Mudcats Beat PBR at ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

MudcatsLogoThe Dell Rapids Mudcats beat Dell Rapids PBR 7-3 at the annual “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” night at Rickeman Field on Friday, June 23rd.  The annual game between the two Dell Rapids amateur teams kicks off the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce Quarry Days celebration.

The Mudcats scored first on an RBI double by Nate Henry to score Jimmy Bauer.  Henry later scored on a wild pitch to give the Mudcats a 2-0 lead they wouldn’t lose.  The Mudcats scored three more times to lead 5-0 after four innings.  PBR got on the board when Ryan Geraets scored on an error.  PBR was able to cut the lead to 5-2 after the top of the fifth inning.  Mark Houck hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to push the lead to 7-2.  Beau Behrend had an RBI single for PBR in the top of the ninth. PBRLogo

Colin Karst earned the win for the Mudcats pitching all nine innings.  Karst gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out four.  Houck was 2-3 in the game with the home run and two runs scored.  Jared Hegdahl had an RBI hit as well in the game for the Mudcats.  Zane Schumacher went 2-4 for PBR.

The Mudcats travel to Madison on Tuesday, June 27th.  Dell Rapids PBR will play Flandreau on Sunday, June 25th and then Salem on Wednesday, June 28th.

Dell Rapids Legion Moves to 9-0

DellsBaseballLogoThe Dell Rapids Legion baseball team is enjoying a great start to their season.  Dell Rapids now is 9-0 on the year after a 6-2 win at Aurora on Thursday, June 22nd.

Dell Rapids scored three times in the top of the first inning highlighted by a triple by Brett Mogen.  Aurora got one run back in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 3-1 after the first inning.  Aurora scored a second run in the bottom of the third to close the gap to 3-2.  Dell Rapids then scored a run in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings for the win.

Nate McKee picked up two hits for Dell Rapids in the game.  Casey Hansen, Mogen, Elijah Story, and Adrian Juba all had a hit.  Mogen had two RBIs, and Story and Seth Andersen each had an RBI.

Mogen pitched the complete game giving up two runs, both unearned, on three hits while striking out 13 batters in the game.

Dell Rapids will host Hartford/Humboldt on Wednesday, June 28th.  Prior to the game will be “Veteran’s Night at the Ballpark”.

Dell Rapids Legion Baseball Remains Undefeated

DellsBaseballLogoAfter trailing 4-2 in the second inning, the Dell Rapids Legion baseball team scored the final 12 runs of the game to earn a 14-4 win over Madison on Monday, June 19th, to move to 7-0 on the season.

Both teams scored a run in the first, but Madison struck for three runs in the second inning take take a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the inning.  Dell Rapids scored one run in the second to cut the lead to 4-2.  Dell Rapids then scored three runs in the third, three more runs in the fifth, and then six runs in the sixth inning to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Nate McKee and Brett Mogen both finished the game 3-3 at the plate with an RBI.  Eric Klein had two doubles in the game and drove in four runs.  Matt Gillogly had a three-run home run, his second home run of the season.  Josh Roemen, Keegan Miller, Ethan Brobjorg, and Carter Gullickson all had hits in the game as well.

Elijah Story started the game on the mound for Dell Rapids.  Story pitched two innings giving up four runs, two earned, on three hits while walking two and striking out one.  Gullickson pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief while only giving up one hit and striking out four batters.  Mogen pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up just one hit and struck out one batter.

Dell Rapids will host Lennox on Wednesday, June 21st, and then travel to Aurora on Thursday, June 22nd.

Dell Rapids 14U Softball 2nd in Last Two Tournaments

The past two weekends have been very busy for the U14 DR Quarriers softball team. They played in the Denny Sanford Memorial Day Tournament the weekend of June 2nd in Sioux Falls, and took 2nd place! They also played in the Brookings Softball Tournament on June 9th weekend and took 2nd place. Kylie Bittner led the team with pitching a total of 370 pitches over the weekends. She pitched a total of 288 stikes, and 82 balls; she struck out 25 batters and walked six. The MVP’s picked by the opposing teams were Kylie Bittner (for her pitching), Haileigh Barnhart (for her amazing diving catch in left field), and Leigha Lacey (for her outstanding catcher abilities) in the Denny Sanford Tourney. The MVP’s from the Brookings tournament were Cara Rice (for her awesome team spirit), Leigha Lacey (for her hustle at catcher), Kenzie Garry (for her long stride at 1st base), Autumn Tomes (for her glove playing 3rd base), and Kylie Bittner (for her pitching).

