Cardinals Fall in Five-Set Match to Hendricks

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals fell to Hendricks, MN in a five-game match on Tuesday, October 10th in Hendricks, MN.  Hendricks won by scores of 25-15, 17-25, 22-25, 25-17, 15-6.

The Cardinals used a balanced offensive attack at the net.  Maddie Schwebach had seven kills.  Veronica Beck and Cassie Mullaney finished with five kills each.  Ella Heinitz and Rhiannon Glazier both had four kills, Cassy Geraets finished with three kills.  Mullaney had six blocks, while Schwebach added three blocks.  Adyn Heinricy had 17 digs.  Glazier finished with 12 digs, and Heinitz had seven digs.  Geraets had 28 set assists in the match.  Geraets also had five ace serves.  Heinricy added three ace serves.

St Mary (8-14) will travel to Deubrook Area on Thursday, October 12th.

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Fall Sports Awards for Dell Rapids Athletes

Several Dell Rapids athletes earned post season recognition for their performances in the 2015 fall sports season.

Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal Volleyball:

  • Junior Kennedi Mullaney – Dakota Valley Conference All-Conference Team Selection
  • Junior Jackie Wolles – Dakota Valley Conference All-Conference Honorable Mention
  • DRSM Awards Night Offensive MVP: Kennedi Mullaney
  • DRSM Awards Night Defensive MVP: Haley Michel

Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal Football:

  • Josh Brown – 9B All-State Selection
  • Jacob Frost – 9B All-State Selection
  • Christian Schnieders – 9B All-State Selection
  • Noah Fiegen – 9B All-State Honorable Mention
  • DRSM Awards Night Hustle Award: Logan Gaspar
  • DRSM Awards Night Most Improved: Tate Hansen
  • DRSM Awards Night Offensive MVP: Josh Brown
  • DRSM Awards Night Defensive MVP: Christian Schnieders
  • DRSM Awards Night Outstanding Offensive Lineman: Jacob Frost
  • DRSM Awards Night Outstanding Defensive Lineman: Noah Fiegen

Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal Girls Cross Country:

  • DRSM Awards Night Most Valuable Runner: Christina Vogel
  • DRSM Awards Night Most Improved Runner: Ella Heinitz

Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal Boys Cross Country:

  • DRSM Awards Night Most Valuable Runner: Connor Libis
  • DRSM Awards Night Most Improved Runner: Hunter Griffin

Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal Competitive Cheer:

  • DRSM Awards Night Coach’s Award: Bridget Dunn
  • DRSM Awards Night Most Improved: Courtney Geraets

 

Dell Rapids Quarrier Volleyball:

  • Senior Mikaela Stofferahn – Dak-12 Conference All-Conference Honorable Mention, 2015 SDHSAA Academic All-State Team
  • Junior Chloe Solberg – Dak-12 Conference All-Conference Honorable Mention
  • Senior Hannah Welbig – 2015 SDHSAA Academic All-State Team
  • Senior Kiah Schumacher – 2015 SDHSAA Academic All-State Team
  • Senior Megan Miles – 2015 SDHSAA Academic All-State Team

Dell Rapids Quarrier Football:

  • Junior Hunter Hansen – Dak-12 Conference All-Conference Team Selection
  • Junior Tanner Heim – Dak-12 Conference All-Conference Team Selection
  • Junior Dawson Kerzman – Dak-12 Conference All-Conference Team Selection
  • Senior Sam White – Dak-12 Conference All-Conference Team Selection
  • Senior Griffen Ellison – Dak-12 Conference All-Conference Honorable Mention
  • Junior Anthony  Miller – Dak-12 Conference All-Conference Honorable Mention

 

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Changes to 2015-2016 Sports Season

The 2015-2016 high school sports season has arrived, and this year will bring changes to both Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary schools for the upcoming seasons.

The biggest change will be for the Quarrier football team.  Class 11A football will be completely different this year.  The first change the Quarriers will face is no “open” date.  Class 11A football will be moving from an eight game schedule to a nine game schedule.  After the Quarriers complete the new nine game schedule, they will see a change in the playoff format.  11A will move to the same format that 11AAA and 11AA use.  Only the top eight teams in powerpoints will advance to the playoffs, thus eliminating one playoff game.  Class 11A will play the quarterfinal game on October 29th, and the semifinal game will be played on November 6th or 7th.

Head coach Steve Hansen said that he was a little hesitant about the change in the playoff system.  “With our schedule, the Dak-12 Conference, we are going to be playing the top teams in 11A week in and week out, and with the west river schedules, they will probably end with better records than some of the schools around here.  With the new power point system, they say that won’t matter, the best teams are going to make the playoffs.  We will have to see how it all shakes out this year.”

