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Area volleyball roundup: Kimball/White Lake sweeps Nighthawks

Kimball/White Lake's Kennedy Leiferman goes for a kill as Ashlee Gerber, of Tripp-Delmont/Armour, gets ready to make a block attempt on Thursday in White Lake. (Jeremy Karll / Republic)

WHITE LAKE—Kimball/White Lake picked up a straight-set win at home over Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Thursday in White Lake. Set scores were 25-18, 25-15, and 25-17.

Kimball/White Lake (2-2): Darby Deffenbaugh notched seven kills and 17 digs for KWL, while Kennedy Leiferman tallied eight kills, 10 digs and six aces. Grace Konechne also had 10 digs, with nine kills and five aces. Heather Munsen tossed in 27 assists and 10 digs for the WiLdKats. Kimball/White Lake plays in the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference tournament on Saturday in Kimball.

Tripp-Delmont Armour (0-4): Bailey Spaans totaled 13 assists and four digs for the Nighthawks, while Ashlee Gerber crushed seven kills with four digs. Mattilynn Reiner had four kills and five digs. Tripp-Delmont/Armour hosts Colome on Saturday in Armour.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 3, Mitchell Christian 0

FORESTBURG—Sanborn Central/Woonsocket hosted Custer Battlefield Highway Conference foe Mitchell Christian School on Thursday looking get back to .500 on the season and did just that with a three-set win, 29-27, 25-16 and 25-7.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (3-3): Madi Moody dished out 26 assists, with Shannon Linn and Erica Howard each recording 10 kills in the win. Moody also picked up nine digs and four aces, while Kaylee White added nine digs and six aces and Abby Vermeulen pitched in 10 digs. The Blackhawks play in the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference tournament at Kimball on Saturday.

Mitchell Christian (2-3): Erica Thompson had a strong outing for the Golden Eagles, posting 11 digs, eight assists and three aces. Maggie Reynen had six kills and six digs, while Sarah Morris added seven digs. Mitchell Christian participates in the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference tournament at Kimball on Saturday.

Avon 3, Alcester-Hudson 1

AVON—The Pirates defeated Alcester-Hudson 3-1 at home Thursday night. Set scores were 25-11, 23-25, 25-17 and 25-11.

Avon (5-2): KaCee Zacharias tallied nine aces and nine kills for Avon, while Natalie Zacharias and Lauren Sees notched six kills apiece. Tori Schryvers tossed in five aces. Katie Gretschmann grabbed 14 digs, while Schryvers added 13 and Sees came up with 12 digs. Avon travels to Wagner on Tuesday.

Alcester-Hudson (1-3): Alyssa Keiser tallied 18 digs, while Sara Kemner and Kendra Jensen pitched in 15 and 13 digs, respectively. Lizzy Hallaway notched eight kills. Alcester-Hudson plays at Centerville on Tuesday.

Bridgewater-Emery 3, Irene-Wakonda 1

EMERY—Bridgewater-Emery came back after dropping the third set to beat Irene-Wakonda on Thursday. Set scores were 25-12, 25-12, 20-25, 25-22.

Bridgewater-Emery (4-1): Kerrigan Schultz led the Huskies with three aces, while also adding 13 assists. Joslyn Schrank recorded two aces, as well, while Sophia Potter led the team with 25 assists. Sydney Hoffman accounted for 12 kills and four blocks, and Jada Wethor had eight kills. Bridgewater-Emery plays at Freeman on Tuesday.

Irene-Wakonda (1-4): Ashley Emmick paved the way for the Eagles with 34 digs. Morgan Bak stuffed the stat sheet with 17 digs, 12 kills and two blocks, while Anna Orr added 10 assists and eight digs. Irene-Wakonda hosts Freeman Academy/Marion in Wakonda on Tuesday.

Canistota 3, Dell Rapids St. Mary 1

DELL RAPIDS—Canistota downed Dell Rapids St. Mary 3-1 for a road win Thursday in Dell Rapids. Set scores were 25-21, 26-24, 23-25 and 25-9.

Canistota (6-1): Noelle Hofer notched 17 kills for the Hawks, while Jordan Engbrecht added 15 kills and Kenzy Kirby had 11 kills. Hannah Perry tossed up 36 assists and 21 digs, while Kirby added 19 digs. Canistota host Hanson on Tuesday.

Dell Rapids St. Mary (3-5): Carly Maxwell picked up 14 digs for DRSM, while Ella Heintz tallied 30 assists. Maddie Schwebach crushed 11 kills. Dell Rapids St. Mary hosts Flandreau Indian on Tuesday.

Chamberlain 3, Crow Creek 1

CHAMBERLAIN—Chamberlain downed Crow Creek 3-1 Thursday night in Chamberlain. Set scores were 27-25, 23-25, 25-14 and 25-17.

Chamberlain (3-2): Mady Handel picked up five aces for Chamberlain, while Hannah Anderson notched 13 kills and 13 digs. Makenzie Sorenson grabbed 16 assists while Makenzy Mutziger had 12 assists. Avany Long added 15 digs. The Cubs hosts Todd County on Tuesday.

Crow Creek (0-1): No stats were available for Crow Creek. The Chieftains host Little Wound in Stephan on Saturday.

