Area volleyball roundup: Freeman surges to five-set win over Nighthawks

A balanced effort carries Freeman to a home victory

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Matt Gade

FREEMAN — Kate Miller’s 25 kills and 21 digs helped Freeman rally from a 2-1 set deficit to pick up a home volleyball victory on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-21, 24-26, 22-25, 25-19 and 15-12.

Freeman (6-3): Miller added four blocks in the win, with teammate Erin Uecker racking up eight kills, three blocks and 15 digs. Lily Wipf had eight kills, 14 digs and two blocks for the Flyers, and Ashlin Jacobsen had six kills and 15 digs. Freeman also had 28 assists from Paige Auch and Ava Ammann had 21 assists and 15 digs. The Flyers are back in action on Sept. 18 for tournament play in Emery.

TDA (4-3): The Nighthawks picked up 20 kills and 13 digs from Gracey Schatz, with Megan Reiner adding 13 kills, 33 digs and three blocks. Hannah Stremick had 40 assists and 18 digs, with Emma Fink and Maddy Jones accounting for 21 and 19 digs, respectively for TDA. The Nighthawks visit Wessington Springs on Sept. 20.

Winner 3, KWL 1

KIMBALL — Kimball/White Lake claimed the opening set, but Winner took the next three for a road victory on Thursday night. Set scores were 13-25, 25-14, 25-13 and 26-24.

Winner (6-1): Ellie Brozik paced the Warriors with 16 kills, 10 digs and seven aces in the victory, with teammate Alexis Klein posting 28 assists and 16 digs. Libbie Petersek had six kills and Skylar Hansen added five kills and 11 digs for Class A’s No. 4-ranked team. Winner will play at the Big Dakota Conference tournament on Sept. 18 in Fort Pierre.


KWL (3-3): Ryann Nielsen had a well-rounded triple-double effort with 10 kills, 15 assists and 12 digs, and Dani Deffenbaugh added seven kills and three aces. Madison Heath tallied 12 digs, with Lindy Kiehn adding three aces, three aces and two blocks. Harley Namanny recorded six kills, eight digs and four aces for the Wildkats, who will play at the Ipswich Tournament on Sept. 18.

Bridgewater-Emery 3, Viborg-Hurley 0

VIBORG — Bridgewater-Emery won its eighth straight match of the season Thursday night in straight sets. Set scores were 25-10, 25-13, 25-13.

Bridgewater-Emery (8-0): Julia Weber had 12 kills while Morgan Uptagrafft seven kills and six digs and Casey Meyer had seven kills, 12 assists and two ace serves. Taylor Schallenkamp also had seven kills, while Kaitlyn Roskens had 11 assists and seven digs. Cara Meyer added 10 digs and six ace serves. The Huskies will host a 10-team tournament on Saturday in Emery.

Viborg-Hurley (2-6): Both Delana Mach and Coral Mason had four kills and 10 digs. Denae Mach and Charley Nelson each had seven digs, while Estelle Lee had six digs and Mataya Vannorsdel added six digs and six assists.

Wessington Springs 3, Crow Creek 0

WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Raylee Fagerhaug had nine aces Thursday night as Wessington Springs dispatched of Crow Creek in a three-set sweep. Set scores were 25-19, 25-15 and 25-17.

Wessington Springs (5-4): Fagerhaug added 14 digs in the win. Avery Orth had nine kills and Carissa Scheel had three blocks in the Spartans’ victory. Alyssa Grohs had 25 assists and 11 digs and Sarah Poncelow had five kills and three aces in the victory. Wessington Springs next faces Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Sept. 20 at home.

Crow Creek (1-4): No stats were reported for Chieftains, who head to Fort Pierre on Saturday for the Big Dakota Conference Tournament.

West Central 3, Chamberlain 0

CHAMBERLAIN — West Central headed west Thursday night and picked up a three-set win over fellow Class A foe Chamberlain. Set scores were 25-16, 25-16 and 25-11.


West Central (3-5): Aubree Miller had five kills and two blocks, and McKenna Sichmeller added three aces and two blocks for the victorious Trojans. Hanna Lee had 20 assists and Jenna Leuth picked up seven digs for West Central, which will face Florence/Henry in its opener at the Hamlin Tournament on Sept. 18 in Hayti.

Chamberlain (4-6): Taryn Guinn had a team-high six kills, plus seven digs in the loss. Chesney Mutziger had 10 assists and five digs, with teammates Tayslee Petersen and Mya Knippling each posting five kills apiece. Leigha Long had 14 digs for the Cubs, who head to Fort Pierre on Sept. 18 for the Big Dakota Conference Tournament.

Ethan 3, Corsica-Stickney 0

CORSICA — Ethan picked up its third win in its last four matches Thursday night, defeated Corsica-Stickney with a three-set sweep. Set scores were 25-16, 25-12 and 25-21.