The DR Quarriers bats were on fire these weekends! The leaders were Kenzie Garry and Kylie Bittner with a .818 batting average on the weekends. Leigha Lacey, Autum Tomes, and Cora Alderson had a .727 batting averages; Cara Rice had a .636 batting average!


Top Row: (left to right) Coach Ryan Rinehart, Coach Steph Bittner, Rylee Rinehart, Mallory Krempges, Cora Alderson, Kenzie Garry, Cara Rice, and Coach Amber Fountain.
Bottom Row: (left to right) Autumn Tomes, Makayla Duinkerken, Audi Urquijo, Leigha Lacey, Haileigh Barnhart, and Kylie Bittner.

12U Softball First in Brookings, 10U Places 3rd

The Dells Electric 12U fast pitch team and the Dell Rapids 10U team played in a tournament in Brookings on Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th.  The Dells Electric team won the 12U tournament while the Dell Rapids 10U team placed third in their tournament.

Dells Electric played four straight games in pool play on Saturday. In the opening game, Brookings Red defeated Dells Electric 11-10.  Dells Electric bounced back in the second game defeating Brookings Blue 14-5.  Dells Electric earned another victory in their third game by defeating Jackson, MN 22-15.  In the final game of the day, Tea defeated Dells Electric 8-2.  Dells Electric finished pool play with a 2-2 record and were the number three seed in bracket play on Sunday.

For the first game of bracket play on Sunday, Dells Electric was matched up again with Tea.  This time Dells Electric got the win 8-2 moving them into the championship game against Brookings Red.  Dells Electric found themselves trailing 6-0 heading into the second inning.  They were able to close the game to 6-5 in the bottom of the fourth inning and then scored three more runs for the 8-6 come-from-behind win in the championship game for the title.

The Dell Rapids 10U team also played in games on Saturday and Sunday.  Dell Rapids split their pool play games on Saturday.  They defeated Brookings Black 15-1, but lost to Brookings White 11-10.  The final pool play game for Dell Rapids was on Sunday, and they defeated Jackson, MN 15-4 to finish 2-1 in pool play.  Dell Rapids won their quarterfinal game against Brookings Blue 13-2.  Brookings Red handed Dell Rapids an 8-5 loss sending Dell Rapids to the 3rd/4th place game.  In that game, Dell Rapids defeated Brookings Black for the second time in the tournament, this time 13-7 for third place.

SONY DSCDells Electric 12 Championship Team – Front row:  Maya Heinitz, Liz Price, Aubrey Hansen, Ashlynn Trewin, Alessandra Swartwout
Back Row:  Head Coach Molly Scherff, Manager Alexyss La Deaux, Emma Molkness, Maya Lee, Shay Hatting, Katie Scherff, Madison Carpenter, Assistant Coach Bart Swartwout



Three from Dell Rapids Headed to State Rodeo Finals

Three rodeo athletes from Dell Rapids qualified for the 2017 South Dakota High School Rodeo Association State Finals.  The state finals will be held on Thursday, June 15th, through Saturday, June 17th, in Belle Fourche.

Tyra Harrington qualified for the state finals in two events. Tyra had the top score in Barrel Racing with 17.00 points and the top score in Pole Bending with 18.00 points at the East 2 Regional in Watertown on June 10th.  Tana Harrington also qualified in Barrel Racing with 8.00 points and Pole Bending with 4.00 points at regionals.  Cheyenne Adams will compete in Team Roping at the state finals after having 6.00 points at regionals.


Area Athletes and Coaches at SD All-Star Football Game

A Dell Rapids athlete, a St Mary coach, and a former St Mary student athlete were recognized at the 2017 South Dakota All-Star Game in Vermillion on Saturday, June 10th.

