White River beats Custer for LNI Volleyball Title

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The 26th Annual Lakota Nation Invitational Volleyball Tournament wrapped up on Saturday at the Monument in Rapid City.

White River defeated Custer in straight sets to claim the LNI title.

The set scores were 25-16 and 25-17.

White River finished the tournament with a record of 9-0.

Meanwhile, Santee beat Red Cloud in straight sets to take home third place honors.


Lakota Nation Invitational Volleyball Tournament

Final Results from Saturday, Oct. 2


White River def. Custer, 25-16, 25-17

Third Place

Santee, Neb. def. Red Cloud, 25-14, 25-18



Custer def. Santee, Neb., 25-9, 24-26, 25-16

White River def. Red Cloud, 25-18, 25-9


Pool A

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte def. Little Wound, 25-18, 22-25, 25-23

Little Wound def. Marty Indian, 25-17, 25-18

Pine Ridge def. Crow Creek, 25-23, 20-25, 25-18

Pine Ridge def. Santee, Neb., 25-21, 25-19

Santee, Neb. def. Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, 25-20, 25-21

White River def. Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, 25-16, 25-14

White River def. Marty Indian, 25-9, 25-3

White River def. Wyoming Indian, Wyo., 25-17, 25-22

Wyoming Indian, Wyo. def. Crow Creek, 25-17, 29-27


Pool B

Crazy Horse def. Oelrichs, 25-0, 25-0

Custer def. St. Francis Indian, 25-22, 25-8

Custer def. Todd County, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21

Lower Brule def. Oelrichs, 25-23, 21-25, 25-15

Lower Brule def. Red Cloud, 25-22, 25-11

Red Cloud def. St. Francis Indian, 25-10, 25-16

St. Francis Indian def. Oelrichs, 25-17, 25-23

Tiospa Zina Tribal def. Crazy Horse, 25-8, 25-8

Tiospa Zina Tribal def. Lower Brule, 25-15, 25-21

Todd County def. Tiospa Zina Tribal, 25-23, 13-25, 28-26



All Tournament Team 2021:


Lower Brule-Jesse Estes

St Francis – Cante Anderson

Todd Co-Alexis Walking Eagle

Crazy Horse-America Moran

White River-Kelsey Morrison

Wyoming Indian-Dezrene C’Hair

Red Cloud-Abby Vocu

Pine Ridge-Zoey Pettigrew

Eagle Butte-Sydnee White Feather

Oelrichs-T’Lea Roulliard

Santee-Octavia Blue Bird

Custer-Kelly Kortemeyer

Tiospa Zina-Kenney Bisonette

Crow Creek-Rosie Drapeau

Little Wound-Tera Roulliard

Marty-Hawk Bair


Outstanding Setter: Kelsey Morrison-White River

Outstanding Hitter:  Tana Bear Heels-White River

Defensive Specialist-Ariana Anderson-C Eagle Butte

Team Sportsmanship-Tiospa Zina



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