Quarrier Volleyball Ends Regular Season

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team finished their regular season in Beresford on Monday, October 24th.  The Watchdogs defeated Dell Rapids by scores of 25-23, 17-25, 29-31, 25-20, and 15-12.

Hannah Fletcher, Jayda Knuppe, and Chloe Solberg led the team in serving with 10 points each.  Trinity Gordon finished the night with 19 kills.  Sydney Stofferahn added 17 kills.  Stofferahn also had two block points.  Brooke Klein had 38 digs, and Solberg tallied 48 set assists.

Dell Rapids finished the regular season with an 11-17 record.  The Quarriers will play the Flandreau Fliers in the opening round of the Region 3A tournament on Tuesday, November 1st.  The match will be played in Madison at approximately 7:30 p.m.

JV Results:

The JV fell two games to zero by the set scores of 20-25 and  17-25.  Leaders included Gabi Rus (five points, 14 digs) and Regan Stone (seven digs, four points, and three aces).  The team finished with a 6-10.

C Team Results:

The C team lost 23-25 and 17-25.  Katie Steineke (seven kills), Dezi Rus (12 digs), Kyra Graham (seven digs), and Ava Schuring (six assists and three points) paced  the Quarrier attack.  The team end its season with a 8-10 record.

Dell Rapids Grad Competes in Team Roping Championships

(Torrington, Wyoming, October 19, 2016) – The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo Team concluded the fall season in Cheyenne at the annual Shawn Dubie Memorial rodeo hosted by Laramie County Community College.

Freshman Bryer Wadhams, Pueblo, CO and partner Trevor Schnaufer, sophomore, also from Pueblo, won the team roping average with a total time of 13.7 seconds on two steers.  Wadhams and Schnaufer had a great fall season and are sitting in third place in the Central Rocky Mountain team roping standings.

EWC had three other teams of team ropers in the short round finals at the rodeo.  Braden Pirrung, freshman, Hartford, SD and partner JD Kirwan, Gillette College were 5th in the average.  At 6th in the average was the team of Sutton Adams, freshman, Dell Rapids, SD and partner Jaden Clark, University of Wyoming.  Sophomores Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, WY and Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY were 6th in the first round.

In the saddle bronc riding, freshman Wyatt Schuelke, Faith, SD, split 3rd/4th in the first round.

Schnaufer also split 3rd/4th/5th in the first round of the tie down roping with a time of 10.5 seconds.

In the breakaway roping, freshman Tanielle Arneson, Enning, SD, qualified for the short round with a time of 2.8 seconds.  She was 5th in the average with a total time of 6.1 seconds.

Sophomore Ballie Mutchler, Whitewood, SD, qualified for the short round in the barrel racing.

“Our team finished the fall season strong on both the men’s and women’s sides,” shared Coach Jake Clark.  “If the season ended today we would be taking five students to nationals.  We will work hard all winter and be ready to compete this spring.”

Several Lancers have earned spots in the Central Rocky Mountain region with points earned at the five fall rodeos.  Those student athletes are listed below.

  • Team Roping Header – Braden Pirrung, 1st, 365 points
  • Team Roping Header – Logan Milligan, 2nd, 340 points
  • Team Roping Header – Bryer Wadhams, 3rd, 310 points
  • Team Roping Heeler – Coley Nichols, 2nd, 340 points
  • Team Roping Heeler – Trevor Schnaufer, 3rd, 310 points
  • Saddle Bronc Riding – Wyatt Schuelke, 8th, 170 points
  • Steer Wrestling – Danny Manning, 10th, 160 points

The spring season will begin March 17-19 in Gillette, WY.

Cross Country Teams Represented Well at State

sdhsaaLogoFour runners from Dell Rapids St Mary and four runners from Dell Rapids ran in the 2016 State Cross Country Meet in Huron on Saturday, October 22nd.

Running for the Cardinals, Connor Libis finished 33rd with a time of 18:58.87.  Jacob Vogel finished 55th with a time of 19:32.66.  There were a total of 123 runners that finished the boys Class B run.  Ella Heinitz placed 50th with a time of 22:47.46.  Christina Vogel finished 84th with a time of 24:12.79.  A total of 116 runners finished the girls Class B race.

Running for the Quarriers, Carter Wynja finished 60th with a time of 18:47.47.  Caleb Kirschenmann finished with a time of 21:39.62.  There were a total of 132 runners finished the boys Class A run.  Aspen Hansen finished 77th with a time of 22:28.71.  Kathryn Fletcher finished with a time of 26:42.21.  A total of 127 runners finished the girls Class A run.

