Quarriers Fall in SoDak 16 to EPJ

DRvsEPJ_VB_11-6-18The Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team had their 2018 season come to an end in the SoDak 16 on Tuesday, November 6th at Brandon Valley High School.  The Quarriers fell in straight sets to the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies by scores of 25-11, 25-12, 25-16.

Elk Point-Jefferson set the tone early in the match.  The Huskies got out to a big 9-1 lead right away in the first set.  The Quarriers could never really get much going in the first set.  The Huskies grew the lead to 15 points at 18-3 on their way to the first set victory.

The Huskies started the second set with a slim 7-5 lead, but unfortunately for the Quarriers, Elk Point-Jefferson then went on an 11-4 run to take an 18-9 lead.  The Huskies found themselves in control and closed out the second set on a 7-3 run for the win.

The Quarriers found themselves quickly behind 5-0 to start the third set.  Dell Rapids was able to get to within three points a couple of time at 7-4 and 9-6.  Both times the Huskies were able to get the lead back to five points.  Elk Point-Jefferson was able to push their lead to eight points 19-11.  The Husckies closed out the set and match outscoring Dell Rapids 6-5 for the win.

Dell Rapids finished their season with a 21-9 overall record.


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Quarriers Back to the SoDak 16

DRvsTV_VB_11-1-18The Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team advanced to the “SoDak 16″ for the second year in a row with a Region 3A win over the Tri-Valley Mustangs on Thursday, November 1st at Sioux Falls Christian High School.  Dell Rapids won in straight sets by scores of 25-16, 25-7, 27-25.

Dell Rapids started the match on fire jumping out to a 9-4 lead early in the first set.  The Mustangs closed the game to 9-7, but the Quarriers responded with a 6-0 run to pull away at 15-7.  Dell Rapids pushed that lead to 22-12.  Tri-Valley cut the lead to 22-16, but the Quarriers closed out the first set on a 3-0 run for the win.  Dell Rapids was able to carry that momentum into the second set.  The Quarriers cruised to a 25-7 win to take a 2-0 lead.

Tri-Valley would not go away easily in the third set.  The two teams were locked in a close battle throughout the entire third set.  Tri-Valley took a 6-4 lead early on in the set and was able to maintain a lead through the first half of the third set.  Dell Rapids was able to take the lead at 15-14.  Neither team was able to get a lead greater than two points throughout the remainder of the set.  Dell Rapids had the advantage at 24-23, 25-24, and 26-25.  The Quarriers got the final point on a rotation violation for the match win.

Dell Rapids (21-8) advances to the “SoDak 16″.  The Quarriers will face the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies on Tuesday, November 6th.  The match 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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Madison Edges Quarriers in Five Sets

NewDRLogoIn a Dak-12 match-up, the Madison Bulldogs defeated the Dell Rapids Quarriers in a five-set match on Tuesday, October 16th in Madison.  The set scores in the Madison win were 25-18, 16-25, 25-14, 21-25, 15-7.

Mackenzie Grisham and Jayda Knuppe led the offensive attack for Dell Rapids.  Grisham had 13 kills, while Knuppe finished with eight.  Knuppe and Brooke Klein both had an ace serve in the match.  Klein also led the back-row defense with 28 digs.  Hannah Fletcher finished the night with 17 digs and 39 set assists.  Maria Jackson finished with five blocks at the net.

The Quarriers (18-8) will travel to Beresford on Monday, October 22nd.

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Quarriers Place 3rd at Dak-12 VB Tourney

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team entered the Dak-12 Conference tournament as the #3 seed team on Saturday, October 13th at Dakota Valley High School.

The #3 seed earned the Quarriers a first-round bye, so their first match was against the Vermillion Tanagers who defeated West Central prior.  Dell Rapids beat Vermillion in straight sets (25-16, 25-23) to earn a trip to the semi-final round.

The Quarriers had to face the #2 seed Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies in the semi-finals.  The Huskies beat Lennox to advance to this round.  Elk Point-Jefferson defeated Dell Rapids in straight sets (25-16, 25-12) to advance to the championship match and send Dell Rapids to the 3rd place match.

Dell Rapids med up with the Dakota Valley Panthers, who fell to Sioux Falls Christian in the other semi-final round.  The Quarriers took the match and placed third with a three-set win by scores of 25-23, 18-25, 25-20.  In this match Hannah Fletcher had 18 set assists, eight digs, and five kills.  Jayda Knuppe had six kills and three digs.  Mackenzie Grisham and Maria Jackson both had four kills.  Grisham also had 11 digs and two ace serves.  Brooke Klein ended the third-place match with 16 digs.