Both Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary will see new teams this year.  Canton and Sioux Falls Christian both make the jump from 11B to 11A this year.  Dell Rapids St Mary will have a couple of new teams on their schedule this year.  Arlington and Lake Preston have entered into a co-op for football this year.  Castlewood and Estelline have also entered into a co-op for football.  The Cardinals will have games against both of those combined teams this year, and have added Canistota and De Smet to fill the two empty spots created by the co-ops.

Both schools will have a change in their respective district and region plan.  Baltic has made the jump to Class A this year, meaning District 7B will now be a five-team district.  Baltic will now join Dell Rapids, Flandreau, Flandreau Indian, Garretson, Madison and Sioux Falls Christian in Region 3A making that a seven-team region.

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St Mary 5th Grade Boys Win Tri-State Tournament

On Friday night, March 28th, and Saturday, March 29th, the St. Mary Cardinal 5th-grade basketball team finished their season at the 85th Annual Tri-State Tournament put on by the Sioux Falls YMCA. The Cardinals won the “B” Division of the tournament in dramatic fashion over the Sioux Falls Wildcats.

The Cardinals came out with tenacious defense and opened up a 7-2 lead early in the game.  The Wildcats came back though to tie the game up at 17-17 by halftime.  To start the second half, the Wildcats came out and put the clamps down on St. Mary to open up a 28-19 lead. The turning point, to get the Cardinals back in the game, came at about the 13-minute mark of the second half when a Wildcat player kicked St. Mary’s center Max H. in the face when he was on the ground. A technical foul was called, and St. Mary’s received two points and the ball. St. Mary’s eventual came back and took the lead around the 3-minute mark. As St. Mary started to build a lead the Wildcats started to foul putting St. Mary’s at the free-throw line. With the Cardinals struggling with free throws, the Wildcats got back in the game to tie it up at 34-34.

With :31 seconds left, the Wildcats had the ball and set up the play they wanted.  After a missed shot and two offensive rebounds, the Wildcats finally lost the ball out of bounds to the Cardinals. The Cardinals brought the ball across half court and called their final timeout with :13 seconds left in the game. In the time out, Coach Craig Libis set up an inbound play for the last shot. The Cardinals inbounded the ball to Connor L. With immense pressure he dribbled the ball to the top of the key. With five seconds left, he began to drive.  The Wildcats shut down the lane, and Connor L. tried to back in closer, but with one second left, he turned and threw up the last shot that fell in for a 36-34 win.

Earlier in the tournament, the Cardinals came away with wins over DeSmet (40-27) and Sibley, IA (35-28). The Cardinals finished 40-7 in their season.

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Front row L to R: Clay W., Connor L., Colin W., Jon B., Nick W., Hunter G., Connar K., & Sam P.   Standing L to R: Coach Lee Palmer, Noah D., Coach Craig Libis, Max H., Coach Jason Griffin, Thomas E., Austin G., and Coach Matt Herber.

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All-Dells Championship at St Mary Tournament

The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal 5th-grade boys basketball team hosted a tournament on Saturday, March 15th.  Six teams participated in the tournament including Dell Rapids St Mary, Dell Rapids, Sioux Falls Christian, West Central, Harrisburg and Howard.  The six teams were broken into two pools of three teams each.  After six “pool-play” games, two players from each team participated in a “hot shot” contest, and then the final three games were played to determine placings.  All nine of the games and the “hot-shot” contest were streamed live on Big Sioux Media, and all the games are available to watch as an archived video under the webcasts page.

The championship game  of the tournament was between Dell Rapids St Mary and Dell Rapids, with the St Mary Cardinal team winning 53-27.

Back Row L to R:  Noah D, Austin G, Colin W, Sam P, Max H, & Thomas E.  Front Row L to R:  Connor L, Clay W, Connar K, Nick W, Hunter G, and Jon B.

Back Row L to R: Noah D, Austin G, Colin W, Sam
P, Max H, & Thomas E. Front Row L to R: Connor
L, Clay W, Connar K, Nick W, Hunter G, and Jon
B.