Corsica-Stickney 3, James Valley Christian 0

STICKNEY—Corsica-Stickney took care of business at home on Thursday as it took down James Valley Christian in straight sets. Set scores were 25-17, 25-21 and 25-17.

Corsica-Stickney (2-1): Courtney Menning had four digs and two aces for the Jaguars. Bridget Burke finished with three kills and four digs, while Raven Barse recorded four kills and two blocks. Cassidy Clark accounted for six assists and six digs in the win. Paige Wright racked up five kills and three blocks, as well. Corsica/Stickney participates in the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference tournament at Kimball on Saturday.

James Valley Christian (2-2): Brenna Held had three assists and two kills, while Angie Zuccaro finished with 14 digs and three kills for the Vikings. Julia Blom added five kills. James Valley Christian plays in the Hamlin Tournament on Sept. 15.

Ethan 3, Menno 1

ETHAN—The Class B No. 3 Ethan Rustlers stayed undefeated as it took down Menno 3-1 at home Thursday night. Set scores were 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, and 25-13.

Ethan (4-0): Karly Gustafson and Cameryn Logan put together 24 kills combined with 12 apiece, while Gustafson added four aces and Logan tossed in four blocks. Mollie Miiller notched nine kills and Maddie Miiller grabbed 24 digs. Jada Plastow pitched in 21 digs and Jessica Bartscher totaled 35 assists for the Rustlers. Ethan plays in the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference tournament on Saturday at Kimball.

Menno (2-3): Eisley Sayler picked up nine kills and 12 digs for Menno, while Kiara Nusz crushed eight kills with three aces. Jaedyn Oplinger pitched in 24 digs and 13 assists, while Tess Oplinger added 17 assists. Menno hosts Howard on Tuesday.

Elkton-Lake Benton 3, Howard 0

ELKTON—Elkton-Lake Benton defeated Howard 3-0 at home Thursday. Set scores were 25-12, 25-16, 25-19

Elkton-Lake Benton (4-1): Hannah Krog notched 17 kills for ELB, while Baylee Jandahl had five kills and Emily Miller had four. Julia Drietz racked up 30 assists. Elkton-Lake Benton plays in the Arlington Tournament on Saturday.

Howard (1-6): Emma Rudebusch tallied six assists for the Tigers, while Kyra Shumaker picked up six kills. Howard travels to Menno on Tuesday.

Platte-Geddes 3, Bon Homme 1

PLATTE—Platte-Geddes battled to a four-set win over Bon Homme on Thursday. Set scores were 25-20, 25-17, 23-25, 25-22.

Platte-Geddes (3-3): Courtney Neuman had a lot of success serving, finishing with eight aces for the Black Panthers. She also added 14 digs. Regan Hoffman contributed 14 digs, four aces and three kills, while Taryn Starr had 13 assists, three kills and a pair of digs. Platte-Geddes plays in the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference tournament on Saturday in Kimball.

Bon Homme (0-6): Johanna Jelsma led the team with 15 assists and three aces, while also adding four digs. Jenae Alberts served two aces, as well, while also adding 11 digs and six kills. Makayla Kelley finished with seven kills three digs and two blocks, and Emily Cap had a team-high 21 digs. Bon Homme plays Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday in Tyndall.

Wagner 3, Gregory 0

GREGORY—Wagner held Gregory to 15 points or fewer in all three sets in its straight-set win on Thursday. Set scores were 25-11, 25-12, 25-15.

Wagner (7-1): Lizzie Tyler had six aces for the Red Raiders, while also adding 17 assists, six digs and three blocks. Faith Tyler had five aces, too, and also had a team-high 10 digs. Kayli Kocer led the team with nine kills. Wagner hosts Avon on Tuesday.

Gregory (4-4): Makayla Thomas served the only ace of the match for the Gorillas. Addy Nelson added six kills, while Jessy Jo VanDerWerff recorded a team-best eight digs. Gregory travels to Wessington Springs on Saturday.

Freeman Academy 3, Scotland 1

MARION—Freeman Academy/Marion picked up its second straight win on Thursday over Great Plains Conference opponent Scotland, 25-9, 25-15, 18-25 and 25-20.

Freeman Academy/Marion (2-3): Katelyn Johansen had 27 assists, five digs and two aces in the victory, while Odalite Pankratz had 11 kills and Andrea Wollman added 10 of her own. Emily Miller pitched in five kills, five digs and four aces and Mayson Preheim had 10 digs. The Bearcats face Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Saturday in Rutland.

Scotland (1-4): The Highlanders were led by Rylee Conrad, who posted 13 assists, while Bella Vitek added seven kills and 2.5 blocks. Delanie VanDriel had seven digs and four kills and Kennedy Bietz pitched in nine digs and three kills. Scotland hosts Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Tuesday.

New Underwood 3, Lyman 0

Presho—After a tough first set, New Underwood cruised to a straight-set victory over Lyman on Thursday. Set scores were 27-25, 25-14, 25-13.

Lyman (4-4): Lyndsey Thiry led the Raiders with 15 digs, two aces and two kills. Kadi Terca finished with 10 assists and two aces, as well, while Jacey Miller recorded nine digs. Lyman plays in the Philip tournament on Saturday.

New Underwood (4-1): No stats were available for New Underwood. The Tigers hosts Dupree today.

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