Area volleyball roundup for Nov. 3: Burke, TDA punch tickets to Class B SoDak 16

Action from around the state for Thursday, Nov. 3

Burke's Emmie Hausmann (18) and Piper Hanson (4) combine for an attempted block of a Gregory attack during a Region 5B semifinal volleyball match on Nov. 3, 2022, at South Central High School, in Bonesteel.
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BONESTEEL, S.D. — Burke took down Gregory in straight sets to advance to the SoDak 16 and claim the No. 2 overall seed in Class B heading to the SoDak 16 state-qualifying round. Set scores were 25-8, 25-13 and 25-6.

Adisyn Indahl was the spark plug for the Cougars’ offense, posting a team-best 17 kills, to go along with 13 digs and six aces in the win. Elly Witt added a team-high 14 set assists, as well as nine digs and four aces for Burke. Kailee Frank also had an all-around night with seven kills, eight digs, three assists and three aces.

For Gregory, Asia VanDerWerff had three kills, while Bridget Eliason had nine digs and a service ace and Jordan Svatos posted a team-best 10 digs with a block.

Burke (30-4) will take on No. 15-seed Kadoka Area in the SoDak 16 state-qualifying round on Tuesday, Nov. 8, while Gregory ends its season at 12-15.

TDA holds off Spartans to secure SoDak 16 trip

BONESTEEL, S.D. — Tripp-Delmont/Armour staved off a Wessington Springs comeback attempt to punch its ticket to the Class B SoDak 16 state-qualifying round as the No. 9 seed.


The Nighthawks went up 2-0 in the match but found themselves down 14-11 in the fifth set before going on a 5-0 run to clinch the set and the match. Set scores were 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 25-27 and 16-14.

Megan Reiner led TDA with 29 kills, 27 digs, two aces and a block. Gracey Schatz was the only other Nighthawk in double figures for kills with 16 to go along with her 20 digs and two aces. Hannah Stremick had 48 set assists, 24 digs, eight kills and an ace, as well.

For Wessington Springs, Avery Orth’s 21 kills, 21 digs and six blocks helped lead the comeback effort, while Alyssa Grohs chipped in 36 assists, 33 digs, six kills and two aces.

TDA (25-4) will take on No. 8-seed Castlewood on Tuesday, Nov. 8, while Wessington Springs’ season comes to a close at 24-9.

Tripp-Delmont/Armour's Megan Reiner (13) hits an attack at the net as Wessington Springs' Sarah Poncelow (15) and Hannah Heezen (11) attempt to block during a Region 5B semifinal volleyball match on Nov. 3, 2022, at South Central High School, in Bonesteel.
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Thursday’s leaders

  • Platte-Geddes moved on to the Class A SoDak 16 with a sweep of Kimball/White Lake on Thursday night. Karly VanDerWerff had 16 kills and nine digs, with Avery DeVries posting 28 assists, 14 digs and three blocks. Cadence VanZee had 10 kills and 14 digs, plus three ace serves, while Hadley Hanson had 14 digs and four aces for the Black Panthers (26-7). 
  • Macy Koupal helped Wagner punch its ticket to the SoDak 16 with 32 set assists and four aces in a straight-set win over Mount Vernon/Plankinton. Shalayne Nagel recorded a match-high 10 kills for Wagner, while Vanessa Hoffman posted an 11-dig, 11-assist double-double for MVP in the loss.
  • Freeman assured itself a spot in the SoDak 16 with a sweep of Scotland, led by 11 kills and nine digs from Kate Miller. Cami Fransen had 29 assists and Erin Uecker had seven kills, four blocks and eight digs for the Flyers, who improved to 20-9. Trinity Bietz had a team-high eight kills for the Highlanders (12-13), who had 15 digs, eight assists and two aces from Kalley Vitek
  • Mya Boomsma posted an all-around performance for Wolsey-Wessington in a win over Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, tallying eight kills, 15 digs and a pair of service aces across three sets. Taylor Horn chipped in 25 set assists in the win, while Leah Williams paced the team with 10 kills.
  • Three Rustlers tallied double-digit kills for Miller in a three-set win over Dupree on Tuesday night. Abbi Blake, Jaden Werdel and Tricia Lammers posted 12, 11 and 10 kills, respectively, while Tyra Gates picked up 38 set assists in the win. Jolie Palmer led the team with 17 digs and Werdel added 12.
  • Elkton-Lake Benton knocked off Sioux Valley in four sets to advance to the Class A SoDak 16 off the strength of a pair of double-doubles. Rachael Krog’s 12 kills and 19 digs, coupled with Tevan Erickson’s 34 set assists and 18 digs propelled ELB. Erickson also picked up a kill and four service aces in the win. Landree Wilson posted 17 kills, 11 digs and four block assists in the loss for Sioux Valley.
  • Mackenzie Everson’s 12 kills, 25 digs and one solo block helped lift Castlewood over Arlington in three sets and send the Warriors to the SoDak 16. Gracie Haug tacked on a team-best 27 assists and three aces, while Presley Knecht did a little bit of everything with 17 digs, eight kills, three solo blocks, one block assist and a pair of aces.
  • Ella Haven and Ashley Haven powered Northwestern to the SoDak 16 with a straight-set win over Hitchcock-Tulare. Ella Haven had 17 kills, 16 digs and two aces, while Ashley Haven picked up 15 kills, 10 kills and three aces. 

