Local volleyball teams set to compete in the SoDak 16

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The high school volleyball region tournaments all wrapped up last week.

Now the SoDak 16 qualifying matches in Class ‘A’ and Class ‘B’ will take place on Tuesday at neutral sites around the state.

The Rapid City Christian Comets are hoping to make it back to the State ‘A’ tournament for the third time in the last four years.

The Comets recently defeated St. Thomas More in the Region 8A semifinals.

In fact, Rapid City Christian is currently riding a 10-match winning streak.

The Comets will play Parkston on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Kadoka.

Rapid City Christian is the No. 5 seed in the SoDak 16 with 25-9 record while Parkston is 12th with a record of 20-14.

The two teams did not play each other during the regular season.

Head coach Elizabeth Kieffer said the Comets are feeling confident about their chances against Parkston, but knows it will be a challenge.

“I haven’t seen much on Parkston,” said Elizabeth Kieffer. “Again what I’ve seen is they play relentlessly and they look like they have fun together. They just play their hardest. So I feel like we need to focus on our side of the court and just doing what we can as a team.”

“I just think we’re just going to practice our side and just make sure that we stay disciplined,” said Rapid City Christian senior Jaedyn Namanny. “Just kind of practicing some strategies that we can use. We’ve kind of seen their defense a little bit and stuff like that. But I think we’re just going to be ready for anything so as we go forward.”


Local Teams competing in Class A SoDak 16

Schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 9

No. 16 Pine Ridge vs No. 1 Sioux Falls Christian, 4 p.m. at the Corn Palace

No. 14 Lakota Tech vs No. 3 Dakota Valley, 4 p.m. at Beresford

No. 12 Parkston vs #5 RC Christian, 5 p.m. at Kadoka

No. 11 Winner vs #6 Hill City, 6:30 p.m. at Kadoka


Class B SoDak 16

Schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 9

No. 16 Faith vs No. 1 Platte-Geddes, 5:30 p.m. at the Huron Arena

No. 15 Edgemont vs No. 2 Warner, 4 p.m. at the Huron Arena

No. 9 Philip vs No. 8 Aberdeen Christian, 5 p.m. at Gettysburg



Class AA SoDak 16

Schedule for Thursday, Nov. 11

No. 16 Sturgis at No. 1 SF Washington, 5 p.m.

No. 13 RC Stevens at No. 4 Brandon Valley  5 p.m.

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