Daily Republic Sports
PLATTE—Platte-Geddes outlasted Tripp-Delmont/Armour 25-16, 22-25, 23-25, 26-24 and 15-8 in a prep volleyball marathon match on Monday in Platte. Tori Weins powered Platte-Geddes with 18 kills, nine digs, four blocks and four aces. Courtney Neuman added 52 assists, four digs and one ace. Carly Sprik finished with 14 kills, two blocks, two digs and one ace. Candice Knudsen added 10 kills and one block.
POLLS 6 The South Dakota Prep Media football and volleyball polls for the week of Oct. 16 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams and listing the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. (This week’s poll is the final edition of the season for the Class 11B and nine-man classes.) FOOTBALL Class 11AAA
RAPID CITY — It was a Rapid City sweep 14 years in the making. For the first time since 2003, Mitchell earned a win over both Rapid City Central and Rapid City Stevens on the same weekend, as the No. 2-ranked Kernels picked up a five-set win over No. 3 Stevens Saturday afternoon. Set scores were 26-24, 24-26, 15-25, 25-22, 15-9 in favor of the Kernels, who are now 17-1 on the season and snapped Stevens' 17-match win streak.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- The Dakota Wesleyan University football team had the lead at halftime Saturday over No. 17-ranked Northwestern College. But the Tigers weren’t able to maintain the advantage, as the Red Raiders wrestled the lead back with a 22 unanswered second-half points and Northwestern claimed the Great Plains Athletic Conference victory 29-10 at DeValois Stadium in Orange City, Iowa.
The first round for the South Dakota High School Activities Association football playoffs in Class 11B and nine-man football is set. The playoff pairings for the first round of games were announced late Friday after the regular season ended for the state’s smallest schools. Sixteen teams in each class qualify for the playoffs, with the top three teams from each of the four geographical regions qualifying, followed by the teams with the next four highest point totals qualifying as “wild card” teams.
BRIDGEWATER — In a battle of top Class 11B teams, No. 1-ranked Sioux Valley edged No. 2-ranked Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 27-15 Friday night in Bridgewater. Sioux Valley jumped to an early 21-0 first half lead and never gave it up. Daymein Lucas led Sioux Valley with 92 yards rushing and a touchdown five yards and two 1-yard touchdown runs. The Cossack defense was led by Tyler Schwartz and Jake Schneider with 12 tackles each.
Paige Heckenlaible recorded 11 kills, three blocks, five digs and three aces as the Menno Wolves downed Mitchell Christian 3-0 in prep volleyball action on Thursday in Mitchell. Set scores were 25-9, 25-21 and 25-16. Ashton Vaith added 21 digs, six kills and one ace, while Eisley Sayler had six aces, six digs, three kills and one block and Hailey Fergen added 16 assists and nine digs for Menno. For MCS, Anna Cooper led with five kills and one ace, Grace Garrels had 16 digs, Katelyn Karhoff added 15 digs and Maggie Reynen recorded two kills and two blocks.
SUNDSVALL, Sweden—Andrew Priebe made his debut at the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Masters World meet Saturday in Sundsvall, Sweden and placed fourth overall in the M1 66 kilogram (145.5 pounds) weight class for ages 40-49.
HURON — The Mitchell High School competitive cheer and dance teams both finished seventh at the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet Thursday at the Huron Arena. The Kernels scored 199.5 points in the cheer competition, while scoring 210.17 points in the dance competition. The cheer score is a new season-high for MHS. In the dance competition, Mitchell's 209.5 pom score, 217.5 jazz score and 203.5 hip-hop score were averaged together. Brandon Valley was the overall winner in both categories, scoring 256.50 points in cheer and 274.17 points in dance.
OACOMA -- Behind Sidda Schuyler’s first-place finish, the Winner Area girls cross country team placed first at the Region 4A meet on Thursday at the Chamberlain Country Club in Oacoma. Winner tallied 26 points, while Chamberlain took second with 38 points and Todd County placed third with 44 points. Mount Vernon/Plankinton took fourth with 46 points.