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Sports Roundup

The Chester girls won two and lost one in the Big East Conference tournament late last week.

Key player Emery Larson returned to the court after an injury.

In the first round, against Sioux Valley, the Lady Flyers lost 59-51.

Against Baltic on Jan. 26, the Flyers won 75-47. Two players, Jacy Wolf and Emery Larson, scored at least 20 points. Wolf had 22 points, and Larson scored 20. Emmerson Eppard had 18 points and 14 rebounds. Katelyn Schut scored nine points, Kaitlyn Hilbelink had four and Brooklyn Holman had two.

In their third and final game of the tournament, the Flyers took on McCook Central/Montrose and won 51-49.

Colman-Egan girls
defeat De Smet

The Colman-Egan Hawks split in a double-header against De Smet.

The girls won 46-38, gaining an early lead and hanging onto it throughout. 

Kaylee Voelker scored the most for the Hawks with 16 points, and Lanie Mousel had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Brynlee Landis scored 11 points, Jolie Flatten had four, and Addison Geigle and Presley Luze each had one.

The boys lost 70-30, falling behind early in the first and never managing to catch up. Jase Mousel scored 19 points and was the highest-scorer for the team. Jackson Zwart had nine points. Carson Voelker had two. 

Howard boys win
against Ethan

The Howard Tigers split in a double-header against Ethan on Jan. 26.

The boys won 55-44. 

The girls lost 65-29. For the girls, Abby Aslesen was the team’s highest scoring player with 12 points and eight rebounds. Dakota Spader scored 10 points. Ann Connor had six rebounds.

Madison takes on
Dak XII/NEC Clash

The Madison Bulldogs boys’ basketball team lost their Dak XII/NEC Clash game against Aberdeen Roncalli with a score of 62-51.

Roncalli outscored Madison in the first three quarters, and though the Bulldogs had 15 to Roncalli’s 13 points in the fourth quarter, that was not enough to earn the Bulldogs a win. 

Ben Brooks was the team’s top scorer with 16 total points and four rebounds. Charles Callahan scored 14 points for the Bulldogs. Eli Barger had eight, Shane Veenhof got seven, Myles Schneider had four and Thomas Mechels scored two.

In the conference clash, Dak XII saw more success.

In the first half of the day, Tea Area defeated Clark/Willow Lake with a score of 61-35. Tri-Valley defeated Redfield with a score of 87-42. Dell Rapids defeated Milbank with a score of 56-48. Elk Point/Jefferson won over Sisseton with a score of 62-47. Lennox scored 76-49 to defeat Tiospa Zina. West Central won 72-38 against Webster Area.

In the second half of the day, Vermillion defeated Parkston with a score of 57-38. Canton defeated Deuel with a narrow win of 81-79. Dakota Valley defeated Groton Area with a score of 62-57. Sioux Falls Christian defeated Hamlin with a score of 61-53.

The Madison Lady Bulldogs lost 69-18 in a game against Tea on Jan. 25.

Against Tea, Karley Lurz was the highest scoring Madison player with five points. Audrey Nelson scored four, Ella Peterreins and Cambree Hunsley each had three points, Lydia Nelson scored two and Katelyn Schouwenburg had one.

For the Dak XII/NEC Conference Clash, which the Lady Bulldogs will play at Madison on Feb. 3, the team has received the No. 11 seed and will take on Tiospa Zina.

Raiders split
in double-header

The Oldham-Ramona-Rutland Raiders split in their games against Elkton-Lake Benton late last week.

On Jan. 25, the Raider boys’ basketball team battled Elkton-Lake Benton and lost 43-65. During that game, Cooper Merager scored the most points for the Raiders with 11. Brodie Albertson and Caden Hojer got eight points each.

The Raiders girls won 62-40.

Madison wrestlers

take on tourney

The Madison Bulldogs had a busy end of last week between a tournament on Saturday and a triangular on Thursday.

