Area volleyball roundup: Burke wins Great Plains Conference tournament

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Oct. 3—GAYVILLE — Burke took down Gayville-Volin in straight sets in the championship match of the Great Plains Conference volleyball tournament on Saturday. Set scores were 28-26 and 25-18.

Burke (16-5): Adisyn Indahl had 11 kills and 15 digs while Kailee Frank had six kills and 13 digs. Elle Johnson had 18 digs while Ava Sargent had nine assists and Paige Bull had three blocks. The Cougars host Avon on Oct. 5.

Gayville-Volin (13-4): Molly Larson had 12 kills and 10 digs while Kelley Larson had 19 assists. The Raiders host Irene-Wakonda on Oct. 5.

Burke went undefeated in pool play at the Great Plains Conference volleyball tournament, beating Freeman Academy/Marion 25-8 and 25-11, as well as Andes Central/Dakota Christian 25-12 and 25-14. In the semifinals, Burke took down Tripp-Delmont/Armour in straight sets 25-14 and 25-15 to reach the championship.

Avon went undefeated in pool play as well. They defeated Marty 25-5 and 25-3 in its first match, followed by beating Corsica-Stickney 25-17 and 28-26. Avon would go on to lose to Gayville Volin in the semifinals 25-22 and 25-23. The Pirates travel to Burke on Oct. 5.

Tripp-Delmont/Armour split its pool play matches, starting off with a win over Alcester-Hudson in a three-set match. Set scores were 25-27, 25-19 and 25-18. TDA lost its second pool play match against Gayville-Volin. Set scores were 24-26, 25-23 and 25-19. TDA advanced to the quarterfinals where they took down Scotland 25-19 and 25-15, but lost in the semifinals to Burke 25-14 and 25-15. The Nighthawks host Wagner on Oct. 4, in Armour.

SCW volleyball team finishes 3rd at 281 Tournament

HURON — Sanborn Central/Woonsocket placed third at the 281 Conference Tournament on Saturday in Huron. The Blackhawks defeated Wessington Springs 25-22 and 25-23 in the third-place match.

Brooke Doering led SCW with 14 kills and nine digs. Kennadie Ochsner had six kills, Trista White had nine digs and two ace serves, and Hannah Dickson had two ace serves. Teya Moody added 21 assists and 12 digs.

For Wessington Springs, Avery Orth had 10 kills and three blocks while Sarah Poncelow had eight kills and 15 digs. Alyssa Grohs added 22 assists, Raylee Fagerhaug added 12 digs and Carissa Scheel added five blocks.

In SCW's semifinal match, they lost to Highmore/Harrold 25-17 and 25-18. Brooke Doering had seven kills and two blocks while Kennadie Ochsner had four kills. Teya Moody added 13 assists and 10 digs while Hannah Dickson had eight digs.

For Highmore/Harrold, Alexis Roth had seven kills.

In the first round, Wessington Springs beat Hitchcock/Tulare 18-25, 25-23 and 25-21. Avery Orth had 14 kills while Sarah Poncelow had seven kills and seven blocks. Carissa Scheel had seven blocks while Alyssa Grohs had 24 assists and 21 digs. Raylee Fagerhaug added 20 digs and two ace serves.

For Hitchcock/Tulare, Katelyn Schroeder had 19 kills.

In Wessington Springs' semifinal match, they lost to 281 Conference champion Wolsey/Wessington 25-12 and 25-13. Sarah Poncelow had two kills and Alyssa Grohs had three assists.

For Wolsey/Wessington, Mya Boomsma had nine kills.

SCW (15-4) travels to Sunshine Bible Academy on Oct. 5, while Wessington Springs (9-8) travels to Ethan on Oct. 5.

Wagner 3, Tri-Valley 1

COLTON — Wagner took down Tri-Valley in four sets on Saturday in high school volleyball action. Set scores 25-12, 25-18, 21-25 and 25-19.

Wagner (15-4): Shalayne Nagel had 11 kills and three blocks while Kya Kjeldgaard had nine kills and three blocks. Emma Yost had 13 digs, four ace serves and three blocks while Avari Bruguier had 15 digs and Madi Knebel had three ace serves. Shona Kocer added four blocks and Macy Koupal added 29 assists. The Raiders play Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Oct. 4, in Armour.

Tri-Valley (0-12): Erica Bicknase had 11 kills and Lauren Grinde had nine kills. Jenna Hanson had 15 digs while Hannah West had 14 digs. Nevaeh Grann had 18 assists, Brookelyn Stieben had 16 assists and Allyson Haga had three ace serves. The Mustangs travel to Chester Area on Oct. 5.

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