Quarrier Wrestlers Fall to Tri-Valley and West Central

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarrier wrestling team dropped two Dak-12 matches on Tuesday, January 27th, at West Central High School.  The Quarriers lost to Tri-Valley 54-24.  West Central also defeated Dell Rapids 64-12.  The Quarriers will participate in the Brookings Tournament on Saturday, January 31st.

Dell Rapids vs Tri-Valley Individual Results

  • 106:  Trevor Klinnert (TV) pinned Max Lamer (DR)
  • 113:  Caden Lamer (TV) pinned Gage Carr (DR)
  • 120:  Connor Farr (TV) by forfiet
  • 126:  Chase Foster (DR) pinned Blake Eldeen (TV)
  • 132:  Max Breitkreutz (TV) by forfiet
  • 138:  James Lueders (DR) pinned Logan Greer (TV)
  • 145:  Jacob Geary (TV) pinned Isaac Land (DR)
  • 152:  Sutton Adams (DR) by forfiet
  • 160:  OPEN
  • 170:  Trevor Hallman (TV) by forfiet
  • 182:  Ben Cavigielli (DR) by forfiet
  • 195:  Logan Amundson (TV) pinned Nick Palmer (DR)
  • 220:  Willie Heiberger (TV) pinned Jacob Eining (DR)
  • 285:  Austin Leuning (TV) pinned Nick Schmidt (DR)

Dell Rapids vs West Central Individual Results

  • 106:  Caden Ideker (WC) def. Max Lamer (DR), 8-0
  • 113:   Gage Carr (DR) pinned Landry Knight (WC)
  • 120:  Clayton Hanisch (WC) by forfiet
  • 126:  Caden Farmer (WC) pinned Chase Foster (DR)
  • 132:  Tayt Boeckholt (WC) by forfiet
  • 138:  Tristen Boeckholt (WC) pinned James Lueders (DR)
  • 145:  Josh Mettler (WC) pinned Sutton Adams (DR)
  • 152:  Jonah Rechtenbaugh (WC) pinned Sam Schwebach (DR)
  • 160:  Jake Anderson (WC) by forfiet
  • 170:  Riley Hollander (WC) def. Reice Tiernan (DR), 14-11
  • 182:  Jared Mettler (WC) def. Ben Cavigielli (DR), 5-3
  • 195:  Brendan Jensen (WC) pinned Nick Palmer (DR)
  • 220:  Jacob Eining (DR) by forfiet
  • 285:  Hunter Hanley (WC) pinned Nick Schmidt (DR)

Riley Schmidt Earns 2014 NHSACA All-American Award

2014DRHSFootballChampionship_11Dell Rapids Senior Riley Schmidt has earned a 2014 National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) All-American honor.  Schmidt finished the 2014 season with 1,404 rushing yards on 140 carries with 19 rushing touchdowns.  Schmidt also had 18 catches for 429 yards and two touchdowns.  Schmidt was also a special teams force.  He had nine kick-off returns for 356 yards and three touchdowns along with 11 punt returns for 240 yards and a touchdown.  Schmidt scored both touchdowns for the 11A State Champion Dell Rapids Quarriers in the championship game against Madison.  He won the SD Coaches Association Outstanding Back Award and the SD Sports Writers “Joe Robbie” MVP award for his efforts in the game.  He won the same two awards in the 2012 championship game win over Harrisburg.  DRHSvsWC_FB_11-8-14_1

Luke Loudenburg of Howard also earned the award.  Honorable Mention All-Americans were Brody Grantham – Hamlin, Kurt Braun – Gregory, Weslee Dvorak – Parkston, Jonathan Kabambi – Harrisburg, and Braxton Large – Sioux Falls Lincoln.

Quarrier Boys Blow Past Elk Point-Jefferson

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier boys exploded for 92 points in a 92-59 win over the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies on Saturday, January 24th, in Dell Rapids.

“Going into the EPJ game, our main focus was to improve our offensive movement and efficiency.  Our players really bought into that focus, and we had great ball movement from the opening tip.  We shot the ball much better, and I really think it was because of the better ball movement.  We have very capable shooters from the perimeter and when the ball gets moved to a shooter that has a chance to have his feet set and get a good gauge on the rim, perimeter shots are easier to make,” said head coach Jason Fersdahl.

