Quarrier Football Ends Regular Season with Win

DRHSvsVerm_FB_10-23-14_1The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team ended their regular season with a win on Senior Night.  The Quarriers defeated the Vermillion Tanagers 39-12 on Thursday, October 23rd, in Dell Rapids earning their seventh win in a row.

The Quarriers scored first with 7:08 to go in the first quarter on a 5-yard touchdown run by Jacob Faux.  The extra point was no good, and Dell Rapids led 6-0.  The Quarriers maintained that lead at the end of the first quarter.

Dell Rapids added another touchdown with 6:28 to go in the second quarter.  This time Jase Nelson threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Sam White.  The 2-point conversion was no good, and the Quarriers extended their lead to 12-0.  Vermillion pulled within a touchdown after an 80-yard touchdown pass from Carter Kratz to Regan Bye with 4:47 left in the quarter.  The Tanagers could not convert the extra point and cut the lead to 12-6.  The Quarriers added one more touchdown with 2:57 to go on a 1-yard run by Tanner Ljunggren to take a 20-6 lead at halftime.DRHSvsVerm_FB_10-23-14_2

The Quarriers were able to extend the lead to 26-6 with 8:08 to go in the third quarter after a fumble recovery in the endzone by Ljunggren after a fumble by the Dell Rapids offense.  Vermillion scored for the second time with 11:18 left in the game after a 10-yard touchdown pass from Kratz to Brandon Mockler.  This was as close as Vermillion would get, as Dell Rapids scored two more times in the fourth quarter.  Ljunggren scored on a 51-yard touchdown run with 10:46 left in the game, and Tanner Heim scored on a 10-yard run with 3:38 to go.

Dell Rapids finished the game with 455 yards of total offense, 359 yards rushing and 96 yards passing.  Nelson finished 6-13 passing for 96 yards, one touchdown, and had two interceptions.  Ljunggren had nine carries for DRHSvsVerm_FB_10-23-14_3106 yards and two touchdowns.  Riley Schmidt had 12 carries for 93 yards.  Schmidt also had two receptions for 37 yards.  Nate McKee led the defense with seven tackles, two of them for loss.  Seth Anderson added six tackles.  Ben Gillogly had four tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery.  Ljunggren had an interception as well, and Joel Brust had a fumble recovery.

Dell Rapids improves to 7-1 on the year.  The Quarriers will host Sisseton in the first round of the 11A playoffs on Tuesday, October 28th.


Quarrier Volleyball Falls to Madison

QuarriersThe Madison Bulldogs defeated the Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team on Tuesday, October 21st, in Madison by scores of 25-9, 29-27, 25-14.

Sarah Haak and Emily Boyle led the Quarriers from the service line with 11 and six points respectively.  Brittany Kludt had six kills and two blocks on the night.  Boyle added four kills, and Arial Hoffman had three kills.  Shelby Wrage ended the night with nine digs.

The Quarriers fall to 10-14 on the year.  Dell Rapids will host Chester on Friday, October 24th.

JV Results:
The JV fell 17-25 and 20-25.  Trinity Gordon had five kills and Megan Miles added three kills.  Kenzie Gullickson served six points.  Chloe Solberg dished out six assists.

The C team lost in two sets as well.

DeSmet Beats Cardinals in Volleyball Action

DRSM LogoThe DeSmet Bulldogs defeated the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal volleyball team in straight games by scores of 25-14, 25-15, 25-13 in DeSmet on Tuesday, October 21st.

Ally Mullaney had 10 kills for the Cardinals.  Anne Swift added four kills.  Kaitlyn Vortherms finished the night with nine assists and 14 digs.  Claudia Schwebach added 12 digs for St Mary.  Mullaney and Riley Wolles each had a block.  Jackie Wolles had two service aces.

St Mary drops to 10-16 on the year.  The Cardinals will host Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Monday, October 27th.  The match will be webcast on Big Sioux Media

Cardinal Cheer 1st at Lake Preston, Quarrier Cheer 3rd

The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal cheer team finished first at the Lake Preston event on Monday, October 20th, in Lake Preston.  The Dell Rapids Quarrier cheer team finished third.  The Cardinals finished with a total of 129 points.  Arlington/Lake Preston finished second with 126.5 points.  The Quarriers had 120.5 points.  Northwestern was fourth with 115.25 points.  Mt Vernon/Plankinton was fifth with 106.5 points, and Warner was sixth with 99 points.

