St Mary Volleyball Advances in Region 4B

DRSMvsHow_VB_10-29-18The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals advanced to the second round of the 2018 Region 4B Tournament after an opening round win over the Howard Tigers.  The Cardinals defeated the Tigers in straight sets by scores of 25-22, 25-17, 25-16 at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.

The #7 seeded Cardinals got off to a quick start in the first set.  St Mary got out to an 8-3 lead on Howard, and led 12-6 as the two teams neared the midway mark of the first set.  Howard rallied and took a 17-15 lead.  The Tigers extended the lead to 20-17, but the Cardinals found their own rally late in the set to tie Howard at 22-22.  St Mary was able to finish off the set with three straight points to take the early advantage in the match.

Howard took the early advantage in the second set and held an early 5-3 lead.  After the two teams were tied at 8-8, the Cardinals went on a 10-5 run to take control of the set at 18-13.  St Mary closed out the set on a 7-4 run for their second set win.  The Tigers again got out to a fast start in the third set scoring the first five points for a 5-0 lead.  The Cardinals regroups and went on a 7-2 run to tie the set at 7-7.  The two teams were tied at 8-8 and 9-9.  That’s when St Mary found more momentum and outscored Howard 9-2 for an 18-11.  The Cardinals controlled the rest of the set for the match win.

Cassie Mullaney finished with eight kills.  Maddie Schwebach added seven kills, Tyra Harrington had five kills, and Veronica Beck had four kills.  Ella Heinitz tallied 18 set assists and four digs.  Carly Maxwell finished with 13 digs.  V. Beck added five digs and four ace serves.  Olivia Beck, Macie Brown and Courtney Brown all had four digs each.  Schwebach also had three solo blocks.

St Mary (10-16) advances to the second round and will play the #2 seeded Ethan Rustlers on Tuesday, October 30th.  The match is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. at Madison High School.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Strong – Dell Rapids Holds Tough Against Madison

DRvsMad_FB_10-25-18“The guys played great tonight.  They have worked hard all year and have had to overcome a lot of adversity this year.  It all game together tonight,” said head coach Jordan Huska.

It most certainly all came together for the Dell Rapid Quarriers on a cool, damp night in Madison.  Dell Rapids upset the #2 ranked Madison Bulldogs in the opening round of the South Dakota 11A playoffs 14-13 on Thursday, October 25th.

Despite a rough start to the game, the Dell Rapids defense held strong the remainder of the game, and the offense was able to control time of possession to keep the Madison offense off the field.

The Bulldogs opened the game with a bang.  Carter Bergheim took the opening kickoff 55 yards to the Dell Rapids 32 yard line.  On the very first play for Madison, Tyler Tappe threw a 32-yard touchdown pass Jacob Unterbrunner to go ahead 6-0 just 15 seconds into the game.  After Dell Rapids’ first offensive possession ended in a turnover on downs at the Madison 32-yard line, Tappe raced down the field for a 62-yard touchdown run with 6:18 to play in the quarter.  After a made extra point, the Bulldogs led 13-0 after running just two offensive plays.  Dell Rapids was able to drive into Bulldog territory two more times in the first half, and even had the ball at the Madison four-yard line with just seconds remaining in the second quarter, but both times the Bulldogs forced a turnover on downs.  Madison held a 13-0 at halftime.

Dell Rapids again had the ball on Madison’s side of the field in the third quarter, but with 6:50 to play in the quarter, Madison forced Dell Rapids into their fourth turnover on downs.  However, about a minute and a half later, the Dell Rapids defense put a spark into the team when Logan Ellingson intercepted a Tappe pass.  That interception led to a four-yard touchdown run by Tyler Wood with 0:58 to play in the third quarter.  Hunter Garry added the extra point to cut the Bulldog lead to 13-7.

The Quarrier defense got another big stop early in the fourth quarter.  Dell Rapids forced Madison into a turnover on downs with 11:36 to play.  The Quarrier offense continued the momentum converting on a third-and-long play, and then moments later converting on a fourth-and-long to keep the drive alive.  The drive ended with a 29-yard touchdown pass from Eddie Price to Ellingson with 8:05 to play.  Another Garry extra point gave Dell Rapids a 14-13 lead.  The Dell Rapids defense forced Madison into a punt on their next drive.  The offense wasn’t able to score, but ran over two and half minutes off the clock before punting the ball back to the Bulldogs.

