Cardinal Boys Track Team Wins Chester Booster Invite

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys track team won their first meet in ten years on Tuesday, April 15th, at the Chester Booster Invitational.  St Mary finished with 130 team points.  Chester Area finished second with 125 team points, and Parker finished third with 116 points.  The Cardinal girls track team finished third in the team standings with 88 team points.  Chester Area won the girls event with 127 team points, and Tri-Valley finished second with 110 points.

Below are the individual results for Dell Rapids St Mary.

Girls Results:

100m Dash

  • Kelly Michel – 0:14.0 – 5th
  • Abby Burkhart – 0:14.8
  • Adyn Heinricy – 0:15.6
  • Shelby Wells – 0:15.7

200m Dash

  • Kelly Michel – 0:29.4 – 4th
  • Abby Burkhart – 0:32.6
  • Nicole Brown – 0:33.6
  • Shelby Wells – 0:34.6

400m Dash

  • Nicole Brown – 1:20.3
  • Adyn Heinricy – 1:24.7

800m Run

  • Jackie Wolles – 2:51.8 – 2nd
  • Christina Vogel – 2:57.3 – 3rd

1600m Run

  • Anna Wolles – 6:12.7 – 2nd
  • Jackie Wolles – 6:35.2 – 5th
  • Christina Vogel – 6:59.0 – 6th

3200m Run

  • Anna Wolles – 12:26.0 – 2nd
  • Cassandra Geraets – 12:28.5 – 3rd

100m Hurdles

  • Ally Mullaney – 0:17.1 – 2nd
  • Rhiannon Glazier – 0:22.1
  • Kennedi Mullaney – 0:22.9

300m Hurdles

  • Ally Mullaney – 0:54.6 – 2nd
  • Rhiannon Glazier – 1:03.3 – 8th

4x100m Relay

  • Abby Burkhart, Shelby Wells, Rhiannon Glazier, Kelly Michel – 1:00.1 – 3rd

Sprint Medley Relay

  • Kelly Michel, Ally Mullaney, Cassandra Geraets, Anna Wolles – 5:08.8 – 2nd


  • Kaitlyn Vortherms – 82’06″ – 4th

Boys Results:

100m Dash

  • Josh Brown – 0:12.2 – 8th
  • Noel Hansen – 0:12.5
  • Leon Maxwell – 0:13.7

200m Dash

  • Ariel Herrera – 0:25.2 – 6th
  • Noel Hansen – 0:25.7
  • Josh Brown – 0:25.8

400m Dash

  • Sam Schwebach – 1:04.1
  • Noel Hansen – 1:05.8

800m Run

  • Mitch Roemen – 2:17.5 – 1st

1600m Run

  • Jared Scholten – 5:00.8 – 1st
  • Mitch Roemen – 5:17.0 – 4th
  • Micah Roemen – 5:36.6 – 6th

3200m Run

  • Jared Scholten – 10:50.2 – 1st
  • Luke Brown – 11:47.8 – 3rd
  • Micah Roemen – 12:06.7 – 5th

110m Hurdles

  • Dalton Houska – 0:21.4 – 7th
  • Zach Geraets – 0:23.7

300m Hurdles

  • Jared Scholten – 0:48.9 – 4th
  • Ariel Herrera – 0:49.4 – 5th
  • Dalton Houska – 0:54.9
  • Zach Geraets – 0:55.4

4x100m Relay

  • Josh Brown, Wes Heinricy, Christian Schnieders, Noah Fiegen – 0:49.7 – 4th

4x200m Relay

  • Wes Heinricy, Ariel Herrera, Christian Schnieders, Josh Roemen – 1:45.9 – 6th

4x400m Relay

  • Mitch Brown, Garret Frost, Sam Schwebach, Josh Roemen – 4:25.0 – 4th

4x800m Relay

  • 9:28.6 – 2nd

Sprint Medley Relay

  • Garret Frost, Sam Schwebach, Mitch Brown, Josh Roemen – 4:50.1 – 4th

High Jump

  • Noah Fiegen – 5’06″ – 4th

Long Jump

  • Jacob Glazier – 18’05″ – 3rd

Triple Jump

  • Jacob Glazier – 38’01.5″ – 2nd
  • Wes Heinricy – 34’00″ – 7th
  • Christian Schnieders – 33’03″ – 8th

