Girls Volleyball

State Volleyball Semi-Final Recap as 6 Advance to 3 Championship Matches Saturday

Northwestern, Warner, SF Christian, Miller, Washington and RC Stevens All Advance

SIOUX FALLS, SD… It was semi-final night at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls at the Girls State Volleyball tournament. Northwestern, Warner, SF Christian, Miller, Washington and RC Stevens all advanced to the championship matches Saturday. Northwestern and Warner will have a re-match in the “B” championship in SD’s best rivalry in the sport. The #1 Wildcats got 15 kills from…

SF Christian Among Teams to Advance to Sweet 16 in Volleyball

SF Christian Among Teams to Advance to Sweet 16 in Volleyball

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Sioux Falls Christian Chargers played like the top team in Class A Thursday night as Kylee Van Egdom had 14 kills in their 3-0 win over West Central in Region 3-A. Two winners in each region advanced to the Round of 16, formerly knows as the Sweet 16. In class A, SF Christian, Dell Rapids, Groton,…

OG and Washington are Volleyball Winners Tuesday

OG and Washington are Volleyball Winners Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Top-ranked O’Gorman improved to 12-2 with a 3-0 win at Lincoln Tuesday night. Emma Ronsiek led the Knights with 15 kills. And #3 Washington beat #5 Huron 3-1 at the Warriors gym. Phekron Kong led WHS with 17 kills but Samiya Jami and Lily Bartling each had 15 kills and Phekron Kong 17 for the 3rd-ranked team…

Kolbeck done as volleyball coach at O’Gorman

Kolbeck done as volleyball coach at O'Gorman

O’Gorman High School has announced that longtime volleyball coach Julie Kolbeck is stepping down as head coach of the program. Kolbeck says she would like to spend more time with her family and focus even more on her newer role as principal at Christ the King School, where she is in her 3rd year as principal. Kolbeck has been part…

Warner and Parker Among the Sweet 16 Winners Tuesday

Warner and Parker Among the Sweet 16 Winners Tuesday

The Sweet 16 matches were held Tuesday night for Classes A and B to determined what 8 teams in the respective classes would advance to the state volleyball tournament in Rapid City. Warner, behind Peyton Ellingson’s 16 kills and Laurie Rogers with 14 dominated Bridgewater/Emery 3-0 in class B. That was the first of a doubleheader in Madison where Parker…

Christensen’s Legend Grows with 800th Win

Christensen's Legend Grows with 800th Win

This wasn’t what Jill Christensen pictured herself doing in the early 80s. “I didn’t expect to be coaching volleyball at all to be honest. So to be coaching this long yeah, it’s been a great ride.” Parker Head Volleyball Coach Jill Christensen says. After all she’d never actually played or coached volleyball when she took over as head coach in…

Parker’s Jill Christensen Wins 800th Game

Parker's Jill Christensen Wins 800th Game

Tuesday night history was made in Hurley when Parker’s Jill Christensen won her 800th career game as a head coach. The Pheasants beat Viborg/Hurley 3-0 and after the game Coach C was emotional when she remembered all her players over the years that she has coached. But she also admitted to being glad the milestone has been reached so the…

SFC, Washington and Marshall win on volleyball court Thursday

SFC, Washington and Marshall win on volleyball court Thursday

Thursday night had exciting volleyball action. Top-ranked Dakota Valley hosted #2 SF Christian in Class “A” and the visiting Chargers won 3 tightly contested sets and the match 3-0 as Ellie Voss led the way with 16 kills. At the Roosevelt gym, Leah Koltz had 13 kills as the Riders extended Marshall to a 5th set. The Tigers won that…

OG and SF Christian Roll to Home Sweeps in VB

OG and SF Christian Roll to Home Sweeps in VB

Ellie Voss and her Sioux Falls Christian Chargers are ranked 2nd in the latest Class “A” volleyball poll. They showed why Tuesday night with a straight set win over McCook Central/Montrose. And the O’Gorman Knights were also straight set winners over Yankton behind Emma Ronsiek’s 14 kills and Courtney Baruth who led the block party with 6. Categories: High School…

Top-Ranked Harrisburg Sweeps Lincoln

Top-Ranked Harrisburg Sweeps Lincoln

The Harrisburg Tigers brought back plenty of talent from last year’s state championship team. And they remained unbeaten and top-ranked Thjursday night with an impressive 3-0 win over Lincoln at the Tiger Gym. Madison Wassink paced the attack with 10 kills as Harrisburg improved to 5-0 on the season. Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Girls Volleyball,…

Boyd Paces Riders Past Lynx

Boyd Paces Riders Past Lynx

Roosevelt’s Rylee Boyd had a big night with 14 kills in a 3-0 sweep of Brandon Valley Tuesday night. Jasmine Greer also had 8 kills for new head coach Kevin Vanderwal. Abby Risty led the Lynx with 6 kills. Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Brandon Valley Lynx, Girls Volleyball, Roosevelt Rough Riders

Great Knight for O’Gorman

Great Knight for O'Gorman

Emma Ronsiek and the O’Gorman Knights started the volleyball season at #2 Roosevelt. Rylee Boyd led the Riders with 12 kills, but the OG sophomore had 12 of her own in the 3-1 road win for Julie Kolbeck’s team. MacKenzie Hermanson had 29 assists to lead the way for the Knights. Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags:…