The Quarriers shot 54% (32-59) from the field, 44% (11-25) from three-point area, and 94% (17-18) from the free-throw line in the game.  Dell Rapids also had 40 team rebounds, 21 assists, 11 steals, and only turned the ball over eight times.

Ty Hoglund finished with 31 points, five rebounds, and two assists in the game.  Riley Schimdt had 22 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals.  Sheldon Siemonsma added 11 points and three rebounds.  Sam White tossed in 10 points and pulled down 13 rebounds.  Zane Schumaker finished with nine points, nine assists, and four steals.

Dell Rapids improves to 10-0 on the year, and 6-0 in the Dak-12 Conference.  The Quarriers will host Vermillion on Thursday, January 29th.  The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.

1 2 3 4 Final
Elk Point-Jefferson 12 21 16 10 59
Dell Rapids 28 24 21 19 92

Cardinal Girls Finish Sixth at DVC Tournament

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team finished sixth at the Dakota Valley Conference tournament.  St Mary lost to the Arlington Cardinals on Saturday, January 24th, by a score of 51-45.  The two teams were tied at 12-12 at the end of the first quarter.  Arlington was able to take a nine-point lead into halftime at 32-23.  St Mary cut the lead to five at the end of the third quarter at 35-30, but was unable to complete the comeback.

Lindsey Wolles led the way for St Mary with 13 points and three steals.  Kennedi Mullaney finished with five points and five assists.  Lexi Klein pulled down six rebounds, and Jackie Wolles had five rebounds.  St Mary finished the game with 28 total team rebounds an turned the ball over 19 times.

St Mary now falls to 2-10 on the year.  St Mary will travel to Baltic to take on the Bulldogs on Monday, January 26th.

1 2 3 4 Final
Dell Rapids St Mary 12 11 7 15 45
Arlington 12 20 3 16 51

Sioux Valley Defense Shuts Down Quarrier Girls

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team was held to just 33 points in a 43-33 loss to the Sioux Valley Cossacks on Friday, January 23rd, in Volga.  After scoring 11 points in the first quarter, and having an 11-7 lead, Dell Rapids was held to just 10 total points in the second and third quarters.  Sioux Valley scored 26 points in that same period of time to take a 33-21 lead at the end of the third quarter on their way to the win.

The Quarriers led by as many as five points with 6:56 to go in the second quarter before the Sioux Valley run.  The Cossacks biggest lead came with 1:30 to go in the third quarter when they led by 15 points.  The game was tied one time and there were three lead changes.

Dell Rapids shot just 17% (9-51) from the field in the game.  They also shot just 19% (4-21) from three-point area, but were 69% (11-16) from the free-throw line.  The Quarriers had 35 team rebounds, six assists, two steals, and turned the ball over nine times.

Arial Hoffman had 11 points in the game, all in the first quarter, and two rebounds.  Mikaela Stofferahn finished with 10 points and six rebounds.  Brittney Siemonsma finished with five points and eight rebounds.  Sioux Valley was led by Carley Peterson with 11 points.  Kaylee Granum and Carly Granum each had nine points apiece.

The Quarriers fall to 7-5 on the year.  Dell Rapids will host Vermillion on Thursday, January 29th.  The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.

1 2 3 4 Final
Dell Rapids 11 5 5 12 33
Sioux Valley 7 14 12 10 43

Quarrier Boys Continue Win Streak


Ben Hammer with one of his two blocked shots.

In a battle of top five basketball teams in Class A, the Dell Rapids Quarrier boys continued their winning streak with a 53-44 win over the Madison Bulldogs Thursday, January 22nd, in Madison.

The #4 Bulldogs started the game on a 6-0 run and held an eight-point lead at 17-9 at the end of the first quarter.  The top-ranked Quarriers overcame a shaky start and tied the game at 17-17 with an 8-0 run to start the second quarter.  Madison answered right back with a 7-0 run to regain the lead at 24-17.  However, the Quarriers finished the quarter outscoring Madison 11-3 to take a one-point lead into halftime at 28-27.  The Quarriers slowly pulled ahead throughout the third quarter.  Dell Rapids led 38-34 heading into the final quarter.  The Quarriers were able to push their lead to as many as 10 in the final quarter before winning the game by nine points.

Dell Rapids finished the night shooting 38% (18-48) from the field, 30% (7-23) from three-point area, and 54% (7-13) from the free-throw line.  Dell Rapids pulled down 29 rebounds as a team, had 11 assists, eight steals, and only turned the ball over nine times.

