Area volleyball roundup for Aug. 25: Parkston sweeps Region 5A newcomer Chamberlain

The 2022 high school volleyball season's opening week of play continued on Thurday, Aug. 25.

Parkston's Keeara Oakley jumps to block an attack from Chamberlain's Jayna Handel during the Region 5A volleyball match between Chamberlain and Parkston on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Parkston High School. Parkston defeated Chamberlain, three sets to none.
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The opening week of the 2022 South Dakota high school volleyball continued on Thursday night, with a number of Mitchell area teams in action. Here’s what you need to know from the action on Aug. 25:

Thursday’s leaders

Here’s a look at the top performers from Thursday night:

  • Mount Vernon/Plankinton took down Parker in a three-set road sweep, which was powered by 14 kills and 17 digs from Reagan Rus. Parker’s Halle Berens led her team with six kills and a game-high 34 digs in the loss.
  • Corsica-Stickney may have fallen short in a four-set defeat to Bridgewater-Emery, but the Jaguars' Payton DeLange had herself a match, finishing with 17 kills, 31 digs and one ace serve. The Huskies, meanwhile, got eight kills, 14 assists, 10 digs and three ace serves from Hayden Hofer.
  • Burke's Adisyn Indahl recorded 11 kills, 10 digs and five aces, with Kailee Frank adding 10 kills, eight digs, two aces and one block in the Cougars' sweep of Colome.
  • Freeman’s Kate Miller posted 10 kills, 18 digs, three ace serves and two blocks, though the Fliers fell two sets to one against Wessington Springs Hanson Early Bird Tournament play.
  • Northwestern came back for a five-set win over Wolsey-Wessington, but the Warbirds' Mya Boomsma had 13 kills and 26 digs on the night.
  • Miller's Tyra Gates made everything go for the Rustlers' offense, piling up 33 assists with two aces in a sweep of Winner.
  • In a four-set win over Howard, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland’s Julia Trygstad powered her team with 17 kills, 25 digs and four blocks.
  • Arlington notched a three-set win over Iroquois/Lake Preston, as Morgan Larsen led the way with 10 kills, 12 digs and two aces.
  • Redfield defeated Aberdeen Roncalli in four sets, as Camryn Rohlfs facilitated the attack with 26 assists, 18 digs and two aces.
  • Ipswich's Gracie Lange recorded a 12-kill, 11-dig double-double in a three-set win over Highmore-Harrold.
Parkston sophomore Lauren Ziebart jumps up to block a spike during the Region 5A volleyball match between Chamberlain and Parkston on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Parkston High School.Parkston defeated Chamberlain, three sets to none.
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Spotlight: Trojans roll Cubs in Region 5A matchup

PARKSTON, S.D. — Parkston gave Chamberlain an unsavory welcome to the stacked Region 5A ranks, as the Trojans rolled to a three-set home sweep of the Cubs on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-11, 25-6 and 25-16.

Six different Trojans posted multiple kills, paced by Gracie Oakley and Mya Thuringer with four apiece. Oakley added three digs and three ace serves, with Faith Oakley notching 11 assists, three digs and three aces. Mya Nuebel led the Trojans in digs with nine.


Megan Marone and Sara Peterson each had four kills to lead to Cubs, while Jayna Handel and Leigha Long recorded 11 and 10 digs, respectively.

Parkston (2-0) welcomes perennial Class B powerhouses Northwestern and Warner for separate contests at the Parkston Tournament on Aug. 27. Chamberlain (0-1) heads north for a match against former region foe Mobridge-Pollock on Aug. 27.

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Parkston defeated Chamberlain 3-0

Platte-Geddes cruises to Hanson Early Bird Tournament title

ALEXANDRIA — After a contested first set, the Platte-Geddes volleyball team had little trouble in the second, taking the championship match of the Hanson Eary Bird Tournament against the hosts. Set scores were 25-21 and 25-10.

Karly VanDerWerff paced the Black Panthers with eight kills to go alongside five digs, two blocks and one ace. Cadence Van Zee and Baleigh Nachtigal each had two kills and combined for 13 digs, while Avery DeVries put up 11 assists, three digs and two aces.

