Quarriers Run Past Milbank for Win

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

In a big game for both teams, the Dell Rapids Quarriers ran past the Milbank Area Bulldogs 41-12 on a cool, damp night on Friday, October 5th in Milbank.  Both teams entered the game with a 3-3 record hoping to hold onto playoff spots.

The strategy to run the ball was evident by both teams early in the game.  Each team only had one drive for the majority of the first quarter.  After the Quarrier defense stopped Milbank’s drive after just under five minutes, the Dell Rapids offense held the ball for about five minutes and scored on a three-yard run by Nick Boever with 2:05 to play in the quarter to take an early 7-0 lead.

Boever would find the endzone again in the second quarter after a hard, 31-yard run in which he broke many tackles for the touchdown.  The extra point was no good, and the Quarriers led 13-0 with 5:55 to play in the second quarter.   Dell Rapids forced a Bulldog punt, and Logan Ellingson returned the punt 75 yards for a touchdown with 2:50 to go to give Dell Rapids a 21-0 lead.  Milbank was able to break through with under a minute to play on a 32-yard pass play on fourth down to make the score 21-6 going into halftime.

The Dell Rapids ground attack got going again in the third quarter.  Alex Kringen had two rushing touchdowns in the third quarter.  The first one was for three yards with 9:37 to go in the quarter.  The second touchdown game with 4:12 on the clock for 42 yards to extend the Quarrier lead to 34-6.  Milbank scored about halfway through the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 34-12, but Trystan Stahl scored the final touchdown of the game on a five-yard run.

Eddie Price was 2-4 passing for 48 yards.  Tayte Gleason had a catch for 36 yards, and Tyler Wood had a catch for 18 yards.  Boever finished with nine carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns.  Price had six carries for 60 yards.  Kringen had two carries for 45 yards and two touchdowns.  Coby Maeschen led the team with 11 tackles on the night.  Logan Stone and Kringen each had six tackles.  Boever had five tackles, and Hunter Garry had four tackles.

Dell Rapids (4-3) will be on the road again on Friday, October 12th.  The Quarriers travel to Flandreau to play the Fliers.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Elks Hold Off Cardinals in Gridiron Win

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals come-from-behind win fell short as the Elkton/Lake Benton Elks earned a 28-20 win on Friday, October 5th in Elkton.

With the scored tied 6-6 early in the second quarter, the Elks scored the go-ahead touchdown with 7:23 to play in the first half to take a 14-6 lead.  The score remained 14-6 at halftime.

Neither team was able to get on the board in the third quarter, and with one quarter to play, the Elks continued to lead 14-6.  Elkton/Lake Benton scored early in the fourth quarter on a halfback pass to extend their lead to 20-6.  St Mary answered with 7:39 to play on a 47-yard touchdown pass from Connor Libis to Ethan Geraets to cut the lead to 20-14.  The Elks again were able to get a two score lead after a four-yard run with 3:04 to play to go ahead 28-14.  St Mary was able to get a score with just :26 remaining to make the score 28-20, but Elkton/Lake Benton was able to run out the clock for the win.

The Cardinals finished the game with 263 yards of total offense, 120 rushing yards and 143 passing yards.  The Elks had 266 total yards of offense, 236 rushing yards and 30 passing yards.

Payton Park led the ground attack for St Mary with 10 carries for 54 yards.  Libis finished 9-21 passing for 143 yards, three touchdowns, and a two-point conversion.  Weston Geraets had five catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns.  E. Geraets had three catches for 51 yards, a touchdown, and two-point conversion.  Eli Longville led the defense with nine tackles in the game.  Ryan Eining had eight tackles, and Logan Wolles had seven and a half tackles.

St Mary (2-5) will close the regular season with a home game and senior night against Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Friday, October 12th.

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Battle of the Cardinals Goes to Arlington

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals volleyball team traveled to Arlington to play the Cardinals on Thursday, October 4th.  Arlington defeated St Mary in straight sets by scores of 25-7, 25-15, 25-15.