Ty Hoglund paced the Quarriers with 19 points, six rebounds, and six assists.  Zane Schumaker added 13 points, three rebounds, and two steals.  Riley Schmidt tossed in five points and dished out two assists.  Ben Hammer finished with four points, four rebounds, and two blocked shots.

Dell Rapids improves to 9-0 overall and 5-0 in Dak-12 Conference play.  The Quarriers will host Elk Point-Jefferson on Saturday, January 24th.



1 2 3 4 Final
Dell Rapids 9 19 10 15 53
Madison 17 10 7 10 44

Cardinal Girls Win at DVC Tourney

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapid St Mary Cardinal girls team defeated the Colman/Egan Hawks in the consolation bracket of the DVC tournament on Thursday, January 22nd, in Colman.  The Cardinals beat the C-E Hawks 55-46 for their second win of the year.

The Hawks had an early one-point lead with 6:14 to go in the first quarter, but that was the only lead of the night for Colman/Egan.  St Mary held a six-point lead at 13-7 at the end of the first quarter.  The Cardinals continued to increase the lead in the second quarter, scoring 19 points on their way to a 32-17 halftime lead.  Colman/Egan was able to chip away at the lead throughout the second half, but ran out of time.  The C-E Hawks outscored St Mary 14-13 in the third quarter, and 15-10 in the fourth quarter.  However, that was not enough as the Cardinals hung on for the win.

St Mary had two players in double figures, led by Ally Mullaney with 16 points and nine rebounds.  Lindsey Wolles finished with 14 points and two steals.  Jackie Wolles and Kennedi Mullaney each had eight points apiece.

The Cardinals finished the night shooting 39% (16-41) from the field, 10% (1-10) from three-point area, and 67% (22-33) from the free-throw line.  St Mary out-rebounded Colman/Egan 39-33 in the game and also force 19 C-E Hawk turnovers.

St Mary improves to 2-9 on the year.  The Cardinals will play their final game of the DVC Tournament on Saturday, January 24th, against the Arlington Cardinals at 2:30 p.m. in Elkton.

1 2 3 4 Final
Colman/Egan 7 10 14 15 46
Dell Rapids St Mary 13 19 13 10 55

Quarriers Girls Earn Big Win over West Central

DRHSvsWC_1-20-15The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team picked up a Dak-12 Conference win over #3 West Central Trojans 59-56 on Tuesday, January 20th, in Dell Rapids.  The game was back and forth throughout the entire night.

The two teams ended the first quarter tied at 11-11.  Dell Rapids and West Central traded baskets throughout much of the second quarter.  With the game tied 26-26 with 1:37 to go in the half, Dell Rapids went on on a 5-0 run to take a 31-26 lead with 1:15 to go.  West Central answered with an 8-0 capped off by a three-point basked by McKenzie Stone at the buzzer to give the Trojans a 34-31 halftime lead.

The Quarriers answered the Trojans with an 8-0 to start the third quarter to regain the lead at 39-34 with 5:30 to go in the third quarter.  The Trojans held Dell Rapids to just six more points the rest of the quarter, and pulled within two points at 45-43 at the end of the third quarter.  West Central was able to tie the game at 50-50 with 5:49 to go in the game.  The Quarriers scored the next six points over the next three minutes to take a 56-50 lead with 2:30 left.  West Central pulled within three at 56-53, but Arial Hoffman made a layup with :53 left to go to give the Quarriers a 58-53 lead.

The Trojans were able to get a three-point basket by Kylie Hanisch with just :40 left to pull within two points at 58-56.  With :06.7 left, Mikaela Stofferahn was fouled sending her to the free-throw line with a 1-and-1.  She missed the front end and Stone pulled down the defensive rebound.  As Stone was pushing the ball towards half court, she was fouled, sending her to the free-throw line with a 1-and-1 with :02.9 to go.  Stone missed the front end, and Hoffman pulled down the rebound.  Hoffman was immediately fouled with :01.5 to go.  Hoffman made the first free-throw, but missed the second, however West Central was not able to get a shot off to try to tie the game.

Hoffman led the Quarriers in scoring with 19 points.  Stofferahn added 14 points.  Brittney Siemonsma added eight points, and Sami Reider finished with seven.  West Central had four players in double figures.  The Trojans were led by Stone with 15 points.  Ashlyn Macdonald had 13 points, Hanisch had 12 points, and Bailey Meadors finished with 10 points.