In the triangular, Brookings won over Madison by a tie on the fifth criteria after a 39-39 battle.

Alex Zwak of Madison won with a 5-00 decision at 106. At 120, Wyatt Pickard won with a fall at 5:02. Jade Wilkens won with a 1:43 fall at 126. Caleb Hodges took a win at 138 with a 1:08 fall. Brayden Gust, at 150, won with a 2:42 fall. Seth Arntzen won with a 2:29 fall at 190. At 285, Ashten Dorhout won with a fall at 3:46.

Against Mitchell, Wilkens won at 126 with a 1:54 fall. Hodges won with a fall at 3:02. Justin Peters, at 144, won with a 16-4 major decision. Gust continued the streak with a win with a fall at 0:18 at 150. At 157, Tristen Dorhout won by forfeit. At 165, Tyan Braskamp won with a 5:42 fall. Radley Barrick won by forfeit at 175. Ashten Dorhout won with a 3:16 fall at 285.

“We thought the kids responded very well after an upsetting performance last Tuesday against West Central. We seemed a lot more focused and ready to compete and that is all we can ask for. It was fun watching the kids get excited for each other and feel what that competitive dual atmosphere is all about. We look forward to the continued improvement as we head towards postseason,” Coach Chris Waba said.

The girls took on Mitchell and Brookings. Against Brookings, the team lost 30-12. Gracie Lobbins won with a fall at 2:50 at 126. Jade Cristobal won by forfeit at 100.

Against Mitchell, Makayla Schardin won with a fall at 1:31, and Gracie Lobbins won with a fall at 0:28.

Against Jefferson, Lexis Moe won with a fall at 5:27, and A’Ziyah Meredith won with a fall at 1:03.

“Our girls continue to impress. These girls have worked so hard this year. They are making morning lifting, practicing hard in the room and getting better each match. We have a few of them lining themselves up for postseason, and I can’t wait to see how it all shakes out,” Waba said.

At the Les Tlustos wrestling tournament in Brookings on Jan. 27, the Madison girls’ wrestling team placed seventh of 18 teams, and the boys placed 12th of 20 teams.

Pickard of Madison placed seventh at 120. Wilkens placed sixth at 126. Hodges placed second at 138. Ashten Dorhout placed fifth at 285.

For the girls, Capri Johnson of Madison placed fifth at 114. At 126, Lobbins placed third. Moe placed seventh at 138. Meredith placed third at 165.

Howard wrestling

falls short in quad

The Howard Tigers wrestling team lost to Kingsbury County, Faulkton Area and Miller/Highmore-Harrold at a Jan. 25 meet.

Against Miller/Highmore-Harrold, the Tigers lost 51-23. Gabriel Martian of Howard defeated Colby Harrell with a 6-5 decision at 190 pounds. Jackson Remmers defeated Ryder Rowland with a 15-3 major decision at 157. Weston Remmers won with another major decision, this time 12-3, against Colby Kolda at 165. At 175, Calvin Halverson defeated Kaleb Sarchet with a fall at 1:05. At 215, Thomas Halverson won by forfeit. 

Against Kingsbury County, the Tigers lost 51-28. At 150 pounds, Tate Miller of Howard won with an 11-1 major decision against Kaleb Johnson. Weston Remmers defeated Deion Harris with a fall at 0:27 at 165. At 175, Calvin Halverson won with a fall at 0:36 against Marshall Holz. Brycen Podhradsky won by forfeit at 285, and Jackson Remmers won by forfeit at 157.

Against Faulkton Area, Howard lost 54-27. At 150, Tate Miller of Howard won over Garrett Cramer with a 3-0 decision. Calvin Halverson, at 175, won against Drake Mueller with a fall at 1:24. Gabriel Martian won against Sawyer Paul with a fall at 0:39 at 190. In an extra match at 215, Thomas Halverson won against Cade Leonhardt. Jackson Remmers and Weston Remmers won by forfeit at 157 and 165.

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