Statewide scores

Class AA

Harrisburg def. Brookings, 31-29, 25-12, 25-22
Huron def. Brandon Valley, 25-12, 25-19, 25-20
Sioux Falls Jefferson def. Aberdeen Central, 25-12, 28-26, 25-21
Sioux Falls O’Gorman def. Mitchell, 25-14, 25-20, 25-21
Spearfish def. Douglas, 25-13, 25-18, 25-19
Watertown def. Yankton, 25-16, 23-25, 25-17, 25-20

Region 1A


Groton Area def. Aberdeen Roncalli, 18-25, 25-23, 27-25, 16-25, 15-10
Redfield def. Milbank, 25-21, 25-21, 25-20

Region 2A

Elkton-Lake Benton def. Sioux Valley, 19-25, 25-13, 25-23, 25-17
Hamlin def. Flandreau, 25-16, 25-20, 25-23

Region 3A

Baltic def. McCook Central/Montrose, 26-24, 16-25, 25-20, 25-22
Sioux Falls Christian def. Garretson, 25-8, 25-4, 25-15

Region 4A

Dakota Valley def. Tea Area, 25-15, 25-22, 25-15
Elk Point-Jefferson def. Canton, 25-17, 25-22, 26-24

Region 5A


Platte-Geddes def. Kimball/White Lake, 25-15, 25-15, 25-11
Wagner def. Mount Vernon/Plankinton, 25-14, 25-13, 25-10

Region 6A

Miller def. Dupree, 25-11, 25-14, 25-9
Mobridge-Pollock def. Stanley County, 25-9, 25-12, 25-18

Region 7A

Lakota Tech def. Little Wound, 25-15, 18-25, 25-22, 25-11
Winner def. Pine Ridge, 25-15, 25-20, 25-22

Region 8A

Belle Fourche def. Hill City, 25-15, 25-21, 25-23
Rapid City Christian def. St. Thomas More, 25-23, 25-14, 26-24

Region 1B

Northwestern def. Hitchcock-Tulare, 25-20, 25-12, 25-16
Warner def. Leola/Frederick Area, 25-10, 25-15, 25-11

Region 2B

Castlewood def. Arlington, 25-21, 25-10, 25-23
Wolsey-Wessington def. Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, 25-17, 25-19, 25-22

Region 3B

Chester Area def. Dell Rapids St. Mary, 25-13, 25-15, 25-16
Colman-Egan def. Ethan, 20-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-17

Region 4B

Freeman def. Scotland, 25-12, 25-20, 25-19
Viborg-Hurley def. Gayville-Volin, 26-24, 17-25, 25-20, 15-25, 15-13

Region 5B

Burke def. Gregory 25-8, 25-13, 25-6
Tripp-Delmont/Armour def. Wessington Springs, 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 25-27, 16-14

Region 6B

Faulkton Area def. Ipswich, 25-10, 20-25, 26-24, 20-25, 15-10
Herreid/Selby Area def. Potter County, 25-20, 27-25, 25-21

Region 7B

Jones County def. Wall, 25-13, 25-10, 25-14
Kadoka Area def. Philip, 25-18, 14-25, 25-12, 25-20

Region 8B

Faith def. Newell, 25-21, 23-25, 25-23, 25-22
Timber Lake def. Lemmon, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19

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