Maddie Schwebach finished the night with four kills and two blocks.  Veronica Beck added three kills and a block.  Cassie Mullaney also had three kills along with a block.  Carly Maxwell and Macie Brown both had seven digs in the match.  Courtney Brown had five digs.  Ella Heinitz finished with 13 set assists and a block.

St Mary (7-10) will be at home against Ellsworth, MN on Monday, October 8th.

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St Mary Boys Cross Country Team Captures DVC Title

Photo courtesy of Dell Rapids Saint Mary School

The Dell Rapids St Mary boys cross country team captured the 2018 Dakota Valley Conference title for the first time since 2004 on Wednesday, October 3rd at Six Mile Creek Golf Course.  The Cardinals finished with a total of 14 points.  Deubrook Area was second with 24 points, and De Smet was third with 29 points.

Photo courtesy of Dell Rapids Saint Mary School

Photo courtesy of Dell Rapids Saint Mary School

Not only did the boys team capture the title, but St Mary also has the individual champion.  Jacob Vogel won the individual title with a time of 18:44.12.  Connor Libis placed fourth with a time of 19:32.22.  Ryan Eining also finished in the top 10 at ninth place with a time of 20:33.41.  Thomas Eining was 15th at 20:57.34.  Seth Roemen had a 17th place finish at 21:03.59.  Owen Vargas placed 29th at 23:06.53, and Sam Palmer was 31st with a time of 23:12.31.

Addy Gilbert also had a great race for the varsity girls.  Gilbert placed 15th with a time of 25:04.09.

The Cardinals now focus on the Region 2B meet which will be held on Wednesday, October 10th in Howard.

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Garretson Defeats Cardinals in Straight Sets

DRSM LogoPlaying their second match in as many nights, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals fell to the Garretson Blue Dragons in straight sets on Tuesday, October 2nd in Garretson.  The Blue Dragons won by scores of 25-18, 25-13, 25-21.

Maddie Schwebach led the offensive attack with six kills in the match.  Cassie Mullaney had four kills, and Veronica Beck added three kills.  Ella Heinitz finished with 40 set assists, while Paige Bunkers had 24 set assists.  Carly Maxwell led the back row defense with 12 digs.  Macie Brown had 10 digs, and Mullaney had seven digs.  Mullaney also had two blocks.  Bunkers led the team with two ace serves.

St Mary (7-9) will look to rebound against Arlington on Thursday, October 4th.  The match will be in Arlington.

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Quarrier Golfers Host and Play in State Tournament

NewDRLogoFor two days the competitors of the 2018 South Dakota Class A Boys State Golf Tournament had to endure cool, cloudy, and windy conditions at Rocky Run Golf Course in Dell Rapids.  The tournament ran from Monday, October 1st through Tuesday, October 2nd.  Three players from the Dell Rapids boys golf team qualified and played in the tournament on their home course.

Karsen Welbig had a round of 91 on Monday and a round of 94 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 185, which put him in a tie for 38th place.  Zach McKee had an opening round of 102 and a second-day round of 101 for a total of 203, which put him in a tie for 73rd.  Brandon Kubly’s first round was a 108, and his second round was a 96 for a two-day total of 204 to finish in a tie for 76th place.

Brock Murphy of Tea Area finished with a two-day score of 152 to take the individual championship.  Nate Nielsen of Sisseton was second with a 154, and Lucas Schaefbauer placed third with a total of 156.  Tea Area won the team title, Sisseton was second, and Madison placed third.

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Cardinals Fall to Deubrook in Volleyball Action

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal volleyball team hosted the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Monday, October 1st.  The Dolphins handed the Cardinals a straight set loss by scores of 25-21, 25-7, 25-15.

