Quarriers Finish 10th at Dak XII Boys Golf Tourney

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier boys golf team finished 10th at the Dak XII Conference Tournament held at Two Rivers Golf Course in North Sioux City on Monday, September 18th.  The weather conditions happened to be wet and muggy for most of the day for the tournament.

Dell Rapids finished with a team score of 366.  Dakota Valley won the team conference title with a total of 305.  Tea Area was second with 323, and Madison placed third with a team score of 324.  Brock Murphy of Tea Area took home the individual conference title with a round of 72.

Mason Schmidt (26th) had the low round for Dell Rapids on the day with an 86.  Zach McKee finished with a round of 90.  Brandon Kubly had a 93.  Karsen Welbig finished with a 97, Jack Weber had a 105, and Malakai Anderson had a 107.

The Quarrier varsity team will prepare for the Region 1A Tournament which will be held at Rocky Run Golf Course in Dell Rapids on Monday, September 25th.  The JV team will have their Dak XII tournament on Tuesday, September 19th, in Canton.

Quarrier and Cardinal Cheer Teams at Brookings

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier and Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal competitive cheer teams competed at the Brookings Invite held at the Swiftel Center in Brookings on Saturday, September 16th.  Sixteen schools competed in the competitive cheer portion of the event.

The Quarriers finished tied for third with a total of 221.00 points.  The Cardinals finished 12th with a total of 183.5o points.  Sioux Valley won the competition with 248.00 points.  DRSM LogoSioux Falls Washington was second with 237.00 points.  Harrisburg tied with Dell Rapids with 221.00 points.

The Quarriers will participate in the Sioux Valley Invite on Thursday, September 21st.  They will also be at the Dakota Valley Invite on Saturday, September 23rd, and the Sioux Falls O’Gorman Invite on Tuesday, September 26th.

The Cardinals will have their next competition at the Rider Spirit Invitational at the Sanford Pentagon on Saturday, September 30th.


De Smet Spoils Cardinal Homecoming

DRSMvsDeSmet_FB_9-15-17The De Smet Bulldogs spoiled the 2017 Homecoming for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal football team on Friday, September 15th.  The Bulldogs defeated St Mary 36-8 at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.

Neither team scored in the first quarter.  Both teams had just one possession, and each defense forced a turnover on downs.  De Smet, however, scored 24 unanswered points in the second quarter on three touchdowns.  Cade Birkel scored first on a one-yard touchdown run with 9:33 to play in the second quarter.  The two-point conversion was made on a run by Gage Gruenhagen.  Birkel scored again with 4:49 to play on a 48-yard run.  Birkel then connected with Trevin Holland for the two-point conversion.  The final touchdown in the second quarter came with 2:31 to play after a St Mary fumble.  Zach Wolkow scored on a four-yard run.  The two-point conversion was made to give the Bulldogs a 24-0 lead at halftime.

St Mary’s second half drive ended in a fourth down stop deep in Bulldog territory, and one play later Wolkow was in the endzone again for De Smet after a 69-yard run with 6:31 to play in the quarter.  The Cardinals were able to get on the scoreboard with 2:37 to go in the third quarter after a 16-yard touchdown pass from Eli Longville to Seth Bares.  Connor Libis scored the two-point conversion.  De Smet would get one more touchdown with just :02 left in the third quarter on a 22-yard run by Jared Hoefert for the final score of the game.

The Cardinals finished the game with 220 yards of offense, 179 rushing yards and 40 passing yards.  De Smet had 296 yards of total offense, 275 rushing yards and 21 passing yards.

Payton Park led St Mary with seven carries for 55 yards.  Libis had six carries for 41 yards.  Longville was 2-4 passing for 40 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.  Libis had one catch for 28 yards.  Bares had one catch for 16 yards and a touchdown.  Defensively, Tate Hansen had nine tackles and one sack in the game.  Weston Geraets also had nine tackles.  Longville finished with 8.5 tackles, and Logan Gaspar had 6.5 tackles and a forced fumble.

St Mary (1-3) will travel to Castlewood on Friday, September 22nd.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Quarrier Football Puts Exclamation Point on Homecoming

DRvsWC_FB_9-15-17The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team put an exclamation point on the 2017 Homecoming celebration with a 35-13 win over the West Central Trojans on Friday, September 15th, at Dell Rapids High School.

