Dell Rapids Boys Golf Starts 2017 Season

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier boys golf team started their 2017 season at the West Central Early Bird Invitational on Monday, August 14th.  Thirteen total schools competed in the event held at Central Valley Golf Course in Hartford.

Dell Rapids finished 11th as a team with a team score of 389.  Dakota Valley won the team title with a team score of 327.  Beresford was second with 330, and Tea Area placed third with 334.  Jacob Lee of Parkston was the top individual finisher with a round of 71.  Brock Murphy of Tea Area was second with 72.  Payton Borah of Beresford, Tanner Hensley of Dakota Valley, and Heston Jorgenson of Madison all finished with a 79.

Mason Schmidt finished with the low round for Dell Rapids.  He shot an 88 on the day.  Karsen Welbig had a round of 95.  Zach McKee and Brandon Kubly both fired a 103.  Lucas Berg had a 119, and Jack Weber finished with a round of 121.

The Quarriers will be in action again on Wednesday, August 16th, at the Dakota Valley Invite at Two Rivers Golf Course.

Dell Rapids Post 65 Baseball Earns Postseason Awards

DellsBaseballLogoDell Rapids Post 65 was crowned champion of the East River Baseball League with a perfect 10-0 record. Other teams included McCook/Minor (9-1), Garretson (4-4), Volga (4-5), Humboldt/Hartford (3-5), Lennox (3-4), Madison (3-7) and Colton (0-10).

Multiple Dell Rapids Post 65 Legion baseball players received postseason recognition due their contributions during the season.

Brett Mogen was named MVP for the East River League. Mogen had a .480 batting average and 11 RBI. He also was 3-0 as a pitcher with 29 strikeouts. He had an ERA of .98 in 18 1/3 innings.

Nate McKee earned the Silver Slugger batting award given to the top hitter. McKee led the league with a .581 batting average and drove in 18 runs.

Cole Gassman from McCook/Miner earned the Cy Young Award as the top pitcher in the league. He had a 2-0 pitching record in 20 1/3 innings while striking out 37 hitters. His ERA was 0.34.

Three Dell Rapids players participated in the State American Legion Baseball All-Star game August 1 in Clark, SD. Mogen, McKee and Josh Roemen were selected from nominations across the state as All-State players. Eric Klein and Casey Hansen were chosen as Honorable Mention All-State players.

Dell Rapids finished the season with a 20-4 record. Team members included Brett Mogen, Nate McKee, Josh Roemen, Keegan Miller, Eric Klein, Seth Andersen, Casey Hansen, Carter Gullickson, Elijah Story, Adrian Juba, Ethan Brobjorg, Logan Ruesink, Matt Gillogly, Tyson Dahler and Lealand Randel.

Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners Finish Season in Beresford

DellsBaseballLogoThe Dell Rapids 15/16 Teener team finished their 2017 season at the 2017 15/16 State A VFW Tournament in Beresford on Friday, August 5th, and Saturday, August 6th.  Dell Rapids lost both of their games in the state tournament.

In their opening game of the tournament, Dell Rapids lost to West Central by a score of 13-3.  West Central scored early in the game with four runs in the bottom of the first inning.  Dell Rapids got one run back in the top of the second to make it a 4-1 game.  West Central, however, scored three runs in the second inning, three more in the third, and two runs in the fourth to take a 12-1 lead after four innings of play.  Dell Rapids scored two times in the top of the fifth inning, but West Central scored a run in the bottom of the inning to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Dell Rapids then played Milbank on Saturday, August 6th, in a back-and-forth game.  Milbank scored first with three runs.  Dell Rapids closed the gap in the top of the third with two runs, and Dell Rapids trailed Milbank 3-2 after three innings of play.  Milbank added two runs in the bottom of the fourth to push their lead to 5-2.  Dell Rapids was able to tie the game in the top of the fifth with two runs, and then Dell Rapids took the lead in the top of the sixth inning with two runs.  Milbank scored one run in the bottom of the sixth, and Dell Rapids led 7-6 heading to the final inning of the game.  Dell Rapids was unable to score in the top of the seventh, and Milbank was able to push across two runs in the bottom of the inning for the win.

