ALEXANDRIA — Platte-Geddes won a three-set matchup with Avon Thursday, claiming the title at the eight-team Hanson Early Bird Tournament. Set scores were 25-23, 21-25 and 25-17.
Platte-Geddes (3-0) was paced by Cadence Van Zee’s 16 kills and 12 digs, while Karly VanDerWerff had 13 kills, 21 digs and two aces. Regan Hoffman added 14 digs and seven kills, with nine digs each from Karsen Sondgroth and Hadley Hanson. The Black Panthers will face Todd County in Mission on Aug. 31.
Avon (2-1) picked up 10 kills, five blocks and three aces from Tiffany Pelton, while Courtney Sees had four blocks and 10 digs. McKenna Kocmich tallied 15 assists and Katie Gretschmann had 12 digs for the Pirates, who will host Parkston on Aug. 31.
Wessington Springs def. Freeman, 25-20, 13-25 and 25-22: For Wessington Springs, Avery Orth had eight kills, 11 digs and three blocks, while Alyssa Grohs added 19 set assists and nine digs. Raylee Fagerhaug added 15 digs for the Spartans, who visit Iroquois on Aug. 31.
Erin Uecker had 11 kills and 13 digs for the Flyers, and Kate Miller had 13 digs, 10 kills and five blocks. Ava Ammann had 25 assists and nine digs for Freeman, which faces Irene-Wakonda on Aug. 31.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket def. Hanson, 25-16 and 25-21: Trista White had eight kills and 13 digs, with Kenna Ochsner posting four kills and two aces for SCW. Teya Moody had 12 assists and 10 digs for the Blackhawks. For Hanson, Jayln Kampshoff had seven assists and 13 digs, with Annalyse Weber posting four kills and eight digs. Kate Haiar had four blocks and eight digs. The two teams will play again in Alexandria on Aug. 31.
Andes Central/Dakota Christian def. Freeman Academy/Marion, 25-13 and 25-16: Lexie Vander Pol had 10 kills for ACDC. Keeva Weddell had six ace serves, with Josie Brouwer and Mahpiya Irving each had three aces for the Thunder, who travel to Bon Homme on Aug. 31. FAM (0-3) hosts Corsica-Stickney on Aug. 31 in Marion.
Hanson def. FAM, 25-4 and 25-14: For Hanson, Annalyse Weber had six kills and Erin Dewald added four kills. Jalyn Kampshoff had 12 set assists. FAM did not report any stats.
SCW def. ACDC, 25-13 and 25-16: Brooke Doering had 11 kills, four digs and two aces. Trista White added five kills, and Teya Moody had 21 assists and five digs. ACDC had four kills from Lexie Vander Pol.
Burke 3, Colome 0
COLOME — Burke opened the season with a road victory at Colome Thursday night. Set scores were 25-19, 25-11 and 25-13.
Burke (1-0): Adisyn Indahl had 13 kills, seven digs and three aces for the Cougars. Kailee Frank powered her way to eight kills, and Elle Johnson had 11 digs. Kate Weborg added three aces for Burke, which hosts Winner on Aug. 31.
Colome (0-2): Katie Welker had four kills and 11 digs to lead the Cowgirls, while Ashlyn Hoffine had 14 digs. Colome plays at Crow Creek in Stephan on Aug. 31.
Bridgewater-Emery 3, Corsica-Stickney 0
CORSICA — Class B No. 4 Bridgewater-Emery picked up a second straight road sweep to open the season Thursday, winning 25-13, 25-16 and 25-12.
Bridgewater-Emery (2-0): Julia Weber posted eight kills and 11 digs in the winning effort, with Taylor Schallenkamp adding five kills, four digs and four ace serves. Casey Meyer had a team-high 11 set assists and Cara Meyer had 13 digs. The Huskies head to Howard on Aug. 31.
