrup SR OL/DE Madison
Logan O’Hara SR TE/LB Tri-Valley
John Oldenkamp JR RB/DB Lennox
Jackson Olson JR DB SF Christian
Masen Oltmanns JR OL/DL Lennox
Andrew Oliver SO RB/DB/ST Canton
Matt Ouellette JR WR/CB Vermillion
Matt Palli JR RB/LB Madison
Anders Peterson SR TE/DB Canton
Riley Schmidt SR RB/LB Dell Rapids
Isaac Schubert SR RB/DB Madison
John Schuh SR RB/DB Elk Point-Jefferson
Sam Swier JR TE/LB West Central
Marcus VandenBosch SO TE/LB Madison
Keegan VanEgdom JR RB SF Christian
Carter VanGorp JR LB SF Christian
Aaron VanVoorst SR T/NT Canton
Mike Wagner SR SE/LB West Central
Logan Zeisler SR TE/LB Tri-Valley

Honorable Mention Selections

Player Year Position School
Jake Ablett SR RB/S Canton
Brady Balogh JR SE/DB Madison
Aaron Beaner SR OT/DE Tea Area
Shane Boysen SR OL/DL Tri-Valley
Logan Busch JR OL Beresford
Payton Conrad SO QB Tea Area
Hank DeBerg JR OL SF Christian
Alex DeJong SO FB-TE/LB Canton
Andrew Flannery JR OL/DL Elk Point Jefferson
Alex Gonzales JR OL/DL Tri-Valley
Jace Graves SR RB/LB Dakota Valley
Keegan Hemenway SR FB/DL Dell Rapids
Jacob Hinker JR TE/LB Lennox
Jared Hueser JR RB/DB Elk Point Jefferson
Carter Kasuske SR SE/DB Madison
Jared Lyle JR LB Beresford
Tanner McCarron JR OL SF Christian
Koel Radtke SR OL/DL Dakota Valley
Jonah Rechtenbaugh JR RB/CB West Central
Jason Retzlaff SR OG/NG Vermillion
Mitchell Sand JR OG/DT Vermillion
Chris Stokke SR OL/DL Lennox
Noah Vettrus JR SE/S West Central
Andrew Wiebenga SR OL/LB Dell Rapids