Cardinal Volleyball Season Ends in Region 4B

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal volleyball team’s season game to an end in the second round of the Region 4B Tournament on Tuesday, October 31st, in Madison.  The Cardinals lost in straight sets to the #1 seed Chester Flyers by scores of 25-6, 25-13, 25-15.

Cassie Mullaney led the team on the offensive end with four kills in the match.  Veronica Beck had three kills, while Cassy Geraets, Rhiannon Glazier, and Maddie Schwebach all had two kills each.  Glazier also finished with two ace serves and a dig.  Adyn Heinricy had nine digs.  Mullaney and Schwebach each had a block at the net.  Geraets had 14 set assists for St Mary.

The Cardinals finish their season with a record of 11-19.

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Cardinal Volleyball Wins Region 4B Opener

DRSMvsMC_VB_10-30-17The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals earned an opening-round win of the Region 4B Tournament on Monday, October 30th, at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  The #8 seeded Cardinals defeated the #9 seed Mitchell Christian Golden Eagles in straight sets by scores of 27-25, 25-23, 25-23.

The entire match was back and forth.  In the opening set, neither team had a lead of more than two or three points.  The Golden Eagles rallied after trailing 23-21 late in the set to take a 24-23 lead.  The Cardinals scored the next two points to regain the lead at 25-24.  After Mitchell Christian tied the set at 25-25, St Mary scored the next two points for the win.

Mitchell Christian seemed to be in position to win the second set after getting out to a five-point late in the second set.  The Golden Eagles lead 19-13.  St Mary scored three in a row to cut the lead to 19-16.  After a Golden Eagle point to push their lead to 20-16, the Cardinals went on a 7-2 run to take a 23-22 lead.  St Mary closed out the set scoring two of the final three points to get the come-from-behind win.

The first part of the third set played out much like the first set.  Neither team was able to build a lead of more than a point or two until the Golden Eagles rallied to take a 15-11 lead.  The Cardinals rallied once again to tie the set at 17-17.  The two teams went back and forth again with the score getting tied at 18-18, 19-19, 20-20, and 21-21.  The Cardinals rallied for the next three points to get to match point at 24-21.  The Golden Eagles cut the lead to 24-23, but a kill by Cassy Geraets ended the match.

St Mary will now play the #1 seed Chester Flyers on Tuesday, October 31st, in the next round of the Region 4B Tournament.  The match will be held in Madison at 5:00 p.m.

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Quarrier Football Season Ends in Playoffs

DRvsSTM_FB_10-26-17The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team had their season come to an end on Thursday, October 26th.  The St Thomas More Cavaliers upset the Quarriers in the opening round of the 11A football playoffs 21-20.

With the strong winds at their backs, the Cavaliers scored first with 3:33 to go in the first quarter on a 45-yard pass from Ryder Kirsch to Thomas Rafferty.  Joe Poeppel kicked the extra point for a 7-0 St Thomas More lead.  The Cavaliers then scored early in the second quarter.  With 10:34 to play in the half, Kirsch connected with Rafferty again for a 24-yard touchdown.  Poeppel made the extra point into the wind to give St Thomas More a 14-0 lead.

Matt Gillogly scored the first touchdown for Dell Rapids with 2:16 to play in the first half.  Gillogly scored on a two-yard run.  Hunter Gerry made the extra point to cut the lead in half at 14-7.  St Thomas More drove the ball deep into Quarrier territory, but Eddie Price intercepted a pass at the goal line with :12.8 on the clock to keep the score 14-7 heading into halftime.

Neither team was able to put a score on the board in the third quarter, but Dell Rapids tied the game with 10:28 left in the fourth quarter after a seven-yard run by Gillogly and the extra point by Gerry.  St Thomas More pushed the ball to midfield but was forced into a fourth and short.  The Cavaliers went for it, and the Dell Rapids defense tackled Kirsch for a loss to get the ball back on a turnover on downs with 8:07 to play in the game.

Dell Rapids methodically marched the 50 yards in just under five minutes of clock time.  Carson Rentz scored the go-ahead touchdown with 3:13 to go in the game on a one-yard quarterback sneak.  Unfortunately for Dell Rapids, Gerry’s extra point attempt into the wind hit the right upright of the goalpost and was no good.  The Quarriers led 20-14.  After getting the ball on their own 35 yard line, the Cavaliers ran three plays, two of which were big pass plays, to get into the end zone.  Kirsch hit Rafferty for 25-yards with 2:49 to play.  The extra point was good by Poeppel to give St Thomas More a 21-20 lead.

The Quarriers were able to get the ball to the Cavalier 41 yard line with about 2:00 to go in the game.  After a running play failed to get out of bounds on first down, Rentz spiked the ball to stop the click and bring up a 3rd down and 8 for Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers next play was an incomplete pass to put the Quarriers into fourth down.  The fourth down play was an incomplete pass, and the Cavaliers took over on downs with 1:29 to play in the game.  St Thomas More was able to run out the clock for the win.

