Cardinal Girls Cross Country Wins Deubrook Invite

DRSMGirlsXC_8-29-15The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls cross country team won the Deubrook Invite on Saturday, August 29th, in White.  Christina Vogel finished first individually for the Cardinals with a time of 16:56.  Ella Heinitz finished third with a time of 17:29.  Catherine Vogel finished 18th at 19:44.

Drew Wood competed in the boys division of the boys varsity event and finished with a time of 23:43.

Paige Bunkers finished ninth in the girls JV event with a time 16:16.  Emily Eining finished with 14th with a time of 17:03.

Connor Libis won the boys JV event with a time of 12:12.

Quarrier Volleyball Fourth in Canton

NewDRLogoOn Saturday, August 29th, the Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team finished fourth in the Canton Tournament with a 2-2 record.

Dell Rapids opened pool play against the Redfield/Doland Pheasants.  The Pheasants defeated Dell Rapids by scores of 25-21, 27-25.  The Quarriers bounced back in the next two pool play matches.  They defeated Canton by scores of 25-13, 25-14, and then defeated Garretson by scores of 25-20, 25-13.  This put Dell Rapids into the 3rd place game against West Central.  Facing the Trojans for the second time in just a few days, West Central once again beat Dell Rapids, this time by scores of 25-14, 25-13, 25-21.

Hannah Welbig finished the tournament with 23 service points and 23 digs.  Mikaela Stofferahn had 16 kills, 18 service points, and five blocks.  Chloe Solberg tallied 23 service points and 46 set assists.  Trinity Gordon added 12 kills, eight service points, and 13 digs over the four matches.  Kiah Schumacher chipped in 28 service points, and Sydney Stofferahn had nine kills.

“These early season matches are good for the players and coaches as we evaluate our overall play.  We are doing a number of good things out on the floor.  However, our big weakness right now is our first pass to the net.  We have to get better with it.  This is the key to us playing well.  I feel we have some easy passing opportunities that aren’t getting to the spot where it needs to go.  It is early, and we will continue to work to get better.  We will get there,” said Head Coach Dale Solberg.

The Quarriers’ record now stands at 2-3 on the year.  Dell Rapids will travel to Elk Point-Jefferson on Tuesday, September 1st.

Cardinal Volleyball Goes 0-3 in Estelline

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal volleyball team finished 0-3 in the Estelline Tournament on Saturday, August 29th.

The Cardinals opened up the tournament against the Great Plains Lutheran Panthers.  The Panthers defeated St Mary by scores of 25-20, 25-18.  Sydney Cook led the offense with six kills.  Cassey Geraets led the team in assists, and Haley Michel finished with 10 digs in the match.

St Mary then faced the Waverly-South Shore Coyotes.  The Coyotes handed the Cardinals a 25-18, 25-9 loss.  St Mary had a total of four team aces.  Kayla Scherff led the team in attacks, and Geraets tallied four more assists in the match.

The Cardinals then played the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders in the final match of their day.  The Crusaders defeated the Cardinals 25-20, 25-15.  Cook finished 6-12 in attacks in the match.  Geraets led the team again in assists with six, and Michel finished with six digs.

The Cardinals fall to 0-4 on the season.  St Mary will host Arlington on Tuesday, September 1st.

Madison Wins Over Quarrier Football

DellRapidsFootballLogoThe Madison Bulldogs earned a 41-6 win over the defending 11A champion Dell Rapids Quarriers on Friday, August 28th, in Madison.

The Bulldogs forced an early turnover as Dylan Williams intercepted Hunter Hansen during the Quarriers’ first possession of the game.  Mitch Hanson scored the first touchdown for Madison after the interception to give them an early 7-0 lead.  The Bulldogs scored again in the first quarter.  Brodie Frederiksen found the endzone this time to put Madison ahead 14-0 after the first quarter.

Already leading 20-0, Jaxon Janke intercepted a Hansen pass deep in Madison territory returning it 91 yards for another Madison touchdown.  The Bulldogs led 27-0 at halftime.  Frederiksen found the endzone again in the third quarter from 20 yards away.  Mason Leighton also had a 41-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Hanson for the Bulldogs.