Shot Put

  • Leon Maxwell – 42’11″ – 2nd


  • Leon Maxwell – 119’08″ – 2nd
  • Noah Fiegen -  109’10″ – 7th



West Central Rolls Past Dell Rapids in Baseball Action

West Central 10, Dell Rapids 1

West Central took advantage of seven Dell Rapids errors to pull away for a 10-1 high school baseball win on Friday, April 11, at Rickeman Field.  West Central (2-0) outhit Dell Rapids 10-5 and made just one error.

Tim Wilhelmsen singled twice for Dell Rapids. Cody Nielsen doubled and scored on an RBI single by Brett Mogen in the second inning. Tanner Solberg also singled.

Riley Danielson, Dylan From, and Riley Schroder each had two hits for West Central.

Mogen took the pitching loss. He completed the first four innings and gave up three runs on five hits.  Solberg pitched 1 1/3 innings of middle relief. He allowed seven runs on five hits. Joe Muston followed with 2/3 innings and gave up no runs on one hit. Josh Roemen finished the final inning and gave up no runs and no hits.

Dell Rapids (1-1) plays McCook Central on Monday, April 14.  The April 13 game with Tea was postponed.   A new date has not been set.

West Central  200 125 00 – 10 10 1
Dell Rapids    010 000 00 – 1 5 7

WC:  Gabe Wiezorek, Matt Johannsen (7) and Jace Hanisch.
DR:  Brett Mogen, Tanner Solberg (5), Joe Muston (6), Josh Roemen (7) and Cody Nielsen


JV Results:
West Central JV 21, Dell Rapids 4

West Central broke open a 6-4 game with 15 runs in the top of the fourth inning for a 21-4 win in junior varsity baseball action on Friday, April 11.  Eight Dell Rapids errors – six in one inning – fueled the West Central rally. West Central finished with 10 hits.  Dell Rapids had four hits.

Josh Roemen doubled and singled for Dell Rapids. Carter Gullickson singled and scored twice. Mason Peter singled and drove in a run.

West Central JV   312 (15) – 21 10 1
Dell Rapids JV      310 0 – 4 4 8

WC:  Riley Danielson, Zach Dickenson (3) and Chase Habben.
DR:  Trey Randel, Elijah Story (3), Dawson Kerzman (4), Josh Roemen (4) and Nate McKee.

Jesse James Invitational Track Results

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal track team participated in the Jesse James Invitational Track Meet on Saturday, April 12th, in Garretson.  The girls team finished 10th with a team score of 20.  The boys team finished in sixth place with a team score of 63.50.

Anna Wolles finished sixth in the 1600m run with a time of 6:15.00.  Jackie Wolles finished seventh with a time of 6:37.0, and Christina Vogel finished eighth with a time of 6:44.0.  Kelly Michel had a sixth place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 0:29.94.  A. Wolles finished third in the 3200m run with a time of 13:53.0.  The 4x100m relay team finished fifth with a time of 0:58.04, and J. Wolles finished eighth in the 800m run with a time of 2:55.5.

For the boys team, Dalton Houska finished seventh in the 110m hurdles with a time of 0:21.24.  Three Cardinal runners placed in the top eight in the 1600m run.  Jared Scholten finished second with a time of 5:06.00.  Mitch Roemen finished sixth with a time of 5:16.40, and Micah Roemen finished eighth with a time of 5:36.50.  Scholten also won the 3200m run with a time of 10:49.10.  The 4x100m relay team finished seventh with a time of 0:50.54, the 4x200m relay team finished fifth with a time of 1:42.90, and the 4x800m relay team finished third with a time of 9:13.10.  Noah Fiegen finished seventh in the discuss with a throw of 117’10″.  Fiegen also finished fifth in the high jump with a jump of 5’6″.  Jacob Glazier won the long jump with a leap of 19’02″.   Christian Schnieders placed sixth in the long jump with a jump of 17’11.75″.  The sprint medley relay team finished sixth with a time of 4:25.50, and Glazier also placed third in the triple jump with a leap of 37’9″.