Ethan (3-4): Bella Nesheim was a force at the net and at the service line, tallying 11 kills, 17 digs and five aces. Hannah Bartscher added eight kills and 10 digs for the Rustlers, who picked up nine kills, 19 assists and 10 digs from Ava Lingemann. Maddy Bartscher had 16 assists and Alexis Myers had two blocks for Ethan. Up next, the Rustlers are at the Bridgewater-Emery Tournament Saturday in Emery.

Corsica-Stickney (3-8): Rachel Gerlach had a team-high nine kills, 2 1/2 blocks and 10 digs for the Jaguars, who picked up seven kills and 10 digs from Morgan Clites. Sutten Eide recorded 17 set assists and nine digs for C-S, which will face Kimball/White Lake on Sept. 21 in White Lake.

Chester Area 3, Howard 0

CHESTER — No. 5-ranked Chester Area remained undefeated against non-Class AA opponents on the season with a three-set home sweep Thursday night. Set scores were 25-18, 25-14 and 25-16. The Flyers’ only two losses have come to Mitchell and Watertown at the Huron Invitational last month.

Chester Area (11-2): Chester Area had 11 kills from both Jayda Kenyon and Breckyn Ewoldt in the victory. Ewoldt had 16 digs and three aces, with Emery Larson adding 24 digs, and Lily VanHal posting a match-high 19 assists and four aces. The Flyers will head to Emery for the Bridgewater-Emery tournament on Saturday.

Howard (3-4): Aleya Kizer had five kills, with Rylee Rudebuch posting 13 digs and seven assists. Piper Thompson added 13 digs of her own and Abby Aslesen had a four-block night for the Tigers. Up next, Howard is at the Bridgewater-Emery Tournament Saturday in Emery.


MCM 3, Beresford 1

MONTROSE — McCook Central/Montrose earned its fourth win of the season, defeating Beresford in four sets on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-15, 22-25, 25-11 and 25-12.

MCM (4-8): Brandy Pulse had 15 kills and 13 digs while Brianna Even 36 assists and 14 digs. Ashtyn Wobig had eight kills while Michaela McCormick had eight kills, 11 digs and three ace serves. Tayah McGregor added seven kills and two blocks for the Fighting Cougars. MCM hosts Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Sept. 20.

Beresford (1-8): Savannah Beeson had five kills and 10 digs for the Watchdogs. Kara Niles had five kills and three blocks while Rachel Zanter had 14 digs. Autumn Namminga added 11 digs and Larissa Tiedeman added 11 assists. Beresford travels to Tyndall on Sept. 18 for the Cavalier Clash.

Lennox 3, Parkston 2

PARKSTON — Lennox secured its fifth win of the season, edging Parkston in five sets on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-23, 18-25, 25-7, 21-25 and 18-16.

Lennox (5-8): Annika Kollis had 10 kills while Dani Highum had nine kills and 23 digs. Myra Whitehead added seven kills while Kyah Jackson had 33 assists, 17 digs and three ace serves. Lillian Meyer had 20 digs and two ace serves while Courtney Sandal had 14 digs. The Orioles host West Central on Sept. 23.

Parkston (5-7): Allison Ziebart had 13 kills, eight digs, three blocks and two ace serves for the Trojans. Faith Oakley had 28 assists, 10 digs and three ace serves while Mya Neubel had seven kills, 22 digs and three ace serves. Brielle Bruening added six kills and 16 digs while Baylee Schoenfelder had 11 digs and three ace serves. Up next, Parkston travels to Tyndall for the Cavalier Clash tournament on Sept. 18.

Other area scores

Gregory drops two at Boyd County Triangular: Gregory’s trip over the state line was a rough one on Thursday night, with the Gorillas dropping both matches in a triangular held at Spencer, Neb. Boyd County won its match in three sets, downing Gregory 25-13, 25-20 and 25-18. In Gregory’s match with Stuart, the Broncos won 25-12, 25-17, and 25-19. No other stats were reported. Gregory (8-3) heads to the Cavalier Clash in Tyndall on Sept. 18 for its next competition.

Bon Homme 3, Irene-Wakonda 2 in Irene: Bon Homme secured its third win of the season on Thursday night. Set scores were 20-25, 25-21, 15-25, 25-16, 15-5. The Cavaliers (3-5) will host their annual Cavalier Clash tournament on Sept. 18 in Tyndall, while Irene-Wakonda (3-7) heads north on Sept. 18 to the Bridgewater-Emery tournament in Emery.

Sully Buttes 3, Lyman 0 in Presho: The Chargers earned a road win Thursday with a 25-20, 25-21 and 25-23 victory over the host Raiders. Sully Buttes (4-8) next hosts North Central on Sept. 21 in Onida. Lyman (1-11) plays on Sept. 18 at Bennett County in Martin.

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