The Quarriers finished the game with 248 yards of total offense, 43 passing yards and 205 rushing yards.  Rentz was 4-13 passing for 43 yards and an interception.  Alex Kringen had three catches for 32 yards, and Adam Nagelhout had one catch for 11 yards.  Gillogly had 19 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns.  Nick Boever had nine carries for 46 yards.  Nagelhout had 10 carries for 38 yards.  Seth Spielmann finished with five carries for 14 yards.  Price had eight tackles and an interception.  Gillogly finished with seven tackles.  Josh Heinemann had six tackles, and Boever finished with five tackles.  Andrew Hegge had a sack in the game, and Jeffrey Schuch had an interception.

The Quarrier season comes to an end with a 7-3 overall record.


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St Mary Cardinals Fall in Volleyball Regular Season Finale

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals had their senior night recognition during the final regular season home match on Monday, October 23rd.  The Cardinals hosted the De Smet Bulldogs in their final match.  De Smet came away with a straight set win by scores of 25-14, 25-19, 25-22.

Maddie Schwebach led the team with six kills on the night.  Cassy Geraets added four kills, while Cassie Mullaney had three kills.  Adyn Heinricy had nine digs and two ace serves.  Ella Heinitz, Geraets, and Carly Maxwell all had two digs each.  Geraets led the team with 18 set assists.

St Mary finishes the regular season with a 10-19 record.

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Dell Rapids Wins 5-Set Thriller over Beresford

DRvsBer_VB_10-23-17The Dell Rapids Quarriers came from behind to win a thrilling five-set match over the Beresford Watchdogs on Monday, October 23rd.  It was an exciting win for the Quarriers on senior night.  Dell Rapids won by set scores of 25-27, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-12.

Dell Rapids held a 24-21 lead in the first set before Beresford rallied to pull off the stunning first set win.  The Watchdogs rode that momentum into the second set to take a 2-0 lead over Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers rallied in the third set to force a fourth.  Dell Rapids was able to hold off Beresford to force the fifth and final set.  The Quarriers jumped out to an 8-3 lead only to see Beresford tie the game at 8-8 moments later.  Dell Rapids was then able to get ahead 12-9 before holding on for the victory.

Brooke Klein finished with 47 digs and an ace in the match.  Hannah Fletcher had 44 set assists, 23 digs, three kills and an ace serve.  Jayda Knuppe had 11 kills, nine digs, two aces and a block.  Maria Jackson added six kills and six digs.  Shelby Apland had three kills and five digs.  Sydney Stofferahn finished with 16 kills.  Trinity Gordon had 50 digs, 17 kills and five aces.  Sam Price had 12 digs, while Dezi Rus had 16 digs.

Dell Rapids end their regular season with an 18-9 record.  The Quarriers finished as the #2 seed in Region 3A and will have an opening round bye in the Region 3A tournament.  Dell Rapids will play on Thursday, November 2nd, at Sioux Falls Christian High School after the Sioux Falls Christian vs #4/#5 winner.  Winners on November 2nd will advance to the Sweet 16.

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Cardinal and Quarrier Runners Compete at State

CrossCountry-GenericThe Dell Rapids St Mary Caridnals and Dell Rapids Quarriers sent multiple runners to the 2017 South Dakota State Cross Country meet on Saturday, October 21st, in Rapid City.  Dell Rapids had eight runners participate in state, while St Mary had six runners in the state meet.

The entire St Mary boys team competed and finished 13th with 119 points.  Ipswich won the boys State B title with 29 points.  Freeman Academy/Marion was second with 32 points, and Burke/South Central was third with 39 points.

Connor Libis (39th) finished at 18:34.20.  Jacob Vogel (49th) had a time of 18:53.88.  Ryan Eining (101st) finished in 20:25.32.  Seth Roemen (105th) had a time of 20:35.67.  Thomas Eining (119th) had a time of 21:53.97.

Ella Heinitz placed 21st individually in the girls competition with a time of 21:02.87.

The entire Quarrier girls team also competed in the state meet.  Dell Rapids finished 12th with a total of 227 points.  Hill City won the girls State A title with 33 points.  Custer was second with 64 points, and St Thomas More placed third with 67 points.

Shaylee Hoff (34th) had a time of 20:57.18.  Aspen Hansen (85th) had a time of 22:28.60.  Kathryn Fletcher (86th) finished at 22:29.12.  Katrina Kreul (106th) completed in 23:05.30.  Alli DeStigter (117th) had a time of 24:15.53.  Madysen VanOverbeeke (119th) finished in 24:27.82.

Canyon Lowman and Carter Wynja competed individually for Dell Rapids in the boys race.  Wynja (79th) had a time of 18:48.93.  Lowman (101st) finished in 19:21.20.


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Quarriers 3rd, Cardinals 4th at State A Cheer Competition

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier and Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal cheer teams competed at the 2017 South Dakota State A Competitive Cheer competition on Friday, October 20th, at Rapid City Stevens High School.