Dell Rapids finished with a 9-5 record in the I-29 League this season and finished runner-up in the Southeast Regional to qualify for the state tournament.

PBR and Mudcats Headed to State Amateur Tournament

PBRLogoDell Rapids PBR and Dell Rapids Mudcats are both headed to the 2017 State B Amateur Baseball Tournament in Mitchell August 2nd through 13th.  Dell Rapids PBR earned the final spot from District 4B with an 8-6 win over Colman on Saturday, July 30th.  Dell Rapids Mudcats claimed the District 4B title with a 13-12 win over Madison.

PBR took an early 4-o lead over Colman after the first two innings of play, but the Colman A’s scored five times in the fifth inning to take a 5-4 lead.  PBR, however, answered with three runs in the top of the sixth to take the lead for good on their way to the 8-6 win.

The Mudcats won in a three-run ninth inning in a high-scoring back-and-forth game against Madison.  The Mudcats had an early MudcatsLogo5-2 lead after the first two innings.  Madison tied the game in the fourth inning at 5-5, and then held a 7-6 lead after five innings of play.  Both teams scored in the sixth inning and the game was tied 9-9.  Madison took the lead in the top of the eighth, but the Mudcats answered in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 10-10.  Madison’s Matt Burpee hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give Madison a 12-10 lead heading to the bottom of the ninth.  The Mudcats loaded the bases, and Grant Olson drove in two runs with a double to tie the game.  Jimmy Bauer had the game-winning RBI single to give the Mudcats the win.

Dell Rapids PBR will kick off the state tournament against Winner/Colome on Wednesday, August 2nd, at 5:30 p.m.  The Mudcats will play on Saturday, August 5th, at 1:00 p.m. against Dimock/Emery.

Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners Going to State

The Dell Rapids 15/16 Teeners are headed to the 2017 State A VFW 15/16 Teener State Tournament in Beresford August 4th through 6th.  Dell Rapids finished second to Beresford in the regional tournament.  Beresford earned the Southeast Region Champion spot, while Dell Rapids will get the Southeast Runner-up spot.

Dell Rapids opened the regional tournament with a lost to Beresford 7-10.  Dell Rapids was able to work themselves through the loser’s side of the bracket.  They earned a 7-5 win over Vermillion in their second game.  Dell Rapids then beat Dakota Valley 7-5 in their third game of the tournament.  The win over Dakota Valley put them into the championship game and punched their ticket to state.  Dell Rapids got a rematch with Beresford in the championshp game, but Beresford defeated Dell Rapids again, this time by a score of 8-5.


Dell Rapids Ace Hardware Softball 2nd at IYSA Tournament

The 14U/16U Dell Rapids Ace Hardware softball team placed second in the Interlakes Youth Softball Association tournament held July 18th through July 20th.  On Tuesday, July 18th, Ace Hardware defeated Volga 13-1 and Watertown 7-6.  On Wednesday, July 19th, Ace Hardware lost to Madison Rage in the semi-finals of the tournament.  They then went on to defeat Brookings in the loser bracket 14-0 to make it to the championship game.  The championship game was played on Thursday, July 20th.  Ace Hardware was defeated by Madison Rage 5-7 for a second place over all finish.


Back Row L to R: Head Coach Ashley Currey, Assistant Coach Connie Currey, Cassie Geraets, Hannah Sims, Ellie Schultz, Assistant coach Jess Schultz, Sydney Johnson, Zoe Mortrude, Assistant Coach Matt Brue

Front Row L to R:  Sam Price, Hannah Heiberger, Jordan Eining, Zoey Curl, Olivia Stelzer

Dell Rapids Legion Season Ends at State Tournament

DellsBaseballLogoThe Dell Rapids Legion baseball team had their season come to an end on Sunday, July 23rd, at the 2017 Legion State B Tournament in Winner.  Dell Rapids went 1-2 in the tournament.