Dell Rapids picked up their lone touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run by Sam White.  Jacob Faux led the team with 113 yards on 18 carries.  Hansen ran the ball 16 times for Dell Rapids for 112 yards.

Dell Rapids falls to 0-1 on the season.  The Quarriers will travel to Vermillion on Friday, September 4th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Cardinal Football Starts Season with a Loss to Canistota

DRSMvsCAN_8-28-15_FB1In the season-opener for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal football team, the Canistota Hawks ruined an otherwise perfect night for football on Friday, August 28th, at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.  In a rematch of last year’s quarterfinal playoff game, the Canistota Hawks once again defeated the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals, this time by a score of 36-0.

The Hawks got on the scoreboard early.  After taking the opening kickoff, Canistota scored with 10:06 left in the first quarter on a five-yard touchdown run by Jerad Nielsen to go ahead 6-0.  St Mary was forced into a three-and-out in their first possession, giving the ball right back to Canistota.  The Hawks had possession of the ball for almost the entire first quarter, but the St Mary defense held tough, allowing just the one touchdown in the first quarter.

Canistota was able to break through the Cardinal defense again in the second quarter with 8:31 to go when Nielsen again found the endzone, this time on an 18-yard run.  The two-point conversion was successful, and the Hawks went ahead 14-0.  Canistota had the ball again late in the second quarter and drove deep into Cardinal territory near halftime.  With just seconds remaining, Shay Jolley took the snap, handed the ball off to Jalen Kaufman, and Kaufman scored as time expired in the half to give Canistota a 20-0 lead at halftime. DRSMvsCAN_8-28-15_FB2

The St Mary Cardinals took the kickoff to begin the third quarter and looked to be building momentum as they drove deep into Hawk territory.  Josh Brown appeared to score on a 10-yard run, but the play was called back due to a holding penalty.  The penalty appeared to steal all momentum away from St Mary.  The Cardinals were unable to score, and the ball went back to Canistota on downs.  After each team traded interceptions, the Hawks scored again with 5:59 to go in the third quarter on a 29-yard touchdown pass from Jolley to Drew Seubert.   Jolley and Seubert connected again in the fourth quarter with 10:17 to go for the final score, this time on a 32-yard touchdown pass.

St Mary finished with a total of 118 yards of offense, while Canistota racked up 317 yards of offense.  Brown finished with 11 carries for 38 yards.  Garret Frost was 4-6 passing for 51 yards.  G. Frost also had a catch for 10 yards.  Jacob Glazier had two catches for 23 yards, and Casey Hansen had a catch for 20 yards.  Christian Schnieders led the defense with 10.5 tackles.  Dalton Houska had 9.5 tackles, a half sack, and a fumble recovery.  Jacob Frost finished with eight tackles and a half sack.  G. Frost tallied seven tackles and a half sack.

The loss drops the Cardinals to 0-1 on the season.  They will host Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Friday, September 4th.  The game can be seen again on Big Sioux Media.

Centerville Spoils Home-Opener for Cardinal Volleyball

DRSMvsCEN_8-27-15_VB2The Centerville Tornadoes defeated the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal volleyball team in the Cardinal’s first home match of the season on Thursday, August 27th.  Centerville won in three sets by scores of 25-18, 25-14, 25-23.

Cassey Geraets and Kayla Scherff each had four service aces in the match.  Kennedi Mullaney finished the night with five kills.  Jackie Wolles and Sydney Cook each had four.  Geraets also had nine set assists.  Haley Michel anchored the defense with 18 digs, while Wolles finished with nine. DRSMvsCEN_8-27-15_VB1

The Cardinals as a team finished with nine aces, 20 kills, 12 assists, and 47 digs.

St Mary falls to 0-1 on the year and will travel to Estelline for the Estelline Tournament on Saturday, August 29th.

Quarrier Volleyball Drops Season Opener

DRHSvsWC_8-27-15_VB2The Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team opened up their 2015 season against the West Central Trojans on Thursday, August 27th, in Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers fell to the Trojans by scores of 12-25, 17-25, 17-25.  Mikaela Stofferahn led the team with nine kills and one block.  Chloe Solberg had 17 set assists in the match.  Mara Adams and Hannah Welbig led Dell Rapids from the service line with six and five points respectively.