The Quarriers scored two times in the first quarter and never looked back for the win.  Jeffrey Schuch got the scoring started with a 65-yard pass from Carson Rentz.  The second touchdown came on a Josh Heinemann three-yard run to put Dell Rapids ahead 14-0.  The Trojans cut the lead in half in the second quarter on a 55-yard run, and Dell Rapids led 14-7 at halftime.

Seth Spielmann gave Dell Rapids their second two-touchdown lead after scoring on a three-yard run.  Nick Boever added another score in the third quarter on a 19-yard run to push the Quarrier lead to 28-7.  The final West Central touchdown came in the third quarter on a 12-yard run.  Alex Kringen caught a 35-yard pass from Rentz in the fourth quarter for the final Quarrier score.

Dell Rapids finished the game with 370 yards of total offense, 106 passing yards and 264 rushing yards.  West Central finished with 216 yards of offense, 71 passing yards and 145 rushing yards.

Rentz finished 3-6 passing for 106 yards and two touchdowns.  Schuch had one catch for 65 yards and a touchdown.  Kringen had one catch for 35 yards for a touchdown, and Mason Schmidt had a catch for six yards.  Matt Gillogly led the rushing attack with 10 carries for 89 yards.  Spielmann had 16 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown.  Boever finished with nine carries for 43 yards and a touchdown.  Heinemann had six carries for 42 yards and a touchdown.  Defensively for Dell Rapids. Blake Reider, Cole VanDuyn, and Andrew Hegge all had seven tackles in the game.  Eddie Price finished with five tackles.  Heinemann and Gillogly both had four tackles.

Dell Rapids (3-1) will travel to Tri-Valley on Friday, September 22nd, to take on the Mustangs.  That game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Quarrier Volleyball Wins 5th Match in a Row

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team continued their hot streak by winning their fifth match in a row on Thursday, September 15th.  Dell Rapids defeated Tri-Valley in straight sets by scores of 25-9, 25-15, 25-12 at Tri-Valley High School.  The Quarriers last loss came against West Lyon at the Canton Tournament on August 26th.

Head Coach Jessica Ahlers said, “The girls are really starting to come together as a team and trust each other on the floor, which is great to see. While it’s always wonderful wrapping up a week with two wins, we need to keep our focus on our upcoming games and continue to push forward and improve daily.”

The Dell Rapids offense had a balanced attack.  Maria Jackson led the team with six kills.  Jayda Knuppe and Sydney Stofferahn both had five kills each.  Trinity Gordon had three kills, and Mackenzie Grisham and Hannah Fletcher both had two kills in the match.  Knuppe and Stofferahn both recorded a block.  Brookek  Klein and Gordon both finished with 12 digs on the night.  Fletcher had eight digs, Grisham added seven digs, and Jackson had six digs.  Fletcher also finished the night with 16 set assists.

Dell Rapids (7-2) will look to keep the streak going in the next match against Garretson on Tuesday, September 19th, at home.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Girls 4th, Boys 9th for Quarrier Cross Country

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier cross country teams participated in the Charger Cross Country Invite held at Yankton Trails Park in Sioux Falls on Thursday, September 14th.

The girls team finished fourth with a team score of 69.  Sioux Falls Christian won the girls team title with 36 points.  Lennox was second with 43 points, and Beresford placed third with 44 points.  The boys team finished ninth with a team score of 162.  The top three team finishes were the same as the girls.  Sioux Falls Christian won with a team score of 30.  Lennox was second with 50 points, and Beresford placed third with 67 points.

The Quarriers will host the Dell Rapids Invite with the St Mary Cardinals on Wednesday, September 2oth, at Rocky Run Golf Course.

Varsity Girls Results

  • Shaylee Hoff (9th) – 21:38.98
  • Aspen Hansen (20th) – 22:47.70
  • Katrina Kreul – 22:49.10
  • Kathryn Fletcher – 23:10.01
  • Alli DeStigter – 24:25.62
  • Madysen VanOverbeeke – 24:42.06

Varsity Boys Results

  • Canyon Lowman – 19:34.07
  • Brayden Pulscher – 20:24.78
  • Logan Anderson – 20:42.60
  • Carter Wynja – 21:31.49
  • Caleb Kirschenmann – 22:28.64
  • Mitchell Heinemann – 23:35.59
  • Evan Schmidt – 23:40.88

JV Girls Results

  • Payton VanZee (7th) – 19:47.40
  • Jayme Schmidt (14th) – 20:20.52
  • Olivia Stelzer (15th) – 20:26.72
  • Beck Dorn (16th) – 20:30.06
  • Katie Jaycox – 20:56.61
  • Emily Dorn – 21:15.85
  • Regan Stone – 21:20.74
  • Emma Paul – 22:10.19
  • Ellie Fiddelke – 23:18.63
  • Sami Schmidt – 23:32.56
  • Ella Lueders – 25:21.53

JV Boys Results

  • Gabe Skonseng – 17:53.79
  • Justin Nirva – 18:57.65

Quarrier Boys Golf 7th at EPJ Invite

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier boys golf team placed seventh out of eight teams at the 2017 EPJ Huskies Boys Match Play Tournament at The Pointe Golf Course in Elk Point on Thursday, September 14th.