With 1:30 to play, Tappe dropped back to pass and fired a pass to his right only to have it intercepted by Drew Van Regenmorter.  The Quarrier offense took over with 1:24 to play leading by a point.  Madison held Dell Rapids and used two of their three timeouts.  On a Dell Rapids fourth down, Madison sacked Price for a turnover on downs at the Quarrier 38-yard line with 1:02 to play.  Madison got the ball to about the Dell Rapids 13-yard line with :40 to play.   An incomplete pass and sack put Madison back to the 17-yard line with :25 to go.  Tappe scrambled on the next play out to his left, but was tackled in bounds to keep the clock running.  Madison tried to get their field goal team on the field on fourth down to get a last-second, game-winning field goal, but the snap was low and the Dell Rapids defense ended the game by tackling the holder Brock Minnaert to secure the win.

The Quarriers ran a total of 85 plays for a total of 260 yards of offense, 109 passing yards and 151 rushing yards.  Madison was held to just 48 plays for a total of 213 yards of offense, 94 of those yards coming on their first two offensive plays of the game.  Dell Rapids was 6-18 on third down and 4-9 on fourth down.  Madison was 3-10 on third down and 2-5 on fourth down.

Price was 7-21 passing for 109 yards and a touchdown.  Ellingson had three catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.  Wood had a catch for 19 yards, and Alex Kringen had a catch for 10 yards.  Logan Stone had 11 carries for 49 rushing yards.  Tatye Gleason finished with 14 carries and 44 yards.  Kringen had 14 carries and 34 yards.  Coby Maeschen had eight tackles and a sack.  Price finished with six tackles.  Van Regenmorter had five tackles, two sacks, and an interception.  Ellingson also recorded an interception.

Dell Rapids (6-4) will advance to the semifinals.  The Quarriers will travel to Dakota Valley to play the Panthers on Friday, November 2nd.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarriers Reach 20 Wins in Final Regular Season Match

DRvsELB_VB_10-23-18A night after a long, hard-fought, five-set battle against Beresford, the Dell Rapids Quarriers closed out their regular season at home on Tuesday, October 23rd against the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks.  The Quarriers reached the 20-win mark with a straight set win by scores of 25-13, 25-15, 25-19.

Dell Rapids got out to four-to-five point leads early in each set and slowly grew the leads throughout the sets.  The Quarriers controlled each set on their way to the match victory.

Jayda Knuppe finished with 14 kills and three ace serves.  Maria Jackson had eight kills, and Kyra Graham had seven kills.  Hannah Fletcher finished with 32 set assists.  Brooke Klein had 31 digs.  Knuppe and Mackenzie Grisham both had eight digs, and Sam Price tallied seven digs.

The Quarriers (20-8) will enter the Region 3A tournament as the #2 seed.  Dell Rapids will have a first-round bye and will play the winner of Tri-Valley and Garretson on Thursday, November 1st.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarriers Win Thriller in Beresford

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team won an exciting five-set match in Beresford against the Watchdogs on Monday, October 22nd.  Dell Rapids won by set scores of 28-26, 23-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-7.

Jayda Knuppe had a strong offensive night with 25 kills.  Maria Jackson and Kyra Graham both had nine kills, while Hannah Fletcher and Mackenzie Grisham both had five kills each.  Fletcher finished the match with 51 set assists along with 25 digs.  Brooke Klein had 45 digs, while Grisham had 18 digs.  Dezi Rus tallied 10 digs.  Grisham also finished with three ace serves, and Klein added two ace serves.

The Quarriers (19-8) will end their regular season at home against Elkton-Lake Benton on Tuesday, October 23rd as they go for win number 20 on the season.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinals Fall to Hawks in Straight Sets on Senior Night

DRSMvsCE_VB_10-22-18In their final home and regular season match of the 2018 season, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals fell to the Colman-Egan Hawks on senior night at Dell Rapids St Mary High School on Monday, October 22nd.  The Hawks won by set scores of 25-20, 25-12, 25-18.

The first set of the match was back and forth throughout much of the set.  There were nine ties and seven lead changes in the first half of the set before Colman-Egan was able to break away for a 20-14 lead.  The Cardinals got back within a point at 21-20, but the Hawks closed out the set with four straight points for the win.

St Mary got behind early at 8-3.  The Cardinals closed the lead to three points at 8-5, but Colman-Egan found momentum and went on a 10-3 run to go ahead 18-8.  The Hawks were able to take the second set at 25-12.