Head coach Dale Solberg said, “We had our moments.  It is early, and we will evolve into a team to reckon with.  West Central has a nice team, and they beat us.  We will keep working hard to get to where we need to be. DRHSvsWC_8-27-15_VB1

The JV won by the set scores of 25-21, 18-25, and 15-10.  Defensive standouts included Brooke Klein and Betsy Amundson.  Sara VanRegenmorter led a total team effort on the offensive side.  In the C match, the Quarriers posted a 25-22 and 27-25 match win.  Maria Jackson’s serving led the offense.   Emma Paul and Brooke Klein each had a nice defensive match.

Dell Rapids will play Saturday in the Canton Invitational Tournament.

Quarrier Boys Golf Wins Dells Invite

2015BoysDellsInvite-2The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys golf team won the Dells Invite Tournament on Monday, August 24th, at Rocky Run Golf Course.  The Quarriers finished with a team score of 327, which was five strokes better than second place Madison Bulldogs.  Parkston finished third with a total of 333, and Dakota Valley was fourth with a total of 337.2015BoysDellsInvite-1

Three Quarrier golfers also finished in the top 20 individually.  Ty Hoglund placed first overall with a  low score of 73 on the day.  Josh Parrot finished 11th with a round of 82.  Mason Schmidt placed 18th with a round of 84.  Brent Eddy finished his day with a round of 88.  Jordan Kerns ended with a round of 91, and Jace Blair finished with a 99.

Dell Rapids will travel to Madison to play in the Madison Invite at the Madison Country Club on Tuesday, September 1st.

Changes to 2015-2016 Sports Season

The 2015-2016 high school sports season has arrived, and this year will bring changes to both Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary schools for the upcoming seasons.

The biggest change will be for the Quarrier football team.  Class 11A football will be completely different this year.  The first change the Quarriers will face is no “open” date.  Class 11A football will be moving from an eight game schedule to a nine game schedule.  After the Quarriers complete the new nine game schedule, they will see a change in the playoff format.  11A will move to the same format that 11AAA and 11AA use.  Only the top eight teams in powerpoints will advance to the playoffs, thus eliminating one playoff game.  Class 11A will play the quarterfinal game on October 29th, and the semifinal game will be played on November 6th or 7th.

Head coach Steve Hansen said that he was a little hesitant about the change in the playoff system.  “With our schedule, the Dak-12 Conference, we are going to be playing the top teams in 11A week in and week out, and with the west river schedules, they will probably end with better records than some of the schools around here.  With the new power point system, they say that won’t matter, the best teams are going to make the playoffs.  We will have to see how it all shakes out this year.”

Both Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary will see new teams this year.  Canton and Sioux Falls Christian both make the jump from 11B to 11A this year.  Dell Rapids St Mary will have a couple of new teams on their schedule this year.  Arlington and Lake Preston have entered into a co-op for football this year.  Castlewood and Estelline have also entered into a co-op for football.  The Cardinals will have games against both of those combined teams this year, and have added Canistota and De Smet to fill the two empty spots created by the co-ops.

Both schools will have a change in their respective district and region plan.  Baltic has made the jump to Class A this year, meaning District 7B will now be a five-team district.  Baltic will now join Dell Rapids, Flandreau, Flandreau Indian, Garretson, Madison and Sioux Falls Christian in Region 3A making that a seven-team region.

Quarrier Boys Golf Opens Season in Milbank

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier boys golf team opened their 2015 season in Milbank at the Poet Invitational on Monday, August 17th.  Dell Rapids finished 8th as a team with a score of 352.  Parkston finished first with a team score of 318.  Madison was second with 337, and Sisseton finished 3rd with a round of 340.

Ty Hoglund finished 6th individually with a round of 81.  Josh Parrot finished with an 84 to place 18th.  Mason Schmidt finished with a 90, Brent Eddy fired a 97, Jordan Kerns had a 98, and Jace Blair ended with a 102.

This was the first of three events for Dell Rapids in Milbank.  Dell Rapids will travel to Milbank at the end of the year for Regions and State.

The Quarriers will play in the Dells Invite on Monday, August 24th, for their next tournament.