Quarrier Boys Take 6th at State Tournament

NewDRLogoAfter falling to the Tea Area Titans in the opening round of the State A Tournament, the Dell Rapids Quarriers bounced back with a victory over the Hot Springs Bison on Friday, March 15th.  Dell Rapids defeated the Bison 47-37.

There were three ties in the game, but the Quarriers never trailed on their way to the win.  Dell Rapids built an early 10-6 lead after the first quarter, but Hot Springs trimmed the lead to three at 27-24 by halftime.  The offenses for both teams struggled in the second half.  Dell Rapids pushed their lead to 36-29 heading into the fourth quarter.  The Quarriers then outscored the Bison 11-8 in the final quarter.

Dell Rapids finished the game shooting 28% (13-46) from the field, 17% (2-12) from the three-point area, and 76% (19-25) from the free-throw line.  Hot Springs shot 30% (13-43) from the field, 22% (4-18) from three-point area, and 54% (7-13) from the free-throw line.

Drew Van Regenmorter led Dell Rapids with 13 points and 10 rebounds.  Logan Heim also had 13 points along with six rebounds.  Colin Rentz and Coby Maeschen both had seven points in the game.

In their final game of the season, the Quarriers fell to the St Thomas More Cavaliers in a hard-fought, close battle.  St Thomas More survived a last second shot from Dell Rapids for a 71-69 victory.

The Cavaliers held the lead after the first quarter at 16-11, but Dell Rapids stormed ahead early in the second quarter.  The Quarriers held a one-point lead with 4:59 to play in the first half, but the Cavaliers led 29-23 at halftime.  St Thomas More was able to grow the lead in the third quarter and led 51-40 heading into the fourth quarter.  The Cavaliers got their largest lead of the game at 12 points with 2:27 to play.  Dell Rapids held the Cavaliers scoreless the remainder of the quarter while mounting a late-game comeback, but a last second, three-point shot fell away no good for Dell Rapids.

The Quarriers finished the game shooting 52% (25-48) from the field, 47% (9-19) from three-point area, but only 50% (10-20) from the free-throw line.  St Thomas More was 47% (25-53) from the field, 39% (7-19) from three-point area, and 78% (14-18) from the free-throw line.

Colin Rentz had a game-high 28 points and eight rebounds.  Logan Heim had 11 points and nine rebounds.  Connor Rentz and Logan Ellingson also both had 11 points each.

Dell Rapids finishes their 2018-2019 season with a 6th place finish at the State A Tournament and a 15-9 overall record.

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Quarrier Boys Fall in Opening Round of State A

NewDRLogoThe #8 seeded Dell Rapids Quarriers faced a tough challenge in the opening round of the 2019 South Dakota State A Boys Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 14th.  The Quarriers had to open the tournament against the #1 seeded Tea Area Titans at the Premier Center.

Dell Rapids held a slim two-point lead with just under four minutes to play in the opening quarter, but the Titans flexed their muscles throughout the rest of the game.  The Quarriers trailed by just four points at the end of the first quarter at 15-11.  Dell Rapids, however, was not able to get a bucket to fall in the second quarter and was held scoreless.  Tea Area extended their lead to 33-11 at halftime.  The Titans continued to roll in the second half.  They outscored Dell Rapids 23-16 in the third quarter and 25-11 in the fourth quarter for the 81-38 win.

The Quarriers were held to just 24% (12-51) from the field, 18% (3-17) from three-point area, and 52% (11-21) from the free-throw line.  Tea Area finished the game shooting 43% (31-72) from the field, 34% (11-32) from three-point area, and 62% (8-13) from the free-throw line.  The Titans also out-rebounded Dell Rapids 49-36 and forced 15 Quarrier turnovers.

Drew Van Regenmorter led the Quarriers with eight points and eight rebounds.  Colin Rentz had seven points and five rebounds.  Logan Ellingson tallied five points.  Coby Maeschen had four points, and Logan Heim had four points and eight rebounds.  Tea Area was led by Noa Freidel with 25 points and Justin Hohn with 19 points.

Dell Rapids will play the #5 seed Hot Springs Bison at 12:45 p.m. in the Sioux Falls Arena on Friday, March 15th.

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Quarrier Boys Back in State Tournament

DRvsPar_BBB_3-5-19The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team is headed back to the South Dakota State A Tournament for the first time since 2015.  The #12 seeded Quarriers shot the lights out in the second half to defeat the #5 seeded Parker Pheasants 59-31 in the SoDak 16 at Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School on Tuesday, March 5th.