The Cardinals jumped out early on Colman-Egan 3-0 in the third set.  The Hawks answered with a three-point run of their own to tie the set at 3-3.  St Mary then went ahead 5-3 only to see Colman-Egan again tie the set at 5-5.  Again the Hawks got on a run.  This time it was a 9-1 run to go ahead 14-6.  St Mary couldn’t get the momentum to get the come-from-behind win and lost the set 25-18.

Veronica Beck finished the night with eight kills.  Maddie Schwebach had four kills, and Cassie Mullaney had three kills.  Macie Brown had 11 digs on the defensive side for St Mary.  Carly Maxwell finished with 10 digs.  Paige Bunkers had six digs along with two ace serves.  Beck also had two ace serves. Ella Heinitz had 12 set assists.  Mullaney, Schwebach, and Heinitz all had a block in the match.

Mackenzie Hemmer finished with nine kills for Colman-Egan.  Braiden Westley had eight kills, and Olivia Baumberger had four kills.  Westley also had five blocks, and Baumberger had three blocks.  Elizabenth Moore had seven digs and seven ace serves.  Westley had a team-high eight digs.

This year’s Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal seniors are Carly Maxwell, Cassie Mullaney, Veronia Beck, and Maddie Schwebach.

St Mary ends the regular season with a 9-16 record.  The Cardinals will now play in the opening round of the Region 4B tournament starting on Monday, October 29th.  Their opponent and location of the match are yet to be determined.  Big Sioux Media will follow the Cardinals throughout the Region 4B tournament.


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Cardinals and Quarriers Run at Cross Country State

Photo from Cardinal Athletics Twitter

Photo from Cardinal Athletics Twitter

The 2018 South Dakota Class B and Class A State Cross Country meet was held at Yankton Trail Park on Saturday, October 20th.  The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals entire boys varsity team participated in the event along with Addy Gilbert in the girls race.  Brayden Pulscher and Adisen Stadem were the participants for the Dell Rapids Quarriers.

The Cardinal boys team finished 14th at a steam with 109 points.  James Valley Christian won the boys Class B title with 44 points with Warner placing second also with 44 points.  Newell placed third with 45 points.

Jacob Vogel received medalist honors with a 19th place finish in a time of 17:39.96.  Connor Libis (64th) had a time of 18:51.44.  Ryan Eining (90th) had a time of 19:31.23.  Seth Roemen (91st) finished at 19:37.74.  Thomas Eining (104th) finished at 20:18.53.

Addy Gilbert had an 87th place finish in the girls Class B race with a time of 22:55.24.

Photo courtesy of Sara Van Regenmorter

Photo courtesy of Sara Van Regenmorter

Adisen Stadem finished 99th in the girls Class A with a time of 22:12.48.  Brayden Pulscher had a 92nd place finish in the boys race with a time of 19:10.53.

Deubrook Area, Ipswich, and Newell were the top three teams in girls Class B.  Custer, Hill City, and Chamberlain were the top three teams in girls Class A.   Custer, Vermillion, and St Thomas More were the top three teams in boys Class A.

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Quarriers 3rd, Cardinals 6th at State Cheer

The Dell Rapids Quarrier and Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal competitive cheer teams gave their final performances of the 2018 season at the 2018 South Dakota Class A Competitive Cheer Competition on Friday, October 19th at Brandon Valley High School.  A total of 18 teams competed at this year’s state event.

The Quarriers took home 3rd place with a total of 240.0 points.  The Cardinals placed 6th in the state with a total of 225.0 points.  Sioux Valley claimed the Class A title with 290.5 points.  Dakota Valley was second with 246.0 points.  Deubrook Area was fourth with 227.0 points, and Platte-Geddes was fifth with 226.5 points.


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Madison Spoils Senior Night for Quarriers

NewDRLogoThe Madison Bulldogs spoiled senior night for the Dell Rapids Quarrier football team with a 28-7 win on Thursday, October 18th at Dell Rapids High School.  It was the final regular season for both teams in the 2018 season.

Both teams had chances to score in the first quarter, but both defenses held tough.  The Bulldogs finally broke through late in the first quarter when Thomas Gors had a four-yard touchdown run.  The extra point was good, and Madison led 7-0 after the first quarter.  Madison again scored midway through the second quarter on a 10-yard pass from Tyler Tappe to Caileb Reilly to make it 14-0.  Dell Rapids had a chance to put a score on the board in the final seconds of the half, but an Eddie Price pass was tipped and intercepted at the goal line.  Madison led 14-0 at halftime.