Dell Rapids opened the tournament with a hard-fought 10-inning game against Platte/Geddes.  Neither team scored until Dell Rapids scored a run in the top of the fifth inning.  Dell Rapids then scored three more in the top of the sixth for a 4-0 lead.  Platte/Geddes answered with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to cut the lead to 4-3.  Platte/Geddes would tie the game in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings.  Dell Rapids was able to score two times in the top of the 10th and held on for a 6-4 win.

In the second game of the tournament, Dell Rapids again had to play extra innings.  This time it was against Vermillion.  Vermillion scored in the bottom of the first inning for an early 1-0 lead.  Dell Rapids tied the game in the top of the third.  Dell Rapids would get the lead in the top of the fifth.  Vermillion, however, would score the game-tying run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game 2-2.  Neither team scored in the eighth inning.  Vermillion got the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a steal of home win with the game 3-2.

The loss to Vermillion force Dell Rapids into an elimination game against McCook/Miner on Sunday, July 23rd.  McCook/Miner put the pressure on early scoring five times in the top of the first inning for an early 5-0 lead.  They added two more runs in the top of the sixth.  Dell Rapids was able to score three times to cut the lead to 7-3.  Both teams scored one run in the seventh inning, and McCook/Miner advanced with an 8-4 win over Dell Rapids.

Dell Rapids finished their season with a 20-4 overall record.

Mudcats Advance in District 4B by Beating PBR

MudcatsLogoDell Rapids Mudcats and Dell Rapids PBR squared off against one another in the opening round of the District 4B Tournament on Saturday, July 22nd, in Madison.  The Mudcats are the #1 seed in the tournament, and Dell Rapids PBR is the #8 seed.

The Mudcats earned the 10-3 win over PBR.  The Mudcats scored three runs right away in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back in the win.  Trevor Fruedenthal hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning for the Mudcats.  Colin Karst pitched a complete game giving up three runs on five hits while striking out nine batters.  Kevin Krull and Zane Schumacher had RBI hits for PBR. PBRLogo

The Mudcats advanced to the semifinals which will be held on Tuesday, July 25th, at 6:00 p.m..  Dell Rapids PBR will play in an elimination game on Thursday, July 27th, also at 6:00 p.m..  Both games will be at Flynn Field in Madison.

Dell Rapids 10U Softball 3rd at State Tournament

​​The Dell Rapids 10U softball team took third place in the C division at the State Softball Tournament held in Sioux Falls Friday, July 14th, through Sunday, July 16th.  There were a total of 17 teams that played in the C division.

On Friday Dell Rapids defeated Yankton 12-6 and Brookings Blast 15-3.  On Saturday Dell Rapids defeated Brookings Blue 10-9 to put them in the semifinal game on Sunday.   Dell Rapids was then defeated by Dakota Valley 14-3 in the semifinal game on Sunday.  In the championship game of the losers bracket, Dell Rapids lost 13-5 to Lennox for a third place overall finish.

10U State third place 2017

Back row L to R:  Head Coach Melissa Hanson, Assistant Coach Matt Hanson, and Assistant Coach Robert O’Meara.
Middle Row L to R: Makaylah O’Meara, Aubrey Hubers, Addison Van’t Hof, Avery Destigter
Front Row L to R: Katie Kvigne, Madala Hanson, Paige Trewin, Rylee Bird, Kayleigh Gilette

Local Wrestlers Place at Black Hills Night Brawl

DRCusterWrestle2Six local wrestlers earned 8th place out of the 54 teams that participated in the Black Hills Night Brawl on Saturday, July 15th,  in Custer, SD.  The wrestlers that participated in the event were Andrew Weiland (1st place), Trevon Cross (1st place), James Lueders (1st place), Stas Sutera (2nd place in two different brackets), Tate Feucht (2nd place), Stetsen Tebay (3rd place), and Kain Burggraff (2nd place).

Black Hills Night Brawl is an event held in Custer where wrestlers compete on wrestling mats that have been set up on the football field.  The event starts in the evening and runs into the night.