WAGNER — Wagner defeated Gregory in straight sets on Thursday to hand Gregory its first loss of the season. Set scores were 25-20, 25-19 and 25-17.
Wagner (6-3): Emma Yost had 15 kills and 20 digs while Shalayne Nagel had 10 kills, 11 digs and two ace serves. Kya Kjeldgaard had 11 kills, two blocks and two ace serves while Macy Koupal added 34 assists. Wagner travels to Avon on Sept. 14.
Gregory (6-1): Mya Determan had 11 kills while Brooklynn Kenzy had nine kills and two ace serves. Cassidy Keiser had two blocks and two ace serves, and Gracie Kenzy added 15 assists. Gregory hosts Wessington Springs on Sept. 11.
SCW 3, Mitchell Christian 0
FORESTBURG -- Sanborn Central/Woonsocket defeated Mitchell Christian in straight sets on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-5, 25-7 and 25-9.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (6-1): Brooke Doering had eight kills for the Blackhawks while Teya Moody had 12 assists and six digs. Kennadie Ochsner led the team in ace serves with five. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket travels to Wessington Springs on Sept. 14.
Mitchell Christian (0-4): Kelsey Holdeman nine digs and two blocks while Keely O’Neill had six digs. Whisper Eben also added six digs for the Golden Eagles. Mitchell Christian travels to Wolsey-Wessington for a tournament in Wolsey on Sept. 11.
Avon 3, Alcester-Hudson 1
ALCESTER — Avon improved to 6-1 on the season with a road win at Alcester-Hudson on Thursday night in high school action. Set scores were 25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 25-15.
Avon (6-1): Tiffany Pelton posted 14 kills and seven digs and Sam Brodeen had 10 kills, 14 digs and three aces for the Pirates, who posted their fourth straight win. Courtney Sees had eight kills and 23 digs, and Katie Gretschmann had 25 digs and two aces. McKenna Kocmich added 16 set assists and 17 digs. Up next, Avon hosts Wagner on Sept. 14.
No stats were reported for Alcester-Hudson, which dropped to 0-4 and hosts Centerville on Tuesday.
Dell Rapids St. Mary 3, Canistota 0
CANISTOTA — Dell Rapids St. Mary continued its hot start to the season with a sweep of Canistota Thursday. Set scores were 25-7, 25-22 and 25-11
Dell Rapids St. Mary (7-1): The Cardinals’ Courtney Brown scored 13 kills, with Brianna Lindeman adding 11 set assists and eight digs. Ella Griffin had three aces at the service line. The Cardinals are next in action on Sept. 13 hosting Sioux Falls Lutheran.
Canistota (0-8): Sierra McGregor had five kills and two blocks. Natalie Becker had a match-high 18 digs and was backed up by Kayla Papendick’s 15 digs for the Hawks, who visit Hanson on Sept. 14 in Alexandria.
Bridgewater-Emery 3, Irene-Wakonda 0
IRENE — Class B No. 4 Bridgewater-Emery continued its perfect start to the 2021 season with a three-set road sweep Thursday. Set scores were 25-14, 25-8 and 25-14.
Bridgewater-Emery (6-0): Julia Weber had 20 kills and 11 digs for the Huskies, with Taylor Schallenkamp adding nine kills and three aces. Cara Meyer posted 24 digs, and Casey Meyer had 17 assists and eight digs. Kaitlyn Roskens had 18 set assists and eight digs. The Huskies play next on Sept. 14, hosting Freeman.
No stats were reported for Irene-Wakonda (2-6), which heads to Freeman to face Freeman Academy/Marion on Sept. 14.
Freeman 3, Gayville-Volin 0
FREEMAN -- Freeman defeated Gayville-Volin in straight sets on Thursday night. Set scores were 29-27, 25-22 and 25-17.
Freeman (5-2): Erin Uecker had 14 kills, 11 digs and eight blocks to lead the Flyers. Kate Miller had 12 kills and 14 digs while Ava Ammann had nine digs and 15 assists. Ashlin Jacobsen added nine digs and two ace serves while Paige Auch added 14 assists. Freeman travels to Bridgewater-Emery on Sept. 14.
Gayville-Volin (5-2): Jadyn Hubbard had 18 kills, 11 digs and two ace serves while Molly Larson had 11 kills and 22 digs. Ayla Dimmer had a team-high 27 digs while Keely Larson added 34 assists. Gayville-Volin hosts Viborg-Hurley on Sept. 14.
Ethan 3, Menno 0
MENNO — Ethan beat Menno in straight sets Thursday night to pick up its second win of the season. Set scores were 25-19, 25-15 and 25-15.