Corsica-Stickney (0-1): Morgan Clites had six kills and 10 digs, and Payton DeLange had four kills, three blocks and nine digs. Sutten Eide accounted for 13 set assists for the C-S offense. The Jaguars return to action Saturday at the Parkston Tournament.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton 3, Parker 1
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon/Plankinton earned its second win of the season at home Thursday night over Parker, a team that received the sixth-most votes in the preseason media volleyball poll. Set scores were 25-20, 25-18, 20-25 and 25-20.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (2-0): Maria Baker and Reagan Rus had eight and nine kills, respectively, while Devynn Nelson (2) and Tessa Pickart (3) each recorded multiple aces. Joselyn Manzano had 23 digs, and Shyla Tobin picked up 15 assists for MVP, which plays at Wagner on Aug. 31.
Parker (1-1): Brooke Berens led the way with 13 kills, with Lexi Evan and Terryn Fueller recording eight assists apiece. Josie Leberman and Desiree Pierce had 50 and 41 digs, respectively. Parker takes on Sioux Valley on Aug. 31.
Chester Area 3, Ethan 1
ETHAN — Chester Area spoiled the season opener for the Ethan volleyball team Thursday with a road sweep. Set scores were 25-17, 25-21 and 25-12.
Chester Area (2-0): The Flyers were led by Jayda Kenyon’s six kills and three blocks, while Lily VanHal had six aces and five kills. Emery Larson had 12 digs for Chester Area, which plays in the Huron Invitational on Aug. 28.
Ethan (0-1): Jaya Kurtenbach had 36 digs to lead the Rustlers’ defense, while Hannah Bartscher had seven kills. Ava Lingemann had three aces. Ethan visits Kimball/White Lake on Aug. 31 for a match in White Lake.
Howard 3, ORR 2
RUTLAND — Howard earned a road victory Thursday night, claiming a back-and-forth five-set match. Set scores were 25-21, 17-25, 27-25, 20-25 and 15-11.
Howard (1-1): Kate Conner had 10 kills and 10 blocks in a double-double effort. Piper Thompson delivered 31 digs and Rylee Rudebusch had 17 digs, seven assists and two aces.
Abby Aslesen had six kills and four aces for the Tigers, who host Bridgewater-Emery on Aug. 31.
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland (0-1): Julia Trygstad had 21 kills, four blocks and two aces to lead the Raiders. Paige Hanson had 26 set assists and Alivia Bickett had 39 digs, along with 21 digs from Breckyn Leighton. ORR heads east to take on Flandreau on Aug. 28.
Gregory 3, Kimball/White Lake 1
KIMBALL — In a season-opening contest for both schools, Gregory topped Kimball/White Lake on Thursday night. Set scores were 19-25, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-15.
Gregory (1-0): Mya Determan had 11 kills and four blocks, while Brooklyn Kenzy added six kills and 10 digs. Jesse Jo Vanderwerf contributed 17 digs and 4 blocks. Gracie Kenzy had 14 assists for the Lady Gorillas, who host St. Francis Indian School on Aug. 31.
White Lake (0-1): Dani Deffenbaugh posted a double-double with 11 kills, 10 digs and a block. Ryann Nielsen chipped in eight kills and 25 assists alongside Cami Comfert’s six kills, five assists and seven digs. Madison Heath had 15 digs and three aces for KWL, which hosts Ethan on Aug. 31.
Tripp-Delmont/Armour 3, Parkston 2
PARKSTON — Tripp-Delmont/Armour squeaked by Parkston in a five-set thriller Thursday night to win its second match of the season. Set scores were 25-23, 25-21, 24-26, 23-25 and 15-13.
Tripp-Delmont/Armour (2-0): Hannah Stremick (39 assists, 22 digs) and Megan Reiner (18 kills, 12 digs) each recorded double-doubles for TDA. Gracey Schatz contributed 20 kills and eight digs. Emma Faller had seven digs and five aces. TDA travels to Menno on Aug. 31.
