Area volleyball playoffs - 11-8

PHOTO BY JOHN DAVIS/AMERICAN NEWS Redfield’s Hannah Kuehn, right, reaches for the ball as Aberdeen Roncalli’s Maesa May, far left and Reagan Reede, center, look on during Thursday night’s match at the Roncalli High School gym. Looking on for the Pheasants’ is Kiara Terry, lower left.

Region 6A
MILLER — Top-seeded Miller made quick work of fourth-seeded Crow Creek in the semifinals of the Region 6A Tournament on Thursday.
The Rustlers, who improved to 31-2, recorded the sweep with set wins of 25-15, 25-7 and 25-7.
VonnaGail Schlechter and Kadye Fernholz recorded 12 and 10 kills, respectively, to lead Miller. Schlechter was 13 of 15 attacking, while Fernholz converted on 15 of 16 spikes.
Madison Wetz was 19 of 21 hitting with nine kills, while Storm Johnsen had eight kills on 15 of 17 hitting.
Rachel Oligmueller was 15 of 15 serving with a pair of aces for the Rustlers, while Fernholz was perfect on 11 serves with a pair of aces. Schlechter finished 12 of 12 from the service line with an ace, while Johnsen finished 12 of 15 serving with an ace.
Oligmueller converted on 60 of 60 sets and finished with 35 of the 40 assists for Miller. Fernholz had a team-high 13 digs, while Schlechter had eight digs.
The Rustlers now advance to the SoDak 16 qualifier, which is scheduled for Tuesday at a time and place yet to be determined.

Region 1A
ABERDEEN — Top-seeded Aberdeen Roncalli used a sweep to get past Redfield in the Region 1A semifinals on Thursday.
The Cavaliers, who improved to 25-8, won the match with set scores of 25-13, 25-10 and 25-16.
Kailee Clausen led Redfield, which finished the season at 17-11, with four kills on 13 of 16 attacks and an ace on 7 of 8 serving.
Hannah Kuehn was 44 of 44 setting with 13 assists for the Lady Pheasants and had a solo and assisted block. Courtney Turck and Georgie Kuehn each recorded a team-high seven digs.
Aberdeen Roncalli advances to a SoDak 16 qualifier, which will be played Tuesday against a team to be determined.

Region 3B
DE SMET — Third-seeded Estelline/Hendricks got past second-seeded Wolsey-Wessington 3-1 in the semifinals of the Region 3B Tournament on Thursday.
The Redhawks, who improved to 27-9, secured the win with set scores of 25-20, 17-25, 25-16 and 25-19.
Sophie Johnson and Sadie Johnson each had five aces for Estelline/Hendricks. Sadie Johnson also had a team-high 42 assists, while Sophie Johnson led the way with 25 kills.
Kayla Johnson recorded 33 digs, while Kylie Beare had eight blocks for the Redhawks.
Mya Boomsma was 11 of 11 serving with two aces for Wolsey-Wessington, while Lizzi Brandt was 9 of 10 with two aces and Carly Marani was 10 of 11 with an ace.
Marani converted on 56 of 61 attacks to lead the Lady Warbirds with 21 kills. Brandt was 30 of 30 hitting with eight kills. Hailey Clarke was 121 of 124 setting with 31 assists.
Marani recorded 16 digs to lead Wolsey-Wessington defensively, while Lexi Bishop had 10 digs and Boomsma and Cortney Sprecher added nine digs each.
Sprecher also led the Lady Warbirds with three blocks, while Chantel Haider had a pair of blocks.
Wolsey-Wessington ends the season at 20-8.
In the other semi-final match in Region 3B,  Castlewood defeated Hitchcock-Tulare 25-10, 25-17, 21-25 and 25-22.  



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