Cardinal and Quarrier Results from State Cheer Competition

sdhsaaLogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal and Dell Rapids Quarrier competitive cheer teams participated in the 2016 South Dakota Class A Cheer and Dance competition held on Friday, October 21st, at Aberdeen Central High School.  Both teams performed in the Large Stunt and Tumbling category.

Dell Rapids St Mary placed fourth in the category with a score of 221.50 points.  Dell Rapids placed fifth with a score of 218.00.  Sioux Valley won the category with a score of 236.00.  Dakota Valley was second with 233.50 points, and Platte-Geddes was third in the category with 225.50 points.

Sioux Valley was also the Grand Champion of the Class A Cheer competition with the 236.00 points.  Dakota Valley placed second with 233.50 points.  Custer placed third overall (placed 1st in the Small Stunt and Tumbling category) with 226.50 points.  Platte-Geddes was fourth, Dell Rapids St Mary was fifth, Parkston sixth, and Dell Rapids finished seventh overall.

Dakota Valley was the Grand Champion of the Class A Dance competition with 260.83 points.  Platte-Geddes was second with 231.67 points, and Spearfish third with 230.83 points.

Quarriers End Regular Season with Fifth Straight Win

drvslennox_fb_10-20-16The Dell Rapids Quarriers scored in every quarter on their way to a 56-14 win over the Lennox Orioles on Senior Night Thursday, October 20th, at Dell Rapids High School.  It was the last regular season football game for Dell Rapids.

The Quarriers scored two times in the opening quarter to take an early 14-0 lead.  The first score was a 23-yard run by Hunter Hansen.  The second touchdown was on a 16-yard pass from Hansen to Seth Andersen.

Lennox and Dell Rapids combined to score five times in the second quarter.  Lennox scored on the first play of the second quarter on a 27-yard pass from Zach Leisinger to Holdyn Breck to cut the lead to 14-7.  Andersen scored his second touchdown of the game on the ensuing kickoff, returning the kick 75 yards for a touchdown.  Leisnger scored the second touchdown for Lennox with about 5:00 to go in the quarter making the score 21-14.  But the Quarriers again returned the kickoff for a touchdown, this time Seth Spielmann returned it 88 yards for the score.  The Quarriers were able to add another score before halftime when Hansen scored on a 21-yard run.

Dell Rapids scored three more times in the second half.  Tanner Heim had a four-yard run, Hansen added another score from 71 yards away, and Spielmann finished the scoring with a 12-yard run.

The Quarriers racked up 439 yards of total offense, 112 passing yards and 327 rushing yards.  Lennox finished with 264 yards of offense, 238 passing yards, but only 26 rushing yards.

Hansen finished the game 4-5 passing for 112 yards and a touchdown.  Andersen had four catches for 97 yards and a touchdown.  Hansen also had five carries for 136 yards and three scores.  Heim had six carries for 40 yards and a touchdown.  Anthony Miller had three carries for 40 yards.  Spielmann finished with six carries for 30 yards and a touchdown.  Defensively for Dell Rapids, Ross Wiebenga, Blake Reider, and Mason Peter all had four tackles each.  Matt Gillogly and Andersen both finished with three tackles.

Dell Rapids ends the regular season with a record of 7-2.  The Quarriers are the #5 seed in the Class 11A playoffs and will play Sioux Falls Christian in Sioux Falls on Thursday, October 27th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Quarrier Volleyball Team Drops Match to Madison

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers dropped their match to the Madison Bulldogs in Madison on Tuesday, October 18th, in straight sets by scores of 25-16, 25-18, 25-16.

Trinity Gordon led the team with seven kills on the night.  Jayda Knuppe finished with five kills.  Gordon also added two ace serves.  Brooke Klein had 21 digs for Dell Rapids, with Kenzi Gullickson adding nine.  Chloe Solberg had 15 set assists, and Sydney Stofferahn had a block.

Dell Rapids falls to 11-16 on the season.  The Quarriers will travel to Beresford on Monday, October 24th.

Bearcats Win on Cardinals Senior Night

drsmvsfreemanacad_vb_10-18-16The Freeman Academy/Marion Bearcats defeated the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals in straight sets by scores of 25-13, 25-11, 25-20, on Tuesday, October 18th, at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  It was the final home match of the regular season for the Cardinals in which they honored the seniors Haley Michel, Kennedi Mullaney, and Jackie Wolles.

The Cardinals had a lead early in each of the games and also lead 18-9 in the final game before Freeman Academy/Marion made their run to win in straight sets.

The loss drops the Cardinals to 2-25 on the season.  St Mary will wrap up the regular season at De Smet on Monday, October 24th.


