Area volleyball roundup: Wessington Springs takes down Mitchell Christian
Mitchell Christian School hoped to get back on the winning track when it hosted Wessington Springs on Tuesday night, but it dropped a hard-fought match in four sets, 25-20, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-23.
Wessington Springs (2-2): Chasity Vissia had 25 assists, three kills and two aces for the Spartans, while Grace Gran added 10 kills and five digs. Maddie Neely also had 14 digs, seven kills and three aces in the win. Wessington Springs hosts Gregory on Saturday.
Mitchell Christian School (2-2): Sarah Morris led the Golden Eagles with 17 digs, while Erica Thompson had 11 assists, five digs and three aces. Anna Cooper also had six kills for Mitchell Christian, which plays Sanborn Central/Woonsocket in Forestburg on Thursday.
Avon 3, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 1
AVON—Playing in front of its home crowd for the first time this season, Avon scored its third straight win on Tuesday against Tripp-Delmont/Armour, 16-25, 25-20, 25-17 and 25-13.
Avon (4-2): The Pirates were paced by KaCee Zacharias, who recorded 19 digs, six assists and three aces. Lauren Sees also had 19 digs and nine kills. Natalie Zacharias pitched in 16 digs, four kills, three aces and three assists, while Madisyn Cameron had 21 assists and 15 digs. Avon hosts Alcester-Hudson on Thursday.
Tripp-Delmont/Armour (0-3): Matti Reiner led the way with 17 kills and 10 digs in defeat, while Kianna Payer added 17 digs and four kills. Bailey Spaans also had 10 assists and seven digs. The Nighthawks play Kimball/White Lake in White Lake on Thursday.
Vermillion 3, Bon Homme 2
BON HOMME—Vermillion took the decisive fifth set on Tuesday as it topped Bon Homme. Set scores were 21-25, 25-13, 25-23, 21-25, 15-6.
Vermillion (2-5): Vermillion did not provide any statistics. Vermillion hosts Tri-Valley on Thursday.
Bon Homme (0-5): Makayla Kelley led Bon Homme with three aces and also added two blocks. Johanna Jelsma recorded 15 assists for the Cavaliers, while Emily Cap and Jenae Alberts finished with 20 and 17 digs, respectively. Bon Homme plays Platte-Geddes in Platte on Thursday.
Bridgewater/Emery 3, Menno 1
MENNO—Menno gave its visitors all it could handle, but Cornbelt Conference foe Bridgewater/Emery was able to prevail in five sets, 25-18, 16-25, 25-20, 22-25 and 15-7.
Bridgewater/Emery (3-1): Sophia Potter had 20 assists and Kerrigan Schultz dished out 14 more. Meanwhile Sydney Hoffman had a match-high 14 kills and two blocks and Haley Schulz had 13 kills and five blocks. The Huskies play Irene-Wakonda in Emery on Thursday.
Menno (2-2): Jaedyn Oplinger had huge night in defeat, registering 27 digs, 17 assists and three kills, while Tess Oplinger had 18 digs, 16 assists, four kills and three aces and Kiara Nusz pitched in 13 kills, seven digs and two blocks. Eisley Sayler also had 16 digs, eight kills and five blocks. The Wolves host No. 3 Ethan on Thursday.
Colome 3, Lyman 0
COLOME—Colome opened its home slate on Tuesday against Lyman and after a tight first set, the Cowgirls pulled away for a 25-23, 25-12 and 25-15 win.
Colome (3-3): Kaydee Heath had 10 kills and Haley Krumpus had six kills and seven digs, while Makayla Shippy had 25 assists and nine digs for Colome, which plays Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Saturday in Armour.
Lyman (4-3): Kayt Garnos led the Raiders with nine kills, while Jacy Miller had 12 digs and Kacie Wagner added three blocks. Lyman hosts New Underwood Thursday in Presho.
Wagner 3, Platte-Geddes 0
WAGNER—Wagner came away with a three-set victory over Platte-Geddes in a Southeast South Dakota Conference on Thursday, 25-11, 25-10 and 25-10.
Wagner (6-1): The Red Raiders were led by Faith Tyler, who registered 12 digs, 11 kills and five aces. Meanwhile, sophomore Abby Brunsing added 11 kills and five aces, while Emilea Cimpl pitched in 16 assists. Wagner travels to Gregory on Thursday.
Platte-Geddes (2-3): The Black Panthers got 11 assists from Haley Hoffman, along with six kills from Tori Weins and five kills and two blocks from Ally Holter. Platte-Geddes hosts Bon Homme on Thursday in Platte.
Canistota 3, Viborg-Hurley 0
CANISTOTA—Canistota won its fifth consecutive game on Tuesday in a three-set rout of Viborg-Hurley, 25-14, 25-12 and 25-9.
Canistota (6-1): Hannah Parry led the Hawks with 21 assists and nine digs, while Cassidy Keller pitched in 10 digs and five aces and Noelle Hofer added eight kills and four digs. Kenzy Kirby also had six kills, six digs and three aces. Canistota travels to Dell Rapids St. Mary on Thursday.
Viborg-Hurley (1-7): Tori Hansen had 10 digs and three kills in a losing effort, while Holly Richards had three kills as well. The Cougars travel to Wynot, Neb. to play Wynot High School on Thursday.
