Quarrier Girls Win Fourth Straight Road Game

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Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team won their fourth straight road game and fifth straight overall after at 65-26 win over the Canton C-Hawks on Monday, February 12th.

The Quarriers led start to finish in the ball game.  Dell Rapids held Canton to under 10 points in each quarter of the game.  Dell Rapids led 18-6 after the first quarter and extended that lead to 40-11 by halftime.  Canton was held to only six points again in the third quarter as Dell Rapids extended their lead to 35 points 52-17.  The Quarriers then outscored Canton 13-9 in the final quarter for the win.

Four players scored in double figures for the Quarriers.  Jayda Knuppe led all scorers with 16 points and had three rebounds.  Sydney Stofferahn had 12 points and eight rebounds.  Arial Hoffman finished with 12 points and six rebounds, and Emma Paul had 12 points and five rebounds.  Kaylee Hennen tallied six points, and Ravyn Hoffman finished with five points.

Dell Rapids (14-5) will close out the regular season when they play their fifth straight road game on Thursday, February 15th.  The Quarriers will travel to Madison to play the Bulldogs.  Big Sioux Media will have a link to a video stream.

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Cardinals Drop DVC Matchup to Colman-Egan

DRSMvsCE_BBB_2-12-18The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals lost a tough Dakota Valley Conference game to the Colman-Egan Hawks on Monday, February 12th at Colman-Egan High School.  The Hawks beat St Mary 85-61 by outscoring the Cardinals 42-23 in the middle two quarters.

The first minute was back and forth.  Luke Brown made a three-point shot with 6:56 to give the Cardinals a 7-5 lead.  Another three-point basket, this time by Connar Kangas with 5:21 to go, put St Mary back in front 10-9.  The Hawks went on a 8-2 run over the next two minutes to grab a 17-12 lead.  Two more three-point shots from Brown got St Mary within a point at 19-18, but the Hawks closed out the first quarter on a 4-0 run to lead 23-18 after the first quarter.

Colman-Egan increased their lead to eight points at 32-24 after a made basket by Kade Groos with 5:19 to play in the first half.  Connor Libis cut the lead back down to five moments later with a three-point basket.  Libis made scored another two points with 3:47 to play in the first half to keep the Colman-Egan lead at five points at 34-29.  The Hawks, however, ended the second quarter on a 9-0 run to lead 43-29 at halftime.

The Colman-Egan lead grew to 20 points after a made free throw by Bodee Groos with 5:28 to play in the third quarter.  That lead grew to 24 points at 65-41 by the end of the third quarter.  St Mary couldn’t get the lead inside of 20 points for much of the fourth quarter as Colman-Egan took the win.

St Mary finished the game shooting 49% from the field, 50% from three-point area, and 64% from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals were out rebounded 33-12 and were forced into 17 turnovers during the game.

Libis finished with 20 points and two assists.  Brown added 11 points and two assists.  Weston  Geraets had 10 points and five rebounds.  The Hawks had five players finish in double figures led by B. Groos with 25 points and nine rebounds.

The Cardinals (10-9) will close out the regular season at Baltic on Friday, February 16th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Chester Area Spoils Cardinal Senior Night

DRSM LogoOn the final regular season home game of the season for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team, the Chester Flyers defeated the Cardinals 65-46 on Saturday, February 10th.

St Mary had a lead early in the game.  The Cardinals led after the first quarter at 17-11.  From that point, the Flyer defense clamped down on the Cardinals.  Chester Area took a four-point lead into halftime at 26-22.  They continued to grow the lead at the end of each quarter in the second half.  The Flyers led 45-34 at the end of the third quarter, and then Chester outscored St Mary 20-12 in the final quarter for the win.

Connor Libis led the team in scoring with 17 points.  Luke Brown finished with 13 points, two rebounds, one block and one assist.  Connar Kangas had six points.  Max Herber finished with five points and eight rebounds.  Drew Wood had eight rebounds and two blocked shots.  Chester Area was led by Devin Eppard with 32 points and Aden Baumberger with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

This year’s seniors for the Cardinals are Jason Cook, Drew Wood, Luke Brown, manager Seth Bares, along with cheerleaders Cassy Geraets, Adyn Heinricy, and Emma Nelson.

St Mary (10-8) will travel to Colman to play the Colman-Egan Hawks on Monday, February 12th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarriers Shake off 1st Half to Win Eighth Straight

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Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Playing in their second game in less than 24 hours, the Dell Rapids Quarrier boys had a come-from-behind win over the St Thomas More Cavaliers at the DWU Culver’s Classic in Mitchell on Saturday, February 10th.  After trailing in each of the first three quarters, the Quarriers won 62-52.

The Cavaliers connected on nearly half of their three-point shots in the first half of the game.  St Thomas More led by nine points after the first quarter at 20-11.  The lead increased to 16 points, the largest of the game for the Cavaliers, with 3:53 to play in the second quarter.  Dell Rapids was able to cut the lead back down to nine points by halftime at 31-22.