Neither team was able to get the offense going much in the third quarter.  Both teams were held scoreless, and Madison continued to lead 14-0 heading into the final quarter.  Nic Comes scored early in the fourth quarter on a 53-yard pass from Tappe to go ahead 21-0.   Avery Williams had a two-yard run with around 3:30 to go in the game to put the Bulldogs ahead 28-0.  Price connected with Logan Ellingson on an 84-yard pass with just over 2:00 to go for the lone Dell Rapids touchdown.

Dell Rapids finished with a total 286 yards of offense, 245 passing yards and just 41 rushing yards.  Madison, meanwhile, had 375 yards of total offense, 217 passing yards and 158 rushing yards.

Price finished 15-30 passing for 245 yards, a touchdown, but threw three interceptions.  Ellingson had nine catches for 170 yards and a touchdown.  Logan Stone had a catch for 36 yards.  Tatye Gleason had five carries for 19 yards.  Price finished with nine carries for nine yards. Coby Maeschen led the defense with 16 tackles.  Eddie Price finished with 10 tackles.  Drew VanRegenmorter had eight tackles with a sack.

The 2018 Dell Rapids Quarrier football team seniors are Nick Boever, Tate Kolbeck, Tayte Gleason, Eddie Price, Hunter Garry, Max Lamer, Alex Kringen, Jacob Rechtenbaugh, Kenyon Shellum, and Logan Heim.

Dell Rapids (5-4) still qualified for the 11A playoffs as the #7 seed.  Dell Rapids will travel to Madison to play the Bulldogs again in the quarterfinals on Thursday, October 25th.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Castlewood Ends Cardinal Season in 9B Playoffs

DRSM LogoThe 2018 football season came to an end for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals in the opening round of the South Dakota 9B Playoffs on Thursday, October 25th in Castlewood.  The Castlewood Warriors beat the Cardinals 36-12 to advance to the quarterfinal round.

The first quarter was a defensive battle as neither team was able to put a score on the board.  The Warriors got on the scoreboard in the second quarter with 10:22 to play on a seven-yard touchdown run by Noah Wiersma to go ahead 6-0.  St Mary tied the game with 1:52 remaining in the half on a two-yard run by Connor Libis.  Castlewood took the lead again with just seconds remaining on a one-yard touchdown run by Kaden Eng and two-point conversion.  The Warriors led 14-6 at halftime.

Castlewood scored first in the third quarter on a five-yard run by Kevin Munoz with 7:18 to play.  The two-point conversion was good extending the lead to 22-6.  St Mary cut the lead after a 26-yard touchdown pass from Libis to Weston Geraets at 22-12.  That’s where the score remained heading into the fourth quarter.  Wiersma scored with 7:38 to play in the game after a Castlewood interception.  The score pushed the lead to 28-12.   The Warriors added one more score on another Wiersma touchdown with 2:20 to play.

W. Geraets finished with 12 carries for 81 yards.  Ethan Geraets had 13 carries for 77 yards, and Libis finished with five carries for 20 yards and a touchdown.  Libis was also 3-7 passing for 70 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.  W. Geraets had two catches for 63 yards and a touchdown.  Eli Longville led the team in tackles with 11 in the game.  W. Geraets had 10 tackles.  Ryan Eining finished with 7.5 tackles.  Libis also had 6.5 tackles and a defensive interception.

St Mary finished their season with a 3-6 overall record.

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Cardinals Beat Lake Preston in Second Straight Match

DRSM LogoPlaying the Lake Preston Divers for the second match in a row, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals earned their second win over the Divers on Tuesday, October 16th in Lake Preston.  St Mary and Lake Preston met at the Dakota Valley Conference Tournament on Saturday, October 13th with the Cardinals getting a 2-0 win.  St Mary followed that match win with a straight set win on Monday by scores of 25-16, 25-16, 25-15.

Veronica Beck finished with 10 kills and four ace serves for the Cardinals.  Maddie Schwebach had eight kills, and Cassie Mullaney had five kills.  Ella Heinitz tallied 20 set assists, nine digs, and two ace serves.  Paige Bunkers finished with four set assists and an ace.  Macie Brown had a team-high 13 digs, and Carly Maxwell finished with 12 digs.

St Mary (9-15) will host Colman-Egan on Monday, October 22nd.  It will be the final regular season match and senior night for the Cardinals.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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