Cardinals Compete in DVC Volleyball Tourney

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal volleyball team competed in the Dakota Valley Conference volleyball tournament on Saturday, October 15th, in Colman.

The Cardinals went 0-2 in pool play dropping their first match against Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 25-10, 25-9.  In St Mary’s second match, the Cardinals fell to Castlewood 25-18, 25-7.

The two losses put the Cardinals in the Bronze bracket.  St Mary lost to Lake Preston in the opening round of the bracket by scores of 25-14, 25-20.  The Cardinals then faced Estelline in the final match of the day falling by scores of 25-20, 25-13.

Kennedi Mullaney finished the tournament with six kills.  Veronica Beck had five kills, and Jackie Wolles and Cassie Mullaney each had four kills.  Cassy Geraets led the team in assists on the day with 27.  Adyn Heinricy had six service aces in the tournament.  Wolles and C. Mullaney both had two blocks on the day.  Haley Michel finished with 24 digs.

The Cardinals now have a record of 2-24.  St Mary will host Freeman Academy/Marion on Tuesday, October 18th, in the final regular season home match of the year.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Quarriers Win Fourth Straight

DellRapidsFootballLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers won their fourth game in a row after defeating the Dakota Valley Panthers 21-3 on Friday, October 14th, at Dakota Valley High School in North Sioux City.

Dell Rapids got the scoring started in first quarter when Carson Rentz connected with Hunter Hansen on a 23-yard pass to take a 7-0 lead.  Dakota Valley scored on a 23-yard field goal by Connor Roper.  The first quarter ended with Dell Rapids leading 7-3.

The Quarriers scored again in the second quarter when Hansen scored on a one-yard run to put Dell Rapids ahead 14-3.  After neither team scored in the third quarter, Anthony Miller scored on a one-yard run for Dell Rapids to push the lead to 21-3.

Hansen finished 2-8 passing for 39 yards.  Rentz was 1-2 passing for 23 yards and a touchdown.  Hansen had 16 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown.  Miller had nine carries for 54 yards and a touchdown.  Matt Gillogly had 10 carries for 45 yards.  Hansen also had one catch for 23 yards and a touchdown.  Adam Nagelhout had one catch for 31 yards, and Mason Peter had a catch for eight yards.  Defensively for the Quarriers, Nate McKee had seven tackles, two of them for loss.  Eddie Price added five tackles.  Gillogly finished with three tackles.

The Quarriers had a total of 271 yards of offense, 62 passing yards and 209 rushing yards.  They were 3-13 on third down, but 4-5 on fourth down.  Dell Rapids only turned the ball over one time.  Dakota Valley had a total 227 yards of offense, 60 passing yards and 167 rushing yards.  The Panthers finished 2-11 on third down and 2-5 fourth down plus turned the ball over three times.

Dell Rapids improves to 6-2 on the season.  The Quarriers will finish up the regular season at home on senior night against the Lennox Orioles on Thursday, October 20th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

First Quarter Run Propels Colman-Egan over Cardinals

DRSM LogoThe Colman-Egan Hawks scored four touchdowns in five minutes in the first quarter on their way to a 46-6 win over the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Friday, October 14th, at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.

The Hawks scored the first touchdown with 4:32 to play in the first quarter when Bodee Groos connected with Kade Groos on a 14-yard touchdown pass.  The second touchdown was scored with 3:46 to go when B. Groos returned a blocked punt about 25 yards for a touchdown to go ahead 14-0.  Colman-Egan scored again :17 later when Walker Olivier returned an interception about 45 yards for a touchdown.  B. Groos scored again for Colman-Egan as time expired in the first quarter on a 16-yard run to put the Hawks ahead 28-0 after the first quarter.

Colman-Egan scored again before halftime.  The next score came with 6:12 to play in the second quarter on a 12-yard run by Keith Crittenden to give the Hawks a 34-0 heading into halftime.  Colman-Egan scored first again in the second half.  With 6:32 to play in the third quarter, Trey McKnight scored no a three-yard run.  St Mary finally was able to get on the board with 7:35 to play in the game when Evan Brown scored on a one-yard run.  The final score of the game came with :21 left on the clock on a five-yard run by McKnight.

The Cardinals finished the game with 180 yards of rushing offense.  Colman-Egan had 273 yards of total offense, 182 rushing yards and 91 passing yards.  Garret Frost had 24 carries for 112 yards in the game.  E. Brown had eight carries for 40 yards and a touchdown.  E. Brown led the team defensively with eight tackles.  Frost added seven tackles.  Dalton Houska finished the game with five tackles.

The St Mary Cardinals finish their regular season with a 3-5 record.  St Mary will have their bye week on Thursday, October 20th.