The Quarriers placed 3rd with a total of 225.5 points.  The Cardinals placed 4th with a DRSM Logototal of 218.0 points.  Sioux Valley won the title with 261.0 points.  Dakota Valley just edged Dell Rapids for 2nd place with 228.5 points.  Arlington/Lake Preston finished 5th followed by Platte-Geddes.

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Quarriers Fall to Madison in Football Regular-Season Finale

DRvsMad_FB_10-19-17The 2017 regular season came to an end for the Dell Rapids Quarriers on Thursday, October 19th in Madison.  The Bulldogs ended a seven-game win streak by Dell Rapids with a 38-21 win.

Madison put up two scores in the first quarter.  Josh Giles connected with Jacob Unterbrunner on a 55-yard pass play to give the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead.  Madison struck again when Giles threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jaxon Janke.  The Bulldogs led 12-0 after the first quarter.

Dell Rapids cut the lead to 12-7 midway through the second quarter.  With 6:55 to go in the half, Matt Gillogly scored on an 11-yard run with the extra point good by Hunter Gerry.  Madison answered just over two minutes later when Giles connected with Jaxon Janke on a 51-yard touchdown pass to push the lead to 18-7.  Dell Rapids would drive deep into Bulldog territory late in the second quarter, but with under a minute to play, Jarrett Lurz intercepted Carson Rentz pass at the goal line to keep the Bulldogs ahead 18-7 at halftime.

Madison scored on their second drive of the second half.  Jadon Janke scored on a 44-yard touchdown run with 7:07 in the third quarter to push the lead to 24-7.  Rentz threw a 19-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to Jeffrey Schuch with 3:59 to play in the third.  Gerry connected again on the extra point, and Dell Rapids trailed 24-14.  Madison would get one more score before the end of the third quarter.  Jadon Janke scored on a 35-yard run with 1:57 left in the quarter to push the lead to 32-14.

The Bulldogs scored first in the fourth quarter.  Girls hit Jaxon Janke on a 39-yard touchdown pass with 6:08 to go in the game to give Madison a 38-14 lead.  Mason Schmidt caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Rentz with 5:05 to go for the final score of the game.

Dell Rapids had a total of 275 yards of offense, 174 passing yards and 101 rushing yards.  Madison finished with 419 yards of offense, 199 passing yards and 220 rushing yards.  The Quarriers were 4-10 on third down, while Madison was 6-11.

Rentz finished 11-16 passing for 174 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.  Schuch had four catches for 79 yards and a touchdown.  Seth Spielmann had three catches for 45 yards.  Mason Schmidt ended the game with two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown.  Gillogly had 12 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown.  Alex Kringen had one carry for 17 yards.  Nick Boever had six carries for 14 yards.  Spielmann finished with five carries for 10 yards.

Defensively for Dell Rapids, Boever finished the night with eight tackles.  Gillogly, Josh Heinemann, and Eddie Price all had seven tackles.  Andrew Hegge finished with six tackles.  Cole VanDuyn had five tackles, and Logan Ellingson, Blake Reider, and Logan Heim all finished with four tackles each.

Dell Rapids finishes the regular season with a 7-2 record.  The Quarriers will be the #3 seed in the 2017 South Dakota 11A Football Playoffs and will host #6 St Thomas More on Thursday, October 26th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Madison Rallies Past Quarrier Volleyball Team

DRvsMad_VB_10-17-17The third-ranked Madison Bulldogs rallied in the first two sets on their way to a straight set win over the Dell Rapids Quarriers on Tuesday, October 17th at Dell Rapids High School.  Madison won by scores of 25-19, 25-18, 25-11.

Madison got out to a 10-4 lead early in the first set, but after a Dell Rapids time out, the Quarriers went on a 6-1 run to pull within a point at 11-10.  The set stayed close with Madison still holding a one-point lead at 19-18.  The Bulldogs then rallied to close out the first set on a 6-1 run for the win.

The start of the second set was back-and-forth with neither team getting more than a two point lead.  With the second set tied at 7-7, Madison rallied for an 8-2 run to take a 15-9 lead.  Dell Rapids closed the gap slightly to trail 19-14, but Madison again pulled away at the end for the win in the second set.

The Bulldogs then used that momentum to jump out to a 7-1 lead.  They kept rolling to extend the lead to 14-4 and closed out the match with a final set score of 25-11.

Dell Rapids (17-9) will wrap up the regular season on Monday, October 23rd when they host the Beresford Watchdogs on senior night.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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St Mary Cheer Wins Lake Preston Invite

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal competitive cheer team won the Lake Preston Cheer Invitational on Monday, October 16th.  Other teams competing in the competition were Redfield-Doland, Arlington/Lake Preston, and Deubrook.

St Mary finished with a total of 135.5 points.  Redfield-Doland was second with 131 points.  Deubrook finished third with 127.25 points, and Arlington/Lake Preston finished fourth with 124 points.

The Cardinals will be at the state competition on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st at Rapid City Stevens High School.

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