Area high school volleyball roundup: White Lake falls in title game of tournamentKIMBALL — Wolsey-Wessington came away with a 25-19, 25-23 win over White Lake to become champions of the Kimball Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday in Kimball.
By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
KIMBALL — Wolsey-Wessington came away with a 25-19, 25-23 win over White Lake to become champions of the Kimball Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday in Kimball.
Sydney Tschetter had 15 digs and Monica Hentzi had 15 assists and four aces in the title victory for Wolsey/Wessington, which also defeated Sunshine Bible Academy and Jones County in the event.
Maria Nightingale led White Lake in the loss with eight kills and five blocks. Kim Munsen had 16 assists and Clara Moeller finished with seven kills.
White Lake began the tournament with a 25-19, 25-15 win over Colome. Nightingale had 10 kills and four blocks in that match, while Munsen had 12 assists to go along with two aces. Colome’s Rachel Shippy recorded 10 digs in the loss.
Nightingale had 11 kills in three blocks in the semifinals as White Lake defeated Wessington Springs 25-10, 25-13. Wessington Springs’ Lexi Olinger had 22 assists in her team’s only loss of the day.
Wessington Springs started the day off with a 25-21, 25-19 win over Dakota Christian as Traci Orth led the charge for Wessington Springs with 12 digs and five blocks. Haley Beida recorded four aces.
Wessington Springs took third place in the event with a 19-25, 25-19, 25-23 win over Jones County to finish the day on a good note.
Devin Lebay recorded 25 digs in the win, while Orth finished with seven kills and five blocks.
Kimball, the host team, finished in seventh place on the day, losing 25-21, 25-16 to Jones County in the first round and falling to Sunshine Bible Academy in its second game. Set scores in that match were 25-12, 25-15.
In the two losses, Mary Kroupa played well with eight assists and eight digs against Jones County and 12 assists, five digs and two aces versus Sunshine Bible Academy.
Kroupa had another solid performance in the seventh- and eighth-place match with 22 assists, 10 digs and eight aces to help Kimball defeat Colome 25-5, 24-26, 25-21.
Lindsay Olson led Kimball in kills with nine.
Shippy had nine digs for Colome and Tiffany Hauf finished with 10 digs.
Hanson wins Cornbelt crown as No. 4 seed
MARION — Entering as the fourth seed, Hanson’s high school volleyball team went 3-0 Saturday to claim the Cornbelt Conference tournament title in Marion.
Hanson defeated fifth-seeded Howard 25-11, 25-14 in the first round before taking on top-seeded Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, which beat Menno 25-13, 25-11 in the opening round.
Stats for the tournament were not available.
Hanson dropped the first set to ORR, but came away with the victory 15-25, 25-23, 25-19. The Beavers then went on the win the title match against host school Marion. Set scores were 25-21, 25-20.
Marion, the second seed, defeated Canistota 25-6, 25-16 in the opening round and then took down Bridgewater-Emery 25-19, 25-19 in the semifinals.
Bridgewater-Emery, the third seed, finished fourth in the tournament after falling 26-24, 25-21 to Oldham-Ramona/Rutland in the third- and fourth-place match. Bridgewater-Emery defeated Freeman 26-24, 16-25, 25-23 to start its day.
On the consolation side of the bracket, Freeman went on to take fifth place with a 25-7, 25-16 win over Canistota and a 25-13, 25-18 victory over Howard.
Howard defeated Menno in its first consolation match 27-25, 25-17.
Canistota finished in seventh, defeating Menno 24-26, 25-22, 25-23 in the seventh- and eighth-place game.
Cubs finish runner-up at conference tournament
MOBRIDGE — The Chamberlain Cubs went 2-1 Saturday at the Central Conference high school volleyball tournament in Mobridge to claim second place at the event.
Chamberlain started the tournament with a 25-12, 25-12 victory over Miller. Shelby Schrieber had 12 digs and four aces in the match, while Savanna Glaus led the team with seven kills.
The Cubs defeated Mobridge-Pollock 25-22, 21-25, 25-16 to reach the title game. Laura Pozour had 13 kills in the win and Jaymee Knippling tallied 11 kills and five blocks. Alex Pederson had 12 assists and 13 digs, while Abbey Handel finished with 10 assists.
Warner won the conference title with a 25-4, 25-7 win over Chamberlain in the title match. Pazour and Knippling were both selected to the all-tournament team after the conclusion.
Chamberlain (10-3) returns to the court Tuesday to take on Miller in Miller.
Lyman wins at home 3-1
PRESHO — Anna Flitner finished with 26 kills and 18 digs to lead Lyman to a 3-1 win over New Underwood in high school volleyball action Saturday in Presho.
Set scores were 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-22.
Bailey Almond finished with 46 assists and four aces in the Raiders’ win, while Jessica Welter had 13 kills and four blocks and Chesney Garnos recorded 22 digs.
Lyman improved to 7-6 with the win and takes on Platte-Geddes Thursday in Presho.