Veronica Beck had a team high seven kills  Maddie Schwebach and Ella Heinitz both finished with four kills.  Cassie Mullaney and Tyra Harrington both had three kills.  Paige Bunkers tallied two kills.  Mullaney had two blocks, while Beck and Schwebach both had one block.  Carly Maxwell led the back row defense with 15 digs.  Macie Brown had nine digs.  Addy Gilbert finished with five digs.

St Mary (7-8) will travel to Garretson on Tuesday, October 2nd for their second match in as many nights.

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Quarrier Volleyball Impressive in Win over DV

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers volleyball team bounced back in a big way on Monday, October 1st.  Coming off back-to-back losses to McCook Cental/Montrose and Lennox last week, the Quarriers welcomed the Dakota Valley Panthers to Dell Rapids High School.  Dell Rapids defeated the Panthers by set scores of 25-23, 25-13, 24-26, 25-9.

Jayda Knuppe had a total of 16 kills on the night.  Maria Jackson finished with nine kills.  Kyra Graham had six kills, and Mackenzie Grisham and Dezi Rus both had five kills.  Hannah Fletcher notched 40 more set assists.  Brooke Klein led the team in digs with 21.  Grisham had 17 digs, and Sam Price added 12 digs.  Graham had two blocks.  Jackson and Fletcher both had a block.  Knuppe also tallied four ace serves, while Jackson had three.

Dell Rapids (13-6) will be back in action right away on Tuesday, October 2nd when they travel to Vermillion.

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Historic Soccer Season for Garretson/Dell Rapids Continues into Playoffs

GarretsonHSLogoThe key word for this season this year is effort.

The Garretson High School/Dell Rapids High School girls soccer team started off with a hard-fought loss to Vermillion on a hot, muggy evening, but the team turned around the next day and beat Groton Area for the first time ever.  The team came out strong the next week with a win over Huron, but fell flat against Tea Area a couple days later.  The team did their best to bounce back from the loss, but came up short the next week against Sioux Falls Christian.  Later that week, the team drove down to Dakota Valley, ready to turn the season around.  The girls fought hard on the uncharacteristically warm Saturday and came out on top.  However, that next week brought more heartache as the team succumbed to a loss against Mitchell.

The girls put forth a tremendous effort in their next game against West Central, but the second half was ultimately their demise as they fell once again.  However, the team was able to regroup and pull together for a win two days later against Worthington, MN.  After having five days of rest from games, the girls came out ready to play Vermillion the next week.  With 110% effort for the full 80 minutes, the girls avenged their first loss of the season with a 0-0 tie.  The high from this tie carried over into the next game of that week, and the team once again beat Groton Area, this time on their own field.  The final game of the season was against Sioux Falls Christian.  The girls played their hearts out, but unfortunately came up short in a 1-2 loss to the Chargers to end the regular season.

However, it was enough to land the team the #5 seed in the playoffs – – a feat which has never before occurred in the history of the Garretson soccer program.  On Tuesday, October 2nd, the team will have one final opportunity to defeat Vermillion.  With 100% effort, the team can bring forth strong passes, good runs, and lots of shots, which could land these girls with their first playoff win against a team who has created in this program motivation and a desire for more.

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Dell Rapids Softball Drops Final Two Games of Season

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Photo courtesy of Michelle Heiberger

The Dell Rapids Club Softball varsity team dropped its final two games of the season on Sunday, September 30th in Tea.  Dell Rapids fell to Tea 14-11 in their first game of the day and then lost to Pipestone 12-7 in the second game.  Slow starts in both games ended up being the difference as the come-from-behind rallies fell short in both games.

Hannah Heiberger finished the day with seven hits in seven at bats that included a double, four RBIs, and two runs scored.  Heiberger also caught the first game and did not allow a stolen base.  Zoe Mortrude had four singles, two walks, an RBI, and four runs scored during the day.  Brooke Klein added a single, a double, a triple, two walks, and an RBI.

Dell Rapids will now play in the state tournament on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th.  Dell Rapids has earned a first round bye and will play the winner of Aberdeen vs Tea at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday in Sioux Falls.

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