Ethan (2-3): Bella Nesheim had 11 kills and 12 digs for the Rustlers while Hannah Bartscher had 13 digs, three kills and three blocks. Ava Lingemann added 21 assists, Madeline Bartscher added 10 assists and Marissa Storm had three ace serves. Ethan travels to Madison on Sept. 14.
Menno (4-4): Bridget Vaith led the Wolves with five kills while Julia Buechler led the team in digs with 10. Paityn Huber had eight assists and five digs while Halle VanHove had nine digs and six assists. Menno travels to Howard on Sept. 14.
KWL 3, TDA 1
ARMOUR — Kimball/White Lake wins a volleyball match on the road Tuesday night in four sets. Set scores were 25-17, 28-26, 21-25 and 25-20.
Kimball/White Lake (3-1): Dani Deffenbaugh had 18 kills, 14 digs and four ace serves. Harley Namanny had 10 kills and 10 digs while Ryann Nielsen had 15 assists, six ace serves and six kills. Cami Comfert added 14 digs, six kills and eight assists for the WildKats. Kimball/White Lake hosts Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Sept. 14.
Tripp-Delmont/Armour (3-2): Megan Reiner had 14 kills and nine digs while Hannah Stremick had 28 assists, 27 digs, two ace serves and three kills. Emma Faller had 10 kills, nine digs and three ace serves while Faith Goehring had 20 digs, Emma Fink had 19 and Maddy Jones had 11. Tripp-Delmont/Armour hosts Bon Homme on Sept. 14.
Scotland 3, FAM 0
SCOTLAND — Scotland picked up a home win Thursday night over Freeman Academy/Marion in straight sets. Set scores were 25-17, 25-15 and 26-24.
Scotland (5-3): Martina DeBoer had 12 kills while Trinity Bietz had 12 kills and 5 ace serves. Rylee Conrad added 23 assists and 2 ace serves for the Highlanders and Joslyn Walloch added five digs. Scotland travels to Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Sept. 14.
Freeman Academy/Marion (0-6): Alivea Weber had seven kills, five ace serves and three digs. Hailey Stahl had five kills for the Bearcats while Kallie Johnson had nine digs. Freeman Academy/Marion hosts Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Sept. 11.
MVP 3, Hanson 0
PLANKINTON — Mount Vernon/Plankinton defeated Hanson in straight sets on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-23, 25-19 and 25-9.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton (5-1): Maria Baker had 12 kills and Jocelyn Manzano had 19 digs. Tessa Pickart also had 19 digs, along with six ace serves while Shyla Tobin had 18 assists and six ace serves as well. MVP hosts Redfield on Sept. 13.
Hanson (1-6): Kiana Berg had six kills and Annalyse Weber had six kills and 10 digs. Jalyn Kampshoff added 12 assists and 12 digs. Hanson hosts Canistota on Sept. 14.
Burke 3, O’Neill St. Mary’s (Neb.) 2
BURKE — Burke secured its __ win of the season, edging past O’Neill St. Mary’s in five sets on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 16-25 and 15-11.
Burke (3-2): Adisyn Indahl had 21 kills, 21 digs, two blocks and one ace serve to lead the Cougars. Kailee Frank had 13 kills, 21 digs and two ace serves while Elle Johnson had 21 digs. Ava Sargent had 21 assists, Elly Witt had 17 assists and Elenna Koenig had six kills. Burke travels to the Arlington Tournament on Sept. 11. No stats were reported for O’Neill St. Mary’s.
Other area scores
Corsica-Stickney 3, James Valley Christian 0 in Huron: Corsica-Stickney earned its third win in the last four matches with a road triumph on Thursday night. Set scores were 25-22, 25-15 and 25-13. Corsica-Stickney (3-6) hosts Parkston on Sept. 14, while the Vikings (0-4) are off until Sept. 18, when they will be in action at the Hamlin Tournament.
Belle Fourche 3, Winner 0 at Belle Fourche: The Broncs knocked off Class A third-ranked Winner Thursday night to deal the Warriors their first loss of the season. Set scores were 25-19, 25-15, 25-17. Belle Fourche (3-2) heads to Lennox on Saturday, while Winner (4-1) hosts Lyman on Sept. 14.
Platte-Geddes 3, Bon Homme 0 in Tyndall: Platte-Geddes continued its perfect start of the season with its seventh win in a row. Set scores were 25-19, 25-21, 25-14. The Black Panthers host Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Sept. 13 in Platte. Bon Homme (2-4) travels to Tripp to face Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Sept. 14.