The first half of the game was an offensive drought by both teams.  Parker and Dell Rapids combined to shoot 19.6% (10-51) from the field in the first two quarters.  Logan Ellingson started the game with a three point basket, and then Parker went on a 9-0 run for a 9-3 lead.  The Quarriers got the last basket of the quarter to cut the lead to 9-5 at the quarter break.  Dell Rapids scored the first seven points of the second quarter and regained the lead 12-9 with 2:30 to play in the half.  Trey Christensen gave Parker a 15-14 lead with under :30 to play, but Colin Rentz hit a runner in the middle of the lane at the buzzer to give the Quarriers the 16-15 lead at halftime.

The second half proved to be much different for Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers found their offensive groove and outscored Parker 29-12 in the third quarter for a 45-27 lead after the third quarter.  Dell Rapids then held the Pheasants to just four points in the fourth quarter for the big win.

After shooting just 16% in the first half, Dell Rapids shot 68% in the second half to finish the game shooting 41% (24-59) from the field.  The Quarriers were 22% (5-23) from three-point area, and 67% (6-9) from the free-throw line.  Parker finished the game shooting 29% (12-42) from the field, 29% (6-21) from three-point area, and 20% (1-5) from the free-throw line.  The two teams both finished with 32 team rebounds, but Dell Rapids forced 15 Parker turnovers while committing just five of their own.

Four players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Colin Rentz had 17 points, five steals, and four rebounds.  Connor Rentz had 12 points and four rebounds.  Drew Van Regenmorter also had 12 points along with three steals.  Ellingson tallied 10 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.  Logan Heim added eight points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.  Christensen led the Pheasants with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Dell Rapids will enter the 2019 South Dakota State A Tournament as the #8 seed.  The Quarriers will play the #1 seeded Tea Area Titans in the opening round at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14th.  The state tournament will be held at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls Thursday, March 14th through Saturday, March 16th.

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Cardinal Boys See Season End in SoDak 16

DRSM LogoHeading into the SoDak 16 as the #14 seed, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team saw their 2018-2019 season come to an end at the hands of the #3 seeded Clark/Willow Lake Cyclones.  The Cyclones defeated St Mary 66-33 at Sioux Valley High School on Tuesday, March 5th.

The two teams went back and forth throughout the first quarter.  The Cyclones led by as many as four points, but it was the Cardinals that held a slim 15-14 lead after the first quarter of play.  The Cyclones went on an 11-3 run in the first half of the second quarter for a 25-18 lead.  Clark/Willow Lake continued to take control of the game and ultimately outscored St Mary 21-5 for a 35-20 halftime lead.

Unfortunately for the Cardinals, the offense could not find it’s rhythm in the second half.  Clark/Willow Lake outscored St Mary 27-6 in the third quarter for a 62-26 lead.  The Cardinals outscored the Cyclones 7-4 in the final quarter.

St Mary finished the game shooting 31% (15-48) from the field, 5% (1-20) from the three-point area, and 25% (2-8) from the free-throw line.  The Cyclones finished the game shooting 55% (24-44) from the field, 33% (6-18) from three-point area, and 60% (12-20) from the free-throw line.  Clark/Willow Lake out-rebounded St Mary 34-22 in the game.

Connor Libis finished with 17 points and four rebounds.  Max Herber had nine points and five rebounds.  Weston Geraets had three points and three rebounds.  Ethan Geraets and Austin Greene-Lebrun each had 2 points.  The Cyclones were led by Jacob Prouty with 26 points, Micah Burke with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Stone Burke with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The St Mary Cardinals finished their 2018-2019 season with an 18-5 record.

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Cardinal Boys One Game Away from State

DRSM LogoAfter taking a 20-point lead into the locker room at halftime, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals survived a second half rally by the Colman-Egan Hawks and picked up a 64-62 win at the Corn Palace in Mitchell on Friday, March 1st.  The win sends the Cardinals to the SoDak 16.

The Cardinals got out to a fast start to start the game.  St Mary opened the game on a 10-1 run in the first three minutes.  The Hawks cut the lead to three points at 12-9 with two minutes to go, but St Mary finished the quarter leading 20-11.  The Cardinals again went on a run in the early part of the second quarter.  St Mary extended their lead to 30-13 with 4:51 to go in the half.  The lead grew to 20 points at 41-21 by halftime.