 

Back Row L to R:  Asher L, Brady L, Coby M, Jakob L, Carter N.  Front Row L to R:  Dayton A, Connar R, Colin R, Mitchell G

Back Row L to R: Asher L, Brady L, Coby M, Jakob L, Carter N. Front Row L to R: Dayton A, Connor R, Colin R, Mitchell G

Game Results:

  • Game 1:  DR St Mary 43, SF Christian 16
  • Game 2:  Harrisburg 32, Howard 15
  • Game 3:  West Central 41, SF Christian 16
  • Game 4:  Dell Rapids 39, Howard 24
  • Game 5:  DR St Mary 44, West Central 24
  • Game 6:  Dell Rapids 37, Harrisburg 34
  • 5th/6th Place Game:  Howard 27, SF Christian 18
  • 3rd/4th Place Game:  Harrisburg 31, West Central 20
  • 1st/2nd Place Game:  DR St Mary 53, Dell Rapids 27
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Cardinal Teams Have Great Showing at DVC Tournament

DRSM LogoBoth the Dell Rapids St Mary boys and girls teams played well during the Dakota Valley Conference tournament held January 21st-25th.  The boys team finished as the consolation champions in their tournament, and the girls team finished second in their tournament.

The boys opened up the tournament with a 70-26 loss to Elkton-Lake Benton.  The Cardinals bounced back and picked up wins in their next two games.  They defeated Colman-Egan 63-57 on Thursday, January 23rd, and then beat Estelline 44-40 on Saturday, January 25th.

The girls team opened up their tournament with a win over Oldham-Ramona-Rutland 63-42 on Tuesday, January 21st.  The Cardinals then picked up a big win over previously undefeated and Class A #4 Deubrook 54-46.  Estelline ended the tournament for Dell Rapids St Mary by beating the Cardinals 34-47.

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Battle of the Cardinal Friday Night

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls and boys basketball teams are traveling to Arlington to take on the Cardinals on Friday, January 17th.  The Friday night boys game turned into a double-header with the girls teams after weather postponed the Thursday night girls games.

The St Mary girls team enters the game against Arlington on a three game winning streaking.  The streak started with an overtime win in Chester on 12/30 by a score of 51-48.  They followed that game with a win over Marion 52-41 on January 3rd.  The third win game against Lake Preston on January 7th by a score of 59-43.  St Mary looks to pick up their fourth win in a row and sixth on the season.

The St Mary boys team is looking to get back into the win column.  They have lost four in a row, however, in a couple of those games even though the final score is deceiving, St Mary has been within striking distance of picking up a win.  St Mary looks to pick up their second win on the season and second win in the Dakota Valley Conference.

Hear what both Coach LeBrun and Coach Schmidt had to say about their team’s in their previous games and what they must do to pick up wins in Arlington.

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Fall Sports Athletes Earn Accolades

Now that the fall sports season has come to an end, many of the athletes have earned post-season accolades for their efforts.

All-Conference Team Mentions:
Junior Ally Mullaney from Dell Rapids St Mary was selected to the Dakota Valley All-Conference team.  Senior Kelly Michel, also from Dell Rapids St Mary, was an honorable mention.  Seniors Maria Nagelhout and Jordan Stone of the Quarriers earned a Dak-12 All-Conference honorable mentions.  Four Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals were selected as Dakota Valley Conference All-Conference players in football.  They are Leon Maxwell, Josh Brown, Christian Schnieders, and Ben Bunkers.  Jonah Longville and Jared Scholten were honorable mention selections.  Head Coach Ross Flemmer was also voted the Dakota Valley Conference Coach of the Year!  Six Dell Rapid Quarrier football players earned Dak-12 Conference All-Conference Team honors.  They are seniors Brett Nichols, Cody Nielsen, Andy Scherff, and Zach White along with juniors Riley Schmidt and Andrew Wiebenga.  Honorable Mention selections from Dell Rapids were senior Matthew DeNoon, and junior Ben Hammer.

All-State Team Mentions:
Seven football players from Dell Rapids were honored with All-State team mentions this year.  Four players from Dell Rapids High School and three players from Dell Rapids St Mary were selected by the coaches from across the state.  Riley Schmidt was selected to the 11A All-State team.  Brett Nichols, Andy Scherff, and Zach White received honorable mentions on the 11A All-State team for the Quarriers.  Leon Maxwell and Ben Bunkers were selected to the 9B All-State team this year by the 9B coaches.  Receiving an honorable mention was Josh Brown.

Academic All-State:
Numerous athletes from Dell Rapids earned Academic All-State honors this year.  To receive the honor, the student-athlete must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and participate in the sport for at least three years.  The Quarrier football team had nine players receive the honor.  They were Matthew DeNoon, Jonathan DeNoon, Andy Scherff, Cody Nielsen, Kutler Leighton, Jacob Huewe, Zach White, Tanner Solberg, and Zane Schumacher.  For the Cardinals Jonah Longville and Kelly Michel earned the honor.  Three Quarrier volleyball players also earned the honor.  They are Jordan Stone, Courtney Wolles, and Maria Nagelhout.

Elite 45:
Leon Maxwell was selected as an Elite 45 player this year by the Argus Leader.  Josh Brown and Riley Schmidt were honorable mentions.

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