Ethan 3, Mount Vernon/Plankinton 1
ETHAN—The third-ranked team in Class B stayed unbeaten in a four-set win over Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Tuesday, 25-12, 25-21, 18-25 and 25-12.
Ethan (3-0): The Rustlers got 13 kills and 15 digs from Jada Plastow, along with 22 digs, seven kills and three aces from Mollie Miiller. Karly Gustafson recorded 10 kills, while Jessica Bartscher had 34 assists and Maddie Miiller had 24 digs. Ethan hosts Menno on Thursday.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (1-3): Katlyn Briggs led the Titans with 13 kills and three blocks, while Hailey Walz had eight kills and seven digs and Reagan Klooz added 19 assists. Mount Vernon/Plankinton plays in the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference tournament in Kimball on Saturday.
Freeman 3, Centerville 0
CENTERVILLE—Freeman cruised to a three-set win over Centerville on Tuesday. Set scores were 25-15, 25-18, 25-8.
Freeman (4-0): Emily Miller had 12 kills for Freeman, while Jaimie Glanzer finished with 29 digs and Josie Fuhrmann had 15 assists. Caitlyn Gronewold had a team-high three aces for the Flyers. Freeman plays Gayville-Volin in Gayville on Thursday.
Centerville (0-2): Haley Meyer stuffed the stat sheet with 10 digs, two kills, an assist and ace. Bailey hansen added three digs and two assists for Centerville, as well. The Tornadoes play Flandreau Indian on Thursday in Flandreau.
Burke 3, Chamberlain 0
BURKE—Burke hosted Chamberlain on Tuesday and was unkind to its guests by posting a three-set win, 25-14, 25-21 and 25-13.
Burke (3-1): Taylee Indahl had 14 kills and five aces for the Cougars, while Lainee Schonebaum had 10 digs and Bobbi Jo Wischmann added 19 assists and six digs in the win. Burke plays St. Mary's on Thursday in O'Neill, Neb.
Chamberlain (2-3): Chamberlain did not provide any statistics. The Cubs host Crow Creek on Thursday.
Gregory 3, Bennett County 1
WINNER—Gregory and Bennett County—which was playing its first of two matches Tuesday—were nip-and-tuck in all four sets, but the Gorillas prevailed, 25-16, 27-25, 21-25 and 25-21.
Gregory (4-2): Megan Warnke had a strong night, posting 13 kills, four aces and two blocks, while Sydney Svatos had 13 digs and 12 assists. Brooklyn VanDerWerff added 17 assists and BriLee Peck had 15 digs. Gregory hosts Wagner on Thursday.
Bennett County (1-3): Bennett County did not provide any statistics. The Warriors host White River on Thursday in Martin.
Winner 3, Bennett County 0
WINNER—The No. 2 team in Class A remained unbeaten on the season as Winner was victorious in three sets on Tuesday over Bennett County, 25-11, 25-9 and 25-5.
Winner (6-0): Addy Root had 26 assists and six digs, while Morgan Hammerbeck helped the cause with 14 kills and 15 digs and Alexis Richey added nine digs and six aces. The Warriors are in action against Lyman next Tuesday in Presho.
Bennett County (1-4): Bennett County did not provide any statistics.
Hanson 3, Howard 0
HOWARD—Hanson scored a Cornbelt Conference win Tuesday on the road against Howard, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-23.
Hanson (3-3): The Beavers pulled to .500 on the season thanks to 18 assists and four aces from Jacy Waldera, along with nine kills and four digs by Ellie Tuschen and four aces and four digs by Megan Guericke. Hanson travels to Canistota on Tuesday.
Howard (1-5): Madison Kizer had six assists and four blocks for the Tigers, while Emma Rudebusch had five kills and three assists in the loss. Howard plays Elkton-Lake Benton on Thursday in Elkton.
Andes Central/Dakota Christian 3, Parkston 0
PARKSTON—Andes Central/Dakota Christian went on the road Tuesday and came away with a three-set win over host Parkston, 25-19, 25-23 and 25-17.
Andes Central/Dakota Christian (4-2): Brianna Deurmier had 16 assists, five digs and two aces, while Isabel Pheifer added eight kills, six digs and four aces. Sophomore Mackenzie Muckey had six digs, five kills and three blocks for the Thunder, which travel to Scotland next Tuesday.
Parkston (2-6): Izzy Hohn led the Trojans with 12 assists and 12 digs, while Brenna Walz pitched in 13 digs, three aces and two kills. Maggie Baumgart also had 10 digs, three kills and two blocks for Parkston, which hosts Corsica-Stickney next Tuesday.
McCook/Central Montrose 3, Sioux Valley 0
VOLGA—McCook/Central Montrose never let Sioux Valley reach 20 points in a set on Tuesday. Set scores were 25-19, 25-8, 25-17.
MCM (7-2): Emily Bies led the Fighting Cougars with 28 assists, while Jacy Pulse and Alead Ries both had eight kills. Pulse and McKenna Kranz each added two service aces, but Bies led the team with seven.
Sioux Valley (1-6): Miakken Vincent finished with a team-high five kills, while Rylan Willis led the team with eight assists. Sioux Valley plays Beresford on Thursday.