The Hawks cut the lead down to 12 points a couple of times in the third quarter, but St Mary led the Colman-Egan by 14 points at 56-42 heading into the final quarter.  Colman-Egan held St Mary scoreless over the first four minutes of the fourth quarter and cut the lead down to four points at 56-52.  Connor Libis ended the scoring drought with a left-handed layup with 3:35 to play to put the Cardinals ahead by six at 58-52.  Weston Geraets hit a shot from the left block with 2:24 to play to extend the lead to eight points at 60-52.  Leading by just three points with under a minute to play, Connar Kangas made two big free-throws to give St Mary a 64-59 lead.  Dalton Voelker hit an off-balance three-point shot from the left corner with :16 to go to make it a two-point game.  After two missed free throws by Libis, Colman-Egan secured the rebound.  Nate Tolley launched a last-second, three-point shot from the right wing that hit off the backboard and back of the rim, falling away no good giving St Mary the two-point victory.

Libis led St Mary in scoring with 28 points.  Sam Palmer finished with 14 points in the game.  Geraets had five rebounds and five assists in the game.  Voelker led Colman-Egan with 27 points, and Tolley added 17 points.

St Mary (18-4) will be the #14 seed in the SoDak 16 and play the #3 seeded Clark/Willow Lake Cyclones on Tuesday, March 5th.  Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. at Sioux Valley High School.  Big Sioux Media is planning on streaming the game.

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Quarrier Boys Headed Back to SoDak 16

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Photo taken and used with permission by Rhonda Rentz

The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team earned their second straight trip to the SoDak 16 after a 68-53 win over the Garretson Blue Dragons in the Region 3A Tournament on Friday, March 1st at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls.  The game was much closer than the 15-point difference suggests.

Dell Rapids got out to an 8-4 lead in the first three minutes of the game and extended that lead to 10 points at 16-6 after a three-point basket by Colin Rentz with 3:39 to play in the opening quarter.  The Quarriers led 21-15 by quarter’s end.  Garretson went on an 11-2 run and took the 26-23 with 4:30 to play in the second quarter.  Dell Rapids responded with an 8-0 run to close out the quarter and regain the lead at 31-26 by halftime.

The Quarriers maintained about a six-point advantage over the first four minutes of the the second quarter, but the Blue Dragons cut the lead to 37-34 with just under four minutes to play in the quarter.  Dell Rapids did not let Garretson get any closer than that and pushed the lead back to nine points at 48-39 heading into the final quarter.  Logan Ellingson knocked down a three-point shot from the right wing with 6:33 to play in the game giving Dell Rapids a 12-point lead at 51-39.  Garretson rallied to cut the lead down to five points at 54-49 after a Drew Blosmo three-point shot with 4:00 to go.  Dell Rapids again responded and pushed the lead back to nine at 58-49.  The Blue Dragons would once again cut the lead down to five points at 58-53 with 2:12 remaining.  The Qurriers closed out the game on a 10-0 after a couple of made baskets and made free throws down the stretch.

Drew Van Regenmorter led Dell Rapids with 19 points in the game.  Connor Rentz had 16 points, Logan Heim added 13 points, and Ellingson finished with nine points.  The Blue Dragons were led by Trevor Fiegen and Blosmo with 22 points each.

Dell Rapids (13-7) will enter the SoDak 16 as the #12 seed and play the #5 seeded Parker Pheasants on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. at Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Girls Season Ends at Regions

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team saw their season come to an end at the Region 3A tournament on Thursday, February 28th at Tea Area High School.  The Quarriers fell to the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers 63-47.

The Chargers and Quarriers traded baskets early in the first quarter.  The two teams were tied 5-5 with 5:37 to play in the quarter.  Dell Rapids then went on a 6-0 run to take an 11-5 lead with just under two minutes to play.  The Quarriers led 13-7 after the first quarter of play.   The Chargers turned the game around in the second quarter.  Sioux Falls Christian went on a 7-0 run to start the quarter and outscored Dell Rapids 27-6 to take a 34-19 lead at halftime.

The Chargers were able to keep their 15-point lead through the first half of the third quarter and led 39-24 with 4:09 to play.  The Chargers still led by 15 with 1:30 to play at 45-30, but Dell Rapids scored the final five points of the quarter to cut the lead down to ten points at 45-35.  The Quarriers scored first to start the fourth quarter to get the lead down to single digits at 45-37, but the Chargers responded with a 7-0 run to push the lead back to 15 at 52-37 with 6:15 to go in the game.  Dell Rapids was able to get within 11 points at 56-45 with 3:37 to go, but Sioux Falls Christian stopped any Quarrier rally to hang on for the win.

