ARLINGTON -- Burke took its undefeated record to the Arlington tournament on Saturday, and although it suffered its first loss, the Cougars came home with a championship.
Each team played five matches in the round robin tournament and Burke secured a 4-1 record, knocking off two of the top three teams in the Class B South Dakota prep media poll. Despite finishing with equal records, the Cougars edged Faulkton Area on head-to-head results.
Burke began its day by knocking off Class B No. 2 Warner in three sets, 25-11, 22-25 and 25-22.
Lainee Schonebaum had seven kills and 22 digs, while Taylee Indahl and Ramee Hanson had four kills apiece. Bobbi Jo Wischmann handed out 16 assists and Adisyn Indahl came up with 14 digs.
Jennifer Aman had 12 kills and Kendyl Anderson added seven for Warner (4-5). Ava Nilsson also added 20 assists and 19 digs for the Monarchs.
Burke’s second match brought its first loss of the year in a three-set loss to Deubrook Area, 22-25, 25-18 and 25-19.
Emma Vandermeer, Andrea Vandermeer and Brooke Koppatschek had six kills apiece for the Dolphins (4-4). Baylee Holmlund and Andrea Vandermeer added 19 and 18 digs, respectively.
Adisyn Indahl had six kills, while Hanson added 18 digs, four kills and three aces. Sally Hakin chipped in five kills and Schonebaum had 25 digs for the Cougars.
Following the loss, Burke was able to bounce back against previously unbeaten Class B No. 3 Faulkton Area, taking a marathon first set and then cruising in the second, 31-29 and 25-13.
Taylee Indahl produced 17 kills and 13 digs, while Schonebaum had six kills and eight digs and Wischmann dished out 20 assists for the Cougars.
Peyton Melius had 11 kills and Kayla Senn added five. Abby Vetch had 13 digs and Morgan Melius pitched in eight for Faulkton Area (9-1).
Burke moved on to play Arlington and breezed to a two-set sweep, 25-16 and 25-15.
Taylee Indahl had nine kills, while Schonebaum had three aces, seven kills and 12 digs. Adisyn Indahl also pitched in eight digs and three aces.
Jennica Weiss had five kills and Grace Parry had eight assists for Arlington (1-13).
The Cougars finished the day with another sweep, this time taking down Elkton-Lake Benton, 25-20 and 25-12.
Taylee Indahl put down 10 kills, came up with 11 digs and served five aces, while Schonebaum had four kills and 15 digs. Wischmann had 15 assists in the match.
Hannah Krog had six kills and 10 digs, while Emily Miller had five kills and Julia Drietz had 15 assists for Elkton-Lake Benton (5-3).
Burke and Faulkton Area finished 4-1, while Elkton-Lake Benton was 3-2, Deubrook Area and Warner were 2-3 and Arlington was 0-5.
Burke (9-1) returns to action against Platte-Geddes on Sept. 24 in Bonesteel.
MCM runs the table to win Big East tourney
GARRETSON -- The Big East Conference Tournament was reshuffled from a two-day event to one due to flooding, but McCook Central/Montrose was unfazed.
The Class A No. 5 Fighting Cougars won all three matches on Saturday, including a three-set sweep of Class B No. 4 Chester Area in the tournament final, 26-24, 27-25 and 26-24.
Aleah Ries put down 13 kills and came up with 19 digs, while Abigail Van Ruler added 12 kills, seven digs, three blocks and two aces. Emily Bies pitched in 21 assists, 15 digs and four kills and Jacy Pulse had eight kills and 19 digs.
The Fighting Cougars got to the finals after sweeping Beresford, 25-12 and 25-17 in the semifinals.
Van Ruler had 11 kills, while Pulse had seven kills and five digs and Bies handed out 19 assists and came up with seven digs. Cassy Knudsen also pitched in 12 digs.
In the first round against Garretson, MCM picked won both sets by a score of 25-17.
Bies dished out 20 assists and came up with seven digs and Van Ruler had nine kills and two blocks. Ries had six kills and nine digs, while Pulse added five kills and 13 digs.
Statistics were not provided for Chester Area, Beresford and Garretson.
MCM (9-2) faces Class A No. 1 Sioux Falls Christian on Tuesday in Sioux Falls.
TDA 3, Colome 2
COLOME -- Neither team could string together consecutive set wins, but Tripp-Delmont/Armour was able to come away with a road win over Colome, 25-18, 16-25, 25-23, 16-25 and 15-7.
Tripp-Delmont/Armour (2-1): Kianna Payer had 10 kills and three aces, while Hannah Stremick had 17 assists and nine digs. Faith Werkmeister added six kills and four blocks and Karli Marts had 10 digs. The Nighthawks host Bon Homme on Tuesday in Tripp.
Colome (3-5): Elizabeth Yeaman had 11 kills and two blocks and Haley Krumpus added seven kills in defeat. Saydee Heath had nine digs, five kills and two blocks and Makayla Shippy had 10 digs and nine assists. Baylie Hoffine came up with 15 digs. The Cowgirls travel to Marty today.