Both the Cardinals and Quarriers will participate in the State A tournament on Friday, October  24th, in Watertown.

Big Sioux Media will provide updates throughout the day as they become available.

KSFY/KWSN Prep Broadcasters Football Poll- Oct 20

1) Sioux Falls Lincoln (8-0); 55 (11); last week- #1
2) Sioux Falls Roosevelt (7-1); 44; last week- #2
3) Brandon Valley (5-2); 32; last week- #3
4) Sioux Falls O’Gorman (5-3); 23; last week- #4
5) Aberdeen Central (3-4); 10; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:  Sioux Falls Washington (3-5); 1

1) Yankton (8-0); 55 (11); last week- #1
2) Brookings (5-2); 44; last week- #2
3) Douglas (6-1); 28; last week- #4
4) Harrisburg (4-3); 25; last week- #3
5) Pierre (3-4); 12; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:  N/A

1) Madison (7-1); 55 (11); last week- #1
2) Dell Rapids (6-1); 43; last week- #2
3) West Central (5-2); 33; last week- #3
4) Hot Springs (5-2); 13; last week- unranked
5) Tea Area (4-3); 9; last week- #4
Others receiving votes:  Todd County (5-2); 3; last week- #5;   Lennox (4-4); 3;   Vermillion (4-3); 1;   Sisseton (3-4); 1

1) Parkston (7-0); 55 (11); last week- #1
2) Aberdeen Roncalli (7-0); 39; last week- #2
3) Winner (6-1); 38; last week- #3
4) St. Thomas More (7-1); 20; last week- #4
5) McCook Central/Montrose (7-0); 10; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:  Custer (7-0); 2;   Canton (4-3); 2;   Tri-Valley (4-4); 1;   Sioux Falls Christian (4-3); 1

1) Gregory (7-0); 53 (9); last week- #1
2) Arlington (8-0); 45 (2); last week- #2
3) SC/Woon./Wess. Springs (7-0); 34; last week- #3
4) Garretson (6-1); 18; last week- #4
5) Duel (7-1); 13; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:  Kimball/White Lake (5-2); 1;   Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (4-4); 1

1) Howard (7-0); 54 (10); last week-#1
2) Wolsey-Wessington (7-0); 43; last week- #2
3) Potter County (7-0); 27 (1); last week- #3
4) Alcester-Hudson (7-0); 21; last week- #4
5) Phillip (7-0); 10; last week- #5
Others receiving votes:  Sully Buttes (5-2); 1

1) Hamlin (8-0); 53 (10); last week- #2
2) Canistota (6-1); 45 (1); last week- #1
3) Harding County (6-1); 28; last week- #3
4) Avon (5-2); 14; last week- #5
5) Faulkton Area (6-1); 9; last week- unranked
Others receiving votes:  Langford Area (6-1); 8; last week- #4;   Dell Rapids St. Mary (6-1); last week-;   Faith (6-1); 2

South Dakota High School Volleyball Poll

PictureOfVolleyballSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Here is the South Dakota Sportswriters Association volleyball poll for the week of Oct.20, 2014. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking:

Class AA
1. Sioux Falls O’Gorman (9) 24-5 45 1
2. Aberdeen Central – 16-0 36 2
3. Huron – 13-4 22 4
4. Watertown – 14-3 16 5
5. Rapid City Stevens – 19-5 12 3
Others receiving votes:  Spearfish 21-2.

Class A
1. S.F. Christian (9) 20-6 45 1
2. Dakota Valley – 22-4 36 2
3. Wagner – 20-4 23 5
4. Mount Vernon-Plank – 18-1 21 3
5. Pine Ridge – 27-1 10 4
Others receiving votes:  None.


Class B
1. Warner (9) 24-1 45 1
2. Northwestern – 23-4 34 2
3. Chester Area – 22-2 27 3
4. Parker – 22-3 17 4
5. Arlington – 22-5 10 5
Others receiving votes: Elkton-Lake Benton 24-3,  Sully Buttes 23-2.

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.