Three players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Jayda Knuppe finished with 14 points.  Aspen Hansen had 11 points.  Emma Paul added 10 points, and Ravyn Hoffman added eight points.  The Chargers were led by Lexi Unruh with 24 points and Courtney Kellenberger with 16 points.

Dell Rapids finishes the season with a 14-8 record.

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Cardinal Boys Take Step Forward in Postseason

Photo taken and used with permission by Tammy Chamley, Dells City Journal

Photo taken and used with permission by Tammy Chamley, Dells City Journal

The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team took a step forward in the post season with a 56-37 win over the Chester Flyers at Dell Rapids St Mary High School on Thursday, February 28th.  The game was the second round of the Region 4B tournament.

The first quarter was closely contested between the two teams.  St Mary held just a one-point lead at 11-10 after the first quarter.  The Cardinals blew the game open in the second quarter as they held Chester scoreless over the first five minutes and scored 15 straight points.  St Mary outscored Chester 20-4 in the quarter and led 31-14 at halftime.

Chester tried to climb their way back into the game in the third quarter.  The Flyers cut the lead to 11 points at 40-29 with less than a minute to play in the quarter, but St Mary scored the final four points to enjoy 44-29 lead heading into the final quarter.  Chester could not get any closer than 13 points in the final quarter as the Cardinals cruised to victory.

Connor Libis had 30 points to lead St Mary.  Max Herber finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.  Chester was led by Bayden Schneider with 10 points and Aden Baumberger with eight points.

St Mary (17-4) advances to play the Colman-Egan in a SoDak 16 qualifying game on Friday, March 1st.  Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from the Corn Palance in Mitchell.  Big Sioux Media will have a live stream of the game.

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Quarrier Girls Advance in Region 3A

Photo taken and used with permission by Tammy Chamley, Dells City Journal

The match-up has been set with the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers for the Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team.  Dell Rapids will play the #2 seeded Chargers in one of the SoDak 16 Qualifying games of the Region 3A tournament after beating the Tri-Valley Mustangs 66-41 in the opening round on Monday, February 25th at Dell Rapids High School.

Tri-Valley used a slow-paced offense and a 2-3 zone in the opening quarter to frustrate the Quarriers.  The Mustangs took an 8-3 lead after a Paige Jewett three-point shot with 2:40 to play in the quarter, but Dell Rapids went on an 8-0 run to close out the quarter for an 11-8 lead.  The run continued into the third quarter as Dell Rapids built a 23-11 lead with 3:20 to play in the half.  Tri-Valley was able to cut the lead to 28-19 by halftime.

The Quarriers finally got into their style of game in the third quarter.  Their man-to-man pressure defense led to a more up-tempo offense, and the Quarriers outscored Tri-Valley 16-8 in the third quarter for a 44-27 lead.  They continued to apply the pressure in the fourth quarter and outscored the Mustangs 20-14 to cruise to victory.

Emma Paul led the Quarrier offense with 26 points in the game.  Jayda Knuppe finished with 19 points, and Aspen Hansen added nine points.  Ravyn Hoffman ended the game with five points and multiple assists.  Jewett led the Mustangs with 19 points.

Dell Rapids (13-7) will play Sioux Falls Christian on Thursday, February 28 at Tea Area High School.  Dell Rapids defeated the Chargers 53-51 earlier in the season on December 11th.  Tip-off on Thursday night is set for 8:00 p.m.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Wrestling Has Two State Place Winners

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The Dell Rapids Quarrier Wrestling program had two wrestlers place at the 2019 South Dakota State A Wrestling Tournament in Rapid City.  Andrew Weiland finished 8th in the 106-pound weight class, and Jacob Vogel had a 4th place finish in the 113-pound weight class.

The Quarriers finished with a total of 26.0 points and tied for 21st place as a team.  Rapid City Stevens won the team title with 162.5 points and Pierre T.F. Riggs was second with 133.5 team points.

A-106:  Andrew Weiland (33-9) scored 6.5 team points.

 

  • Cons. Round 3 – Brock Sparks (Mitchell) 26-23 won in sudden victory – 1 over Andrew Weiland (Dell Rapids) 33-11 (SV-1 6-4)
  • 7th Place Match – Tucker Bahm (Yankton) 30-7 won by major decision over Andrew Weiland (Dell Rapids) 33-11 (MD 13-2)

A-113:  Jacob Vogel (39-5) scored 14.5 team points.

