Area volleyball roundup: WiLdKats sweep Beavers

WHITE LAKE--A great performance by Kimball/White Lake's Grace Konechne helped lead to a three-set victory over Hanson on Saturday in White Lake. Set scores were 25-11, 25-18 and 25-19.


WHITE LAKE-A great performance by Kimball/White Lake's Grace Konechne helped lead to a three-set victory over Hanson on Saturday in White Lake. Set scores were 25-11, 25-18 and 25-19.

Kimball/White Lake (11-6): Konechne finished with 15 kills, 13 digs, four aces and four blocks for the WiLdKats, while Darby Deffenbaugh put up 16 digs and three aces. Heather Munsen racked up 30 assists and eight digs, and Kennedy Leiferman notched 13 kills, 13 digs, two aces and three blocks. The WiLdKats travel to Mitchell Christian on Saturday

Hanson (7-11): Megan Guericke led Hanson in digs with 22, as Ellie Tuschen finished with 14 digs and four kills. Jacy Waldera tallied 10 assists and five digs, and Brianna Weber added six kills. The Beavers host Bon Homme on Monday in Alexandria.

SCW 3, Iroquois 0

FORESTBURG-Sanborn Central/Woonsocket started the 281 Conference tournament on Thursday with a straight-set win over Iroquois. Set scores were 25-6, 25-8 and 25-17.


Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (11-5): Kaylee White paved the way for the Blackhawks, racking up 10 digs and eight aces. Tesa Jensen added 13 kills and a block, while Madi Moody had a team-high 19 assists in the win. The Blackhawks continue play at the 281 Conference tournament in Forestburg on Saturday.

Iroquois (0-19): Niah Rogers had 12 digs and an ace for the Chiefs. Kaitlyn Maas also had 12 digs in the loss, while Hannah Hofhenke led the team with six assists. The Chiefs continue play at the 281 Conference tournament in Forestburg on Saturday.

Wessington Springs 3, Highmore-Harrold 0

FORESTBURG-Wessington Springs opened 281 Conference tournament play with a three-set victory over Highmore/Harrold. Set scores were 25-22, 25-13 and 25-12.

Wessington Springs (8-6): Maddie Neely led the kill tally with nine, while Grace Gran and Trinity Flowers added seven and six kills, respectively. Sierra Burg totaled a team-high 22 digs. Chasity Vissia finished with 30 assists and three aces, while Neely added two aces and 10 digs, and Gran pitched in two blocks. The Spartans continue play at the 281 Conference tournament on Saturday in Forestburg.

Highmore-Harrold (7-9): Kassie Hale led the Pirates with 18 digs, while Halle Tvedt dished out five assists and Sydney Marso added four. Madison Bollweg notched six kills in the loss. Highmore-Harrold continues 281 Conference tournament play in Forestburg on Saturday.

MCM 3, Tri-Valley 1

COLTON-Class A No. 5 McCook Central/Montrose extended its winning streak to five after a 3-1 road victory over Tri-Valley on Thursday in Colton. Set scores were 25-9, 23-25, 25-9 and 25-20.


McCook Central/Montrose (15-3): McKenna Kranz finished with 14 digs, while Aleah Ries chipped in 13. Abigail Van Ruler notched 12 kills and five blocks, as Ries added nine kills. Emily Bies had a team-high 41 assists along with four aces. The Fighting Cougars host Baltic on Monday.

Tri-Valley (6-8): Erika Langloss tallied 21 assists for Tri-Valley, while Bailey Brooks dished out 15 digs and Grace Suttle and Kaitlyn Mohnen pitched in nine apiece. Abbie Weinacht grabbed five kills in the loss. The Mustangs host Baltic on Saturday in Colton.

Menno 3, Bon Homme 1

MENNO-Menno snapped its three-match losing streak with a 3-1 win over Bon Homme Thursday in Menno. Set scores were 25-17, 25-16, 23-25 and 25-19.

Menno (6-9): Kiara Nusz notched 13 kills for Menno, while Eisley Sayler pitched in 11. Morgan Edelman finished with 27 digs, Hailey Handel added 13 digs, and Tess Oplinger tossed in 16 assists and 11 digs. Jaedyn Oplinger totaled 14 digs and 10 assists. The Wolves host Canistota on Tuesday.

Bon Homme (2-16): Emily Cap racked up 21 digs for Bon Homme, while Lauren Bastemeyer added 12. Johanna Jelsma tallied 16 assists, eight digs and three aces in the loss. Bastemeyer led the kill total with seven. The Cavaliers play Hanson on Monday in Alexandria.