With the 2-1 record in the tournament, Dell Rapids now has a season record of 18-7.  The Quarriers will travel to Madison on Tuesday, October 16th.

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Quarriers Big Rally Nets Win over Deubrook Area

NewDRLogoTrailing two sets to none and facing match point, the Dell Rapids Quarriers rallied for a thrilling five-set match win over the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Tuesday, October 9th.  Dell Rapids won by set scores of 11-25, 26-28, 26-24, 25-20, 15-11.

Playing in their second match in as many nights, the Quarriers got off to a bit of a slow start as Deubrook was able to get out to a 14-9 lead in the first set, and then close out the set on an 11-2 run to win 25-11.  Dell Rapids appeared as if they were going to tie the match at 1-1 leading 22-17 in the second set, but Deubrook rallied to tie the set at 24-24, and then got the advantage and win at 28-26.

Dell Rapids was able to get themselves a 15-11 lead mid way through the third set, but Deubrook tied it at 18-18.  The Dolphins continued with the momentum for a 24-22 lead, forcing match point on Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers rallied for four straight points to steal the third set at 26-24 and keep the match alive.

Neither team was able to get more than a two-to-three point lead for much of the fourth set.  The two teams were tied 17-17 and 19-19 before Dell Rapids closed out the fourth set on a 6-1 run to force the fifth and final set.  Deubrook started to pull away in the fifth set as they lead 9-5 and then 11-7.  However, the Quarriers stormed back with eight straight points with Maria Jackson serving to win the match.

Dell Rapids (16-6) will take a four-match winning streak into the Dak-12 Conference Tournament on Saturday, October 13th.  The tournament will be held at Dakota Valley High School.


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Quarrier Volleyball Wins on Senior Night

NewDRLogoOn a night when the team celebrated five seniors, the Dell Rapids Quarriers defeated the Baltic Bulldogs 3-1 by set scores of 23-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-20 on Monday, October 7th.

Baltic jumped out to an early lead in the first set and led by as many as seven points.  Dell Rapids had cut the lead to one point multiple times in the set, but Baltic was able to hold the Quarriers each time and took the first set of the match.  Dell Rapids got out to a nine point lead mid way through the second set.  The Bulldogs made a late run, but the Quarriers took the second set and gained momentum.  Dell Rapids was able to take that momentum and cruised to the final two set wins to win the match.

Hannah Fletcher had 27 set assists, eight kills, three ace serves, and a block in the match.  Jayda Knuppe finished with a team-high 11 kills.  Maria Jackson also had eight kills.  Brooke Klein tallied 40 digs and five ace serves.  Dezi Rus had 18 digs, while Mackenzie Grisham added 17 digs.

This year’s seniors are Maria Jackson, Hannah Fletcher, Jadya Knuppe, Brooke Klein, and Nina Bradonjic.

The Quarriers (15-6) will travel to White to play the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Tuesday, October 9th.

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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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Quarriers Fall in Battle of Top Five Teams

DRvsMCM_VB_9-25-18In a battle of top five teams in Class A volleyball, the #5 McCook Central/Montrose Fighting Cougars defeated the #4 Dell Rapids Quarriers on Tuesday, September 25th at Dell Rapids High School.  The Fighting Cougars won in straight sets by scores 25-23, 25-21, 25-14.

The first set was a back-and-forth game with neither team really gaining much of an advantage.  Dell Rapids held a 22-21 lead late, but McCook Central/Montrose rallied to take a 24-22 lead.  After Dell Rapids pulled within a point at 24-23, the Fighting Cougars closed out the set for the victory.  Dell Rapids looked to be in control to take the second set after gaining an 18-13 advantage.  McCook Central/Montrose, however, rallied for a 12-3 run to steal the second set at 25-21.  The Fighting Cougars would ride the momentum to a 14-8 lead, but Dell Rapids responded with six straight points to tie the third set at 14-14.  But once again, McCook Central/Montrose went on a rally, this time for 11 straight points to win the match. DRvsMCM_VB_9-25-18_2

Maria Jackson led the team with six kills.  Mackenzie Grisham and Jayda Knuppe both had three kills each.  Jackson and Knuppe both had two service aces.  Hannah Fletcher notched 13 more set assists and 11 digs.  Brooke Klein ended the night with 26 digs, and Grisham had 22 digs.  Jackson had three blocks at the net, while Kyra Graham had two blocks.

Dell Rapids (12-5) will travel to Lennox for a Dak-12 Conference match-up on Thursday, September 27th.

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