 

  • Semifinal – Cael Larson (RC Central) 52-2 won by tech fall over Jacob Vogel (Dell Rapids) 40-7 (TF-1.5 5:42 (20-4))
  • Cons. Semi – Jacob Vogel (Dell Rapids) 40-7 won by major decision over Connor Eimers (Tea Area) 33-12 (MD 12-0)
  • 3rd Place Match – Max Donovan (Chamberlain) 34-4 won by decision over Jacob Vogel (Dell Rapids) 40-7 (Dec 5-4)

 

 

 

 

Day 1 Results:

Two of the seven Quarrier wrestlers advanced to Saturday’s final day at the 2019 South Dakota State A Wrestling Tournament in Rapid City.  Jacob Vogel and Andrew Weiland will be representing Dell Rapids on the final day of the tournament.  Vogel won both of his matches and will be in the semifinals.  Weiland lost his opening match, but battled back to earn two wins to advance in the wrestle-back side of the bracket.

Canyon Lowman, Max Lamer, and Gage Carr all lost their opening round matches, won the second bouts, but fell in their final match of the day on Friday.  Sam Cavigielli and Mitchell Klinkenborg both had two hard-fought matches.

A-106:  Andrew Weiland (33-9) scored 6.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Logan O`Connor (Harrisburg) 30-22 won by decision over Andrew Weiland (Dell Rapids) 33-9 (Dec 9-7)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Andrew Weiland (Dell Rapids) 33-9 won by tech fall over Josh Hoffman (Spearfish) 21-23 (TF-1.5 5:00 (16-0))
  • Cons. Round 2 – Andrew Weiland (Dell Rapids) 33-9 won by fall over Connor Hanson (Watertown) 27-21 (Fall 4:51)
A-113:  Jacob Vogel (39-5) scored 8.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Vogel (Dell Rapids) 39-5 won by tech fall over Brock Martin (Aberdeen Central) 24-19 (TF-1.5 2:50 (16-0))
  • Quarterfinal – Jacob Vogel (Dell Rapids) 39-5 won by decision over Alex Mentzer (SF Lincoln) 46-10 (Dec 6-5)
A-126:  Canyon Lowman (31-18) place is unknown and scored 3.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Cody Stockman (RC Stevens) 34-11 won by decision over Canyon Lowman (Dell Rapids) 31-18 (Dec 4-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Canyon Lowman (Dell Rapids) 31-18 won by fall over Kyler Lillie (Yankton) 21-23 (Fall 4:02)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Beau Beavers (SF O`Gorman) 36-10 won by tech fall over Canyon Lowman (Dell Rapids) 31-18 (TF-1.5 4:51 (15-0))
A-138:  Max Lamer (26-17) place is unknown and scored 1.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Isaac Klinkhammer (Brandon Valley) 31-2 won by decision over Max Lamer (Dell Rapids) 26-17 (Dec 6-1)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Max Lamer (Dell Rapids) 26-17 won by decision over Jaxon Bowes (Brookings) 29-17 (Dec 3-1)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Peyton Johnston (Watertown) 20-12 won by decision over Max Lamer (Dell Rapids) 26-17 (Dec 9-2)
A-160:  Gage Carr (30-14) place is unknown and scored 1.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Alec Bien (Milbank) 16-11 won by fall over Gage Carr (Dell Rapids) 30-14 (Fall 1:02)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Gage Carr (Dell Rapids) 30-14 won by decision over Justin Zirpel (West Central) 11-13 (Dec 9-6)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Mason Schoenhard (Harrisburg) 29-18 won by fall over Gage Carr (Dell Rapids) 30-14 (Fall 1:56)
A-182:  Sam Cavigielli (8-18) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Garrett Leesman (Pierre T.F. Riggs) 23-12 won by fall over Sam Cavigielli (Dell Rapids) 8-18 (Fall 0:16)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Caleb Dumke (SF Lincoln) 25-25 won by fall over Sam Cavigielli (Dell Rapids) 8-18 (Fall 3:44)
A-195:  Mitchell Klinkenborg (12-13) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Gage Gehring (Pierre T.F. Riggs) 32-10 won by fall over Mitchell Klinkenborg (Dell Rapids) 12-13 (Fall 2:23)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Tice McVay (Sturgis Brown) 18-22 won by decision over Mitchell Klinkenborg (Dell Rapids) 12-13 (Dec 9-2)

 

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