Burke 3, Boyd County, Neb. 1

SPENCER, Neb.-Burke extended its winning streak to eight matches after defeating Boyd County, Neb. in four sets Thursday in Spencer, Neb. Set scores were 20-25, 25-17, 25-13 and 25-21.


Burke (13-5): Taylee Indahl finished with 19 digs, 16 kills and three aces for Burke. Lahna Matucha notched 18 kills and 14 digs, while Lainee Schonebaum tallied 18 digs. Brecken Bartling led the team in blocking with five. Bobbi Jo Wishmann dished out 22 assists, and Hailey Benter added 14 assists in the win. The Cougars play in the Great Plains Conference Tournament on Saturday in Scotland.

Boyd County (13-8): No stats were reported for Boyd County. The Spartans host a triangular with Santee and Bloomfield on Tuesday in Spencer.

Corsica-Stickney 3, TDA 0

CORSICA-Corsica-Stickney cruised to a straight-set victory over Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Thursday. Set scores were 25-21, 25-17 and 25-15.

Corsica-Stickney (5-8): Raven Barse stuffed the stat sheet for the Jaguars, finishing with eight kills, four assists, three digs and two blocks. Kassidy Clark added 14 assists, a dig and ace, while Courtney Menning added 13 digs, eight kills and an ace. Bridget Burke finished with nine digs and four kills. The Jaguars play in the Great Plains Conference Tournament on Saturday in Scotland.

Tripp-Delmont/Armour (2-10): Bailey Spaans led the Nighthawks on Thursday, recording 18 assists, nine digs, a block and ace. Ashlee Gerber had four digs, four kills, a block and ace, with Hannah Whitney chipping in with 15 digs in the loss. The Nighthawks play in the Great Plains Conference Tournament on Saturday in Scotland.

Parkston 3, Scotland 0

SCOTLAND-The Parkston Trojans picked up their sixth-straight win when they defeated Scotland 3-0 on Thursday. Set scores were 25-15, 25-16 and 25-19.

Parkston (8-13): Tiah Holzbauer led the team in digs with 11, while Brenna Walz and Amber Albrecht pitched in eight digs apiece. Walz added seven kills and four aces, while Albrecht added six kills. Maggie Baumgart finished with eight kills, and Izzy Hohn racked up 25 assists and seven digs for Parkston. The Trojans play Platte-Geddes on Tuesday in Platte.

Scotland (1-12): Rylee Conrad had a team-high 23 assists, while Kennedy Bietz dished out 13 digs. Britnney Bauder tossed in 10 digs and Delanie Van Driel had eight. Bietz and Bella Vitek tallied five kills apiece, while Mckensie Sedlacek led the team in kills with 10.The Highlanders host the Great Plains Conference Tournament on Saturday.

Ethan 3 Freeman 1

FREEMAN-Class B No. 4 Ethan defeated Cornbelt Conference foe Freeman, 3-1, Thursday in Freeman. Set scores were 25-15, 23-25, 25-21 and 25-11.

Ethan (19-3): Jada Plastow led the Rustlers with 16 digs, 11 kills and four blocks, while Jessie Bartscher also had a big night with 33 assists and 20 digs. Maddie Miiller pitched in 22 digs and Mollie Miiller added 11 kills. Ethan travels to Wessington Springs on Tuesday.

Freeman (15-6): Josie Fuhrmann picked up 22 assists and 20 digs for the Flyers, while Emily Miller notched a team-high 18 kills. Jaimie Glanzer dished up 21 digs, while Rijjy Peterson added 11 and Caitlyn Gronewold tallied 10 digs. Hannah Eberts added eight kills in the loss. The Flyers host Mitchell Christian on Monday.

Gregory 3, Chamberlain 1

CHAMBERLAIN- Gregory picked up its fourth-straight win after defeating Chamberlain 3-1 on the road Thursday. Set scores were 25-21, 25-27, 25-23 and 25-23.

Gregory (11-6): Megan Warnke tallied five aces and four blocks for the Gorillas, while Jessy VanDerWerff racked up 17 digs and nine kills. KaeLee Haney also notched nine kills and Brooklyn VanDerWerff dished up 21 assists. The Gorillas host Class A No. 3 Winner on Tuesday.

Chamberlain (6-10): Hannah Anderson notched 10 kills while Makenzy Mutziger finished with 13 assists for the Cubs. Makenzie Sorenson tallied 11 assists and Avany Long dished up 16 digs in the loss. The Cubs host Kimball/White Lake on Tuesday.

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