St Mary 4th at Flandreau Invitational Golf Tournament

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary boys golf team finished fourth at the Flandreau Invitational golf tournament on Friday, April 11th.  The Cardinals finished with a team score of 279.  Garretson won the event with a team score of 253.  Colman-Egan finished second with a 259, and Parker finished third with a team score of 273.  Nathan Klein finished the day in 9th place with a round of 90.  Ethan Schmidt finished with a 93, and Austin Kubly had a round of 96 on the day.


Tri-Valley Invitational – Girls Results

Quarrier LogoThe Dell Rapids High School girls track team competed in the Tri-Valley Invitational on Thursday, April 10th.

The 400m-Relay team of Sami Rieder, Demi Erickson, Lindsey Morris and Kiah Schumacher finished second.  Cheyenne Spielmann finished second in the 800m run, and Mikaela Stofferahn also finished second in the shot put.

The 3200m-Relay team of Lexi Snyder, Betson Amundson, Brittany Kludt, and Spielmann finished third.  The 800m-Relay team of Reider, Megan Miles, Morris and Schumacher finished third.  Brittney Siemonsma finished third in the shot put, and Maddie Vietor finished third in the triple jump.

Snyder also finished third in the 1600m run.  Stofferahn had a fourth-place finish in the discus, and Jessica Tisher finished fourth in the triple jump.

Kludt finished fifth in the 1600m run.  The medley relay team of Drew Lesselyoung, Kyrsten Williams, Betsty Amundson, and Hannah Fiedler finished fifth.  The 1600m-Relay team of Reider, Morris, Fiedler, and Miles also finished fifth.  Mikaela Adams had a fifth-place throw in the discus, and Vietor finished fifth in the long jump with a state-qualifying jump.

The boys team also competed in the Tri-Valley Invitational, finishing first in the team standings.

Winter Sports Awards

Ty Hoglund was named to the Class A All State Second Team for boys basketball!  Hoglund had an outstanding season in which he averaged 17.1 points a game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 2.5 steals per game, and 3.2 assists per game.

The South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association also recently named their Academic All-State recipients for the winter sports season, and many Dell Rapids senior athletes received the honor.  To be recognized, the students must be a senior, have a GPA of 3.5 or above cumulative for their 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years, and must have been involved in the sport for three years of high school.

Dell Rapids Boys Basketball Recipients:

  • Cody Nielsen
  • Zachary Schroeder
  • Zach White
  • Zane Schumacher
  • Damon Scott

Dell Rapids Girls Basketball Recipient:

  • Jordan Stone

Dell Rapids St Mary Girls Basketball Recipients:

  • Kelly Michel
  • Anna Wolles
  • Sarah Ginsbach
  • Amber Hansen

Dell Rapids Starts Season with Extra-Inning Win

Dell Rapids 2, Garretson 1 (11 innings)

Matt Juba’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Cody Nielsen from third base and gave Dell Rapids a season-opening win against Garretson Monday, April 7th, in high school baseball.

Nielsen singled to start the 11th and stole second base. Zane Schumacher followed with a walk. With one out Ben Gillogly hit an infield single to load the bases. Juba followed with a line drive to right field on the next pitch to end the game.

Nielsen led the seven-hit Dell Rapids attack with three hits. Juba finished with two hits. Schumacher and Gillogly both singled.

Nielsen started the game on the mound for Dell Rapids. He pitched the first four innings and gave up one run on one hit and six walks.  He struck out six. Brett Mogen pitched six innings of shutout relief. He allowed four hits and struck out nine. Tanner Solberg picked up the win by pitching a scoreless 11th inning.