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Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

The Quarriers started to make their run in the second half.  Dell Rapids cut the lead to five points by the end of the third quarter.  St Thomas More still led 46-41.  The Quarriers defense then held the Cavaliers to just six fourth-quarter points while scoring 21 to complete the come-from-behind win.

Mason Schmidt, named the game’s MVP, scored 18 points, had five rebounds, one assist, and one steal.  Carson Rentz had 15 points and four assists.  Logan Heim added 12 points and eight rebounds.  Jeffrey Schuch ended with nine points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots.  Drew Van Regenmorter and Elijah Story both had four points each.

Dell Rapids (14-4) will play in Canton on Monday, February 12 as part of a girls and boys double header against the Canton Hawks.

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Quarrier Girls Win Tough Road Game

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Playing their third road game in a row, the Dell Rapids Quarriers won a tough Dak-12 game against the Dakota Valley Panthers on Friday, February 9th.  The Quarriers won 63-55 to earn their fourth win in a row.

Dell Rapids started the game with 22 first quarter points and built an 11-point lead at 22-11.  Dakota Valley was able to cut into the lead in the second quarter, but only by two points.  The Quarriers led 35-26 at halftime.  The Panthers were able to shave a few more points off the lead by the end of the third quarter as Dell Rapids led 46-40.  The Quarriers outscored Dakota Valley 17-15 in the final quarter for the win.

Three players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Jayda Knuppe had 23 points and seven rebounds.  Emma Paul added 13 points and five rebounds.  Arial Hoffman had 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists.  Aspen Hansen finished with four steals.

The Quarriers (13-5) will travel to Canton on Monday, February 12th.  The girls and boys will play a double header.

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Quarrier Boys Win Seventh in a Row in OT

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Rentz

The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys picked up their seventh win in a row in an overtime thriller against the Dakota Valley Panthers on Friday, February 9th at Dakota Valley High School.  The Quarriers knocked off the #4 team in Class A by a score of 72-68.

The Quarriers got out to a quick start in the first quarter and led 21-16 by the first quarter break.  Dakota Valley then locked down the Quarrier offense in the second quarter.  The Panthers outscored Dell Rapids 22-8 to take a 38-29 lead into halftime.  The Quarriers flipped the script in the third quarter.  Dell Rapids outscored the Panthers 21-11 in the third quarter to hold a 50-49 lead heading into the fourth quarter.  The teams went back and forth throughout the fourth quarter.  Logan Heim hit the game-tying three-point shot with :28 to go in the game.  Each team had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, but the fourth quarter ended with the two teams tied at 62-62.

With Dell Rapids leading 67-66 with less than a minute left in overtime, Carson Rentz knocked down a tough runner from the middle of the lane to give the Quarriers a 69-66 lead.  After a defensive stop and foul, Rentz made two free throws to push the lead to 71-66 with about :30 to go.  Dakota Valley knocked down a basket to get back within three points at 71-68.  Mason Schmidt was fouled with under :05 to play and made one of two free throws to push the lead to four points and seal the victory for Dell Rapids.

The Quarriers were led by Jeffrey Schuch, who had another double-double.  Schuch had 27 points, 19 rebounds, four assists, and four blocked shots.  Rentz had 15 points and eight assists.  Schmidt finished the game with 12 points and six rebounds.

Dell Rapids (13-4) will play at the DWU Classic in Mitchell on Saturday, February 10th.  The Quarriers will play St Thomas More at 1:00 p.m.

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Cardinals Lose Tough Game to Elks

DRSMvsELB_GBB_2-9-18The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals couldn’t quite overcome an early first quarter deficit against the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks on Friday, February 9th.  St Mary fell 64-54 to the Elks at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.

The Elks got an early 11-2 lead halfway through the first quarter.  Their lead grew to 13 points by the end of the first quarter at 20-7.  The Cardinals were able to cut the lead to nine points by halftime at 32-23.  The Elks again pushed their lead to 13 points at 44-31 with 2:30 to go in the third quarter.  That is when St Mary went on a run.  St Mary finished the third quarter on a 9-3 run to cut the Elkton-Lake Benton lead to seven points at 47-40.  Ella Heinitz made a three-point shot from the right wing to start the fourth quarter to bring the Cardinals to within four points at 47-43.  That was as close as the Cardinals would get.  The Elks went on a 13-6 run to extend their lead to 60-49 with 1:45 left in the game and finished with the 1o-point victory.

The Cardinals finished shooting 37% from the field, 33% from three-point area, and 76% from the free-throw line.  Heinitz finished with 19 points in the game.  Maddie Schwebach had 16 points and four rebounds.  Sydney Cook added 10 points and nine rebounds.  Clare Klein finished tallied six points and three rebounds.

St Mary (8-10) will travel to Colman to play the Colman-Egan Hawks on Tuesday, February 13th.