Dell Rapids improves to 7-4 overall and 5-1 in the Dak-12 Conference.  The Quarriers will travel to Sioux Valley on Friday, January 23rd.


1 2 3 4 Final
West Central 11 23 9 13 56
Dell Rapids 11 20 14 14 59

Cardinal Boys Lose at DVC Tourney

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team lost the opening round of the Dakota Valley Conference Tournament on Tuesday, January 20th, in Estelline.  The Cardinals lost to Elkton-Lake Benton 83-52.

The Elks jumped out to a nine-point lead by the end of the first quarter at 21-12.  The Cardinals were able to cut that lead down to eight by halftime at 44-36.  However, the second-half defense of the Elks proved to be too much for the Cardinals.  The Elks outscored the Cardinals 22-9 to take a 66-45 lead at the end of the third quarter.  St Mary was only able to score seven points in the fourth quarter, while the Elks added 17 more.

The Cardinals were led by Mitch Brown with 13 points.  Noah Fiegen added 12 points.  The Elks were led by Heath Schindler with 37 points, 10 steals, and seven assists.  Nick Krog added 18 points.

The Cardinals fall to 0-11 on the year.

1 2 3 4 Final
Dell Rapids St Mary 12 24 9 7 52
Elkton-Lake Benton 21 23 22 17 83

Quarrier Wrestlers 1-1 in Madison

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarrier wrestlers went 1-1 in a quadrangular in Madison on Tuesday, January 20th.  Dell Rapids defeated Dakota Valley 48-24.  The Quarriers fell to Elk Point-Jefferson 60-24.  Undefeated wrestlers on the night were James Lueders, Austin Eulberg, Reice Tiernan and Nick Palmer.

Dell Rapids will host Garretson and Sioux Falls O’Gorman on Thursday, January 22nd.  It will also be parents night.  The triangular will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.

Individual Results vs Dakota Valley

  • 106: Collin Becker (DAVA) over Max Lamer (DR) (Fall 2:36)
  • 113: Gage Carr (DR) over Tanner Shrunk (DAVA) (Fall 2:31)
  • 120:  Open
  • 126:  Open
  • 132: Chase Foster (DR) over Mitchell Kistner (DAVA) (Fall 0:30)
  • 138: James Lueders (DR) over Travis Ohl (DAVA) (Fall 1:24)
  • 145: Sam Schwebach (DR) over (DAVA) (For.)
  • 152: Brady Dam (DAVA) over Sutton Adams (DR) (Fall 0:47)
  • 160: Austin Eulberg (DR) over (DAVA) (For.)
  • 170: Reice Tiernan (DR) over (DAVA) (For.)
  • 182: Ben Cavigielli (DR) over Casey Voichahoske (DAVA) (Fall 0:16)
  • 195: Nick Palmer (DR) over Hunter McEntaffer (DAVA) (Fall 2:25)
  • 220: Ruben Santillan (DAVA) over Jacob Eining (DR) (Fall 4:56)
  • 285: Ryan Parker (DAVA) over Nick Schmidt (DR) (Fall 0:46)

Individual Results vs Elk Point-Jefferson

  • 106: Zac Fowler (EPJ) over Max Lamer (DR) (Fall 1:54)
  • 113: Ethan Marx (EPJ) over Gage Carr (DR) (Fall 2:23)
  • 120: Dylan Colt (EPJ) over   (DR) (For.)
  • 126: Roman Fehr (EPJ) over Chase Foster (DR) (Fall 1:09)
  • 132: Alex Norby (EPJ) over   (DR) (For.)
  • 138: James Lueders (DR) over Tristen Gill (EPJ) (Fall 3:32)
  • 145: Kyle Fowler (EPJ) over Isaac Land (DR) (Fall 1:26)
  • 152: Justin Brockemeier (EPJ) over Sutton Adams (DR) (Fall 3:12)
  • 160: Austin Eulberg (DR) over Lorin Gregg (EPJ) (Fall 4:21)
  • 170: Reice Tiernan (DR) over Hunter Ewing (EPJ) (Fall 1:29)
  • 182: Andrew Flannery (EPJ) over Ben Cavigielli (DR) (Fall 0:18)
  • 195: Nick Palmer (DR) over   (EPJ) (For.)
  • 220: Andrew Teply (EPJ) over Jacob Eining (DR) (Fall 0:40)
  • 285: Jim Smith (EPJ) over Nick Schmidt (DR) (Fall 1:32)