Garretson collected five hits and held Dell Rapids to two runs with four different pitchers.  Aaron Dunn singled twice.

Dell Rapids plays West Central at home on Friday, April 11, at 5:30 PM.

Garretson 000 100 000 00 – 1 5 3

Dell Rapids 000 010 000 01  – 2 7 2

Tyler Willems, Micah Mader (4), Jesse Brockhouse (6), Cole Fiegen (8) and Sean Tillma.

Cody Nielsen, Brett Mogen (5), Tanner Solberg (11) and Casey Hansen, Nielsen (5).

Flandreau Early Bird Track Results

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls and boys track teams took part in the Flandreau Early Bird track meet on Tuesday, April 8th.  Both the girls and boys individual results are listed below.

Girls Results

100m Hurdles

  • Ally Mullaney – 0:17.5 – 1st
  • Rhiannan Glazier – 0:22.5 – 7th

100m Dash

  • Kelly Michel – 0:14.3 – 4th

200m Dash

  • Kelly Michel – 0:29.7 – 2nd

800m Run

  • Jackie Wolles – 2:54.1 – 3rd
  • Christina Vogel – 2:59.0 – 5th

1600m Run

  • Anna Wolles – 6:12.7 – 3rd
  • Christina Vogel – 6:22.6 – 6th
  • Jackie Wolles – 6:36.4 – 8th

3200m Run

  • Anna Wolles – 13:01.6 – 2nd

300m Hurdles

  • Ally Mullaney – 0:54.3 – 2nd
  • Rhiannan Glazier – 1:00.0 – 6th


  • Kaitlyn Vortherms – 74’2″ – 6th

High Jump

  • Ally Mullaney – 4’3″ – 5th

Long Jump

  • Kelly Michel – 13’3.25″ – 8th

Shot Put

  • Kaitlyn Vortherms – 27’4.75″ – 6th

Boys Results

110m Hurdles

  • Dalton Houska – 0:21.9 – 6th

1600m Run

  • Jared Scholten – 5:06.4 – 4th
  • Mitch Roemen – 5:24.5 – 8th

3200m Run

  • Jared Scholten – 10:38.2 – 1st
  • Luke Brown – 11:44.1 – 8th
Medley Relay
  • Sam Schwebach, Wes Heinricy, Josh Roemen, Mitch Roemen – 4:14.4 – 3rd
3200m Relay
  • Mitch Roemen, Josh Roemen, Luke Brown, Jared Scholten – 9:28.0 – 2nd
  • Leon Maxwell – 107’8″ – 3rd
  • Garret Frost – 100’7″ – 4th
  • Leon Maxwell – 41’3.75″ – 1st

DRSM Competes in Chester Early Bird Golf Meet

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys golf team competed in the Chester Early Bird meet on Tuesday, April 8th.  Nathan Klein finished in 14th place with a round of 48 on the day.  Ethan Schmidt finished in 15th place, also shooting a round of 48.  The Cardinals finished with a team score of 218.  Howard had the low score of the day with a team score of 167.  Garretson had a team score of 169, and Colman-Ethan finished with a 192.

Youth Wrestlers Place Well at State Tournament

Twelve youth wrestlers from Dell Rapids participated in the SDWCA State Tournament in Rapid City on Saturday, March 29th, and Sunday, March 30th.  Seven of the 12 wrestlers placed in the top eight of their respective weight classes.

Zach M. placed 2nd in the Novice 80 division, picking up three pins in the tournament.  Brayden G. finished 3rd in the Novice 90 division, earning four pins during the weekend.  Gage C. finished 7th in the Schoolboy 95 division, winning three matches.  Benjamin C. earned a 5th place finish in the Schoolboy 180 division by also picking up three match wins.  James L. finished 8th in the Cadets 138 division.  Makayla C. finished 2nd in the Girls Bantam 50 division gaining two pins in the tournament.  Eliot O won the Girls Bantam 60 division with four wins and two pins over the weekend.

Dawson H., Samuel C., Jaden W., Caden M., and Mitchell K. also participated in the state tournament.