Parkston (0-2): Faith Oakley had 18 assists to go with two kills, two blocks and an ace. Brielle Bruening added six kills and six blocks. Allison Ziebart (11) and Baylee Schoenfelder (10) each recorded double-digits digs for the Trojans, who are home against Corsica-Stickney in tournament play on Aug. 28.
Irene-Wakonda 3, Scotland 2
SCOTLAND — Irene-Wakonda edged Scotland in five sets Thursday night to pick up its first win of the season. Set scores were 24-26, 25-17, 24-26, 25-16 and 15-8.
Irene-Wakonda (1-1): Emma Orr and Nora O’Malley each had 10 kills, as Orr added 11 assists for a double-double.Willa Freeman and Jordan Bak had 21 and 16 digs, respectively, with Freeman picking up three aces. Katie Knodel also had four aces for the Eagles, who host Menno in the Irene-Wakonda “I Have a Dream” Tournament on Aug. 28.
Scotland (0-1): Delanie VanDriel led the Lady Highlanders with 11 kills. Bailey Vitek had 10 digs and Rylee Conrad recorded 24 assists. Scotland faces off with Lower Brule at the tournament hosted by Irene-Wakonda on Aug. 28.
Winner 3, Miller 2
WINNER — Winner won the first two sets, but needed five to put away Miller and pick up its second win of the season. Set scores were 25-19, 25-15, 20-25, 19-25 and 15-11.
Winner (2-0): Ellie Brozik led Winner with 15 kills and six aces. Libbie Petersek notched a double-double with 11 kills and 13 digs, while Alexis Klein recorded one of her own with 28 assists and 12 digs. Winner plays at Burke on Aug. 31.
Miller (0-1): Tyra Gates had a double-double with 39 assists and 21 digs. Ally Mullaney added 21 kills for the Rustlers, who visit Aberdeen Roncalli on Aug. 31.
Wagner 3, Vermillion 1
VERMILLION — Wagner earned a road victory for its first high school volleyball win of 2021. Set scores were 25-10, 20-25, 25-19 and 25-21.
Wagner (1-0): Avari Bruguier posted 14 kills and 19 digs for the Red Raiders, who also got 16 digs and six kills from Emma Yost. Macy Koupal had 32 set assists, Madi Knebel had 11 digs and Shona Kocer had six kills. Wagner is next in action Aug. 28 at the Parkston Tournament.
Vermillion (0-2): Kara Klemme had eight kills, nine digs and three aces. Claire Doty had 23 assists and five kills, while Clare Dahlhoff had 16 digs for the Tanagers, who visit Lennox on Aug. 31.
Menno 3, Centerville 1
CENTERVILLE — Menno won a road volleyball match Thursday in a season-opening battle for both teams. Set scores were 25-18, 25-15, 11-25 and 25-20.
Menno (1-0): Bridget Vaith and Julia Buechler each had seven kills, with 10 assists and 13 digs for Paityn Huber for the Wolves. Vaith added six aces and six digs in the win for Menno, which plays at Irene-Wakonda on Aug. 28.
Centerville (0-1): Centerville got seven kills and 17 digs from Bailey Hansen, as the Tornadoes had 26 assists and nine digs from Macey Hostetler. Centerville travels to Irene for a tournament on Aug. 28.
Bon Homme 3, Viborg-Hurley 2
VIBORG — Powered by Olivia Bures’ 23 kills and nine aces, Bon Homme earned a hard-fought victory Thursday in high school volleyball action.
Bon Homme (1-1): Bures added eight digs to her ledger on Thursday. Jenna Duffek had six kills and five aces, while Erin Heusinkfeld and Kenadee Kozak had three aces apiece. Jaden Kortan had 31 set assists and Kozak had a team-high 12 digs. The Cavaliers host Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Aug. 31 in Tyndall.
Viborg-Hurley (0-1): Coral Mason had 26 kills for the Cougars, while Denae Mach had 11 kills and Delana Mach had five blocks. V-H heads to the Canton Tournament on Aug. 28.