Area volleyball roundup: Parkston outlasts Hanson in 5 sets
ALEXANDRIA—Parkston edged Hanson 3-2 on Thursday in Alexandria. Set scores were 25-22, 25-18, 20-25, 23-25, and 15-8.
Parkston (2-5): Amber Albrecht racked 32 digs and seven kills, while Izzy Hohn had 33 assists. Tiah Holzbauer pitched in 27 digs and six kills, while Brenna Walz had 10 kills and Sydney Wickersham had nine kills. Ellie Wiedenbach added 21 digs for the Trojans.
Parkston plays Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Sept. 4 in Parkston.
Hanson (2-3): Jacy Waldera picked up 25 assists and Megan Guericke totaled 24 digs. Morgan Huber tallied 18 digs with eight kills, and Ellie Tuschen added nine kills.
Hanson plays Howard on Sept. 4 in Howard.
McCook Central/Montrose 3, Parker 2
MONTROSE—McCook Central/Montrose won a back-and-forth five-set match against Parker, 25-19, 24-26, 25-17, 23-25 and 15-8, to hand the Pheasants their first loss of the season.
McCook Central/Montrose (6-2): Emily Bies had a match-high 51 assists and 14 digs, while Aleah Ries added 18 kills and 14 digs and Kenna Kranz pitched in 15 kills and 21 digs in the win. Jacy Pulse also had 20 digs, 11 kills and six blocks. The Fighting Cougars play Sioux Valley on Sept. 4 in Volga.
Parker (3-1): Grace Leberman had a match-high 22 digs to go along with 13 kills and two aces in defeat, while Hannah Even had 25 assists and 19 digs. Sydney Berens also had seven kills and three blocks. The Pheasants start Big East Conference play on Sept. 6 in Flandreau.
Bridgewater-Emery 3, Wessington Springs 0
EMERY—Bridgewater-Emery topped Wessington Springs Thursday in three consecutive sets, 25-20, 25-15 and 25-17.
Bridgewater-Emery (2-1): Haley Schulz paced Bridgewater-Emery with 12 kills and four blocks, while Joslyn Schrank added 13 digs. Sophia Potter had 10 assists and Kerrigan Schultz chipped in seven assists. The Huskies play at Menno on Sept. 4.
Wessington Springs (1-2): Chasity Vissia led the Spartans with 12 assists and seven digs, while Grace Gran added seven kills and eight digs and Sierra Burg had a match-high 14 digs. Wessington Springs travels to Mitchell Christian on Sept. 4.
Burke 3, KWL 0
WHITE LAKE— Burke took down Kimball/White Lake 3-0 on Thursday in White Lake. Set scores were 25-16, 25-21, and 25-22.
Burke (2-1): Bobbi Jo Wischmann picked up 21 assists and seven digs, while Lainee Schonebaum tallied 21 digs. Lahna Matucha threw in 16 digs and 12 kills. Taylee Indahl had 13 kills and three blocks for the Cougars. Burke hosts Chamberlain on Sept. 4.
Kimball/White Lake (1-2): Darby Deffenbaugh grabbed 26 digs and 5 kills. Heather Munsen totaled 13 digs with 15 assists, and Kennedy Leiferman added 2 blocks
Kimball/White Lake hosts Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Sept. 6 in White Lake.
Canistota 3, ORR 0
RUTLAND—MiKenzie Kirby and Hannah Parry paved the way for the Hawks as they defeated Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 3-0 Thursday. Set scores were 25-13, 25-23, and 25-13.
Canistota (4-1): Kirby tallied 16 digs and 13 kills, while Parry racked up 20 assists. Cassidy Keller added 15 digs for the Hawks. Canistota hosts Viborg-Hurley on Sept. 4.
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland (0-6): Riley Aschmeller totaled 17 digs, while Khloe Teiman had 17 assists. Kylie Anderson had 11 digs and five kills in the loss. ORR hosts Estelline/Hendricks on Sept. 4 in Rutland.
Wagner 3, Chamberlain 0
WAGNER—The Wagner volleyball team defeated Chamberlain 3-0 for a home win Thursday night. Set scores were 25-10, 25-9, and 25-14.
Wagner (5-1): Abby Brunsing led the way for the Red Raiders with 17 kills and seven aces, while Faith Tyler added 10 kills. Kirstyn Roth pitched in 12 digs and Emilia Cimpl totaled 21 assists. Wagner hosts Platte-Geddes on Sept. 4.
Chamberlain (2-1): Avany Long tallied 10 digs, while Hannah Anderson added four kills and seven digs for the Cubs. Chamberlain faces at Burke on Sept. 4.
MVP 3, Corsica-Stickney 0
CORSICA—The Titan volleyball team defeated Corsica-Stickney 3-0 for a road win Thursday night in Corsica. Set scores were 25-19, 25-15, and 25-19.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (1-2): Reagan Klooz racked up 14 assists and nine digs, and Kaitlyn Briggs tallied 10 kills and six blocks for MVP. MVP plays at Ethan on Sept. 4.