Dell Rapids Quarrier graduate Hunter Hansen was selected to play in the game on Saturday afternoon for the Blue Team.  Hansen finished the game with one interception which returned for 14 yards.  He also had two tackles in the game.  The Blue Team defeated the Red Team 37-6 in the game.

MichelSDAllStar_2017Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal assistant football coach Casey Michel was recognized as the 2017 Assistant Coach of the Year for class 9B.  Matt Christensen (Brandon Valley – 11AAA), Travis Carpenter (Mitchell – 11AA), Joe Bundy (Madison – 11A), Griffith Van Leur (Bridgewater/Emery-Ethan – 11B), John King (Gregory – 9AA), Jeremy Crisp (Colman-Egan – 9A), and Dave Mudder (Garretson – 8th Grade and Under) were also Assistant Coaches of the Year for 2017.

Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal graduate Josh Brown was awarded the All-Star Scholarship Award at the game.  Scott Senftner of Sully Buttes was also a recipient.

Greenhoff and Downs Finish in Top Half of State A Tournament

NewDRLogoThe 2017 girls State A Golf Tournament concluded on Tuesday, June 6th, at Central Valley Golf Course in Hartford.

Kaitlyn Greenhoff finished in the top 25 earning medalist honors for the tournament.  Greenhoff finished tied for 23rd with a two-day total of 186.  Greenhoff had a second-round 89 after an opening round of 97.  Downs finished her state tournament in upper half of the field tied for 40th.  Downs had a second round of 94 to go with an opening round of 101 for a two-day total 0f 195.

Kate Wynja of Sioux Falls Christian won the individual title with a total of 156.  Lauryn Driscoll of West Central and Jade Burr of Belle Fourche tied for second with rounds of 157.  Canton won the team title with a team score of 724.  Lennox was second with a total of 732, and Vermillion was third with 741.

Greenhoff and Downs Complete 1st Day at State Golf

NewDRLogoKaitlyn Greenhoff and Olivia Downs completed their first day of the 2017 State A Golf Tournament on Monday, June 5th, at Central Valley Golf Course in Hartford.

Greenhoff ended her first day with a round of 97, which has her tied for 36th.  Downs finished just a few shots back with an opening day round of 101.  Downs is currently tied for 47th place.  Lauryn Driscoll of West Central leads after the first day with a round of 75.  Kate Wynja of Sioux Falls Christian and Jade Burr of Belle Fourche are tied for second with rounds of 78.

Canton currently leads in the team standings with a team score of 363.  Lennox is second at 365, and Lead-Deadwood sits in third place with a 370.

The final round of the 2017 State A Tournament will be completed in Hartford on Tuesday, June 6th.

Dell Rapids Legion Opens Season with Two Wins

DellsBaseballLogoThe Dell Rapids Legion baseball team opened their 2017 season with two wins in Madison on Thursday, June 1st.  Dell Rapids won the first game 9-1.  They then beat Madison in the second game 14-2 in just five innings.

Dell Rapids scored two runs in the third inning, five in the fourth, and then two more in the sixth in the opening game win.  Carter Gullickson finished the game 3-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.  Josh Roemen was 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.  Nate McKee and Brett Mogen also had hits.  McKee had three RBIs, and Mogen finished with two RBIs.  Mogen also earned the win in the first game throwing all seven innings giving up just one run on two hits while striking out 10 batters.

A six-run top of the fifth inning closed out the win in the second game.  Dell Rapids led 3-2 after the first inning.  They then scored three more runs in the second inning and two more in the third before the six-run fifth inning.  Lealand Randel was 2-2 with two runs scored and two RBI.  Mogen, Casey Hansen, Roemen, and Ethan Brobjorg all had hits.  Hansen and Mogen both finished with two RBIs.  McKee, Roemen, and Keegan Miller also had RBIs.  Elijah Story started the game for Dell Rapids giving up two runs on four hits while striking out two in three innings of work.

Dell Rapids (2-0) will play in Baltic on Monday, June 5th.