The Pirates advanced with a pair of wins over Hanson and Wessington Springs, while Platte-Geddes continued with wins over Sanborn Central / Woonsocket and Freeman.
Below is a recap of the first six games of the Hanson season opener.
Avon def. Hanson, 6-25, 25-16, 25-16: For Avon, Tiffany Pelton had 10 kills and Courtney Sees had six, and the two players each have three aces. McKenna Kocmich had 18 assists. Kiana Berg had six kills for Hanson, while Kate Haiar had three blocks, five digs and two aces. Jalyn Kampshoff had 14 assists.
Wessington Springs def. Freeman / Marion Academy, 25-17, 25-8: Avery Orth had nine assists, while Alyssa Grohs had 12 assists and five children. Raylee Fagerhaug had five aces for the Spartans.
Freeman def. Andes Central / Dakota Christian, 25-16, 25-18: Kate Miller had six kills and four blocks for the Flyers, who got five kills from Erin Uecker. Ava Ammann had 14 assists for Freeman. ACDC collected four kills, two blocks and two aces from Abigail Svatos.
Platte-Geddes def. Sanborn Central / Woonsocket, 25-21, 25-19: Karly VanDerWerff and Regan Hoffman each had six wins for PG, with five each for Addy Boltjes and Cadence Van Zee. Avery DeVries had 21 assists. For SCW, Trista White had nine assists and seven digs and Teya Moody had 12 assists and 10 digs.
Avon def. Wessington Sources: 16-25, 25-21, 25-14: Avon rallied again behind 10 kills from Tiffany Pelton. Makayla Kopp scored six kills and 11 digs, while Katie Gretschmann had 23 digs and Kenna Kocmich had 20 assists, seven digs and four aces. For Wessington Springs, Hannah Heezen had nine kills and Carissa Scheel had eight, with Raylee Fagerhaug with 18 digs.
Platte-Geddes def. Free man, 25-20, 25-15: Karly VanDerWerff had nine kills and Cadence Van Zee added eight kills and four aces. Avery DeVries had 28 assists for the Black Panthers. Freeman had seven assists from Erin Uecker and Ava Ammann had 15 assists.
In the consolation round, Hanson meets Freeman Academy / Marion and Andes Central / Dakota Christian takes on Sanborn Central / Woonsocket at 5:15 p.m., with winners and losers meeting at 6:45 p.m. At 8:15 p.m., Wessington Springs will face Freeman for third place, and Avon will meet Platte-Geddes for the tournament title.
COLOMÉ – Tripp-Delmont / Armor picked up a road victory to open the season, winning by scores of 25-16, 25-14 and 25-11.
TDA (1-0): Gracey Schatz had seven kills, while Jordan Ziebart had six kills and five aces. Hannah Stremick added 22 assists in the win. The Nighthawks take on Parkston on August 26.
Colomé (0-1): Katie Welker had four wins and Ashlyn Hoffine had eight digs for the Cowgirls, who also picked up two blocks from Toree Ringing Shield. Colome takes on Burke on August 26.
HOWARD – Digging a hole in the first set and winning a long fifth set, De Smet claimed a hard-fought victory on Tuesday. The established scores were 16-25, 25-15, 25-21, 18-25 and 20-18.
From Smet (1-0): Kennadi Buchholz had 29 kills and 10 blocks for the Bulldogs. Emma Albrecht had 51 assists for De Smet, who had 15 digs and six assists from Jada Burke. Katelyn Halvorson also had 34 assists. The Bulldogs are now heading to the Deubrook area on August 26th.
Howard (0-1): Aleya Kizer had 21 kills and Kate Connor added 12 kills and 10 blocks for the Tigers. Emma Rudebusch had 31 assists and Piper Thompson had 32 digs for Howard, who will travel to Oldham-Ramona / Rutland on August 26.
SALEM – The No.4 Bridgewater-Emery Class B claimed a season opener on Tuesday on the road. The set scores were 25-10, 25-15 and 25-18.
Bridgewater-Emery (1-0): Julia Weber had 15 kills and Taylor Schallenkamp had five aces and Casey Meyer added three more for the Huskies. Schallenkamp also managed five blocks and Cara Meyer had 12 digs in the BE win. The Huskies head west to Corsica-Stickney on August 26.
MCM (0-1): MCM was punctuated by eight kills and 12 digs from Michaela McCormick. Tayah McGregor had five blocks and Brianna Even had 13 assists. MCM participates in the Parkston tournament on August 28.
PLANKINTON – The last three sets exceeded the minimum number of points required to win, and Mount Vernon / Plankinton came out with an exciting five-set victory over Parkston on Tuesday. The established scores were 25-12, 15-25, 26-24, 26-28 and 16-14.
MVP (1-0): Maria Baker had 14 kills and Reagan Rus added 10 to lead the Titans, who collected 31 aces from Shyla Tobin. Devynn Nelson had a pair of aces. The Titans welcome Parker on August 26.
Parkston (0-1): Allison Hobbick had nine kills and 13 digs and Kiana Hargens recorded eight kills and 21 digs, matched by Jocelyn Manzano’s 21-dig performance. Faith Oakley had 10 assists and Mya Nuebel had 22 digs and three aces. Parkston welcomes Tripp-Delmont / Armor on August 26.
WINNER – The Class A No.3 winner started with a three-set sweep on Tuesday night in high school volleyball action. The scores set were 25-14, 25-11 and 25-16.
Winner (1-0): Ellie Brozik had 12 kills and five aces for the Warriors, who also had 11 kills from Jenna Hammerbeck. Alexis Klein had 25 assists and Libbie Petersek had three ace serves. The Warriors will host Miller on August 26.
Good Man (0-1): Erin Huesinkfeld and Olivia Bures each had four wins. Jaden Kortan had 10 assists, while Bures, Jurni Vavruska and Kenadee Kozak each had 10 digs. The Cavaliers travel to Viborg-Hurley on August 26.