Corsica-Stickney (1-1): Alissa Kuyper led the Jaguars with 25 digs, as Courtney Menning tossed in 21 digs. Bridget Burke added 19 digs and three kills. Corsica-Stickney hosts James Valley Christian on Sept. 6 in Stickney.
Ethan 3, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 0
WOONSOCKET—Ethan went on the road for the first time on Thursday and the No. 4 team in Class B came away with a three-set sweep of Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, 25-21, 25-19 and 25-15.
Ethan (2-0): Jessica Bartscher had 33 assists, while Maddie Miiller added a match-high 26 digs and Mollie Miiller had 19 digs and eight kills. Karly Gustafson chipped in 12 kills and four blocks and Jada Plastow had 10 kills and three blocks. The Rustlers host Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Sept. 4.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (2-3): Madi Moody had 20 assists and 20 digs for the Blackhawks, while Tesa Jensen had 10 kills and Abby Vermeulen had 10 digs. SCW hosts Mitchell Christian on Sept. 6 in Forestburg.
Freeman 3, Howard 0
HOWARD— The Flyer volleyball downed Howard 3-0 for a road win Thursday night. Set scores were 25-18, 25-15 and 25-23.
Freeman (3-0): Jaimie Glanzer racked up 37 digs, while Emmarie Edwards tallied 32. Josie Fuhrmann pitched in 32 assists, and Dayna Roth led the kill total with 12. Freeman hosts Centerville on Sept. 4.
Howard (1-4): Kyra Shumaker had 17 digs for the Tigers, as Emma Rudebusch totaled 15 assists. Madison Kizer tossed in 10 kills in the loss. Howard hosts Hanson on Sept. 4.
DRSM 3, Mitchell Christian 1
DELL RAPIDS—Dell Rapids St. Mary defeated Mitchell Christian in a prep volleyball match on Thursday. Set scores were 25-20, 26-24, 25-18 and 27-25.
Dell Rapids St. Mary (3-4): Veronica Beck led the Cardinals with nine kills and five aces. Maddie Schwebach and Cassie Mullaney put down eight kills apiece. Carly Maxwell finished with 12 digs. The Cardinals host Canistota on Sept. 6.
Mitchell Christian (2-1): Anna Cooper led the Golden Eagles with 11 kills, while Maggie Reynen had eight kills and 13 digs. Erica Thompson finished with 17 assists and nine digs. Sarah Morris added 22 digs and four aces. Mitchell Christian hosts Wessington Springs on Sept. 4.
Freeman Academy/Marion 3, Menno 1
FREEMAN—Freeman Academy/Marion recorded its first win of the season on Thursday, beating Menno in four sets, 25-20, 16-25, 25-20 and 25-23.
Freeman Academy/Marion (1-3): Andrea Wollman had a match-high 14 kills and two blocks, while Emily Heeg added 12 digs and seven kills and Odalite Pankratz pitched in nine digs and five kills. The Bearcats host Scotland on Sept. 6 in Marion.
Menno (2-1): The Wolves were led by Tess Oplinger's 22 assists and 16 digs, along with 21 digs and seven assists from Jaedyn Oplinger. Eisley Sayler also had 12 digs and 10 kills in defeat for Menno, which hosts Bridgewater-Emery on Sept. 4.
Scotland 3, Viborg-Hurley 2
SCOTLAND—The Highlanders edged Viborg-Hurley 3-2 on Thursday in Scotland. Set scores were 11-25, 21-25, 25-21, 27-25, and 15-12.
Scotland (1-2): Kennedy Bietz tallied 16 digs, while Brittney Bauder had 10. Delanie Van Driel grabbed 14 kills, and Rylee Conrad picked up 32 assists for Scotland. Scotland plays Gayville-Volin on Sept. 4 in Gayville.
Viborg-Hurley (1-4): Tori Hansen had 24 digs and Holly Richards totaled 14 kills. Viborg-Hurley plays Canistota on Sept. 4 in Canistota.
Avon 3, AC/DC 2
LAKE ANDES—Avon defeated Andes Central/Dakota Christian 3-2 on Thursday in prep volleyball action. Set scores were 25-16, 25-18, 15-25, 13-25, and 15-10.
Avon (3-2): Lauren Sees had 18 digs, while Madisyn Cameron pitched in 16 and Kacee Zacharias added 14 digs. Zacharias also had six kills, and Cameron pitched in 12 assists. Avon hosts Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Sept. 4.
AC/DC (3-2): Tyra Medicine Horn and Mackenzie Muckey tallied 26 kills total with 13 apiece, while Medicine Horn added 14 digs. Brianna Deurmier led the assist total with 33. ACDC faces Parkston in on Sept. 4 in Parkston.