Golfers were separated into eight-player brackets.  Each bracket place earned points for the team.  Twelve points were awarded for a first place finish, 10 points for second, eight points for third, six points for fourth and fifth, four points for sixth place, two points for seventh, and one point for eighth place.

Dell Rapids finished with a total of 31 team points.  Elk Point-Jefferson had 62 team points.  Tea Area and Dakota Valley finished with 60 points each.  Sioux Falls Christian had 58 points.  West Central finished with 54 points.  Beresford had 39 points, and McCook Central-Montrose had 28 points.

Brady Larson and Malakai Andersen both finished in fourth place in their respective brackets earning six points each.  Brandon Kubly finished fifth in his bracket for six points.  Karsen Welbig and Tim Jaycox both finished in sixth place for four points.  Lucas Berg and Sean Andersen both earned a seventh place finish, and Zach McKee had an eighth place finish in his bracket.

The Quarriers will play in the Dak XII Conference Tournament.  The varsity tournament will be held at Two Rivers Golf Course in North Sioux City on Monday, September 18th.  The junior varsity tournament will be held at Hiawatha Golf Course in Canton on Tuesday, September 19th.

Cardinal Boys Cross Country 2nd at Freeman

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys cross country team placed second at the Flyer Invitational at Valley View Golf Course on Wednesday, September 13th.  The Cardinals had a total of 35 points.  Freeman Academy/Marion placed first with a total of 14 points.  Scotland was third with 43 points.

Connor Libis placed third individually with a time of 18:25.19.  Jacob Vogel was eighth with a time of 19:16.39.  Thomas Eining finished with a time of 21:33.06.

Ella Heinitiz placed fifth in the girls meet with a time of 21:47.86.  Catherine Vogel placed 11th with a time of 22:51.17.  There was not a varsity team score entered for the Cardinals.

St Mary will be hosting the Dell Rapids Invite on Wednesday, September 20th.


Quarrier Volleyball Notches a Win over Canton

DRvsCanton_VB_9-12-17The Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team notched another win on the 2017 season with a Dak-12 Conference win over the Canton C-Hawks on Tuesday, September 12th, at Dell Rapids High School.  It was just the second home match for the Quarriers on the season.  Dell Rapids won by scores of 20-25, 25-12, 25-14, 25-11.

Dell Rapids got out to an early 7-2 lead in the first set, but Canton went on a 13-1 run to take a 16-8 lead before holding on for the 25-20 first set win.  The Quarriers did not give up momentum in the next three sets as they took early leads in all of them.  In all three set wins, Dell Rapids was able to keep the pressure on Canton and pull away for the victory.

Head Coach Jessica Ahlers said, “After a slow start in the first game, the girls were able to gain momentum and turn it around for the win. As we head into our game against Tri-Valley on Thursday, our key to success will be on keeping our service errors to a minimum and tightening up our blocks.”

Hannah Fletcher finished the night with 18 service points and 34 set assists.  Brooke Klein added 14 service points, three aces, and 19 digs.  Maria Jackson had 1o kills in the match along with four aces and nine service points.  Trinity Gordon had 20 digs and 10 kills.  Sydney Stofferahn finished with eight kills and a block.

Dell Rapids (6-2) will travel to Tri-Valley to play the Mustangs on Thursday, September 14th.

Quarrier Cheer Team Wins Pheasant Invite

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier competitive cheer team won the Pheasant Invite in Redfield on Tuesday, September 12th.  The Quarriers finished with 158.50 points.  Arlington/Lake Preston was second with 126.00 points.  Redfield/Doland was third with 125.50 points, Faulkton placed fourth with 107.50 points, and Northwestern was fifth with 80.50 points.

Northwestern won the Grand Champion Dance with an average score of 117.50.  Clark/Willow Lake was second in the dance competition with an average score of 31.33.

Dell Rapids will compete at the Brookings Invite at the Swiftel Center on Saturday, September 16th.