For the Beavers, Annalyse Weber posted a team-high six kills, Jersey Kampshoff had 12 digs and Jalyn Kampshoff recorded 10 assists.

P-G (3-0) hosts its first home match of the season against Todd County on Aug. 30. Hanson (2-1) hosts Parkston on Aug. 29.

Avon took third in the tournament with a win over Andes Central/Dakota Christian, while Sanborn Central/Woonsocket defeated Freeman Academy/Marion and Wessington Springs earned a win over Freeman in the final consolation round.


Thursday’s statewide scores

Arlington def. Iroquois/Lake Preston, 25-21, 25-20, 25-13
Baltic def. Colman-Egan, 25-19, 25-14, 25-19
Belle Fourche def. Lead-Deadwood, 25-12, 25-18, 25-17
Bon Homme def. Viborg-Hurley, 25-16, 25-12, 22-25, 25-22
Bridgewater-Emery def. Corsica-Stickney, 26-24, 25-27, 25-20, 25-20
Canton def. Canistota, 25-17, 25-15, 25-19
Castlewood def. Hitchcock-Tulare, 25-17, 25-14, 25-16
Centerville def. Menno, 25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 26-24
Chester Area def. Ethan, 25-14, 25-3, 25-11
De Smet def. Deubrook Area, 25-23, 19-25, 8-25, 25-18, 16-14
Dell Rapids def. West Central, 25-22, 25-14, 25-19
Dell Rapids St. Mary def. Alcester-Hudson, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22
Faulkton Area def. Sunshine Bible Academy, 25-11, 25-9, 25-13
Florence/Henry def. Great Plains Lutheran, 25-9, 25-13, 25-19
Garretson def. Beresford, 25-7, 25-11, 25-19
Hamlin def. Groton Area, 25-20, 20-25, 25-22, 20-25
Harrisburg def. Brandon Valley, 25-15, 25-11, 25-13
Ipswich def. Highmore-Harrold, 25-15, 25-20, 25-20
Kadoka Area def. Little Wound, 25-10, 25-11, 25-13
Kimball/White Lake def. Gregory, 25-11, 25-22, 25-14
Leola/Frederick Area def. Waubay/Summit, 25-12, 25-16, 25-6
Madison def. Flandreau, 25-23, 25-15, 22-25, 14-25, 20-18
Milbank def. Sisseton, 20-25, 21-25, 25-16, 25-17, 15-10
Miller def. Winner, 25-10, 25-9, 25-21
Mount Vernon/Plankinton def. Parker, 25-9, 25-19, 25-13
Northwestern def. Wolsey-Wessington, 25-20, 19-25, 9-25, 25-17, 15-9
O'Gorman def. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 25-18, 25-15, 25-15
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland def. Howard, 19-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-23
Parkston def. Chamberlain, 25-11, 25-6, 25-16
Philip def. Dupree, 28-26, 25-18, 25-17
Potter County def. North Central, 25-6, 25-8, 25-7
Rapid City Christian def. Douglas, 25-21, 25-19, 26-28, 25-18
Redfield def. Aberdeen Roncalli, 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-20
Scotland def. Irene-Wakonda, 25-15, 25-21, 25-16
Sioux Falls Christian def. Tea Area, 25-16, 25-20, 25-11
Sioux Valley def. Clark/Willow Lake, 25-21, 24-26, 25-10, 25-19
Spearfish def. Red Cloud, 25-20, 25-16, 25-9
Wagner def. Vermillion, 25-14, 25-13, 25-15
Warner def. Aberdeen Christian, 25-3, 25-8, 25-6
Webster Area def. Deuel, 25-17, 25-12, 25-14
Wilmot def. Waverly-South Shore, 25-12, 25-5, 25-13

Hanson Early Bird Tournament
Consolation Round 1
Wessington Springs def. Freeman Academy/Marion, 25-13, 25-15
Freeman def. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, 25-16, 25-23
Consolation Round 2
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket def. Freeman Academy/Marion, 25-17, 25-19
Wessington Springs def. Freeman, 25-22, 22-25, 25-19
Third Place
Avon def. Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 25-22, 25-16
Platte-Geddes def. Hanson, 25-21, 25-10

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