State Volleyball: Stevens falls to Harrisburg in state finals

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -

Rapid City Stevens has qualified for the state volleyball tournament every year since 2000. During the time period, the Raiders won a state title in 2007 and finished runner-up in 2002.

Stevens had the chance to win another state championship on Saturday night, as the Raiders faced top seed Harrisburg in the finals.

Unfortunately, the Tigers knocked off the Raiders three sets to one to win their second straight Class AA state volleyball title.

Madison Wassink led Harrisburg with 23 kills, while Kyah Watson had 15 kills for Rapid City Stevens.

PLEASE NOTE: The video clip includes highlights of the Class A third place match featuring Belle Fourche and Madison.


Meanwhile, Sioux Falls Christian outlasted Dakota Valley in five sets to capture the Class A state title.

The Chargers have now won six state championships in the last eight years.

Plus, Northwestern downed Warner, three sets to one to win its second straight state title.


State Tournament Class A Volleyball

Seventh Place

Miller def. Parker, 17-25, 25-17, 25-21, 23-25, 16-14

Fifth Place

McCook Central/Montrose def. Sioux Valley, 27-25, 25-17, 15-25, 25-22

Third Place

Madison def. Belle Fourche, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23

Championship

Sioux Falls Christian def. Dakota Valley, 25-13, 19-25, 19-25, 25-15, 15-13


State Tournament Class AA Volleyball

Seventh Place

Mitchell def. Sioux Falls O'Gorman, 27-25, 25-19, 25-21

Fifth Place

Huron def. Aberdeen Central, 26-24, 25-18, 25-17

Third Place

Sioux Falls Washington def. Watertown, 25-18, 21-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-6

Championship

Harrisburg def. Rapid City Stevens, 25-17, 21-25, 25-23, 25-15


State Tournament Class B Volleyball

Seventh Place

Deubrook def. Faith, 25-22, 25-14, 21-25, 25-16

Fifth Place

Hanson def. Burke/South Central, 25-19, 25-14, 17-25, 27-25

Third Place

Herreid/Selby Area def. Chester, 23-25, 25-21, 26-24, 27-25

Championship

Northwestern def. Warner, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20, 28-26

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