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Dell Rapids Gets Dual Win over SF Lincoln

NewQuarrierLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier wrestling team took home a 51-24 dual win over the Sioux Falls Lincoln on Thursday, February 8th.  It was the final match for the Quarriers of the 2017-2018 season before the Region 1A Tournament.

Andrew Weiland, Canyon Lowman, Trevon Cross, Max Lamer, Brayden Gee, Mitchell Klinkenborg, Ben Cavigielli, and Nick Palmer all earned victories by pin.  Jacob Vogel also won his match by a 5-0 decision.

Dell Rapids finished their dual season with a 12-7 record.

The Quarriers will host the Region 1A tournament on Saturday, February 17th.

The Quarrier Wrestling Team beat Sioux Falls Lincoln last night 51-24. Wrestlers earning pins were Andrew Weiland,  Canyon Lowman, Trevon Cross, Max Lamer, Brayden Gee, Mitchell Klinkenborg, Ben Cavigielli and Nick Palmer.  Jacob Vogel won by Dec 5-0.
We finished the dual season with 12 wins and 7 losses. The Region Tournament is next Saturday in Dell Rapids.

Dell Rapids 51.00, Sioux Falls Lincoln 24.00

  • 106: Jacob Vogel (DERA) over Alex  Mentzer (SFL) (Dec 5-0)
  • 113: Canyon Lowman (DERA) over Michael Huscher (SFL) (Fall 3:09)
  • 120: Andrew Weiland (DERA) over Tae Ellenbecker (SFL) (Fall 4:44)
  • 126: Beau  Beavers (SFL) over Zach McKee (DERA) (Fall 3:44)
  • 132: Trevon Cross (DERA) over Amani  Boas (SFL) (Fall 5:43)
  • 138: Max Lamer (DERA) over Anthony  Marquardt (SFL) (Fall 2:43)
  • 145: Brayden Gee (DERA) over Alfredo  Sanchez (SFL) (Fall 3:13)
  • 152: Pollux Davidson (SFL) over   (DERA) (For.)
  • 160: Braedon Treadway (SFL) over Gage Carr (DERA) (Fall 5:08)
  • 170: Jacob  Murphy (SFL) over Trystan Stahl (DERA) (Fall 2:56)
  • 182: Mitchell Klinkenborg (DERA) over Gavin Marco (SFL) (Fall 1:50)
  • 195: Double Forfeit 220: Ben Cavigielli (DERA) over Marco Cosic (SFL) (Fall 0:43)
  • 285: Nick Palmer (DERA) over Yoseph Mekuria (SFL) (Fall 0:34

 

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Cardinal Boys Earn Big Region Win with Tough Defense

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals earned a big Dakota Valley Conference and Region 4B win with a strong defensive second half over the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks on Thursday, February 8th at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  The Cardinals won 64-54, but only allowed 13 second half points.

The Elks opened the game on a 7-0 run in the first 2:30 of the game.  The Cardinals responded with an 8-0 of their own over the next couple of minutes.  The two teams went back and forth for the remained of the first quarter.  Elkton-Lake Benton led 24-23 at the end of the first quarter.  The game continued to go back and forth in the second quarter.  The Elks were able to extend their lead by three points to 41-38 by halftime.

The Cardinals came out of halftime with a great defensive plan that was executed perfectly.  St Mary held the Elks to just six points in the third quarter as the Cardinals took a three-point lead at 50-47 into the fourth quarter.  The Cardinals then held Elkton-Lake Benton to seven points in the fourth quarter while scoring 14 of their own on their way to the win.

Two players finished in double figures for the Cardinals.  Connor Libis had 35 points to lead all scorers.  Luke Brown finished with 12 points, two rebounds, and two blocked shots.  Weston Geraets had nine points, seven rebounds, and three blocked shots.  Ethan Geraets tallied four points.

St Mary (10-7) will have their final regular-season home game on Saturday, February 10th when they host the Chester Area Flyers.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Streak Reaches Six for Quarrier Boys

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers earned a 65-33 road win over the Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans at Mt Vernon on Tuesday, February 6th.  The won was the sixth win in a row for Dell Rapids.

Dell Rapids led by nine points at the end of the first quarter at 19-10.  The defense for the Quarriers held the Titans to just seven points in the second quarter, and Dell Rapids led by 20 points at 37-17 at halftime.  The lead grew by the end of third quarter to 27 points at 56-25.  The Titans only scored four points in the fourth quarter on the Quarrier defense as Dell Rapids cruised to victory.

The Quarriers finished shooting 56% from the field, 50% from three-point area, and 57% from the free-throw line.  Dell Rapids had 37 team rebounds, 12 team assists, and turned the ball over 10 times.

Mason Schmidt finished with 19 points, two rebounds, and two assists.  Jeffrey Schuch had 13 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists.  Carson Rentz had 14 points and six assists.  Drew Van Regenmorter finished the game with eight points, and Eddie Price added seven points.

Dell Rapids (12-4) hits the road on Friday, February 9th when they play the Dakota Valley Panthers as part of a girls and boys double header at Dakota Valley High School.

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