State Volleyball: Stevens, Belle Fourche advance to semifinals

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -

The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is the site this year for the 37th Annual State Volleyball Championships. This years tournament features all three classes competing at the same time.

Rapid City Stevens opened its title quest on Thursday evening by taking on the Huron Tigers.

Huron won the first set, 25-13.

But Stevens bounced back to win the next three sets by scores of 25-17, 25-21 and 25-23.

Elizabeth Schaefer led the Raiders with 10 kills.

Stevens will play Sioux Falls Washington in the semifinals on Friday night at 7:45 p.m. after the Warriors upset No. 2 Mitchell in five sets.


Meanwhile in the State A Volleyball Tournament, Belle Fourche defeated Sioux Valley in what turned out to be a five-set thriller.

After trailing two sets to one, the Broncs battle back to beat the Cossacks by scores of 26-17, 16-25 24-26, 25-23 and 15-12.

Senior Sierra Ward finished with 34 kills for Belle Fourche.

The Broncs will face No. 2 Dakota Valley in the semifinals on Friday night at 7:45 p.m.


State Volleyball Championships

Scores from Thursday, Nov. 16

Class AA

State Quarterfinal

Harrisburg def. Sioux Falls O'Gorman, 25-15, 25-18, 18-25, 25-23

Rapid City Stevens def. Huron, 13-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23

Sioux Falls Washington def. Mitchell, 25-15, 22-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-10

Watertown def. Aberdeen Central, 25-21, 25-15, 25-18


Class A

State Quarterfinal

Belle Fourche def. Sioux Valley, 25-17, 16-25, 24-26, 25-23, 15-12

Dakota Valley def. Parker, 25-16, 25-12, 25-18

Madison def. Miller, 25-17, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22

Sioux Falls Christian def. McCook Central/Montrose, 25-19, 25-18, 28-30, 25-18


Class B

State Quarterfinal

Chester def. Deubrook, 25-21, 25-18, 25-17

Herreid/Selby Area def. Hanson, 25-14, 18-25, 25-21, 25-18

Northwestern def. Faith, 25-13, 25-17, 25-14

Warner def. Burke/South Central, 25-13, 25-7, 25-19

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